Couple days since my last entry. I’m settling down as fast as I can into my temporary living space; it’s been shuffled and arranged pretty well, with my computer set up proper-like, PS2, TV, etc. I just did my modified morning routine today and actually showed up at work very early; I might modify it a little more so I don’t have to wake up at 7am to do it all.
56k modems are the pits. I’m finding that since I’m an impatient bastard I don’t do a whole lot of websurfing or downloading; not more than absolutely nessecary. One nice thing is that I can MUCK easily while something downloads in the background. Low-bandwidth fun, natch. I’m playing once more with an old friend who didn’t have regular net access for MONTHS — one of the best RPers I know and trust. Should be a blast.
I tried to sit down and work on the plot for UE02, but it’s not coming to me yet. I know the general idea, but it’s less a plot and more a series of odd encounters and things… it’ll come together. Could take awhile, but all good things… (..happen to those who wait, not must come to an end, I mean.)
Here’s an interesting wrestling/twoflower crossover angle…
I’d say WWF Raw last night was kind of weak. Nothin’ really special to it other than some memorable Austin moments. I hated the finish to the WCW Title match; a pin out of nowhere when Rock clearly was not in the advantage was just weird. Jericho clobbering him had ME cheering, although I doubt that’s what the WWF wanted me to do since, of course, Rocky is God. (grumble)
But get this: Did the crowd seem really QUIET last night? According to 1wrestling.com, Paul Heyman actually bitched at them during a commercial break about it:
After the Undertaker match, during the commercial break, Paul Heyman got in the ring and said that being from a real county like Westchester, he knows all about New York. He then stopped himself, looked at a section of the audience and said, “You just suck. You sit there on their ass and do nothing. If you are going to sit on your hands, I am going have every member of the Alliance come out and beat the crap out of you.” As you would guess by him doing that, the crowd was largely dead most of the night. They popped for big spots and entrances, and that was about it. The Rock winning the title got a big pop.
I’d disagree with the ‘as you would guess’. Paul was clearly frustrated at the fans being a bunch of party poopers and had every right to complain in hopes that it’d annoy them into popping more. But the fans just didn’t care…
What does it take to make someone excited and noisy at one of these shows, triple flaming explosive chainsaw barbed wire matches? Rock posing for two hours? For cryin’ out loud, it wasn’t the best show last night, but they were acting like they were watching two hours of Al Snow vs. Big Bossman. Blargh.
So to bring it back to my writing… if anybody was wondering about my paranoia regarding fans turning off from my projects after long delays, well, now you know. I’d like to avoid situations like the one the WWF hit last night, when you do your best to hype, promote, produce and entertain and all you get back is apathy. It hasn’t happened yet, but I’m not going to assume I’m bulletproof.