Thursday, April 23, 2009

This is the picture that should have gone with that other post. It's things like this that make me think "Civil War." The rhetoric is simply getting far out of hand. Far, far out of hand. I mean, I laugh at this sign, but the man holding clearly believes this is true.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Oh, Shit, Today Is Tuesday.

Oh, man, now I kinda regret this idea. Maybe I'll just discuss my creative writing process. I write sporadically, but when I do, I end up writing a whole bunch. As an attempt to get myself to write more, I decided to write a thousand word story once a week. Natch, it didn't pan out. I end up with tons of starts for a story and several longish stories. I've posted some portions of those longer stories here. Anyway, I write a lot of things not a lot of which I'm particularly happy about. I like writing dialogue best and descriptions least.

Unfortunately, I'm not in a writing mood right now. I did just stumble upon a great idea (Japan becomes a communist country in the 50's), but I have no passion for the actual labor of putting words to paper. This has also ended up reflecting on the essays I've done lately. I dunno, it's just part of the cyclical nature of my hobbies. If I had to guess, I'd say I'm into videogames again right now. Hopefully next will be music or something.

This post needs more pizazz. So, Georgia threatens to leave the union (link full of boring legalese, just trust me here) right on top of Texas governor Rick Perry threatening the same at the laughable Chicago Tea Parties, basically an excuse for right wingers to go outside and get mad at the president under pretenses that they don't like taxes more than they don't like the idea that a black man is president. Even better, the site that "spontaneously" popped up to support this was actually purchased in August of 2008. It still worries me, though. Especially all the rhetoric surrounding this sort of nonsense. Articles about Rick Santelli's rant titled, "The Shout Heard Round the World," and the very idea of a tea party theme all suggest the American revolution, as if somehow the current democratic administration is comparable to George the Third's reign. All of this spells upcoming war to me. Maybe that'll get us out of this recession.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Just hosting this image, nothing to see here. If you click on it, you'll notice the high resolution. At some point when I remember, I'm getting this turned into a poster.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bioshock As a Reflection on Modern Global Politics, Or Why Underwater Genetic Zombies Matter

So, for those of you unaware, Bioshock is a recent, critically acclaimed interactive fiction for several platforms. I finally had a chance to play it a few weeks ago. It was very enjoyable, if not so much for the somewhat generic gameplay, but for the brilliant atmosphere. The game takes place in the year 1960, in an underwater Utopian community called "Rapture," established by a wealthy businessman known as Andrew Ryan to support his Lassez faire ideals, most closely related to Ayn Rand's philosophy of objectivism

Okay, Revamp Time

I read a thing somewhere about blogs and I decided to take its advice, which I'm not sure I remember. Anyway, this blog will now be updated weekly; on Tuesdays and any other day when I think of something. I also changed the layout to move the text an eight of an inch to the right and changed the background color by a shade, to reflect these troubled economic times, when people cannot afford to spend the extra electricity to keep this screen as bright a grey as it is. Hopefully you'll save approximately ten percent of your electric bill, which for me comes out to about $1.50. That dollar fifty can go towards other, more useful applications, like donating it to me.

Anyway. Expect new content from me rather more often. Instead of spending my time trying to be objective and talk as little about myself as possible, I will launch into full on opinion mode. Be prepared, ladies and gentlemen, for THE SPIN ZONE.

I am so totally clever and witty. People should pay me to mumble deprecating things about them.
Blog revamp time, details forthcoming. You may have already noticed the change in layout.