Wednesday, June 4, 2014

POST 100, TL;DR

Sure, your workstation is cool. But, is it Ewok head filled with glue gun sticks cool?

100 POSTS

     When you think about it, Dr. Who could be an allegory for life. You're you, right? But you're not the same you you used to be. I mean, it was you, but a different you. Get it? You've regenerated. A different version of you with different style, new ideas, and different companions. Just think of all the you's you used to do through high school. Think of all the dumb hats you've worn! 

     I recently scrolled through and reviewed the past 99 posts. There were a few embarrassing moments, but nothing too cringeworthy. Even though I don't get too personal here, It was interesting and cathartic to see all the me's I've been these four plus years.

     When I started this blog I was a me that really wanted to make my own stopmotion puppet project. I still do, in fact. But pursuing the idea has branched into so many things. I kept ratcheting my skills upwards until I could do the stories I wanted to do. 

     There's a bunch of unfinished projects, but I'm ok with that.  I've learned that what's most satisfying to me is getting the idea out and sharing it. I'm not too worried about perfectionism and completion. I don't have to be, I'm not a pro and I'm not selling anything. 

     This has culminated into a loose assemblage of characters and stories that really deserve their own world. 

     So, to let my imagination fly without boundaries, I'm creating a new space (creating a space is what people say when they're just giving themselves permission to do something). Building my own fantasy world with an adventure story running throughout. 

     Before you think that sound too lofty, remember that worlds are limitless and open ended, constantly changing and evolving. Malleable. The creatures, characters, and stories that've dropped into my imagination won't have to wait until I'm in a good head space to work on one project. I can draw, write, paint, sculpt, and build puppets of my world without any pressure of "finishing" anything.

     I said it myself over four years ago (is there anything more bullshitty than quoting yourself?)... 

     "I'm really glad I decided to move away from the idea of one big project to start with. It seems like every day I have a new idea for a story or character. I know I can't develop them all, but that doesn't mean I can't let them play around in my imagination."


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