Monday, April 23, 2012

Why hello there! MISHUN COMPREET!

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Y'know, I'm fairly certain I've had Copyboy on here.

Haven't I?

I have?

Well then, guess who just became the new featured link...again!  Go check out Copyboy's random blog about informational tidbits you never knew existed.

Not Worth Mentioning

http://jesseacohen.blogspot.com/

Did I mention that I'm usually a regular commentator there?  Totally.  Also, if you comment on his blog that That Bastard sent ya, you'll get an extra 25% of random factoid with each new factoid up to five random factoids!

Wanna Know What It's Like To Be Appreciated?

Like you've never been appreciated before, not even jokin' yo.

Here's the plan, gang: first, fave whichever blog you like best.  Fave 'em all.  Whatever.  Follow up, and don't forget to subscribe to my bullshit over at Twitter, Faecbawks, Googles+, Tumblr, but most importantly Jewtubes.  Y'see, if I can build up enough subscribers (onry fifteen!) then it unlocks that one achievement where my submissions don't have to be UNDER fifteen minutes.

And we all know how much I do enjoy making submissions over fifteen minutes.

So yeah, hit up my stuff, check me out, let's do this dance.

Stick with the plan, boys, and let's get this expansion started!

TWITTER: @ThatBastardFB

FACEBOOK: : /ThatBastardFromBellingham (thatbastardfb@gmail.com)

GOOGLES+: ThomasDuder

TUMBLR: http://thatbastardfrombellingham.tumblr.com/

YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/user/JDWForever

The Sound Byte Page (though really all you gotta do is just follow me at Youtube, y'know?)

http://sooth.thepenismysword.com/2012/02/care-to-hear-from-yours-truly.html

The Pen Is My Sword

http://www.thepenismysword.com

That Bastard On

http://on.thepenismysword.com

KAOS: Chaos Party Radio

http://kaospartyradio.blogspot.com

Sooth(e) Your Freaking Beast

http://sooth.thepenismysword.com

Man-Flavored Milk

http://mfm.thepenismysword.com

Netflix This!

http://netflixthis.thepenismysword.com

The Bellingham Jerk

http://jerk.thepenismysword.com

Legion HQ! (currently disbanded)

http://anubisunit.blogspot.com

Remember: re-tweet mah tweets about the blogs or whatever, re-post whatever Faecbawks/Googles+/Tumblr stuff I post 'bout the blogs or whatever.  We got material comin' out of our ears over at KAOS: Chaos Party Radio, and there's so much stuff to get done!

The Chopping Block

So.  The time has come for me to seriously sit down and consider what I should do with the blogs.  I mean, I do WORK, y'knowwhatImean?  On top of my day job, on top of my projects and writing...and it was something I was thinking about before the big move back to Bellingham.

So now that I've had a bit of time to get so fresh and so clean again, now that I've had the time to simply get Bellingham back into my lungs and my soul, now I have to consider what my next move is, y'knowwhatImean?

At the top of that list is the serious consideration of whether or not I should close down some of the blogs, and why.  Legion HQ doesn't count since that's temporarily down right now anyway.

Let's go over it together, yes?

ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK IIIIIIS -

Netflix This

The Bellingham Jerk

Man-Flavored Milk

Sooth(e) Your Freaking Beast

Yeah, I'm pretty much going to town with a tomahawk.  My three "main" blogs are updated pretty good already, and they at least feel a bit more established than the others.

Legion HQ is down currently, but once I get back on the Anubis Unit ticket I can open it up back up and go back to bringing ya that good shit.

So.  All four have their reasons to be chopped, but I honestly don't WANT to chop 'em.  BUT, here's the question - what with the way I have the six main blogs designed, shouldn't it be EASIER for people to figure out which blog they want to go to and be able to do so easily and efficiently?  Hell, I'm even going to be making a vocal tutorial that's accessed on the sidebar in order to navigate, though it should be fairly obvious.

I mean, if >I< went to a site like mine with a navbar and sidebar like that, I'd be able to navigate it easy as pie.  Then again, I'm the exception to just about EVERY rule, so yeah...maybe I'm comin' at it from the wrong angle.

Anyway.  Netflix This.  I really like Netflix This (I'll be typing THAT a lot!), especially 'cuz I really like Netflix.  Hell, unless you watch it the way I do (whole days just BOOM, gone, several seasons/series killed, ten movies a day done), you'll probably never "run out" of stuff to watch, and there's also that hidden stockpile of stuff that Netflix doesn't say they have unless it's through suggestions only.

I like writing about movie reviews, both current and whatever's on Netflix or whatever catches my eye from my own DVD collection.  I mean, c'mon...did you check out that Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon blowout I did?  Fuckin' sweet, y'know what I mean?  Pure shway.

