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Views From The Space-Ship: Hanging Out

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Stick out your tongue and let me drizzle some glimpses of my life into your willing mouth! Now with that tone set, let’s get into it. I really need to make it a point to take some more pictures on the daily, just so I can drop them bits of archival nonsense into these posts! But, can’t do anything about that today. Nope!

Consume these Views From The Space-Ship my friends, and leave your own in the comments. Gorge yourselves upon them, and vomit up into the ether views from your own existence.

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Monday Morning Commute: Locked Out Of Your Own Temple

mmc locked out of your own temple

Man, let me in! Let me in to my own fucking temple, man! How dare I be locked out of my sanctum, my home, my astral resting place. I’m talking about my own goddamn mind, man. One of the things I’m constantly realizing these days is that in many ways I’m locked out of my own goddamn mind, and I would argue I’m not alone. I think some of the more interesting shit happening in our minds emotionally is obfuscated by the emotional plaque that builds up, the defense mechanisms we subconsciously construct, and the narratives we tell ourselves.

Behind the scenes!

In my own goddamn temple!

I mean.

I have a good idea about some of the inner-workings, you know? I’m a goddamn man child. I care about people, the planet, and helping others. I’m bad to respond quickly to texts, I’m prone to emotional outbursts (negative and positive), and I’m deeply, deeply addicted to asses, my wife’s ass, and the pursuit of ass. The never-ending quest for ass.

I mean.

However at the same time, Jesus Christ, what’s going on in here? My mind! However at the same time, Jesus Christ, what’s going on in all our minds?! I’ve begun to realize that in many ways I’m a stranger until myself! Said revelation has come to me because at least once a week my therapist asks me a question that stops me in my tracks.

“Oh yeah, I like myself.”

Do you like yourself?”

I mean.

Well said! Now that you’ve asked, I’m not really sure.

“I mean, I think so.”

Would you question yourself, if you did?”

I mean!

Well said! Now that you’ve asked me, I’m not really sure.

All you can really do is be mindful of your own goddamn Temple, you know? Realize you ain’t seeing everything that’s going on in that son of a bitch. Humble yourself to the notion that there may be doors you can’t open yourself. Doors you can’t see yourself. All you can really do is be mindful of the fact that sometimes others can see into those existential doors, windows, gutters, and gulches of yours better than you can. If they’re kind, let them help you.

Locked out of your own temple! Goddamn. Life is a fucking trip, man.

This is Monday Morning Commute.

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Monday Morning Commute: What It Portends

Lucy’s been sleeping a lot more in her dirt holes this summer. Outside, conked out, oblivious to the dirt she’s covered in. Oblivious to the inexorable march of time that has her sleeping more. Oblivious to a lot of things.

It’s adorable, her sleeping in the dirt holes. I don’t have a problem with her doing so, even if she tracks dirt, dust, and the random errant branch into the house.

It’s what it portends.

I’ve been staring a lot more in the mirror lately trying to understand the face looking back. My nose is sharper. My eyes a bit more wearied. Not the face that I picture when I close my eyes. I told my wife that I was concerned I was aging. Bad news, she said. We’re all aging. I clarified that I was concerned I was aging poorly. No, she said. She told me she enjoyed the chin of my beard going gray. I suppose I don’t mind it the grays themselves.

It’s what it portends.

Last week the head of my department called me up. Asked me if I’d be willing to teach a different course, for my fourth course of the semester. You see, the sections of my usual course weren’t filling up. It’s all a numbers game. Hell yeah, I told him. I’d be happy to. In fact, the course he proposed was something I was interested in teaching in the Fall. It isn’t really the switch of the course that concerns me.

It’s what it portends.

Last week, I had to go to my therapy session equipped with the answer to her question from the prior one. She wanted to know what life would be like if I woke up one day “completely healed” of my mental maladies. She called it the magical serum question. I spent a good amount of the week leading up to the session thinking about her homework assignment.

The truth is, I don’t think I really had a good answer. But I told her I want to be able to live in the moment more. To be present. It’s not a particularly stunning revelation, not a particularly eye-opening wish, especially for someone with anxiety. But as the week passed, and I found myself saddened at my dog’s life winding down, or at my own face in the mirror, or at my potential course load down the line, I realized I was tired. Tired of always asking myself.

What does it portend?

This is Monday Morning Commute.

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‘The Last of Us 2’ now dropping June 19 after major spoiler footage leaked, with ‘Ghosts of Tsushima’ pushed back a month to July

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Legit, fuck whoever leaked The Last of Us 2 footage straight in their astral mouth. The silver lining is that we have a date for the game, after it was indefinitely delayed. We all need to just duck spoilers for *check notes scrawled in vomit on a dented-in refrigerator door* like six weeks. Fuck me.

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‘The Last of Us Part II’ delayed until May 2020. Sucks, but delay is better than compromised quality.

the last of us part ii delay may 2020

It was announced literally last month that The Last of Us Part II was dropping in February, 2020. That is no more. Now, the title is dropping May 29th, 2020. And I ain’t complaining! Not only do I want the team to take as long as they need, but it also frees up what was an insanely packed Spring.

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‘The Last of Us 2’ Trailer: Ellie’s revenge quest arrives February 21, 2020!

Man, we’re really getting it, eh? The Last of Us 2! While the wait hasn’t been as colossal as, say, Cyberpunk 2077, it’s still unreal to think it’s arriving so soon. I was stoked previous to this trailer, and now? Fully stoked. Painfully stoked.

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Possibly: ‘The Last of Us 2’ release date leaked! Dropping February 28, 2020! Plus, Collector’s Edition details!

the last of us 2 release date leak

Oh hell yes, friends! Not only are we getting The Last of Us 2 next year, but we’re getting it relatively fucking soon! That is, if you believe this leak. Which I do, cause usually when retailers fuck up, it’s legit.

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‘The Last of Us 2’ details coming at Sony’s State of Play event next week. Goddamn, we been so patient!

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I’m so, so, so fucking ready for The Last of Us 2. When is it coming? We don’t fucking know yet! But, maybe we’ll know next Tuesday.

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‘The Last of Us 2’ Trailer: A Beautiful, Horrible World for Ellie

We don’t deserve Naughty Dog.

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‘The Last of Us 2’ Trailer: In Case You Forgot How Brutal The Original Was, Here You Go

New The Last of Us Part II trailer dropped yesterday, and, well. You’ve probably already seen it, given that I’m posting this mad late. But if you haven’t? Steel yourself. It’s as brutal as the original game, maybe even more so given that the violence is out of context.

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