SC-AJ wrote:Is there ever gonna be an update on this?
Ah, yes, apologies for lack of updates.
Well, much like the franchise it parodied, the future of TLF doesn't look like it's really going anywhere. Some time ago they attempted a "reboot" of sorts, where I think
it was mostly just Bullidom (voice of Kagato and Clay, among others) attempting to run the whole ship himself (whereas before, Raz did most if not all of the video editing). Similar to what DBZ abridged seems to want to do now (so I once heard, "Lucas-ing" it, going back to re-do older episodes), they had wanted to start the series all over again since the older episodes hadn't "aged" very well (I'm insinuating, at any rate: I thought they held up just fine).
Sadly, the results were...less-than stellar as the lip-syncing and editing in general weren't quite up to par, as deemed by the general YouTube public (people's knee-jerk reactions were pretty negative, and their impetuous critiques were quite harsh). So, to my knowledge the video got pulled (what was the third version of their "Ep 1"), and well that was that more or less.
Between the franchise driving off of a cliff, the U.K.'s increasingly heavy-handed approach at dealing with alleged copyright infringement, the creative ensemble's desires to move on to bigger projects (I can relate) and, I imagine, life in general, TLF's end seems to have coincidentally coincided with a great many things of an altogether different era ("era" it seems, though it was only the last decade haha).
It was a fun run, the bright side being that you can STILL hear the voices of Raz, Bullidom, and Bubblebibbit (or, the artist formerly known as Bubblebibbit...it's been a while since I've checked up on the crew, she went by RimaRegina for a while after TLF's heyday) doing their shtick HERE, with their own home-made animations. https://www.youtube.com/user/RABtoons/videos
If ever they read this (or, heck, I should send them a pm for old time's sake haha ugh life, busy, hectic!), I'd like it known to them and anyone else that I for one enjoyed what they did, and appreciated what they did for us at TenchiForum and the Tenchi Muyo! fandom at large. I wish them the best in their future pursuits, and as long as they've retained that absurd British sense of humor they showed us throughout their various abridged series (Fruits Basket or FMA ring any bells for anyone?) I think TLF isn't "the end" for them, it's just the start of newer, broader horizons.
EDIT: *looks at RABTOONS channel...Australia? Did they move???