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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Working in siilence

With only the click of a key one the board I work in silence

Click…. Click… Click

Usually there is music in the background

Not today

We work in the silence

Today

Click

J.K. Rowling; I forgot you’re actually really good at story telling

Today Everyone knows who J. K. Rowling is to at least,t some degree. If you don’t, then it is most likely because you are too young to care about the name on the front of the book. There is no shame in admitting it trust me I was there also, to me her name may as well have been a collection of runes for how little it mattered to me who was on the front cover.

Now I must absolutely confess to you that I haven’t really read the books thoroughly ever.. I would dabble around as much as I could when the latest film came to be, but I never got the full story, it was always the later books, and then there was the issue that is frequently instilled in the problem of “Hey kid! You can’t read that book!” To which I would gasp! Totally confused! “You see,” says the wiser adult that myself, for in this time I was silly sixth-grader! “That book has a reading level of 5.9, and you are supposed to reading much much higher than that!

“So there I was missing the first Harry Potter book because I was too old for it. No big deal, I thought to myself. After all, I had seen the first film. I was aware of the story. I knew about Lord Voldemort and that story, so I just skipped ahead tried two read the biggest more modern books (Modern of course meaning latest.)

J. K. Rowling and Some Retrospection

So I was more of movie bug, and as I grew older, the only two books that were technically in my age range were the half-blood prince and the Deathly Hallows, but you can’t just start an epic tales such as that with the darkest and most complex stories. So essentially I just gave up. I sat there with my popcorn at the theatre and enjoyed them. Alright, cool no worries there. But then as things moved forward,” Despite Rowling saying that she was done with the Wizarding world, she kept going. Adding some interesting tidbits here and there, the most infamous being that Dumbledore was actually gay.

A representation of everyone looking at Rowling on Twitter (So at first, I was like “Oh my goodness! This is a crazy game changer. But as time marched forward, I found myself wondering why it even matters. My mother and I both recently had a conversation about how, through her reading the books, it never once crossed her mind that maybe Dumbledore was gay. Our conversation basically boiled down to us saying,

“Well he is an exceedingly powerful wizard, must not have not time for dating

-A super nifty quote from a bigger potter head than myself;

Anyways. Who Dumbledore is into isn’t up to me, it’s all good no worries only I do think ere could have been a better way to introduce such a fact partially due to the point of how Dumbledore (cool as he is, check this out. He isn’t the main character and who he’s into isn’t essential. I meanwhile reading when he was with Harry Potter talking about the mirror of Erised, I just couldn’t pick up any hints of that at all. Secondly, it wasn’t necessary for the slightest

Leave the past in the past

For the longest time, I was confused as to why people were so interested in Harry Potter…. Because there were so many things that were being retroactively added like how certain characters were Jewish or how Hogwarts is all-inclusive of all religious views, I’m sure we all could have assumed such things or not. If any of this stuff had been inferred in the text, then that’s fine, but it isn’t. Then she went on to apologize for different events in the series, and I was lost. What makes these books so great? My most recent memories being of her twitter posts.

But I caved my mother and grandmother had always been telling me to read them. I’d put it off. After all, those are kids books. I’m no kid! At the young age of twenty, I finally hit it,” Fuck it,” I said, downloading the audiobook of the first in the series. And beginning my journey narrated by Jim Dale. And I whisked away to that magical world. And over those several hours, I fully understood why this series was so popular.

To put it simply the movies are a bit like frosting. It’s good and will give you a sugar rush, but the books are then full cake it’s rich and moist. There is an amount of flavor that you can’t place but you want more it’s delicious it makes you crave more and more and then final being inside you understand totally why this series is as over as it is. Listen or read. Just do it, no matter what your thoughts on the author. That is why Rowling is so great.

Building blocks: be set!

