Distractions and grey hairs [FU6]

Fortnightly update 6: 17.02.2020 to 01.03.2020

In this fortnightly blog post series, I share with you my progress as a writer. I’ll throw each post up on both Facebook and LinkedIn on Sundays or Mondays, though if anything dinosaur-huge happens, I may still make separate posts about it; these fortnightly posts are more about my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs.

The Front

I write scripts for the popular YouTube channel The Front.

We uploaded two videos this fortnight. The first was about how World War II tempered the Poles into some of the strongest humans on the planet.

The second was about Robert McNamara’s “Project 100,000” or “McNamara’s Morons. This one is travelling exceptionally well.

I also worked with some graphic designers to put together two posts to both The Front History Facebook page and The Front History Instagram account.

The first week’s posts were about indigenous Australians in the Second World War.

The second week’s posts were about ghosts and curses (hence the featured image). Spooky!

Geetsly’s

I write scripts for Geetsly’s, the popular Star Wars YouTube channel. We’ve got quite a few banked up, so one of mine has yet to be uploaded. Stay tuned for that!

The Jerk’E’Club

I write the blog series Tales of The Jerk’E’Club for The Jerk’E’Club. This fortnight, I wrote chapter 5, and it’s filthy. Enjoy.

fiction_shots

This fortnight, I posted two fiction_shots pieces on both Instagram and Twitter.

The first was written by Dilini, a fiction_shots contributor.

Water swirled around our ankles. My feet sunk slowly into waterlogged sand. Her squeals of delight over small lapping waves warmed my heart. She let go of my hand. Fearless, she duck-footed her way along the shore. I suppressed the nag and let her go.

The second was written by me, and it was about the “million-dollar wound.” [Twitter #vss365 word #spirits]

I’d never seen a man with bone sticking out his skin in such high spirits.

He looked at me, read my thoughts. “I’m going home, mate. Home.”

He looked at nothing after that, and I spent a long minute deciding if I should put a bullet in my left asscheek or right.

6ixes

I let my nerdiness take hold this fortnight, making my own simple tabletop roleplaying game system which I called “6ixes” (as it uses only the humble six-sided die), and I ended up testing it out in a Discord play-by-post RPG server and “Skyrim-esque” setting of my own, recruiting players from Reddit and my existing pool of friends. It was fun while it lasted, but maintaining the server and setting turned out to be a whole lot extra work, which I just don’t need right now. I want to playtext 6ixes in a far more restricted setting, so then I don’t have to spend hours and hours worldbuilding.

If that made no sense to you, it might be time to dive skull-first into the world of tabletop roleplaying games, starting with something like D&D first. The neckbeard will grow shortly thereafter.

Conclusion

This fortnight was a f***ing grind, and it was totally my fault. Discipline is everything, and I let the dirty nerd inside of me take the reigns, ceding it to him. I finished everything I needed to, yeah, but it cost me more than a few grey hairs.

Thanks for reading!

P.S. I drove along the Great Ocean Road too. It was nice.

Skulls and beef jerky [FU5]

Fortnightly update 5: 03.02.2020 to 16.02.2020

In this fortnightly blog post series, I share with you my progress as a writer. I’ll throw each post up on both Facebook and LinkedIn on Sundays or Mondays, though if anything dinosaur-huge happens, I may still make separate posts about it; these fortnightly posts are more about my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs.

The Jerk’E’Club

It had been a while since I did something for The Jerk’E’Club, though this fortnight, I revamped their “Our Story” copy and wrote chapter four of Tales of Two Jerks, which I think was pretty jerkin’ funny, so do yourself a solid and give it a read.

The Front

I write scripts for the popular YouTube channel The Front.

We uploaded two videos this fortnight. The first was on shady companies/brand, like Ford and IBM, in World War II. As you can see, the people who wear suits are clearly Satan.

The second upload was about soldiers who, despite eating bullets and having their limbs ripped to shreds, just refused to die. Mostly, they just didn’t have permission to.

I also worked with some graphic designers to put together two posts to both The Front History Facebook page and The Front History Instagram account.

We uploaded posts about Nazi symbology to both Facebook and Instagram in the first week. How metal is this.

And in the second week, we uploaded posts about dogs — yes, puppos — in World War II.

