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

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Four Days Of Short Stories I

Picture by Morfex

          Four Days Of Short Stories is writing exercise/event I'm doing this weekend (Friday, Nov. 2 - Monday, Nov. 5) where I write an original short story everyday for four days. I'm going to post them here, in this post, and also here. I do not promise that the stories will good, just that they will be written in a day. The idea is to quickly come up with an original concept and run with, to experiment, and try out new styles. It's a learning and experimenting exercise.

          Also, anyone is welcome to write stories along with me and post them here as well; even if they cannot write all four days. If you plan on doing so please follow the few guidelines.
  • An original unused concept (ideas you'll had but haven't written are fine)
  • No sequels/prequels/continuations to any of your old/current stories
  • Experiment
  • Try to make it a full stand-alone story
  • Must be posted by 11:59 PM of that day
  • Have fun!
          Also, the stories should be between 1-4 pages (to be manageable) be can be longer. There isn't any set theme or motif, but if you're having trouble coming up with a story idea try this: The theme of boredom or try making the boring or ordinary event you can think of unique or strange.

          Lastly, note that it says Four Days Of Short Stories 'I,' I may do this again if this first one goes well. I'm doing this to improve my own writing ability and to get myself run with concepts less stressfully and to writing quicker (looking at you Elevator Music).

UPDATE 1 (11/2/12): Day 1 Story added below. Read it in all its unedited glory!

UPDATE 2 (11/3/12): Day 2 Story added below.

UPDATE 3 (11/4/12): Day 3 Story added below.

UPDATE 4 (11/5/12): Day 4 Story, the final story, added below.

UPDATE 5 (11/6/12): Day 0 Test Story added.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Elevator Music Can Be Good Music Too Update 9 ~ [10/28/12]

          Hey, guys. It's been awhile, huh? At least for Elevator Music after a bit of a hiatus. No video this update, but the Script has been updated from last month. It's still not complete. Progress has been slow because of school and me working on other projects. Expect progress to continue slow as school is my priority, but it will be finish prior to the new year. I promise. Hopeful by the next update.

          Speaking of the next update, I'll going to continue this format of writing more and have no video. Also, I think doing a month instead of weekly schedule for these updates makes more sense giving the slow progress. The next update will be at the end of November.

          So, what's been happening with Elevator Music the past month in terms progress? Actually more than you would think giving the break. The script has been giving a number of minor fixes as well as have scene 3 rewritten and so smoother transitions added in. On the non-physical side, some characters been more clearly defined. Neil is down. I took a look at some of the stories themes and am making sure they are well represented in the season and story overall. Changed, given, and/or built upon character themes. Season 1 is still giving me trouble, but a lot of thing a clear now. Now I need to focus on finishing episode 1.

          The Script is right below. Please take a look and comment. See you next time.

Script for First Floor (Season 1; Episode 1 - Pilot) [Partial-10/28/12]Here
Song List [Partial-10/28/12]: Here

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Next Update: Sunday 11/25/12

Monday, October 22, 2012

Do You Want More 'Elevator Music Can Be Good Music Too'?

          Do you guys want to see more of Elevator Music Can Be Good Music Too, the audio drama that I'm working? If you do please tell me by leaving comments under this post. To tell you the truth, school is really kicking my butt right now and I'm feeling very unmotivated. A little word that someone wants to see this project continue would really go a long way right now. Since the last update I haven't done much on the project, because of school and other things, but the last few weeks I have been review the script of the first episode and making notes and corrects. Other than that, I've been working on flushing out the main characters more as well as making the whole story align with the themes I want to convey overall and for each season.

          After reviewing the first episode's script on my own I've found problems, but really holds up. Tweaking more than rewriting seems to be all that it really need (though there are obviously some scenes that will be rewritten). I'm more or less happy with what I have so far.

          If you have been following the the progress of Elevator Music Can Be Good Music Too, I would like to thank you. I really appreciate interest you are giving to my project, especially when all I have to show is an incomplete pilot script. Thank you very much. 

