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July 13th is Fuck CE-Rap Day

Posted by R1665 - July 13th, 2016

Apologies in advance if this post starts to lose cohesion.  I've already started drinking to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the day I finally stood up for myself and told CE-Rap to fuck off.  It didn't happen immediately, but July 13th was the day we had our final confrontation and I put into motion the process of forcibly extracting that mooching, sociopathic douchebag from my life and home.

I'm enjoying a pizza, having a few drinks, and writing a news post.  So far, so good.

I've had a year to process that entire period of my life and I can't say that the rage has abated.  Before I met and lived with the dude, I had never experienced depression.  Not one day in my life.  Now, post-Rap, that's a daily struggle.  I have a much harder time bringing myself back to the animating table since he poisoned it for me with his controlling, manipulative, self-serving bullshit.  That's not some shit you just forgive and move on from.  It drills in deep and it corrupts everything.  I can still animate like crazy and enjoy it, but CE-Rap took something from me that I so far have had limited success recovering.  Those scars run deep.

I have no idea where he is or what he's doing.  I like to think that he took a wrong turn on a mountain road somewhere on the way back to New York and got mauled to death by a family of bobcats, but that's probably just wishful thinking.  More likely, he just found some other sucker to mooch off of and is currently putting them through mental and emotional upheaval for his own benefit (as sociopaths are wont to do).

That said, I occassionally check his DeviantArt page for signs of life.  Mostly because the moment I catch the faintest whiff of him online I'm going to pulverize whatever remains of his tattered, beshitted, fucking reputation.  He's probably not stupid enough to ever use that name again, but I remain ever watchful.  Woe be to the poor bastard who shows up bearing a similar artistic style.


Fire and fury.  Blood and death.  My entire, ENTIRE force of hate shall descend upon him.  One year, two years, fifty years, doesn't matter.  The name "CE-Rap" is forever fucked.  If he ever comes back, I will find him, I will destroy him, and I will give his broken corpse the proper public assfucking that he so thoroughly deserves.

You're fucking done, Carl.  Done.

My personal guarantee.

- - - - -

On a less fire-and-brimstone note, I'm almost finished with VG Exiles Episode 4.  I've got all the story sets ready to go and I'm just waiting for the voiceover crew to get their lines back to me.  Once I get those, it might be a quick as a couple of weeks before I have a working prototype.  Story builds way quicker than fight choreo, even with custom spriting.

I used to rely on artists to deliver the complicated story stuff, but now I have the sprite editing skills I need to do it all myself.  It may not be quite as pretty, but it'll get the job done.  Full lip-synching, full custom motions, everything.  I can do it all now.  All by myself.

You guys will be able to see what the future holds when VGE4 eventually drops.  It represents five years of developement packed into one single movie and I think it bodes well for the future of the series.  I can do anything now.  Absolutely anything.

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VGE4 takes place a few months after the events of VGE3 and you just might notice a few new faces wandering around Panoptichron...


VGE4 is coming soon.  I can't promise any specific dates, but it's on the way.

Stay tuned.


Comments (11)

Well, looking forward to episode 4. I have a feeling it's going to be better.

This is good news, I thought it was cancelled


Ouch. That sucks. I know what feels like to lose something in yourself because someone else decided they didn't give a shit... It's a terrible feeling.

I hope things go well for you. It sounds like you've already taken the first step and gotten rid of him so that's good.

Glad to hear you're doing good, man. I gotta say, I can't wait for the next episode of VGE. The hype is killing me!

Man! I am excited to see what lies in store for Episode 4. Have a feeling it might be as epic as I remember it. BTW, if I remember correctly, it looks like most of the animation will have sprites instead of traditional artwork drawings into it. If that's the case, that'll be interesting to see.

But even then, I'd say that's the main reason why I've finally decided not to work under animation teams, because of HUGE creative differences. Like, I feel I'm not the one making the ideas I feel that are fun to work with, but rather somebody elses, unless if their idea sounded like fun. So I can somewhat relate, but your problems with CE are like on a HIGH level. I seriously hope you recover from this man.

- Shift

VGE4 will be entirely sprites. I can't allow myself to be dependent on traditional artwork anymore.


Great news, keep it up!

Not to the extent of yourself (because fuck Carl) But I know the feeling of having someone ruin something even slightly that you previously loved. I've had people do that with some of my favorite MMOs, and I always hate that feeling.

Wow a lot has happened it seems since i last checked in on your work. I had no idea that you were reviving Exiles. Last i heard it was very much canceled. Well let me thank you from the bottom of my heart for privileging us with the chance to experience your work once more! I hope all continues well and unhindered.

Awesome! I always hoped you would just do story with full sprites, I'm glad CE-Raps gone! Glad to see you found my favorite fatality in MKX :)

Not gonna lie, I always hoped you'd eventually forego the drawn style for the story aspect and simplify it down to pure pixels. I honestlythink it keeps the style nore cohesive, and gives you more freedom to show things exactly as you'd like to. I think the best storytelling in this series comes from the animation in the action sections (the strongest imo being the Talbain/Gambit fight in terms of character expression) Very excited to see your series in a more liberated state! Long time follower and will continue to be so!