Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Obsession vs. Addiction

I know some people that are of the opinion that I have a gaming addiction AND a gaming obsession. After all, I spend a lot of my free time if not playing games, then at least reading about them, watching clips, thinking about them or blogging about them.

If someone were to say, right now, that I have played my last game and I will never again play a game, I would be more than a slight distressed. It is my most prevalent hobby. However, if I still get to watch the evolution of arguably the most interesting medium since the invention of the written word, I think I would manage. If someone were to say: you get to have time-travelling, but you lose gaming, I'd do it in a heartbeat, just to see where it would go in the future.

Because games are my obsession. Gaming isn't. I want to see what is going to happen next in the fastest-growing medium ever. Graphics, mo-cap, storytelling, gameplay. They're all improving! And I just want to be there to witness it. This is why I like games so much. They're a unique form of entertainment, and it's constantly changing.

I game a lot, too, for two reasons: first of all, it's just for fun. It's a fun hobby, which can be competitive or relaxing, aggravating or soothing. There aren't as many movies that piss me off as there are games, but there aren't as many that can captivate me as much either.

The reason I spend so much time with games is because it's both. An obsession and a hobby. But I'd give up the second for the first in a heartbeat.

Monday, 20 December 2010

I maded a song!


Next one is coming as soon as youtube approves the vid.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Memetic mutation

I know my past few posts have been either depressing or just very serious, and I would like to apologize. Instead of apologizing, however, I am just going to make an entirely different post.

One on the subject of memes. Or, more specifically, webmemes (because internet memes sounds archaic, said by the kind of people who say “internet sites”). I consider myself to be a child of “the interwebz”, as us younguns like to call it. The internet is a strange thing. As Arthur C Clarke said in the sixties: “In the future, perhaps in 50 years’ time, the whole world will have shrunk to a point through social media”. Oh, how right he was. The internet is a place where everyone is in contact with anyone in an instant (or in about 10 minutes of excruciating loading time).

Thursday, 9 December 2010

It's the end of the world as we know it

I think we're getting to the end of the civilization. Not our civilization. Drop the possessive. You see, throughout history we've seen great civilizations rise and fall, but you could always tell whose they were. Roman empires, Mongolian ones, etc... They often crashed for different reasons

But now we have the world as it is today, and I can only describe it as the Capitalist Empire. Doomed to fall. Integrated, woven throughout every aspect of our lives, the very foundations. And it's rotting.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

About nothing

Well... nothing in particular. I'm going to start of by apologizing for the fact that many of the pictures I posted before have been removed. They were good, hard-working pictures and it saddens me to see them go. Second, I'd like to apologize for my grammar. In earlier posts I've often forgotten commas (and on one occasion placed one too early. It's icky) and made grammatically incorrect sentences, usually through wrongful use of idioms. My vocabulary is not, I think, lacking.

Monday, 6 December 2010


I like meta. It's awesome. Like the Von-Neumann machine in Storm (It's a sci-fi comic that generally takes itself seriously (not the characters, but itself)). And then there's the story arch that turns out to be the shooting of a movie called "The Von-Neumann Machine", directed by the artist, screenplay by the author. It's... unsettling. But awesome.

Saturday, 4 December 2010


There are several ways of traversing through crowds. It depends on the crowd. Say you want to get on a train, but everyone is getting off the train and walking towards the station. There's a stampede coming your way (albeit one moving at a glacial pace, but still), and there's few ways you can go forward without taking the occasional step backward or elbow to the nose.

So here's my tip on how to safely and easily split the crowd all moses-like.

Requirements: either a large or broad posture, a leather jacket or Ron Pearlman's head.

The trick is to walk forward, and will the bastards to step aside. Do not at any point make eye contact. That would lead to a game of chicken. Stare at a point on the floor about 15 meters in front of you. Unless you meet a bunch of first-graders, you won't make eye-contact once. You have to give the impression that you are going the other way, regardless of what might be in your way. You're a force of, if not nature, then at least of heavy steam-powered machinery. People will generally swerve out of the way.

Added bonus: you might be a prick for doing so, but you'll feel awesome as heck. Plus, you can always swerve when others refuse to.

A bit of a wtf, and I need some help decyphering a piece of code. The code is human interaction, of which I get less than I thought.

Here's the situation:
- Someone I know makes coffee.
- They offer me coffee.
- I say no, but thanks anyway.

So far so good, right?

- Looks at me as if I made a fart joke. "Oh, you!"

Now what the hell happened here? Is there a rule that you don't reject coffee? I mumbled some stuff about being bad at getting jokes and scurried off. It was the weirdest conversation I've had in a while.

Sunday, 28 November 2010


Because that sounds way better than pyramid.

Anyway: today/night sketches will follow. I realized yesterday that the description is ... lacking.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

On seeing the world as it really isn't.

There are many ways of looking at the world. People have been murdering each other over it for hundreds of years, in fact. Murder, after all, is the best way to decide if not who is right, then at least who is left.

Friday, 26 November 2010

The building formerly known as pyramid

It's been ages. I know. shhh.

