This week on Emptyeye.com…again, not much happened.
I did a lot of thinking about the site, and very little actually acting on it, either in recording new music or promotion. One of the things I’m looking at is using Project Wonderful for ads. It’s essentially a never-ending EBay auction for adspace on the participating sites. One of the main men behind the scenes is one Ryan North of Dinosaur Comics fame; as such, most of the clients are other webcomics. And that’s fine, as it would certainly be a different audience for me. You can click on Ryan’s name and scroll down a bit to sort of see it in action. The money is per day, so if, for instance, I wanted a little emptyeye.com button on Qwantz, I’d have to pay $2/day (As of right now; the price can actually fluctuate). There are a lot of sites participating in it, most of them smaller than Dino Comics (Which is big enough that, as I understand it, Ryan actually lives off of the merchandising based around it). There’s a lot of advanced options too, but that’s the gist of it.
I’ve also occasionally mentioned doing commentary for my speedruns, which I honestly think would be the best, quickest way to get people to the site (If not directly to the music section, which is really the ultimate goal)–the audience for speedruns is huge, and a lot of those people seem to appreciate audio commentary for runs (A couple people have actually said they wish that all speedruns would come with audio commentary). So I think either hosting them here or breaking them up into YouTube-friendly chunks with a link to the site in the description section would be a nice idea. Unfortunately, I’ve fallen behind in actually recording music, and this weekend was no different, so that has to come first.
On the DDR front, I managed to get another home version AAA, which you can see by clicking the thumbnail at the top of this entry–it’s a picture of the Dive remix from DDRMAX2 for PS2. Late next month, I’m actually going to try my luck at an arcade tournament some two hours away in Rhode Island. I don’t expect to win–to this day I have no idea how I managed to finish fourth at a tournament in Trumbull (I’m not being modest–no one there could figure out how the people running the tournament were arriving at the results they did. See the second page of posts here for more info)–and honestly, I’ll be happy just to qualify and make the main tournament; any matches I manage to win will be a bonus. There’s actually one coming up a week from yesterday, but I honestly don’t think I’m ready yet–I hope to head down to the Brass Mill Center machine a few more times between now and then to acclimate myself to arcade pads a bit more–my timing on anything 9 or above is just awful, as you can see by looking at my scores on my DDRecall that don’t have locks next to them. I don’t expect to magically become a top-tier player in five weeks, but I want to improve enough to make a respectable showing for myself. I figure if nothing else, I can write a nice report about the whole thing.
Finally, on the non-DDR gaming front, I’m still working my way through Mario Galaxy. I have 52 Stars, I think. I like the game a lot, as I’ve mentioned before.
Until next week…