Saturday, March 31, 2012

Another Dream

The first part of the dream slipped away from me rapidly upon waking and I could only recover a single phrase: "Pycerion Ryncol". The significance of this phrase has been lost forever.

Fortunately I remember the second part more clearly. I was driving my car back from the elementary school I went to as a kid. It was very hard to control and I narrowly missed plowing over a construction crew working on the side of the road. However, not everyone made it unscathed. At the last moment I bumped the last guy's elbow and caused him to drop his styrofoam sandwich box. I felt so bad that I pulled over up the road and went back to apologize. He took it surprisingly well. He refused my offer to buy him another sandwich but instead asked me to drive his sick dad to the hospital. In retrospect, I find this a shockingly foolish idea. Having just demonstrated my questionable driving ability he asks me to transport his ailing father? The sky rapidly darkened as I drove toward the ER.

And that's all I got.

Friday, March 30, 2012

More Dreams and More Destiny Music

So last night I dreamed I was in my van trying to take a shower. (%__)7
But this girl kept interrupting me while trying to setup the equipment and asking for my recommendations on what suitcase to buy from the nearby mall outlet. I never got to take that shower. (;_;)

This song is from a short spin-off series for SEED Destiny, "Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer".

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Say What You Want About SEED Destiny, It Had Good Music

As the title says, Gundam SEED Destiny was shitty and most Gundam fans, including myself, prefer to ignore its existence, BUT let's not blame the music makers for crappy story.

I've been going through my music collection (it's massive) and fixing up all the ID3 tags and such so they reflect Album, Artist and such properly.

Haven't listened to some of this stuff in a long time. Shame.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

First Person Sneaker

So, speaking of video games AND speaking of thing I've spoken of in past posts, I got to thinking about other games I like and, naturally, Thief came up.

You want to know one of my pet peeves? People who squander stealth.

There are some games where you, the player, can just go in like a juggernaut, shooting err'body, throwing 'nades in all directions, and leaving every battlefield behind you littered with charred bodies, blackened craters and bullet holes in every surface. Many games don't penalize you for it and, conversely, they don't reward you for a conservative, economic play style either. In games like that, I have no gripes about people taking the "Rambo approach".

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

MMORPG and FPS and I'm all out of acronyms...

Any of you play Guild Wars? It's a wonderful online RPG and the sequel is actually gathering beta players as we speak. I've always loved GW more than WarCraft because of the art style. It isn't as cartoony as WoW (oh nice, another acronym). Furthermore, it had a captivating storyline that really drew me in.

What struck me today was that I remembered there are/were a lot of GW players who didn't care about the storyline at all and only played the game's PvP (player vs player) side. I'm like, "What the heck?!" Since when did people start playing RPGs without stories?! What do they think this is, an FPS? And the irony is that, on the other hand, FPS games have really engaging stories these days.
 Think Half-Life, Halo (which I've already praised), CoD: Black Ops, and Mass Effect. That last one really blurs the line but whatever.

Gone are the classic days of Doom and Quake and ROTT (Rise of the Triad) in which we, for all intents and purposes, just a floating batch of guns. To this day I don't know why and what the hell I was killing all those monsters for. ╮(╯ヮ╰)╭

But in a role playing game, how do you leave out that "role playing" part?

In other news, I still think it's odd for a person to play using an opposite gender avatar. (Avatar! Look that word up.) And the people who say they want something nice to look at.... You spend your time ogling your character? That's a little unsettling.

In more news, playing Guild Wars really have me an appreciation for small increments of time. 3 seconds can be a very long time when lots of things are happening. I'll never forget that.

Monday, March 26, 2012

More Dreams

I had another interesting dream last night, maintaining my streak of strange lucid sessions. I think it's because I've shifted my bed to a new spot in my room, closer to the window. Perhaps a slight temperature difference radiating through the curtain influences my mind in the wee hours of the morning when I'm deep in the appropriate REM cycle.

I encountered Darkseid but he wasn't allowed to fight me because he hadn't filled out the appropriate paperwork. Saved by the bureaucracy. Who would have thought.

