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Lockdown

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Every creative type on the planet probably has one of these posts by now. So I guess this is mine. I’m writing it so that I can write something. I’m supposed to be working on material for a game right now. Can’t tell you much about it, other than it’s comedic.

I’m supposed to be writing comedy for the next few months.

Humour.

On a good day, even without the pandemic, writing this stuff really just a matter of what makes me giggle. Apparently I “get” the character I’m writing for. Even at times I “am” the character. That’s a hell of an endorsement.

That’s a good day.

Days like this, on the other hand, I don’t feel… actually that sentence is complete.

I don’t feel.

So I’m wondering if it’s possible to fake a sense of humour. Because I still need to write that material. To find if I can construct little amusing paragraphs, jokes, puns that I only intellectually know has the shape of something funny, the structure of a joke, the words I’d normally use.

I suppose I’ll think of something.

 Extra Intel Additional Intel

I use British English spelling and idioms, if you tend to worry about that sort of thing.

Additionally I'm Scottish, so 'outwith' is unquestionably a real word. As is 'drookit', 'puggled' and 'numpty'. I am occasionally all three of those.

I created this site using a combination of W3 CSS, Jekyll, Emacs and my inability to enjoy web development IDEs.

 Claims to FameClaims to Fame

My name is in the very first paragraph of the first page of the first GTA design document*. (Excluding cover and table of contents. I mean, right?)

I directed Britain's first ever Star Trek fan film, which we started production of in 2003 and released in 2007. We're still making episodes: Starship Intrepid