I'm covering for Smurf as he does stuff. Interesting stuff perhaps. And luckily there were interesting cblogs to recap.
No, I mean it. Very interesting. So interesting.
Look, I really don't want to bring back the Write Stuff. It was long, a drain on my free time, and a pain to compose. I have more fun recording the Fapcast (I promise it's coming back. I'm just having hella scheduling issues) and doing other creative endeavors like doing Can he block it? on my Youtube channel (Green Arrow edition is uploading by the way).
But look, I need to say one thing as a writer to you people. And the right people won't even look at this because 80% of the people who bandwagon for a blogger's wanted call don't even continue being active so fuck whatever.
Look at every blog on the topic. Go ahead. I dare you. I did it. You notice something common in between them all? Something infuriatingly common and boring when you get through them all? Yeah, nearly all of them start with the self-reflection hook.
"When I was 8-years-old..."
"Back when I was a child in 1999...."
"It all started when I was a kid..."
Alright, I'm about to get all Write Stuff on you assholes. Please don't assume you're writing in a vacuum. Ok, sure, they're C-BLOGS, so you have the creative freedom to do what you want with them because it's your own space; a personal log if you will. But if you've bothered to get off your lurking ass and respond to the blogger's wanted call, you obviously want some kind of attention, right? Don't lie to yourself you attention whore. You wanted it, didn't you? But everyone, not just every writer on the internet, wants attention. Don't try to fool yourself into thinking you're some indie hipster who doesn't want to sell out and get noticed by the man (Andy Dixon). You know the number one way to get noticed for your efforts in a dense environment?
You do something different.
So the people who go first have the disadvantage of... going first. They are the sacrificial lambs, the guinea pigs (yes I Googled the spelling), the test subjects, the suckers. They get to test the waters and get judged immediately for their mistakes and you, the people who come afterwards, get to learn from their mistakes and improve. Only, that's not the case here really. Everyone just kinda rushes out en masse like a bunch of lemmings and hopes they land in a boat instead of the ocean. Hell, the only monthly musing I topsauced did the self-reflection opening too. I liked it when I pushed through into the body, which became a frighteningly personal story but I pushed myself to get there. Why does the reader, your audience, have to force themselves to like your work. Your work doesn't have to be Remember Me.
I mean, thank god for RenegadePanda and Voltech. Bloggers and blogs I enjoy so much, yeah, I'll give them double links. Sure they have the advantage of not constricting themselves to the monthly musing but their beginnings, their leads, their hooks, are strong goddammit.
I'm done here. Is my upload done yet? No? Well, it's worth noting that I've been having trouble getting my HDPVR to work. For two weeks since my last upload, the video passthrough was busted. I plugged my Xbox straight to my TV to play games because if I used the PVR for passthrough, I'd get a black screen which meant no recording and no games.
I try fixing the problem today and none of my solutions worked. Reinstall, resolution change, rebooting. Only randomly, after all those ideas failed, replugging the cables and it started working again. Fuck. What?
Whatever, I managed to record some Green Arrow gameplay of Can he block it? That link is assuming you're reading this a few hours later because as of posting these caps and these words, the upload was 40% complete.
5 more fucking days until New Leaf it's a good thing we're not connected on Facebook or else I'd be spamming your news feeds HOMGZHOWJEWKFNN.