Roughly five months since I’ve graduated from University of Colorado Denver with my Bachelor of Arts in English Writing (minor in Film/TV,) and I’ve stumbled upon several realizations. Initially, I was often under the daunting assumption that I’d hit the pavement running once I had my degree…but that isn’t the case. I suppose you can say I’ve been basically living life as a urban hippie with a nomadic track-record.
My stint in Los Angeles lasted from November to the first week of March, and now I find myself back on the East Coast with my folks. I’ve tried my hand at attempting to find full-time work in the Washington, DC area (LA was even worse,) and to no avail, I’ve had no luck in snagging a “chance.” I could be dismayed by this abrupt realization that life-after college isn’t quite a breeze (considering student loans hanging over my head,) but surprisingly enough I’m quite content with my circumstances.
Graduated high school early as a Junior at 17 and knocked out college straight (including summer semesters) prior to turning 22 years old (this month is my birthday.) So, I guess you can say this “time-off” is actually a blessing in disguise; my brain can actually delegate its attention to my creative ambitions and not the tedious tasks of someone telling me what to do.
Being at the hand of someone else has never been my style. Call me stubborn if you may, but I’ve often functioned as a self-made business woman and gifted entrepreneur with a niche for generating cash. I’ve made thousands of dollars simply by freelance writing and cultivating my commitment to my plot in life as a writer. Struggling artist in the eyes of some, I’ve vehemently declared an elusive desire to actually make this work. Yes, I’m a writer, artist, and multimedia junkie with a passion for photography and film, and I hope to have a career doing what I love; creating works to be rejected, scolded, praised, honored, and apprehensively accepted.
Freelance writing and contracting my design/art/illustration services to clients has been a great way for me to build up my repertoire as a writer, but that doesn’t mean I’m hanging up my shoes and calling it a day — the marvelous journey of hippie-dom and explosive creativity has just begun.
College-educated, check-mark. Arrived at my threshold as a writer? Absolutely not. I’m not done with my aspirations in the field of writing, actually I’m on the other end of the spectrum. Of course being a brillant literary maven doesn’t require formal education/training, but I do have unnerving desire to leap forward into Journalism School in 2014 and allow myself to have the experience of a lifetime engaging in research, reporting (which I’ve yet to experience,) photojournalism, documentary, and all aspects of convergence journalism. The ambition is set in stone, I just have to open up the jigsaw puzzle and put the pieces in their proper place.
As I embark on this journey to explore all aspects of communication and the potential to step into a career that might even be lucrative (but if not, who cares, I’m doing it because I believe in it,) I realize that I’m never going to be the conventional woman who aims to live in the lap of luxury; all I want is to be able to create, listen to house music, rocking my afro, eat healthy and organic, and have a stress-free lifestyle that involves authoring books and producing thought-provoking articles. So if I never became famous or land that huge job that I always thought I would once graduating college, at least I’m true to myself and my passion for writing, art, and film.
Some may (and do) call me a starving artist and urban hippie, but at least I’m starving for what I believe in—writing my own destiny and forging a path that brings true happiness…the ability to create works that could touch a soul with one sentence, one brush stroke, and one shot.
OMFG. Yes, yes, yes. Battlefield 4 has been announced!!!! I mean, I thought I was excited about another Call of Duty game coming out in Fall (hopefully its better than Black Ops 2,) but now I’m insanely ecstatic upon hearing (and seeing) Battlefield 4 revealed.
As one of the biggest publishers for Electronic Arts, Battlefield 3 was an extraordinary experience for us FPS junkies. The single-player campaign mode was impressive, but the online gameplay was perhaps the main attraction of the title. And with it being such a success, I’m sure that Battlefield 4 will go above and beyond the call of duty (haha, it might actually be better.)
Running on Frostbite Engine 3, the17 minute gameplay of BF4 will surely blow your mind. Wow, those graphics are insane! Makes me want to wait for the PS4 just to it (or is it going to only be on Ps3, PC, and 360?)
Either way, I must say the ”Fishing in Baku” gameplay has caught my attention and I will be following the updates of this game closely!
Hopefully in the next coming weeks and months we will see more gameplay and hear more details of what to expect. Do you think it will be as epic as BF3? Hmmm…it just might be!
I’ve got a lot of favorite producers in my rolodex of house music, but I’m madly in love with the producers on French Express, especially the delicious deep house grooves from Jonas Rathsman. He’s been steadily earning my respect as a producer, and his latest free download “Bringing You Down” is quite spectacular!
Get into the groove and vibe with the sounds of “Bringing You Down.” Surely this track won’t bring you down; it will lift your mind, body, and soul…
GOW: Ascension is the forthcoming game in the God of War franchise, and it brings Kratos back in action with insane combos, incredibly (might I add disgusting) enemies, and all the ingredients of action, mythology, and advanced weaponry that make Kratos one of the best characters to ever hit PS3.
