This is probably going to be one of those short posts that’ll turn into a long one some point after the first paragraph, but lately I’ve been finding myself in a consuming mood rather than a producing mood, hence the crappiness of the posts of late. For those that don’t know what I’m referring to it’s something Kevin Smith was talking about on one of the early episodes of Smodcast (it has to be early, I haven’t heard it in years) about how he has these moods when it comes to producing content; e.g. his writing, editing, directing versus his moods where all he wants to do is consume content typically in the form of watching TV.
I do have a lot of distractions in my life was does
sometimes prevent me from getting things done, and when these distractions tend
to pile on up (like they have been recently) I just get the point of sheer
exhaustion and find all creative energy completely drained along with the rest
of my energy. This then typically leads into me just becoming more passive and
just wanting to absorb stuff, either by watching videos, listening to podcasts,
or just browsing facebook (which just sucked away fifteen minutes of trying to
get this damn post up before midnight).
So as you might be able to tell I’ve been mostly in a
consuming sort of mood and it’s probably not going to go away too quickly as I have
been on the go a lot lately, especially as these last few months have been
incredibly busy in regards to costuming and gaming events, GB screenings, etc,
so lately I’ve just been tapped out. I must admit I do enjoy writing for this
blog, but sometimes it just becomes a drag and I want to quit this whole ‘daily’
update thing, but I know if I don’t then it’ll be a less then yearly post
thing, and I don’t want that to happen. Ultimately I’m not feeling creative or
inspired enough to write things down, and when I finally get to the writing
something I’m distracted by other interesting things.
I suppose what I’m ultimately trying to say is I’m just
wanting to get back into a productive mood, especially as we are quickly moving
towards Supanova and I have done absolutely nothing towards building the two
new costumes I need to get ready by then. That being said I’m finally taking my
first steps this week into the wacky world of silicon moulding and resin
casting, so I’m hoping this will expand my project horizons in the near future.