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Well, that was quite the absence

2012-04-01 13:13:10 by Bobert-Rob

Uh... hi? Wow, this is weird. I've been quite absent while working on that game. Yes, STILL WORKING ON IT. I've worked too long on it to give up now, but it's still taking an ungodly amount of time.

That's no excuse for the absence, though. Really, I just needed a break. A loooong break, apparently, haha. Still not back, but I think I ought to at least TRY to get on here once in awhile. This new NG (is it still new?) layout is weird. Not a bad weird, it's only the second time I've looked at it since it's been in action so it's a little intimidating.

Oh, nothing new release-wise. Still nowhere on the projects I was working on before the break, sadly. If I ever finish episode 7 of Siblings, it'll be the final one. Well, I assume this because it's been over a year since the last one (a couple if you only count regular episodes). Still, it's a safe assumption to make. I got other scripts I want to work with, but I haven't touched anything animation-wise in quite some time, so it's anyone's guess if I ever make anything again. We'll see.

And... eh... that's all!


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2012-04-01 14:08:41

Nooo! If you stop animating, I'll have lost both of the animators who actually inspired me, in one week! )':

Bobert-Rob responds:

Well, there's always the old stuff to enjoy. New would be awesome, of course, but it's hard to say I'm going to be doing anything beyond episode 7. I had another thing I had sort of started, but the animation itself was pretty lazy and I didn't even get very far with that. I'm hoping episode 7 gives me a second wind I can use to finish a few other things, but it's hard to tell. Making this game is fun.


2012-04-02 08:00:53

Bobert-Rob not animating?
That's one of my worst fears.

Bobert-Rob responds:

Well, episode 7 still has about 7ish minutes of animation to it, but beyond that it's hard to say I'll be able to finish anything. Which is definitely a shame, as I have a lot of scripts I was hoping to work with someday. I want to move on to a new series or just do standalone animations, but I'm not sure I even have the energy for that. Time'll tell there, though.


2012-04-02 15:03:01

I do hope at the very least that such game turns awesome... How much progress does it have?

Bobert-Rob responds:

It's actually turning out quite well so far. I want to say it's half way completed, but I'd be lying. More like 1/3rd content-wise, but a lot of small things need work still. The gameplay is mostly working as I want it to, I just need to actually add the content. It's been slow and steady.


2012-04-03 21:46:20

I would be sad to see you go, Bobert. I've watched and rewatched Siblings ever since I discovered episode 5 a few years ago... But I wish you the best in your future endeavors, and will continue to be an avid fan!! (that includes current endeavors, not just future ones... Oh, and past endeavors, as well. I wish you luck on them. *nods*)

(Updated ) Bobert-Rob responds:

Yeah, hopefully whatever I end up doing next will be sharable. The game so far is looking like that exactly, it's just so time consuming. Doesn't help that I've had to alter the idea a few hundred times in the middle of making it. Oh well, eventually.


2012-04-05 17:36:19

I'd hate to see Siblings come to an end, and I'd hate even more if you decide to stop altogether, but you gotta do what you gotta do!

Bobert-Rob responds:

After episode 7's done, what I do with Siblings is up in the air. Actually, the game I'm working on now is sort of like Siblings' successor, but used in a different way. Similar characters, different scenario, alterations here and there. I need that, really, Siblings being so autobiographical is weird. Mostly because things have changed so much since I first started making it and each episode takes longer to finish and release. John hasn't had his mop hair for quite a few years now, and Spike's gone so seeing him is kind of odd too. And fast forwarding the series literally so it'd be up to date would just be weird, y'know? Especially since I'd want to use a bunch of the old scripts and wouldn't really be able to due to changing circumstances in plot and character. Hence the need for something different, which the game should supply.


2012-04-07 18:00:37

Oh well! Delays are delays! I'm just glad you're still around! Can't wait to see your next release, whatever and whenever that may be!

Bobert-Rob responds:

Me too, buddy. Me too. It'll be SUCH a burden lifted from my shoulders, it'll be nice to breathe again, haha. Well, ok, its not THAT bad, but it's still bugging the crap out of me.


2012-04-09 20:24:03

Glad to see you're back, even if it's just for temporaries. Can't wait to see anything you make, because anything you make is immediately and without question great by my standards! Take your time, your sweet, sweet, precious, delicious, taste-satisfyingly sweet time.

But seriously, hurry it the fuck up. I need my fix, man. I NEED IT. NEEEED. IT.

You don't even understand, you can't even comprehend- You are my crack and newgrounds is my crackpipe. Get me the stuff, I need it, SOON.

But take your time.


