So I was looking through the sales papers on Black Friday looking for an Xbox 360 for real cheap when I came across a Walmart ad for a Fujifilm camera for $99. I’ve been in need of a new camera for awhile and decided to brave the horror of Black Friday shopping and go out and try and buy it. When I got there however, they didn’t have the camera I was looking for, but while I was deciding whether or not to brave the Customer Service line for a rain check on it, another $99 camera caught my eye.
This big monster here is a Kodak EasyShare Z5010. It’s a few years old, with 14 megapixels, 720p HD and a digital zoom that I’ll never use. It also has a nifty little button here for sharing selected pictures with my Facebook and Twitter account.
That button just like it’s friend the digital zoom will never be used it’s actually pretty cool and I even used it to make two videos already. So maybe I’ll start posting more pictures here.
I made a video!
I’ve been considering doing a vlog for awhile, but was unsure of what to talk about. So here is my first attempt. Let me know if you like it.
So the new Xbox and PlayStation consoles are out and I have neither. Not just because of lack of funds (I have bills to pay you guys), but also because I’m not exactly sure which one I want first. Earlier this year, I was talking all sorts of shit about getting a PlayStation and just keeping my super old Xbox 360, but now I’m plotting.
I may buy one of the later generation 360 consoles. Now that everyone is scrambling for the new consoles, I think I’ll be able to pick up one of the fancier 360s for pretty cheap, that way I can still play all my old 360 games. As much as some folks like trading in their older stuff towards new consoles and game, I like to hold on to mine. I still have my old Nintendo and Sega Genesis consoles hanging out in my room for when I get the urge to play Mario Bros or Road Rash, so a 360 that I can horde for playing RE 5 and 6 (stop judging me!) As well as Mirror’s Edge, the Portal games, BioShock and the other time consuming games I love.
As much as I like having the new hot console, I think waiting until the price comes down a bit and all the little kinks are fixed is a good idea. We’ll see what I end up doing with my tax return in the upcoming year…
So here comes that post again. The one I always do every six months to a year where I promise to do better by this blog, and the be more active here. Each post its the same thing, I’m gonna go out to more events, I’m gonna review more movies, I’m gonna read more books and of course I’m gonna write more. I know my promises don’t mean shit, and I’m sorry.
Luckily though, I have been busy! I’m still podcasting with the Nerdgasm Girls (also supposed to be writing there too, oops!) and I actually started doing a video podcast called Android Visionary all about Android devices. So that’s going well!
However this is another year of me failing #NaNoWrimo. It’s the last week of November and I’m not even close to 42k words. I’m not even close to half of it, but that’s fine. #NaNoWriMo if nothing else for me has been a great way for me to get my thoughts together and formulate ideas.
As far as this blog goes, I’ve been trying to find out exactly what I want to post here. I wasn’t sure whether or not to post the things I was posting on Nerdgasm here, but it seems redundant. However most of my ideas take some hashing out and though twitter is fun stuff, hashing things out 140 characters at a time causes me to jump ahead in my thoughts a LOT.
So this blog may end up becoming my thought hashy nerd diary more than anything. Let’s see how this works shall we?
Actually not uh oh. Like I said yesterday, I hit a snag and literally couldn’t think of anything to write today. I was having a major case of Writer’s Block and really disliking what I wrote before. It’s all very plain, just one event then the next, with nothing really interesting in between. Again I considered just deleting the whole thing, but I realized that I needed to get at least the basics out and that I could go back and pretty it up later.
Then I got the idea to go even more bare bones. During my Writer’s Block I wrote out the outline to the first part of the story which helped me piece together some ideas I had.
Tomorrow I don’t work, so I’m hoping to get a large chunk of writing done then!
Not quite 1,667 but close.
I’m already doubting what I’m writing, and considering it’s Day 1, I’m almost tempted to scrap this whole idea and go forward with something else.
But I won’t. I’m gonna stick to my guns. Really this time!
I haven’t written anything in at least a week. I’m afraid to look at what my daily word count is at now, because the anxiety in me thinks the number is going to be at like 200K words a day (I know that’s a ridiculous number, but the fear is real, so very real) and, although I type fast, I can’t do that. Especially without any plot behind it. Y’know?
BUT! On the bright side, I do have ideas. So many ideas. My active imagination means I am constantly thinking about cool (read: weird) shit and how that cool (read: weird) shit has an effect on normal (read: weird) people.
Also I have ideas for smut, but when don’t I?
My biggest issue though, is that I’m my own worst critic. Before I ever let anyone read anything, before I even finish writing things I’m already looking at and over analyzing what I’ve written. Mostly because I feel like whatever I’m trying to write needs to say something, and forget that I need to build tension, or characters or plots in order for something to be said. How do you portray the severity of something if you haven’t explained the reasoning behind it?
I can sense that I’m starting to rant here, so I’m going to nip that in the bud and just look at my word count and start writing.