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The statement “Apple computers can’t game” baffles me. Lemme break it down… 
If people are posting that, and I can see it, it most likely means we’re following each other (or are online “friends”). So, that means they can see what I post. Now, I’m quite obviously an Apple fanboy, a proud one most of my life. So, do these guys think I blog/edit on one computer, and game on another? I mean…I could I guess…but any computer game I’ve ever done has been on either an iMac or MacBook. They’re capable of playing any game that a PC running Windows can. I have Steam, the App Game Store, my GOG account, battle.net, and singular downloads from sites. 
Sure I can’t hack into, or mod games, but I’m not that kind of gamer anyway - and Apple has never been for that kind of computist. 
On the heels of the announcement that we’ll be getting a new iMac, and after spending a few hours talking to people about Mac’s, I guess I’m just left wondering more about life itself than the actual computers. 

Why do we let our personal opinions turn into negative reactions towards things that aren’t negative OR positive…but rather just things. We build this stigma that only exists within ourselves, and then allow it to cloud our judgement of not only a meaningless item, but those who decide “hey, I might like that item”.
Humanity; we’re a fickly, confusing, sluggish bunch. But maybe one day we’ll get there… 

#theWalkingReview5 
:: We’re back!!! Well…most of you watched this days ago, but up here in Canadaland we were celebrating Turkey Day, and I was busy with family. And then life decided to get buuusy, and I got distraaact-WHATEVER I’m here that’s what matters. First things first let’s clear house: Last season ended on the kind of cliffhanger that left me angry - most leave me feeling with a more satisfying feeling. Now I knew what was waiting for them in Terminus, but seeing it, and hearing it, made me feel it. And I’ve been told already that the opening scene is supposed to be super intense, so, my expectations are very high for this season. I know in the past a lot of people have hated on the show for many reasons, but I’ve always enjoyed it / stuck by it. However, this is my make-or-break point. So…here we go… "THEN"- Opens with screams of human torture…good…already scarier than every preceding episode. - I think they’re already hitting on a major point, that while this is an apocalyptic-thriller, zombies land in the horror genre (which means it SHOULD be scary!)"NOW" - We’re starting off directly after last season, nice, I was hoping for that.  - Frick, they saw that coming…I’m filled with SO much rage/anger/fear!- WHAT WHAT WHAAAAAAT WHO IS TAHT ON THE TABLE!!!??!?!??- are they seriously…..are they seriously….is this happening…is this real…this show just got so drastic…this is happening…how in the world…how….how…..- I’m actually so shocked I have completely forgotten about my snack… *credits* - Wow, my friends were right, I was not expecting that. My heart is actually racing, if I could insert a .gif it’d be of my hands shaking. - I have never been so happy to see these two, if anyone can save our friends it’s Carol! - Keep talking hayseed, Carol’s going to…yusss…she’s got you now DICK!- The “Herd” is back! It may sound odd but they’re my favorite thing about this series :) - And back to S1 blood smearing tactics!!! - Wow…what? Hayseed actually just made more sense than ANY character EVER on this show! He said, what we’ve all been thinking for years! "I don’t wanna do this today" - ohmygoshthisisgoingtobeawesome!!!!!!!!- BOOM!!!CAROL!!!YESSS!!!!- These people deserve to be eaten by flaming zombies!!!!- FACE EATING!!! - RICK KILLLLLLLL THEEEEEEMMMMM YESSSSSSS OHHOHOHOHOH!!!!- I love how the group now has full faith in Rick, warms my heart. - Wow they really up’d the gore factor this year! "that’s still who we are, it’s gotta be" - theeee crossbow, he’s alive Carol go get ‘em! - Seriously Rick’s gone full Rambo and I’m loving it! - Is it sick that I’m finding joy in these cannibals being eaten? - Yup, mess that old hag UUUUUP- This is definitely the episode that’s allowing us the viewers to get out some aggression over some of the duller story-arcs we’ve had to endure… - Friggin Hayseed, you had no idea! - He’s doing it, he’s telling us! WOO! I honestly thought Eugene was full of it, but there it is…huh…feels fulfilling and at the same time not.  - I mean we already knew back in S1 that the virus was most likely a government thing, but now to hear exactly what it is/was…makes you think. - AND THEN RICK SAVES THE DAY - wait - they don’t know Carol’s in there!!! THEY DON’T KNOW!!! - He’s talking about going back to kill them, he’s learned from the prison. "They don’t get to live"- CAAAAAAAAAAROOOOOOOOOOL <3 HUG THAT MAN YUSSSS!!!!- I love that he didn’t hesitate for a second!!! - Even Rick’s happy :) :) :) - Is Daryl crying? Awe man, I can’t… - She did it for you Rick, she did it for yooouuuu *cries* - Holy fart nuggets being in Ricks shoes right now would make me throw up with joy…wait…I actually feel like throwing up with excitement! (smoke monster from Lost in the distance reference)- That baby is the most confused about what’s going on :/ "THEN"- They were the cattle, okay, that doesn’t make me feel bad for them. And just like that, Terminus is gone. We spent so much of last season building up to this moment, even the previews for this season were heavily based off of scenes from what we just saw. While it was one of the most amazing episodes of the series, it leaves me thinking about what could possibly follow that up… 

