Monday, 14 May 2012

It Can Be Hard To Think Of Titles

It really can be hard to think up titles for round ups. I've mentioned that before though. Numerous times in fact. I'm not fond of reusing stuff, so part of me really hates to just say "Weekly Round Up XX/XX." Oh well. I think I need to change the schedule up a bit really. So far on my current schedule I do three A-Z posts a week, and that means it's going to take me maybe a month and a half. While it's nice not to have to worry about content too much for that long, it still seems like too long. Still, Mondays are round up days, Thursdays are podcasts, and Saturday is story day. I was thinking of making Sunday an A-Z post, but barely anyone will read it. This place is pretty dead on weekends. If anything I should probably change the day I post Immortal Space. Anyway, I also wanted to make podcasts around them too, talk about the topic instead of write about it, but I have a few podcasts I have to publish, some that have been waiting too long. So, yeah. This is going to take longer than originally planned. Oh well. On to the actual round up for this week, long after anyone has stopped reading.

I'm including last Monday because I talked about a fair few things other than the round up post. I mentioned I had lost my iPod, and I was worried about where it might be, and that it could be lost forever. It turns out that instead of calling the waaaaaambulance I should have checked my coat pockets more thoroughly. EMPTY pockets people, don't just check them. I also talked about The Hunger Games (which means I can't really do it for the A-Z thing) and I have now read all three of them actually. Sometimes it didn't go how I thought it would, but this is a good thing really. Overall they were great books, and I would definitely recommend them. Plus nearly all of my preconceptions that it was just Battle Royale have been done away with. Some of the concept is, that can't be denied, but it continues on long after the arena, and there's a lot more that happens in Hunger Games, that doesn't happen in Battle Royale, though I don't want to spoil either thing. Jeez that was a lot.

Tuesday I addressed the letter C, for "celebrations". I had a total retard moment and posted D before C. My fault entirely. The party I talked about (my sisters 16th) wasn't actually that bad. The worst thing was the price of beer. Feckin hell. No wonder no one goes to pubs and we all just drink alone at home. Well, that and the smoking ban. Though I don't smoke.

Wednesday I wrote something I haven't written in quite a while. A poignant and deep post about the concept of endings. Which wasn't me declaring the end of this blog. Everything ends, and one day even existence will end. Endings aren't always the end though, and are often new beginnings. The death of one can equal the life of others (which is something I didn't totally go into outside of the circle of life. Oh well. There's about two or three paragraphs in there).

Thursday was another podcast between me and Bersercules. I have at least one more of these, and we hope to record more. If anything it would be great if this was how every podcast worked. I've heard nothing but positive feedback really, and me and him seem to bounce off eachother well. Now if we could go five minutes without innuendo and outright NSFW material it would be great. Though I don't want to suppress his art. Plus it's way too much fun. I still hope to record something with Nellievaughn and her friend Madeline, and with Shockgrubz. Really I'm open to having anyone on, and I'm pretty sure Bersercules is if you want to be double teamed. See I make dirty jokes even without him.

Friday I handled F. In this case, it was F for "fighting". A lot of you really were surprised that I had that kind of side to me, but I really do. I make myself sound a lot more torn than I actually I am I think though. Basically I told about how I used to have a history of anger and aggression, and I still have a lot of it, I just contain it better. It's the main reason I'm either nice or impassive. I really don't lie when I say that video games stopped me from killing people. I was able to work out my aggression through them, instead of through real people. The main point though was me recounting the time I got my ass handed to me in one punch to the face I deliberately took like a god damn fucking moron. Which I really was at the time. I've never really seen such a dumb smart person.

Saturday as you probably expected was another installment in Immortal Space. I'm considering rewriting all the new stuff I've written for it already, and probably will do. It's going to be fight scenes for a few weeks, and I don't know if I'm all that happy with how some of them worked out. This week though we had the totally manly reunion of Trent and Geoff in the fight club known as The 9th Circle. I also teased some things I didn't really deliver on, and now I want to deliver on them. What's the point in teasing what isn't going to happen?

Sunday I continued my apparent trend of Irish comedians. I think I'm out now though, with Dara O'Briain, the host of Mock The Week, who's pretty handy with the stand up himself. It was his routine on the "mixed marriage" of a Catholic and a Protestant. One of his most well know, and controversial routines. I think he did actually get in a bit of trouble over it.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've written too much , and my fingers hurt. It's quite apparent that I've been reading a lot lately, and not really writing. I hate that I seem to have to choose one or the other. In reading news though I read every Hunger Games book in seven hours. Ish. That is each book took seven hours to read. I didn't read three books in seven hours. That'd be awesome. I haven't read like that in so long I wasn't aware I could still do it.