Did I mention I liked JL/U?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Nifty Dream Infographic

Naturally, your mileage may vary, so don't be giving me your anecdotal evidence of how such and such doesn't really apply to you.

Hell, my dreams are almost exclusively lucid and I don't know if those kinds of dreams were factored into this graphic.

Note the forks for Naked and Flying.
It seems like I experience more than my share of Freedom, eh?

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dreaming of Bugs

No, I'm not talking about this guy. (6 6__)

I've been having quite a few dreams with insects in them.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Running Around In My Birthday Suit

Last night I had a dream in which I went to the pool for a swim. Afterward I was walking to my car and it occurred to me that I didn't want to get my car seats all wet so I took off my swimsuit and wrapped my towel around my waist. In the parking lot, of course. As I walked it began to rain and I held my towel over my head to shield me from the pelting rain because reasons. I had skipped and promenaded halfway through the lot before I noticed three of my friends (haven't introduced you all to them yet) sitting in three separate Smart cars.

I don't remember how but I played it off well and got in my car and left.

Now that I think about it, is it possible to play that off? And well to boot? (O.o)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Insanity! I Want That Fractured Reality

Something about insanity has always appealed to me. If I tossed in a disclaimer saying, "Not that I'd really want to be insane or anything" I'd be lying twice over. For one thing, I do kind of want to know what it's like. And secondly, as it is I'm already quite aware that I'm a little bit what you might call 'strange in the brain'.

That or, as I suspect, I'm just more honest to myself about my thoughts and motivations than most people.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Blood Type

So it turns out my blood type is O+. That stuffs in high demand, did you know?!

I always thought Type O was the rarest because there's always a shortage of that type in blood banks but it is actually the most common. Now that I think about it, since O is the universal donor, that means all other blood types can accept transfusions of it, that's probably why it's perpetually short in supply.

© 2012 American National Red Cross
I have to admit, I've been wrong about a lot of stuff regarding blood types for a long time now. I just never remembered to look it up. See, I thought AB would be a Dominant trait or some such but it actually doesn't work like that at all. As you can see, AB is the rarest type.

© 2012 American National Red Cross
Most of the time an AB has to be a parent in order for the child to be an AB, and even then at best it is a 33% chance. All other combinations usually have a 50% chance for an O-type child. Gee...

All this to say, O-type blood really isn't rare in any sense. We just need more people to donate.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Copyrighting Your Blog Pt.3

So then, it's been months (ain't time travel fun?) and you have a new shiny certificate of copyright on your work in your hands, yes? But it's been months! (The Copyright Office currently estimates a period of 3 months to process an electronic application. Compare that to the 10 month wait for paper. Use electronic, everyone.) What about all those posts you've written in the intervening time? Well, those still have that automatic protection we talked about but since they aren't part of the "work" you copyrighted earlier they are not protected by the same registration. Of course, they are technically protected under copyright law, I say again.

If you aren't feeling like you wasted $35 at this point and still want to keep copyrighting your work, then good! BUT it gets tricky here. I registered my blog in its [June 2011-March 16, 2012] form. Now I've written another 3 months of hypothetical posts, yes? Should I register the whole thing again as a Literary Work? In a word: No. You can't register a copyright on something twice. Think about it, that just doesn't make any sense. But what to do about the 3 months worth of new material? Register those by themselves as another Literary Work? Well... no, the title of the blog on which I wrote these is still the same, so that won't work either.

What then? What I'll do is register the whole blog as a Derivative Work of your first registration. That is to say, I register a copyright on the new material as an update of the old material. It's like "A 1Tofu Life, 2nd edition" like you see on textbooks. Actually, it's exactly like that... (- -___)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Copyrighting Your Blog Pt.2

So, you want to know how to seriously copyright your blog, eh?

Well, it'll cost ya. As you may expect, the Real thing and the Free thing are not the Same thing. is your protection from having your work stolen in the same way crime laws protect your house from getting robbed:
Mostly in theory
Having an official copyright registered with the Copyright Office is like taking the time to install locks on your doors and windows, setting up an alarm system, and perhaps buying a good insurance policy. When life gives you something to chew on, you'll have teeth when you need them.

