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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

An Intergalactic Whatinator?

OK, here's my intro.

My name is Jon, I'm a Gemini, I like long walks on the beach and the color blue.

34/M/Chicago, IL, USA

What made you start a blog like this?
For a long time, I've joked with my friends that being an intergalactic gladiator was my dream job. I thought about creating a blog about it for a while, but I just never did until I stumbled across Billoda's blog. After a hearty chuckle, I started working on one of my own.

Why did you choose your particular character?
I am me. That is, I am me as an Intergalactic Gladiator. I throw in some real life stuff, then I fight a space vampire or something. Though in real real life, I think I am a little less macho and a little more funny...

If you post often, where do you get your ideas?
All over. Obviously, I throw in some funny stuff from my real life. Other than that, I want to go anywhere that suits my desire to tell a story. As an "Intergalactic Gladiator" I cross over frequently into other universes with little explanation. I don't want to sit and explain why I am singing at the Jedi Temple right after I visited the Enterprise, I just want to do it.

Interestingly enough, I really don't post about being a gladiator that much. I have established the Fire Islands of Planet Hacknor and the Intergalactic Gladiator Entertainment (formerly Intergalactic Gladiator Federation), but writing about being in a gladiator arena isn't that interesting to me unless I'm using it to further a storyline.

Where do you find pictures for use on your blog?
Google. If I had Photoshop skills, I'd be dangerous. I do most of my photomanipulation with MS paint.

Any other tips?
I've recently discovered the beauty of the multi-part story. I can drag a lame premise about being hunted by a vampire on and on and on. I do, however, still like the quick one-post post. I alternate between the two.

Also, I like having another character on my blog as well. First I had Jo Jo the Monkeyboy, an unfunny comedy relief sidekick. His whole point of existence was to be as annoying as possible and then die. I now have Private Hudson, who I am really beginning to enjoy writing. He's basically a coward and a misogynist. All the things I am not. Yeah.

Also also, if I could offer one piece of advice to any blogger, it would be this: be the best writer you can. Proofread your work, then when you publish it, read it again. Find alternatives to common words like "said," "happy" and "mad." I know I'm not perfect and I don't want to tell anyone how he or she should write, but writers should always write with the audience in mind and whatever.

Also also also, one other thing. Don't be a sellout. It's not about the money, it's about the music. Yoda, I'm looking at you.


Blogger Master Yoda said...

Don't be a sellout. It's not about the money, it's about the music. Yoda, I'm looking at you.

Unfortunately, I haven't made enough money yet to be called a "sellout". So far, I'm barely a "rentout". I still have to work my way up to "sellout".

But I'm trying real hard. Maybe someday. Yes, maybe someday I'll be known as a huge sellout. One can only hope.

12:09 PM

Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

And when you are, I'll be right there to mooch!

12:31 PM

Blogger Magneto said...

I would also like to mooch. My goal has always been to be a hanger-on.

6:56 AM

Blogger Vampirella said...

(ooc) great advice :) though life would be easier if the spelling checker actually worked for me lol :P

10:33 AM


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