So SevenSeize doesn't smother me in my sleep. More later? Maybe....
Sometimes you just gotta recommit yourself to the things that are important to you. I'm proud to be part of this site, I'm prouder to be a mod and have the trust of the owners of this site. But no bullshit, I'm proudest to be able to serve YOU, the users of NG, paying and non-paying. You make this possible, you make it possible for all of us to do what we do, and I think we have a goddamn good community. Hope you're liking the changes around here lately as much as I am, and I hope you're enjoying what YOUR mod team (all mods, all over) are doing for you, the things you can see and the things you can't. I hope you won't hesitate to contact me or anybody else if we can help make your experience better.
...when I'm drunk.
Oh, be happy. Because if this doesn't entertain you (and truthfully, it's not really designed to do so, so fuck off if that's all you wanted), it'll at least mean I'm not using potentially compromised judgement (and certainly compromised patience) to ban you for not following simple rules that essentially amount to "don't assume you have more of a right to be an asshole on the internet then you would in real life".
Which I think neatly brought us to my general thesis here (god I love stream of consciousness! Doesn't work for my fiction, but works for other forms of writing I find), and that being: the responsibility of being me. Am I a terribly smart guy? I don't know. I mean, I'm TOLD I am...but I think this is actually a happy accident. I'm told IQ tests don't measure WHAT you know so much as what you CAN know. My mind seems to work as a steel trap for anything I find interesting or care about, but a laughable goddamn cheese grater like appliance for all else. But that back to responsibility.
If nothing else I have a high powered perception for people. I understand my group of friends much more then perhaps even they know. There's nothing inherently evil in that...it's just a fact. Sky is blue, up means above...I understand my friends to a degree they aren't entirely aware of I think and that I don't quite entirely share with them. Maybe I'm not unique in that, perhaps we all do it. Good point for discussion if anybody reads this. Once again tonight I am aware of my ability to manipulate if I so choose...and I don't choose, because my moral compass says manipulation is wrong, evil, and bad bad bad. But tonight I was once again somewhat confronted by that...to a degree by deprecating (of others) humor....I think I worry too much. Neurotic and yet still assured that my moral compass still has a "true north" that can be beneficial to others. What a complex creature the human is with that laid bare isn't it? This started out as a long form cryptic facebook post, and meandered into being about general human complication...hmmm...well, maybe there's something useful here if people can decipher it from the ramble and the alcohol. I guess my point is something like if you find yourself in a situation where you might be able to use whatever passive power you may have over people for bad outcomes...that you stop, think, and don't. That's it. Happy NGing to you.
After reading Mal and Seven's posts I am shocked and appalled...shocked and appalled.
I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE CHEATED ON ME LIKE THAT!!!! At least I dodged the baby bullet...tee hee...
...suckers...mwahahahahahaha! Yeah ok, that wasn't so good.
First off, vote highly and leave nice reviews for this: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/
If you don't you will have a miserable life, trust me, I know of what I speak.
Secondly, go buy this, or tell you're friends to buy this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?V iewItem&item=220456395182&_trkparms=ta b%3DSelling
Hey, the economy has hit all of us hard...and I really need to get rid of some of this stuff. So don't be a jackhole and help a brother out.
So I have about two days left on my vacation and tomorrow is pay day (also get paid back day, double sweet). I plan to spend some money on that complete G.I. Joe set and look into a new comic book shop in the neighborhood here. This would also lend credence to the whole "get some of this crap out of here" deal.
Now onto something that might actually classify as "content people might want to read" is it just me, or has this been a very lame summer movie season? I mean I'm hard pressed to think of a time in the last...let's see, I've averaged a movie a week basically since I started working in high school, so let's go with 7 years now I guess...where a summer movie slate has been this lackluster. I mean usually I can find at least ONE movie I want to see, but over these last couple weeks or so it's been hard to find anything. Did the studios just give up due to the crap economy? Or is it just a case of them blowing their wad the last couple years? There's still some stuff out in August here I guess.
