Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Hero is Pissed!

let me explain.

my boss got a computer virus at work. he backs files up in a drive that we writers share. eventually, i got the computer virus. then, i spread it to half our office. this ridiculously annoying virus has plagued me for the past 2 weeks. our IT department has been working furiously to remove it and i've been moved to 2 different temporary computers since. one had no internet and no microsoft office. the 2nd had no internet and no sound...but eventually got both. mind you, most of my files were not backed up because guess what? our back up drive at work has been down for the past 3 months. somehow, through this entire mess, the IT department was blaming me for my issues or just making me feel guilty in general. in their defense, they've been very stressed by all the viruses going around. still, this insanity has made me lose my mind a few times at work which, frankly, is not like me at all. long story even longer-- that virus spread to my ipod and has now infected my personal computer too.

anyway, the point of this post is to explain how it's affected my work, not my mood. every writer is influenced by various things while they're writing and it's been a struggle to continue writing my VERY URGENT project when all my months of communication about the game were lost and my files were missing for 2 weeks.

the project is super uber confidential so i can't say much about it. what i will say is that it's based on a comic book and my comic book hero is pissed. he's angry at all the other characters (even his buddies) and as a result- he keeps yelling at people and trying to fight them. at the end of the day, i review the stuff i've been writing and laugh at how unbelievably bitter my so-called hero is. he has a massive chip on his metallic shoulder. and then, yes, i spend the last few hours of my day rewriting him so that he's not so angry at the world. after all, what does he have to be so angry about? he doesn't have a computer virus!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Website Linkage

at the moment, this blog is sorta blah. but stay tuned because soon it will be linked to my website! or rather, my website will be linked to this blog. whatever, you get the point. my website designer is going to help me match all the colors and stuff. yay for designers!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

And On Another Note...

a friend recently sent me a job posting for a video game writing lead at a certain video game company that shall go unnamed. it seemed like a dream job, until i got to one line within the job description:

* Zero desire to parlay your game writing experience into a film, TV show, novel &c.

what a weird thing to include in a job description! i don't know a single writer that doesn't fantasize about other you?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Not too tech shabby!

i occasionally dabble in technical writing on the side. i've worked with an award- winning technology company called aleratec for a few years now. they are famous for developing and manufacturing solutions for the USB, HDD, Blu-ray, DVD/CD duplicating, publishing, recording, and digital imaging markets and their cool gadgets pop up all the time in PC Magazine!

here's a demo of their most recent product. i wrote the voice-over script!

The Game is Afoot!

i'm super excited because the video game i recently wrote got a great review! it's called sherlock holmes: the official movie game and it's available on your cell phone now. note: it's not on iphones (that's the warner bros. game).

Pocketgamer gave it an 8.0/10 and a Silver Award! Take a look!


welcome, lovely readers!

right now, i'm procrastinating. and it's all related to a video game story for work. i can't say much, so i'll just give you a visual and you can try to figure out the rest.

cute cupakes, eh?

more coming soon!