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News for Fools

Yesterday, I had a a bit of fun on my Twitter account corresponding with a local radio station. To give you guys to speed, the local station on the top of the hour always reports a bit of the daily news. For chuckles since it is the Internet, I made some interesting “headline” news in 140 characters.

Rather dictating each one I had for the day, I think I will post a few here I considered but turned down. To follow a format, I had to keep it under 140 characters, quoted and with “more at [number between 1-12 depending on the time of day].” So here it is, for the laughs:

“Local man shoots self in foot, finds gold. More at 5.”

“Physicist says sky is not blue, but periwinkle. More at 4.”

“Woman sees for the first time. Saw seashells by the seashore. More at 9.”

“Martians come to Earth, returns with Curiosity. More at 1.”

“What you’re kids are doing right now that should worry you because we tell you. More at 2.”

“FDA approves sword swallowing as source of iron. More at 7.”

“Gun laws now require license for you to sat ‘pew pew’ in public. More at 8.”

“Microsoft is now a religion. Apple users declare holy war. More at 2.”

“World leaders elect ‘Supreme Master Leader of the World’, Joe from Arkansas. More at 1.”

“Ambassador of Nigerian prince approaches UN for aid. More at 2.”

“Facebook’s hired monkeys unionize, goes bananas. More at 3.”

“NSA to release what you did last summer. More at 6.”

“UN decides to separate world citizens into 12 sections to fight to the death. More at 6.”

“Scientists discover dihydrogen monoxide is extremely unhealthy. More at 10.”

“People like grapes. Census agrees. More at 11.”

I am surprised I haven’t found a job just to write this stuff. I am not much of a prankster, a witty jokester perhaps. Anyways Easter is coming and and I know a few people are taking some time off while I’ll be here doing what I’ve been trying to do for a long time.

Until next time readers, Happy Easter.

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Just one of those days…

Sometimes when I look like I’m not doing much, I am in really deep and interesting thought. Usually in my head, I’m thinking of some really interesting ideas; more often, the random comment or statement you don’t want to verbally hear. But is it just me or do I get a lot of thinking done when there is a stimulating environment? I don’t mean “inside a lecture hall during a very long discussion of the universe” stimulating, but I’m referring to the Starbucks, the one loud library, or (in my case as I’m writing this) the McDonalds. Usually nothing really interesting comes up to mind, mostly just stuff about seeking employment or places I can only dream of working. But here’s an idea for you folks to consider.

For those readers who have stuck around, you know I  like to drop ideas on how we can change society in big way. Like underground cities and rethinking capitalism in dramatic ways, I think this one takes the cake. Whether you are in the US or in Canada (or any other country like us, I ain’t judging), you probably own a SIN or a Social Insurance Number. Its purpose is to grant you the opportunity to work and receive government benefits. Considering this put you on a system, why not make it reward for people who own their SIN? Of course you get societal benefits like welfare and work, but I’m talking about day-to-day. Sure money has been around since we phased out the whole “trade you wood for sheep” back in the day. Why not make it more fair and simple in terms of not necessarily paying taxes up front and paying for things of equal value based on the gain of wealth. My idea is simply tying the SIN system with a credit system. In lieu of cash or debit, this card would represent you as a consuming individual. The card takes your income and stores it much like a debit or credit card would; but rather than just putting money in, you can pay thing as a percentage to your income. Doesn’t sound advantageous but it allows for equal gain based on what you own in liquid assets. So lets say you want buy a cheeseburger for lets say $1, under the current system, you simply fork over $1 and the state tax of x percent. In this make believe all-in-my-head system, you pay a percentage of your income. So in stead of prices being listed in dollars, they’re listed in percentages. Then when you pay, you pay that percentage of your income for goods and services. So to one guy, a car can be $50, 000 while to another, it can be $20, 000. Yay or nay on this idea? I might be missing something to this but that’s the mindset I have. Mindset: random and “what did I just read?”

