Yet again I am seeking to end a hiatus. I have had lots of ideas while I have been away, and it is difficult to pick a singular place to start. At the very least, I will prop the tents up and slap “Coming Soon” signs on them. While this is not nearly as a refined and finished product as I like to present, starting sloppy is better than honing a perfection that will never come.
I consider this my own corner of the internet. While much of what winds up being posted pertains to video games, I have further interests and concerns. Just as my game reviews have the aim to inform and perhaps entertain so to do my other articles serve a purpose. Sometimes I just need a place to vent and expound that is not the comment sections and threads of friends and acquaintances. Occasionally I want to research something and want a concrete memory of what I learned. What I write potentially cuts a wide swathe. But, to date, the content of this site is written solely by me. Thus I am just as much a burgeoning brand as a complete individual. Sometimes I look at the world outside my window rather than the one projected from a screen.
All that said, I already completed the story based portion of Kingdom Hearts 3 and I think the review for it (spoiler free, I promise) will be my first written work in as many months. I may as well while search engine optimization favors it for a change, eh?
To my friends, followers, and new visitors, thank you as always for your time and interest in what I do. Be it ever so humble, I am happy that my works get read.
As a present to my old MMO buddies from Final Fantasy XI, I rounded out the fan fiction I intended to complete years ago. I am going to take the opportunity to revamp the page as I have the others on my site. I am editing “The Beast Within” presently, and I aim for it to be the cherry on top. Please bear with me as a lot of shuffling will occur.
National Novel Writing Month has been in full swing. So have I, to be honest, which is why I didn’t jump right on it. I aim to average 2,000 words a day. If I can meet that I have just enough time for the 50,000 goal. Ordinarily I like to keep my buffer days spread throughout the month for when I need a break or for feasting. Such is life that they were used up front. I am not overly concerned with not meeting the goals. I have been writing consistently, and will keep at it. I do think I will change my monthly schedule up.
For now, food and rest. Tomorrow will be the first of many busy days.
I did not complete all the articles I wished to for October. So it goes. I will hammer them out as I can, and update hub pages accordingly. November marks the beginning of National Novel Writing Month. I have participated in years’ past but I am presently uncertain if I will be able to commit to it in full this year. However, I do need to work on my own fiction again, so either way something will be produced.
For those that enjoy one prong of my work more than others, thank you for being patient as I hone in on other facets. It is my hope that starting in January I can have a few writing days a week. If I can manage that I think I can get caught up on much of my backlog and even make advances in other areas.
In any case, wherever you read, I hope you do so happily.
My move finally happened. With it came the inevitable slow down of my work. But I am set up and comfortable, and I’m already about done with two articles with a series in the works. This will be on the series side, speaking on real life issues. But I think I’ve found a few good highlights to finish on as well. With National Novel Writing Month imminent, I have a lot of work to do in a little time.
I am going to be expounding my views on this topic, at length, while I hone a working framework for my social commentary writing. Out of all the headlining topics of the day I have the greatest foothold in issues concerning Race. Due to all I have lived, it is “easiest”. I want to be past this issue more than most people. I am not going to do that in seclusion. As such, I will share my thoughts here.
One of my hang ups with all social discussions is context. Even though we live in a time where news cycles run ceaselessly, it does this with clips, soundbites, and excerpts. As such, I will aim to provide as much context as I can. If I can share what has added to a given Truth, that can be balanced out rather than just nebulously debated.
This may sound strange to many but I find that the Truth simply Is. It is stranger than fiction because it does not need to make sense. Two facts can exist in opposition and still be true and equally valid. There will be times I contradict myself. There will be times I am not at all cohesive. I’ll have the good sense to go back to editing until sense can be relayed. I will give you this; I will ALWAYS be honest. It is the only way I can look back with pride.
A mistake I have made in my societal commentary writings in the past is that I have tried to write a definitive article. I wrote in such a way that I aimed to not go over the topic again. This put strain on me as I tried to cover all facets at once. If my articles seem open ended this is why. Realistically, no solution will take root AND bear fruit all at the same time.
This is not going to be comfortable for me. However, it is necessary for me I think. If this matter concerns you personally I hope that you will see that you are not alone. If you are able to stand apart from such discussions, I hope me relaying my experiences will show where the collective angst comes from. For myself, I aim to find a greater peace and actionable solutions. I also want to find some joy in this series too.
I am taking another day this month to recover some oomph, but this time I have a lot on my mind. This round of editing will not be as rapid fire as my Poetry page edit. I still wish to be done by days’ end. I aim to lay out my social commentary hub much like my gaming and aforementioned poetry hubs. Stay tuned.
I’ve found myself enough free time to quickly edit this page, so I shall. All the Poetry will be added to my blog post line. If you are reading this in real time, there will be some rapid re-posting from me.