Exploring the Past of an Anxious, Depressive Person: Remembering Your First Bully from Decades Ago – Part 1

It would be ignorant of me to say that I am a product of bullying. There were many factors at play that shaped me into the person I am today. Bullying was just one of them and I will discuss these other factors at a later time but for now, this is a post dedicated to my first bully in an ongoing blog series. Please consider supporting me by commenting, sharing your stories in the comments, liking and sharing this entry if you feel you should. Continue reading

Versatile Blogger Award!

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This article is way over due, but due to time constraints I just have not being able to get to it and for that I am truly, deeply, sorry.

Twelve days ago, I was graciously nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award from Drakulus.  Coming from a blog as well known as his I find this particular nomination very welcoming.  Thank you so much Drakulus, I really appreciate it.  I frequently check Draukulus’s blog and ironically enough he and I still don’t agree on many things which makes our relationship incredibly refreshing. 🙂

Anywho, this particular award has it’s own sets of rules which are as follows:

  • You must thank the person who gave it to you, and include a link to their blog. (DONE)
  • You must then select fifteen blogs that you’ve recently discovered or regularly follow, and nominate them for the award. (DONE)
  • Finally, you must tell the person who nominated you seven things about yourself. (DONE)

OK, so my fifteen blogs that I would honestly recommend because I am always reading them:

The guys listed above are awesome and I highly suggest you give each and every one a thorough checking out.

Right, seven things about myself….

  1. I’m Short
  2. I curse a lot at work
  3. I still enjoy watching old Digimon and Power Ranger episodes from back in the day
  4. I do IT for a living, but can’t stand computers
  5. I struggle to balance writing a blog and playing video games
  6. I would love to write a for a big video game company
  7. I never finish short stories that I write

Well, there you go.  There’s  a few fun facts that no one knew.

I would just like to thank Drakulus again for the nomination and the sixty five followers that I currently have.  Its sparked up way more this month that last month, so keep on reading and tell your friends.

Till next time…

Beyond!

When Religion Meets Video Games

First off, I would like to apologize for the lack of posts this week.  Having a new human in our midst is quite tiresome and when i eventually have the free time i would rather sleep.  Rest assured I am going to try not make a habit of this and so, onto my thoughts…

A few weeks ago my wife and I were talking about religion.  Having our first child we were met with a number of pre-judgement judgements of when we were going to get Paige christened, who we should go to and how much our families would appreciate it.  Debbie and I are not really that religious so we are still uncertain as how to proceed.  While we were discussing this though one of my random thoughts popped out of my head and I said, ” I wonder why they don’t convert the bible into a video game?” 

The way the world is going it just seems to me that religion is taking a serious back seat if you compare what religion means to your parents or grandparents.  My generation had already started making conscious decisions about what religion they wanted and if they even wanted to have a religion.  On a personal note, I have never been what you would call a believer.  But there is a nagging doubt in my mind that  it all might be true.

Nobody can preach to me.  No one can convince me that I am one hundred percent wrong, but I think gaming could.

There have been countless religious films which have been pretty good in conveying a message and I only know a handful of games that have in your face religion in it and those ones sucked.  The lamest one I ever played was Captain Bible.707896-captainbible_large

What if you found a developer who could create a AAA title with the story of Noah and the Ark.  I and i don’t mean these easy games or click point adventures I’m talking serious hardware specs.  Imagine if you will, the flood has come, it’s a monsoon and the planet is flooded.  You get to steer the Ark to safety.  Base it on Assassins Creed 3‘s naval battle missions and that’s just one example of what could be done.

When you think about it in-depth it does tend to sound a bit lame but I’m confident that one of the big boy studios would be able to pull this off and send messages to people like me who might actually listen.

What story from the bible would you like to see in Video Games?

Let me know because I’m seriously curious