Sunday, April 29, 2007


That about sums up my feelings. Well, I guess I could elaborate a bit.

I know they don't read this, but I want to apologize ahead of time to my parents for being an utter failure at life. I'm still optimistic about my chances at a writing career, but until then, I'm going to be a terrible headache for them. So, business as usual, basically.

In other news, wrestling officially sucks now, and I'm swearing off it for a while. Hopefully, by the time I decide to start watching again, they'll have taken John Cena out of the title picture, put their new guys to better use, reestablished the brand barriers and stopped with all these cross-show self-promotion matches, and maybe written a decent storyline or two for once.

Also, I sort of decided that I'm going to stop denying people's friend requests on MySpace. I'm already antisocial in real life, so being antisocial on MySpace as well seems a little too sad, even for me.

That's it for now. Live long and prosper, readers. If you can't do both, then at least one or the other.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

More Comicking

Not sure if that's a word. Anyway, I have a feeling I'm going to start making a lot more of these little sprite comics, so here's a link to the RSS feed for my Witty Comics profile:

Handy things, these RSS feeds. Much easier than having to actually go back to a site regularly to check for updates.


What's more sad than making sprite comics? Making sprite comics with a site that automatically constructs them for you. Yes, I'm a sad individual. Anyway, go read mine. If you haven't already seen the conversation that spawned it, you may get a laugh out of it.

Click Me. You know you have nothing better to do.

I seem to be getting bored and making more of these, so check out the others. The username I use on that site is Ty, as you may have guessed.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Fear of the Light

I seem to be morphing into some kind of gruesome nocturnal creature. My first meal of the day is usually dinner, sometime in the evening, and my last before going to bed is breakfast, around 7:30 or 8 in the morning. It's weird, and is having various effects on me, some good and some bad.

For one, it's bad for my educational career. I'm still not sure what major to change to; maybe I'll just go with undeclared for a while and get a general Liberal Arts degree. At any rate, I need to get my shit together for the last few weeks of this semester, because I can't afford to fail anything else.

It also means I can't get as much food in my system, as the dining hall is closed during most of the hours I'm awake now. I often wake up shortly after they close in the afternoon and/or before they reopen in the evening, and I go to sleep a little while after they first open in the morning. Since I'm already a string bean of a man, eating even less food can't be good for me. It makes me wonder just how little nourishment someone with my metabolism can live on. Perhaps I'll slowly evolve into a new species that can sustain itself entirely on Doritos from the vending machine.

However, the schedule has done wonders for my (hopefully) future writing career. Stuff always comes to me in the middle of the night for some reason. My little file of half-finished stories for my possibly soon to be released online series is now more than 90 pages. I kind of wish my first novel hadn't grinded to a halt, though. It's still set around page 130-something, and I haven't touched it in almost a month. Maybe I'll get more done on both over the summer. In all likelihood, I won't be getting that internship, so I'll probably be trying and failing to get a job during the day, writing at night, then sleeping through the morning. I only hope I'll find time to eat and bathe in there somewhere.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Cops pick up BU student over ‘VT’ Web threat

Sometimes in life, there simply are no words for all the emotions swimming through my mind. However, I think I can sum up my reaction thusly:

Holy. Fucking. Shit.

Monday, April 16, 2007

I blogged a man in Reno, just to see replies.

That title wasn't my idea. It's by request.

Starting off on kind of a somber note today, I just heard about the shooting at Virginia Tech.

Click to read the article

I'm not really sure what to say about it. It's a tragedy, and I really have nothing witty to say about it. My heart goes out to the friends and loved ones of those who died.

Now, a digital moment of silence:


On a lighter note, on WWE Raw tonight, good old "JR" Jim Ross just made the greatest segue in the history of speech:

"And speaking of non-aphrodisiacs, here comes the near 400-pound Umaga."

Friday, April 13, 2007

Jordan also wishes to inform all of you that he has had sex before.

That is all.

Slight Amendment - TMNT

Alright, so maybe I'm not a TMNT expert. Jordan, in his infinite wisdom (big eye roll), has informed me that the originals I was referring to really weren't the originals. Apparently, the more recent TMNT series and movie were based on the original TMNT comic book, whereas the ones I had deemed as original were just loosely based off of it. Now, I'm not going back on what I said, but I am willing to admit I was not well informed on this stuff. However, I still feel that the original series and movie, watered-down for kids as they may have been, were good. I've seen some of the more recent series that is supposedly based on the comic book. I tell you, I didn't care for it. As for the new movie, I guess I'll wait to see it before I pass judgement, but somehow, I doubt it's in any way as good as my nerdy-as-hell roommate insists it is. I don't know, maybe I'll find copies of the comics and read those. He claims the comic is pretty hardcore. However, it seems the new series and movie are still sort of aimed at kids, so I don't see how they are any closer to the original product than the series and movies that I grew up with.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Movies Suck: A Rant on Hollywood

You know, I always used to be a big movie buff. Hell, I still am. I'm not a movie trivia expert or anything. I just appreciate good movies. Sadly, it's hard to find good movies these days.

