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Tomorrow Is the Day & I’ve Been Slacking

Tomorrow is the day I go back on campus. If everything goes well and I’m able to get the classes I need for the following semesters, this time exactly next year will be my last semester as a collegian. I’m going to miss spending time with my family, of course (especially my niece). If only they could all live in the same city as me then I wouldn’t even need to pay for housing or food y’know? This semester looks to be filled with interesting classes so I’m hoping I will be a smarter version of myself by the time the semester ends than when it began. I hope to develop cordial relationships with my professors and any financial burdens that may arise be resolved in a timely manner.

On another note, I noticed I haven’t posted anything regarding my play “Love Conquers All Sins” since February. That’s pretty damn pitiful and I honestly have no excuse. I will definitely make sure I spend time daily to write once tomorrow starts. Since I like daydreaming a lot, I actually have all the character designs finished in my head. Now all I need to do is draw them, but I’m still practicing. My blog will be the first place I post them (after sharing them with my brother and sister).

 

Here are the things I hope to accomplish by the time the year ends…

  • Finish and post 4 scenes of my story/play
  • Get all A’s in my classes (I’ll accept one B)
  • Buy a birthday present for my mom
  • Complete 4 art pieces
  • Start applying to become an Anatomy and Physiology tutor
  • See Kid Cudi live with my mom and brother
  • Go to WasabiCon
  • Become an early riser (consistently wake up at ~5:00 AM)
  • Write more poetry

 

A lot of stuff has been on my mind lately. Recently, I’ve been really happy and really sad at the same time. Anyway, that’s all I have to say. Until next time!

My Blog vs. My Vlog

Howdy, followers and anyone else who might be reading this. How are you guys doing today? Good I hope, ’cause I am and I want you to be too.

Ever since I’ve made this blog, I’ve talked about my interest in vlogging. I can’t say exactly when I’ll start, but I promise “vlogger” is going to be something I will add to my repertoire. While I will be treating my vlog like my blog in the sense that I will post whatever I like, and while there will be an overlap between the two, I’d like there to be a few key differences so they can both have their own charm. I do believe if you like my blog, you should like my vlog (unless you just hate seeing someone smile constantly on camera) and vice versa.

 

When I will blog 

As long as I have a meaningful topic and worthwhile content, anytime is a good time to blog. Blogging is also great for me since I have an affinity for the written word. Posts would be easier to set up since they don’t require a vast array of equipment. The only things I require are a laptop or a desktop and a working internet connection. Since I can write well, and convey my thoughts through written words, blogging has really worked for me.

 

When I will vlog 

Vlogging involves the same process of sharing information, and experiences, but it is done in a video format as opposed to a written one. Setting up a good vlog is not very difficult if I have the right kind of equipment. If I started a vlog back in middle or high school, I’d probably be forgiven for having videos that aren’t in HD. Nowadays, having videos in 720p or higher is not only an option, it’s probably expected. Unlike blogging, vlogging does not require lucid writing skills, as vlogging is more inclined towards giving the audience a more conversational approach. It’s a good thing I have love for the spoken word too. As long as the topic or issue being discussed is interesting and engaging (and I’d like to think I lived a wonderful life so I feel I have a lot to say), I have something to talk about.

 

Blog and Vlog content

Before I decided to delete a good chunk of my posts, I wrote a lot of stuff on video games, anime, reviews, anecdotes, stuff from my personal life, etc. Now that I think about it, I believe there are some topics that are better presented in a blog post and others in a video. I will say the topics of anime and video games will be present on both my blog and vlog. Unlike my blog, which is exclusively Starchaser, I wouldn’t mind my vlog having other people’s presence involved (mostly my brother).

 

Topics for my blog 

  • Reviews (anime, visual novels and video games)
  • Personal stuff
  • Poems
  • Short updates
  • Top # Lists
  • Fictional stories I’m writing
  • Self-improvement
  • Asexuality
  • Charity and activism
  • Life advice

 

Topics for my vlog

  • You should be watching (anime)
  • Video game play
  • My music (any song I won’t have on my music page will be on my vlog) and my brother’s music and music videos
  • Respond to viewers (e.g. Ask me anything)
  • Anecdotes
  • Skits
  • Rants
  • Daily life
  • Speed drawings
  • Asexuality

 

The cons of blogging

Anyone with a blog who is looking to gain a readership should know it’s imperative to have a good knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO for short). Knowing the right keywords, appropriate tagging, and adding a correct description is necessary to ensure a blog shows up among the search engines.

