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  2. sepultura13
    Apr 04, 2017 @ 12:45:20

    I decided to post the link to the letter that Dr. King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, wrote about Jefferson Beauregard Sessions. Some things bear shedding light on, with all that’s going on in the country, and around the world.


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  4. sepultura13
    Jan 24, 2017 @ 13:59:13

    Here is the full, unedited back-and-forth of my blogger-to-blogger ‘interview,’ as the original has been removed from the interviewer’s site. Names have been edited to reflect the respective sites.

    [1/6/2017 10:40:58 PM] The Well-Red Mage: Hey so we should definitely get this tardy interview on a roll! First question is as always how long have you been a gamer?

    [1/7/2017 7:54:21 AM] Sepultura13: Ah – so you do live in the U.K.! That’s why my friends request didn’t go through, LOL! At any rate, I have been a gamer since I was eight, as I consider playing D & D being a gamer. As far as video games go, I started out in the arcades at six. My family didn’t live in a proper house until I was 10, so we didn’t have a gaming system or home computer until I was 12. That’s when REAL gaming began!

    [1/7/2017 8:59:33 AM] The Well-Red Mage: (Haha, actually I’ve been to the UK but I currently live in the US. I just keep weird hours!) Ah you just touched my lil soul with the mention of arcades. Do you remember the names of any particular arcades you frequented? How about some favorite arcade games?

    [1/7/2017 9:38:14 AM] Sepultura13: Tempest, Phoenix, Joust, Gauntlet, and Total Carnage – just to name a few, LOL

    [1/7/2017 9:41:53 AM] Sepultura13: the arcades had old-school games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Pole Position…and pinball machines!

    [1/7/2017 9:42:23 AM] Sepultura13: so I played those as well…kicked ass at air-hockey!

    [1/7/2017 10:01:00 AM] Sepultura13: speaking of gaming, I’m doing boring bank sorting and item research atm

    [1/7/2017 10:01:16 AM] Sepultura13: ssoooooo much fun

    [1/7/2017 11:53:31 PM] The Well-Red Mage: Ugh, is anything in real life even fun? Ha! So what was your first home gaming system then?

    [1/8/2017 8:35:45 AM] Sepultura13: The first one that I owned, personally, was the original NES. I can’t count the used, second-hand Atari system that I barely got to use before I left home, or the computer that my dad and brothers hogged! 😀

    [1/8/2017 9:35:39 AM] The Well-Red Mage: You definitely got the better end of the deal with the NES over the Atari. So what were some of your favorite games for the NES? Any hidden, obscure gems or did you stick with the famous classics?

    [1/8/2017 9:39:58 AM] Sepultura13: I enjoyed the classics, and had some obscure gems – Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt, obviously – I also played SMB II and III. The original Final Fantasy on NES is the only FF game I played, now that I think about it. My favourite game was the Ultima series, and NES did well with Ultima IV and V. Then there were other titles such as Mega Man, Metroid, and even Monopoly.

    [1/8/2017 10:28:29 AM] Sepultura13: LOL – I must have been incorrect in thinking that doing this interview wouldn’t take very long. I thought that it would be done in an hour or less via IM…then again, I don’t have young kids tugging on my clothes every five minutes or so!

    [1/8/2017 3:58:54 PM] The Well-Red Mage: Haha! My apologies. 2017 is shaping up to be a very distracting year for blogging for me. I’m determined to get this interview completed, though!

    [1/8/2017 4:00:16 PM] The Well-Red Mage: I’ve not played the Ultima series but I’m surprised to learn, given its popularity, that you’ve only been able to play the original Final Fantasy. Have you purposefully avoided them or just never had a good opportunity to play them? Along those lines, what are some other gaming systems you’ve latched onto since the NES?

    [1/8/2017 4:14:21 PM] Sepultura13: Well, I don’t understand why FF is so popular. It limits your character builds in many ways, and I like a game that offers variety – that’s what the Ultima series did at the outset, and why I like The Elder Scrolls multi-verse as well.

    [1/8/2017 4:15:11 PM] Sepultura13: As far as other gaming systems, I’ve played both PS, PS2, and Xbox – preferred the PS and PS2 over Xbox for the games offered, as well as the price.

    [1/8/2017 4:15:51 PM] Sepultura13: I enjoy PC games over console games overall, which is why I haven’t played many console offerings.

    [1/8/2017 4:18:37 PM] The Well-Red Mage: I think the FF series has evolved into one that’s more story oriented than character buildey, although there are some spin offs now and then with a bit more focus on that, as per its characteristic “jobs” system. But I you make me want to try out the Ultima series. Any particular reason why you enjoy PC over console gaming?

    [1/8/2017 5:46:32 PM] Sepultura13: Well, we can agree to disagree on game genres, LOL! What I look for in a game seems to be completely different from what you look for, just like with TV shows, movies, etc. As far as preference of PC over consoles, it has to do with the variety of games, as well as what PC games offer over console games. I don’t like being limited in what genre I play, nor do I like paying more for a game than it’s worth! Console games always seem over-priced in comparison to PC games, to me.

    [1/8/2017 5:47:25 PM] Sepultura13: The number of PC titles I’ve played is far greater than the console titles, by a long shot!

    [1/8/2017 5:47:34 PM] Sepultura13: (devil)

    [1/8/2017 6:08:26 PM] The Well-Red Mage: Ugh… gaming prices. Don’t even get me started. Let’s talk about your writing. As I understand it, you participated in NaNoWriMo?

