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    What new projects are you starting this spring? Tell us about them. Don't care what field they're in, so long as they are actual projects as opposed to "cleaning my room" or "finding someone to sleep with me who won't cry and throw up."

    And then everyone can come back at the end of May and stare at their wild optimism in horror, okay?

    Seriously. What are your plans for spring? Setting up a website? Coding some weird system? Making a book? Designing clothes? A photo shoot? Making art for a gallery showing? BUILDING A DEATH RAY?

    Let's hear it.

    -- W
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    Finishing my flash animation, completing the second draft of my story "Ares", updating my blog regularly, not going mad.

    Animation is predicted to be three minutes long. "Ares", 25000 words at least.
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2009
    I am writing a novel-shaped thing about nanotechnology. Good internets would help as this bugger is research intensive, but New Zealand doesn't so much have broadband as just kind of 'band'. I hope to have it finished by May, at the moment I am heavily chopping and changing the first draft.

    Am also embarking on research for a play, to be written this summer with a friend of mine in London, for next year's Edinburgh Festival (with a bit of luck). It's about the River Styx, that's all I can say for now.

    Musically, am working on beats and samples for a free to download solo Texture EP, which I hope to have finished by July or so, and lyrics for the next Double Helix EP, which is in production back in sunny Scotland.

    And as always, I'm editing and compiling stories for Weaponizer, and ruminating on whether now or later would be a good time to do a POD or small press collection of the site's best stuff...

    So I'm a busy bunny, and prob won't get half of this stuff finished in the projected timescales! I've shown you mine, please show me yours.
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2009
    Rebuild a moped. Finish writing Tragg and the Sky Gods metal album. Maybe get a job...
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2009
    Well, after I finish the short story I'm working on now I'll be going and working on the rewrite of a steampunk novel I started last year. Short story should be done by mid-march and the novel will hopefully be mostly completed by the end of May.
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2009
    Getting down to the process of recording the entire 40+ song Mr. Fusion catalogue. (cleaning my room falls under this heading, to make room for mic stands). Hopefully have at least an album's worth by May.

    I have a novel-shaped thing in the pipe as well, currently called Kaleidescope for the purposes of naming files. It's about the death of childhood imagination. I've no delusions that I'll finish it anytime soon, but for May I'll hope to at least have nailed down all the things I want to happen, and know who all the characters are and what they're about.

    I am getting in shape for the STP, a 204 mile, two-day bicycle ride from Seattle, WA to Portland, OR in July.

    Hopefully putting together a local beer guide website, called Tacoma Taps, where bars can list what they are pouring on any given day.

    Repairing my theremin.
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2009
    Finished scripting a book yesterday. Moving into editing next week, art to follow. Working on starting freelance writing. Hopefully. Slowly/surely building a project studio with my wife and her work hook-ups.

    There may be some web design in there as well, in preparation for the freelance writing.
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2009 edited
    It's a load of putative bullshit at this stage, but I am enjoying writing about my adventures with Satan at And now I have posted this, I am pretty much obliged to update tomorrow. Feedback is much appreciated, Whitechapel.
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2009
    got half of a video job finished, a youth employment thing for the national deaf organization, which means it has to be don in both ASL & LSQ, plus english & french. the other half's to be done next month in Ottawa.

    heading to Montreal next week to discuss a project with another deaf artist. i proposed we combine my photo & her painting skills on a new concept for a tarot project, which will probably take a year to complete.

    got an international deaf sports competition (hockey & curling) in winnipeg for april, which we have to develop a live streaming broadcast via the 'net, which we've never done before. it's a learning experience, to say the least.

    my film director will be staying with me for a while after i get back from montreal so we can finish the editing of our first feature-length film, which is taking a *LOT* longer than we expected. our projected date for screening is end of apriil/start of may!

    have a lot more video/film gear to build from scratch. next up's a focus puller & some china-ball lanterns.

    this october's got our second feature-length film in the works, this time a kinky corporate drama. done entirely in ASL, of course!
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2009
    I've not really had anything in the pipes for a little while now, and that's left me feeling a bit empty. Definitely time to start on something again. Even if its just getting a handful of those Munny dolls and handpainting them as a Horror Classics series of chibi vampires and mummies and zombies.