Bobert-Rob responds:

Haha, well I'll try. Going back to animating is kind of weird now since I've been working on the game for so long, but the game is taking SOOO LOOOONG to make, it's frustrating. My original intention was that making a long game would be awesome cuz I'd be able to put more material in it and then not feel as disappointed since I'd be wasting less of my good ideas. Y'know, use more and have to spend less effort using it. Unfortunately, as the game gets more bloated, it takes longer to export (like 10 minutes at the moment) and I get discouraged from working on it more often. Which you'd THINK would mean that I'd go back to animating. Unfortunately, I have more projects to tinker with and waste my time on. Blah.


2012-04-10 14:51:27

Well you're one of the few animators from NG that I still come here from time to time to see if you released the new episode. Even if you take another year i'll still keep coming here and wait patiently :). Good Luck :D

Bobert-Rob responds:

Well thanks, I appreciate that! This summer, it better happen this summer. Or I'm going to be so pissed, I'll turn yellow. Or something. Or clear depending on what I've been drinking.


2012-04-25 02:59:52

Hey man, do what you want to. I've always enjoyed your videos and I love your stuff. If you feel that it's time to do different stuff on newgrounds or just move on its cool. You've put out some great stuff and I wish the best to you. One thing I would like is if you would put out something on the internet in some form, like a podcast or just random commentary. Your one of the first things i started to follow on the internet and its like losing part of my online family.

Bobert-Rob responds:

I really do need to do SOMETHING, yeah. I tried the video thing before, but I found I really don't have much to say about topics. At least typical ones, anyway. I am kind of opinionated, but since I make assumptions on first impressions and stop there, those views tend to be terribly uneducated ones. aka stupid. Plus youtube's always butchering file quality or the videos themselves take forever to upload, god I hate that. And once it's finally up, the quality's still shit. Been doing a lot of music lately, hopefully I'll finish some of it and release it. Me and a buddy of mine are actually trying to finish a music album we conceptualized over a decade ago. It's just a big, long inside joke, but I wouldn't mind posting it online if we ever get around to finishing it. I've even considered doing a music video or two for the good ones. Unfortunately we've been trying to do that for over a year now, so I can't even tell if that'll ever get finished.
I swear to god episode 7 will get finished though. God damn it I'm going to at LEAST do that much.


2012-05-07 17:18:08

We all gotta do what we gotta do.
Like many folks here, I come to NG for a total of 4-5 people in hopes that they'll upload somethin'. You are one of those fine folks (and are in the top 3, if not number 1). Your sense of humor is rare and quite to my liking so of course I wish there was more of it.
I only wish there was a way to take it and wrap it up away from the stress of having to produce it.
Oh well~!
Keep on keepin' on and we'll see what happens. Just know that your fans are a dedicated lot!

Bobert-Rob responds:

That'd certainly be nice. No, I just gotta buckle down and DO it. I think the biggest drawback is I used to do it for some reason that isn't there anymore, or I had less distractions or something. I mean right now my attention is mostly on the game I'm working on, the music I'm making for said game, and work. Both the paying job and the flash stuff I'm commissioned to do on the side. Come to think of it, back when I used to do a few animations a year, I didn't have half the distractions I now do. It'd still be awesome to buckle down and have SOMETHING to show for this damn time, damnit. It sucks so much to be so close to finishing and have it sit there in the back of my mind, festering.
The support's appreciated, tho!


2012-05-31 01:17:43

I've loved your past submissions for years, and still check them out from time to time. Whatever happens after you finish what you have lined up, just make sure that you stay you, because YOU seem to be a pretty swell fellow.

Bobert-Rob responds:

Eh, I have my moments.


2012-06-02 19:05:33

Glad to hear from your Bobert! Good luck on ze game!!

Bobert-Rob responds:

Thanks, I'll need it.


2013-03-27 19:51:00

Where are you, man? I miss your work!


2013-03-27 19:51:04

Where are you, man? I miss your work!

Bobert-Rob responds:

Oh, here and there. Mostly there, though.


2013-11-03 17:42:27

Good luck on the game! I'm a programmer (well, still in the process of studying to be one), and I know how hard these things can be to make and how hard it is to keep up the motivation on long projects. I'm looking forward to playing it, I'm sure it'll be great like all of your other work. :D

Bobert-Rob responds:

Good god, this was two years ago. And here I am, plugging away still. Albeit in a new program, but still.



2014-01-19 11:59:10

You still alive there Robby?

Bobert-Rob responds:

I am.


2014-03-02 17:14:31

RIP bob

Bobert-Rob responds:



2014-05-15 17:38:55

I wish you'd come back :c your animations are my favorites.

Bobert-Rob responds:

So do I. If only for one release.


2014-08-25 17:03:35

Just saying: There are still some people here thinking of you.
I hope you are doing fine!
It's been a long time.

Bobert-Rob responds:

You know, I often wonder.


2015-01-03 22:01:49

Please come back! Your animations were great!

Bobert-Rob responds:

I agree with the second sentence.

Seriously, episode 7. Why can't I just put up with like 5 seconds of white space in the animation? Ugh.