Posted by Flashlight Antics
August 30th, 2016, 4:47 pm
VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE. READ EVERYTHING!
Today marks an important moment in my internet life. To start, Chaos Reigns is officially going to be concluded. No more hiatus, no more keeping your hopes up, no more fooling myself into thinking I’m going to give this comic a proper ending.
It’s been a long time coming. But it was bound to happen. I’d rather end it this way, telling you guys for sure that it’s done, than allow it to fade into an unsure oblivion.
But, with every beginning comes a new end; a cliché that would make the man who inspired this comic, Rentorian, quite proud.
I am going to be starting to form a new face on the internet. With my exit from SmackJeeves (and soon, Drunk Duck as well) I will enter into the life of YouTube. I’ve begun working on a YouTube cannel and will be making that my main focus for my foreseeable future. With that, though, comes…sacrifice.
Two weeks from today, I will be taking down and deleting my account here and at Drunk Duck. I will be doing a similar thing to my DeviantArt page, though not quite as fully (the removal of all my previous content is as far as I will go there). This is, in large part, the beginning of my “rebranding” as it were. A way to have a fresh start on YouTube and have you guys get to know me in a different way.
The primary reason why I will be keeping this profile up for two weeks is because my YouTube channel will be going live in about one week. This gives you guys a chance to say goodbye to this face of Flantics and hello to the new “face”.
This also gives everyone a chance to scoop up the next thing I have to offer.
That’s right, for the next two weeks I will send EVERYTHING I have on this comic, or any of my previous comics, via a zipped folder. In this folder will be all of the comics, all of the submissions for any of the celebrations, AND (in the case of Chaos Reigns) the chapter map showing just what would have happened in the story if I ever did finish it.
A way to keep the comic alive while still giving an, albeit unfulfilling, ending.
To all my fans of my work, to all those who just got started, to all those who stuck with me from the start…thank you. This comic meant a lot to me. To say goodbye, once and for all, took a lot of thought. But it’s time I moved on. It’s time I tried to make a living out of my internet face, not allow it to remain a hobby. It’s all I have left.
Feel free to PM me, I’ll be active here for another two weeks. I’ll listen to anything you have to say, from comments to requests for the comic archive.
I look forward to seeing some familiar faces over on YouTube, if you’ll grace me with your viewership.
So, one last time…
-Flantics over, and out
April 30th, 2017, 7:16 pm
Posted by Flashlight Antics
September 6th, 2016, 11:15 am
After a lot of work, and a lot of determination, things are starting to culminate into what I want them to be.
It starts with this: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jfakozj6ytingu5/AAALONs0cUVgPs13WMRKASkVa?dl=0
The above link is a link to a specific Dropbox folder. Within this folder are various .zip folders. Included in them are all of my personal sprites, non-original sprites that I have edited or used regularly, and various archives of the more popular comics I've done over the years. Including Chaos Reigns.
But there's more. In the Chaos Reigns folder you will find a few Easter Eggs, as it were. First, I premade a few future chapter covers. Those are included. Second, I had a bit of a backlog of unposted Atril's Files; including two that are total spoilers to future chapters.
Speaking of the chapters in CR, I also added my chapter map to the folder. This map was my way of chronicling the future events in CR. While it was changed a few times since it's conception (which was around the second chapter) it remains the outline I used up to this point to guide the story you guys read.
Lastly, if you guys are interested in viewing my new content, my first YouTube video is officially live! You can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJy3Azp3FUI
I would greatly appreciate a sub. My channel will mostly be gaming (especially at first, since I have no webcam), but will eventually have other content that suits my fancy. I'm not looking to "fit a stereotype" or "play to the crowd" as it were. I'm not in this for the views. I'm doing it because I want to share with you the things I love to do. The money is simply an avenue for me to do it MORE OFTEN.
Remember, this time next week Chaos Reigns, indeed my entire profile here, will be deleted and removed. Share this with anyone you think would be interested in saving those files! And don't hesitate to let me know that something isn't working! I want to make sure that these files get passed on to those who truly wish to keep them alive!
