My superhero concept now has a draft design for his logo. Special thanks to Charles Faust for putting in the effort to help me with this stuff. :)

Something Super Part 2

Special thanks to Lavender-Ice for this sketch of the Coug. I hope to get this particular project up and running again at some point. >^..^<

Stat Cat

So I was given my 2011 blog stats, and I gotta say that the numbers are pretty good if you consider some key elements.

These include:

- I did not start blogging at the beginning of 2011. In fact, my first blogs began in May.
- Truthfully, I was on the reluctant side when I began blogging. I needed an outlet for what I was feeling, but I was not completely ready to share said feelings with everyone. This is why I did not openly publicize my blog posts for a long time.
- Content-wise, I did not really get into the groove of things until some big things happened in my life.

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Heroes & Villains

There are days where I wonder why certain “bad thoughts” still race through my mind, causing me to think about how good or bad I really am as a person. I like to think that I am a kindhearted soul who wants to help others, but there are definitely moments where this kind of mentality is not as prevalent as others. Some pretty wicked thoughts occupy my mind at times, and it certainly scares me.

I do not want to be an angry, malicious individual toward others, and yet I can find myself contemplating some nasty, sadistic actions. I guess this is where having a good conscience comes into play.

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Clashing Dragons Part 3

So we must have this duel again, father. Oh yeah, don’t forget about the last one, either.

For long time, I thought you were moderately content with the progress I’ve made throughout this past year and a half, the personal struggles I had to endure, the days where you thought I was sitting around and “doing nothing” as you ignorantly put it.

Well, now you have gone and done it. You managed to reopen wounds I thought could finally get some time to heal. So you come barging into my room, yelling at me that I should “move on” with my life and get out of this household. You give me this sticky note with a name and organization I have no clue about, and then you expect me to go and apply to this place on the fly with the thought that I can just move out to Portland immediately, especially considering all the effort it took me to get this far in this economy?

Honestly, are you as stupid as I think you are?

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Cry Wulff

Paul Wulff has been officially fired as head coach of the Washington State University football team. (Special thanks to Jessica Cope for the link.)

It was expected that Wulff would not continue as head coach based on the football program’s performance. There were some genuine bright spots in these past years, but all the positive aspects were easily outweighed by the multiple blunders and embarrassing defeats.

It was time for Wulff to go. Good luck, Wulff. You will always be a Coug.


End of the Wulff Pack?

Paul Wulff, it’s time for you to go.

When Wulff replaced Bill Doba a few years back as head coach of the Washington State University football program, everyone was excited for the changing of the guard, the reunion of a former WSU alumnus and player to coach the biggest sport for American colleges. Needless to say, I was one of these individuals who looked forward to a new face for the football program.

Wulff, you certainly looked the part. To me, you came off as someone who could lead our program to great things, at least on the surface.

But then that ill-fated first season came along. WSU ended up with a 2-11 record, but at least the Apple Cup was won that year. I froze my butt off with my friends to watch that game in chilly Pullman weather. It was a technically crappy football on a lot of levels, but it was so thrilling to nab a special victory for that day that I will never forget. Continue reading

The Ongoing Journey

So today in my e-mail box, I get a message about LinkedIn Alumni. It was about my fellow graduating class from Washington State University and what they are up to. Needless to say, it was kind of a slap in the face and a stark reminder that my current situation in life is not as thrilling as my fellow alumni … yet. Continue reading

Sketch Evolution

When trying to create a new superhero, there is bound to be a lot of revisions and tweaks to the original concept. Below is a rough timeline of the concept evolving. The cool part is how this is still ongoing – the final design is not even done yet.

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Starting Up

The startup company I work for has finally posted a very significant character on its webpage. I will admit the website is very bare bones right now (I don’t have even have a bio yet), but the company intends to aim high. And with my efforts, I will do everything in my power to help this company succeed in the long haul.