I said I'd try to be more regular, including small posts like this one, just to give a heads up, discuss baby steps....Over the last few months, inspired by a grand rereading of Lovecraft, I've been dabbling with the history of the pier, and Jennys lake, creating an origin story for the land, not necessarily for Jenny...Last night I started writing, and ended up with half of a storybook tale, telling of the discovery of the lake and the building of the pier, which cracked the earth and freed Jenny...The intro fable will be told in some other form of puppetry/animation, probably 2-d? cel? maybe cutouts? shadowpuppets? It will bleed into the 3-d world in some way, probably with a transition directly from a hand-drawn still into the first live frame of stop-mo....Storyboarding is slightly begun, but led me on this fairy-tale-intro-tangent.....I'll post the tale when its ready (not completed, cause I'll want feedback :) I worry about being too obvious with the Katrina metaphor. We know that Nola=Nola, that Jenny=Katrina, now we've got Pier=Levee...Nola's man-made protection from the murky depths, to keep her on dry land.....its destruction leads to her death.