Being on and off employed this year, made me realize a few things. First being this city sucks for employment unless you have been working for the past 10 years and have a university education. Second point is the wage is way to low and there are people who are literally working themselves to death. Quite lastly, a high school education doesn’t carry a lot of weight anymore; nor does experience since each job is way specialized. Who knew being a security guard requires specialization? Who knew being a game tester requires knowledge in computer programming and software development? Who knew waste disposal requires engineering? Okay, I’m not quite sure about the last one but it’s that ridiculous. My advice to people reading this in a small town, get a job and settle in the small town. Two reasons, more money and more opportunities. So my action plan towards a stable and comfortable job is likely going to be trying to squeeze myself into jobs I can do but also be ambitious on jobs I have some experience. Sure, I’m a certifiable clerk; give me data and a method of input and I would do it for probably a negotiable wage. Just anything right now to get my life a kick start. Maybe later on, try my hand at YouTube; only time will tell.

Or I can risk what I have on playing Monopoly at McDonalds. It’s just one of those days, slow and pedantic. Until next time, have some cake!

Scumbag Society–Here’s a few!

Happy weekend everyone, I wish I was as happy as a few people gone partying as I write thing (it’s a Friday). Though clubbing isn’t my thing, though clubbing topics with my meaty word stick is definitely my thing. This week I think I’ve found something to really rant about and the internet is a power source for pulling these observations. Most people don’t really realize how great the world wide web can be aside from a resource of information and a repository of pornography. It attaches one side of the world with another and spreads gossip like a Californian wildfire. Being connected for the majority of the last decade, I can see the internet in a new light in terms of a social monitor with volunteer data collectors spanning across the world and here at home. They bring online a presence the polarity of our social morals and values. Laymen terms; it show’s us how scumbag our society is widespread. So here is a list of observations I (and my cunning mind) have found through sifting the internet. Who knows, maybe some of you would make some good social study reports in the upcoming school year from this.

  • “Carbs are a bad thing and makes you fat.” Yet, you all feel tired and sleepy.
  • Caucasian person voicing their views and opinions about western society: perfectly okay. Non-caucasian person voicing their views and opinions about western society: inappropriate and likely a terrorist.
  • “For working for no money, you get experience at working in your field.” Not sure if unpaid internship…or slavery.
  • The 1600’s: “Look at all the skinny person, can’t be rich like us fatties.” Today: “Look at all the fatties, can’t be rich like us skinny folk.”
  • We know what that famous person is doing in their personal life; yet no damn clue what the fundamental physical forces are doing.
  • We know what that famous person is doing in their personal life; yet no damn clue what our government is doing.
  • We know what that famous person is doing in their personal life; does not address we are screwing up the planet.
  • Attracts young teenage girls: Justin Bieber (who is 18+ mind you). Attract young teenage girls: Pedophile (who are usually 18+)
  • Talks down to all the problems in the world online. Does not address any issues though actions.
  • Rich and famous but does not do anything for the economy then gets caught with drugs; rehab for you. Poor and unknown but works their butt off for anything they own then gets caught with a small amount of drugs; time in jail for you.
  • Women can wear skirts to work, men can’t wear shorts to work.
  • Reboots superhero franchises into movies, but doesn’t readdress problems caused over 20 years ago.
  • Society with an obsession of hunting down pedophiles, but promotes ephedophilia through media.
  • Two men kissing each other gets ridiculed. Many men showering together naked is normal.
  • Pays a lot politicians to act like children and not pass necessary laws while people are having troubles medically, financially and/or socially.
  • Society says you have a mental condition, yet promotes psychopathic capitalism.
  • Society says you have a mental conditions, doesn’t give you a job because they think you’re mentally incapable.
  • Focuses on issues when it’s way to late to fix the problem.
  • Focuses on issues when it’s only a symptom to a bigger problem.
  • Focuses on issues then points fingers at the wrong people.
  • Focuses on issues today, tomorrow what your famous person was doing.
  • Makes a lot of money, spends it paying adults to revert to children name calling each other.
  • Makes a lot of money, puts it into places where it shouldn’t really go.
  • Makes a lot of money, puts it into finding ways to make other people’s lives suck.
  • Complains a lot about not making money while sitting at work.
  • Starts a line of work with no education requirements. 10 years later, requires a post-secondary degree to get the same line of work. 10 months after, now you need experience and education for this once amazing job where we have finally sucked the life out of it and almost automated the process.

Until next time, feel free to comment and add one of your own Scumbag Society blog posts. Maybe reblog it to me if you do.

Video games and me…(Part 2: The whole “and me” part)

Took me awhile to really sit down for this one. For one thing, I haven’t told my doctor I’ve been off my medication yet. I should call them and get them to give me the okay on it, but it’s been about a month and I’ve been feeling fine almost fine. My mind has been preoccupied with a few tasks that are incomplete, even “half ass-ness” is something incomplete at the moment (I think 5 “quarter half ass-ness” is putting it a bit too generous too). But here it goes, getting personal with stuff.

