I recently obtained Adobe Flash cs4. I installed it the other night and have been struggling with action scripting, thankfully, you tube has got a ton of tutorials for almost everything, so thats been a lot of help. As for the Jericho project, Ive been trying to flesh out the story, and wrote the introduction (about 300 words) To be displayed in scene one. Looking over my notebook at what i thought was a well composed page, for some reason, the words didn’t sound as good as they did while i was writing them. So i sent it to my cousin, who has a way with words, and had him Edit the intro. What he sent back was better than i could have hoped, and so begins our collaboration. Heres what he wrote…
“My father gave me the name Jericho Orious Dreth – for the greater part of my life, it was his only gift. He left my mother and I when I was very young. I resented the man. I thought him a drunkard, a lech, and worst of all, a coward. Six months ago I received news of his death; and a sizable inheritance in my name. They told me he had killed himself. I was not unhappy.
His estate passed on to me, and with it came the enormous tome that was his journal. I was at first apprehensive, having no desire to learn of whatever excuses he made for our abandonment. Time waned my suspicions and nurtured my curiosity. The contents amazed me – inside, I found intermingled amongst seemingly senseless rambling an exceedingly complex collection of charts, diagrams, formulas, and patterns; plans for marvelous (and sometimes terrifying) devices and contraptions.
It was more than I could fathom. The man that for so long I believed was a worthless sop was in actuality a genius without peer. I learned from his writings that he was a member of some kind of scientific fraternity. More troubling, the later entries led me to believe that he was on the cusp of unlocking some great and terrible secret – a truth so damning that it worried his every thought.
His desperation had him on the run, and it was now obvious that whatever he had learned was the cause of his untimely death. Part of me wanted to bury this – to make a new life for myself in the home of what may well have been a madman. Once again, however, curiosity won me over – I decided to follow in my father’s footsteps and uncover the mysteries that led to his demise.
I had clues. I had direction. I had courage. What I tragically lacked was understanding.”
So as you can see, He’ll be helping me with as many other scenes as i can get him to participate in. Really outstanding work Cary!
Also, unrelated to the project, I thought i would upload some paintings i did this month. Not totally done but i think id just ruin it if i worked on them any more this week 😛