For starters, I have lost whatever Will Ferell fandom I had ever held. I never saw Anchorman in its entirety, but I saw a few parts, and they weren't too bad. After that, though, I saw ads for Taladega Nights, and I could pretty much tell I wasn't going to like it. I saw a few scenes while I was visiting my cousins who happened to be watching it on DVD, and I still hold the same opinion. It had a few funny moments, but just a few funny moments do not a good movie make. And once I saw ads for Blades of Glory, I just wanted to strangle the guy who came up with the concept. And shame on John Heder for accepting that part. Ever since Napoleon Dynamite, his career has been going downhill, which is amazing considering he was a complete unknown to begin with. The only Will Ferell movie I've sat through recently was Bewitched. Again, just a few funny moments do not a good movie make. Besides, it wasn't even really a new idea. It was just something they came up with after watching the TV series. This also transitions us into my next point:

Hollywood needs some god damn original ideas. Almost everything is a sequel, a remake or a ripoff. The Hills Have Eyes 2 is out now, right? I won't be seeing it. Granted, I enjoyed the first one, but I didn't like it enough to consider a sequel to have any merit. Plus, I just recently realized why I liked The Hills Have Eyes. Because it wasn't written by a crappy Hollywood writer in the 21st century. It was made by Wes Craven back in 1977. Somebody in Hollywood just liked the idea enough and said, "Hey, let's make that movie again and see if we can milk any more money out of the same damn idea." That is absurd enough, but the fact that they've now made a sequel of a remake is completely retarded.

Almost as retarded as a sequel to a ripoff of an Asian horror film. I speak, of course, of The Grudge. The difference here, of course, is that I did not like The Grudge. Not even remotely. I haven't seen the original film it was based on, but it couldn't have been as lousy as the US version. The fact that someone thought The Grudge 2 would be a good idea makes me think that drug use is more prevalent in Hollywood than anyone had imagined, because you'd have to be high to think we needed another Grudge.

And Nicholas Cage. Nicholas fucking Cage. He was in The Wicker Man. Another remake. Dear God, don't even get me started. Between this and that shitty Weatherman movie, I'm afraid to see Ghostrider. And now I hear they're making another fucking National Treasure. That movie was just some weak excuse for The DaVinci Code. In its own right, it didn't totally suck, but it was by no means good enough to warrant a sequel.

Anyway, thank God there seem to be a few new movies that weren't ripped from some earlier idea. On the side of non-ripoff, non-sequels, there's Perfect Stranger, Disturbia, Pathfinder, Grindhouse, The Reaping, Shooter, and I'll tentatively add 300. I think the concept's been done before, but not with the same approach. However, on the remake/sequel/ripoff side, we've still got Redline, Are We Done Yet?, Blades of Glory, and... *shudder* TMNT.

Oh, God, why did they have to remake TMNT again? It's not bad enough that they remade the tv series to make it more "hip" and "edgy", and it's not bad enough that they released one shitty videogame after another for the past half a decade. Now they have a new movie? Look, I'm drawing the line right here. Everyone who's with me, boycott this new TMNT crap. The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tv series is the only true series, the original arcade game was the only good videogame, and though I didn't totally hate the sequels, there was only one original, and there will forever only be one true TMNT movie. Don't believe me? Watch a clip or two.

Before I go, I'll just say one more thing: Charlie and the Chocolate factory should never have been made. There was no reason to ever remake Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory because it was absolutely perfect the first time. As if the story and characters weren't good enough in their own right, it had Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. If I haven't said it yet, I'll say it now: Gene Wilder is a God. Once you've had Gene Wilder, no one else can compare. So, Hollywood, I say in closing:

You lose! Good day, sir!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

The City of Rhodes

The island of Rhodes. Not to be confused with Rhode Island. One was a city in Greece that had its own colossus; the other is the tiniest state in the US.

So, just what is this site all about? What are the numbers counting down to? Your guess is as good as mine, but if you ask me, I'd say... I have no idea. Sorry, I'm drawing a blank. I was going to say they'll announce God of War III on that date, but I think they already did that, at least unofficially. And I know it's not a release date because God of War II is already out everywhere. Hmm... perhaps they're going to release some kind of special bonus content or something when the timer reaches zero. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.