Early episode access and shooting document downloads.
Early episode access and shooting document downloads.
Early episode access, shooting document downloads, bonus stream content including commentaries, playthroughs, and music track downloads.
Early episode access, shooting document downloads, textual tutorials, bonus stream content including commentaries, playthroughs and video tutorials, music track downloads and an on-screen producer credit.
I hope you're well.
This month I've released one episode of Professional Reviews on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom publicly, and a second one on the movie Oppenheimer that, at the time of this writing, is only available to my subscribers on Patreon or SubscribeStar of any tier as an early access perk. I'll premiere the latter publicly on the Friday to come. It's a bit longer than the first, being just over ten minutes.
I really hope you're enjoying the Professional Reviews videos. The first one hasn't gotten nearly as many views as one of my Arby 'n' the Chief uploads so far, but I'm trying not to get hung up on the numbers. I spent a long time developing the show in a way that maximally harnesses my creative affinity for nonsense, allows for long-term production and more regular releases, and I genuinely have fun making. I remain committed to it, and hope the numbers will improve a bit as the episode count grows.
The Professional Reviews logo has been added as a design to my Spreadshirt merchandise shop for printing on shirts, hoodies, mugs, and other items.
All the music I've made for my videos should now be available for listening (and purchase, in some cases, on iTunes at least) in the form of four volumes each called JonWave: Tunez From the Darknet on Spotify, Apple, and other platforms.
I continue to release edited video commentaries on older episodes of Arby 'n' the Chief weekly for my Gosu-tier-and-up patrons and those with YouTube memberships. If there's some form of bonus content you're not seeing as a paying subscriber that you'd like to and think I can offer without it interfering with my main productions too much, please let me know. I really want my patrons to consider their subscription valuable.
Next month I think I'll finish and publicly premiere my next Arby 'n' the Chief episode, "Chief's Big Weiner". It's a big one, no pun intended -- so much so that I may break it into parts, each of which will still be fairly long.
After numerous outlines, I'm now finally writing an entire season of Hard Justice in screenplay form. There's a lot to do still, but a lot's been done, too. It's a lot of material.
Sounds really dumb, but it took me a while to figure out an upload schedule that works for me, and I think I have it now. I'll always be working on some big story project, like more Arby 'n' the Chief specials or Hard Justice, but for a month during which I'm still working on the script for the next entry of either, I'll aim to release either two Professional Reviews, or an episode of Mediabyss, perhaps split across a series of "tapes" on a single topic, week-to-week (like the one on the Halo TV series), depending on the length, so there's something substantial every month my patrons are charged.
I've made an adjustment to the early access perk at any patron tier, being that early access will now only apply to projects that aren't Arby 'n' the Chief or machinima. This is due to my recent review of Microsoft's game content usage rules. In accordance with them, I don't want to put content involving Microsoft trademarks behind a pay wall, even if it's temporary. I ask my patrons to consider this for future billing cycles.
Thank you all so much as always for your viewership, feedback, encouragement, and generous financial support, I greatly appreciate it.
Hello, friends. I hope you're well.
This month I've completed what I'm calling my core series of video production tutorials for my patrons at the Hax0r tier, consisting of several hours of edited material altogether across nine uploads in which I discuss my methods throughout each phase of my video production in detail.
I refer to it as a "core" series as I intend to supplement it as time goes on with additional tutorial videos based on viewer suggestions, ones that are more focused or tangential. Examples of this include tutorials on screenplay formatting and different kinds of music tracks, and I'm open to more suggestions.
I hope my highest-tier patrons find the tutorials valuable.
In addition, I have continued to release edited commentary videos on my legacy library weekly (Arby 'n' the Chief's seventh season is the current subject) for my patrons at both the Gosu and Hax0r tiers.
I have now fully resumed work on my regular projects intended for public release, development on all of which has progressed some this month when I've found time. I realize it's been a little while since my last public upload, but I have a number of things cooking, a couple of them large. I also realize I've said about as much before, but it remains true. Part of my development involves tweaking projects fundamentally to upload content with more regularity while keeping production achievable and creatively rewarding for myself.
Much like Arby 'n' the Chief "The Reboot", I have two highly-developed scripts for more self-contained Arby episodes of similar or longer length. The one intended to be uploaded next is called "Chief's Big Weiner". It's very long; pun intended, but I'm also serious about that. I halted the project initially upon realizing the planned use of a dildo might jeopardize the video or my channel's presence on YouTube on the grounds of graphic sexual depictions, despite how obviously farcical the video would be -- but then resumed development when I realized, thanks to a commenter on YouTube, that I could use a hot dog weiner with little worry, not to mention doing so might actually be funnier. The script for it is considerably long now as I kept thinking of more and increasingly stupid scenes to add to it. I'm still unsure how to release it; perhaps as one long video, or in two or three or more parts. I welcome any thoughts on that in the form of comments under the post.
The other Arby script is a parody of the anime film Akira.
I'm also working on bringing back Arby 'n' the Chief Bytes of a short length, as originally intended at the time of the creation of the sub-series years ago, with each episode being five to ten minutes, consisting of a single scene, and a focus on the toys playing a single game or reacting to a single movie.
