Wednesday, February 18, 2009

So Long and Thanks for All the Blogs

Wow, I really didn't mean to leave a week and a half gap here. I will give a short little run down as to why.


Well, easy enough for you? I thought so. I will expand.

Work. Life. Stress. Sleep.

That is it in a nutshell.

But, on to other things.

I could follow the last post and go onto a rant about Twilight, but I am going to aim for something a little more positive. My hero. My inspiration. Someone I wish I could be just like in means of writing and creativity. Who is this person I speak of?

Douglas Adams

That's him up there.

He, to me, is one of the greatest writers. Why? Because the way he writes, the way he puts ideas down onto the paper, the way he paints a scene is

That's it. Simple. He doesn't write or act like one of those snooty sort of writers that confuses you by drawing out something that should only take...two, maybe three pages and make it into 8 fracking Chapters. [See The Hobbit]

His writing is easy, so simple, so clean. To me, it looks like he just sat down and wrote what felt good then left it at that. Is that what he did? Maybe sometimes, but no. Editors and such were involved.

But this man is my inspiration for writing. Reading his books has shown me that you do not have to have a college degree to write something. Heck, he even showed me that you can write just for the sake of it.

But, sadly, Douglas Adams passed away on May 11, 2001 from a heart attack at the age of 49. It still sort of makes me sad. Knowing that what has been published is all of his work. There will be no more. There will be no new book. What And that's it.

Well, enough of that.


[Edit for more appropriate title.]

Friday, February 6, 2009

Blogs: Reloaded

All right, so, I actually managed to keep my attention long enough on this to make a second post. Woo? Maybe. It all depends on how you take it, I suppose. But, regardless, I have two topics I would like to talk about, but I will flip a coin and choose just one.

Hm, which one shall it be? Heads; Nintendo. Tails; Twilight.


Heads it is.

Ah, Nintendo. You were the light of our lives at one point in time. You provided such great joy for all of us in the early 80s and well into the next century. But, it went to your head. It has been sad. You now provide us with gimmicky, horribly made mediums that are second rate compared to what you used to produce.

You wanted to be innovative. You wanted to be unique and special. You wanted to put a new spin on the normal usage of a controlled and a console. And you did. And it was fun for the first day or two. But then you began to pump out the same games with a different cover. Nothing new, just the same old crap with a new face.

Karaoke Revolution: American Idol Bundle 2

Cabela's Big Game Hunter
Deal or No Deal
My Fitness Coach - with Bonus!

A couple of the top selling games according to Gamestop [satan].

Nintendo has always allowed for these type of games on all systems they have created, but when the market is so saturated with this, it overshadows ANYTHING that comes out that could be good. It is buried in the mass pile of mediocre concoctions of despair.

An example, Super Smash Brothers Melee. There was so much hype, but when it came out and we got our hands on it, it was, truthfully, nothing more than the gamecube version with new stages/screens. Hell, I played the game with a GAMECUBE controller and there was nothing outrageously new. It left me empty.

As for the Wiimote and nunchuck, once again, fun for the first two or three days, then it gets old. Swinging my arms around like I have one brain cell and a puddle of drool in my lap just to get something to move on the screen. I've seen the commercials with people playing Wii. If I look anything like them, then no thanks.

And finally, the name. Wii. What. The. Hell? I get the idea. Wii = We [group]. Together. A bunch of people. But seriously? If they had kept it Revolution...that name had so much more meaning. But if they followed the same marketing plan as, maybe not so much.

So, Nintendo, you have fallen from grace. You were once a bright and shining star in this massive multi-colored unvierse we call home. But you have become nothing more than a black hole sell out. Plain and simple.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

One Blog to Rule Them All

Well, what better way to start a blog than with a blog post, right? Of course, because that is what you do, post in blogs about things that should go into blogs. Bloggy type stuff.

So, where to begin. Ah, yes. Contents.

Completely. Random.

That is what the blog will be about. Anything from the amount of dead skin I pull off of my foot at night to just how great the sex was the night before with a monkey, a goose and a chipmunk. Whatever comes into mind, be it a random thought about a story to write or how to build a time machine with a twig, some gum and a piece of string.

So, on to the randomness.


What the heck is this? Now, I will tell you all up front, I am NOT a writer. Not in the least. If I do write, it is just to get the mind numbing thoughts out of my brain and down onto some sort of medium to clear up the confusion. This also applies to vocabulary.

I have a very small one.

No no, vocabulary. Yes, that. It is small, so when people use those fancy words like the one above, I get thoroughly confused pretty damn quick. It is a fault of mine. Yeah, sure, I could sit down and read a dictionary and fill my mind WITH KNOWLEDGE, but I prefer to let it mold within my skull until it leaks out from my ears.

So, all you fancy word using folks, chill out and go easy on my little brain. It takes quite a beating throughout the day and I would like to be able to get home after a long day of work and not feel like I shoved an egg beater up my nose and scrambled what was left.

And oddly enough, I just imagined that. Huh.

I think I will get into my love rocket [lol] and blast off [hur hur] to the moon [anal].