I write everything down. I record my thoughts, ideas, experiences, feelings, stuff I don’t like, and things I want to have/achieve. I started doing this in 2003, while in the 10th grade, and never stopped. I know why I started…which I’m not going to go into because it’s stupid, embarrassing, and bordered on the illegal…but I have no idea why I continued to keep these records.
One thing that has made itself very clear is that I’m not very materialistic and that almost everything I want aids my effort to create content for other people. The dollar value of these items also rarely ever grows past $10 000. That might seem like a huge number but realistically it isn’t and that comes from a person that works night shift in a grocery store. Though, the majority of the time my list is in the low thousands. It generally only grows when I need to upgrade things like computers, instruments, clothing, etc. Recently, I started paying for artwork for a comic. This also brings the value of the list up but even it exists 100% in the information cloud for other people to hopefully enjoy.
Everything I cherish could be worn on my body or stuffed in a suitcase…probably into a backpack if that’s all I had. Obviously, this list of materials doesn’t include travel but even travel could be done relatively cheap.
Why I write, however, is simple. It’s therapy. It gets ideas out of my head that I might otherwise try in real life. It helps me get a sense of self that I wouldn’t otherwise get without being able to stare at the entire picture.
I’m debating the breaking of one of my life rules…to never use eBay. Sadly, the only convievable way to get a couple of things I want is to do so. I have no logical reasoning behind why I refuse to use eBay…it’s just one of the many things that I vowed that I’d never do.
I was raised on Marvel and DC comic characters. Mostly on Fox and WB Network Saturday morning cartoons but a large part of my childhood was spent reading the comics and playing with the action figures.
There are two toys that pretty much defined my childhood. The first is a 1989 Diecast Hot Wheels Batmobile and the other is a Venom Action Figure. My Batmobile to a sandbox and Venom to an incident where I may or may not have tied a string around the body to see how high I could fling it into the air possibly resulting in it breaking. I’ve missed them ever since.
As you can see from the links, I’ve done my research on exactly what makes/models they were and I’ve tracked them down.
At least, the search is over. Now it pretty much comes down to whether or not I want to break my rule and use eBay.
One of the things that I hate the most is that I like to talk about projects no matter how far they are from completion or funding. The longer this takes the more it appears to others that you aren’t going to do anything. Unless you’re actually trying to do something you can’t begin to understand how hard things are to do. Especially if said things are generally outside the box.
My goal this year was to do something…anything. Up until these last 30 days, which I’ve spent either sick or injured, I’ve stuck pretty close to my plan to get stuff finished. While we’ve only entered April and there’s still plenty of time to work on things, May is looking to be a crucial month for my efforts.
All except for the largest of my funding projects are completed. The big one is the first issue of what is hopefully an on going story of a digital comic for iPads/other tablets/computers.
I know I’ve promised updates to other things that I don’t mention on this blog :) I’ve been slow about getting that stuff finished. Again, May is looking to be a big month of projects.
Currently Listening To: Boots Of Spanish Leather – Kina Grannis (Bob Dylan Cover)