Friday, September 20, 2013

Planet Dinosaur - Launch Trailer - BBC One

A good friend of mine shared this trailer with me. I would say from this trailer that it could cover several of the discoveries that have been made into the world of dinosaurs since the documentary Walking with Dinosaurs was released. It's so amazing at how much we can learn within a decade. The idea of some dinosaur species being covered with feathers is more widely accepted now than it was in 1999. We have also discovered new giants that dwarfed the species we thought were big. I wonder what new discoveries await us in the next decade.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Making time

As I've said before I've had some problems with managing my time and getting around to doing things. I am trying to give myself time. I removed some items that were eating a lot of my time from my phone. Now I just need to make sure I stay off of YouTube and Facebook before I am done with my projects and assignments. I have come to a point in the short story that I like and will try to find some time to finish it before the stroke of midnight on Saturday. No it doesn't have anything to do with a spell being broken. That's just way long after the time I prefer to get to bed. Not to mention it would also be Sunday which is when I rest from all creative writing.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Writing has begun!

Finally! I've begun to write the short story I've been saying I'd write! I don't know when it'll be done. However if you want I can share with you the first draft so you can give some advice and feedback on the story. Please comment and let me know if you would like that.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Heads up! Great stuff today

Alright everyone, I wanted to let you know that today I got done with the outline for the short story. Which means that in the near future this blog will be featuring the first short story from the world of Dymos! Who here is excited? I'm looking forward to it.
Schooling's been going okay. I did drop one class and added another to complete a core requirement. I did want to take the class I wanted. However I felt like I was going to be struggling a lot. I was taking a class on the Ancient Near East to try to do some research in trying to develop a culture for a part of Dymos. Last week while I was looking through the scriptures a thought was pressing down on me that I needed to take something else. I met with counselors to look at other majors in case I wouldn't be able to go with plan A, and I also looked at core requirement classes I could take instead.
The class I went with was Introduction to Film. I enjoyed what I experienced today. We got to see some of the old original black and white silent films, from shorts lasting only fifteen seconds to what is generally regarded as the first Western The Great Train Robbery. Seeing how films were done like that was amusing. However I'm glad that people kept working at developing this discovery and now we can create astonishing worlds in movies and make it so that what you see on screen is coming out towards you. Probably not the best if it's some ravenous rabid monster. Kidding. I've never experience that thankfully. One interesting thing that I learned was that what is considered by all technicality the first film was something used to win an argument about horses leaping.
Well that seems to be enough for tonight. I'll try to make sure I get a post in tomorrow. Be sure to keep an eye out for when the first short story comes about, and please let anyone and everyone you know who likes fantasy, prehistory, or Dymos be aware as well.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Not much here

I'm sorry to say that I don't have much here. I need to be getting to bed soon. However I didn't want to leave you without an update. I just have to say if there's something that you need to do and get done as soon as possible go somewhere public and do it. You'll be less likely to get distracted by other things especially if you're on the computer. Trying it out today really made a difference for me.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Still no short story

I know I said I was going to get a short story posted this week. I'm afraid it's going to have to be postponed. I started up school this week. However the problem was my poor use of time. I think I'll try to blog about my first week of school if you're interested.