Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The osCars

Who needs structure (or proofreading)? Here are my random Oscar thoughts.

Turns out last year's show wasn't better just because James Franco's irony is funnier than Billy Crystal's everything. No, last year just featured way more interesting movies. There was Inception, Social Network, Black Swan, 127 Hours, Toy Story 3 and pretty much everything but The King's Speech, which by the way wasn't bad but just too safe. Out of this year's bunch I only really got into Moneyball and Midnight in Paris. I saw Tree of Life but don't have enough time to get into here (long story short it's very pretty but either too crazy or not crazy enough and Brad Pitt is really good in it too.) The Help and The Artist are meh for their own reasons and unfortunately I did not have the chance to see the remaining nominees.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Street Fighter

Today I just wanted to share this recent internet discovery I made with you guys. It's a web series called 'The Street Fighter" made by The Game Station. They usually put out more comedic gaming videos but this was their first attempt at something more dramatic. Sure it isn't perfect and has plenty of issues inherent to amateur productions but what I like about it is how it portrays gaming as a totally natural part of someone's life. Phil plays a lot of games but he healthily has his priorities straight as a father and someone looking for a job. Like great sports movies it recognizes that the sport itself really isn't the point. It's the people. I'll just let the rest speak for itself. Enjoy!

The other episodes are after the break.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Has it been a year already?


One year ago today I posted on this blog for the very first time. In New Media I talked about how having a personal blog was the next step for me both as a writer and fan of the internet in general. So far it has paid off great. It's been really fun writing about the stuff I find interesting and I'm pretty sure it's helping me land some writing gigs so yes, when people tell you it's smart to start a blog to showcase your work they aren't kidding.

I don't really have a favorite post because how could I but here are your guys' five most popular posts based on hits.

Cool Post Bro- 1800 hits

My Little Pony vs. Monster High: Capturing the Key Demographic - 1679 hits

Mind Dump 3- True Stories Bro - 954 hits

Tron Legacy Reconfigured sort of Review - 625 hits

Why Do I Own This?: Laser Pointer - 420 (heh) hits

Those results are kind of crazy. Cool Post Bro? Really?

Seriously though thanks to everyone who actually reads this digital collection of my thoughts/celebration of my own narcissism. Stay tuned because there is something really awesome in the works that I can't wait to share more about. Really though most of you reading this already know what it is.

Here's this thing as a gift. It's great.

Monday, February 6, 2012