Thursday, 29 December 2011

This Much Fun Is Illegal In 48 States

First of all, a half hearted apology in which I don't actually go through with the apology, never mind caring enough to actually apologise. I would say I'm sorry for mentioning Jessie yet again, but to be honest I'm not. I just hope she doesn't mind all the attention, but if she didn't mind that I was in her cupboard I doubt she'll mind this.

Warning; serious emotional discharge ahead, get out, get out while you can.

As you might have noticed, since she's started blogging I've been more light hearted myself. Even my more depressing posts have a lighter undertone and occasional attempt at a joke, maybe even a few actual jokes. This is partly in thanks to her blogging, which is why I felt compelled to mention her yet again.

I don't think it's any big secret that I've not been having too much fun writing lately, my blog has suffered for it, and so has my offline writing. When I have fun I can be a pretty cool guy to be around, I'm just totally depressed at times. Most of the time. Quite a lot of the time actually. But blogging is getting more fun now that she's blogging too, and we can actually chat about it, and I can help her out with some things, and learn more about her. We've been best friends for...maybe 8 or even 9 years now, but I still don't know some things about her. It's kind of sad I don't know her as well as I thought I did, but it's also fun to learn more about her.

Anyway, my basic point is that when I'm having fun blogging, everyone is happy. Now for an almost actual apology. I'm sorry that I just haven't really felt up to writing too much, and I genuinely feel this place suffered for it, and you didn't have to suffer along with me. I'm going to try to be more fun and open again.

But as we all know, you should never try. Trying is the first step towards failure.

36 comments:

  1. Derp, here you go again. Apologies are not in order, Mark. If you're feeling shit your writing gets depressing and you start rambling on about sad things, so what? If we don't want to read it we simply don't. Yet we're still here, providing words of support for what they're worth. Relax, don't stress it.
    Also, this goes to show how good a friend Jessie is for you ;D

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  2. Your blog and you have no need to apologise EVER.
    Write what you feel. If you feel sad, write that. If you feel happy, share it with us.
    My blog is my journal and you get everything. The good bad and the ugly and often my best writing is done when I am stressed out and emotional (well at least that is when I become more poetic)
    Blog because you enjoy it and it will come through in your writing.

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  3. Aww Mark, I think you worry too much! I'm starting to think that if you don't get a certain number of comments on your posts then you believe what you wrote is shit. Which is ridiculous because you always get 30+ comments lol!

    It's nice that you and Jessie have blogging as a common interest now. I wish I had that with someone I knew! But alas, I'll never share my blog with people I know. Except Paul of course lol

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  4. I accept your half assed appoligy! Even though its not nessisary (your resent posts have been good) But since the others who commented before me pointed out you have no need to appologize, I thought what the heck! I'll accept your appology!

    Gosh you can be self-deprecating some times! High Five!

    Also if writing is boring you should try something else! I think you should draw a picture!

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  5. @Fang I want to have your babies. Nah seriously though, thanks :)

    @Mynx I do believe that sadness produces the most beautiful of art. Some of the best musicians and painters, Van Gough and Kurt Cobain for example, were very depressed and ultimately killed themselves. Though I in no way condone depression or suicide.

    @Hazel Most of those comments are mine! It's just kind of sad when I did get a fair few comments and then people stopped blogging altogether themselves. I would always appreciate more comments, but I think I can live with the lower views and what not. You could always get Paul to start a blog. When you stop laughing at that suggestion I'll bring it up again.

    @Bersercules Nah writing isn't boring, it just wasn't as fun as it used to be. I don't mean to be so self-deprecating all the time, it just happens. Really. I'm not much of an artist though so I think I might have to pass on drawing a picture.

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  6. @Mark Some times a change makes you look at things differently! My whole creative life I've drawn and writen (and more resently acted) and mixing it up means I never get bored with any one thing!

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  7. Hey man, chin up! Change it up if you're not happy with it. I spent my whole life writing bad fiction, then abruptly decided to write about real life and one of the few things in it that matters to me- music. Just give something else a shot. Do what makes you happy, Brotato.

