Monday, April 2, 2012

...new featured link, emotional rollercoasters, bachelor chow, and stuuuuff.

Featured Link

So. New featured link gets to be handed off from Thinking Cap's good mythological goodness (ugh, redundant but true though~!) to the delectably wordy and just flat-out fuckin' fun Jeanne over at The Barefoot Girl (http://iforgotmyshoes.blogspot.com), who still entertains me with pictures of South African wildlife, her taste in music, and blogposts 'bout the little stuff that keeps ya goin'.

Yeah, I'm ego-centric. I'm also suggesting you to go check her stuff out too, and let her know That Bastard sent ya for 50% more rhinos charging yer car in the middle of a safari!

Oh god, she mentioned bbq's recently. GOD I miss barbecuing. I need to hit up Ace and the fams and get this 4th of July bbq all planned out, 'cuz yeaaaaah...we need to slaughter up some cows, pigs, and an alpaca or three.

'Cuz I'm gettin' hungry, hombre!

...SO, enough with the de-rail!

Barefoot Girl
http://iforgotmyshoes.blogspot.com

Plus she's the only other commentator type person who leaves HUGE FUCKING WALLS OF TEXT as replies. Now, I'm not knocking on the quality or content of ANY of your replies, but it really does do somethin' for me to get the kind of replies I usually give. Like out of nowhere, BAM, huge fucking wall of text.

I mean, is this how it feels to others when I do it? Oh baby, that's awesome...

Emotional Rollercoasters

Oh. Oh holy shit. Okay.

Yeah, last week some of you who know me in the chat rooms or on Faecbawks know that I went through a rather...bipolar time. No, I ain't bipolar, but now I have a new level of empathy for 'em.

I mean, shit just sucked...but it was awesome...then it sucked again. I honestly can't explain it too much than that, it's just for three or four days I was either gettin' the best of news or the worst of news, and right now I'm somewhere in the middle since yesterday.

I guess I SHOULD be happy to just be on an even, medium keel again...but my fucking god, it's kinda hard to just settle with medium when you've been getting fucked over by the highs and lows.

Ugh.

Suffice it to say, I thank those of you who...ahem..."helped" me through it, even though one of you don't even realize you did.

I'm just sayin'.

Bachelor Chow

Um...what have I done? Man, I haven't updated this segment in ahwile (you read that right, dammit)...um, hmmm.

Will now be the time I teach you guys how to make Nightmare Oatmeal and the upgrade, Terror Oatmeal?

...naw, fuck you, here's a quick and simple mix-up you can buy from Costco.

>Get dat ravioli on sale. They usually have TONS of 'em, like a metric ton of ravioli per bag, y'know? Spinach and mozzarella is suggested, but they have straight-up cheese ravioli as well.
>Get dat sun-dried tomato mixture with olive oil and garlic and herbs and what-not.

Now that I think about it, it should only be roughly 10-14 bucks to get 'em both if you get 'em on sale or not.

You now have a ton of dinners and lunches to last you throughout the month whenever the hell you want for under 20 bucks. Hell, even twice a week and you'll still have some for next month.

Just prepare the ravioli as the bag suggests (for me it's boiling, but there's a way to bake 'em that my crappy oven can't handle right now - I've tried doing toasted ravioli only for the mixture to turn into uranium), brown up some meat or cook up some ground sausage and drain all that garbage, add the tomato mixture after the meat is cooked to your desire, and it shouldn't take too long for the olive oil and tomatoes to heat up. Probably 'bout five minutes or less, y'know? Depends on how high you got that heat, y'know? Speed cookin' gets ya nowhere unless you NEED it to be fast.

Add the ravioli, mix it up for a bit, let it simmer a bit, then BOOM - din dins, mah nigga.

Seriously, this can either feed a family of four for nigh on four nights or so, or a single person 'bout a month if they do it twice a week or so. Unless you're a hungry, hungry motherfucker who likes this mixture every night, then it'll probably last for about four days or so.

You fat fuck.

New Material

Ugh. I've written up quite a bit of new material as of late, but haven't posted 'em. Project: Boyfriend the sound bytes are comin' along, I just need to figure out a timeline/schedule to post 'em with, plus I still need that image for 'em. Wrote a few more songs (well, Modern Celebrity I immediately posted) but I recently wrote three Odes to A) Denny's, B) a local IHOP that closed down, and C) local diners everywhere. I'll be postin' 'em up soon enough, alongside YET ANOTHER METAL SONG about S&M relationships.

