Tag: Scribblings

In the Year Ahead

In the Year Ahead

I’ve been somewhat ambivalent toward goal-setting ever since they introduced it as a requirement in school. It’s something that had never meshed well with my personality. If I decided to do something, I’ll do it without having to call the shot first. Even if I do write it down as a goal, and then I don’t meet it, my response is “oh well”. Other than having another list to cross it off of (I do like to-do lists), I don’t get anything out of it.

No payoff. No punishment. No point.

I have the same opinion of New Year’s Resolutions, which means I tend to look at other people making these lists at the start of the year and consider joining in, usually before going off to do something else.

This year, I’ve decided to make try it anyway, and make a list of things I’d like to accomplish. I’m still skeptical, but who knows? If I get more out of it than I expect, I might even do it again next year 🙂

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Everything That Rises

Everything That Rises

I moved my Web site onto a WordPress platform quite some time ago. I didn’t intend to use the blog yet, I just wanted to be able to change the theme whenever I wanted. Usually I like consistency, so it was an interesting motivation, but I went with it. Of course, I was using code from Feedburner to display some of the entries from my LiveJournal, and while it did this well, I had to update the style sheets every time I changed themes, so it didn’t happen often. Sometimes what worked in the last sheet worked in the new one, and sometimes not. It involved a lot of tweaking, which took away from both the convenience of changing the templates, and in using Feedburner to display the entries in the first place.

Having my LiveJournal gave me a place to post the randomness that makes up my blog, and I didn’t really see a need to mirror it anywhere else, even if I did become increasingly fond of WordPress the more I used it. It just seemed redundant.

Well, it appears that I shall just have to accept redundancy.

Recently, I’ve been adding little pieces of customization to the template for Wilson Karate and the current issue of Niteblade. Not much, but enough that I began to see how I could replace the Feedburner code with template lines, if the blog was hosted here instead of LiveJournal. It brings it together in a way I appreciate.

Of course, I’ll still have to make the changes every time I change templates, but it should involve less tweaking now. Once the initial tweaking is over, that is. I still have a little change to make to the welcome page, but I think I’m close.

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Contemplating Format

Contemplating Format

I just got back from Animethon, at which I had a wonderful time. It’s also got me pondering a few things.

A while ago I started my second attempt at a story idea, as I’ve now combined it with another and thought I had enough to go with. I’ve been dragging my feet on it, whoever, as it’s still not working. It’s more than just not having a cealr story arc, though I’d love one of those, but it’s just that the atmosphere isn’t there yet.

Watching the shows this weekend, I had a thought (and I hope zhan_shi gets a well deserved giggle out of it):

My story would work better as an anime.

It really would. So, now I have to try to decide what I should do with it. On the one hand, I could try nad get the same flavour from text, but on the other I could nag my artist friend and see if she’d been willing to try a mock up of a few pages.

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