Friday, August 29, 2008

Absolute total freedom.

You know what I love the most about Madelaine? Besides the fact that shes beautiful, and brilliant? She totally, completely, accepts me for who I am. Now of course, The Blonde One will tell you I'm a terribly mean spirited brigand who exists solely to change people and force them away from their wonderful drug dealer friends and attempts to "change" everyone around me to suit my liking, but that's pretty far from the truth and the people who aren't retarded amongst my friends have long since realized that for what it is, rejected angsty bullshit.

In truth, I'm a loveable geeky socialist intellectual nerd.

A currently un-employed geeky, socialist, intellectual nerd, but one none-the-less.

As I spend more time with Maddie I rediscover facets of myself I've let go, or forced out of my life because of The Blonde One. I'm allowed to be friends with whoever I want, allowed to like whatever I want, and spend my time doing whatever suits my fancy. And since I am who I am, a lot of that fancy is spent online, watching cartoons, and reading comic books. And guess what, Maddie loves me for it. I'm not persecuted for liking Star Wars, or staying up all night reading blogs and Twittering away about my political views and told that it doesn't matter who take the white house, and nor does it matter who Iron Man is fighting this week. ALL OF THIS IS VERY VERY IMPORTANT TO ME.

Of course in retrospect I probably should've extended some of that same brand of acceptance towards The Blonde One. But...complete and total apathy, and drugs are fucking disgusting, and politics aren't. Well. Politics are, but a different way. I don't really in retrospect feel bad about it because in truth, she and I were completely mismatched from the start, sharing a similar taste in music and liking to eat the same kindof pizza hardly make for a sturdy relationship. The kindof relationship I have with Maddie is built on a very mutual respect, and admiration of, and understanding of, if not an enjoyment of one another's passions and hobbies.

Its refreshing and wonderful. Well, Madelaine in general, is refreshing and wonderful.

Tonight for instance, sick as a dog, Madelaine and I watched Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the DNC08. And it was beautiful, the speech, and the fact that I was watching it with someone who actually understood what he was saying, and understood the political machine we were witnessing. Madelaine is a great woman, and I'm lucky to have her.

She loves me for all my geeky-bullshit. :]

For instance, right now I'm watching Revision3's "Internet Superstar", hosted by Martin Sargent.A childhood hero of mine, the man who introduced me to some truly strange and wonderful things, not to mention the dark side of the internet haha. And Digg. I'm now addicted to Digg, and Twitter, and Revision3, and fuck, Social Media. I'm completely and totally addicted to social media. I have an account on just about every web 2.0 social media service, Flickr, Digg, Delicious, Twitter, Rev3, Facebook, Myspace, Pownce, Plurk, EVERYTHING.

Also coming into a huge resurgence in my life, Star Wars. And comic books. While I was with the odious trow, I was discouraged from embracing that which is at the very core of my being, that being, a huge obsession with Comic books and Star Wars. Madelaine bought me a Chewbacca action figure. That, was the moment I knew she was the absolute, one hundred percent, perfect woman. Forgoing all other judgment and previous assessments that pointed to that, I KNEW she was perfect, when she gave me a Vinyl Star Wars action figure. I read comic books and she's not only cool with that, she embraces it, offering to go to Comic-Con with me, and so forth. Helped in no small part by her Aunt Julie who is completely obsessed with old-school comics and is a previous owner of Lone Star Comics. The nerd-dom is back. And better than ever. Haha. I've got free reign to be as geeky, and nerdy as I want, and I get to be that nerdy, with a beautiful girl at my side.

Life is perfect.

Now to get a job.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Quake and Twitter.

Its like 3:30 in the morning and I'm wasting my awareness on Twitter and the Quake soundtrack Trent Reznor produced.

This week is going to be a busy one. And yes, I can pretend week's start on Wednesday.

Wednesday will be filled with....well...something, I'm going to fill it with something. Shopping maybe?

Thursday is Madelaine's grandparents vow renewal. So I'll be her escort to that. And then that night she's staying over so that she can take my mother in to her Doctor's appointment on Friday morning. So. Yeah.

Friday will be the busiest day though, because we've got to be in Dallas by like 9am, and then I have to be at the Motorhead / Judas Priest / Heaven or Hell concert by like 5:30pm. That wouldn't in theory be difficult to do, but the way my life works, heh, I'm going to be cutting in close.

In other non-scheduling related news, my fucking laptop is dead.

By that I mean somehow its not accepting the power source from the wall, the battery works fine, but you know, you have to chaaaaarge that battery from the wall. So I'm laptop-less. I called Toshiba's tech support today, and the man on the other end (His name was "Andrew".) was surprisingly helpful and not degrading. Which is strange because you know, its tech support. So I've got a new laptop cord being shipped to me in the near future, and if its not the laptop cord, then I'm going to have to ship my actual laptop into Toshiba and have them repair the other possible cause of it, that being a potential crack in the solder connecting the DC-IN to the motherboard, and therefore causing an interruption in power flow that would render the laptop more or less useless. The scary thing is that that problem isn't an uncommon one with Toshiba Satellite laptops, which is sad, because its a helluva little computer and I love it to death.

