Saturday, June 30, 2012

I Am Going To Write My Own Mass Effect Ending

I'm not really much of an RPG guy, though I am a die hard Mass Effect fan (though I guess the last two games weren't exactly hardcore RPGs, but hey, I hate grinds, and streamlining can be good).

I do believe that the Mass Effect series (particularly the second - ranking #6 on my games of all time) is one of the greatest science fiction tales of all time, regardless of medium.  It's up there with the new Battlestar, Star Wars, Babylon 5, and anything that Patrick Stewart was ever in.

So you could imagine my chagrin at that ending...

Not gonna waste anyone's time explaining why it sucked, plenty have said it better than me, and I was a big proponent of The Indoctrination Theory, but alas, after playing the extended cut DLC, I still walked away disappointed.  Sure, it was a great thing for Bioware to do, and it does for the most part "fix" the ending.  What it does not do, is make the ending "good".  This is because it still doesn't address the two biggest problems hampering it that are pretty damn fundamental when it comes to storytelling:

Raison D'être

Hello.

If you are reading this, I can't help but seriously call into question the level of free time you have.   Coming from someone with whom the thought of blogs, statuses, and other people in general incurs the phrase "cannot be bothered", you seem to devote an unreasonable amount of time to the marginalized, and otherwise completely ancillary.


In other words: WELCOME!!!!!


This is my digital fish tank, which will (hopefully) be continuously fed with flaky words and delicious updates to my life and career ambitions, because I've decided that I should have just as high a level of unwarranted self-importance as the rest of you fucks.

(Insults by the second paragraph, aren't I a pisser?)

Anyway, the reason for this blog's existence is to tie together all of the various projects that I have been working on up to this point, as well as future projects, into one pretty little digital bow so as to serve as the front line for all of my networking needs.  This will also provide much needed structure to my life as well as to those who deem it necessary to follow the things I do. If it has to do with me, you'll probably find it here. 


Consider this the one stop Vinny shop.  The Wal-Mart of me.  Except I want to put people IN business.

For those unacquainted with what I (aspire to) do, and have been doing for the past decade, quick rundown:


This is a Test

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