22.11.11

Coudln't write shit today...

Terrible productivity today.

I had to create a little routine to get some writing done, so I arranged 3 times to write during the day.
Before coming to work, about 30 minutes
During lunch time, about 40 minutes
And after work/school, which ranges from 2 hours to about 15 minutes.

Today, I didn't write shit in the morning.
I didn't write shit during lunch time.
And since I have class until 23h I guess I won't be writing late at night either.

I couldn't write. I stared at what I had written yesterday and just couldn't move on.
Its not a plot-line problem, I know exactly what happens next. Its a known fact that if you free-flow you'll be more prone to blanks and freezes, but in this case the plot for the next entire chapter its pretty laid down and I just have to bring the rough ideas to life with details and entanglement.
Couldn't do it.

Dunno why.

21.11.11

Ode to Cara Mia

Anyone else feels a little too emotional with Cara Mia.

Not in the moment, cause when you're there, you're in awe. You're swearing your first born to Valve's command. You're in pure gratitude for the piece of genius you were allowed to share, and in anger for it has come to an end. (and we all know deep down, that for as much as we would love to, Valve does NOT count to 3 do they?)

I mean, a few months after actually finishing the game. A few months after you felt all that, and you downloaded the Portal Soundtrack Volume 3 and get it rolling on your mp3 player, and its late at night, you've been deep in work and tougth for a while.
And then Cara Mia comes in.

Don't you just feel a little too emotional.

Nice. Very Nice.

And what about the use of opera on video games soundtracks. When the video game demands it, and the sound crew has the skills for it, I think its a freaking beautiful thing.