Saturday, August 1, 2009

Updates for LNA

I did a little developing for LNA today. If you check it out now you'll notice that next to the creature's name is a notification that displays one of two messages-- if there are creatures in the queue, it will display the number, but if there are no creatures in the queue, it will display the number of population slots waiting to be filled by your charming creatures. And it looks a lot better than that red box in the corner used to.

On another note I think I'm going to be sticking with for hosting, at least until I get an uproar of feedback demanding otherwise. I really haven't had much feedback at all though, and since it's overwhelmingly easier for me to deal with than Ustream, I don't see any reason to choose otherwise. The Justin page seems to overall get more strangers stumbling in too, most of which express confusion, but it occasionally attracts a few former creatures players who really appreciate it, and that just makes me feel all fuzzy inside.

On Creatures Fanfiction

I've always loved creatures fanfiction.. especially the multi-part series.. the epic stories with characters you can really get attached to. As a child my favorite series was the Holodeck series-- I still have the entire thing printed out and kept in page protectors in a special binder, hah.

I tried my own hand at writing creatures fanfiction at a young age, but never really got anywhere. Lately, however, I've had the remnants of a story start to form in my mind that I may, at some point, decide to pen down.

The basic premise behind the story is that it takes place on an alternate/secondary/future shee ark with several small terrariums, supposedly once used for experimenting with different creatures in different environments. Allegedly, this ark was also abandoned, but the creatures inside have taken it over, developing their own form of society.

One thing about this ark makes it very odd, however. The creatures are completely unable to produce offspring, no matter how much they kisspop. Instead, the population is maintained by mysterious eggs that occasionally appear in random areas of the ship.

The story, therefore, centers around the creatures as they seek to figure out where the eggs are coming from, how they deal with them, and so on.

I'd like to write it out eventually.. it's just another thing on my long list of creatures-related things I'd like to get to someday, heh.