|Not to be confused with Spock's Brain.|
This blog is more or less a dumping ground for all the crap that goes through my brain. Here you get a slice of my life, some of my musings, my ideas, my dastardly (and not so dastardly) schemes, and generally just all kinds of stuff that interests me. I try to keep these posts focused, at least a little, on writing and associated interests. But I know I stray a lot.
Fighting Man's Fitness started out as a way of holding myself accountable for getting myself in better health, and better shape. To that end, it was a bit cathartic at first to purge myself of a few demons, and organize my thoughts on the whole idea. But now it has fallen off my radar, for the most part. And whenever I open my Blogger Dashboard, I find myself wondering why I even have it.
So, I'm thinking of getting rid of the exercise blog, and substituting it with a Gaming blog. This new idea would be where I discuss the gaming that I do (or want to do, or wish I could do) in all forms. From Tabletop RPGs to Video Games to Online MMOs. It would also be a place where I talk about one of my other passions, game-designing (specifically for Tabletop RPGs).
Oddly, this would be about the fourth blog I have started here, aside from my main one (which you are reading now).
Anyways, in other news, I am working on some ideas for writing Pulp Adventure stories. Not specific stories, or even characters yet, but rather the methods and mechanics of what makes a good story. Lester Dent, creator and prolific writer of Doc Savage stories back during the late Pulp Era, was famous for using a "formula" for all of his stories. This is what allowed him to crank out literally dozens of stories in a relatively short period.
I have taken his formula, and boiled it down and defined it in terms that I can get around, personally. My next step is to come up with a cool Hero, a cast of recurring characters and villains, and some plot devices. Then I plug that all into the SuperComputer, and presto! PULP ADVENTURE!!
Ok, I'm not going to actually do "paint by numbers" stories. But the idea intrigues me, and I think it would be a good springboard for some dashing adventure fiction.
I also have a 250-word Abstract on my Term Paper due on Sunday. I suppose I should get started on that whole mess this week too.