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TIME FOR SLEEP
BEDTIME STORIES FOR ALL AGES
 
  JANUARY 2012
 
DATE: 2012/01/03 JESSEN:
     "Hello and Happy New Year to you! I wish you all the best in 2012! Now, I've re-arranged things here just a touch, most notably adding a direct Like button for the TIME FOR SLEEP Facebook Page which you are welcome to click should you like! Also, I made a minor change to the text on 'Tainted Symphony' to one I felt was more fitting. Finally, I have condensed the Info and Link sections into one as it seemed more direct to have all that information in one place. As for content, here is the first page of 'Owl and Fish-man' chapter eight! I hope you enjoy and I'll see you again come Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/01/05 JESSEN:
     "Welcome! I hope you have been having a grand week so far! I've been enjoying the end of my Holidays quite completely: venturing into Batarian space, scouring the Animus for Data Fragments, engaging in the Titan Trails on Gran Pulse, battling the Heralds of Galactus... y'know, the usual. Aside from that, I have been doing a little sketching and a little drawing and a little prep work for my next bonus story! But there is still much to be done so stay tuned for more information. Anyways, I hope you have a fantastic weekend and I hope to see you again on Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/01/10 JESSEN:
     "Hello there! I'm just off of my holidays and I'm feeling quite refreshed but also quite happy to be getting back to my regular routine. I finished up 'Assassin's Creed: Revelations' and I thought it was the perfect ending to Ezio's story (though I was a little disappointed with the brevity of Desmond's as his story is always one of my favourite parts)! Now, I just need to finish up with 'Final Fantasy XIII' before 'XIII-2' comes out! I've a new page of 'Owl and Fish-man' for you today and I plan to work on quite a bit more artwork this week so, until Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/01/12 JESSEN:
     "G'day to you! Are you well? I hope so! I've been having a bit of a busy week getting back into my regular routine so I haven't had quite as much time as I would have liked drawing (or playing videogames) but as things settle out a bit, I'll be getting back to 'Final Fantasy XIII' in preparation for 'XIII-2' and working on my bonus story for February! As an aside, I'm really digging this new Coin Exchange program as part of Club Nintendo. This month, they're offering up 'Dr. Mario' and 'Majora's Mask' as well as 'Kirby's Dreamland'! I'm going to be running out of coins soon! Anyways, have a grand weekend and see you Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/01/17 JESSEN:
     "Hey there! I do apologize, I'm a little worn out today. I spent a good part of the beginning of the week setting up my new computer (and not sleeping) so I'm hoping to catch up on some rest over the next few days. But I have a new page of 'Owl and Fish-man' for you today and I'll be working on my February bonus story some more this week as well. I'm also finishing up with 'Final Fantasy XIII' (Long Gui, here I come!) as well as getting a little time to co-op some 'Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D' (which I still love more than I think I should). Anyways, I hope you have a grand week and I hope to see you again come Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/01/19 JESSEN:
     "Hello! I'm feeling quite a bit better today after (finally) solving my computer issues and after having got some good rest! I'm planning to get some more artwork done this week and I am looking forward to starting in on my next bonus story! Otherwise, in terms of gaming, I've yet to have a chance to play 'Final Fantasy XIII' or 'Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D' again this week but I'll hopefully get a chance again come the weekend. So I hope you have a good one and I'll see you again come Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/01/24 JESSEN:
     "Hey there, how're you doing today? I hope you had an awesome and relaxing weekend! I ended up playing some 'Final Fantasy XIII' (the Long Gui was easier than I was expecting, though I was quite prepared) as well as a bunch of 'StarWars: The Old Republic' which I picked up mainly due to BioWare making amazing games. It is true what you may have heard: the game simultaneously gives you a single-player game feel and an MMO feel. Plus, co-op conversations complete with the BioWare dialogue wheel is amazingly immersive! Oh, did you hear? 'Resident Evil 6' is due out in November and looks incredible! Check out the trailer! Seeing as 'Resident Evil 5' provided the best couch co-op I've experienced in years, I'm super excited similar co-op will be an option for this. Finally, thank you for going away SOPA now, please, stay gone, okay? Anyways, new 'Owl and Fish-man' today and I'll be back again come Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/01/26 JESSEN:
     "Hello there! I hope you are well and that you are having a grand week so far! I've been sleeping some rather odd hours these days but I am managing to get a fair amount of work done so it's not all bad. I have a new page of 'Owl and Fish-man' for you today so I do hope you enjoy! As well, I should have some news about the bonus story for February soon but I have a bit more prep work to do before I'm set to talk about it. Otherwise, I've just been spending some time finishing up 'Final Fantasy XIII' (almost there on 5-staring missions) and playing some 'Final Fantasy XIV' and 'Star Wars: The Old Republic'. Good times! Have a grand weekend and see you come next week, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/01/31 JESSEN:
     "Hey, how was your weekend? I hope it was a good one! I had a pretty decent (though busy) weekend and even got sometime in to play 'Final Fantasy XIII' and some 'Resident Evil 5' (which I'm replaying via online co-op with a good buddy of mine)! Otherwise, I've been busy prepping storyboards and scripts as well as getting some sketch work in on my bonus story (I'll have a more solid airing date for you on that in the coming weeks). So hopefully I'll get in some more artwork today and get a chance to pick up my copy of 'Final Fantasy XIII-2' which should be keeping me pretty busy! Anyways, I hope you are well and I'll see you again Thursday, cheers!"
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  FEBRUARY 2012
 
DATE: 2012/02/02 JESSEN:
     "Welcome back! I hope you have been having a good week so far! I've been having a bit of a full week but it has been pretty decent overall. I managed to finish up everything in 'Final Fantasy XIII' just in time for 'Final Fantasy XIII-2' (though I've yet to have the time to crack into it, so more on that next week). I also finished my online co-op playthrough of 'Resident Evil 5' and now I'm all the more eager for 'Resident Evil 6'! Ah well, 'Revelations' will just have to tide me over until then. Also, I wanted to wish a big Happy Birthday to my Mum! Anyways, I hope you are well and that you have a grand weekend! See you Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/02/07 JESSEN:
     "Hello there, how was your weekend? I hope you had a grand one! I managed to take it easy for the most part, spending much of my time sketching and playing 'Final Fantasy XIII-2' which is actually really awesome so far! They have polished a lot of what stuck out as issues for many people and they really amped up the emphasis on conversation and story (not that there wasn't focus on story in 'Final Fantasy XIII' of course). As well, I really dig the 'Chrono Trigger'-like aspect of it! Anyways, I`ve got a busy week ahead of me prepping the next bonus story which will be airing here on Friday, February 24th! So, until Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/02/09 JESSEN:
     "Hello, how are you faring? I've had a more than hectic week this week and it seems my announcement for the forthcoming bonus story may have been premature... Unforeseen events have come up which have the potential of leaving me a little pressed for time and, as such, I'm not certain if I will be able to make the date in question. However, I am not certain of this just yet so I will keep you posted over the coming week. All that said, 'Owl and Fish-man will continue to update as usual and I hope you enjoy today's page! Have a grand weekend and see you again come Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/02/14 JESSEN:
     "Hey, how was your weekend? I must apologize but I am feeling quite under-the-weather today and have been since the weekend. I'm currently without a voice as well which is making work a bit of a challenge. But I have a new page of 'Owl and Fish-man' for you today and I am still doing my best to see what will happen with the bonus story at the end of this month... but I'll keep you posted on that when I know more. Anyways, I hope you have a happy St. Valentine's Day and a grand week and I'll see you again come Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/02/16 JESSEN:
     "Hello there. I am, unfortunately, still quite sick complete with a nasty case of laryngitis. However, I have managed to keep up with my artwork a little and I have for you a new page of 'Owl and Fish-man' today (though I'm still pacing things the best I can in terms of the bonus story for this month...). Over the weekend I plan to rest and get in some more time with 'Final Fantasy XIII-2' which I'm still quite digging! If you're on the fence about it still, I recommend renting it or trying out the demo as, even if you weren't totally thrilled with 'Final Fantasy XIII', you may be surprised by 'XIII-2'! Anyways, have a grand weekend and see you Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/02/21 JESSEN:
     "Hello again! I'm finally starting to feel better and I am over the worst of my laryngitis so I'm quite happy to be getting back to business as usual! While I was sick, I had some time to play some 'Final Fantasy XIII-2' which is still quite enjoyable. I also had the chance to play the 'Mass Effect 3' demo and can't wait until next month to pick it up! The multiplayer component is also a surprisingly fun treat so I recommend picking up the demo and trying it out if you haven't already. Additionally, I am still doing my best to put together a bonus story for Friday so I'll have to let you know on Thursday whether or not there will, in fact, be one. Sorry for the late notice but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Until then, enjoy the new page of 'Owl and Fish-man' and have yourself a grand week, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/02/23 JESSEN:
     "Hey there, it's been one exhausting week for me but I have some good news: there will be a bonus story being posted (at some point) tomorrow! So check back in tomorrow for a full chapter of a different story! Aside from recovering from my nasty cold, working like crazy and spending my free time inking the bonus story, I have had a tiny bit of gaming time which is a perfect fit for 'Asura's Wrath'! I just picked it up and I highly recommend it for fans of anime and/or crazy action games! It is divided up into old-school anime episodes complete with commercial dividers and a 'next time on...' section at the end of each episode. It takes the best of crazy action games and combines it with the best kind of quick-time events and a high degree of story emphasis (a big selling point for me). So, again, check out the demo if you're curious! Anyways, back to work for me and I hope to see you here tomorrow, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/02/24 JESSEN:
     "G'day to you! As you may know, I was uncertain as to whether or not I would be able to air a bonus story this month due to a rather hectic schedule in my personal life. However, while I was unable to complete the chapter of the new story I was working on (and not wanting to rush it), I managed to ink and reformat an older story that aired on my site many years ago in a very rough, sketchy form (and one I had considered posting as my first bonus story). So, I present to you the third bonus story: 'Bleeding Hearts'! It's a short, simple story that will be the first in a set of three. This story is done in my older style as it has been reformatted rather than re-illustrated (though the inking is new and adds a little polish to it). I hope you enjoy and I'm looking forward to brining you a new bonus story in April! Cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/02/28 JESSEN:
     "Hello there! I hope you are well and that you had a grand weekend! I had a pretty relaxing one (I even had a chance to finish up 'Asura's Wrath' and am eager to see what comes in terms of DLC) as things are starting to settle down a little around here. Today it's back to business-as-usual: working away on 'Owl and Fish-man' as well as storyboarding my April bonus story (this month's bonus story 'Bleeding Hearts' can be found in the Archive and, while the story is pretty simplistic, there are two more chapters that will build on the mythology that the main character is a part of so stay tuned for information on that). Anyways, have yourself a grand week, enjoy the new page of 'Owl and Fish-man and see you Thursday, cheers!"