So how much will it hurt, you ask? The application fee is $35. But, how much you'll actually end up needing to spend depends on how you go about this.

First off, how do you copyright a blog? It should surprise no one that the laws haven't caught up with the technology yet. When they wrote copyright laws they envisioned books, magazines, theatre plays and songs. A web log? What is that? Not quite a journal, nor a newsletter, nor a magazine... Golly gee, I dunno...

If your blog is like mine, with a new post every day, you don't have a single, static piece of work to submit for copyrighting purposes. Thus, you'd initially rule out filing it under the category 'Literary Work'. My first choice would have been to define it as a 'Serial'.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Copyrighting Your Blog Pt.1

So I hope you guys all went back and backed up your blogs right away. It's just like that essay or research paper you were writing before the power went out or your computer froze. It's a terrible feeling to lose all that material.
Then again, there are some blogs out there that aren't worth saving. But those Followers of mine aren't reading these posts anyway.

While I'm on the topic of blog protection let's talk about something that's tickled my fancy this past week: Copyrighting the blog.

First off, technically speaking, any original material you've created is automatically protected under copyright law when you publish it. i.e. actually Publish the post on your blog. (Draft posts don't count, see?)
So then, your work is done, right? My work is done, end post, that's all I had to say, yeah? Nope.
Registering your blog with the Copyright Office gives you a lot more legal clout and substantial perks in the event you actually take someone to court over infringement.

N.B. I'm talking about U.S. copyright law and the U.S. Copyright Office, so my foreign Followers should probably check to make sure the stuff I say here applies in your home country's system before doing anything.

I know there are some of you out there who've encountered, myself included.
You might have wondered, "Is this a scam?" Well, I can put your mind at ease on that: As far as I can see, it is not. In fact, it does do two very important things:
  1. It lets people know that you are at least minimally aware of copyright law and that you have taken even the slightest interest in protecting your intellectual property (IP). 
  2. You've given them Notice of Copyright, that is to say, you've displayed the fact that what they are reading is protected, that it is owned by someone and not Public Domain content.
Beyond those two things though, MyFreeCopyright does not do much more. If you poked around the site like I did and browsed the Copyrights, you may have noticed how disorganized the categories are. 
For example, apparently some people are really interested in protecting their online handles.
The following list displays individual categories created by copyright makers on the site for their claims:
  • Alias
  • Alias / Rap Name
  • Alias Including Artist/Poetess Work Name
  • Alias Name
  • Alias, Display Name, Name, And Nickname
  • Alias, Pseudonym
  • Alias,Catch Phrases [sic]
  • Alias/Pseudonym
  • Alias/Pseudonym/Legal Document
  • Alias/Rap Name
  • Alias/Stage Name
 Some of these categories only contain one entry, the guy who made up the category in the first place.

And the here's the punch line: YOU CAN'T COPYRIGHT A NAME.

 None of those copyrights are legal. So, as you should gather, isn't quite what you'd call 'legit', either.
So where does that leave us? Well, for the time being, I'm going to leave the MFC badge on my sidebar for Notice of Copyright purposes. It is important, by the way.
Or you could leave a little Notice at the footer of your blog, which I've also done. It can look as simple and concise as this: [Copyright ©]. As I said, your work does have automatic protection when published and you are legally allowed to use this Notice if it is your own work. There are penalties for fraudulent use of the copyright notice by the way, so if your blog is nothing but photos and images you've taken from elsewhere on the internet, for one thing it's probably not worth copyrighting, and claiming copyright on it anyway is illegal.

On a sidenote, big publishing companies make fraudulent copyright claims on public domain materials all the time but that's neither here nor there. Don't follow their example, please.


I'll tell you what I'm doing to go one step further tomorrow. In the meantime, back up your blog already, man!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

No Time

I'm on a back up computer right now. Don't have much time. The family is approaching in the distance and I have to get out of here.

(o o ) ( o o)

Just take this. It's dangerous out there.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friendly Tip of the Day

Backup your blog guys. Under Settings> Other> Export blog.

