Digital Raven (digitalraven) wrote,
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Sporadic countdown is over. This is my thousandth entry. I wonder if anyone but me saw this coming...

And so, I'm sat here with a glass of rather good Merlot (well, a step above Spanish Antifreeze), full of salad and a rather fucking huge steak that will also be for breakfast tomorrow as I misjudged the size. And I've got to thinking: I started this journal in 2002. October 2002 to July 2005. That's a decent enough span. The only thing I can think of that's kept my attention for a similar length of time has been the old White Wolf forums[0], where I spent a lot of time as a respected and knowledgeable guy, until I hit the crisis point and became an agressive old fart. But I was still right. But I digress. I missed the 500th post last May because I was in the aftermath of being well and truly fucked in the head. I missed the 666th post through not thinking to check for it until I was in the 700's. 1000, I'm not going to miss.

The steak and wine are a celebration, also a mollification of the fact that I'm crashing early due to traffic chaos likely tomorrow when I'm supposed to be heading home. In celebration, I've an idea. Also a minor rant about writing, but that's under the cut.

I made a mistake with my latest story. 2000 words in and I'm stuck. The exposition's done, the initial fight scene is done, and it's right at the point where one protagonist turns to another and says "What now?" and I realise that I as the writer don't have an answer. There just isn't one that I can see. I wrote the story to illustrate an idea. It'd be perfect for a 1K monologue, like a lot of my early stuff. But the setup and the premise and inspiration all clamoured for a character-story. The only thing I forgot to come up with was a plot. The real problem is the post-singularity equivalent of "how can man challenge the Gods?" and as that wasn't in my actual idea-to-be-illustrated I can say that I happily have no fucking clue as to the answer. I'm sure someone who clicked the cut tag must have, so let's hear them.

[0]: I still haven't really looked at the new ones. I'll hang around for a bit once Lore is released, but I don't want to come in as a freelancer. I want to come in as a fan who happens to write for the game. There's a marked difference. I want to earn my fucking respect, damnit.

Anyway. This celebratory idea. There's what amounts to three full years backlog of posts, more or less. What's the one (or several) things you remember most? Why, if you care to share that? Bonus points if you can remember roughly when it was. Double bonus points if you're brave enough to go hunting for a link.

Give me your memories, because I've got my own and I've a feeling that a montage post is not far off. It won't work without you.
Tags: 1000, nostalgia, update, writing
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