Archive for April, 2012

The Concept of Power

Posted in Miscellaneous, Rants with tags , , , on April 29, 2012 by C J Spear

The concept of power has always fascinated me. While I usually understand the logic behind most things that drive people, power is always something that has eluded my understanding. I suppose I’m just one of those people that doesn’t seek power, and while that’s fine in and of itself, what’s problematic is the fact that I don’t really understand the logic behind why anyone else would want to be powerful.

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Miscellaneous Rants

Posted in Miscellaneous, Rants with tags , , , , , , on April 22, 2012 by C J Spear

A lot of things get on my nerves, whether they be big things or more minor things that other people don’t really notice. Most of these things warrant a post to themselves, however there are a few things that I don’t really have much to say about, and yet I feel deserve to be acknowledged. Hence todays post – miscellaneous rants. A list of things that, in no particular order, will point out annoyances and issues I’ve noticed in every day life. I can’t promise you’ll agree with them all, but at the very least you should be able to deride some pleasure from my irritation.

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Music is Subjective

Posted in Rants with tags , , , , on April 15, 2012 by C J Spear

It may come as a surprise to you, dear reader, that I’m a bit of a cynic. I know, I hide it well. I tend to become overly angry and irritated at little things, and sometimes I rant about them on the internet, because why not? I realise the irony of becoming annoyed at other people who do the same, however, lately I’ve noticed a trend online of other people being irritated when it comes to music, and I feel it’s important to point something out:

Music is subjective. If one person really likes a new song, but another person hates it, it doesn’t make either person right or wrong. People have different tastes, and obviously music isn’t the only area where this applies – comedy, art… hell even video games to a certain extent. You’ll notice that while there is a big business in reviewing films, because while different people prefer different genres, films can largely be rated as good or bad, there isn’t a business to review music. Oh sure, you’ll see the occasional article when a band releases a new album, comparing the style to their previous work, or to work of similar bands, but there’s no real way of making your mind up on an album without hearing it, because everyone’s taste in music is different.

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Why I Hate 3D

Posted in Film, Rants with tags , on April 8, 2012 by C J Spear

Before starting todays topic, apologies are due for not bringing a post out in a few days. However, deep down I knew I wouldn’t be able to manage a post every day. I just wanted to try it for a little while because I wanted to force myself into some work. Problem is that on days where I’m doing other work I just don’t have the time to write a post, and there simply isn’t enough topics that I could cover to make a daily post manageable. Instead, I’m going to try and find a topic that I can write a post on once a week, probably every sunday, so that I’m still writing to a deadline and can still get in lots of writing practise, but without it being an impossible task.

With that out of the way, lets get on to a topic that I can’t believe I haven’t ranted over before – 3D. Specifically in movies and TV – I haven’t got any radical ideas about life in two dimensions. The short version of my opinion is that 3D is beyond irritating, and pointless. You can find out why by reading on, or you can leave now and save yourself an, albeit eloquent, wall of text. I don’t mind either way – I’m gonna rant about it regardless.

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Top 10 films in 2012 (Part 2)

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2012 by C J Spear

Apologies for the intermission yesterday – I felt it necessary to rant about my day, and I figured it was probably funny for anyone else reading it. With that done though, today I’ll be finishing my list of top 10 films to see in 2012. Most of these are probably pretty obvious, especially if you know me, but who knows, maybe I’ll mention a film that a few people hadn’t heard about or weren’t excited about.

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April Fools Day

Posted in Rants with tags , , , , , , on April 1, 2012 by C J Spear

Right, so I was gonna finish my movie list post today, but I’ve postponed that until tomorrow because I felt like I needed to vent a little after today. Now, I know that when it’s April Fools Day, you pretty much have to ignore everything written on the internet and generally be cautious of anything anyone tells you, but what I didn’t expect was to get trolled by fate today.

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Top 10 films in 2012 (Part 1)

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2012 by C J Spear

I know it’s past midnight, but I haven’t slept yet so I’m counting this as the same day and therefore the operation is still go. I’ve been a bit video game heavy the past few posts, so I figured today I’d do something on film, and considering that I’m trying to write this quickly I won’t be doing anything too in depth. Instead, I’ve decided to make a list of the top 10 movies I’m looking forward to this year. Considering that I normally only go the cinema about 3 times a year, having 10 films that I’d happily go to the cinema to see is a pretty big deal – there are a lot of good films coming out in 2012. I probably won’t end up going to see them all straight away, but they’re certainly all on my to-watch list.

I’ll chop this post in half, partly so that it’s not all too much to read in one post, but mostly because I’m too lazy to write about all 10 now. So, without further stalling, my list of top ten films to see this year.

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