Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Halo O.D.S.T. (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) came out yesterday... kind of want to play it, because I've played all the other Halo games... I'm wondering at the name though, why don't you just call it Halo T.G.W.T.R.L.A. (The Game With The Really Long Acronym) but maybe that was already taken...

In other news I'm starting to get a little behind in school... or at least I feel like it.. When I look over my syllabi, I'm doing ok... could be paranoia.

Which brings me to my paranoia. I'm pretty much paranoid about lots. Government, Media, etc. I wonder sometimes if I've got my own little version of the Truman show... but then I realize that's not realistic. but it could happen. says my brain. and they are out there. they know.
I don't know exactly who "they" are.

This is not very interesting as a whole, but if you think about how much information this gives about my life and psyche, then it is. psyche....

That reminds me of this book that I read once. actually I think i read it twice....
Till we have faces, by C.S. Lewis. a tragedy, a myth retold. How can the gods meet us face to face til we have faces?

How can we tell people who we are til we know who we are? How can we understand the world around us until we understand ourselves?

I should maybe read that again. I think i have it....
I'll get a pen and paper one day and write down my total life reading list, as best i can remember. mostly I'll go through our bookshelves and write down the ones I have and have read.... would that be an interesting blog?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Why Sci Fi?

I'm so clever... or something.

Science fiction has a bad rap I think... The Star.... Trek.. talking in spurts.... must save.... the universe... that didn't help, and neither did the sci fi horror genre, with puppets and goo representing our greatest fears.

But sci fi is so much more than that. Maybe later I will elaborate some on the variety inside the sci fi umbrella, but for now, I'll just call it all sci fi.

In all science fiction, the world that the author creates is based, however loosely, on our own. The characters, however alien, came from a human mind. So, now whether there is a space invasion of a poor defenseless planet, a vicious space battle between dreadnoughts and battleships, with lasers and photon/neutron/proton torpedoes, the world that spans galaxies has roots in our own.

which brings me to the answer to the question: we can understand where we are, where we have come from, and where we are going in the context of science fiction. the farther we try to deviate from our reality, the more we define what that reality is. the more we set forth what "alien" is, we define what it means to be human. Science Fiction sets us free from the chains of how things have to be, and pushes us into a realm where anything is possible, because in the future, we have (insert futuristic, vaguely scientific device name here) which means we can go farther, live longer, fight better, learn more.

So of all the various genres, Science Fiction is my preference, for the aforesaid reasons.

More later.

Friday, September 11, 2009

How will this look?

I'm wondering if this should be a: a place whereI unleash my random, useless knowledge, b:a blistering social/political commentary, c: a book review (primarily science fiction, but other genres sometimes) d: an emo blog, full of musings about the hardships of life, and poetry, or e:a nerdy game/technology review.

thoughts from my few followers will be considered.... I may just do all 5 of these, randomly and without pattern. That was repetitive, and redundant.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Long overdue

I've been meaning to blog for quite some time. And now that I've created one, I don't exactly have an earth shattering post to start it off. But the blog is begun, and my thoughts will now have another forum to be received, ignored, criticized, lauded or whatever.

Stay tuned.