About a few years ago on my hopeful last year of high school, I had a lot of trouble in terms of finishing stuff. Just straight on unable to complete anything, mind wandering in class, and even my attendance dropped significantly. I use to be the kid who would go to school and infect other kids just so I won’t be absent or miss a class. And too those kids who did get sick; don’t blame me, blame my parents for forcing school on me. So there I was, the oldest teenager in school sent down to the vice principal’s office on the one day out of the month I actually made it to school. He sat me down and asked what’s wrong with me. Seriously man, I was pretty freaking young and there was a lot of things wrong with me because of everything sabotaged by entities beyond my control. My life at that point was pretty much a mastery of puppetry. My answer I think was “I have no excuse or reason, sir.” Then he started the whole interrogation thing with the whys and the whats followed by the whens and the “how can we fix this?” Anyways, a long amount of time has passed as in I spent most of the period in that office just trying to get out of it since every visit I had with an authority figure in an educational institution up to that day was for a bad thing (for the record, I wasn’t a bad kid…just a kid who never had a chance for anything). Anyways about a good hour passed in this question period and the only result was a school psychologist was assigned to me. I tried making to the appointments, attended only 2 sessions with little to no success. It just made me feel a bit more miserable since I was set aside from my classes and pretty much flunking even faster than I was before since I’m at school but I’m not in class. But I was skipping so much I couldn’t make it to every appointment so after awhile I just forgotten about it.

So halfway through my last year of high school (…again), I finally cleaned up enough to talk to my physician who referred me to a psychiatrist. Ever since then, it’s a drugged filled roller coaster ride to find out what’s wrong with me and ways to cope with it. First I thought I was just depressed, but my head doc said I may have ADHD. I read and compared both and I believe I might have ADHD after all. It took a good half decade to really figure it out, but I’m glad I can identify the problem. Unfortunately, that’s the first step into getting out of the hole good ol’ life  has dug for me. No less, a good step out of it.

I read from a lot of recommended sources about ADHD and Wikipedia and I am certain of the symptoms to be more incline to ADHD symptoms. Most of these as honest I can put it, don’t bode well for me in terms of getting hired for jobs. Second to that would be according to Wikipedia, I would need more than life to sustain me. By that I mean a lot of stimulation of the brain area region where my mind is housed in a muscular tissue within the skull cavity. To break it down to 4 symptoms wouldn’t do it justice but anything that’s based on a workload, mood or behaviour changes up how you play the game, which includes according to Wikipedia on Adult ADHD:

  • Inattention
  • Difficulty in task management (initiating, completing, multitasking etc.)
  • Impulsive
  • Seeks constant activity

I have accounted a lot of people who have no clue how this must be like because they’re always showing pity on me or something. Seriously if I could describe their quizzical emotion, it would be between ignorance and misrepresented curiosity. Either case it’s a response when I tell them this fact is like this:

Oh………………-forgets about that fact and moves on-

So to those who may not know how ADHD feels like on the inside or want to know more on a personal level, here’s how you can really understand it, through some morbid random story I cooked up for your entertainment! Start by making a long list of stuff you want to do. Now go to the mall or anywhere with a lot of stuff. From what point on, do everything on the list but every time you see an item or a person or anything, describe or name it. You see a long pointy object, it’s a pencil. What else is like a pencil? a pen. What can you do with a pen? Write an awesome list. What’s on that list? Well you already have one, so why are you asking? Now when you get to each task you want to do, half ass it. I’m serious; if one of the things is “pick up milk at the grocery store” you better leave that check out lane without putting back the milk you wanted to buy. I mean it, like totally ditch that dairy and walk out to work on the next thing on the list. Keep doing it until you went down that list and did everything half ass.

  • “Babysit [insert noun]” – arrive to babysit, play video games and eat all the junk food
  • “Write a story” – first part is very detailed and then as you get up to the middle somewhere, end it in midsentence.
  • “Pay your bills at the bank” – Don’t pay for it, just withdraw $20 and buy some junk food and play video games.
  • “Take out the trash” – Take the trash out of the trash bin…you’re done with that task.
  • “Write a two part blog post” – Start with the first part, the second part will require 20 breaks to play video games and watch YouTube.