Hard Justice is coming along slowly, but progress is being made. I, at last, feel my current outline of scenes for an entire season of episodes from start to finish, after at least twenty re-writes, is approaching finality, and I'm currently in the process of writing initial drafts of dialogue for every scene.
I'm re-working Professional Reviews for shorter, regular uploads as well, around five minutes each, with adjustments to the formula and my satirical Chip Gayman character in regard to personality, content, and delivery of lines. Episodes currently in development involve satirical "analyses" (which are complete nonsense) of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the Resident Evil 4 remake, and 2019's Spider-Man. Games analyzed don't have to be new, but I'll need to have found some comedic angle from which they're analyzed.
I also intend for Mediabyss to continue featuring, in contrast, candid analyses from myself of movies, series, or games I find interesting, whether they're good or bad. Upcoming uploads of that project currently include the films Jack and Jill, Timecop, and Man on Fire.
I hope you'll look forward to these uploads, and thank you sincerely as always for your continuing viewership, encouragement, and generous support, I appreciate it tremendously.
Hello, friends. I hope you're well.
This month of May I've been releasing new director's commentaries on my Arby 'n' the Chief season seven episodes weekly for my Gosu subscribers on YouTube, Patreon and SubscribeStar, as well as four video tutorials on my production process exclusively for my Hax0r subscribers ranging from brainstorming, outlining and writing to live action recording and machinima staging and performance. The tutorials released so far amount to several hours of material that intercuts between myself and desktop and console footage capture.
I need some more time to finish the rest of the tutorials.
Based on previous updates of mine on Twitter you may have expected all the tutorials to be done this month. I'm sorry about that. They turned out a bit longer than expected.
As always, if any of my Patreon subscribers would like to be refunded for a month's subscription please let me know via direct messaging on the Patreon platform, it's easily done and I'm happy to do it.
Once my tutorials are done I'll be resuming work on my typical public uploads. Likely upcoming ones currently include a Mediabyss episode on the movie Jack and Jill or Timecop, Professional Reviews episodes on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Resident Evil 4 and others -- whatever I've thought of reviewing from a comedic or satirical angle I've found -- and an Arby episode that's a parody of the movie Akira.
I came close to finishing development of a big two-part Arby episode involving a dildo but I've halted that, perhaps only temporarily, upon realizing I could put my channel in jeopardy on the basis of nude depiction, even though my approach would be ridiculous and make it obvious that the dildo isn't real. It's a shame, I think the episode would be really funny. What bothers me about the situation the most is that releasing it on YouTube seems to be a roll of the dice regarding penalization (no pun intended).
I'm still picking away at writing Hard Justice in between everything else, it's a big project. I'm also 35 years old today. That's almost 40. That's practically 50. I might as well be 100. That makes me literally over 100 years old. Time sure flies. Hard to believe 1988 was over 10,000 years ago.
Regardless, I continue to film myself playing with toys, but I think that's okay. It's been my favorite job, and I hope you still enjoy watching. Thank you all for your continued viewership, encouragement and generous support and I hope you stay tuned.
Hello, generous subscribers.
My next big upload is Arby 'n' the Chief: The Reboot, an absurd, self-contained episode like in early seasons, about the toys recreating the web series "for modern audiences" with the help of Hollywood executive Skyler Loveheart, a character from the Arby 'n' the Chief movie I did many years ago.
I've been working on it for a while. It's been fun but I got stuck on it. I didn't know how to end it in a funny way, I think partly because I was a bit exhausted creatively after the season eight finale. I also got sick this month and was in bed for almost a week. I had to sleep it off to be able to concentrate, and get my voice back for recording lines. I'm good now, and I've now finished the script.
It's currently getting broken down, punched up and prop-shopped for. I think it's pretty funny in an insane way, I made myself laugh a lot writing it and hope it does the same for you when it's done. I expect the episode to be between twenty-to-thirty minutes.
I'm sorry I couldn't get it out before March. I don't take your financial support lightly, it's a lot of money and I'll always try to deliver something substantial per month, but I need a bit more time with this one. For what it's worth, I'm very happy with the script.
I've also at least been uploading commentaries weekly for my Gosu-and-up patrons and aim to maintain weekly bonus content uploads. They'll usually be commentaries but I'm open to suggestions for other types of bonus material.
Although I believe I'm done with serious story seasons, I have ideas for many more self-contained Arby 'n' the Chief episodes that are just gag-focused. A number of them are largely developed already, some near finalized, but I wanted to get this Reboot episode out first because it uses the end of season eight as a direct jumping-off point, and the finale's the last time we saw the toys.
Hard Justice, Mediabyss, Professional Reviews, music production and a currently unnamed live action sketch show are all temporarily on pause, but I've also been working on new material for each of those projects for some time. Not sure what will come after The Reboot yet, whatever I feel creatively inclined towards.
I'm incredibly grateful as always for all your patience and the tremendous support via crowdfunding, memberships, and merchandise and music purchases despite my post-finale sluggishness. Thank you so much, and for sticking with me despite season eight being done. I hope you're looking forward to more content from me. I will continue to make the coolest or funniest stuff I can.