So … regular updates. Yes. That didn’t quite happen, did it?
I think it’s fairly safe to say October didn’t go quite as planned.
On the writing side, I had to do a rewrite for a script which is just tipping over into production, got sidetracked by being asked for ideas for a completely different genre to the one I intended to write and also ended up completely junking my existing idea and starting again from scratch. So it’s not like I’ve done nothing, it’s more like I’ve got nothing to show for it.
At least nothing useful to show for it.
This is as far as I got with the new idea in October.
That’s my new laptop, by the way. Sometimes it looks like that, sometimes it looks like this:
All courtesy of my lovely wife.
On the Proton Pack side of things … well, it turns out a month of weekends isn’t quite enough time to build one. Not when you’re using papier mache anyway. You see, it turns out papier mache takes ages to dry. Hours and hours. Bordering on days. Five layers of papier mache at three days per week takes … well, several weeks.
Luckily it all accelerates after that …
But not fast enough.
I even had to take some sewing to my secret writing island in order to get it all done.
On Halloween itself, desperately jetlagged, I was still fucking about with LEDs and soundcards and painting bottle tops and lolly sticks. I didn’t quite manage to get the smoke machine working, but it kind of came out okay though:
And although the paint was still wet and a few glued on bits fell off … overall, it was a successful night of tricking and treating:
I even got a free cup of tea from the lovely people at Tennis in the Park.
So that was my October.
November won’t involve any Proton Packs (well, bar maybe a teeny bit of finishing off) …
… but hopefully should involve a new script.