I’ve gotta think of a better way to handle this than dinky LJ posts. Or should I just count on y’all to check the update date on the main SN page? Comments?
Although I suppose I do have some ‘Behind the Music’ type comments to add…
SN10 is a bit of a framework puzzle. I picked this poem to work with, since I knew I wanted a weekdate structure anyway. The question is where to put the pieces so they have the most impact, how long do I make them, what needs to be shown and what needs to simply be flashed to? So, you can expect SN10 to do some shuffling and reworking more than most of my “Slap it down in bits until you’re done” type episodes.
Endings are always an issue for me. They need to be timed just right. Beginnings and endings are very critical. For instance, y’all know I’ve been playing Anachronox, right? Well, without spoiling anything, I finished it tonight, and… the ending is not satisfying. It’s clear they want to make Anox 2, and Anox 1 is just a single chapter in the story. The ending has the gang, after defeating an unnamed henchman of The Evil, flying off to the home universe of The Evil to stop it! And… fade to black. …damn.
Someone asked if SN was going to have a ‘Season Two’. I think I can say it’s going to end and end pretty solidly in comparison. I still enjoyed Anox, but man, that’s kind of a bummer considering the company is buckling under in bankrupcy thanks to John “Hair” Romero’s ego trip.