This has been a long time coming, but finally yesterday I unveiled my completed (for now) zoo.
Shockingly, in less than 24 hours, it has already become one of my top 5* most "liked" videos (over all time cumulatively, not just for the first day). I never in a million years would have imagined this sort of reception for the thing. When I look at it, myself, I see all of the flaws, all of the things that could be improved, all of the compromises. I guess I've just been looking at it for too long, and for that reason, I'm glad I decided to force myself to call it "done" (again, for now) and make it official.
Take a step back in time and check out the November 2013 zoo update. Back then (and most of the stops along the way since) about half of commenters were telling me what I "should" do or what all was "wrong" with what was already "done." I hope folks who have followed along since the start can now see the major lessons of the whole series of work-in-progress posts & videos:
- A good plan can sometimes take months (or even years) to execute, what with the rest of everything in life continuing along the way.
- MOC-making is a process, and creations don't start out looking complete & polished!
- A little bit of patience and dedication can go a long way!
* Update: Two days later, it's #1.