Well you get the point from the sample. While you walk about, don’t forget the part where you see something you will have to name it or describe it. This is to emphasize the point that, your brain is firing everything it’s got to process everything. It just doesn’t stop on a whim; it goes at 100 km/h, it will always goes 100km/h. Though medical science can coin it a disorder all they want, but in all the faults it has its moments when it comes in handy. I may be indecisive, but I can also make the most impulsive chooses at a drop of a hat. I might not be smart in terms of just picking one thing and getting a major for it, but overall I’m know a bit more about the world than a few people who have majored in university (kind of ironic). Besides the points, the Wikipedia page also says it could be hereditary of it anything it is most definitely a problem than an ability (…or is it evolution? I don’t know, throwing ideas out there).

From learning this mysterious thing I have, I learned much about myself and life itself. The lesson is life in it’s fairest ways is its unfair quality to be fairly unfair. Life does suck for one and for all, but life does many good thing for one and for all.

Talk to you guys next week!

“Two wrongs make a right”–We shall see…

Double timing my life is a change. For the first part, it’s not the double time I’m use to and secondly, too much brain usage that when I think it’s starting to hurt. Seem like I’m always trying to get everything together just to have it not work or explode in my face and yet everyone is all like “mix a and b together and get a job” while I’m all like “a and b does not get a job, it makes me super sad because it all involves doing stuff I would not morally want to do.” Yeah I know it’s a run on sentence, but I’m freaking out and my life is screeching to a miserable wall of doom.

It could be an episode I’m going through or just forgetting my medication; speaking of which, I totally forgot about those bits. Still, turbulent times in my life because it doesn’t work the way I want it and it sucks due to that fact. But at least it doesn’t suck as U.S. election, see what I did there? Hardly following the whole big American deal which is not the $4.99 special at the local sandwich shop, from what I get it’s between Obama and Romney. I’m Canadian so I can’t help you pick one, but I can give you some advice in terms of making social choices. This goes for the election or if you’re not picking a dude to run a country, just stuff to consider and do in life. Starting with pick the choices which helps minorities especially those minorities which can enrich society in general. I know abortion and LGBT issues are pretty big in some parts of the world and even at home. My opinion is abortion is a good thing considering we have 7 billion Homos (…Sapien) running about and the Earth has a butt-ton of synthetic carcinogens and lots of social problems which would make me feel uncomfortable knowing children are living in a world where we and our parents and our parents’ parents trashed like we didn’t own it. I myself cannot personally associate with the LGBT community but having the rights and choices to do what they want should be at least equal considering that we did that to women and now we have a lot more great things to look forward to like feminism and the vote. If you can’t do that, be more conscious about the environment and stuff to help people you will never meet; those people I’m talking about are the people who will be here when we all die. If it’s stuff to get the environment to be cleaner and undo all the bad stuff we’ve done, then it’s pretty good. With all the technology running around, make sure you look into those things because it may sound great but we could totally bone ourselves since it may require more energy in than the awesome stuff out. They’re just a few examples, but it’s just few of a lot of issues. I don’t know who’s promising who, but you guys know so make the right choice on the first try unlike the last time you voted the same fail that put you into a long quagmire.

Speaking of a long quagmire, Star Trek Online’s end game grinding. Hooray, this time I won’t drone on. I’m focusing on grinding my Omega space set after getting the last piece of the MACO space set just on Saturday. The Omega space set to me is the optional set since it only boost flight and turn speeds mostly. With my ships mostly running on Aegis or mission space sets like the Breen or the Jem’Hadar. Alongside gathering the prototype items to get them, I’m working on making a phaser weapon set that is alternate to the antiproton stuff I have on it now. I’m doing it because I have a feeling as a cosmetic thing, I may want the Sao Paulo class for it’s Quad Heavy Phaser Cannon. Then just pile on the awesomeness of phaser cannons like what I did with the antiproton cannons. After I get my Transwarp Computer module, I’ll consider it as my next time consuming project in STO.

Now back to my job hunt…ugh, jobs…ugh, capitalism…ugh, society making my life rough…

Happy Obvious Week?!

This week was pretty weird that now I’m calling the second week of September “Obvious Week”. So I hope you people had a seriously “Obvious Week”. Honestly, the way to start this week’s post is somewhat difficult. For one thing, I’m confused to be offended or affirmative to people’s looks.

