Friday, September 30, 2011
Wandering to the stars
When this happens I invariably spend an unhealthy amount of time on Facebook (though lately I'm also on G+ a bit more). I also let my brain wander to my various and sundry writing ideas, the nature of which is greatly dependent on my current mood. Today, that mood is Science Fiction, and more specifically, Space Opera.
I am finding myself fascinated with the ideas of space travel, aliens, futuristic weapons, and all of the other things that make up Space Opera. I tend to like my SO to be a bit gritty and realistic. I don't mind mystical elements, such as The Force, but really the focus should be on the technology and how the characters interact with it. Well, that and a decent story.
So, what does all of this mean? It means that my brain is unfocused and wandering about alien stars today. So far I have spent an average of about fifteen minutes each on several writing projects, as well as doing lite internet reading into the genre. I'm also reading an Alpha-Test version of an RPG called Cascade Failure by Greg Christopher. Really cool stuff here.
Now, when am I going to get a new Space Opera movie or TV series, dammit!?!