New projects, old idiot… (Split Personality Edition)

So, you have not heard from me in a while… Thought I was dead, huh? Or at least smart enough to stop blogging? HA, wrong on both accounts!! Actually, I have just been crazy busy, and that has only kinda changed.

I have been working on a new site with a great team, and most of my time is going to be on that, it is called Nightfall Unlimited. So any of you that have sorely been missing your friend the idiot, here is your chance to get your fix. But, there is a catch, we are going to be doing several fun things on Nightfall Unlimited and my name just does not work with our project. So, look for me as Voltage Spike. Also, for the things that I can’t write about on Nightfall Unlimited, I will still be writing here. So, stay tuned. Subscribe or send an owl.

Nightfall Unlimited -nightfallunlimited.com

Voltage Spike - Nightfallunlimited.com

Voltage Spike – Nightfallunlimited.com

Intricate Idiot

Intricate Idiot

It is always Halloween here! (Faceless Edition)

Hello, I am making my return from daddy land, and what a fun land it is… But, that is not what I am here to talk about.

With Halloween fast approaching your ol’ friend The Idiot has a tale to tell. So, gather close, and listen (… or read as it were) the…

Tale of the Faceless ones! (I am typing this with a flashlight to my face, you know, for effect)

There once was a land… No, more like a world, and one could enter this world through one of three doors.

The first door to be discovered was called the Door of Truth, few came through this door because of what you had to leave behind. When one entered this door they had to leave behind their age, they also left behind their sex, and race, even their name was left at the threshold until all they had left was their pure experiences of life and the dreams of what life could be. In those days the world was chaotic, and yet simple. But, these nameless and faceless ones began to build great things, and so that they could find each other,( for they had no form, not even a name) they formed new names made of their experiences and dreams. But, then many begun to hear of this new world and the wonders the faceless ones had created.

Many of these people fear the first door, so they searched for another way to access this new, fantastic world, and that is how they came to find The door of Ignorance. This door would allow anyone in, and it would allow them to take everything with them from the old world. They could bring their age, sex, and race, so, many did. Once this door was discovered, many flooded into this new domain to gaze upon the wonders of the faceless and to begin to build wonders of their own.

One day, one of the ignorant said, “What is your name?”

The faceless one told him.

“What?! This name is of 1′ and 0′, this is not a true name!”The ignorant shouted in outrage.

“But it is, this is the name that I have created.” The faceless one said.

“See it is a made up name, not a real one!” The ignorant smugly said,”How will I know if you are to be called Sir or My lady? No, this is not acceptable!”

The ignorant went in search of the law, but found that those with the power in the land did not enforce such laws, so he left the land…
and returned with those that enforced the laws of the old world. These brutes saw the many wonders and found some to be grotesque and demanded them be torn down, others broke laws of the other worlds and those too the faceless were forced to change or destroy.

More and more the immigrants from the old world came to the new through the second door, and the proud names of the old world, demanded tribute; and the old crimes of hate began to spread through out this world as it had the last. Some of the faceless had the things that they left behind brought through the second door by the brutes, and others faded into legend. This new world has had many names, but most just call it, The Net.

Although, not much of and ending, that is the end of today’s tale…

What? This story is of three doors? Well, yes, there is a third door, but no one has found that one yet.

(and I dramatically close the book… or screen.. or well you know what I mean.)

The moral of today’s story, is that once upon a time we didn’t know each others age or sex on the net. It was hard to have hate crimes because we detached ourselves to enter into the world the computers created. When I was in my early teens I would be treated as an equal with educated adults on what was called BBS, mostly because they never new they where talking to someone so young. I read about the prejudice against girl gamers, and people of other races, and wonder how we got here from such pure beginnings. Here you start out without a name or anything, we decided what to add, it is like Halloween every day, which mask will you wear? I guess it just depends on which door you came through…

-The Idiot

And the wheels start moving… (Update)

Finally, the things are starting to come together on getting this site moving, not to say that there is not a lot more still to be done. But, at least we a becoming a little less generic. I want to that JMS Creations for doing the art side of the page, I look forward to working with him more and slapping some new paint on the walls. Also, my Facebook page is now active, so give me a like, and leave a comment. Anyway, I will hopefully I will have a new post for you soon, in the mean time if you need some custom work done for your site, or maybe sometime else hit up JMS Creations, he is easy to work with and gets the job done.

Oh, Free RPG day was a bit slow at my local shop, but I also hit it early… Anyway, enough of my sight for today hit JMS Creations at JMS.creativedesigns@gmail.com.

