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2018

7th February

Today's been a long time coming. Ten years ago I decided I had enough of the lack of writing I had been doing and decided to rewrite old episodes. Seven years ago after a failed attempt at it, I chose Aggressions to rewrite. Six years ago I tried again with a few Season Four edits on the side. Five years ago Aggression was released and so FV was alive once again after five years of no (completed) releases. Today I release the final episode of Reboot Season One, and I guarantee within a few days I'll be diving straight into Season Two.

Yes I do wonder what I'm doing with my life, haha. Almost every day.

Back on topic, I plan to get Resistance Isn't Futile written ASAP. I'm not too keen on leaving the cliffhanger to be followed by Thrown Key Part 2 for too long, since it wasn't a good cliffhanger resolution even when it was new. The sooner that's resolved, the sooner I get to The Love Spell which'll probably take more time than Is/Isn't Futile combined since I haven't a clue how to fix it. Meh.

New Episodes

Reboot Season One, Episode 29: Resistance Is Futile

Site Updates

With the release of the season finale, the original Season One has been moved into the Originals section of the Episode Archive. Tis a bittersweet day. Well it is for me, heh.

I've been busy updating the History section now that Reboot One is done. I've not finished here yet, but Episode Sizes, Log, and a little bit of Episode Trivia are up to date.

"Thrown Key Part 1" has been added to "Marill Re-Reads Season One".

Note: If you're new(ish) here, currently making your way through Season One and you manage to reach Futile before I start Season Two, I recommend if you want to continue reading either checking out the prequels in the meantime. OR temporarily skipping Thrown Key Part 2 as well as The Love Spell, and start with Interactions. It's not just me complaining about them being poor, not entirely. There's another reason which isn't subjective and worth mentioning. Vague Spoilers for Resistance Is Futile and The Love Spell: The former uses material from The Love Spell (and a smidgen of Thrown Key Part 2 but that's less spoilerific), so if you read them after you'll see repeated scenes basically. Spoilers End. Once Resistance Isn't Futile and Reboot The Love Spell appear, definitely check them out, if only to see if I'm capable of rescuing The Love Spell without retconning everything, ha. It's gonna be quite a challenge.

 

26th January

Quick update. Things are *touches wooden desk* going well. The season finale is coming along nicely, although I have had a couple of days rest due to minor *again touching my desk* hand and wrist pain. I say two days break, but it was really one. Today I've been reading through some episodes I haven't in a while, something I do to spot and fix the mistakes. Checking through Five reminded me about the minor changes I wanted to make to a prequel episode I originally skipped over during its season's Reboot. Half an hour later and it's done. It wasn't as bad as I remembered, so yeah, no problem and since there was little to type, my hands are still having a break. Win win.

Edited Episodes

B4FV Season Two, Episode 06: Broken Wreck (one scene extended, another scene edited).

Site Updates

Coming Soon is up to date with the progress for Resistance Is Futile.

I've reformatted Reboot Caretaker to match the other prequels' style and to fix the nasty colour scheme it was using. Season Four will look a little different too, but only slightly. I noticed that unlike the other seasons, the text and headers above each episode were the same colour. Only they weren't, gold apparently looks the same as regular yellow on this computer/monitor and I assume it didn't on my previous computers. So gold's been replaced. That's about it really.

 

16th January

Apparently today is Voyager's 23rd birthday. Happy anniversary/birthday to one of my favourite shows :)

Well it's already time for the first release of the year. I'll be getting started on the next one, the season finale, sometime around the weekend. I don't wanna let this earlier than usual release get to my complacent head. I definitely can't afford to be complacent now, since my available hours during the weekday to write have been drastically cut down to roughly 40-50 minutes, and TBH I fail to see the point of bringing my new laptop in for that. Especially with the fact that my last one was destroyed in that hellhole, so I don't feel it's worth the risk of that happening again, just for 40 minutes. So what little time I have in the evening, or Sundays, will have to do. It's poor timing, so I can only hope the finale isn't that big of a job and that Season Two doesn't need as much time as One did, cos this job suddenly feels a lot bigger now "strangely" enough.

