Time for a change... I think this sums me up pretty well:
Things tend to turn out well when you worry, so that's probably good. - EmP
I still <333 wolves, though.
Title: My new member title Posted: July 14, 2009 (09:59 AM)
Yes, I'm making fun of myself. I'll probably change it to something happier in a few weeks or when I go back to school. I dunno.
Somehow I think I get more depressed in summer. Haha. That's hilarious.
User: aschultz Title: Posted: July 14, 2009 (10:48 AM)
Frustration and writer's block suck, gaming wise or other. I'm more introverted about mine and I don't know if that's really for the better. Maybe you just need a new system to emulate or cool new games to look at. I've had plenty of troughs of activity for a few months, but the fun always comes back. Too bad yours came during the team tourney, but you never know when you get a good idea.
Look at it this way: if you come up with one review you would not otherwise have had during this tourney, it'll be worth it. Or even if the tourney leaves you saying you want to write a review in a certain style, that's good.
User: wolfqueen001 Title: Posted: July 14, 2009 (09:57 PM)
Eh... I dunno. It's weird. I really hadn't felt like writing anything since school ended, and even less when I got back from Spain. Not sure what's really causing it, but I think part of it has to do with my mood, the weather, and the fact that last semester almost killed me.
I was actually quite happy in Spain, though, so I don't really recall feeling very down at all during that trip. Or at least never enough to carry over into the next day or affect me in trying to do things. Really there are only two "bad" points that stand out - the few days I got sick and the end of it when I was freaking out about leaving and trying to write a rushed review for that tournament.
In regards to writer's block, sometimes if I actually force a review - or whatever it is - even if it turns out like crap, it gets things flowing again so the next one's better. Still... I dunno if it'll work this time around. Think I'll just wait this one out. I need my energy for the new school year that's going to kill me even more anyway.
User: zippdementia Title: Posted: July 14, 2009 (11:26 PM)
If it makes you feel any better, I've been working on a Mytran Wars review for a week now, with only slow success.
User: disco1960 Title: Posted: July 14, 2009 (11:32 PM)
Over a year for me! I might have to hand in my keyboard soon.
User: aschultz Title: Posted: July 15, 2009 (08:13 AM)
Well, you could say it seems a review just came from nowhere, or you could look at it as, you found a lot of ways you didn't want to do something or even realized what is cliche and what isn't. for instance, stuff in a lot of bash reviews that seemed avant garde is now a bit stale.
Then when a light goes on and you're able to spill out a review, it seems too quick after all that writer's block, and at this point playing historian gets in the way of, well, writing. There's no cosmic calculus to describe if you've officially earned the right to a very productive 3-hour writing spree where you turn out something natural and interesting, but if you've thought about these things, sometimes you can sleep on an issue and suddenly it makes the sense the next morning. Certainly don't fight that or worry if it's fair!
User: overdrive Title: Posted: July 15, 2009 (11:40 AM)
If it makes you feel better, I feel really motivated to write and have been cranking out reviews with high velocity......but also am 0-3, making my life all the more insignificant to the world at large.
Uhhh....after saying that, I feel like just leaving the office and drinking myself to sleep..... :(
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