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August 17, 2012

Inexorable Momentum Relinquishment

Wednesday was a bust with no post. Last Thursday was the same. I should have made up for it yesterday, but I did not. Next week is clear except for Saturday; the chase and evade must continue. I was trying to push forward on paying (hopefully) work Wednesday, but yesterday was a total day off with nothing to show for it. As you can see I do not have a particular topic for today other than more updating on what hasn't gone on.

However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel; it's rock and roll!

I just realised that if I want to do the smart thing this year I have to begin working on the 13 Nights of Hallowe'en next week. Usually I cram all the work in on the actual 13 days. It's gruelling, things get left undone within the posts themselves, and there's not much time for any other outside work to get done. I think I still have incomplete tags from last year's movies to finish. It seemed every movie was jam packed with talent and creators each with a dearth of other titles to their credit. This makes me think I might go more indie with the movies this year, and smaller cast films. I know a bunch of new movies I wanted to cover anyway that may fit that bill too.

Music: Tears of the Dragon by Bruce Dickinson.

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August 10, 2012

What Is Going On August 2012

Each day seems like more than one, yet at the same time each of those multi-days flies by into actual weeks and months. At least it can hardly be described as boring in the short term. I don't have much to report and this seems like a good week to report on how work is progressing.

I have a bunch of art in various states of completion. I do not have the four primary or key pieces done that I wanted before starting a store, but I have a lot of secondary pieces getting there. I should press on ahead nonetheless.

I put together a lot of coding for the new unlisted tags to be put into the Knowledge Base over at Battered Spleen Productions™. I didn't track how many unlisted tags will be added. I have not uploaded them yet because I do not have the new cross-blog tags sorted out and added yet. I may have to tackle that task manually, which with potentially over 2000 tags to check is more than a little work.

That's really all there is that isn't readily apparent. Of course Umbral Intentions™ keeps on rolling. I've been keeping Learning Dark Arts going, if at a slightly slower pace. I even managed to find an image I wanted to posted but began to believe I had never saved outside of the program. Then lastly (of the biggies) R.G. Male's Dark Corners is the same as always with a themed series running it's way toward completion.

Enjoy your weekend, and don't forget to check out Umbral tomorrow.

Music: Out Right Now by Material Issue.

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August 3, 2012

Get Your Cogs Winding

Sometimes a simple idea grabs you. Sometimes it is a little web comic. Sometimes it is a snippet of a story. On this occasion it was both of the last two. If you want to see what got me writing without spoilers then check out Zombies Are the Least of My Worries.

The point of the comic and the story is that people are more dangerous than zombies in the zombie apocalypse. This isn't always true in just any disaster such as a hurricane, but certainly so when it comes to surviving the dead rising en masse to consume the living. Occasionally this comes up in movies, but not a lot, and certainly not in a direct way. It is more often stupidity or blind arrogance that leads to the trouble amongst the survivors, than it does intentional malice. Of course I can think of some exceptions.

There is one point where I disagree with the article accompanying the comic. The article's author is wrong. Getting into trouble almost right away and running from a pack of slavering fast zombies is a good plan for a game session! It's certainly a much better story after the fact.

As much as this grabbed me and sent the wheels spinning anew, it was not a new concept that even the worst zombie attack might be desirable compared to evil afoot at the same time. I'm throwing this out there in case it is something new for your or gets your mind going anyway. It's almost never bad advice to go out and find some inspiration and then run with it. Go now and I'll see you again next time.

Music: Magetsu No Shiwaza (Because of the Full Moon) by Aya Hisakawa.

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