Archive for April 28th, 2008

“Houston, we have a problem.”

I’m starting to sort out some ideas about this project. Unfortunately they’re falling into two distinct, different branches-ideas/creativity and the act of storytelling. Somewhere along the line I learned about a psychological study whose hypothesis stated that when presented with options that are equally attractive human beings ability to make a choice will become paralyzed.

I’m paralyzed. 

Initially, I thought about looking into both, but it’s just too far out of my league to try to study two topics whose scope is so massive. Then, I considered putting off one of the branches until I could pick it up again later-but that’s just the same nasty little cycle of making a decision and I couldn’t choose which branch to save for later. So, now I’m wrestling with just not doing anything significant with either one and remaining in a state of mental limbo where I’m reading and not absorbing much of it into long-term memory. Which, in it’s own way is making a decision for the third choice: “give up.”

I’m not there yet but I’ve stalled for the moment. I have a couple things to blog about, and after those I’ll have to make a real decision or figure out a way to handle them both.