Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The good news and the bad news.


Lets start with the good news first, followed by the bad news, followed by meandering paragraphs of wankery.

So, the good news: I got an awesome job at a very awesome video game company. It's not the greatest job, and it's not what I want to be doing for ever, but it is most definitely; a start.

The bad news: This blog, as I intended to use it, doesn't seem to be as possible as it did when I started it. Back when I had stars in my eyes and lofty ideals and such I had a lot more time on my hands, and a lot more tolerance for giving up other things of leisure. These days, it's like I need the spare time to do other things I hadn't previously considered. And play video games.

The wankery: Well, it's not really all that bad. The whole purpose of this blog was to use it as an 'Experience Lite' substitute anyway, and since I'm now working in the industry and gaining real +1's to experience I guess its not as important for this blog to function that way.

That's not to say I want to stop with this thing, but it means my current work plan needs an overhaul. Working on one project is tough enough as it is, so instead of the one comic/one game, two posts a week OR DIE thing I was going for before, it's just going to be one project/one post a week definite. Thats not to say I wont post more (I entirely plan to post extra if I can or indeed, have something interesting to post) but the plan is to ensure quality, to you, the reader, my greatest fan. Don't say I never do anything for you.

So yes, the current project shall be: Johnny Lovebaby buys the farm: The comic of the fictional short movie based on true events. This is mainly because I have more of this finished at the moment, but I'm also thinking I'll be leaning more towards short comics and such anyway, since I'm getting my games exp. at work anyway.

I do intend to do games stuff as well, but as I've found previously, doing all the work by yourself sucks. I'm thinking if I try my hand at making maps, or using free game engines I might have better results, but only time will tell. Also, for extra posts I might start writing design docs for games ideas I have, so then there's a record of them and I have a free ride to sue anyone else who managed to 'have the same idea' down the track. To those types of people: I live with a lawyer.

Anyway, I think that does it for this post. Picture is almost entirely unrelated; It's from this site called Mojizu that people put characters up for voting on. It's all a massive popularity contest though, so feel free to sign up and vote for anything I put up!

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