Yesterday I started poking around the settings again and I noticed the option, which in turn caused me to realize I haven't made any sort of copy of the stuff I've written up to this point.

Just in case some thing happens.

I haven't been running this blog for even a year yet, but I know I would be pained if I lost all the material I've written so far.

It only took 15 seconds to download the XML file. Why not back up your blog?

Oh oh, don't forget the template, too. Unless you just use the default settings. I had to do a bit of tweaking with mine before the margins and sidebar widths ended up just right so I backed that up, too.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rap Music

When I was a kid I thought Eminem's music was just filthy trash, full of hate and anger and profanity. And the homophobia and misogyny, of course.

But now, with another decade of life behind me I can see the reality: Eminem's music is just not for kids.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Creepypasta #2

Been a long time since I've had one of these, eh? Here's another one of my favorites. Makes for a nice wallpaper, too.
By Daikichi Amano

The chill of fear! Uniquely exhilarating, I say.

On an unrelated note, the human body holds so much blood! Even a pint looks like so much when it's outside me.

Turns out March is Red Cross Month and there are blood donations everywhere here. They'll even tell you your blood type free afterward.

On the other hand, they jabbed me with the fattest needle I've ever seen to get that blood out of me.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tan Patterns

I like the way tan lines left by sandals look on girls' feet.

It isn't about the feet, I don't have a fetish for that.
Rather, I believe it is the contrasting light and dark shades that appeal to me so.

Unfortunately, I don't have a good sexy image of feet sandal tan lines so you'll have to take this instead.

That's hot, too.
You may notice that this post does not have the 'GF' tag. S-girl has a dark complexion and as such she didn't tan noticeably. In addition, she always wore closed shoes. Shame, shame. (T_T)

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Score Is Now Twelve

So I now have 12 Drafts. Waaay down from 23, wouldn't you say?

Here's another non-Draft, anyway.

Another S-girl memory bubbled up.

She'd just come back from a school holiday, meaning a couple weeks without seeing me. Normally, we really spent more time together than apart. NOT a good thing for me (I don't like clingy) but that's how it was.

Anyway, she got back and came over to see me. Haha, remember how I said I don't really miss people? Well, that ain't false, but I still felt happy to see her again.

Here's the good part, though:

When we embraced again I said, "I'm home."
Naturally, she pulled back a little and looked at me funny. "You're home?"
"It's where the heart is, yeah? And here we are."
Yep. I come up with some good lines on occasion, don't I? (>ワ<)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Respite

Things have been getting so dark in here I stubbed my toe. Time for a break.

I got a picture message from D-girl yesterday.

She said it reminded her of my face.
That's a compliment, right? Right?

Of course it is. <( ̄◡ ̄)>

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Disproportionate Number of Males in China

This Draft perfectly dove-tails with the topic of the previous post.

As you have probably heard, there exists a disproportionate number of males in China right now. Last I checked the ratio was about 120 male births to every 100 female births, meaning there's about a 1.2 male:female ratio. While this might not seem like that big a number discrepancy, you must keep in mind that there are about 1.3 billion people in China now. That's a short scale billion, by the way. A thousand million, not a million million. So a 1.2 imbalance builds up right fast.

As you probably also know: there's a One-Child policy in force. The policy was implemented for some good reasons: chiefly to control population growth in order to decrease poverty, which it did spectacularly.

This by itself did far more good than harm. However, in conjunction with the traditional exaltation of having a male first-born, we run into some serious problems. When you only get one and you make it a son... where are the daughters?

Before you point them out, can we all assume we know the agricultural and social incentives for having male offspring? Stronger field hands in the family, continuing the family name and all that. We know. Or we should anyway.

Well, all those reasons were well and good in the day, but they don't hold up in post-industrial society, and so we get to the crux of my previous argument: tradition's yoke on the collective mind.
There are a lot of men in China now who will never have the chance to start families simply for want of a mate. To put it crudely, there just aren't enough girls to go around, heh. Furthermore, not all those girls need marry either! The bind tightens ever more...

