rewriting the weather

The Ladybird book called The Weather is very disappointing. It dedicates pages to things like weather house hygrometers and I am dead against weather house hygrometers. It’s a shame because I had high hopes for the book and really wanted to learn about the weather. I have another book about weather that is also terrible, wasting 80% of its filling on describing types of cloud. How weather is actually made takes up about two pages.

weather1So I’m rewriting The Weather to answer all of the questions that I have. Writing about weather is really hard, check out my search queries:

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And that’s just the ones that contain “if”.

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first eight double pages of moth

Here are the first 8 double pages of my next story, hopefully to be book. It is the first third as there are 14 more to go. As you can see it is set within a PC adventure game from the nineties. I thought it was a fun idea and was interested to see if it would work as a concept. Also I wanted to try to recreate the look and feel of those games, I always liked the backgrounds and how they evoke a much larger environment than what is actually in the game. In the story you get to move through the world without the game’s protagonist, seeing what the other characters get up to whilst they’re hanging around waiting.

It feels as though it’s going well so far. It would also work nicely as an animation but, as I absolutely don’t want to try to learn how to animate, it’ll have to do just as it is. It’ll look cool printed. If it gets printed. Click on the small pictures to see them properly.

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uk singles chart top ten rundown #2

It’s been six months since the last one. The charts have been flushed. It’s time to check out what’s hot in the world of popular music. I’ve not got a lot of time so let’s just get it done, I’m hoping to not spend more than an hour on this.

10. 7 Years – Lukas Graham

*press*

Piano twinkles. Bad singing, being whiny. This song is an autobio. Lukas is treating us to his life story even though he looks about twelve years old. In the song he is now “once I was twenty years old”. How old can he possibly be? It’s only a minute and a half into the song. He must be forty five years old. Maybe he’s speculating. There’s no content here by the way, it’s drivel. He’s still twenty years old. Now he is speculating about when he’s thirty years old. When he’s thirty years old he won’t have time for this, he’s only got an hour. Next track please.

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