Sunday, 18 January 2009

Two Years To Go

Well, it's my birthday. Today I turn 28. Happy Birthday to me etc.

In some ways, I think that I was hoping that I would have done more of the things on my list by now, but then some of the things that I've been working on are quite long term. Reading 101 books and the other media things are coming along quite well, and there are a few things that I am sure will come together quite suddenly as this year develops. I am confident that I will have hit 30/101 by the middle of the year, or soon after my US road trip.

Someone has suggested that I could combine four or five of my goals into a single weekend, possibly my weekend in London. I might do this, it sounds like it could be a lot of fun. I could do my weekend in London, deposit my five books for BookCrossing, have a picnic, spend the afternoon in a bookshop... Maybe even take 101 pictures for Flickr.

I think I have my domain name picked out. Obviously not going to say what it is just now! But I think that this will be the name that I use when start my webcomic. Things are chugging along in the background for this too, lots of ideas that I am trying to think through. I have to start drawing and sketching - I'm not under any illusion that the possible success of a webcomic would rest on my ability to create art - but I would need to do something so that I appear semi-serious about it!

Been writing a lot more in recent weeks, and since setting up a writers group with other people who did NaNoWriMo in November I've had a lot more drive to write things: especially pieces of flash fiction, and I'm really looking forward to Script Frenzy in a couple of months. I have a killer idea I think, well, it seems good at the moment. I have to do a little bit of research to do, but mainly just in terms of population sizes and geography for a certain part of the world in a certain time period. A couple of accurate period details wouldn't go amiss either.

Depending on how work goes over the next few months I also hope to fit in a couple of the video game replays. I'll possibly also try and squeeze in Gregory Horror Show, a game which I played for an hour and loved and then skipped to play something else. Killer7 will be replayed soon as well, I'm feeling in the mood for something surreally brilliant. Like Resident Evil 4 I think that will be a strictly day time only playing situation...

There are lots of other things from the list that I could write about, but that's all I'm going to say for now.

It is my birthday after all.


Matt_Evans said...

Happy Birthday (yesterday)!

Cyran Dorman said...

Shakespeare @ the open air theatre in Regents Park is well worth it.And 101 pics is not that difficult, I do it quite often.  Check out my flickr page, Astrogirl72.You know I may do one of these list thingumies but its more depressing when it's stuff to do before I turn 140!

zero_zero_one said...

@Matt: Cheers!

@Cyran: Have seen some of your pics before, they were really cool. You'll have to give me some tips. You should do a list! It doesn't matter when the end date is, just the fun and stuff that you experience along the way :)