Thank you all, again, for your past viewership. For that matter, any of you who continue to view me on YouTube, thank you even more. You've all been lovely and have made this a trip worth taking.
Posted by Ultimate the Hedgehog
August 30th, 2016, 7:19 pm
I was afraid of this... this comic was and still is one of my main inspirations.
You have no clue how much it influenced my work.
I would definitely like those files you mentioned so I can always look back at this comic.
Also, quite a long time ago, you let me use some sprites of yours (the sheets you use for Shadow and Max). I've since lost 'em but they were pretty useful to me back then. Could I have 'em again?
Posted by SnowTheHedgehog
August 30th, 2016, 7:56 pm
That about sums up my reaction to this. How I personally feel about this decision is irrelevant; but I understand the reasons behind it.
That said, I couldn't stand never being able to look back at this comic, one of my favourite webcomics of all time. I'd like very much to have that folder. I'm pretty sure everybody would. Pretty sure anybody would. To a point where creating a dropbox for it might be more convenient maybe? I dunno.
Anyways, Godspeed, man. I'll be sure to check out that YouTube channel.
Posted by Light-Called-Hope
August 30th, 2016, 8:25 pm
Aww, man. This comic really is one of my all time favorites of this site, and brings back a lot of memories of, well, I'd say better times but I think simpler times work a lot more.
Thanks for all the good times and great stories. I'd love to have that file, I'd be lying if I said I've only read through the archive once or twice since the hiatus began.
Posted by Draven22
August 30th, 2016, 9:26 pm
like a few others have said...gonna miss not just the comic, but this "face" of flantics, but i sure as hell will go to your youtube...and find out what its gonna be...now this and normalcy is for wimps weren't just inspirations for me...these two were the comics that got me going at all, reading the witty dialouge, watching the well done action sequences, the sprites..its what got me to make comics myself, and i really need to try again to do go back and make more..but just know you did help a bunch of us get our start wheter you relize it or not...and as for the folders for the comic...would love to see it, to be able to relive what got me started at all, though i think there are gonna be alot who ask ^^:
Posted by Cryosis
August 31st, 2016, 3:53 am
While I disagree with the need to eradicate the past in order to make way for a different future, it is your choice none the less. I did always look forward to some of the stories we worked on to come to fruition as unlikely as they were with life getting in the way. (hell, this is the first comment i made in 4 years and i cant even remember when i last worked on my own comic)
I am sorry to see you leave and will most likely observe your Youtube channel once it comes.
I would recommend uploading a a zip of your works on something like Mega.nz and place a link here and/or your deviantart to simplify the work for you. (if you prefer to send the works directly i would like a copy myself)
Posted by Denny2De
August 31st, 2016, 4:26 pm
when did i favorite this comic i don't remeber it
Posted by Flashlight Antics
August 31st, 2016, 5:35 pm
To say that I didn't expect a lot of people to want the comic archive would be a lie, but...well, it seems the demand for it (like some of you have mentioned) seems to dictate the need of a sort of "drop box" for it. But, for the sake of...nostalgia...I'm not just going to post CR's archive there. I'm going to post the archive of every comic I've ever done, copies of all the sprite sheets I personally own (no "cameo" sprites, though...they aren't mine to give), and a few bits and baubles as well.
All this to show how truly grateful I am to all of you for sticking with me despite the hiatus. I...didn't realize I helped inspire as many as I did in this community. But it warms me to know that I have.
For that, I welcome anyone who wishes to look me up on Skype. I've not been as active lately (in fact, only yesterday was I finally able to download Skype to my new computer without it crashing the thing), but I will try to be more.
It...is still hard to say goodbye to this part of my life. And, maybe, it isn't the "wisest" of decisions. But the need for change on a massive scale can no longer be ignored. For me, personally, this is the most effective way to go about it.
Keep an eye out for another comment by me in the next day or so. I'm going to work on putting those files I mentioned in an accessible place.
Thanks again for all your guy's support and well wishes. It means a lot. Look me up on Skype. I'll try to keep my eye out.
Posted by Ultimate the Hedgehog
August 31st, 2016, 9:33 pm
I believe I am one of your contacts on skype. I'll message you right now.