Category Archives: It’s All About ME

Tonight, I Almost Flew

I realize I haven’t posted – I mean really posted in a while. There are a number of reasons for this and I don’t intend to get into any of them tonight. Tonight I have a totally different impetus for posting. The reasons for this will probably seem flimsy and foolish to everyone else, but even if no one else gets anything out of this, hopefully I will.

I intend to be very frank in this posting. I think the moment necessitates it, and I feel like I need something to shake me out of the rut I’m in, both in the real world and with regards to my blog. If near-live-blogging what just happened can help, so be it. Be warned: below the cut are heretofore unmined levels of at-the-moment, from-the-cuff honesty. There is absolutely no shame in not wanting this from me.

If I am to be entirely honest (and I believe that is the point of at least this post, if not this whole blog): this will involve elements that I would not have revealed in the real world.

Go forth at your own risk/ Here there be dragons:

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New Year’s Resolution

Yes, I know it’s April, but I didn’t have a blog back when this was fresh news, so you’ll have to hear about this now.

I’ve gone back and forth over the years with how seriously I take New Year’s Resolutions. Most years, I come up with something around 10:30pm on December 31, and have forgotten about it entirely by January 7. It’s not that I don’t think making resolutions has merit. It’s more that I’ve always had trouble coming up with concrete goals; I’d much rather keep my options open and grab onto opportunities as they come around. This has worked out for me at times, and not so much at others.
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Gaming Credentials

I have a couple of posts about RPGs that I’m working on, but before I got to those, I figured it’d be a good idea to at least touch on my experience with them. I don’t claim to be any kind of expert or to have a wide or encyclopedic knowledge, but I’ve been gaming for more than a few years now, and I’ve come across some things that I think are universal or quirky enough to be interesting.

So, my gaming history:
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Readme: Me

So, for those (as yet hypothetical) folks who have found this blog who don’t know who I am, here’s a little information:

First, my name isn’t actually Bobby Archer. It’s a pseudonym I’ve been using online for a while. The story behind it isn’t terribly long, but it’s kind of an inside joke and I don’t think it’d be all that interesting to someone outside it. In any case, I like the state of near-anonymity that the internet allows and I prefer using a pen name (keyboard name? blogonym?) when going around the internet. I might go into more detail about the whys and wherefores of that, but for now I’ll leave it at that.
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Hello World (because that’s how I roll: with originality)

Yes, this is a blog.

No, I have no idea what I’m doing with it.

Good, I’m glad I got that out of the way.

Basically, starting a blog is something that I’ve been saying I should do for a while now. I have various thoughts and ideas that I feel are best inflicted on a wider audience than I am typically able to reach on a day to day basis.

I haven’t had a blog or a journal or anything in years, and I’ve found it’s kind of hard to tell whether an idea is good when it’s just rattling around in your head. It certainly doesn’t help that my attention span is short enough that I’m not really thinking about these Great Ideas the next time I’m talking to someone who might be interested. Usually I’ve forgotten them by the time my fiancee’s done asking what I’m thinking about. Hopefully, having something like this will encourage me to hold on to these ideas and develop them into something.
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