Sunday, August 4, 2013

Coping with the World Post-College

The first thing to understand is that you are the universe experiencing itself. Mass cannot be created, it simply changes shape. What you once were could have been anything, and you will be something very different after you are dead. But you will always be a part of this universe, and that means it is your job to observe and to create- to change the universe from one thing into a work of art that the rest of your consciousness can observe.

Everything we do is interconnected, and it always will be. To understand the brief blink of time you have in the lifetime of the universe is to create your concept of time- the element that cannot be wasted.

Now, you set out to make your mark. The simplest way to start this process is by having a goal.

If you can't look at what your will be doing for a living or what your dream to be doing is and say "future-me is awesome", change your objective immediately. If you can't be happy with the goal you have set for yourself, you'll never be happy in pursuing that goal. Do what you love.

At least, that's what my heart tells me. My stomach tells me to do what makes me money so I can eat. My brain tells me no matter what I do I'll be wrong. So what should I do, then...?

Share with you all, as much as I possibly can. I'd rather be nine people's favorite thing, than a hundred people's ninth-favorite thing. So if I can get you, reader, to love what I do... than my goal will be met, and the only way to climb, is upwards.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

An Independent Studio

So, I suppose I should explain myself.

What are the "Stories of Limbo", exactly? They are the collected works written and illustrated by me. This means any web series, webcomics, graphic novels, and the like all fall under this title. They are not the same universe, though they often do coincide with one another.

Truthfully, this title is based around a concept I began writing about when I was in my freshman year of college at Shenandoah University, majoring in musical theater. I entered the program very adamant about the idea of becoming a performer- and that feeling has never really diminished. However, as I progressed through my education, I found myself always returning to the alluring idea of being an artist- a creator of stories, of worlds. So I started a blog about the "Stories of Limbo", the mind of a person trapped in between two worlds. Creator and Performer. The more I wrote, the more I realized that I love writing- truly, much more than performance. The more I learned about the world of musical theater, the more I realize that I hated it. Don't get me wrong, aspiring thespians, I don't discourage you from entering the exciting world of musical theater! I became disenchanted with performing material that was not my own.

But my education at Shenandoah did end with an important lesson, one that I hope to shape the entirety of my life with- do what you love, and create your own material. If you want to do what you love, than why not do what you want to do? We have so little time on this Earth, we might as well do what we love. I understand that I won't always work the most glamorous jobs, but I will come home every night and do what I love- and that is the most special, important thing to me.

More importantly, I wish to share my works with you. They may not be your cup of tea, and I apologize for my lack of talent- the only way I'll improve is if I continue working, and that is most important to me. But I want to make this available to you all, as well! So, you'll be able to find more information on all of your favorite Stories of Limbo here, as well as frequent silliness from me. I hope you enjoy the website!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Stories of Limbo

I always thought blogging was silly. Why do people insist on having a journal that everyone can see? Doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose of its privacy and such? People can't exactly pour their innermost secrets onto the internet, can they?
Then again, blogging isn't exactly about that. People have used blogs for many more reasons that revealing their deepest, darkest secrets to the world wide web. I appreciate the amount of people who are able to keep their blogs entertaining and interesting by adding aspects to them or changing their purpose completely. I hope to do that with my own blog. We'll see how it goes.

It's a delicate balance that I need to keep with this world- don't get too carried away, or you won't be around for the important things. But, when you've created a world of your own, how can you possibly not be in love with it?

Limbo was known as the edge of Hell, where those who were in good terms with God but had died for their sins, not assigned to Hell, but not fully able to enter Heaven (Yeah, the only time I'm going to get religious, trust me). The edge of a world. That is where I have to constantly keep myself, right in between the world I have created and the world that created me. It is a struggle, but it does not define who I am. It is merely an interesting facet to my personality that I feel can be exploited via blogging!

So now we're going to take a journey into Limbo. You'll see both edges when you're reading- the edge of my world, and the edge of our world. You'll get to read some fantasy, check out some drawings, and immerse yourselves in my world, or rather, the worlds I have created- you'll also learn a good deal bout what inspired me to create these things. I hope you enjoy the Stories of Limbo.

This blog is for archival purposes.