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I know this is late

Sorry once again for being so erratic when it comes to blogging.  It’s the busy season at my work, and I’m getting new tasks handed to me now that our management is reorganized.  So, it’s becoming rare to have a calm, lucid moment for me to gather my thoughts with.  However, there’s been plenty of quick breather moments, hence my activity in twitter.  I’ll try to get better at blogging, not that I need to please anyone aside from myself.

Anyway, I have a number of streams to present from this past week and weekend.  So, feel free to check them out after the skip.

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The pain that comes at finding some stories

First, yes, I have not forgotten that I have a blog.  I just have been busy with life this summer.  For the most part, things are starting to settle down at my work, so the stress is beginning to wane.  However, things are still a bit on the hectic side, so I may still be erratic when it comes to online activities.

That said, sorry for missing nearly a month full of streams.  I had little to do with anything other than needing some down time.  I was just tired out by the end of the week through most of last month, so I took some time to simply relax and enjoy life.  That is a nice option about doing things just for my own pleasure, I can take time off when I please. As for this past weekend, I simply was attending EVO.

Anyway, this entry isn’t about my streams nor my life.  I am once again here blogging because I’ve had the sad pleasure of bumping into a story on fanfiction.net that made me run off in search of something to burn.

Now, I normally start upon reading a new story by quickly flicking through it and reading bits and peaces in order to get the general feel of the story.  I find this to be a reasonable way in determining whether or not the author can hold my attention.  Well, I can assure you that this story failed on that front.

All I needed to read was this one paragraph before I determined that I had no desire to read any further.

Alucard approached the highschool campus with after being stuck in America for a week with nothing to do he got to kill could be heard and ghoul moans frowned, there was only one freak to deal with yet so many this was revenge or the American government waited until the last second to tell his master Integra about the situation.

Now, sadly, I had to read this paragraph about three times to make certain that my brain wasn’t playing tricks on me.  This simply has to be one of the worst run-ons I’ve ever encountered to date.  I still haven’t fully been able to decipher this paragraph, nor do I want to expend brain cells to attempt such a task.  However, I came to the conclusion that the sentence is both a run-on, which is missing proper punctuation, and missing crucial words as well, which would permit me to know what it was trying to tell me.

So, it’s not much of a surprise that I put this story near the bottom of my list of stories that I would ever fully read.

Holy wall of text!!

Sorry that I haven’t blogged in a long time. I’ve been busy at work for the most part. I’ve also had a week of whining to my ISP to get things running properly. So, I just have been drained for a bit.

The good news is that my work is restocked with people filling the spots that I was filling. So, I’m no longer doing 2.5 people’s jobs. Still, it is summer time, and that’s the busy time for the moving industry. So, expect me to be tired still.

On the same note, that’s the main reason I didn’t stream this past Saturday. The secondary was because I was supposed to help out cleaning and needed to get to that anyway. So, I just took a day away from my normal schedule to sleep and relax.

However, that all isn’t why I’m making this post. I’m making this post because I have once again stumbled upon a horrid fanfic.

I’m still on a Hellsing kick because Alucard is awesomesauce. While the section doesn’t have nearly as many stories for me to hunt through as Final Fantasy VII or Resident Evil, it still has a healthy supply of them. Sadly, this also means that I have a large chance of hitting stories that just simply should not be.

This story is one of them. I was once again running low on good stories, so I started to lower my standards of searches, which is usually stories that reach above the 10k word mark. Though, I’m still rather stringent about looking for stories that average over 1k words per chapter. Sometimes, this produces some interesting forming works. Other times…

Well, other times, I get stories like this one. Please, author of this story, learn to use paragraphs! It hurts my eyes! I didn’t get past glancing over it and seeing that wall of text. I just simply cannot think of reading through that.

Read at your own risk, I take no responsibility for headaches that occur.

Also, sorry I haven’t done my normal stream roll blog post. With all my test streams and whatnot I’ve had the last few weeks, I figure I’ll leave that be for now. If you want to watch the latest streams, feel free to check my twitch channel.

