This year was blessed right from the start with Viagra Boys releasing Welfare Jazz barely two weeks into january.
These are a bunch of musicians, hailing from the classic swedish hardcore scene, jazz musicians, electronic artists all tied together by singer Sebastian Murphy, a Swedish-American tattoo canvas and punk rock swaggerist who lays down his rough, dark voice over the bands monotonous, sometimes krautrocky background.
The songs on this record are more obviously influenced by c
I wanted to get on blogging again but I changed the idea for this blog and as a result, this blog will be focusing on music that's been released/going to be released in 2021. Fun topic, and lots to write about!
Man, when was the last time I did one of these lol. Anyway, let’s catch up a bit
Due to COVID, the rest of my high school senior year had to switch to online from the end of March (around Spring Break) until the end of the school year in May. It was kinda tough for me though, since it was very easy for me to get distracted and unmotivated to do any of my work (or join any of the Zoom meetings for that matter), but somehow, I was able to barely pass and still graduate.
So yeah, stuff li
Having listening to Blind Guardian for like a week, I have come to a decision... Why hadn't I listened any of their work before?! Gotta admit, I kinda got lost in the story they tell in Beyond The Red Mirror (the album I picked as sample).
Plot. I know the basics. There are several worlds in this setting and there used to be several doors connecting them. There was a conflict among the gods and all doors were destroyed, except for the Red Mirror. I'd have to give it more thought while liste
I think I've mentioned before, but The Source has been my starting point to get to know several bands. So far, since that conversation with Aqui at the beginning of the year, I have listened to the following bands (and in most cases I've added them to my playlist):
Beast in Black
Rhapsody of Fire
... I probably missed some here
So, I'm still enjo
Wow, what a year it has been thus far thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic making a mess of everything.
But I'm not gonna use this blog to talk about that since we're all very familiar with it
Rather, I'm gonna write down some small details about things I've learned in my highschool field placement experiences thus far!
School 1 - Public Co-Educational School
Very low socio-economic school
Large percentage of students are indigenous or Polynesian
School is overcrowd
Another entry, another review, and this time I bring you my thoughts on the first book of the Nagash Trilogy. Coming from the last End Times book, I was ready to take the jump to Age of Sigmar fiction, but then I found out that Black Library released a series of thematic packs set in Warhammer Fantasy (the world that ended in... well, the End Times ). And then I saw a whole trilogy on Nagash and I said to myself "Myself, we gotta read this ASAP!".
And so, here we are, with the first volume
Book 1 of The End Times - The Return of Nagash, by Josh Reynolds
The whole End Times event was a big deal back in 2014, and each entry had a slogan that reflected what was the state of the world by the end of the book. In the case of The Return of Nagash, that quote was "Death Rises...". Nagash, the Supreme Lord of the Undeath, has been one of the major antagonists of the Warhammer World for quite some time, and as the beginning of the End Times, he has been 'dormant' for some centuries.
Wow. It's been a long time since I last posted in my online journal thing. That's not really surprising. I've got a poor history in keeping blogs updated.
Anyways. It's getting closer to 2020. This would normally fill people with excitement, but I'm not feeling it.
Has 2019 been a bad year per say? Not really. My uncle did get cancer (in the bile duct actually, but he was extremely lucky to have the best surgeon in the state to cure it - literally had to lose 80% of his liver though, b
So as Nanowritmo has ended, here are my final thoughts on the challenge.
I went into the challenge with two things. One was that in addition to trying to complete the initial goal of 50,000 words in one month, I also had to do it without any extra writing. This also meant taking care of things, such as exercise, or switching to other hobbies when I realized I was unable to write. The other thing, as opposed to sticking with one novel or even one project, anything that involved writin
Alright, back on this topic. After spending this year looking (and fortunately getting) a job, the creative engines in my brain were in a desperate need of some writing. Literally, of anything at this point.
Having said that, most of the work I had going with this Destiny project has gone dry. But I really want to keep it going. So, having said that, this piece will be mostly about me going through some lore issues I have with the first expansion for Destiny, The Dark Below.