You guys have no idea how many of these I have lying around (well, Fuckpuppet and a couple of other Night of Complete Horrorshow songs are kinda like 'em), and I really should consider doing something with them. Oh well.

"Sweetness" comes from two different sources for me: a certain someones (yeaaaaaaah) and also this idea I have in my head of making a vocaloid of my own voice for the Corporate Machine itself once a certain event occurs during the Anubis Unit storyline and a pairing with good ol' Miku Hatsune.

Or Hagane/Zatsune, I was listening to Love is War with the Gorillaz style animation when I thought the song up.

Anyway, yeah...I haven't a clue why I've been watching Vocaloid videos so much as of late, but the itch got scratched after I wrote Sweetness, so there's that (namely, Sweet So Sweet. GOD I dig that song.), though I still continue to watch Pitiful Pet Boy by Len Kagamine before I powerfap.

OHHHHHHH boy do I powerfap.

Anyway, I'll post up the song lyrics soon enough OH BEFORE I FORGET!

Speakin' about sound bytes, I DID post up more sound bytes recently, including the "character pack" for Six-Gun Sal, a Extreme Existence favorite. Did I already mention this? Meh, go check this playlist out (I'll be moving stuff and disbanding this particular playlist in about a week or so - or I might keep it if it's an easier way to hear newer sound bytes from yours truly) and lemme know what you think:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2A3282210CD76D36

I've also recently done just a shitton of stuff that's true (almost done with The Horde design notes for Battleworld), but I've also done a "dramatic reading" of Repercussions of Evil (y'know, "no John you are the zombies." Seems like every voice talent on Youtube does that, so I reckon this is mine.) and have started on My Immortal...but my god, my GOD it's fuckin'...

I just...no wonder no one's done a full dramatic reading of this through all 44 chapters! Just wow....after three chapters I was freakin' drained from the re-takes.

I have never had to do so many re-takes. For ANYTHING!

We'll see - I'm determined to do this for a friend, and as y'all know I'm pretty hardheaded about stuff. Might take me awhile, but I'm willing and able to get this motherfucker done.

Not today though, fuck that shit....

KAOS: Chaos Party Radio

Dude, have you been KEEPIN' UP with the good shit we've been puttin' out? Right now we're at a once-a-week schedule (honestly it's the only time we have that synchs up - we both have shittons of projects and I live in Lynden and shitsux mang, plus it's a bitch to edit the bigger-than-an-hour-podcasts, plus I have a job and he has two jobs), but we've already got enough content to eat up an entire afternoon if you wanted to marathon us.

That's just as The Hooligans, we also did a special about the Trayvon Martin slaying and our own take on it (straight talk, no soft speech, nothin' soft about the shit we did. It also, to this day, still stands at that - we called how the Euphemism Machine would go into full effect before we even posted the damn podcast!). We also recently did a THREE HOUR FUCKING PODCAST about King of Fighters XIII and the world of SNK Playmore and their impact on fighting games, gaming history, and just...tons of goodness. Lore, bullshittery, all sortsa stuff.

So yeah, go ahead and go check it out! I've got it cut into three 1-hour-ish segments for your enjoyment. :3

Guest Postin'

Well, let's round it up, yeah?

Shocky @ Randoom Blog
http://randoomblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/interview-take-two.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RandoomBlog+%28Randoom+Blog!%29
I reckon Shocky was the first, yo. Our interview was fucking epic, really let me get my real self out there all manwhorish and what-not, and was just loads of fun. We even had the luck of losing the previous interview and doing it a second time! Yes, I enjoyed it that much. :D

Mark @ The Rambling Person
http://theramblingperson.blogspot.com/2012/03/guest-post-now-with-more-bastard.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DisjointedRamblingsOfADisjointedj%2FkPerson+%28Disjointed+ramblings+of+a+disjointed+%28j%2Fk%29+person%29
The blogosphere's most charming, honest, and open (though a bit eccentric) British dude. Seriously, as 24/7 aggressive as I am he's, like, the complete opposite...and I reckon for that reason I find him a good read for me. It's interesting to see his take on things, and sometimes consider how I would've dealt with it, y'know? It's because of him (and Shockgrubz, admittedly) that I started podcasting and such and...well, you guys oughta know how THAT'S just blown up, what with my own personal stuff, J's Journal/Pre Practice podcasts, and KAOS: Chaos Party Radio.