But on TV Hell's Kitchen has returned, and that's still fun as hell...but they also gave Paris Hilton a TV Show where she searches for a new best friend...congratulations MTV, you now need to die, and die horribly. Why the fuck is this stupid whore's fifteen minutes not up yet? I mean...we have Lady Gaga now...I CAN'T BE EXPECTED TO HATE THIS MANY SKANKS AT ONCE!!!! IT'S FUCKING UNHEALTHY FOR ME DAMMIT!!!!
On that note, I think this ramble is done.
A new blog was demanded. But I almost never have anything to say unless I have something to plug.
I have something to plug:
Bid and buy, it's the one for 8.50 being sold by aviewaskewed (dizzuh), I'd like to get a little more then 8.50 on it. This is probably just me not having enough faith in ebay...but fuck faith, I meant to list it for higher, damn multi-tasking. So my screw up could be your gain ebayer!
Beyond that, hope you've had a good day of remembrance and reflection (that is what Memorial Day is supposed to be about) if you have soldiers in your family I hope their safe and soon on their way home.
Also hope you're all aware of that PM virus thing going round and are protecting yourself from it. Why can't these kind of idiots just die in a car crash or something instead of trying to ruin the internet for others?
I want to join rest of NG staff in glorying our new overlords. Truly, this site will be better for such glorious activity
So not much new this week, I've just been hanging and banning. I did manage to fix the coding on my own personal boards over at www.theendlesscrew.com so we now have a tighter sign-up form with confirmation codes. I'm pretty sure spambots suck with those and utterly fail right? Anybody with more info on this one please let me know. I've had the board operational since 2003 and have been slowly but surely learning how to program it as various members who helped with such things dropped out. So I feel like it's a pretty big victory to have actually gotten this work done all by myself today. avie learned something.
So if you're inclined, stop by and hang out with all your favorite NG moderators (well, at least your favorite poli mods). Discuss comics and other stupid topics (seriously, we non-sequitor on that board like a mother fucker).
Uh let's see, something to make this not entirely a plug post. I've read a couple good books on Vlad Dracula of late, if you never have looked at the historical figure I'd recommend In Search of Dracula and Vlad Dracula Prince Of Many Faces to you as it's eminently readable scholarly work on one of histories most interesting rulers. Also got a bunch of different Gordon Ramsay shows coming in, I am not a cook, I have no real use for the food network, but I just love watching Ramsay yell at people and demand perfection, it's the only reality TV that works for me, go figure.
Also check out Dollhouse on Fridays, I've been loving that show. But hell, I love anything Joss does, also if you've not been reading the Buffy or Angel comic continuations, or the comic continuations of the crew of Serenity, doing yourself a disservice, great continuations of their respective series I think.
Another blog of plugs, but at least not a bunch of plugging my own stuff for once (but we all love my stuff don't we?) ;)
Got a new column up over at PWIPop, I'm hoping to work about a week ahead while I have the material handy to do so (at present I have a column for next week, and the week after in the can and ready, but may wind up doing one or two columns ready before or after next week which would pad me out even further). The biggest thing I'm finding is screwing me is sitting down to write knowing I have self-imposed deadlines on things, so I'm trying to take a tip from Brian Bendis and write things out far far in advance so that on any given day I can just get up and do whatever kind of column I feel like doing, and even be able to have do nothing or do other stuff days without feeling bad about it.
I love writing, but working full time, and modding here, and my bowling league and just hanging out with the real life friends is time consuming. So yeah, let's hope that works, I'm hoping to have something up on the home site (www.theendlesscrew.com for those not savvy) sometime next week as well and I'd like to see if I can't work up a few ahead there, my big problem though is sometimes with such a narrow focus (comics) things don't leap out at me and I'm not going to do work I don't believe in, sure the reader might be getting free content but if you spend your time to read it that it should be GOOD free content. Ya know?
That's about it for now, I'm just looking to plug my work and then move back on. Thanks to everyone who has nice things to say about the odds and ends I do around the internet, the support and kind words are appreciated. For those that don't like it, or don't care well...I like to think there's a special place in hell for people who hate on others for either no reason, or really bad ones. :)