Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Unfortunately my brother hasn't posted any more episodes from our community-cable series since the last time I posted about Me, on Star Trek!!!. It's too bad because some of the later ones were really cool, especially the ones where we used cheesy split-screen and blue-screen effects so I could play my own evil twin who is a Romulan...
He seems to have redirected his Star-Trek-related energy into ClassicTrek.com where we have this cool story going here. I'm "Dr. Shareb" and I'm serving aboard the Starship Concordiat. It's great fun -- in our first adventure our Starship was vandalized by some peacenik space-hippies and we went and chased them through space...
That's actually the closest thing I'm doing to fiction writing exercises at the moment. I know I signed up for Scrambled Sage on Toast and I haven't been doing the homework (because I'm very, very naughty). (And my dog ate it?) It's not that I think I'm above workshop exercises -- quite the opposite -- it's just that I know I don't have time to put serious thought into fiction exercises right now, and I don't want to do a half-assed job of it.
Now you're probably thinking: "But Chanson, you seem to have an awful lot of time lately for writing a bunch of controversial-yet-boring political theory..."
I don't know what's up with that. I seem to be having some sort of brain-dump about politics lately. I think it's just because I see blogging as an extension of conversation -- and one where I'm surrounded by intelligent people -- so I like to spend some time chatting about life and light fun stuff and some time discussing and exchanging ideas.
Or more likely it's because I see blogging as this endlessly fascinating experiment, and I'm curious to see what kinds of reactions I'll get from writing different types of things.