What Did The Millennials Ruin?

Posted by Alex Crumb

Aug 31, 2016 12:00:00 PM

robots-replace-people.jpgMillennials ruined work ethic.

Millennials ruined looking the other way.

Millennials ruined monogamy, dating, and forced intimacy as an overarching life-goal.

Millennials ruined bog-standard television when they recognized how silly they were for believing Full House was anything more than a tasteless early-90s stab at late-50s wholesomeness.

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Topics: millennials

The NFL Wants All Your Money And Colin Kaepernick Was Right

Posted by Alex Crumb

Aug 30, 2016 12:00:00 PM

colin-kaepernick.gifFormerly-marketable San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, chose not to stand during the national anthem prior to an NFL preseason game. It was a gesture to illuminate the racial inequalities in America.

The 49ers delivered a very measured response to Kaepernick's gesture. The NFL's official statement was also quite plain, "players are encouraged, but not required, to stand during the national anthem."

And that was the last anyone heard of—oh, right, fragile, bloated football racists can't interpret any act of defiance to Americana as anything but an attack on dad, Fido, democracy, and their ninth-grade schooling on FREEDOM.

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Topics: the nfl sucks

3 Reasons Why Summer Ending And Fall Beginning Is The Best Season Change

Posted by Alex Crumb

Aug 29, 2016 12:00:00 PM

gray-witches.pngEvery year, the earth undergoes a tilt that forces the sun's nourishing radioactivity ever-so-much further to travel. That extra time spent in the outer space's deathly darkness cools it a few degrees. Measured on a galactic scale, the temperature isn't a terrible shift.

It is, however, enough to force you to put on a sweater.

This is the transition from summer to fall. It's the number-one best seasonal transition.

Fall to winter is just depressing and cruel. Winter to spring is a false start with a fart and a trip before a real change. Spring to summer always elicits cries for mother nature to just get on with it and bless you with sunshine and vacation.

No, the transformation from summer to fall is chart-topper, undefeated, modern-human seasonal change.

The reasons why ought to be obvious:

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Topics: winter is better than summer

4 Directors' Secret Shared Universe of Films That Probably Exist

Posted by Alex Crumb

Aug 24, 2016 12:00:00 PM

avatar-divebomb.gifFilm studio press releases talk about shared universes like they're a brilliant new contraption for storytelling. Marvel has created their cinematic universe with ruthless efficient. DC's equivalent has died like Elvis on the toilet. Time will tell if the paramedics arrive soon enough to save them.

Nevertheless, shared universes of films have secretly existed for as long as maniacal creative visionaries have existed.

The following directors have either rebuilt human history through their films, or created holistic visions for what will become of the species, all unified by their singular shared universe.

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Topics: storytelling analysis

The Guide to Ghost Little's Independent Free Book Samples

Posted by Alex Crumb

Aug 23, 2016 12:00:00 PM

electric-earth.jpgGhost Little continues to grow its audience. I could not be more pleased with the most recent developments.

That's why I'm doing an update about Ghost Little's free book samples.

We'll get to them in a hot second.

First, as part of the discipline, I don't like speaking "to camera," as they say. You aren't meant to directly talk about what you're doing. You're supposed to stay on topic to educate your readers and help them learn why chosing your work is the best solution to their problem. To be clear, I help solve your boredom problem with remarkable writing.

Nevertheless: my website, my books, my rules, I can make an exception. Even The Rock has cheat-days. Check this out:

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Topics: free book samples, shared universe

Don't Hate DmC Devil May Cry For Being Beautiful

Posted by Alex Crumb

Aug 22, 2016 12:00:00 PM

DmC-title-card.gifVisibility and volume have been stolen by tasteless crybabies. They possess no agenda, only to dislike, wall off, and counteract. Haters shriek plain simplicities with no sincerity.

It's been some time now since the video game landscape was introduced to the Devil May Cry reboot: DmC, and it remains an undervalued gem, chipped and clouded by morons addicted to their elusive, childish wonder, forever in the rearview.

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Topics: storytelling analysis, online etiquette

3 Simple Topics to Elevate Small Talk at Work and Parties

Posted by Alex Crumb

Aug 19, 2016 12:00:00 PM

small-talk.jpgSmall talk is fascinating. You do it in the morning when you're still arriving at the waking world. You do it when waiting around beside another human in an elevator. Small talk is your mind stretching, staying limber, keeping loose.

There's nothing wrong with small talk, these simple pixie-sneeze conversations. In reality, you can capitalize on these tiny interactive moments with small declarative points.

Here are a few nuggets to elevate small talk from polite formality to full-on brain yoga.

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If You're Disappointed With No Man's Sky, Try Xenoblade Chronicles X

Posted by Alex Crumb

Aug 18, 2016 12:00:00 PM

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Trembling disappointment has engulfed the gaming landscape. The messianic No Man's Sky, a game that fans literally launched death threats over reports of its delay, has finally be released.

Some people liked it. Some found it wanting. Word is that it's boring, aimless, endless, and zen. That's pretty bold, releasing a game with so few objectives. Then again, Minecraft didn't make 1 billion dollars by accident.

To those of you who feel disappointed over No Man's Sky, don't sweat it. There's a zen-like alien-planet exploration game with vehicles and endless, freakish alien monsters.

Here's why you should give Xenoblade Chronicles X a shot:

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Topics: Wii U Review, video games

How You Can Use Free Book Samples To Attract Loyal Readers

Posted by Alex Crumb

Aug 17, 2016 12:00:00 PM

wire-trees.jpgIndependent passion projects require an incentive for your audience to return and return again. The internet affords people the ability to make their work visible to an entire planet. How can you channel that potential audience into a devoted fanbase though?

Whether you're a YouTuber, an artist on Etsy, a musician on Soundcloud, or a writer self-publishing your first novel, you can maintain a loyal following with samples of your work that they can share and you can be proud of.

Digital meets paper.

Here's how it works:

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Topics: storytelling analysis, self-promotion, Download free ebook

What Would it Take for a PS4 Monster Hunter Game to be Successful?

Posted by Alex Crumb

Aug 16, 2016 12:00:00 PM

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No Man's Sky and Pokemon Go's releases this summer really get you thinking: what if a game on such a scale had a game attached to it? Your mind might drift to the MMO genre, matching its scope and size.

Is that truly what you seek?

In reality, a full-sized, HD Monster Hunter game on PS4 or Xbox One is what your mind is imagining.

Let's actually consider what it would take for a PS4 Monster Hunter game to be successful?

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Topics: video games

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