You know, sometimes things just don't go your way. The semester is over and I was planning on taking a week off to do absolutely nothing and regroup. Then work gets crazy busy and the system drive on my computer fails. Massively. For a guy who preaches (if preach is a strong enough word) about the virtues of backups, I don't seem to take my own advice very well. I hadn't created a backup since I switched to Win7 back in August. Oops. Fortunately most of the information that I created or changed was on one of the other hard drives in my rig. Unfortunately that doesn't include the comic. I've lost (the drive failure was catastrophic, the only data I could pull off of it using some fairly sophisticated software and about 10 hours time was information off of a virtual machine I had. Go figure) all of the raw comic data that I've created since August. While that's not a lot, it does include a significant amount of screenshots that I had taken.
The comics will return, and I will finish, even if it kills me. It's just going to be a little longer since I have to reinstall a bunch of software and do screen-grabs again.
Edit: While I'm at it, I will be upgrading Comic Press, too. So if the site is broken every one in a while, please bear with me.
With the end of the first installment of "How it Should Have Happened" on the books, "Into the Looking Glass" will start up on Wednesday. I’m actually having much more fun making these than I thought I would have, and I’m almost giddy with anticipation on the release of "Into the Looking Glass." If anyone has any suggestions for movies to "correct" in "How it Should Have Happened", please make them known in the comments section. I would ask that you don’t tell me how it should play out, that’s my job. I mean, if you do all the work for me, then I would feel like middle management, and nobody wants that feeling.
For those who have stumbled upon this small section of the digital landscape, welcome. In the near future, this page will be showing comics that I’ve created using screen captures from various movies. The first movie on the list is 28 Weeks Later. This comic will be part of a series called “What Should Have Happened”. This series will explore movies that totally miss the mark on how people act and react to the world around them. Most of the time, the movie would be over shortly after it started if the characters acted in a normal, somewhat logical manner. Movie writers, however, ignore common sense and logic when writing characters to advance the plot, which kills any enjoyment from the movie.
The second series is titled “Into the Looking Glass”. This is a screen capture comic that parodies the Matrix movies from the viewpoint of a roleplaying game group ala DM of the Rings and Darths and Droids. Both of those are excellent comics, so mine should balance things out nicely. I’ve actually had the idea of doing a Matrix themed comic for a while (ever since Shamus questioned why there wasn’t one), but held out because I was sure someone else would start it. Well, over a year later, I guess it’s time.