#theWalkingReview5 

:: We’re back!!! Well…most of you watched this days ago, but up here in Canadaland we were celebrating Turkey Day, and I was busy with family. And then life decided to get buuusy, and I got distraaact-WHATEVER I’m here that’s what matters.
First things first let’s clear house: Last season ended on the kind of cliffhanger that left me angry - most leave me feeling with a more satisfying feeling. Now I knew what was waiting for them in Terminus, but seeing it, and hearing it, made me feel it. And I’ve been told already that the opening scene is supposed to be super intense, so, my expectations are very high for this season. I know in the past a lot of people have hated on the show for many reasons, but I’ve always enjoyed it / stuck by it. However, this is my make-or-break point. So…here we go… 

"THEN"
- Opens with screams of human torture…good…already scarier than every preceding episode. 
- I think they’re already hitting on a major point, that while this is an apocalyptic-thriller, zombies land in the horror genre (which means it SHOULD be scary!)
"NOW" 
- We’re starting off directly after last season, nice, I was hoping for that.  
- Frick, they saw that coming…I’m filled with SO much rage/anger/fear!
- WHAT WHAT WHAAAAAAT WHO IS TAHT ON THE TABLE!!!??!?!??
- are they seriously…..are they seriously….is this happening…is this real…this show just got so drastic…this is happening…how in the world…how….how…..
- I’m actually so shocked I have completely forgotten about my snack… 
*credits* 
- Wow, my friends were right, I was not expecting that. My heart is actually racing, if I could insert a .gif it’d be of my hands shaking. 
- I have never been so happy to see these two, if anyone can save our friends it’s Carol! 
- Keep talking hayseed, Carol’s going to…yusss…she’s got you now DICK!
- The “Herd” is back! It may sound odd but they’re my favorite thing about this series :) 
- And back to S1 blood smearing tactics!!! 
- Wow…what? Hayseed actually just made more sense than ANY character EVER on this show! He said, what we’ve all been thinking for years! 
"I don’t wanna do this today" 
- ohmygoshthisisgoingtobeawesome!!!!!!!!
- BOOM!!!CAROL!!!YESSS!!!!
- These people deserve to be eaten by flaming zombies!!!!
- FACE EATING!!! 
- RICK KILLLLLLLL THEEEEEEMMMMM YESSSSSSS OHHOHOHOHOH!!!!
- I love how the group now has full faith in Rick, warms my heart. 
- Wow they really up’d the gore factor this year! 
"that’s still who we are, it’s gotta be" 
- theeee crossbow, he’s alive Carol go get ‘em! 
- Seriously Rick’s gone full Rambo and I’m loving it! 
- Is it sick that I’m finding joy in these cannibals being eaten? 
- Yup, mess that old hag UUUUUP
- This is definitely the episode that’s allowing us the viewers to get out some aggression over some of the duller story-arcs we’ve had to endure… 
- Friggin Hayseed, you had no idea! 
- He’s doing it, he’s telling us! WOO! I honestly thought Eugene was full of it, but there it is…huh…feels fulfilling and at the same time not.  
- I mean we already knew back in S1 that the virus was most likely a government thing, but now to hear exactly what it is/was…makes you think. 
- AND THEN RICK SAVES THE DAY - wait - they don’t know Carol’s in there!!! THEY DON’T KNOW!!! 
- He’s talking about going back to kill them, he’s learned from the prison. 
"They don’t get to live"
- CAAAAAAAAAAROOOOOOOOOOL <3 HUG THAT MAN YUSSSS!!!!
- I love that he didn’t hesitate for a second!!! 
- Even Rick’s happy :) :) :) 
- Is Daryl crying? Awe man, I can’t… 
- She did it for you Rick, she did it for yooouuuu *cries* 
- Holy fart nuggets being in Ricks shoes right now would make me throw up with joy…wait…I actually feel like throwing up with excitement! 
(smoke monster from Lost in the distance reference)
- That baby is the most confused about what’s going on :/ 
"THEN"
- They were the cattle, okay, that doesn’t make me feel bad for them. 

