Hi serious and desperate readers!
Ideas are this world’s main driving force (along with data and demagogy, but I guess this will be for another post). However, it’s never good to run out of these in this world… What to do when you are out of ideas?
Well, I’ve been thinking of this lately, and I “analyzed” (well, this is purely subjective, but it could still be interesting) what were the conditions that had to be met so that I could get ideas fast. Here’s the result of this analysis.
- Be happy. Otherwise your mind will just keep bumping into your trouble, and you won’t be able to think of anything else.
- If you’re too tired, take a break. If you don’t, you will just keep thinking about your main idea, and won’t discover anything.
- Don’t focus and let your mind wander. That’s the best way to have totally unexpected ideas and to think out-of-the-box.
- Try focusing on something else while trying to find. Preferably something that you think is incredibly boring. If you do so, your mind will wander by itself, and ideas will appear.
- Explore all the possibilities, including the weirdest ones.
- Don’t sleep enough. Sleeping enough makes you think too rationally, and therefore limits your flow of ideas. Also, it makes you focus, and therefore make you lose the whole randomness of them. I get a lot of ideas with around 5~6 hours of sleep, at times when I’m tired (either from 2 to 4 pm, or after 1:30 am).
- Coffee, or at least Caffeine (Coca Cola light/zero or strong tea are efficient too). Otherwise you’ll just fall asleep.
- Explain what you’re working on to non-knowing people. If you do so, it’ll naturally become organized in your mind, and you might uncover some immediate/logical stuff you’ve overlooked first.
I hope it’ll be useful for you, and that I’ll have some feedback/suggestions to improve the list !
NB : If you still haven’t found anything… expect some great help from me in the incoming months (I think you have no idea how big this help will be).
PS : I put a lot of anime pictures in this post, because I liked them while surfing randomly.
So today, I’m going to tell you a bit about a webcomic I discovered some years ago. It’s quite different from all the other ones you might know, though, since it’s not updated much…
This is about a boy, Copper, and his dog, Fred, who experience various adventures in various brightly-coloured, gorgeous worlds. The atmosphere is really wonderful : colours are everywhere, it’s very well drawn and you quickly get absorbed by the whole universe. The characters are nice, and are original enough for you to get to like them. As for the story…
The story is what makes Copper different from any other comic. Here, there’s no monster to kill/bad guy to defeat/romantic love story to follow… Every comic strip is individual, so you can read any of these in any order, it doesn’t matter that much. However… Each one is some kind of little life lesson. There is always something to learn and remember, and the wonderful way it is presented makes it even easier. No complicated plot at all, but instead amazing places full of poetry and dreams…
The comic isn’t perfect, though. It really lacks updates, so once you’re done with all the released comics, you can get ready to wait for a while before having to check again. But considering the amount of work behind each strip and its gorgeous results, I think it is easily forgivable…
Finally, despite its scarce updates, Copper is definitely a nice webcomic to check, not only for philosophers, but also for experienced web drifters questing for a some quiet place to space out…
Enter the world of Copper, and get ready for some enjoyable webdreaming !
PS : the author has also made some other nice pieces of artwork… You should have a glance at his place.