progressive jobs

I’ve found the entire soundtrack of BOTW all in one video and in a playlist if preferred (and not just 24 songs like I got on a CD from the special addition) that goes in relative order of the game itself (I know you can go wherever you want in the game, but…I like it in some sort of order…) and it’s really nice and relaxing and great for studying I’ve found :’)

Just thought I might share! (er, spoilers in track names of course)

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February progress report

Actual progress woohoo!!!

My job has been so crazy lately that I’ve had to fight hard for every minute of writing time, but I did pretty well, all things considered. I’m also feeling tons better, health-wise.

Probably the best news is that I finished the first of the three consequences/denouement scenes, and started the second one. Merlin has returned to Camelot. I think I’ll keep going with this second denouement scene for now, and finish the Michaelsmount branch later.

I’ve updated the word count page. I wrote about 9000 words in February (which is seriously a victory considering I’ve been putting in an extra 12-15 hours a week at my job). I added a little bit to the Morgana and Lancelot prequels, which was fun. The prequels are inching along very slowly, but I always enjoy coming back to them when I’m too brain-dead to code. I’ll probably try to finish them once I’ve finished Book II.

So it was a reasonably good month… here’s hoping for another one!

Character plotting/development.

My father once said to me that to succeed in your respective career, you must covet the knowledge so that management cannot replace you.

I think thats bullshit and probably why he was in the exact same job, without progressing, my whole life.

Below is some* of the things I think about when I put together my main characters. Its kinda a mish-mash of things I’ve read, heard or thought and just compiled into a document, to be copy/paste into a fresh document awaiting life to be given to it.

Some teachers say that you must be able to write 500 pages on your main characters, and that just sounds painful. I wanna write 500 pages of my manuscript thankyouverymuch.

The below, form like, questionaire would provide enough informantion to write those 500 pages, but without the hassle of writing 500 fucking pages.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO USE ALL THIS INFO IN YOUR STORY.

But it shows in your storytelling if you dont know your characters well enough. Especially when your character descriptions and personalities remain consistant throughout your story.

You’re allowed to write “N/A” for some of these.

You’re allowed to write 4 pages of info for just one question.

You can add in photos, songs, links or reference people or anything else you may already know.

You can add or subtract any questions you like.

You can share this with your friends.

The point is, if you can answer these kinds of questions about your character, you’re probably going to have a well rounded character that has a rich complex personality and gives your story a whole extra dimension of intrigue.

Once completed, you print this sucka out and use it as reference material so you dont have to try and keep a consistant mental picture and understanding whilst trying to juggle the rest of the story telling.

Character Plot.

Name:

Gender:

Age:

Birthdate:

Marital Status:

Mothers Name:

Fathers Name:

Guardian/s Name/s:

Children/s Name/s & Age/s:

Sibling/s Name/s & Age/s:

Talents/Skills/Powers & Origins:

Height:

Weight:

General Build:

Hair Colour:

Eye Colour:

Ethnic Background/ Race:

Distinguishing Physical Traits (ie, Moles, Scars, Birthmarks):

Tattoo/s and location/s:

Tattoo/s meaning/origin:

Armor/Weapons:

Jewelry/Accessories:

Style of Clothing:

Casual:

Work:

Parties:

Sports:

Special Occations:

Other:

Previous Occupation/s:

Current Occupation:

Tasks:

Hours:

Morale:

Pay:

Past National Identity/s:

Current National Identity:

Language/s:

Vocabulary:

Use of swear words:

Wordy or clipped language:

Positive or Negative:

Tone:

Common themes or Phrases:

Transportation:

General Musical Taste:

Professional Goals:

Short Term:

Mid Term:

Long Term:

Personal Goals:

Short Term:

Mid Term:

Long Term:

Negative Life Experiences:

Positive Life Experiences:

Strengths:

Weaknesses:

How would your character like the novel/s to finish?

Why?

What are the stakes if the novel/s dont end that way?

What the obstacles they will face?

How does this character relate to the general cast?

How does this character relate to each cast member?

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*I say that these are some of the things I question, because I do have a mini personality quiz that explores 16 psychological traits. I use this for the character at the start of the story and where I want the character to be at the end of the story, and then compare the changes so I know where they’re changed in personality and that gives me something to aid in plot development.

But thats me micromanaging my plot based on character developement, not really about the characters development.

tumblr theatre humans that I know irl!

I have a proposition! 

I am missing theater and my theater community…but as a young human on this earth many things in my life are still a work in progress, such as job stability, physical location, etc etc that makes rebuilding/rejoining a theater community also a work in progress. 

I’m not sure if anyone else feels this way, whether you’re doing things professionally/semi-professionally/not at all or what your situation is. (Or maybe like me you just have trouble leaving the house.) But if you have some feelings of some sort, read on!

Would people be interested in a monthly/fortnightly/maybe even weekly get together to just sit around and read plays? In my mind this could be virtual (skype/google hangouts etc) or physical (if you’re in the seattle area) or both. We could do shakespeare (I know a lot of of shx peeps) or anything that people are intrigued by or curious to read but can’t get themselves to sit down long enough to focus and finish it.

There are some logistics to figure out, but I envision this as a very casual, low stakes way to keep in touch when distance, time, money, etc. don’t allow for actual productions. Think of it as a book club type thing?

Let me know your thoughts and if there’s interest, I’ll get on top of making some plans/a poll!

Currently in progress: finding a job, buying a car, renting a home, going on a weekend cruise for our anniversary, saving up for each other’s bands and an engagement ring (picked out by himself), searching for a perfect location to elope, planning everything that’s involved in weddings, AND beginning to purchase household items for our first home together ❤️

5 things thing

tagged by @macroflation

things you’ll find in my bag:

  1. phone
  2. 3DS
  3. doodlepad
  4. mehcanical pencil
  5. drink bottle

5 things you’ll find in my bedroom

  1. bed
  2. birds
  3. plants
  4. chair
  5. desk

5 things I’ve always wanted to do in life

  1. ????
  2. ????????
  3. what the heckie is a life goal???
  4. ??
  5. ???

5 things I’m currently into

  1. pokemon
  2. kobayashi
  3. smt
  4. steven universe
  5. shoujo-ai

5 things on my to-do list

  1. get cash money
  2. Progress Quickly in current job
  3. get a switch at some point maybe
  4. teach birds to come to my whenever i raise my hand
  5. nya

5 things people may not know about me

  1. im incredibly salty tbh i just usually dont post it on here
  2. i would gladly live off nothing but chocolate if it wouldnt kill me
  3. i dont like plain water
  4. plain milk is also gross
  5. let me nap

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