Youtube Annoyances

Youtube has been annoying me lately. I mean, it’s always annoying but it’s literally the biggest video site around so there’s not much you can do about it aside from complaining. But there’s been this shift of changes big and small that are bothering me, not as a content creator but as a viewer. Because content creation and Youtube are a whole different kettle of fish. Mostly this has to do with subscriptions and recommendations. You know that list of subscriptions on the side of Youtube? Well that little bar constantly misbehaves. I swear the channels randomly change order and… [Continue Reading]

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Thoughts on Pre-Ordering Games

The act of pre-ordering a game is simple. You pay money in advance in order to be able to download and install a game the second it’s released. Sometimes you get extra bonuses, like special pre-order only items and cosmetics. Sometimes you get a soundtrack with it. Sometimes you get to install the game earlier than people buying the game on release. And in some cases, you get completely ripped off because the game you pre-ordered turned out to be crap. I’ll be honest, I hate pre-ordering games. I haven’t pre-ordered many games in my short existence, but most of… [Continue Reading]

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My Own Made Up Holiday

Anyone who has used Facebook has probably seen it. Posts from well-meaning people saying “Happy X Day!” with some sort of semi-related picture. This post is normally followed by a bunch of sponsored posts from some vaguely relevant companies trying to get in on the made up holiday. That X could be anything. Literally anything. Some of them make sense, like a Siblings Day. Some of them are normal holidays blown out of proportion, like Mothers Day and Fathers Day, grabbed by corporations and twisted to make us buy even more things. Okay, they’re already commercial holidays but they get… [Continue Reading]

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I Hate Apps

I hate mobile apps. I can be quite a progressive person at times, but I am also quite a stick in the mud on many things. The main thing being the creation and selling of mobile apps. Sure, the mobile market has outpaced desktop usage and the mobile market is a massive thing we should all be a part of, but is it really a nice thing for everyone to make money off? I hate apps in a lot of different ways. I hate the fact that some apps are dumped on a brand new phone, like the Twitter and… [Continue Reading]

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Not Always Black and White

Not everything is black and white. This is a phrase I find myself repeating a lot in pretty much any discussion. Very often, when we look at things, we see that the things we agree with, the things we like and the things we understand as being white. Good. Honest. True. At the same time, we see the unknown, the wrong, the dissenting opinion, as being black and false and evil. But that’s rarely the case. There are always oddities, caveats exceptions to rules and laws. Nothing is ever clear cut, nothing is ever black or white. Let’s take gambling… [Continue Reading]

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The Most Awkward of Aimbots

So I finally managed to get my sticky hands on Mesa Prime. It cost me 170 Platinum for the blueprint and the three components. I didn’t lose out though, I had sold 180 Platinum’s worth of primed mods beforehand. To the same person. So I still profited. Three days later, after farming for some argon crystals, I had Mesa Prime built and ready to go. And with the sexy metal gunslinger in my inventory, I felt I could finally write an article about her. I didn’t have to obtain Mesa Prime though. I could have just talked about normal Mesa.… [Continue Reading]

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On Self-Help Books and Writers

Most writing about self-help is bollocks. There. I said it. It’s all bollocks. Chance and circumstance. Coincidence and blind luck. And very often nothing more than the use of common sense. What prompted me to write this? Well, I’ve always been stuck inside that social media circle, of older women looking for things they want and need and not finding them. The middle aged and older woman is the perfect target for the self-help market. A book one can read or listen to in your spare time, which is easy on the eyes and ears and doesn’t require too much… [Continue Reading]

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My First and Last Ex Raid

Editor’s note (20/11/18) : This wasn’t my last Ex Raid but I was so pissed off at the time and the chances of getting into Ex Raids in general was pretty slim anyway, that I was pretty sure at the time that I wouldn’t see another one. I was so damn excited on the 26th of September. I got an Ex Raid pass in Pokemon Go. A Raid Pass specifically for October 2nd, 1pm. My first one. Probably my only one, because I don’t normally do raids. I can’t do anything above a level 2 raid on my own and… [Continue Reading]

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Miraak is a Bitch

I accidentally started the damn Dragonborn quest again. I’m not a fan of that quest. It doesn’t seem very long and it pads out its run time by making you run around the island shouting at rocks and flinging you through a very green, very ugly landscape in which you dodge tentacles and fight two types of enemy. It all accumulates so you can fight Miraak, the First Dragonborn. But Miraak is a bitch. The main reason he’s a bitch is simple. After the Temple of Miraak quest, any dragon you kill, Miraak has a chance to come along and… [Continue Reading]

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Ditto Does Not Exist

You know what? My shitty luck aside, I don’t mind the RNG in Pokemon GO. I don’t mind the rather random research, the minuscule chances to even see a shiny, the random stuff from Gyms and Pokestops. I don’t mind the fact that Pokemon have a chance to flee and sometimes refuse to stay in Pokeballs and all that. The only thing I’ve really complained about is being unable to catch Pokemon after defeating them in Raids, especially when I’ve thrown 5+ golden Razberries at them and they still escape, great curve balls or otherwise. But right now, I’ve been… [Continue Reading]

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