Since I bought my Wii U in the arse end of January, I have had hours of fun playing on it, and I only have one game. Super Mario 3d world? Nope. Windwaker HD? Nope. New Super Mario Bros U? Nope. Sonic Lost World? YES!
I have read a lot of critical reviews about both the Wii U and Sonic Lost world, and I think they are suffering from a stigma that I call “Justin Bieberism” Basically, these two subjects get much undue hatred for the minimal offences that they have injected into the world. SEGA get blitzed by the fact that Sonic games just aren’t what they used to be and Nintendo get ridiculed for the fact that they “have no good games” on their “slowly dying” console. Both are not true. Yes, SEGA have made quite a few mistakes when it comes to Sonic. Sonic ‘06 is pretty much everyones example. Aaaand that’s about it. Due to the lousy reception of a VERY poorly made game, Sonic has become branded with this form of “hate before you play” stigma. Similar for Nintendo. If you said to someone about 2-3 years ago that the idea of Nintendo going bust was a possibility, they would’ve laughed in your face, but now everyone seems to be assuming that due to the poor sales of a console, Nintendo are giving up the ghost, at least in the console market. They made the error of releasing an overpriced console with no games to play, and that’s it. The games that ARE on the Wii U are Great fun! I love them dearly to bits! And I cannot wait for more! I’d like to point out at this point that I DO NOT ADVOCATE JUSTIN BIEBER, I am just aware that despite someone being a snotty, pride-filled superstar, there is talent within his mind.
Whatever, I’ve rambled for too long and should probably get back to collecting all the Red Rings in Sky Road, but if you do take anything away from this, please, just be a bit more open minded. I know people have reasons for not liking shit, but prejudicing something because of a social stigma is silly.
So, updates. Yeah. My life is slowly falling back into place, with the council not informing me of anything ever and more bills heading my way. But enough of the personal turmoil thing, PROJECTS.
While I’ve been trying to sort out my life, I’ve been planning my next move after college. I watched a few interviews with some dude from Mode7 (the devs for Frozen Synapse) and he explained more about the business side of being a self employed Game Composer. It really got me thinking. When I finish my course (roughly june 2015) I will be strive to intern at a local game developers that might have in house composers or perhaps intern at a dedicated composition company. I’m really motivated about getting on with all of this.
As for here and now, I am going to slowly build an amateur recording studio/work room at my house with the purchasing of audio interfaces, mics etc. Now that I have the house to myself, this is definitely feasible. the only problem is the big “M”. Money. I need a job, like, yesterday. I am currently working on a new piece currently titled “Egyptian Electro”, but it sounds more like a techno-y Bowsers Castle. Awesome.
As for gigs, I’m off to see Extreme in June (FUCK. YES.) Probably the Isle of Wight Fest. and hopefully Distant World in London (ALSO FUCK YES.)
This is a song I wrote in memory of my mum. She got to hear it a few days before she passed and she loved it. I can say with a full heart that I am proud of it. :)
It has been a bloody shitstorm here, sorting out everything. Making sure I get the house, arranging the funeral, making sure I get benefits, keeping up with bills, Re-arranging the house, Catching up with College! PHEW!
I am very happy with how things are going though. I have been told that I am one of the best students in the college! AWESOME! It might sound arrogant or that I’m bragging, and that’s cause I kinda am…. I’ve never been told that I am the best at anything, so this was a right inflation to my ego. :)
Anyway, as far as music is concerned, I have been composing a song for mum’s funeral, been working more on my current projects and have been getting back on track with my TV theme medley. My Game of Thrones section is finally nearing completion, just need to re-record some parts.
VIDEO GAME COFFEE MUG GIVEAWAYKelsey Kronmiller is the artist of these lovely mugs and has decided to give one away to one of my lucky followers. All you have to do is reblog this post! On February 7th, 2014 I will draw one lucky winner and contact you via Tumblr. Good luck and game on :DAll of these mugs are available on Etsy for $13.00 USD
I’ve seen various articles on the so-called ‘Denmark dolphin slaughter’ posted all day on social media. See an example here. I know the pictures look shocking but there’s surely more to it? The more I read the less convinced I am that all the outrage is actually well-placed (as well-meaning as…
On wednesday, 15th January, 12:20, Denise Ann Brooker Passed away surrounded by her family and those she loved. Good night mum, sleep well. You deserve a rest.
White walls, white as clean cotton, comforting me.
The smell of antiseptic and hygiene in the air,
sanitizing the open wound of loneliness.
Nurses tip-toeing around the raw, open nerve infected with cancer.
The distant wailing of newborns, the distant wailing of newborn widows,
parents and orphans.
The comforting silence can only last so long. Holding my breathe with every breath she takes, hoping to see her lungs fill, just one more time.
Viewing galleries of helpless mannequins, posed and controlled by doctors they have only just met. Everyone condoling and empathizing, but I find no solace in information. No solace at all.
yesterday i received word that my mum has got lung cancer and has only 6 weeks to live. I probably wont be posting much, if at all. Fuck me. What am i supposed to do?how am i supposed to handle without her. I’m only 21 for fuck sake. The house is modelled in her image. Everything is about her. Some body, help.