2014 in review: Oh, my BLOG…

Wordpress 2014

Before an official close can be made to 2014, I have to present the facts and figures related to my blog.  This is a great breakdown which showcases all of the (minor?) achievements related to this blog.

Did you think I should have gotten more attention?  You need to take the word to the virtual streets and tell your pals to come check this place out.

Here is an example:  My most-commented posts ended up as a two-way tie.  The bad news?  Only two comments in those.  Hopefully that is enough motivation to make you all speak up a bit more.  No need to be afraid to post your thoughts.  If someone gives you a hard time, I’ll delete or silence those negative types.  Say what you want concerning me…but I won’t let anyone abuse or attack any of my fans.  That’s my word.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Abject Abeyance

holdpattern

ab·ject

adjective \ˈab-ˌjekt\

: extremely bad or severe

1 :  sunk to or existing in a low state or condition 

2 a:  cast down in spirit :  servile, spiritless

   b:  showing hopelessness or resignation 
The title sums up the moment.  High points eclipsed by other moments.  I hope the next post will be more positive.  Where I’ll be; or what I will be doing at that point is not something I can foresee.
Currently I’m in a holding pattern.  Hopefully the stick pulls back and I can gain enough altitude to appear as I was flying six months ago — or even two.
Giving any further details feels trivial at this time.
For anyone out there supporting my writing, or me as who I am, I am much appreciative.  As always, and as B&J, I thank you for your support.

Yauch Loss Committee Part Two

Instead of jumping on the “R.I.P. to the celebrity” bandwagon, “top ten” train, or writing a straight article, I hoped to give some of my own thoughts and memories intercut with glimpses or additions to what’s already been written about the man I never knew was Nathanial Hörnblowér {I assumed it was a name for the whole band collaborating or Spike Jonze – and can you blame me?}.  Even if you skim this one…make sure to check the very last video.

Getting carried away as usual, I did the smart thing and separated the meat from the milk – the reminiscing from the eye candy (best I could). Since it took so long to get the first part off, I hope this still seems vaguely unique and current: though I feel mourning or reminiscing doesn’t have an expiration date.

If I had to peg a favorite Beastie live television performance, only one comes to mind. The MTV appearance with the band wearing suits and getting way into it was cool – as the old knocking stuff over and prankster days also had great examples; when they assumed everyone was in on the joke (Weird Al had a big presence at the time, so I knew what a good parody was.  Sorry, fratboys). Continue reading

Mike Dorsey – March 23rd 2012

You should have been here.

You should have been thirty-four.

You should been unable to take my call: spending the time with your wife.  Your son.  A daughter- though she couldn’t lay eyes on you just yet.

I should have heard a story from my brother – making me jealous I missed another hangout session; or rather, jealous of whatever spirit was ingested during a celebration.

Instead, it’s a spirit I can only remember.

By now I should know what to call you – besides Mikey.

Instead: I know F (or L?) a bit.  I know C.  I kind of know S.  I should know them better.  I hope.  Just as I hope I did a good enough job listening and knowing who you are…

…because some questions still haven’t been answered.  You know I’m patient – sometimes too much so.  I wait.  I hope.

Maybe I’m here because I still have to try helping as many as you have.  If it can ever be counted.

I’m happy for what I ha[d]ve with you.

People say to celebrate.  Not mourn.  I’m trying.

Random public domain image…

I found this picture while trying to research something in my current Restless submission.

https://i1.wp.com/public-domain.zorger.com/sabotoge-in-space/18-dark-haired-woman-with-bangs-and-man-with-floppy-hat-obscuring-face-and-a-drink.png

Could it be a deleted storyboard image from Cowboy Bebop?  Or a short story I need to write later?

Actually…

From A TOM CORBETT Space Cadet Adventure SABOTAGE IN SPACE By CAREY ROCKWELL, 1955. ILLUSTRATIONS BY LOUIS GLANZMAN. Project Gutenberg Transcriber”s note: Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the copyright on this publication was renewed.

I found it here:  http://public-domain.zorger.com

Hey, kids…

As if kiddies would be reading this.  They could, but the use of capitalization; as well as other things such as grammar, punctuation, and usual lack of “leet speak” usage; might all be too much.

This silly page thing is what I started up for at least 8 different reasons of a broad scope, but I am here now.

If I keep this up, it will look much nicer or unique I’m sure.  I had some people pester me into going to one of those social network type sites, and most of what I say isn’t read or cared too much for.  If I wanted to try to latch some ideas together for an actual train of thought, then that would not be the place to do it.

This is supposed to look just classy enough to make one read in a little bit before wondering why the heck and caring should be continued.

In the meantime…  I will be hoping to use this place to add my NaNoWriMo story for this year.  It starts November first, so I already have a nice jump on things.

I have been known to make many “ninja posts” in said previous blog.  This is my definition of sneaking something in by adjusting the date.  I have no clue if I can do the same here, but watch the skies.

Feel free to contact me for whatever reason you wish and I shall do my best to get back in touch with you; or at least post a reply.  If you are reading this sometime in November and nothing additional has been accomplished, I do apologize.

George Lucas and LucasArts History

This is a cool post which is based on the title of this post.  /gasp

Anyway, here’s a little history for all who lived it or those who didn’t yet discover it all.
Hollywood + Video Games: George Lucas and LucasArts’ Flipside To Spielberg’s Game Shame