Hello Intarwebz

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, or at least awhile since I’ve posted something substantial or “serious”. The reason for that is simply that I don’t have anything to post.

My current job continues to actively suck monkey balls and while I’m looking for another one in between craptastic half-shifts with the half-wit crew, the only interviews that I’ve managed to land are for places just as craptastic as where I’m working now and I’m simply bone tired of going sideways rather than going forward. So to sum up, there’s still not much progress on that front. Trust me, if and when I get something better, or at least more financially secure, you people will be the… *counts sotto voce* sixth… no seventh to hear about it.

In other news, I’ve been working like a madman on the map for my game world for no other reason than the pure and primal joy that colouring with pencil crayons and inks brings. I’m such a dork. Still, it has been productive as well as fun. I’ve defined quite a few things about the world as I’ve been fiddling with things. I FINALLY decided on a scale to which I’m sure Jon is eternally grateful. No more will he be subjected to my long and rambling one-sided emails where I defeat my own arguments regarding the size of the world and then go back on my decision an hour later in another email. Of course this means I’ll just have to come up with something else to blather on to him about but as we all know, that won’t be too hard to do.

My only real problem that I have currently is that I’ve drawn this map out on four pieces of 11″×14″ paper in ‘landscape’ format and it’s a veritable pain in the arse to get scanned. Even as a single sheet it’s a pain. Eventually I think I’m going to have to find a business with an oversized scanner that can scan 22″×28″ and pay them to scan it for me. Either that or I’ll end up spending ungodly amounts of time pasting a patchwork of scans on my home scanner that only scans 8½”×11″. Based on my frustrations with the latter experience, I think it’ll be worth the money, regardless of how pricey it becomes.

In the meantime I’ll probably post another photo of the world once I stitch the 4 sheets together again. Give me a day or six.

Oh, yeah and in case anyone cares: 1 cm = 175 miles. The world itself is roughly 36,000 miles in circumference which makes it approximately one and a half times as large as Earth. See, I told you I was weird and obsessive over this sort of minutia.

And because I couldn’t pass this up here’s some fun photshop arts and crafts stuff that you can amuse yourselves with in the interim.

The Rules Are Simple. Click the following links.

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page will be the name of your band.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote will be the title of your album.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Now, pop open your imaging program, and create that album cover.

Mine is…

album.JPG