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Friday, February 01, 2008
A new Space Monkeys! comic, timed for the Super Bowl, is up and ready for your hungry eyes.
Short videogame review of the forgettable Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law is up over at the '360. Wow, that was a lot of prepositions.
Not so little: Lilly is getting big as she gets to the six-month mark. She holds her bottle now and babbles and breaks my heart when she grabs my hand and holds it to her face or cries when I walk away. I don't know how people do this without being constantly emotionally overwhelmed. Maybe I'll get lucky and get bored of her soon.
Not likely, I guess.
Monday, January 28, 2008
A new Space Monkeys! comic is up this morning, our take on Cloverfield, which I have not seen.
How do you write a comic about a topic that you are unqualified to write? Magicks! Telemetry!
Also up today: my full interview with David Allen, author of Getting Things Done.
Dude gets things done. Like, daily, man.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Sometimes things work out in spite of your best efforts to derail them.
When I wrote about the LCP situation last week, I really thought it was the end of all of that. A few hours later, the Artistic Director called me and we had a really good chat that reminded me why I'd stayed in the group so long to begin with. I could complain and bitch and pretend to push it away all I want, but in the end there's a true kinship there and all it took was a phone conversation to bring all those good feelings back.
I'd had several days to think about what happened, to examine it from a few angles, and I had to admit that a big chunk of what happened was due to my own stress and frustration at not being able to be more involved in the group.
We talked about that. We talked about the big project that's going on and how it could have hurt the group for me to drop out at the last minute when I was needed. We talked about my life right now and how I'm in real danger of missing some wonderful things if I keep trying to spread myself too thin.
And in the end we agreed that I needed a break, maybe a long one. But it's not a real parting of ways because in my heart I do really want to see this thing succeed, I do really want to work with these people again and I'm not ready to close that chapter in my life completely. I thought I could step away from it, but the truth is I'm way too invested to say goodbye forever. So we'll see what happens, but I always struggle in my life with doors the close permanently. I hate to see things end and I think I'm very loyal.
Having Lilly and also hearing news about close friends who are facing big life changes also helps to put things in perspective. Life is way too short to harbor ill will and to cut good people doing great things out of my life.
Which is the long way of saying that things were resolved, everything is cool, and, like in a sitcom where everything returns to normal after 22 minutes, things are back to normal. I'll have a little more free time and a few less things to worry about. But my heart couldn't leave all that work behind and I am glad that I work with people understanding enough to recognize that sometimes in life, you need a do-over.
A pretty sizable story I wrote ran in the Sunday paper. It's about the book Gettings Things Done and the big thrill (apart from seeing how other people approach organizing their lives) was getting to talk to David Allen, a guru of productivity.
There's a video I shot in the story, too, and a column my editor wrote that includes a snippet from me about how I use GTD. Check it out.
My thanks to Tiffany Wilken for introducing me to GTD in the first place.
I also wrote some Videogamey entries I was really happy with last week, in particular one called "Tetris, Indicators of Addiction to" and one called "lolKilrathi."
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