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Ben Carswell @Twisted4000

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Posted by Twisted4000 - October 31st, 2014


Well, hey there. It's me. Listen, just thought I'd utilize this holiday to tell those of you who follow me or care at all what's been going on recently, as well as some things I've had up that you may not have been aware of. But first, let me just start you all off with a throwback video, just for this spooky occasion: A Word On Halloween. Yeah, it's old and outdated now, but it's the only Halloween video I ever made, so there you go, deal with it.

Anyway...


First off, my number one personal project for a while has been a game. It's a 2-player fighter, which I would say is going pretty neat; so far there are three game modes:

  • Offline 2-player, which is the old-fashioned "two-people-on-one-keyboard" thing.
  • Single player, which has a fully-functioning AI for the player to fight.
  • LAN multiplayer, where you can actually fight someone on a different computer entirely.

I only got a couple of characters and special moves down so far, and I have quite a few more I have to implement, but so far I think it's going pretty good. Kinda iffy about what I'm going to do with it when it's done, I mean what I WANT to do is get it greenlit on Steam, but who doesn't? We get there when we get there, I guess. At some point when it's in its beta stages I will probably release something showing it, but so far I've basically just been showing my patrons what I have done so far. My patrons? Who are they? Well, that brings me to my next point...


I've recently started a Patreon, which, to my pleasant surprise, has so far actually been going pretty nicely for my standards, I think. Already it's been so helpful for me, I've been working extra hard on my projects (some of them are not my own and eat up quite some time), and soon I'll be able to merely work on my own personal stuff... FULL-THROTTLE. If you'd like to contribute, feel free to! There's a couple of little perks in it for you, as well. Thanks to all who donated so far either way, it means so much to me, you don't even know.


What else? ...Uh. I also have a website, Twisted4kStudios.weebly.com. Actually, I've had it for a long time, going under different names over the years (like no joke, I started it when I was in elementary school, lolololol). What's the point of the site? It's basically a spot where I dump all my stuff I make, and also I post a pretty decent amount of blogs, WIP screenshots, and more there. I need a domain name for it though, I just don't feel like paying for it. So you get the "Weebly" garbage thing at the end, oh well. Check it out if you'd like. Whatever.


So, that's been most of what's going on. There's been a series bumbling around in my head for the longest time, I have most of the actors all ready to voice, but I still haven't finished any of its scripts and haven't really gotten around to it as a whole. The game has mostly been what has been in the way, though. I'd like to finish that stupid thing as soon as possible...

Happy Halloween, assholes

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Posted by Twisted4000 - October 1st, 2014


http://www.patreon.com/twisted4000

So this seems to be getting some pretty positive results to everyone trying it out, so I thought I'd give it a shot as well. If you like what you see on my channel here and you'd like to see more, but at even better quality and at a higher rate of uploads, this here would do the trick!

I don't expect anyone to donate anything, just subscribing or even watching my stuff alone means a lot and is very helpful. But if you choose to do so, that would be even MORE helpful and extremely appreciated. And no, in response to people's comments on other people's Patreon videos, this isn't "e-begging", it's more of a, "hey, if you want to support this animator and get more content out to you, here's something you can use if you'd like" thing. We'll see how this goes...

And by the way in case you're wondering, everything I'm saying in the video is true, it's just that some of the little sketches I draw in it are just over-exaggerated. lol. And I don't have like a billion little commissions allover the place, but I do have animation/storyboard work I need to do for people. With Patreon though, I'd be able to focus my efforts on my own content for you. UNLESS it's a video for RicePirate.

And BY THE WAY I was just kidding about the MLP Homestuck thing, I love you guys, too.


Posted by Twisted4000 - September 23rd, 2014


GO WATCH IT.

Also you can click here to watch it on YouTube.

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Posted by Twisted4000 - June 24th, 2014


Heyo everyone, you know those videos that all just copy each other and they show you little convenient tricks you can use throughout your day to make it a bit easier and they give it a really retarded name? Life Hacks, are they called? Well I made one of those! Well, a fake one. You'd have to be an idiot to think that it's real. But, then again, the majority of the population is pretty idiotic.

I basically just got new camera equipment and wanted to do something with it, and this is what we got. Also, I finally moved to Pennsylvania. I used to live in this general area years and years ago, and now that I just completed high school, I'm back. About a week or so ago I got a chance to visit the Newgrounds office and got to meet the great TomFulp and JohnnyUtah. They're pretty swell people. I plan on dropping by more often in the future.

Anyway, yes, I'm still doing animation stuff, I'm ALWAYS doing animation stuff. Hopefully soonish I should be uploading a cartoon here, but it may be a while, there's a couple that I need to get done.

And yes, the hat I'm wearing in that picture down there makes me look like I'm kinda drunk or something, but whelp what are ya gonna do


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Posted by Twisted4000 - May 30th, 2014


And it's done forever. Forever. I finished it. It's a weird feeling. Like, I don't feel super happy and relieved, I just feel like it's a little vacation and I'll have to go back to it in a few weeks... even though I know that's not the case, but hm.

