Archives for the month of: October, 2019

I want to develop a magic system. I’ve been listening to The Adventure Zone Podcast when I drive recently. Since I’ve been on a bit of a road trip, there is more time to think and listen to podcasts. I love the imagery in video games and anime and described in DnD. I think it would be fun to develop my own system of magically attacks or effects. I have so many creative interests, that I’m not sure how to collect this together much less anything else.

Why is writing things hard? I sat down to write a short little thing about how I dislike when people call their animals stupid or say mean things to them in a sweet voice. It creeps me out and makes me wonder how they’d treat me if I were even nearly as important to them as their dog.

Instead I wrote the first two sentences a couple times over and every time it sounded preachy and accusatory. Neither of which are good tones for encouraging people to be more compassionate in all their speech or else it’ll happen to them when it matters. Now I am actually writing that idea out and not so much talking about how it’s hard to just sit down and write.

These two things, how you will be better off speaking with compassion to anyone you care about, Homo Sapiens or otherwise, and how writing is hard have nothing to do with each other. Being compassionate has mindfulness integral to it’s practice. Writing is next to impossible to do if you don’t just throw it out there and piece it together later.

That’s why I started with the thought ringing in my head. Why is writing things hard? Now I am writing.

My mom’s continued generosity has extended to the rest of the dark value cloth, and a cloth cutting tool from a thrift shop, though I might still try and use her fancier ones if she’ll let me, hah. There was a period of panic as we couldn’t find the magazine my design was in, I just had picture on my phone of it, and need to trace the actual squares from a page to get the right size. After a week or two it surfaced, thankfully. The design makes references to early 2000’s internet culture and that entertains me each time I see it, it’s the main reason I choose the quilt. Now that I have the cloth, and the design I should get some pictures to update on here. I’ll include a picture of the design, and why it entertains me then.

 

There is paper-piecing involved in this quilt, so right now I am just waiting on the foundation paper in the mail before I begin to learn how to piece the squares. Usually I begin with simpler goals, but this it still exciting.