So anyway, I've been thinking and rethinking the pyramid. If you don't know what that is, clicky the tags.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

The rise and fall of the Modern Warfare 2 Economy

Back in 2009, a game was released upon the market. It was the successor to one of the most popular gaming titles of all time, and the next in a long line of popular titles: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Monday, 20 September 2010


Everyone should have something they can cry about. And I don't mean pain or anguish. Everyone cries when you rip wicks out of their nose after nasal surgery. Trust me on this. I'm talking about the more...

Friday, 17 September 2010

Herp a Derp

Because I've got nothing better to do and should sleep:

Who did you last get angry with? Myself. I do stoopid thingies.

What is your weapon of choice? Lightsaber! :D

Would you hit a member of the opposite sex? If my life depended on it, mebbe :)

How about the same sex? With pleasure.

Who was the last person who got really angry at you? Not a clue. I'm thinking it was a teacher :p must've been.

Monday, 13 September 2010

One sentence addendum to the post on storytelling

The reason Red Dead Redemption is so awesome is the same reason Modern Warfare 2 can make a rejected hollywood plot into a compelling story: YOU'RE IN IT!

have a dingo

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

On the Concept of Magic.

Magic is like Nazis or the Devil (didn't see that coming, did you?).
Well, it is, in the sense that it is often used by lazy people as an excuse for something better,
like (in the case of Nazis)
  • your own psyche
  • yourself from the future
  • fate itself
or (in the case of Magic (capital M))
  • sufficiently advanced technology
  • dreams
  • etc...

Thursday, 2 September 2010


I have some ideas.
In lieu of those ideas, have this:

Sunday, 22 August 2010


Hurr Durr

Seriously though,
I'm a bit tired, but I can't sleep.
Just like I'm stuck without inspiration or willpower.
Can it be monday please? Now?

okay then, copypaste of what was going to be a vlog. Not to waste your RSS feeds, eh?

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

The Matrix

It was simple. I know how some people didn't get it, and I'm very sorry for you, and if the first movie was too much for you to grasp, then lolwut?

Anyhow: the Matrix was simple to a fault. Any human could escape.
The problem for the machines however is that the world could reset. Yeah, that was a more of a mindf**k than n°1.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

The English Language

You know what annoys me? People abusing the the english language. Lolwut, I hear you say? Why Thomas, you are a frequent rapist of the language yourself, you old lolcat you.

Okay, yes, you are allowed to take certain liberties in the use of teh inglish langZ0RZZ but all in all, there are certain things you don't do. Let me focus on one of these things that make me figuratively homicidal. The misuse of the word "Literally". Apparently, "literally" has two uses, and neither are: "literally".

Wednesday, 28 July 2010



I have a job, right now. I can't really tell you about it because of a certain contract (it rhymes with pata-pon disclosure), but suffice to say this has been on hold, temporarily.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Next post

will have to wait a while. I know what I want to do, but I'll be trying something new. You'll see it when you see it.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


I've had some ideas about storytelling.
Always have.

Recently, I realized how dumb it is that a lot of people neglect and diss a medium that seems made for storytelling: games

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Edge of Darkness Movie Review

He's back. Yup.

Mel Gibson disappeared off the face of hollywood for a while. He was still there, of course, as a director, making movies that I didn’t really want to see, like Passion of the Christ. I liked him better when he was getting shot or punched to pieces (because, admit it, that’s like, 80% of his roles).

And then, except for calling a cop “sugartits” (*snigger*), I didn’t hear a thing from him. I called, but he didn’t answer the phone. Stuff like that.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Random Rant

What am I going to do?
It's a short question, but just as deep and difficult to answer as "Who am I?" or "Why am I here?".

Just ask yourself:
What are you going to do?

Just a warning: this iz sirius post => no silleh picshurs

Thursday, 27 May 2010


There is amazing music out there.
There is no doubt about that, everyone agrees.
There's just some debate on what qualifies as awesome (or a music, for that matter. Yes, I'm looking at you, industrial-fans).

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Review

It was good. Better than the original, too. It might have been scary in its own time, but the old one is kinda ridiculous nowadays.
So why is it good?

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The Dark

"God, I love summer."
He didn't really say this out loud, but he was thinking it so hard, he might as well have. After all, the sun was shining on his face, and he was shining right back. Life was good. And so it would be for the next 15 seconds. He crossed the street, smiling at the car that had stopped for him. 13. Johnny Clash blared at him through his earphones, and he hummed along with it, off key and not giving a damn. 10. He crossed a friend of his, looking equally cheery. They nodded, grinning. He went around a corner. 7. He looked up into the sky, closed his eyes, and smiled. He stood there for a while.
He didn't realize.
No-one did, of course.
Not this kind of thing.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

The Apocalypse

I have a question for me.
Yes, for me.
There's no point asking you, dear reader, because of the indirectness of this wonderful medium.
I wouldn't know who I was talking to.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Top 10 things that make you want to kick a puppy.