I'm not going to go into all the economic problems and solutions, and the problems that would be caused by the solutions here. Suffice it to say, something's gotta give.

A small disclaimer: Contrary to the popular opinion, the One-Child policy isn't really ironclad anyway. Some families in rural areas are already allowed to have a second child if the first turned out to be a girl, and, of course, people who can afford the fee can have more children. Money opens doors everywhere, eh? (- -___)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Tradition: The Stupidest Reason

As the title states, I believe tradition to be the stupidest reason to do anything ever. It can and does serve as mindless justification for just about anything.

I've pondered the matter, as I do, and the only argument I can think of in favor of using this "reason" is that somebody worked out that a certain way of doing things was best, and that must be why it's tradition, right? That's weak.
Fortunately, I have you guys! I'm really looking for some intellectual discussion from you all on this one. I'm stumped. Part of me is hoping there's a stronger argument in favor that I'm just not coming up with at the moment. On the other hand, I wouldn't be disappointed to learn that you find it as logically tenuous as I do when given proper scrutiny.


I was reading an article on the debate to legalize marijuana and one of the No's had this as his 'reasoning':
"If marijuana was going to be legalized they'd already have done it by now."

Dafuq you say?
Well, shit, son, with that kind of logic I guess we can extrapolate your views on a couple of other things, too.

If gay marriage was going to be legalized they'd already have done it by now.
If women were going to be given suffrage they'd already have it by now.
If the Middle-East was going to have peace they would have it by now.
If black people were going to be given equal rights they'd already have it by now.
If we were going to abolish slavery we'd already have done it by now.

Change happens at a point.
Think about that.
There is always a day when the people go to sleep and awaken to a different world. Looking back on history, reading it like a contiguous series of events, it's easy to fall under the impression that events flowed visibly from one to the next with the 'conclusion' in sight like a movie or book. We forget that today will be in a history book someday.
"Slavery is an evil" becoming an accepted truth all across the civilized world? No one saw that coming sitting on their porches on their plantations.

"This is how things have always been" is quintessentially self-serving, isn't it?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

It's Your Fault. Not ALL Your Fault, But It Is Your Fault.

Raging post ahead. You have been warned.

It's on you to shape the world the way you want it to be. That world is massive and your influence on it is probably like having a chisel to take down a mountain, but use it anyway.

When you regurgitate the aphorism "The rich get richer, the poor get poorer" and feel like it's unfair, but then go out and give your money to Walmart or some other multi-national chain, then fuck you.

When you start to notice that stupidity and ignorance creep relentlessly over the minds of humanity, and you just accept it, fuck you.

All those "grammar nazis" out there, they serve as a final bastion of sorts against the incessant waves of retardation that weather away the shores of Correctness.

Did you know that most people can read these days? Why is that? If people can be stupid, why not be completely stupid and just be illiterate, too?
Because they have incentives to know how to read. Not all of them have thirsts for knowledge or anything noble like that. Compulsory education more likely. They probably don't read books (unless a teacher assigned them, in which case: Cliff Notes) but they can go read articles on Fox News or TMZ or some shit like that.

It's within your grasp to positively reinforce behavior in your world. There are few natural incentives for people to do nice things but appreciation and praise are two and you can give it to them.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Proposal

Profanity and shit contained in this post. You have been warned.

I'd like to ask the female community and the gay community a question: What do you think about transforming the words 'cunt' and 'faggot' into racial slurs against white people instead?

We, the people, kinda need something more effective than "cracker" and "honky".

Oh snap, I just harkened back to the days when that fucker owned land and slaves and kept women and minorities socially oppressed. That'll ruin his day, darn tootin'!

You know me. I have a lot of rage in me and it needs an outlet.

So, all my readers, if you fall into either one of those communities or know someone who does, give me your feedback on this proposal. I understand if you feel like this isn't going to help 'equalize things' but that's not the point. In fact, I'm not even asking for your approval, I just want you to know what I'm doing when you might see me use either of those curses in the future.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Apple and a Return to the Piracy Issue

The root of the piracy problem is the outdated capitalist system that the companies use.

