27 April, 2011

Okay, Who Googled About the Lion

So I took a look at my stats on Blogger today (as I do often) just to see the basics; who's coming from where, what posts are the most popular, etc.

 
Blogger seems to have a surplus of fun features, including seeing what somoene Googled before clicking on your blog.

 
Here, untouched, is exactly what has been Googled, before someone comes to my website.

 
... Basically my viewers are fucking perverts and nerds.


  1. Adultery Sex
  2. Camara
  3. Colombian Girls
  4. D&D Player's Handbook for the iPad
  5. Fuck yeah Scumbag Steve
  6. Indiangirl
  7. Juegos
  8. Lion Sex
  9. MicroBikiniContest
  10. Playboy Mexico

23 April, 2011

Untitled Writing Challenge (Original)

This was the original post

Not too long ago I sent out a plea for help; for people to come to me for ideas about a writing challenge.

I have a few ideas noticed in the post, and I have some more to add to the mix. I wanted this challenge to be:


  1. Primarily writing based
  2. Something everyone can participate in
  3. Involves the community



I Have a few more ideas. Where the comic idea was great, it excludes those without a program to do so, and may make those who are less artistically inclined feel they are at a disadvantage.

Here are the ideas I have narrowed them down to (I am open to suggestions also!):


  1. Genre Writing Challenge - A genre is presented (possibly along with an object/name of a person/number of characters/or idea) and the users will need to incorporate their story into that genre; this lets those who are primarily one-genre focused to broaden their horizons and get out of their comfort zone. This would be a great writing exercise, and may force writers who would normally not touch certain genres to perhaps try something new- they might like it!
  2. Extras - This idea comes from popular media; users pick a clip from a movie, short video, story, clip, YouTube, Television show etc, and pick a scene where there is background action involving other people who are not main characters.
  • For example, I have picked the clip from the movie Ghostbusters when Luis Tulley has been turned into the Key Master and is running around New York. He runs into a horse drawing a carriage and says asks the horse if it is the Gatekeeper, and the man who owns the carriage yells at him. You can pick this scene and explain in up to a page or two, the dialogue going on between the man that owns the carriage and the man he is speaking with while Luis is talking to the horse. You can also carry the conversation on after Luis leaves the scene, and speculate what the two men are talking about. Basically this exercise is to take a scene which involves characters who are of no importance and creates a backstory for them; some kind of dialogue which involves them more in the scene; like a deleted scene.
If you have any comments on this, or any ideas please let me know. For now this page will contain pending ideas and name suggestions until I decide on an idea and an algorithm that works for this kind of exercise.

Thanks!

21 April, 2011

Calling all Brains


I don’t say this often but I’ll say it now: I need your help. In fact, I never say this (I’m a suffer in silence kind of gal; “I try to keep my sadness pent up inside, where it can fester quietly as a mental illness”).
Writing has been a passion I’ve followed, like that star in the movie about Jesus, where the guys in the robes followed it because they knew they had to, not because they know particularly where they were going (or maybe they did I’m just running on assumptions here, I never saw the movie). I have written for the paper, for pamphlets, leaflets, flyers, posters; basically whatever I was allowed to deface with my musings I would.
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I wanted to use my writing style, love of writing, and love of organizing things into one “challenge”, which would involve numerous people to join in to do something fun, and to submit their own creation (of what, I haven't decided - that’s where you come in). As a more on topic point, I wanted to make you all familiar with two examples of what I’m talking about.
Example #1
The whole idea here is that some people just want to make games. A theme is presented and game devs from all over can make a game and send a link to their game when complete and others can experience it. This is a great way for exposure, practice, and a way to thrive on your passion.
Similarly, Example #2 called Four Thousand Word Jam is the same idea only for 4,000 word short stories. A prompt is given and you must write to incorporate the theme over the course of a weekend. It’s a great way for writers to practice their craft while expanding comfort zones.
So this is where I need your help, I want to come up with a “challenge” or “jam” of my own; involving some kind of writing and creative aspect. I dabbled in the idea of media as the medium, Horror themed, Comic strip, etc. I have a ton of ideas but I want to know what YOU would participate in.
I like the idea of involving a community, but I don’t want to have anyone’s work rely on anyone else (you know how flaky some people can be). I like the idea of a writing contest (I don’t like the idea of judging, or having a winner... unless it’s #winning), but with less emphasis on controlled creativity, and more emphasis on involvement. If you have 30 minutes of spare time, 2 hours, or 2 days, I want everyone to be able to be able to contribute without feeling like their lives hinder their involvement.
Basically I want the theme to be “sharing creativity and bolstering ideas as a community”.
Here are some of the ideas I’ve had, please comment below to let me know which you would participate in - if any - and if not, what would you like to see? 
Ideas
  1. Genre-based Challenge - A different genre would be picked each time the challenge is held, and writers would write a short 1-2 page story based on genres. Ex: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Western, Documentary, etc. I feel that someone with little time can sit down for 20 minutes and be able to write a 1 page short story that if nothing else get’s their juices flowing, and are able to contribute and gain exposure like someone would having wrote 20 pages.
  2. Comic Strip - Multi-talented individuals can use their talents to draw their own comic and write the material themselves; this allows them to showcase maybe a talent that is stronger but still having a visual aspect. Individuals who can’t draw (like myself) can do stickmen on MS Paint, or scan in a drawing, or even take a comic that already exists online and re-write the joke, creating a whole other level of context. This lets those with little to no time participate, as well as adding a funny undertone.
  3. Horror - Short stories in the tune of horror/thriller/suspense/creepy/fantastical themed. Individuals can choose from a list of topics/names/people/ideas and create their 1-2 page (or longer if desired) short story that revolves around a scary theme. I’m aware this creates a niche market and may turn off people form participating.
  4. Media - An idea/theme can be given (or none at all) and individuals can create a blog, video, song, or any aspect of digital/media to encapsulate their idea. They will need to publisher their works to their blog or on a site and then through a link, can share their work with others come deadline time. This is also a little harder as this involves more time, discriminates against users who do not have the means to do so, but generally outputs great results.
  5. Marketing Campaign - Creative individuals will love this. The idea to create a poster/website/banner/ad for a fake product. Fake product will be given, and you can write a jingle, create an infomercial, write a fake review, write a fake letter to the company, anything involving this product as if it were a real product. The ideas coming to mind for fake magazine ads are definitely fun to think about!
Let me hear your ideas: What would you do, what would you improve on? What would you suggest as additional ideas?
How would you involve the community? I extend to you, the thinking cap ‘O The Irish, and would like your feedback. Something that would be fun for a wide array of people, involving as much or as little time as they were willing to commit to it.
Let the thinking begin!

