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October 25th, 2010

I've moved!!!

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Looks like a job for...
But not my home, or from this chair. I've moved my blog!
Why?
Shit tons of reasons.
Mostly LJ's ads are getting to me, secondly, only about two of my friends on LJ post regularly, maybe three. I can't really count that high. So anywho, I moved the blog over to http://thespaz.wordpress.com . Its almost identical on your end of things, as a reader, but not so much on mine, as a poster, and that's what matters.
I'll still be reading my friend's list on here. Just not like I was.
So keep typing.
Also, this seems like a good time to plug the writing blog I'm lazily getting back into Creative Fiction Between Pals.
Rock on.

October 19th, 2010

Internet Television.

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http://lifehacker.com/5667680/ditching-cable-for-the-web-how-much-can-you-save-buying-renting-or-streaming-tv

Little biased of an article, but I'm all for it.
Let me give you an example.
I stream netflix and Zune through my xbox.
So I'm paying 8 bucks a month for xbox live, 8 bucks a month for netflix instant play, and 40 bucks a month for decent speed internet.
That gets me all my internet needs, television needs, and everything else, for 56 bucks a month.
That's if you do it my way.
Also, if I want the newest episode of Supernatural or Smallville or Mad Men, it costs me about buck fifty to buy it through Zune.

Those are of course the legitimate means.

If you've got a Playstation 3 then its even cheaper because you don't have to pay a monthly service.

Yay tv/interwebs.
AKA TeleWebs.

October 10th, 2010

Books are great!

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In other news, I've been reading the third Felix Castor book, Thicker than Water. I love this series, it has realistic characterizations in urban fantasy. Really good. Its nice to see the lines draw together. I see these questions pop up in the book and am annoyed and enthused that they are getting ignored, knowing that they'll be answered later.
Mike Carey and Jim Butcher write in a very similar style, directing their urban fantasy in much the same direction but both of them taking it and directing it on a different side of the road. Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden is more comical, even in his dire and horrible moments (this is kind of debatable depending on who you talk to, but this is what I see when I read the book.) Dresden is a noir with a tinge of humor. On the other hand, Mike Carey's Felix Castor has a darker sense of humor, and while the urban fantasy is still noir, it's grittier and more tense.
Both are excellent reads.
Another nice comparison is my imagination for the books. I always imagine Felix Castor at nighttime never in the day even when it is day time. Dreden on the other hand is quite easy to imagine in the day time. He's more humanized, everyday in his having pets and naming friends. On the other hand, the things that make Felix more real are his reactions to how people treat him, he constantly trying to save the same friend, and his very human responses to pain and such.

Great books.
Bed Time.

Totally exhausted.

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So I went to a tattoo convention in Minneapolis with Raychel yesterday.That was awesome. Minneapolis is a very clean city, at least the part I saw. I got to see a pile of people in fun, weird, and gross tattoos doing fun, weird, and gross things. Raychel got another bit of her tattoo done, She still has to get the rest of the chest piece and her left arm done. After that we wondered about ten blocks. Well, not really, it was the same 2 blocks about 5 times. We got lost. Then a long five hour drive home, bed at 5 am, and then work at 11 am.

At home now, and going to bed as soon as the most recent Stargate Universe is done.
Its a neat spin on Stargate, grittier.
Tomorrow is my last day at Aegon.
Fun times.
I'll be full time at Barnes and Noble starting on the 17th.
Other than that, not much to report. Really tired, have most of this week off.I'm going to make it a little "Matt Vacation." Maybe write some, chillax, do what I do best.
--Matty McCool

October 7th, 2010

Holy moly Batman!

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I wish I smoked pot, then these munchies would make sense.
Reading Book three of the Felix Castor series. Love my nook.
Going to a tattoo convention and zombie pub crawl in Minneapolis this Saturday.
Last day at Aegon is Monday. Everyone's meeting at Jersey's after work, you're all invited.
Watching Jon Pertwee Doctor Who right now.
Went roller skating last night.
Good times.

September 29th, 2010

Took today off...

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I took a sick day, middle of the week. How awesome is that? Yeah, I could have aimed for Friday and had a three day weekend, or I could have aimed at Monday and done the same, but nah, I took today.
It was awesome.
Had me a coffee and a bagel first thing this morning. Coffee lady was a bitch: "You want this bagel with that cream cheese?" Yeah, that's what I said, now take my money and shut up.
Then got a hilarious shirt at Spencer's. It's a Superman shirt, same as all my others, kinda, and has a cape that velcro's to the back. Kinda funny.
I'm a fan.
Then I killed zombies with Bob for about three hours before going on a nice healthy walk and then chillaxin in front of the computer cruising Nook blogs.
In related news, if you plan on reading Fate of the Jedi: Allies, then don't read any further.
What a slap in the face bringing back Callista!!!! Holy shite!!! That was freakin crazy. The whole book I'm annoyed with the fact that Christie Golden is pushing the whole Ben and Vestara love thing, when he obviously had no feelings about her at all in the last book, and then bam! She saves it by yanking him away from her and doing the whole "Callista got absorbed into some soul sucking monster from the Maw.

Yeah. That's that.
I've also gone download crazy. I've got 3000+ e-books (mostly sci-fi and fantasy) on my computer. Most of which I probably won't read, but I like selection.
Onto Brisingr now. By Christopher Paolini or whatever his name is. Just started it, so not much to tell. It was a tough call: Either that, book three of the Nightside series by Simon Green, Orson Scott Card's Speaker for the Dead, or Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
I've got at least one more Star Wars book I want to read, but its not an e-book (wtf? I know...) and I do have the hard copy version of it, but I'm in e-reader mode, and can't put the toy down.

In other news, Earth (the Book) by Jon Stewart. I want it for Christmas. Now you know.
--Matty McGonnaGoRead.

September 26th, 2010

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This picture is humorous.

Halloween is coming up. What are you going to dress up as?

September 16th, 2010

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Wowsers, My head hurts.
Don't know why, but sure as heck pretty sure its a combination of neck crick from sleeping and staring at monitors all day.
In other news, when the hell is Pubit! going to be available?

That's about it...

Matty McShortPost

July 23rd, 2010

Ebooks and updates

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First of all, Free ebooks!
BN.com is offering a set of classic ebooks for free each week. I think its around 5, this week are books like Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, and Alice i Wonderland.
I'd mention this week's BN.com free friday book, but I only mention books that sound cool...it doesn't.
Then there's the book I just finished, Enemies and Allies, by Kevin J. Anderson. Simply put, it was a great book. It starts out slow, and the writing style made me wonder if it really was Anderson writing, but then it grew on me. As for the story, it was amazing. Basically, Superman and Batman are new to the world at the heart of the Cold War. Super Powers are pressing each other for a new type of arms race, the race for the super man, and Batman and Superman must team up and stop everything from McCarthyism to the Soviet problem.
To elaborate on my problem with the writing, its written like a spy novel at first. Very James Bond-esque, and I didn't expect it. As the story gets more involved it branches away from it.

I'm working on Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game now. Its pretty good, I'll give that review later.

In other news, its been a week of overtime while I'm in training. Learning tons, but getting drained. I'm no longer one for classes.
*sigh*
Oh, and Camp Euphoria was awesome. I'd rather talk then write about it right now. A whole lot of drinking, music, and then sleeping due to hangovers. Good times.
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