Monday, 21 May 2012

Doing The Round Up

To be honest I'm tired, weak, and I haven't felt anything close to "healthy" in quite a while. Plus today is my mothers birthday and I have no idea what to get her, even now. Thankfully if I do see her today it won't be until mid-afternoon, so if I want to find something today I still have the chance. Right now I just want to curl up and continue my slow descent to Hell. That said, I'm glad today is a day when I can just tell you the things I've already done, rather than try and come up with something new to do. Which I'll have to do by tomorrow. Drat and blast.

Last Tuesday  I talked about giving, and how I in fact often give too much. Often to the wrong people as well actually. I put other people ahead of myself all the time, and will go really far out of my way to do something for someone. I've been used a lot, sure, but I still do it. It's part of what makes me, me. If I let some bastards ruin my awesome for other people, then it's just not fair on the other people now is it?

Wednesday I kind of talked about honesty. What actually happened is that I took a leaf out of Leah's book and posted 20 things that I wish I could say. It was mostly depressing stuff, interspersed with a bit of mushy stuff.

Thursday was the latest, and last in the current series, of my podcasts with Bersercules. We hope to get at least one more recorded by this Thursday, and it would be nice if it became a more permanent thing. Only time will really tell though. As per usual I can't really remember what we talked about, but Bersercules enjoyed it, and so did pretty much everyone else who listened.

Friday I posted the long awaited interview between myself and Kbbuddingwriter. Well, what actually happened is that I got seriously lazy/unmotivated/generally depressed and didn't edit anything and just posted him saying the questions I sent him and answering them. It was generally well received by everyone but Kb who wanted some things edited out. I'm not going to censor anyone though.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Saturday I posted another part in my story. I pulled a major dick move though and ended on a cliffhanger. Don't worry though you won't have to wait until Saturday for the next part. I'll probably post it as soon as I've rewritten it. God damn rewrites. I also possibly did some retconning, but I think I got away with it. It's not as big a retcon as Harry Potter. See in the fifth book he can see the horses that pull the carriages. These horses can only be seen by people who have witnessed death. Here's the odd thing though. He could see them in his fifth year because he saw someone die in the fourth book. BUT he couldn't see them at the end of the fourth book, when the carriages took them back to the train. Furthermore he should have been able to see them anyway because he saw at the very least his mother die. I'm not sure if he saw his father die but his mother died right there in front of him trying to protect him. Again, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Feel free to correct me on my logic here.

Sunday because I was tired I took a request from Althea and posted a video of Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges. He's a hilarious guy but he does have a pretty think accent that can be tough to get if you aren't familiar with it. Still worth a listen though, he's a damn funny guy.

Well I did indeed as per usual write more than I intended to. Though that was mostly due to my slight rant there about Harry Potter. I'm sure it's not the only plot hole in there. Ginny looking disturbingly like Harry's mum is hardly a plot hole though, nor is Dumbledore's brother shagging goats. Just really disturbing things.

31 comments:

  1. I hope you feel better soon.. I've take to getting my mum gift vouchers on special occasions, maybe book her a massage or something? Cheap(ish and 'thoughtful' xx

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    1. I don't think my mum would be too good with something like that. I found something for her in the end though. I'm not feeling too much better though.

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  2. whoa. I'm still not over with that honesty post. it was really interesting :)

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    1. It was interesting to write too :)

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  3. I love your rant about the horse driven carriages in Harry Potter haha, I guess Rowling just decided they'd be significant at the time of writing the fifth book. Great round-up as always Mark.

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    1. I think she just didn't care really. I like the books still though. Plus I defend JK as a good writer.

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  4. I don't blame you, I've started having these minor headaches every now and then. Either because I stare at a screen all day, for pleasure or work. Doesn't help I have very little time to enjoy much.

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    1. Well my years of staring at a screen hasn't done me in yet, but I do get occasional headaches.

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  5. I went back and watched the vid with Kevn. The Comedy Roadshow always has the best comedians on and I love it. I hope you find something to get your mother today and also hope that you feel better soon.

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    1. I did find her something she liked, which is good :) I'm not doing much better at all though. I'm telling myself I'm just tired though.

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  6. Talk about an interesting week, huh?

    Gah, it can only get better. Get some sleep or something. I fail at knowing how the human body/mind works.

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    1. Meh it can always get worse.

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  7. I don't like hearing that you don't feel well. Maybe it's fibromyalgia? I am not a doctor or anything, but I should be. I would definitely research that a bit.

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    1. I looked up what that was and it wasn't that :) Well what I have doesn't sound like that. I'll get by. It'd be awesome if you were my doctor.

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  8. the idea of giving for me is not the matter of to whom we give. but why and how we give. and you're right, going too far is not good sometime.
    what did you finally give to your mom anyway? haha

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    1. I found a nice CD that advertised itself as a collection of songs for mums, a five disc collection too. She seemed pretty pleased about it, so that was good.

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  9. Sorry you're feeling a bit down. Your posts don't usually feel that way so you must be, as you said before, quite good at not showing it much. It was fun hearing you rant about Harry Potter lol... the thing that annoyed me the most (although I did enjoy the books) was how at the end she killed off one of the twins - and then didn't have him happily talking away in the photograph. Everyone else that dies seems to talk in photographs - why not him? ;-)

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    1. Well I tend to write my posts in advance and my mood fluctuates so much I don't allow myself to post anything seriously depressing. But right now I am pretty depressed. I don't like how many people she killed. She just seemed to want to kill everyone off for shits and giggles. I'm not saying everyone should have survived, that would just seem unrealistic and we'd probably be bitching, but to kill off everyone we love? Bitch.

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  10. Catching up and sorry you're feeling like hammered faeces.

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  11. I'm listening to the interview with Kbbuddingwriter after having just read the story... I like to end on cliffhangers, so no worries there. Hope you feel better!

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    1. Cliffhangers are okay if you can jump right in to the next bit for me. Cliffhangers keep you reading. It's why I read the Hunger Games so quickly. Every chapter ended on a cliffhanger and so I had to keep reading. On the rare occasions I put them down it was halfway through a chapter.

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  12. Being used.. I so know that feeling. Makes us feel worthless after a point..

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    1. Meh I've felt worthless for years.

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  13. Haha Ginny is quite like his mum....I was watching Kevin Bridges on iPlayer last night and he was talking about how people in England didn't understand his accent! I'm Scottish but my accent isn't really a typical Scottish accent so when I do speak in a Glaswegian way people have no idea what I'm talking about!! I know how he feels! x

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    1. She is mentally/personally like his mum as well as physically. It's really weird. You're a Scottish lass? I actually didn't know that. That's pretty awesome :) I can understand Kevin quite well even though I sometimes have trouble with Scottish accents.

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  14. nice round up...but sorry to hear you're still feeling low.
    You do have a great blog hear and your posts always bring a little lift to my blogging day....just saying

    Happy birthday to your mum.

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  15. I hope you feel better soon, Marco! (I remember you said you didn't like that name but I couldn't help myself this time *puppy eyes*) =)

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  16. I did like the honest post. I hope you get out of the blah's soon!

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  17. Yeah, my mom's birthday was a couple weeks ago. I ended up just washing her car for her, lol.

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  18. I havent visited this blog before, so i decided to have a look.

    And i must say, i'm impressed! Very honest post. I like it :-)

    Things will look up. Take it from a random stranger on the internet. And pray i'm not bullshitting you!

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  19. Dag nabbit. I can't believe I'm missing out on so much. Another Bersercules podcast? Once I'm stable, I'll be ringing you up on Skype, unless you're tired of waiting on slow old me.

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