My Current Editorial Dillema

Hey there everybody. Today is my 48th post since I started this blog. 2 more weeks and I will have hit number 50. And I have to tell you, every day I wake up and see more people have viewed my blog I think to myself, “Holy shit, they are still reading that shitty thing?” Just kidding, but seriously it has been a wonderful 48 so far and there will be more to come this year. I am hoping by the end of the year to have a few reviews of some Final Fantasy games up, and of course, expect a special post on December 18th to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Final Fantasy. That’s right, it has been 30 years since that shabby little game company that split from an electric power company was saved by a game that would become a legend of the video gaming industry.

But obviously as evidenced above, I am having a huge dilemma I need to solve. Going into this blog, I wanted it to be a unique showcase that shares who I am and what I am passionate about. A Blog about gaming and politics seemed awesome since those are my life. Then I had some life issues and had to take a Hiatus, and since I have come back my posts have been mostly about politics. I want more content about gaming though, as well as anime and technology.

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I had to take a small hiatus over some serious health issues earlier this year

Now, of course, you ask, “why this is so hard to achieve?” Well, I have explained some of this before. Of course, as I mentioned before part of the video game and anime reviewing is having to complete a video game or anime to review it. You also have to remember to take screen shots. I have plenty of games in the works right now and will hopefully be able to complete something at some point, but I have not been able to play as much as I would like due to life distractions. Some examples include health issues, issues with my sleep, and stress. These are obstacles to completing the games I want to review.

Another issue is this year itself. It is a politically charged year, and quite frankly there is not a month that goes by where I do not find 2 or more issues that I decide I need to write about. We have seen a lot this year that just needs to be written about because of its significance. There have been historical events, mass media lies, landmark court decisions, unfortunate scandals, roving gangs of politically driven bigots, and of course the left going totally unhinged. With all of this going on, it is hard for me to focus on finishing games and reviewing them. I mean there, of course, is stress from these events that plays a factor, but also the need to write about it. And I have been told by some friends who read the blog that they are glad I took the time to write what I have as it is informative.

Now I have been pondering for a while how to deal with this. The only conclusion I can come to is that there is only so much I can do as one person. I do not want to adjust my schedule again. So what I want to do is bring in another writer. And so I am adding a new page to the Blog.

On July 31st at noon a new page will show up on my blog entitled “Contribute”. Here I will outline my requirements for the job. If you fit these criteria just fill out the contact form with a small writing sample and some information about yourself, then submit it. I will review your writing sample and any other information that is relevant. A hint for you guys, if you have a WordPress blog/account already that will play in your favor.

Good luck guys, I hope I get a stream of interested individuals with bright ideas and sharp writing skills. Good luck to you all.

 

And here is last weeks really hot picture of Cloud again, cause damn. DX

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Setting the Bar of Common Decency

Remember how Liberals whined and cried about Republicans criticizing the First Family under Obama? Even when Malia got caught smoking pot we weren’t supposed to say anything because the first family was supposed to be off limits. Funny how that only applied to Obama and his wife and kids though. Even before they moved into the Whitehouse Melania was facing threats of Rape and Rosie O’Donnell lead a tirade of lunatics in TV and Media as they bashed Barron. The President himself has faced what seemingly amounts to a death threat from Kathy Griffin, to which Rosie responded by attacking Barron some more. Now the sick behavior that makes morons think it is acceptable to attack a 10-Year-Old Boy cannot simply be explained by T.A.R.D. or Trump Derangement Syndrome. Simply put, Liberals have lost sight of common decency for a very long time now.

 

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A Trump Supporter receiving medical treatment after he was attacked last year at a Pro Trump rally.