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  MARCH 2012
 
DATE: 2012/03/01 JESSEN:
     "Good day to you! I hope you are well! I've been having a bit of a busy week but certainly not as busy as last week! I've been working on getting my next bonus story prepared (the bonus story for this month is in the Archive section) as well as getting caught up on my 'Owl and Fish-man' work. As well, I've had a little more time to play some 'Final Fantasy XIII-2' and I even downloaded the new DLC concerning Sazh which I'm really, really looking forward to! But I had better hurry up what with 'Mass Effect 3' landing next week along with 'Silent Hill HD Collection' (with 2 more 'Silent Hill' games coming later in the month). Now, if only I could stop sleeping then I'd have time for everything! Anyways, have a grand weekend and see you come Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/03/06 JESSEN:
     "Hello there, I certainly hope you are well! I had a bit of a busier weekend than I was expecting but I managed to get quite a lot of artwork done which I'm feeling really good about! Things should also be much more on track for my April bonus story but more on that later. I had a chance to play through the Sazh DLC for 'Final Fantasy XIII-2' and, I know a lot of people aren't satisfied with it but I really enjoyed it! I mean, a bonus Sazh-centric story that features two new minigames? Most would charge $10 for this but it was only $5 so I'm on board! Anyways, I plan to start a juggling act as 'Mass Effect 3' lands today and I can't wait, I'll be picking up my copy soon! Looks like I'll be saving two universes at once. Being a hero is tough... See you Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/03/08 JESSEN:
     "Hey, how's it going? My busy week continues with the addition of a back injury! Yay... But I've managed to get some storyboarding done which I'm feeling quite good about! Additionally, I'm about to finish up 'Final Fantasy XIII-2' (which I'm still really enjoying and I'm looking forward to the 'Final Fantasy VI' monster DLC and Lightning's Story) and, while I've yet to crack into 'Mass Effect 3', I'm really itching to so that'll be on the agenda for Friday! Unless the 'Final Fantasy XIV' patch lands (Chocobo Armour? Residences? New Jobs? Yes please!) in which case, I'll have to add another universe to save to the schedule... Have a grand, heroic weekend and see you come Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/03/13 JESSEN:
     "Why, hello there! I hope you are well! I've got a new page of 'Owl and Fish-man' for you today and I've been busy storyboarding like crazy over the past few days so I'm feeling pretty good about the forthcoming story content! I had a chance to finish up 'Final Fantasy XIII-2' over the weekend and I am thrilled with the overall experience! This sequel really polished up the concepts introduced in 'Final Fantasy XIII', threw in some old-school charm and topped it off with an epic ending! Very satisfied. As well, the new patch hit for 'Final Fantasy XIV' and I'm loving the new content! But why, you may ask, have I not started on my 'Mass Effect 3' playthrough? Well, because if you created an original Shepard in 'Mass Effect 1' or replayed 'Mass Effect 2' with an original Shepard then the import of your Shepard is broken. Y'know, one of the key features of the 'Mass Effect' series. I love BioWare but I am not pleased with this bug... Awaiting a fix now. Anyways, see you again come Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/03/15 JESSEN:
     "Hello there. I've been having a pretty exhausting week and quite a bit of trouble sleeping, which is not helping. However, I did managed to get the last of my immediate storyboarding work done yesterday and I'm hoping to get a chance to do some good illustrating today but we'll just have to see how things go (otherwise I'm looking at an art-filled weekend and, with no word on the 'Mass Effect 3' fix, it looks like I'll have some free time). I have managed to catch up a little on 'The Walking Dead' which I'm eager to watch more of now! Anyways, I do hope you've been well and I hope you're in for a grand weekend! See you again come Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/03/20 JESSEN:
     "Hello! I certainly hope you are well! I had myself an extremely relaxing weekend followed by an extremely exhausting start to my week so I think I might be back where I started. Ah well! Sadly, I am without my PC monitor thanks to a problem I have never heard of... So I'm back to my old, low-res monitor for now and hopefully they'll get an old priest and a young priest in to exorcise my new one. I started in on 'Silent Hill: Downpour' over the weekend (sadly, still no 'Mass Effect 3' patch yet or any news on one for that matter) and I must say, while I'm not too far into it yet, it really is reminding me of 'Silent Hill 2' which is both awesome and their intent. So I'm thrilled! Have a grand week and see you Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/03/22 JESSEN:
     "Hey there! So, I've managed to rest up a little bit this week but I'm still feeling pretty worn out. Ah well, the weekend is on it's way! I'm really enjoying 'Silent Hill: Downpour' and I'm eager to see how it ends! I'm really impressed with it's mix of old-school elements and new era innovations. As well, I picked up the 'Silent Hill HD Collection' and I'll be getting 'Book of Memories' come the end of the month. Looks like I'll be spending my evenings in Silent Hill for the next little while (which is not a bad thing for me, the protagonists on the other hand...). As well, I really loved the end of 'The Walking Dead' this season and I'm looking forward to next season! But with my need to catch up on 'Sherlock' and the coming new season of 'Game of Thrones' I'll have plenty to occupy me TV-wise. Anyways, I hope you are well and are in for a grand weekend! See you come Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/03/27 JESSEN:
     "Why, hello there! I hope you are well! I'm starting a couple of days worth of vacation days today so I'm feeling quite relaxed! All the same though, I will still be bringing you 'Owl and Fish-man' this week as this chapter draws to a climatic close! I'm really enjoying 'Silent Hill: Downpour'! Though I really miss the music of Akira Yamaoka I am impressed with how Daniel Licht has maintained the same kind of musical feel as Yamaoka while also playing tribute to his work in the 'Silent Hill' series. The game, as well, has many nods to previous entries and really shows a lot of respect for long time fans and the source material. Plus, the game feels more 'full' to me than other, more recent entries. I'm looking forward to seeing the ending(s) and how it will impact how I feel. Overall, I'm thrilled so far (and will be more so when BioWare finally drops that patch they have now promised). See you Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/03/29 JESSEN:
     "And good day to you! Today I have for the you last page of 'Owl and Fish-man' chapter eight! Chapter nine will start come Tuesday so I hope you will come join me for that. Between my Birthday having been yesterday (and a Happy Birthday to my buddy Dan today) and having had some time off, I'm feeling quite cheerful and have been taking it easy and enjoying myself this week. I'm also quite interested in cracking into 'Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City' but I'd like to finish up with 'Silent Hill: Downpour' first. One city to the next, that's how a roll. If I roll... Do I roll? Anyways! Have a grand weekend and see you Tuesday, cheers!"
