Writing Assignment: “who I am and why I’m here”

So a few months back I signed up for Blogging 101 to better my blog and over all networking. I almost forgotten all about till the other night when I got an email from them. So after a few hours getting to know some of the people that are taking part in this “class” if you will. We were given our first assignment of “who I am and why I’m here”

Now you can take this anyway you want really. Like: Who are you as a person and what are you doing with your life type of thing? Or why are you here making a blog for the whole world to see and not keeping a dairy for your own personal business? Rather than getting to deep into the meaning of life, I thought I would stick to the basics and talk about who I am and why do I have a blog/podcasts.

12654689_10153759655606839_7299900952342444735_nI’ve always been big on the blogging scene. I remember starting out on LiveJournal (Yeah remember that? haha!) Then I moved on to Blogger with a blog called Geek Feed. I remember this blog wasn’t anything shocking and rather lackluster. Mostly covering video games and what the newest technology was for that time. Vary rarely I would post anything personal on that blog.. But after 3 years of that, I shut that blog down and started up a new one called Ghosts A GoGo Toons. That was more of a personal blog and I used it showcase my art work that I do. I remember it was mostly a gallery style blog or a portfolio if you will, with vary little writing content. I ran that blog for almost 10 years (almost). Back then I was using Myspace to update my journal or blogging posts. Yes I know Myspace…  I’ve been around for awhile and seen the rise and fall of many sites and technologies.

But I shut down a lot of my blogs there for awhile, only to keep my Facebook and Twitter. Mostly to keep in touch with my friends and nothing more. I had a lot of personal problems come about that were changing everything and need to focus on that. To figure out where I was going and why? I was rather a dark time for myself and at times I wish not to remember it. But it has built me into the person I am today and that would be the bright side of things. I recall I need an outlet, something I can share my life and the things I was going through. Yet also share things I find funny & interesting.

So in 2012 I made Nerdy Life Of Mine! This blog as been a different beast all together. I have learned so much from other people on what to do. I’ve learned so many things on a trail and error bases and I’m happy how things turned out. Sharing everything about my life and helping others with the lessons I’ve learned. This site has also open many of doors I thought I never see open. Podcast for one! I’ve always loved podcasting, just never thought I would be apart of one or make one. I believe this will be my fourth year doing podcasting and now I’m a host, editor, producer. The people I’ve met while doing this are amazing and have become some of the closest friends I’ve had in awhile.. What is odd and great at the same time, is that we never really met in person. Most of them live in Canada or on the east coast of the US. But I talk and work with these people more than some of the other people I work with in person hahaha.

There hasn’t really been a pattern or theme to my writing. It’s life and things change, it always changes. But at the end of 2015 and going into 2016 I wanted to try and make a current theme and that goes with my writing as well. I think that’s why I started doing my Star Trek Book Challenge, I love reading and I’m able to read these book rather quickly and write about them once or twice a week. Same thing with my podcasts, I do about 3 to 4 a month and post about them and share the links. Helping make a better body of work and also keep my readers/followers interested in what I’m doing.

Going into this year I’ve seen some big changes and doors are slowly opening up for me. I’m able to work as a Press/Reporter for events (like Comic Con) and I wasn’t able to before! I’ve also got to interview some rather big icons and share their stories. So things are looking up! I really don’t have a goal this year. I wanted to focus on fine-tuning my blog and networking skills. I think that’s why I’m taking part in this Blogging 101, I think this will help me get where I need to be and build on my readers.

On that note I would like thank everyone who does follow me and reads my misadventures! It really means a lot, because with out you guys. None of this would be happening or possible.

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Star Trek Book Challenge 39: Fortune’s Light (Star Trek: The Next Generation #15)

.. Meh..

Fortune’s Light (Star Trek: The Next Generation #15) by Michael Jan Friedman… It’s… Yeah… It’s a filler story and adds vary little to the canon of Star Trek. I think the problem with this book and I’m finding this be a big problem with most of  TNG books. This was released before or around the beginning of the first season. So things really seem out of character and/or out of place through out this story line. The main focus is Riker in this novel and sadly it is REALLY lackluster , there is also a sub story going on with Data. But it so out of place and doesn’t blend with the book. Also like they were meant to be two different books, but someone got lazy haha.

217873Dante Maxima Seven — a world known to its inhabitants as Imprima. A world where Madragi — huge social/economic entities wealthy beyond compare — control the fate of millions…
Years ago, William Riker was part of the Starfleet delegation that opened Imprima to the Federation. Now the disappearance of an old friend — Teller Conlon, who also served on that team — draws Riker and the Enterprise™ across the galaxy, back to Imprima.
Because the jewel known as Fortune’s Light — one of Madraga Criathis’s most priceless possessions — has been stolen. And Teller Conlon stands accused of its theft. Now Riker must discover the truth behind the disappearance of both his friend and Fortune’s Light, no easy task on a world where treachery and intrigue are commonplace…and where even an old friend’s embrace may conceal the deadly bite of a dagger’s blade.

