I said I'd come back when Obi-Wan Kenobi was done, but it'll be a month since I last updated, so why not? There's big news!
But before I get to that, the Obi-Wan deal. I have not watched it (most likely will when its done, heck I'm busy! I just watched Streets of Laredo and it's four hours!), but the results seem to be mixed. I know "Part VI" is all that's left, but it looks like most people wanted better out of it. I secretly hoped the Grand Inquisitor was gonna stay dead (can't avoid spoilers nowadays), so we could embrace looser continuity and bring back Darth Maul in the New Republic era! The reason I even considered there being retcons was because of this picture was leaked in April or so:
Weird huh? Some guy claimed it was from his fan film called Rendezvous. Okay than, but it looked convincing and random to me. Dead Mandos? But that sure doesn't look like Rosario Dawson. Hmmm...
But to the real news, Project Rya Kirsch has reached Phase III. The first two phases (so far) has been thus:
Phase I was "the search", when I scoured TheForce.Net, Kuat Engineer, and Phispace for fan films. It lead to much hilarity (the discovery of the Bad Fan Films!), and lasted from late 2019 to early 2021.
Phase II was when I started the project on this site in January 2021 (page now lost). Now the world knows about it. This lasted from early 2021 to now, mid 2022.
But now is Phase III. In Phase III, I have finalized the films forever. There is no changing it now:
- Contract of Evil
- Chronicles: Seeds of Darkness
- Broken Allegiance
And so now, Project Rya Kirsch has a name:
Masterworks is a fanseries of weekly episodes to be released in Fall and Winter 2024. For now, that is a goal. More details will be in the new Rya Kirsch tab, called Masterworks, coming soon (the old one will be archived; don't worry). I'm planning it to be similar to a Disney+ series, coming out around Christmas on Fridays, except livestreamed on YouTube at 9:00 PM. Pretty cool logo, huh? I chose Shadows of the Empire font, because that was used a lot in the 2000s era in fan creations, when it was still a big deal.
I'm sure you've all noticed the Lost-and-Found Holobank. This tab is for the old Legends material that has either disappeared or is hard to find or in danger of disappearing. There will be plenty of cool stuff, and the coolest coming soon (I hope) will be the script for something that was once legendary in the fanbase...
Because of the long time I have to spend doing these tabs, I will probably not post for a while. Plus that, I've got a cartoon art blog now. There will be stuff in July, since this is a monthly site, but for now I've got to bang away at these hard projects, so forgive me for less essays and more quiet time on here.
Well that's it for the moment. Keep checkin' back on the tabs!