Conservatives have their trashy moments as well, but most of them are just embarrassing and not hateful. And we routinely condemn them when they go too far. But when individuals on the left go too far instead of condemnation, they are defended and their actions are downplayed. And they have gone a lot farther than anybody on the right. When one party in society brings their discourse to the level of unprovoked physical violence, personal attacks on individuals friends and family, and justifying all this with selective reasoning (I.E. “If they do it it’s the most terrible thing ever but if we do it then it is no big deal because we are the anointed ones”), then society has a duty to call that group out for their behavior. But what do we do if nearly half of society is this way? What do we do if that half of society has gained significant control of the media?

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Rosie O’Donnell has probably put more effort into her Twitter feud with Trump than she has into raising her children.

Let’s return to little Miss O’Donnell here, the poster child for an undeserved sense of superiority. It is well known that Rosie has a long-standing Feud with Trump, one she started in 2006 while she was still a host on The View. Despite this, she alternated between taking shots at Trump and his family and then playing the victim. Of course, during all this time which she spent criticizing Trump and his children, she neglected and even abused her own adopted children culminating with her kicking her daughter Chelsea out of her home in August of 2014, then claiming that Chelsea was mentally ill and had run away a week after she had kicked her out. In her mind, Trump is a bad father even though his children adore him and he has a relatively normal relationship (for celebrities anyway) with his children. She calls him mentally ill despite her behavior at home and what she did to her eldest adopted child. This is an example not just of the double standard far leftists like her have, it is an example of how low the bar dropped.

What is this bar I speak of? As the title says, it is the bar of common decency and it is a hard target. For example, in the 90’s many people accused Fox Network of lowering the bar with shows like Married with Children and The Simpsons, claiming that they were raunchy and taught no valuable lessons. I can’t really argue with that, they were purely for entertainment and went for the easiest inappropriate jokes. Those however were something one viewed voluntarily and nobody could exactly say they were dragged into watching these. When liberals decided to drop the bar themselves, however they did it by being vicious and dragging other into their drama.

In recent history, Liberals have made it a habit of lashing out at others and dragging them into a larger conflict in their minds. From Hillary personally attacking her husband’s rape accusers to Chuck Schumer using James Comey to take down a Bush Era Official with a fabricated narrative that he tried to take advantage of John Ashcroft while he was in the hospital to authorize an NSA Program, The American Left has dragged down other people with lies and threats. And in the last 8 years, they have added personal attacks to the menu, more ad hominem. And as they drop this bar lower and lower, they keep themselves and their followers unaware with the narrative that they are “The Anointed” of this country.

Now, what does their Anointed narrative consist of? Well the first thing, they believe they are morally superior because they claim to advocate for the downtrodden, even though the policies they advocate hurt minorities and the working class. They also take pride in reflecting the “Enlightened” European lifestyle, despite the fact Europe has fewer freedoms than our own country and that Europe is run by a Quasi-Fascist governmental body. And the Anointed never turn down a chance to force secular values down the throats of Christians and those hicks in the Midwest. By pretending they have this superiority and they know better, they enable themselves to be totally shitty towards anybody who disagrees with them and write it off as them “Putting an ignorant Unwashed in his/her place”.

This is what has divided our nation. Liberals use this mindset to justify their ignorance and intolerance and even their violence. And somehow they were shocked when they lost the 2016 elections? This was bound to happen when they hold a double standard for everything including decency towards other then it will always backfire. And yet the still keep doubling down on this mentality.

What will happen if they keep this up? A civil war? That is one possibility, but what is more likely and indeed is already happening is that youth of our nation are rejecting their party and their values. They have also alienated anybody in their party who is a decent human being and self-aware. So keep it up with that sleazy behavior that spits in the face of common decency Liberals. Those of on the Right aren’t quite sick yet of all the winning we have been doing. Maybe you can claim Russian Hackers made you act like douchey human garbage?