And just like that, Terminus is gone. We spent so much of last season building up to this moment, even the previews for this season were heavily based off of scenes from what we just saw. While it was one of the most amazing episodes of the series, it leaves me thinking about what could possibly follow that up… 

2014: Day 287 

Tuesday, October 14th… 

Tonight my house is filled with guys from The B. I invited some students down for pizza and alien shootouts. I don’t often breach that wall, and let work spill into my house, but when I get the opportunity it’s golden. 

My car also lurched up the driveway and made a gut wrenching halt…so…
I could fix it, and put money into it, with the strong possibility that it’ll be parked for the winter regardless. Or I could leave it, maybe sell it off, and just walk for a while. Saves money, but makes seeing Laur a tad more difficult. 

Why am I SO bad at snailmail? It’s actually time consuming NOT sending the pile that has accumulated on my desk over the past two years. I’m dumb. 


Daily Thoughts…

I surround myself with all kinds of inspirational things, I have to, it’s how I live. I like a crisp house, an organized workspace, and a chaotic desk.
I remember radios always playing in friends homes, newspapers lining coffee tables, notepads spread out under desk lamps.
I want to soak up what I can when I can while I can. Pass it on.
I live in community, I create in solitude.
I use my resources to their full extent, without waste, so as to recycle their use to the next generation.
I surround myself with love and positivity, I have to, it’s the only way I’ll live.

2014: Day 281 

Wednesday, October 8th

:: Two months ago I asked Lauren out. I’m beyond blessed, always feeling lucky.
Today was cool, very meditative. Very much a day of reflecting and catching up with one’s self.
I love inner productivity, and fall asleep eager for tomorrow’s outer productiveness.

2014: Day 280 

Tuesday, October 7th

:: I’ve spent the last two days in the basement of the Quality Inn, at a Mental Health First Aid seminar…
It taught me, tested me, frustrated me, and forced me (to drink a lot of awful coffee). In the end I feel like I’ve been out of the loop; both with the topic, and with society while I was away.
I think I’ll take my time getting into work tomorrow morning. My head hurts, my eyes burn, but mostly there’s that feeling of “I need some me-time”. Lately, my best meditation happens in the AM.
Take time for yourselves, everyone. Or else you’ll eventually be of no use to anyone.

