Welcome! I suppose an initial post should cover a little of the reason behind a given blog. Why Writing? No mystery here, I just enjoy doing it. I am fascinated (and a little awed) by the creative process, and writing is one of the few creative hands where the Fates seem to have dealt me at least a low pair. As such, I’m giving this a whirl on all things writing, and trying to rope a few friends and associates into helping out.
Why Cake? I’m of a growing opinion that Cake is the purest and greatest of things in the world. Has cake ever done anything but bring happiness? Filled the world with fluffy, frosted goodness? I briefly ran a video podcast with a coworker called Video Podcasting For World Domination With Cake. The cake was an afterthought, but I think it was my subconscious starting to speak to me. I then played the most marvelous game, Portal, which quite beautifully incorporated cake into the storyline. The game tried to convince me that the cake was a lie, but I saw that really cake was truth. When I explored why the Portal team decided to use such an odd thing as cake in their game, I discovered even more truth. Quoting from Wikipedia:
“at the beginning of the Portal development process, we sat down as a group to decide what philosopher or school of philosophy our game would be based on. That was followed by about fifteen minutes of silence and then someone mentioned that a lot of people like cake.” — Eric Wolpaw
Writing is good. Cake is good. Writing is Cake. QED.