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Well guys, college has been over for a month now. 

Projects? Let's see...

Remember: TEMS Visual Novel...what's the deal on this? Some art is done, and going over some old WIP (work in progress) pics I really miss working on it. My old art has such raw emotion...and I've essentially just turned Ember into some corporate image sponsored by Rockstar most of the time. Creative, new, but no feeling. I kinda wanted to keep Ember relevant, and giving her a modern twist is always fun. The whole thing that got me into the story was the pure power and mix of emotions it had...and regretably something I lost a bit of along the way through college.

New experiences happened...some moments I'll never forget. I met a lot of people along the way who changed essentially my entire outlook on life for the better; taught me to enjoy the day and not just try to suffer through it to get to the next. Some even got me back into gaming...mostly through League of Legends, Minecraft, and Smite. I look back on things and do some thinking...in the "art vs everything else" category. Did I do the right things? Was delaying something like TEMS really a good idea? Etc. Then I think back to the times with the gang...and essentially one of the biggest causes of why the VN was postponed was: League of Legends. While a fun MOBA, it wasn't the gameplay and definitely wasn't the community. It was the texts to one another simply with "league in a bit?" and hopping on Skype for a night with everyone. It wasn't the activity, it was the people I did it with. The nights of being on the ass end of an ass-kicking, and the others where you do the kicking...always fun. I hate what happened, but I have no regrets honestly.

So to :iconcaferreri11: , sorry for leaving you hanging with the story. Time got away from me, end of story. 

So when does this get back into production? After the move I have planned in the next few months. I'm getting a whole new setup to improve everything about my daily use of a computer. I'll have something for the public by December-ish.

There's some other shit I kinda want to post, but not now. So I'll wrap it up.

Alright everyone, that's it for now. I'll do a follow up in a bit to see how things are progressing and maybe do a "Life of Spin" post eventually

-Spin.

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Mike
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I'm 21 and attend college (more specifically, a branch off of Pitt). I specialize in computer based art. I mostly design custom cars for the games Nascar 09 (N09) and Nascar Racing Season 2003 (NR2k3), as well as scenes based on caferreri11's "Remember: TEMS".

I started the whole graphic art thing back in mid 2008 with some simple N09 schemes that are still on youtube. After that I just practiced, got better, and after reading caferreri11's story (Remember: The Ember McLain Story) got inspired to try some new forms of art in the process of making the story a new, epic cover.

My interests: The Simpsons, Danny Phantom, most of what's on [adult swim], NASCAR, metal/rock mustic, and playing guitar. Favorite bands: Motley Crue, AC/DC, Metallica, Rob Zombie, Disturbed, In Flames, Dethklok,


Current Residence: Pennsylvania
Favourite genre of music: rock, classic rock, metal
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPhone 4 / iPad 2
Wallpaper of choice: Skulls
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson. Johnny 13, Ember McLain

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Blog: spindragun.blogspot.com/
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rocketman732 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanted to ask do you know if your friend is going to finish writing Remember: The Ember McLain Story

I just read it last night and I really enjoyed it. As far as fanfics go it was the best one I've ever read. Not sure if it was finished though.
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SpinDragun Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where'd you find it at?
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rocketman732 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
FanFiction.net under his name
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SpinDragun Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sigh* I figured. Sadly Chris (the author) never updated that version, he just posted to DeviantArt mostly. His account went inactive a few months back, which really did shock me. I've messaged him about it on Facebook if he posted it elsewhere, he hasn't gotten back to me (and idk if he will). If memory serves that place has like 4 real chapters (excluding interludes). I MAY (and I do mean may) have chapters 5-11 (possibly even 12, at minimum 10) stored on an old laptop. Going through college I went through laptops like I did textbooks. I was a gamer, programmer, and graphic artist so upgrades were needed. Now let's get into the may part. However the laptop I backed it up on had windows reinstalled, but had all the files backed up onto a portable hard drive (that I'm not too sure of where I put it over the years). Truth be told I wanted to find it myself recently, so I'll take a few days to dig around some rooms and see if I can find it. If not...I think I made it into an eBook and put it onto an old iPad. 

I liked the story, it was just great. I wanted to pickup working on the Visual Novel version (link in my signature) within the next few months but without the actual story...it might be the end (unless I find an author to continue it). If I can at least get chapters 1-10 I can just take guesses at what Chris's plans were through old emails about future chapters (he didn't want to spoil things so he kept some ideas vague). But yeah I'll dig around and see if I can find the "lost chapters" this week.
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KOlover12 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday :party: :cake:
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SpinDragun Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D (Big Grin) 
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KOlover12 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome :D
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