September 2001-February 2002
25 February 2002
UNCLES, APPS, STATS, & MO'
Let us start on a non-site note. On the 18th (last week), I became an
uncle. Yes, my little brother who isn't 19 just yet is now a father.
I am now Uncle Jason or Uncle Fatso as my brother says he shall have
the baby call me. Watching my little brother boil baby bottles and wearing
scrubs is as surreal as life can get.
Forest of Friends
That's right, the Applications for the Forest of Friends are now available.
The sooner you folks start applying, the sooner the warped community
can start to flourish. Everything you need to know is in the Forest
section. Email [email protected] if you have any questions. I
had to learn a little Cold Fusion to get this crap working properly
so you hoes betta recognize.
One of the numerous perks of my new host is access to intricate statistics.
I know who is coming to this site, where they live, what browsers you
guys use. I know how much time you are spending here, what you are viewing.
It's great. It even calculates your sexual fetishes and favorite flavor
of penguin. Anyway, I have been pretty happy with the results. A lot
more people visit this site than I expected. In this first week on being
back online, there have been nearly 900 visitors. Almost 200 of you
come back. That may be pretty measly, but it is A LOT more than I expected.
There is more fan-art up. I am starting to feel like a hack next to
some of the talent that is coming through here. Also, check out the
little Robot Frank short I made. It is in the forums for now. If you
don't know who Robot Frank is, go here.
You'll never be the same.
I'm off to work on Mr. Fourchinnigan and eat.
19 February 2002
BACK IN BIDNESS!
I'm Back! Fourchinnigan Productions is back online and hopefully
stronger. I have transferred to a new host
which gives me many more capabilites, features, and 20 times the disk-space
I had before for just a little more $ each year. As you can see, the
site has been completely redesigned. I hope this is for the better.
Everything is operational (as far as I know). The only problem so far
has been the loss of the old posts in the forums. Lots of new stuff!
New fan-art section and contest. If this goes over well, there will
be more in the future. The forums have been upgraded with avatars and
new features. There is a new Features section which highlights Miracle
Explosion, Jacket Man, and Mr. Fourchinnigan (a weekly/biweekly comic-strip
starting late next month). I've added new wallpapers and banners in
the downloads section. I will begin accepting applications for the Forest
of Friends very soon (more info to come later). On the 1st and 15th
of each month, there will be a new website highlighted in the featured
website area (down to your left). Check out the first installment. Monkey
Kingdom is A+ stuff. Screw it! Take a look around and quit reading
this. Also, please let me
know if you see any broken links, spelling errors, etc.? Enjoy and drop
me a line.
21 December 2001
As a lot of you know, I am redesigning the site and getting new hosting
in a couple months. I need input and you will give it. Take the survey
(it only takes 2 or 3 minutes) and help me make this site stupendous!
If you haven't already, go watch MX#04. Vote or review it on Newgrounds.
16 December 2001
MX#04 ONLINE NOW!
It is finally done. It is 5:00am. I am tired. This cool guy did the
Just go watch it and buy merchandise. The new crap is linked at the
end of the movie.
You can see it at Newgrounds
as well. You can also read about the creative process here.
3 December 2001
BUY STUFF MX!!! ZOWIE!
The debut of Miracle Explosion Episode #04 is only a couple weeks off,
but the merchandise is available now. Visit Store1 or Store2 and get
your t-shirts and other MX paraphernalia now. No, I said 'now'. Also,
I will be releasing another line of crap on the same day as MX#04's
premiere. Stay tuned.
Anyway, if you haven't already, read the post beneath this one and
let me know what you think. Also, let me know what other merchandise
you'd like to see and which characters you want... be they MX-related
See you in 2 weeks.
18 November 2001
LAST PRVIEW FOR YOU!
5 minutes are finished. I am working on page 11 of the 16 page storyboards.
After the animation is done, all that is left is adding music &
sound effects and building the preloader (which will have bios and such
for you all to read while you wait). My current estimate is that the
completed episode will be right under 7 minutes and will premiere sometime
between December 14 & 25. The last peek before the premiere is here.
MX t-shirts will be on sale shortly before episode #04 goes online.
Thanks to you folks who helped out, I have found a few hosts who fit
the needs of this website. Therefore, in February, fourchinnigan.com
will move to its new home. I am hoping to debut a new layout simultaneously.
Answer these questions:
What would you like to see change about the current layout? What should
remain the same? I will probably have the entire site take on the grey
color scheme and drop the purple, blue, etc. Should I do this? Would
you like to see more flash-based pages and interactive menus? Blah blah
blah, what other suggestions do you have?
23 October 2001
TEASER + YEAR AHEAD
I have been working steadily. The first four minutes are animated.
It looks like this episode will be nearer to eight minutes when it is
completed. I made a 50 second teaser trailer set to the old MX theme
song from #02. You can watch it here. It is only a tiny sampling
of what is completed and what is to come.
The Year 2002:
I have been thinking about the year ahead and what I would like to accomplish
within that year. Here are a few of the things I would like to do:
Jacket Man: I haven't worked on this in well over a
year. I want to finish all six issues (1 1/2 are done now) before
the end of next year. I have been planning to do this and publish
them as one large graphic novel (or TPB). I hope to have these available
for sale by the end of next year or the beginning of 2003.
Miracle Explosion: I have no intent of neglecting my
series. Expect 2-4 more episodes in 2002. I am also considering making
a side animation about Nameless.
It would be about his life before MX without giving away too much
about his background. This is not a definite yet.
Mr. Fourchinnigan: I am thinking of adding a weekly
(or bi-weekly) comic strip to the site. It would be about the life
of my original alterego- Fourchinnigan,
the Hidden Face of Befuddlement. It would revolve around the everyday
life of a very courteous and misunderstood masked serial killer. I
haven't decided whether it should be in black-and-white, color, or
B&W + red.
The Rest: I am hoping to overhaul the site again some
time next year. I want to change the look while keeping some of the
base components of the current incarnation. I intend to maintain the
rest of the site as well-Fuzzy
and such. I am also hoping to add a lot more video to the video
section (higher quality).
Currently, this site is hosted by ireg.
They have done a nice job, but this site is expanding quickly. I am
running out of webspace for all the content. If anyone knows of fairly
inexpensive hosts with large disk allotment, little downtime, and decent
bandwidth---LET ME KNOW. Please. The hosting agreement for the
site ends in February.
11 October 2001
No Update in a month.
Well, I haven't been slacking this time. I have actually been working
on Miracle Explosion #04. Close to two minutes have been completed.
I will be posting a teaser trailer in a week or two. I am expecting
to release the episode before Christmas. Ho ho ho. The next preview
can be seen here.
On a side note. I spend a lot of time at Newgrounds. Recently, MX received
its own page in the series section. It is all thanks to Icarus32 and
thread he started. Also, you can see a representation of me engage
in some homosexual activity in this
movie made by a Newgrounds user. If you don't spend a lot of time
on the NG BBS,
then you won't find any of it to be funny. But, hey...who doesn't want
to see Chinny take it like a bitch?
Until next time...
10 September 2001
NEW FUZZY-GO READ, SIR...
Later than advertised, but here nonetheless.
The second installment of Fuzzy's Chronicles of Cuteness is ready for
your reading pleasure.
On a related note, I was able to hold my breath for 2 minutes and
1 second today underwater. Hurrah.
Also, as pointed out by Ascendent in the Chinny Forums, Drowning is
currently (maybe not any longer once you read this) in the Top 20 best
reviewed movies of Newgrounds.
Enough for now.