.... The Messy Mind of J'rod: February 2007
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Saturday, February 24, 2007

My Art Update

I have updated "My Art"... there is a new sketch in there.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

The past almost caught me.

I nearly bumped into someone from my past this evening, and it sent me into a series of emotions. I saw her before she could see me, and I panicked... I ducked the other way and left in a hurry. Why did I do that? After years of dealing with my feelings towards her, I thought I was once again in control. Apparently not.
I obviously still have a great deal of love for this girl if after years without her in my life, I still panic at first sight. I guess I'm still not ready to have that 'So, how have you been' conversation. Maybe I don't want to know how well she's doing without me, or maybe I don't want to tell her how poorly I'm doing without her. Well... that isn't entirely the case, but anyone can tell you how crazy thoughts can easily sneak into a person's head under such circumstances.
She looked good though. Really good.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

PWA HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Yes, most of these were stolen.. but they're funny!

Is it possible to be totally partial?
What's another word for thesaurus?
If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?
Do cannibals find clowns funny tasting?
If a stealth bomber crashes in a forest, will it make a sound?
Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM?
You know that little indestructible black box that is used on planes, why can't they make the whole plane out of the same substance?
How do they get a deer to cross at that yellow road sign?
Why is abbreviation such a long word?
Why do they call it a TV set when you only get one?
When it rains, why don't sheep shrink?

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Big Projects, Big Disappointments

I just returned from having drinks with a friend, so my grammer and speeling (kidding) may not be entirely correct, as I am only half coherent. I had the day off today, and was able to relax and work a little on my book. I'm making some exceptional progress, though judging from my past, and the amount of time I've put into it... I'm due for an intervention.
The first time I tried creating a serious project, I was 17. I tried to write a mystery novel using a word processor. I was about 1/5th into it (which is a lot for a typical 400 page novel, before editing) and somehow lost the entire document. At the time it felt as though I was not meant to write it, as I was quite meticulous in keeping the files safe.
Later, when I was around 20, I found a program that allowed people to create their own video game in an RPG (roll playing game) setting. Most people simply messed around with the program, but I learned it inside and out, and was in the process of making a full, 7-10 hour gameplay game. It involved many characters and places, all designed by me. I even used my voice for the hero of the story. I was quite literally about 1/3 into creating the game when *BAM!* ...I lost a file. I don't know how I lost it, or why the file was so important. All I knew was that I could no longer load up the game, nor could I retrieve anything from all the back-ups I made. Once again it was like a divine intervention. It were as though I was not meant to complete the game. Granted, the graghics were 32-bit and obsolete, and by the time I finished it, there would be so much more out there. But it was my hobby at the time, and I lost all of it.
Well this book idea I have has been my hobby for a year and a bit, and so far it is pretty involved. It started with a friend of mine wanting me to come up with a storyline for his roll playing game, and it turned into a three dimensional world, with people, and societies, and crazy environments. I just hope that divine intervention doesn't touch this book of mine, because if it does I will forever be scared; too scared to ever attempt anything on a large scale again.