Monday, March 5, 2012

...Battleworld, internet stuffs, interviews, and coughing.

Featured Link

Well, a new That Bastard On, and a new Featured Link!

I actually gotta give it to G, who runs TWO blogs actually. I know he's new to my blogosphere scene, but MAN...I dig his stuff. We may not agree politically, but I take satire and humor like I take anything. In copious amounts and the only moderation being when I say "when."

I actually like Bloggerati more than Satirical Blog, though he does his own cartoons over at the latter. The former, though, has as of late been about my favorite topic when hanging out with roughneck white-collared workers at midnight on a graveyard shift job: girls. Actresses, models, and whomever the fuck else comes up.

So with THAT bit of delicious sexism aside, let's just all agree that everyone likes pretty girls, ne? And it's sometimes nice to read a blog not for the deep satire or cutting, biting wit...but rather just 'cuz it has pretty girls in it. Sometimes all you need is pretty girls to brighten a dark day, and Bloggerati's got it in spades! That and drinking games, alcomohol recipes, and dude-based stuff.

Now, funny story - apparently he's written more than just dudular topics, I've just joined his blog during a time where that's what he's writing. He actually DOES have some well-written informative posts about other topics as of, hell, January - like going on about the corporate machine flexing its' collective muscles against the wild frontier that is our beloved Internuggets.

Naturally, I got caught up with this whole Girls War thing. Lololol.

Catch him aaaaat -

Bloggerati
http://www.bloggerati.org

Satirical Blog
http://www.satiricalblog.com

Interview with the Shockgrubz

A.K.A. - Ridin' the Lightnin'~!

...okay so that joke makes less sense now than it does in my head, but hey what're ya gonna do? Not all of 'em are gonna be gold, just gotta get it out the way.

SO, anyway the past couple of days I've been undergoing deep and detailed interviews with Shockgrubz his ever-lovin' self (http://randoomblog.blogspot.com), a man who has graced the Featured Links before. Now Shockbro has started his own Doomcast podcasting, and a part of that is going to involve interviews with other bloggers and, presumably, whomever else he wishes.

So, the chance came up to do a twenty-question interview with yours truly, my august and inglorious self. It was fun, there were laughs, he got to know me a little better and I even got to know HIM a little better! Altogether, it was a great time, and one that I wouldn't mind doing again.

A chance that we GOT since the gobulins and gremlins we spoke of (the very same ones that have plagued my band since we first got together) apparently ate his homework.

I mean, ate the interview.

SO, today we got together and did it again! Not quite the same questions, not quite the same answers but similar enough and still full of entertaining walls of text and other nonsuch~! Be on the lookout for Shock's Randoom Blog, check it out once he gets the raw text up then our voice chat.

Recent Writing Stuff

Extreme Existence: Battleworld - I've got The Horde nearly completed, and it'll be followed up by an immediate posting, update, and I'll FINALLY begin work on my favorite antagonists. Now, I've had some villains and antagonists that I just fucking love. Some of you may even know about Karma, the Primeval of Conquest. Or perhaps good ol' Maximum Krieg himself, the anti-hero's anti-hero.

But the Krieg Army, man...the Gang themselves are just badassed upon badassed. The Krieg Army overall are being built to fuck your shit up, and so far they're really living up to the lore.

Now, why is this important to me? Because villains, antagonists, and teh good ol' "bad guys" SHOULD be sufficiently bad. Not evil, mind you, they should simply represent a counterpoint, a foil to the established good guys, the champions, and in the very least the main characters.

Many make the mistake that "LOL I'M EVIL!" is all you need, and some go the complete opposite of that spectrum and their antagonists are instead high-fallutin', high-browed idealists who really just need to get a good schtupping.

The Krieg Army, and the Laws of Steel that govern them and are the basis of their philosophy, is one of the compelling forces behind them, one that drives them to view their biological need to awaken the Krieg Dragons not as a curse but as a gift. They are strength, the Rage Gene the diving line between themselves and all other sentient beings in existence.

In a strong sense, I find them compelling and believable not because of the LOLANGRY viewpoint, or even their apparent invincibility, or their unstoppable and irresistible power. No, I find them likeable from my own point of view simply because of their acceptance of their basic natures, the power of their beliefs and how they don't rationalize anything. They just accept.

To me, that's an important factor. They're even willing to accept the philosophies and viewpoints of others should it be proven stronger or "truer" than their own. It's the kind of flexibility that I can only hope that I myself have, maybe not today...but someday.

SO. That reminds me, the Goblinate Forces are up too. Go take a look, lemme know what you think of the design notes. Get to know the strange mixture of sexy, stupid, and fiercely loyal Gobs and their favorite pastime of romantically linking perceived celebrities together.

Stone Bastard 1-7 - Y'know, I normally don't re-read my old stuff. I find myself simply glad to have had it finished in a way that satisfied me, certainly satisfies my standards enough to be released to the public, y'knowwhatImean?

