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      CommentAuthorTed
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2008
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    For a start, it still feels weird just typing my thoughts at the internet unasked, and by extension probably unwanted. I can't help but feel vaguely narcissistic/self-centred if I try blogging; it works great for people who have something valuable to say, or who do workblogs, or something like that, but for me it seems to be daft. I have no opinions I know of that haven't already been eloquently expressed by someone, somewhere. I have no work I've finished, let alone that's on the intarwubs...except a stint on a tiny, unheard-of webcomic a while back that, in hindsight, I'm not proud of, so a workblog is probably of limited appeal too.

    But there we go. I'm here now. I'm doing it because I honestly have nowhere else, besides 2 friends who I've talked to about this, to babble on about this; it's something that's exciting me.

    It's not just that I'm writing: I'm actually going somewhere with it. Usually, whatever I try to write loses focus very quickly, and falls by the wayside. Even some things I still like the ideas for, I just can't seem to make them stick. But this time, I actually seem to be getting somewhere.

    I'm planning a webcomic; I've finished and polished the script for the prologue (36 pages - I know, it's indulgent...it was planned as a lot less, but the characters took up too much space), have started writing the first chapter, and am almost 5 pages into the art. The story actually means something to me, which could be why it's working (on a relative level). Maybe I've just changed enough to stick to something; who knows?

    Whilst I've been trying to practice writing and drawing for the past few years, this is the first time I've managed to sustain a piece of sequential art, even this far.

    I'm excited, terrified, and hopeful.
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2008
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    You can do this.

    We're here to listen and lend encouragement.. it'll be fine.

    Post again soon. I want to hear how your project's going.

    - Z
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      CommentAuthorroque
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2008
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    this is totally what blogging's about. when you're excited, or pissed off, or worried about something, and you want someone to talk to, or you at least just want to talk.

    it's natural to wonder why people would read a blog when, as you say, there are no opinions that haven't been expressed by somebody somewhere. what I've found is that everyone has a different writing "voice." I really enjoy reading some of these voices, because they're funny/quirky/intelligent or whatever. and, honestly, the voices of people who aren't writing for self-aggrandizement are the ones I enjoy most of all. so I hope you keep posting. *grin*
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    It's natural to wonder why people would read a blog when, as you say, there are no opinions that haven't been expressed by somebody somewhere.

    If everything has already been said, thought, and done, what's the point of anything?
    Surely things have been THOUGHT before, but that doesn't mean they were acted upon.
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      CommentAuthorroque
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2008
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    If everything has already been said, thought, and done, what's the point of anything?

    that's not exactly what I was getting at. (there are people who believe that, and talking to them tends to be interesting. the pessimists believe there is no point to anything; the optimists seem to think that the point is to say/think/do it better than it's been done before.) I was just talking about expressing opinions, which doesn't have to have a point.
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    mhmm.
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2008
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    you find yourself in understanding company, TB.

    i, too, am curious about your project and its progress. please keep us updated.