MCRmy Census, #ProjectSnowflake and Project-Esque Updates

  It occurred to me that I haven’t been keeping the universe (you lot) updated with regards to my project-shaped goings on, so by way of explanation I’ve created a hypothetical Q&A with myself, answering any wonderings you may have had, while simultaneously boosting my Christmas-needing self-esteem:

How come you can spit out work like Nail Varnish but not tell us news about the MCRmy Census?
I have slow and fast burning projects. Fast burning ones, such as Nail Varnish, happen within a matter of days or weeks – I write, I submit, maybe something comes of it. Post submission, it’s not my job anymore. Slow burning projects take longer – weeks or months. They might naturally require more work to complete, or my life might take precedent partway through (yeah, life. Contrary to popular belief, I do have one). Or both. The Census is huge. If I had known the work needed, I would have definitely postponed it to after my exams, or possibly my school career. That doesn’t mean it’s not still going. I’m currently on phase four, out of a possible ten. Take the stance that a radio silence is better than a big ‘DISCONTINUED’ banner accross the top of The Webways with an explanation citing reasons why I stopped working…

So, what’s going on with #ProjectSnowflake? There’s two of you doing it, so shouldn’t that halve production time?

Hahaha no. Two of us have lives! Mishty and I are still in the process of creating a video (and if you think that’s easy, try making one with someone you’ve never met in person who lives on another continent, in the midst of exams and technical crap-fests).

You’re still blogging regularly on Indifferent Ignorance and The Webways so why can’t you put more time into other projects?

It doesn’t always work like that. I try to split my time three ways: my real actual life with people, pets and occasional sleeping; homework, a proposed twenty hours of independent study per week and building a UCAS form; and projects – blogs, writing, arty things and MCRmy goings-on. If I have a couple of hours to spare I’ll rework the Indifferent Ignorance pages or do Census scheming. If I have twenty minutes, I’ll catch up on correspondence or put together a blog post.  I also have to work my physiotherapy into my time: I’ve been dealing with arm trouble for two years and seeing a physiotherapist intermittently for nine months. If I had stopped projects months or years ago I might have gotten better already but as it stands – and taking school into account – I have a long-term problem. So it all depends on the day, really.

Sometimes I’m falling asleep and have a panic as I remember that I haven’t Census-ed in weeks or blogged in days and I beat myself up over it… but at the end of the day, my life comes first. I willingly do all these things and they are all part of my life, but they are just that – one part each. If I didn’t have several things going on at once I’d run out of stuff to talk about and go back to watching EastEnders, but that doesn’t mean I exist purely to create online-happenings.

Finding a balance with all these things isn’t easy, but I am getting things done. Promise! In the mean time, if you have any questions about the Census, The Webways, Indifferent Ignorance or my writing (or anything else that you think I might know the answer to, such as “What’s it like having people rub cake in your wheat and egg intolerant face?”) ask me: Formspring.me/ToBeQuiteFrank. The questions can be anonymous and you don’t need an account to ask.

xoxo ❤ #hashtag etc.

F.

P.S. If you’re waiting around for news, unable to function for the suspense, be productive and listen to G. Way’s new music. Or MSI’s new music. Or get off the Internet and do your homework before Christmas kicks in.

#ProjectSnowflake

**UPDATE** We are now only accepting images due to technology and time restraints. But don’t let that stem your creativity!

Original post:

Since it’s Mikey Way’s birthday I thought I’d write something MCR-related for a change (there’s a Mikey art appreciation post on The Webways).

I can’t remember how much I have/have not discussed this, but, along with PerceivedOrder, I have been doing an MCRmy thing called #ProjectSnowflake. It started way back in April during #MCRchat, when Cassie asked if we would like to see Every Snowflake’s Different released as a single. The majority of us said “Yes please!” and after chatting about it for a while, Perceived and I came up with the idea for #ProjectSnowflake.

It is a mission to make a video of Snowflake (or snowflake) related art accompanying a message asking the band if they would consider working with Yo Gabba Gabba! and releasing the song, perhaps as a charity single, around Christmas. The art itself can be in the form of a video (you laughing at the band’s costumes counts as art), a clip of a younger friend or family member rocking out, a painting or drawing, a Photoshop logo, anything. Just show your appreciation for the song and its message, and include the hashtag #ProjectSnowflake.

So far we have this contribution, courtesy of the lovely RabidKilljoy, as well as another piece WP won’t upload:

  I’m working on my piece at the moment, and I’d love it if you lot could get involved. For those of you who have forgotten the genius of the song, it’s here. You can either email your contributions to indifferentignorance@hotmail.co.uk or submit them to the MCRmy.com thread, by 28th October 2012. Hint: it’s my birthday on Wednesday and My Chem-related gifts are always the shiniest.

It’s also a year today since I started 10 Years, 10 Days. How ’bout that… Sceptic Psychic, MCRmy Project Extrodinare Crazy Lady.