Besides having good SEO knowledge, keeping my blog updated on a consistent and regular basis is a must. Everyone has their own schedule, but for me I try to have at least one post a week. Once readers start to enjoy reading a blog, they will want to come back for well-written posts. It was one of the reasons I decided to delete a lot of my previous posts, I only wanted to make well-written ones. Anyway, readers might start to lose interest if my posts are spread far apart from each other. The good news is I’m able to write in a captivating manner. This means the themes and topics I write about can be presented in an appealing and substantial manner to get people’s attention.

 

 

The downsides of vlogging

To put it bluntly, vlogging needs a good amount of equipment. I want to produce a high quality vlog and in order to do that, I need an advanced video camera that records in high-definition, and editing software (Windows Movie Maker doesn’t count). All the equipment required for vlogging costs money.

Another drawback of a vlog is that it does not provide me a chance to quickly edit videos after uploading them online. Unlike blog posts which can be edited easily and in a few seconds, videos would have to be DELETED *Broken Matt Hardy voice* or re-made to correct any errors. Vlogs are also more time-consuming to make. It can take hours to edit and publish a vlog.

 

Of course, there are going to be more topics I will touch on for both outlets, but I want to give you and myself an idea on what I am interested in discussing. Will the topics, techniques, and tactics I listed guarantee I will become the world’s most popular b/vlogger of all time? Eh, who knows. Like I said before, I didn’t start this blog to become popular, and I won’t make a vlog for that reason either. I do them because I enjoy them. And the people who like what I do and say will naturally gravitate toward me. Even when I get the audience I want and the traffic I need, I shouldn’t become complacent. There’s always room for improvement.

The Friend Zone and Nice Guy Syndrome (They’re Both Bullshit)

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You’re too close man! You’re too close!

I know I’m late to the party like I’m Bowser in Mario Party 3, so it may not seem like I have anything new or unique to say about this particular topic, but I’d still like to give my thoughts on it anyway. I have a feeling most people know a “nice guy”, you know, those guys who generalize women purporting that they only date assholes or thugs, I’ll go into that later, but all I want to say right now is those kind of guys are plagued with what those of us who aren’t bitches call “Nice guy syndrome”. What is the nice guy syndrome you might ask? According to urbandictionary.com it is defined as such

“A annoying mental condition in which a heterosexual man concocts over simplified ideas why women aren’t flocking to him in droves. Typically this male will whine and complain about how women never want to date them because he is “too nice” or that he is average in appearance. He often targets a woman who is already in a relationship; misrepresenting his intentions of wanting to be her friend and having the expectation that he is owed more than friendship because he is such a good listener. He is prone to brooding over this and passive aggressive behavior.

He is too stupid to realize the reason women don’t find him attractive is because he feels sorry for himself, he concludes that women like to be treated like shit”.

Uhm, that doesn’t sound very nice to me. What I dislike about “nice guys” is their implication that women who don’t pursue them romantically are bitches, whores, sluts, ugly or don’t have the mental capacity to find a suitable partner for themselves. Ah yes, if only these guys hadn’t been so “nice” and such a “good friend” to her. Only then would she have gotten with them. They were totally boyfriend material at first, but then their kind, compassion and friendliness completely ruined their chances! Yes, they were just “friend zoned.” Oh, that’s actually the cream of the crop. The friend zone. It’s one of the stupidest terms I’ve ever heard (up there with social justice warrior or SJW for short). I wondered where the term came from and it was actually coined by the popular sitcom Friends in the episode “The One with the Blackout” where Joey refers to Ross as the “mayor of the friend zone”. Since then it has evolved into a term for unrequited sexual interest and generated an innumerable amount of memes and even a Chris Rock standupNow I’m going to give my definition of the friend zone… The friend zone is an unimaginative, lazy, bullshit, misogynistic, make-believe land which has as much evidence of being true as the Green Hill Zone. “Nice guys” utilize this term to demonize women for not wanting to date them. They use it as a crutch to ignore the fact that there are ACTUAL REASONS behind a woman’s decision to not pursue a relationship and/or have sex with this guy. One example would be not being physically attracted to them (if they’re more of the shallow type). Or not being able to connect with them on an intellectual level. Or maybe, just maybe seeing through their bull and realizing that the only reason these guys are even friends with them in the first place is so they can fuck them.

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Fun level by the way.

