We don't need to get into why 2020 sucked, we all know why.
However, I am going to be making videos again. And they will not suck as much as 2020. Because nothing could suck that much. So stay tuned.
Alien is a franchise that started in the 70's. It has had two good movies, the first and second. The others aren't without their charm, but don't reach the same standard. My idea for a sequel is far different from what has come before, not a slasher movie in space, nor an action film.
The movie would primarily take place in a Weyland-Yutani Corporation boardroom. In it we would see an executive laying out how much money and other resources have been wasted trying to get their hands on and research the Xenomorphs. Showing how many spaceships have been lost, how many families of dead crews they have had to pay off, how many research facilities have been destroyed, and importantly how they have nothing to show for all of it.
It could get into how they initially had military funding for some of this, but they have pulled out for it seeming to be a dry hole. How when they first started there Xenomorph projects they thought it would quickly yield military and consumer products, but has given nothing useful. How the medical angel mentioned briefly in the second movie has been a complete nonstarter.
You could even have moments of levity, where other executives bring up various research facilities, only to have it pointed out they they have all been renders destroyed or unusable by the Xenomorphs.
Perhaps this would be too dry for the average movie goer, but it would be something new and different for an old franchise.
I don't always play World of Warcraft. I played it when it was new, didn't much care for it. Many years passed. Didn't think much about it. Some friends of mine played, and I would hear about it usually rolling my eyes.Then sometime in 2012 a close friend of mine gave me an account with a fairly large amount of playtime on it. I began to play, and found something in the game that interested me; mount collecting.
So I saw the end of the Cataclysm expansion, and the beginning of Pandaria. The account ran out of time, and I didn't return till right before the next expansion would hit. This is where my mount collection got much bigger.
The expansion, Warlords of Draenor, had two things about it that made it very friendly for my hobby. One it was a very friendly expansion for making new characters and getting them to max level. It was also a very easy to farm gold in due to the addition of Garrisons. So once a character was at max level you spent 5 min doing your garrison stuff, and then had free time.
So between lots of easy gold, and lack of much else to do, I was able to acquire most of the available mounts at the time. Mounts from old raids that have a 1% drop rate, not to hard to get when you run the old raid 10 time a week with all your alts. Mounts from 5 man instances, there again no problem, but even faster because you can run those every day. And of course the ones that you can just trade between players, that is where the garrison's gold comes in. It was a wonderful time.
Then Legion came out. It was not friendly toward alternate characters. Nor was it a great from gold. So again I left. Came back just last month, friend gave me some time. Not sure if I will stay.
My part of the world is shut down again. I never thought the world could be brought to a halt, but damn has it been. Not sure where it all ends.
I personally am without a job at the moment. Given the current situation, not sure what kind I can find either. I am also very aware I am not alone in this.
Not the first time I have been without steady employment. Its more the other things I miss. The gym is closed. Anywhere I might find a woman is closed. Can't eat at a restaurant, not even outside.
Yeah, this has just been me complaining. Well... we have out title.
I remember as a child finding out I would have four days off in a row. It was because of Thanksgiving. This sounded good. Then I learned I would have to waste one of those days eating a bad meal and being around people I wanted nothing to do with,
There were two options. There was the Grandmother that overcooked everything, and the other Grandmother that under-cooked everything. So you had a bone dry turkey, with stuffing that resembled toothpaste. Or you could get very sick for the rest of the long weekend.
Regardless of which Grandmother I was forced to be at I was surrounded relatives that wanted nothing to do with me. I had, and still have, no interest in sports. None of the cousins were in my age range either. So I tried to find isolation and light to play Game Boy. Which would lead to my father yelling about how I should try harder, and me pointing out that I did and there were no takers.
"Black Friday" was not a thing my family took part in when I was a child. Didn't know what it was until I my first job working as holiday help at Target. I enjoy some sales now, still hate the meal.
For the second time in recent memory I have an encounter with a hostile person while shopping. The details don't matter, I did my best not to escalate the situation. Having this happen again leads me to think that we all just need to calm down.
The world is a very stressful place right now. The situation doesn't seem to be ending anytime soon. So can we all just step back? Can we all just take a moment to think before flying off the handle?
The stress part is only going to get worse. We are heading into the holidays, and that is bad time for everyone I have ever meet. We got to avoid the plague, while trying to shop in large crowds, to buy things for people we mostly can't stand.
So before anyone chooses to engage, can we all just take a moment to ask if our issue really matters that much?
What is the value of a soul? Is it effected by population? Is there soul inflation? What has a soul? Do the souls of different creatures have different values? Are they traded like commodity, or are they more like fine art, or something real estate?
Religions can vary a bit on what a soul is, and what might have one. Assuming humanity as a whole has souls, did any of our extinct relatives? Neanderthals could and did breed with humans, and had fertile offspring. So, I guess they had souls too. This leads me to ask, where the cut off for souls? What about homo erectus? Or homo hablis? Or any of the Australopithecus? The great apes? Gibbons? And are they worth the same as a modern human's? No way to know.
Does the value of the average soul go down over time? Population goes up overtime, so therefore the rarity of souls goes down. Does the rarity effect the value? When the world population was only a few hundred-thousand was a souls worth more than now when the population is over seven billion? Does that mean that over time the selling of souls has become a buyer's market?
So Sunday I am at Target. I was there because it was the start of a "buy two get one free"sale on video games, and I love both deals and video games. However things didn't go well. Not because of Target.
I went to the Brea Target, as it is the closest to me that has a large electronics department. It was earlier than I would usually be out, somewhere between 9 and 9:30 am. I look at the available games, and am ready to buy. However, there are no employs to be found. I wait a few minutes, still no one. So I go to the nearest price scanner, which is in the toy department, and press the button on it to summon an employ. It tells me to wait by the scanner.
After a minute, a young man walks up, and before I can state my business, another costumer starts yelling that "that dude is creepy, you need to get him out of this store, I don't think my kids are safe", referring to me. I have had no interaction this person up to this point, and I do mean ever . I try to explain that I just need someone to open the game case, and he keeps screaming to the point security comes.
The security guard come and listens and just laughs at the guy. Tells him he needs to go about his business, and uses his walkie talkie to try and get someone with a key for me. I wait buy the register in electronics. Meanwhile the screaming man keeps pacing back and forth staring at me. When someone with a key finally shows up, it is time for round two. He starts yelling again, "You need to understand you are creepy, and I am trying to protect me kids". I don't engage. I talk to the employ with the key and say "I don't know what this guy's deal is, I just want to get and pay for some games". He starts again, " Your creepy dude, you need to get out of here". Walking to the games "I don't know what his insecurity is, but can we hurry this up?".
While getting my games, we now had to listen about to more. "I got no insecurities bro. Look at my wife. How fucking dare you". He finally left as we went back to the register.
This was shockingly rude behavior from a man old enough to have grey hair, and two children with him. And honestly, that is the worst part, he did this in front of his kids. They have learn a lesson about how to treat people. One that will cause endless problems for so many people they will encounter. I don't know what about me set the man off.