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"Yes indeed, the importance of the booty and the impact it has on the United States of America as a whole
cannot be understated."

Did I already mention how awesome the YouTube Space is? Because it's awesome, really awesome. They had a political panel last night, and while my interest in going to something politics related was pretty mild at first (you'll notice I steer clear of politics and religion on my channel)-I soon found myself glad to be there. My favorite thing is pictured above, the use of their oval office set. So many video ideas for that thing already, but alas it can't be fully utilized until 10K subs (3, 903 left :-D). Another fantastic thing is the sense of community itself among all the fellow YouTubers. Whether someone has 100 subs or 50,000 we're all in it together with no hint of ego and nothing but camaraderie. For the first time last night I didn't feel like a stranger here anymore. It's just a shame I leave the place in two weeks.

But it serves a valid purpose-I'm picking all my animation equipment up before coming right back. I'm brimming full of ideas and can't wait to get started on them. You see subbies, my visits to the space have really reawakened me.

No really like, SUPER awakened me. Put me back on track. I was burned out, ready to throw in the towel on the YouTube animation thing, but I've taken so much for granted, and at times haven't been the best creator I can be for you and especially regret my frequent complaints during my time in FL. I know now more than ever what my purpose is, what my goals are, and how everyone factors into them. Wedgies, Deville, inflation, pudding filled panties, all of it is me and all of it is you and I'm happy to keep creating any and all of it for as long as I live.  

You see, I was scared of SO many things-but, in just two visits I see those things were never worth fearing all along. Demographics are still even, people still laugh, and that's exactly what I want, what I've always wanted-to entertain and inspire. Can I just say sorry for any time I may have made any of you not feel welcome?

A massive thank you to each and every single one of you always remember it's because of you I'm even allowed to be in that building. I hate to leave the city just when I'm settling in and feeling like a much more interesting person (I can already see the spike in my Instagram from my change of scenery), but hopefully I can come back and pick up right where I left off from.

I love you all, seriously. I hope you know that. See you on the channel again soon. 
So I was originally going to write one of my gloom and doom rants about how much I'm struggling in New York, with unsupportive family, funding low, no equipment to work with, and no job prospects in sight.

But things took a turn when I got to attend the place I was most excited to now be near, YouTube Space NY. I went for their comedy panel, featuring the likes of Key of Awesome, Gregory Brothers, Dorkly, and more.


Well that and I watched The Little Mermaid musical at NYPL's TOFT archive.

Not only was the panel awesome and informative (with free food and drinks to boot) but I actually learned a ton and made some great networking connections. Things like:
  • A bi-weekly schedule is the bare minimum to qualify for using the space.


  • Socially relatable content is key.


  • It's not over for animators yet if they can find content to do in addition to their main productions.


  • Men and women of gay and straight affiliations alike enjoy seeing teenage alien, devil looking girls give women wedgies (once again proving to me my content is still more generally appealing than I think).

And other little bullet points I'm forgetting off the top of my head. Anyways, this lit the fire again. Seeing what would await my future past 10K subs, and being so very thankful that it's you guys and gals who even allowed me to get here (you needed a minimum of 1,000 subs to attend the space) really gave me what I was finally looking to find again during my break: passion.
 
Seeing as I have no access to Photoshop up here, I have to pull up danker memes through Google at the library.

As of now it's been about two months since no uploads, I'd say that's plenty enough time, and I certainly feel happy enough to come back.  I come back to FL September 8th (to prepare for Star Wars Celebration in Orlando and pick up the equipment I left home) so I'm setting my return for Sepetember the 30th. Where I'll finally get Deville Trolls Capcom up, come hell or highwaterhigh undies.

True, things happen, especially with me-but another tip I learned from the space is: "Grind it out. When you promise ****, deliver it before people start asking what happened to it."

..or at least that was the gist of it.

See you again soon subbies, 10K here we come.