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  8. There are no apologies in blogging. Not everything we write is gold, but as long as you're out there trying, that's all that matters. Imagine if you just stopped writing because you thought it was shit. People would stop reading, and building up readers after you've lost a ton is not easy work.

    You've got the right mindset. Get back on track and work yourself into a good groove again. We're here for you if you need anything.

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  9. Write what you want. No rules apply to blogging. And never apologize for what you write. If people don't like it, they can just move on to someone else's blog post. I enjoy your blog and your honesty. Plus there's always a touch of humor in it somewhere! Stay light hearted!

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  10. @Bersercules Yes but you're pretty good at the whole drawing thing lol.

    @Dylanthulu I'm writing fiction but I don't know if it's bad or not. Glad you found something that works for you.

    @ABFTS Thanks guys. I disagree though, you write a lot of gold. Or draw it at least. I know I am approaching this with the right mindset, to get back in the game and make it my own. Here's hoping I can do it.

    @Barb I would do but all the cholesterol is weighting my heart down. Ahhh humour. I know if people didn't like this stuff they just wouldn't read, and one day I hope I accept that!

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  11. Your blog is wonderful just the way it is. There's no need to apologize, we always forgive, and forget eventually. :)

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  12. @R.gers Not me, but thanks :)

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  13. @Mark Only cause of a life time of practice. Also I forgot to ask, what is the title of this post in reference too?

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  14. @Bersercules It's not in reference really to anything. It's just that most media forms have something that is "illegal in x amount of states". Like in Scrubs where Dr. Cox tells Jordan the only thing she's talented in is illegal in 28 states.

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  15. @My 2 Pesos ahhh but it's so much fun though.

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  16. @Mark Okay! I get it now! (that joke is illegal in 3 states!)

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  17. @Marks comment to My 2 Pesos comment Apologizing is fun?! You sound like quite the party animal! Sorry sorry!

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  18. Oh shush. =P Don't write for us, write for you. And especially don't lie for us - do what you feel, and what makes you happy.

    I just found you, but I'm really enjoying what I read.

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  19. Look, you could be me. Where almost everything I write is emotionally charged and lackluster, or written under the influence. Don't apologize. besides, I think we all know that blogging has a therapeutic effect to it.

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  20. @Bersercules lol well sarcasm is funnier. Apologising isn't too bad but I wouldn't want to do it as a living.

    @Lolitical news You'll fit in around here lol.

    @Generally Disgruntled It's only therapeutic effect to it if you're willing to use it like that. I like what you write.

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  22. I don't think there's any need to apologize.

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  23. I was just thinking, if the SOPA bill passes most of the internet will be illegal in 50 states!

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  24. Paul did start a blog before but didn't like it as much as me lol

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  25. @Shaw Nah there wasn't really.

    @Bersercules I thought there 52 states counting Alaska and Hawaii?

    @Hazel Well you have to get it into him now that he doesn't have a say, and that he is going to do things he doesn't like.

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  26. @Mark, I hope I fit in, 'cause I'm starting to get comfy around here.

    Also, 50 states! Only 48 contiguous - Alaska and Hawaii are 49 and 50. 52 is a deck of cards. =D

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  27. @Lolitical News Cheers for clearing that up. I'm not actually sure where I get 52 states from.

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  28. Don't apologize for your depression. None of us are actually forced to read your blog, we choose to. :)

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  29. @Heaven That's only because I can't force you from here :P

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  30. @Mark: Well, I like being forced so I probably wouldn't complain anyway :P

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  31. @Heaven Goody. If you need me I'll be just outside fifty feet of you so I can get used to the restraining order.

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  32. How can anyone get bored of hearing about or talking about me? O_O does not make sense. Also hugs for sad Mark, even though we are texting as I write this :P if your sad I suggest listening to Lou Reed's Berlin hehe

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  33. @Jessica Thorncroft As hard as it might be to believe, there are people who don't like me. If I listened to Berlin while sad that would just make me want to die lol.

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