I’m Bad at This

Posted by Ben on 2011-06-27

So I know I said I would post more rants, but you can see how well that’s been working out. There’s a whole host of problems I suppose I could blame, like how my best friend from California is visiting me. Or that work is ramping up again (the work that actually pays me, not the comic (which is the more important to me)). Oh, and I suppose I also dug out my copy of Master Orion II, which ate my life for a couple of days. Those are all good reasons as to why I haven’t been posting rants. Right? I hope?

I’ll tell you a secret. Those are awful reasons. The real reason is that I’ve looking at other rants just to get an idea of format and topics. Which is what I do when I’m unsure of myself, research the hell out of whatever it is I’m unsure about. I’ve decided that most rant spaces are like blogs, and blogs are like diaries. Only everyone can read them. So not actually like dairies at all. For me, dairies are supposed to be a place where you rant and rave about all the things you’re hiding from the world. Like your own private bartender no one else knows about. I can’t do that, if I’m writing something it’s so someone will eventually read it. I mean, what’s the point of writing something if no one will read it?

Which brings us to blogs and rants. Mostly they tend to be about specific topics. You blog about something, you rant about something. You don’t just blog or rant for the sake of blog and ranting, you have a point, you something you have to say. You don’t just rant and rave for the sake of ranting and raving, you try to push a point, to convey some information of importance. That’s why you have like, tech blogs, gaming blogs, fashion blogs and…um…landscaping blogs and such.

That’s also where I kind of fall apart. There’s a lot of interesting things running around in my head, but they never really go beyond, “Oh my, how interesting.” There’s no actual intent behind them, nothing really to tell you beyond, “this is kind of cool.” At that point we move from ranting to raving. No one wants to read a rave. You can go to a rave, but you can’t read a rave. Of course it doesn’t really help that when I’m in the, “that’s so interesting” kind of mood all my writing switches to high school level essay style (here’s a hint, I put myself to sleep when I read those). But that’s okay, it just means I have to find a way to be more entertaining. So yes, I’m still intending to post here more, it just may not be quite as regular as I’d like.

On a happier note, user Enigma actually took our challenge up and sent Tria and I a file of his best evil laugh. It is definitively evil, and wakes up roommates in a most comical manner. As soon as Greg gets our extras page up and running I’ll see about hosting it up there, and if that takes way too long I’m sure I can host it at tinydec (assuming Enigma lets us of course).

If anyone else wants to send similar laughs, or anything at all vaguely DBC related, Tria and I would love it. Otherwise, keep reading and spread the word of Dubious Company for us.