Monday, not so bad a day to head downtown and check out electronics. I’m not going to name the store, if I was the service rep I would’ve done the same once or twice. But on with the tale. So I walk in, as always I don’t buy anything. My computer works, no need for upgrades or additions. As part of the the customer service thing, they should be asking you something along the lines of “Is there something you need help with?”. Well this guy/girl did ask me, but read on. So looking around I go; peripherals, cooling fans, internals and so forth. As a few minutes passed, blonde girl walks in. This may or may not affect you, but when a girl walks into the place, my mind just deletes itself like CCleaner. Though I’m not buying anything, I usually note down the prices of things in case my computer dies and I need to replace parts. So chick walks in and I blank out, everything I’ve forgotten for the last few minutes just gone. So I’m standing there thinking “now I got to get back to the peripherals and start all over.” So I do just that, ironically that same girl standing there looking around. So this time, I go through everything I would need at a slower pace. The rep walks up to me and passes and goes for the girl first, “Hi, looking for something?” She says nothing. The rep comes back the same way he came walking passed then turns to me, “Need anything?” I say the same. He/she walks off and I turn back to the girl to get a second look. Somewhere in my mind, I went “I see what you did there, you bastard.” Side by side, she looks way amazing in a dress and jacket. I’m not superficial, but the dude walked passed me twice before he ask me if I need any help. Just kind of bad customer service, I’ll go back there since the parts are cheap but now I know I’m so ugly that I could pass off as a computer mouse.

Wednesday, out and about. I had no where to really go, I wanted to just go somewhere and just be outside pretty much. So went for a walk and decides to grab a snack. Found a small pizza place and sat down with a slice. All is well, except the part where I sat by the window and watched people walk by. People looking at me seemed like they were offended I was eating there. I wasn’t chewing with my mouth open or anything, but everyone had the same look too. Odd that many people passed by with that look too. You know that look when you pass by something you don’t want to step on or touch, yeah that was the one they were giving through a pane of glass while I’m eating a pizza.

Thursday, got on the subway. When passengers were getting on, there is this woman. She works at an office most definitely because of how she was dressed, in this business casual looking suit. But there was a seat beside me, I’m just minding my business reading a book I got on loan. So I look up a bit to see her looking for a seat. Beside me is an empty seat, it’s been empty since I got on there. So she’s looking around and totally turns away and walks to the far end of the train and sits down. Talk about avoiding people who are uglier than you regularly see. After that I just stayed home for the rest of the week, my shaved head is just attracting way too much attention.

So about this book is about ADHD and ways to cope with it. After the first pass through the book, I think this book alone explains a lot about my behaviour in the last decade and even further back. I’m almost convinced considering I have some of the symptoms and it explains why I’ve been pretty depressed for most of my life. Crap, I totally forgot to mention the name of the book. It’s called “ADHD Stole My Car Keys”, it’s a pretty good book. Fourth book I’ve read for the year which is way more books I’ve read in school, kind of ironic I read more for pleasure than for work and this book explains why (see what I did there? Eh? Eh?). According to this book, people with ADHD have a whole lot of benefits and drawbacks. It would explain why I like and dislike certain things, like work and sitting still (even this blog). It’s definitely one book I’m going to spend the next few months taking notes on to gain some insight on myself. I’m starting to be more accepting with my problems rather than trying to chase it out of my life. Well, I still want it out since the disadvantages are kind of sucky. Of course disadvantages of anything is sucky, but I’m talking really sucky where everything in the world is against you. Think of that one ability/weapon in every game that nobody wants to have and you have it and you can’t get rid of it traditionally, like you drop it and you get the same crappy ability/weapon. “Well I can switch weapons/abilities?” Nope, you can switch to it but it’s still there wasting space. Wait, how did this paragraph go to video games? This book is pretty good, it’s kind of hard to really push through it since it’s a pretty thick book in my opinion for a self-help. With my attention span, I pushed through to the first half  and the middle was really difficult to swallow. I had to rest page after page. After a bit of that, I finished the second half with ease. The attention span is fairly longer than when I started this blog. It’s only a matter of time until I get out of the situation I’ve gotten myself into; with my medication cut back and actively finding ways to ease myself away from the medication, I feel I can do it and really turn out to have a pretty damn good life when I start living it.

Staying positive…at all cost.