There are several things in life that just annoy the living crap out of you.
Not because they're depressing.
Not because it's mean.
Not because it's hurtful.
Because it's too frigging CHEERFUL.


I would like everyone that reads this (and speaks/reads Dutch) to divert their attention to this:
The Forum Perplexicorum

Basically, it's a forum for everything different, everything amazing, in the sense that it amazes. It's a forum for the awe-inspiring, thought-inducing ideas.

It can be found here.
have fun kids. And stay safe ;)

Friday, 16 April 2010

Architecture 2

Yeah. Late afternoon my tush.

Anyways, here it is!


New post coming up soon.
Some time this afternoon. Stay tuned, follower.

Sunday, 11 April 2010


Yeesh! Looks like I can't shut up about time, huh?
anyway => no, I'm not editing the previous post.
The Harry Potter Puppet Galls are here to stay.
Why, might you ask? Cuz I'm a lazy bugger, that's why.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Creativity: the rise and fall of inspiration

should some more. Editing something in here later.
not nao.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


Did you know you can use your tongue to move your mouse on the laptop?

This discovery lead to some funny conversations.

Positions in the shower

No, not like that, you dirty, dirty person.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

What Can I Say?

People talk to people, right?
When they do, there's stuff to be said (okay, not that often. Athe knows I've had more conversations without substance than with).
And when people have stuff to be said, there's different things they can say.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

In honor of my four gods

Now, I've stated before that I'm not a believer, and I am. Not, I mean.
So, why the three "gods", do you ask?
Well, it's pretty simple. My previous post was cause to some concern (admittedly, from my parents, but still) and people might wonder how I got through such a difficult time in my life *wink wink*.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Sleep, life, and other bitches.

There's a very serious truth to be found in the downsides of staying up late.
For one thing, you could get the symptoms (the ones I mentioned in the 'trains' rant).

There are others, of course. Like lack of concentration, hyperactivity, hypersensitivity, paranoia and the tendency to annoy cats.

Sunday, 28 March 2010


Trains have something magical.
There's no denying that, contrary to, say, the car,
travel by train has something special, unique.
The rhythm of the tracks, the sound of the engines, the wheels turning.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Further thoughts on Time

I've already had the idea of seeing forward in time.
The first objection I got,
was that my idea/post presupposes the idea that someone who can see into the future,
can't turn it off.
But there was a second fallacy.
Someone who can comprehend the near infinite factors of a single thing, must also be able to comprehend them all.
Since the universe is expanding at the speed of light, and is therefore (almost) infinite (you can not travel faster than light, and you can never catch up with the "end" of the universe. So, it can be said it is infinite.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Nihilism according to Hemingway

Okay, I've been reading a bit of Hemingway now,
and I can positively say that I like it quite a bit.
But now, after reading an analysis by Annette Beneri (yeah, I never heard of her either) I have this to say about it.
Now, if you're not into literature, stop now, mkay?

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Skype voice chat weirdness

"It's been a year. Let me send you a picture of my penis."
- It's a running gag. Either you were there or you weren't.

"You look like the girl I slept with."
- She does. Seriously

"Say something funny. I need a quote for my blog."
- I'm desperate. Here's a nun protecting a transformer by punching a shark in the mouth.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


I'm proud of myself.
I've managed to start a blog (with Nerdy Nonsense in the title ffs!)
without talking about games for a long while. 2 days.

You lost them


We've arrived at a time in which men and women are equal. More or less.

I'm sure you know this feeling.

You're staying up late for some reason.
You've been studying/working past 8 'o clock. You've had dinner only after that.
You have more coffee in your system than Brazil, and now, it's 4 o'clock. AM.
You should go sleep. And then there's this one site, or one really cool person you start talking to.
And the coffee wears off.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Holy Crap

I would like turn your attention to the future.
Do you know what the future brings? Of course you don't. You can guess.
But imagine you could. What if you could see into the future?
Not just that. Imagine you could see (and comprehend) every little detail. Every unknowable factor that makes the Chaos Theory so much fun.
You still wouldn't be able to. The ability to see into the future is even hypothetically impossible.

Case 39 Review

Every once in a while, you come across a really good movie. Like the Godfather, Shutter Island or the Hurt Locker.
Then you come across movies that are really awesome, but don't quite cut it, like the Star Wars prequels or most Jason Statham films (okay, Statham is manly awesomeness personified, but come on, his films aren't 5-star material)

Skype is bloody distracting!

"You make me want to take my pants off."
- Context: out of jealousy
"I should be doing it."
- Context: what are your thoughts on sleeping
"If I was in a porn video, would you please watch me?"
- Context: err...

Post two

Redundant post is redundant. Who needs a second post when you've already made one?
Anyways, I should start putting stuff on here. What, I wonder?
Should I actually be doing this? I have more important stuff to do. For one, I ought to be studying. This might also be a good time to mention This Blog. Well, I really shouldn't, but I want to. It has Skxawng chocolate milk and math on the moon, so click the link at your own risk.
On the other hand,

Site Launch

Well, I got that out of my system.
Now I just have to find stuff to talk about. Until then,