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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Forever And A Day

That's how long it's been since I have posted anything, and I do apologize for that. I apologize to you, and to myself.

I'm not referring to the months that I wasn't online, I mean since I've returned, I haven't posted once...

Hi, my name is Tango... and I have writer's block.

It's not complete writer's block. If that were the case, I wouldn't have the couple-thousand words or so of my book. It's a very specific type of block. I can't get a blog out to save my life.

It's like everything is going on, and nothing is going on. I see certain things that have me busting at the seams (the Birther Bill, Arizona as the Retard Racist's Capital Of the United States) but these people are so insipid that it diminishes me to argue against and give time to them/it. I've read a ton of books (Stephen King's "On Writing", 6 of Anne Bishop's Black Jewels books, The first two Twilight Books, and I'm halfway through Kim Harrison's "Dead Witch Walking"), but most often those authors get me thinking about my own book and characters. This writer's block affects my blogging...

(side note: Zack De La Roca of Rage Against the Machine has a PSA regarding this negligent legislation attempt and the ramifications of it. Please, please, watch...)


Contrary to popular belief, I don't put everything on my blog (and my twitterstream is sans bowel-movements), there is usually a cool-down period before I blog, much like the 3-day wait when you purchase a firearm. I don't pull the trigger on a blog until it almost begs to be written. Not all my disputes should be aired in my blog. Truth be told, only 50% of what goes on in my life makes it to my page. There's 25% I don't put out because people beg/order/threaten me not to, the other 25% I just don't want to subject you to over and over again (same shit, different day).

One of my blogging peers has drawn me back to the keyboard in an effort to help spread the word, my boi She Hate Me was a good blogger (before I left) who has grown in quantum leaps, and his last blog hit very close to home for me... so much so that I decided I would write a blog to tell about his blog, because it's just that good. If you don't think so, don't bother to tell me. Just quietly disagree. If you do, I'd appreciate it if you'd let him know on his blog.

I wish I could say I'll be back soon with another blog... truth is, I don't really know. What I'm afraid of is that this specific block might turn into a general block, and then I'll know what's causing it. In the meantime, if you didn't get a chance to watch the video, go over to to AltoArizona.com and sign the petition to be sent to the Governor. If we don't speak out against this kind of thing, you lose your right to complain about anything... so basically put up, or shut the fuck up. 'Nuff said.

-ere'bodee's favorite mega

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4 comments:

eL. said...

Well, well, well... glad to read your "non-blog" blog. :) I've missed you, friend.

Immigration is a rousing subject for me to talk about. I'm OUTRAGED by this bill and incredibly saddened by it. The wonderful USofA strikes again. At one time, our country was considered a desireable place to live. A land of hope and opportunity. A land that promotes the freedom of pursuing happiness. A land with a statue on it's shores that cries, "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Immigration needs to be reformed, sure. Our borders need to be secure. Our great nation has made a lot of enemies. I. Get. It.

However - you can't strip lives away that people - honest, hardworking, peaceful people - have spent years building.

After this, what will be next? Gold star patches and a new age SS?

-eL.

TangoMega said...

My bestie is white, we both share the feeling that if not for MLK's dream, we wouldn't or couldn't be friends, and because we value our friendship, we take this kind of thing very personally. A reoccurring theme in many of the games that I play is that you have to be careful not to become that which you fight against, and sometimes Americans are tossing babies with the bathwater. Two wrongs will never add up to a right, and legislation like this will open the door to abuse far too easily.

Oh, and I'm glad to be back, and even gladder (I know it's not a word) that you are here to welcome me. =)

-efm

She Hate Me said...

Sir, welcome back.

Thank you for the kind words... it's comforting to see that somebody still reads my blog. LOL

I eagerly await your next blog.

TangoMega said...

Man, I'm *definintely* reading your blogs, never doubt that. Part of being a good blogger, is knowing what a good blog looks like... I hope something else grabs me and gets me posting again... and I'm just as grateful you are reading me as you are that I read yours. Keep up the excellent work...

-efm