Bam…A game called Life

We had all those days when we escape in our head and wish that big wish. “I wish life was a video game.” Well buddy, easier said than done. Life would be way better to have attributes of an amazing video game. Better yet, why not all video games? This is likely everyone’s pipe dream, to become the cunning protagonist of an all time amazing plot called “Your Existence”. This video game would involve an ESRB rating of A for awesome involving nudity, violence and awesome. Whether you put it into a genre, you want [insert game features here] to become a wicked reality. But imagine how that would be like just for a moment. Right here, right now; think of all the games you played, what would you want in real life? Don’t worry, these are words…not like they’re going to leave you. I can wait…

…done? No? Okay, a few more minutes…

…done? Alright, let’s share!

We’ll take as how would a normal life would be from a perspective of a first person game. I like shooters, so FPS is a nice way to go.

So what would life be like? Well for starters, if I was born, it would be nice to customize myself. Like come on, you technically didn’t pick your avatar. Your genes literally hit that Randomize button like in Star Trek Online or The Sims. Then again your genes does do a better job than you can match certain features. To that; hats of nature, you are awesome. Though some genes suck though since they give you inherited abilities, like “Get Diseases” which is +15% Susceptibility to all Disease. Or what about “Light Drinker” which is a 50% chance of getting drunk on the first drink. Okay, the last one maybe isn’t inherited; you get my point. If anything, I would go with “Tank” for the 20% resistance and “Hindsight” for a small Perception boost. Not much a pick, but at least I’ll be visually acute with a powerful immunity to certain things. As always, we can never pick our abilities; genetics, life’s epic buzz kill. Though if by parallels, my world would be kind of like Grand Theft Auto IV. Drive cars, do whatever you want, strip club, die and respawn at a hospital. Like come on, the physics is hilarious too considering you can fall from space and hit water without dying. Even times just landing in a weird way can surprise you. Though if it was like GTA, the kicker would be a lot of drugs and random violence. Double edge sword considering you could gain money like crazy from just beating up pedestrians.

Cars are so last century though, from point A to B you have to wait or watch the world go by. Of course, would be nice if you can watch the world go around. But when you’re late for something, I want a damn Portal gun. Pop it from one place to the next. Heck, even NASA could use it. Since speed going is speed coming out, space travel would be a bit easier. Vacation? No problem, your trip is cut by half. Pay for a one way ticket and travel back via portal, then congrats you have a permanent place to take an vacation whenever you want. And for my political readers, if you wanted to govern over a city, state or country; it’s now super simple in this fantasy land. Easy to manage city fund and handle affairs; almost as easy as Simcity! Careful not to tick of the residents while you’re at it.

Spending all that time spending funds and jacking cars, don’t know about you but I would be hungry after running along the sidewalk for 6 blocks without a care in the world. I wouldn’t mind downing food in a single bite or suddenly absorbing it through my clothes and my skin. Taking from a bit of Grand Theft Auto, the clothes. Would be nice to have a preset amount of clothes rather “designer” fashion and such. Then again, I’m a guy and I don’t really need anything fancy to wear (I don’t think I need anything).  However the downside would be that the same dull pair of pants day after day and can’t really wash it in terms of in a “Grand Theft Auto meets reality” universe. Same goes with everything else I guess, but at least you can respawn back into a fresh set of the same dull outfit.

When it it comes down to DIY projects, it seems every game has the same general idea. Gather what you need, make it, enjoy. Either you wait for a timer to get it done or you would have to spend time to gather resources. No matter, it seems art imitates life when it comes to crafting albeit simplified. It’s not like I can make myself a gun out of one brick of metal or a computer out of sand, a brick of metal and plastics. It’s much more involved and labour intensive than just farming the resources and holding it in your hand and saying “make me a salad.” Large requires material items, a form of energy like heat or electricity and a whole lot of time. Even with crafting your first thing in real life, it’s not perfect; it’s way under perfect that when looking back to that very day, you could say “wow, that was indeed a crappy thing I made.” So chalk one to life for making crafting way harder, requiring experience and training, more materials than you need and some way to make those mats adhere to one another.

As you can tell in my little imaginative world, it would be partly based off a some MMO’s and RPG games with undertones of RTS. Of course, it will have it’s own problems and it’s own solution. Nothing is truly perfect, just better than it was before.

