Clearing Things Up
Okay, so it’s been kind of a rough few days and there was a lot of misinformation going around, and things were said that shouldn’t have been, but we’ve all talked things over and it’s all cool now.
Yes, the CoLab is closing… kind of… Wait! Don’t run off!
We had some discussion about the future of the group, which got a little heated because of course, everybody’s pretty frustrated by little content we’ve been putting out lately, especially people in the group.
So a few senior members have left. Some of them will still continue in their roles, and may pop up now and again in future productions. Others are riding off into the sunset. Godspeed and best of luck with all their endeavours, and many thanks for their years of service, and no, we don’t have any bad feelings towards them. Do not hassle them about it.
Those who remain will be starting a new group. We’ll have a slightly different way of organising projects and things. We’re going to be less of a VO troupe and more of a team who organise projects with voice acting in them and find people to fill roles for them. We’ll be doing more outsourcing rather than always being confined to feeling like a project must have a majority of core members in the cast which was often limiting. We’ll tell you all about the new group when we’ve got it set up. We’re busy making ground rules, logos, website etc. We hope to make it great!
Speaking of the CoLab, the old channel isn’t going anywhere. It will stay up for posterity with all your episodes of Let’s Read Homestuck there and all the good memories.
New content will continue on the new channel. We’ll announce that when it’s ready, probably in January so we can set things up over Christmas. We’re planning for continuation of ongoing series, the shorter ones of which we might rehost on the new channel for continuity, as well as at least one new thing that’s been in demand. Let’s Read Homestuck, we plan to at least finish Openbound, then look at how we feel about continuation. We’ve decided to simplify the arduous lip sync to a simpler style to speed production on the rest of it because we just want to get it done at this point, and I’m sure you all do to.
I’d like to apologise formally for any distress caused by assumptions and miscommunication. It’s been a rough few days, tempers got frayed and we all had to take a good honest look at ourselves, which is never easy. Suffice it to say, things have calmed down, we’ve come to an agreement on friendly terms, and we’re going to continue on. Alex is leaving us and will be in charge of the old channel. Ryan and I are organising the new group. We’ll let you know any more when we have concrete facts to go on and things set up.
-Admin Kate, who is going somewhere, but hopefully somewhere good with all of you.