Entry #17

Update on my life and where I am with my cartoons.

2015-08-09 04:03:23 by MiddleFingerRings

Hi guys! Haven't really interacted with Newgrounds in a while, but I browse it a lot! Anyway, thought I'd update you about things. I sort of forget that some people actually like my dumb cartoons, so I apologise that it's been so long! I've been working in the CG industry here in Australia for just over a year, and its been very fulfilling and very challenging. I'm doing a mixture of 3D work, concept art and 2D design and animation. Check out my latest stuff here if you're interested! http://mirari.tv/Unilever-Hellmanns-Persil I am the lead designer on this project, working under Mirari's creative director. We're still producing more work in this series, so my work is largely 2D orientated at the moment. It's hard as hell, but fun.

Previous to that job, I worked as a 3D generalist on this, http://mirari.tv/Star-Alliance-Air-China and then as the lead concept artist and 3D modeller on this. http://mirari.tv/Star-Hub-Year-of-Goat-Ident

In regards to Prosnorkulus and other cartoons, unfortunately they're still on the backburner. I come back to them every now and then, but I've found it hard to be motivated to make more cartoons after getting home from doing cartoons all day! Maybe I'm just lazy. Another problem is that my script for Prosnorkulus 3 is a bit ridiculous - every time I rewrite or add to it, it becomes grander in scale and more insurmountable! I'm not a smart man.

Anyway that's that. I feel weird writing about myself like this, but I do get the odd email about it, so I feel bad not to update you fine folks. Thanks for enjoying my work, I really appreciate it!

- Ryan

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2015-08-09 04:47:30

Thanks for the update, amigo. It's appreciated. You don't need to apologize for anything, most of us on NG totally get it. It's your creative passion and so it's up to you when and how to use it, trying to force it purely for a fanbase isn't going to feel worth it for you and would probably just hurt the piece as a whole.

Also, cast me HEH.

MiddleFingerRings responds:

Thanks mang, means a lot. Dawg you've been on the potential cast list for years lol, just gotta make the damn cartoon first.


2015-08-09 06:24:13

So weird, I came on your profile the other day because I loved your part in the SF collab and wanted to see what you were up to and thought you had just left entirely, good to see people coming back though!

MiddleFingerRings responds:

I'll never leave entirely!


2015-08-09 09:37:38

well if your script for prosnorkulus 3 is too big make shorter ones and make a 3-4-5-6-7 :)
I find this cartoon to be over the top awesome. Ty for the update and glad you found a job you like.

MiddleFingerRings responds:

I've tried, but every time I cut it down it feels weaker lol


2015-08-09 12:18:02

Wow! Really impressive and beautiful work! Hope this doesn't sound too weird, but ...I'm proud of you! Thanks for sharing!! :D

MiddleFingerRings responds:

Thanks Nae!


2015-08-09 13:56:04

Dude i love the Prosnorkulus series so much and I look forward to the day it returns to NG. If you ever one day got it green lit by a producer into a full series that would be awesome. I know that's unlikely but yeah. Me and my brother quote prosnorkulus lines in day to day life hahaha

The work you're doing now looks really great. I love all of the morphing going on!

MiddleFingerRings responds:

Thanks man! Hope you get around to sending those royalty checks for the quotes soon!


2015-08-09 22:36:53

Totally understandable, gotta get the bread on the table! Nice that you came to give us an update, hope to keep hearing from yah, love your stuff!

And yeh, go cast @SirUndead he kicks ass
...and maybe me too :P

(Updated ) MiddleFingerRings responds:

Thanks mang! Glad to know you enjoy my work.


2015-08-10 00:08:19

I love Hellman's mayo, even after Unilever took it over and added GMO soy... almost identical to the original.. oh well, I doubt they make it that way in the EU. Good use of color, exceptionally fluid, hope the committee mayo-ed their pants upon seeing the final cut!

