A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single blog post.
And so, on the twenty-seventh day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand and eleven, it did happen: Scott Corum started a blog.
I’ve wanted to do this for some time, actually. I’ve been active on a few social networking sights, but I find myself editing my thoughts and language for brevity and audience. I figured that I’d secure myself a stage where I could “let it all hang out,” more or less. There’s a lot to talk about, these days, and I’m probably going to get disagreed with a lot. I mean, a lot. I’m going to dig into my big bag of “subjects Scott usually stays the hell away from” and talk about things that are universally bothering me, such as politics and religion. Yeah, the big two.
I’m also going to talk about a lot of things which, in my humble opinion, suck. I’ve found that one of the best ways to study excellence in any given endeavor is to find prime negative examples of that endeavor. I’ve learned good web design by studying bad web design, and so forth. This goes well with my taste in movies, which is admittedly execrable (there is a copy of “Leonard Part Six” sitting within arm’s reach of me, right now). So, I will be sharing the lessons I’ve learned from some prime negative examples in a number of areas, but most likely they will be in RPG design.
My professional tribulations and accomplishments will appear here, as well; heck, a number of negative examples that I intend to talk about come from my own work.
And that’s it… a beginning. Everything has to start somewhere; welcome to my first step.