BLOG: Abandoned Spring

    I’ve had a lot of projects to work on lately, but I’m finally getting back to a point where I can do things like writing, watch movies, play games, and other recreations. Finally got the place fully furnished, set up a savvy office, started going to the gym regularly, and started a new tabletop game–Alien RPG, (check out the review I’ve posted) that a few friends and I play weekly. I feel like I’ve grown a lot in the past few months; I feel like I could do anything I put my mind to now. Haven’t felt this way in a long time.
Last month I got the new Alien novel by Alex White, Alien: Into Charybdis, and it was a spectacular yet daunting trip through the darkest corners of the galaxy. White has always been an excellent story-teller and writer, and they do not disappoint with this story that touches on several story elements of our social canon (ex: racism, nationalism, sexism) and extends the Alien mythos. The writing style in and of itself is very neurotic; the narrator will usually speak in the way the character in the scene speaks, leading to very compelling narration. If you like the Alien series, check this one out–but only after you read Alien: Cold Forge, the prequel to the aforementioned book by the same author.

    I sincerely hope he doesn’t read this, but my boss is leaving to work at another company and I’m really upset about it. He’s definitely the best and most inspiring boss I’ve had, and he really helped me when he noticed what I was going through last year. The argument that I wouldn’t be here without him could be made. I’ll be able to make it without him there, but it’s going to really suck. Maybe a sign of things to come? *Quietly updates resume*
I’ve had this happen a lot and it’s strange. The “good boss,” usually the lead/general manager is great to work with and I like the job; then out of nowhere, they leave and the job starts to suck. And getting a new boss is stressful alone, so this doesn’t help. This reason alone is why I quit at least four jobs throughout my life. Lucky for me, I have a good living situation now and two college degrees so I don’t have to stress that much.
I can’t wait for Summer. I have a feeling this is going to be an interesting year.

First Post

Thanks for dropping by my site. I’ll be blogging and adding portfolio pieces as I keep this site. A little about me: my name is Derek and I’m from Columbus, Ohio. I graduated OSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in English writing, rhetoric, and literacy; hence, the reason I’m making such a blog. I had a blog while I was in college, but it was mostly autobiographical and lacking in content. I don’t mess with it anymore.

I’m very interested in video games, movies, and most fictional literature. Call me an escapist, I guess. A large portion of this site will be game/movie reviews and critiques. After absorbing the content for so long and analyzing it, I feel the time has come for me to do some content creation of my own as I feel I can lend some useful or intriguing insight on the subject matter.

Also, I love meme culture.