Monday, January 2, 2017

Motivational Seeking


I hope they find him soon. I’m very concerned with the state of dorkynus in the world…

Hey Guys, so I already broke my goal of posting at least every two weeks, but no one is keeping track of that, right?… >.>

Either way, I had fun making this comic. I didn’t want to do it at first, but I forced myself to start and then I was on a roll and didn’t want to stop. In a way, that’s what the subject of the comic is about. I think we bloggers find ourselves in this predicament at least once in our writing hobby or career. An event or lull hits us, which puts the blog on the back burner, and before you know it, you are having the toughest time fanning that flame back to the size it once was.

Personally, I’m hindered that I tend to shy away from anything if someone is around (family included). Much like someone who’d dance or sing on an elevator alone, then instantly go still and silent when those doors open. I freeze in the presence of judgement. I shouldn’t, but it’s a powerful deterrent. The blog, however, provides a guise of anonymity that allows me to be free of judgement and dance to my heart’s content. So why don’t I blog more often?

Personally, I find it hard to do anything unless I’m in the right environment, which doesn’t exist in my currently living condition. I’m like my hated food, the mushroom. I need a cool, dark, and quiet place to feel motivated to do anything. My computer is currently set up in an open spot in the living room, close to the dining room table, and next to my brothers computer. So it’s bright, not quiet, and warm in the afternoon.

Of course these are all excuses I give myself, I could (and should) push myself mentally. I know when I finally make a post, I feel better. I’ve talked about this issue before, calling it work paralysis. I know how to fight it, I just need to kick myself in the patooty-booty and work my tooty-fruity.

By the way, if you haven’t seen my Twitter post, my brother’s friend is an artist and created for me a personification of my Tyrannodorkus logo. I gave him an idea what I was looking for, references and minor changes and he gave me this awesome photo. I plan on drawing my little guy after this now.


Now to talk about gaming.

The Wolf Among Us

My friend and blogger from another culture, Faeldray, sent me a wonderful steam gift this Christmas. Telltale Game’s The Wolf Among Us.

I won’t get into any spoilers, in case there are other late comers like I was. I enjoyed the game, with some minor gripes. It gave me a Stranger Things vibe and come to find out it’s based off a comic book series called Fables. I’m hooked and will be getting into that comic book soon.

The ending was the weakest part to me, like it dragged on longer than it should have in order to get to the final decision. I’m not sure if other games in the Telltale lineup does that, but I think I’ll look into the Borderlands one, and possibly Walking Dead.

The beauty of these interactive movie games is that the game changes based on how you feel it should flow. Unlike a movie where you think the main character would actually punch someone in frustration instead of letting them off the hook, in here, you can choose to do so. Because of this, you get a more intimate relation with the main character and are drawn into a personalized story.

If you’ve been wanting to try the game out, but haven’t yet, I suggest finding some time and go for it. There’s 5 episodes to the story, and about 2 hours per episode. I broke them up over 5 days, allowing myself to digest what happened in each episode.

Rebel Galaxy

It’s kind of another space ship simulator game. By that, I mean you are basically your ship, not a person and the main objective is to upgrade into better ships. I’ve done this in a few games before, like EvE, Elite: Dangerous, and Starpoint Gemini 2.  Of those three, it’s closest to Starpoint, where you do missions, mine, and follow a story. The kicker is that you are stuck on a single plane, so no up or down, but there’s a lot of cowboy vibe in the music, especially when you fight. I’ve heard it liken to cowboys in space with a Firefly vibe. I haven’t seen Firefly yet (don’t tar and feather me yet, it’s on my to watch list), but I do feel the cowboys in space vibe when fighting.

It’s an interesting game, and suggest trying if you like these type of spaceship games.