*sheds tear*

Geetsly’s

I write scripts for Geetsly’s, the popular Star Wars YouTube channel. We’ve got quite a few banked up, so one of mine has yet to be uploaded. Stay tuned for that!

fiction_shots

This fortnight, I posted two fiction_shots pieces on both Instagram and Twitter.

The first was about, I dunno — maybe Earth is hell. [Twitter #vss365 word #atlas]

She drifted to the cloud below and, tucking in her wings, leaned over his shoulder and beheld the black tome in his golden hands. “What’s that?”

“Atlas of the Underworld.”

“Australia. I’ve heard of that.” She touched the page. “But what’s that?”

“New Zealand. Duh.”

The second was just a little Lovecraftian. [Twitter #vss365 word #empire]

Upon his throne the Thing from Outside wraps one of one thousand tentacles around the blue-green pebble in the Black Lake and can hardly tell, with his star-sized eyes and belly, which empire would make the more satisfying appetizer — that of men or ants.

Conclusion

Honestly, I’ve been on top of my shit this fortnight. It was cruisy, and I had plenty of time to work on personal projects, which I’ll tell you more about soon!

Thanks for reading.

Nerdier by the day [FU4]

Fortnightly update 4: 20.01.2020 to 02.02.2020

In this fortnightly blog post series, I share with you my progress as a writer. I’ll throw each post up on both Facebook and LinkedIn on Sundays or Mondays, though if anything dinosaur-huge happens, I may still make separate posts about it; these fortnightly posts are more about my fortnight-to-fortnight triumphs.

The Front

I write scripts for the popular YouTube channel The Front.

We uploaded two videos this fortnight, and I wrote a bunch more scripts as well; I won’t be detailing all of them from now on, as you’ll see them when they’re uploaded as videos! The first video we uploaded was the first part in a two-part series about the most feared World War II aces from each fighting country.

The second upload was the second part.

I also worked with some graphic designers to put together two posts to both The Front History Facebook page and The Front History Instagram account.

We uploaded posts about Japanese kamikaze pilots to both Facebook and Instagram in the first week.

And in the second week, we uploaded posts about Soviet women fighting for the Soviet Union in the Second World War.

Geetsly’s

The most exciting piece of news this fortnight is that I’ve officially started writing scripts for Geetsly’s, the popular Star Wars YouTube channel.

It’s going to be a little while before my script makes it to the screen, though I can say for now that I’m quite proud of it, especially as it’s my first, and that it’s on CC-2224 “Cody” in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. As of next week, I’ll be writing two scripts for this channel a week and one script for The Front. I’ve also started editing every script written by Geetsly’s principle writer.

I’m going to be a busy little nerd.

Project Bronze

I’ve decided to shut up about the secret-ish D&D project Roderick Fernandes and I are working on until I’ve got something more to show you. This will be my last mention of it for a while but know that it’s currently my highest priority aside Geetsly’s and The Front!

LAZERDUST

So apparently the best thing to do when you’re absolutely swamped with work is to start more work, haha. This fortnight I started a second tabletop roleplaying game (TRPG) project, which I called LAZERDUST. This is a little different from Project Bronze, as it’s TRPG system in itself, rather than an adventure for an existing TRPG system.

More to come on LAZERDUST soon. It should be fun for everyone, even those of you who didn’t know what TRPG meant before reading this post, most likely those of you who actually go outside.

fiction_shots

This fortnight, I posted two fiction_shots pieces on both Instagram and Twitter.

The first one is about a parasite. Reading over it now, it’s probably a little vague, haha, though I was feeling quite “sci-fi” after writing my Geetsly’s script.

The usurper of all but my mind, a tick on my brain, puppeteering my lips and limbs. I’d be furious, if this ride in which I’m just a passenger wasn’t so damn good. They’re better at humaning than we are, and I’d recommend a helmetless stay on Ida IV’s jungle moon any day.

The second was about what comes next. [Twitter #vss365 word #could]

It could come at any time on any day. The uncertainty’s worse than the result He’s almost sure of it, but he hasn’t put the cross down since it arrived.

Metal hits metal, and his heart makes a fist.

A guard saunters past, dragging a baton over the iron bars.

Conclusion

It’s been a flat out fortnight, and it’s not going to get any easier at least until April. If not April, then when I’m dead. Oh, yeah. I started doing yoga because there’s dust on the joints between my bones, and it sounds like a door’s opening when I stand. The Yoga Witch’s got me under her spell, I guess.

Thanks for reading. Much love.