Apr 6Liked by Geoffrey Golden

The fixing the printer scenario gets all my love forever. It's like the conversation I hope to one day have with my dad where he explains all the crazy stuff I've heard him mention casually. Like how he was somehow involved in starting the South Korean Lottery...?

My white whale project is to submit something to Badass Herstory. It's an craftivism embroidery project documenting women's personal stories.

I'm not sure how much it was a successful idea pitch as it was unrelenting begging and constant sad face, but I did convince my husband that if he let me trap, neuter, and bring in the feral cat who visited our porch that that cat would be the absolute Last Cat I ever asked for, because 3 was plenty. Now he lives indoors with us, as well as cat #4.

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I would go for the horror-slasher comedy but I can see either developing nicely. I used Twine (Harlowe) and a bit of inklewriter in the past. What do you use?

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Despite being an online post I feel like apologizing for being late to the comment section, strange. My vote is for fixing the printer. Think they'd all be fun, but I will say that I'm not into horror or thrillers so the psycho guidance counselor might not be for me if it has too many genuine slasher horror elements.

My white whale? I'd love to do an indulgent fan game where I blend everything I like together into a combination life sim and fighting game. You can give everyone comfy houses and also do cool fights. That's probably the biggest one. Even Battles Beneath the Stars the actual fighting game or printed out book that looks like a video game guidebook complete with fake screenshots sounds practical compared to that.

I made a successful pitch for an after school club to get a video game console. That was a nice success. Can't remember much about it though.

'Warthog Fighter is an arcade fighting game where you use mythological research and knowledge of the game's deep lore to overwhelm your opponents.'

And now to play the updated version of YPATDL.

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All the game ideas are winners in my book :-)

My white whale would probably be finishing my historical trilogy. I've been working on it in my spare time for over 10 years. And if the question is whether I've gotten flustered pitching it in person to agents at conferences, the answer is hell yes. Though I wish I had thought of wearing a costume and acting out the plot because that would have been epic!

Sadly, I don't know enough about video games to describe my job as one, but I feel like it's basically a long, tedious game of email pong with my nemesis. Often I lose.

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My white whale project? I think that would be directing and producing a scifi movie short. There's at least 2-3 of my stories that would make a good low budget fit with a small cast of characters. Or, I would write an original screenplay short. A smaller baby white whale would be to write a novel.

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Family printer is the choice for me. Being called in to fix technology is a relatable task, Sisyphusian in difficulty (honestly who knows how those things work). But it’s rife with comedic potential and just a soupçon of catharsis.

I have too many white whale projects, I’ve never worked on one (or even two) things at once. My really big thing is I that I want to direct a film one day, I have a screenplay I wrote that could (with some effort) be made independently of it comes to that.

I’ve never been a big pitcher, as most of the things I’ve done I’ve done by myself. I become an incoherent mess in job interviews and the like. I always think I should have a portable fancy living room set. Replete with wallpaper, fireplace burning, bookshelves and of course a globe bar so I can sit in a big comfy chair (in my velvet smoking jacket) and not so much pitch but discuss in a casual manner whatever the thing is.

That Nickelodeon pitch sounds great though, what a story!

I’m more of a villain: The Quizmaster is a teacher of sorts, he bores listeners to death with his menial facts and figures. His only weakness? The recess bell.

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