Tshinanu Rambles – 24/03/2015

To my thousands of readers – I’m kidding, I don’t think I even have one consistent reader -, I’ve decided to cash out and get my own domain. I’m still unsure on if I should change up the page title but we’ll leave it as it is now. The domain itself is my last name, my creativity knows no boundaries. I make Homer look like he’s writing another teenage love story.

I probably should’ve held up on getting a domain name considering my bank account is currently in the minuses and I should focus on funding my worthwhile education but I’m prone to spontaneous spending and hoping it’ll fix itself in due time. As I always say, “that’s a problem for future me to solve”. Generally future me tends to be pretty reliable so I’ll leave him to figure it out too.

I tried this thing called YouTube, you probably heard about it. I’m not sure if it’s for me. On one hand, I feel like giving up now would just be a repeat of my tendency to be inconsistent with what tasks I set for myself, on the other hand, I feel like sometimes you have to recognize what isn’t and is for you. I’ve never been the most solo charismatic guy. I think I play off others well enough, and perhaps if I had someone else to jump into that venture with it’d play off better. But on my own, I feel like I’m not doing as well as I should.

I do intend on getting deeper into my writing though. I want to review more stuff, anime, tv shows, comic books, and what not. I’m glad that, at the very least, I’m maintaining my reviews for both Flash and Arrow though a lack of interest has led me to drop Gotham. I’ve also reviewed a couple of games for Mouse and Joypad so I’m remaining consistent with those duties too. My fourth review should be coming out soon.

And while I tend to sort of rush my reviews on here, I do definitely put more effort into my video game reviews since that’s definitely a career I want to explore. I’d love to be paid to write and talk and what not about games. Working for IGN in particular is something I’m ultimately aiming for though those goals could always end up changing. If ever I got the opportunity to write for Kotaku for example, you’d be hard pressed to get me to change my mind. I think my heart is a tad closer to IGN though, just because it’s something I’ve been following for the better part of a decade.

Nevertheless, I’ve started paying closer attention to some reviewers writing styles, trying to emulate theirs in mine or see what I do like and don’t like about them. Obviously I try to learn from the novels I read to but there’s no better source than a direct source.

My new found volunteering experience has also caused me to play way more video games than I used to. Yeah, I was a video game junkie but I suffered from that common disease of being unable to finish games. I’ve put in 58 hours into games these past two weeks and that’s on Steam alone, playing games I don’t necessarily like and beating them is going to make playing and beating other games far easier I feel.

Lastly, I’m in a desperate bid to start writing. I’m following Chuck Wendig’s tips and I’m going to try and get 350 words done every day, starting tomorrow – I know, that’s never a good way to start, but it’s tomorrow in like 10 minutes anyways. At this point, I need to brush aside my disgust with my prose, and just get it over with.

I think that’s enough rambling for now. I really hope that by the end of December, if I’m still maintaining this blog as I should, that my writing has improved two folds, if I don’t make any other success beyond this, I’ll still be relatively satisfied.

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