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Dude, this thin… October 10, 2012

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Dude, this thing is STILL HERE. Wow, the internet never lets you forget. Seriously, I’m terrified at looking at my old posts.


The past and things April 14, 2010

Posted by CaptainThark in Creativity, Life, Politics, Random Ranting, Secret Knowledge.
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It’s interesting, you know? looking back at myself two years ago. That’s the funny thing about having the internet, the idiot teenage you will always be around. It’s like a diary, but weirder, because since you’re reading a post that you made, it’s like reading someone else, and knowing it’s actually you. It’s freaky, it’s weird, it’s utterly surreal.

It’s also oddly hopeful, because I can see how far I’ve come as a person. I’m different now than I was then, and it’s good, because I like me better now than I did then. Which will sound utterly stupid when I read it tommorow.

But I digress.

Anyway, it come back to reading a friend’s blog. A friend who is much more conservative than I. And it’s kinda interesting because it made me identify the primary reason I’m not a conservative:

Becasue the past fucking sucked, and it sucks less now than it did then.

I don’t consider myself a crusader, fighting to protect a dying world, I’m a trailblazer, looking for the new horizon.

Oh god, I KNOW that’s going to look bad tomorrow…

But I digress again.

Anyway, looking at the past me, it was fun seeing the point that I started turning into the current me. It was a simple post, it was short and sweet, and it simply said that all non-indy games of the past three years sucked.

This was ridiculous, of course. But it was the point I started thinking about things functioned, not how they looked like they functioned. That adding more powerups to Mario didn’t make it better (Although in the case of Super Mario World, doesn’t necessarily make it worse). How the original Zelda is a totally different game than Ocarina of time, and I kind of like the original better. How JRPGs don’t suck, although I was playing sucky JRPGs (Lost Odyssey is still not a very good game).

Oh, and of course, how I think Marx got pretty close to how society works, but people don’t understand it’s not something you can force. ALthough, my thoughts on that will wait for some other (possibly never at all) time.

And I hope to have some solid posts that someone other than me will care about soon.

Reviews that are short July 20, 2009

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I could spend forever talking about things (And I still reserve the right to do that later), but I’m in a hurry now:

Torchwood: Children of Earth-Pretty good, better than Torchwood was last time I watched it. Preview for next episode spoiled who lives, however, killing a bunch of tension.

Aliens-Best scifi action movie ever. Maybe the best action movie period. It’s just a really good movie.

Dr Who: The Key to time-Does not feel like the episodes are linked at all. The Pirate Planet, Power Krol, and The Armegeddon factor are the best. Stones of blood has rock that chase after you and suck your blood, however.

Boy, I hope I think of something to write that’s not a review soon.

GURPS Feels Like Home July 19, 2009

Posted by CaptainThark in 96872, Books, Creativity, Role Playing Games, RPG, RPGs, Tabletop Gaming.
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You know, I’m not really sure where I am with RPGs. I like them, but not in the way I used to. Just a few months ago, I would have bought anything I thought sounded cool. I own over 200 RPG manuals, so it came a surprise when I stopped feeling good about buying them about a month ago. I felt like there was no RPG I could justify buying anymore because I had so many, there wasn’t anything I didn’t already have.

Which, interestingly, ties into rediscovering GURPS, which is what this post is going to talk about.

Adding old stuff July 18, 2009

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I’m going to add some of my old posts back to this blog on a case by case basis. Some of them are better than I remembered. So you’ll be seeing my old post on the Ch’zo Mythos series of adventures by Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw, the guy who spiraled to success with Zero Punctuation.

Fun somewhat related fact: I was a fan of his literaly a month before everyone else knew about him, I shit you not.

Iron council review July 18, 2009

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Okay, so for the first real post I’m going to talk about books I’m reading.  Whoo.


First Post! July 18, 2009

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Greetings people who have stumbled their way into the incredibly deep (albeit interesting) hole that is my blog. I’ve posted here before, actually I’ve posted here 110 times before now, but it all sucked ass. Also, none of it would have said ‘ass’ as I did not curse before entering college.

But I  digress.

I’m, well, reebooting the blog. All the old posts are hidden because I am far too embarrassed by them (One of my last posts was whining about Halo 3 for god’s sake).

So, I launch again, this time not as a pseudo conspiracy blog but A NERD BLOG. It was that already, but I had strange pretensions about it being something else.

My real focus, you see, will be on giving sort of a alternative nerd blog. Pretty much because there are no real moderate nerd blogs out there I can find. All the positive reactions are raves, and all the negative reactions are rants.

So, I’ll talk about RPGs, Videogames, Movies, TV, and comics.

ESPECIALLY comics! They are my favorite storytelling medium, you see.

Hell, I might post some of my own!

Tomorrow, I hope to post my first real article. I do not know what it will be yet, but it will be something that hopefully will be unique. Hopefully, I’ll also get rid of that ghastly logo as well.

See you earlier!

Chzo Mythos Series July 31, 2007

Posted by CaptainThark in Adventure Games, Conspiracy, Video Games.

I finished playing the Chzo Mythos/John Defoe series of freeware adventure games earlier today.