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  APRIL 2012
 
DATE: 2012/04/03 JESSEN:
     "Hello there! I hope you are well and that the spring has been nice to you so far! I've had a pretty good start to my week despite my monitor being returned to me still broken and, upon looking inside the box, it appears Samsung didn't actually test it as they claimed... hopefully sending it back this time will yield results. Other than that, I just picked up a bunch of games on the cheap which made me smile (though I'm still finishing up 'Silent Hill: Downpour') and, though I've been quite busy, I have had some quality time to spend on doing new artwork (which has been turning out quite well)! Speaking of, here is the first page of 'Owl and Fish-man' chapter nine, I hope you enjoy! Have a grand week and see you again come Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/04/05 JESSEN:
     "Good day (and good end-to-the-week for those of you in for a long weekend)! I hope you are well and I hope you are in for a relaxing weekend! I've had a bit of a busier couple of weeks than I expected but I'm looking forward to resting up a bit come the weekend. I'm just finishing up 'Silent Hill: Downpour' and, despite the strangely noticeable lag, it's still been a fantastic game. I've opted to pick up and play a little 'Saint's Row: The Third' while waiting for the 'Mass Effect 3' patch (seriously, BioWare? Seriously...?) and, what I've played so far, has been quite ridiculous and fun. Just what I needed for my downtime. Have a grand weekend and see you come Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/04/10 JESSEN:
     "Hello! I hope you are well today and that you had a grand, hopefully long, weekend! I'm feeling pretty exhausted and I'm doing my best to fight off the start of a bad cold. Otherwise, I'm doing well. I spent some time playing 'Saint's Row: The Third' over the weekend and, despite some uneven pacing in terms of the storytelling, I'm getting a kick out of it. However, I'm sure to be switching over to 'Mass Effect 3' soon (finally) as yesterday the patch (finally) landed for PC users and today it lands for console users. Hopefully it will actually fix the issues it claims to, so we'll see soon. Anyways, have a grand week and see you again come Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/04/12 JESSEN:
     "Good day! I've come down with a bit of a bug but my updates will remain un-interrupted! I plan on playing a little 'Mass Effect 3' this weekend but, as I'm sure many of you know, the patch dropped and, at best, is a mixed success. The fact remains that the face transfer between 'Mass Effect 1' to 'Mass Effect 3' was never actually going to work as was claimed. So many customization features were changed or simply removed for 'Mass Effect 3'. So, even now, those options don't exist, resulting in the Shepard import being an approximation... For some people, it works just fine. For others, not at all. I still don't understand why, for the last in a series of 3 games, they'd change the main character's appearance by removing features. Regardless, it is a fairly close resemblance in my case and, while I'm still irked by the whole process, I would like to play the expensive special edition I purchased a month ago... Anyways, 'Saint's Row: The Third' has been keeping me thoroughly entertained and I can at least look forward to BioWare's otherwise stellar writing. I hope you are well and are in for a grand weekend! Until Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/04/17 JESSEN:
     "Hello there! I hope you are well today! I'm recovering from my recent cold and feeling a little more rested now to boot. I managed to play some 'Mass Effect 3' over the weekend and, while I'm still rather irked by the ridiculous delay in patching (and the copious patching required) I'm still really enjoying BioWare's narrative style and the world of 'Mass Effect'! Aside from that, I've been doing my best to get ahead on my artwork (though, as you may have noticed, my deviantART hasn't been updated recently and the next bonus story is coming along a little more slowly than I would like) so hopefully I'll get in some more work on that this week. So here is some new 'Owl and Fish-man' and I'll see you again come Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/04/19 JESSEN:
     "Hey! I'm still feeling a little under-the-weather but I'm slowly but surely getting better. I hope you are well! I've been playing more 'Mass Effect 3' and, while even after the patch I still had to fine-tune my Shepard who still doesn't look quite right (but is manageable), the story is fantastic and I'm really loving the interaction with other characters! I'm quite interested to see the controversial ending and to see where BioWare will go with the next 'Mass Effect' game. I've got more 'Owl and Fish-man' for you today and I'm hoping to get ahead on the bonus story I am working on which is, at present, tentatively scheduled to air at the end of this month. But I'll have to keep you posted on that one... Anyways, I hope you have a grand weekend and I hope to see you again come Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/04/24 JESSEN:
     "Hello! I hope you had yourself a grand weekend! I was down-and-out for part of it due to a migraine but overall I had a relaxing weekend! Unfortunately, though, I do have some bad news concerning the bonus story this month... Due to a more hectic-than-anticipated schedule, I physically don't have the time to finish the bonus story by the end of this month. I may need to reschedule when I post the bonus stories until my schedule evens out a bit. However, this doesn't mean that I am going to stop doing them! Just that I will need to keep you posted on when I can release them for the time being. So I apologize for the lack of a bonus story this month but stay tuned, I promise to update you about the next story as soon as I can! See you Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/04/26 JESSEN:
     "Hey there! It looks like I'm not feeling as well as I thought I was as I've been feeling quite under-the-weather again... Ah well, doing my best to rest up amidst my busy schedule. Again, I apologize that there will be no bonus story this month. However, I'm still working on it as best I can and hope to deliver it to you soon! I'll have to keep you posted on when that will be though... Aside from that, I've managed to spend a little more time with 'Mass Effect 3' in what little downtime I've had and I'm still really enjoying it! I do miss having more in depth conversations with the crew (with dialogue wheel support I mean, as I like that there are now more casual conversation between you and the crew and the crew with eachother). Anyways, have a grand weekend and see you again come Tuesday, cheers!"
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  MAY 2012
 
DATE: 2012/05/01 JESSEN:
     "Hello and happy May! I managed to catch up on some rest over the weekend which has really helped me in feeling much healthier so I'm hoping to get in some good work this week (without over-extending myself of course). I finished up 'Mass Effect 3' as well and I will say the following as spoiler-free as possible: I loved the game and the arc the series took as a whole, though I do feel, as many do, that the ending left me... wanting. I didn't feel it was quite fitting. Now, SPOILERS: I thought the endings were good but not necessarily the right fit for 'Mass Effect 3'. I had the feeling Shepard wouldn't make it (as heartbreaking as it is, especially if you created and became attached to your own Shepard) but I feel each ending resulted in something artistic and interesting though creatively short-sighted. In order to continue the series (which I've no doubt they plan to) they will either have to make one ending more valid than the others to use as a starting point - in effect calling certain player's choices 'wrong' - or will have to ditch all the races, worlds, technology and lore we've come to know and love over three solid games. It's... bold but frustrating. END SPOILERS: Overall, a great game and I'm really digging the multiplayer! Anyways, have a grand week and see you again come Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/05/03 JESSEN:
     "Hello there! Back again with more 'Owl and Fish-man' for you! Still working on getting some work in on my next bonus story but no ETA yet. So, Nintendo has said now that they want to start offering digital downloads of their games for the 3DS alongside the physical copies. However, they are pricing them the same, stating that the ease and convenience of a digital equivalent is equal to the cost of producing a case, card and manual. I tend to disagree with this concept but what I am more wary of is their handling of accounts. With Nintendo, accounts are linked to the system (i.e.. your 3DS) so, if you lose your system, you've lost your digital purchases... which is a harsh interpretation of digital ownership. There are ways around this in the case of a lost system, but it requires contacting the company. Something like the PSN or XBOX Live has you create a master account which keeps a record of all your digital purchases, always at hand and ready for download whenever, wherever. The bottom line for me is that I don't feel comfortable paying full price for a digital copy when it can be lost as easily as a physical copy but has no physical presence (or a pretty case). But that's just me! Thanks for listening, have a grand weekend and hope to see you again come Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/05/08 JESSEN:
     "Hello there! I hope you are well and that you had a grand weekend! I managed to catch 'The Avengers' which was amazing! So well done and so well written and directed, I hope that Joss Whedon will get a little more pull thanks to his stellar work with this. As well, Mark Ruffalo was fantastic as Bruce Banner/The Hulk and the entire movie came off as well paced and well thought-out. Check it out if you're even a little interested! Aside from that, thanks to the YLOD, I am without a PS3 until I can find a Canadian locale that handles the Reball repair. In all fairness, I play a lot of PS3 so it was inevitable really, and this will leave me a little more free time I imagine so here's hoping I'll get in some extra artwork time this week! I'd thought about starting doing commissions, though until I get my bonus stories back on track, that'll stay on the back-burner. Anyways, have a grand week and see you come Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/05/10 JESSEN:
     "Hey there, how're you? I've managed to get in some good rest this week despite a rather hectic schedule and I'm feeling a little more on top of things today (and I'm even working away on getting some new artwork done)! However, I haven't had time to do much on the gaming front (especially with my PS3 out of commission) but I may revisit some classics over the next little while ('Mega Man Legends' perhaps? Maybe 'Final Fantasy II' or 'Xenogears'? So many good choices)! I'd play some 'Mass Effect 3' Multiplayer on the 360 but I still refuse to pay for the system, game, and internet and then pay again for XBOX Live Gold to play online when every other system offers online multiplayer for free. But I digress! I hope you have an excellent weekend full of old and new and I'll see you again come Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/05/15 JESSEN:
