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Twitter Breaks and Naps

deadtwitterAbout a month ago, I stopped using Twitter. I wasn’t having a very good month, and being on the site just made me feel worse. I love Twitter for the most part, because I follow some really great people who make me laugh and think. But my timeline was a constant reminder of everything wrong in the world: mass killings, racism, murdering cops, trolls, and other terrible stuff. It made it hard to focus on the good things, and I’d often leave the site feeling angry and frustrated more often than not.

Adjusting my follow list was Sisyphean battle because the negative stuff would still show up in my feed. So I logged out one day when I was feeling particularly aggravated, and I haven’t been back since. If you’ve left me messages and I haven’t responded, I’m sorry. I’m in the process of getting myself worked out and hope to be back into the swing of things in a few weeks. Maybe. I don’t know. We’ll see.
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Posted in Game Development, Tower of Menda (#TowOM)

The Tower of Menda RPG

A few months ago, Kadakowa came out with a new game engine called RPGMaker MV. After reading up about it and looking at some videos, I decided to port my original project Keloryn: The Darkening (KTD) to it because it has most of the features I needed to make the game how I want without having to make a bunch of custom scripts. For instance, MV has sideview battling built in, whereas I would need to install a custom battle script to get the same thing with VX/Ace.

Since the porting process for KTD is going to take awhile (and has already run into a major hiccup), I decided to start a smaller project called the Tower of Menda (TowOM). The reason is purely psychological. I feel like completing one project will give me the confidence and impetus to continue working on my long-term project KTD.

Anyway, it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, which means my transition game is a little rusty. So…Imma just jump right into it.

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Posted in Real-Life Creepypasta

My Supernatural Experiences

Some time ago, I used to have an account on a site called Bubblews that paid you a cut of advertising feels based on the amount of traffic you generated. After awhile, it became apparent that the site wasn’t going to survive, so I downloaded a copy of my articles to repost on my own blog. Since my plate is a little full at the moment with work but I don’t want to leave the blog completely bare, I’m going to post this again. If anything, I would love to hear about your creepy supernatural experiences.

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Many people in the atheist community are surprised when I tell them I believe ghosts exist. I think it’s because these people confuse atheism with skepticism. Atheism is a non-belief in deities while skepticism is a mode of thinking that precludes a belief in certain thing without evidence. An atheist says, “I don’t believe god(s) exists because of x,y,z reasons.” A skeptic says, “I don’t believe in x, y, z unless you can show me proof of x, y, z.”

You can be an atheist without being a skeptic and you can be a skeptic without being an atheist. The two are not conjoined. Having said that, most atheists are skeptics and I suppose it’s only natural for them to assume that, as a fellow atheist, I’m just as skeptical about everything as they are. For the most part I am.
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