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03:10 am: You see? You see? Your stupid minds...stupid! Stupid!!
I enjoy getting involved in creative projects. I have a few of my own that I've invited others to join but it's difficult to continue when you're the only one enthusiastic about it. There are some that I've hardly touched in years because of this. But then, finding motivation for any sort of creative project has been lax for a while now. Which is why I'm delighted to be invited to help a couple friends with dream projects of their own.

sacredspud told me of his plan for Captain Spleen: The Radio Drama several years ago, long before I had ever played the game or even knew what he was talking about. After a hiatus of said years the project now appears to be near fruition and only a Cadillac sale away your radio dial. I haven't been cast for any parts; I haven't even seen a script yet, but the creator/author/director didn't visibly object when offered to lend my voice so I can only assume I'll have the lead roles and most of the speaker time.

I only hope he has somehow managed to work in one of my favourite aspects of the Captain Spleen world: the alpha version of Rock: The Game. For those of you who have never heard of it, it's only one of the greatest arcade/computer games ever made and it has never failed to entertain me. The graphics are clean, the user interface is straightforward and there are only three simple rules:

  1. You are a rock

  2. Do rock stuff

  3. Try not to fall

As if that wasn't enough to look forward to (hearing the final product, even if I don't get to be involved) matt_william is bravely considering an undertaking of monumental proportions: he desires to remake the infamous Ed Wood film, Plan 9 From Outer Space. He's already started a dream casting. I've been selected to play my three favourite characters and only two of them die!

And of course, there is always my own pet project, The Continuing Saga of Oklahoma Jim! This is a story I would love to reach as many people as possible and one of the big reasons why I want to create my own website. To share the story and see people enjoy it would be a great thrill. And if I could ever record it well, it would be the bees knees, I tell you. I have the minimal equipment to do so at home, but trial and error and working alone are not the best way for me to learn and distraction seems an adequate villain these days to keep me from my duties.

Ahhh, some day. Some day I will have episodes I-V complete. They're already written out in my head, but it takes a tremendous amount of energy to for them to work their way out onto paper. I have to be properly psyched up, otherwise the story is just limp. (I could fill a notebook with all the false-starts and attempts I've made that peter out on page 2.) But until then I have episodes VI-XIII to share among my other OK Jim stories. And hopefully helping my friends with their own projects will give me the jump-start I need for my own. This year might not be a total suck-hole after all.

J I M O U T -

P.S. Today's date is 05-05-05. Just thought I'd point that out since it only happens once per century. But then, so does every other date. [shrugs]

Current Mood: hopefulhopeful and ambitious


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Date:May 5th, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC)
Well Jim, you can't be all of the leads because a couple of them have to speak in a high voice. I've heard you speak in a high voice, and it's simply not as high as I'd like it. How would you like to narrate, though? I know I've demanded that I want to be the Narrator in the past, but realistically I think it would be better if Spleen and the Narrator were voiced by different people. The narrator from Oklahoma Jim has as close to the right voice for the role as I can imagine.
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