Juho Pohjalainen


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Juho Pohjalainen

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I've never not written.

Some of my earliest memories involve telling tales: I began writing them down when I was four... or maybe when I was five, when I stopped to just mashing the buttons down to make a mess. They weren't very good stories, of course - I'm not entirely sure if even the ones I write as an adult are - but still, I just had to get them out there.

Even now, "have to get them out" is my primary motivation to write: I write largely to purge the thoughts out of my mind, to put them down in a solid form where they will stop bothering me so much. It's an eternal and ultimately futile struggle, because for each one I so conjure into the world, two or three more will take its place - sometimes directly spawned by that previous one. La
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Juho Pohjalainen I listen to music virtually all the time, across a number of genres and styles that I can't really even name - my interest in music itself isn't…moreI listen to music virtually all the time, across a number of genres and styles that I can't really even name - my interest in music itself isn't really very deep, apart from just listening to whatever sounds good. I don't like silence.

Whenever possible, I try to listen to similar stuff as the story I'm writing at the time, to get the right kind of inspiration and to keep me in the correct sort of mood. The Straggler's Mask, for instance, has a lot of Blind Guardian running behind the scenes. Return To The Tribe, by Edguy, would be about as close to a theme song as possible for Peal if only he weren't so meek.

Other times it doesn't work out that well. Lately I've had my mind for a lot of synthwave (and a bunch of related things that I can't name), and this brings very little of value or mood in relation to a steampunk pirate story I've been writing. At best, it just keeps me in a good creative mood in general, rather than giving me any particular ideas.

On the other hand, I've got some Bal-Sagoth ready for something a little darker for NaNoWriMo. We'll see if that works out better.(less)
Juho Pohjalainen I stop working with this particular thing and skip ahead to another part in the story that I've been itching to put to paper. At the time of this…moreI stop working with this particular thing and skip ahead to another part in the story that I've been itching to put to paper. At the time of this writing, I've recently skipped about ten chapters, give or take.

More often than not, for me it's the opposite feeling: I run out of story to write but still feel like writing, and then I've got a few days when I have no idea what to do with the sudden free time I've gotten.(less)
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I haven't written so much Ivar Stormling of Skar today, because I was flashed with a random bit of inspiration and just had to churn it all out at once. I may as well put it here now.

Loot



Also, this is a very nice picture of Peal someone drew for me.

(I've never written any satire before. This probably shows.) Read more of this blog post »
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Published on January 25, 2019 13:37 • 15 views • Tags: demons, gambling, loot, loot-boxes, peal, satire, short-story, video-games

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