You're Seeing Things Must be something in the water....
Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:10 PM
A lot of the my old friends haven't heard much from me (even my fellow Ahro guildies from WoW) for a while. Mostly I've been keeping busy with my day job and desperately trying to get things together with my writing. I like to consider my obsession with detail as a blessing, but coupled with my lack of focus it's turning into a... um...
I was going to say something there. What was it? Pony?
Well, no matter. I've been wanting to get back in touch with everyone and along with my desire to make more time to write, I was forced to re-assess my expenses after finally sucking it up and getting braces. That meant killing my cable and numerous other subscriptions (WoW) plus the most horrifying of cost-saving measures: agreeing to attend even the most boring meetings at work as long as someone brought the donuts.
And they brought bagels instead. Ever try chewing a bagel with braces? They're on to me.
So, I hope you've all been having fun here. You'll probably mostly see me hanging around the Creativity Corner but I just wanted to leave a little "I'm Back" post here.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 10:10 AM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 06:05 PM
As you can see, things have quieted down a little (=a lot) over here, but don't let that make you feel any less at ease. At least we're still here - which can't be said about UruObsession, to name just one example.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:59 PM
Haven't been touching Myst specific writings as much; my focus has been away from fan-fiction and more to original storytelling. I've started trying to get a short Christmas story out each year, and I'm trying to hammer out an actual novel. When I mention attention to detail, I mean to say... um... is there such a thing as Method writers? You know, like Method actors?
Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:07 PM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:51 PM
Add to that, I've had a bit of a curse when it comes to my writing as far as eerily predicting things. For 2010 I wrote a story set during a winter storm that made the Kancamagus and Route 302 up in northern New Hampshire impassable. Early 2011 winter was a nightmare, followed by Irene... rendering 302 and the Kanc practically impassable. Then my story for 2011 had to do with a fire breaking out in an apartment building. Work crews outside my place ended up nearly blowing the building to kingdom come when they fudged their work and hit the gas line. Heck, once upon a time in college (2002) I was writing about an alien invasion and when they came through New Hampshire the battle destroyed the Old Man of the Mountain (2003's weather did the job instead).
I'm right now in the middle of a story describing how I meet and marry a beautiful woman. This might work out.
Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:08 PM
So in spring 2011 I was plotting an RPG I was planning on running for some of my floormates in the fall. It would be set in a World of Darkness-esque fictionalized version of St. Augustine, FL, and involve the activities of hostile spirits causing chaos in the world until finally there was a massive fire outbreak and the head spirit would be demanding the whole town be sacrificed to its flames. Tthat summer, my county had thousands of acres of wildfires. needless to say, I didn't run the campaign.