Monday, January 9, 2012

I apparently have a blog now

I've always looked on the personal blog with a certain amount of derision. Who really cares about your asinine personal thoughts, not in any polished, purposeful form, but just whatever you happen to feel like writing about today? So it is with a certain degree of abashed guilt that I start my own.

But I think it is, or rather, can be, useful. My excuse is that a lot of this stuff I'm thinking about anyway. Writing it down is wholly useful for my own sake, and that is enough to justify the existence of this blog. If other people can get some benefit or enjoyment from reading it, so much the better. Furthermore, if I'm really lucky, I might provoke dialogue and thoughtful responses to inspire my thoughts in new directions that I might not have otherwise explored.

I basically have three interests: Writing, Game Design and Society/Economics/Politics. There are many other interests I have, in theory, but in practice, those three topics are what I find I spend most of my time thinking about. At the moment, my primary focus will most likely be discussing my ideas as I work through writing a gamebook and, in a broader sense, exploring how to write a good story.

We who are about to die, salute you.

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