          I do not really know why I decided to make this post, but I feel it is a need post to make right now. Again, I ask that if you want to see more of this project that you let me know by commenting below. Until next everyone. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Virtual Gaia Network Is Taking Some Down Time

          Hey, everyone. Virtual Gaia Network (including Virtual Gaia, Virtual Gaia Games, and Virtual Gaia Projects) is going to be taking some down time while I take care of my duties at college. College should be my top priority and I really need to focus on that. So for the time Virtual Gaia Network won't be update as frequently. I usually at least update Virtual Gaia weekly with Best Quote of the Week, but as of right now everything not school related is going to take a back seat for away. Thanks for reading. See you next time.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Elevator Music Video Update 8 ~ [9/17/12]

          First thing first. The Script for the first episode has been updated. I'm nearly finished. Also, I spent the week making a sort of guide as to what will need to be done with this Script once I finish. There is going to be some revising. Along with that I made a Thematic Outline--what I want to accomplish with each episode of the season story and theme wise.

          Next, I'm taking a bit of a break. What I mean by this is that I really need to focus on school and I can't spent part everyday trying to find time to write everyday... or worrying about that. I'm not stopping but the schedule is going to be more lax. This also means I'm not going to be doing these video updates every week. I was thinking about doing it on a monthly based, but we will see for now. As of right now I have the next update scheduled for the end of October. I need to focus my self on school.

          Anyway the Script is right below. Please take a look and comment. See you next time.

Script for First Floor (Season 1; Episode 1 - Pilot) [Partial-9/17/12]Here

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Background Music: My Country by Tune-Yards from the album WHOKILL

Next Update: Sunday 10/28/12 (?)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Elevator Music Video Update 7 ~ [9/9/12]

          Sorry I didn't have the video part of the video update up last week. It's been very hectic since school started. The good thing is that I done coding Still Here After Wednesday Night version, this means I have more free time however that free time will be mostly used for school until I get everything in order. No Script update this week, but expect one next Sunday. Seeya then.

Undertow by Ivy from the album Long Distance

          Another thing. Check out this post from the Main Site if you haven't already: A Girl And A Tiny Portal Need Our Help. It a really unique and interesting film project that is trying to get Kickstarted. It's almost at its goal (and end of its time) but they need our help. Check it.

Script for First Floor (Season 1; Episode 1 - Pilot) [Partial-9/3/12]Here

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Next Update: Sunday 9/16/12

Monday, September 3, 2012

Elevator Music Video Update 6 ~ [9/3/12]

          Keep ya waiting, huh? This update contains the an update to the Script. Please read and comment on the progress. Sorry about delay. As always the video will be up later.

Script for First Floor (Season 1; Episode 1 - Pilot) [Partial-9/3/12]Here

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Next Update: Sunday 9/9/12

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Video Update 6 Delayed Till Monday

          Sorry, everyone the next update is going to be delay until tomorrow. I thought I would get it up late today but I fail. Expect an Update to the Script along with the update Monday Afternoon. Evening at the latest.

UPDATE 1 (9/3/12): You can find the new Update Here.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Elevator Music Video Update 5 ~ [8/26/12]

          In this update I'm update the Script (finally--at the bottom of this page), however it is only of the next two scenes as I've been busy finishing the programming for Shoy Schot's update (a.k.a. Still Here After Wednesday Night I plan on finishing it in the next few days hopefully. With the extra time I update Script throughout the week.

          Over the the past week I've been writing and rewriting the unscripted scenes for episode 1 as well as writing a couple of scene for episode 2. I trying to nail down Collis' character and also improve the pacing of the Script (ep 1). The former I'm getting better at and the latter I won't be able to until I have a completed draft in of me.

          The problems I'm facing with the Script right now are as follows: Looking to be too long (I actually prefer this to being short, but it is pass the comfortably over length point). Some scenes go on for too long while other's aren't long enough. Because of this the pacing is thrown off. Also, a major concern is that this series is both a comedy and drama; the first episode should be teaser for the overall series, provide samplings of most of the main points (within reason)--I'm hitting the comedy but not so much the drama. Now this will come in later. I already have some scenes written for later in the season that have drama/character development and I even have these scenes in the first episode but the pacing is a bit messy. These are the problems I'm looking to fix as I go on.

          Lastly, I start back college tomorrow--what does that mean for Elevator Music? Mostly nothing that will hinder my writing as it's already been hinder with my programming. Actually, this is a good thing. I'll have down time to writing more at school and also--the biggest thing--I can use the school's internet to upload videos, which means I can make longer more in-depth video updates if I need to. Also, I can practice speaking on camera. All in all, this is good.

