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I'm an entertainment consumer. With few, scant, exceptions. Time to make sure I hold onto those exceptions, expand them a little, and branch into other territory.

Webcomics: consume [having vague thoughts about getting into producing...]
Video games: consume [used to dream of producing these... whatever happened?]
D&D: consume, and produce a little [DMing one game, playing in three.]
TV/online video: consume a few shows [TV Production was an incredibly fun class in high school...]
Humor blogs: consume [with the occasional joke or funny thing here]
Books: consume [never really thought much about writing fiction... hmm]
Music: best inroads so far on production, thanks to forgotten_aria, honeyartichoke, and Z... as well as ENSMB, who sold me a trombone and lessons. Oops, I should probably schedule those.

What am I waiting for? I'm ready now, I can get any supplies I need, I can make it happen if I put my mind to it. There isn't any more "when I grow up, I want to..."—this is it.

This is, to some extent, a follow-up to my post about "my thing."


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Apr. 30th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC)
It seems to me that the skills that are necessary to make creative works are different from those needed to create, for lack of a better word, logical works, and there's very little cross-over between the two.

Knowing how to do one and trying to do the other is very hard work. I've considered the same dilemma as you describe above, and have found that I just have no facility to do things that are open-endedly creative. If there are rules, or patterns to follow, or source materials to emulate, I can usually put something together, but if it's something that is naked creativity, I'm at a loss. I've done computer games, when I worked at Turbine, but that was much more on the logical side of things, building infrastructure.

Anyway, don't let any of that dissuade you from giving it a good effort! But don't get disappointed if it's not at all easy, either. :-)
Apr. 30th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, I don't expect it to be easy, by any means. But many of these are things that I put off until later, when I would have the time, or the resources, or whatever, to give it a try.

This is just my declaration that there isn't a later - now is the time I've been waiting for, or as close as I'll ever get to it.
May. 1st, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
I thought you just buy a car to resolve this?
I think you're supposed to go buy a corvette or something and it will all get better...

Or a Porsche. I don't know anyone who would do that.

Hey lets write a script and film it....
May. 1st, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
Re: I thought you just buy a car to resolve this?
It does have the characteristic look and feel of the mid-life crisis, doesn't it?

Hm, I should just find someone way too young to date. That'd cure it.
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