Eric Lim

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Well, I got everything finished in time for Script Frenzy and it didn’t really help at first. Season two of The Wire all done and I didn’t have any major gripes with it. I heard from two sources that they hated it and another that they loved it, so I was expecting to either love it or hate it. Having watched a few episodes of season three made me realize that all the new characters introduced in season two were kind of blah, and I’m just happy that season three is picking up with all the shenanigans that were left unfinished at the end of season one.

I’m finished with the Harry Potter series as well, and I have to say the last book, the Deathly Hallows, was not very good. The first half was a bunch of crap with Harry and his friends going camping, and there was quite a lot of Deus Ex Machina use by Rowling once again. I enjoyed the way everything was eventually resolved, and a lot of it felt sappy, yet didn’t bother me at all. It all ended rather abruptly, but whatever.

Anywho, back to Script Frenzy. So Wednesday I was at a coffee shop and spent most of the time trying to figure out how to use the script writing program I was using and basically got nothing else figured out except for the setting.

Thursday I was lazy. Friday I was lazy as well. I think I spent both days just watching The Wire, so they weren’t total washes. Saturday I headed back out again, and surprisingly I actually managed to get an outline figured out and started to get into my story. It was an odd feeling where everything was coming together and I had actual plot twists and character developments to work with.

I think I’ve got about three or four pages of the comic scripted out now. At this point I’m not even concerned about meeting the 100 pages by the end of April, as it feels like I’ve actually got enough to finish an entire graphic novel now. We’ll see how this progresses for me, and hopefully I don’t hit too many hurdles along my way.

Sunday, April 5, 2009
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