Hey hey, 6,000 subscribers. 4k away from using this beautiful baby, HYPE GET

I've also arrived at my destination in New York. Specifically a subsection of Queens by the name of Arverne. It's not the prettiest place, with rubble left over from hurricane Sandy upon the cracked and littered sidewalks, an everlasting smell, and run down and destroyed benches to barely sit on as you take a break from the rusted, roach infested, urine smelling apartments within.

BUT, I'll take this over any part of Spring Hill. I'm back baby, back where I was born. Until this happens at least.

So let's review some things about my time here:
  • I left my computer in Florida, henceforth why I'm typing this from a library computer (Queens Library to be specific). I also goofed on uploading stuff to the cloud so I won't be able to continue anything I had going on at home. The hiatus continues. I thank you for your patience. I did bring my WACOM tablet however so I'm going to look into what options may be available for me editing bay wise (and start any new ones I had in mind).
    • I have no set in stone date for my return. I plan on being in New York a bare minimum of one month, with a desired maximum of about four (so I can come home to FL for Star Wars Celebration). Given the time animation takes, it may be until early 2017 before a new cartoon. If I can come back any earlier I'll be sure to let you all know. Trust me, I'm actually burning with desire to create again.

That's about all. I'll stay in touch in the comments on my YouTube channel and here. I'm just settling into my new home, so the more resources become available to me the more I'll be able to do. For now expect text updates for the most part although I'm not beyond the use of my phone for a livestream or video update or two.  As always, be sure to subscribe to Cartoons by Cromartie (my new name) for all the updates. I can't thank you enough for keeping things alive during my hiatus. I look forward to my recharged return. And please, if you have any tips or advice about where I can go as an animator in NYC, be sure to let me know. ;-)

For now though:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADWo3q…

So if you've kept up on Instagram (hopefully not as I'm embarrassingly candid on it), you'll know my bus ticket purchase got delayed until August. 

If you've somehow unearthed my Twitter (even more embarrassingly candid) you might know I've also still been working on projects. For whatever reason I can't bring myself to actually "rest." Progress has been made on Deville Trolls Capcom:


I began animating a montage of "Best Pants Fillings" where I remade Plum's from her comic among other things.


And to no avail have I tried to write and produce music projects. Including turning Mooning into a motion comic of sorts instead of a fully animated video.

But now, the break really begins-because there's no way I can bring my computer to New York. Seeing as I've procrastinated on ALL THE THINGS I didn't look into shipping it/proper transportation in time, and there's no way I'm not trusting Greyhound or the plane to not damage components so that leaves me with three months or more of no access outside of my phone's wifi or library computers.

Ultimately it leaves me with no way to work at all, a real break. True, I used to finish all my animation on paper, but the computer still helped me test my animation. Regardless there's certainly no use of Flash or Adobe Audition to be had. Not until I'm back in Florida for Star Wars Celebration before April at least.

So I'll see you all. I hope my channel doesn't die. :-P I only planned on my break going two-three months maximum.
Reeling off of a horrible nightclub experience last night, I post this later than intended. On the low I cut together a new channel #trailer:


As for what this means for folks who've already been subscribed for quite some time. Not much. I've just decided to restructure my focus into a separate series for each character. This goes as follows, well-for now and subject to change:

Deville: Will continue "trolling" people, all the while outwitting her antagonists.

Malley: Will continue hunting for treasure and objectives with distractions along the way.

Kay & Marion: Will continue on as a duo who unsuccessfully try to complete oddjobs.

Plum:  Will keep being that valley girl who finds herself in awkward situations.

+MusicalCromartie, which is just the new label for music uploads. I have no desire to put any effort into my failing music channel so I'm just going to use my main channel for it too. Although I guess that is kind of giving it up really early.

Thanks all. I still feel nowhere near ready to come back yet, but if anything-I'm likely aiming for late September as that's about the gap a lot of TV shows have, and isn't too long before people start forgetting you exist.