But.  There's tons upon TONS of movie review blogs out there, and though I'm the first (possibly only) blogger to have an entire blog devoted to it, it's not as if it seems to be helping anyone.  At least I haven't heard "Dude, such-and-such list was a great idea, thanks!" or somethin'.  The point of Netflix This was to create reviews and lists for people to find stuff on Netflix to watch, ultimately answering the question "What should I watch on Netflix tonight?" that I constantly see on the Internets.

If no one is reading those lists, and if this blog isn't being helpful to others (nor is anyone making suggestions of those lists and the blog to others), then why should I continue it, y'knowwhatImean?

The Bellingham Jerk.  The first of eight.  The one that established my presence on the Bloggersphere.  The waxing of wrath and wroth, the absolute majesty of my rage given readable form.

And there aren't too many places left for me to be angry at.

I mean, I'm sure there ARE places left, and certainly I could write about stuff I ALSO love as well as hate at The Bellingham Jerk, but no one local even reads me let alone knows this blog exists.  What's the point in raging at a place if it doesn't even recognize you yelled?  I may resort to throwing bricks through windows.  Either way, it might be time to close this blog down, perhaps just let it hang around as a reminder of why I truly started writing - not for my love of writing, but my utter hatred of horrible restaurants.

Man-Flavored Milk and Sooth(e) Your Freaking Beast are both blogs I genuinely love messing around with, and both could be chopped for the same reasons: it's not my material I'm showing you, there's millions (MILLIONS!) of blogs that do the same damn thing, possibly even better than I do, and at least with MFM there seems to be glitches and bullshit with Blogger that I simply cannot get around.  I've at least fixed the issue with the advertising (ugh, You Say Too, will you ever be useful to me?), but bleh - I can't do anything about the servers at Googles, and if Blogspot can't even post it to YOUR blogrolls when I update and make new posts, then  what CAN I do?

I'm not saying I'm daunted by the fact that there are millions (MILLIONS!) of music, youtube video, and movie blogs out there...but ya gotta admit, it's not as if it's caught on or somethin'.  It's not like I'm not posting up stuff you possibly couldn't find yourself...or am I?  I simply don't know, there's no communication about it though there's the cbox on the sidebar, comment sections that no one comments on, my g-mail...blah.

I'm not complaining, please keep this in mind!  I'm just statin' the facts, 's all.  Both MFM and Sooth(e) are supposed to be somewhat interactive (let's me know what I possibly COULD play next, or whatever have you) and if thing's ain't jivin', time to either chop or keep goin' in hopes that they do.

Besides, I'm about to start posting up stuff over at the KAOS podcasts with a new show - running two outlets about music (both Sooth(e) and my Podcasted/DJ-radio-hosted shows over at KAOS) might become boring to me.

And I REALLY hate boring.

So.  That's it.  Perhaps I'm being too harsh, or am simply wrong about it all...if so, by all means lemme know!  But that's how it stands right at this moment: closing down four blogs may be occurring soon.  If someone sparks up with some valid reasons as to why not, I'll listen and consider it deeply before making my next move.

But I DO have more stuff to post, both here and at The Pen Is My Sword and KAOS, and that's not considering my other projects and personal ventures.  We'll see what goes down in the next week or so, then make a move.

SEW MACH FUCK HAET!!!!

I HATE IT!

I HATE THIS NEW BLOG INTERFACE!

AND THE GOOGLES COMPLAITNS THING IS SUSPICIOUSLY WON'T LET ME FUCKING COMPLAIN!

FUCK YOU GOOGLES, I FUCKING HATE THIS INTERFACE.

GIVE ME BACK THE OLD ONE.

THE OLD ONE WAS GOOD.

STOP BREAKING THINGS THAT WEREN'T BROKE TO BEGIN WITH!

FUCK WHATEVER EXECUTIVE THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA.  YOU'RE NOT MACINTOSH, WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU TRYING TO STREAMLINE BULLSHIT THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO?

THE OTHER INTERFACE WAS GOOD.

GIVE IT BACK.

GIBE MY OLD INTERFACE BACK TO ME YOU FUCKS!!!!!

On my current situation...

So.  While everything practically fell apart the DAY I was supposed to move to Bellingham, good friends have my back and I'm fairly established back in Bellingham, clean and neat.  It's not going to cost me much money to fix my car (25 bucks for a new water pump after the core charge, eh?), and I'm fairly certain that I and a ladyfriend of mine can fix it ourselves.  I've still got work coming in next week (Thursday and Friday, two twelves dontcha know), I've regained a surprising amount of my old flexibility since coming back to Bellingham and am slowly getting Lynden out of my soul and lungs.

So.  Things are good.  Things are damned good.  Things could be BETTER, but compared to the past nine months...things are good.  Just...

...damned good.

