No desktop Internet!

So the adapter I’m using for WiFi on my PC appears to have shit itself, which is a tragedy. Instead I’m chilling in the lounge room watching YouTube on the TV.

Today’s crisis is my inability to decide whether or not to shave the beard, trim the beard or leave it to grow wild and unrestrained.
I just don’t know.

I have not slept and it’s deeply killing me.

I think I’ve maybe gotten 5 hours sleep in two and a half days, and I can definitely feel it.

This post isn’t about that, instead it’s about Motion City Soundtrack. In my sleep deprived brain that’s where I got the idea of putting “and it’s deeply killing me” in the blog post. Get it? Because that’s lyrics in one of their songs.

So yesterday, the band has announced that they are breaking up. On Monday we’ll apparently see a “very special final tour announcement”, which had BETTER include Australia. The statement makes it sound like they’re leaving on good terms with each other, and the future is uncertain so we could get a reunion in the future, maybe.

They remain one of my favourite bands of all time. I absolutely love their first album I Am The Movie and the follow-up Commit This To Memory, and their latest (and I guess final) album Panic Stations is something I’ve been enjoying listening to.
I got to see them live last year for the tenth anniversary of Commit This To Memory, and it was amazing. I would love one more chance to see them before they go away. I’d love to see them perform It’s A Pleasure To Meet You.

Daily photos. This probably won’t work out.

I don’t take many photos of myself. I take selfies maybe once every month or two.

Years ago, I used to use Dailybooth actively, taking daily selfies of myself using a webcam to track my life. I want to start doing that again, so as of today I have a new Instagram account where I’ll take at least one photo of myself a day, barring issues getting in the way. It will be interesting for me, since I’m slowly trying lose weight. Some visual representation of progress as I go would be pretty rad.

The first photo is a few days ago, but we all have to start somewhere, right?

If it’s ready…

So Blink-182’s new album is apparently finished. They’re done and it’s ready to ship. They’ve said in a few months they’ll release a single to precede the album.

For fucks sake guys, just release the dang thing already. It’s going to be the greatest, now Tom Delonge is replaced. I need it NOW.

Since I might miss the deadline, here’s a photo of my new tablet

12822639_1573501752976581_381372369_oAs the title says, I just realized there’s only a little under 2 hours left until the end of the “day” in which I have to post something. So, here’s a photo of my brand new tablet, which I bought to play osu! with. I’ve been really getting into it, and while mouse play has been okay, apparently tablets are the optimal peripheral for the game if I want to go past the two star difficulty.

The tablet itself is really thin, and only slightly bigger than my hand. That said, it looks  cool and seems to work pretty well. After using a mouse for so long, it’s made osu! feel a little strange to play, but it’s just a learning curve. Hopefully with this I’ll be able to beat Amore on with Hard Rock and Double Time mods active. I haven’t been able to do it with mouse yet.

As soon as I hit publish I’m probably going to jump back in game and start playing again. I’ve had to take breaks because I am feeling a lot of fatigue when playing with the pen as opposed to the mouse. I assume I’ll either get over that, or I’ll work out what I’m doing wrong and be better for it.

The choice of editing

So, I’ve reached an odd point one day after writing this post, in which I regret the contents of it. So, this brings up the question of whether or not I should edit the things I write here, or leave them as testaments of their time, no matter how cringeworthy or irrelevant they are?

Whoops, too late. This will hopefully be the only time I do this, but it had to be done. I feel silly.

I really want Doctor Who to be alluding to this.

I should say, if you’re reading this for whatever reason, spoilers ahead perhaps.

I finally got around to watching season 9, and it was pretty cool for the most part. I like the idea of the immortal “hybrid” that The Doctor made, and the guitar is cool too, given Capaldi’s history in punk rock.


Was not a fan of the “sonic sunglasses” though.

This season followed the same form as previous, with an overall theme shoved down our throats at random times. This time it was concerning a prophecy about a hybrid creature, a combination of two warrior races destined to destroy the universe. We had multiple instances of “hey look this character is technically a hybrid”, with things like the repeat half Human half Mire character, and other such things.

Eventually, the series gets to a point where it is posed that the prophecy could mean two people being together; in particular the Doctor and Clara, pushing each other to greater extremes. This seems to be where they go in the end of the season, with the Doctor nearly breaking Time itself just to save her, but I don’t like that as a solution.
People have suggested all sorts of ideas for The Hybrid all of which are possible, including River Song as she is technically half Human half Timelord.

I have my own idea.

Out of all the recurring villains of the Doctor; the Cybermen, The Master, Daleks, the Great Intelligence, none impress me as much as the idea of The Valeyard.
For those who are unfamiliar, The Valeyard is supposed to be The Doctor himself, somewhere between his twelfth and thirteenth regeneration. He is a villain in the third Doctor’s life, and an idea that torments The Doctor through various regenerations. The idea that The Doctor could become evil is an interesting one and I feel like Stephen Moffat, as bad a writer as he is considered, could be working towards introducing him again. I’ll list my reasoning below.

