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Protected: The Day That Started Badly

on Oct 24, 2012

If the post here is protected, it’s probably because I’m ranting about something (read: someone) in my life and am trying to spare feelings. You don’t have to miss out, though. Providing we’re somewhat acquainted (but don’t share DNA), you can ask for the password on my contact page!

The Day I Nearly Played Worms with a Famous Person

on Oct 23, 2012

Note the word “nearly”. Got a random DM on Twitter last night from a colleague in PR, asking if I was free for a Top Secret Project™ this morning. I was, so he promptly sent over a code for an XBLA game, instructions to be online for about 8.45am and then casually dropped into conversation a Very Famous Name1. Cue: excitement. I have an odd relationship with celebrity. I don’t care much for it – or them – but this was a name you’d instantly recognise, and one you probably admire. So I said yes and allowed myself to get a bit excited about it all. ‘Course, it all fell apart. These things almost almost do. His People were faffing about with Other People, the selected game changed, then the time, and then the whole thing was eventually scrapped. It’s okay, though. It reminded me of how great things are now, what incredible opportunities...

The Day I Brought You Up to Date on … Work

on Oct 22, 2012

So. Let me tell you where my life is right now. You might recall that in the summer of this year, I left my comfortable, public-sector employment to pursue my lifelong dream of being a writer. This means that currently, I have two jobs. The first one I have trouble calling actual employment, because it involves writing about video games for magazines, TV and websites. It’s EPIC. I mean – this is dream job stuff. I play video games before they’re released, I get to be opinionated about them, and several different companies pay me actual money to do so. Trouble is, they don’t pay that much, GGS runs at a loss (I hate ads even though the website costs a bomb to run – maybe I need to revisit this?!) and I still don’t yet have enough coming in to scrape together a full wage, let alone the inflated public sector salary I brought home from my previous job....

The Day I Started Over

on Oct 21, 2012

Why, hello there. I’m Vixx. You might remember me from such posts as The Day I Ate a Strawberry-coated Mackerel, The Day I Didn’t Think This Was a Good Idea and The Day All Hospitals Are Shit. I’ve spent the last few days privatising over fifteen hundred blog entries in an attempt to start over. It’s not because I’m embarrassed at what lies here because – to be honest – I’m not particularly. They’re part of my life and the stupid, juvenile posts exist only because I was being completely stupid and juvenile at the time. They’re who I am – or, at least, who I used to be. Not all of it’s pretty, no, but there’s no denying that they got me to where I am now … so I can no more denounce them than I can my blue eyes or fat thighs. Nope, I’ve put them away because ten years ago, when I started this stuff?...

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