19 April, 2011

A Literal Account

Something I did quickly, I can't draw obviously but I tried to go for the whole 'meme' MS Paint look like the Trollface and the Challege Accepted guy have to play that fact up. Ever have a dream you're flying? This is how it happens, isn't it?



10 April, 2011

Being Hit On: Beer, Bad Lines, and Maverick

As a female that doesn’t resemble what I would imagine Shrek would look like in real life, I’ve found myself being hit on. Sometime’s it’s funny, leads into polite small talk, and ends in a goodbye with both parties knowing we’d never see each other again. However 99% of the times women get hit on it’s by sleaze or overconfident men who have a Short-man complex.


Most times it’s laughable at the lines the guy feels the need to feed you to get your attention. This generally ends up in one or more wingman picking off the weakest members of your girl herd first, like lions on a stampede of gazelles, which is like a car accident in slow motion because you know they’re clearing a path to get to you.

My friend’s birthday was last night, so we decided to go out with her sister and a few of her girlfriends, get a hotel downtown Toronto, and go for dinner and then a bar to dance and have a few drinks. I’ll recap the events for you in order.

I woke up Saturday, fairly later than I wanted to. I had plans to meet the birthday girl at 11:30am at the nail salon so we could get our pedicures on, and then go right downtown from there. Needless to say I woke up late and forgot I had to pack now, because I wouldn’t be home after the salon. I rushed around, throwing shit in my overnight LuLu Lemon bag, and rushed around, with about 10 minutes before I had to leave for our appointment. I had jumped in the shower and realized I should probably shave my legs if I was wearing a dress, and I ended up spending too long in there.

I spent about 5 minutes throwing on the least amount of makeup that would be deemed socially acceptable as to not scare the public, and 5 minutes half assed blow drying my hair and running my flat iron over it haphazardly. In the end we had to move our appointment to noon and I showed up with hair reminiscent of a male lion, and makeup with all the precision of a handicapped child using a crayon to apply eye liner.

Let me just say that my pedicurist told me that I had amazing hair, which I wanted to look around and see if she was actually talking to me. Then she proceeded to translate the pedicurist beside her, and told me that she thought I was pretty. This begins the day I had.

We get downtown and into the hotel. My friend’s sister decided to take a nap, and my friend and I proceeded to walk to the LCBO, as it was beautiful and sunny outside – my hair and makeup is still the same as before. We walk by this homeless guy who is outside the LCBO, I’m assuming begging for spare tall boys, and as we walk by I can see him looking at us. After our girlish purchases of Baby Duck were bought, we walked back out and past this dude. While we walk, I see him eyeballing, and he says something like: “Oh boy, look at you!” Then he proceeds to catcall as we keep walking. About 5 minutes down the road, there is a man on a bike, who is biking by us. He feels the need to yell out “Hello, ladies!” as he bikes by. What the hell is going on right now in Toronto?

The evening progresses and we find ourselves having eaten dinner and inside the bar where we were meeting the rest of the group. The first instance is after I have gotten my pretentious “we-don’t-sell-mainstream-beer-here” beer, and am standing waiting for my friends. Two guys standing beside me I can see looking at me through my peripheral vision. Just as I suspected, the wingman touches my arm to get my attention, the second guy sheepishly standing beside him. This is somewhat how the conversation went:

Him: Excuse me, did you just poke me?

Me: Are you serious?

Him: Ya, I felt someone poke me, was that you?

Me: I was standing here the whole time, so no I don’t think I did.

Him: Are you sure?

