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Where have you been all this time?

If you read my journal from last year:
High Voltage Update - The Good/The Bad/The UglyHeyyyy,
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! I really don't have too much to update. Well, actually, I'm just not really sure what to say period. These past 2 weeks have been a whirlwind. I suppose I am doing an update just to let you know what is going on with the series and just to help keep me sane at this moment. Lol. Based on the title of this journal entry, let me give you some good news, some bad news and some downright ugly news.
The Good:
Well, I finally moved! I moved into my new place on Monday, and I am really proud of where I live it now. It's a decent neighborhood and my place isn't too bad either. That's good news, because I have been putting off working on High Voltage for a while in order to prepare for this move. After months of saving money (which has been very hard due to bills), I was able to successfully move. Since I finally moved in, my plan was to start getting back into High Voltage. However, this leads me to my bad news.
The Bad:
Remember how I said I mov


You would know that I went through a huge rough patch. After going pretty broke, I found a job in March and was able to change my situation. While I have a job right now, my goal for 2019 is to work for myself. I have learned that working for other people, working a 9-5 and 40 hours a week for someone else isn't good. I am not going to be someone's "slave" and get let go when they feel like letting me go. Over this past year, while working this new job, I have been using my resources to start and fund my own businesses. In addition to my 9-5, I have started a few online businesses, have been doing freelance work and doing online marketing for businesses as well. By 2019 or 2020, my goal is to be fully self-employed. That is what I have been doing, that's where all my resources have been going to, and  that's why I haven't been investing a lot of time into High Voltage. 


But you are still working on High Voltage, right?

I am still dedicated to High Voltage, but it's not a priority for me right now. My priority is to be self-employed, make my own money and prosper on my own. I am not working much on High Voltage, because it's not a reliable source of income at this time. I hate to make it sound like I am "money hungry", but I am not going broke again. 

I did try to talk to a few more production companies this year, but I am done with them. It's always the same half-ass excuses:

-We're working on something similar, so we can't take High Voltage.

-This superhero series is too similar to Arrow, Flash, Batman, X-Men, Captain America, Black Widow, Winter Soldier, Black Lightning, Thanos, Groot, Avengers, Justice League, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Pokemon, Orange is the New Black, Beyblade, Steven Universe, Rugrats, Rocko's Modern Life, Empire, American Horror Story, Vitamin Water, Skittles, Brownies... okay, I am exaggerating a lot of stuff here, but you get my point. They always compare it to other superhero shows currently on TV or in the movies or whatever. 

-Your characters aren't that realistic and it doesn't have a "wow" factor to it. 

-You have 5 seasons that are well written and have good plots, but it's underdeveloped, so we can't take it.

Basically, a lot TV producers and production companies are pussies. I don't respect them. I don't give shit about their excuses. If you're afraid to invest in something and afraid to take a risk, especially when all the pieces are there and the potential is there, you're a bitch to me. I don't want to deal with you. I don't care if that sounds harsh. I don't give a shit what people think. I took a lot of big risks this year. I lost money and I gained money. It is what it is. Risk taking is part of life. People who are millionaires and billionaires are in their position because they took big risks. When I increase my resources, I'll just drop my own episodes on YouTube. 

Anyway, as far as High Voltage is concerned, I do work on it outside of DeviantArt. You won't find me too much on DeviantArt anymore, but you will find me on Instagram:

www.instagram.com/thehighvolta…

I started posting to this Instagram account in June, and it is now at 10,000 followers. So, that's basically what I've been doing. You won't find new material there. It's mostly just old stuff, a few superhero motivationals here and there, comic and apparel promotions... stuff like that. The only new thing I did this year was this piece with Smyton:

The Plan Backfired by H-Voltage

I still have a lot of characters I want to introduce and I am still going to create comics, pages and what not. I am also slowly trying to put together a High Voltage fight game app. However, High Voltage is not a priority at the moment. I'm not asking anyone for help anymore. I'm not going to do anymore Patreon or Go Fund Me crap. I'm going to invest my own resources into my own series when I have time and when I feel it's right. However, if you want, follow me on Instagram, as that is where I will be from now on. 

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ABOUT ME


To start off, my name is Chris Carter. I am 27 years of age. I'm a very hardworking and self-motivated individual ... and if I really want something, I will do everything in my power to get it. On another note, while I am vocal online, I tend to be very quiet and reserved in person. Ha... that's a trait I am trying to get over. Anyway, I consider myself to be a pretty simple guy. I enjoy music (mostly the old school stuff), I love seeing movies (especially superhero stuff), and I like to exercise during my free time or spend time reading books.

