Artist's Alliance
Artist's Alliance
Draw 'til we drop
Back to News Subscribe

Route 50 Calendar - Change of Plans

Posted December 16, 2012 at 1:44am by Xetajaadm

Salutations to one and to all, your Group Coordinator reporting.

Oh look, it's December.

So let's talk about calendars.

EDIT. Because this is important, so if you're going to tl;dr, read this part.

The calendar will become a school calendar, spanning August 2013 to July 2014. That means our deadlines have reached the summer season.

As expected (at least, I expected), the calendar remains unfinished, but that's all right. The previous news post mentioned the possibility, and considering November-December tends to be the school crunch time that ends first quarters/first semesters, I don't know why I would have ever imagined being done before winter break.

Right, but here lies the problem: 2013 is 15 or 16 days away. Can we finish by then? Perhaps, but let me bring up that this calendar project was brought up to be a fun, collaborative project for those of Route 50 who wanted to contribute and support Route 50 (and thank you all so very much for your continued support. Route 50 would not be what it is without all of you).

However, if a project becomes overly stressful and no longer fun (because I know some of the collaborations have basically fallen through and become solo projects), then the point of the project has basically disappeared. Now, I'm not saying that this calendar is a failure to what its intended purpose to be, but what I'm saying is that I don't want people to stress out and put a high priority on this thing.

I mean, really. It's December. It's almost Christmas. Relax and spend time with those important to you.

That being said, after a long-winded spiel of text, let's get to my point:

Do you want the calendar we are making to be for 2013 or 2014?

If we aim for 2013, that means we're basically going to have to book it and try to get everything done by the end of the year. That means that if we put the calendar up for sale, it'll be available January 2013. Erm. Hopefully.

If we aim for 2014, well. That basically means we have an entire year, so that if people want to make any edits to their calendar images, then by all means, do what you feel necessary since you (and the rest of your group if you're a part of one) are the creator(s).

I'm directing this question towards those who have offered to participate as, because you are the ones working on the project, I feel your input is the most important to figuring out what we want to do.

That being said, I will also raise the point of the mock staff calendar.

To be honest, I'm really hoping no one is actually anticipating it to be good, because my gosh, people, what, why would you spend your money on something like that?

In any event, the idea is like this: I will upload every image of the staff mock calendar so people know exactly why it's a waste of money. Srsly, I'm only doing this to amuse myself what I imagine it to be like. That being said, I will not put it up for sale.

At least, immediately.

If a good majority of people are still interested in buying the staff mock calendar for whatever reason, then I will also upload it to be on sale. I was really tempted to say that all the money 'earned' from the mock calendar (which is around, what, $1-2?) would go to mean as a mean to further dissuade people because, let's be serious, it'd be pretty twisted that I'd be making money off of Route 50, especially making it off of staff members when I don't even own anyone but myself.

So once again, if the staff calendar goes for sale, then the 'earnings' will still go to Route 50.

TL;DR: Current calendar for 2013 or change it to 2014 so basically have the entire year to prepare the calendar (and not have a calendar for 2013)?

Staff mock calendar taking an arrow to the knee. At least, some aspects.

That is all I have to report. If you have any questions, contact me either by base message or PM.

~Group Coordinator, Xetajaadm

December 17, 2012 at 11:20pm
I would rather a school calendar or 2014, finals ate me up and spat me out. I'm kinda burnt out now, but i can get it done by the end of the year if it's what is decided, though a collab with someone would really help me out then.
December 16, 2012 at 7:58pm
It was inevitable. :"| All I can say is, I'll do my best to accomodate whatever people are up to, and I'm going to finish my month before the month is out, regardless.
December 16, 2012 at 6:50pm
Ummm. I guess I'm not the best person to be giving input here, as I'm part of the problem. But I would say 2014 is better, or a school calendar like Fexibledir said. So I don't restate everything that has already been said, overall these two options are better. But we do need to organize our plans. People are busy at different times, and we all put off things.. so we should have gradual progress checking as you previously have done.

Regarding the mock staff calendar, I personally would love to buy it! Perhaps, that would be the 2013 edition? And the collaborative effort would be for 2014..?
December 16, 2012 at 1:45pm
I'm sure I could finish it before the end of 2013. But anything is fine for me!
December 16, 2012 at 11:57am
There's no way to make it like a school calendar (August 2013-July 2014), is there? 2014 just seems like kind of a long way away, although I'm guessing the deadline would be earlier. I'm fine with it being changed, though, since I was really starting to rush to get it done and now I don't think I'll be able to finish it in time for 2013 anyway.

So yeah, I think 2014 would be better. O:
December 16, 2012 at 8:03am
Im too busy with alot of projects already, not to mention getting ready for christmas. Ive gotta say that 2014 would be much better.
December 16, 2012 at 6:50am
Bah. This is a tough one. Part of me really wants to finish this before 2013, and if anyone else wants it finished that early as well, I'm willing work as hard as needed to get stuff finished up.

ON THE OTHER HAND... we are essentially a website of procrastinators, and stressing people out on this too much wouldn't be good, either. But if we -do- change the date for 2014, we'll really need to step up our game and stick with commitments this time around. Personally, I'll probably redo what art I've made thus far if we do extend the date, because I'm guessing I won't 1-2 year old art of mine being printed, eh :B

Basically, I'm good with either decision?
December 16, 2012 at 4:25am
Personally, I think that we should do the calendar for 2014. Right now I just think of it as homework and that I need to rush it because it's almost January. Also, If you're going to send the calendar to here it will take quite a bit of time to ship. Well, I don't know, I never bought anything from the US.
Anyway, that's just my opinion.

Also, I'm probably going to buy the mock staff calendar because I don't have any sort of calendar atm. xD

News History