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I have been making some comments on this status about my general apathy to movies. To be honest I find movies kind of dumb. It's not that I can't recognize that there are some brilliant films, or that the art of filmmaking isn't a fascinating subject, or anything like that. It's just that the biggest reaction I tend to get with movies, even really good ones, is "that was pretty okay", and the most excited I can get for one is "eh, maybe if a friend/family member wants to see it I will tag along". A lot of why is just because I think movies are too short and insubstantial to tell good stories, and another good chuck of it has to do with my distaste for the Hollywood formulas and tropes. Most of it though? I guess it's just that I plain don't have that much interest in the stories they are telling or the experience they are providing. For example, Avengers. I never saw it. I heard it's great, I have heard it does new things, I have heard it is really well put together. But I don't really care, because superheros don't interest me. This new Star Wars movie. I know nothing about it really. It might be great. I just don't care about it any more, and I am not sure I ever did. Sure as a kid Star Wars was one of those cultural backdrop things you just had to have seen, and I liked it well enough, but I guess it always felt just like that: cultural backdrop. A thing you had to know and experience to understand the world around you. A lot of the classic movies I saw as a kid seemed like that. Books too really. A good many of them I simply digested rather then enjoyed. The original Star Wars movies got burned into my mind and maybe I can't remember every last shot, but I think given time I could reconstruct at least most of them in my memory as if I was actually seeing them. Ideas from the mythology, like Jedi and Lightsabers, are an important part of out culture to this day. Actually caring about the plot though? Eh... Maybe when I was a kid and the whole big "good vs evil" thing was new or interesting, but even then I think books like Lord of the Rings and eventually games like the Ultima series was more what I was into, where I could really dig into the lore and such. But this is all only my personal perspective. Other people could feel the same way about games or books as I do about movies, thinking maybe that books get bogged down to much in detail and games can be too annoying to play through when they just want to relax and be entertained. I can't really fault them for that. Sometime it is frustrating though that so many people dismiss games as an artform, and even though I say a lot that I am not sure games are really the best story telling medium, a lot of my favorite stories happen to be told through games. It seems a shame that some of these stories will never retch some people just because they don't like the medium it is told in. And I suppose it is a shame that some stories will never reach me because I don't care about movies. Honestly though, my attitude to movies has spread more and more to most forms of "old media" for one reason or another, including games. I rarely read books, my TV isn't even hooked up, I have no real interest in comic books, the last video game console I owned was the wii and I never played it, and so on. I find myself more entertained reading fanfics, or watching youtube, reading webcomics, or playing free or cheep indie games. And I am finding it harder and harder to really care. Maybe it's just as a grow older and more antisocial I find it less and less necessary to keep up with everyone else. I find it more rewarding just to find random little things I like rather then read watch or play what everyone else is. Or maybe it's that in the Internet age, fandoms and social groups are splintering and fracturing into their own little mini cultures more and more, becoming more self absorbed. In the old days if you wanted to have "nerd cred" you better know the "nerd canon" of Star Trek, Star Wars, Monty Python, Hitchhiker's Guide, and so on. Now there are a billion popular "nerd" fandoms, many of which I don't know much about besides the name. Either way, I am pretty happy with what I like. I may go see the new Star Wars with my family but chances are I won't care too much.
Hey everyone! It's me, Tsarmina! So what's the matter with me, you ask? Not doing any games? Never heard of you actually making a game! Well... I am actually making games. I'm just too lazy to share. Anyway! As I'm sure all of you (none of you) know, I am an artist, but I've always also been a writer. And recently, I was inspired by the idea to make a game for each of my stories! Of course, I have around 12 of them that I'm currently working on right now (and about another 15 mounted on the bookshelf currently located to my left as I type away on this glitchy laptop of mine), so to make a game for all of them would be a lot of stuff to handle, even for a multitasker like me. First things first (or in the middle, I suppose): I'm not really sure if this is where I'm supposed to post this, but there seemed to be no better place and this seemed the most relevant, so I put it here. Just saying. Moving on...well, since you probably noticed the poll at the beginning of this post, before you vote, I strongly suggest you figure out exactly what you're voting for. Since I have so many stories, I can only handle a few games at a time. But I love all my stories so much, and I can't figure out which ones to start with =.=" For some strange reason, I've already started on one of my stories, Ariel, as game. But I'm moving with it, and I want to take up another one because toiling away on this single game is getting to annoy me. Especially since I can't find the motivation to actually draw my characters, for some reason. So I'm telling you guys the basic plots of my stories, and you get to vote (up top) which story you think I should turn into a game first! And here goes. (This may take several edits...and don't laugh at my weird plots, please.) The Shadow Kingdom (Ariana Story) Alice in Wonderland Lost (or Loste) The Phantom Witches of Reilli And there you have it! I didn't put up all my stories that I'm working on, just so you guys don't get overwhelmed, and I haven't completely posted the plots for sake of interest and suspense. If you want to know a little bit more about my stories, you can visit my website at storyworld.page4.me Take a look, cast a vote, and tell me why! Tankya~