And Nintendo can go fuck itself again

Posted By on Friday, July 3rd, 2015, 18:15

Bought a Rock Candy Wiimote.

My Wii U defaults it to Player 1 and will not let me change it to Player 2.

Bought a second Wiimote, and now apparently, the Wiimote decides to be Player 1 or Player 2 based on which is activated first.

*just shakes head*

Conclusions on Writing

Posted By on Sunday, June 28th, 2015, 17:45

Well. I missed EoD's anniversary. So be it.

I've had a little over ten weeks away from various internet places; shorter some places. I feel like it's helped, though that wasn't the intent when I left. I didn't even realise I would be leaving. Part of it was and still is, the ever present depression. That never helps when trying to achieve anything. Being 'free' of those expectations, in a way, has helped. Perhaps they were only my expectations… still, things feel clearer.

One of those things is writing.

I want to write. Setting aside the concept (however valid) of 'whether I publish or not, I am still an author and writer'… perhaps I still want to be a writer, in the sense of published books and such. I'm not certain on that front anymore. But I want to write. I know I'm good at it, even though I have room to improve still.

What once came easily just doesn't anymore. The ideas come, as much as they ever did. But once I could at least get the words onto the screen and worry about it later… now, I seem entirely incapable of translating a world in my head onto the screen, regardless of how I approach it. I may start well, with an idea, and then it fizzles out completely.

And as long that's where the writing is going, be it because of depression or lack of application or whatever, maybe I'm just not cut out to be a writer. It's not a conclusion I like, but it's one I mentioned needing to come to in the last post.

I… really don't know where that leaves me.

Perhaps something needs to change

Posted By on Thursday, April 16th, 2015, 19:00

Why do I have this blog, one wonders, if I do not regularly update it? But then the point was more to have a home where I can say things, and if people disagree with me, well, I've said it.

The following is a quote I've seen attributed to a Professor Brian Cox:

The problem with today's world is that everyone believes they have the right to express their opinion AND have others listen to it.

The correct statement of individual rights is that everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially, that opinion can be roundly ignored and even made fun of, particularly if it is demonstratively nonsense.

Gaming is going slowly, as is writing, but I suppose both are going, which is something. Maybe I need to think on whether writing through depression is something I'm cut out for. I know something is wrong, and maybe I even know what that is… but…

It all feels very complicated. Bleh.

I've mentioned Magic the Gathering before, and have installed a plugin which may or may not work that will let you hover over a card like so: Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury.

Maybe now I can discuss my decks in more detail?


Posted By on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, 15:00

I didn't expect to make a second post about How To Think Sideways' final registration period before it's closed for 2015. However, this is important. As soon as it rolls around to Friday on the US time zone, HTTS will be closed until 2016. From memory, Holly hasn't guaranteed when that will be, so it could be as long as twenty-one months, or as little as nine months. If you're sitting on the fence, you have approximately forty-nine hours left before you lose your chance.

How To Think Sideways is a Career Class. Final registration for 2015.

The first twenty-five sales bonuses mentioned in my previous post are all gone. However, even though she had not reached the 100 sales she wanted, she is still offering new bonuses, available to anyone who didn't get one of the twenty-five bonuses. Direct from Holly herself: …hear more of the echoing dust…

How To Think Sideways is closing for a year

Posted By on Saturday, February 28th, 2015, 13:00

Last year, I promoted Holly Lisle's How To Think Sideways. And I am doing so again, because Holly is making the best decision for herself, and for the course: she is moving it to a once a year registration as it works best when you go through it with a class. It is currently open until March 5th, 11:59 ET, at which point it will not be available for about a year.

Heard enough, know about Holly and want to buy How To Think Sideways Ultra? Go buy the course; it's listed under "Career Classes". …hear more of the echoing dust…