#youtube #youtuber #youtubers #mrcromartie1989 #cromartie #cr0martie #animation #animationflash #plum #deville #marion #kay #malley #inflation #wedgie #wam #channeltrailer 

"Yes indeed, the importance of the booty and the impact it has on the United States of America as a whole
cannot be understated."

Did I already mention how awesome the YouTube Space is? Because it's awesome, really awesome. They had a political panel last night, and while my interest in going to something politics related was pretty mild at first (you'll notice I steer clear of politics and religion on my channel)-I soon found myself glad to be there. My favorite thing is pictured above, the use of their oval office set. So many video ideas for that thing already, but alas it can't be fully utilized until 10K subs (3, 903 left :-D). Another fantastic thing is the sense of community itself among all the fellow YouTubers. Whether someone has 100 subs or 50,000 we're all in it together with no hint of ego and nothing but camaraderie. For the first time last night I didn't feel like a stranger here anymore. It's just a shame I leave the place in two weeks.

But it serves a valid purpose-I'm picking all my animation equipment up before coming right back. I'm brimming full of ideas and can't wait to get started on them. You see subbies, my visits to the space have really reawakened me.

No really like, SUPER awakened me. Put me back on track. I was burned out, ready to throw in the towel on the YouTube animation thing, but I've taken so much for granted, and at times haven't been the best creator I can be for you and especially regret my frequent complaints during my time in FL. I know now more than ever what my purpose is, what my goals are, and how everyone factors into them. Wedgies, Deville, inflation, pudding filled panties, all of it is me and all of it is you and I'm happy to keep creating any and all of it for as long as I live.  

You see, I was scared of SO many things-but, in just two visits I see those things were never worth fearing all along. Demographics are still even, people still laugh, and that's exactly what I want, what I've always wanted-to entertain and inspire. Can I just say sorry for any time I may have made any of you not feel welcome?

A massive thank you to each and every single one of you always remember it's because of you I'm even allowed to be in that building. I hate to leave the city just when I'm settling in and feeling like a much more interesting person (I can already see the spike in my Instagram from my change of scenery), but hopefully I can come back and pick up right where I left off from.

I love you all, seriously. I hope you know that. See you on the channel again soon. 

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Animator, musical theater enthusiast/performer-aspirations of achieving both professionally. If I'm not singing, I'm working like crazy on cartoons that pique my desire for leveling the gender playing field when it comes to slapstick animation.
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isaac617 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
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isaac617 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
hey there. I wanted to share this FLA file with you. are my animating skills alright? sta.sh/01tcvphcnn3l (been listening to your lessons)
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TBWPlum Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
Ah you stuck in her sleeve like my request, nice. :-) Well let's start with timing and spacing. It's 30 FPS (instead of the 24 it should be) and moves lightning fast. I recommend one of two things: You literally frame by frame The Big Wash and take note of how many times Goofy changes and when, or review The Animator Survival Kit's section on timing and spacing. Anatomy, thinking about how water moves around the body, and etc. can come much, much later. Thanks for this, feels good breaking the scene down for others. ;-)
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isaac617 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
ok. I just downloaded the original TBW clip as a SWF file for help. is that good?
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TBWPlum Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
Whatever lets you frame by frame it.
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Captainliev Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  New Deviant Student Artist
Can you make Margie and the blueberry pie inflation from animal crossing
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COMPUTERMANMIK428 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
i started drawing:) do you have any tips i can use to improve? :)
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TBWPlum Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
I still don't consider myself much of an illustrative artist vs. an animator (hence why stick figure animation is a thing hehe), but the most recent improvement I saw was diving right in and doing it, mistakes and all. I always struggled to draw things the way I saw them in my head, it wasn't until YouTube and forcing myself into a weekly deadline that I saw massive improvements. Although I do credit a "How to Draw Comics" book, and studying life drawing (gestures of nude live action models and whatnot) with helping me out in 2007-2009. Those how to draw books are legit, look into the more serious ones not just Christopher Hart. Wish I could remember some titles right now but I picked up a few from the library that really pushed me forward.
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