I Wonder What Happened In MonkeyThon09: Part One

In December, I embarked on a particularly geeky pirate adventure: playing through Guybrush Threepwood’s adventures. Yes, all of them. This was MonkeyThon09, and while it reminded me why I’m not THAT much of a gamer (seriously, after several hours in a row I’m almost wishing I still have homework I could do instead), it was a delightful experiment.

While I already posted my thoughts during this quest live on Twitter, I have decided to expound upon some of these thoughts for my LiveJournal audience, who no doubt were wondering just how they’d be able to go on without reading this.

Part One: The Secret of Monkey Island
(Insert Michael Land’s Chapter Start music here. Doo doo, doo doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo, doo doo-doo doo-doo doo dooooooooooo…) Continue reading

Twenty-Ten. Sounds like a very abbreviated countdown.

It’s no secret that I don’t particularly give a crap about New Year’s. I don’t see the need for us, as a planet, to congratulate ourselves for completing another revolution around the sun using January 1st as an arbitrary marker. And I CERTAINLY don’t see why we need to stay up late to do so. I spent New Year’s Eve watching disc one of the first season of “Castle” with the parents, and then I was in bed by ten.

So it follows I fail to see the point in New Year’s Resolutions, as I think we should strive to be the best people we can be EVERY day, and not use a specific point on a calendar as a guideline. But since everybody else is blogging and tweeting and facebooking and forumposting and skywriting about THEIR resolutions, I suppose I’ll share what I recently decided. It’s not a New Year’s Resolution, it’s a LIFE resolution, but I’ll admit that it came to mind because everybody else was sharing New Year’s Resolutions, and I was in the resolution mindset.

So here it is: I vow to actually accomplish things. Maybe not big things, but things in general. I’m tired of finding excuses to put things off. Obviously I’ll take breaks on projects when necessary, but I’m going to do my best not to procrastinate for NO reason. Scripts will be finished. Videos will be edited. Blogs will be written in a more timely fashion and not be months and months overdue.

We’ll start off with me finally posting, in five parts, a half-a-month overdue recap of MonkeyThon09. Because writing about playing computer games counts as an accomplishment in MY world!

And, in one final act of procrastination, part one will come tomorrow.

For those of you who actually care about such things, Happy New Year!