Also, just for the record, Malek, you have competition. 13hxane leaped off cliffs left and right last night.

For those that may be interested in the story

Well, I had a few people ask about this when I glanced by the fact that I was stressed due to serious changes at my work. So, I figure I might as well give those that are curious as much information as I am permitted to give. Please note, work places have confidentiality clauses. Also, I don’t know all the details of what went on. So, in some points, I am as much in the dark as anyone reading this.

So, let’s get this sad tale started. Yesterday, when I walked into work, I did not expect anything at all. Usually, my days blend into each other because, in general, nothing ever really changes. Sure, there may be a new part to order one day, or there may be a strange accident the other. However, the general flow of each day is more or less the same.

Well, that was definitely not the case yesterday. Not long after I started setting up my work programs, I was informed that there was a major shake-up in my office. Apparently, the manager and parts foreman, both related to each other, quit in between the time that I had left work and the time I had come in. There was no prelude to the departure of both of these individuals. We just simply no longer had those two major figures at our work.

Well, my position isn’t necessarily the lowest ranked in the shop. So, I was suddenly tossed into the position where I had to suddenly pick up a large portion of paperwork and other tasks that I had only barely touched or was never clued in at all. In fact, I’m still in the process of learning a whole lot at the moment, but we’ll get back to that. Luckily, I had covered for the parts foreman in the past, so I knew a good deal of the various tasks needed to keep that going. It was more of an unexpected wave that made the burden stressful than the fact that anything.

Also, we did have the positive element that the divisional vice president was in the area and helped us out. They even dragged someone over from Phoenix, our main offices, to help teach us the elements that we had not been trained on. I’m honestly very impressed that they got him in within half a work day. Must be tough to be called out like that.

On a side note, I was just told “if you get overwhelmed, holler out. I’m not going to help you, but holler out.” He will never read this, but thanks a lot, Randy.

Anyway, the fact that I am capable of writing this at the moment is more of a testament of how quickly I can type and think. I am extremely busy at work and do have a lot that just suddenly appeared on my plate. However, I am determined to overcome. Heh, maybe I can even snap at another raise.

Sorry for boring.

One day, need to hunt these down

Today, someone asked me a question about my plush collection, which lead to me looking up the site of the maker of a set of plushes that I absolutely love. I have not been on this site for quite some time, so, it was very nostalgic to go back on there.

Unfortunately, it also brought back one other thing. I had skipped out on some of the great and fun plushes that Toy Vault had made due to money constraints. One day, I really should go back and hunt down those few plushes that I never really had the chance to get.

See, I had fallen in love with some of the designs such as this one:


And I had always been on the sidelines with this one.


However, if I were to go back and get a plush that is missing from my collection, it would not be a Toy Vault plush at all. No, the one that I really want to go back and hunt is made by Palisades. For a time, I was collecting life-size chestburster. I have the facehugger, regular, and queen chestburster. However, there was a final one that I just didn’t have the money to nab back then.


My iPod has a tendency to surprise me

Many know that I have songs. Lots and lots of songs. My collection of songs is more than enough that I don’t always know all the songs and music that I have at my side at any given moment. So, it’s not too surprising that my collection can surprise me at times.

Well, yesterday, when I was driving home, I noticed that my iPod was playing a song that I had originally put into “background noise” priority. However, as it continued to play, I realized that the lyrics are dark. Extremely dark. These dark lyrics quickly made the song one of my hidden gems of my collection.

What was this song? Well, feel free to check it out.

I personally have a tendency to sympathize with stories of battered individuals. I myself was once a victim of abuse. My mother used to be shoved into closets when my father was angry. My father broke my mother’s wrist and tried to choke her while I was standing five feet away from her. The actual trigger for my parent’s divorce was the fact that I had a black eye.

