Thursday, October 31, 2013

November 4th Episode Delayed until Tuesday November 5th

Heyo, everybody.

Halloween week has been more than a bit hectic, I'm sorry to say, mostly as a result of me heading out to Youmacon today. Unfortunately, when creating videos, I have to prioritize things in terms of what comes out when, so putting together Longbox episodes (yeah, due to attending a wedding in another state, I lost my buffer of Longbox episodes and was usually about 1-3 episodes behind, these last three days only getting one done each day until the end), getting the live show for Youmacon ready, doing the storyline finale, recording some stuff for other people, preparing the new theme song, having to leave for Youmacon today, and just life in general, the Atop the Fourth Wall episode for November 4th is not completed.

Normally this wouldn't be a huge problem and I could just get it done when I got back... eeeexcept this year we're breaking with custom and I won't be returning home until Monday afternoon instead of Sunday late afternoon. There's progress that's already been made on editing the episode, but unfortunately it's just not complete and it won't be ready by Monday morning or even Monday evening. I took a quick poll on Twitter and they said they'd prefer the episode be pushed back to Tuesday instead of having a double feature the following week, so that's what we're going with. I always hate screwing with the schedule or missing the day, but there's simply nothing that can be done. In five years and 260+ episodes, I've only missed the Monday release schedule four times - in the beginning, when I didn't HAVE the Monday release schedule, after the Entity finale, when I was up all through the Monday of that day getting it done, when I was sick and attending GatoCon RIGHT after the "Gun and Sorcery" storyline, and now this. It bugs me to do so ANY time, but as you can see, the pattern here is storyline finale + convention usually has issues with me. Still, look for the episode on Tuesday morning and I'll keep you guys updated on any other delays or issues that may arise. ‎

36 comments:

samurai-ko said...

Do what you have to do, Lewis; we're not going anywhere. And have a wonderful time at YoumaCon! :)

Rue Ryuzaki said...

It's cool Linkara, delays and scheduling conflicts happen. It shouldn't kill us if your 12 hours or a day late. Unless the fangirls have objections.

Also seeing your live reviews are fun too.

Grady Childs said...

Don't worry Linkara, I can wait another day for Secret Origins month.

I can only imagine that running a show for five years along with all the others you have to do regularly can make things pretty hectic.

Jesse said...

It's cool Linkara. You only miss one in a blue moon and it's always for good reason.

Enjoy the wedding and see you Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

You really shouldn't beat yourself up over it. You've been so consistent for so long that I don't think anyone would begrudge you for being late every once in a while. You're even more consistent than network TV. Thanks for all of the entertainment, and happy Halloween!

Ray Kelley said...

I'm amazed you've been able to keep up as well as you have this month. Longbox has to be tough to crank out. I think James Rolfe once said that he starts working on MM in July.

De-Ji said...

Rest and enjoy your day off! You work hard, and everybody needs a break now and again.

Gastón Trombotti said...

Don't worry about it I'm sure we all admire your dedication to the show and everyone will understand.
Hope you have fun on the con

Tom M. said...

Hello Mr. Lovhaug,

I was wondering if you would be willing to help me with something. A class at my college requires us to interview a blogger and, if its alright, I'd like out email you some questions. They'll be about how social media is useful to you, your blog, and show, and your general opinions on them. I would need the answers by Saturday after noon or Sunday evening. You can reach me at my email, dragon16@ameritech.net. And if the answers is no please let me know so I have enough time to find someone else. Thank you for time.

Anonymous said...

It's alright. I can wait.

Unknown said...

Hi Lewis,

thanks for the heads-up. Enjoy your con and don't get too stressed, life happens to everyone after all :)

Anonymous said...

Thats okay Lewis, you have your schedule and i rather have it on Tuesday then no day at all. Still, I hope your doing alright and congrats on the wedding :D [i'm sure she's a lucky Lady.] and Happy Halloween!


i'm dressed up as BatKara. :D

Julz Chan said...

It`s ok dude we understand. Things get hectic. Besides we know you put a lot of effort int your videos so we understand if something does come up we won`t question you or anything. We all love your work and your show continues to be entertaining. And the least we can do is be patient.

I`ve had those goof ups to whether it be assignments, videos or even text reviews. Things happen and it`s out of our control.