I've quoted Gabe Newell from Valve before about piracy being a service issue not a pricing issue.

Now, I'm no fan of Apple for reasons I'll get into some other time and I'm no fan of Steve Jobs, living or dead. But I will recognize Apple for its great advancements in the way music is sold through iTunes. You can buy musics for $0.99, TV shows for $1.99 and movies for $12.99. From 2003 to 2006 iTunes Store sold over 1.5 BILLION music files. Clearly, people are willing to pay for stuff they could easily illegally download. The problem is not the people but the industry. They dont want to make changes that will threaten their profits so they hide behind current broken copyright laws.

Short post today. Just got back from serving as an Officer of Elections for the Republican primary here. 17 hours of continuous duty.

Monday, March 5, 2012


Comic book Batman's gotten pretty pre-reboot James Bond-sy. That is to say, he's become a parody of himself. You heard about how Batman is crazy prepared, as in he's prepared for anything that could happen ever and that's why he can go toe-to-toe with anyone who ever existed? Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. Writers for Batman stories have gotten their heads so twisted, they can't portray him as a believable character anymore. He's no longer "Bruce Wayne by day, masked crime fighter at night". He's "The Goddamned Batman". Nigh invulnerable. Goes on adventures with the Justice League. Goes on adventures outside of Gotham, sometimes not even on Earth. Going missing for extended periods like that has to be noticeable.

Simply put, Batman is broken. Just like Artemis Entreri, just like Ando, he's lost what made him special. He used to be the human element among scientifically-augmented humans, extraterrestrial aliens, robots, superhumans and other such implausible good guys. It's gotten to this point partly because of the fandom, partly because of poor writing. Writers see how much the fans love a character and they say, Hey! They love him like that! Then lemme make him MOAR AWSUM! And that's why you get stuff like Batman punching Superman and somehow doing anything more than getting a throbbing hand.

Batman should never have been placed in the same universe as Superman.
I love the animated series Justice League/ Unlimited and I can understand the corporate decision to put their two biggest properties together. But these two are in different classes and worlds universes in fact, when it comes to their separate realities. I'm talking villains.
Batman's villains are jokes compared to what a Superman villain has to be to make things interesting for Superman. This is really where the writers have to get ham-fisted in order to make things work. It's not pretty. Joker is a deranged but brilliant criminal but he has nothing on Superman. But when he's armed with the greatest power of all: THE WRITERS, he can do anything. He can knock Superman out with a electric buzzer (he has one of those), he can hit him with a projectile weapon infused with Kryptonite (an amazingly poor plot device in its own right), etc. All this despite Superman's super-fast reaction times in other situations.

My suspension of disbelief can only stretch so far.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

So I recently perused my local public library and noticed a book titled, "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist". I hadn't realized the movie was an adaptation.

Book was better. Natch.

Also, the movie was alright. But then I discovered and read the book. Now I see that the movie kinda sucks if it is to be considered an adaptation. Nick wasn't a pussy who grows a spine. Well, ok, I guess if you're going to cast Michael Cera in your movie, your character, whoever he may be, is going to turn out to be a pussy who grows a spine, but that's beside the point. Nick from the book is just a guy who needs to get over a broken heart. Nick from the movie is... Michael Cera.

Tris isn't a total cheating bitch. She turns out to be a decent friend to both Nick and Norah. Doesn't happen in the movie. She's just a cookie cutter jackass.

The movie lost so much of what made the book a good read. This is one of those instances when I wonder why they even bothered to purchase rights to make an adaptation rather than just making a movie. No one would have recognized where it "came" from anyway with how mutilated the story is anyway.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Not A Draft, But Blame Mai.

So I got tagged but I ain't gonna do the chain-letter part of it. There are rules but I ain't gonna post or follow those either.

Still, I like telling you guys about myself, so I'll do some of it, the important parts anyway.