G @ Bloggerati
http://www.bloggerati.org/2012/04/200th-post.html
AYUP! According to the man himself he likes the post I sent him and will be using it sometime. When it drops, all angry-like (no, seriously, I received an e-mail from a "concerned party" that just slapped my Rage TRIGGER from 0 to MAXIMUM KRIEG in a fucking ghost note, just THAT fucking fast. I've never gone that adrenaline+testosterone crazy pissed so FAST before, and I'm used to raging out, y'knowwhatImean?), y'all'll get a chance to read it. :D

For today (just right now actually!) though is the pre-interview, which you might find interesting anyway. I think I have a knack for doing these things, I swear...

THE SECRET ARTICL WRITING PROJECT
Ugh, so even as afloat as I am in projects, there's an actual PAID one that I'm lookin' into gettin' me and my homeboy Ace into. Hey, gettin' paid to write articles? Why the fuck not, y'know?!

Figured I'd let y'all know 'bout it, especially when we actually get to writing and flooding this blog with my inanely hugefuck (and his awesomely technical and detailed) articles.

Anubis Unit

Gah. We've been doing nothing but work and it worries me that we haven't posted anything over at Legion HQ (http://anubisunit.blogspot.com). On the other hand we've added, what, three new songs since last month (one practice turned into a jam instead), and I've written a handful more song lyrics that'll eventually be either Anubis Units', No Rhymes', or some other bands', y'know?

While it's all good to get work done (and we HAVE gotten work done - Rockarageous finally has the vocals I've been working on, Shame You is fucking perfect, and we've been doing "Speed Runs" of our original set, playing Avocado and 1200 Pounds of Metal/Penis at incredibly fast speeds. Either we break down into laughter or eventually it's just me and the drummer with me roaring like a pirate. Seriously, I make it sound more like "AVCD," just skipping over most of the vowels), it's also important to have content to put out there. As is, this photo shoot and gig is gonna give us an opportunity to do JUST that! We'll gig, get those photos done, unleash some of these new songs we've been workin' on, and get a new vid to put up.

On the other hand, that's the end of April, so we'll hafta see.

Still, be on the lookout for the Events page once we get it set up, yah?

If'n you don't quite know how to keep up with me across other social media, dig on this yo:

TWITTER: @ThatBastardFB
FACEBOOK: : /ThatBastardFromBellingham (thatbastardfb@gmail.com)
GOOGLES+: ThomasDuder
TUMBLR: http://thatbastardfrombellingham.tumblr.com/
YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/JDWForever

Also, lemme hit y'all up 'bout something: I've got a ton of these a capellas just layin' around, y'know? But...I gotta admit, I don't like 'em. But it might just be me (I mean, I DO have a planned trio or quartet of a capella duets to do with the lovely and curvy Vorel), so I dunno...if you guys think I should release 'em on the blog, I might do a private screening first like what I did with Project: Boyfriend and then based on the results release 'em or not.

Thankfully my crew, online and off, aren't afraid to tell me if it's garbage or not. :3 Thanks guys.

WTF Googles?

Okay, so I am NOT complaining about their customer service. So far, their support and staff have been fuckin' awesome...and strangely enough, my complaint about blogger has only been a recent thing. Adwords and Adsense have been actin' up weird as fuck (plus there was a site policy issue that the actual staff had to clear up - apparently the bots thought I was plagiarizing another poet or some shit. Hey, The Pen is 100% mine, y'knowwhatImean? Thankfully the staff noticed that immediately once I called 'em up), and Webmaster Tools kinda doesn't help me at all. 'Pparently when I screwed around with the templates for the blogs (all eight of 'em, though Legion HQ is admittedly an in-house template - I gotta find a new one for them soon before I register the domain name), I did it in a good way or somethin' - Googles has no issue with them all across the board.

Now, blogger. Blogspot. Whatever this place is called. The past month I've been postin' stuff over at Man-Flavored Milk and have received absolutely no views. Now I'm not complaining about THAT - MFM is pretty much my least viewed blog and I'm pretty much doing it 'cuz I find it fun now, y'knowwhatImean? But nothing at all? Not even a single comment?