Loved Star Trek Bridge and loved the twist at the end. And yes this comic is freakin strange, even more so that it`s by Jack Kirby.o-0 but any hope you had a great Halloween!

TheMMOFifty said...

Take all the time you need Lewis. I wouldn't ask you to put out a poor quality piece of work if it meant you got it out faster.

I think we all understand that you work hard, and it shows, so your honesty is very welcome.

Max said...

Disappointing (considering this is Secret Origins Month), but understandable. Take the extra time, I'm sure it'll be awesome!

Lays said...

I'm pretty sure we can handle a 24h delay.
Keep up the good work and thank you for everything you do !

Aaron Wiles said...

Hey dude, this Highly understandable nobody's perfect, I think we all can wait till Tuesday for the episode.

Anonymous said...

Eh, delays happen. The video still comes up, and we don't want you to do go killing yourself working too hard.

Anonymous said...

It's no big deal! Don't stress yourself over it, Linkara. Do what ya gotta do and enjoy the con without that lurking over your head.

Erik Warhammer said...

Will this mean that we'll get a V of Vendetta review or smiler comic?

Cause, you know, the 5th of November?

...

"Remember, Remember, the 5th of November, gunpowder, treason and plot."

..?

Anonymous said...

*gasp* How dare you be 1 day late after producing daily content for the entire month! You will never be forgiven!

(Have fun at Youmacon!)

Cat C said...

Completely understandable, Lewis. Hope you don't get sick after this con. Take care of yourself first, we're happy to wait a day.

The end of the storyline was so awesome as was the month of LOTD.

Take care, have fun.

Anonymous said...

I wish you would make review of some Asterix comic book stories.
"Asterix and the Actress", "Asterix and the Falling Sky" and "Asterix and the Picts" had plenty of material for You to make fun of :)

Josh said...

It's alright, no rush. Everyone knows how schedules can be affected by excessive work and travel load. I consider it a minor delay, no biggie.

Anonymous said...

Boooo!

Just kidding, it's only one day don't sweat it. I shows real integrity that you have this much respect for your fans though :-).

Anonymous said...

no issue from me with missing a day every once in a while, Luis. I'm honestly agog that in october you do LBotD AND your regular episodes, so falling a bit behind at the end of it all (and not even BECAUSE of LB? Damn!) is perfectly forgivable.

Gigi said...

No problem, we forgive you, better to have a good episode tomorrow than an unwatchable episode today :)

Thorsten said...

What - no comment here? Then I'll say it:

It's okay, take your time. Thanks for letting us know and keep up the good work!

Alucard Wolfman said...

Hey, just wanna say its good that u stil is alive, and even better that u Can live a normal live, like your reviews/series, Nice going on the twist'n'turn u make, better then Shamalan, so its just a Hey from a guy from Denmark and thumbs up to a great comedy/critic

Lewis Lovhaug said...

Tom, I have to presume that you meant LAST Saturday, which in turn makes me scratch my head, since it's pretty obvious from the very blog post you commented on that I was going to be unavailable to do anything like that last week.

As it happens, though, if you actually need it for THIS week, I'm afraid I can't help you due to my hectic schedule for THIS week, as well. Best of luck on the interview.

Jose said...

It's alright Linkara. I hope you have fun at Youmacon. :)

Demis Harper said...

It's cool Linkara. Your show is worth waiting for.

Also, I know its a typo but I like the phrase "Prioritize things in erms". I come up with all kinds of weird scifi stuff trying to make up what an erm is and why things in them need prioritizing.

Demis Harper said...

It's cool Linkara. Your show is worth waiting for.

Also, I know its a typo but I like the phrase "Prioritize things in erms". I come up with all kinds of weird scifi stuff trying to make up what an erm is and why things in them need prioritizing.

CodyJamesErnestCameron said...

Do what you have to do i just greatful for your show

Felix Brunschede said...

Don't sweat it, you try your best at producing these episodes and in general they're worth the additional wait that sometimes occurs.

Shanethefilmmaker said...

This is a little off topic, but I didn't know where else to ask. A few weeks ago there was missing episodes of the 1st Doctor era Doctor Who found in Nigeria and i was wondering, as a Doctor Who fan, what you have to say about it?