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J.G. Phoenix

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Last Update for 2022

Things have been pretty slow for December. Not only has M.A.S.S. Builder news more or less stopped completely since the 0.9.0 update, but I also haven't been able to make any headway on things. That's going to change with the schedule shift in my work; I'll have three...

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Last Run 11.7

I had one last run in the old style of operations in Maya earlier today. They're taking away the 5 star format starting tomorrow so I wanted to get one last run in. It went well enough so I recorded it afterward, too. I won't spend too much time on it tomorrow but I...

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Zoom Out and Reveal

by | Aug 26, 2021 | Writing

First, you realize it’s only a video game. Then, you see it’s a game being played in an arcade. Next, you realize this game is being played in an arcade aboard a giant space station. Finally, you see this game is being played in an arcade, aboard a giant space station orbiting Jupiter. That is the sort of escalating reveal I’m putting together for a brief prologue. I won’t spoil anymore than that, I just wanted to take a moment to gather my thoughts on the idea itself, as well as how I feel the execution is going so far.

So far, I think it’s coming together reasonably well, but my main concern is that my wording might take away more than it adds. You want to call attention to something indirectly, not go, ‘Oh hey would you look at that, we’re on a space station! Didn’t see that coming, did ya?’ There’s also the tone of the scene. The locale shouldn’t distract or take away from the frustration and vague, elusive hope that makes up the scene’s tone, but it does still need to matter. This whole scenario is far, far removed from Earth and I want to demonstrate that anywhere and any way I can. I’m sure the whole thing is going to need some major rewrites before everything finally comes together. After all, there’s no such thing as writing, only rewriting.



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Begin (2024)

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Yamato Progress

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