Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Some new things are... part 3

Champions Online now lets you play the first zone for free! So if you want to try it out, it's a great opportunity. You can play it up to level 15. I haven't tried it yet, but it might even get you into the 2nd crisis zone.

We'll see if I can get my wife to do an account.

Also, CO is doing recruit a friend. It will net you a pet, teleporting to each other's location, additional costume slots, and a free month for extra friends you bring in. Go check it out.

Some new things are... part 2

Seeing as how Megaman 10 was announced, and I got some Wii points for x-mas, I went ahead and picked up Megaman 9.

I feel like I was transported back in time to my childhood. Even with all my gaming experience, this game is still very hard. It's an excellent challenge, and I'm already improving.

Easiest bosses: Galaxy Man and Splash Woman

Some new things are... part 1

I joined Facebook, for whatever reason is still unclear to me, so go ahead and friend me or fan me or whatever, I'm still learning about it.

I'm trying to learn more about networking, and expanding my reach. It's strange to me, since I could easily walk up to a stranger in the street and start a conversation, but I require weeks of lurking before I go to someone on a website.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

HP Lovecraft

Christmas is a time where I usually curl up with some HP Lovecraft, and catch up on my favorite stories.

The Rats in the Walls

Herbert West: Reanimator

The Music of Erich Zann

Cool Air

Pickman's Model

The Shadow over Innsmouth


Read them all here.

I first discovered HP Lovecraft during the winter of 2003. His superfluous language ignited a passion and haunting dark desire in me that I had only felt reading Poe, or Shakespeare. There's some sort of shadowy unknown thing lingering in some unknown depth of my psyche.

A vile evil vitriol, which courses through my veins, secretly guiding some perverse curiosity.

Friday, December 18, 2009

In the darkness of a December Night

Tinted Glass, reflects before me, like a stale impassive drummer, idly sitting there in eternal slumber, never beating, never breathing.

Winds outside howl and wail, in the darkness, I sit and wait. Never before has the anger of Winter made me feel so old.

Anger from the dark Abyss, the dark Abyss of Carionca. From the grave, where the Witch still haunts me, from the past, that mocks me still, I feel this dark embroiling slumber of the glass before me.

In the dark eyes of the glass before me, tinted glass, that makes me wonder, where I'm from and where I go.

Glancing down at my mobile, at the picture of beauty dear, I sit in darkness and I ponder, why am I even still sitting here?

Dark the path that lies before me, dark the path from whence I came. Shadows rip and torn asunder, by the glowing of the frame. Frame from which in holy light, shines, the image of pure delight.

Raising high above my head, the guiding light I take to bed, I take three steps around the glass, and walk outside into the night. No longer do I fear the future, no longer does my fear hold me, and with courage from within, I submit, my plans for her to see.

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Tired Mind.

I'm always tired. I'm in a perpetual state of lacking sleep. Sometimes, it's worse than others. I do sleep. When I sleep it's a very heavy, deep sleep.

Right now, I've been up for way too long. I'm having trouble focusing on my "creative" writing. So I'm doing this blog post.

I'm getting close to 100 posts. That will be a big milestone for me. I'm not sure what I'll write about yet, which is why I've been procrastinating on blog posting.

Well, I'll see you around. And thanks for the hugs from the last post, really made my day.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hug Me!

If you're here from Pink Pigtail Inn, give me a hug in the comments section. If you're not, go there, then come back and hug me.

If I don't get any hugs, I'll be emo for a few hours, then I'll be fine again, then I'll be emo for a bit more, then I'll be ok.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fan Fiction

I've always liked fan generated content. Which is what really drew me into things like Total Conversions for Warcraft 2, fan fiction, fan art, and games that let you create your own levels.

When you can share those things, it adds even more to the product that was so lovingly crafted for us. At the same time, the floodgates can open, and suddenly you're up at 2am high on Mentos the freshmaker, drinking soda, and reading Artemis's Lover, and you realize, that someone crafted this horrible disease for your eyes. (Don't follow that link, I just put it in there to make people who follow it suffer the same pain I have).

So what we have is a medium that anyone can join in (even people from other countries will write in bad english just so they can share their ideas with you), which leaves it so far open, that 90% of it has no other choice than to be bad.

The 10% that isn't bad, is mostly either "ok" or "passable". The juicy part is the 1%. That last bit is so good, that suffering through the rest can be worth it. I like it, because it allows me to practice the craft of writing, with little prep time (setting, world, and characters are already there I just need to type stuff up).

So while I'm outlining, planning, re-planning, and finalizing who my characters are, I'm practicing my craft. I've already had several false starts with my novel over the years, and as such, I want to really study what I'm going to be writing. Never have I been closer to actually having a solid start on this project.

I'm really excited, and each week I'm improving. So I added my fanfic authors page to the right, for anyone who wants to check it out. I already have a blog space reserved for my Novel, so once that's going I'll have somewhere specific for that. I want to allow previews of chapters, and other things online etc etc.

It's the things we do inbetween all this crazy stuff called life that makes it worth while right?