So, in terms of raw creative power, this weekend was … fair. I wrote two poems this weekend. The first two in years. One of them I typed up and mailed off to Spain. After it gets there, I’ll probably put it on ME for everyone to read, but at least for a little while it’s something special for her. The other I would have posted today, but I just plum forgot that notebook at home this morning. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep writing poetry, now that I’ve started again. Now that I seem to have surpassed my old bias against free verse and blank verse.
Still seem to make patterns with my words, but they’re not just rhymed couplets anymore.
The other creative thing I did this weekend was to work on learning to draw in an anime style for one of the comics I’m going to be doing. I’m comfortable with the slow rate things are going, and am now planning on a 1.1.4 release date. 26 days and counting. I seemed to be able to draw in a convincingly well-done manner last night, even while wearing latex gloves. Now, if I can just convince myself to spend the next 45 minutes adapting females from popular college comics, I can finally get started on actually completing some more strips.
Oh, and I guess spending 5 hours recording the final two chapters of The Princess Bride was a somewhat creative act. I had to develop voices for Miracle Max and his wife Valerie, which was more difficult than you might think, and I was working under a deadline (which I missed) to get it to the post office. So, that was nice. Now that that’s done, I’m trying to decide what to read next. I’m thinking of actually getting the publisher’s permission, and offerring copies to people who donate $25 or more to Modern Evil, not for sale, but as free promotional items. Or not. I don’t know. The people I’ve shared my work with so far have enjoyed it, you probably would, too.