Friday, 24 February 2012

Next two posts will be about the farm and my family

So if you think you'll be bored reading that, this is just your warning.

So yeah, I'm back.  I read all The Walking Dead books my sister has, so up to book 6 of the hardcover series.  I really, really enjoyed them although it took 6 of the books to really get under my skin.  The cannibalism...


Hard to get to sleep the night after finishing it to be honest.

Watched some Gilligan's Island, spent about 6 hours with my grandparents altogether counting yesterday and today.  I learned a lot about my Mother's side of the family and how they all came here to Canada.


Finished a book about Joesph Stalin and his group of madmen.  Holy shit.  Holy fucking shit.  The Walking Dead is scary but these guys were fucking monsters.  Real fucking monsters.  I can really see how lucky I am to have had forefathers who got the hell out of there during the Russian civil war.

What else? 


I like fish.


P.S. Still can't get that webcomic program running. -.-

Thursday, 23 February 2012

The Farm

I'm on my way to my grandparent's farm.  Only my uncle lives there now but it is packed full of memories.  This time I'm bringing my camera so I will probably post pictures of it up on here later.  My mom and I are going to visit her parents at a nearby town (in a care home) and then we'll spend the night there.  No internet so I'll see you sometime on Friday.



The Walking Dead

Holy shit are these graphic novels awesome.


Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Current projects

Well, here's a peak preview into what I'm doing procrastinating on.

Hopefully someday novels:


Dome is something I came up with at work.  Its about a human colony that remains the only stronghold left fighting in an interstellar war lasting centuries.  The reptilian race that remains unnamed at this time launched a massive attack on human colonies in the Milky Way after an unprovoked attack by the GA (global alliance).

Dome is set on this unnamed planet.  It is a barren wasteland of rock and caves with the only surviving feature being the dome, a white giant structure emerging out of the rock that is impervious to all bombardments.  The story is about a man who discovers the conspiracy to keep the war going by a 3rd party and how the social (not to mention genetic composition) of human society has been mutilated in order maintain the stalemate.  Only one book is planned for this universe.

The Reliant:

Planning this one as a trilogy, this one came about as an idea for a role play on the Escapist.  I've really let this one be neglected and it isn't as fresh in my mind but I'll post what I remember from it.

Logan is a cyborg.  He was originally found floating in space, almost dead in his escape pod.  The war with the Swarm, an alien fleet of organisms capable of traveling through space to feed on all life, was in its third desperate year.  He was created among with others to fight the buglike aliens.  He did but like most cyborgs of the project he went rogue, killing the commanders and fleeing.  He ended up getting frozen.

Centuries later he was revived by the "Raiders".  The clan that revived his capsule enslaved him but he managed to eventually rise to become leader.  Surviving humans on the planets all across the galaxy slowly emerged from the safety of the deep caves which had saved their forefathers.  More organized and skillful groups of Raiders left the major clans to pray on the newly restarted commerce routes.

Logan joins and rises to prominence in one of these pirate organizations.  Unfortunately for him, a larger pirate organization headed by an equally ruthless and skilled cyborg surviver decides to destroy Logan's group before it could challenge his superiority.  In the last ship of the pirate consortium Logan crashes after being pursued on a barren desert planet.

Finding a crashed gigantic American built battlecruiser half buried in the sand, Logan encounters the powerful computer built inside which has gained sentience.  Between the two a new ship is made, a crew is found and Logan sets off to get his revenge but a greater threat threatening to eliminate the last shreds of humanity left alive from the Swarm war leads him to evolve as a character and save the galaxy.

I planned two books in this universe or two role plays on the Escapist.  I'm likely going to have better luck just writing it as a novel due to lack of interest.  Safer just to RP with adapted material.

Untitled First Person Narrative: 

Something I started years ago, I created a universe where corporations own their workers.  Planet names are uncreative and are essentially just random letters and numbers.  The basic plot was for a young, frustrated man to join the secret anarchist group set to destroying the corporations and having him a pivotal part of an event that changes future society forever.  Very rough, never got past three chapters. 

I've had more story ideas but they are old and from my Highschool days.  My writing has *hopefully* improved from them.  I could post them here, warts and all, if I was asked.


I have some ideas for a roleplay to be set in the Golden Sun universe (after having written some anonymous fanfiction about it) but it will take some interest before I really get serious on it.  Need to write that thread up.


I want to make a documentary on my Dad's chiropractor.  Not only is he incredibly good at what he does, he has been virtually shut out of his profession due to his ideas being radical compared to standard practice.  He's also 80+ years old and far healthier than myself.  He really has a good story and I would love to make a film about him.

I also would be interested in doing a story about the decline of music in Saskatchewan and how the push is for sports over music in extracurricular activities in schools.

That's my current creative portfolio.  All of them are unfinished, some have been left to fester longer than others.

Feels good listing them out here.  Need to get back to them.  The stories set in space usually have a lot of politics I have associated with them and also Lego ships I've built... <.<

Anyway, my current roleplaying urges are being fulfilled by something totally unrelated to the picture below.  Move along.


Sunday, 19 February 2012

Uh oh

I switched operating systems on my Netbook today with my friend.  While this has led to numerous improvements...

I don't know how to get the webcomic maker installed on Xubuntu.  It worked on Peppermint....

