On Thursday, me and Alexx are heading out to Canada! We don't have a precise schedule day-by-day of what we're doing, but it'll be fun - even with all the snow that'll be on the ground when we get there! I'm gonna get to meet all of her friends and family and see everywhere that she grew up - all the places in Halifax that she got to know while she lived there. It's just gonna be one huge nostalgia trip for her, and a bit of an adventure for me, and neither of us can quite believe that it's actually happening. It's been in the pipeline since September, but now it's this freakin' week! Holy shit!
In terms of projects - "This is Normal" will update as usual, though I won't be bringing my cintiq with me (don't quite trust baggage handlers, and it's already beaten up enough from me tripping on the cables) which means no pony comics or commissions or that kind of thing while I'm gone. I'm also sufficiently ahead on my final year film that I'm confident I can make up for any lag behind that I may or may not have due to the time off. All three main characters are animated, the backgrounds are continuing to progress, the music is still being scored as I type - all in all, there's absolutely no reason why I shouldn't be able to relax on this holiday and still come out with a great film.
While I'm there, I may well find time to work on this mermaid comic idea I've been having for ages, so it'd be good to finally get that out of the way.
Also, in other news, I've submitted the film I made for the BBC Listening Project to the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival. I'll hear back in July about whether or not it got in, but fingers crossed! I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much, but you never know. As well as that, I've now opened my old YouTube channel to the possibility of vlogging - just cos I've been wanting to for a while now. Though before that, I'm probably going to post Canada vlogs with Alexx on her channel over the next two weeks to a month.
Think that's everything! All aboard the hype train to Canada and beyond!