"It is critical you pay attention at this time..."

I need to increase my readership haha
- JFav

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Going Down, Down in an Earlier Round

This is my attempt at defying the fantasy basketball gods. Reverse-jinxing their hoodoo.

Because right now, I honestly do not believe my fantasy team is going to win me a 'chip. Yes, right now, is just over a week until the first round of the fantasy head-to-head playoffs.

It's like that.

Sure, Al Jefferson is playing out of his mind, Greg Monroe is beastin' and Beno is balling muy bien you know?

But Captain Jack is hurt and out indefinitely and his backcourt mate D.J. Augustin has been in a slump since December. Lamar Odom, Andray Blatche and Steph Curry have all been inconsistent as of late. Relying on big games from Serge Ibaka and Tony Allen is a HUGE risk and Andrea Bargnani an even huger one.

It just doesn't make me feel too excited about my chances when the real games are played.

Oh bother.

Friday, March 4, 2011

This Or That

This is a moment.

This is here, and then gone.

This is fleeting, but forever.

This never seems to amazes us.

This is all we really have.

That is what we want.

That is not this. It never is.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Add Coins & Cash!

So I've started playing Cityville a lot lately. I wouldn't know where else you can play it and as far as I know, you play it on Facebook. It's a lot like Sim City or so they say since I've never actually played City (I played Sim Town back in the day). You basically create a town from scratch putting up houses, businesses and such, raising your population, earning coins (which are entirely different from cash apparently) and inexplicably worrying too much about harvesting carrots and corn.

I know a lot of people are big fans of these kinds of apps, but this and that one Poker game are the only apps I've ever played.

The point? It is actually, sorta kinda fun. Wanting to increase your XP and complete goals and yes, harvest strawberries and eggplants is relatively challenging and somehow gets my competitive juices going.

So yeah hey, become my neighbor and become part of my staff willya? I can't raise my population fast enough if you don't.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Verb-Noun-For-Reason Part 1: Read Fables for Boy Blue

So I came up with this impeccable idea a minute ago, which is a stroke of genius if I say so myself (or not). Regardless of the length of time and amount of effort I put into the genesis of this idea, when it is all said and done, I think this might just kick-start my blogging career. See, I've been trying to come up with my own schtick, a real reason for me to actively and diligently blog and I think I've found it. Instead of doing like a movie-review blog or whatever, which I never seem able to fully commit to, I've decided to expand on my micro-blogging a.k.a. my Twitter-ing (follow me here) and basically annoy you all more efficiently and effectively with what really amounts to longer Twitter updates. See, Twitter's inherent weakness (being too short) has trumped its inherent strength (ease) in a good way. If that makes sense. Basically, in an effort to convince you of their awesomeness, I'm going to be able to give longer answers as to why you too should like the things I like and deem awesome all. Get it? Aw, to hell with it. Let's just get this show started. Ladies and gents (like there is a plural amount of people reading this...), I welcome you to the first edition of Verb-Noun-For-Reason (Catchy title, right?) or VNFR for short.

Read Fables for Boy Blue.

Fables is a comicbook series published by Vertigo written by Bill Willingham and drawn (mostly) by Mark Buckingham about classic fairytale characters or "Fables" such as The Big Bad Wolf, Snow White, Prince Charming and many more, if they weren't just make believe and were actually alive and real, existing in our "mundane" world. The book mixes its curious premise with an engaging story and really strong character work, not to mention all those pretty pictures to create a wildly entertaining read.

Over the past few years, Fables has seen its fanbase grow larger and larger all the while maintaining the respect of many in the industry. It's definitely one of the best books out there today and has just recently passed the century-mark (100 issues). So why should you read it? Two words: Boy Blue.

Based on the children's nursery rhyme Little Boy Blue, this Fable might be small in frame and stature but through the course of the series, you discover how frickin' fantastic he actually is. Though you first meet Blue as the seemingly meek clerk of Fabletown's offices, he is also a war hero (even if he wishes he wasn't), is handy with a (Vorpal) sword - SNICKER-SNACK! - and is a gifted musician as well. He is one of the series' lead characters and has a hefty share of amazing adventures and stories, making him one of, if not the most popular, characters in the series. The problem for our dear hero? The guy has no luck with the ladies. Boy Blue is THE unrequited romantic. He is passionate, caring and kind, but fails when it comes to love and relationships simply because of bad luck and poor timing. Whether it's accidentally leaving behind Red Riding Hood as he escaped from the evil forces of the Adversary or acting too late to make known his true feelings for Rose Red (Oh yeah, Blue's got a thing for Red's), there is always something to derail a potentially spectacular relationship. How can you not feel bad for the guy? Sure, you may idolize him for rocking a bitchin' Witching Cloak, single-handedly infiltrating the enemy's capitol and having a higher kill count than most Fables but because he gets his heart broken more often than not, the guy is instantly relatable. And if there's one thing audiences love, it's the upstanding, capable and noble young lad who just can't land the girl.

Essential Boy Blue stories:
Fables vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers,
Fables vol. 6: Homelands
Fables vol. 11: War and Pieces
Fables vol. 12: The Dark Ages

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Elephant in the Room

It's normal, it's bland.

I get cocky, it's a risk.

Because at this point, I'm sick and tired of it all.

And in the end I realize...

Nothing good.

Putting yourself out there...It's awkward.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Paper Trail Rant

The world runs on tons and tons of paper for some reason. Sure, you need manpower, electricity and fossil fuels to make it all work but from what I've discovered, paper is the driving force of every single action on this planet.

And it's killing the Earth.

So much paper is wasted everyday and it's terrifying that we as a society cannot see it. Do we really need six copies of that document and a reprint of this document because of one missing punctuation mark?

It's a ginormous waste of resources. And it is very, very disheartening.

This just underscores the fact that we have learned how to become worse human beings. Simple decisions and actions have all been made more complex in the name of "evolution." Eating up our natural resources cannot be the lasting mark of civilization. We have to figure out a way to abolish these practices because, simply put, WE'RE DOING IT WRONG. It does not have to be this complicated.

The "corporate life." Sigh.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Brilliant Ideas

It's never a good idea. Say it with me now: It. Is. Never. A. Good. Idea. In fact, it's the worst idea. You never learn do you?

Remember tonight please.

Friday, January 7, 2011

The 2011 Movie I CAN'T WAIT to See

It's not Cap or Thor.

It's not Deathly Hallows 2 either.

Nope, not Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Battle: Los Angeles, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Take Me Home Tonight, Super 8, Apollo 18, Vanishing on 7th Street, Green Lantern, X-Men: First Class or Cowboys & Aliens.

Give up?

It's this.


A Winnie The Pooh movie?

This is this year's Toy Story 3, but with more nostalgia. No one not loves, Pooh Bear.

I absolutely cannot wait for this.