Posted July 22, 2009
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Random things for a happy, sunny Wednesday that I will only see through the window because I never leave my computer…
Best Conversation Ever
A TV producer acquaintance (who shall remain nameless) gave me permission to post this summary of this discussion we had yesterday after he looked over my website.
Producer: I saw your website. That TorrentBoy idea is cool. Is it available to option?
Me: Well, technically you could do that, but it’s open source, so you don’t really get to own the rights.
Producer: [random expletives]! Why would you do that? It’d be perfect as a series!
Me: Um… sorry?
Which just goes to show you that sometimes, people don’t like it when you make your stuff free. We had a great conversation after that, though. I just wanted to share it, because it was really funny to hear a passionately negative reaction to TorrentBoy for a change
My Damn Schedule
Looking ahead, I’m trying to figure out what I’m doing next. Fission Chips will wrap up by mid-September, I think, meaning I will have a Thursday timeslot to fill. I have another Marx and Richardson story I’d like to do, but I think we need to give Gare a rest for a little bit. So looking at the week, it runs like this:
Tuesday: TorrentBoy: Pirates Attack!
Friday: Chaos Book
Looking at the options, I have no clear answers. Typhoon would be fun, but it’s still not done and with all the subplots and mysteries, it’d be hard to release regularly unless it was polished. A Quiet Life would be fun for me, but I think the rest of you will need some time to appreciate it. Maybe something like “Liberty Bell”, if I changed it into a voting story. It’s about the most hated man in the open source world, wanted for a murder he didn’t commit, in a city so wired he has nowhere to hide. That could be fun. It’s almost 15 years in the making, so maybe it’s time to write it down.
Anyway, here’s the question: what kind of story would you like to see? Comedy? Action? Romance? (ha!) or something totally different. Am I right in assuming the interactivity would be worthwhile?
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A video for your enjoyment
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