23 06 2009

One of the good things about blogging is that it forces you to write on a semi-consistent schedule. Writers write. That’s what they do. They do it because they can’t help themselves. The problem is that the world is full of distractions that will keep you from excersizing those gifts if you give it half a chance. As much as I love gaming, it’s often a terrible distraction — filling up time I could be using to work on “Sufficiently Advanced Magic” or the sequel.

Perhaps one of the best things about my new job and my new weight is that now that I no longer have time to play games (I mostly just install and uninstall them) and I lose at least a half hour of my day to working out, I need to carve out time to actually write. In that, the sacrifice has to come from gaming — mostly Lord of the Rings Online, an MMO I dearly love. I’ve already mostly given up television and there’s only so many hours in the day, so perhaps I need to relegate gaming back to what it should be — a pastime.

Hello world!

21 06 2009

This is my very first post on my very own blog. Yes, I’m about nine years late to the blogging ‘revolution.’ Blame the fact that for a long time I had access to a number of venues in which to publish my words. As the PC editor for GameSpy.com , my entire job was to cover the gaming world and write about it, so that was the way I managed to feed the writing bug. Since moving on to a “real job” at FilePlanet.com and being forced to give up my Angry Bear column though, all the little demons inside my head have started getting crowded with no outlet to let them out.

So here I am. I’ll be doing some blogging about gaming of course, since that would be the great passion in my life. I’ll also be talking some politics, since pissing people off is my other great passion in life. If you’re reading this particular entry though, you must be psychic or stalking me because I haven’t started publicizing the site or really linking to anyone or even mentioned it to anyone at work or at home. In the former case, let me be the first to welcome our new Scanners-style overlords. In the second case, please send me an e-mail. We’ll have a nice dinner once a year and then you promise to leave me alone the rest of the time and not leave my body in 12 different pieces scattered around the Los Angeles metro area.