Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hopefully this year will be better than the last one...

Let's see:

- A new prez in office.
- Sarah Palin mania.
- Bailout fever.
- A f*cked economy.
- People losing their houses.
- Gas pricing gouging
- More mindless tv on. (Hole in the Wall, anyone?)
- Miley Cyrus posing nude.
- Britney having a nervous breakdown and coming back in force.
- Madonna dating A-Rod. (swing batter, swing)
- OJ Simpson FINALLY going to jail.
- Heath Ledger's death. (ZZZZZZZZZ)

Did I miss anything?

Well, I'm still in the twilight zone. But hopefully if everything works out, I could be out of here soon. But let's not jump the gun right now...

*crosses fingers*

But anyway, just a big HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND READERS!

Just watch yourselves and be careful out there!

Thanks for reading.

Later!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Doctor's Shield.

[Note: All Characters are owned by their respective owners. This is merely a fan fic I have been meaning to get down for awhile. This story should not be considered canon by either FX or the BBC. This is just a 'What If?' type of story. Thank you.]

The Doctor's Shield. Chapter One, Part One.

Downtown Los Angeles.

Vic Mackie was driving down 45th street headed towards the Farmington police precinct, or to the others working there, the Farm.

Vic Mackie was a detective there. Part of a special unit called the Strikeforce. The Strikeforce was a pilot program aim at getting rid of the illegal element the local neighborhood for years. Gangs, drugs, prostitution, etc. The Farm was going to be the new prototype of how all districts were going to be in the future.

But Vic Mackie's 'ideas' on crime and punishment was just a little too much for his superiors at times. Sure, they knew Vic was doing things 'outside of the box', but no one could argue with the results. Even though the Mayor's office and City Hall was getting threatened with lawsuits and the like every other day over things like 'civil rights', 'harassment', etc. The Mayor brushed it all off. 'They'll thank us in the end...' he quiped.

But elections change everything. With the threat of getting booted out of office, the Mayor launched an investigation into Vic Mackie's 'dealings'. The Mayor wasn't happy with what he found: robbing an Armenian Money train and claiming it wasn't a money train. Killing a fellow officer who threatened to blow the whistle on the whole deal. Conspiring with the gang known as the 'One-Niners' to cut down another gang. Planting evidence on several high profile suspects just to make a bust. And the list went on.

In the end, it didn't matter what the Strikeforce did. As long as Vic Mackie was part of it, it could never get any real support.

So Vic got demoted and moved to another district and the Strikeforce was disbanded.

But that was all before the disappearances happened. At first, it seemed trivial. This gang member was missing, that was missing. Who cares about gangs? They were shooting and killing each other all the time. It was just a matter of time before their bodies turned up in some morgue somewhere.

But they didn't. And this is where Vic came in. With the Farm overwhelmed by the local residents worried that they might be next. Civil Rights groups screaming racism because most of the gangs around were minorities. At the end, there was no choice, Vic Mackie was the only one with the most experience with this type of gang behavior.

Vic Mackie sighed as he pulled into the Farm.

'And I should give a rat's ass about this because?' Vic thought to himself as he was searching for a parking spot.

[To be continued next post. Either that, or I will just continue it with this one...lol...]

Thanks for reading.

Later!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry F'N XMAS!

Yea, right. It's just another day off to me. I'm just relaxing right now, sipping some beer and updating my blog.

Just a quiet day with mostly everything closed up and everyone leaving to go someplace else. So I basically get to chill and relax. :)

Nothing on tv but mindless craptrap about the holidays and infomercials.

So it's kinda of boring at the moment. Maybe later on, there will be some decent on tv.

Oh, well. It's kinda of nice just being able to relax for a day and not worrying about running around and sh*t.

I think I'll pop in a PS2 game and play around for awhile...

Thanks for reading!

Later!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The end of the Gamefaqs Era...

