Motivating Factors

Well, we’re in September now.  I’ve been without a job since May, and I think it’s genuinely getting to me.  That, compounded with rarely seeing anyone other than family thanks to my car being out of commission and most everyone I knew moving out of the area, I just seem to be stuck in a black hole named Rural Indiana.

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That Notebook Has Helped Already

If you couldn’t tell by the title, I’ve been doing some writing lately.  I’m just a little over a week in with it, and already I think I’ve come up with an idea that I like that I want to expand on.  I don’t want to say much about the idea yet.  For all I know, this could be another stinker like what I had with the teleplay that I was working on for the last year.  I didn’t even make it through the entire first 45 minute episode.  There was just nothing there to latch on to after a while.  So I’m letting it stew a little while longer before I head back to it.  The teleplay did do one good thing for my writing though.

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The one that talks about books and such

Folks, I know it’s been a while since I posted.  It’s been kinda an insane week for me, but I know that isn’t the best excuse ever made.  The best excuse ever made is that Eric Terrace, who’s excuse for not getting his homework in one day was that he was fading out of existence slowly.  This meant that for a while he was becoming less and less corporeal, and that meant he was actually not able to physically use a pencil or pen for the homework his teacher had assigned.  She didn’t believe him.  He blipped out of the physical universe completely in the middle of her class that day, but she is still badgering his parents for the now 5 years of back homework he owes her.

I think I’ve been listening to a little too much of The Bugle lately.  This week’s philosopher pun-a-thon must had mushed my brain a bit.

Still, there’s things to talk about at this point.  I have been doing some writing (mostly in one of my notebooks) this week, and it’s really actually been quite nice.  Also, I’m finally getting caught back up in my reading.  June wasn’t the best month I’ve ever had, for multiple reasons that won’t be discussed at this moment of time; but July has been a fantastic month for reading for me.  Continue reading

Reading and Writing

I know I’m behind on my reading, but that’s not necessarily what this post is going to be completely about.  I’m finally catching up a bit on my reading.  I’m rolling through Snow Crash at a pretty good clip, and I’m going to cheat a little bit and count me re-finishing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows before Deathly Hallows Part 2 runs on Thursday night. I’m going to see that at midnight and I’m going to finish the book (again) before I go, damn it!  That will leave me only one book behind and to try and catch up with pace, I’m probably gonna read The Hunger Games.  I’ve been meaning to read that ever since I put that on my Kindle way back when.  I’m actually excited to hop into it the more I think about it.  I went into The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo knowing that a lot of people loved the series, but I had kept myself away from anything spoilery.  That’s exactly the way I’m going into The Hunger Games and with as well as I liked The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I’m thinking that I may get lucky and have a great read again.

Now on to the true subject that I’m really wanting to write about.  If you haven’t noticed, I’ve started to become more active within the confines of the blog this week.  Originally I didn’t have  an answer for why, but now I’m thinking it is because of the fact that I want to write again.  Continue reading

Too Bad To Good (Well… Alright,Anyways

Today started out alright, but dipped later in the day as a job opportunity went up in smoke. It’s one of those things where as I’m going on I’m getting to the point where I’m just learning to just buck up, say “Fuck it,” and move on. It’s kinda nice to finally be able to get to that point.

That isn’t what made my day great though. It was a combination of a bit of gaming, a bit of new TV, and a bit of music. I know, that’s incredibly lame, but I really don’t feel like I need to defend myself on this, especially when it comes to music. I’ve written about music and it’s emotional connection in the past, and you can read about it there. I’m only going to say this: sometimes, it’s just the little things that help the most.

Comedy and Change

What in the world is it between me and the media I’ve picked lately?  I swear that this has been the year of dark comedy in genre and change as a leading subject.  What brings me to this point?  Continue reading

Of Betas and Classics

Yesterday, I finally got into Google+.  Yeah, that was the highlight from my day.  I know it’s not terribly interesting, buy it’s what I have to go with.  It is kinda a cool feeling to be in a beta for a site or piece of software.  Of of those things that I rarely get to do, and I actually enjoy.  A little bit of an exclusive feel is kinda fun, too.  Well, that exclusive feeling lasted… less than 24 hours this time.  Ok, so it should be more enjoyable since more people I know will be using it now, but still, at least I had fun for part of a day with that.

With the new came the old though.  I’ve started watching the BD version of The Matrix this weekend.  I forgot just how good that movie is.  I probably haven’t watched it for 3 years before this point, and really memories for that movie started to intertwine with that of it’s (comparatively horrible) sequels.  The movie is still incredibly strong, and still gives that fish out of water feel that I think it needs to stay relateable.  I’m also still a sucker for Rage Against The Machine, so that ending may be a factor in my enjoyment, too.

Still, I love how both the new and the old intertwine quite a bit anymore.  I’m always looking back on previous experiences (whether they be movies, music, books, or other peices of media) and I’m looking towards the future (tech, actual activities, so on and so forth).