Issue 1 -
I've been bottling up my feelings for so long, I can't stand it anymore. I have to uncap it or else I'll shatter into a billion pieces. Long story short: I'm not thrilled with my workplace at all. Don't get me wrong; my colleagues are nice and professional but the boss, the goddamn boss is such a heartless tool. Like, he's the type of man who operates solely on logic but he's also the type who's indecisive as fuck. It makes my daily operations taxing. I try to keep up with his demands and sudden
This may sound odd, since a lot of you see me as a negative person, but I am a very positive person outside of the internet. I do have hopes and dreams like many of you...it's just that due to my past experiences, I've come to assume the worst, not because I want to, but because I'm too scared to be close to someone that could potentially ruin my life. My past is why I am untrusting to everyone that tries to help me, why I push people away, and why I choose to be isolative from everyone...and I
Not gonna lie, being the middle child helps me see the perspective of both sides of one coin, by that I mean I know the feeling of being both the older brother and the younger brother...and both sides are always at each other's throats for whatever reason. They both have their bright sides and their dark sides, and sadly, their dark sides show up more than their bright sides, at least from what I've experienced.
For example, my older sister, I've been with her for some time, and I've gotten
I got one question to ask on this topic: Where did it all go? Kindness has always been a part of our lives for some time now, and as the years go by, we tend to meet people that love to take advantage of it. I'm not saying to not be kind, I basically saying to keep a look out for some red flags when showing it. I'm not gonna throw my experiences out there, like I usually do, because I'm sure by now a lot of you stopped giving a rat's ass anyway (or in some cases get so far up my ass that you cou
This one was inspired by a conversation I had yesterday, some of you know this, but for those who don't...I HATE THE IDEA!!! People who search for perfection in everything, to me, are people that search for anything and everything that has no flaws whatsoever, be it a person, a place, or any random item, if it has a flaw, it's trash to them. Now I can understand people wanting to find something better after experiencing something worse, but there are still some people out there that get what the
Respect: A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements...and yet people ask for it like it's fucking water. Now some of you, I can respect, the others, not so much. Sorry if this sounds mean, but you don't just get respect, you have to earn it, and how do you earn it? By growing the fuck up! There are dozens of ways to earn respect easily, and most of them involves a little bit of humility, in fact one of those ways is to practice h
Which one is your Gen 8 starter Pokemon for Sword & Shield? Mine's Sobble (Go Team Sobble!). It used to be Scorbunny but I fell in love with for two reasons (1, he's so cute and 2: he's a lizard and I love lizards, I practically lived with them since the day I was born in my home country. Charizard is my favorite starter Pokemon from Gen 1 and Sceptile from Gen 3). I hope Sobble's final evolution is Dragon or Ghost.
Trust...what I think of it is that it can be very fragile. When you trust someone, or something, you believe that what someone says or what something does is true to it's name. But like I said, it's fragile, and something one says or does can break that trust as quickly as they earned it. Me? I don't trust everybody, nor do I want to. If you've read my past blogs you should know why, if not, here's the short version...I've been betrayed too many times. Most people would want to take advantage of
I'm speaking out as a victim of such...it's not cool. The sad truth of it is that people do it everywhere, at work, at school, online...and it infuriates me. Why do they do that? Is it because of what they did? What they look like? What the act like? Or do they do it just to see how you would react? It pisses me off to no end. When I was in high-school, I was bullied in freshman year. I was called name, had my book-bag stolen one time, and I was constantly getting hit. I told some of the staff a
This story just bloomed in my mind so I decided to write it for funsies. Anywho, the premise is my hunter character, Fay, will be going on a vacation with the Admiral. They share a relationship. I haven't written like this in months so I'm pretty happy. Obviously this is a draft so there will be grammatical mistakes.
Let me know what you think!
Fay couldn’t contain the smile that slowly formed across her cherry red lips; her golden-colored eyes softened at the large bodied m
I purchased an Udemy writing course to get back to basics. I'm so sick of not being able to write for a long period of time and it kills me. With the course, it explains how to write stories that jump out of the page and create memorable characters without the help of illustrations. I want to get back into that. Lol, I waited a year to open the course, hahah. Anyway, this is a sample prompt I did from the course.
Writing Prompt: Teacher Sees Student
The soaked streets of King's Cross
My life has always been a roller coaster since I drew my first breath. It's been a struggle to fit in, to become accepted, and to pursue whatever I set my mind on. As years go by, I've experienced countless obstacles and most of them I successfully conquered them. No biggie. But this year, this year was wow. I can't believe how terrible my lucked turned out.
Here's a summary of how my year started:
Crippling menstrual cramp
Got laid off