Thursday, June 20, 2013
Bonus Post: The Fiction of Kupowered
Folks might notice that I've added a little something to the sidebar, something that might seem rather curious at first glance, but it should become fairly obvious as to what it is in short-order. Still, I didn't want to just throw it up there (especially at the top) without giving it a little explanation first. Especially since it's kind of a big thing for me.
The new gadget that sits atop my sidebar is "The Fiction of Kupowered" which is something that I'm going to use to collect and keep the posts that I do in a sort of story-like manner. It started back last year when Far Cry 3 inspired me so damn much I had to tell my story of a completely random situation I found myself in while playing the game. A situation that was more or less unique to me thanks to just how many random elements were involved. I was impressed with Far Cry 3 itself because of this and I was also ecstatic for the story that came of it. And what do you do with good stories? You share them, of course. My blogpost that night served as a nice little way to do that and while I don't get a lot of feedback, generally, I did get a few of the people who I know check the site out every now and then point that post out specifically as a good thing.
It was something new, something different, than what I'd done with this blog before and it felt good. It still does. Story posts are things I can't obviously do every night, but when I get to do them, they're something quite different and fun in a different way than other posts. I specifically started this blog as an attempt to write more consistently and thus hopefully improve my skills with it, and my story posts are a bench-mark of that progress I think. I have mixed feelings about them in all honesty because I like them and am excited about them, but there's always the under-current of "perhaps I'm too close to them" or "everyone is their own worst critic, I should be harder on them" that keeps me....nervous(?) about them, I suppose. Basically, I like them, but I don't want to seem like I think they're awesome super-great pieces of writing that you should like.
Personal things are always a bit awkward to explain, I suppose, which is why this is weird for me. As I've said, however, Story posts are rather fun for me, so I intend to keep writing them, and some feedback has indicated that the story posts are also quite enjoyed, so I wanted to feature them in a way. I worry that top of the blog is a bit much, so I -might- move it down, and as I write a lot, I might have to condense it further somehow, but for now, it's what it needs to be. At least, that's what I think, but I'm always open to hearing otherwise, of course.
I would like to end this bonus post by saying Thank You to all of the folks who do read this blog on at least a semi-regular basis. I write because I like to and I want to, but I enjoy constantly doing it at the pace that I do because there are people that like what I put out. It's encouraging and humbling and all sorts of positive things. So honestly, thanks to everyone who reads this and I hope you continue to enjoy as I hopefully keep improving.