For what it's worth, I actually DID write that musing I insisted I was going to post. The problem is that I didn't post it. I wanted to mull it over a little, proof-read it and make a couple changes.
But then none of that happened because LIFE happened.
And now I'm back again! I'm currently in the throes of my teacher training (full time PGCE) with little to no time for GameDev, sketchbook doodles, musings on game design or any of that fun stuff...and I feel like I didn't have a lot of time to begin with. Yet, oddly, I'm here jabbering on in a new blog entry. What's the deal with airline food, and more importantly what's the deal with this?
If I've learned anything these past few months it's that teaching is very difficult. And whilst it's easy to point to the misbehaving kids and the paperwork those aren't the things that I'm most concerned about (although they do weigh on this matter), rather the thing I've found most difficult is mainting my passion and enthusiasm for the very subject that I would like to teach: game design and development. My love for creative media has had to take a backseat as I've stuffed my head with learning theories, action research, college office politics, safeguarding and marking...and it affects my teaching.
So how about a little rejuvenation?
New site layout, new colours, new plan of action. I'll post more interesting things soon (for real this time) but I'll start by saying that blog duties will be split between this and my tumblr over at: http://made-by-mustard.tumblr.com/
Things like gamedev posts and musings will be cross-posted, artsy stuff will be on tumblr, and more 'bloggy' stuff will be here....I think. I'll figure out how I want to do this as I go along, I'm sure.
It's nice to be back! See ya all soon.