Old Newwby

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I cannot finish things

Will I ever learn to finish anything? My life is littered with things I’ve started with great passion, only to leave with apathy so potent it could only be matched by the passion I entered into the project with. I am the poster child for a short attention span, with a mind so chaotic and flighty I weep at the prospect of all my lost achievement had I ever learnt the discipline to actually sit down and see something out until the end. Today I found a promising video game I was developing, with an entire world history written alongside the actual project, abandoned somewhere in the first act. I remember starting the project and I remember spending weeks on the architecture to support the game, telling friends about it and then one day just starting something new. I’m just not that prone to finishing things.

That’s not to say I’ve never finished anything in a life. I’ve driven more than a few relationships to their end!

Editors note: Har de har.

No, I think back and there are definitely a few things that I’ve finished. The problem is the disparity in projects started, to projects completed. I think, and this could be off by a couple in either direction, the score stands at roughly 30,000 projects started to 4 projects completed. On average I’ve gone off the rails a week or two into a project every week or two since I was 5 years old. The problems go back that early. I used to design playground games for my friends and I to play at break times, and every day there’d be a brand new half-finished game that I’d written the night before. You could quite easilly describe it as ‘the only thing Dan is capable of seeing through to the end is his pattern of not seeing things through to the end’.

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Update: Supernatural

I realise I’ve been taking an extended va-cay from tumblr since my breakup (don’t wanna get trapped in any figurative glass cages of emotion/yelling about how much of a bitch my ex is), and I promised I would work on my own blog site (I am), but I felt like tumblr needed to know that I started to watch Supernatural.

The only main tumblr fandom that I wasn’t a part of before (I’d consider the others to be HP, aSoIaF/GoT, Sherlock & Doctor Who) and dayuhmn am I now.

Dean, Castiel (I may have something of a man crush on Misha Collins), Bobby and Crowley *coughbadger* (plus the actors who play them) are awesome! Some of my favourite TV characters to date.

Currently on S7 (pretty good considering I started slightly less than a month ago), no spoilers please.

Look tumblr, I meant to quit. Pack up and leave.
My girlfriend and I split - I’ve not been feeling much of anything lately.
I keep talking to strangers and even though I’m doing a better job of chatting with my friends I’m still pretty isolated emotionally.

I honestly intended post-breakup I’d just quit tumblr and setup my own site like I intended but I guess that’s not how it’s going to play out.

So look, I’m back but I need time to heal before I get totally involved again. Give me a bit of space, a modicum of support and we’ll see if we can’t recapture our reposting glory days. I’d actually like to get some more followers, find some more online friends if possible. This has been a pretty exclusive blog up until now.

Guess who’s been drinking!

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You can read up to 500 words per minute


I have no problem reading any of this and I’ve read 600 page books in much less than a day on multiple occasions.

A man walks into a bar


"I’ve walked into a bar" he proclaims

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Nagrand is the last unscarred region in Outland. It is the ancestral home of the orcs and the heart of early orcish shamanism. Today it is a fertile retreat where elementals commune with mortals on a regular basis. Marauding ogres from the Blade’s Edge Mountains, meaning to claim the territory as their own, currently pose the greatest threat to this unspoiled reserve.

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Glassware can get pretty expensive especially if you’re in college and always getting sht faced and breaking your glasses. Start just using your empty beer bottles and turning them into your new glasses. Look dope, easy to make and cheap! Follow these 5 easy steps.

Step 1 – Grab a beer bottle preferably with thick glass such as corona bottles. Tie a string just above the label on the empty bottle

Step 2 – Keep the string tied and soak it in lighter fluid.

Step 3 – Put the string back on the bottle and hold it horizontally. Light the sting rotating the bottle so the flame spreads. You should hear the bottle crack slightly in about 10 seconds.

Step 4 – After you hear the crack, pour cold water on the string and the top of the bottle will fall off.

Step 5 – Now grab sandpaper and sand the edges of the bottle till it is smooth.



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