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Bryan Alborough
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
South Africa
Current Residence: Pietermaritzburg, SA
Favourite genre of music: Yes
Favourite style of art: Digital Art, generally sci-fi and fantasy
Operating System: Windows 7
Wallpaper of choice: There are too many. I cycle wallpapers daily.
Skin of choice: My own?
Favourite cartoon character: Bender is great
I've decided that writing is difficult as hell. Writing a book is even worse because of the sheer amount of work that goes into it. There's so much for the mind to account for and keep track of, so many levels of meaning to make clear, so many personalities to keep distinct but natural. All of this amplifies when writing in your own created world, as you have to describe what's in your own mind to the reader.

I've never denied that I live in my own world. What I want to write down seems as natural to me as the physical world around me. Of course, then I have to step back and take a look at what I've written again and try see it through the eyes of someone who can't see what I see when I stare into space. Creating a world is not difficult, but creating a convincing one is. A place that still works when you factor in the laws of physics and the far less tangible (but no less influential) human nature. And therein lies my problem.

I've been trying to write this book for three years now, and to contradict my earlier journal, time is not my enemy so much as perfectionism. It blows. Instead of just plowing through a rough draft and revising it once it's a completed whole like a normal person (I assume normal people do this). I write a few pages and then tear them apart because what's on there is not what I have in my mind. I realise it's just a lack of skill; I know good writing, like drawing, is born of practise, talent and sheer effort. I'm just worried I'm missing at least one of those things....

Also, I'm sick of being cold. Sun, do your job dammit! Trying to type with numb fingers is like trying to play chess with your elbows.

Approaching 1000 pageviews! I suppose that's SOME kind of milestone...
  • Mood: Lazy
  • Listening to: Languages I can't speak
  • Reading: A Canticle for Leibowitz
  • Watching: Dragon Age
  • Playing: Dragon Age
  • Eating: Dragon Age
  • Drinking: Dragon Age

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Tasastock Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the add ^^
PulseBoy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure no problem :)
ZaLiTHkA Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
So... I finally got a chance to come click the little watch button. :D Took long enough hey? Lol.

By the way, awesome work on Flap's birthday present! Looks seriously awesome... Are you going to put it up here too by any chance..? :juggle:
PulseBoy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yeah I will, just as soon as my internet connection is back up and running at home. Of course, with all the delays, there's no telling how long that'll take :(
letter-unopened Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
hey thanks for the watch ^_^
PulseBoy Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem :D
letter-unopened Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
MoGwAi-Flap Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Wow its been way too long dude, Life really has started getting in the way of your creationism. You still ROCK though and thought I would post something to say that I know you'll be back as soon as you get a breather..................... until then I wait in antici-------pation!
AXon1988 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the fav dude. Goawd it's cold today... :dummy:
PulseBoy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing. But it's beginning to warm up.. Stand outside in the sun and warm yer toes!
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