I'm starting to schedule out games I want to record for YouTube. I'm looking at ideas for both solo play and for another series with LoLink. What games would you like to see me/us play? Are there any topics you'd like to hear me/us cover in vlogs? Let me know in the comments!
Filming for the second season of Day 5 has been over for a little while now (psst it premieres on August 6th!), but I've only been actually away from it for a week due to all kinds of post activities. Turns out when you film for 13 weeks and have a lot of actors and crew and equipment all coming in and out at various times there's a lot of loose ends to wrap up. I joked about my newfound "freedom" when I left the office last Friday, leaving behind 14 hour days (on a good day...don't ask me about the length of the worst) and practically living in the office since January, but in reality I wasted no time getting back to my usual grind.
In other words, be ready to see a lot of me. What all am I up to? Glad you asked!
The Constantly Calibrating crew is doing a lot of E3 coverage over the next several days, and I'm joining them for the Nintendo Direct on Tuesday. For any of the conferences, tune in on Twitch 15 minutes beforehand to get some pre-show goodness of predictions, expectations, and general commentary before the real heavy-hitting news starts. I'll be live with them starting at 11:45AM Eastern/10:45AM Central for Nintendo's session Tuesday.
Bell of Lost Souls
BoLS is a tabletop gaming news outlet that's been doing their thing for 12 years, keeping tabletop gaming fans up to date on the latest in miniatures, board games, and D&D. Traditionally operating in written media, they've started branching out into video representation of their content. Their latest experiment is joining the world of Twitch, showing off tabletop games with an awesome studio set up that both introduces new players to the game and brings ridiculousness to the interwebs. This coming week is the big launch, and I will actually be joining them! Every(ish) Tuesday from 5PM to 8PM Central I'll be part of the board game contingent (no D&D from me...yet) bringing you news, instruction, entertainment, and probably some creative not-swears.
Putting out my own videos is definitely what suffered the most through Day 5 production. LoLink and I finished Train Valley, so now it's time to tackle a new game that tests the limits of our marriage. I've also started filming a solo-series again, which I'll hopefully be able to start releasing after RTX. I'm not-so-patiently waiting for the Steam summer sale as well, eyeing some more good games for recording purposes...
I semi kept up with streaming during production, but it also slowed down a bit. No more! I'm shifting my schedule to better compliment my new endeavors, but I'll be back on a pretty regular basis now. My new schedule is (all times in Central):
Stardew Sunday - 2PM to 5PM
BoLS Tuesday - 5PM to 8PM (on BoLS channel, but also hosted on my own)
Creative Wednesday - 7PM to 10PM
Tiara Thursday 7PM to 10PM
Creative Wednesdays (yeah I know it needs a better name) will be a mix of cosplay, painting, and LEGO streams. There will probably be extras of these types of streams mixed into the week as I work on things, but this is your guaranteed music-request-and-chill slot!
Some of you may have already seen my name popping up in weird places because of this one. I am taking on various types of freelance work in order to learn new things, keep my current skills sharp, and have new ways to help bring you guys content that you enjoy. I'm doing video editing, production assistant gigs, jewelry commissions, you name it. I'm all over the map! I've already had the pleasure of working with some fantastic groups and learning a bit about camera op, and I'm looking forward to practicing that and picking up some new skills.
Lots, LOTS going on. I'm sure juggling everything will get a little funky and may require a little more schedule shifting, but this is what I'm looking at right now. It's about time I make up for all the patience you all showed me while I was working on Day 5! <3
I bet you thought part 16 was going to be the end, huh? Yeah, so did I...whoops.
We finally reached the final level of Train Valley! Will all of LoLink's coaching and wisdom carry me through to the end?
It's official: I survived my first foray into the world of production. We wrapped filming on Day 5 Season 2 on Friday! It was a hell of a journey, and I can't wait for you all to see what we've been working on these last 4 months. While I'm so glad it's done, I am going to miss seeing some of these people all the time.
I still have 2 weeks of post-shoot activities to do, but my hours will actually be, like, normal. I'll be getting back into streaming on my regular schedule (though we'll have a special one this week for National Tiara Day on 5/24!) at a minimum, but I have lots of catch up to do on creative projects as well as some LEGO builds with LoLink, so expect plenty of extras! I appreciate all of your patience while my content production grinded to a halt while I was working on Day 5; I promise to make it up to you now that it's over <3