    I should maybe get my girlfriend to teach me illustrating in photoshop. I haven't drawn anything in a long while cos I don't like my sketches, but maybe if I new how to clean them up a bit digitally that'd give me the enthusiasm to keep it up anyway.
  3.  (5099.11)
    Make a significant career choice.

    Take responsibility for my apparent drop in IQ, rather than blaming it on something ethereal and abstract like "a magical fucking parasite".

    Work harder than i've ever worked before towards regaining said IQ.
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2009
    The 2 creative things I have going on are my Mage game and my website.

    The game is probably the most creative thing I've done in a long time, and I'm loving it. It's got me drawing again too, so that's good. Just gotta keep it up.

    The website is more of a goal. I need to get posting again, but it's hard.
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2009
    Some friends have started a ning collective where we bounce writing ideas off one another.
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    Writing three scripts. (to avoid breaking the rule of posting scripts/stories/fiction, I'll just babble on about formats for a bit and then shut up).

    First, consisting out of six 52-page long issues, two pages reserved for commentary or references or somesuch. This one's nicely outlined and I'm in the middle of scripting the fourth issue.

    Second, my weirdo mutation of 24hour comic book, except the idea is to work for several days and spend up to ten hours to draw ten pages a day. Preferably for an entire month. Decided to break another rule and script it beforehand. Got the plot ready at this point. Obviously this one's b&w.

    Third, being the second volume of my webcomic. At this point all I got is roughly 1/3rd of the plot.

    Around May I'm hoping to be done writing all three and have drawn either first issue of the first or the entirety of the second.
    (and I'll probably make them available using POD and as webcomics).
      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2009 edited
    Not dying of starvation and exposure in the next few months. Lets just say I'm an early adopter of the economic collapse.

    Okay, seriously.
    I need to find an artist for a nearly finished project, The Dumpster. I need to start writing a web series that popped in my head the other day. I need to either find an artist for Virtuoso or just accept my mediocre art skills and do it my self. Need to nail down an artist for Antiquity, because it looks to be in permanent hiatus.

    Oh, and recording a few spoken work projects with my talented friends.

    Most importantly, I need to manage my manic depression. Like, at all. All of the above would have been long done were it not for my bipolar episodes.
    • CommentAuthorrevival
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2009
    setting up a website without leaving too many fingerprints on it

    considering starting the 365 portrait project cuz i hate having my photo taken and i gotta get over it
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2009
    Distributing comics through mobile devices.

    Just I couple of days ago I published my first release to the Android Market and got 3500 downloads in 36 hours:

    I bet FreakAngels would look pretty neat on Android or iPhone, with two panels per screen.
  5.  (5099.18)
    I’m working on a type family based on old painted letters. It’s going to be all caps and scale across a series of weights and widths. From those I will derive a slab-serif type family. And so on. The first batch should be finished some time next week, released thereafter.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2009 edited
    Been posting pages of my comic sporadically online. So far I am halfway into Chapter III, when it is done, I'll put together a collected volume and release it via POD. We'll see how badly that goes!

    Chapter 1 - Mr. Mask

    Chapter 2 - Badge or No Badge

    Chapter 3 - Ninjarella

    gonna take a break from that saga afterward and do more self-contained stories to help me focus on the writing portion.

    Also: I mummified myself earlier today. Quite an experience
  6.  (5099.20)
    I have two contract books to pump out and deliver by May 15th. In my defense, the first is already nearly finished. (More erotica, since it seems to be the only goddamned thing I do right. The SFF hasn't been going well recently.) Also, big history term paper I haven't even started reading for yet.