The continuation of yesterday’s blip. I’m not thinking of making blips a regularity, but I do a lot of stuff not related to this blog, so if I do something tangential again, I might post it as another.
It’s just a quick deviation from normal. I’ve written some characters as ideas for an internet friend, and thought they might be interesting to whoever might be reading this blog, as they are something similar to short stories. Not short-stories. Somewhat similar.
Recently, I’ve finally finished reading the compendium of all of Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s work. I’ve liked many of his stories. Not all, but many. And thus, to somehow end this chapter of my life, in a somewhat meaningful-seeming way, I decided, to make a tribute to him. I was at first thinking of writing a story, as I usually do, and it’s still on the backburner of my thinking pan, but ultimately decided that a more intermediarily wider construct was one I wanted to try myself at. Thus I decided to make a game. A story will be there, although definitely not one of the scope I could have had, if I focused solely on that, but the weight I will put on the mechanics. Of course, it being a game, and a generic one at that, this will also force me out of my lazyness-comfort zone, and make me create graphics for it, make some music to it. Maybe record some sound effects, if possible or borrow from other places if not. Anyway, it is a tad longer of a project, and thus, I’ll just post updates on it in chunks over here, over the course of the next weeks. Hopefully I’ll manage not to give up on this. (more…)