sunday special: one-stop shop

All right folks bear with me.

My daily material will soon converge here.

That is to say, I’ll no longer post art to Instagram and poems to Twitter. It will All. Come. Here.

Bit of a mixed bag, I’m sure.

You can filter posts via the categories, though. I’m gonna try to make them as visible/accessible as possible.

That way you can get A Sprawling Place in one consolidated one, etc etc.

Forgive me for this. I use a PC to draw and can’t find a suitable way to upload it to Instagram. Plus, Twitter doesn’t seem the kind of place to spam 4-7 lines of poetry every day. Better to do that kind of thing on a domain with my own name on it.

So there you have it; stick with me, if you will.

Thanks.

Sunday Special: Self-promotion

Hi folks,

Just a bit of cross-promotion for my other endeavours.

If you like short poems about art, life, and social media, check out my twitter feed: @lbrightworks

If you like colourful sketches of weird faces, foods, and cats, check out my instagram: @loganbrightworks

And of course if you like the meandering adventures of four weirdos, stay tuned right here: loganbrightworks.com

As ever, hit me with any questions, concerns, comments, critiques, or other alliterative terms of that nature.

Thanks for reading! I love you.

sunday special: so how’s it going

So how’s it going?

I mean this series, for you.

I’ve done three weeks’ worth, now, and they’re each more connected to the next than I’d originally anticipated.

Seems like it’ll be a bit more novelesque, or a serial story like Dickens used to do.

The beauty of this format is that you folks can weigh in immediately on what you like or don’t.

Of course, I can’t make any promises ’cause changes might not happen. Change will — change is inevitable. The evolution of this format is one of the things I’m most excited to observe even as I participate.

So what I’m getting at is if you like these stories, or don’t, or only kinda do like some of ’em sometimes, then let me know! All I can do is respond to the chems in my brain and the words of others — be they typed or audible. Maybe there’s a third option, too. Felt?

sunday special: podcast

Looks like I’m leaving my most-regular RPG campaign right in the early-middle of its second season.

I’m trying to get some other shit going with a regular in-person game of friends playing something we’ve all decided upon. Monster of the Week I got into because it was a schedule-friendly PbtA experience. Things have changed quite a bit in my life since then, (let alone my RPG hobby of roughly 1 year).

Things continue to change, with the redistribution of digital content only in its nascent stages. That is to say, twitter poems, wordpress stories, instagram sketches, and some kind of sound thing. Maybe a podcast, or 30 second songs once a week.

Re: podcast. I’m thinking highly informal, street interviews of nameless Torontonians. Entirely contextual, open questions with conversational follow-ups. A few minutes to rant or describe their life, share an anecdote, whatever. It’s a podcast they’ve never heard of (doesn’t yet exist) and would have, I hope, no bearing upon anybody’s life.

Rather, we’d have to have a release form, so we’d have to have their name and signature. Wouldn’t have to broadcast either, though.

And then a sketch to go alongside, as the episode art. Local Toronto music for intro/outro, put out a few minutes a week.

Tougher in winter months but not impossible.

Or maybe it’s a 25 minute episode once a month? Hard to say. Multiday process, gathering interviews, then editing. Would require one additional piece of gear, too: the field recorder. Amazon, meet Mastercard. Christ!

So if that sounds like something you’d like to see (hear), leave a comment below! Tell me what you like and what you don’t, I’m interested.

sunday special: next week is something different

next week is something different, the first hint of a story, told in parts
basically trying to ape the five act structure across five days’ worth of posts
but the five days isn’t nearly enough either, of course, so it’s just the first tiny piece of what I imagine could develop into an ongoing narrative
this will have semi-gonzo rpg-esque elements I hope. I should add some description to the characters, but in theory I’d like these to be able to go out as tweets. Definitely can’t do that, though, as the first and shortest part is at present 363 characters. So make of that what you will — it’ll be a short entry each day, contributing to a larger, ongoing goal.
stick with me, folks. I hope you like it.
Thanks for reading.

PS I’ve decided to call this series A Sprawling Place (for purposes of tagging, organization, etc) which is nice and vague, while at the same time still conjuring something of the effect I hope to impart. forgive my free-wheeling ramblings; it’s Sunday. tune in tomorrow for the first entry in A Sprawling Place.

sunday special: composition

Not enough of my time is spent in composition. Too much is spent in preparing that which *is* composed for online publication. I write with an ancient acer netbook which has trouble connecting to wordpress on a good day — not to mention the hoops of tags and scheduling the posts properly and so forth. So this is a rant about that, a quick blurb about why this blog has been inactive for three (!!!) months. Some more junk oughta be appearing over the next while, at least.

I’ve been super into RPGs of late — reading them, reading about them, occasionally playing them. I would like to get a standing, weekly group together for a fairly gonzo adventure, blending elements from across time and space. I’d use simple rules (ICRPG, anyone?), with a yes-and or no-but mentality, as best I could. Alas, I haven’t yet. I’m a player in two separate campaigns and my work schedule demands unfavourable hours. All the same, I’m sure I could make it happen with the right group. The downside is I want to play in person, and my friends don’t live in St James Town, for the most part. Only my best friend, and she works 60 hour weeks.

Alas and alack, the tribulations of the burgeoning nerd.