Too Many Ideas - Archive for July, 2006

Characters on the Couch (Part 2)

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

Following on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). Drivers Each of the archetypes is associated with one of the drivers giving a general impression of what they want to do. The key drivers that Jung identified were stability, mastery, belonging and independence. Modern discussions sometimes refer to stability as “providing structure”, mastery as “thumb […]

Some Blogs while Hiding from the Sun

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

A year ago I didn’t really see the point of blogging. Now I’m hooked and I find myself reading more blogs regularly. Here are a few of my favourites… Very True Things: Steve Pugh the SFSFW’s hard working web masters blog. DarkDwarf – on life, working at the the Assassination Bureau and trying to get […]

Pull the other one it has bells on!

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

I won’t be getting the hour back I just spent writing README files for all the Vue Python scripts I’ve put on my site. I wouldn’t have bothered but I started getting some weird e-mails about redistributing the scripts on DVD at my expense. I’ve not seen that scam before and I can’t see many […]

Too many Degrees

Monday, July 17th, 2006

So hot yesterday I completely forgot to post. Hence this completely pointless addition to the noise part of the wibbly wobbly web. Hopefully I should be coherent later once the temperature drops a little…

Usual Saturday Stuff

Saturday, July 15th, 2006

Not really a lot to report. Usual Saturday stuff recovering from the last week and doing jobs to make the next one go smoothly. Started work on a Python script for Vue that I hope will change the sun’s angles in a scene for a user entered time, date and location. Fingers crossed I’ve worked […]

Dark skies fall down into another day

Friday, July 14th, 2006

A picture I’m working on using Vue 5 Infinite. The lighting is more complicated that it looks as the two trees are lit separately from the rest of the scene to make them stand out. The title of the post is two lines from the song by Enya "Storms in Africa Part II".

Characters on the Couch (Part 1)

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

A Jungian approach to characters for Writers How do you get inside a character and understand what makes them tick? How can you use their desires, history and motivation to create memorable personalities? One possible technique is to draw on archetypal characters found in mythology that many writers use when creating characters. These archetypes can […]

CSI a Cheap Excuse for a Blog Entry

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

I’m surprised Kim hasn’t been emoting some sort of *strange noise* tonight after CSI’s season finale. I’m only talking about it to fill space because I’ve been busy polishing my posts for the next three months of Wednesdays. Other than that I’ve added a couple of pages to my site: impworks. I think I need […]

Too Many Projects

Monday, July 10th, 2006

I should change my blog’s title to too many project. I’m such a sucker. I should get my head examined. As though I don’t have enough projects on the go at the moment. I get talked into writing a 15,000 word story for an anthology last week. I didn’t even put up a fight. Still […]

So I was wrong about Captain Jack…

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

I was wrong about Dr Who bringing Captain Jack back despite the character being confirmed for the Torchwood spin off show later this year. Oh well. I’ll have to watch that now to see how they bring him back from being trapped in the future. Still we got an inconclusive fight between Daleks and Cybermen […]

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