Questions and AnswersWhere 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.
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.
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:
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.