I'm sweating like a pig. Its hotter inside than it is outside, and that pisses me off.

Not that I've managed to wrangle any readers on this blog, but I've really missed just opining about the crap thats happened during the day in an easy to archive, visually sensitive manner. For me blogging isn't really about getting my thoughts out where they're visible to the masses, its a way of chronicling my life in a way that I can look back on and be able to legibly read. Haha. And plus its nice to know that anyone cares enough to read my ramblings, even though its only a select few. I'm going to begin to crosspost a few of the posts on to my myspace blog as well, with a link at the bottom so that people can follow over to the better, more versatile big brother blog of the reeeeeeal Noblesoul.

For now though, I'm going to try and have a few good dreams before I wake up and start again.


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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Nerd night with Trent and Craig

Tonight is the beginning of a new tradition, to be referred to as The Heliophobic Collective, wherein Trent, Craig, and Myself get together on Sundays and play a variety of card games, watch a variety of geeky or nerdy films, and do a wide variety of nerdy things. Potentially this collective will grow and expand to include other members, or other activities, and we might even go so far as to maintain a website. But at the moment, the order of the evening is Magic: The Gathering.

We're going to do what is called a 'cube draft'. Which is like a mini-booster draft, but obviously a very mini version. For the purposes of that, all of our cards are being placed in a very large "cube" (Hence the name!), so my deck is going to be disassembled. As such I'm going to post its contents for my purposes, and for the supposed but not real enjoyment of my non-existent readers.

Syphon Soul x2
Ambiotic Wisps x1
Grave Pact x1
Corrosive Mentor x1
Sickle Reaper x1
Syphon Life x1
Sudden Spoiling x2
Rite of Consumption x1
Creakwood Ghoul x1

Nip Gwylion x2
Unmake x3
Batwing Brume x1
Harvest Gwylion x1
Cauldron Haze x1

Grief Tyrant x1
Emberstrike Duo x1
Sootwalkers x1

Odious Trow x2
Drain the Well x1

Knollspine Invocation x1
Rekindled Flame x1
Hotheaded Giant x1
Flame Jab x1
Smash to Smithereens x1
Wild Swing x1

Mudbrawler Raiders x1
Scuzzback Scrapper x1

Torpor Dust x1

Hoof Skulkin x2
Pili-Pala x1
Gnarled Effigy x1
Scrapbasket x1
Blazethorn Scarecrow x1
Blight Sickle x1
Chainbreaker x1


Swamp x 13
Mountain x8

Total cards : 63


I'm currently sitting in the lobby of SMG, waiting for Pineapple Express to start at 7:55pm. From what I hear its pretty good, my review to come later.

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Well, here we go. This is Noblesoul. A brainchild I've been stewing for a while (You see, I stew children, so it still works as an analogy...), in which I'll do the generic blogger thing, but in a setting thats more personal than say, my Myspace blog of the same name, or postings on Twitter, and simultaneously, much more open and available for the viewing of anyone and everyone. In the current climate we live in, that being one of internet transparency where anything one posts online can and most likely will be read by the people you don't want reading the intimate details of your personal life, we have either gotten wise and stopped posting personal things like blogs (see the migration from Xanga to Myspace that occured roughly around my freshman year of highschool), or just gotten dumber, and by that I mean not realizing that this is occuring. We tend to hide our innermost thoughts from the majority of our friends, but there is something empowering about shouting your thoughts from the rooftop. Think of this blog as the screaming scene in Garden State. Or as a nudist. I'm aiming for absolute transparency. No secrets, no bullshit. If I think it, its going somewhere, and someone will see it. I'll post whatever I want here, more or less, ranging from my personal life, to body modification, to art, science, mathematics, politics, society, media, etc etc etc. I'm very aware that the blogosphere is monitored by superiors in the workplace, in the family, the household, or whatever, so I'm not going to be incredibly incendiary, but I will be honest. Everyone has a right to know who I am, and what I stand for, and the best way to do that is like I said, absolute transparency.

But first and foremost, this is a blog.

And my life. If you want to know whats going on in my world, this is the place to go. I plan to update at least M-W-F, like XKCD (ha!), but hope to post at least once a day.

Also included in the footer of every post will be my latest Tweets over the wonderful networking tool Twitter. Follow me! I'll return the favor. Also, I highly recommend that you get a Twitter account, its a nifty tool for on the go blogging, social transparency, and you can make it auto-update your facebooks status, etc etc. Long story short, get Twitter, you won't regret it.

Its 2:45 in the morning, and I think I've just about got all the kinks worked out on the blog.

My first real post will come tomorrow.

Peace, Love, Empathy.

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