Friday, September 26, 2014

As I wait here for the clock to run out....

Go to this website: Basic Red D&D.

Right the f*ck NOW. READ IT. ALL OF IT. Let it seep into your bones and transform you. Don't worry about the D&D parts. That is not important. I want you to witness probably the most creative, most imaginative, most balls-out insane and awesome person I have the pleasure of knowing in real life.

He writes reviews for RPGs and fantasy novels that never existed. He created 5th edition backgrounds for players who want to be cake, a goat, or Jason Statham (not A Jason Statham character, ALL Jason Statham characters, which really just means Jason Statham). He has created a cowboy D&D game with mutation charts. He has a "1d20 ways to kill you table" where if you roll a 20, you have to roll seven more times.

There are only three reasons for you not to go to that site:
1) You have fun, life, adventure, and just really everything. You need help.
2) You can demonstrably write this good, even while drunk (which HE HAS, there is a reason "Drunken Dungeon" is a label).
3) I lied, there is no third reason. Go read it.

Go. Read. Comment. Let him know. Because he is a friend, an inspiration, and a goddamn nuisance. His writing makes me excited, envious, and ashamed of my own pitiful attempts. AND HE REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE IT. He has the temerity to be HUMBLE about it. That is some bullsh*t I will NOT STAND FOR. So go there, be amazed, and let him know how amazeballs he is.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

So, what's the deal with the site now?

 Just to name a few things:

- I've gotten back into gaming, and found some really neat RPGs that I want to talk about and make stuff for and so on. I had a whole other blog for that, but in retrospect that made very little sense. Most importantly, I am running my first attempt at a play-by-post game, which I may post some stuff about here.

- I am restarting my comics reading, as well as FINALLY diving into the six (!) pullboxes I won oh so long ago. I know there is some weird stuff in there.

- I am also trying to learn how to draw, so that I can envision my own ideas without having to take other people's work. I'm not jumping on deviantArt or anything, but you may see some pieces here or there.

- I am getting my action figure collection back to pre-robbery levels (check the archives for that story). I finally got a lot of the ones I missed while I was broke and miserable, and my Stikfas collection is growing strong. You will see some of them shortly.

Basically, I am digging deep for material here,  and hopefully I will have at least one or two interesting things on this blog.

I will still do the reviews and the celeb posts, seeing as how they are the only real viewbait I have right now. And I will be doing more updates and personal entries, if for nothing else than to get me in the habit of posting more often. I see no reason not to be upfront about it.

Well, that is all for now. I believe I have some RPG stuff in the pipe right now, and maybe a review or two. Really cool stuff. Can't wait for you to see it. But for now, gotta get back to work.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Break's over!


Hello again!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. I made this big, emotional stink about "taking a break" from this site.

And yeah, I did stay away long again?

OVER A YEAR?!?!?! How did I not go more insane?

Point is, at the time I wrote that, I wasn't in a good place. And I am trying to be more honest with myself and others when it comes to my feelings. So I stopped away, just recuperating and working through the stress and feelings that had walloped me so hard. Now, I am in a much better place, physically and mentally, and I have the desire to write again.

As you can see, I have been fiddling with the site layout and color scheme, trying to find something a bit more eye-catching and yet easy to read. I don't want to burn your eyes out of your head. At least, not yet. I do want feedback on that, if you would.

As for the whole "nobody's reading this" deal, I...was wrong. True, most of my hits come from people looking for that Layla El post I made a while back, or the Celeb Scandal posts (which I may want to consider resurrecting).  But I was mainly wrong in that being a bad thing. I have stuff I want to share, but I don't know how to do so. I have not been blogging long, and really, I don't know why I thought I would magically develop an audience without putting the work in. And let's be honest, this is hardly my best work. Sure, there are pieces I am proud of here, but that doesn't mean I don't think they could have been better.

Tl:dr; I am back. I am going to make a real go at it this time around, and I am not going to limit nor criticize myself too much. Even if nobody reads this, I will know it's here, for my own sake and, let's be honest, quite questionable mental health.

It is going to be a painful, difficult mess of a ride. Hope you are as excited as I am.

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