     "Hello there, I hope you had a grand weekend (especially if you are a mother)! My PS3 is well on its way to being fixed (hopefully) and, to bide my time, I've decided to play some 'Final Fantasy II' with a side of 'Wakfu' (as Samsung finally repaired my PC monitor, thanks). I love the old-school 'Final Fantasy' games and the PSP updates of the originals are pretty slick. I'm also digging 'Wakfu' as there aren't many tactical MMORPGs around! However, be warned: the supposedly vast features available in the free version are not at all vast. The free version basically amounts to a demo, which is actually a really cool idea and is handled fairly well. What is not handled well is the marketing, which is a real shame as the game is awesome as it is, you don't need to misrepresent it. Regardless, if you're curious, I recommend you check out the free version (just don't expect all that their site claims). See you Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/05/17 JESSEN:
     "Hello! I've been having a bit of an exhausting week but I am feeling pretty good about getting a little more ahead with my artwork and I'm hoping to get back to work on my bonus stories soon! Aside from that, I've just been playing a little 'Final Fantasy II' and not sleeping, which is not working out as well as I'd like (damn you body, why can't you run on videogames and Coca Cola instead of food and sleep). I do have one question though: 'Diablo III', why do you need an internet connection/why do you keep a portion of your data online? I think I'll just stick with 'Torchlight' instead of a needlessly complicated system where server-load can prevent me from playing my single player game, thanks. And is a real-money auction house necessary? Oh Blizzard... I miss the good ol' days. Anyways, have a grand weekend and see you again come Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/05/22 JESSEN:
     "Good day to you! I hope you are well and feeling rested! I managed to catch up on some great rest and relaxation over the long weekend and even managed to get some artwork done! My next bonus story is still progressing slowly, however, but I will keep you updated when I have some more information on it. Otherwise, I managed to take in some 'Adventure Time' (which is amazing) and played some more 'Final Fantasy II'. All-in-all, quite a fun and laid-back weekend! As a quick aside, have you seen anything for 'Bravely Default: Flying Fairy' yet? I'm hoping they announce a localization as it looks beautiful and plays like the old-school 'Final Fantasy' games (it's actually why they went with the subtitle 'Flying Fairy' as it is 'FF'). Plus, it's the successor to 'Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light' and features another variant of the Job System, which is awesome! Anyways, see you again come Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/05/24 JESSEN:
     "Hello there! Unfortunately, I'm feeling quite a bit under-the-weather since yesterday and I'm not entirely sure why... Hopefully it will pass soon. Regardless, I have a new page of 'Owl and Fish-man' for you today so I do hope you enjoy! I've been working on a variety of smaller art-related projects outside of 'Owl and Fish-man' lately (one of which has been my next bonus story) though one thing I would like to do is post a little more content on TIME FOR SLEEP's Facebook Page (as currently, it's not the most exciting of places). But I'm not sure what you would like to see... Maybe character artwork? Production sketches for current and future stories? Perhaps PC/iPhone backgrounds or the like? If there is anything you would like to see, let me know! Anyways, have a grand weekend and see you on Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/05/29 JESSEN:
     "G'day to you! I hope you've had a grand weekend. I'm still a little under-the-weather but I'm getting there and feeling a little more refreshed after the weekend. Since I've been so busy working on concept art (something that may be cropping up on my Facebook Page) I wanted to let you know that, later this year, I will be shifting stories a little bit. Once book one of 'Owl and Fish-man' finishes, I will be running a new story updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This doesn't mean that there will be no more 'Owl and Fish-man' nor does it mean I will no longer be doing bonus stories, it just means that I'm going to be introducing a new story airing schedule. I'll give you more information as we get closer to the conclusion of 'Owl and Fish-man' book one so, for now, enjoy the new page and I will see you again on Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/05/31 JESSEN:
     "Hey there, how're you? I've got a new page of 'Owl and Fish-man' with the end of chapter nine falling next Thursday. As I mentioned on Tuesday, I am planning to run a new story once book one of 'Owl and Fish-man' is finished. The way I will be scheduling things, though, will make it so you will be able to see a lot of new stories air as well as others - including 'Owl and Fish-man' - continue. I've been working away on concept work over the past little while and hopefully I will have some to share with you soon! By the way, have you heard the news about 'Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate'? Super excited to see more 'Castlevania' and I thought 'Lords of Shadow' was beautifully done. Additionally, this one will feature some classic Belmonts, how cool is that? Have a grand weekend and see you Tuesday, cheers!"
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  JUNE 2012
 
DATE: 2012/06/05 JESSEN:
     "Hello again! It seems after a wonderful weekend I'm feeling quite under-the-weather again... but I'm hoping to be back up on my feet come the end of the week. I hope you are well and that you enjoy the second-to-last page of 'Owl and Fish-man' chapter nine! Chapter ten will begin next Monday as I busily work on some more story content to air as bonus stories and to run following 'Owl and Fish-man'. Also, if you're following E3 at all, I'm sure you've seen official confirmation of 'Dead Space 3' (now with co-op), 'Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2' (for consoles with 'Mirror of Fate' on the 3DS) and more details on 'Resident Evil 6' (Neo-Umbrella eh?). Have yourself a grand week and see you again come Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/06/07 JESSEN:
     "Hello there. My apologies but I'm feeling quite awful today due to this virus so I will be a little brief. Here is the last page of 'Owl and Fish-man' chapter nine, I hope you enjoyed! Next Tuesday will begin 'Owl and Fish-man' chapter ten and, provided I'm feeling better, I hope to begin work on some more story content this weekend. I hope you are doing well and are in for a grand and relaxing weekend and I will see you again next Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/06/12 JESSEN:
     "G'day to you! I hope you are well and thanks for stopping by to check out the start of 'Owl and Fish-man' chapter ten! This should be a fun chapter and I do hope you enjoy! I wasn't feeling as well as I was hoping over the weekend so I didn't get to do as much sketching as I had wanted but I'm hoping to have some new artwork to share with you soon. I have been preparing my next stories (the next bonus story and the successor to 'Owl and Fish-man') but you'll have to hang on for more news on that front. Aside from that, I've just been playing some 'Final Fantasy II' when it's too hot to work and waiting for the return of my PS3. Are you as excited as I am for 'The Last of Us'? If you haven't seen the gameplay trailer from E3, I recommend you check it out as it's beautiful, thrilling and gruesome all at once. Until Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/06/14 JESSEN:
     "Hello there, I hope you are well! I've been feeling a little worn out this week but the weekend is fast approaching so here's to getting some good rest! I have for your the first story page of 'Owl and Fish-man' chapter ten today and, with chapter ten beginning, there are just two more chapters left of book one! I quite enjoy writing and illustrating 'Owl and Fish-man' but I am ready to focus on something else for a little while. I've narrowed down my story list to three and I think I know which one will air once 'Owl and Fish-man' book one is complete (though each of the three, along with many others including more 'Owl and Fish-man', will be airing eventually). Anyways, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I will see you again come Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/06/19 JESSEN:
     "Hey there! I must apologize for, between the heat and my rather hectic work schedule these days, I'm feeling quite exhausted. Though I've been able to enjoy myself in my off hours, my free time has been quite limited. I have had some time to watch more 'Adventure Time' (which is amazing and ridiculous so check it out) and catch some of the amazing videos by Corridor Digital (I love their videogame tributes). I guess I'm lucky my now-repaired PS3 has not returned yet... What's that 'Dragon's Dogma'? 'Lollipop Chainsaw'? No, I can't play you yet... you just have to wait. Anyways, have a grand week and see you again come Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/06/21 JESSEN:
     "Hello and welcome to Thursday! I'm still utterly exhausted from my busy week but the weekend is fast approaching and I'm looking forward to resting and getting some sketching done. I certainly hope you are well and I have for you a new page of 'Owl and Fish-man' today! These last few chapters should be fun and I'm hoping to get some extra content in terms of sketches and bonus stories and the like up and running soon across this site, the TIME FOR SLEEP Facebook page and my deviantART account so I'll keep you posted on that. Anyways, have a grand end to your week and see you again come Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/06/26 JESSEN:
     "Hey, it's good to see you! I've got a new page of 'Owl and Fish-man' for you today so I do hope you enjoy! Also, my apologies for the slight delay in the update; my week has been off to an unexpectedly-busy start! I haven't had as much time to draw lately as I would like but here's hoping this week will provide some more opportunities. I have managed to (finally) play some 'L.A. Noire' which has been fantastic so far. I desperately want to play it in black and white though I find myself a little disoriented when I do so I'll perhaps wait until another playthrough. Anyways, I hope you are well and I'll see you again come Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/06/28 JESSEN:
     "Well, it's been a super-hectic week and I am utterly exhausted. But the weekend is fast approaching so hopefully I'll catch up on some sleep (and maybe even some sketching). I certainly hope you are well! I've been digging into some more 'Final Fantasy XIV' these days (more so then usual I mean) and I'm eagerly anticipating 'Final Fantasy XIV 2.0'! Between the recent communication with the player-base, the fun and informative Letters from the Producer and programs such as Legacy, I'm so utterly impressed with Square Enix's Public Relations (especially in the face of BioWare and EA's complete lack of it). Also: the Steam Summer Sale just can't start soon enough! Have a grand weekend and see you again come Tuesday, cheers!"