Mark this day. I have decided to close my account on Gamefaqs and walk away(not entirely true, I let some few choice words fly to some people who I found extremely annoying. Of course, I got modded for it, but at this point, who cares? I certainly didn't.

I really want to go full throttle and really burn through the Gamefaqs TOS (terms of service) and get myself banned. I already had one account banned for something I did over at GF's 'sister' site, Lamespot. (What happened was that I decided to f*ck around on Lamespot with my 'main' account, 'avideogameplayer' and ended up getting banned from both sites. Which to me was a crock of sh*t. But, meh. I did it and it was done and over with.)

Anyway, I was using a back up account called 'avidgameplayer' for awhile. Sure, it was just a cheap knock off of my main account, but hey...

But then, with the holidays coming around...I got to thinking about things. Like I was on the Gamefaqs site for over 7 years. 7 years. What the f*ck have I been doing with my time/life?

Granted, it was my choice. But it seemed like a drug to me...I seen or at least heard of goings on there, that, at the time, seemed cool and funny. But now seemed stupid or retarded.

Since we're on the subject of retards, I have seen Gamefaqs grew into a nice, online community then turn into a complete and utter cesspool of mental jackasses and power hungry fapmasters.

I tried to dodge any bullets, sort to speak, but it was just getting to me. Day in and day out. Same old sh*t.

Log in.
Post in some topic.
Read some annoying bullsh*t.
Try and remember that it's a internet message board.
Log out.

Wash, rinse, repeat...

It wouldn't have been so bad if it wasn't for a few things...

- an influx of new users who basically has no brains to speak of.
- a TOS which basically has you posting bland, stupid sh*t so you won't get into trouble.
- a site Admin(who once dressed as a Sailor Scout for a comic convention) who is more worried about ad revenue than how he treats the people who frequent the site.
- a Moderation team that has no accountability to no one. (Rule #1: GF Mods are always right. Rule #2: See Rule #1.)
- a on-site hacker who has ADMITTED TO stealing hundreds, if not more, accounts and still allowed to post on the message boards. (For the record, this is not a damnation of the hacker himself but rather the asinine logic of the site and the Admin in general.) Come on, now, if GF was any other site, mr. hacker would've had his ISP called and possible charges brought up against him.
- lack of any 'modern' features that most message boards have(Private message system, quoting...)
- Invisible rules that no one knows about until you break them.

I could go on, but...

Anyway, I decided that enough was enough. I had my fill of message boards. Maybe later on, I might find some other ones to post on.

But as for Lamefaqs, I'm done. Finished, etc...

Which brings me back to here...I started this blog as a way to comment on all the things that happened on Lamefaqs, but, like me, it changed. Don't worry, I will keep on posting here on various stuff.

Thanks for reading!

Later!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Are we done yet?

It's getting to the home stretch for this bullsh*t to be over with. Well, I, for one, will be glad when it will be over. Just getting sick of all this overhyped commercialism, materialism sh*t.

But I guess it's just the way it goes, I suppose. I never really care for the holidays after I grew up. After finding out about Santa Claus (SPOILERS: HE DOESN'T EXIST), it just lost it's magic.

And with the current trend of starting Xmas after HALLOWEEN, it's kinda of hard to get into the mood, you know?

Makes me glad I'm off Xmas eve and Xmas day.

But if you're into that bullsh*t, good for you...

But meh...I've harped enough with this subject.

Maybe the new year will be something new...

Thanks for reading...

Later!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

How do you like them Apples?

For all you iPod owners better be thankful for this:

http://www.wikileaks.org/wiki/Apple%27s_Ban_On_iPod_Sync_Software_Stymied_By_Wikileaks

It seems Apple wants to have a monopoly on what kind of software your can have on your iPods.

Apple's legal effort to remove the source code and related Web pages that could create iTunes-like software from the Internet appears to have failed.

Apple has tried to pimp out the DCMA to try and stop a third party website stopping them from making software for the iPods.

