Monday, March 24, 2008

Overlap

Obviously, The Weirding is one website. But it is comprised of many blogs and "departments" or features, of which The OddBlog is one. While on the surface, the blogs have little to nothing to do with one another, there are times when they directly overlap and a whole lot of times when there is some overlap that might not be readily apparent. This is about to be one of those times.

I have begun a project (well, the project was already underway, but I am now to a specific point in it) which requires a lot of research into folklore and legend, specifically of the Irish and surrounding people. Since a lot of it has to be excised (or "creatively reinterpreted") for the project at-hand (a RPG-based gaming development), I figured I would go on and discuss it here as well, along the way.

I bring this up because this is nowhere near the first time this has happened and even though I may have hinted at it before or linked to whatever else was involved, I have never really specifically gotten to it in this fashion.

See, everything on The Weirding has one, very specific, thing in common: me. I'm not being facetious; what I am saying is that everything on the site is there because I am, was, or have been (off and on) interested in it at some point and managed to collect it into HTML form. So really, everything is interrelated not only because I did it or am interested in it, but because if it showed up somewhere, I probably used it somewhere else. I read books on ghosts and the paranormal all the time, and then use that information as research for my horror roleplaying games and sessions - for example; many of the stuff on nanotechnology and similar technological advancements make their way (in one form or another) into the Cyberpunk section.

I redesigned the blogs in order to better integrate them into the overall site, while still keeping their unique flavors so that they can be viewed as individual blogs or as parts of the larger whole; I just wanted to remind you all that the entire site really is more interconnected than you may realize if you haven't surfed around much, and that while you might not be interested in, say, comic books, if there is a link to something on The Rundown, then whatever it leads to is somehow related to the subject at-hand (though, I freely admit, sometimes only tangentially). And you can always find your way back here from wherever it takes you (and the links often - though not always - open in new windows).

Having said all of this, there isn't a whole, whole lot available on the site just yet, so it doesn't make that big a difference right this moment. But the upcoming posts dealing with Irish legend and lore will probably have links to other material you might otherwise not be interested in, but you might want to check out just because it is related.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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