So, just in case anyone follows the link you will find a large project with a few hundred posts.
It is a great project. I recieved kudos from the guy who publishes the game. I received kudos from the guy who designed the game (back in 75). Lots of people seemed to like it. Lots of people were even scared of it (you wrote all of this?).
In fact, I have 130 pages of material on it. This is the power of consistant posting every day. Sure it was not a lot every day, but it worked. 10 in 10 worked.
This is the tombstone for the project.
When I started that project, I had come to the realization that I tend to start projects and get them partially done and move on to the next one. (I tend to vacillate between do it all and do enough). If you have an idea, and its a good one, it deserves to be complete. I swore I would finish projects. Every project I start. I started this one kind of on a lark. I mean... Metamophosis Alpha? What was I thinking? Who plays that game any more?
(Apparently there are lots of people who want to play it, but can't quite get critical mass. There were also people who still have fond memories of the game.)
But I was going to finish it.
I wrote over there because I needed feedback and at the time, our sci fi fans were not frequenting the site. In the end, there was not enough feedback (something I need for motivation). I needed the bouncing of ideas. I needed seeds of thought. I got a trickle. I justed plowed on.
Well I came to hate the project. I mean really hate it. All the files for this project on my computer are called Albatross01, Albatross02, (pull literary references as you will) and the Pain_of_my_existance_01. So you can kind of guess I stopped liking the project.
I spent 4 months on this project. It was the project standing between me and finishing the rewrite of my game system. I realized that this setting (and some of the other ones I had been doing) were "the dodge" I was using to avoid the stressful project of re-editing my game. By writing them, I could convince myself that I was being productive, while really not getting anything useful done.
So I did what I hated almost as much, I abandoned it. The net is filled with really great ideas that aren't finished. Tantilizing tastes of greatness that never were fufilled. Well, I abandoned it after finishing the first draft (quite dispersed over a hundred some odd posts). I just could not bring myself to finish something I did not like, I was probably not going to use (though, who knows), and was stopping me from doing what I should be doing.
I came close on sheer stuborness. It is mostly done, in that easy to read format. The rest is hiding in the text.
So this is the memorial for that post. Any question? Post them here or on that thread.
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