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“Without Freedom of Choice, There is No Creativity”

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I sit, curled in a fetal position, the novel Huckleberry Finn lays at my feet. Tears flow from my eyes, tears made of pure terror. The abomination lays there, mocking me, it’s horrifying  pages flapping at me, laughing it’s sick laugh. The tears don’t cease, they won’t until this horrible book is out of my life. “I’d rather be playing StarCraft…” I manage to mumble.

Assigned reading has always been a huge pain in my ass. No matter what, I always find myself hating the books that we are assigned to read, even if I would have loved them outside of school. It just seems to be the fact that we HAVE to read them that ticks me off.

I’ve never been a fan of being forced to do anything. No matter what it is, I hate being told what I HAVE to do. As Captain Kirk once said; “Without freedom of choice, the is no creativity.” That is a quote I try to live my life by, because without the freedom of choice, what are we?

I’ve always felt this way, for as long as I can remember. My parents and adult supervisors always tagged me as “rebellious”, but I’ve always considered myself a bit a revolutionary. Now before you go thinking “He thinks he’s a revolutionary? How conceded is this guy?! ” I just have to explain, I’m not big headed, I’m just sure of my beliefs.

So what’s the whole point of this you may ask? Well, I’m just trying to get across that you should always have a choice of what to do, even if it’s something as trivial as reading a book for school. No one like being told what to do.

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The Future of The Swamp

First off, I’ve got to say, my personal laptop has bit the dust, and now I’m stuck using a shitty computer at school or the library. So my posts will probably become less frequent as the weeks go on. Things will be back to normal as soon as I get a new computer.

So, it’s a new year, and that means new content.

I have been meaning to make this post since the first of the year, but never got around to it until now. This year I’m planning some pretty awesome stuff for the Swamp. In short; Youtube. I’ve recently gotten some new recording software and I’m anticipating the new recordings I can do with it.

We all know I had only one gameplay video posted here, and it was pretty sub-par. But with my new computer AND new recording software, the quality will be much better. I’ve also been practicing talking to myself (as strange as it sounds) to help with my recording jitters. I was always nervous going into a recording session because I was afraid I’d have nothing to talk about, but by talking to myself randomly, I’ve almost remedied that problem.

So needless to say, this Youtube thing is a pretty big deal to me. I really like gaming and have always wanted to share my shenanigans with the world, so what better outlet than Youtube?!

Character Opinion: Hellboy

hellboy_comic_desktop_1680x1050_wallpaper-371033Let me just start by saying that I love Hellboy. It’s been one of my favorite comics for the past few years.

Hellboy was brought to our world near  the end of WWII, summoned by Grigori Rasputin. Hellboy was not the demon that was originally supposed to be summoned, but he slipped through the portal anyways. He was found by Professor Trevor “Broom” Bruttenholm.

Hellboy was raised on an Air Force base in New Mexico by the BPRD ( Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense), a secret association established to help fight occult threats. As an adult, Hellboy became the primary agent of the BPRD, working alongside Kate Corrigan, Abe Sapien, and Liz Sherman.

As stated in the opening paragraph, Hellboy is one of my favorite comic book heroes. Although he is not the most relate-able of characters, he has a human aura around him, making him pretty cool. I’ve ended up loving this character more than I ever thought I would. He’s just so damn cool!

A Little Something New: Character Opinions!

I’ve just recently decided that it would be fun to share some history and my opinion on some characters from video games, books, and movies! Which brings us to the point of this little update, my Character Opinion Spots! These will be little features on characters I find cool and interesting and will be beginning today, starting with Hellboy.

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Leather Bound Classic Edition: A Book Opinion

bk-AdamsHHGBNLeather04First off, I should say that this is my absolute favorite book series. Ever. It’s humor is enticing and the sci-fi awesomeness keeps me coming back for more.

The story stars a semi-normal human named Arthur Dent. This Brit lives a pleasant life consisting of nothing out of the extraordinary. This all changes one day when he awakes to big yellow bulldozers outside on his lawn. Arthur’s house is set to be leveled and paved over to make a new freeway. Oddly enough, the same thing is about to happen to the whole damned Earth. After his best-mate Ford Prefect shows up, taking Arthur off planet, space-travel shenanigans ensue.

These books are absolutely brilliant. The humor is phenomenal, being satirical in nature, keeping me in stitches the whole time. The sci-fi action is perfectly blended with the humor, becoming a symbiote of awesome.

The book itself is beautiful, the hardcover leather-like binding is amazing and the cover art is pretty as hell. The book has a great weight to it, not being too heavy, but not too light. The pages are easy to turn and rarely stick together. The book comes with a blue ribbon place holder, which is attached to the binding. To sum it up simply, the book is one of the best looking (in my humble opinion anyways).

So in total, this book is a master piece. Combining all five books into one beautifully bound edition was a great idea, and it was done perfectly.

A Little Something New: BOOK REVIEWS!!

Yes that’s right, I’ve decided to do book reviews! Some of you may not know this, but I am an avid reader and aspiring author, so it would only seem logical to bring book reviews to my humble corner of the internet. The first one should be up later today, so keep an eye out!