As a hobby, and to blow off stress, I play online videogames. When I have a particularly good time of it, I often have video of it and cobble together a short film about the exploits. Sometimes I make a Machinema (a short video made from videogame clips to tell a story) or just footage with overlayed music and some special effects for fun).
It’s a nice diversion from my writing from time to time, because it gets me thinking in a different creative vein, with the editing of footage. I figure I may as well start sharing some of these videos from my Youtube channel.
You will find videos from Mechwarrior Online (MWO), World of Warships (WOWs) and DC Universe Online (DCUO) currently. I may find time to include some Guild Wars 2 stuff, but that doesn’t seem to make as exciting videos. I dunno. We’ll see. Maybe I’ll do some running commentaries about life when playing that some day.
But I figured I’d start linking to them here for those who want to be entertained by something different.
Here’s one of the videos I posted.
As I said earlier, I’ve some more content to add for your reading and viewing pleasure.
My Library has grown as I’ve added 5 short stories. They are all Mechwarrior Online fan fiction and Seraphim lore, but I like em, and it has been fun to re-read some of the stories myself. I’d forgotten what and how I wrote some of these, so it’s a fresh look for me, and that’s something really nice to get. As a writer, you never get to see your own work through the eyes of someone who never saw it before. That’s the one sad thing about creating a story. You never get the thrill of discovery. So go check out the short story section in the Library.
I’ve added to my Studio/Theatre 9 of my gaming videos. (Go ahead and check out my youtube channel for over 50 different gaming videos!) I have a lot of fun doing these. To be honest, it’s made me wonder if I should put up weekly events for “playing with the author” to those interested in joining me in a few hours of gaming together. Of course, as it sits, I’m only playing World of Warships and DCUO. But who knows? That might change in the coming months with some of the new games that are scheduled to come out. Regardless, it must be balanced versus working on my writing and my job.
I have, as you can see, very little time to finish editing if I am to meet my Independence Day deadline for you beta readers.
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