Baseball… So much Baseball… You’ll have to read the book to find out why haha!

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by | February 6, 2016 · 10:54 am

Star Trek Book Challenge 38: Fallen Heroes (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #5)

Giving Deep Space Nine another go!! So we have Fallen Heroes (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #5) by Dafydd ab Hugh. Here is the story background:

77205When a troop of alien warriors demands the return of an imprisoned comrade — a prisoner no one on Deep Space Nine knows anything about — Commander Benjamin Sisko has a deadly fight on his hands. Under sudden attack from the heavily armed warriors, Sisko and his crew struggle desperately to repel the invaders and save the lives of everyone on board.

Meanwhile, a strange device from the Gamma Quadrant has shifted Ferengi barkeeper Quark and Security Chief Odo three days into the future to a silent Deep Space Nine. To save the station they must discover what caused the invasion to take place, and find a pathway back through time itself.

Absolutely dark and fantastic Deep Space Nine novel! Gotta’ love Odo and Quark teaming up once again and sent  forward through time by an alien device only to discover that everyone on the station has been horrifically killed. Having to unravel what has happened and then find a way to return back in time to prevent the mass murder from occurring. Definitely give this a read if you have the chance. But like I said this book is a dark, dark read.

 

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No Porkins Don’t Do It!

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by | February 5, 2016 · 3:19 pm

Comic Book Trivia Of The Day (For All you Canadians Out There)

Answer for last weeks questions:

5be69c384a470a8db292700882397a03Question: What adjective was used in the title of the thrid Ant-Man’s solo comic series?

A: The Unfortunate Ant-Man

B: the Immoral Ant-Man

C: The irredeemable Ant-Man

 

So now with today’s questions!

Question: What is the name of Canada’s team of superheros?

Leave your answers in the comment section and I’ll post the answers next week. As well as some new trivia!

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Star Trek Book Challenge 37.5: STAR TREK: PROBE (Star Trek: The Original Series)

So I’m sure you’ve some of my posts or my Twitter feed that I found some Star Treks books to add to the Challenge… I think I have a problem.. I’ve added a few books in the past to this Challenge and I normally number them with a “.5”, example: Star Trek Book Challenge 37.5. Figured it’ll help keep track of the new books that come into this Challenge. For this Challenge I found a copy of STAR TREK: PROBE (Star Trek: The Original Series) by Margaret Wander Bonanno and it is a follow up to Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. It is about 10 years after this took place, if you go by the timeline. Now for some unknown reason you haven’t seen Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, here is a quick run down of the movie:

MV5BMjEzOTk1ODU1Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwODEwNDI4OA@@._V1_SX214_AL_Living in exile on the planet Vulcan, the ragtag former crew of the USS Enterprise steal a starship after receiving a planetary distress call from Earth: a space probe has entered into orbit around Earth, disabled global power on the planet and evaporated the oceans. Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and the rest of the officers travel back in time to retrieve now-extinct humpback whales, which Spock has deduced will communicate with the probe and send it away from Earth.

Also some rather fun facts: after directing The Search for Spock, Leonard Nimoy was asked to direct the next movie, and given greater freedom regarding the film’s content. Nimoy and producer Harve Bennett conceived a story with an environmental message and no clear-cut villain. Dissatisfied with the first screenplay produced by Steve Meerson and Peter Krikes, Paramount hired The Wrath of Khan writer and director Nicholas Meyer. Meyer and Bennett divided the story between them and wrote different parts of the script, requiring approval from Nimoy, lead actor William Shatner, and Paramount.

4453948321_50f4cff28bNow with Star Trek: Probe it’s an interesting read to say the least. I personal rather enjoyed the novel and thought it added to the story line well, as well as answered some questions that the movie left behind. I mean sure there are a few moments where is it rather disjointed and out of place. I did find out that the author had some rather big problems with this book and stated that the finished book is not her own. guess there were re-writes that she wasn’t apart of and says she keeps herself distance from the finished book. The title of her novel is called “Music of the Spheres”. I found an interesting read at them0vieblog.com called Star Trek – Music of the Spheres by Margaret Wander Bonanno (Review). There is covers some of the drama that went on behind the scenes and the other problems writers had with Paramount & others. But the background story for Probe is :

18211151Ten years have passed since Captain Kirk and the EnterpriseTM crew brought back hump-backed whales from the twentieth century to communicate with the mysterious Probe which threatened Earth. The Probe is returning to Earth and has plotted its course, and the Enterprise must continue to delve into the mystery of its language, and its cosmic purpose to save Earth once again.

Even tho there were problems with the book and the writers. I still rather enjoyed it and the crew was spot on. I will keep an eye open for a copy of “Music of the Spheres” tho, I would really like to read she story and see what the differences are. So if you happen to come across this novel, I say grab it and give it a read!!

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