Friday, 2 September 2011

Some Random Confessions

1. I sacrifice quality for quantity
When I started this whole blog thing up, I wanted to be entertaining, and I wanted to try and make people smile, but I've lost a lot of that really over time. I try to make my blog posts as long as I can, by using big fancy words. But that doesn't make them better. Hell, one of my favourite recent blog posts came from the delightful Miss Sassy Pants, and it was just THREE WORDS LONG. http://www.afewfrenchfriesshortofahappymeal.com/2011/08/beyonces-pregnant-and-i-dont-care.html The title was "Beyonce's Pregnant And I Don't Care". The blog post itself? "I just don't". You don't have to be long to be good, and maybe one day I'll realise that.

2. I don't like my writing style much
Like I just said, I like to use big fancy words and sound formal, and there are times for that, and posts where I should do that. But I want to make people smile, and give them a laugh. That's easier with informal language, and when I'm not sounding like a pretentious asshole. I'm a lot less formal with my comments on blogs, that's a better sign of who I really am. I'm even writing a book, and I went back to rewrite the first two chapters (the only chapters I've done actually -_-) and the main thing I did was take out all the damn formality. There was no need for it. It was boring as hell. I want to be less formal, and more fun. I'm growing as a writer, so please bear with me until I get where I want to be :)

3. I've been playing vidya gaymes since I was 3 years old
You know how games have a 3+ age rating? I'm the reason they have that! I might not actually be, but one of my earliest memories is playing Super Mario 3 in my attic, when I was about 3. Cos I was so young, I really don't know how old I was, but I'm saying 3 lol. I also had Duck Hunt, and a light gun. That's right folks, from a very early age I was shooting virtual ducks with a gun. Am I a mass murderer? Nope. Cos games DON'T DO THAT! Years later I love ducks and other animals, and prefer knives to guns. But I'm not a violent person.

4. I try to hard to be funny
I always say that you should never try to be funny. It's when you're trying to be funny that you tend to not be, so don't try it. If you're a naturally funny person, and sometimes I can be, then the funny will come, don't try to force it. I'd like to think that yeah, sometimes I can be fun, and that's mostly because I can.

5. I take things WAY to seriously
Shock, horror, people screaming "LIEZ". I can hear it already. But yes, it is true I take things too seriously. Life, love, myself. Everything really. I need to stop that shit, and start loving life more, and kicking back and having fun yes. I know that. But when you've spent so long of your life telling yourself you have to be in complete control of yourself, it's hard to just let go. It really is. Sometimes it really sucks, but I am capable of letting go and having a laugh, just ask Jessica.

Five seems like a good number to end on really, maybe I'll do this again sometime. Also an apology to the right honorable Pope Timothy Bowen. I stole your idea of a confessions post. Kind of. I wanted to apologise for all the boring formal language, and say that I sacrifice quality for quantity, and thought "Why not just turn it into a long, but fun, post. Maybe more than one "Confession"?" So that's how this happened. Please don't sue me for plagiarism :( Or because you've trademarked the word "Confessions"...like Bethesda have with the word "Scrolls" or so they claim.

34 comments:

  1. Oh yes, I know that, trying to being funny while you are definetly not. Sometimes it's amusing, but on the other hand it makes me feel miserably and acting very ridiculous.

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  2. I see myself in you, but of course, your writing is a lot more better than mine. ^_^

    I honestly love the way how you blog. Your post, though not funny at all times but it's worth to read. I think that's the essence of blogging. giving the readers the satisfaction or whatever :)

    You really really really just made my day :)

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  3. I don't know about others, but I think formal is good; and it can also be funny, in its way. I think you should just write the way you feel comfortable writing and people should accommodate to that. What is the book about?
    It's kind of funny how easy it is to give advice that we ourselves can hardly follow. I take stuff way too serious too, and I think that even if I'd try to change that I couldn't :/

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  4. @Mai Yang It's fine for a girl to say that but if I said "I see myself in you" to you it'd just be creepy. Anyway, thank you. Really, I hope you actually see this too. But thanks. It's nice to know even if I'm not funny, I can be worth reading sometimes. I'll accept it sooner or later.


    Most likely later.

    I do want to be worth reading more than I want to be funny. There are some things that should be taken seriously, like my thanks :P

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  5. whatever you do, you always have my support. Trust me, your style is really fine, better than many other blogs I've read.

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  6. @escapist My book is about a lot of cool things lol. A friend describes is kind of like a manga told as a story, and a Norse tale for the western world. You'll have to forgive me for not going into a great amount of detail, but I do incorporate, or try to, some Norse mythology. I even had a Swedish friend help me come up with the names. I always give advice that I should follow myself, but don't. Other than being too awesome, it's my biggest fault. Should that be not awesome enough? Anyway, yes, it is one of my own bad habits too.

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  7. Confessions feel good don't they?
    Don't worry about such silly things. The biggest problem I see is that you take things seriously.
    This can easily be fixed. Stop doing it.
    You write your own book. You are the great master who makes the grass green. You decided to take things so serious. Just stop.

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  8. @Timothy Bowen They do feel good but I'm not about to convert to catholicism any time soon lol. I think that yes, taking things too seriously is the biggest problem here, and if I solve that, I'll solve a lot of others.

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  9. Sounds like a book I would read. I wish you luck with finding the inspiration to finish it, and let us now when you will :D

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  10. Definitely worry about quality over quantity. If you don't blog every single day, people aren't going to forget about you. Thus why we only blog Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and are about to scale that back to 2 days a week some time soon.

