Insomnia And Sick

Thursday 31 August 2017

I haven’t slept, I’ve been throwing up a lot and the pain in my side is starting to get worse.

I’ve been lying in bed all day; I’ve done nothing but listen to videos playing in the background.

I don’t have anything to talk about today.

Exercise
Push ups: 00
Sit ups: 00
Handgrips: 00 sets of 25 – 00
Walking: 0001 steps – 00:00:01 Time taken

Reading

Join Me

Pages 311 – 311

Not read today.

Prince Of Thorns

Pages 117 – 117

Not read today.

On A Pale Horse

Pages 191 – 191

Not read today.

Short Stories by Philip K Dick

Pages 35 – 35

Not read today.

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OCD, Writing And Video Games

Wednesday 30 August 2017

I managed to sleep last night, I woke up around 15:00, so I slept a lot. I hope to sleep a little earlier tonight, but I have no idea if I’ll be able to.

I played on Ratchet and Clank on the PS Vita last night, it’s been a while since I played that game. I finished played Diablo 3 with my friend again about an hour ago. It’s been about three weeks since we last went on it.

I wrote my second other post of the week, you can read it here http://wp.me/p7amTY-ay

The Monday post can be read here http://wp.me/p7amTY-ao

My OCD was a little better today when writing.

Exercise
Push ups: 00
Sit ups: 00
Handgrips: 00 sets of 25 – 00
Walking: 0001 steps – 00:00:01 Time taken

Reading

Join Me

Pages 311 – 311

Not read today.

Prince Of Thorns

Pages 117 – 117

Not read today.

On A Pale Horse

Pages 191 – 191

Not read today.

Short Stories by Philip K Dick

Pages 35 – 35

Not read today.

Post: Why Can I Never Seem To Finish Some Writings?

I’ve been wondering about why I have so many unfinished writings. I’ve been looking in notebooks and folders; I have a lot of writings which I have left. I have a poem which is almost finished, I could finish it in maybe an hour, I have almost finished my short horror story, maybe a few hours of writing will finish it.

Do you ever leave writings unfinished and not know why? Why so close to completing your writing, you lose all motivation? I think I’ve figured out why I do it.

Thinking about it last night, I thought about why I haven’t finished some writings and then it hit me, it’s possible that I’ve become bored with the writing. To clarify, not writing in general, I’m enjoying writing this, but with a specific work.

I think I’m bored because I know what happens. In my mind, all the story has played out, from start to finish. I think it’s because when I know everything that happens, I lose the motivation to write it down. This is different from planning, I plan my stories big plot points, but I’m talking about writing a story when you know even the littlest of things.

I don’t know if this is the real reason, but I believe it plays a part.

Some days I’m in pain and I can’t write, I think that’s reasonable.

Some days I’m lazy, I just can’t bring myself to write, I think that sometimes I can be lazy for no real reason and just not write due to that.

Some days I have things planned with family and friends, going to Christenings, weddings, just going to the cinema or out to eat, or just stay in and play some games.

When I look at those reasons, most of them seem like I’m using them to justify not writing, just excuses that I can use to make myself believe that I was too busy to write.

Maybe I need to write a story where I have little planning in it.

I could plan out the major plot points and just write parts of the story like fight scenes, places, conversations, etc., as it comes when I’m writing it.

Have you ever stopped writing a story? Do you want to go back and try to finish it? If you stopped, what was the reason?

Insomnia, Writing And Video Games

Tuesday 29 August 2017

I didn’t sleep again last night, I’ve just been hit by a wave of tiredness, so I might try to sleep after I post. I am still trying to wake up early, so maybe if I sleep early tonight I can. My OCD is annoying me today, hopefully, tomorrow I can keep it under some more control.

I didn’t go on any games last night, just laid down and thought.

I’m still in a little pain, but I think it’s easing up now, so soon it’ll be back to my regular pain and not biopsy pain. I’ll give it until Monday where I hope I’ll be able to do my exercises again. If I’m still in pain by then, I’ll book a doctor’s appointment. I expect they’ll tell me I’m just sore and it takes more than two weeks for you to feel better.

I’ve been writing some posts, I hope to post a new one tomorrow.