Okay I really need to stop writing.

33 comments:

  1. The Hunger Games must be seriously good for you to manage to read them as quickly as that, now I feel like I have to check them out. Great round up as always Mark.

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    1. Well every chapter ends in a cliffhanger and keeps you reading. It's very hard to put down :) It's pretty damn good.

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  2. it really can be hard to think of titles for these things.. I do enjoy your round ups though, it helps me pick up on things I've missed x

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    1. Well that's one reason I make them :) I try to come up with something, but I have trouble sometimes.

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  3. I've caught up with Sunday today, Dara is one of the best out there!

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    1. He is pretty feckin amazing.

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  4. Bringing Thursday on vacation with me. :)

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    1. Well the 2 hour one is probably better for that :)

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  5. Enjoyed your round-up, Mark. It's more than a round-up really, because I learned new things about you which weren't out there this last week. I noticed that you haven't responded to yesterday's comments yet - I'm not complaining - just hope you're doing ok.

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    1. I try to add something else for the people who read every day :) I'm okay thank you. I've had a rough time lately but I'm feeling kind of better. Thank you for noticing, and your concern :) Though if you get worried just poke me in an email or something :)

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    2. I'll do that ;-)... always happy to poke and get a smile lol

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    3. Well you did, and we poked eachother and both got smiles :) Jeez talk about euphemisms :P

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  6. Interestingly, I've been reading more than writing these days as well. Can't say why, though.

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    1. I think doing one just kills your want to do the other.

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  7. I'm tearing through the Hunger Games too, but definitely not in 7 hours. What a speed demon.

    Also, sometimes with titles Non Sequiturs are fun. It catches people off guard and when it comes to comments, you can tell who's really reading or not.

    Title is "Mark's Guide to Norwegian Fishing Vessels", post is about reading the Hunger Games, Joe Q Blogger comments: "I've never been on a boat!"

    Busted!

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    1. That is pretty fun, and I'd like to try it one time but I don't think I'd be able to do it. I'm way too serious. You guys are way busier than me.

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  8. Ahhh I love the Hunger Games. I always fail at coming up with good titles, most of the time I state the obvious! :P x

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    1. I like to make witty remarks about the obvious :)

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  9. It's hard to come up with titles so he just capitalises an entire sentence. What a genius.

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    1. Who? O_o I'm too grammatical to do that.

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  10. Glad you liked the lamb photos! Coming up with good titles can be tough. Songs and films inspire me a lot of the time. xxx

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    1. Well I have made a lot of references myself too :)

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  11. Tee hee! Waaaaaaaaambulance. Lol

    I also hate that I have to choose between reading and writing each day. I wish so much that I had time to do both, every single day.

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    1. I do love that word, and I don't use it anywhere near as much as I should. Or want to. Same with reading and writing. I read so many blogs it can, and sometimes does, kill my urge to write them.

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  12. You probably won't fancy this idea, but you could just have super ridiculously long titles to your round-up posts like "Weekly Round-Up: The Hunger Games, Podcast with Bersercules, "F" is for fighting, Irish comedians, and MORE..." or something like that. Anyway, that is what I would do. That is the Jimmy Fungus style.

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    1. Hehe that would make sense really. I've taken your ideas before, so it could happen.

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  13. I bought my mum the Hunger Games for Mother's Day. Do you think that was a good call?

    My favourite posts are the ones about stand-up (which you'd expect being one myself).

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    1. Yeah that's a pretty good call. Well, I'm not sure how a mother would handle it. They are good books though. We need some videos or audio clips at least of your stand up comedy.

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    2. That would be awesome, but my stand-up couldn't possibly compare to that of Dara O'Briain or Ed Byrne.

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  14. I think you should keep recording podcast with Bersecules. They are always so entertaining. And, you're thinking of recording with Shockgrubz? How exciting! I really enjoy his blog. As for recording a podcast with Madeline and I, this is something I still really want to do, but have not been able to reach her for a few days.

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    1. Well I want to record with Fang as well, and some others. I'd still love to talk to you guys as well. I don't mind doing one just the two of us, but I hope Madeline's okay, and I can understand if you want her there too.

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