In series 7, The Great Intelligence states that “The Valeyard” is a name The Doctor will be known by before the end of his life. This is what I believe this is the first and possibly only reference to The Valeyard in the newer series of the show, but I don’t think it’s a mistake that the name was dropped to put it in our minds again.

Now, The Valeyard is supposed to be somewhere between The Doctor’s twelfth and thirteenth regenerations, so let’s assume that’s true. We had John Hurt’s “War Doctor” introduced as being between 8 and 9, which means that even though we are up to the Twelfth Doctor now, we are in fact on the thirteenth regeneration. So with that in mind, that would mean The Valeyard is somewhere between Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi’s Doctors. Or…


Maybe we have something completely new. We assume The Valeyard is OUR Doctor, completely forgetting we have another version, who ended up in another dimension. The “Meta-Crisis” Doctor came about at the end of Series 5 as a whole new character, sharing DNA between the companion of the time Donna and The Doctor himself.
At the end of the arch, The Meta-Crisis Doctor, who we will refer to as The Human Doctor for this rest of this,  stays in the other dimension with Rose, allowing her to have the relationship with The Doctor she wanted, even if it was this new version. The Human Doctor has many of the attributes of humans, including one heart, and the alleged inability to regenerate. His personality traits included those of anger and a “moral code” that deviates from that of the original Doctor.

So pulling back, we’re worried about a creature that is a hybrid of two warrior races, and we have a version of the Doctor running around that is half Human, half Timelord. His darker side is meant to be curbed by Rose’s love, but if she died, we’d be left with a Timelord hybrid who could be very, very angry with everything.
Just because they theorized that The Human Doctor will still age and cannot regenerate, doesn’t necessarily mean these things are true. Assuming he found a way to regenerate, that would make him a second 12th regeneration, bringing him in line with the fact that The Valeyard is between the 12th and 13th. As he possesses the same knowledge as The Doctor, he may be able to find a way out of the dimension he is effectively exiled in, back into “our” world.

Once returned and full of rage, The Human Doctor could not only assume the role of The Valeyard, but he could also fulfil the prophecy concerning The Hybrid.

The show is full of things that could seem harmless when left to it’s initial context, but seem to come around as deeper meanings when reflected on. Think the way the Ood said “Doctor Donna” in their episode with Tennant’s Doctor, and we ended up with The Human Doctor, which possessed parts of Donna in him. The Doctor even points out the connection.
In this series, in reference to The Hybrid, The Doctor states that Humans are a warrior race too. This is the first time it is stated, which sets us up for all sorts, including The Human Doctor being a valid option. He also goes to state that “The Hybrid, destined to conquer Gallifrey and stand in its ruins, is me.” When he says “me”, it could be that he is referring to himself overthrowing Rassilon which happens in the very next episode. It could also refer to Ashildr, the Human-Mire hybrid who adopted the name “Me”. More on point with this article though, he could be unknowingly referencing the fact that another version of himself is The Hybrid.

I don’t think The Doctor and Clara solution is actually The Hybrid, and I think we’ll be encountering more about it in the next series, which is slated for a whole year away, god damn it. I really want The Valeyard to be it, but we’ll just have to wait and see.


Am I reading too much into this?

Wait…what does this have to do with GTA?

So I have a gaming website I write on very rarely because I get a little lazy. I wrote an article effectively whinging about the idea of in-game cash bonuses for pre-ordering GTA V a while ago (Almost a year ago, WOW!). Anyway, I checked my unapproved comments behind the scenes just to see what spam I was getting, and I encountered this gem that that was left on the aforementioned post.

All you f*****s haitng on this kid I think it’s a pretty sweet idea I mean we can fly planes into buildings in battlefield 3.. It would be sweet to have an environment that can be destroyed. It will never happen but it would be very interesting Yes 9/11 was horrible. But so was the recent shooting in Connecticut, or any other mass murders that happen in the us you hate on this guy for posting about flying planes into buildings when you thinks its okay to shoot up hundreds of people in this game? All it is, is a fucking game you pussy bitch.. Stop complaining you fucking f*****s

So um, yeah. Stop complaining guys, you’re making him mad. Seriously though, this is so out of place I don’t understand at all.

Writing something small while I work on something bigger, so I can keep up the daily post thing.

I have to go to work soon, and don’t have enough time to write what I actually wanted to write, so as the title says, this is a small thought post for until I finish the main one, which is about Doctor Who.

I’ve started slowly teaching myself AUSLAN, which is a context heavy sign language originating in Australia. When I say slow, I mean slow. I’m learning it from videos posted on Facebook by a lady named Asphyxia. So far I can say things like ‘food’, ‘drink’, ‘hello’, ‘how are you?’, ‘good’ and ‘bad’.

The other night I got to use this to a degree, asking a deaf customer at work “How are you?”. She replied by telling me she was good, then thanked me. It was REALLY awesome, and it’s encouraged me to keep going with it. This is nice.