          O.K. guys, this will be it for this update. I felt you deserved a meatier update since the video won't be here till later and the Script didn't receive as big an update as I promised. Seeya.

Cilla Black's Step Inside Love

          One more thing I want to share with everyone besides random music is this article by Roses from It is a very touching and powerful article about an experience in her life that change entire outlook on life after she saw how affected those around her. I really recommend giving it a read. You can a direct link to article here: Resilience and Asshole EMTs

Script for First Floor (Season 1; Episode 1 - Pilot) [Partial-8/26/12]Here

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UPDATE 1 (8/27/12): Video Added. It's abysmally dark. Apologies. 

Next Update: Sunday 9/2/12

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Elevator Music Video Update 4 ~ [8/19/12]

          Another short update, no script this week. Sound may be weird since I'm outside in the middle of a forest. Script update next update and maybe a bonus scene sometime within the week.

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Next Update: Sunday 8/26/12

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Elevator Music Video Update 2 ~ [8/5/12]

UPDATE 1 (8/8/12): Because of the AT&T Blackout I could access my Internet for the past two days. Sorry for the delay, here's the new video (re-recorded).

UPDATE 2 (8/9/12): Added a Youtube video link.

UPDATE 2 (8/13/12): Oops. I accidentally deleted the script. Don't worry I re-uploaded it and it should be fine now.

          Sorry, but I'm having a hard time uploading the video, so I'm just going to release the update without it and update it later.

Video Information
          The second update for my project Elevator Music Can Be Good Music Too. I talk about the new scenes added to Episode 1 script and tell how people can help me out with the project. My voice is a bit low. There was no way I was doing this without the AC on. Apologies, though. Also, I'm still getting use to recording myself.

Script for First Floor (Season 1; Episode 1 - Pilot) [Partial-8/5/12]: Here
Song List [Check Main Page]

Next Update: Sunday 8/12/12

Friday, July 27, 2012

Elevator Music Video Update 1 ~ [7/27/12]

          Sorry for the spasiness on the video. My digital camera doesn't allow my to see myself when recording. Also, I recorded at 2am this morning before I went to bed.

          This is video is just a short update of what I've been doing with Elevator Music since summer began. I future videos I plan to talk about the story, themes, characters, plans in-depth, but this is just a first go. Finally, I updated the script to include the next scene. It's very rough. Hopeful I can start making everything more swiftly. Thanks for listening.

Script for First Floor (Season 1; Episode 1 - Pilot) [Partial-7/27/12]: Here

UPDATE 1 (8/3/12): Cleaner version of the Script added. Not the new, just a cleaner version 7/27/12.

Next Update: Sunday 8/5/12

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Plan: Elevator Music

This picture really doesn't have anything to do with the project
other than the fact that I drew it while writing the first scene.
         My with working on Elevator Music is starting doing daily 1 hour free writing sessions. This will help me keep a consist work pace. Also, this should help me do the next three things faster: Finish giving everyone a name; finish writing the detailed season outline (I pretty have the general outline complete in my head and a detailed outline of episode 1 done. Also more general outlines of seasons 2-5 in my head); finish writing the first script. After that on to episode 2 and so on to episode 6. Then normal polishing and editing and I will like to pass the script around and see what others think of it. Maybe some more polishing and editing after that. This is my plan for now.
          I’m also thinking about probably doing weekly video updates, but sides the on-going pilot I kinda want the story to be a surprise until I finish that writing that episode. So, what would I talk about? I’m thinking about it. I’ll see.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Welcome to Virtual Gaia Projects!

          Hey, everyone! Welcome to a new addition to my blog-o-sphere: Virtual Gaia Projects. Here is where I will put easy to access links to all my public projects. I think this will be a lot neater for quickly searching for them than on the main blog and not as limited to certain projects as VG Games. Use the links on the right side to go to my new Castella In Theory Page, Still Here After Wednesday Night Page, and Elevator Music (???) Page. Also, note that all my blogs are combined now. You can use the links also on the right side to move between Virtual Gaia, Virtual Gaia Games, and Virtual Gaia Projects. Mata ne!