Jul 062015

Spring 2015 TV Wrap-Up

Another season of television has come and gone. With many more hours of my life spent on my bed infront of my monitor I feel as if this season was quite underwhelming. Not only was there not much on that I enjoyed, what I was watching itself was quite…meh. Here I go with a full recap of everything that I watched. Again this is not going to be a “top X list” or a suggestion piece. Take from it what you will as I try to remain spoiler free and just give me two cents.

Orange is the New Black
I did not really enjoy OitNB Seasons 1 and 2 as much as others did. While I have watched them all, I really dislike some of the characters. Namely Piper, who is kind of a problem because that girls face is on the screen all the time. I do like that Season 3 was less about her, and featured a lot more character development from the other girls. That I grew to enjoy and kept me through another 13 hours of a show that I am only luke warm about.
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Apr 172015 Tagged with

Winter 12-15 TV Wrap-Up

With Winter TV season officially over, and already a few weeks into spring, I really wanted to just do a little bit of a recap about what I was watching last season, and how I felt about it. This list is going to be crude. It’s by no means a “what I should go back and watch” or a “I have such great taste in TV” list. It’s just what I watched, and how I felt about it. Ready, set, go.

Kobe Bryant’s Muse:
Less of a TV show and more of a Movie, but it’s on Showtime so fuck it I’ll put it on this list. As a life long Laker fan I actually cant remember a team without Kobe on it. I’m 22, and even if I have memories from when I was 6, that’s crazy to think about. That time is almost over, ad the change is just making me sad. The documentary was good. Not amazing, but good. It gave a new light to a mysterious idol of mine. Maybe idol is too strong of a word here actually. Regardless, It was weird to see Kobe talk to the camera like this about his history, and his recent injuries. It feels as if he has a mental illness, which is his fuel for this fire driving him. His methodology is not normal, and so foreign to most people. It’s admirable to see the success that this has given him, but I realize that many people would rather be unsuccessful, than be stricken with how Kobe feels about himself on a daily basis.
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Feb 222015 Tagged with

YouTube Ambissions

So this week at school the YouTube partnership program came to campus. They set up shop in one of the many theaters on campus and gave a presentation about how we as students have so much potential to be great YouTube personalities. They went over success stories, and strategies for using the service. Spent a lot of time answering questions from professors, and all around just being there for us.

It was kinda eye opening. Being someone or doing some thing on YouTube has been a goal of mine for a while. It’s on my list aptly titled “someday maybe.”

I think its time to take this goal off of that list, and put it on the to-do list. Things are just aligning nicely for it. I have to do a diffusion project for my social networking class. I have time to spend on YouTube. I have the slightest bit of name recognition that I could leverage. Most importantly I have the drive. I am scared of piling on another project, but I think that this is something that I can do to really prove to myself that something good can come out of hard work. So lets do it.

To cap off the motivation we got invited as students to the YouTube space LA. Here is where they have so much YouTube swag its overwhelming. Its like a full blown production warehouse with support staff from YT and the Google overloads. It was hip and inviting and super cool to just be there. We got to see a QA panel from mylifeiseva a YouTuber with almost two million subs. Everything was on point and seemed to be a friendly welcoming environment. I want to be a part of that family.

SO what am I going to do? I don’t exactly know yet. I feel as if it will definitely be gaming related. But what do I do that’s different. Something that’s not just a rehash of Total Bisquick or anything close to that? Now this is what I’m still working on.

Feb 152015 Tagged with ,

My Solo-MMR 4k Journey

It’s common place today to call Video Games an addiction. While not everyone who plays games is labeled as an addict; I would be hard pressed to find someone who would not claim to know someone “addicted to games.” This may stem from the casual Candy Crush to the hyperbolic World of Warcraft raider. While some of the negative aspects of addiction most definitely matriculate to games, say the potential to dictate your life, I do not like the term. Addiction makes me think about the bottle, or makes me feel like when I ready up for a game of Counter Strike I am just jamming the needle into my arm for a fix.

Aside from Ice Cream, playing games is the closest thing to an addiction I could claim. While I would not describe myself as someone predisposed with an addictive personality, video games has been my one consistent bastion through, well, all my life. I bet it’s not a stretch to say something similar about you reading this.
Compounding the enjoyment of video games is this often times overwhelming competitive drive. I feel like everything in life is a competition. I don’t just treat every game of Starcraft like I am in a grand finals. I’ll turn things into contests that are just ludicrous. Sometimes walking to class I’ll just challenge myself to get to point X before person Y in front of me does. It’s a problem.

With that being said (yeah sorry that was a lot of personal ranting), these past six weeks have been a pretty dark time. I feel as if I was able to step outside my body and look at myself, sitting on my computer, and just wonder why I could not stop. Why? What was I so fixated on? 4k.
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