I've even come to hate some of my old work as my own perceptions grow and change, and have come to accept the ones that I used to hate.

Stone Bastard, I think, is one of those works that I'll never grow to hate. I dunno, maybe 'cuz of how open it is to interpretation? I dunno, I can't quite put my finger on it...but I really like this piece, and I hope those who read it do as well.

Now, if you HAVE any critiques or complaining to give, by all means do so! I thoroughly accept and understand that by putting my stuff out there to public scrutiny that I'm also opening it up to the ever-present red pen. Hell, scribble away! E-mail me, write about it in my cbox, graffiti that motherfucker up, have a good time! That's why it's there, y'knowwhatImean?

Anubis Unit

As of late, I've been very jazzed about what my band has been doing, and I'm very proud of the progress we've been making. Shame You is almost completely up to snuff and Rockarageous already sounds great after only one practice session to make it. Next week we oughta get it tweaked to the perfect point, and the week after we should have it ready for deployment and already worked up/workin' on a new song.

I mean, I GOT plenty of 'em! Just gotta translate it to the rest of the band so they can do their individual parts. It takes all four of us, AND then some, to make this music. I'm just happy to be at this point, and am looking forward to whatever comes next.

Which reminds me...

J's Journals

So I moved my Pre-Practice podcast...things...to here. I apologize to those who commented on the original ones, I've got 'em in my heart yo!

In the meantime, this gives you one more post to look forward to from That Bastard On..., guaranteed. <3 In the meantime, I DO have Pre-Practice 3 up, I just need to process 4 (guest starring an old friend of ours, Necrosynth) and get THAT up. Expect a new post 'bout it soon.  

It's Weird Being In Limbo

So, here we are. I am once again standing upon a cusp event within my life. Everything can snap together, or everything can fail. My emotions are all a wreck, my innerverse and outerverse are completely perpendicular to my ideals, and the only thing I can rely on right now is my own sense of honor.

Even my sense of self has been anchored only by my word.

It...is a spiteful, hate-filled existence. I dislike it greatly, but every single time this happens my life changes, one way or another. Either it gets worse or it FINALLY gets better. That's happened to me a couple of times y'know~!

But the former has happened so much I'm just used to being kicked.

I don't even know why I'm typing this, since it's not inexactly something I'd share on a medium as public as a blog. But I reckon it's alright to share this much with you guys...lord knows I've shared so much of myself already through my poetry and written bullshit.

It's just...weird being stuck in limbo, waiting for the hammer to hit one way or another. Perhaps the blogs will take off? Perhaps the music will take off? Perhaps I'll catch a big contract, or finally acquire a job where my skills are useful, or...

...well, we'll see. You can see what I mean though, right? Life shooting at me from all directions, and I don't know if I'm supposed to take the bullet, block, or dodge it.

Which is worse? Which will benefit me the most? Which will harm me the most?

God I hate being in limbo.

...meh, reckon I'll go manwhore up a chat or three.

For what it's worth, thanks for hearing me out, all of you. It's tough bein' me, period. It's not a matter of being easy or not, it's all a matter of what we're willing to survive.

And if things get worse...reckon I'll survive that too. Outwit, outlast, and survive further than anyone else does. That's the name of the game, that's all I have at the core of me left, really.

I'll get there, one way or another.

KAOS: Chaos Party Radio woes

UGH! I can't find a fucking design that I LIKE for that!!!! Yes, that's the reason why I haven't started up any more podcasts...that and I'm sick, but still!

WHAT THE HELL! Grrrr, I'll find a fucking template to work with even if it KILLS me!

Go over and take a look, lemme know what you think about this current design...but I'll probably have it changed over nigh on five times before the end of the week.

Sincerely,

~That Bastard

11 comments:

  1. I don't agree with me politically either - but that's the best thing about Satire, you can ridicule your own side as much as the opposition...its all about the lulz.

    But really cheers for all the mentions - and I'm glad you appreciate the señoritas, things always look better with a little decoration as my old boss used to say.

    AS for Kaos - I kinda love it... the desaturated pallet, cool circle and off kilter header...gets my vote

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    1. h....huh.

      ....huuuuuh.

      G, my homey, you've given me a lot to think about concerning the design. Now that I'm lookin' at it after hearin' that, methinks you are right.

      And I NOW have the format for it! Thanks bro!

      And hey, no problem at all bwana. Like I've stated before, even though you're new to my blogosphere, yer right up there with the bad humor, hot chicks, and other such tropes that I'm down with.

      Hey. Yo. We're cool, dawg.

      And indeed, nothing better than pretty girls. It's sad that so many of American culture turn into bitches, but they're just loud - the pretty girls with good personalities? And I don't mean just awesomely rawkin' bewbage.

