… when you can shoot something. (That’s wrong on so many levels.)
… why he is working alone. (You’re not asking Banksy that, and he may not actually be working alone, you never know.)
… when his game will earn money. (Van Gogh didn’t earn money, yet now he’s considered the father of modern art.)
… why it’s taking so long. (Gaudi’s “Sagrada Familia” is still under construction, even though he’s dead.)
… why he doesn’t just work a normal job. (Keith Richards worked as a postman once. Needless to say, it didn’t last. His tame mouse probably ate too many letters.)
In other words, the game developer probably just isn’t normal. Like all those other bums I named. It is a fact of life.
Here’s a blurb I wrote for a writing discussion elsewhere to describe the way I handle the “chosen one” trope in Scout’s Journey, but I thought better of it and posted it here for your amusement and to jog my memory. Because I found this the first pretty apt description of it that I wrote. It almost gives me a new perspective.
“She is brought in unaware by forces outside her control, who intend her to be a sacrifice to a Big Bad. The player learns this before she does. Along the way, it turns out that she does have a skill, making friends with people who looked like certain enemies, thus kicking off a conflict in the enemy faction which ends up helping her. Through sheer curiosity, she makes contact with someone who is equally lost, and who turns out to be Big Bad’s nemesis. She only learns this through open-mindedness and careful listening. The prophecy comes in the form of a children’s story. This nemesis has to be freed from an age of imprisonment; as for what she ends up having to do, she only understands right when Big Bad gets his paws on her.”
In other news, I got the flu, and it sucks. I forgot how much it sucks.
Take care guys, and whack a nazi for me when you see one. Seriously, what’s going on with the world?
Hello Scout, you lovely freckled explorer you…
Ultra thank-you to my writer friend Dan O’Donnell – and his artist friend (love the style!) – for gifting me this.
This is the best.
Thanks so much. It’s rare to get this cool a present. I love how she seems to have all the cool in the world here.
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