school anon

Posted in General on April 30, 2009 by tallimar

one of my friends introduced me to chanology a while back. since then ive decided to do a documentary on it for my final project, i just hope i can pull it off. found out i missed a protest (by days at that, damn!) and therefore prime footage, looks like im going to have to look for other venues of acquiring material.

separated

Posted in home life on March 6, 2009 by tallimar

i struggled against it for a while, but in the end i gave up. we’re still married legally, but she apparently wants to go with other guys. i guess that lets me back on ‘the market’, but will i even be able to find a GF? guess im stuck being alone at least for a long while…

my thoughts on worlds’ patent

Posted in politics on January 3, 2009 by tallimar

ive been reading on several different sites about virtual worlds (worlds.com) sueing ncsoft over this patent apparently.  to put it simply, im a layman when it comes to patents and the legalese that it comes with so i cant really say much beyond the fact that im going to watch how this plays out.  after reading though the abstract on that patent though, it pretty much reminds me of the backend architecture of just about every triple A title MMO from UO on up.  if they manage to successfully sue NCSoft, who’s next?  Blizzard-Activision(WoW)?  EA(UO/KOTOR MMO)?  Sony(SWG/PSO)?

reminiscing old times

Posted in General on November 16, 2008 by tallimar

i dont know why, but for some reason events from a certain day in my childhood (well ok, teen-hood) suddenly came flooding back to me today.  i remember dennis, tammy, and steve, but i dont remember who that other girl was, just that she really had a crush on me and i was too afraid of being found lacking at the time to venture into the dating scene.  because of that fear, i had gone and closed myself off in a car listening to a radio station and challenged her to come talk to me in privacy, mainly because i was sure she wouldnt come out.  dennis and tammy kept trying to hook us up, but steve had another idea.  steve liked her and i remember telling him that she didnt have it in her to overcome my ‘challenge’ and that ‘he could have her’.  looking back now i realized that i probably sounded like an ass-hole when i said some of that, but i was really afraid that i’d actually just be a disappointment to her, she was really cute.  i wonder now how things would’ve gone had they turned out different, had i not been such a coward.

i dont know why im remembering this…  those times are so far gone…

re-enrolled

Posted in General on October 24, 2008 by tallimar

ill be heading back to school here starting the first of december after taking a little hiatus during a bit of a tumultuous time period. its going to be hard trying to balance full-time work, full-time school (3 classes/week) and family, but since im so close anyways it’d be a shame to give up on my bachelor’s now.

meta-beta

Posted in General on October 14, 2008 by tallimar

this is cool, i got in to the metaplace closed beta (first time i was accepted into a closed beta too). since i agreed to an NDA, i really cant say much about it yet. anyone interested in more info should check out the website’s blog or stop by raph’s blog and poke around or ask about it.

writer’s block: rethinking

Posted in writer's block on October 10, 2008 by tallimar

ive been looking at what ive typed out so far of my current story compared to my last story (left incomplete for the time being, ill probably pick it up again another time) and realized why it just hasnt felt quite right; its lacking a lot of color… i like some of the plotlines i have floating in my head for it, but for some reason it just wasnt catching my own attention and now i know why. i know i have more skill than that and will have to completely rewrite it. the other problem is that i think it’s sucking because im trying to throttle the creativity out of me when i have time instead of trying to throttle the time out of me when i have the creativity.

another thing i need to do is give the book a name, i think that might help me give it more direction. what should i name it though? should i go with the trend and just use a one or two syllable word as the name or maybe i could dome something cliche and give it some multi-part name that includes legend/chronicles/etc. as is stereotypical of book with a fantasy setting (even more so with RPGs). i also think that at some point i should read some political fiction book as a sort of research thing. i wont be weaving in a lot of political intrigue, but i think it could be used to add a nice dash of mystery and diversity to the setting.

anyways, im going to end this one here. too much sugar and too little sleep…