Then, two nights ago suddenly four or five posts show up in my blogroll (I use the reader from the dashboard to keep up with other blogs) from MFM saying they were posted seven seconds ago. One of the posts wasn't even what I posted - it was a weird copy of one of the others! So I slap a video up on it and a note of "DUDE WHERE DID THE BEEF GO?!"

So yeah. There's that.

And then there's the 503's I keep gettin' over at Youtube. I just don't know what's up with Google, man...they're a freakin' megacorp, you'd think something like this SHOULD be taken care of immediately. Integrate a massive server update, get new tech, expand, somethin'! I'd expect this of a multi-service internet company during their first two years, not after they're established and filthy rich.

But, something like this is to be expected from any company that becomes a Big, y'knowwhatImean? Sacrifice quality for profit - that's the motto of such places. We can only honestly hope that Google gets on it though, and gets back to being Google. I mean compared to other forums and what-not on the Internuggets, Blogger is the first place that makes me feel good to actually post stuff as a writer, y'know? Not even Tumblr or Livejournal has ever been as cool with me, and it STILL feels like I just found this place!

Sincerely,

~That Bastard

12 comments:

  1. You should post often instead of one long post a week. Thanks for shoutout again. I love ravioli too.
    About google, I literally hate it but I am still sticking with blogspot, I know I sound like a hyprocrite, I am waiting for Microsoft to comeup with something, I dunno what happened to them they got lost for a while and now catching up with Bing and stuff.
    Google is a messedup hyprocritic corporate.

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    1. I'm actually used to posting 2-3 times a week like this for each of my major blogs (including Netflix This), but as of late things have been in desperate need of a balancing.

      Work is all over the place and even as we speak I've switched BACK to night shift after a two-week stint over at day shift.

      Plus the work we've been doing at KAOS (The Hooligans Show) is fun as all get-out, but I'm the sound editor guy, y'know? And that really does take time, combining stuffs, converting everything to the proper formats, and then the actual uploading time, and after the upload the podcast place has to convert it to THEIR format...and considering the MASSIVE side of our podcasts, it takes some time before I can even slap it onto a blogpost and post it up.

      My band doesn't take up that much time - we haven't increased the amount of practice we do, y'know? It's always Sundays (well, Friday this week), and even then I still have plenty of time to get caught up on commentary and blogging and such immediately after the practice.

      And naw, you don't sound like a hypocrite. ^^

      I still don't like Bing though, and refuse to use Chrome. Chrome sucks. D:

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  2. You should write a book outlining powerfapping technique. I'd buy a copy.

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  3. Google has been pretty good to me so far. We've had issues over my content and language when I was still permitted to use adsense but no problems other than that.

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    1. OHH YEAAAAH, I noticed how you went from no warning whatsoever (no complaints from me! I surf NSFW anyway, and the current rating systems is an absolute farcical joke) to suddenly having an adult content warning.

      I figured that whatever reasons you did that were done so voluntarily and yours, and I've stated before that the artist can self-censor however they damn well please.

      Adsense...ugh. I wouldn't mind adding Yahoo Ads, since I've heard so much good about 'em but I don't know if Adsense will abide by that or not.

      I dunno, it sometimes feels like I'm just flailing around for no reason...but I DO horribly enjoy the blogging and the writing and such! Hell, this is what I live for.

      Writing, chocolate, sex, and violence.

      Ohhhhhh baby!

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  4. Cheers for the guest post and interview... you're a legend.
    That whole 503 thing is really making me rage at the moment...it's not as if google can't afford to get it fixed!!!

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    1. I'm only a legend 'cuz I get guest spots on legendary blogs, bruddah.

      LOL 503! Sounds like a bad internet gang or somethin'. And indeed, Googles should not only have the money to fix this but the impetus - they've established a GLORIOUS network, yet they don't want to pay for the upkeep?

      Doesn't sound like sound business planning to me. :/ I write songs about exactly this kind of shit, y'know?

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  5. I was wondering what was going on with the ol' Anubis Unit.

    Those were some great guest posts. Loved the interview with Shocky, and not just because we were mentioned (though I will say thank you for the kind words).

