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The Battle for Game Ideas

The Battle for Game Ideas

Modern warfare is released worldwide today, a much anticipated title for xbox and PS3. Two of my three sons have been speaking about it as the sole true heir to Call of Duty also how the new on-line multiplayer gameplay better live up to the hype. I refuse to let either of them queue at 12 midnight for the release of a game that will certainly be given an 18 rating, they won't play it until I've first had a look at it, Hype or no Hype.

Behold I am become procrastination ….. no more.

Behold I am become procrastination ….. no more.

I was contemplating using my invented phrase above as my own epitaph – a poetic tradition. Some day it will be true and remain true for eternity. As a writer I would do anything but write, that is until I begin writing and then inertia shifts and Frost’s ‘poem in its dawning’ idea kicks in. I mention that regularly because for me it really encapsulates crossing a cusp between perfunctory, performative and productive. Beginning really can be the half of a thing. Compositional techniques or knowledge work only when writing. So ‘starting’ is the initial difficulty.

concrete poems and code

concrete poems and code

W.I.P.

open poem surgery - open heart poetry

open poem surgery - open heart poetry

I wrote and sent the raw draft poem below to my ‘Sure I’m no feckin’ poet’ friend of mine this morning, I got his almost by now usual response – i.e. “ It might be alright –  when/if you finish/edit/burn/make/bin it, poetry is about what anyway, have you a title yet, why did you write it like that – where’s that tenner you owe me?"

Basic Bio Information

Twenty -ish things that may eventually emerge from conversation with me, without you having to mention life, poetry, novels, computer creativity or stitches.

1. I believe that life really is far too short to take myself seriously 100% of the time. I know the lads agree.

2. Today 50% of that 100% is spent trying to explore and understand creativity, writing, and the human condition.

3. At least 25% of that 100% concerns itself with humor, fun, enjoyment, play and experimentation.

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