Tomorrow, I'll be going back to school as a sophomore and will be mostly focused on homework and other activities. My first year of school after graduating from college the first time over 10 years ago has been a combination of exciting, grueling, amazing, exhausting, and an eye-opening experience. I have made a lot of friends and had participated in a lot of media gigs for the school. I am at a much better place than I was over a year ago where I was working at a nowhere job feeling depressed and defeated at myself. Watch Should We Say Goodbye to Halcyon Days? to get a bit of an understanding of how lost I was to where I was going to go in my life. Maybe when I turn 40, I could make a sequel of Halcyon Days to where my life would be. I believe I would be a lot more stable and happier once I graduate from school, the relationship with my loved one goes to the next level, and my new goal of becoming healthier by losing weight succeeds. We'll see what happens.
The Old School Lane YouTube channel has reached over 5,200 subscribers, which I cannot thank all of you enough for your amazing support. I know that I promised all of you guys a special prize giveaway when I had reached 5,000. I'm sorry, but I've been severely low on cash lately. But once I save up some money, I will get some very special items for the event. Old School Lane doesn't have any sponsors or are associated with any major company, so any little amount of money I make, I use it to support my family. I wish I could give one of you guys a really awesome prize like a Nintendo Switch, but I can't. Even after doing Old School Lane for almost 8 years, we're still very low on the radar. We've come a very long way from where we first started, but nowhere near at the million subscriber milestone. But I'm hoping that things will pick up real soon.
As for upcoming plans for Old School Lane, Remington Keyes from The Nerd Talk Podcast and I had just posted a new episode of Casual Chats on Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling, the newest Nickelodeon special on Netflix. He and I will cover Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus this weekend and Dora and the Lost City of Gold next weekend.
Arun and I will be doing our top 5 best and worst DreamWorks films, talking about the newest film Abominable, and a few other bonus episodes until we conclude DreamMachine until next year's release of Trolls: World Tour. After that, we'll be planning on doing another podcast series that'll be coming out this September, but it will not be another animation studio. It's going to be looking back on a series of films written by a particular author in honor of a film coming out next year. There's also an in depth analysis video on Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie that I've been hard at work at for almost a year that I hope to have out this October, the premiere of Heroic Gem or Junk this September (yes, I know that I've been saying that over the past 3 years, but I mean it this time), and something special for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have a lot of plans for Old School Lane, but just not enough time or resources to get it done.
I'm well aware that some people have been fed up with my podcasts and want to see more videos. Some have even moved elsewhere to get what they're looking for, which is completely fair. That's the YouTube game nowadays. If you don't post the content that people want to see on a consistent basis, they leave. My number of views on my podcasts are nowhere compared to the number of views from my videos, unless I cover a popular topic such as I did recently for Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling. I just want to say from the bottom of my heart that I am really sorry. I hope that someday I will make the content you really enjoy watching, but I hope that you'll be a little bit more patient and enjoy the stuff I'm posting now. I'm just as passionate about it and I've had so much fun with my co-hosts talking about all these great topics.
That's all for now. Hope to see you around Old School Lane soon. Thanks for reading.