Who is the Tronnyverse & Tyler Tronny?
My name is Chris Morisset, also known as my internet persona Tyler Tronny. I am a Canadian graphic designer, illustrator, and aspiring comic book author. The name Tyler Tronny comes from my comic book project Shattered Worlds, which also inspired my main YouTube username Tronnyverse. Ever since I was young, I have always been interested in writing stories, creating wondrous fantasy worlds with the desire to give them life.
At the moment, I'm working on a variety of things, including making gaming let's play videos on my YouTube channel, Tronnyverse, and also releasing my first interactive video project, That Torment of Mine! And I will hopefully keep you updated on this journey of mine with my other future projects.
Why are you doing this?
Why am I doing this? Well, it's a long and painful story, but as I've mentioned before, I've always wanted to tell stories since I was a kid. Despite my shy nature, it's always been a dream of mine to entertain people from beyond my computer screen with either my stories, videos, or other projects.
Sadly, those dreams came to a halt between 2009 and 2015. Life took unexpected turns between those years. It was a bit of a horrid fall for someone in my situation. I was in this slightly depressed state of mind and even gave up on a few short stories and film projects that I had because something in me had changed, a strange feeling of judgmental disgust that caused me to see my own work with disdain.
Thinking that I wasn't good enough. I used to think it was because of college, but that was only part of the whole picture. My classes and my friends from college were my only support back then. The more I thought about the origin of the issue, the more I came up with reasons that caused the sentiment of "I'm just not good enough" inside me. There were ups and downs in college, but I look back on those years with far more pride in my successes than I used to do.
Small victories are still victories, but back in 2016, I was still healing from the scars of those past several years. One of the few things I did to ease back into making content again was trying to stream weekly my Life is Strange, Bad Life Choices, Let's Play series, which I'm currently editing the final parts of the final episodes. I know, late to the party, but trust me, it's kind of a running theme in my let's play series. I later went from live streaming every week to editing my lets plays, starting with my let's play series of Decay The Mare.
I make let's play videos because I find them fun and the feeling of editing videos again has brought the relaxing joy of putting my creative juices into something I enjoy doing.
**I am currently trying to fix my new editing setup, and will hopefully restart making videos soon**
But Tyler, why do you need money?
The big question you might be wondering is why I need the money. Honestly, because I have to pay my rent, food, phone, and other bills... There are also other health issues that are related to, let's say a very dumb accident I had as a kid that still haunts me to this day. (It's a silly, stupid, bloody story for another day, trust me.) Honestly, it's because I've kinda trapped myself in this strange artist/content creator conundrum. I've been helping and working on other people's projects, and their dreams (typically for friends and family) full-time for free. With only a signed contract that promised I was gonna get a cut of those future profits to pay my bills. For the past 7+ years, I put my own projects aside, without any real source of income to have the financial freedom to save money to upgrade any of my gear like the old HP laptop or my graphic tablet that I've been working on since 2012.
If you're wondering why I didn't get any profits from those projects it's because those projects were never finished or released, which didn't help my state of mind of thinking that "I wasn't good enough", but from the shadows, I managed to start seeing a glimmer of light.
In 2019, I slowly managed to get back into the right headspace. The motivation to work on my own stuff and to focus on my own projects after working for several years on someone else's dream was on the rise. I found a part-time job that finally allowed me a little bit of spare money to save up and gradually upgrade some of my old stuff. I even managed to complete one of my many projects. I completed my interactive experimental video project That Torment of Mine! which took months of editing while working part-time to manage to pay my bills and rent. It was not easy working on my potato laptop computer, but in March 2020, after months of conceptualizing the idea, recording, editing, rendering over 100 clips and assembling all of them into an interactive tree on YouTube, and playtesting my interactive video labyrinth, I released it to the world.
That Torment of Mine was actually the first project that I’d completed in a very long time. It was also the first ever interactive video I created. I started to work on it in mid-2019 as an experimental project to test the limits that interactive videos had on YouTube’s platform. A personal project finished all the way to the end, released, and thanks to the feedback I got from the people who played through my horror puzzle game, actually enjoyed it, it made all the time I've put into making That Torment of Mine worthwhile to me. (^-^) I’m glad doing this project has taught me so much, showing me what I’ll need to do and improve for my future interactive video projects. I have a few projects, comics, game ideas, and short films, some of them already in the works, and others that I would love to make for people to experience, but hopefully, I'll manage to build an audience over time and supportive friends along the way to make some of these projects a reality. Exploring or expanding ideas like That Torment of Mine, my interactive video labyrinth, expanding on the lore of the world, and maybe even creating a sequel if more people discover and enjoy the original.
I still have ideas and projects on the back burner, some that I might even revisit in the future, but I don't currently have the funds to do some of these projects. The main one that I am working on is my comic book project Shattered Worlds, but I wouldn't say my other projects are ready to have their own dedicated funding pages just yet.
I've been doing these let's play videos on and off for a few years now, honestly because I've been having fun doing them, recording them, editing them, and sharing them with the world. Watching myself in these videos looking genuinely happy, having fun, and not putting on a façade for the camera by failing to try to look cool, never fails to put a smile on my face. Doing these lets plays has helped me a lot, developing even my style of editing, which I can honestly say, I don't think I had pre-2016.
I'll be posting videos and other updates related to my projects, hopefully building an audience over time, but as I said earlier I have projects and ideas in the works. I am an aspiring comic book author, I have an interest in worldbuilding. I sometimes get lost in the backgrounds of a game looking at the environmental storytelling, all the little things they designed to make the world feel real and give it character.
However, since I'm also juggling several different things; helping people with their projects and even taking small professional contracts as a graphic designer, I can’t seem to find the time to fully work on my own passion projects. This is why I created this page for the people that might be interested in helping me on this journey, people interested in what I do.
Anything I Should Know?
I don't really expect anyone to do anything, to be honest, people can support me by enjoying and sharing my content or whatever, but if you could support me financially it would be a nice surprise and I would be incredibly grateful to you. This page is pretty much here for the people who would like to support me and my work. If you do, great! If not, it's okay! I will still see you on my YouTube channel (^-^)
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and I hope to see you next time (^-^)
I wish all of you a fantastic day,
I wish all of you a fantastic day,