The one with the site rebuild hiatus.

Aaaaaaaand I got sidetracked. However, when you get some inspiration, you should follow up on it. I let life pass me by too often and I have to grab the reins before I lose sight of it. In this case, I had an idea for a prequel story to The Longest Journey. I loved that game, as well as its sequel, Dreamfall, and after making some spending money at the WP, I finally got around to buying The Longest Journey on DVD-ROM, the Dreamfall Limited Edition box, and the soundtracks for both games. The idea came to me right before I fell asleep on Monday night. The idea just popped into my head, as ideas are known to do, and I pieced everything together in my mind just as I fell asleep.

The next morning, I went to work with a purpose – which, of course, was to obviously do work, but not entirely. I sat down and did tons of research and data mining on the Wired, until I came across the ultimate resource for TLJ/DF aficionados – the TLJ Wiki. At the end of the day, I had a title for the story. The next day (yesterday), I did some specific research and started writing. I was able to churn out a prologue and part of the first chapter. Even now, I can’t wait to start writing again.

I’m not planning to publish this, because it’s not my property. I can’t call it fanfiction, because it takes place in an unexplored place in Ragnar’s universe, with all new characters, some with ancestral ties to the characters in TLJ/DF. I’m not going to write enough pages to make it a full novel – I’m going to tell a story and see if I can help to expand the universe of TLJ/DF… that is, if Ragnar likes what I’ve written (if he gets a chance to read it and if it ever sees the light of day). When it comes to writing, I hardly ever finish what I’ve started. Still, I try, because I love to write. If I ever get a novel published, it would be awesome. Then again, I don’t think I have the patience for a full novel. Maybe a light novel.

Whatever happened to the quick read for adults? All of a sudden, even children’s books (see J.K. Rowling) are bigger and bulkier. Japan’s adoption of the light novel is genius. It allows for a quick read as opposed to a week of neglecting sleep, food, life, and work. Sometimes, you just want to have a snack rather than a full course meal.

Well, off to the drawing board. Or writing board. Or typewriter. Or computer. Wait, I’m on the computer. O_o


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The one with all the Lesson Reviews.

I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with this blog ever since I started using Hummingbird last fall. So, I decided to try an idea of mine called Lesson Reviews. Essentially, it’s more of a “what I learned from X anime” than a review, but the thing is, there will be good and […]

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