(I intended to post this yesterday adywan, but got called away by the missus) -
Having checked in on ‘Star Wars Day’ to see if there was anything of interest going on with the site, I was sorry to read of all the recent shenanigans around here. But without quoting any of your recent specific comments, I really hope that you’ll just totally forget about feeling you have to stick to any proposed release date for finishing ‘ESB:Revisited’ you are currently aiming for, if it is just adding to any other day-to-day pressures at the moment.
While I’m one of those who are keenly awaiting it one day, I really hope you don’t continue to feel that you’ve ‘kept everyone waiting too long as it is’, or put more pressure on yourself by thinking that - just try to ignore any worries you may be giving yourself on that issue…as the fact is that it’s taken as long as it’s taken due to the considerable amount of complicated enhancements you’ve achieved…and having been one of the lucky few to have seen a very early, unfinished version (along with certain other shot previews from you), I can only repeat that I believe everyone anticipating this project will be completely blown away when it is properly good and ready - and that an arbitary ‘completion date’ is not an additional pressure you should be giving yourself for the sake of the more impatient out there. Personally, I’ve been amazed that despite the considerable ups-and-downs you’ve had along the way, the enthusiastic, sheer hard work you’ve still managed to maintain on it throughout.
This particular thread has been a constant source of inspiration to a lot of us due to your many generous and thoughtful previews and responses over the years, and has generated some worthy ideas from some, along with plenty of humour (and unintended humour!) from others…and these forums will be far the poorer for losing your regular input around here, if that remains the case - I mean, can you imagine the ‘fun/and disagreements’ we’d all miss out on where some of the ‘ideas/contributions’ offered by some for any future ‘ROTJ:R’ and ‘Prequels:R’ threads are concerned…?
So I hope you’ll feel able to return here at some point in the future when things improve, and just take however long it continues to take to get your project 100% perfect for yourself…no matter the time it might still take to do so.
Anyway, I’d just like to add that I loved the addition of the Blockade Runner to the ‘rebel fleet’ pic you released over on your Facebook page yesterday. Very neat to see it in that shot - https://www.facebook.com/swrevisited
‘May The 4th’ continue to be with us all in the future.
(by the way, it was nice to see the Obamas dancing with R2 and the stormtroopers - if we don’t see and eventual President Clinton/or President Trump(!) doing something similar next year, then impeach them I say)