Over the weekend, I visited my parents and we watched Gone in 60 Seconds (the newer one, with Nicholas Cage), a movie none of us had seen in awhile. Part way through it, I was reminded of some old characters that I’d created many, many years ago, but I couldn’t remember their names. So after I got home, I went on a quest through some of my old notebooks, wondering if I could find anything on them.
I haven’t actually looked at any of my old notebooks for quite some time. I’ve scanned a few of them (which I have not looked through for those characters yet), but the others are sitting in a bin in the basement, still waiting to be scanned. I wasn’t really sure where, if anywhere, information on those characters might be, so I picked a notebook at random and just started flipping through it.
The first notebook I flipped through started out as a sort of journal. It was kind of fun to go back and flip through my thoughts from so long ago. The other ones were a bit more typical for me: sometimes they had thoughts about what was going on, but more often they were full of story and character ideas. I was blown away by the amount of them that I encountered that I’d completely forgotten about! I’ll definitely need to see about bringing some of them to life, maybe even later this week (I’m trying to stay as socially isolated as I can right now; while I’m currently doing a bit more reading and house stuff, I’m hoping that by the end of the week I’ll be writing a bit more!)
Stay safe everyone, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!