Scurlogg_Hawkk - I appreciate your support! I have gotten a publisher nibble, I'll report back if it works out. It's not one of the "big three" but they seem to be respectable enough.
Believe me, I agree about the 3D industry. Everyone's got their big idea. When I was in, I saw a few older guys still dreaming about making their movie. It's been a while and I haven't heard of anyone breaking out yet. I saw a couple guys put up a project on Kickstarter recently. You can see how that worked out here - Link.
Yeah, they've done the work to have good careers and upper middle class incomes, but they didn't do the work to build fanbase. I'm doing the work to build fanbase. I can't afford to drive my car or go to the doctor, but my story is getting told and word is spreading. It's too soon to say I made the right bet, but things are looking better. I don't think I would have made it working within the system.
Last Son - I'd like to see the first one, for sure.