There’s a stack of hard drives in front of me, and a small basket put on its side with small hard drives on the ‘shelves’. It’s an attempt to organize an area that tends to be ungainly a day after each organization. Cords strain around in front and behind this area- another reminder of the hasty tear down and set up between these machines traveling to the office or the school and back. Attempts to organize what is on each of them tends to favor whether a file is needed at a particular time, and each new drive is purchased at first to gather projects that have managed to have assets on multiple drives. Consolidation and organizational days are especially nice here since all works stops while the transfers are happening and the actual chores of the house take over, as they should.
At times the level of chaos that is Thunderbean is something I need a little break from, but, just like the school, I get an itch before too long to jump right back in. These are weeks where that little break really isn’t possible, but I’m hoping by week’s end the hard drives will have found their place in the media cabinet in the upstairs closet, leaving only the things currently in progress. With many projects closing in on completion, I’m finding I’m getting restless to get the new ventures started or moving in that direction- but I’ll get these current things out before taking further dives into those new ventures at the moment. I’m hoping to do a more extensive article sometime soon detailing a few of these.
In Thunderbean Shipping News:
Dave, Becky and Becca are doing an excellent job getting all the things out the door this week. The things that are currently shipping (or already shipped as of today) are:
*Secret Halloween 2022, *Stan, Ollie and Islands with Lost People,*1941 Feature, *1955 Feature
Thanks to all for supporting these sets over the years and happy early Halloween!
And- this week’s sort of spooky cartoon: The Great Experiment (1934)
When I was borrowing some films for the ‘Secret Halloween’ set, I saw this particular Scrappy cartoon on the shelf, and since I had never it, I had to borrow it!
Mad scientists and being jolted into the future are as much science fiction as spooky Halloween, but the current holiday is a good enough excuse for me to show it. In this short, Scrappy and his brother Oopy have been captured by a crazy scientist and are being kept in a glass container in his lab. This mad doctor has somehow discovered time travel and jolts both Scrappy and his sibling all the way into 1990 – where the world is actually pretty close to looking like Toronto, Ontario these days. Somehow, from flying around with their Beany-esque copters, they spot Margie, Scrappy’s sometimes girlfriend, being chased on a building by some sort of monster. I won’t give away the rest, but it shares a kinship with some other easy-out endings from the series.
I’m not a good person to ask whether one Scrappy is a lot better than another since, at this point, *any* new Scrappy to me is a treat. That said, even though this isn’t a top entry in the series, it’s enjoyable if you’re in Scrappy cartoon mode.
Have a good week everyone!