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  11. @A Beer for the Shower You can't go down to 2 days a week :( Well, you can, lol. But I'll miss my BFTS fun. You guys have really good quality posts though, I wouldn't worry about it, plus absence supposedly makes the heart grow fonder.

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  12. Played Duck hunt at a young age. Did it make me want to shoot ducks out of the sky? No! Did it make me want to punch laughing dogs in the face? Yes.

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  13. I find it quite easy for me to entertain my friends with jokes, slapstick comedy, etc. It just comes naturally.

    Also, replace "cos" with "because" or even "'cause" ;D

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  14. The level of self-awareness this took is inspiring. I, too, tend to use long words. The tendency is ingrained into my nature, and I dare not shy away from it. I like your take on funny.

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  15. @Shockgrubz I'm quite self aware, I just never admit to it, or allow myself to be who I know I am. There is such a thing as being too self aware lol. I find it odd I like to use long words because I come from quite a low class background, and my school was...well it was pretty awful.

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  16. @FangI shall try. You should see me text. I deplore "textspeak". I only use it when I have to say something, but I still refuse to replace words with numbers. Cause is a bad one to replace it with though, it's either because or nothing. "'cause" would work, as long as you made it known you were shortening a word by adding the apostrophe. Yes I'm THAT pedantic.

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  17. Man I can't even remember what I was doing when I was 3.

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  18. @Shaw I can just remember things that brought on high emotions, like playing games, and the several times I burnt myself. At least two I can remember anyway, when I touched an iron, and when I touched a lit cigarette.

    Even I don't know how my wet fingers didn't end up in electrical sockets.

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  19. I am sincerely impressed. Being this honest, in such a public place, takes courage. Courage enough to write that book, be yourself and make your blog whatever you damn well want it to be.
    Sincerely,
    Anne

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  20. @AnneThat makes it sound like these are bad things :/ hehe but thanks :) This is by far not the worst thing I could confess too. Oh no.

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  21. I take thing too seriously, too. :/
    Have had some troubles because of that.

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  22. Linux and Life is gonna propose to you lol
    Try to keep your next post below 100 words and straight to the point if you consider your posts too long. Actually, I was always jealous of you. I can never come up with monster posts like you or even That Bastard from Bellingham (every post of him is 4 times as long as all of yours together, trust me)
    Sometimes I wanna write a big one and just lack the motivation so I end up with a 100 word post with the major things mentioned and no more. But that at least gives me more of the hope that people actually read it and dont go tl;dr
    Oh and I remember some things from back when I was 3, too :P
    Maybe because that's ca. when my parents divorced

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  23. @NeonI think there are some others more likely to propose to me lol. If I kept things straight to the point I wouldn't be much of a rambler now would I? I think the long posts suits my style more, your blog is mostly about games, and recently it's mostly been videos of you kicking ass in games. The videos speak for themselves. Having said that even my song posts are accompanied by a wall of text aren't they? My biggest worry with long posts is that people will just go TL;DR and not read anything, but I seem to have managed to build a rep for making my long posts kind of interesting.

    Satan only knows how that happened. My parents divorced when I was about six. I'm not sure on the precise age of that one actually. Odd in a way, I can remember when I was gaming, but not when my parents were divorced -_-

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  24. I do enjoy the way your write. You can spell. That's always a plus. I'm the same way, i love to put a lot of words in my blog. Then i browse over to some other blokes blog and he got like 1 sentence and a pic, and 10.000 readers. And i'll be like "what the fuck? Seriously?"

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  25. @Michael Westside Spelling is a huge plus! I wouldn't mind ten thousand followers, but I'm not willing to sell my self that much. Maybe one day it'll happen naturally though.


    in about a million years. I do find it a bit annoying when you see some people who clearly put little to no effort in and they get maybe not ten thousand, but certainly more followers than some people who put a hella lot of effort in, just to appease their meagre fanbase.

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  26. @Shaw

    Same here, hahahaah. Probably pretending like I was a jedi or something.

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  27. I see myself in you in this "I don't like my writing style much" and I wanna be funny too ^_^

    just realized, yeah. It's weird.

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  28. @Mai Yang I like your writing style, you make nice long posts, but I can still read them all the way through without getting bored, that's more than enough :)


    Also you made it weird.

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  29. Just try to have fun. Don't take life that seriously, don't try to be fun, don't force yourself to do or write things you don't want or like. Just have fun, it's simple as that. Look for sources of inspiration or just go out and take a walk to clear your head. Take a few days off. Spend a little time outdoors, enjoy the sun, have a beer sitting on the grass. I don't know, get out of your comfort zone and you will have stuff to write about for sure.

    Also, i play videogames since i was 3 too. First memory i have from it, i guess it's playing super mario bros bros for gameboy in 1989 when it was first released :) good ole times.

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  30. @Hasidic Plumber I do try to have fun, even if my army, I mean followers list, isn't growing by that much lol. I ain't too good at the whole going outside the comfort zone thing. That isn't healthy for you lol. I'm working on it though. It's actually quite rare I find myself with absolutely nothing to talk about, but I won't ever take a day off as long as I can avoid it. Well, I'll have the post ready early lol, I guess that counts. But I still read everyone elses blogs that day too.

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  31. You should add a random confession number six: That you're a rad fucking dude.

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  32. That was short and too the point. I'm sorry, I'm too drunk to try and comment roight proper. I'll try again tomorrow. I feel like I may have something to say. Or I'm dreaming this. Not quite sure what is going on right now...

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  33. @Generally Disgruntled Well I hope you snap back to reality soon lol. Seriously. I'll probably do more confessions as time goes on though, that's for sure.

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