Sunday, July 25, 2010

Writing Stuff

Curse you Cyhanide, last night I stayed up till 5:30 AM writing and only went to bed because the slowly lightening sky told me that if I didn't then I never would.

Actually, scratch that. You're awesome. That was so much fun I can't wait to write some more. Normally on something this big I'd pace myself because there's so much to do but, as with Na'vi, I just have this insane drive and no matter how tedious it is to build a whole world from scratch or edit something 10 times until you perfect it I just want to do more.

Here is the sample chapter I wrote if you guys and gals want to read it, I tried to pick an interesting part of the story that wouldn't give away anything: The Tale of Narian and Lucas

Some things about the story; I apologize for any typos, grammar, or spelling errors. Much of this was written when I was tired and if stuff doesn't seem well written blame my tired brain. Some other things, I still haven't fleshed out the world hardly at all, I have enough names and places for my current outline and that's all so some of the names might change. Still not quite happy with the names of the two characters in the title so I may change them. Oh, and the title I am not happy with, I wanted it to be The Tale of Kìlvarin but DeviantArt objects to non-English characters in the title. Meh.

So, yeah, I have another hobbie now and I totally didn't need any more. Oh well, at least with this one I can do it on weekends when I'm visiting my parents or I can brainstorm when I'm driving to work on my long ass commute.

Oh well, I doubt this will interfere with Harrison's Mind. Speaking of that, I've gotten the first episode all laid out finally. Took me forever to figure out what exactly I wanted to do with the first bit and I still haven't decided if I want to make this a two part episode or not. The reason for this is the first 15 minutes of the game are great but there's no action, which is awesome because it sets up the suspense and the action parts great but I'm not sure if people will get bored with the first few episodes.

Well, actually, I think I just decided. One part, 6 minutes or so. I guess I'll just have a boring episode 1 but whatever, it sets up episode 2 to be exciting and then episode 3 and 4 are all awesome. Man, I forgot how much I loved this game. I've played it about 10 times and the bastard STILL gets my heart going when the aliens show up. It's just...GAH! they just jump out at you when you least expect them.

Blast, now I want to go play some AvP2....bah, I've been working hard this weekend, I could use a video game break.

Edit: Just discovered how to mod AvP2. Yay! Now I can remove the main characters dialog, fix some weapon sounds, and make the game more friendly to a mind series. Crap! Now I have more work to do and need to reshoot the footage for episodes 1 and 2.

30 comments:

  1. not bad, not bad at all. I really wish I could have the concentration on writing a story like that. I've tried starting one, but my mind never seems to stay on task and I keep repeating myself.

    but anyway, great start to that story. Looks like it should be good. I started looking Avenari by Cyh, but I haven't finished chapter 1 yet, but so far looks very good.

    Good luck with Harrison's Mind Episode 1. Remember, in life, there is time for work and there is time for play. Remember to have both (tried working too much once and it almost drove me insane lol).

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  2. Whatever man, It doesn't matter how "boring" Harrison's Mine ep. 1 is. We'll all just be glad to have something to watch.

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  3. brilliant chapter mate, PLEASE KEEP US UPDATED ON IT. that chapter had me hooked. I could feel the raw emotion and while at times I was lost I felt the anger of the main character. oh and is this a Navi thing or just a magic thing?

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  4. How wonderful! The Mighty Pirate is writing a story! I say we celebrate with a little joke! Eh?

    A man escapes from prison where he has been for 15 years. He breaks into a house to look for money and guns and finds a young couple in bed.

    He orders the guy out of bed and ties him to a chair, while tying the girl to the bed he gets on top of her, kisses her neck, then gets up and goes into the bathroom. While he's in there, the husband tells his wife:

    "Listen, this guy's an escaped convict, look at his clothes! He probably spent lots of time in jail and hasn't seen a woman in years. I saw how he kissed your neck." If he wants sex, don't resist, don't complain, do whatever he tells you. Satisfy him no matter how much he nauseates you. This guy is probably very dangerous. If he gets angry, he'll kill us. Be strong, honey. I love you."

    To which his wife responds: "He wasn't kissing my neck. He wwas whispering in my ear. He told me he was gay, thought you were cute, and asked me if we had any vaseline. I told him it was in the bathroom. Be strong honey. I love you too!!"

    Hahahahaha! Oh I kill me!