      Yeah, they still exist. They around. Just gotta look.

      Just not in a library - library's are where you go to get with a true freaky-deek. Seriously, hottie librarian?

      Jesus christ, better than a sadomasochistic nun.

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    2. Just forget about the American girls and find an Asian one. That's my advice.

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    3. LOL I like 'em all, Brother Banacek.

      I'll devour 'em in all sizes, colors, creeds and even religious and political beliefs so long as they're not fundamentalists of whatever they believe in. Extremists turn me off.

      Xenophobes also turn me off. I dunno, I'd just rather keep my options open and would want to be with someone who feels the same, personally. It's why I'm not picky about anything beyond personality and whether or not our interests mesh.

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  2. I second every word about G. His blog is refreshing. And shockgrubz got a do over? You did t use wear words this time? Else I am not tuning in..;). How do handle spams with blog name like this? other blogs you had I i need to check out.

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    1. OH, now I almost feel like apologizing~! ^^; I curse a lot, and the interview is no different the second time around when it comes to my cursing and usage of the vernacular.

      Believe it or not, I'm not getting spam at all~! Hell, I'm having the utmost worst time trying to expand my audience, simply so my stuff can get READ, y'know?

      Still, thanks for following me~! Despite the swearing, I do hope you find something at least a little entertaining amongst my blogs. :D

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    2. What? I was just kidding, I like your blog and would love to read more. I thought you curse a lot but other than you name and blog name I dont remember reading any of your cuss words.
      I am tuning in for sure.

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    3. What? I was just kidding. I find your blog worth reading and following. Other than your name and blog name I havent read any cuss words from you.
      I am tuning in for sure.

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    4. you...replied twice. >XD It's alright, it's alright~! I curse a lot though, just making sure you know what you're getting into and what-not. I'd hate to think you jump into my swill and are all "OH MY SO OFFENSIVE!"

      By all means, hang out, read stuff, enjoy~! ^^ I've got eight blogs, plenty to take up yer time with. :D

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  3. Hey Bazza, s'up?!

    FUCKSAAAKES, this week has been a total cunt! Not sleeping turns me into such a fucktard! I loved the interview with the S-man! You guys rock! Sorry if this seems incoherent, I'm a little wasted and listening to Amanda Palmer's version of Nirvana's 'Polly'. It's dark and disturbing like me!

    I, too, love G's blog. I've affectionately named him "G-Spot Fitzgerald"! (It's a take on F. Scott Fitzgerald!) Yeah, I'm in that kind of mood!

    I popped in at Anubis Unit. Dude, the guy with the ponytail, evil grin and the glasses, is that you? NICE!!! Also, I think I must be really far gone, because I couldn't access the audio. WTF? I.R. Dumbass!

    Oh, fuck it, I'm going to turn this into an Amanda Palmer evening. Gonna get my grove on with this now:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAnyYTjjhJ0

    I truly hope that all you wish for will make its way to you soon. You deserve it! Have a fan-fucking-tastic evening, bru. Laydahs! :) ♥

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    1. 'saaaaap, girl~!

      PFFFFFT, you typed 'cunt'~! I can imagine how not sleeping can affect ya, but for me sleeplessness can sometimes bring about great bouts of creativity and excellent ideas. Back in the day, I'd get off of my first job (a 12-hour graveyard shift), drink some coffee, do my saturday job for about five hours, then hang out all day with friends followed by hanging out all night with said friends, just drinking coffee and losing our minds at various locations.

      I'd do my sunday job (three to five hours depending) then sleep all sunday day and night Tuesdays was also especially interesting, since I had every other Tuesday off.

      HMM hmm hmm, Amanda Palmer~! Good stuff, yo! Lol, indeed so dark and disturbing...you've struck me as being neither grimdark or edgy, just chatty and adorable.

      G-Spot Fitzgerald, eh? I think I'll use that sometime. :D

      So, you've been to Legion HQ eh? I...huh, well I dunno 'bout evil grins (I DO have those though) and the ponytail, but glasses? I think you're thinking of the drummer, REGURGITATOR: EATER OF WORLDS AND DEVOURER OF SOULS. I'm the guy in all black, the thick motherfucker with the raccoon-eyes and singing. Er, the vocalist. The drummer's the one with the glasses. >XD He's also nicer than me, unless he's on his drummer stool - then he's as vicious and aggressive as I am. We mesh well. :3

      Wait, what about the audio? Gah, I just fixed the podcasting issue...wait, IS it you? I coulda sworn I had that workin'. D:

      LOL Not a bad song at all~!~!

      So long as we work hard at it, I'm certain I'll be able to achieve my goals. 'S all I really can do, y'know? Work hard, kick ass, takes names, that kinda thing.

      Catchyaround, girlie~! :3 I got a 12 hour shift to do over a granola factory. FUCK YES GRANOLA~!

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