The project, named iPodHash, is an effort to open the iPod and iPhone to third-party media software other than Apple's iTunes.

Apple issued a C&D (cease and desist order) to a website that has been making software for iPods. But this guy fought back...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation disagrees with Apple's position.

Let the legal ramblings begin...

EFF attorney Fred von Lohmann claimed that the iPodHash project has not yet succeeded, which means Apple is trying to ban technical speech rather than functional code that enables the circumvention of a digital lock.

In other word, Apple is phailing at trying to keep a monopoly on what kind of software you can use on your iPods.

And kudos to the guys EFF for fighting the fight against companies who think they can just abuse the DCMA just because they can...

Thanks for reading.

Later!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Well, two more weeks...

Until the big day. I wonder how many people are gonna have a 'Merry Christmas' this year? Not many I imagine. With everything going on these days, you'd be lucky to have a pot to p*ss in and a window to throw it out of.

But Christmas is a time of miracles...so maybe somebody will have a merry one. Hopefully it won't be those big corporate jackasses with their hands out.

As for me, I don't know what I'm gonna be doing. But it's no big deal. I never did like the holidays anyway.

Well, sorry for such a short post, I haven't any good ideas to post about. Maybe something will pop up.

Thanks for reading,

Later!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What happened to the rest of the year?

With the coming holidays, you see all sorts of stories of television how all these people helping out the less fortunate during this time of year. All that's well and good, but there's one thing:

Why aren't you people helping out these people the rest of the year?

You think giving out a toy or donating some food is gonna make up for these poor people the rest of the year? No, it's not.

I know some people DO help all during the year, but this once a year crap is just self righteous bullsh*t from people who have WAY TOO much money and time on their hands.

Ho-ho-ho...

Thanks for reading,

Later!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Bailing out

It's bail out mania at Washington. If you're some company who cooked the books, made bad calls and generally really f*cked up things and are on the verge of shutting down, come crawling to Washington, they will give you the money you need to survive for years to come. All you have to do is promise to make some changes (it doesn't matter if you follow through.), and the check is in the mail...

/sarcasm

Seriously, whatever happened to the free market system? Did it suddenly disappear? I guess it did.

This thing begs the question: Where the hell are we getting all this money to bail these guys out? It's bad enough we have this huge ass deficit going on and this little mess is gonna make it worse. But come on, now...

Most of us are taught only to spend within our means. (Doesn't mean it's happening). Why can't the gov't do that? What does that tell us about the gov't and society in general?

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for helping out if it's needed, but these greedy corporate yahoos don't need help. They need to be a little more responsible for the companies they run.

SRSLY!

But I guess it's a case of 'Do as I say and not as I do.'

*eyeroll*

Thanks for reading!

Later!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Enough of this corporate socialism...

This is really getting ridiculous. First the housing market, then the banks, and the auto industry.

What about the average joe (I'm not talking about that plumber guy, either.)? What are we getting out of this? Just a bigger deficit.

If they really want to help us out, then they should bail out all these places and give EVERY AMERICAN stock options. Since all of OUR money is going to these places, we have every right to own a piece of these places.

F*ck these CEOs who make WAY TOO much money while screwing the little guy in terms of wages and benefits. Let us make the decisions on which way the companies are run.

Then we will see how well these places run...

But that's not gonna happen because no one is calling up their state/city reps to b*tch them out about it.

Pfft.

And on a related note, I heard the state of California has their hand out. WTF? Why doesn't Ar-nuld ask his Hollywood buddies to chip in. They live there, too. I'm sure Tom Cruise and his sciencecrap buddies would be willing to donate. But then again, their tax exempt status was probably a reason why the state was running out of money...

But we shouldn't be giving out money to these bozos. They wanna let California be a haven for the rich and famous, let THEM bail out the gov't.

Sheesh. This sh*t is getting out of hand...

Thanks for reading,

Later!

Blast from the posting past

Final Fantasy RPG