Slight Delay

18 Dec

Folks, the 6CD set is delayed a few days. Apparently, the 6CD jewel case from Discmakers is faulty. I’m the first person to order it, and the CD case fell apart upon opening. We tested it (Shaun Rolly is awesome) with several units, then Discmakers tested it and sure enough, it is inherently flawed in design.

Discmakers has been great though. They have offered me brand new packaging option (again, i’ll be the first) that works a whole different way and cannot possible have the flaw. (it’s not a jeweled case, it’s a very intesting type of sleeve design for one) They thus need to be remanufactured, although i get priority printing obviously.

Thus, a delay. Sorry folks.

On Slender Man front, i’m seriously working on storyline now. I have a 1st act pretty well mapped out and am brainstorming ideas for the whole plot. it’s going well. I know the lead female will be named Zoe (Lauren Osborn) and one of the lead males named Tim. Another male will be named Jordan.

I’m considering whether a framing device will be necessary. Do i need a Narrator? If so, what is their excuse for existance. The steampunk opera could simply have a Narrator, no explanation necessary, but the other operas chose to have a larger reason for a Narrator. I believe such a thing would be necessary here if i go that direction. Alas, because of what i did with Lloyd Alan in Dieselpunk, such things as a Chilly Billy/Elvira type of Narrator, while fun (and not completely off the table) seems like a repeat of that idea. Perhaps i need to keep thinking.

So there you go. My apologies, the set will forthcoming. Soon. Sooooooon.


Posted by on December 18, 2014 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “Slight Delay

  1. J

    December 18, 2014 at 2:16 am

    We’ll wait. 🙂

    Glad to hear you’re making progress on both fronts. Use a narrator if you want one, but don’t feel forced to. Maybe just have one (or several) of the characters do some occasional narrative or spoken-word bits like you did so well in The Room Beneath New Albion? Might be a good way to provide that musical feel and structure while also developing the main characters further. Whatever you settle on, I’m sure it’ll be great!

  2. Juliet Fugman

    December 18, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    All is forgiven, Mr. Shapera. The fans can wait and as a teat for you and others, this holiday season, I am making a surprise for you tonight at 6:30 at the Winter Chorus Concert.


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