Damn.  No comics for a bit I'm afraid.  Not unless I want to start doing it without the easy to use speech bubbles I enjoyed...




Capitalism, Dundurn and Paul Saunders

So today at work a man dressed in casual clothing with a white jacket came up to me and asked where the french bread was.  Then I showed him where the bread crumbs are.  So, just a normal interaction.  About half an hour later one of my coworkers says "I saw you talking with the boss."

"What boss?"

"The boss."

Turns out the Saskatchewan regional manager of the loblaws grocery store chain was that guy.  He walked like someone with authority but I was busy stacking bread and hurrying up to my next task and I really didn't think about it.  That guy has the power to blacklist me from pretty much 80% of the province's supermarkets if he felt like it.

That's the kind of the guy you expect to be wearing a suit everywhere.  Apparently he doesn't even live in Saskatoon, he just sometimes goes driving across the province to randomly check stores himself.  My initial perception of him was that of a teacher or something.  My senses must be off.

In other news, I heard from a friend that there is a movie being filmed in Dundurn Saskatchewan.  DO WANT!  Film productions from out of province always look for local work because it is way cheaper for them to hire locally than haul a guy out from LA to film it.  I'm going to see if I can get involved so that will mean I'll actually be networking!

I would eat half my game cartridges if it would give me a chance to actually film a movie, any movie, and get paid.  Experience like that doesn't come by often in the prairies so I'm crossing my fingers and checking out websites to learn more.


Even now as I'm typing this I'm hearing his voice narrating both my thoughts and this sentence.  While this has given me a great idea for an interesting/humorous thread on the Escapist I am quite tired of living in this Roughrider fan's head.  Now if only some day we could make canvass with boobs...


Send help.


P.S. Procrastinating on the webcomic, just as planned!

EDIT: So the film is being produced by Anand Ramayya who runs KarmaFilm.  It is based out of Saskatoon.  Why I haven't heard of this company before and/or why I haven't been contacting them is beyond me.  This is looking better but I still need to get hired. <.<

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Worst Wednesday on record for the Escapist

Just marking the calander.  Forums didn't work, videos didn't work, groups didn't work, badges didn't work and PM's didn't work.

Yup, a tad worse than the usual Wednesday.


Monday, 13 February 2012

I love Saskatche- OH GOD WHY MY HEAD

So yeah, I slipped on ice stepping out of my sister's Mini Cooper after coming home from band and I have a massive headache now.  Not fun.  I was planning on maybe making more webcomics tonight but I really should just go to sleep now.


Anyway, I've plugged in my Versa tonight so that I can leave tomorrow morning to get a job that doesn't only give me four fucking hours a week.  I can't live off that and some new places are hiring.  So I'm off to get a real job.

Watch your step,


Saturday, 11 February 2012

Well that went well

Talked with my Dad and watched Tom Cruise chase guys and punch them.  That's fun and I remember III being much, much worse.  Great visual effects and a decent sound track.  C+ story but my expectations were low.

Ehhhh, not really feeling the rage valve right now and I'd rather not talk about work and get myself worked up again.  And hey!  I'm all out of webcomics.

Got to make more.


Work is stupid and Dad is awesome.

Long story short: Work sucked, found out I only have four hours in total next week.  Rage.  Dad wants to take me out to a movie.  Alright.  This day can be saved.

Mission Impossible...


Anyway, more on my anger at work when I get back.  I'm kind of going right away so there is no time to elaborate.  Just play this until I post again to understand how I feel right now.


Friday, 10 February 2012

Oh, what's up?

Nothing much, just beat Golden Sun: Dark Dawn again.  I did it in about the same time when I beat it the first time.  The final boss wasn't very challenging, I managed to beat the Chaos Chimera without losing my weaker set of characters.

Don't know what I'm talking about?  Play the Golden Sun games :)

Now, webcomic!


Monday, 6 February 2012

That voice in my head is saying things again.

"But if I write and publish a fanfic, I'll be laughed at!"

"You like this idea too much to resist..."

"Yeah, you're right."

*begins writing*




Sunday, 5 February 2012

Let's see what I've done today

I woke up unnecessarily at 6 am with only 4 hours, drove all the way to work to remember I don't work, put my car through a car wash and spent the last of my change on grabbing breakfast so I wouldn't starve at A&W.

Now I'm at a Starbucks.  I go home and I get chewed out by my Dad for ruining his sleep.  Might as well chill here for awhile...  If I stay awake.


Saturday, 4 February 2012

What's this Linux? You want to give me attitude?

So Peppermint, the version of linux I use for my netbook, has randomly decided that no, I don't need a windows bar.  Or a start menu.  Minimize a window?  Gone forever.


Well, time to spend literally hours trying to fix this.  The netbook is still usable to be sure but it has just become 80% harder to do things.

The joys of technology.


4 hours? Are you kidding me?!?!?!

This next week I only work on Saturday.  4 hours, minimum wage.  February is a short month and I need 500 dollars for my bills at the end of the month. 

I am not happy.


Friday, 3 February 2012

Connectivity issues

I don't know why but the Mac Mini I own (*spits to the left*) won't connect to my Dad's network.  It's rather infuriating. 

Oh well, enjoy a comic.