Thursday, October 20, 2016

Dance of the Wanderers: Update for October 2016

          It's very, very late, but Dance of the Wanderers Episode 1 is finally completed and on the blog for all to read! You can check it out on the Dance of the Wanderers’ page alongside the original outline and treatment and its two earlier drafts.

          Dance of the Wanderers Episode 1 is entitled: Jigsaw Falling Into Place (Home). The episode follows Kathleen Nyro as she experiences the worst day of her life. Having already lost her job and being forced to go to what is essentially her layoff party tonight, it seems the world can’t let that be the only trouble she faces today.

          Next up, I will be working on both Episode 2 and 3. I plan on having the drafts (or hopefully the final scripts) done by the time Final Fantasy XV comes out (Nov. 29th). Because, a lot of Episode 2 is the same as the pilot and Episode 3 is a simpler episode in general they will be easier to put together. And, I’ve already begun writing the scripts.

          The last thing I what to talk about is the future or end goal of Dance of the Wanderers. For a couple reasons that aren’t that important to go it to, I decided to write this story as script instead of a normal novel-style story. Doing so means that as it is the scripts aren’t actually the final product. Scripts aren’t meant to be the endgame. That said, what I’ve been thinking about the past few months is how to makes them complete and I’ve settled on something I think is good.

          Previously, I was working on an audio drama, so I thought about doing the same for Wanderers, but Wanderers has too many visual elements to it. I would’ve had to rewrite the scripts to reflect the changes or add in a narrator to read the details but feels cheap to me. Then it hit me. I could do something like the Metal Gear Solid Digital Graphic Novel—an audio/visual comic. Get an artist to draw the episodes and find actors to perform them. So, that’s my end goal for Dance of the Wanderers.

          As of right now, I’m just focusing on finishing the scripts, but hopefully, in time I can make it to my end goal.

~Seeya next time!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Dance of the Wanderers: Update for September 2016

          Dance of the Wanderers is still alive and I've been working on it in the shadows, albeit very slowly. I am happy to say that the real episode 1 will by released on Sunday, September 11, 2016 by 11:59pm EST! I still a lot of work to do this weekend on it, I will get it up on time if it kills me!

          By going to the Dance of the Wanderers page you can check out the two drafts of episode 1 as well as the Final Version when it releases.

~Seeya Sunday

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Dance of the Wanderers: June Update

     This update will be short; I don't have a lot to update you guys on this month.

     So, as of writing this I should be nearly done with the draft of Episode 5, yet I've barely cracked Episode 2. To say Episode 2 has been giving me trouble would be an understatement. It's been giving me a tremendous amount of trouble and frustration and doubt. It's an important episode, probably the most important of the first arc and definitely the most important episode now. But moving away from bad news and excuses--

          The good news is I've finally been making some nice progress. I had a lot of trouble with the intro and now I have something simple that I believe fits the tone of the episode and encapsules its themes. Episode 3 and 4 shouldn't give me as much trouble as Episode 2, so I won't say it'll be easy sailing after 2 (it won't), but the we should be out of the storm.

     That's all for this update, with me luck and remember you can check out future updates here or on the Dance of the Wanderers page.

Seeya in the future.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Dance of the Wanderers: May Update

     So, it's being a while since the last update. A lot longer than I had initially planned. Apologies. I ran into some successes and a lot of setbacks. So, where to start...

     The preproduction phase had ended... sort of. I got a good amount of work done but nowhere near what I hoped. I've decided to do the production work in tandem with the script writing since the main preproduction work is done. Outlines for the ACT 1 episodes (1-4) are done and I'm working on episodes 2 and 3 right now. A super rough draft of episode 1 is already completed, though the quality is definitely lacking (EP 2-4 will be higher quality and EP 1 will be rewriting in time).

     The schedule has not changed, which means that I am two episodes behind. The current plan is not to change the schedule. I plan on catching up and speeding up the draft writing (More on that in a future update). Drafts for episodes 2 and 3 (and hopeful 4) should be finished by the end of May and the next update should hit in early June.

