Yknow, I've had a lot of weird ideas in my head tonight for what ever reason...well I know the reason because I had a pretty shitty day. But instead of writing all of that out for you, I'd rather have you think...and then tell me a story.
I tried this sort of thing once before back when blogging wasn't popular, but in my current mood, I'm willing to try it again. So then, come forth writers and bloggers of GDC, for I have for you something I've intended for a while. A prompt, much like I always suggested The Writing Club should have. So here we go.
I want you to write and/or outline a story, set in a medieval, fantasy, sci-fi or otherwise fantastical world, about yourself. The main character must be like you, slightly altered to fit the world they're in, but generally with your traits and looks. In this story, they must confront something that challenges their deepest flaws. Is it a villain that knows how to push their buttons? Is it a relationship in which someone challenges what they want versus what they actually believe? Is it some sort of natural disaster or political change? Personally I'm partial to villains, but hey, that's why all my stories are the same. Still, find something that challenges you and personify it, that's the goal. Go at any scale you want...overcoming flaws can be a big deal in the scope of your world. But tell the story of your character having to face and overcome this flaw, whatever it may be.
This doesn't have to be a well thought out story with quotes and actions and all that, it can just be a multi-paragraph synopsis, or even a short story if you're that ambitious. The idea behind the "fantasy only" restriction is putting this issue in a new light, making a metaphor out of it. It's also because I want to see people err...for lack of a better phrase "get their anime on." It's a pretty simple idea overall, and I think it could be fun...and rather useful if you decide to write about something that's been irking you. So consider doing it. I'm not setting a deadline or anything...just post your outline/story in a blog with like, I dunno (RDF Challenge) in the title.
Or, if you don't want to do that, you can enjoy this episode of Pokemon Colosseum, wherein I get my ass kicked, and then name a Pokemon after a GDCer! There's just one problem...
And here, we celebrate GREEG DAY! It's like Green Day except well...find the pot joke!
Finally, a freshly uploaded episode of Ocarina of Time. I voice Darunia as he 'gasms to the beat.