Daily Thoughts 64: Ludology, Brainstorms, and Stranger Things

Author's selfie I’m busy with ludology (the study of games) today. That, and trying to keep my eyes open. I’m interested in the material. I’m also tired from the trip and too little sleep. I got back late yesterday but the dogs didn’t care this morning. They wanted out. I can’t say I blame them. And I did have to get up anyway.

My internal clock is messed up, and I’m tired today. I still have a lot to do.

Brainstorms

most people fall into the trap of running with the first solution
they find, even though it might not be the best solution – Tina Seelig, inGenius

Cover art for InsightOutToday I worked on a brainstorming session with classmates. It was fun, quick, and useful. I plan on taking a deeper look at Tina Seelig’s work, starting with Insight Out:  Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World. When I get time to work on it more.

I enjoy reading about creativity, innovation, and ideas. It’s something that fits well with libraries (and, of course, writing).

Stranger Things

I’m late to the game, but on my trip I ended up watching Stranger Things. I mentioned it briefly in my travel post. I downloaded the first few episodes (glad that Netflix added that option). I also watched episodes to decompress at the end of the day.

Now I understand why people liked the series. It was great. Hit all of the things that I enjoy, and I especially liked that it was set in the 80s, a time I remember from my own childhood. Lots of fun!

 

Author: Ryan M. Williams

Writer and artist, Ryan M. Williams, author of more than twenty novels, writes across a range of genres including fantasy, science fiction, romance, paranormal, and mystery. He holds a Master of Arts from Seton Hill University in writing popular fiction. His short fiction has appeared in anthologies from Pocket Books, WMG Publishing, and in On Spec Magazine. He currently attends San Jose State University, pursuing a Master of Information and Library Science degree.