Site Updates

Massive Updates to ZeeHive.net

I’ve cleaned up the site quite a bit. I have a lot more to clean up and add, but it’s at a point where I can at least open it up again, instead of sitting it in maintenance mode indefinitely.

Here’s what I did:

  • Added “Watch,” “Listen,” and “Read” sections as the main sections of content.  This helps organize everything into categories, and makes content easier to find.
  • Made new sections for podcasts, different videos, and pretty much all other stuff that I want to promote.
  • Cleaned up the link system.  Now, everything is tiered now, which makes a whole lot of sense when you start clicking around.  It’s easier to see when you just click to different content.
  • Added 5 more podcasts
  • Added a section for articles and writing

I’ve also temporarily removed some content while I figure out where to put it.  I’ll get to it eventually, I’ve just been working on this for two days straight and I need a break.  Don’t bother telling me about issues just yet, I know there’s still bugs to work out, just have fun browsing in the mean time.  You might even find content that has been around for a while, but you didn’t see because of my poor organization!

Brick Armed Conflict

So this is the pilot episode of my “Brick Armed Conflict” series. Definitely a few years in the making, shooting, deleting, reshooting, changing the plot a few times, etc. Take a watch! It might be hard to follow at first, but future episodes will feature a lot more plot development, and a bit more comedy.

It’s an off-week, so here’s a fun picture instead!

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I really love making pictures like these. When you look at a still image like this, you can see some visual discrepancies (such as a slightly jagged RPG flying through the air), but when it is put into a full stop motion, it looks great!

This picture will be for Brick-Armed Forces, the second series of many that I’ll be putting together in the coming months. This episode will come out on Friday the 13th!

Stop motion updates.

So I know I have posted like a zillion updates in the past that said “I’m going to make this video!” and “I’m going to do this project!” and they’ve all pretty much gone down the dumps.

One of the biggest issues I’ve had when it comes to making stop motion projects is that I have very little incentive to create them. Yes, in a perfect world, I’d do nothing but create them for my own entertainment, but there’s no financial sustainability in that regard.

As such, I’ve officially decided to go the route of monetization. I’m going to build a new channel from the ground up, and basically start from scratch. This does not mean I will remove my current videos, nor does it mean any real change for this site. Here’s what it does mean, is that due to monetization, all work must be my own – This basically means I can no longer used obvious copyright materials and IPs and the like. No more C&C related videos. No Terminator series. I’ll have to use independent ideas. This isn’t necessarily a big deal, it just means I need to restructure some of the ideas I’ve already had.

I’m also visiting some old concepts that I once thought of when I was a bit younger.

When I was… oh, 16 or so, I had the brilliant idea for a spinoff series from “Red Alego” called “Teenage Einstein.” Oh boy, would that have been a wreck. Anyway, recently, I revisited the concept, and I have instead began production on another series called “Bert and Nick Do Science.” It’s basically a multi-episode science series (first series without guns!) that will feature the young-adult versions of Albert Einstein and Nikola Tesla performing silly (and mostly fictional) experiments. Occasionally, they’ll be interrupted by their equally intelligent adversary, Mary (Marie Curie).

I’ll also be redesigning the war series I’ve been considering, along with Blue Team Go! getting a reboot as a whole. I’d also like to do some other things, but it will take some real planning (of which I’ve been doing a lot of). I expect to have the first video out in 1-2 months, after which I fully intend on releasing a new video every week or two, depending on how quickly I can pump them out. Additionally, I will rebuild and release most of the videos I’ve mentioned in the past. I’ll honestly be recreating already-made videos (Expect a Bert and Nick version of White Hole), but I’ll try to make them more entertaining by giving the videos more personality.

And hey, in the spirit of adding a picture to each post, here’s one for Bert and Nick Do Science:

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