Hey everyone! I have a some of new things to talk about – some really good and some extremely bad.

First off, I’ll start out with the good news (good news is always better anyways).

I won the mytoons bumper blastoff contest. Did you hear me? I won the mytoons bumper blastoff contest. And Not only did I win the contest, but I was the “Super Rising Star Winner”!

The contest was setup with two different ways you could enter – Super Stars (for everyone) and Rising Stars (for people in school). Out of those, they chose three Super Star Winners and six Rising Star Winners. Out of those winners, they chose one Super Super Star Winner and one Super Rising Star Winner. I was the Super Rising Star Winner!

You can check out the contest page here and my winning bumper here.

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….And onto the bad news.

My hard drive crashed on Monday. Which means I’ve lost just about EVERYTHING! Well, not everything, I at random backed up my flash files in January…So I’ve only lost the most recent stuff that I’ve done (the cooler stuff). I should have a new hard drive by next Monday so I can get back up and running and I will be able to try to save some of the data on my old hard drive. Hopefully not everything will be lost.

Whats makes this really sad is the timing. I have been planing on upgrading and building a new computer in the next couple of weeks….so if my old hard drive would have just waited to die until AFTER I had moved all my files to a new computer, I wouldn’t have cared if it died.

And, I just won the Mytoons Bumper Blastoff Contest. Being the “Super Rising Star” winner, I get my portfolio review by some really great animators…but guess where most of what I have that would be defined as a portfolio resides…yes, on the dead hard drive. Timing is everything…

I’ve got tons more ideas and things I want to work on, but with my hard drive being dead, those will all have to wait.

Until next time,

James

PS…sorry if this is a bit sloppy, I haven’t had the greatest week (except the part where I found out I won the contest) with being sick a bunch and my hard drive crashing…