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What does the creative process behind Digi2000 look like, Mr B? Do you write, proof and post the articles as they happen? Maybe you store a few up in your sweaty puff jacket before throwing them up there? Or is it a 'bit of both'?
Thanks! I mean it!
Generally, I put stuff up as I write it. Much as I want to, I do think it's part of why I'd struggle to write a book - I love the kind of instant feedback/gratification I get with Digi. Again, I'm only human. Stop judging me. But I'm no good at waiting. Although: I've got tons of articles in half-written draft form, which I sometimes return to, if inspiration is running dry.
Don't ask me about the actual creative side of it. I've no idea where most of it comes from. I try and always write on here from a kind of honest place - so if it's an opinion, it's one I believe, rather than one I've dredged up to provoke a reaction. If it's a funneee... it's because it's an idea that makes me laugh, first and foremost. My other half always says I laugh hardest at my own jokes... but... y'know. So what? Who writes "jokes" that they don't even find funny?
Sometimes I look up stuff online looking for inspiration, I'll trawl Google images for a spark of something, or read the games sites... Sometimes I think of ideas while I'm drifting off to sleep, and then write them as soon as I wake up.
I'm also writing around my day job. I'm terrible for focusing on just one thing at a time. I flit back and forth between Digi and whatever script I'm writing. Ironically, the more work I have on, the more I tend to procrastinate on Digi. I dunno why that is. Maybe I'm a bit mental. STOP JUDGING ME.
I worked overseas in the Middle East for a construction firm last year and quite fancied myself as a Paul Atreides type, working with the local Fremen equivalents. After a few months I realised, in this Herbetian conceit, that we were more like the insidious Harkonens!
So my question is: in the Dune 2 computer game (a C&C predecessor) there was House Ordos too. Ordos were a sneaky House; with building-blowing saboteurs and green gas firing tanks that made enemies switch allegiance. That being said, are you familiar with the Chinese world creation myth of Pangu? Thanks!
There seems to be a lot of confusion regards the Xbox One S & the Bond Villain edition. Scorpio sounds like an antagonist of 007 right?
Seems pretty clear to me that the One S is a revision of the existing model with 4k output of video playback and the Scorupco does 4k native output. Hence chief Xbox talking head Phil Wossname's assertion that it's not the console for 1080p players. He's right. Sure, it might be perceived as a PR gaffe, but his honesty is refreshing.
The punter that has a 4k TV will be best placed to shell out for a new model Xbox One Scorpions that outputs the Winds Of Change on a constant loop in glorious 4k resolution, perhaps via a bundled Oculus Rift headset.
They'll probably already have the headset by then anyway. For those of us not likely to buy a 4k set until our current TV breaks, it's business as usual. Nothing to see here, move along. Anyway, Dangerous Golf isn't going to play itself. Super duper new console iterations or not.
I know writer/director, Alex Garland won the (old) Digitiser Brown Trumpet award. Does that mean you've met him? Was there a physical award? And does he, As I've often though, end every sentence with "you c@nt"?
If I remember... the Brown Trumpet award was a load of crap old games that we didn't want anymore. We kept them in a cupboard. Lots of edutainment titles. Rubbish like that.
This morning, I found out that the etymology of Europe is ‘wide face’ – that’s what it literally meant in ancient Greek. That got me thinking what the literal meanings of some other important thing in my life besides ‘topical places I sort of live in’.
Take Call Of Duty, for instance. ‘Call’ is from the Norse root ‘kalla’, meaning to summon loudly, ‘of' is ‘of', while ‘duty’ is from the Anglo-Norman French word ‘duete’, which means ‘to owe’.
Call of Duty, then, actually means Loud Summoning of Things You Owe. If you were to DELIBERATELY swallow a time-bean, and find yourself back in the old century, no one would know what you meant if you asked if anyone wanted a game of Call of Duty. Only when you asked to compete at Loud Summoning of Things You Owe might King Bronk direct his courtiers to set up the PlayStation.
I worry what might happen if you ACCIDENTALLY swallowed a time-bean and found yourself without the etymological education to make yourself understood. At best you might get laughed out of court, at worst you’d have to buy your way out with blowjobs.
Hi, my name is... I forget. Isn't it odd and somewhat convenient that all the mutants in the X-Men films have abilities advantageous to battle?
How come there aren't any ones with mundane powers like farts smelling like cinnamon, bleeding radiators with their mind, or being able to cook the exact amount of rice required? (PS. This one took even less time to write than the last.)
Is it still considered a death threat if I say I'll off myself if No Mans Sky isn't out soon?
Also, what if you opened a restaurant where you only served up things that your body produced, and was able to replenish naturally: like hair, fingernails, sleepy dust from your eyes, saliva, blood, etc.? Would that be allowed? I love Hispanics!
I've got a new job as the owner of a restaurant where I serve up parts of my own body - like hair, fingernails, sleepy dust from your eyes, saliva, blood, etc.
Sadly, the only customer we've had through our doors is me. Even I'll admit that there are few more tragic sights than a grown man sitting in an empty restaurant, which he purchased with his entire life savings, eating a bowl containing his own hair and fingernails.
I'm also wondering whether the name of the restaurant might be discouraging potential custom. It's called "Bod-Parts for Sod-Farts".