I don’t even remember this black eye nor the events around it. My mother once told me that all she could figure out was that apparently I had gotten a dress dirty while visiting my father’s family in Long Island. According to what she was told, I was thrown into the back of a pick-up truck, as in the bed, not the back seat, and my father drove home. So, it is unknown if a punch or the movement from being unrestrained gave me the black eye.

To this day, if you yell at me, I will freeze up and not respond well at all. Yelling and anger are not good things to me. In my brain, they still lead to very bad things such as pain.

Anyway, yea, I may go into more details on my less than wonderful past on some other day. This song still really struck a cord with me when I actually listened to the lyrics.

Apologies for not streaming on Friday

I had stated a few weeks ago that I’d work on keeping up a weekly schedule to my Friday streams.  Unfortunately, this past Friday, I was unable to follow through with that plan.  I had fallen sick thanks to a bug that had been going around my office and spent most of my weekend sleeping and recovering.

So, for any who may have wanted a stream, I am sorry that I was unable to entertain them.  However, I should be good to go this week.  I can’t imagine that I’d become sick yet again by the end of the week.

The many yays of gifts

Wish lists are such great things. They manage to get me things that I actually want. Unlike things like a new pair of jeans that I once got as a child… In fact, I made a rule starting around my 14th birthday that if any attempted to get me clothing as a gift, they’d receive the glare of death along with more than sufficient scorn for a full year. They got the message quite quickly.

Anyway, this year, I was more than happy to receive Little Shop of Horror’s Director’s Cut Blu-ray. I have a slight love for that movie. Audrey II is more than a memorable little evil plant full of great amounts of devouring hunger. I mean, this song alone was one of the reasons that I had always had a soft spot for the movie.

Few villains who sing that I know of have songs that rank along with that one. This one is just so irreverent and clear on the point that “Twoey” is not messing around.

I wish I could find a good copy of the version where she eats Seymour. However, it appeared that was of short supply on YouTube. So, I made due with a really good quality from the original ending.

Anyway, I absolutely adore the original ending. It has a great amount of humor along with karma to it. The sad thing was that I was not aware that there was two different endings until recently, when David Willis had tweeted about the Blu-ray. However, now that I know of it, I am very pleased.

I also got the Ratchet and Clank HD collection and a Hex 3 Jaja stylus.

I had previously blogged about the stylus several months back when I had discovered Lar’s tweet on it. At the time, it excited me to have the chance to turn my iPad into a lesser Cintique. Well, now that I have it, I’m not disappointed. It does look like it will do exactly what I had thought it will. It’ll take some time for me to get used to it though. So, we shall see if I can start bashing out sketches.

Hopefully I won’t be too lazy on that front.

Oh, I also got some silly fantasy artist’s bible thing. It has some interesting reference things. However, most of it is rather basic. It’s not bad.

With that said… I want to listen to Mean Green Mother from Outer Space again!!

I hate dilemmas

Well, I have finally fully set up my new Super-Slim PS3. It is currently happily sitting on its pedestal as I play Resident Evil 6 with Russia. It took a good full day to fully download all the stuff that had been on my prior PS3, for I don’t have an external drive that would permit me to do a proper back-up. However, it is happily running and taking the place of my 60 GB PS3.

How I hate this. I am now at the point where I must decide what to do with my old system. I could keep it around in its box for, well, no good reason. It works, but I fear getting a disk stuck in it again when it crashses yet again. So, I do not think I’ll ever use it again. However, I’m attatched and the hope that it may continue to live does remain in me. I just don’t want to sell it quite yet. I would hate to depart with it. Still, at the moment, it is a paerweight. It will never perform the task in which it was meant to.

I guess I’ll just procrastinate on my decision, for I am good at doing things like that. Still, this is a tough decision. I know that some would believe that I’m being silly by having such a feeling of sentimentality over a busted system. However, it is what it is. I accept it, and care little for what others may think on the matter.

Oh wells, I probably will attempt to do a P3rd stream by the end of the week. I had been avoiding it in part because of all the nonsense with the YLODs I’ve been suffering through. I also need to bug Malek and Ghost over our BL2 streams. Hrmph.