Alright so...where to begin... I mean so much has really happened. Skip the next 2 paragraphs if you're here for TEMS (The Ember McLain Story) news.
Let's start from the beginning, my beginning. What was it like 7 years ago I got into NASCAR sim painting...and it was fun. Hung out at a painting site called BigAlGrafx, gaining some reputation. They closed in 2009, I went over to United Racing Designs. A couple years back the owner said in September the site would close down, people talked him out of it and it was a good choice. I hung out there, painted some new cars...it was great. Traffic died. And honestly it came to a grinding halt within the past year. Some things were red flags about the site going downhill (the leader not logging in at all in 2015, other admins not being on for months, homepage unchanged from 2013). But within the past 2 weeks it shut down. And in all honesty, it's a bit sad. It where I got my start. I don't have a lot of regrets, but not being a bit more involved there for the end is one of them. The site's closed now, even google doesn't display any cached pictures from the site (some come if you google UnitedRacingDesigns).
What's new? Not much, been working as a PHP developer for some time now. It's been fun, doing what I love and really that's all I could really want. Started hitting up the gym to finally get in shape...that's been too long in the planning stages. High school: "i have my whole life to get in shape, i'll do it in college". College: "There's too much to get done, I'll do it after I graduate". Graduated: "I need a job to pay for a gym". Got a job: "No excuses left...". I feel better nowadays, not anywhere close to my goals (been there for 1.5 months, I don't expect to see much different until maybe December). I'll be moving into my own place soon as well, which is an adventure all its own.
Now it's time... WHERE'S EMBER??? Alright so if you follow me and not the original writer, his name was Chris (caferreri11). He wrote the entire thing and for a couple years we bounced ideas off one another about how we could make this something incredible...maybe go a bit forward if reception is met well. Sometime within the past year he took down his deviantArt page, essentially taking the story with him. I had at one point saved the story, but it's lost on a hard drive somewhere in my house. There's a few chapters left on his fanfiction profile but nowhere near what was posted here. I tried messaging him on facebook, but no response so I can only assume he's just past this story at this point in his life and I wish him the best. But honestly that was probably going to be a final stake in this whole project. Until a few months back someone by the name of rocketman732 (Brian) messaged me about the whole thing and was willing to remake the story. That was pretty cool in and of itself. If I really wanted to just undertake any origin of Ember, I'd just got to Fanfiction and find a random author and ask for use of their story (I could probably have it done in like a couple months easy) but it's this story that I wanted to do. So we're talking about it, I'm giving him my remembrance (no pun intended) of the story and hopefully we'll have it rewritten and done in 2016. When I move into my house I'll actually have room for things like my tablet which would make drawing much easier. So give him a follow, maybe a shoutout for keeping the blue flames burning.
What's next after this? I...really don't know. I don't want to look that far into the future right now. I have some ideas...some things I started and had a decent feel behind (potentially doing a collab with someone for a Danny Phantom Season 3 flash series). But yeah atm, no idea, no guarantees. Until the story is done, I'm just gonna keep working out and playing some random games (Hearthstone and Smite are the main ones right now).
That's all for now. Later guys,