In the new 30 minute gameplay, we get the chance to see the new title in action. The game starts off with this ugly chick with legs, one arm, and a minion of flies that can bring things to life. From the gist of the conversation, I’m assuming she might have dated Kratos or something, but he sure does plan on kicking her ass for what she puts him through.
Now of course, unless you want to be surprised when you first play the game, then I recommend you don’t watch this video (spoilers guaranteed.)But if you can’t wait and you’re curious what you will be getting your hands on, then grab some popcorn, push play, and enjoy Kratos kicking major ass!
Remember the classic Playstation game PaRappa the Rapper? Man, I used to love that game! It had such a quirky vibe and the soundtrack was dope, but aside from that I loved the way PaRappa delivered his rhymes. I’m telling y’all, he was a lyrical genius and apparently the folks over at Robot Chicken feel the same way.
In last week’s episode of Robot Chicken, they paired PaRappa up with rapper 50 Cent after an 8-Mile style battle. From one battle, PaRappa instantly becomes a hip-hop star with a music video and all! It’s quite hilarious!! He’s even got the scantly looking women and a table with bottle service. I had no idea PaRappa was such a baller! LOL
I’m sure my fellow gamers out there have their fair share of glitchmares (glitch nightmares) and this awesome viral video from Corridor Digital is all about glitches and how they can destroy the world of gaming as we know it! The video is a hilarious yet uber dramatic look at what happens when a game has glitches, and the video uses super cool special effects to replicate what glitches look like. Dude, it’s pretty awesome!
So you may wonder why I decided to post this. Well, along time ago I came to a conclusion about myself. I’m a geek. Yeah, I can be cool and fly, but when it comes to video games and anything related to having powers or technology, I get super geeky and excited! So whenever I’m playing a game and it has a glitch, I get extremely upset. I feel as though the world is going to end (wasn’t that supposed to happen Friday?) You thought a lag could make a gamer upset, well you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen a glitch terrorize our dreams.
Perhaps I’m being dramatic. Not all glitches are nightmares, some are quite hilarious and ways to “cheat” in a game. But I will say that some glitches I’ve experience have caused me to go into a fit of rage. The worst? I’d say when I bought Fable II and was super excited to play it. Seriously, I had waited so long for it to come out and I went out and bought it day one. But then I got so far and it glitched. Not sure what happened but it froze at the same part each time and I couldn’t beat the game. Bummer! Luckily I was able to take it back and get something else, but I was so upset I couldn’t get to the end. I had gotten so close and then it just messed up! Uh, darn glitch!!!!!
As you can tell from the paragraph above, I’m passionate about gaming. So when a glitch happens, it affects me deeply, especially if it messes up the flow of my gaming. But if it’s a funny glitch or a way to “cheat” the game, then hey I’m not hating. Sometimes you need a funny glitch to make your day. And this video truly makes my day; it’s funny, innovative, and speaks to all the gamers out there who have experienced glitches.
Us gamers got some great perseverance We reset the game and start over until we can get it right. We will play a level over and over again with the hopes of the glitch getting out the way way so we can reach our goal…conquering the game.
I haven’t really heard much about Dishonored, but Bethesda Softworks decided to unveil a new cinematic for their forthcoming game. I wasn’t really shocked when I found out the game is by Bethesda Softworks, seeing how the developer is known for producing these huge games that become major hit (who knows, Dishonored might be another smashing success for the developer.) I haven’t gotten around to playing Skyrim (told ya, I’m still addicted to Mw3 & ME3,) but I’ve played a few games in the past by Bethesda and I know that they always bring such an innovative concept to gaming.
Bethesda’s forthcoming game, Dishonored, is basically a game set in a Neo-Victorian age. The overall storyline follows a man named Corvos, who used to be a bodyguard for the beloved Empress, but has been blamed for the assassination of the Empress. I’m pretty sure he didn’t do it, which is why the game is this in-depth mission based game that allows the characters to journey with Corvos as he tries to clear his name. Oh, and did I forget to mention that he has supernatural powers? Yeah, pretty sweet!
Apparently, Mr. Corvos has this canning ability to freeze time and possess animals; the quote below the picture above is somewhat a reference to his ability to summon rats, as well as assume control of them. But that’s just one of the many cool things that Corvos can do. He also his a master swordsmen, so be prepared to get your bloodshed on.
We haven’t seen much gameplay yet, but the cinematic trailer does make me slightly anxious to see what this game is all about. Watch the trailer below, as well as the guys over at Bethesda Softworks explaining the concept of the game, and how players will be able to use stealth, as well as a variety of powers in combat. This should be an interesting game to play, so I look forward to more details for this forthcoming PS3/360/PC release from Bethesda Softworks.
Official Website for the Game: http://www.dishonored.com/
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