I almost wrote a blog post today!

This isn’t a post, it’s just almost a post. I meant to write one, but I forgot what I was going to write about after being interrupted by a phone call. So, here’s a short post, for the sake of myself and anyone reading to say I haven’t abandoned my blog. I actually look at it all the time, and think ‘hmmm, what can I write about today?’

I’ve been pretty busy with other stuff, and when I think of something I want to write about, I usually forget by the time I get to a place where I could write about it. This tells me two things. One, I need to write things down when I think of them; and two, it might not have been worth commenting on if it wasn’t compelling enough to remember… maybe.

However, this blog is the underscore, so I don’t really write about things going on in the forefront of my world, right? When I find something that’s really worth talking about, it goes to my film work… theoretically that’s how this works.

So, I do have some random and generally unrelated stuff going on that I intend to write about later…

I’ve been working with maps and cartography a bit insofar as it serves to help me develop a story I’ve been working on. I’ve learned some neat tricks in Photoshop. Then, to give back to the community and play with some other video and 3d software, I decided to make a YouTube tutorial about the map style, and it’s fairly epic as far as tutorials goes. It will be a seven part, almost two hour long Photoshop tutorial. I’ll post that when it’s done and online.

I’ve been trying to create a new desk for my workstation. Then, I decided I’d build stands for the monitors and speakers and just have a simple small desk. Now, I fear the stands would look ugly, so I’m tempted to go back to a large desktop build… except I don’t want to pay for any of it! And rinse… repeat. I’m pretty sure I’m sticking with the ‘stands’ route, but I’m still working on a way to not make it look bad. I’ve been almost to a decision for like a year now, and I’ll post about that when I figure it out!

Until next time…

Learning From My Past

When I was a kid, maybe sixth grade, I started getting into writing in a big way. I wrote all the time, any chance I got.

I carried a red folder with me everywhere I went with my first real story, Operation: Lightning. I wrote during free time in class, during lunch. I remember hiding in the back of the band room and working on my story when they rehearsed songs or sections where I didn’t play.
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A History of Gaming: Part 36

When I decided to quit gaming, I permitted the Mass Effect series as an exception to my rule. I recently finished Mass Effect 3 and it was a fitting end to more than just a great gaming series.

This article may include a couple spoilers from the game.
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