Funny story: I brought Ace with me the day of the move so at least one live human can see what I had to live in, the environment I was in, and what I had to survive.  Suffice it to say, he's living up to his promise to not talk about the details...but his rage, the look of anguish on his face after the full impact of what I survived hit, his reaction to the very smell of desperation, moss, and sewage in the air...

I hate hurting people inadvertently.  I think I might've accidentally done exactly that, by not coming to my friends for help.

But at the same time, I don't think...no, strike that, I KNOW I wouldn't be going as good as I am right now if I hadn't survived it on my own.  My pride wouldn't've recovered as it has if I wasn't in that horrid situation, y'knowwhatImean?

Everything happens for a reason, and now I'm not only looking forward to leaving that behind me and my friends alike, but ultimately to just go forward afterwards.

Time to do work, my beloved Audience.

And I got plenty to do~!

Sincerely,

~That Bastard

P.S. - What do you guys think of my new webcam picture?

I couldn't but help to notice you're pretty gangsta.  I'm pretty gangsta myself.


YOU CANNOT HANDLE MY ULTIMATE FORM, JESUS CHRIST!

P.P.S. - I fucking hate the new interface SO FUCKING MUCH.  It's way less efficient, effective, or as user-friendly as the previous one.

And wouldn't you know it, I figured out how to revert it back TO the old one, only to get a message that they're getting rid of it at the end of the month.

'Cuz, y'know, catering to the customers isn't what Googles is about.

Ugh.

Here's to the hopes I don't jump ship to someplace else, yeah?  I really don't want to, I mean I got a crapton of blogs here through Googles, but I back every post up so...hell, if I HAVE to, would you still follow me?

Now THERE'S a question for yah~!

6 comments:

  1. Wow, big post. Good to know that you made the journey and reached safe.
    Always good to have good friends around to help a bit. I hate new blogger interface too. I still use the old one. Not planning to use new one.
    All the best in your new place and everything happens for a reason and best of luck.

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    1. MaMTC my friend, they're literally FORCING us to use the new format. Seriously, the old interface is still available, but they're going to get rid of it by the end of the month.

      Thank you, Based Googles, for fucking us bloggers over.

      And this isn't even my usual big post, yo. >XD But I thank you for your good advice - I DO pay attention to it, y'know!

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  2. I'm so pleased you made it back to your home safely. I can only imagine the conditions you were living under in Lynden. My home is currently rotting with damp and mould, so you have my deepest sympathies!

    The new Blogger interface is fucking with my eyesight! I battled to see the layout for my latest post, the template is so small now. Oh, well, whatever!

    I like all the things you have going on, even though I battle to keep up with you, you crazy animal! I love the posts where you just write about what's going on in your life, so I guess I like all of them! This blog is particularly good, though. It has good energy!

    Your webcam pic is awesome with just a hint of 80's cheese! Nice! All the best for your new endeavours, Bazza! :)

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    1. Actually, I did a post awhile ago where I...hmmm. Reckon it's a kind of catharsis, or confession, where I go into detail about my living conditions and the shame and loneliness of my life.

      I was just re-reading it and comparing it to my current life. I still don't know if I'll ever truly get over it, but I'll happily bear the scars on my soul, y'know?

      I survived conditions that would've killed a lesser man, and that's the only thing I'm really grateful about when it comes to that situation.

      LOL energy? I'm fairly certain it's just me being overexuberant - I tend to be that way in real life as well as over the internuggets. Makes for interesting conversation, so I'm told. Plus I get deep DEEEEP into someone if they're hangin' with me.

      Intensity and passion, methinks those are the words for me. <3

      And nineties. C.O.P.S. aired in the nineties. And it was EXCELLENT! >:D

      Me and Ace take turns being Bulletproof. The other guy has to be Storm Shadow from G.I. Joe while the other guy gets to be Bulletproof.

      Because Bulletproof is the ultimate positive black male role model.

      And to you, darling! Keep busy, be busy, expect me to answer your faecbawks mail soon. :D

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  3. There's a new blogger interface? Maybe I'm using it already. Who knows.

    I envy you American bastards and your netflix because you actually get a selection of films to watch, and decent ones at that. Up here on the frozen tundra we get jack squat unless you like McMillan & Wife... and I do, but that's not the point.

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    1. Believe it or not, yeah. What's even worse they had an option where you can use the old interface (which was superior)...only they took THAT away at the end of the month.

      The written word cannot properly encapsulate the severity of my rage at this deception. Like it's a Sisyphean torture or some shit. Bastards.

      Y'knoooooow, I'm fairly certain Netflix can be accessed by any computer anywhere in the world. I've heard the same complaint from Film Geek Bastard about the Philippines, and...y'know what? Lemme see what I can come up with when it comes to Netflix across the seas and across the board. I mean, it's THAT good a service, you'd think they'd be accessible globally...

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