Projects is the name of my website from Dec 1999 through June 2001. After merging its content into Feelings of White, I chose some of the best and most representative articles. Join me on a look back, and a celebration, of this three year period of me as a writer.
One of the most liberating things I did was not define too closely what Projects was about. I came to view it as, literally, any of the projects I was working on. Although my focus was always clearly on creative writing, let's start Part One with some of the most eclectic pieces.
Of course, you've probably heard the expression "I like the cut of your jib." But what is a jib? Who knows! Increase your jibbly knowledge after only 30 seconds of play with this silly little game. A fine introduction!
A journal entry describe my kicking and smashing the inside of a fridge. File this under "representative". Posted in the first month, this was me realizing I had a place to unload some of the strange troubling things that I felt. To admit publicly to such a moment of bizarre weakness was a theme that carried throughout Projects run. I attempted to confront myself and do my best to admit and describe my own tiny piece of the human experience.
A small windows maze game for download that will amuse for at least 5 minutes while having your morning beer. A recreation of a DOS game made with my friend Kevin in High School. Paid $50 each for its creation, by a guy wanting a solitaire-like add-on for his application. We spent three weeks on it: talented coders, aye, businessmen, nay. Vintage Turbo Pascal maze-generation code was salvaged and grafted onto a Delphi GUI.
I've written a lot of weird crazy shit in my days; this is a favorite. I'm pretty certain I wrote it after coming down off a magic mushroom trip. I always had trouble sleeping after those occasions, in part because I tended to drink a lot of coffee during. A weird meandering tale taking it's inspiration from an old style text-based adventure that switches styles at least three times, makes just enough sense to cause you to wonder WTF?!