Basically, he gave me the idea to publish my writing on this blog.
I was first introduced to JoCo's music a couple years ago, during a trip to Alaska. My nephew had me listen to "Tom Cruise Crazy" and his cover of "Baby Got Back," and later watched him play Portal, which of course features his song, "Still Alive," over the closing credits. I think at some point I heard "Presidents" on the radio, too.
My interest simmered until sometime last year, when I decided to check his work out for real, and found his Thing a Week albums. After I heard them and found out more about them, I was amazed. Coulton set out to release a song a week on his blog for a whole year, and he did it. He actually did it. And out of fifty-two songs, there were maybe two or three I didn't like, which I think is pretty impressive.
All of which got me to thinking: what if I did the same thing with my writing? At this point now, I don't think I can do a story a week, but in theory, there's nothing stopping me from posting short fiction on this blog. It's not even as if I'd be the first. I've taken note of the software JoCo uses to sell individual tracks and take donations, in case I decide to try selling, say, PDF files. I also decided to use essentially the same Creative Commons license, in case someone likes my stuff enough to share it or make fanart or fanfiction. I'm not sure how realistic this is, being writing and not music, but I figure it's worth a shot anyway.
Only problem is, I let the idea get away from me, and it's only recently that I've started showing my stuff off for real. For example, the story posted below. But I'm in it for real this time. I'm hoping to have something new sometime in the next week or so. I may even post drawings, especially illustrations for the stories.
So there you go. This song pretty much sums it up.