NetworkNews Update (4/4/14)

Hello Viewers,

It’s time for another NetworkNews Update.  There’s some really cool news this time and some uneventful stuff, so let’s get this underway.

Hiatus Set End-Date?

First thing’s first, the show will be coming back by the end of next month.  That is pretty much a sure thing.  At the time of my writing this, I am uncertain of whether the show will maintain its weekly format or will have to change to biweekly/monthly.  I can say, with certainty, that the first few reviews back are going to be multi-part episodes, released across several days instead of all at once.  This is because these episodes were done in a…”unique” way.  Rather than reviewing one or two issues a title, I knocked out an entire volume.  While I hesitate to say that I won’t be doing that again, I will say that it’s something that won’t happen often, as the preparation required to get that type of thing ready for shooting is a nightmare.

The schedule is remaining unchanged.

-Red Hood & The Outlaws vol. 1

-Teen Titans vol. 1

-Super-Girl vol. 1

-Wonder Woman vol. 1

Following this series of New 52 reviews, I will be taking a break from the New 52 to do some backtracking.  I intend to re-review a number of comics that I’d reviewed in the past, but better.  I won’t disclose those here, but I haven’t really reviewed that many so your odds of guessing the right ones are high.

Now let’s talk about the really fun news.  My room, AKA, my “set”, is done.  Everything is set up in my room the way I want it.  All I have to do is put up a couple posters that will be here in the mail within the next week.  I also have all of the props I need.

More cool stuff coming for the show includes a new, original theme song, a logo for the show, a general title card, and a number of other new features that will hopefully make the show seem more tightly knit.  One addition that I’ll be contributing on my own is the addition of a sort of “Comic Segment” in the show.  This is basically a way to handle certain storyline bits without having to worry about costumes and props and things.  I don’t have any money to pay anyone else to draw them, so I’ll have to do that myself.

Call to Assist

Next I want to mention the official NNTV Patreon account.  I’d really appreciate it if you guys would help support what I do by sharing the account with others and contributing, yourselves.  It’s only a dollar a month (though you can donate whatever amount you want) and if I can get a few regular patrons, I should be able to improve the show even further.  And I am working on the prizes and benefits of donations.  Presently I am working on have T-Shirts and other paraphernalia made, so that’s something to look forward to.  I’ll also look into doing exclusive live chats and video prizes, as well as some other cool stuff, like maybe a Toonified version of you or something.  Contact me if you have any idea what you guys might want in return for your help with donations.

You can find that page at:

http://www.patreon.com/nntv

Vlogs

There anything in particular that you guys would like to see me do v-logs on?  Here’s a list of what I already have planned for the foreseeable future.

-Kim Possible

-My Life as a Teenage Robot

-Rugrats

-Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes

-The Spectacular Spider-Man

-Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

-Medabots

-Pokemon (Indigo League – Johto League)

Cons

The only Con that I may be able to attend in the near future is Mythicon, right here in Orlando.  September 19-21.  I can’t go to any cons out of state, for fairly obvious reasons.

New Content

This is something of an experiment, but if anyone would be interested in seeing written original content, then please let me know.  I am, after all, a writer first.  I am working on a few comics, but that’s not quite the same…and they take longer…a lot longer.

 

I believe that’s about the long and short of everything.  Don’t forget to follow my blog and follow me on Twitter.  Like ThatRuled on Facebook, of course.  Like and share our content and, as always, take care.

Editor’s Panel (EP1)

The creator of NNTV talks the future of Ink’s show and the channel as a whole.

One thing I did not mention in the video is that the show will also be going through a slight format change when the new season comes around.  Nothing is being removed.  However, one or two things may be added. 🙂

NNTV Update: 8/13

All right, so I decided to go ahead hand set up a blogspot for NNTV.

networknexttv.blogspot.com
(Editors note:you can also reach the blog by going to Blog.NetworkNextTV.com)

It’s basically going to function as a means for me to attempt staying organized and letting people know what’s going on In NNTVLand as it relate, not only to my shows, but anything I’m generally involved in, be it podcasts, crossovers, whatever.  The hiatus SHOULD be over come September 4th.

The updates I’ve already posted on the blog will explain why my schedule is so different from what I revealed was in my upcoming plans.

Adver-tainment Production Journal – Update #3

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Hey everyone, it’s time for the weekly update! Why am I doing these, you may be asking? There are three answers. 1) I want you to know that I’m working at this, and it’s a huge undertaking. I don’t know of many other internet producers who will start planning out their series half a year in advance, but I also don’t know of many other series like this one. 2) I need to keep myself motivated, and by letting you know what I’ve done in the past week, it shows that I am getting things accomplished. 3) To have a record of what I’ve done, to inform anyone else who may be havings problems trying to accomplish a similar goal. If you have a question, please feel free to ask it and I’ll do my best to answer you.

Over the past few weeks I’ve had several ideas about what I wanted to do with season 2 of Adver-tainment. As many of you know by now, I’m not a person who is interested in doing the same thing over and over (except for maybe the phone gag from season 1), so I’ve been thinking about the direction I want to go. I’ve had enough good ideas to have the initial plan splinter off into two very separate plans. The original idea for season 2 has been put on the back burner, and may potentially be re-visited in another year or two as season 3. I did download over 300 TV commercials, it would be a shame not to use them. Without giving away too much yet, the plan I’m going with now is to pay homage/do a parody of a video game. I’m not going to reveal which game it is yet, but I can say that I’m pulling elements from a LOT of other games to flesh out the story. If season 1 was my love letter to print ads, season 2 will be my love letter to the NES.

As far as I can tell, there are going to be at least eight episodes in season 2, possibly nine. I had previously mentioned there being seven, but that was going with the original plan I had initially set up (to do a total of 20 episodes, and call it a day). I’ve been working hard to get the scripts written, and should have them completed in another week or two. One thing that’s been helping greatly is that I have the support and assistance of the ThatRuled family, which makes joke writing a lot easier. You’re probably going to see/hear a lot of them in this season as well, I’m not going to be throwing roles into the ether and allowing whatever random person on the internet wants to voice them this time. You’re going to hear a lot of my co-hosts from The Isometric Perspective, Grant Beard and JimmyTR (the latter of whom I’ll reveal is going to be playing the role of Nick Fury), as well as my good friend and phenomenal voice actor, Colin Bent. He did the voices for Cap’n Crunch, Mike Haggar, and Dracula in season 1 (as well as several other minor roles), and I’m super excited to be bringing him along for season 2.

Sorry if this update came across as a little cryptic, but I hope you understand that I don’t want to just tell you everything and spoil the surprises I have in store. Check back here next Friday for the next update! There’s a lot of news, stories, and (hopefully) interesting tidbits in the weeks and months to come. Stay tuned!

*August 10th addition* – While I’m not going to reveal what game I’m basing season 2 on, in each update I’ll let you know about a game that I’m using portions of. This week’s game is The Punisher, expect to see a character from that game.