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  JULY 2012
 
DATE: 2012/07/03 JESSEN:
     "Hello there! My apologies for being delayed in updating again today; it's been a bit of a crazy week so far. Everything should be back on track now though, so thank you for your patience. My PS3 has been repaired and returned finally though I've yet to have a chance to play anything. I'm really looking forward to cracking into some 'Dragon's Dogma', 'Lollipop Chainsaw' and continuing with 'The Walking Dead'. Hopefully I'll get a chance soon but until then, I'll just keep my head above water with both work and health (though I'm getting a little more work done for one of my next stories so hopefully I'll have some sketches to share soon). Have a grand weekend and see you come Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/07/05 JESSEN:
     "Hello again! Back with another page of 'Owl and Fish-man' (though I'm feeling a little under-the-weather). I finally had a spot of free time to check out 'Dragon's Dogma' and I must say, it's quite well done! Though the textures aren't necessarily as high as I was expecting, the gameplay and story feel like a high-fantasy blend of 'Dark Souls' and 'Monster Hunter' (though I'd say not as punishing as either). I quite like the Pawn concept as well and it's fun creating two fully customized characters to adventure with. All-in-all, I certainly recommend it! Anyways, have yourself a grand weekend and I'll be back come Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/07/10 JESSEN:
     "Hey there! I hope you are well and feeling refreshed this week! I'm feeling pretty exhausted though my health is much better again. Hopefully I'll be able to get in some of that sleep I hear people talking about. So, I've got something a little different for you today. Due to my super-hectic schedule lately, I won't be able to run more 'Owl and Fish-man' for a few days. But until my schedule evens out a little more, I wanted to show you some of that concept artwork I've been talking about for some new stories! I hope you can forgive the interruption and I promise the conclusion of this chapter of 'Owl and Fish-man' soon. So, for today, here is some concept work for one of the stories I have been working on called 'Kingdom's Curse' which is more of a dark fantasy story. Anyways, thanks for your patience, have a grand week and I'll be back again come Thursday with some more concept work, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/07/12 JESSEN:
     "Hello there! I hope you are doing well. As I mentioned on Tuesday, I'm doing something a little different for the next couple of weeks. Due to my super-hectic schedule lately, I won't be able to run more 'Owl and Fish-man' for a little while so, until I can get back to it, I wanted to show you some of that concept artwork I've been working on for some new stories! I hope you can forgive the interruption and I promise the conclusion of this chapter of 'Owl and Fish-man' soon. Today, I have some concept art for a pair Sci-Fi stories I've been working on called 'Wildcard' and 'Moons Opera' respectively. This is a design for one of the spacefaring species in the series. I hope you enjoy and I hope you have a grand weekend! I'll be back come Tuesday with some more concept work for you. Until then, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/07/17 JESSEN:
     "Hello there and welcome back from the weekend! I'm still burning the midnight oil these days but I'm getting there... I think. I managed to take a small amount of time off and went and caught 'The Amazing Spiderman' which I was surprised at how much I enjoyed! I still don't feel that after such a short time after the pervious Spiderman trilogy that we needed a reboot but I thought it was done well enough and I quite like Emma Stone and even Andrew Garfield (especially the way he looked and moved as the webslinger). All-in-all, not so bad (though I think if the rights were back in Marvel's hands we would have seen something truly Amazing). Speaking of superheroes, I have for you some concept work today from a story called 'Darien's Line' which was going to be one of the original stories on my old website back in 2001! This is the main character, Darien. Hopefully I'll be back to some 'Owl and Fish-man' soon but I'll keep you posted. So, until Thursday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/07/19 JESSEN:
     "Greetings! I've been quite busy this week still but I'm hoping to see a bit of a slow-down come next week. Fingers crossed! I have some more concept art for you today, this time coming from a couple of years back. It's from a story called 'Violent Violet' which was intended to air some time ago but I never had the opportunity to get it all fleshed out. Here is the main character, Violet, in a number of expressive poses! Look at her go! Anyways, I hope you are in for a wonderful weekend! I'm hoping to get a chance to play a little more 'Dragon's Dogma' over the weekend but we'll see how that goes... It looks like I'll still be bringing you concept work next week but I hope you're enjoying it so far as I have something planned for the site as a whole... But I'll keep that a secret for now. See you come next Tuesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/07/23 JESSEN:
     "Good day to you and welcome to the re-designed TIME FOR SLEEP! As you may have noticed, a lot has changed - both cosmetically and functionally - so let me fill you in on what's happening. First off, I want to let you know that the focus of TIME FOR SLEEP has shifted slightly. There is no longer a page of 'Owl and Fish-man' below and that is because I will no longer be running this site as a webcomic. The reason for this is that I spend a lot of time drawing, writing stories, creating characters and the like and, while running 'Owl and Fish-man' was allowing me to tell one story about one set of characters, it was quite a slow process and it was just one single story. I will now be updating no less than once a week (though I may update as many as five times) and these updates will come in many forms (sketches, illustrations, comic pages, audio stories) and will be from a wide variety of stories (the Story Categories are now at the top of the page and you can check out the About section at the bottom for more details). This 'digital sketchbook' format will allow me to share my ideas with you quickly and in a more varied fashion. However, fear not! 'Owl and Fish-man' will continue, it will just be updated a little less frequently. So, today I bring you some concept art from a HISTORY TOMES story I've been working on called 'Breathless Knight'! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to look around the site and I will be back again between now and next week with some more content! Cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/07/31 JESSEN:
     "Hello there, how're you today? I do apologize as it has been a little longer since my last update than I had intended. However, I have been working out some of the kinks here on TIME FOR SLEEP so everything should be running much more smoothly now. I've added a Past Updates section to the Homepage here so you can check out all the past updates made to TIME FOR SLEEP in case you missed anything. Though, I have yet to finish formatting all the old pages of 'Owl and Fish-man' but that is coming soon so I apologize for the stylistic delay... However, in the mean time, all the pages are still up-and-running in the GAIA CHRONICLES section (though they are still laid out on the old site pages). Today, I have for you a small character artwork update! I've posted five character pages for you from my TWIST TALES zombie story, 'Tainted Symphony': the four members of the Tennor family from chapter one of 'Tales of the Dead' and a new character - Lizzy Marette - from the as-yet unreleased second chapter. I hope to be back again later this week with some more content but, failing that, I will be back next week with a whole bunch of new artwork! So, until then, have a grand week and see you again soon, cheers!"
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  AUGUST 2012
 
DATE: 2012/08/08 JESSEN:
     "Hello! I hope you are well! I wanted to let you know that I've decided to make a habit of Wednesday updates to add a little bit of routine to my content updates. There will still be times (frequently I hope) that I will update on other days as well but, regardless of my schedule, I will always have something new for you each Wednesday. As for today, I have for you some concept sketches from my FUTURE TEXTS story 'Moons Opera'. This was the design process of the main character, Rome's, armour. I'm hoping to update again this week but we'll see what happens. I've been a bit on the busy side as of late but I did have a chance to take in 'The Dark Knight Rises' which was stellar! I love Christopher Nolan's treatment of 'Batman' and this was quite the compelling and dramatic end of a fantastic trilogy! And speaking of, I even had the chance to sit down and play through the Extended Cut ending for 'Mass Effect 3' and was so utterly impressed! Before, I really felt that the ending was missing something, that it felt like a bit of a letdown after such a well-written, engaging story that comprised the rest of 'Mass Effect 3'. Now, I really feel that BioWare rectified the issue and that - start to finish - 'Mass Effect 3' is solidly incredible. I must say, I was shocked by how much some tweaks here and there as well as a collection of added scenes and dialogue could leave me feeling so satisfied! Anyways, I hope you have a grand week and I will be back soon with some more new content for you, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/08/10 JESSEN:
     "Hello again! I wanted to bring you another fresh update for the end of the week and, as I mentioned on Wednesday, I will now be updating at minimum each Wednesday but I hope to make a habit of updating closer to 3 or 4 times a week. Today I have something a little different for you: some location concept art. Specifically locations from 'Voiceless Songs', a CITY STORY. You may not know of 'Voiceless Songs' but it was the original chapter-based webcomic that ran here on TIME FOR SLEEP. It was actually the first webcomic I ever ran; I started it back in 2001 as a comedic strip but changed the tone and format for TIME FOR SLEEP's official launch back in 2004. Sadly, I was never able to finish the story in its old format... something I hope to change very soon! For today, I've posted three pieces of concept art that will give you a look at 477 Heartfield, the home of one of the main characters, Red. I'm hoping to get some time to do some more sketching this weekend and hopefully play a little more 'Silent Hill 2 HD'. I was terribly frustrated to learn that the patch that fixed many of the audio and visual issues on the PS3 has been cancelled for the XBOX 360. It really seems like a let-down to fans of 'Silent Hill' as well as to new fans trying out the classics on the 360. Hopefully you can still power through the issues and try both HD 'Silent Hill' classics if you haven't already as they really are amazing games! Have yourself a grand and relaxing weekend and I'll see you again soon! Cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/08/16 JESSEN:
     "Hello there! I am quite sorry for my delay in updating this week; things have been hectic around here as of late and I've been doing my best in my off hours to make some small adjustments to TIME FOR SLEEP. You may notice some small aesthetic changes here and there and - hopefully - an improvement in navigation. I really appreciate the feedback I've received so far! As for content, I've added two new sections to each story: Characters (so you can check out the cast for each story) and Bestiary (which will contain relevant monsters, species and the like for each story) and I'm looking to start bringing you some audio stories in the coming weeks but, in the mean time, I have some new concept art for you! Today I have for you a piece of concept art done for 'Bleeding Hearts' when I started reworking the story earlier this year. There are a few more chapters to the 'Bleeding Hearts' story and I hope to bring them to you very soon. When I've had some small bit of free time, I've managed to play a little 'Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City' which I'm surprised how much I am enjoying! The combat mechanics are fairly solid, the lighting is very well done and it's pretty fun to play! As well, I quite like the fact that Slant Six seems to respect the older 'Resident Evil' games (many of the zombies are even dressed like the zombies from 'Resident Evil 2') and it meshes with the canon quite well so far! Anyways, I hope you have a great weekend and I'll see you again soon, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/08/22 JESSEN:
