2015 Year in Review by Nerfed Llamas #BestOfList #Obligatory

2015 Year in Review #BestOfList #Obligatory 2015 has come and gone, and like all of the other years that came before it, 2015 went by in a flash. Along the way to a full zodiac, a whole bunch of stuff happened. Movies were released, albums were recorded, unique and intriguing events transpired, and every year some goofballs all over the world decide to attempt to encapsulate the whole year in a handful of sentences by putting a list of all the best stuff that they think happened during that year. I am…

Postwritum is a Serious Condition and is Very Real #Postwritum #NaNoWriMo

Postwritum The birth of a novel can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. But it can also result in something you might not expect — depression. Many NaNoWriMo writers experience the “postwritum novel blues” after completing their first 50,000 words in just 30 days, which commonly include mood swings, crying spells, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. Novel blues typically begin within the first two to three days after winning NaNoWriMo, and may last for up to two weeks. But some NaNoWriMo writers experience a more severe, long-lasting form of…

What should be NX(t) for Nintendo? #NX #openletter #Nintendo

This is an exciting time to be following Nintendo hype and speculation. Back in March of this year, the big N announced that it was developing a new gaming platform code named the “NX.” Not a whole lot is known about the NX, but we have gotten a few nuggets of truth from Nintendo: The NX will use a new unified operating system that will be utilized across multiple form factors (essentially meaning that the OS would be the same for multiple systems: dedicated consoles, gaming handhelds and other mobile…

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions #NaNoWriMo

I have a decision to make. A rather tough one. I have 2 ideas that I am outlining for the upcoming NaNoWriMo event in November. Both are sound ideas, but in the immortal words of the Highlander, “there can be only one!” At least there can be only one that I use as my NaNoWriMo novel. In case you missed my other post on the matter, or this is your first time reading my blog, I will be participating in the NaNoWriMo event this year. What is NaNoWriMo? According to…

Robert Downey Jr. Week? #robertdowneyjrweek

After taking a few days off from my regular posting scheduling, I’m back in the saddle again. Still working towards my creative goals, and at the same time trying to continually jump the hurdles of life and stay in the race. In many regards that is the meaning of life, trying to stay in the race, to be relevant, to make your mark and in doing so positively affect other people’s lives.  It’s in times like these that I think of other people that have overcome so much personal drama,…

Growing Up: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes! #changes

Growing Up: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes! I find that as I mature, marching inevitably towards middle-agedom (I turn 40 in few scant months… sigh), that I have changed in many ways. Some ways have been for the better, others… perhaps, not so much. Regardless, all of these changes are the natural evolution of wisdom guided by experience. We all grow up at some point, and the definition of what “growing up” actually means is unique to our own personal journey. I have been humbled in many regards by the life I have led,…

John Francis Daley – an Accomplished Man – #jackofalltrades

As I continue to work toward my goals as a screenwriter, humorist and novelist, I occasionally run across creative stumbling blocks that an make it difficult to push forward. In these frustrating times, I sometimes find it best to draw inspiration from the success of multi-talented individuals. John Francis Daley is a well accomplished creative with the following successful accolades: actor, writer, director, and musician. He is a testament to what is possible if you work hard and focus on achieving individual goals.    John Francis Daley started as a…

Inspirations & Dreams

We all have dreams, hopes and desires. Some of us even have the resolve and the sheer force of will to make them happen singlehandedly. Others utilize keen communication skills and networking to build an alliance of confidants and business partners to get us where we need to go. Some of us are late bloomers, having far too many dreams to chase down and absolutely no feasible plan to accomplish any of them, until BOOM, a plan arrives and magically all of the goals get prioritized and attainable. An unfortunate…

Putting My Nose Back to the Ol’ Newish Grindstone…

After a week of fun and sun and sea and family, it’s time to get back to work. Now that I’m fully rested and creatively rejuvenated, I have a fairly large week planned, with an interwebz ton of content coming over the next few days. Here’s a brief preview of what is coming: A review of the Avengers – Age of Ultron. A review of Hot Tub Time Machine 2 – Unrated. A new original fiction short story. An original song lyrics – note, every time you sing it you…