Running from your talent. Failed love letters

Writing by itself is weird. It is not something you can easily brag about doing. There have been countless time I’ll talk to someone and they’ll say, “Oh reading is for losers.” The interesting thing is that by someone attacking reading they are also attacking the writing half of the equation, in order for a writer to get out there into the world someone has to do the reading, In movies, at some point, everyone is looking at words to describe what is to be there. The script is written before it is spoken. Therefore ink kisses the pages, making things come to fruition. Making it real. Still though the problem sits, you can’t casually show off writing, as far as anyone’s concerned they are simple runes struck on page, you can write the most heart felt thing on this earth but if someone isn’t completely open to it. Or if you know how to properly trigger someones emotion. It’s that emotional response, it doesn’t matter what it is about if you can make someone feel something you have succeeded

The catch is, you have to do it every day, test things, try things… you can’t care too much if someone hates what you do, everyday you learn more and more so judging someone on their past works , it is only a stepping stone, everyday is a step to perfect the craft even if no one is looking.

Music on this post

Take an umbrella (Neil Davidge )

Lost People (Neil Davidge)

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The Weekend!

I don’t know about you, but the weekend is a favorite time of mine because for some time you can do want and really focus on it or perhaps you can kick back and watch movies.  If you think about it, it’s a lot like when some big plot wraps up in a television show, and the following episode is just them taking a breather.

In the anime Soul Eater, the characters finish off an intense battle with a villain…. And spend the next episode playing basketball.  When I was younger, I did have a hard time. Understanding this as all I could really think was “Dang it guys, there is an unspeakable evil out there, and all you’re doing is playing a game!”

As I have grown older, I have come to better understand this, life is not all work, and it is not all play.  When we can strike a balance between the two, it can help us develop an appreciation of both.  So when you feel like you want to take a break for some time that is all ok just don’t forget to get moving once more soon!

 

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Dress like a millionaire​!

Maybe it’s funny that I’m writing this while the power is out.  Things aren’t going to be easy.  It sucks.  Okay, but I don’t want to leave it at that.  Could you imagine if everything was super easy?  It would take the excitement out of things.  You might not have that driving force to put yourself above the rest. If it were so simple, everyone would be a millionaire right now or at the very least to be doing something that they love.

Alright, maybe I’ve gotten a little sidetracked, I see you looking at the title and thinking, “Hey Devin, what does this have to do with dressing like a millionaire?  You know what scratch that, I’m not a millionaire I can’t dress will million-dollar clothing!”  To which I will look you right in the face and say…

“True”

Okay so granted we aren’t millionaires in our endeavors yet, (don’t rule it out because when you work hard, anything is possible) back at the subject at hand though, what I mean is if you wear something that makes you feel terrific that confidence will shine through.   I plan to find my own clothing style that’ll boost my confidence- well.., okay more accurately it will just mean that I will feel more like myself, think about it as customizing your avatar in a video game except for the avatar is you and you’re controlling yourself!

This is just the start of the great things in the future!

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Skyrim In using the skill

Now you can easily assume that I am deeply into Skyrim I have put many many hours into it. Across many different playthroughs, I have been a mage a thief and even a tradition warrior. Once I did that the charters started to become more multifaceted. Almost more in tune to how people are. They all have unique skills, and I was thinking about it really if I were a real part of that world I would want to have as many options to defend myself.  It was possible, so of course, my character dabbled in stealth to have a leg up on his enemies to allow for him to get through the battlefield without being seen.  This further allowing him to grasp an understanding of his surroundings, Archery was vital because it also allowed for some weaker targets to be removed from the equation without much of a fuss. A few hours in the dark elf realized he needed an even better way to defend himself, The world was ruthless he thought so his quest to perfect his skills in summoning so in a mere moment he began to check if remembered any skills he may have seen while talking to any court wizards.

In a sense something we often overlook is the fact that when needs to develop a new skill arise we think it’s too late probably not it’s only too late it only is when we think so.

Skyrim the creative stimulant

Skyrim is probably one of the best games that I have played. To me in recent efforts to replay it there is the realization that it is actually a creative stimulant. One of my favorite things to do is the game is to create a character and then build up a story on how they go to the different plot lines. This game is weird because instead of just fighting every last enemy I saw and doing everything for the sake of doing everything I was constructing a narrative deep within my head to justify things happening. This wasn’t an average play through instead this was the epic tale of how a dark elf was running from his homeland of Morrowwind all in an effort to better himself but in turn actually ushering himself down a dark path he must later find a way to redeem himself in his own eyes, as he was a little too skilled in the line of shadow, no one knew who he was so at the end of his journey he joins the Companions to redeem himself do good in his twilight years you could say. More or less.

Weird days

Everyone has them it’s this thing where things feel fine right about up to the point where you realize.. holy crap I didn’t do much today but there is tomorrow and there is time to have a good day as well.