I also want to get back into playing my PS Vita because I have a lot of games for it and I’ve only played about 10%. It’s a good console, plus I still have a lot of PSP games.

Exercise
Push ups: 00
Sit ups: 00
Handgrips: 00 sets of 25 – 00
Walking: 2361 steps – 00:23:07 Time taken

Reading

Join Me

Pages 311 – 311

Not read today.

Prince Of Thorns

Pages 117 – 117

Not read today.

On A Pale Horse

Pages 191 – 191

Not read today.

Short Stories by Philip K Dick

Pages 35 – 35

Not read today.

OCD And Posts

Monday 28 August 2017

I didn’t sleep last night, I managed to get a few hours of sleep from about 10:00 to 15:00, which isn’t bad. Going to take some more painkillers too.

I wrote out a post about tags today, you can read it here http://wp.me/p7amTY-ao.

My OCD did prevent me from writing it all at once but managed to do it. My OCD hasn’t been too bad for the last few weeks, but it did get a little worse when writing this.

I might go on a game after I post this, I’ll either try to complete Uncharted: The Lost Legacy or go on Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom. My DS and PS Vita haven’t been used for a while, so maybe that.

Exercise
Push ups: 00
Sit ups: 00
Handgrips: 00 sets of 25 – 00
Walking: 0001 steps – 00:00:01 Time taken

Reading

Join Me

Pages 311 – 311

Not read today.

Prince Of Thorns

Pages 117 – 117

Not read today.

On A Pale Horse

Pages 191 – 191

Not read today.

Short Stories by Philip K Dick

Pages 35 – 35

Not read today.

Post: When To Use Certain Tags – Warning, This Post Is Not Funny

Tags, everyone who blogs knows what they are, but for those of you who don’t, a quick summary: tags are in a simple term, keywords which have relevance to your post in order to help better organise your blog and to allow readers to discover your posts.

An example of that would be that if I did a review of a video game, then the tags in that post might be “Video Games, Games, Reviews, Name Of The Game, Name Of The Console,” etc., each comma within the example given is a separate tag. Generally, unless there is a limit, the more tags you have and the more relevant the tags, the better.

I’ve been wondering when you should use certain tags, what is the right tag to use for this post? What tag would sum up all or a part of this post? What tag could be called correct for this post?

A friend of mine read a post of mine. After he said it was deeper than he was expecting. I didn’t think it was. So, will I put “Deep” as a tag? I tried to make it funny; will I put “Funny” as a tag as well?

I always found it a little arrogant of someone to tag their own work as funny. Even if I found the post funny, to say your own work is funny always came off a little egotistical, the same as if they called their own post deep or scary, as these are subjective things.

Since they are subjective, maybe tagging it as funny isn’t you calling your own work funny; if I found the post funny then I’d agree with the tag, if I found the post unfunny then I’d think that the tag is wrong. So do you use it when you think it’s funny or when you think your audience might think it’s funny?

This leaves me with the question of genre. Say you write a comedy, you’d tag it as “Comedy” even if you didn’t tag it as “Funny,” but wouldn’t it being a comedy in itself mean it was funny? I’m not sure as you can find a comedy unfunny, just like you can find a horror not scary. The genre of the film can be considered objective; for example if the writers want to write a horror and wrote one but it was so bad that no one found it scary but funny, it would still objectively be a horror film but subjectively seen as a comedy; it’s just a bad horror movie. However, some might argue that it is objectively a comedy since they found it so funny, despite it being written as a horror. So what would the people who don’t find the bad horror funny say it was? Would they say it’s just a bad horror, not a comedy since they didn’t find it funny? It depends on how you view it, you can argue both objective and subjective.

So with my post, I could tag it as “Deep” if I found it deep myself, doing it despite myself finding it a little arrogant. If I didn’t find it deep, could I tag it as such because my friend found it so? Tagging it as deep without knowing how my audience will find it is assuming they would find it deep whether I thought it was or not. If something is tagged as “Deep” and you didn’t find it deep, would you feel like you’ve been lied to or would you assume that it was the author who found it deep?