    [1/8/2017 6:33:03 PM] Sepultura13: I did – it was the first time I did the NaNoWriMo challenge, after blogging off and on for about 10 years. I thought it would be a good way to get information about self-publishing, since the traditional route hasn’t worked for me so far.

    [1/8/2017 7:02:40 PM] The Well-Red Mage: What did you discover about self-publishing and the traditional route? Any hints for your potentially fellow authors out there?

    [1/8/2017 7:12:23 PM] Sepultura13: LOL – I’ve discovered that both areas are difficult to break into for some; easy for others! I have no hints, as I’ve been unsuccessful – so, someone else should be asked that question.

    [1/8/2017 7:12:40 PM] Sepultura13: I thought you were going to ask about gaming and anime, not writing! (cool)

    [1/8/2017 7:13:52 PM] The Well-Red Mage: Oh no no no no, this is a cross-examination on multiple subjects. As long as you’re comfortable in talking about your writing?

    [1/8/2017 9:17:24 PM] Sepultura13: I’m pretty comfortable talking about anything and everything – so, fire away!

    [1/8/2017 10:54:31 PM] The Well-Red Mage: Awesome! As I suspected… so please tell us about the project you worked on for your first NaNoWriMo! Did you succeed? Did you fail? What kind of novel was it! Juicy details!

    [1/9/2017 8:49:40 AM] Sepultura13: It was a fan fiction short story, that I am editing at leisure, and posting excerpts of it on my blog from time to time. Yes, I succeeded at the NaNoWriMo challenge, in that I typed a little over 50k words during the month of November.

    [1/9/2017 7:06:43 PM] The Well-Red Mage: (If I could get a link to some of those blog entries, that’d be great)

    [1/9/2017 7:06:48 PM] The Well-Red Mage: That’s something to be proud of

    [1/9/2017 7:06:49 PM] The Well-Red Mage: , cert

    [1/9/2017 7:07:19 PM] The Well-Red Mage: certainly. What turned you to writing/blogging as an interest in the first place? Why blog at all?

    [1/9/2017 8:39:10 PM] Sepultura13: I thought that you’d seen the excerpts when I posted them – my mistake! I’ll send a link when I’m able to.

    As far as writing/ blogging goes, I got into it at an early age with no real inspiration or direction from family. Why blog? Simple: I do it for the same reason anybody has a hobby – I enjoy it.

    [1/9/2017 10:06:40 PM] The Well-Red Mage: And what would you say makes your particular blog special out there amidst the sea? What is your specialty?

    [1/10/2017 6:09:16 AM] Sepultura13: I entertain whilst informing, and focus on subjects that are underrepresented.

    [1/10/2017 6:10:04 PM] The Well-Red Mage: What are some of these underrepresented subjects? I noticed a multitude of different things on your blog.

    [1/11/2017 5:47:42 PM] Sepultura13: You answered your own question, as the myriad topics that I talk about or highlight are largely underrepresented. Reading them in depth might enlighten you about them.

    [1/11/2017 5:54:22 PM] The Well-Red Mage: K. Back to gaming then. Since we’ve played what seems like a variety of different games between us, what are some of your all-time favorites?

    [1/12/2017 12:01:09 PM] Sepultura13: That covers a wide area! Glad that you asked. Along with the Ultima and Elder Scrolls multiverses, I’ll list my top five from each genre:

    NES – Final Fantasy, Super Mario 2, Legend of Zelda, Mega Man, and Ultima IV.

    Arcade: Gauntlet, Total Carnage, Phoenix, Tempest, and Joust.

    PC: Command & Conquer, Total Annihilation, Age of Wonders (series), Starcraft (series), and the whole Diablo series.

    MMOs: Ultima Online and The Elder Scrolls Online. I’ve blogged about those series often, both on WordPress and the other blogs I used to post on.

    [1/12/2017 6:18:16 PM] The Well-Red Mage: Lots of great titles! With the NES, have you picked up the Classic Edition or are you not interested?

    [1/13/2017 7:58:30 AM] Sepultura13: I still have my original NES, and it still works great! I also have a “streamlined” version that was released sometime in the late 90s, if the original ever dies on me – so, I don’t think that I’ll be investing in the Classic Edition. Is that the one you had a review about on your blog?

    [1/13/2017 8:52:21 AM] The Well-Red Mage: Yeah our resident Rage Mage did a jocular post on the teeny tiny Classic Edition. I’ve still got my NES too but the pins are wearing down. But on the other hand, it’s been impossible to find the Classic Edition anywhere. Even after Christmas. Did you catch the official presentation on the Switch last night? What are your opinions on Nintendo’s next console?

    [1/13/2017 8:52:41 AM] The Well-Red Mage: Given that you’re drawn more toward PC and such.

    [1/14/2017 8:21:57 AM] Sepultura13: I did not catch the official presentation, since I haven’t heard of the Switch. So, I have no opinion on the next console for the reason you stated: I prefer gaming on a PC.

    [1/14/2017 8:25:13 AM] The Well-Red Mage: What have you learned through the experience of blogging that you can share with us, in closing?

    [1/14/2017 9:27:12 AM] Sepultura13: That different things work for different people, and that advice or assistance is given selectively and sparingly. Blogging is much different from talking with people in the real world, when it comes to sharing information and experiences.

    [1/14/2017 12:10:55 PM] The Well-Red Mage: We are only quite little fellows in a wide world after all. Thanks for your participation! Dada da da daaa da that’s it.

    [1/14/2017 12:59:30 PM] Sepultura13: Awesome – thank you for the opportunity. Very interesting interview experience! Most enlightening.


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