Happy, happy holidaze to all! I hope you had a good one, whichever one you observed. The observing is the important part. As long as you observed something, you are all good in the eyes of your individual God. I, for example, observed that the Hobbit-themed pumpkin spiced coffee at Denny’s tasted a bit like it was trying far too hard to be Starbucks. It had the kind of sweetness that is clearly, clearly fake with notes of processed sweetening powders and artificial pumpkin coloring. In fact, once I had finished the concoction, I was not sure that I had actually drank anything at all, and had perhaps just experienced an only-slightly immersive simulation of a coffee’d reality. Which would, indeed, befit the promotion of a “fantasy” film, in which no things are real.
But we’re not here to analyze the nooks and crannies of Denny’s….
Friends, as much of a holiday-geek as I can be, I also realize that it’s also a time to reflect. As far as Squiffle Will Die is concerned, I’d say 2013 was a good one. We raised nearly $800 on our Indiegogo campaign. We finished major recording. We submerged ourselves deep within the thicket of animation. We strengthened our distribution plan.
In the coming year, I hope to have the first ten minutes finished and completed as a standalone short that I can put up online to generate interest for the full-length feature. With luck, that goal will be reached by early summer and we’ll have a ten minute short to burn into our skulls by watching over and over and over again.
In all, 2014 is going to be a fantastic year for me, a fantastic year for you, and a fantastic year for all the radical punkazoid undergrounders that we are all such fans of.
See you next year,