This is going to be a weird and personal post.
Recently I’ve been wondering if the way I think about … well, anything is the “standard way of thinking” or not. What the hell do I mean by that? Let me explain:
The way I think about anything, be it game design or forming a sentence or drawing or whatever, follows these steps:
- An idea appears instantly in it’s raw form.
- Then comes the analysis of this new idea.
- If not appropriate, discard the idea. Otherwise, return to step 1 for refinement.
Notice something? Yeah, that’s an infinite loop with only one way out: to discard the idea. So, what I’m saying here is that no idea of mine is locked in place, not even this sentence I just wrote, I might come back to it and change a few things. Which I just did.
Ideas change whenever I revisit them, refining them and finding new interesting things about them. The problem is, when I express those ideas to someone it’s never clear that what I’m saying is subject to change, so a few days (or even minutes…) later when I’m talking about the same idea it seems like I’m contradicting myself because the idea changed.
Which is a huge pain in the rear.
What’s not clear to me though is why this happens. Is it a communication problem? Or am I a weirdo? Is it both perhaps? I don’t know.
Then why the hell am I talking about it here? Well, that at least I know: I’m willing to bet that some of the readers (if not all of them) of this blog are highly creative people. Now, this is probably far-fetched but I was wondering if this way of thinking was a sign of creative thinking or something along those lines.
Yeah, I know. Still, I needed to get this out of my chest.
Regular posting schedule will resume in … some point in the future, I’m currently swamped.