Okay, so weekly didn't work. I'm not sure why I'm surprised, really. Nevertheless, I am determined to at least keep this going in some capacity, so here I am. I've marked this entry as '4.1' because it's not really large enough to be a full entry on its own - more of an update, "I'm … Continue reading Early Epoch – #4.1: 22/11/2020 – Multimedia
It's an incredible film. It represents so many things that we can all see as wrong now. It also makes me desperately angry that so little of it couldn't happen again today. I'm not American, I'm English, but I wouldn't put it past them if they really tried hard enough. The whole world is still … Continue reading Watch ‘The Trial of The Chicago 7’
There are two fields of play when it comes to designing a world like this - at least, there are in my head, for all that's worth (I've just finished The Queen's Gambit, it's quite the show. Apologies if that bleeds through into this). The first is the macro level, the wide open battlefield where … Continue reading Early Epoch – #4: 06/11/2020 – Macro vs Micro
So I basically haven't written anything this week, which is why this is three days late. The one thing I have done, I'll get out of the way first; after watching a few Bellular videos on the lore of World of Warcraft and how it's been developed over recent years, I am more confident and … Continue reading Early Epoch – #3: 28/10/2020 – Stumbling Through The Unproductive Periods
Hello! I hope you've had a good week, and thanks for checking in on Epoch's progress. I've been trying to decide how best to get you up to speed with where Epoch is, and where it's going, without giving up too many story spoilers that a) might not even be relevant as things change and … Continue reading Early Epoch – #2: 19/10/2020 – Backfilling
A lot of the most successful indie studios making video games, movies, TV shows, graphic novels, comics or any other creative product often have the most fascinating accompanying material; dev blogs. I love them. Can't get enough of them. Now, I want to make it abundantly clear that I AM NOT A DEV - at … Continue reading Early Epoch – #1: 12/10/2020 – Starting the series.
Thanks to Benji for motivating me to write on here again. May it be the first of many for us both. I've spent the latter half of my lockdown experience designing and running a Dungeons and Dragons campaign for a group of old Sixth-Form friends, using Roll20.net and Discord to play entirely online. (for those … Continue reading What DM-ing Taught Me About Writing
So, as of yesterday, I have completed and handed in the last piece of coursework required for my second year of University. That's mad. It puts me out to sea with very little pressing to do in these ... quiet times in everyone's life. But it does also give me a lot of scope for … Continue reading I’m done! … And that’s really weird.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4zNFMCoED0 Written whilst listening on repeat. I recommend listening as you read. I have strong feelings about this song. About a lot of songs, in fact, which I want to start documenting. I really, really love this song. There's something that I've discussed with my partner a lot with regards to rhythm in music and … Continue reading Hayley Williams’ ‘Dead Horse’
I love the job I have right now. I get paid to sit behind the bar - or in this current case slightly in front of it - occasionally serving drinks, but mostly able to work on my writing or coursework. So of course, I find myself writing a procrastinating blog post instead, because actual … Continue reading From Behind the Bar…