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Until I'm 80

2008-01-17 23:01:27 by BaconMask
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Hey all...

If you haven't sensed it, my motivation pendulum has swung in the wrong direction. Nothing to worry about too much. It's a pattern that develops. Like this:

1. Make Cartoon
2. Burnout period
3. Video Games
4. Regret
5. Motivation
6. Go back to 1

I am firmly in phase 3 right now.

I'm not gonna lie, making these cartoons is far from plesant. I get consumed to the point that I forget to eat, and the dogshit piles up in the backyard. I get to be an irritable prick around the house. I work 40 + hours a week in a sterile environment for the government, and when I get home I spend every waking moment working on the cartoon. It's a burden on my wife, and I feel guilty.

But, making cartoons is not a choice. I don't do it for daily awards, and I don't do it for money. I do it because I have to. It's like a cold sore, it will go away for a while, but it will come back eventually. There's no getting around it. I have been making cartoons since I was 16 years old, and I am now very nearly 30. When I am shitting the bed in a damp, sticky nursing home I will still be making these. Maybe by that time I'll be up to SAMV 9. Lol.

Starting up a cartoon is like dangling my toes over the edge of a bottomless pit. Once I fall in, there is no going back until I am finished. And... I am not close enough to the edge of that pit yet. It's a scary feeling starting this thing up, because I know it will take up my life.

But I will start again. I have a feeling that it will be soon.

Throw me some motivation. I am getting a little low.

I think I'll attach a picture since that option is availible. And I love to waste Tom's server space =P

Until I'm 80


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SimMa-TSimMa-T

2008-01-18 14:35:11

You say you can't stop working when you start something? Well that's very good for you.. because whenever i start something that looks promising i loose motivation after the 2nd or 3rd scene and i end up throwing it in the bin :(.

Here is some motivation for you, WE are plenty who wants to see another S.A.M.V soon, it would be awesome.. it's destiny is to be awesome, you can't fail on that.

Good luck..,!

BaconMask responds:

Thanks a bunch for those kind words, they help me out a bunch!!!


StevezorStevezor

2008-01-21 01:25:05

We love S.A.M.V., and e appreciate the amount of effort you put into it. Thanks a lot, but don't let it be too troublesome. :)

BaconMask responds:

It's well worth the trouble, bro! Thanks! Hopefully I'll get started soon here.


garciaYvegagarciaYvega

2008-01-25 22:56:29

Ladies and gentlemen...In the first part of my talk, I giva report on the discovery of LSDeee. I realize its a very, very old story, and I must apologize for repeating it here...

BaconMask responds:

Happy 102nd birthday!!!


axolotl1axolotl1

2008-01-26 07:30:53

Well, you take your time, ya hear. It'd be a crying shame if you got sick of it for good. I saw these SAMV's for the second time today, and watched 'em all this time. This series is fantastic. I left reviews for all of 'em and there's not much more to say except that I'll be happy when the next one comes out in that "Yay, it's here!" sorta way you get when a package comes in the mail. So please do keep 'em coming. Shame by the Slice, also awesome.
I especially appreciate these coz I worked in food service for a good chunk o' time, and so did my fiancee. Never mind dark, the only way to get back to work is to laugh at it. =D

BaconMask responds:

I really appreciate it, friend. Believe me, the sole reason that I make these things is because I know their are folks out there like you who enjoy them. I am gearing up to get started on 7 soon, promise.


MischlingeMischlinge

2008-02-01 23:23:49

The post was quite picturesque and amusing, exposing author's elegant sense of humor.

BaconMask responds:

Why thank you, I will tell the guy that wrote it how you felt!


NewGManNewGMan

2008-02-04 14:25:29

I'm impressed about your sense of humor. Watched all the SAMV's in a day. I love the series, and I'm hoping the next comes soon. Good luck!

BaconMask responds:

Hey, thanks a lot bro! There will be more, I promise!