    Also, I tried going over to Man-Flavored Milk but this full page ad just blows up across the entire screen. I can't comment, I can't close it, I can't even see the damn post. I'm not opposed to ads, but this particular one is blocking me from doing anything.

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    1. W-waitaminute...do you speak for both of you? It dawns on me that I have never really figured out which of you are actually posting on my blogs. I mean, both of you? Or just one of you?

      Really it's like the both of you are some kind of amalgam that makes up ABftS, like a two-man gestalt or somethin'. x_X

      ...for the sake of my ego, I'm going to consider that it's both of you. :3

      And thanks for the info on them thar guest posts and the interviews and stuff - they're actually fun as fuck to do, y'knowwhatImean? Hell, I'd like to think that all of 'em (well, except for the super-angry one I did for G over at Bloggerati.org) really show that both parties involved had a good time, but then again I'm like that with most everything I do.

      And lol, yer one of the peoples I just do shoutouts 'bout, y'knowwhatImean? 'S what I do dog - gotta share what yer into and what-not. It's how me and Ace find the good stuff anyway, just yelling at each other randomly "DUDE CHECK THIS OUT!"

      Alright. I've gone into full-blown debug mode, and already have kicked You Say Too (at least the ad-revenue button which, by the by, only MFM had for some raisin) off of MFM itself and checked the other blogs. They're all apparently just backlinks, but we'll see - I'm gonna have the chat I hang out at do some check-ups later, not to mention when I go over to my homeboy's to do the Hooligans podcast for this week.

      Grah. Thanks for the lookin' out though, bro - while it never did that with me, MFM has been running slow as fuck compared to the other blogs and until now I haven't been able to pin it down. This past month of no views has kinda been a good impetus to do somethin' 'bout it though...:/

      As for Anubis Unit, we've just been busy as a motherfucker practicin' bro. Rockarageous (the vocals) is finally set, and we're halfway done with A Feel Good Punk Song. THAT shit is gonna whomp, see if it don't!

      Now we just gotta cut a couple of practice takes and post it up on the blog - a month with no content? Gah. That's thirty years in rock time.

      Not to mention we've got those photo ops comin' up - just gotta get the finer details finalized and it's on~!

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  6. I hear you man. Much missage from this part of the world. I'm glad to hear you're still being prolific. I actually listened to that Treyvonn Martin podcast and didn't have time to comment. I'm really on the fence about that one because I wasn't there.

    I think back to the many times that I had to explain something that someone else had perceived differently. I dunno.

    Thanks for all the shout-outs, my man. I'm always down for traded traffic. Looks like I'm up to bat for the next collab or w/e we get going. Let's hope I get settled in somewhere that has a great wifi connection.

    I'll try that ravioli deal. I'm always down for some meaty pasta. Add the cheese in and I'll be good until breakfast. For breakfast, I will break the fast with some cheesy egg bacon bowls, for sure!

    If you need a listener to the a'capella stuff, I'm down for a listen or three.

    I hope this weekend brings you much more in the way of grand happenings.

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    1. Ugh, it's cool to be on the fence...but if you've been following this since the get-go (especially after hearing the 911 calls made by both Zimmerman himself AND others, not to mention the leaked police footage PROVING that Zimmerman was completely in good health and fine despite what his legal team is claiming), then you'd be able to spot the Doublespeak Machine on a freakin' rampage. Straight talk bro.

      Ultimately, things are going to pan as out they will - whether or not the populace is going to simply take this is what I want to see.

      Brotha, you DESERVE the shout-outs I give - I dig yer blog, and yer a good guy with a good head on yer shoulders. Plus you're a fun interviewer, and yer patient enough to hang with my sense of humor. :D

      DO IT. COSTCO OWNS MY SOUL. I AM NOT A HYPOCRITE BY LOVING THEM. THEY HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT PROVIDE EXCELLENT, CLEAN GAS AT LOWER PRICES THAN ANYONE ELSE AND SAVINGS THAT BEATS WALLSMART UP WITHOUT BEING AS EVIL A MEGACORP.

      I'll add you to my list, bro. As is, a couple of the lullabies I gotta release for a ladyfriend o' mine - I gave her my word, and you know what kind of a schmendrick I am about keeping my word.

      You and me both, bro! Practice went down AWESOMELY, and I'm looking forward to this next week to pass by quickly.

      It's time to move back to Bellingham.

      Time to get back to the battle.

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