Game brain – Almighty gift and addictive curse

As I’m writing this, I can’t stop getting Minecraft out of my head. It’s just so tempting to hit that link and just dive in for a full day in a hole digging and and mining. Its the pure randomness of finding mineral deposits I think attracts me. Maybe the fact that I want to breed farm animals like a mad scientist but eat them like a carnivore. It’s not the first time I’ve been addicted to a game. I’ll admit, it’s beyond the 10th time I’ve been addicted. Wish it wasn’t like that, but it’s one of the unstoppable urges to hit the next level or get the next kill (In this case, break the next block.)

This “game brain” of mine wouldn’t necessarily be a blessing or a bane. Considering every perspective, I can surely say any pro to playing video games is a meatspace con. Sure, I might not represent the 99% of male Dorito FPS-ers; I don’t think we’re even that high (Let that phrase settle and you’ll get it, hehe.) I may be obsessed on one thing on the game industry or my knowledge as a gamer and a consumer may give me an edge over any outsider, but there are yet so many things that could really have turned out horribly. Rather than rambling on my acceptance to my problem, I’ll give you the summary of it’s “perks” of having game brain.

#1

Pro: Hand eye coordination

How: Killing noobs and being situational aware of a virtual battlespace.

Con: Not applicable in playing sports

#2

Pro: Next-gen graphics at the ready for immersion, f*** life!

How: Play/buy/pirate/steal games

Con: Eyes will have a slight burning and tingling sensation after 6 hours. Your character won’t feel it though.

#3

Pro: Team player, leadership skill improves

How: Strategic gameplay and teamwork in your games. Thanks Project Reality!

Con: Time based learning, like school but with super wicked cool graphics…and you only learn about leadership.

#4

Pro: Knowledge of games and how they work

How: Servicing your own computer and troubleshoot your own problems. Also learning what you can about the game in question.

Con: You will gain some unneeded “vitamin D”. In this case, “D” for douchebag.

#5

Pro: Make split second decisions

How: To shoot or not to shoot? That is the hypothetical question. Tap once to check, tap again to kill.

Con: You might develop some ADHD from within, have fun with that one.

#6

Pro: Euphoria. Like getting high, but from dopamine triggered from one of the five kinds of fun (Try and guess the other four.)

How: Play a game, get dopamine to your brain. Just a science thing, or is it a psychological thing?

Con: Play about 10 hours of games before 2 am and try making a choice of Doritos in the aisle of your local supermarket. BBQ or Nacho Cheese? This might take an hour..or more…

#7

Pro: Fanaticism

How: Like it, love it, keep it, hate it, want it, need it; sound familiar?

Con: Fanaticism, more “vitamin D” for you! That and may lose respect with people who don’t share your views (Or you insult them on their fanaticism, you douche.)

#7

Pro: Make friends over the internet

How: Community building, join/make clans/guilds/squads/cabal and just being active in playing so everyone knows your names (Just like in Cheers, but being a guy named Norman…you might get the whole “are you serious?” interrogation treatment.)

Con: Lose friends over the meatspace

#8

Pro: Feel superior in every video game aspect to be a self-renowned “pro”

How: Kill noobs without dying too much, play for long hours, be all you can be in your game…be the medic (Don’t understand?)

Con: Hallmark just released the new V-card to express your loneliness for all occasions…

#9

Pro: Fun! Just calm down and relax…like a bookworm, but it involves a chair

How: Play a game you like and watch the hours go by with every moment.

Con: Addiction! You thought smokers were disgusting…

#10

Pro: Ideas…games and life regardless.

How: Like getting totally baked and talking about how we’re all connected in a inter-dimensional neural network interlinked to the universe which communicates with us constantly but we choose to ignore it for the pursue of capitalistic ideals of a free society which is deprecating the social structure of liberties for capital gain to create a New World Order consisting of oil companies and large corporate conglomerates to control the minds of the people in coerced consumerism and suppress modern man to mere mortal slaves to multimillion advertisement laced with subliminal messages and perspective of sexuality above natural selection to produce the next generation without the proper thought process to communicate on an intellectual level to notice corporate American taking over the world and be forged by the corporate motive to collapse government and – wait, what?

Con: No one is listening…I bet you skimmed the How section above, see? I told you so.

So in a way, I have to balance a balance already balanced. Tough job especially when dealing with an equilibrium within an equilibrium.

I appreciate input as usually, leave a comment. Until next week!