Figured since I had nothing going on, I’d post a journal entry. One loaded with random thoughts. Half-formed concepts. Creative ideas I ponder. Stuff. Things I could try doing. Reactions sought. Post comments if you have any.
…looking at clock. Bored. Did two items on my four items to-do list today at work. Waiting to go home. Not quite sure what I’ll do when I get there (see also: zest vs. cram it). A shower, yes, that’s scheduled and waiting, but beyond that I might just see what’s up on the MU’s, skim pr0n, play MAME, etc, etc.
…I wish I had a video capture card. I’ve found that WWF Smackdown: JBI makes a great character design tool; if you don’t mind somewhat questionable male faces (very lumpy) then the range of things you can do with it are pretty damn nifty. There’s even a handy animation system (create-a-taunt). Call it a poor man’s Poser. Maybe I can parlay that into a creative project of some kind. Of course, then THQ and the WWF would sue my ass for inappropriate use of their software. Gray area copyrights are things I’d like to avoid, especially with American companies.
…I wish I could draw. I’d draw in the evening. I’d draw in the daytime, all the live long day. o/~ It’s so hard for me to deal with not having a visualization of my ideas that I only have text of, particularly characters. I can contract fanart, but that takes time and money. Smackdown would work but I don’t need the legal nightmare (and it has its own limitations). I could learn to draw people but given my weak handwriting / sketching skills and the years it takes to do it, that does not appeal. My 3-D package I used to use was hella limited and now doesn’t even run. God, if you’re listening, if you give me the ability to actually draw, I swear I wouldn’t spend it just drawing lesbian anime doujinshi. Maybe 10-20%, tops. Honest.
…had this odd idea of doing a side scrolling brawler based on UE. Lorelei would be able to attack forward and backward simultaneously but could only do meelee strikes. Kisei could only do long range and fired slow, but would be great for backup. Mallory could spaz and whack people with frying pans, or provide the key component to having the other girls do team-up attacks. Maybe Eiko could pilot a mecha. No, I don’t have the coding or graphics skill to do this, but I was MAMEing with Andrew last night with TMNT and it’s stuck in my head.
…why isn’t UE working for me? Maybe it’s the effort involved. Just one episode (of 20) takes several days of hardcore writing to get done. I almost wish I could do it in script format; I love writing dialogue. But, then I’d lose the wacky narration I also enjoy writing. Eh. Not sure.
…I got a jazz song done the other day. But, I’m not as into AcidPlanet as I once was; it’s too much hassle running around trying to listen to other’s work and review it so they’ll go review yours. I like my song. That’s all that actually matters to me. Of course, I don’t have file storage and bandwidth to be sending MP3s around. Maybe I’ll run a contest; winner gets a CD of all my music. Probably in MP3 format; I have like 1.5 CDs of stuff in CD Audio format. Unless they wanna play it in their stereo. Hrm. Not sure.
…am pondering the question: “If I wasn’t doing UE right now, what else could I try writing?”. Plenty of fanfic authors keep multiple projects going and let some idle while others are more appealing. If I’m stuck in a non-zesty rut, maybe I just need something else. Something not twenty episodes long. I’ve lost my ability to do a SINGLE story — no episodes, no chapters. Maybe something like that? And once again, if it’s not fanfic, would anybody care? Maybe a fanfic. I still have that idea about the Post-Mazoku-Apocalypse Amelia-Centered story. That might work as a standalone. Of course, if I do the whole idea raw and unfiltered, it’d be a evil lemon that would get me locked up as some sort of violent psychopath, so I’d probably tweak it some.
…and now I’m going home. Hasta.