soon this blog goes away. I will still be on LJ, but I reckon I am done, thanks y’all for reading.
So, yes then…
I watch a great deal of tv, even Spike. A show I watch on Spike is “Ink Master”, for while I dislike Dave Navaro as a person, I like the art, I like tattoos, so on. Well, tonite, they sent home one of the most solid, consistent, and IMHO, top contender artists, Jamie D. Why, in part, do I think they sent Jamie D home?
Well, while he has been tattooing for 17 years….he has no tattoos. And dresses really straight.
That there is Jamie D. He looks more like a lawyer, yeah? Maybe an accountant? This eve, before sending him packing, the judges ripped on him for NOT having ink. I even get the “never trust a skinny chef” har har thing, but…
Really? People who have ink get judged all the time, and there they are judging him for NOT having any, despite him being a very, very talented dude. He even stated yes, he wants tattoos, but is very picky and is waiting for the RIGHT design and the right ARTIST, and faulting him for that? REALLY? The man can do some killer tattoos. Sending him home? Yeah, I think part of the reason was?
His inkless skin. And that ain’t right. So yeah, that shit, it works in reverse.
So, they are killing my game. As of early Saturday AM, est, city of heroes/villains will be no more. This saddens me, but like a true die hard fan, I am going to grind it out till the bloody end starting tomorrow. Much red bull, some booze, smokes, and junk food, oh yeah. I can understand the economic and business aspects of NC Soft nuking it, but that doesn’t make me like it any better. To put it pretty honestly, that game helped me out a lot when I was dealing with some shit…medical mostly. Post burn, post burn surgery, back shit, its not like I could go out and DO stuff, but I COULD play CoX, so, I did, a lot, and it took my mind off things, not to mention, in its own way, inspired some of the best actually Not Game Based Writing I have ever done. Man, I am gonna miss it, and I am not really sure if there is another similar game I want to even play. I have lots of folks asking me to do Star Wars, and man, it LOOKS cool and is well done, but I am a comic geek, not a Star Wars Geek.
Anyway, tomorrow and friday, I will be staying on till the bloody end. Fuck you NC Soft, but thanks for the memories.
I do it every year, even if I think its a stupid holiday. I do it because regardless, I get my friends and fam over here, we eat, drink, are merry….last year I had lost a bet and was supposed to wear a skirt, so being me, I cooked and served in combat boots, an army spec. ops sweater, and…a kilt. My hair looked amazing thou, very Law and Order. For me, it is about good friends, family, food, football, and well, enjoyment. All other shit aside. I cook, the men clean :).
But I DO like to think about what I am thankful for, and ya know, I have some things. Infernal Spine aside, I am healthy. For the most part, more than many. I HAVE good friends, and an AMAZING family. I am thankful for my artistic abilities, and the roof over my head, and my mean streak. I am thankful I love music and love to be thankful that my parents introduced me to everything from MoTown to Country Western. I am thankful Chicago Exists, same goes for West VA.
I EVEN took the chainsaw outta my kitchen this year….
I am 41! I say it loud, and proud, and all that shit that goes with the first two. The top song on the charts the month and year I was born was….
heheh, I bet HE was a Scorpio TOO!
I am honestly, in some ways, looking forward to a really good year. There will be shit, but, shut your mouth!
Kim, glad to see you back, I’ve missed you!
Happy B-Day to me, I SHOULD wish for world peace….but for some reason, a 1968 GTO sounds better to me!
We begin, now with a song…which I know most of you hate, unless it is cool and Rootie likes it, or it is old school, a Daisy loves it….
Well, there is this little industrial metal band, old skool, that I love, and this song, really, says much for me. In fact….see title of post, song sorta says it all!
I got badly burned, badly, in 2008, which many of you know, those who don’t, woo, in color, then I screwed up my back, which, still has issues, last resort is surgery, and I say bring it on, better than this. I MISS being able to MOVE. But, my response, at everyone and anything, has always been, as the song says “To laugh in the face of condemnation”. I am still laughing.
I have taken the hits for all I have ever done, still am. Real jobs, hah, like I have a resume for that, physically, hello, fire. But the one thing my amazingly nihilist self has? Hope. Not in any sort of afterworld sense (pfft, useless, there is no afterworld), but in the NOW.
Did some drawings lately, they ain’t bad, nature and muscle cars. Realize come sat I am 41, and staring down more surgery of the non happy kind, and you know, I am GOOD with that. Such Is Life, SO Be it.
Heh, can an angry nihilist be Zen?
And that is a taste of things to come.
And oh yes, I WAS their scarecrow for a long time, no more, now, I am for me.
I am first place in all my football pools. This is good. Despite the freakin’ NY Giants. I will say Eli’s brother Peyton looks GOOD in Bronco Orange though…
It is amusing to me however, the AFC is like….Meh. All the good divisional battles are NFC this year.
and I say…watch out for ‘da Bears.