2014: Day 274 

Wednesday | October 1 

:: Today I was alone with my creativity… 
I sat in my office, frumpy hoodie and cup of coffee, with my soundtrack and my sketchbooks. I worked out ideas of upcoming events. I finalized structure for projects. I learned a lil, and I taught a lil. All from the comfort of my desk - sometimes I really really need days like that. 
Where no one randomly shows up (though I love it). Where I don’t get a random assignment that takes me away from my spark of inspiration. 90% of the time I don’t get to truly finalize what I’m working on, because something tugs me away, and then the moment’s lost. 
That’s why days like this, days to myself, are cherry pie. 

2014: Day 272 

:: I bet ya’ll thought I forgot…
It’s not a matter of not having anything to say. It’s about wanting you to visualize my life for a little bit. It’s about me experiencing things that I don’t want to describe, I want to capture. I want to emulate. I want to share and reinterpret.
The past month has been a roller coaster of epic proportions.

I had kids talk to me about suicide and rape. I enjoyed life with a beautiful woman. I got my feet planted firmly in the ground. I poured hours into Destiny. I started new adventures. I rested from old habits. I made plans and canceled arrangements.

It’s cliche and it’s life and it’s what we’re all going through together.

Daily Thoughts…

Lately I’ve been having a peculiar amount of run in’s with businesses dropping the ball when it came to fulfilling their end of whatever service they are/were setup to provide. 
For the most part, I’ve learned that when it comes time to contact customer service, you’re most likely going to get jerked around until you either; a) don’t care and give up, b) rage quit, or c) cause such a fit they crumble and give in. 
In my head I keep thinking, “why can’t they just do the thing that they say they’re going to do”. It’s like a battery that refuses to charge, a piece of tech that doesn’t do the one thing it was created to do. I understand that sometimes life is hard, there’s challenges, you’re new at something and need time to learn, heck…I’m a prime example of someone that often needs grace to get through a situation… 
Not sure where I’m going with this, guess I just have an overwhelming sense of “what’s happening to us” these days. Sheesh that seems overdramatic. 

Gotham | First Impressions 

:: I really want to like this show, it&#8217;s at the top of my watch-list this season, but it&#8217;s just not&#8230;I dunno&#8230; 
Maybe it&#8217;s because they&#8217;ve done the origins to death, that it seemed over saturated to have every other scene introduce a new character. Maybe it&#8217;s because the they fudged some key points, or at least embellished to make the show more&#8230;appealing? Deeper? Layered?
I&#8217;ll give it a second episode, but right now I think my comicbook-tv needs can be fulfilled by SHIELD.

Gotham | First Impressions

:: I really want to like this show, it’s at the top of my watch-list this season, but it’s just not…I dunno…
Maybe it’s because they’ve done the origins to death, that it seemed over saturated to have every other scene introduce a new character. Maybe it’s because the they fudged some key points, or at least embellished to make the show more…appealing? Deeper? Layered?
I’ll give it a second episode, but right now I think my comicbook-tv needs can be fulfilled by SHIELD.

Coffee & Multitasking v.142 

1. Destiny News 
The Queen’s Emissary event is live! [twitter
Game first: lvl30 [ign.com

2. Music News 
Lights “Little Machines” is out! [iTunes
PinkFloyd is releasing a new instrumental album! [RollingStone.com

3. R.I.P. Titan [theverge.com
Blizzard finally announced to Polygon that it’s scrapping it’s newest game project. Part of me is sad, most of me is okay with it. They need to put more focus back into the little nuances of WoW, more content for the Diablo franchise (to keep it going), and updated content on the multiplayer side of Starcraft. 

Living in Canada doesn’t change how important this is. The internet isn’t just a place to waste time, it has become a vital part of keeping our rights and freedoms secure in todays society. It brings people together, strengthens business…and is a ton of fun…c’mon! 