Me: I'm 100% sure

Him: This is my friend “__” (I have no idea what his name is) *We shake hands*

Friend: Hi

Me: *leans into the first guy and says:* So, you’re the wingman tonight?

Him: I don’t know what that means?

Me: Are you Iceman? I’ll be Maverick.

Him: I’d rather be Goose

Me: Goose died, you don’t want to be Goose.

Anyway, basically the friend was shamed, and walked away as this guy tells me he has no idea what a wingman is. Some more crap about if no one has married me yet they’re a fool. My friends were leaving the bar at this point and I bid a polite “see you never again!” This was a pick up line that I have not heard, nor would ever like to hear again. Men take notes.

Next, we’re standing in a group of about 10 or so people. Randomly I have this timid looking guy nervously taping my shoulder. I turn around and we have a brief conversation that went like this:

Him: Um, hi, my friend wanted me to go up to the hottest girl in the bar and see if I could get her number. What did I tell her? (*Please keep in mind he is very nervous, and I can tell he did not think of this himself, as it makes no sense)

Me: I have no idea, what did you tell her?

Him: I mean what should I tell her?

Me: I still have no idea what you’re asking me, sorry

Him: She told me to go up to the hottest girl in the bar and get her number

Me: Did you get her number?

Him: Um… what?

Me: I have a boyfriend, sorry, I don’t give out my number

Him: You don’t have to lie, you can tell me you’re not interested

Me: You never asked me a question, and I'm not interested as I have a boyfriend

Him: What’s his name?

Me: Is this a test?

Him: Ok sorry *Walks away*

This one left me confused, and generally feeling bad for this poor asshole. He obviously was fed a line to tell a girl, and he got it wrong, then had no idea he said it wrong until I pointed it out. Then proceeded to make no sense still, not even asking me a question. What did he expect I was going to do? “What should you tell her? Hell! Tell her you got yourself a number!” No.

Later in the evening I am standing with my friend’s sister chatting. And again, a lion hunt, two guys eyeballing us and what I can only describe as a “de-briefing” before one of them walked up to us and pointed at my friend’s sister, arm outstretched, and beckons her over. He says “You! Come here!” She pulls her hand and introduces her to his friend. Then, he then holds out his hand for me. I walk a step over and he says:

Him: I know this is super rude to ask, but how old are you?

Me: If it’s rude why are you asking?

Him: I'm just curious, you’re pretty tall

Me: How old do I look?

Him: 20

Me: Wow thanks

Him: How old do you think I am?

Me: 24

Him: I'm 23

Me: Sweet

At this time, someone else taps me on my shoulder behind me. I thought there may be a pickup line bar brawl, but it turns out it was a guy friend of mine who I haven’t seen for a while. I gave him a hug and turned around to see the guy I was just talking to slink away.

At the end of the night we were sitting on barstools at a table when some guy sitting next to us leans in and starts chatting to the birthday girl, leaving me and her sister alone beside her. A few minutes of them chatting and then two short guys came over to us. One guy started talking to my friend’s sister, which I will tell you about in a minute. The conversation was as follows:

Him: Can I ask you a question; well I have a couple questions

Me: You get one question

Him: How tall are you? You look pretty tall

Me: *I stand up and tower over him, I literally am at least a head taller than him*

Him: You suddenly have made me feel very emasculated, but you have tall shoes on

Me: I’m about 6’1 with shoes on

Him: I’m probably the same height as you normally

Me: I'm literally a head taller than you, I doubt that

Him: Why you gotta rub that in?

Me: I'm just pointing it out that there’s no way you’re as tall as me

*My friend and her sister motion that our ride is here and they start to get up off their stools. My friend is about 1 or two inches taller than me normally, so you can imagine what she looks like with heels on also, plus her sister is a pretty decent height, also with heels*

We stand up and all of a sudden the guy that was talking to me goes:

Him: Holy shit, are you guys in the fucking women’s NBA? How the hell are you so tall?

Me: We’re Amazon women.

Not my finest quip, but it must have been funny walking away, all of us super tall and leggy. I found out after my friend’s sister was asked if I was 28. When she told me that, I complained the whole time we were in the coat check line. I'm turning 25 damnit.

09 April, 2011

Legit iPad 2 Review

Here I discuss with great education and research of the subject, the reasons in which you should buy an iPad 2... which are all great reasons.

08 April, 2011

Pokemon White Intro

This was a prelude to the last post, I am just chatting about the fact I bought it but haven't played it yet.

YouTube Pokemon White Review

05 April, 2011

My dogs are more badass than you

Basically my dogs are bad ass. This is me being creepily loving, also, they're bratty and barky. I had a 3rd video of my dogs in argyle sweaters but I realized I snorted laughing so I'm not going to be putting that one up.







04 April, 2011

IT'S SNOWING SIDEWAYS!


Oh hai. So not too long ago it was Spring. Actual, spring, and it was pretty decent weather. We had a few days which were about 7-10 degrees Celsius. So, a few days into spring, Mother Nature bends us over and punishes us severely for a weekend worth of this. Please keep in mind it was the last day of March when this happened. There was absolutely no snow on the ground, everything was melted and sunny. Then BAM!



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