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Nightmare pt.2He wasn't going to be treated like a child by a disembodied voice...
"Let you go? Now why in the world would I let YOU go? That would be insane!" The voice laughed after responding to what he had said, "You really honestly think I am that simple? That one little command will make me obey you? Silly child...you are nothing to me, you are a speck of dust in my universe. You are a bug on the bottom of my iron boot. You are an ignorant twit who is about to be killed." The voice went on, James responded, "You're a sick bastard, you know that? A sick fuck with nothing more to do than torture people for your own personal pleasure." A gaping hole opened up in the ceiling, the walls began shaking more than ever, cracks appeared beneath James's feet.
A realm of nothing.
It envelopes you in a world of absolute solitude.
Loneliness in the void is inevitable.
Darkness, no sound, only the echoes of the thoughts in your mind.
The void is the home of absolute and complete hopelessness.
There is no escaping the void, you only go deeper, and deeper.
The void is the place where one can truly find out the definition of insanity.
Why I hate to love writing stories.I know, I know, I have absolutely no stories uploaded, but I write in real life. It's hard for me because I never get anything finished, and when I revisit a project it's just boring to me.
But why do I keep wanting to write?
I HAVE TO SATISFY MY NEED FOR NEW LITERATURE.
But how can I do that with no idea what to write about? To be honest I have no idea.
I could do something along the lines of philosophy, or I could do an original story.
I just have to get a subject to write about.
Which is impossible with my brain, it just never stays on topic.
Oh look at me, rambling already. I'll just leave through this door.
P.S. ~ Drugs are bad, 'Mmkay?
MERCY MILD CONCLUDING REMARKS
I cannot express how much of a healing process went on during the writing of this series. I am so very close to healing from my unfortunate childhood, and bringing that lost little boy back from where he has languished and into the arms of his older self, who loves him so much. I continue a regimen of both medicine and counseling which keeps me able to function and be the best father and husband I can be to my family. I currently take Lexapro, Abilify, and Xanex. My therapy consists of weekly visits for EMDR and Bio Feedback. Most days are very good for me, and I have no problems, but there are some days where I have flashbacks and need help.
I am no longer ashamed to call myself a victim of abuse. I now hold my head up high and speak out against spousal and child abuse every chance I get. The damage caused by abuse is long lasting and most times never heals. Here I am almost 32 years removed from my abuser, and I am still sick an
Environmentalist? Nah.Why I don't call myself an environmentalist even though I believe in protecting and caring for God's creation.
Caring for nonhuman things and creatures is nothing new. God gave humanity the responsibility to care for creation, and since then farmers, merchants, pet owners, gardeners, monks and more have learned by trial and error, from professional to apprentice, how to care for the animals and plants they use; they even became familiar with nonliving things, learning to clean and reserve water, and to use soil carefully. Draining of resources due to mismanagement and overuse has lead to quite a few falls of various cultures and civilizations, and even today we are seeing people becoming sick in urban areas where they are not getting adequate air and water. The connection between a healthy world and a healthy population is undeniable.
For me, it goes even deeper than physical necessity. The frayed relationship between mankind and nature is a stark reminde
Editorial: Puzzles and Minigames in RPGsSince players spend most of their time in role-playing games exploring and fighting battles, developers might make it a point to keep things outside those various aspects more interesting, which is where puzzles and minigames come into play. If done well, they can be enjoyable diversions, but if not, they can really distract from the player’s experience with a game. This editorial will explore how to do things right in terms of puzzles and minigames and how to make things go wrong.
Some videogame franchises such as Zelda and Wild Arms are partially puzzle-centric, with both series having riddles centering on the use of tools necessary to solve them. Some puzzles may require swapping between tools to solve, while others actually don’t involve tools at all, the game sometimes providing a clue on what to do to solve one of a game’s many tricky riddles. Sometimes, puzzles may come to the point of being difficult and drive a player to seek guidance from a walkthrough, in t
Editorial: Is voice acting in games really needed?The year 1990 saw the release of the very first videogame CD-ROM peripheral in North America, the TurboGrafx-CD, having seen its release two years prior in Japan. Given the larger memory capacity of compact discs, the add-on to the TurboGrafx-16 could account for better aurals and visuals, with voice acting even potentially available in the former category. Despite the high price for the system at the time, $399.99, the English voice acting that players would hear in North American releases was of considerably low quality, at least compared to that in other media such as cartoons and animated films. That music and sound effects can be sufficient enough for a game’s aurals, even in contemporary titles, begs the question of whether voice acting is actually necessary in various videogame genres such as RPGs.
Widely considered one of the grandfathers of weak videogame voicework is Last Alert for the TurboGrafx-CD, which includes such howlers as poorly-translated dialogue and m
Editorial: The Point of No ReturnYou’re playing an RPG and don’t think twice about keeping more than one save file, instead constantly overwriting the same file whenever you save your hard-earned progress in the game. However, you ultimately reach a point, maybe in a long dungeon, when you wish to turn back and level up a little or purchase better equipment for your party, except you can’t. Congrats, you’ve just encountered a point of no return.
Points of no return, frankly, are an element that simply should not exist in RPGs, alongside the potential to not be able to win a game at all. One particularly notable offender in this aspect is the Squaresoft (now Square-Enix) RPG Saga Frontier, which in this writer’s experience was king of this trope, and one of the main reasons he couldn’t beat the game in over seven years after acquiring it as a present, the thought not having crossed his mind of grinding and/or learning and using a secret skill that was literally the difference
there is a god...listen to this first....
so i never comment on any thing on youtube... i only use it for music and ever so often a true video... this was sent to me by a friend... she told me it was funny and i should get a good laugh...
as i listened to it, i found my self being the reader...
the same issues...
the same kind of parents...
a life exactly the same...
but i never a school psychologist...
instead when i turned 22 i move 2000 miles away...
the first month i heard nothing from my parents...
the second they tried to get a hold of me,
the third month once a week i got a phone call...
on the fourth month my brother tried to burn my family's house down...
my older brother always had mental issues, and for this reason i never had a "true" childhood...
i was held r
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Is It Okay for a Villain to Just Be Evil?
I was watching He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special recently -- don't judge, everyone indulges in cheesy movies around the holidays -- when something happened that I thought was worth mentioning for Villain Month. The whole story of the special centers around two kids from Earth winding up in the realm of Eternia with He-Man and She-Ra and then being kidnapped by the villain Skeletor, who's working with another villain named Horde Prime to eliminate the Christmas spirit that the two kids have been teaching everyone in the kingdom.
Yeah, it's one of those movies.
The thing is, Skeletor gets stranded with the kids somewhere on the way to Horde Prime's lair, and he not only ends up bonding with them, but also falling into the Christmas spirit himself and ultimately helping He-Man and She-Ra save the day. I should have been impressed by this unexpected character arc, especially since the characters in He-Man are usually flatter than the paper they're drawn on, but all I cou
MusicMusic, a topic more debated than Xbox vs Playstation.
The most argued point is what is classified as 'Real Music' I mean c'mon, anything can be an instrument, you just have to make it that way. (Yes patrick, mayonnaise is an instrument.)
I just don't get how something isn't an 'Instrument'
I don't know. It's just my thought.
Feel free to beat your computer with a stick as I have just wasted precious moments of your life.
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