     "Hello, how're you doing this fine day? I'm happy to be here - and on a Wednesday, as promised - to bring you some new concept artwork. As well, I plan to be back again come Friday with some more content for you so feel free to check back then, too. As for today, I'm Unlocking a new story here on TIME FOR SLEEP with this concept illustration from 'Cactus: Gunslayer'. One of the HISTORY TOMES, 'Cactus: Gunslayer' is a Western of sorts with a bit of a Steampunk flare. This first illustration is not, however, of the main character form the story but rather a character who is introduced a little later in the tale (and was conceived after many of the main cast). Regardless, I hope you get a kick out of it and expect more 'Cactus: Gunslayer' art to be arriving over time. I've had a little time to spend with 'The Last Story' which I am utterly thrilled about! I'm so glad they finally brought it to the west and they've done (so far) a fine job of presenting it. Despite the fact that the Wii is certainly not an HD console, the graphics are still fairly nice and it gives it a kind of old-school aesthetic (I find it very reminiscent of 'Vagrant Story'). The gameplay and story are excellent and I love the customizability of each character's appearance. Additionally, the voice acting is fantastic (though I always have a soft spot of British voice acting) and I am eager to spend more time with the game. Anyways, I hope you are well and I hope to see you again this Friday! Until then, all the best, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/08/24 JESSEN:
     "G'day to you! I hope you are well on this fine Friday and that you are in for an even more enjoyable weekend! I wanted to bring you an extra update this week as I'm hoping - now that my schedule is starting to even out again - to bring you more frequent updates each week. Today I have for you two more location illustrations from 'Voiceless Songs'. These location illustrations were my real first attempts at drawing contemporary backgrounds and, while some of them are a little more rough than others, it really gave me a feel for the environments 'Voiceless Songs' took place in as well as taught me a lot about drawing backgrounds. I hope you enjoy this concept work! I've been playing a little more of 'The Last Story' with some dashes of 'Final Fantasy XIV' and 'Saints Row: The Third' thrown in. I've also been keeping up with the news concerning 'Resident Evil 6' as I just can't wait to sit down and co-op another 'Resident Evil'! I like that co-op was included in 'Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City' but I was sad that it was only online co-op; some nice couch co-op would have been awesome. But I can hang on until 'Resident Evil 6' as not only does the game look incredible (and feature more old-school zombies) but split-screen couch co-op is back and, as I've said before, 'Resident Evil 5' tops my list for most fun had doing co-op in any game (both online and couch). Well, I hope you have a great weekend and I'll be back again next Wednesday (if not sooner). Until then, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/08/29 JESSEN:
     "Hello there! I was planning to bring you some artwork earlier this week but I was fairly sick over the weekend and I'm just now starting to feel better so, instead, I hope to be back this Friday with some more content for you. Today, I have for you an older piece that you may have seen (in an un-filtered, lower quality form) on my deviantART. However, I wanted to polish it up a bit and post it here as not only is it legitimate concept art but it also will get the ball rolling, Unlocking some END EPICS content. The story this concept work comes from is called 'The Swimmer' and is a tale I've been working on periodically for years. It connects to a much larger story that encompasses every title in the END EPICS though its treatment of such is a little less direct. But more on that when I start posting some new stories (which should be soon so just hold on a little longer). I'm doing my best to finish up 'Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City' in my off hours as I want to focus my leisure time more on 'The Last Story'. Still really digging both games and I'm looking forward to trying out some of the DLC for 'Resident Evil'. Anyways, have yourself a grand week and hope to see you again come Friday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/08/31 JESSEN:
     "How, how's it going? I've had a bit of a busy week but I'm feeling much better now, thankfully. I hope you've been having a fantastic week so far and that you are in for a great weekend! I have a few more of those location illustrations from 'Voiceless Songs' for you today so I hope you enjoy! These were done a few years ago but I still feel they turned out alright for my first attempt at settings and I hope to be bringing you more 'Voiceless Songs' content soon. I'm super excited for the impending release of 'Final Fantasy: Dimensions' by the way! I've been waiting for a localization for this for some time as it really is just like an old-school 'Final Fantasy' - though, I must admit, I am a little leery of the price. I fully expect it to be worth it in terms of enjoyment, story and playtime, though it is something I'll have to be playing on my iPhone: a device that is not exactly the most comfortable in terms of controls for something like a hardcore RPG. As well, the graphics are far more simplistic than Square Enix is capable of (just look at the beautiful sprites from 'Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection' or even 'Final Fantasy I' or 'Final Fantasy II' on the iPhone itself). I suppose I'll just have to see if it is possible for me to resist the purchase until the price drops or not (SPOILER ALERT: Not likely!) Have yourself a grand weekend and I'll be back again next week! Until then, cheers!"
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  SEPTEMBER 2012
 
DATE: 2012/09/05 JESSEN:
     "Hello there, how're you today? I'm feeling a little run-down this week but I've been doing my best to put the finishing touches on the TIME FOR SLEEP site and I've been working to prepare some new stories for you (with any luck, I'll have some more news about that next week or the week after). For today, I have for you two pieces of concept art! I won't be able to drop in to update again this week so I figured why not make this one a bit of a bigger update? The first piece is a bit of an older one (and my first attempt at doing a digital painting back in the day) and is for the FUTURE TEXTS story 'Silent City: Residual Effect' and features the majority of the main cast. The second piece is one I actually sketched up recently and is for another FUTURE TEXTS story 'Wildcard: Driven' (I've actually reworked the 'Wildcard' section a little bit) and features a very small portion of the main cast. It's pretty rough but I liked the piece and it was fun coming back to these characters that I began working with 10 years ago this month! As a quick aside, I could not, in fact, resist buying 'Final Fantasy: Dimension' though I am very glad I did pick it up! I wish the graphics were a little more polished but the gameplay takes me back to my childhood and if you are a fan of 'Final Fantasy V' especially, don't let the price scare you away. Pick up the Prologue (which is free) and try it out, I'm glad I did! Anyways, I hope you are in for a grand end to your week and I will see you again next week, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/09/12 JESSEN:
     "Hello there! I'm back again after a crazy-hectic week full of sleeplessness and toothaches to bring you some new content! I'm feeling utterly exhausted but I'm looking forward to bringing you some new stories soon (likely in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned). As for today, I have some concept artwork for you from 'Tainted Symphony' which comes in the form of an illustration plus a variant of the piece. Outside of the heavy work week I've been having, I've been spending most of my time playing 'Final Fantasy: Dimensions' on my iPhone. The controls are not exactly the most comfortable but my enjoyment of the game is not hindered in the least by this. I'm hoping that Square Enix will bring us more games like this to satisfy the love of the classic 'Final Fantasy' games as well as the joy of the new and innovate entries in the series. I hope to be back again this Friday with some more content for you but, failing that, I'll be back again next week. Have yourself an amazing weekend in any case, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/09/14 JESSEN:
     "G'day to you! I certainly hope you are well! My exhausting week is finally winding down and I'm feeling a bit better now thankfully! I do have a bit of a busy weekend but I am hoping to catch up on a bit of sleep and be back up on my feet come the beginning of next week. I'm still working away on some new content for you (including some new stories) and today I have a couple more of those location illustrations from 'Voiceless Songs'! I only have a few more of these left to post but they were a lot of fun to do and I am glad to finally be able to share them with you! Hopefully I'll get a chance to get in some more time with both 'Final Fantasy: Dimensions' and 'The Last Story' over the weekend but, for the time being, I'll be more than happy to settle for some good rest and time to unwind. By the way, have you seen anything for 'Silent Hill: Revelations' yet? I actually dug the first movie adaptation of 'Silent Hill' (even though it diverged quite a bit halfway through and Pyramid Head was in it for seemingly no reason other than that he is popular and recognizable) and from the looks of the trailer for 'Revelations' - and from what I've heard about the production - they're trying to keep fairly close to the plot and style of 'Silent Hill 3' while still picking up after the first 'Silent Hill' movie. I'm eager to check it out, to be sure! Well, I hope you have a grand weekend and I'll be back again come next Wednesday at the latest, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/09/19 JESSEN:
     "Hello there, how're you? I must apologize for my delay in posting today. I've been down-and-out since yesterday as I was supposed to have a root canal done but it was cancelled due to a bad infection in the tooth and a subsequent nasty reaction to the prescribed antibiotic. But I'm recovering now from the tooth ache, infection and reaction thanks to a new prescription, awesome support and some good rest. So, again, my apologies! I was hoping to have some really current concept art for you today but I didn't get a chance to finish up what I was planning on posting - but all the same, I do have some concept art for you today! A new CITY STORIES story section has been Unlocked: 'Waning Winter'! And with the Unlock, I have two pieces of concept work for it featuring the main character Savri. I haven't had much time to do any gaming over the past few days but I'm still loving 'Final Fantasy Dimensions' and I got a chance to pick up 'LittleBigPlanet' for the PS Vita so here's hoping I'll get in a little play time with that over the next little while. Fun fact: the DLC for 'LittleBigPlanet PS Vita' so far is cross-combatable with 'LittleBigPlanet 2' and the upcoming 'LittleBigPlanet Karting'! Kudos! Have a great weekend and see you again come next week, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/09/27 JESSEN:
     "Hello again and sorry for the delay! Sadly, my health has been pretty crummy as of late thanks to this nasty infection, cracked tooth and a recent migraine. Hopefully my health will start to improve soon so I can get back to enjoying this whole living thing. I've heard it's pretty exciting! I certainly hope you are well and my update today finds you in good spirits! Today I have for you some concept art from 'Wildcard: Driven'; this piece features the main character - Jeremiah Chaplain - done from initial sketch to final illustration. I did a few of these to give me a feel for each of the cast so more to come soon! I've had a little time to sit down with Square Enix's 'Sleeping Dogs' and I am really enjoying it! I got quite a kick out of 'Saints Row: The Third' and this is even more story based, which I'm really digging. The combat is fun and cinematic and reminiscent of a combination between the combat system of 'Assassin's Creed' and 'Batman: Arkham Asylum' which is a nice fit. The setting is quite immersive as well; much like 'Assassin's Creed II', they tend to incorporate a lot of the native language and the setting really gives you a different cultural feel than the norm, which is something I really am impressed with. I'm surprised the textures aren't a little higher - something I've been noticing in a lot of games these days - but it's a minor fault in an otherwise thoroughly enjoyable game. I hope to be back again come Friday but, failing that, I'll see you next week. Have a grand week, cheers!"
