Wednesday, February 25, 2009

And on the Third Day, He Rested.

So I stayed home today. Strangely, I would have much preferred to go to school, but I've been developing a rather irritating sore throat over the past week or so, and I thought it prudent not to expose my friends to infection. [Insert 28 Days Later/Left 4 Dead/generic zombie joke here.]

Of course Biscuits is spending the night here anyway, so I don't suppose I've accomplished much by avoiding school.

At this point, the expectation would be either that I did something fascinating and revolutionary today that I feel I have to share with you, or that I did absolutely nothing, and am just assuming you people out there care about my rather mundane day. I assure you it's the latter.

In short, I slept late, played guitar, and I'm only writing this because I'm bored out of my wits. I just thought I should share that with the public at large. The sensible thing to do would be to see if my French teacher has posted the homework on his blog yet, but then I'm not often very sensible.

And that's my terribly interesting report for the day. Congratulations, you've just wasted two to five minutes of your life, and you'll never get them back.

As compensation, here are the songs I'm currently trying to learn on guitar.

And the song I'm currently listening to, which I don't believe I'll be able to play any time soon.

As a closing note, if anyone out there thinks the title of this post likens me to God, and thinks that I'll burn in Hell for it, I appologize for your narrowmindedness and poor sense of humor. I'm sure he would get the joke.

Also if anyone out there is offended that I didn't capitalize "he" when referring to God, get a life.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Saints Row 2

Review of Saints Row 2 on anyButton.

We're Fucked

Okay, I'm aware that this has nothing to do with anything, and if any of you keep up with Internet trends, you've probably already seen this, but 23 brought it to my attention today and... I mean seriously. I had very little faith in our good human race to begin with, and I think all that was left is gone now.

I really have trouble believing this isn't staged. It's funny for about the first minute, but by the end of it I just wanted to beat myself with something to make it stop.

Seriously people.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Abnormality's Namesake

I thought I should answer this, since you've been asking. If you specifically haven't asked, then I assure you that someone else has, even if it's only the little man in my head that starts to scream and throw things when I go too long without thinking about something.

I suppose the real reason for this post is that I'm bored and I thought of some clever lines I could use.

So, you've asked, "20cc, how is it that you came up with such an original name for your blog?" Or alternately, "20cc, how is it that you can live with yourself after coming up with such a terrible name?" My answer to both questions is, I was bored, and the entire creative process took me about fifteen minutes, so I honestly didn't put a whole lot of thought into it. I considered a few similar terms, like chaos or nonsense, but I thought that Abnormality would be the least silly. Also, I humbly admit that I did consider referencing anyButton by type setting my title as aBnormality, but I promise it was only for a moment, and only because I was listening to a very dull presentation at the time.

So no, my title is not a reference to the death metal band. I've only heard one of their songs, and as much as I love metal, it struck me as noisy and unorganized. It is neither a reference to chromosome abnormality, nor the epidemic in that fantasy novel (I'm not sure such a thing exists, but it seems like the kind of thing an unoriginal novelist like myself would do).

So yes, I admit that Abnormality is not a terribly original title. In my defense, however, I did create anyButton, and one can only have so many strokes of genius at a time. I may not be good with names, but I'm still a better writer than a lot of folks out there. Christopher Paolini, if you're reading this, I'm talking to you.

P.S. If Christopher Paolini is actually reading this, let me just say that I'm honored to have been noticed by a celebrity so early in my career, even if you're only a celebrity because you started writing your book at fifteen (I started mine at fourteen, and have been throwing away and rewriting the draft every three months), and because the lemming-like American public will rush to swallow any drivel that has a pretty cover and includes dragons, vampires, or breasts.


Okay, so I was just over at bluGrey, and noticed that I totally used the same blog format. I swear it was completely unintentional. Curse you, blogspot, for your limited formatting choices, and for the fact that 23 and I have similar taste in [emo] colors.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Beginning of the End

For those who know me, glad you could make it. For those who don't, I'm called 20cc, and this is my domain. You can find more about me on anyButton, my main project. The link is on the right side of the page. It recently occurred to me that by starting a side project like this, I would have a little more freedom to talk about things that aren't related to my area of work on aB. I considered referencing it in my title, (20cc of aBnormality. Haha.) but then I realized that that would be stupid.

Abnormality is pretty much here for me to rant about things that don't deserve the space on aB, like games that are no longer new, old movies that I just got around to seeing, and my mood in general. You might then ask, "If you don't think this is worth the space on the other site, why would I want to read it here?" Because I'm funny, of course. Also, the public loves a pretty face, which is of course why I put the skull up on the side of the page.

I should have some cute time waster up here in the near future. I will of course be continuing my duties at aB, when someone releases a game that's worth my time. On another note, I may as well mention my associate 23's private blog, with it's very aB-like title.

Until next time.