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Got GAME Will Play YouTube Channel

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One thing that has been a big part of my life is/are video games. It brings fond memories to mind when I think of all the adventures I've had in that electronic world growing up. 

From Atari and Colecovision, through Nintendo Entertainment System, past Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo, and into the current generation systems. I've seen a lot and have been through many fun times with these electronic wonders. 

I've also seen, on YouTube, that a lot of channels are starting to play and live stream their gaming sessions. Actually, I know this has been going on for quite a bit, but other channels have been getting in on the fun. 

I am a writer. A horror writer, if you want to be a bit more specific. And the video game industry is definitely not short on horror games. Survival horror one of the more prominent with the Resident Evil series coming to the forefront this month with their remake of RE3. 

I've had zero time as of late with work being a big part of my day, then family …

Back to the Future Musical Review

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Gary talks about his experience with the Back to the Future Musical in Manchester. 

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Don't Hold Back

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You know what I've seen as an obstacle, more so than anything else (or so it seems, at least)? 

Myself. 

And I mean this in many ways. But one I've noticed is how I write, and holding back on ME. 

Let me explain. 

One day I was in art class. I can draw, always had a natural inclination towards sketching growing up. After my mom passed before I went into high-school (and those were some crazy years. Another story.) But one of the classes that I had managed to get to had a teacher who was showing the students how to draw--or something like that--it was a long time ago, cut me some slack. What I remember was that teacher rubbed me the wrong way. There was even a moment when a fellow student I'd known through elementary school told the teacher that I was an artist. Not sure why that happened, but it did drive me a bit for what I was about to do. 

So the teacher came over after showing the other students this and that and offered some criticism. I believe this is where my fellow cla…

Step Back and Connect

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Most of America, and other places around the world, are working from home. There are other situations out there, emergency personnel and such who can't stay home, but for the most part the majority of people are practicing social distancing. 

What I'm getting at is we are all sitting around and glued to the news, or social media, but we should be taking this time to do what we always wanted, what we think about all day as we toil away at work. 

Am I saying not to listen to the news? No. You have to. But once you're informed, shut it off. 

Connect with life. 

I was listening to the governor of New York talking on the news one morning as I drove into work about an initiative to shelter in place--this was about a week ago. He explained how this is an opportunity to be closer to those you love. And it's true. 

Think about it. All those times you stop and think how you aren't there enough with those who matter most. The endless days that exhaust you. If you come home late at…

Ideas Brewing

I've got some ideas brewing. Like some ideas for two new YouTube channels. 

One will be sort of like this blog, but in video form. The other is for video games, which I enjoy to play, but never have time for. 

This way, when I get a chance to play games, I can say it's killing two birds with one stone. 

The other idea, the vlog sort of channel, is something I've been thinking about for quite a while now. It does't stick with one thing, because I don't want to paint myself into a corner. But if I find something, a certain aspect of the project is doing better, I'll either do more of that, or make another channel all together on that subject. Anything is possible. I've had a lot of practice with other endeavors, and have put to the test tactics and ideas to see what works best. 

Either way, exciting ideas are coming to life. And above all, I have to focus more on the writing, to which all this has stemmed from and was supposed to be supporting in the first place.…

Lost Data part 2

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I decided it was done. I would just have to try and write the scenes I thought were so good before all over again. Not too hard, I'd done it before when I'd lost data due to either computer failure, or program. I'd gotten uncannily close to the exact same words, if not better than the first time. 

But whatever subject I was writing about, some force did not want it to be done at work. Or maybe at all. 

I started rewriting the story again, was making some progress getting back into the mood I was in, had brought back up the sites I'd used for research, and then I made the mistake of opening Google Maps for a conversation I was having with a coworker. 

And the computer screen went black. 

I tried to salvage the document once again, but the virtual desktop we use at work wasn't having it. 

I had to reboot the system. 

And loose what I'd done yet again. 

Sure I hadn't gotten as far as the first time, but it was far enough. 

I made the decision I'm just going to wri…

Coronavirus Opinion

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Coronavirus. There, I said it. 

This name has become like Voldemort from Harry Potter, He-who-must-not-be-named. At least on a social media level. But it strikes fear into those who read about it, who have to endure the constant barrage of alerts and news happenings. 

And while I am not downplaying this situation in any way, it is something we have to get through and the media in general is making that hard. 

Not all media, of course. 

It's hard enough to go to the supermarket and see the empty shelves; to not know what your job is going to do the next day; to not know what the virus will do to you, or a loved one who is ill or elderly, than to have to listen to what boils down to fear-mongering and sensationalized headlines for a few clicks. 

There are some places that are giving real stories and updates, but for the most part the sensationalized headlines and misinformation going around is astounding. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm a writer, I like a good conspiracy theory, mostly o…