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  OCTOBER 2012
 
DATE: 2012/10/03 JESSEN:
     "G'day, how fares you? I've been feeling a little more rested these days though I'm still waiting on that root canal so I'm not 100% just yet. I hope that this week has been treating you well so far and that you're in for an excellent weekend (especially for all you fellow Canadians celebrating Thanksgiving)! Today I come to you bearing another 'Wildcard: Driven' cast sketch; this one is of a fairly central character - Kenji Sakaguchi - and the second character that was first featured in the 'Aces Wild' concept sketch. Fun fact: you won't be seeing a cast sketch of the third character from 'Aces Wild' as, while she is one of my favourites, she is actually from a separate 'Wildcard' story. Anyways, I hope you enjoy today's content and I hope to be back on Friday (since I couldn't make it back last Friday) with some more content for you! I've been finishing up with 'Sleeping Dogs' - which I'm still really digging, especially with the pressures that have been mounting on Wei Shen as the story progresses - in anticipation for 'Resident Evil 6'. I've got my copy and am looking forward to cracking into some couch co-op with my brother over the weekend. Can't even wait! Have yourself a grand day and I hope to see you again come Friday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/10/05 JESSEN:
     "Hello again, and how're you today? I'm glad to be back with some more content for you today despite not necessarily feeling at my best. I wanted to bring you a couple more of those 'Voiceless Songs' locations; there are only a couple left so I will be posting them soon. Combined, they feature pretty much all of the locations from 'Voiceless Songs' and may even drum up some curiosity in you about the story itself. I hope to bring you some story updates for 'Voiceless Songs' at some point in the near future, however, my story progress has been stalled slightly thanks to a rather hectic schedule. My apologies on that front but expect a steady stream of concept content until I make an announcement concerning new stories to be aired. I've managed to get in a little play time on 'Final Fantasy XIV' since the servers will be shutting down in November. I'm quite eager for 'A Realm Reborn' and really dig the sounds of the housing system they'll be putting into place. Kudos to Square Enix in general on how they really turned things around with 'Final Fantasy XIV'! Also, have you heard about Steam's Big Screen? It's a new feature that allows you to hook up your PC to your TV via a HDMI cable and even use a controller to play all your Steam games on your TV! Brilliant idea to allow people to have a Steam console without the need to buy a Steam console! Anyways, have a grand weekend, thanks for stopping by and I look forward to being back come next week, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/10/10 JESSEN:
     "Hello and good day to you! I hope you are well and that you had a grand weekend (and a wonderful Thanksgiving if you're in Canada). I'm back today with another update to 'Wildcard: Driven' in the form of another cast illustration. These are quite a lot of fun to do and give me (and hopefully you) a bit of a feel for the cast that makes up 'Wildcard'. I'm hoping to have some more for you soon (though I may be posting something a little different next Wednesday). As well, I hope to be back this Friday again with another pair of 'Voiceless Songs' location pieces. I haven't had a ton of free time as of yet but I did get to do some couch co-op in 'Resident Evil 6' and I'm thoroughly loving the game so far! It has a beautiful and creepy atmosphere that is really reminiscent of the earlier games (and certainly presents some parallels to 'Resident Evil 2'). I am, however, a little dismayed by the split screen trend that has been happening these days... In order to maintain the proper aspect ratio when split-screening, they reduce each half on a widescreen TV to approximately 60%-70% of the screen (filling the rest with empty, black space). Now, I know it would require a fair bit of work to reformat everything to give each player a full half of the screen when playing split-screen but it makes it feel as though the screen is being wasted and you really lose a lot of the beautiful environmental detail. Ah well, still a minor gripe compared to the rest of the pros. Hope to see you Friday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/10/12 JESSEN:
     "Hey there, I hope you are well! We've come to the end of the week and I am certainly looking forward to some rest and relaxation! With a root canal (and car accident) now behind me I'm feeling much better, albeit a little stiff. I have for you a content update today in the form of two more location pieces from the CITY STORIES tale 'Voiceless Songs'! I only have two more of these for you so expect them to be posted soon. Additionally, I'm hoping to have some more new sketches (and story news) for you soon so keep checking back! I've been playing a little more 'Resident Evil 6' which I am still loving! I do miss the inventory sorting intermissions that were present in 'Resident Evil 5' but overall, I feel many of the mechanics have been really smoothed out or reworked and the controls are all the more natural and fluid (I especially like the neat 'stumbling' mechanic they've introduced). And just to double my 'Resident Evil' dosage, I've finally cracked into 'Resident Evil: Revelations' for the 3DS. I'm quite pleased with it as well and I'm digging the story so far (and getting to play as Jill again). I am kind of surprised you can't co-op 'Revelations' considering it uses practically the same systems as 'Resident Evil 5' and the same partner system (though supposedly they left it out as it decreased the eerie atmosphere). I also love the implementation of the 3D as it really works for this and adds such wonderful depth! I definitely recommend it! Anyways, have a grand weekend, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/10/17 JESSEN:
     "Hello there, I have a fairly brief content update for you today as I have been feeling extremely run-down and have a nasty case of the flu. I wanted to post something for you today, though, so here is a piece of 'Kingdom's Curse' concept artwork that features a relatively new character that appears fairly late in the tale. I've had a little time to play some more 'Resident Evil 6' which I still love and am moving on to the third story. One thing that really impresses me is that each story is complete in and of itself - with a concrete conflict, climax and resolution - and each story is easily the length of any of the classic 'Resident Evil' titles. Take that fact and then consider each story is also interwoven giving new insights and perspectives as you play through each story (plus the ever-lovable Mercenaries Mode is back) and I'd say you're getting a pretty big bang for your buck. Well, I'm off to get some more rest but I hope you have a great week/weekend and I will be back (and hopefully well) next week, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/10/24 JESSEN:
     "Hello again, how're you doing today? I'm - thankfully - feeling much better now and feeling more myself. I also have a content update for you today! It comes as three pieces of older concept artwork done for 'Owl and Fish-man' and also (I hope) serves to let you know that I have not forgotten about 'Owl and Fish-man' - there will be some new pages coming as soon as I can get a little caught up. These pieces are all from a few years back but I hope you like them all the same! While resting up over the past little while I've had a chance to play some more 'Resident Evil 6' and even cracked into the Mercenaries Mode which, as you may know, I have a strange love for. Personally, I feel it can be a game all on it's own (and literally was with the arrival of 'Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D' not too long ago) and so I've still been getting more than my money's worth from all the content in 'Resident Evil 6'. I'm looking forward to picking up 'Assassin's Creed III' next week especially to see how it will compare to previous entries. I'm really curious after seeing the grand and expansive landscapes and architecture that grew out of Western Asia in 'Assassin's Creed' - and exploded in Italy in the 'Assassin's Creed II' trilogy - how the landscape from the American Revolution will stack up. Well, have yourself a grand week and I will see you again next week, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/10/31 JESSEN:
     "Hello and Happy Halloween! I hope you've had a grand day and even indulged in some tricking, treating and/or general fright. In honour of Halloween this year I bring you some concept art from a rather new chapter in the 'Tainted Symphony' collection (featuring the two main characters of the chapter in question) so I do hope you enjoy! I was hoping to have a full new chapter of 'Tainted Symphony' for today but with my current schedule (not to mention my recent illnesses and injuries) I've not been able to get in the time I'd like on storytelling. But fear not, there will be more story content soon in the near future so I'll have to keep you posted until then. In the aforementioned time I've been laid up by the flu/dental surgery/torn ankle ligament, I've had time to play some nice, zombie-themed games in honour of the Hallowed Holiday including 'Resident Evil 6' (currently doing a second playthrough), 'Resident Evil: Revelations' (coming up on the end I do believe) and - after a ridiculous delay - 'Lollipop Chainsaw' (which I just thoroughly dig thanks to Suda's truly unique style, James Gunn's retro camp twist and the overall amusing presentation). I'm quite content with my current selection of videogame entertainment and I'm even doing my best to do a run-through of the original 'Halo' as I want a fresh comparison base for playing the remake. Anyways, have a grand Halloween, a wonderful All Saint's/Soul's Day, and a grand weekend. See you next week, cheers!"