Really proud of your accomplishments as of late! Don't sweat the killer dwarf epic.. it's kinda like having a Rat-Fink hot rod in the garage, and you've still got some parts to install. Do what feels right man, we're behind you 100%... have you figured out how the epic ends, at least?

MiddleFingerRings responds:

I haven't really thought of an end, but I do intend for more actual story altering things to happen each episode. I have big plans for episode three which will affect the story of any following eps. Thanks for the comment!


2015-08-10 07:24:51

good to see you're keeping busy, also
porkAdorkulas 3 is in the works?! w00t!!

MiddleFingerRings responds:

Right after my forty minute deathink tribute animation!


2015-08-15 01:53:39

You ever think of any more Prosnorkulus?

MiddleFingerRings responds:

Did... did you read my post?


2015-08-15 04:57:08

I did now...You ever dream of Prosnorkulus?


2015-08-20 22:42:48

Hope to see the third one coming to fruition eventually though. I'm glad you found a job in a field you're talented in.


2015-09-17 11:35:12

It's good to see any kind of update.
Unlike third part of something else, that people are also waiting for...
Glad your job suits you.


2015-10-13 01:09:33

Sadly I have to agree with your logic as to why you are not pursuing Prosnorkulus right now but damn if that one is not one of your Hallmark efforts. Writer's Block is real and this is a story that can easily go from "the adventures of Baron von Munchausen" to "War and Peace." Simplicity is not as simple as it may seem. In a way I would say a possible fall back is to revisit the idea from a wholly different angle. You ended things in 2 with an upcoming epic battle. 3 could be a teaser that leads in the real absurdity and over the top blood and gore. Really there is something to the idea of Reconnaissance Sniper actually being caused to flub a shot or have a shot foiled by Prosnorkulous even if my dumb luck. I am sure he would be flabberghasted. maybe even twitterpated. The point I guess is that there is no reason to make a mountain of a molehill. This is a case of creative genus colliding with what would be practical and not a waste of effort.

Yes some of us really did love the avant-garde bloodiness and deep dub step beats. You murdered swords and sorcery so eloquently and that gave Prosnorkulus its charm. Damn if you have not inspired a lot of fan art I have seen here and there online and here on NG. I would personally rather you took your time with this and if you ever do get back on it you get back on it with the same vibe and energy that created the first two Prosnorkulus vids. I mean seriously, I don't think there is a single person here who has not thought about taking a huge ax on a rampage through a battlefield.

Prosnorkulus was so over the top absurd that it really does deserve to have the epic battle. Sir Sterling Swift's long sword is so... sharp?... Come on... that was priceless. And as for the sword Lord Kanungenal was grabbing for... There has to be some Anime head who saw that and began having fits of joy considering how over the top some of the japamation swords are.

When you are ready reach for the golden ring. We have faith in you.


Its nice to know the idea has not faded completely into the ether yet.

MiddleFingerRings responds:

:) Thanks man, I appreciate it.


2016-07-02 08:17:02

Your links have been 404'd.


2016-11-18 18:11:10

Will you upload something you drew plz? I'm going into awesomeness withdrawal here man


2016-12-17 01:27:11

I know you do the right thing

I have so much to say, but I am drunk, so that doesn't really matter

Ah.,. that's what I wnted to say: You're too big for your place. Or: Your place is too small for you, but this world and its rules.... blaahblah, I get it, I know...

Just don't forget; it's your head that makes you and that is not an attribute that makes you happy where you are now, but where you belong to: On the TOP

Or else you get stuck to making other peoples ideas coming true and die without ...

Ah forget it, I am drunk, actually I am still right, so keep on having your free spirit or else you die inside, trust me I know what I talk about, none of this spirit left in me


2017-08-06 00:59:11

I will still check your youtube account every year for Prosnorkulus 3 =)
Us fans are still waiting, hopefully you will finish it one day!
Your port folio is pretty impressive though.