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A Little Late to the Party …

Yeah, so, I just made a pretty huge discovery.

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“I rocked one of these til it went outta style. Six years, give or take.”

Not that it should be considered as such, since everyone, their mothers and their dogs seemed to know about this one particular feature. But you know that thing that you can do with your phone on SnapChat? The one where you’re taking an ordinairy selfie only to have your recently captured picture self spewing rainbows? Well, yeah. That’s a thing. I only found out about this a week ago at a party.

“But Dandy, ya numbskull!” You wail, gork and snort. “This feature has been present in SnapChat for AGES! How could you only find out about it now?”

And that’s a darn good question,  Mr/Mrs/Ms. Disembodied Voice over the Internet! But the answer is the real kicker.

It’s one word. ‘iOS7’

… well, that’s not really a word. More like an acronym. But yeah, you get what I mean.

 

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App Crash Landing!

Hey. Just posting to say that I will be … well, posting soon. The app keeps crashing so until I can actually access, finish off and post my draft, I’ll just leave you with this Western poem!

 

The burning sun, she blazes fiercely. 

Scorching all it touches. 

A genocide of crop; the roots decrepit. 

The cotton shirts drenched in sweat. 

Mountain trail, where does it lead? 

Weaving like an adder through sun kissed lands

Towering canyons, a sunburnt Olympus. 

The eagle’s home; the amber apex.  

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“Cowboys were bascially the knight errants of the Wil West anyway. Same goes for Space Cowboys.” 

Later!

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Silly Social Media Slip Ups

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“Would you just listen to this noob?”

Hey, don’t beat yourself up about any past social networking blunders you might’ve made.

This one time, I was trying to notify my followers of a new video via direct messages and instead, I accidentally made a group conversation between all three hundred of my followers at the time. Pretty much everyone left shortly after the conversation was made. God, I felt like such a clumsy cucumber. I think I even lost followers because of it, too.

What about yourselves? Have you ever found yourself making an inexcusable error on the Twitters or the Facebooks?

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But It’s AlWAYS About Knights …

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Writing poetry is something that sorta comes very naturally to me. Every now and then, I get completely swept up in this spontaneos desire to jot down some soothing verses. But usually, it almost always contains one of two topics; Knights and the wind.

No really, I wrote this five minutes ago. Take a look and see that I am obsessed:

 

Oh, radiant sword. Thy guiding moonlight. 

By a battered buckler, defend this soul. 

Light thy way through perilous tides. 

Beneath the gleaming suns, below the starlit aether. 

For glorious fate, she beckons for me. 

For tranquil rest, awaiting me patiently. 

I’m starting to think that I was an errant in a past life. Or Don Quixote. Either one.

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Thawing Myself Out!

 

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I’ll take references to obscure 1980s synthpop one hit wonders for 200, please!

 

Hey, I’m back. Has my cup of web tea gone cold yet?

A few of you who read this blog may be wondering “Jee, Dandy! Just where the hell have ya been these past few months?!” and I would respond with “That’s a damn good question. Just where have I been these past few months?!” as if I were taking the time to recall my activity during the specified span of time.

But that would be kinda stupid since I already know the answer to that. So I will just type that up instead rather than pretend I forgot or didn’t know.

Ya see, during the latter half of 2015, I had began to put 80% of my free time into browsing and posting on Twitter in order to form some kind of social network that revolved around a horribly botched and indefinitely postponed attempt at making a YouTube channel, which had been a bit of a kid dream of mine since my high school years. But unfortunately, life got in the way and now I have found myself completely straying from that path.

So just for convenience sake, I have decided to briefly list and provide a bit of commentary about just what the heck I’ve been getting up to that’s been preventing me from blogging, in no particular order of importance.

1:  I had recently started school once again. Actually, I’d spent most of that time trying to figure out what was going on with my course. Classes were being cancelled left, right and centre, teachers and lecturers were either quitting or changing departments and elective classes were only being held at a campus located two hours away from my current one.

2: And speaking of school, I have also just recently started my final bout of work placement/experience. This time, it’s a whopping 300 hours worth of practical study within the field that’ll earn me a pass. Which means that I should totally spend all of my lunch breaks blogging again like last year!

3: My addiction to other social networking sites or “The Treacherous Twitter Saga”. I am definitely not the best at micro-managing or structuring my time when it comes to social networking. Usually, it’s a spur of the moment kind of thing for me. Part of me thought that if I stuck with Twitter long enough (And I did, long enough to amass about 300 + followers) that it would begin to pay off and that I would’ve formed a potential audience for my YouTube content. In the end, that didn’t turn out to be the case. Or maybe I haven’t put enough time into it. I dunno. Lately, I’ve just been doing other stuff during my spare time. Like …

4: Playing tons of video games. Yeah, this was something that I didn’t see coming. I thought my love of video games was slowly withering away like a once magnificent rose, leaving behind only fond memories and borderline sorrowful feelings of nostalgia. But if anything, it’s picking up. Hell, even annual generic shooterfests like the turbo-bro cult classic Black Ops 3 had me pleasantly surprised. But mainly, it’s Bloodborne that has got me absolutely captivated at the moment. Still going too, even after clocking more than 80 hours into the game! And with the upcoming Dark Souls III, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Star Fox Zero, Tekken 7 and basically whatever the Nintendo NX has to offer, I think my love of gaming can only reignite my inner gamer.

5: Artistic pursuits. Recently, I had gotten back into making music. Not well, however. In fact, I have come to realise that my music making software is actually very limiting and prevents me from undertaking more ambitious products. Things like the amount of effects and instruments that can be used within a track are capped, which really makes stuff like mastering a track or experimenting with sound all the more difficult. Oh, and did I mention that I make ridiculous, headache inducing glitch art now? I’d show you but I don’t want you to think that I am a loser.

6: Some idiot (me) shaved my head. Everything above is actually false. The real truth is that I have spent 99% of my waking moments in deep meditation in order to grow my hair back as fast as possible before my girlfriend comes over to visit me, otherwise she might reckon I look stupid with short hair and possibly dump me for some handsome vaporwave producer or something. You know, the ones that pretty much live like it’s still the 90s and smell like Pine-O Clean.

So yeah, that’s basically what’s been going on. I will have to check in on everyone else’s blogs and see how all my old friends are doing. I think I had like, one pal. Or at least I think they were a pal … I dunno, they were pretty rad.

 

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OrdPress

That typo was intentionally left unchecked. Stay tuned to find out why!

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Yup, there it is. Except mine had less kanji on it and more fingerprint smudges.

And welcome back. Nice to see you all, still pressing words and such. I would be doing the same however my W key is starting to play up. Not sure whether it’s a contact issue or not but this scissor switch keyboard that I’ve been rocking for almost a decade is starting to really show it’s age. Well … Just in one specific key.

So the logical thing for me to do was to order a new keyboard. A nice one too. One of those hybrid mechanical keyboards that fool you into thinking they’re the real deal but upon closer inspection, are no different to your Average Joe membrane deal. Should be arriving sometime this week. It will be awesome to not have to violently mash the W key with my crooked, elongated index finger a few times like a chimp learning how to type in order to get it to work.

Farewell, old keyboard. I shall never forget the fond memories we spent together, me plugging you into my Xbox 360 as an alternative to using the d-pad to input text for names, messages and MSN chat.

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