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  NOVEMBER 2012
 
DATE: 2012/11/07 JESSEN:
     "Hello there, I hope you are well! I'm feeling quite run down today but I wanted to bring you some more artwork so I thought I'd put up some more zombie-themed concept art with this piece from 'Tainted Symphony'. The character in this piece - Drew - is actually from the original 'Tainted Symphony' story (which was conceived as a novel) though he and his fellow cast members now tell their tales in book two of 'Tainted Symphony'. Hopefully I'll be able to start getting some of those tales to you soon but for now, as is the trend lately, concept art will have to do. I've had a little time to play some games recently and finished up 'Lollipop Chainsaw' which, like all of Suda's work, left me feeling quite delighted and satisfied. I also managed to push through 'Halo 1' and 'Halo 2' and have even started in on 'Halo 3'. I wasn't really drawn in by the story in the first two 'Halo' games but the third is off to a good start and I'm really looking forward to 'ODST' and 'Reach' so we'll see how I feel about the series as a whole soon enough. Otherwise, my time has been a little less free these days but I'm hoping to bring you some more concept art soon as well as those last two location pieces from 'Voiceless Songs' as soon as I can. Until then, take care of yourself and I hope to see you again next Wednesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/11/14 JESSEN:
     "Hi there, how're you today? I hope all is well with you and that this week is treating you well! I've got something for you today in the form of more cast illustrations form the FUTURE TEXTS story 'Wildcard: Driven'! This is the first of another set of three cast illustrations; I do hope you enjoy and I will likely be bringing you another cast illustration next week. On a completely unrelated note, may I just pose a general question? Why is it that everyone has been going with the 'less is more' approach when it comes the layouts for lists these days? I'm all for minimalistic design but when it comes to some things (XBOX Live Store, iTunes App Store, PSN Store, SiliconEra's Mobile Layout - places that contain lists of content) it is super frustrating to now have to take extra time scrolling and clicking though formerly well-organized lists (that are now sometimes completely unorganized) that contain less information on each page. Sure the new representative images are pretty and often contain more information on the individual product/article but when you go from having five list items on a page - that I could easily scroll through at a glance - down to as a little as one per page, I feel that an otherwise simple search now takes far longer. And that's not to mention that loading these new pages takes two or three times as long - not my ideal trade. I just wish there were a way to reorganize these things to one's personal taste. Ah well, thanks for listening to me gripe and see you next week, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/11/21 JESSEN:
     "Hey! How's it going? I certainly hope you are well and I hope you've been having a grand week so far. I've been on the mend and am getting back on my feet (so to speak as I can't actually stand on one of my legs just yet... but I'm getting there)! I have another cast illustration for you today from 'Wildcard: Driven' so I do hope you enjoy! This is the second in this new set of three and, said set, is the last of the finalized crewmember designs I have done at the moment for 'Driven' (though I am busy working out the story and adding to the cast as we speak... or as I type and you read I suppose?) Anyways, I've started in on 'Halo: Reach' when I've had the time and I am enjoying it so far. I know a big aspect of the 'Halo' games is the multiplayer but I've just been doing single player story runs of each game and, while I wasn't particularly gripped by 'Halo: Combat Evolved' or 'Halo 2', I did enjoy 'Halo 3' much more and I think I enjoyed 'Halo 3: ODST' the most out of all of the games thus far (despite it's rather weak ending). I love the music in each of the games and I thought the increased emotional depth and strong storytelling that made up 'ODST' was quite welcome.; plus, having Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin and Alan Tudyk supply their voice talents was a super nice treat. The trend seems to continue in 'Reach' and, from what I have hear about 'Halo 4' so far, I do think I'll pick it up and see how it plays out. Well, have a great week and see you again come next Wednesday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/11/28 JESSEN:
     "Hello again, how're you doing today? I hope all is well with you. I've had a bit of a hectic few weeks that only seem to be getting more hectic as time goes on. However, I have managed to get in some time to work on my artwork and that is definitely a nice diversion. I have another 'Wildcard: Driven' cast illustration for you today and, while this is the last of this set of three cast members, I've actually been building on the story and overall cast so expect to see some more cast illustrations soon (if not next week). I haven't had much time to play videogames lately though I have been doing my best to play a little 'Halo: Reach' now and then and, last weekend, I managed to finish up with 'Resident Evil: Revelations' which was thoroughly fantastic. It really is a full-fledged 'Resident Evil' on the 3DS - which is likely why we are now hearing they may be bringing it to the XBOX 360 and PS3. Hopefully I'll have some time to finish up with 'Reach' soon but I've got quite a lot to do these days and I'll likely be spending what free time I have doing up some more artwork. So I hope you have a great week and I will see you again next Wednesday, cheers!"
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  DECEMBER 2012
 
DATE: 2012/12/05 JESSEN:
     "Hey there, how's it going? Things have been a little crazy here but I've managed to get in some more time to work on some concept artwork, some of which I have for you today. I was hoping to get a chance to work on some of the audio story content I have been promising you but you'll have to wait a little longer for that. In the mean time, I will keep bringing you some content work and I will update as often as I can. Today's content update comes from another FUTURE TEXTS story (you'll likely be getting a lot of FUTURE TEXTS content over the next little while as I have been really focusing on the design work for these stories) this story being 'Wildcard: Flock'. I really enjoy working on this story and this first piece of content from the tale is in the form of a light armour design; I hope you enjoy! I haven't had much time to play any videogames lately, though I had a little time to play some 'Resident Evil 5' DLC co-op which is always fun. Hopefully I'll get a chance soon to crack into some of my backlog but, until then, it's just work and sleep. I hope you are doing well and, while I likely won't have a chance to be back this Friday, I'm hoping to update on Wednesday and Friday next week so I hope to see you again then! Until next week, take care of yourself, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/12/12 JESSEN:
     "G'day to you, how are things? I hope all is well in your world. I've been having a busy few weeks but I've been able to catch up on sleep just a little bit so I'm feeling a touch more refreshed these days. I've also had some time to work on some more artwork so I'm hoping to be able to bring you even more content over the next little while. On that note, I have another 'Wildcard: Flock' armour design for you today with another on the way next week. Additionally, I would like to pop back in come Friday with another small update so hopefully that will work out! In my free time I've been on a bit of a 'Resident Evil' overdose; having finished up with 'Revelations' I've switched over to 'The Mercenaries 3D' and, console wise, I've been playing a bit more online 'Resident Evil 5' co-op as well as some 'Resident Evil 6' (and eagerly awaiting the update next week that adds co-op to the final campaign) and 'Operation Racoon City' (finishing up the campaign-doubling DLC). All-in-all I've been digging some zombie (and parasite) killing with the fractions of free time I have cropping up. I think a good RPG or Adventure game may be in order following my time spent gunning down aliens and monsters over the past little while. Anyways, thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a grand week and I hope to see you again come Friday, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/12/14 JESSEN:
     "Hello again, how are you this fine Friday? I hope you are in for a great weekend this weekend and that your day today is a nice one! I'm planning to try and rest a little bit this weekend but I would also like to get a little more artwork done too so we'll see how things go. Speaking of, I have the final two pieces of location concept art for you from my CITY STORIES tale 'Voiceless Songs' (I'm sorry it took so long for me to be able to post them). I had run 'Voiceless Songs' on my very first website (as a 'funny' situational webcomic) and then, again, when I launched TIME FOR SLEEP (as a darker, action-mystery-drama) and I hope to get the story in its entirety to you sometime soon. But, for now, you can take a look at the majority of the scenery featured in the tale at least. I've been working pretty heavily on FUTURE TEXTS stories recently and I'm looking forward to bringing you some more armour, costume and character designs over the next little while with the hopes of getting some actual audio story content to you in the new year (again, I apologize it has been such a long wait). Hopefully you have been enjoying the concept art so far as, even after I start posting audio stories, I plan to continue uploading it as often as I can. Anyways, thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you again next Wednesday! Have a great weekend, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/12/19 JESSEN:
     "Hey there, how fares you? I hope all is well and that the pre-holiday rush hasn't been too stressful for you these days. I've got some more 'Wildcard: Flock' armour concept art for you today so I hope you enjoy! By extension, many of these armour designs apply not only as concepts for 'Flock' - and the 'Wildcard' series as a whole - but to many other stories in the FUTURE TEXTS. These designs have been a lot of fun to do though and I look forward to bringing you some more soon! Next week, however, I will have a small update for you in honour of the holidays so drop on by then if you'd like. I've been pretty wrapped up in work this week so far and, outside of that, I have been preparing for Christmas and working on some artwork and the like. I haven't really had any time for gaming but I have played a little 'Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D' which is always fun and a great stress relief, I only wish they had included more characters, costumes and locations. By the way, have you seen the new teaser trailers for 'Star Trek: Into Darkness'? Good stuff! I'm definitely eager to find out the identity of the villain (though I think we all may have a good guess of who it is at this point). Anyways, I hope you are in for a great week and I promise to drop on by next Wednesday as well! Hope to see you then, cheers!"
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DATE: 2012/12/26 JESSEN:
     "Hello there! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you! I hope you have been enjoying some fun and eventful holidays so far and I just wanted to drop by and give you something small in the form of some 'Snowman's Pants' concept art! Done for the redesign of the TWIST TALES story called 'Winter Wonders', this piece of artwork was something fun to do and I wanted to share it with you in time for the Holidays; so I hope you enjoy! I've had some time to relax amidst clearing out some work backlog but I've also had a little time to play some of the 'Mass Effect 3' DLC (which has been excellent and robust so far) and 'Final Fantasy: Dimensions' (which I am still enjoying the retro Square style of) so it's been nice to just unwind a little more over the past few days. Anyways, have yourself a grand week, a Happy New Year and I will see you again in 2013! Until then, all the best to you and yours, cheers!"
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