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Final Memory Working!

Just a super quick note – I got the final memory functioning in Memories tonight! I had a couple of weird snags getting it working (and the dialogue is super clunky).  But everything seems to be functioning!  🙂

I also found a fantastic piano song that was available to license under the Creative Commons; that song is going to be the song that plays during the game’s menu screen, as well as during the actual memory events.

So the next task is to figure out how the game is going to end.  And unfortunately I have no idea. And neither do my characters!

Now what

This is literally the last conversation currently in the game!

But that is a problem for another day!

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Interview #37

The thirty-seventh interview on TBPL Off the Shelf went live today!  This time I interviewed Peadar O’Guilin about picking a protagonist, developing the Grey Lands, and why the Call lasts 3 minutes and 4 seconds.  You can find the interview here!

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Sorry Everyone, I’m on Hiatus From Blogging

Hey everyone, sorry that I haven’t been updating lately.  I didn’t plan to, but I am now officially taking the summer off from blogging.  Part of the reason for this has been the start of me hosting my very own radio show on CILU Radio.  I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed finding music for the show and prerecording it, so blogging (and writing in general) has been put to the side for the time being (with the exception of the post I just scheduled about the next interview on TBPL Off the Shelf, which will be popping up next Wednesday).

I hope everyone has a great summer!  See you all in the fall! 🙂

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Writing update – March 9th

First of all, work trip pics!!!!

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(I don’t know how well the embed code is working, so just click on the picture to go to the Flickr album).  I had so much fun touring the various Sudbury makerspaces!  🙂  I’ve been back since last week but things have been super busy (that seems to be a usual thing for me, doesn’t it?) so apologies for not posting here sooner.

On that note, I’ve decided I will not be entering the local writing contest I mentioned on February 27th.  I have a few much bigger projects on the go right now (least of which is working on Tears of the King), so I decided I do not want to be stressing out over this as well.  I’ve also got a lot of reading I need to be doing, so one less project feels like a good thing right now.  I can always work on that story later this year and possibly enter it next year.

I’d also like to mention one of the things that has kept me busy this week: it’s Fund Drive at CILU, Thunder Bay’s local campus radio station!  The on-air portion of Fund Drive wraps up in a few days, so things will be a bit less hectic once it’s over.  🙂

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Guilty Pleasures Cinema Celebrates 100 Episodes!

Happy anniversary to Guilty Pleasures Cinema, the internet show my friend, Scott Summerton, created!  Check out the anniversary episode here; Scott and company discuss Guardians of the Galaxy, the most successful guilty pleasure movie ever.  Scott asked me to once again reprise my role as Death, so I’m in there, too. 🙂

I show up at the end, so if you just want to see my part, check it out here.

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Writing Update – February 27th

Ok, before I say anything else, I have had the Meta’s theme from Red Vs. Blue, “(When) Your Middle Name is Danger” by Trocadero, stuck in my head all week.  It’s a fantastic piece of music that I’ve listened to quite a bit in the past.  But I recently just re-watched Red Vs. Blue seasons 6-8, and yeah.  Here it is, for anyone who isn’t familiar with it.

So anyway, this week has been a crazy one with me trying desperately to get everything I need to before I’m off on an adventure next week.  My work is sending me on a four day trip to tour the Makerspaces of a nearby city.  I’m really looking forward to it!  🙂

Of course, that meant getting the next interview ready before I go, since I’m trying to run them at the beginning of every month, rather than on the second Wednesday of every month (which it was before – that just happened to be the day when the first one was posted, so I went with it).  But now I’m pretty much at the point where I just need to pack.  I feel bad to be leaving my Merlin (I always do), but he’ll be in good hands while I’m gone.

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For the trip, I’m attempting to pack light.  But of course I’ll be bringing a notebook two plus my Kindle.  I’m currently reading Birdie by Tracey Lindberg, but I’m hoping to finish it tonight or tomorrow because I don’t want to bring it with me (it’s my brother’s book plus it’s hard cover).  I want to revise a story I wrote in the NaNoWriMo blob for a writing contest.  Unfortunately it’s nowhere near the 2000 words it needs to be, so it’s going to take a heck of a lot of work.  Including some background work, fleshing out the characters a bit more and whatnot (not the world, since it’s taking place on City of the Dead).  I’m going to take what I have and hopefully do some of that work on my off time while I’m away.

Oh, and on a totally unrelated note, last night was pretty exciting – my friend Scott of Guilty Pleasures Cinema asked me to reprise my role of Death.  I went to his place last night to shoot a few lines (Death was off duty, so I didn’t need all the makeup).  At the end of it all, we were talking about a movie idea he has, throwing some ideas around.  He told me I’ll have to come back so we can actually write some of this up.  So I may be involved in a local movie project in the near future!  🙂

So that’s everything.  Life continues to be busy, but at least for this week it was mostly a good busy.  🙂

Oh, and in case you were wondering, yes, I have been replaying that Youtube link of “(When) Your Name Is Danger” as I’ve been writing this.

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Guilty Pleasures Cinema 3rd Anniversary!

20150226_160648A friend of mine, Scott Summerton, runs Guilty Pleasures Cinema, which celebrates the movies you’re embarrassed to love and showcases those you might have missed.  A few months ago, he asked me to play Death in a couple of episodes.  Here’s the second of those two episodes:  GPC Episode 77 – I Come in Peace (1990).  This episode also marks the third anniversary of Guilty Pleasures Cinema!  🙂

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