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White Collar (Season Three)
Hyouka – just ended
Jinrui wa Suitaishimashita – just ended
She’s about to start crying.
This is always the awkward part. I’m never quite sure what to do. She’s sitting at the edge of the bed, still in her nightgown. She’s picking at the cuticles of her nails, but she’s looking dead at me. Tears have brimmed up on the bottom lid of her eyes. They’re a soft brown color, like when autumn has just broken into its full bloom, but long before it starts to die out. Her dark brown hair is disheveled around her shoulders, and she has her toes scrunched up in the rug.
It’s just past one in the morning. She woke up because she heard the door creak.
Her name is Isabella.
She’s just realized that she’s about to become a one night stand.
WARNING. This is a quick ramble. I want to get this out here and cataloged so I can see it later.
When I write, I get very caught up in imagery from music. I just discovered “High Hopes in Velvet Ropes”, by The Cab, and it personifies one of my characters, Tethys, perfectly. But I’m a very situational, dialogue driven writer. Right now I’m writing out the scene based on just the dialogue alone. THis is my writing exercise for tonight. This is how I’ve always been organized, I think. I write and then expand outward. I started out doing my serious writing through doing screenplays of what my little TV series was going to be for one of my concepts. Then I started to branch out into fanfiction with more prose.
I’m going to go back to writing, but I really wanted to try and get that out there. Will be working on some Matters of the Heart stuff tonight, and then finalizing some plans for an event I’m trying to throw for Halloween/
I’m sorry that I haven’t posted much. I don’t think anyone really reads this as it is, but I’ll apologize to those of you who do as it may be. I’ve been really busy working. My life has kept me busy, as well as my ambitions. I’ve worked almost every day save yesterday (Saturday) and I’m working again today at 5 at a trivia event. I’ve been busy trying to get back into classes so that I can finish my degree, and working toward a goal of staying in Japan for six months next year. There’s also been a LOT of streamlining going on.
What do I mean by that? I mean that I’m taking a lot of the things that I’ve been wanting to do – hopes, desires, passions – and keeping them in one place, trying to narrow down my focuses to what I can be most effective at doing. I’ve been looking into things that would let me transform into Miss 1099 - the female worker who decides her own future – and making goals for how to accomplish that. I got the end points finished, and now it’s just putting down the goals, methods to achieve them, and the milestones.
I’ve been feeling lately like I’m trying to do too much, but now I’m wondering if it’s just that I haven’t really started implementing the ways to make money from the things that I want to do. If I can start doing that, then I’ll start generating replacement income and stop feeling so obligated toward my 9 to 5. And once I become confident in my path and my goals, I’ll be unstoppable.
Chilling out with Kitty before I head out to do grocery shopping. When I get back, I’m going to make my curtains for my bathroom and possibly even the ones for my bedroom. Still trying to decide on a theme. Then it’s writing and week planning. I’m finding that I have to give Future Tearyne instructions on what to do because otherwise she gets distracted.
There is a visual/kinetic novel that I am writing in parallel to RainFall called Matters of the Heart. It deals with my lizard/reptile people, who live in a land called Dusk. I got into some Howl’s Moving Castle music (the inspiration, in part, for the storyworld) and have been writing. Thought I’d record here some of my influences… Continue reading “Inspiration Spot of the Night: Matters of the Heart” »
I periodically play The Sims 3. I’ve been playing since the very first game in the series, probably due to the fact that I have some underlying god complex. With the fact that I specialize in world development, in my creative endeavors, I’ve always wanted to create worlds for The Sims 3. In truth, for awhile I wanted to work at Maxis on The Sims games for a very long time. But I figured my worlds would be too far out there. Then recently, EA came out with Lunar Lakes, a brand new world in the Sims 3 where things are very, very different. Player characters find themselves in a world on a different planet where crystals power everything. It gives me hope that I can create some worlds like that for the game, too. Now that I’ve got my new laptop, I should be able to make new worlds more easily.
The worlds that I’d like to start making are based off of the fantasy worlds in my novel series that I’ve been piecing together for years. I figure that I can tie them all together. Hell, who knows, maybe I can work with EA and maybe license out the worlds to them for different expansion packs or stuff packs or something? That would be amazing. They have been doing things like Barnacle Bay, Sims Medieval, etc. lately, so I might stand a good chance of getting content to them.
I’ve got to figure out how to divide my time so that I can accomplish these two things. I’ve been using a blog to chronicle my journey into leaving w2 jobs working for other people, and so that’s helped me to be able to put focus on other things. Can custom content and custom worlds for The Sims 3 be monetized?
What sorts of things would you develop using other game’s engines? Have you ever used the world creator?
So pretty much I decided I was tired of the plain stupid page that had been on the front of Tearyne.net for too long, and I moved the blog back here.
Also, I apparently need to fix the return key on here. Fuck.