Friday, 30 May 2014

Rap Nub...

So I kinda shit you not, you know how I said I've been really restless and going kind of crazy. Well tonight and again I kid you not, I have decided to try my hand at remembering Eminem's Rap God. Why? Well why not? I mean this is a statement kind of song, and damn it's one hell of a great track to be honest. And hey coming from a Pansexual dude, I know he says "fag" a lot in this song but since it's technically used as an insult to other rappers and this album is a throwback to an album that came out in 2001, when the world was still kind of homophobic, I am willing to give it a little bit of a break. It's an awful word to use but the character of Slim Shady is supposed to be the worst kind of guy on the planet; drunk driving, drug abuse and kills his wife. Not exactly a guy you want to invite to the office holiday parties.

I remember having Sketch (or as you may know him as Maddsketch) play this track in his car. Man I couldn't believe the speed on this track and how sharp his tongue is on this track. He insults and slaps everyone in the face in one track, all the while making references to his inspirations and heroes and even make a few notable comic book related references. How could you not love it? 

So that leads me to tonight, I am listening to this track while reading the lyrics and trying to get the timing and the words right. Not easy though. It's the way he says the words and the speed he is speaking at as well. But I will say this, it's a crazy little exercise that's for sure! Anywho got to get some rest before tomorrow, I got a Starbucks shifts, then over to the print shop, a local comic book launch party and a very special get together with friends for some wine and Mario Kart 8! And remember to keep locked here on this blog, going to try and post as much as I can, a way to help guide my mind. Keep chasing the storm!

...or in this case, why be a wind when you can be a storm. 

Wednesday, 28 May 2014


Not sure which I am right now.

You know that moment, when anything seems as real or as unreal as it could possibly be. I think my mind is in that state, maybe, this is insomnia or maybe it's something else completely. Regardless, my mind will not shut down. This is why I don't dream, because I am stuck in this state of limbo. The only thing I feel lately, is numb. And loneliness. I feel that too, but I try to shrug it off, after all I've got a lot of years ahead of me, so you know get used to the idea and concept of being alone. It's not so bad. 

Been working on the Glass Prison, it helps when I am in this state. After all the main character, Jason Miller, is a tortured soul who is trapped in the horrors of his own mind and memories. So helps trying to get the right idea for him and all that. The one character, who is one of the many demon like manifestations, that I am currently reworking is the demon known as Guilt. Naturally it's based off the feeling that is guilt...

Guilt: The fact or state of having committed an offence, crime, violation, or wrong, especially against moral or penal law; culpability.

With this in mind, I wanted to create something that looked like it was in pain, it's very existence caused it damaged but it was eternally forced to serve a long sentence within the prison. The idea is that while Guilt is indeed a demon creature, it serves more as mentor in some ways to Jason. He is forced to look upon this creature and see what memories created him. By facing his guilt head on, Jason can then focus on conquering the other demons that await him deep inside. 

So that's a little sneak peak into what I am working on, if you want to find out more, let me know and I can do a weekly Glass Prison update. Keep it locked on this channel and tell your friends all about me, follow the storm! 

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Be That Team...

You know guys, fellow buds of the Leafs Nation, sometimes it needs to be said. You know that team that's playing right now for a spot in the Stanley Cup finals, the one that swept one team and beat a bitter rival. An old team we may know, the Montreal Canadiens. Yeah, those guys. You know what, we need to be those guys. Seriously. The team is far from perfect, hell without Price they may not make it past the Rangers, but still I would say they had a very successful season. To be one of the last four teams standing is extremely impressive these days, and even with a loss these guys are a few moves and trades from being the most dominant team in the East. The fact is, we may hate them or respect them, but we have to get that level. This a team that beat the Bruins in their own backyard. Look my point is this, we can complain all we want about their bandwagon fans, their cocky fans, their players, hell why not complain about Youppi. At the end of the day we need to take notes. A team that starts from the star goalie, a core defence and changeable offensive lines. This is a team that scores with speed and skill, quite similar to the Maple Leafs earlier in the season, you know before we took a dive off the cliff. And we have two really good goalies, guys who faced Florida Luongo amount of shots per night. The Maple Leafs need to create some kind of defence lines, and a lot of it depends on our current captain, Dion Phaneuf. But we watch these Habs, see what they do and hold on to all of our young talent, we should be able to put up a fight in the division. 

I know I've got a lot of Canadiens fans in my family and among my friends, and I will be the first to say, I wish them well in the series against the New York Rangers. And if you guys make to the finals, the Western champion is going to be quite the challenge in the Blackhawks (go Hawks go) or the Kings. Regardless who you face, that's going to be quite a series. But the best of luck to the Montreal Canadiens. From an non bitter Maple Leafs fan. You heard it hear folks. Let's hope we can pick up a few of these tricks for the next season.

Let's enjoy some hockey! Storm out. 

Friday, 23 May 2014

Tubby Wubbly...

Well shit. I got a gut.

And you know what sucks, as I write this blog of self hating for letting myself go, my gut is yelling at me to eat. What the hell man? Have you finally expanded into infinity?! And it's only my gut here, my arms and legs are still long twigs and all. I literally have a food baby in me. I want to take my fat and ship it to Yellowknife or Nunavut, somewhere cold where they would appreciate more whale blubber. I mean what the hell happened? When did I let myself go so badly?

The answers is many; the lack of sleep, the not so great eating habits, skipping meals, no exercise and probably a few other things I forgot to mention. Pretty much, I am rocking a keg to the party. 

This is not okay. Actually I am kind of freaking out in my own skin. This needs to change. So we are going to work together to make sure that it happens. I am going to be tracking myself here, post progress pictures and all that stuff. Let's turn this keg into a six pack. I know a lot of friends have told me not to get a gym membership, due to my lack of funds, but I think we my job I can get a really good deal. Not to mention I can see if my YMCA one still works. Regardless I need to make it a habit to go and workout as much as I possibly can, before work and/or after work. I got a lot of fat to burn. But hey I am also all ears to any tips and advice you guys can give me.

Is this shallow? Yes. Self concious? Absolutely. But you know what, I can admit it. But this is also trying to get into a habit of a healthier life style. I am only a few years from the big 3 and 0, so I got to start now to take care of myself and my health. That and let's face it, I am trying to impress men and women out there, can't pick up anyone looking like Kamala. Let's get this storm moving!