The End of This Website, Well Sort of

If you are a regular visitor of my website, you may know that I don’t write a lot of blog posts. That’s because I forget or I don’t have anything to say. I spend a lot of my time, in fact most of it, on Twitch. So, I don’t do much with my website. That is why I have decided to retire the writing portion of this blog. I guess it’s not really going to be a blog anymore.

Instead, I will be using this site to showcase my new weekly podcast. That’s right! I’m planning to do a podcast that is an extension to the SDBmania Channel on Twitch. I’m planning on a weekly podcast, with my girlfriend as a co-host. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun! I know this change might be sudden, but I just feel like I’m done with writing. I spent a lot of time on it, but I think its time to move on to something new and I feel like my Twitch channel is growing nicely.

It’s the end of an era in a lot of ways, but with time things change. I could of course still write a blog post here or there, but for now it’s going to be just SDBmania Channel stuff. I do appreciate everyone who visited and I hope you will continue to come here for the podcast. 🙂

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The Maniac

The Maniac

I’ve been a lot of things, writer, video store rental guy, and musician, and others. One thing I have never been is a wrestler. Surprise! I am now! I helped Mike Fifty Million design the character, but most of the work was his, and now I am The Maniac!

Since the creation of The Maniac, Mike started requesting we do interview and I try to find time for them. You can catch the latest interview here: The Maniac. By the way, The Maniac is on the right. KCW is a custom team of wrestlers in the WWE arena. Mike creates most of these characters off people he knows on Twitch.tv. Hence why he created one of me!

It was a lot of fun to voice the character of The Manaic, and I hope you enjoy the interviews as much as I have! It’s funny since I’m not into sports, but I do enjoy watching The Maniac fight. Also the matches don’t tend to be too long, so they are easy to watch. Guys please check out Mikes YouTube Channel for his KCW matches and stay tuned for more from The Maniac!

 

Talking to Girls…Yikes!

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Image taken from: http://weknowmemes.com/2012/12/whenever-i-try-to-talk-to-girls/

Hey guys, remember when you couldn’t talk to girls? I’ve been reminded recently about an old issue I had when I was much younger. “HOW DO YOU TALK TO GIRLS!!?!?!?!?!?!?” I kinda smile when I think about it. I’m by no means a Casanova or anything, but it seems silly now to worry about how to talk to women. It’s definitely an immature place to be, though it’s understandable and by no means a bad thing. It just means you have room to grow. If by chance you are unsure of how to talk to women, the secret is you have to talk to them. About anything really.

Maybe this is a game changer for you, but women are people. Simple, but a lot of guys like to put women on a pedestal. We like to think of them as perfect, better than us. Talking to women can make us really nervous! And don’t get me started on dating. And I say “we” because while I’m certainly confident in social situations for the most part, I still get nervous sometimes.

The idolization of women is in stark contradiction to the powerfully negative aspect of masculine culture which values men over women, but is still harmful. It can make it difficult for some men to interact with women. This is because we see women as better than us, as superior. It may seem flattering to women, but for men it can be crippling.

Let me explain why. For starters, guys who like girls can feel unworthy, or a lack of confidence. Feelings of inferiority for either sex makes it difficult to interact with the opposite sex (or in some cases same-sex). Feelings of inferiority can lead to anxieties while feeling superior can lead to entitlement.

Instead, of idolizing men or women, remember that we are all flawed and imperfect individuals. It’s okay to be imperfect and the more you see the other person as normal, the easier it will be to talk to them. Another thing that helps me is to downplay saying stupid things. I used to worry a lot about what I said to women. I still try to watch myself, but if I say something stupid or weird or whatever, it’s not the end of the world. Once you get to know a person, you should feel comfortable to say whatever you want really.

I used to say, think of an attractive woman as being like one of your guy friends. Don’t see her as someone “unobtainable,” just treat her like you would with one of your good friends. Respect and a little confidence goes a long way.