I find myself hanging up over this sometimes, if I write a comedy then I should also use tags like “Funny, Laugh, Hilarious,” etc., to get the maximum amount of readers. Maybe people who tag their own work as “Deep, Funny, Scary,” etc., aren’t being arrogant but just trying to get the most readers they can. It can go both ways and I guess like the tags themselves, this topic is objective and subjective.

I’m wondering if I should use the tag “Funny” in this post. Nothing is funny about it to me, but because it’s a big example of my point, should I use it despite there being nothing funny in this post to me?

What do you think? I’d like to have a discussion.

Posts

Sunday 27 August 2017

I’m still in pain but I managed to move around a lot more today. It’s hot here again, so spending all day in bed trying to rest would have unbearable.

I’m going to be writing with a friend tomorrow, see if we can’t complete the rough of chapter two.

I’ve got three posts written out, needs tidying up but I hope to post them on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I don’t know if I will be able to post them then.

Not much is happening tonight, might just try and read or try and sleep.

Exercise
Push ups: 00
Sit ups: 00
Handgrips: 00 sets of 25 – 00
Walking: 0001 steps – 00:00:01 Time taken

Reading

Join Me

Pages 311 – 311

Not read today.

Prince Of Thorns

Pages 117 – 117

Not read today.

On A Pale Horse

Pages 191 – 191

Not read today.

Short Stories by Philip K Dick

Pages 35 – 35

Not read today.

Uncharted 4 And Pain

Saturday 26 August 2017

I spent most of the day in bed as I’ve been in pain for most of the day. I tried to do some things like play Uncharted 4, which I stayed on for about an hour, it was fun, I couldn’t concentrate on it though.

I managed to fall asleep several times, which is weird as I usually have trouble getting sleep. I slept about an hour each time.

I don’t feel like doing anything at the moment, whether that be games or reading or watching a movie. I might just continue to lie down and put something on in the background. If I feel a little better later on, I will try to read but at the moment I think I’m just going to take painkillers and go to bed.

Exercise
Push ups: 00
Sit ups: 00
Handgrips: 00 sets of 25 – 00
Walking: 0001 steps – 00:00:01 Time taken

Reading

Join Me

Pages 311 – 311

Not read today.

Prince Of Thorns

Pages 117 – 117

Not read today.

On A Pale Horse

Pages 191 – 191

Not read today.

Short Stories by Philip K Dick

Pages 35 – 35

Not read today.

Video Games And Writing Posts

Friday 25 August 2017

I didn’t sleep last night, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to get some sleep tonight. I bought Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, as it was on sale. It’s a cartoon style RPG. It’s not bad, it’s got some weird moments; I’ve only played it for about an hour, so we’ll see if it gets better.

I went to see my English teacher again, as I like to keep in touch. She is doing fine. We talked about the GSCE’s changing markings, I’m not an expert in it, so I won’t write about it here.

I managed to write a few posts, I will post some of them next week.

Exercise
Push ups: 00
Sit ups: 00
Handgrips: 00 sets of 25 – 00
Walking: 3033 steps – 00:31:11 Time taken

Reading

Join Me

Pages 311 – 311

Not read today.

Prince Of Thorns

Pages 117 – 117

Not read today.

On A Pale Horse

Pages 191 – 191

Not read today.

Short Stories by Philip K Dick

Pages 35 – 35

Not read today.

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy And Trying To Read More

Thursday 24 August 2017

I managed to sleep again for about seven hours. Which is long for me, but I got up around 14:00, when my brother woke me up. I played on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, it’s good so far. I’ve only played it for a few hours; I’ve been told it’s about eight hours long.

I didn’t read SAO last night, I was feeling tired and tried to read but I couldn’t so I will try tonight. Hopefully, I should be able to work on a few things tomorrow.

I might try and play a few games I bought on PC tonight too. Maybe I might call my friend and see if he’s up for a game of Diablo 3 tonight or tomorrow. I haven’t played that game in about two weeks.

Exercise
Push ups: 00
Sit ups: 00
Handgrips: 00 sets of 25 – 00
Walking: 0001 steps – 00:00:01 Time taken

Reading

Join Me

Pages 311 – 311

Not read today.

Prince Of Thorns

Pages 117 – 117

Not read today.

On A Pale Horse

Pages 191 – 191

Not read today.

Short Stories by Philip K Dick

Pages 35 – 35

Not read today.