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 When I first started this journal back in 2013, I had a list of what I wanted to focus on. Though I still have interest in all those things, writing seems to be the easiest to accomplish, at least at the moment.

And I want to combine writing with programming, because I'd like to create a stand-alone program in C# or Visual Basic that becomes a sort of choose your own adventure. This would be much easier to accomplish with Python, since it's text based. But using VB would allow it to be slightly more, well, visual. 

Anyway, I definitely want to post more creativity here. The trick is actually doing it. 
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It's felt like a lot longer than a year and a half since I wrote here. I barely remember the last time I tried to do anything creative.

Last month I finally finished my bachelor's in history. It was a long time coming and a pain in the ass to accomplish, so I'm extremely glad it's over with. History isn't the most creative of arts, and it made me despise, absolutely despise, writing. That type of writing, anyway. The type that's an obligation. I started having panic attacks whenever I had to do homework, so I had to be medicated just to get through the last semester. 

Anyway, this means I have a lot of free time now. I relocated to Oregon, and I'm currently looking for work. In the meantime, I'll be watching a lot of X-Files and finding things to fill the hours. 

Moving

Jun. 21st, 2013 08:30 am
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This week has been hellishly busy, so not much to update on the writing front. I have to move out of this house and back in with my parents by 4 July, so today will mostly be spent filling boxes and taking them over. 

It's been a melancholy past week. I've been wanting to channel my feelings into characters for a while, but I've been distracted by work and moving and sleeping too much and preemptively missing my boyfriend. 

So I'm going to get in a quick workout, shower, and then buy extra boxes and packing tape. 
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The other day as I was waiting between jobs, I decided to write some six word stories. I was inspired by the community [community profile] sixwordstories even though I don't really understand the tags and it seems like most of them are based in a universe many are already familiar with. But I liked the idea because, without knowing anything before reading the six words, you can still get decent imagery from it. Some of the ones from Thursday:

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Something else had been on Mars. 

According to the report, he disintegrated.

"The elves are rather hostile today."

His soul flew up to Valhalla. 

The building was no longer there. 

Only the ape found the wormhole. 

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I might try to make this a daily thing, since I have trouble finding time to do any substantial writing anymore. I also want to up the word count slowly, like maybe 25 to 50 to 100 and beyond. Maybe do one longer story each week along with the tiny daily ones. 

Intro post

Jun. 13th, 2013 11:14 am
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I'm starting this journal as a way to foster creativity. I've never considered myself a creative person (I like math, logic and patterns), but I know it's there. Somewhere. I just need to work on it. 

I think this journal will mostly be used for goals I want to work on. I started a journal similarly on Livejournal, but it spiraled into a "normal" journal where I got far too whiny for my own liking. I promise not to be whiny here! 

Things I'd like to do:
  • Storytelling -- somewhat different from writing -- will go into detail on this later
  • Music -- I want to work on both how to play instruments and creating original pieces
  • Pixel art
  • Learn Photoshop -- this will be easy enough to do at work
  • Web design
  • Jewelry making(?) -- this one is iffy because it requires a lot of money that I don't want to spend right now

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