Hiatus Coming

Hey guys. I am starting to feel exhausted, 2016 took a bigger toll on me than I thought. It was an awesome year though, don’t get me wrong, but it has been full of stressful up’s (Hillary lost the Election) and down’s (Carrie Fisher died) which is fine. I am feeling run down, though. I am far behind on work for the blog and running out of steam. I am also dealing with other life stresses which do not help. For this reason, I am taking a 2 or 3-month Hiatus. I might post a few things between now and then but most likely there will be no blog updates till March or April. Thanks for understanding guys. Happy New Year.

Special Shitpost: My Thanksgiving Travel Adventures

Yes guys, it is the holidays, and since I spent the last week dicking around and wasting my time you guys get to read this post where I gripe about traveling on a budget. I love my family and I love seeing them all together for the holidays but the first leg of my journey to see them is usually pretty arduous. This Tuesday morning I had to wake up at 10 but I woke up and 8 instead. Then I ended up wasting 3 hours on television so by the time I started getting ready it was 11 and I had 2 and a half hours left before I had to leave. Luckily I packed my bags the night before.

After an unhealthy breakfast of leftover Alfredo, I departed. Unlike most sane Americans, I do not drive. So to get to my parent’s place in PA. I have to walk, take a bus, then take 2 trains. So after stopping for a drink at my corner store, I walked towards the bus stop to wait for a bus to Penn Station.

Walking 5 blocks with 3 heavy bags is no cake walk and I was winded by the time I got there. Wow, not even a half hour out and I already feel like throwing myself in front of the train I am going to catch. (Just Kidding) My luck wasn’t total shit tho cause I caught the free Circulator bus and saved $1.70.

After a short ride down Charles Street, I arrived at Penn Station and bought my ticket. Commuter rail is cheap here in MD. One way to DC is $8 and my ticket to Harper’s Ferry will be $12. Of course, I got to the station a half hour early for the train I had to take and so I had to sit and wait a half hour.

Finally, the train arrived. The view from the window while you are in Penn station isn’t very impressive though. Whats equally annoying is that I had to end a phone call with a friend since I knew there would be a long tunnel just after we leave the station in which I would loose all signal. It actually made this post harder since I had to wait till we left the tunnel to add an image. Fun fact though, even though the tunnel dates from the 1800’s somehow it accomadates the dual level cars the commuter rail uses.

There is not much to note on the Penn Line, well not alot you can see from the train really. It passes a few small towns and the airport before reaching Union Station. After an hour I did reach DC’s Union Station. After exiting Gate A I was greeted by a wall of people going at least 30 feet.

Union Station is a Gargantuan affair indeed. The above photo was just a picture of the ceiling of entry way and I couldn’t even get all of that into one shot. For it to be this crowded is a big deal. But I was still able to get my tickets and find out what gate my train was leaving from though with a bit more effort than usual. At least the wait wasn’t too bad, there was a cute guy with a Virginia Tech tee-shirt on who I kept peeking at and would have loved to have flirted with if he hadn’t been reading. 🙂

Pretty soon they called for my westbound train and I had to board at the far end of the platform which was under some sort of repair. Then began the 1 1/2 hour ride out to Harpers Ferry. There are alot of Notable things along that line but I was too lazy to take pictures, it is nonethless beautiful. Sadly the train I took only went up to Brunswick and I had to catch a bus the rest of  way into Harper’s Ferry.

Finally I was there in Harper’s Ferry after that long journey. The sunset was beautiful on the cliffs and within an hour my father and baby sister picked me up from the station. After a long pain in  butt journey I finally get to see my smiling sister. And that was the bulk of my holiday travels. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Important Changes to my Site Schedule and New Subjects.

Hey there guys. So far you are accustomed to a new post every Wednesday and Saturday at Noon. This was my ideal vision, however, the reality of it has quickly hit me faster than I thought it would. Blogs, in general, can be pretty exhausting but gaming blogs present their own unique challenges. I hate changing things up so soon but then again it’s better to work out the bugs now rather than later. It’s less unsettling to readers to have a small change at the start than a big one later on.

