Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Hey, even that one's out of date. Sorta. I'm actually mostly writing on LiveJournal, although I've started mirroring posts there on both MySpace and Xanga.

Y'know, in case you cared.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Nothing to see here, folks. I think I just signed up for blogger because it was trendy (*gasp*) but never really cared much to write in it. Then once upon a time I tried a blog on Xanga, but it more or less fell by the wayside as well. With the exception of the random notices of when a new music review goes up, anyway. I'm now sporadically blogging at MySpace, in case you for some reason actually care enough to try to track down my random observations.


Or you can just check out my personal site, UptonArt.net.

Sunday, June 08, 2003

Musicmusicmusic.

I've recently been called the "King of Obscure Music" by an IRC friend of mine. What prompted this? Well, let's look at my most recent CD purchases and see which bands you've heard of:

  • The Eric Gales Band - The Eric Gales Band
  • The Eric Gales Band - Picture of a Thousand Faces
  • Dragpipe - Music for the Last Day of Your Life
  • Dust to Dust - Dust to Dust
  • Portable - Portable
  • Portable - Secret Life

Also on my order list, of what's coming in in the next few days, includes

  • doubleDrive - 1000 Yard Stare
  • Portable - Only If You Look Up
  • Honky Toast - Whatcha Gonna Do Honky

So anyway, I thought I'd recommend bands that people may not have really heard of on here...since I'm not really doing anything else constructive with it. Today's band: Oleander. They've released 3 major-label CDs, "February Son," "Unwind," and the most recent, "Joyride." We'll categorize them as melodic hard rock. Songs to listen to from each CD:
February Son: Why I'm Here, I Walk Alone
Unwind: Are You There, Benign
Joyride: Rainy Day, King of Good Intentions
The CDs are actually all good most of the way through...maybe one or two songs per CD that I'm not a huge fan of, but 10 out of 12 is pretty good.

Monday, June 02, 2003

Argh. My story is dead.

Not that many of the people, if any of them, reading this will have any idea of what I'm talking about. I don't even remember what the story was called, it's been so long since I last worked on it. I was discussing writing and whatnot with Mek last night and she mentioned the story she'd been working on with the intent of it being novel-length. This reminded me of several several years ago (okay, maybe 6 or 7 years isn't that long a time but when it's a third of your life it counts as 'several several' :-p) when I was writing my own novel-length story. Originally a friend and I had been kicking around ideas for FF-esque RPGs and one night, or perhaps over the course of several nights, I drew up a map, characters, their weapon classes (having most recently played Final Fantasy II where each character more or less could only use one style of weapon), and other random tidbits of information. Of course, nothing ever came of it, and all of those pages sat in my notebook. This was more like 10 years ago.

Flash forward a bit... flipping through the notebook that I wrote in every night with game ideas. And lo and behold, I came across my character/weapon sheet and map. Hmm...nothing better to do with it, and my last big story idea was a flop, so let's try again. I had, since the last time writing something long an involved, written some other short stories, had them critiqued, and developed my writing style a bit. I made a few more notes to the map, scribble some plot ideas, and off I went. Seems like at last count I had somewhere around 10 chapters. I don't exactly remember what happened that made me stop working on it...maybe school started back up and I chose to spend my free time at night playing games instead of writing. At any rate, I HTML-ized it and posted it to one of my many (now-dead) websites and let a few people read it. Unlike my first big story, this one was very well received and two or three people told me they were looking forward to seeing more of it.'

Skip forward another few years, when I stumbled across the doc again and thought maybe I would write some more on it. It was then that I realized that if I still even had the character sheet and map, which was unlikely, it was buried somewhere in the whirlwind mess that was my room. (This is what happens when your room has the computer and three large bookshelves in it, and gets to collect all the other random stuff people want to toss in it.) Maybe someday as I'm collecting my possessions when I move out I'll find the notebook it always used to be in and it'll be there, and I'll write something better from the same source. Theoretically my writing style should've developed even further by now.

But anyway, back to why my story is dead for now. Mek gave me a link to her website and said I could read what she has of her story if I was interested, and I decided I'd look up my story on the webpage I had posted it and give her a link. Alas... my page had gone un-updated and un-visited for too long and Angelfire deleted it, along with all the content in it. Best I can tell, anyway. I don't actually know what email address I used when I signed up for it so it's possible that I could maybe, somehow get back in...but I figure it's gone. And who even knows what happened to the doc. I'd say I missed it when I was copying files over from my old computer to the new one.

Anyway, enough ranting. This should keep people busy for a few days, compared to the relative brevity of my other posts. Back to work... or looking to see if I can get back to that story... or to work... or....

Thursday, May 29, 2003

Hmm... I thought I'd posted to this today. I guess not...must have been to my other blog, Animeted Thoughts. If you're into anime, check it out. Also, you should check out the new image I made today, here I'd just post the image but I don't know how big it is and I don't want to make all of my wonderful readers wait on it :-p Apparently there's also this weird wallpaper i made last week here.

My content is severly lacking besides those though tonight... ah well. Maybe something exciting will happen tomorrow or this weekend. Or if I could get on the front page and have lots of readers then I'd have to come up with meaningful stuff to write. :D

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

See, this is what happens when I don't allow myself to rant about Matrix philosophy--to keep myself from being one of those people who obviously takes the movie too seriously: I just stop posting at all. I don't even know if anybody reads this...except for maybe a few random people on my buddy list...so hit me up on AIM as DigytalSpyder or something if you're reading it. Just to know that there is indeed some reason for me to sit at my keyboard and type.

Okay, I'll admit it... If I wasnt posting to a blog, I'd be posting to a forum, or chatting, or both, or something which still leaves my fingers more or less glued to the keyboard. Or maybe sitting here thinking about what do post to any of the above.

Current listening: Fuel - Please Please (Radio Edit)
...Please, please, please tell me this is a mis-tagged song. This is horrible. And for that matter the singer doesnt' sound anything like Brett, or anything Fuel ever released before. *changes to daredevil soundtrack's Fuel - Won't Back Down*.

So...that's enough randomness for one post. Drop by my friend's uJournal here for even more "entertaining" reading. And be sure to comment.. I know she'll love it. ^^

Thursday, May 22, 2003

Right, Blogger makes keeping a log easier. But that's not the least bit useful if the pages won't open half the time. Or they won't fully open. Maybe it's due to the upgrades, or maybe there's just high traffic every time I drop by...but geez. </rant>