11 Random Things About Me
Well, let's see... gotta make sure I haven't already told you guys some of this already.
  1. I've recently gotten over a slight phobia of static electricity. (ha-HAA!! Sux to be you, Z-girl.)
  2. I like having nightmares. If I wasn't able to lucid dream with such regularity I probably wouldn't like it so much, but I have control and it becomes more or an adventure.
  3. My left pinky doesn't completely straighten. Dunno why.
  4. My current favorite colour is blue.
  5. When I hold a knife I have the urge to sing "My Friends". It creeped S-girl out every time. (^_^)
  6. When I need to come up with a random word I think of 'ham' every time.
  7. When I see large amounts of blood, on TV say, I feel a twinge in my right thigh somewhere close to my femoral artery.
  8. I hate Taio Cruz's song "Dynamite" because of children.
  9. The sound of the Spanish language doesn't appeal to me. Italian is fine.
  10. I have several Gmail accounts for separate purposes. Before blogging I hardly used this one for anything at all. Not I log in to this one for the longest times.
  11. I feel a sense of pride in having perfectly individual passwords for every account on anything ever, now. No more one-size-fits-all kind of shoddy security for me!

 And my answer's to Mai's questions:

  1. Why do think you're tagged in this game? Who wouldn't want to know more about me, fascinating person that I am?
  2. What is your ideal girl/guy? See here.
  3. What turns you off (girl/guy)? Despondency.
  4. Do you believe in love and marriage? Love, yes. Marriage, no. It's cheap like tissue paper these days.
  5. What would you do if you only have 24 hours left in your life? Hang out with my friends.
  6. If you're to travel somewhere, name 3 persons you wanna bring along with and where? Z-girl, D-girl, and A-boy into the Blue Time so we could discover what our powers are.
  7. When was your first kiss and who? Three years ago with S-girl.
  8. What do you hate the most in a person? Despondency.
  9. Who do you look up to the most? Probably A-boy.
  10. How do you see yourself 5 years from now? Celebrating the Springtime of Youth. The usual.
  11. If you have something to say to the tagger (that is me), what would it be? ( ^__________^)-b*(_)- -)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Breaking Bad: Jesse Pinkman/ Aaron Paul

So, after a long hiatus due to Skyler's bitchiness, I resumed watching Breaking Bad and finished up to Season 4. Now I have to wait until Season 5, the final season, comes out.

Meanwhile, while Skyler and Marie took turns one-upping each other in the stupidity department. Skyler does a few ok things, like helping to launder the money Walter brings in, but she manages to screw that up, too. Marie, on the other hand, is a totally worthless character as far as intelligence is concerned. I wish she got worse than what she did.

Speaking of stupid: Jessie Pinkman. He is dumb, just so dumb. I hate him so much for that. He's surrounded by people who know what they are doing or know what to do or know how to do something well. That's Mike, Gustavo, and Walter, respectively. Jessie doesn't fit in to any of those categories. He cooks meth the way a trained monkey with a good teacher would.
At his core, I'd have to say that Jesse is the only really good person on this show. He is the moral compass in the cast of characters. In a word, he really doesn't belong. He's too soft to lead this life of crime, but too stupid to do anything else.

Aaron Paul, the actor, does an amazing job. Season 3, Episode 9. There is a scene in which Jessie talks about a box he made in craft shop, a beautiful work of art that he ends up selling for drugs. It's a well-played scene that made me respect him more. Aaron Paul, not Jessie.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Writing Style

Now for non-GF posts to start trickling in. These Drafts have been sitting for a while so you're gonna get more of these for a while. There are 23 including this one.


This is something you readers who only know me through this blog wouldn't have had the chance to notice: I write these posts the same way I would talk in person.
This is a natural result of my thinking=>writing process. I've mentioned before about how I compose material before setting the words down, and I can't really change the way I talk, even to myself in my own head.
I don't use any big words I wouldn't speak aloud and as a result I feel like my writings stay neatly outside of the pedantic zone. And if it still comes across as pedantic, well then that means I am.

Basically, I imagine myself conversing with a few people. I don't talk to myself, quite. But it comes close to that. And that's why my writing is akin to having my words written down as I dictate them.
I guess this makes for another incentive for me to do at least one video post, just so's you guys can get the sound of my voice catalogued in your brains. Thenceforth you can hear my blog posts properly as you read.