Watchmen, amongst other things.

I read Watchmen recently. The whole thing. (insert annoying, but amusing internet meme reference here) I suppose I could say that I found it to be life-changing or that I think it’s the most awesome thing ever, and everybody should read it, but none of those things are true. I don’t think it’s the most awesome thing ever, and maybe I should, but I just don’t. (picture me shrugging here) I thought it was good, and thought provoking, despite the fact that I compared the villain/hero to Light Yagami after reading the ending.  That  little tidbit probably says more about me than it does about the graphic novel though.

I don’t think everybody should read it because it just doesn’t seem like it’s for everybody. It doesn’t really read like other comic or graphic novel I’ve ever gotten my hands on, and not everybody is likable, or even cool, even though most of the characters are supposed to be heroes. Take Rorschach’s character, for example. Hell, take any of the Watchmen characters. They’re all kinda messed up, and not in that cool, they’re so misunderstood with their dark and mysterious pasts kinda way. They’re just the regular kind of messed up. Like the kind of messed up people you meet in real life. Rorschach is the worst in this respect. Not that he’s a bad character (he’s my personal favorite) he’s just really really messed up. Also, I found the ending to be a bit horrifying. The very end soothed me a little, but I found the first part of the ending to be a bit horrifying. I think that was part of the point, though. If you’ve read Watchmen, you know. If you haven’t, maybe you should. The ending is important in more than few ways. It makes you think.

Facebook

Wasting time being random. EDIT: I last edited this draft in December 09 so all the stuff about Watchmen is hella old now. For me, any way. Facebook stuff is new.

Facebook is…the same. I’m not stuck on any games at the moment. Losing the internet or a hiccup in the schedule does that, I find, but I’m thinking about becoming re-stuck on some. Only a few though, and only a little bit. Don’t need a Facebook addiction at the moment. Not a serious one, anyway. I’m mostly focused on playing catch up with some games (friends scores have seriously spiked, to the point of concern) and…other wise I don’t know. I notice that I’m rarely on my Facebook if I’m not checking a game…I don’t use it for much. I’m considering actually using it to… (cue dramatic music)…connect with people. Yeah. That’s a novel thing to do for me. I never did get Facebook, and  I have said that before.

Twitter. Yes again.

Twitter is still odd. Following more people; trying to figure out what to do with it. That’s all it is, I guess. I’m tweeting, at least when I remember to tweet. Much like here, when I blog when remember that I have a blog and that I should blog in it. I’m behind on a ton of blog reading here now that I think about it….

Anyway, I don’t know what to use Twitter for anymore than I know what to use my little-read blog for. I’m considering linking my accounts up. I already linked on other account to this one. It’s on my about page. Maybe I’ll link twitter up to the account I’ve got linked here…or not. I may link my twitter to this, provided that I ever tweet anything of interest. For now though, I just have it. It’s just there. And I tweet on occasion.

The internet. All of it.

The internet is the biggest time suck I’ve ever come across. The whole thing. It’s just vast… and the links are so many…I never get bored with it. That’s my problem. I don’t ever get bored with it. I’ve got this blog…thing… accounts for other things all over the damn place, twitter included. I wandered around stumbleupon recently and found some interesting stuff. I couldn’t stop clicking that “stumble” button though. That messes me up for hours, I notice. Facebook does not help. Blogsites prompt archive binges, (search tvtropes for that one) all browsers support tabs now, which really does not help, Youtube is filled with interesting weird people, and Tv shows now, apparently…

Most times, I have two Firefox windows upon, with an untold number of tabs in each. I count thirteen in this window alone. If  I open another browser all bets are off. This might simply be a reflection on my lack of ability to close tabs, so really it’s not the internet’s fault. The internet can be useful and might be able to help me with some other things though. Some things that are productive, for a change. Like typing properly. I currently type….wrongly. I think the internet may help me fix this. I may also want to learn a language. I hear the internet can help with that too. It’s nice to know that it’s not just good for wasting of time. Nice to remember, more like it. I did know that before, but back then I used it to waste time too, which I suppose means that old habits die hard. I am tempted to use an emoticon here. Goodness knows I can. It is my blog. I won’t though. I mustn’t…

Next time: Will my struggle against my use of emoticons prevail? Will the next post have more structure? Stay tuned.

Or don’t.

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What to blog…

I’ve mentioned  before that I don’t really do blogs. I get a fair amount of writer’s block when trying to blog.

However, I looked at the clock a few minutes ago, and thought: I need to blog. [note: as of writing this my clock says 3:57]  I’m blogging out of obligation again. I don’t  have writer’s block right now, so we’ll see how this goes.