Goodness gracious, these two concepts are the silliest things! Another point, “nice guys” aren’t actually nice. Okay, in their (delusional) mind they are too much of a genuinely kind, caring person who was always by her side and listened to whatever she had to say and was too respectful for these damn bitches to be able to appreciate. But that’s another issue, I’ve seen posts on Facebook when I had an account and heard guys use misogynistic terms to describe women who have “friend zoned” them. But it gets even better because this shows he has become what my brother would call a “bitternigger” and wallows in self-pity, coming to the conclusion that women must prefer to be treated like horse chips. He is the “victim” who is constantly preyed upon by women who are sadistic with him like they’re Esdeath-sama, yet somehow take a 180 masochistic turn when it comes to other men. I’m sure others know guys who suffer from this terrible syndrome. Probably far too many. Guess what? If she actually only liked assholes, then she would likely be highly attracted to you because you are one, douche.

Seriously. Is it really that unbearable to be friends with a person? You have a NEW friend! Not everyone can say they have friends so you should be thankful and celebrating the fact this woman wants to be friends with you. Women don’t only exist to date and/or have sex with people. This doesn’t make them bitches, it makes them human.

It shouldn’t have to come down to something so simpleminded. I always thought the friend zone was bullshit and I still do, but I thought I found an anomaly in the form of one of my friends who is madly in love with another friend of mine. But my brother recently made it quite clear to me it is not the case. You see, my friend has been in love with this particular young lady for a long time and I can imagine he would do anything to be with her. However, for whatever reason, she doesn’t see him as a romantic partner. The reason this isn’t a case of the friend zone according to my brother is because he actually CARES about her and therefore is actually her friend no matter what happens. Yes, I have a feeling if she was to ask him out he would jump at the chance, but at the end of the day he loves and cares about her as a friend. I guess this is another reason I consider my brother to be one of two of my intellectual superiors lol.

I know I’ve done a good amount of complaining and conveyed my vexation, but I need to flip the coin. I am in no way trying to portray women as innocent angels. Some women are thots and lead men on and use them in order to get attention. BOlieve me, I’ll make sure to blast women too. But that’s another topic for another time y’know.

When it all comes down to it, the “friend zone” and “nice guys” need to die. They most likely deserve a slow and painful death, but I’d prefer them to get executed with a guillotine so we can get rid of them faster. My last message to all the “nice guys” out there: if you call a woman a bitch, a thot, a whore, stupid, ugly or whatever other insult you can think of because she doesn’t want to be your girlfriend or have sex with you, you are NOT nice. If you’re only nice to a woman because you want to be with her, you are NOT nice. And if you bitch about constantly being “friend zoned”, it’s most likely because you are NOT nice. Try this instead, when you meet a nice gal and you’re attracted to her, approach her and express that you’re into her in a simple and direct way. If she turns you down, move on with your life. Can the two of you become friends? Of course! You may not be bffs, but you want to know why it doesn’t matter? Because there’s no point dwelling on it. If a girl doesn’t like you, she doesn’t like you. For the love of Washu-kami-sama, stop wasting your energy pursuing someone who doesn’t like you when there could be someone else out there who does. Grow a pair.

I Wish Jim Ross Could Narrate My Life

Jim Ross is the greatest to ever sit at the announce table. It’s sad that he retired back in September, but he left behind a legacy that won’t ever be reached. Throughout his years in WWE, JR was able to keep the fans’ interest with a range of legendary catchphrases which have been well documented.  He made wrestling seem like it was the greatest thing ever and showed fans how great of a storyteller he is. It just makes sense that if there was ever a way to make it possible, he should be the person that narrates my life. He would even make the most mundane things I do seem like they’re a life or death situation. For example, “OH MY GOD! Did you see that? He just took a bite out of a Burger King Whopper!” or “Today’s the final exam, he’s been studying for weeks….” then when I get my grade, “YES! YES! He did it! He got an A! He’s going to ace the class!” Moments that are considered the greatest in one’s life such as graduation, marriage, giving birth, birthdays are already memorable on their own, but just imagining JR narrating those moments would give them more pizzazz. As God is my witness Jim Ross is the greatest announcer in history and I wish he could narrate my life.

The New Me

I look in the mirror, and what do I see?

Standing there in the reflection is the new me

A brand new me

Changed and stress free

I feel so great!

A breath of fresh air,

It’s a new day!

Appreciating the moment,

I’ve found my own way!

Happiness consumes me

And so does love!

The changes that took place,

Were definitely from above!