Wow, that's a lot to say. Time to respond!
I understand the long wait for the next episode and I really want to release it now, but I still have to actually finish the episode. Right now, I'm currently animating the final action sequence. Once that is finished, the animation portion of the production will be more or less complete. Then after that is the sound insertion phase, which will take a few days to maybe a week to complete. The buttons and menus are the last thing I do so when that's done, the episode will be completely finished. So, hopefully I'll finish it sometime next month. I just have to overcome the hurdle with how the final action sequence will even start.
Will it be an ongoing series or will it end? It will end eventually. The second story arc is where it will end, which will contain a lot of episodes. I don't think it's possible for me to glue every single episode into one flash movie because I used two different flash programs to make the episodes before episode 6.4 and after. I also lost all the actual .swi files (which contains all the work I did in the flash) to reformats. The only one I have now is episode 6.4.
If fans have questions about the series, I will answer them. For the name of ludas animans, it is latin. Probably a buthering of the language...*sweat drop* It roughly means "living game", though I believe "ludas" is actually supposed to be "ludus". Anyways, it just means that this video game world has life, a soul, a perceived reality. I've always been a video game fan and always dreamed of actually going to video game worlds and having adventures with my favorite characters (kinda like Captain N). So I made that dream into this flash series. Though I have yet to actually make the main character visit actual video game locations like Mario, Megaman, or Zelda levels (that's what the Action Continent is for).
As for getting rights to these characters or making original characters. That's an impossibility for me since I can't make sprites out of nothing. Plus, it's wishful thinking to suggest I can actually have rights to these characters since they come from so many different companies. I can make my own characters through drawing though. After all, I was working on my new comic book series before halting it and starting work on ludas animans. If anything, I'd like that comic series to be an animated cartoon. I mean I worked so hard on that comic's story it went through like 6 revisions, so I'd hate to just abandon it. When ludas animans is over, I'll most likely continue my comic series, but it'll never reach outside my own house, so no one will ever see it sadly...
Anyways, thanks for the comments. I hope my answers to your questions were satisfactory. Just hang in there for the next episode! Which reminds me, do you or anyone else want a preview in that little NG Mag section? I'd be happy to put out a preview if anyone wants one.
I think I'll end it here now.
P.S. Hang in there!