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March 15th, 2004

No Drawing = Grumpy Gneech

May have to re-think my position on gaming; I spent all of last week scrambling to get drawing and other stuff done so I could have time to work on BESM d20 and then, after constantly feeling worn out and well behind schedule, I put that idea aside and decided to just run D&D using a module out of Dungeon magazine instead -- suddenly the pressue went *poof* and I could at least get some strips done for this week.

So then Saturday, I spent pretty much all day getting ready for the gaming session (updating NPC stats, looking up the monsters' abilities and rereading the dungeon so I'd have it fresh in my mind), and then on Saturday we gamed 'til 11:00 and I got home just before midnight. I then stayed up until 2:00 a.m. chatting and looking at a new art technique book I bought, to unwind from the game.

Sunday morning, I woke up dead-dog tired and moving slow; we walked, we got some shirts, we saw Hidalgo, and then I sat in front of the computer the rest of the day, wishing I was drawing but utterly unable to summon up the energy to do so. By the end of the day, I was disgusted.

So here's the problem: I enjoy gaming a lot -- but I enjoy drawing a helluva lot more. Is the amount of enjoyment I get out of gaming worth the risk of wiping out a whole weekend's worth of productivity? Was this weekend just a fluke? I've been so ragged out and tired all week that I don't know.

It bears observation. We'll see. There's also the little matter of Kung Fu beating me so up badly Friday night. It might not have been the gaming, so much as the combination of gaming + Kung Fu.

-The Gneech

Happy Birthday, makovette!

Vroom, vroom! Scumbag the Birthday Clown was going to show up and extend his own, er, birthday greetings, but his car broke down.

I don't think that was an accident...

-The Gneech

Bwaahahahaa!

Found in libertarianism:

City Almost Bans Items Made With Water

Remember kids: your government is here to help you. Really.

-The Gneech

kheetor84 Made My Brain Hurt

The Storyline That Wouldn't Die

Well, I wrote some more scripts this evening, all of them between Leonard and Glory. Once again, I find myself confronted with the desire for the current storyline to just friggin' eeeend already! This one was particularly badly thought-out at the beginning, and I'll be glad to be rid of it. But I've got to bring it to at least a semi-satisfactory conclusion.

Still, it's not all bad ... it's given me some things I need to resolve some other outstanding plot issues, and also hopefully to take the strip in some new directions in the future. But we're getting awfully close to the alleged marriage date of "sometime in 2004" for Comfort and her dishy cheetahboy, and I'm going to need to start moving on that soon. That also means that Comfort needs to graduate, or if she doesn't, for the wedding to get pushed back. Very realistic, perhaps, but it might not exactly endear me to my readers!

There's also the related matter of Dover, Lagston, and Megahuge Conglomaco. I have definite plans there and I've been wanting to put them into motion for a while now, but the whole Tiffany/Leonard/Glory thing was in the way.

And Byron! What ever happened with Byron?! Aaaaaaah!

*brain explodes*

Whoof, I hate it when that happens. Think I'd better go to bed and recover. G'nite, all!

-The Gneech

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