- Finally got a new laptop. An Asus K52N-BGR5. Fairly happy with it. It was a mere $549 at Best Buy and has a 500GB hybrid hard drive, 6GB DDR3 RAM, 15.6-inch LED screen, ATi HD graphics, and an on-board Altec Lansing speaker set. I say all these things as a computer geek, and yet, I bought the computer so I could get back to writing.
- Because one of my favorite comic book writers, James Robinson, had tweeted that my blog was a good read and "witty" after I had put him in one of my few and far between "Follow Friday" posts.
Since I moved back home to Miami, I've been doing things a lot differently than when I was in Gainesville. For now, I'm working. Not currently in school due to a strong lack of funds. I am currently considering my further educational options. I may just go a normal secondary educational institution or see if I can gather enough student loans to go to a film school for my BA. I have also been volunteering for the Florida SuperCon since the 2009 Animation SuperCon in October of that year. I spent the entire weekend being David X. Cohen's (co-developer/executive producer/head writer of "Futurama") assistant. I also got to hang out with the entire male voice cast of "Futurama" and drive Billy West (voice of Fry/Zapp Brannigan on "Futurama" as well as many voices from some of everyone's favorite '90s cartoons) to the airport. I've done pretty well at these events. I'll most likely be a staff member for the upcoming 2011 Florida SuperCon in July, taking care of media guests. Honestly, even if they don't pay me, I still have way too much fun at the cons.
But, between work, conventions, and not having a computer after my last laptop finally died (it was on its last legs and was referred to as a steam powered laptop by my good friend, Shaun Spalding, because of the terrible sounds the fan made), I have neglected my writing. I kept having ideas and writing them all down in my Moleskine notepad, but never really had a chance to turn any of them into something. Most recently, I started getting frustrated and just took what little money I had and bought the best laptop I could for it. So, in addition to starting to write some stories again, I thought this blog should be given a chance to live on. While I enjoy Twitter, micro-blogging is not as good an outlet as a nice, LONG blog post.
I am going to try to post movie reviews for whatever film I see that I feel is worth writing about - whether it be new, old, or something recently rediscovered - as well as some of my general What's Happening? posts that I used to do called "MY QUICK UPDATE". I may also do the occasional video game review (since I now work in the video game section of a very large toy store chain and it has rehashed on old addiction), tech news, comic book review, or whatever geeky thing that I feel is either relevant to myself or what I feel should be relevant to us all. In other words, this will be a blog. But not just a blog, this will be The Nick B-Log.