Opinion Time 04/22/17

Bill O’Reilly Leaving Fox News

The opinionated golden boy of Fox News has been cashed in amongst sexual harassment accusations. It seems that this storm of controversy is finally the stake through the man’s career that is so polarizing that he may have done the Trump’s routine before the president did. It could be that in his polarizing rhetoric those previous issues were held silent under the opinion that they were just doing so to slander him. In a perfect world, this should invite more investigation to any previous accusations. Fox will not want to do that because anytime a higher moral ground they follow the corporate line of trying to brush it under the rug. All in all the pundit scene on TV will now be quieter, and we should all be more thankful for it.

Gaming Content An Exploding Market

According to a major research report From Superdata gaming content has the market at just over half a billion people ( 655 ) not including the 21 percent increase between now and 2021. This is taking eyes off of prime time TV with many people forgoing it all together to watch their favorite games or streamers. Numbers indicate that this kind of content will be a building block in the future with an impact as great as social media if not greater very soon.

As a gamer, I enjoy these numbers, but I think what should happen is that different stories and shows take it from a different model and whether that be with Youtube, or another video streaming service, or with Twitch so they could replace the live studio audience of older shows. One could also strike a difference. Television is not the king of media and without changing how shows are being broadcast it will go the way of the radio. Clearly, things like Netflix and Hulu are trying but with 100 million and 12 million respectively according to the report and PewdiePie at over 50 it puts things in perspective that games will have a hand in how media will evolve.

Also, cheap plug here

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQFThRkgJ-eFaq9BEourXHQ

 

I am a gamer

I like to play video games. I like that you can have an interactive story or arena to play in to your heart’s content, and I truly believe that we are still scratching at what can be done with it. With studies not being able to prove that games are making kids violent it seems like it would be a brand new world despite being in the eighth generation of systems.

Then I realize what is going on in games and some of the things combined with how some people are acting just makes me think how far we have gone. Then I hear about the Target issue which I think was not well handled by anyone involved but the gamers because when you have a country of 24,000,000 and an a petition of 40,000 gets something removed you have to wonder. Is it the opinion of the many or of the extremist? There are other places I could take that point including events out of gaming in my own country and I really want to but I try to keep this place for the most part a no politics zone and with as many times as I scratch my head it is getting more difficult.

Then we have the whole dirty publicity issue with gamergate and the rise of extremist wearing the feminism code like a bad overcoat. For those who may not agree with the previous statement I will take a point from the dictionary.

feminism

noun
1. the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men.
2. (sometimes initial capital letter) an organized movement for the attainment of such rights for women.

I have no problem with the word and what it means. When you talk to people who believe the fairness is only restricted by how far the pendulum may swing the other way then you have lost not only the point of fairness but also of feminism if you are one of these extremists. I could be mad and rip points apart, what good would it do so let me say this to help break down the wall a little bit.
We have different views. It is okay. You will not agree with me and I will not agree with all the world an on any point. You don’t need to. If you do not like my opinion though you can have a nice conversation with the person instead of dragging everyone in your pool of opponents through the mud verbally. It doesn’t do much except show that you were not prepared or just don’t have the access to the resources to back up your point.
I started out as a gamer reading the walkthrough to Crash Bandicoot game while my uncle and my cousin played through trying to get all the secrets. I had a Super Nintendo, but before then I just wasn’t interested then I saw what could be and I loved it. It made me think about things I never had before of aspects of life I never had before and overall it made me a better person. Oh by the way here is the end notes on the finding by the American Psychological Association in case you think there is no evidence and don’t feel like reading the war and peace sized report in full.
I am a gamer. I am an equalist. I am a writer. I have a headache and now I am going to work on my writing a little more. Hope you enjoyed the thoughts. Later everyone.

A New Year comes..

Over the past year I had done quite well with my resolution. I had gotten further to my goals then any other year before hand. On top of that I managed to stay off the streets so that is a plus ( A few weeks in 2012, I had gotten a good camping experience in the urban realm so to speak.)

With the new year once again I wish to get closer to my goals. So that would be my resolution and what that means is a bunch of smaller things I am aiming for because if your going to make a resolution, might as well go big.

Da list

Get cookbook published

Get a MtG Grand Prix or Pro Tour top 8 finish

Start my cooking blog

Start my cooking videos

Get pro wrestling training

Make enough money of my writing to have as a job

Draw more (100 for the number)

Make money off the zazzle store

Get more social

Hold executive chef status  – ( I have been every thing else including baker and dessert chef, but the big hat seems to elude me)

Get in to more cooking competitions

L.o.L team gets set up and starts winning tournaments

Get my music recorded ( small project just to do it)

Make a couple new inventions

Get in better shape

Ya. It’s a list of stuff to do. Joyous 

Got to keep going big. Use your typing instruments to tell me your big goal for the year. If we can help each other then next year all of our resolutions may just come true.

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Here is a picture of my trout sauteed in honey lemon sauce and finished with almonds. Have a great year everyone ! 🙂