Day 21: Creative Multi-tasking

21 Aug

Blaugust Entry, Day 21

I nearly overslept this morning. Do I have too much on my plate? I don’t know. Maybe. I barely had time to fit in a session of The Longest Journey last night.

I bought myself one of those anatomy coloring books. I could have bought the new Mistborn novel. Or the Skyrim Histories book. Or any number of cool goodies I found while browsing. Instead I got a coloring book. For Medical Students. Why???

My room is arranged in a way that everywhere I turn, there is something interesting for me to do. My gaming PC. My music studio. My book on physics concepts. My sketch pad. And now, this book.

I guess it’s continuing on my recent theme of finding different creative outlets, and one for each mood I’m in at the moment. I’m making use of my music equipment for my daily challenge. If I’m feeling curious, I’ll flip a page in the physics book, because science is cool. The coloring may help with understanding human shapes when drawing, as well as practice my pencil-wielding skills.

I admit that I am a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none type. I may get sucked into a topic for months at a time, but I end up hopping around interests over the long run.

After I got my workout complete and my music track made, it was getting really late. I loaded up The Longest Journey, pulled up the walkthrough on my phone, and set down the coloring book on the desk.

As I clicked through the dialogue trees and listened to the interesting but looooooooooooooooooooooooong voice overs, I worked on the book. It’s that kind of game. The walkthrough is worth it, because it doesn’t spoil the dialogue. It just helps me get through the random clicking-on-strange-places-to-find-obscure-items-in-order-to-solve-a-puzzle-that-happens-way-later-in-the-game situations. The game is less about the puzzles, and all about the story. It’s essentially an “interactive audiobook with pictures”.

It’s good that I found something that could keep my hands busy while my ears take it all in. Playing and learning a skill simultaneously? Multi-tasking for the win!

Onward, to Day 22!

To participate in this month-long blogging challenge, check out the official Blaugust.

Music Challenge Day 8:

A Track-a-day Challenge as an exercise in establishing efficient creative-workflow.

I shoulda left the guitar out, but too late. Ah well.

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