Wouldja Look at That, It's 2023!
Once again, I barely managed to create one measly comic for Cloudflash's anniversary! To be fair, it took a bit of effort. Speaking of comics, I was thinking I should filter out the really bad ones. I'll be honest - teenager/early 20s Danno didn't always have the best comic ideas, but he certainly trucked on. Good effort, but it's not doing this site any favours at this point. And so the Cloudflash cycle begins again - starting out desperate for content, building up an abundance of mediocre content, removing a bunch of stuff to try and maintain higher quality standards, then needing new stuff to fill in the gaps. It's difficult because I numbered the Cloudflash Mix comics, so it'd be weird to have numbers skipped. I like having them numbered so I can tell at a glance how many comics I've made... soooo I might just have to re-number them and hopefully never have to do that again.
In other news (there's usually other news, isn't there?), I started working on a new game project late last year. It's starting to kinda get somewhere, though there's still tons of work to be done. It has no title yet and is gonna be a strategy game similar to Fire Emblem. I have plenty of ideas in mind to make it a unique game, though, so it should be worth playing when it gets to that point. I'll make a project page for it at some point to show off some art and explain in better detail what it's gonna be like. With any luck, I'll post again before August 18th, 2024!
It would appear Cloudflash has been around for 18 years now. Madness! It's too bad I've been too busy/lazy to do something more worthwhile with this website, but oh well. I was so busy that I barely squeezed out a single comic on time for the anniversary... and I completely missed the mark with making a news post on time! I almost wasn't sure if I should even bother, but I guess I like leaving behind some trail of my websitery to occasionally reflect upon.
Anyway, I guess Cloudflash is old enough to move out now... but it won't since it has no practical or social skills, not to mention its unwillingness to make money. Well, I'd love to stay and chat, but I have pointless things to attend to.
Always Short on Time
I just never seem to have the time to do everything I want. I have some art in progress, comics in progress, old comics I want to revise, website stuff I want to improve... It's tough to get it all done when I also have a job, other projects I'm working on, house renovations in progress, and a huge backlog of games to play! Oh well, I'll get things done at my own pace, I guess. It's that sort of attitude that keeps Cloudflash from achieving any success or forming a lively community, but I have my limits!
Anyway, I've been meaning to enhance the Projects section a bit. I finally added details about a project I worked on called "Kaiju Wars". It's all detailed over here, so I suppose I won't get into it much in this post. The tl;dr of it is that I was recruited to make some drawings for a game that should be launching on Steam sometime this year. Have a look-see if you want to see a bit of art I haven't posted anywhere else!
Have you burned through the contents of my website and need something else to entertain you while I take forever to produce something new? Here are a couple of webcomics by other people that I find enjoyable! If only I could make something as good.
- But a Jape - A mix of games, anime, and other random stuff along with a parody of RPGs. Sounds a little familiar, but handled better... Yikes!
- They Can Talk - A pretty chill comic about animals that border between intelligent and simple-minded.
- Jennscomics - These comics are brilliant, I've legit laughed at them. Too bad they seem to only be on Instagram (and scattered on Reddit)... They should really have a nice website with an easily navigated archive!