|"If you think with your emotions, slight glandular changes are
sufficient to revise your entire outlook."
— Brian Aldiss
Thursday, June 23rd, 2005
My friend Chuck observed that I seem to be putting a lot of work into the present art
project. I got the implication, which he did not necessarily intend, that I should perhaps be putting this effort into Bune Station, the project
for which I formed this site. If Chuck didn't mean to imply that, part of my brain does, so I'll use this entry to justify my actions.
- In terms of actual time spent on the project, I've probably been working on it for only ten hours. The effort has just been spread out across many
- I am learning a great deal about how to handle Illustrator to produce this sort of art, and this practice is modifying my conceptions of
how to present Bune Station. This is a technical issue and I'll write more about it in the next entry.
- The practice itself is fun, and that's part of what I wanted to accomplish. Normally, when I sit down at my computer to relax, I play games
(first-person shooters and the like), and this impulse is usually so strong that I can't resist it and focus on other things that need doing. Last Tuesday, I found myself with a strong
urge to work on the piece instead of playing games. This is exactly the sort of change I wanted to bring about in myself.
- I also seem to be reaching a turning point about ideas. Over the past few months, I have struggled sometimes to come up with content, staying up
late and scribbling things down at the last minute. This week,
I actually have a backlog of ideas, and the possibility has arisen that I can compose some filler entries ahead of time to use during a dry spell.
This would be quite an improvement over my previous day late, dollar short approach.
- I also found myself working on Bune this week, recasting part of one story and rewriting some dialogue. My vision and enthusiasm for Bune
seems to be flaring up again. I think this may have something to do with rediscovering the sheer pleasure of creation, as in point 3 above.
As always, my thanks to Chuck for his excellent criticism and insight. I hope to share more examples of his deep influence on Bune as I continue to
present it here.