(Ugh, sorry about the sloppy post, suffering for too little sleep)

-The Idiot

My new Logo!

Busy, busy… … (Free Edition)

Wow, time is flying. I have been working with some people trying to improve my humble little blog, and my other blog, Deathandpopcorn.wordpress.com, and it just seems like days are moving like hours…

Anyway, with Free Comic Book Day behind us, I thought I would just stop and mention its lesser known brother Free RPG Day. This is June 16. I really don’t know anything about it, but if it is anything like FCBD, it should be a fun way to expand your geekness! Anyway, back to the grind stone!

http://www.freerpgday.com/

-The Idiot

 

It is hip to be square… (Nerd Edition)

So, I was reading a funny little info-graphic on Geeks are Sexy. (This is a fun site, http://www.geeksaresexy.net) It was a geek vs. nerd comparison. It was ok, except that it really pissed of a lot of commenter because it basically said that geeks are tech-savvy hipsters. Being someone who takes geek as one of his many titles, I can see why people were offended, hell, I was offended when the graph said geek = Mac, nerd = PC. I mean really?! Who on either side of the line takes a mac seriously?.. … …

Sorry, had to let my blood pressure drop.

Anyway, as I was saying, the graph isn’t perfect, but it does hit on some fun points, and I don’t think it was made to be anything but a bit of fun.

The hipster thing kinda stuck in my craw, mostly because I get what they are saying, but I also disagree.

I think a lot of geeks have taken on more of a hipster persona (myself included), because it is fun, and it help identify us to other like-minded individuals. I like that if I see someone with a Mental Floss shirt on that I know they might be an intellectual, or at least someone who likes nerdy bits of info. Are their more wannabe’s in the geek seen now? Sure, I suppose, I was never an elitist, so if someone wants to go around pounding their chest with Tux on their shirt, and spending money on things that I like (thus making them cheaper, and easier for me to find), then let them. Once the fad has passed, I will still be the same Idiot, you all know and love, and those that like to stay in trend will have moved on.

My point is this, geeks, nerd, and dork until recent year have always been frowned upon, stuffed into lockers or shunned by the opposite sex. It has been doubly worse for those that have been in this group, but have also had social skill, because they were not taken serious by the geek (blanket term) or considered weird for knowing stuff by the more popular crowd. I know that many people consider this a badge of honor, they survived without giving in, but maybe it is time to enjoy getting a bit of respect, even if non-geeks (Once, again, just using this as a blanket terms that include nerds, dorks, etc… so that I don’t need to type it out every time, because doing so would be just a waste of time, and who would ramble on wasting everyone’s time by putting in information that is completely unnecessary, when this blog is about only the facts and is not to be used for entertainment value for any reason.*)… Where was I? Oh yeah, non-geeks don’t really get what it is to be tweaked on caffeine, and have your back killing you because you have been at the computer for several hours trying to weed out why there is a slight pause when you open your program that wasn’t there before.

There is no dress code to being a geek/near/dork/dweeb/intellectual, but if I see a woman with a low-cut shirt, that ALSO has a tri-force on it. I’ll admit, it is a bit more of a turn on. It is a social code that says,”I am more likely to accept, and enjoy spending a night fight orcs, or talking tech with you.” I can’t speak for the fairer sex, but for us caffeine-blooded male geeks, I don’t know a single one that wouldn’t be excited to hear that. (So, remember that as a pick up line, ladies.)

Here is how I would put people into categories, and yes you can fit into more than one:

geek = intellectual interested in tech.

nerd = intellectual interested in academia

dork = socially awkward fan boy/girl. (comic books,  movies, video games, etc..)

Dweeb = ?, does anyone use this term really.

Anyway, I have had my say, what do you think?

Also, check out Geeks are Sexy, http://www.geeksaresexy.net

-The Idiot

 

 

*This blog is in fact ONLY for entertainment value, and I would hope that you get that I was making fun of my own disclaimer. But this is a disclaimer about the fake disclaimer, say that I don’t rely on facts, for anything… … … lawyers scare me.

Mascularium (mass-cul-air-e-m)

Mascularium (mass-cul-air-e-m):

The essence of a man cave and an evil lair combined. A place for men that have evolved past the need for caves to do manly things, like read comics, play video games, enjoy adult beverages, learn martial arts, enjoy internet porn, and any other manly pursuit (Including the fun stuff done in the devolved man cave; like grow full, lush beards).

In a sentence:

After, no longer being able to stand the smell of vomit and sweaty testicles of Joe’s man cave, we went to my mascularium and I totally crushed those other suckers in a game of CoD while alternating between Jager and energy drink shots.