But anyway, I'm moving back to my original location, Pennsylvania, this June 6th. That should be nice. I hope.

But that's that for now, still working on a game and like three videos.


Posted by Twisted4000 - May 10th, 2014


So school for me ends this week... well technically next next Monday, but basically that's one week. I just have to pass my stupid math class and I'm home-free. It's been a little stressful, but we'll see how it goes. I'm working on a video still, the storyboard has finally been finished (the video is like 5-6 minutes long) and now I'm on the line-work. I want to finish it before I move, but uh... that's probably not gonna happen, lol. Hopefully though. Hopefully. And the game I've been working on is still going. I can't wait to add in the characters in such... but I'll get more into detail on that later, at least, if it hopefully ever gets to that point. Also I got a couple of commission animations coming up soon... I gotta hurry! Why am I wasting my time making these posts? BACK TO WORK!


Posted by Twisted4000 - May 1st, 2014


So, I decided to publicly announce on this site that I do commissions. Yep. Here's a list of what my prices are generally, though they're not entirely fixed, it will depend on what you want. But here you go.

 

Sketch - $9.99

Example

 

Colored Sketch - ~$14.99

Example

 

Finished Character Drawing - ~$19.99

Example 1, Example 2, Example 3

 

Painting Style Picture - ~$29.99

Example

 

Animated GIF - ~$39.99

Example 1, Example 2 (Unfinished)

 

At this time I am not accepting anymore commissions for animations, I have enough of those on me right now. Unless it's like under 30 seconds or something, we might be able to discuss it.

Again, prices will vary depending on what you want and how specific you are. I will also make static or animated icons for you if you wish. For the right price, of course. Though that price probably won't be very much. Who knows.

Lemme know what you think of these prices, too expensive, too cheap, whatever. I haven't really made a post like this before, generally when I do commissions people come to me or I offer it to them personally and these are generally the prices that we agree with. They're happy with it, maybe you will be.

And remember, I'm still practicing. When you commissions me, more than likely, it will end up looking better than the examples I have shown up there. Some of them are kinda old.

If you're interested at all, feel free to message me either here on Newgrounds, Tumblr, deviantART, or YouTube. Or email me at Twisted4000@yahoo.com. Thanks.

 


Posted by Twisted4000 - April 24th, 2014


I hate making an FP post when I didn't actually upload anything, but some may be wondering about this. Or maybe no one is. But either way, here you go.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, for some people) I won't be making it to Pico Day this year. This was a pretty big disappointment to me, as I really wanted to meet Tom and a couple others. I was GOING to, but a couple of things came up, for one thing, I can't miss like 1-2 more days of school this quarter (AVP, which is basically this thing where you go to college part-time of your high school day and get both college and high school credits for it) or else I'll get kicked out, and I can't afford to take any extra classes to get those last credits I need to graduate. Not only that, but money has been an issue.

But the good news is, I'm moving to PA this Summer! Late May or early June. Ambler, PA, to be precise, which is like a few minutes away from the NG office, so during that time I'll be able to meet the guys over there, so that's pretty nice. I'm really excited to see my days of school come to an end and finally start adulthood, with my new life over in Pennsylvania. Can't wait.

Other than that, there is a video I'm working on, OF COURSE there is, there always is, as well as commission work I've been doing. Oh and that game I mentioned a while back. Mhm.

If any of you are interested though, I upload artwork I'm practicing on over in the portal every-so-often, so you may want to take a look at it. Hopefully I'll get somewhere with it. I also have a Tumblr. Well I had one for a few years, but there's the news again. If you actually want a link to it instead of just reading the fact that I have a Tumblr, you can go ahead and look at it on my page here on NG.

Oh and I'll be accepting art commissions at this time, if you want a character of yours drawn or whatever lemme know and we'll discuss it. Thanks. The end.


Posted by Twisted4000 - March 7th, 2014


Video I made, actually I wrote it like last August I think? But I finally had a little bit of time to actually make it a few weeks after I finished Magic Wand Infomercial.

You can watch on Newgrounds right here. You can also watch it on YouTube here.

I want to make a sort of longer video soon (oh what am I saying, I WANT to? No, I don't want to at all, but I want to FINISH one). Still thinking of a plot and such. There's also a LAN multiplayer fighting game I've been making for the past month or so, but it's still in really early stages so we'll see how that goes.

And a big thanks to Tom for the front-page and shoutout! Thank you so much, none of this would be possible without him.


Posted by Twisted4000 - February 3rd, 2014


Uploaded this here a few days ago, here it is on the glorious Newgrounds. And here it is on YouTube. Took maybe like a month or two of total time to make, but it was stretched out for almost half of a year due to other projects that were keeping me busy, such as A-Hole in Time, the one I did for RicePirate.

2014... it's uh... kind of off to a... start... to say the least... yeah, enjoy the film.

 

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