Monthly Archives: October 2010

Visual Thought for the Day #22

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That being said this clip is closer to where I stand:

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Geeky Distractions

Found a site that offers a quizz and suggests what kind of a D&D character you would be. So yeah, let your Geek Flag Fly.

I Am A: Chaotic Neutral Human Bard (3rd Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength-11
Dexterity-11
Constitution-11
Intelligence-11
Wisdom-18
Charisma-15

Alignment:
Chaotic Neutral A chaotic neutral character follows his whims. He is an individualist first and last. He values his own liberty but doesn’t strive to protect others’ freedom. He avoids authority, resents restrictions, and challenges traditions. A chaotic neutral character does not intentionally disrupt organizations as part of a campaign of anarchy. To do so, he would have to be motivated either by good (and a desire to liberate others) or evil (and a desire to make those different from himself suffer). A chaotic neutral character may be unpredictable, but his behavior is not totally random. He is not as likely to jump off a bridge as to cross it. Chaotic neutral is the best alignment you can be because it represents true freedom from both society’s restrictions and a do-gooder’s zeal. However, chaotic neutral can be a dangerous alignment because it seeks to eliminate all authority, harmony, and order in society.

Race:
Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Class:
Bards often serve as negotiators, messengers, scouts, and spies. They love to accompany heroes (and villains) to witness heroic (or villainous) deeds firsthand, since a bard who can tell a story from personal experience earns renown among his fellows. A bard casts arcane spells without any advance preparation, much like a sorcerer. Bards also share some specialized skills with rogues, and their knowledge of item lore is nearly unmatched. A high Charisma score allows a bard to cast high-level spells.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

NaNoWriMo Cometh

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Oh would you just look at that – November is a little more than a week and a half away. Do you have any idea what that mean! It means that a segment of the global population will voluntarily undergo a process that induces psychosis. For their safety, I urge all parents to keep their children locked-up for the course of November because…

 

NaNoWriMo Is Coming!

 

For those of you out of the loop, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Although really it should be called InNoWriMo by now. As you can guess from the name, people around the globe make the poor life choice of dedicating November to producing a Novel in 30 days. That works out to a little under 2000 words a day.

Last year I took part in the event for the first time. Most of it is just a frenzied blur of furious keystrokes and a story rapidly mutating out of my control. I will say this though, I was incredibly productive while I was participating. Unfortunately I burned out half-way through my novel, a novel that still gives me this look that says “Why exactly have you not finished me yet? You know I’m awesome.”

Now it appears that I’ll be diving into this madness again this year. I tell myself it will go better this time. I tell myself I’m a little more prepared this time, having a longer heads up before starting, but deep down I know it will be a frantic mess. I have the beginnings of a novel to work with – characters, themes, setting – but I have nothing approaching a plot. There’s still time to come up with one though, I hope.

Anyway, you have been warned – if you see someone running through the streets, wild-eyed, unwashed and with crimped up fingers, chances are they have just been spat out by the NaNo machine. Approach with caution.

Erg!

StopProcrastinating

So I’m still procrastinating, and everyday I die a little more inside. I know how that sounds and if you jumped to that E word in a knee-jerk response: Fuck you and get the hell off my blog.

I’ve been using the program every morning for over a week now (still no response from the letter I sent them). It’s a 4 to 6 week process so I’m not too discouraged, non-the-less I am annoyed. Still it is not a surprise that wiping procrastination out of my life is not an over-night process. Just to give you an idea of how deeply ingrained procrastination is in my life, it is literally impossible to recall a time in my life where I didn’t have procrastination as a reference point for anything I was (or more realistically not) doing. So when I say I’m an Olympic Gold Medallist in Procrastination, know that rather shamefully I shit you not.

But yes I am actively procrastinating, not just at home with creative endeavours I wish to pursue or side-job’s I wish to apply for, but at work as well. I feel like I’m a jack-ass that doesn’t deserve a goddamnthing.

Panic… at the Office

So I’m having a panic attack right now. My heart is simultaneously caving in and pumping an acidic burn throughout the left side of my body. One part of me is yelling that I should run out the building, just keep running and not stop while another yells that I should continually bash me head into the wall. The greater part of me however, is immobilized in this shit. My consistent inability to take action… some would say my pathological fear of taking action, is the cause of all this.

45 minutes in it finely occurs to me that maybe I should try tapping.

That’s better. There is still a chemical burn in my heart and left arm but I am no longer freaking out. I feel angry now though. That’s a step up the emotional scale, right?

On taking action: Imagine if you will there is a man bound, chained and manacled to a rock as securely as can be. There are other chains attached to his bones and on the other end of those chains is a Bugatti Veyron attempting to go full speed. The Bugatti being my creative impulses and the unmovable rock being my inability to get anything done. FTS.

Do Want! #3

loop_organic_pillow Yes that’s right, I want a pillow! One that doesn’t give me a stiff neck and a pounding headache every morning! I really don’t want to become a Panado addict.

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Aah Battlestar Galactica, One of the best fracking things to happen to t.v. in forfrackingever! I love the show, would love to own it and then one day, in a year or so, marathon it! And then there’s Lost. The show is not perfect but it definitely had its moments of Awesome-sauce (The first flashforward = ZOMG!). Plus I haven’t seen the last 2 seasons or so and the internet seems hellbent on the proliferation of spoilers, so you know, I’d like to not constantly be not reading certain things.

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Yes please, I would very much be liking to get on this train now. Just look at that picture up top again. Look At It! It is fantastic awesome teh cuteness! Plus I hear it’s a great game.

 

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Just re-emphasising my love of the Blizzard art-style and my eagerness to play a Worgen Rouge. Let’s get on top of this Universe. In the words of Patrick Stewart: “Make it so!”

Brain Sync: Some thoughts

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So I’ve been using the 2 Brain Sync products I bought this week fairly consistently (except for this morning when I overslept and didn’t have time for the Stop Procrastinating program – I’ll try and fit it in later today). I have to say I like the products. I’ve found that when using the Attract Wealth program in conjunction with my evening meditation sessions I can go very deep and it’s easier to go there.

I even caught myself looking forward to it. That being said I still dread meditation, but I find I look forward to it more than I dread it these days, which is cool. All that being said, I’m getting damn impatient to see some results. Yes I know it takes a while, etc and other rationalisations – look I’m fairly reasonable and understanding about these things in my intellectual space, but in my emotional space I’m getting damn impatient. This is not entirely to do with the Brain Sync product as I had been using a similar product consistently for 2 months so I was hoping this one would catch the wave or something. Time to take the wait and see approach I guess. Bah-Humbug!

In other frustrations, I sent Brain Sync an email regarding certain concerns I have with their products. I sent that email 3 days ago and have gotten no response as of yet, but they felt perfectly fine sending me their Newsletter (read: Spam) after I sent the email, so they have my address. Fuckers.

Anyway, I may or may not keep you abreast of the situation.