21st Century Hero, Still

ronn-fleur-12I was big into City of Heroes, the online MMORPG, for about 5-months. But eventually I drifted away from it, just like I did with all of the other online games I’ve played. I was so into it that I started a blog to chronicle the adventures of one of my characters, that didn’t get very far. But for a short while I was really into it and had a lot of fun. The reason that I bring this up is because I thought my account was closing on the 5th, but apparently I had it set up to auto renew. And now I have the option of playing again anytime for the next 6-months. Lucky me. So allow me to offer you this bit of advice, if you’re going to let something expire due to lack of interest, make sure you don’t have it set to auto renew. I’m just saying.

Tonight I started patching some of my rather large holes in my blogging history with little bits from my files that I think are moderately interesting or well done or that I just want to archive online. I threw up a couple of backgrounds for roleplaying characters I made for superhero games that my buddy Doug ran a while back (see the tie-in with City of Heroes, eh. Eh. Aren’t I clever). Nothing spectacular, but I’ve got all these character write-ups on my machine and I figured I’d throw them on my blog. Just because I have them, I think I’ll add the character backgrounds that my player’s created for my games. You’ll be able to tell pretty quickly who was into it and who was just doing it because I asked for them.

vallyant-12Writing wise, I made some notes on what my characters want and what is standing in the way of them getting what they want. As well as writing down their motivations and all of the background information that I’ve been carrying around in my head. I figured I’d better get it down on paper before I lose it. And that has happed in the past. I also surfed the web a bit to try and figure what my options were for setting. I’m leaning toward the vast empty places in the country, the desert south west or maybe somewhere in the Dakotas. But for the most part I’ve not done much work on anything tonight.

I picked up my chest of drawers tonight, so the bedroom is coming together. But get this… I discovered as I was moving the TV stand/dresser into place and getting things set up; my master bedroom isn’t wired for cable. WTF. I talked to the maintenance guy about it and he was pretty much clueless. He told me that it’d probably be expensive to have Comcast fish the cable through the wall. Maybe, probably, who cares… shouldn’t the apartment complex take care of that? I mean who doesn’t have a cable hook up in the bedroom? Oh well, so I have a project ahead of me. In the meantime, I have a cable stretched from the unused cable outlet in the second bedroom, down the hall, and into the master bedroom. It’s very classy. Also, it’s a lot of fun at night when the lights are out. And by fun I mean dangerous. I’m going to end up tripping and falling down the stairs. Let’s hope not. Later.

4 Comments on “21st Century Hero, Still”

  1. Dude…its Brent F….we used to work within a close proximity…i’m that writer/musician guy that you never really got to know…but I know all about you through your blog…bwahahahahhah

    ok…so that’s really not that big a deal…but I must say that i’ve always enjoyed your blog and am glad to see that you are back…that said, I feel this need as a fellow writer, to guide you to a program that I think both you and Doug will benefit from….its called YWriter…you can find it here: http://www.spacejock.com/yWriter.html

    Check it out…i think you will find it useful…best thing is that it is free…
    Keep writing…

    –B

  2. Brent F? Hmmn… thinking… thinking…. would that be the Brent who went from afternoons to the night shift?

  3. Brent F., excellent. Always one of my favorite people I planned on getting to know. Glad to see you’re still out there and hope you’ve been doing well. I read a review of yWriter online somewhere and it sounded interesting. On your recommendation, I will give it a try for this project.

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