Hi, kids. So, if you follow me on the Twitternets, you’ve probably seen me say something along the lines of “I’m going to update my blog today”, or “I think I should write something on my blog”. Obviously, I haven’t. But why not? Am I engaged in something so epic that it requires my full and undivided attention? Have I been kidnapped by Afghan nationals and fought my way out of their desert bunker only after building a suit of armor from spare pinball machine parts? Am I on a secret mission from the CIA to start a blood war between Portugal and Senegal?
No. For the most part I’ve just been lazy, but that isn’t to say that I haven’t also been busy. After all, I work at a video game developer and it’s the middle of “convention season”, which begins with PAX East and continues through E3, Comic-Con, gamescom, PAX Prime, Tokyo Game Show, and for an increasing number of companies, New York Comic-Con. Not every company goes to every event (in fact, most companies don’t go to even half of the events), but even if you’re just going to the big three (E3, SDCC, PAX), there’s more than enough work to be had. Maybe one of these days I’ll go into some more detail on what’s involved in putting one of these shows together, but it’s suffice to say that I’ve been busy.
The other big thing that’s been eating away at my time has involved me putting my personal writing projects in order. Going back to when I was in junior high, I would always write down story ideas in composition notebooks. Admittedly, some of these ideas are better than others (for instance, I don’t think “Lionel Ritchie’s Federation of Exceptional Bon Vivants” will ever see the light of day), and for the last few weeks I’ve been going through and picking out which ones I want to give serious thought to and which ones were just me grasping at straws during moments of soul-shattering boredom. While I wish I could say more, I still have a long way to go before I finish sorting the good ideas from the bad, and while I do that I’m still writing down new ideas as they come.
In addition to all of that, I’m also working on yet another writing project. I’ve talked about it on Twitter a few times now, and it’s really more of a pet project of mine than anything I’m seriously hoping to package and sell to the masses. It’s tentatively titled 500 Things That Make the World Less Good, and it’s exactly what it sounds like: a collection of things that, in my forever humble opinion, make Earth a slightly less awesome place. I’m still putting together the list right now, but once I have the core list in order and start actually writing the damn thing, I’ll give you more details (and maybe let you read on or two).
Oh, and when I’ve not been at BioWare or working on my personal projects, I’ve been going through my PS3 library. So, you know… there’s that, too…