Since I was a kid, I have been interested primarily in the arts. Growing up, I read various comics ranging from DC heroes to Marvel heroes... heck, I was even into Sonic the Hedgehog comics as well XD. As an animation enthusiast, I enjoyed watching a plethora of great cartoons that both Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon provided back in the day. Most of all, I was a gamer, a reader and a writer. These different forms of media allowed me to think outside the box and broaden my imagination. As such, when I got to college, I started to put into motion my own media creation. This creation is called High Voltage.

ABOUT HIGH VOLTAGE


High Voltage is something I created back in high school. Of course, back then, it was just a writing project I did for fun and for school... and I had no intention of making anything of it. When I got to college and looked over my work, I really felt like I could make something of it. Looking over everything I came up with, I revised the entire original plot and script, added more characters and improved upon the overall story for this series. I suppose you can say that I officially start putting High Voltage in motion in early 2010.

My ultimate goal for High Voltage is to turn it into a TV series for an animation station. In addition to High Voltage, I would like to create another TV spin-off (Mana) and a comic spin-off (will be revealed later). Over the past four years, I have written nonstop for this series and have it pretty much completed with 5 seasons planned. Of course, High Voltage will never be truly complete until it actually becomes a TV series (and after I stop fiddling around with the episodes every time I read over them XD). While I choose not to disclose too much about the story (I try to be deliberately vague about the story), you can get a pretty good idea of what it entails by looking over the artwork, reading the character biographies and artwork descriptions. I want people to realize that High Voltage is more than just the artwork. There is a story being told with everything that is being created in my gallery. The artwork and everything you see in my gallery are just tools to help me pitch this series and get the right people interested when the time comes.

HIGH VOLTAGE COMIC


In order to get High Voltage into the realms of television, I have been talking to producers whenever I get the chance to. While no deals have been made at this time, I was given advice that making a comic based around the pilot may be a good starting point to get people interested.

Since the fall of 2013, I have been working with an artist to turn my High Voltage pilot into a comic book. Television is not an easy endeavor to get into. People who already have TV shows have proven that they deserve to have their show on the air.
While I am waiting and using every inch of my willpower to get High Voltage into television, my secondary goal with this series I have created is to make it into comics. Growing up, I have been a fan of reading books and comics. I think it would be pretty cool if I could use the first comic I am creating as a lead in to get published and create more chapters down the road. I mean… let’s face it! A lot of great stories were books or comics before they became television shows or movies. Perhaps High Voltage will end up going down the same road.

READ THE COMIC:

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OTHER IMPORTANT INFO


While I am generally nice to everyone I encounter, I am human, so I can get annoyed just like everyone else :p. Though the information below is going to seem a little harsh, I am not trying to be mean or hurtful in anyway. People tend to ask me the same questions or make assumptions without reading into things, which can be very tiresome in most cases. The information below this message is meant to help prevent people from making common mistakes or asking me the same questions over and over again.

*******I am the creator of High Voltage. I write the stories, I decide on how I want all my characters to look, personality, clothing style, colors, what kind of powers I want them to have, etc. All the characters and the way they look are of my original thought, but I DID NOT draw any of them! I hire talented individuals to draw the characters or action scenes for High Voltage, the images you see before you on your screen. So please do not tell me I did a great job drawing the characters or the scenes. Art credit is located within the description of the image, along with a brief bio of the characters or scenes. So make sure you read those before you comment. It's easy... click on an image of a potential character you like, scroll down (you will see the art credit and the character biography)******

*******High Voltage is a solo act! I am not looking for any writers, editors, character suggestions, etc. My goal is to keep High Voltage 100% original and 100% my own creation without the influence of other people. Same goes for people who are asking if they can be an artist for High Voltage. Nothing personal... but if I need extra people to do anything artistic for High Voltage, I will seek you out. If you would like to do fan art and High Voltage character OCs, I am open to that and will be happy to put any fan art in my gallery. Just be aware that any OCs you create will not appear in the actual High Voltage story-line!******

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bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018
Good morning Chris, Happy Birthday!, I hope you have a great day:cake::).
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Ginger-The-Bunny Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018
Happy birthday I didn’t really know what to get for you so just take this cake
Have your cake and eat it too 
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Draconet Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday :cake:
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theJfluffy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018
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      Happy Birthday
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