Friday, March 6, 2009

I'm done

This image doesn't really relate to anything, except my own feelings on the use of the term 'black dog' for depression. I mean, who doesn't love dogs?

I'm finished.

This project is finally done. Over. I am currently a free agent. I need to sleep. Lots of sleep. It really wasn't fun. It was a pain in the ass all the way to be honest. I can't think of a project I've worked on that has been as tough as this. Maybe I'm just getting old.

But, you know what? I had to watch all the finished episodes over the last few days and it's actually a pretty damn good show. Better than it has any right to be.

But good or bad, the important thing is that it's finished.



Andy Latham said...

Congratulations!! It's been a long time coming! Now go and get drunk!!

Toole said...

How long does this sort of job support your family for, is it only as long as you're working on it or does it set you for the year or you gotta find work right away or how does that sort of thing work.

Red Pill Junkie said...

"But, you know what? I had to watch all the finished episodes over the last few days and it's actually a pretty damn good show. Better than it has any right to be."

Good for you! There's nothing like feeling all that sacrifice and hard work actually paid off and were not useless. It's like enjoying the summer holidays after getting pure As on your final exams.

Take a break and if possible, escape from the city and find a placid setting to recharge your batteries.

Bitter Animator said...

Thanks guys. I so need this break.

Toole, there's another project that is close to being lined up that I'm hoping will happen. If it doesn't, I'll have to look for something else pretty quickly.

Anonymous said...

Did you ever see that Patrick Swayze movie 'Black Dog' where he was a trucker? Meat Loaf was in it too and even that didn't help it to not suck. Not that anybody ever thought it would.

Harriet said...

Congratulations! I'm glad it worked out well even though it sucked along the way.

And what's with the black dog thing anyway? I love black dogs, dogs of any color actually. Why isn't it called the black cobra, or the black scorpion?

David said...


I couldn't believe the relief when I was done with the last mismanaged tosh I was working on.

In reference to an earlier post: the "no printed words" crap in kids shows really grates on me. As does the disallowance of any local slang ("TAKE THAT OUT! NOBODY MUST KNOW THIS SHOW ISN'T AMERICAN!").

Bitter Animator said...

Well, as great as some of the US shows are (at least for older children, not so much for the young or preschool end, except for obvious exceptions like Sesame Street), the Americanisation of television and culture in general is something that rubs me up the wrong way. It has its place of course - America, for example. But over this end of the world, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and I've heard there are one or two countries in mainland Europe, we have a rich cultural history not just in terms of television but simply in how we conduct everyday life.

I don't mind the US shows if they are balanced by local shows. Actually, I don't think it should be balanced - I think local shows should be predominant. But taking local shows and trying your hardest to pretend they are US shows? That's happening all over Europe and I don't like it one bit.