I mean as long as they have meat, cheese and you got some guac on the side I'm good.
Flickr is a mixed bag, I've been close to making a return and finishing projects countless of times, but it always boiled down to me losing interest in projects as well as the source material the projects are based on falling into obscurity.
This refers to custom minifigs and mocs based on already established universes, which limits your artistic freedom. Whats usually happened over the years on flickr is I make a "return" to flickr for a couple months, finish projects on time then get sidetracked or lose interest and the cycle continues.
To avoid this, I've stopped building mocs based on already established universes entirely, and I'm deep into a now 12 month project establishing my own sci fi universe as well as military faction set in said universe. This will allow me to build upon something over time without any sort of time constraints as well as allowing full artistic freedom.
It was originally gonna be a single rail gun cannon, which in turn lead to the construction of a minifig piloted mech to wield said cannon, which in turn established a faction and buidling style for me to easily expand to become a entire military based faction. It went from 2 week project, to a month, to three months, to now 12 months.
In january I made a reference folder on dropbox as well as a note file for me to write down ideas whenever they come up in my head. My reference folder currently has over 750 images, I keep saving any concept art or image I find interesting and might give me ideas for later builds. Currently listed down are the ideas I've decided to build upon at the moment, but everything including names are subject to change.
Sci Fi Military faction:
Juggernaut Mecha 100% Done
Tank Transporter 100% Done
Covert Stealth Mecha 20% Done
Light Anti-Riot Mecha 50% Done
Mobile Battlestation Walker 10% Done
Thread Based Mecha 0% Done
Death Angel Mecha 20% Done
Rogue Post Apoc Faction:
Armored Tentacle Dragon 10% Done
Giant Armored Sabertooth Tiger 0% Done
Succubus Mecha 0% Done
Self Moc 50% Done
Anubis Godlike Mecha 0% Done
Cyberpunk downtown, exotic club + sketchy corner 0% Done
Sci Fi Military Faction Hidden Mountain Base 0% Done
Too many to even begin listing
All in all my return to flickr is gonna take a while. And I dont mean anytime soon, as when I get to the point in which a great deal of the Mocs are done begins another project of making behind the scenes videos of said mocs explaining the thought process behind the Moc, reference material used, techniques and parts of interest, as well making it look and sound interesting in the first place.
I haven't really talked too much about this with anyone but 2 of my close friends and a couple mentions to other TTV crew members, and mentions of it on the brickfeed podcast, partly because I want to show it all of when its done as a surprise rather than teasers or setting dates which might lessen the quality of what I'm working on. Too many times I've been in a rush to just finish it and post it online. I've used a single month each on the two mocs I've completely finished (though, there's been lots of waiting on bricklink orders as well as back and forth) and I'm intending on keeping this trend for the foreseeable future.
The Brickonicle figs are sort of in the same boat as the other big project going on. Though I'm partly haunted by the issues I wrote about earlier as its a project i'm rather limited in terms of what I can do. I want to get them finished as quickly as possible to keep doing my own project, but at the same time I want to be proud of my work as well, so I'm kind of caught in this little paradox.
Don't think you expected this long answer to such a send-off question, but for those who dig deep enough and are wondering where I'm at I guess this is a way to explain whats going on behind the scenes for those curious.
I'm not dead on flickr per se, I'm just taking a long time preparing my return. Because this time when I'm coming back, I'm coming back hard, and for good this time.