Now today I must ask you a question! Are you poised at the edge of your seat? You must be, one can hope! So one Important part pot expanding oneself in the world is the destination of a facebook page! Would any of you be interested in such a thing? The desire would be that with time it could grow beyond what it is! All the parts are in order. So that is the constant growth, constant expansion keep things growing and hopefully it would be beyond men at some point. This community grows each passing day and I am excited as I am sure you are as well. Thanks to this journey that we have the opportunity to grow together!

Embrace the new technology

We all have new things appear over our lives, when I was very young, Facebook became a thing I didn’t understand at the time. Maybe that was the point of why so many people lied about their ages and are now labeled as a 28-year-old despite the reality being that those people are actually only 18 or 19. So we sit there with our older images of ourselves. Our parents don’t really understand some technologies so they might look at us and say hey that’s weird. Realistically as things get older, more people use it. But something to take into consideration if you were the first one to adopt something new the increased chance for being the first ones to understand it!

Everyone looks like an ass when they try something new

I’m listening to Crushing it by Gary Vaynerchuck. Something he said really stuck out to me. “Everyone’s an ass until they are a pioneer.” With those words, I thought of a lot of people I have seen over the years in the internet space. “One common thing that people said was “Oh that guy is just an ass screaming at his computer while he plays a quote and quote “scary game,” They are quick to turn their noses up to it. He should get a real job they grumble. It’s so stupid they continue.

Funny story, I used to bet one of those people. In a traditional sense, it made me mad that they were doing something like that and being incredibly successful at it. Grr!! Okay Okay, I’m good now. Fast forward a couple of years and I’m getting all introspective. Maybe I’m Jealous. Maybe we’re all jealous of Pewdiepie or JackFilms. I mean they do silly things instead of being tied into the cogs of society. This ties back to what Gary Vaynerchuck said. Maybe we should risk being mocked and made fun of for a little we could end up doing something we lover in the end!

You hear this all the time.

So I follow Gary Vee on the internet. In most cases, I would start by explaining who he is, but I am reasonably sure that everyone kind of knows who he is, even if you don’t realize it. He has his Sonic Branding, and once you hear it it is a part of you, and it eventually comes back to you, and there you are watching more of his videos. The thing is though, at least in the context of my own knowledge, it is hard to get in touch with people like that. You think that starting off with the humble card of saying you’re a big fan will give you a leg up. It is careful though, I do it too. It feels like a way to humanize them and yourself. You’re just a person, I’m just a person, so bam humbleness achieved! Wait… wait I feel like only by writing this somewhere around the world, those words have been written several times to the likes of Alex Becker or Tai Lopez. I’d recommend to just say what you need to them and to see what you can give them instead, praise is something they often get so move past that to the bigger things!

Better yourself by doing things

Where have I been?? So basically I can’t type fast, so I sat in my room and thought hey gotta start somewhere. Obviously or not so, I thought to myself hey gotta start with the something, so in a moment I decided that I would improve my skills on typing. That is what has been done for many of the past few days. Just keeping things going. I have audio books going so I have this constant stream of new information going. Different ways to read and write coming in, inspiring me among other things. It is weird I do feel like I am getting smarter as I practice daily and listen more though I do have to remember things are just getting started so here I sit, my speed getting faster.

Rap

Rap music is something that I really enjoy. It has this mood of motivation to it. I know that some people don’t like rap, but you gotta admit that it has this air of cocky confidence to it. If you have heard of a thing called The Secret. It is where you believe you are gonna get something eventually it will happen. So granted there is some issues with the music but I do think it is important to remember to know that you will get what you want.

Bad advice you don’t need

Let’s say that you have someone that you like. That person talks to you all the time. And they smile at you and let’s say your mind is getting the vibes. You know those ones. The winky moment kind of saying hey maybe I like you. Well, perhaps you think I gotta tell everyone, well, see I think the better bet would be to act on your thoughts, you think they like you? So get to know them to discover if you enjoy them too! Then ask them out! Otherwise, you could accidentally get stuck with the insecurities of previous generations, so the most essential part is to do you and not let others instill fear.

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