Opinion On Opinions

Opinions are important, having them is a part of what makes you unique. If we all shared the same view then the World would be painfully dull. But there’s an important rule when you express your opinion and that rule is very simple. Don’t be an arse about it. I’d say that’s a pretty easy rule to follow right?

Alas, people seem to forget that their opinion is not law, just because they have an opinion doesn’t mean they’re right and that goes for everybody. When expressing an opinion, it’s important to know when the line has been reached and when it’s been crossed.

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Feed The Gremlins Little and Often

Youtube, Netflix, Crunchyroll, eating, playing games. Oh the procrastination is strong within this one I can tell you. Getting distracted and being lazy as a result is both fun and time wasting, but like many people I always seem to find myself fighting that urge to watch just one more episode.

Is beating procrastination and keeping those gremlins at bay possible? Of course it is, you just have to harness your self discipline and rise above the temptation! I know it’s hard, but here’s how I usually tackle the sweet tantalising temptress.

Five days out of the seven I will try to write for about 8 hours. This is a long time to concentrate on one thing, so breaks are often necessary. Usually a couple of 10-15 minute breaks will do and I will take these when my writing flow comes to a natural stop.

Deciding on what you do with your break all depends on what relaxes you, for me it’s youtube videos. I follow a lot of channels, from gaming to vlogs and most of the videos don’t pass the 20 minute mark so they’re perfect for short breaks.

Procrastination can easily be tamed by feeding it little chunks during your breaks, just remember that when your break is over, it’s over! Back to work with you until your next break. It can be difficult to get back into the swing of things after relaxing, but perseverance will find a way!

 

How do you defeat the little gremlin on your shoulder? Or do you let it rule with an iron fist?

Be Different, Say Something Nice.

If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.

 

A phrase that has followed me throughout my life and a lifestyle I try to live. It should be a lesson in schools that kindness is the only option and if you do have a desire to be cruel, you are to be silent until the moment passes.

I know we’re not all perfect and we’re all bound to make a mistake every now and then; after all that is life. We learn from our mistakes and we grow into who we wish to be; or that’s what we’re supposed to do.

It’s easier and safer to be cruel now, the internet is a window into peoples lives and we can choose to comment on their lives in whatever way we wish to. Hiding behind a screen and saying nasty things is extremely easy, I’m sure we have all done it at least once during our internet lives.

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Healthy Relationships – 50 Shades

With 50 Shades of Grey coming out in cinemas, I decided that I would express some thoughts on the phenomenon that is Mr Grey. Of course I have friends that have enjoyed the books and while I shook my head at them, I supported their right to enjoy a book about a sex addicted control freak. Having said this I think there is some hidden danger within this franchise.

Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with erotic fiction at all and it’s not the sex that really bothers me. I’ve never personally read any as it’s not my cup of tea, but again I do have friends that enjoy it. I do believe however that you have to handle such a delicate subject with care.

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Adventure Time: The Secret Of The Nameless Kingdom

Oh My Glob, a new Adventure Time game! Join Jake and Finn in a brand new top-down adventure game with plenty of puzzles to solve. I, like many other hardcore Adventure Time fans was excited for this new game. It looked hilarious and I was personally very excited to go on my own adventure with my favourite cartoon dog and human.

This game is easy to get to grips with, although there isn’t really any tutorial for the controls. When I run into a monster I can’t help myself but shout “Oh my Glob!!” and run away in terror, because for some reason defending yourself just seems to be a bit too difficult.

Jake takes the form of a shield at the beginning of the game and he’s the only defense you have to reflect attacks, however getting the angle just right is tricky and I found myself dying quite a lot because the controls are just a little too sensitive.

Having said that, the humour Jake brings to the game is brilliant and quite frankly needed. They break the fourth wall quite a lot and it can be amusing. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot more I can say about this game that is good.

The gameplay is slow, the map is too vague to know where you’re really going and the puzzles are just a bit too confusing. It’s as if you need to do everything in a particular order and you won’t be able to complete the big missions unless you’ve done A, B and C first. That would be fine, if the game made it clear as to what you’re meant to do, but it doesn’t.

Most games introduce you to the controls, the menus and the plot before you get into the nitty gritty part; but this game just drops you right into the fray and expects you to know what you’re supposed to do. There is a shop mechanic, which seems like a good idea but everything is just too expensive. While collecting “All the rubles!” isn’t hard, it is tedious and wastes an awful lot of time.

All in all I would play this game for thirty minutes at a time but no more. It isn’t a game you can get lost in and I personally can’t handle more than half an hour at a time. If I were to score it out of 10, it would get a generous 5. There are some good parts to this game, but for the most part it falls flat.

Light Up The Darkness

Firstly, I’d like to apologise for my lateness in posting a new blog. I’ve had this thought on my mind for a few days, but I just couldn’t figure out how to word it; but I think I’ve finally got it.

 

It has become apparent to me that making yourself smile and laugh is rather important. Especially if you’re suffering with something like depression, or anxiety. Sometimes while suffering with mental illnesses such as these, it can be very difficult to socialise with friends and even family. So, what’s the next option? Well it’s to make yourself feel better, or at least try.

Making yourself feel a little better doesn’t have to be difficult, it’s actually pretty easy. Of course it’s easy to spend your days thinking of that person or that situation that is making you want to hide in darkness forever, but you need a break from that or your health will suffer.

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