But hey, can't let productive laptop time get in the way of my sitting around waiting for things to do. Speaking of which, my last break is up and I'm already feeling the 2017 misery tide coming back.

New Episodes

Reboot Season One, Episode 28: Live Games

Site Updates

Home page is finally showing the Resistance Is Futile episode banner that I made back in 2013. Yes. No worries, I didn't make it because I was grossly optimistic and/or naive. I knew it was a few years away when I made it, but I had an image of it in my head and I wanted it done. It's aged okay, though 2013 I spat out some of my best work banner wise (IMO duh) anyway so why wouldn't it?

Live Games' original versions; "VTV Live" and "Voyager's Drinking Game" have been added to "Marill Re-Reads Season One".

The usual History pages have been updated; Episode Release Log and Episode Sizes Ranking. One of these days I need to sink my teeth into the old Episode Trivia for both Season One's, I imagine that's a finale update, bit too late/early now.

Reboot Season One's page has been updated for the (I assume) final time before it's deleted. In there I've written quite a bit about the upcoming finale, so if you're interested please check it out.

 

10th January

Hey everyone, happy new year. 2017's finally over and I for one am thrilled. Last year was pretty rough but I'm hoping to put that behind me and get on with it. Today is a general update; a few pages here and there, some info.

This time last year, even though things were already pretty crappy, I predicted that I'd have finished Season One by the year end. And that was my worst case scenario prediction. I think if the flood hadn't happened in October I would've made it. Unfortunately this means I have to start the new year with the final two of Reboot Season One first. Long story short, if things go as they usually do and disaster-free, Season One should be finished by the end of February.

After that, well, I've been torn between Season Two and B4FV One. I've been trying to rack my tiny brains to figure out the best way to do them both. However I've been wasting my time. The only reason I wanted to do the prequels was because I assumed it would be a quicker job, like B4FV2, and so I'd get more done. The fact is I really feel Season Two would benefit from the reboot far more than it, and it would solve my self inflicted dilemma of how to handle the cliffhanger of Reboot One and Original Season Two's dreadful premiere (and following episode). So until I change my mind (again), 2018 will focus on the main seasons. For the time being, updates;

Site Updates

Coming Soon

Some pages, like this one, have been edited for the new year. Episode Log primarily.

Reboot Season Two's page naturally has been updated.

The Season Two ex-movie The Resurrection has had some edits done to it. I talked myself out of anymore after part 1, no worries, or I would be still doing it. Shouldn't be too noticeable.

I did promise that S2 wouldn't be as excessive as S1, and I still hope to keep my word but I'm not too confident. While episodes like Resistance, Resurrection, Saturday Night, yes even Kiss of Death, are in my "minor edits" pile so far, trash such as Dimension Jump need redoing from scratch and episodes like Love Spell I haven't a clue how to rescue without doing the same, but can't. It's gonna be tough to know how busy this year will be.

Once again I'm talking too much. I'm curious myself as to what this year's going to look like and since I like wasting time too, try to figure out a bare bones/worst case scenario "schedule". If you are too, feel free to watch me jinx myself.

January - Live Games
February - Resistance Is Futile
March - Resistance Isn't Futile
April - The Love Spell
May - Interactions
June - Disconnected
July - Resistance
August - Game Over
September - Dimension Jump (I'm really not keen on this one getting the honour of being released on its 17th anniversary. Getting ahead, or more likely a delay would be welcome)
October - Saturday Night
November - F9 Control Failure
4th December (Anniversary Episode) - above and/or Precise Timings, which would be fitting.

Worst case scenario judging by previous post comeback years is 8 episodes, which means I'll only get up to Game Over. Best case scenario, and that's assuming that all of the Season Two episodes are Season One esque reboots, not B4FV2 edits which were mostly not counted above, would be 13. That only adds The Resurrection to the list, which I hope is only an edit anyway but my recent read through of it begs to differ. I think I can safely use the release list above as a realistic goal for the year.


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