Now back to these unique issues. The three issues I face are the stress involved with writing a post, the time required to research and play games, and the rate at which I am burning through the material. Again these are unique issues I am facing. Now I could fill more space with political posts but I think those are better in smaller doses and also because of aforementioned stress I am trying to avoid politics in general. The stress is actually deeper than blog posts by the way. In fact, let me elaborate upon these factors.

To begin let’s start with stress. Writing looks easy but it really isn’t unless you’re on Tumblr where the intellectual bar is so low it’s scraping against the dirt. I have to make sure I know what I am writing about and then try to organize it in a way that makes sense and that the reader can understand. This is pretty hard because as someone with an above average IQ my mind processes and organizes things differently than most people. (I’m not going to give an exact IQ number because I am not trying to brag or make people feel bad so let’s leave it at that) It thus becomes a struggle to try to put things in an order most people understand. And when the stress of this is compounded by my current life stress like my failing job search or this miserable presidential election then it ends up most days that while I feel an obligation to work on material for the blog I cannot emotionally handle it.

Next is the time required to make a post. Political posts and tech posts are relatively easy. Most of these I have a vivid knowledge of off the cuff and when that fails I can refresh my memory with a nice Google Search. Gaming posts, however, are a lot harder. Imagine you were making a blog about a TV show. You would have to watch that show every week or watch re-runs on streaming services and that takes time and effort. This is the same with gaming posts, while I often have to obtain screenshots online for some games that don’t change the fact that I actually have to sit down and replay some of these games and do additional research on the porting for them so I can give you a pretty vivid and accurate view of what gameplay is like and on which systems you can play. On top of that, I then have to write an article that makes sense to you and doesn’t contain too many spoilers so you can see how that adds to my stress.

Finally, there is the issue of limited material. I have a limited number of games I have played or have access to. I currently have 11 PS2 Games, 10 Hard Copies of GBA Games, 6 Emulated GBA Games, 22 Emulated SNES Games and 32 NDS games. There are a few mobile and computer titles I can review too and if I got my N64 fixed somehow I would have an additional 7 games I could add to that roster. Even with all of this though I would run through all of those games in less than a year and a half even with posts on tech and current events. From there I would have to use emulated games and I have really complicated views on these.

Now yes I do use emulated games but there are a few rules I abide by. First off, I only obtain ROMs of games for systems that are no longer operational like the SNES. I also only ever download games that I used to own copies of but they no longer produce and are impossible or extremely expensive to obtain. Other than that I do not condone emulating and I discourage the practice. If the game is new and actively available then go out and buy it people. Emulating, however, kills the gaming industry and hurts programmers. Why should they spend their time designing or coding a game when you are going to pirate it right out of the gate without any justification like the game being 20 years old or no longer produced?

Well with all of that covered this explains why I am cutting back to just Wednesdays and it may become every other Wednesday based on the stress level of my life, but I am doubting it will get to that. There are however some positive changes to address the issue of limited content and to diversify my pool of subjects to grab from. The first has already been implemented partially. To diversify my subject base I am rebranding this from just being a Conservative Gaymer Blog to a Conservative Gay Nerd Blog and I will now be writing about Tech, Anime, Sci-fi and other Nerd stuff in addition to Gaming and Politics. I am also adding a new page to this website with hand selected walkthroughs for games, walk-throughs which I found to be clear and helpful. I am hoping this will help enhance the enjoyability of the gaming experience for those of us prone to get lost or stuck in a game. This new page will be up at 3 PM today so be sure to check it out.

Be on the lookout for a special off schedule post-December 18th 2016/2017 to commemorate the 29th and 30th anniversaries of the release of Final Fantasy. I also am still committed to working on expanding to a YouTube channel and other interactive things for the readers of my site. I really hope that even with these cutbacks I will see an increase in site traffic. And for those of you already reading thanks for sticking with me through this. I’ll see you Next Wednesday with another regular posting.

Thanks for reading and Gaming. 🙂