Alright, I wanna talk about my current projects for a second, so that I can keep a record of what I'm working on, and update anyone who's been following along.
Threaded for my ease of referencing. I'll try to keep it short.
Buzzing with excitement
#JupitersGhost is happening, y'all. We're recording stuff, and talking about plot points, and AHHH I'm just so excited.
IF you want in, shoot me a DM.
We'll do a more open invite in the near future when we have enough content for a few episodes already. It'll be easier to set the right tone with a small group.
Hey space nerds! If you're interested in participating in the trial episode for #jupitersGhost, reach out to me here and I can share the details of the plot of the first episode, and we can discuss strategies for collaboration and improvisation.
I'm still working on getting the website up and going so other folks can contribute more seamlessly, but this works for now.
#JupitersGhost will be a community based collaborative podcast about life aboard a civilian deep space exploration vessel (or elsewhere in the extended universe) told in the form of mission reports and personal logs, as recorded by me, my friends, and whoever else wants to participate.
The thing I'm most excited about is #JupitersGhost
I am *so* ready to be releasing that, and I'm frustrated that I've had to put it on hold so many times, because of all the chaos that I had in my life in 2018 and 2019.
Other stuff keeps having tighter time tables, and I don't want to compromise on how cool this thing could be, so I put it off.
I'm so close to being ready to bring folks in on it, though, and it's such a cool project.
I just need to get through the toy show.
I've also started writing an episode in which Jack fails to kill bigfoot because Climate Change, which I think will be fun.
Uhhh... #JupitersGhost has seen some progress recently too, and it should be ready for contributions eventually.
And I've decided to buy a telecine rig for what I'll call #ModernVintageFilm but which is really just me archiving film reels to digital files that I can share on Archive.org and peertube.
I normally find this pretty easy, but it's not working for me today.
Feels like there's something more pressing, but I don't know what it is.
So I'm staring at a blank text document and listening to Sun Ra's Lanquidity.
If you can think of a better use of my time, lemme know.
It's coming, though. I just want to get it right.
I've talked about the *why* element of this before, but I think it's important to bring it up again, because there are some implicit ideas in that why that I want to make explicit.
I want to make independent TV so that I can excise the influence and reduce the power of the American Media Oligopoly, but (cont.)
I'm outlining my plans for #JupitersGhost and #FakedTV right now, and trying to figure out how fast I can move alone, and how much more quickly the addition of each collaborator allows me to be (Assuming they are there from the beginning), and roping in all of the various associated bits that we can just *have* because Open Source, or Creative Commons, or Public Domain, or I already solved this problem four years ago.
So I think I'm going to start a group chat via email/deltachat about these ideas tomorrow.
Specifically, about producing things quickly and sharing production responsibilities and stuff.
Going to use the kanban board I already have and am not using for this.
Going to tie it back to #JupitersGhost if I can, so we can get that moving soon too.
I'm setting up the wordpress site (with buddy press and bbpress) that will become the social hub for Jupiter's Ghost.
Of course, I have a LOT of work to do before I'll be ready to let people in (both from a design and a development perspective) but I wanted to let you all know that #JupitersGhost is finally moving forward again.
What software would you use to power a digital community today?
Specifically an RP community (this is for #JupitersGhost)
Traditionally, it was BBSs. Then Forums. And now, I guess, Discord and Slack and Matrix, mostly (but that's not the workflow or the usecase I want. At All.)
I'm half tempted to reach for Buddy Press, if that's even still a thing (but there has to be a better solution to this problem than Wordpress.)
Podcasts, Plans, Jupiter's Ghost
This is a podcast about the crew of a spaceship in the Space Corps, which is a civilian organization dedicated to exploration and discovery on the frontiers of deep space.
Part of the fun is the episode structure: 1) Ship's Log framing narrative from the crew's official record keeper. 2) Personal and official logs from various crew people 3) the rest of the mission log. 4) more of 2) as appropriate.
I figure, once I've gotten both of those out in to the world (Sept/Oct this year, probably?) I can start seriously looking in to Jupiter's Ghost again.
Yeah, #JupitersGhost is a thing I've talked about a lot (and conspicuously haven't mentioned in like a year or more?)
Uhh, I don't want to do the whole pitch here, because the idea is really cool and if I talk about it too much I'll try to move faster than I'm comfortable and I'll burn out again.
So elevator pitch:
I'm excited, because this feels like something that is actually useful.
We also talked a bit about #JupitersGhost and the work that it will take for me to finally be able get that going (and why a project like that is important, even in the face of all the other things going on.)
I'm hoping to make the writers meetings a regular occurrence, once a week. I'm hoping to have the first issue out in 3-5 weeks.
I have a lot to do to make that happen.
And we are recording original content, too!
There's one episode of entirely OC up right now, and more coming down the pipeline.
I have bullet points for a few dozen episodes, and I have collaborators across the globe helping to move things along.
(And, eventually, I'll get back on that #jupitersghost stuff, and then some real magic will happen, because that's such a fun idea and I can't wait to be good enough at this to not screw it up.)
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