Keloryn: The Darkening Update

10 November 2014 at 8:14 pm

In between NaNoWriMo and my day job, I’m still working on my video game. I have officially relegated this project to hobby status because bulk of my time is devoted to developing and nurturing my income streams. I love being a freelancer and having my own business, but the reality is that I spend more time working than I do enjoying the freedom of being my own boss.

Sometimes I think about getting a “real” job so I can stop worry about when my next check will come. Then I realize that would require me to be out in the world with all the other crazy people. At that point I decide that my trend towards becoming hikikomori is probably for the best.

One day I may talk about my increasing social anxiety, but today I want to talk about the world of Keloryn: The Darkening, known from here on out at KTD.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

6 November 2014 at 5:05 am

action vs words

Mike Brown and The Matrix

6 September 2014 at 4:47 am

FergusonProtestsI’ve hesitated writing about this event because I wasn’t sure what I should or wanted to say about it. But this situation is really eating me up, and since I don’t have anyone who I can talk to about it, I’m just going to blog all my feels.

Mike Brown vs. Darren Wilson

If you’ve been online anytime in the last month, then you’ve probably heard about a young black teenager named Mike Brown who was shot by a Ferguson police officer named Darren Wilson. The evidence in the case indicates this was a bad shoot; that Wilson used lethal force on an unarmed young man who did not pose a threat to him. In fact, according to three eye witnesses, Mike had been retreating from Wilson, but the police officer continued shooting at him until he was dead.

If this had been civilian vs. civilian, the perpetrator would be in jail facing either 2nd degree murder or manslaughter charges. For some unfathomable reason, however, Wilson has not been arrested. Currently, a grand jury has been convened to determine if Wilson should even be charged.

I don’t have high hopes that he will be.

Atheism and Ghosts

31 July 2014 at 2:32 am

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This post originally appeared on my account at Bubblews. Things have been kind of weird over there and I’m concerned about things getting even weirder. So I’m reposting this on my own blog just in case they turn weirdness factor up to an 11.

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Many people in the atheist community are surprised when I tell them I believe ghosts exist. I think it’s because these people confuse atheism with skepticism. Atheism is a non-belief in deities while skepticism is a mode of thinking that precludes a belief in certain thing without evidence. An atheist says, “I don’t believe god(s) exists because of x,y,z reasons.” A skeptic says, “I don’t believe in x, y, z unless you can show me proof of x, y, z.”

You can be an atheist without being a skeptic and you can be a skeptic without being an atheist. The two are not conjoined. Having said that, most atheists are skeptics and I suppose it’s only natural for them to assume that, as a fellow atheist, I’m just as skeptical about everything as they are. For the most part I am.

However, my belief in the existence of ghosts is one that persists despite the sketchy evidence for them. Many ghost claims can be attributed to natural phenomena. For example, infrasound, which is low-frequency sound, can make the eyes vibrate slightly and lead to visual hallucinations. If a person is predisposed to believing in ghosts, then he or she may attribute those hallucinations to supernatural causes when really it’s just your brain playing tricks on you.

Your Time is Limited

26 June 2014 at 10:43 am

Steve Jobs

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma-which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. -Steve Jobs