Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Update on Episode 7

Heya.  It's been a while, so I figured I'd update everyone on what's up with the show.

Episode 7 is written.  Unfortunately, there was an unexpected illness and subsequent death in my family (diagnosis in October, passing in November), so we at Crazy Raven have been dealing with both the loss and her apartment's worth of belongings.  Hopefully, after the holidays, we'll be able to pull the cast together and get the show back on the road.

Until then, enjoy the holiday of your choosing, and have a happy new year.

--Liz Reay

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Oh yeah!

A lot of people contact me about wanting to be in the show.

Here's the deal:

I already have more story and character ideas than I know what to do with. I also, for legal and personal reasons, want to control the characters used.

Episode 6 had a lot of cameos in it from people who wrote to me. If you are interested in just having your character in the background, send me a demorecording of your toon and the name of the toon, at the contact email on this blog.

For those who don't know how to demorecord:
1. Log into the character you want to record
2. Type /demorecord nameofdemo
3. Sit for a second
4. Type /demostop
5. Go into your City of Heroes folder on your pc.
6. Find the client_demo folder
7. Your demo will be nameofdemo.cohdemo
8. Send that file to me.


Episode 7 update

Hey guys.

The momentum is strong this time around, so I have the first draft script of Episode 7 finished. I'll give it a little more polishing, then see about corralling my voice crew. Maybe the next episode will be out a little faster than the last. :)

I figured that the point of a blog is to update people on stuff, so I'll try and post here a bit more often from here on out.

Much love,

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Episode 6 - Favorite Possessions


The gang takes a day off from hero-ing, and an intervention is held for Anne.


It was up for about 5 minutes last night. Then, as I peeked through it, two things came to light. One, the color was washed out and it looked really shitty. Two, I hadn't noticed in my half-a-million viewings that a costume bug was plaguing Anne and made her look crappy. So, I'm redoing her costume and re-re-re-regenerating the video file. *beats head on desk*

*insert nervous breakdown here*

Ok. YouTube is being surly, which is making me surly. I just did a few repairs, and will regenerate the video file. If I haven't fallen asleep on my keyboard, I'll start it uploading tonight. If not, it should be up sometime tomorrow afternoon. Fingers crossed.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you...

Uploading right now. Will have the link up as soon as YouTube processes it. I'd like to thank everyone who reads this and watches the show for being so patient with me. It's been a rough few months, but it feels good to have another show out.

Good news: The script for Ep. 7 is underway...I have it outlined and just have to write the dialogue.

Bad news: You remember that LASIK process I had to go through earlier this year. On August 6, I go through Round 2 of it. They under-corrected me, which isn't surprising since they took me from 7 diopters to about 1ish (0 being 20/20). They'll be doing my right eye first, then my left a short time later. I could live without it, I see worlds better than I could before, but I've come this far, so I might as well be able to see clearly. Y'know, be able to read street signs and busses and my wall calendar. :) So, there will be time to mend, and time to deal with all the medical mayhem and appointments that go with this process. Blargh.

With luck, I'll get the script done and gather people for audio recording considerably faster this time. A couple people involved with the show are working at the Sterling Renaissance Festival in Oswego, so they'll be busy through the end of summer. But, we'll see. At any rate, this show will continue, and hopefully will get closer to the 2 month schedule and farther from the 9+ oh-my-god-I-suck month schedule.

Much love,


For those of you special people who actually follow this blog:

Episode 6 should finally be up on YouTube tomorrow!!! I just finished the editing, now I just have to cut it together and ship it out.

*passes out*

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Ahem. Scene from Hell is done done done done DONE!!!!! Much rejoicing. 1 more scene and this baby's ready to patch together and send out to you guys.

Happy dance!!!!


Programming is 80% complete. I finally figured out how to use the tools I was working with, and my husband (the voice behind Raid E. Ation and the reason I stay even remotely sane through this frustration) designed a couple more tools to help me out. So, it's smooth sailing here on out. *knocks on wood, goes outside and finds more to knock on*

This weekend is my kid sister's birthday. She's the voice behind Ellen Carter, and is an awesome awesome person. Give her love in the comments! I'll make sure she gets it.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Update: The Saga of The Cursed Episode!

OK, who hexed this episode? :)

Was set to program the weekend away, so, of course, all of my notes vanished into the ether. All of them. The numbers I need to code all of the animation? Eaten by some strange note-eating monster in my house. !@#$^%(*&^%$#@ I spent the 90+ degree weekend scouring the house, to no avail.

So, I just recreated the notes. Will work on coding over the next few days. Will get this episode done if it kills me.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Hi there.

No, it's not finished yet. I'm sorry.

This episode has been rather challenging. I had LASIK surgery in January with mixed results, limiting my ability to stare at a computer screen for the required time. A cast member had a death in the family. Seasonal depression was extended by several weeks because I live in the Grey Hell of Upstate NY. I'm learning a new tool that, in theory, will make editing easier but there's a steep learning curve and I'm slow. I'm about halfway through the worst of the programming right now, after which there will be a week of editing. I'm hoping to get the programming done in the next couple days, but expect it to be closer to another week as I've hit a really thorny snag and have to decide how to work around it.

On the plus side, I've managed to sketch out the remainder of the first story arc, and will be able to write scripts and record audio much faster. So, hopefully, this will be back on a more frequent schedule very soon.


Monday, March 17, 2008

Queens of King's Blooper Reel #1: The F Word

While I gather content for Episode 6 (recording vocals this week), I've decided to do some very quick blooper reels. The video is cobbled together from previous work so I won't have to spend time animating it when I should be working on the episode, but the soundtrack is the gang and I screwing up. Hope you enjoy, and I'll program as fast as I can, I swear! :)