That Walmart commercial pisses me off because they actually have a black t-shirt with a white loading bar on it. That's one of the t-shirts we were planning to make for the NG store, only with the omnipresent loading bar from the NG pre-loader, that has been stripped apart and used by people who don't even know about NG.
So the tank trophy castings are ready for pickup, but due to a slight miscommunication with the foundry, it turns out they are costing a bit more than expected... Like thousands of dollars more, WHOOPS! I'm not sure how many we'll give out this year, but it won't be all 20. I gotta make these puppies last. Maybe we'll just have a GAME of the year and a MOVIE of the year for the next ten years!
I keep checking the LATEST SUBMISSIONS list on the front page to see if it's getting results. I don't want a single submission to fall off that list without at least 1,000 views, but sadly that's not the case. At least the blue submissions seem to get 1,000 views before they fall off the list, that's a start.
So I'm cooking up ideas for what the next "NG" collab will be. Right now I'm pretty deadset on doing an I AM LEGEND collab, since I just read the book (it's really a short story). I figure the Will Smith movie will be a big hit, and what's better fodder than Will Smith vs a world of zombie vampires?
The whole theme, if it's like the book, is that Will Smith is the last man on earth, where a disease has turned mankind into zombie vampires. By day, he hunts sleeping vampires and repairs his house. By night, he hangs out in his house while zombie vampires try to break in and feast on his blood. If you want a homework assignment, the story is just 160 pages.
Now for the collab, people could choose to either make a movie about the daytime or a movie about the night. We'll then piece them all together with a fun little "sunrise / sunset" transition... And Stamper added that numbering the days would be cool, so during the sunrise transition it would be like DAY 1, DAY 2, etc. If we give out prizes, maybe the prize could be something like an ultimate vampire DVD collection, or a trip to Philadelphia to watch the premier with us, or just no prizes whatsoever.
I'm really enjoying collabs because all my other projects are stretching on for years. I'm thinking it might be cool to nurture an existing culture on NG where more people take on their DREAM projects, but take time out to goof off and participate in collabs along the way, without getting too sidetracked. It feels like a good way to go for someone who wants to dream big, but also wants to maintain some visibility and have fun along the way.