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.”
via: staff

Ready? 
Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

iPhone 6/+ 
:: Woah lookit that, all those Facebook status&#8217; from friends that heard from their uncles cousin that the iPhone6 was a sure thing&#8230;were right! Whoulda thunk it?!*ahem* Okay, seriously though, this happened and I want to talk about it. So, these are phablets right? Is that a term we&#8217;re all comfortable using yet? I&#8217;m going to go against the grain here and say that I&#8217;m not a fan of mobile devices like this. It&#8217;s like when places started up&#8217;ing cup sizes that are larger than cupholders! My pockets just can&#8217;t comfortably fit these phones that are supposed to be sleek. While I do appreciate that cameras are getting more and more attention, and a crisp screen is straight up sexy, in the end (for me) it doesn&#8217;t demand these floppy oversized phones that remind me of giant block flip phones from the 90&#8217;s. And that Pay feature, I mean, am I sounding too old fashion if I say it freaks me out a little? I don&#8217;t even like owning a credit card, or doing online banking&#8230;I&#8217;ve been hacked too many times and spent too much time getting my money back. So this one touch access to everything - while aesthetically pleasing - just isn&#8217;t a selling point for me. Overall this is a device for one-device users. I&#8217;m an &#8216;everything has it&#8217;s purpose&#8217; kinda guy. I want my tablet for reading, my phone for texting, and my computer for gaming. All that being said, when my contract on my 5S is up, I&#8217;ll obviously buy a 6 (but indefinitely see no need for a 6+) There, now, I give you Fbook hounds two months before your posting &#8220;facts&#8221; and &#8220;details&#8221; about the iPhone7&#8230;ya thirsty ingrates. 
[details]  [comparison] 

iPhone 6/+ 

:: Woah lookit that, all those Facebook status’ from friends that heard from their uncles cousin that the iPhone6 was a sure thing…were right! Whoulda thunk it?!
*ahem* 
Okay, seriously though, this happened and I want to talk about it. 
So, these are phablets right? Is that a term we’re all comfortable using yet? 
I’m going to go against the grain here and say that I’m not a fan of mobile devices like this. It’s like when places started up’ing cup sizes that are larger than cupholders! My pockets just can’t comfortably fit these phones that are supposed to be sleek. 
While I do appreciate that cameras are getting more and more attention, and a crisp screen is straight up sexy, in the end (for me) it doesn’t demand these floppy oversized phones that remind me of giant block flip phones from the 90’s. 
And that Pay feature, I mean, am I sounding too old fashion if I say it freaks me out a little? I don’t even like owning a credit card, or doing online banking…I’ve been hacked too many times and spent too much time getting my money back. So this one touch access to everything - while aesthetically pleasing - just isn’t a selling point for me.
Overall this is a device for one-device users. I’m an ‘everything has it’s purpose’ kinda guy. I want my tablet for reading, my phone for texting, and my computer for gaming. 

All that being said, when my contract on my 5S is up, I’ll obviously buy a 6 (but indefinitely see no need for a 6+) 

There, now, I give you Fbook hounds two months before your posting “facts” and “details” about the iPhone7…ya thirsty ingrates. 

[details]  [comparison

Daily Thoughts…

Today Bungie releases Destiny, while Apple hosts it’s latest live event.
At the same time, at work we’ve got a lot of heavy stuff weighing down on us. 

This is like, the epitome of “me” right now; putting my geek aside to deal with life. I both love it and hate it. I love that people trust and respect me with issues and situations. I hate that more and more of that lil whimsy in my soul is told to step aside. I can hear my friend Curb saying both “yeah baby get those achievements” AND “time to man up, lace up those boots”…both of which could be references to either side haha! 

PS: For the locals reading this…all those dang rumors you’ve been buying into for the last year about Apple, will finally either be confirmed or denied…either way…I’m so happy. 

Hey lookit that, apparently I hit an internet milestone over the weekend! 

Hey lookit that, apparently I hit an internet milestone over the weekend!