Here’s a couple more “version 1.0” character sketches.

I’m still having fun doing “version 2.0” character designs, though Eleanor has pointed out that I’m spending way too much time on them if I expect to be done with this pitch in the next week or two. I often find myself procrastinating by spending TOO much time on a drawing, which is slightly better than the normal way of procrastination, but still no good for your output.

While working, I’ve been listening to almost nothing but videogame music. Eleanor is mocking me for this, but I think anybody who just listened to Andrew Bird’s “A Nervous Tic Motion Of The Head To The Left” literally 32 times in the last 24 hours (and I checked the iTunes play count!) is living in a glass house.

Yeah, I’m a dork. I like videogame music. I hardly ever play the actual games anymore, but listening to the music is even better, because you can actually, you know, do things whlle you listen to it.

I recommend The Advantage (nothing but NES tunes rendered in garage band fashion) and The Black Mages (the actual dude who composed all the final music’s band, which plays suspiciously hair-metal-ish renditions of FF tunes.)

I do turn my brain to more intellectual matters occasionally. For instance, I just read Camus’ The Stranger, so now I can listen to The Cure’s Killing an Arab and feel “in the know.” I didn’t actually like The Stranger very much. I suspect I should have read it in high school for maximum appreciation. If you are in high school right now, and you’re reading The Stranger, please take it with a grain of salt. Ditto for The Fountainhead, which screwed up my head until I was in college almost. “Howard Roark laughed,” my ass.