May 7, 2014
I saw the new Amazing Spiderman last night and loved it. Unfortunately, the tickle in my throat I’ve had since Saturday turned into a full blown pain and by the end I could barely talk.
I’m home sick now and am going to attempt to do so writing.
Here’s this Wednesday’s recommendation: The Ten Doctors
It’s a webcomic with all the Doctors from Doctor Who from 1 to 10. It’s set right after The Runaway Bride and right before Season 3 and the Doctor’s adventures with Martha.
It should be fun for those of you who’ve watched the rebooted series but it’ll be amazing for those of you who’ve watched the classic series too.
The writer captures each doctor and their companions perfectly, somehow managing to bring out each personality in a cast of 30+ characters, not counting villains. Talking about villains, they’re all there from the Silurians, to Ice Warriors, all the way to the Valliard.
April 23, 2014
Hello my imaginary friends,
Last week I wrote ahead to make sure I had Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday off from writing. I thought that was enough. I totally forgot about the fact that Monday was a vacation and that I should have worked ahead. Past Eric messing with present Eric again.
Of course it’s a short week and the workload can be described as “AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!” so I’m not getting as much done as I’d like.
For all those reasons I’m starting a new tradition: Recommendation Wednesday. Where it’s Wednesday and I recommend something.
This week’s recommendation is: WereGeek.
It’s the most balanced gaming/slice of life comic I’ve read. The characters are fun and believable and the gaming is exciting and makes me want to try new things. Plus there’s a healthy sprinkling of puns.
Alina Pete has a great sense of humour and a great feel for characters. Go give it a read if you’re into gaming and like webcomics.
November 20, 2008
I’m a huge fan of webcomics and as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve even written a script for one that someday I’ll draw or ask a friend to help me draw. I’m always looking for new ones and I tend to be reading between fifteen and twenty at a time.
A few months ago I found Odd-Fish and fell in love with it.
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October 28, 2008
I’ve had a lot of people tell me the usual writing axioms. I want to clarify my intentions with these polls. They’re ideas to inspire me. I’m taking a cue from my days in improv where we were given a title, category, style, and time limit. With this limited information we needed to create a story. While writing I get ideas for scenes and think “that would be awesome in my story” and then I add it. Sadly this tends to make stringing the scenes together difficult, that’s why I like to set a theme, mood, characters, and genre. It gives me the guidelines I need to string a bunch of interesting scenes together.
I start at the beginning and as I get Ideas I write them down in point form and cross them out when I finish writing the Idea.
The polls are very useful for inspiration. I used this method a year or so ago to write a script for a webcomic. I now have major story arcs for 3 years worth of strips and detailed scripts for the first 6 months. The major hiccup is my slow speed at learning to draw. The writing was much simpler then I thought even if it was labour intensive.
That’s what I’m hoping to do with these polls.
Thank you and please remember to vote.