Epically Awesome!!!

Well, will you look at this – my 5th award nomination! It appears as if the rules are straightforward:

1. I know you are Awesome, tell us why.

I get to toot my own horn for a change? I’m not used to it, but I’ll keep it short and sweet! I’m awesome because I’m me! I’m smart, funny, kinda cute, brutally honest, loyal to a fault, short-tempered but never cruel, and I tend to treat others the way I want to be treated: be respectful if you want to get to know me, don’t kiss my arse or blow smoke up my tail-pipe, and leave me alone if you don’t care for my personality…you can be certain that I will do the same, with no malice or anger – life is life, after all!

I’m a geek and a ‘blerd’ who has done a lot in life in a short time, so I’m writing about what I’ve done…my book is my memoirs to date. I love to read, travel, and listen to music…but I’m also a hermit who likes to vegetate at home. I can be content not seeing other people for weeks on end – I like my own company.

2. You are my friends and tell us about others.

Oh, this list could be horrendously long if I allowed it to be, so I’ll pick the top blogs that I’ve been reading over the past couple of months. These blogs are awesome in their own rights, for various reasons, and perhaps my readers will see how eccentric and eclectic my tastes are and just accept it, the same way I accept the creativity and variety of the blogs I follow. We may not agree on every single thing, but wouldn’t life be boring if we did? With that…roll call!

3. I want all of those I nominated to be creative!

4. I give no questions to be fully answered.

I’m working on part three of my current bit of ESO fan-fiction, which will be posted as soon as I find some epically awesome screen-shots to add. I’m also working on the live game-streaming content, so stay tuned for some epically awesome fighting…I really hope that they turn out well!

When in doubt, remember this…the answer to everything is ’42!’


Monday Musings…

A few much-needed Monday funnies to counter the non-stop sales spam!

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Sepultura’s Scenery

I got nothin’…just preparing a non-traditional meal for “Turkey Day” and gaming all day. Enjoy some random screen-shots from my other worlds, and a song saying “thanks” to all of my WordPress pals – wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing, thanks for just being you!


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Pictures & Screenshots for Post #1,005

The title says it all…enjoy! The screen-shots are from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and TESO, respectively.

1,000+ Posts!!!

LOL – I got so enthusiastic with reading and reblogging things, that I neglected to notice my little 1,000 posts milestone! Better late than never, I suppose…so, enjoy these five random songs!

Kudos to the Governors

Kudos to all in the green…thank you for your courage, inspiration, love, compassion, and humanity. I am proud of both my home state, and the state where I spent my formative years and will always hold a special place in my heart: Washington and Alaska. Kudos to the entire West Coast for standing up for what is right!

Thursday Thoughts: Horror, Hatred, & 584 Days…

Just a few random thoughts from me today, as I catch up on reading blogs and recent events in the world. It appears that the mastermind behind the attacks in Paris, France, was killed in a raid. People still put virtual candles up on their blogs, or real candles in their homes, for the people who lost friends and loved ones. It would be nice if they put candles up for the victims of recent bombings in Kano and Yola, cities located in Nigeria. For that matter, keeping candles lit in solidarity for the girls and young women who were abducted from Chibok, Nigeria, last year. Does anyone remember them? They have been gone from their friends and loved ones for 584 days, now…I will continue to count the days until they are returned, but when something like this occurs, my hope wanes and dwindles.

The city of Minneapolis, in the state of Minnesota, has been a hotbed of contention over a story that has been overshadowed by the Paris attacks. Police officers in that city shot and killed an unarmed Black man on Sunday, 15 November, and the expected over-reaction and over-reach by authorities in the face of justifiable anger and outrage is, once again, leading them to unreasonably and violently harass and detain people who are protesting peacefully.

The hysteria and anti-Muslim rhetoric continues to grow in the U.S., and I find it disgusting and abhorrent. Knee-jerk reactionaries screech for the annihilation of an entire group of people, for the actions of a few, per usual…but only selectively, of course.

At least there are good things, too – I congratulate the governor of Connecticut for his compassion and humanity. Kudos to you, good sir.

In other news, scumbag Charlie Sheen finally admitted to paying much money to keep his HIV-positive status secret – status that he was aware of for four years. Oh, but that’s right…that will be swept under the rug because he already had a “bad-boy” reputation, and “boys will be boys,” so – nothing to see there! The witch-hunt for Bill Cosby, meanwhile, continues…and keep in mind, he STILL hasn’t been OFFICIALLY CHARGED WITH RAPE, unlike former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, who has apparently been sentenced to 15 years in prison for preying on children – and fucking BRAGGING ABOUT IT. Do I think that Bill Cosby did some scummy, shitty things? Of course. Is he the only one guilty of doing so? Hell to the no. There are far worse predators out there than Bill Cosby ever thought of being…and many of them could easily be texting, sexting, and otherwise soliciting a young person you know, right this very minute. My own niece, who just entered middle school, is already getting inundated with inappropriate shit…and it pisses me off to no end.

I’ll close with something good so that I can get the bad taste out of my mouth – here is some profound knowledge dropped by the estimable Neil deGrasse Tyson:

If you cherry-pick scientific truths to serve cultural, economic, religious or political objectives, you undermine the foundations of an informed democracy.

Science distinguishes itself from all other branches of human pursuit by its power to probe and understand the behavior of nature on a level that allows us to predict with accuracy, if not control, the outcomes of events in the natural world. Science especially enhances our health, wealth and security, which is greater today for more people on Earth than at any other time in human history.

The scientific method, which underpins these achievements, can be summarized in one sentence, which is all about objectivity:

Do whatever it takes to avoid fooling yourself into thinking something is true that is not, or that something is not true that is.

This approach to knowing did not take root until early in the 17th century, shortly after the inventions of both the microscope and the telescope. The astronomer Galileo and philosopher Sir Francis Bacon agreed: conduct experiments to test your hypothesis and allocate your confidence in proportion to the strength of your evidence. Since then, we would further learn not to claim knowledge of a newly discovered truth until multiple researchers, and ultimately the majority of researchers, obtain results consistent with one anther.

This code of conduct carries remarkable consequences. There’s no law against publishing wrong or biased results. But the cost to you for doing so is high. If your research is re-checked by colleagues, and nobody can duplicate your findings, the integrity of your future research will be held suspect. If you commit outright fraud, such as knowingly faking data, and subsequent researchers on the subject uncover this, the revelation will end your career.

It’s that simple…

That is a code of conduct that all professions should strive for, no?

Midweek Madness: Shameless Gaming Trailers

I’m getting ready to go out and do some errands, so I’ll just post a few recent gaming screen-shots and two trailers for the game that is my virtual other life: The Elder Scrolls Online. The game-creators have added a few suffixes to the original title since its original release in April 2014, but to me it will always be TESO! If anyone out there is thinking of playing this game, I say go for it – when you get tired of Halo and/ or Fallout, TESO is a nice break from post-apocalyptic worlds and exo-suits!

* SMALL DISCLAIMER: I am an enthusiastic gamer who is merely sharing her love for a game – I get no monetary compensation for my shameless plugging!


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