     Other than that, I've reuploaded the Pilot script with minor corrections added it. Check that out and other finished drafts and scripts on the Dance of the Wanderers page.

Seeya in the future.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Story/Site Plans for 2015

Currently replaying ~ It's still so amazing!!

          Hi Everyone.

          If you're reading this, thank you so much for visiting my blog after a long silence. I've got a lot of plans for 2015 and some of them involve my blog network. I've never been much of a blogger--writing random articles or talking about my personal on goings. I've occasionally dabbled in that stuff to various degrees of success and interest: Best Quote of the Week (Good), Reviews (Bad), and News (Ugly). But the bread and butter, the true core of these blogs have always been about being a place to easier display my projects--be that stories, games, pictures, etc. This year, or rather December of last, I made some resolutions projects-wise. Which in turn means more life here, if least a little.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Dance of the Wanderers

     For 2015, I'm working on a new project entitled: Dance of the Wanderers. It's a 15 episode series that about a young woman name Kathleen Nyro who becomes cursed by a Spirit and has to find a way to break the curse or leave her home behind forever.

     I'm really tired right now, so this won't be long. If you want to find out more about the project check out the Dance of the Wanderers page. There you can read updates, my insane schedule, or the just (I mean moment ago) finished Pilot episode.

Seeya in the future.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Virtual Gaia Network Is Going On Break

          Virtual Gaia Network is going on hiatus for awhile, while I catch up on school. Best Quotes of the Week will be up this Sunday, but won't return until the hiatus is over. Elevator Music's next Update will not go up this month. I'm sorry, guys, but I am really stretched thin right now. It's doesn't mean all that stuff is done or that a post won't find its way to the site, but I really need to focus on school right now. Also, there are a few other things I want to try and learn, but can't do them while I'm doing 50 other miscellaneous things. Anyway, hopefully it won't be long. Bye for now.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Elevator Music Can Be Good Music Too Update 12 ~ [1/27/12]

          This is going to be short. I'm going to have to update this again a few days. I'm so late putting this up because my Internet (also land line) have been out for a few days and AT&T fixed it about 3 hours ago.

          First. Elevator Music music is NOT ending! I finish the rough draft of Episode 2's Script: Silence On Radio Monday. It is not below, because I wrote the entity of the script in my notebook and haven't had the time to type in all up. So, expect that in a few days.

          Second. I'm taking a little break from this. Why? The same reason I needed to before. School. This is my last semester and I want to keep it that way. Also, beside my core classes, I'm also taking a screenwriting class with my friend. In that class we have a semester long project--write a full fledged feature length movie script. And it's a lot of work. Working on two big story project at the same time plus all the work for my core class is a bit daunting. I'll post my Script for that up on the blog, so look out for that.

          Third. I still going to work on EM, just slower pace. I want to have an outline for both Episode 3 and 4 done by Update 13, as well as have an improved version of Episode 1 Script, too.

Seeya, next time.

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        You can buy it for a $1 in the link. It's really good.
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UPDATE 1 (1/31/13): I have finished typing the script. It is in the Google Drive Folder. You can find the links below. Please give it a while and comment on it.

Script for Second Floor (S1E2 - Silence On Radio Monday): Here
Google Drive Folder [On-going; Updated On 1/31/13]

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Next Update: 2/24/13

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Elevator Music Can Be Good Music Too Update 11 ~ [12/30/12]

          This update is late because I am having several problem with focusing the story and my working habits. Compounding this is the fact that was a very busy and odd month--Finals, stomach virus. Plus there is that fact that I'm losing motivation partly because of me lack of a way to focus this project and partly because of the lack of interest in the project from anyone. But I forging forward right now. But I obviously need a plan and a solid one or next month I'll be right here again.