1. Brontosaurus

[typing resumed at 2:49 pm after falling sleep, forgetting about this blog entry then returning]

I remember back when Brontosaurus was still considered a legit dinosaur. You guys remember that? Remember how they told us that there was some sort of mistake putting together the skeleton and the dinosaur we knew and loved as Brontosaurus actually never existed? I remember that. I don’t remember how old I was at the time, but I do remember being pretty traumatized. That little revelation shook my whole world. It was the equivalent of telling me Santa wasn’t real. I was actually never taught that Santa was real to begin with, (I never believed in him either, although I wanted to) but I understand it can be upsetting to tell that to children who believe in Santa.

Back to the point, I was pretty upset. I thought that Brontosaurus was really cool. The whole ‘Brontosaurus not real’ thing really threw me. Getting over it took… actually I never really got over it so much as ignored the paleontologists and kept on believing in Brontosaurus anyway.

Come to think of it, I was probably under the age of ten at the time, which is probably why I remember feeling upset and protective for a while afterwards when playing with my little Brontosaurus toys.

2. Pluto

The whole deal with Pluto was similar to what happened to Brontosaurus (or, at least they connect somewhere in my head) When Pluto was demoted I remember feeling sad, and for some reason, hurt. I was no where near as upset as I was after the Brontosaurus deal, though.

I still feel little sorry for Pluto. I know it’s not sentient, and if it was it probably wouldn’t care too much about whether the people on a planet millions of miles away categorize it as a planet or a dwarf planet, but I still feel bad. (Not really bad, but I grew up with Pluto being a planet, and Pluto not being a planet messed with my reality a tad)

3. Third thing to blog about

This could be anything really. I had a brief, fleeting idea about what I would write here, but I lost it. I then got very distracted in the process of trying to find it and forgot what I was doing in the first place. I might blog about Facebook games or something, (I do those now) but maybe not. I don’t really think the internet community, (A.k.a you, whoever you are) really give a damn about my Facebook gaming habits. Then again, maybe you do. I however, have no way of knowing. I think though, that I will type about Facebook gaming. You don’t have to read this, but I have to type it, so I might as well pick a topic that’s relevant to me. (as in not writer’s block inducing)

I’m currently playing quite a few Facebook games. I mostly find them to be a waste of time, but for some reason the allure of leveling up is too great for me to stop. A couple of them require you to check up on things in game. (properties, cooking, etc.)  I’m currently playing one right now, and had to check on something a couple of seconds ago. That particular game has me hooked because I’m trying to level up enough to beat a friend. My friend does not know I am trying to beat them. My reason for trying to beat this friend at a flash in-browser game is pathetic. (I know you probably don’t care, but I’ll just say it anyway) They’re better than me at many things in real life and on the internet. (Do not try to understand how they can be better than me at things on the internet) I’m trying to beat them at this game for this reason. I want to be better for once. This also applies to three other games I’m playing, one of which is Mafia Wars.

My friend is level 102 in Mafia Wars. I’m level 21. I have a mild inferiority complex about this. The result is that I try to level up like mad every time I’m on Mafia Wars. (which is a lot) I’m also trying to level up like mad in Vampire wars, but that’s a case of trying to beat myself. I’m level 13 in Vampire wars at the moment, and my time playing that game is split between trying to level up, and try to raise my skill ranking. This is the problem with Facebook games for me. (Or any game where you can level up) It’s especially true because Facebook games are so easy to play. It’s not like, say Ninja Gaiden, where you need to learn how to use skills, and then not die, or Halo, which is similar, except I find that playing on Xbox Live is especially brutal because of it. (But, I’m a noob, so what do I know)

I find Halo frustrating. I die a lot. I find Ninja Gaiden to be easy by comparison; (I die a lot, but I’m more used to the game format)

Would you look at that. I’ve gone off topic.

To be fair to my lack of an organized thought process, Halo and Ninja Gaiden are far more interesting than any Facebook games. I never blog about them because I don’t get to play them a lot, due to various Irl responsibilities, and other places on the internet. The internet is the biggest time suck there is, except for tv. Sometimes. Actually, the internet wins by a mile.

I need to end this entry because it’s getting to long, so I will.

…Once I think of an ending.  I suppose a good one would be something like the ending of every Late Late Show.

What did we learn on the blog this time Diyhades?

I dunno. You probably learned that I can go on and on about nothing at all, and that my username does not work for the Late late show ending song.

Join us next time for: More of the Same. Also, possible randomness