April 23, 2004

MCMFriday, April 23, 2004
This post is from a version of my blog with inconsistent timestamps: evidently I was very good at defining 'modified' dates, but not 'created' dates. As such, I can't be sure when the content was actually written. Sorry!

Many small updates on my way towards the weekend (when the real fun starts)... I'm starting to think that this Phase's site is turning into a "reality show"-type window into the mind of someone making an animated series on the web. If we had other contestants, it might be popular! </ sarcasm >

Big news: officially passed the $3,000 (canadian dollars, mind you) mark in fundraising last night. Thanks to all those who donated or bought schtuff! Tell your friends!

Small news: drafting letters and packages for various companies for advertising LOIs. At this point, that's very much getting-ahead-of-myself, but if I can write something that focused, I can probably focus this project some more too.

Site news: about to complete the polling mod for the site so we can ask peoples' opnions on various things. I think my first one will be regarding distribution channels, but I'm waiting till I finish the code to figure it out.

Art news: I've talked to two more artists who are going to provide some doodles for the site. Should give us nice variety. Semi-related: I've asked an old friend to do up some sketches for Darien's taser gun, so that we can figure out the mechanics of it.

3D news: I have been playing with Blender a lot the past few days and I am very happy with it so far. Just have to find some people that can make it do cool stuff, and we're set! (ha!)

Kawasaki news: Considering approaching Kawasaki properly to ask permission to label Darien's bike a Ninja. Don't want to spend money on it, nor really expect any in return, but it would be nice to be able to slap a decal on there, wouldn't it?

Marketing news: The theme of the first marketing campaign is tentatively set as: "The Liberty Bell virus is spreading / Become a carrier". Still figuring it out. Note: Liberty Bell isn't actually a virus. Hmm. Might be a bad catchphrase then... damn...

I still have probably a few more dozen pages to add to the site about the story, other characters, more about MC (I realized last night i forgot to say MC is a city-state), and lots more tech. I also have to finish my Flash mockup of kCelia/Transfire. Yeep!

Check the money section because I have news about the structure of the Liberty Bell project from now on.

I am looking for world architects to help flesh out MC. I figure we can divide work depending on expertise. I am willing to trade "shares" for this. If you are interested, contact me via the contact form (which is either working now or will be soon).

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