First off, few things to point out:
-Give a listen to Kira's Documentary on Newgrounds. It's a good listen during worktime and has some rather interesting stuff. Her editing actually prevented me from sounding like a COMPLETE moron during my segments, but nothing that detracts from it overall. It runs for a good hour, but it's pretty neat and worth hearing.
-Similar note, go play Swain's game. He put a ridiculous amount of time into it and you'll be addicted in minutes. Go.
-Buy Kirby Super Star: Ultra for the DS. Holy fucking shit I love this game even more than I did 10+ years ago. Meta Knight's GALAXYWIDE KILLING SPREE Mode is the most ridiculously fun thing you'll ever play in a Kirby game.
-Sailor Moon Abridged is funny as hell, go watch it.
Now for more relavent matters.
Before anyone gets the wrong idea, it was NOT my decision to put more than one part of the Parody Rangers Movie on the front page at the same time. I was assuming they would simply be replaced one after the other a la Edible Castle. I don't know, nor am I hoping for, ALL four of the "episodes" I had to split Part 1 into to be on the front page at the same time, so I'm holding out for only two being up at once. What disappointed me further during my solid month of trying everything to get the scenes combined, I couldn't even get it down to just TWO halves and have those on the front page like Max's cartoon not long ago. Sadly I couldn't even get THAT to work. Ugh.
Submission of the content itself aside...the fun is gone. Ask me a year ago when I was excited about just simply how FUN it was gonna be to work on this massive thing...let alone the sponsorship; hell, that wasn't even part of the picture by that point. I didn't think money was gonna be a gigantic issue for me at the time, I just wanted to make this ridiculous feature-length movie, getting every stereotypical internet-scum joke outta my system in this final NG-audience cartoon, work on my animation skill and just have a good laugh with my friends about it. After several things happening, with the incredibly (predictably) bad feedback I've gotten on the parts released so far being only the LATEST thing, all of the fun I thought I was gonna get out of doing this has been sucked out. I'm sure there's a few out there that're taking sweet, sadistic pleasure in the fact that I'm stuck in this rut.
When it gets right down to it, I flat out DON'T want to do this thing anymore. I wanna move on to bigger and better things already. The problem is that, and hell even people tons more respectable in this place have told me this, I'd be fucking CRAZY to pass up sponsorship money, regardless of what the content I'm producing is. The fact of the matter is still that I -need- that kind of funding I've been offered for this now-considered "crap" project. Part 1's ending, similiar to the last episode I did of TTA, could almost be considered an "ending" if it were left by itself and I had just given up...but hey, look! I'm in a lose-lose situation again! I'm gonna get people saying "good, stop working on the movie. It's a piece of shit and I don't wanna see it crowing the front page anymore, asswipe" AND I'm gonna get people saying "What, you're gonna quit? AGAIN? When there's money involved this time? God, you're such a pussy."
What's even worse that I really have like, virtually NO room or justification to even be complaining about this in the first place. When it gets down to it, I reaped what I had sewn for the last two years when I started this in the first place. Long story short, I'm really conflicted on what to do next. All of Part 1 will still be released and put out by the end of the month and $00pah NiN10Doh! will still be finished as well. I've gotten suggestions by some people to trash and/or rework the remainder of the gigantic script that would make up the theoretical Parts 2 & 3 of the entire hour long movie, to shorten it and just be done with it sooner. I'm a bit shakey on that route but not completely against doing it. There's a lot of confusion going on for me with this and it's kind of causing a problem...for everyone, let's face it.
I'll probably be sending out a few e-mails to try and find a "resolution" for this. Next week I'll be making a post regarding what I -actually- wanna be doing right now. I think there's a few of my peers around these parts that'll be semi-interesting in hearing about that. Bear with me folks.