Autumn comes, leaves inspire change. The short of it is I'm ready to move forward. The long of it lies below.
I've been in limbo for years. It seems I've faltered at both art and science, and there have been moments when it feels both are forever out of reach, that I'm either too stupid or too unlucky to do anything exciting in either discipline. I need both in my life somehow, but I'm not sure where the pieces should fit.
I'm the kind of guy that loves to plan out everything in meticulous detail beforehand. My plans usually explode in my face (good thing I'm not a bomb technician), so it's time to get it through my head that this illusion of control is just that: an illusion.
So I'm gonna give it a go. I'm not going to worry about the pieces fitting together. I'm just ... I'm gonna go. It's time to start making stuff.
And all my works will fly under this new banner: Spiral Dust, a perfect summation of my love of art and science (and spaaaaace). It's not a new name; in fact, it's been around for a while, but it's been like that treadmill at the back of the garage that you swear you'll use one day once you can make room for it in the bedroom.
Well, I'm making room.
Over the coming months I'll be whittling things down for sake of efficiency and sanity. Right now I'm cross-posting all my work across six different sites. Totally insane, right? I'll probably cut that down to three—eventually two sites depending on how well Weasyl fares.
Branding is something I've foolishly neglected, so I'll be dumping the "Mekoryuk" moniker. It's been fun Google-bombing a helpless town in Alaska for all these years, but perhaps for that reason it could never become a brand name. "Mekoryuk" never represented me entirely. It was a pale echo of a superficial childhood fascination with Alaska. It's not what I truly love.
Aside from knowing I have to gnaw on my web site, and change the names of or abandon certain online accounts, that's pretty much as far as I've got planned in terms of branding. I still have artwork to finish of course, but I'm hoping that if I keep moving, I'll figure it out along the way.