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So, it’s been a while since I blogged about, well… anything. I have been writing here and there among other things such as work and blah, blah, blah…. Book 2 is still on the horizon, though. I’m still pushing towards it (o:
To start off with something I thought I’d never think I’d be writing about. I’m playing Pokemon Go. What started off as a “Download and see what all the fuss is about” scenario has turned into me walking around, phone in hand and scanning the immediate vicinity for virtual characters. It can be a pain in the backside doing this and I’m sure it’s a fad that will disappear like all fads but it has given me a new appreciation for the city I live in. That’s Dublin, Ireland for those who don’t know.
See, the aim it to collect Pokemon. Have them babble and evolve and all that fluffy stuff but what has struck me as genius is the use of specific locations of interest. For those not familiar with the game or app itself, there are locations called Pokestops. At these stops will be items that you can collect, poke balls, health potions etc. What caused me to appreciate this aspect of the game more is that these stops are landmarks and locations, some of which I never even knew were there nor did I know they had any significance. I’ve stopped at many of these locations and actually searched online more about them or read the information found at the landmark itself. I’ve come across historical landmarks, artworks even some enormous murals I never even gave a second look at and funky cafes or bars. I know people will say that a game such as this shouldn’t be the driving force to go out and explore the city you live in but in reality it is a new and exciting way of interacting with some of what your city has to offer. It gives some people a reason to get out and explore while enjoying something such as Pokemon. I would be delighted if more and more games or apps follow suit and get people outdoors and enjoying what’s on their doorsteps. Given the success of Pokemon Go I would not be surprised if a tsunami of similar game and apps are on their way.
So I would recommend Pokemon Go for the simple fact that it will have you look at areas of your city that you may have never thought to look at before.
A word of warning, though!!!
Be mindful of your surroundings. Don’t take risks by going to areas of, well… a poor reputation simply to catch Pokemon. Watch where you are walking and don’t play the game while driving or cycling. I’ve already seen this a few times. It’s just stupid. Not worth causing yourself an injury.
Well, until next time, enjoy and as always, let me know what you think below (o:
MERRY CHRISTMAS…. HOPE YOU’RE RELAXING AND HAVING A GREAT DAY WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD (o;
So… while checking through my writing after a very long time I realised that it’s been a very long 5 months since I’ve written anything on WriterBabble. The very short synopsis of why is this… life got in the way, laziness ensued and things got pretty crappy but I think the other side of it all is in plain sight.
Anyway, back to writing on here again. I’ve decided to write about my current writing projects specifically and the trial and tribulations that crop up. I’ve learned a lot writing my first book and am finding that there have been changes and new challenges with my writing as a result. This blog is going to be a platform for writing about and discussing those aspects of writing.
Let me know if there is anything that has changed for you and that you’d like to discuss on here. I’d like my posts to highlight topics and spark conversations around those.
So, it’s on again. Version 2.0 minus the lazy with a fresh dose of renewed enthusiasm for writing.
See you in a couple of days (o;
I’ve decided to keep my blog separate from my author site (www.davidjdelaney.net). Maybe it’s because this was my first foray into an online environment that was my own or maybe something else but either way I can’t let this one go. So I’ve redesigned it instead. It’s now called Writer Babble and I really want it to be a place to discuss whatever that comes to mind. It’s main focus will be on books, writing and publishing and I’ll still be using it to let people know how and where I’m going with my writing but I want Writer Babble to be a vehicle for discussion about whatever comes to mind.
If there’s a topic you’d like to discuss then send me and email on email@example.com and I’ll post it and let whatever conversation that comes of it happen.