    -The Joker

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  5. @Ian Riley: Nice job finding the mods for it. I'm sure it will all look great once you're done. :-)

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  6. awwww.....Now that you have a worthwhile hobby, does that mean you'll play counter-strike less (Well, Counter-strike may actually worthwhile to you because you don't suck at it)

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  7. @anon

    I got a better one

    See, there were these two guys in a lunatic asylum... and one night, one night they decide they don't like living in an asylum any more. They decide they're going to escape! So, like, they get up onto the roof, and there, just across this narrow gap, they see the rooftops of the town, stretching away in the moon light... stretching away to freedom. Now, the first guy, he jumps right across with no problem. But his friend, his friend didn't dare make the leap. Y'see... Y'see, he's afraid of falling. So then, the first guy has an idea... He says "Hey! I have my flashlight with me! I'll shine it across the gap between the buildings. You can walk along the beam and join me!" B-but the second guy just shakes his head. He suh-says... He says "Wh-what do you think I am? Crazy? You'd turn it off when I was half way across!

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  8. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! That's FUNNY! HAHAHAHA!! LMAO! Good one, seriously!

    -The Joker

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  9. You should know, that one was by The Joker in Batman: The Killing Joke

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  10. I should know. And I do. It's just so funny! Hahahaha!

    -The Joker

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  11. Hey Ian, do you like gears of war?

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  12. Never played it but I'm sure I would love it.

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  13. Oh, it is fun but I need to talk to someone who's played it. We need to save Carmine from Gears of War 3!

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  14. hey ian i think i saw a mod awhile back for avp 2 that makes the guns and models look more like the movies its at moddb i think.

    -banjo tooie

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  15. Yeah, I think I'm going to leave the models as is, I think they're sufficient. I am moding some sounds though to make the guns sound more like the ones from the film.

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  17. Wow, Ian. Even the pron bots like it :O
    You're doing something incredibly right. Ok seriously, if you guys get me into writing, I'll kill you, I just don't have the time to get sucked into it yet! NOT YET! Not until I finally finish my course. You already got me into making a mind series lol.

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  18. ian's blog XI
    return of the porn bot.
    again.



    -ggamer

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  19. Oh the irony that the title is "Writting Stuff" when it should be "Writing Stuff".

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  21. Porn Bot vs Dr. Hax! Who will win?

    Porn bot uses porn website links! It's not very effective!

    Dr. Hax uses CRT monitors! It's super effective!

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  22. The porn bot keeps using revive. Every time it faints, it just comes back! We may need to clone Dr. Hax into an whole army of crazy, psychotic CRT monitor wielding maniacs!!

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  23. @awsgames: Are you sure, you should check again because clearly I could never make such a silly mistake. What's that about Engineer's not being able to spell? Well...shuddup.

    @Psycho- I mean Psymon: You must write, we've gotten Corky to read therefore you must write! Do it! Peer pressure! :)

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  24. @Ian: The only thing I should be writing now is a CV :P

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  25. *evil laugh* At this rate you'll turn into me. I don't sleep until the sun rises, and those last few hours of darkness are usually spent writing.

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  26. @Cyh: Yeah, I'm fairly sure you're a vampire. You only sleep during the day, people gravitate towards you but you're antisocial, your interests are extremely unique (like writing a freaking book when you're 14), and you infect people with your hobbies (you got me writing and corky reading).

    Damn, you're good. :P

    (Oh, and I would LOVE to do the whole night thing, but everyone else around me seems to have this thing with daylight that really bugs me. There was a time back in college where I totally slept during the day and did stuff during the night. Good times.)

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  27. @Ian: *smirk* Vampire, eh? Nah, but I do have one friend whom I suspect is of Nosferatu variety. She can't go out in the sun, her skin color is essentially that of chalk, and EVERY FREAKING MALE who sees her immediately falls in love. It's jarring to become best friends with someone like that. She's super sweet though, so I shoo away the creepers for her. (Imagine a female version of Andy. Yeah. Not even remotely kidding.)

    I'm a cancer (zodiac), so it's not surprising that I spread quickly. *cackle* I'm also a dragon, which explains a lot of my personality. *creepy voice* Join the darknesssss! It'ssss marvelousssss here. *laugh* Yeah, people and their sunlight. Bah! All it does is kill my eyesight and make me turn orange, and who wants to be an tall Oompa Loompa?! No one! You gotta be really tiny! Like half my height! Craziness abounds.

    Ah...I was doing something...oops. I'm supposed to be editing the next two chapters. *mysterious chuckle* All the best stuff starts...NOW.

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  28. She sounds cute. :P

    Yeah, I like the sun for some things but for just hanging out at home and doing things (video games, TV, parties, writing, whatever) 4 am is such a better time for that kind of thing.

    Anyway, yes, edit chapters, we must give Corky something to read.

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  29. Why must you people constantly prod the fact I don't read?!

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  30. Because you obviously enjoyed Cyh's writing so you should totally read more.

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