Animal Crossing. New Dawn, A delayed good time

As you may or may not know E3 is happening right now. So you know what that means! We are all mentally spending our money with many oohs and ahhs. One of my favorite games that I have played is actually Animal crossing, it’s a little series where you come to a new town and you make a bunch of animal friends. Weird as that may sound on paper, it is a wonderfully relaxing time that has actually helped me through some trying times when I feel depressed or anxious. It is so simple life is simple in that game it allows you to set small goals for yourself each and move forward towards what ever you might want to do.

So imagine my sadness when when I learned that the game had been delayed into 2020, “Oh no!” I thought to myself how will I ever wait that long! But then I thought to myself. I would much rather the game be delayed and be good than for it to come out and be a bit of a mess. As Shigeru Myamoto once said, “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.” This can be true in life sometimes it could be better to take a moment to breath and get it done right than to get it done first. So while it is true I am sad, I am also hopeful for what the future holds

S.T.A.Y. A fixation on the past

Interstellar is a weird experience. When I first saw it I was sad and also mad. I was sad mad. Smad. It at first came off to me as a confusing mess that you couldn’t rewatch with the ideas into the film later, like what was possible with Inception. You see you watch that film and knowing what you know about the future of the timeline you can go..Oh cool, that’s some foreshadowing for what is to come. In this film, it is straight forward there really isn’t a thing that makes you know more in a satisfying way. When you rewatch this film, there is a sort of thing that happens where you see what’s gonna happen you’ve seen it before, but you can look at the finer details and see the smaller things. You almost are the main character Cooper you know as much as he does, he’s not like Cobb from inception. This guy doesn’t have a mysteriously dark past that he is withholding from the audience, he is just as confused as you are whenever he enters the wormhole. He is learning with you.

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Another important note is how the film has a theme of how time for us in our current state marches ever forward in a straight line that is the only way that we can comprehend it in our present state so in the instance when Cooper sees time as we may in the future. It creates his personal hell. He regrets leaving and now he is sitting there watching himself leave no matter how much he begs himself to stay. I feel like we as people would do exactly that if they were trapped in a box of our past mistakes, yes we would try our best to change it and scream and cry about. As much as I would love to say I wouldn’t, I probably would. You might as well admit you would too even if just for a minute. That scene goes on for a few minutes, Mathew Mcconaughey (yes I did have to look up how to spell his lat name ) is great you can seriously feel the emotional anguish that his character is going through. The lesson here is that he was only able to move forward when he found a way to use the past to help him grow as a person more accurately save humanity. So in continuation of yesterdays post look at the past but don’t get stuck in a box wanting to change it.

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Memes…

We’ve all seen them, I mean you are on the internet looking at this blog so chances are that you have seen a few be it a grumpy cat one or one of the countless and I do mean countless spongebob memes.

Well I saw a meme and maybe you have too, it’s one of this boy, who gets one subscriber and it happens to be his grandma.

Haha I know you probably laughed it is little silly but I was thinking about it. And that thinking lead into to the development of this post.

Celebrate any of those successes it. May not be overnight but each little moment towards that success that you want will build up to something great. Thank you so far this journey has been amazing and let us keep going!

Set the hope for new things.

I think a big thing that everyone worries about is wether or not what they are doing is right, it is a constant confusion. That has been me for a good amount of time now I look at my past and I think hey, maybe I could have done things better. I mean maybe that’s the curse of hindsight. Like, hey I could have done this better or this or that or whatever it is that you may be worried about. Because you now possess a god like view perhaps now knowing hoe others felt or what it is they knew in the time. I am not going to pretend that I am good at that, in fact my mind is prone to obsessively look at the past.

“No, I totally did this wrong, god I can feel it,” Those deep breaths of worry, even as I type this, my fingers reuse up as if they want to claw at the the past and do things right in my minds eye or something. But I guess the important thing is to constantly move forward. Keep moving forward as Disney famously coined. Deep breath -inhale- Okay we’re good I think -exhale-

Losing my streak

So I have been unbelievably busy in the previous few days, as you all might know, or equally so might not know my sisters both recently graduated from their respective grades, so obviously I was partying like a mad man and there was a lot of food. Okay honestly, that is only a half truth, there was food but the partying was minimal to non existent we did actually go to the apple store and go through the motions of creating a few emojis, admittedly the final character in my trio was much more akin to a symbol, one that was supposed to represent a part of myself. As much as I love the craft, I am a better smith with words than outright images. So anyways when I was finally able to touch base at home, I sat there and realized that I hadn’t spoken much of anything substantial recently. I thought to myself, now is as good of time as any to correct these mistakes if we can even call it such. I think part the problem is the fear of error, maybe I’m actually doing fine and I just have to trust that everything done is building towards those moments of being perfect every day I mark towards the goal of success! It doesn’t matter that I missed a day by the technicality of WordPress, What matters is that I am still here today and tomorrow to see things rolling no matter the stumbling.

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