          Really the only this I can fix is my work plan and the story. The problem here is that I haven't set up proper goals and more importantly deadlines in a decent amount of time. So, that is what I'm going to do: Set up a specific focused goal with a deadline. First Setting A Goal should be done right. It's needs to be...
  1. Specific
  2. Measurable
  3. Have a deadline
  4. Written down
  5. Review constantly

          Now, before I get started on my goal. I make something clear to myself. I've been stressing out about fixing the First Episode, but now that it is done I can always come back to it and make my fixes. I need to work on the next episodes right now. So this goal is specifically going to focused on Episode Two.

My Goal
  • Finish Episode Two of Elevator Music by the next Update [1/27/13] (About a month's time)
          Goal and deadline is good to have but also needs to accompanied by a course of action. In other words I need a plan on how I'm going to achieve this goal.

My Course of Action
  • 10 scenes, 12 scenes max (excluding intro narration and credits, but include final scene)
  • 25-30 pages, 32 pages max
  • Daily writing. At least 1 hour. Goal is a page or scene a day
  • Finish write a detailed outline of Episode Two first  Link to Outline
  • Stop working on Episode One this month completely. Focus on Episode Two

          This is my current goal and plan for the next month. I don't have a new draft for you guys to see this Update, but you can check out the Script for Episode One from the Update 10 below. Also, I did make a few changes to that Script when you can find in the Early Access folder of the Elevator Music Google Drive Folder also located before. Not too many changes.

Script for First Floor (Season 1; Episode 1 - Pilot) [Partial-11/25/12]Here
Google Drive Folder [On-going; Updated On 1/12/13]

UPDATE 1 (1/13/12): Check Google Drive Folder > Early Access Folder for the Episode 2 Outline and Beginning Draft! Also, the slightly updated Episode 1 Script from December is there too with some of my comments both on Script and on the Google Drive comments section on that doc. Lastly, on the Google drive stuff you can leave and see comments by simply hitting the button on the top right labeled as 'Comments'. Sometimes I put my own extra notes there as well.

UPDATE 2 (1/6/13): I finished the outline and I like it. I have renewed hope! But I think it is vitally important that I finish a complete draft of episode 2 by the 27th or not continue with the story. Heavy, I know, but if I'm going to work--I need to work. What's a challenge without coincidences?

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Next Update: Sunday 1/27/13

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Elevator Music Can Be Good Music Too Update 10 ~ [11/25/12]

          I'm a bit sick today, so I'm going to keep it short. First thing first. Episode 1's script is finished! If you checked out the Main Page earlier this month, I put it in my new Google Drive folder. I was going to polish it some more but I haven't changed it since then. Seems like it is final time to move on to Episode 2.

          Second, I made a Google Drive folder for Elevator Music. The great thing about this is I can easily put files up, so if I make tweaks throughout the month before I do the next Update I can just put the file there. Google Drive even allows you guys to comment directly on the script. Also, the link path does change, so I never need to change it as I upload more files which is god for me. Check it out, I put the Song List and an extra scene in there too.

          The last thing I want to say is that while the first episode didn't turn out bad, it did, my opinion turn out below my expectations. I thinking about rewriting it. As you can see from the Script, it has some of my notes on it. But one major note I didn't put in the Script is something I heard from a writer a while ago: "Every town is a story." I thing that is the one of the problems with the first episode, is that we spend a lot of time in Collis' dimension--his town, but it does that story, or character. It's just a place that goes to and leaves. This is even more apparent when looking at the next episode where there are (depending how I split it up) two or three main place and they all have a distinctive character, with the major place have a story behind it. I want to give that to Collis' home, especially since he's a main character. I want his home to explain a bit as to why he wants to explore so much. I got a few ideas, but I still working on them.

          I actually wrote as about as much as I did last time. Hmm. Anyway, please take a look at the Episode 1 Script and comment on it, which, like always, is located below. Thanks for reading and I hope guys had a good Thanksgiving. Seeya next time.

Script for First Floor (Season 1; Episode 1 - Pilot) [Partial-11/25/12]Here
Google Drive Folder [On-going; Updated On 11/25/12]

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Next Update: Sunday 12/30/12