Hello there campers, it’s been a while again hasn’t it? At the arse-end of 2023 we find ourselves back at the point of talking about what’s been happening over the past while, perhaps while sipping on a lovely covfefe or twelve to keep us awake against the unyielding level of meh that goes on. Have to be frank, it’s been a pretty muted ending to a year that had bits and pieces of fun and frolics with a trip of a lifetime, but overall meant sticking to a routine, and some weeks it felt like Groundhog Day.
Before I continue with what will amount to being rambles on a random blog, I should say with supreme confidence that where I am, is still much better than what a lot of folks have been able to do in 2023. Life seemingly continues to be sapped away from all but a few select individuals who seem to always have a sunny outlook and zero poops to give. That and perhaps a healthy bank balance which more than keeps the worries away at all times! And yet, there will still be some things which unless I write down somewhere, I may go nuts….. well… nuts’er.
Good day to you all gentle readers, and it appears it’s another one of those update blog posts. Just as it seemed like things were coming to life here again, it’s going to be another bit of time before anything else turns up here.
Why you may ask?
Why, it appears that for the rest of September, The Lord of Leisure will be wandering around the land of the rising sun. No, not Grimsby, it’s actually a trip to Japan that’s been in the planning and saving for years.
The whole saving, plotting and scheming of this began during the pandemic, and once all the monies in the bank account was acquired it was then a case of sorting out when to actually go. It also meant using up most of the annual leave up in one go, so this is coming off of having 9 months of working through most weeks, so odds are the first couple of days will just go towards catching up with sleep.
Remarkably it feels weird to be going the other side of the world for an extended period of time, with also no debt to come from the endeavour everything was done ahead of time. More so, finally going to see places that we have only drooled over from the likes of Abroad in Japan, and various nerd videos remarking of the various nerd nirvanas created, such as Akihabara. During the pandemic, Games like Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Persona 5 Strikers gave rise to performing a type of virtual tourism, so that makes it even better to see how much they replicated places in those games.
Going in September to Japan was based on a few factors when deciding. It is just after the height of the burning summer heat that occurs in the country but also just in time to be wandering around Tokyo instead of this old place to pretend to celebrate getting even more older. Though the first day actually in Tokyo, it’s meant to be over 30C with a huge chance of a thunderstorm…. so swings and roundabouts. Probably also soggy socks as well.
Over the course of the month, you may see some pictures show up on the social medias, here and maybe, just maybe a silly Video Blog type thing that most folks do that are filled with awful “plinky-plonk” music and you seeing brushing of teeth or something that everyone of course is dying to see. But likely that wouldn’t be till I was back, being able to edit something together that was only mostly rubbish. It certainly would also depend on if I was spending time more enjoying life out there rather than recording everything like what we’re supposed to do.
Because that’s how this generation rolls and ting.
So till we meet again, either digitally or being scarred for life in reality, cheerio!
A new mini-meh in 2023, about one-half of the so-called “Barbenheimer” phenomenon. Oh yes gentle reader, this was made a cultural phenomenon in the media where a film about a plastic doll product went hand in hand with another about the birth of Nuclear weapons and the people involved. Because of reasons (or marketing as others would call it).
2nd September 2023 was classed as World Cinema Day in the UK, where for once, the cinemas stop overcharging you watching an awful film while putting up with folks bored on their phones and chatting away. That provided the cheap opportunity to finally sample one of the current last big film releases of 2023, because at the time of writing, Hollywood is effectively on strike.
There is a lot to like about the film as a whole, it does deliver so much in a decent style. The changes between black and while to colour for different times and people (Black and While was mostly reserved when we were witnessing events involving Robert Downey Jr’s Lewis Strauss). The lack of VFX too make somewhat of a welcome change too considering we’ve gone beyond the point where everything has to be CGI’ed within an inch of its life, but then again this kind of film wouldn’t be the kind to need to rely on the computer generated meh other genres are now firmly reliant on.
Doesn’t time fly when you’re…. well… god knows how to describe entirely the last few years. A clusterf**k?
It’s been a while since last anything was written here, posted on the socials or anything else really. So much has happened and so little time to catalogue it all. But catalogue it, we must in due course.
For now, this small post will be here literally to let you know that all is well, at least as good as it can be since the years that have passed and tested us all have gone. Things have changed, for better and worse, including with this very website. It’s been moved to a new server with up to date configuration and all the other fancy jazz folks like to boast about.
This should mean the server remains operational rather than freezing up / sh*tting itself at random times, though let’s be fair; it’s technical magic we don’t understand holding this together (along with magic sticky tape, and some boards nailed in) so all is subject to change. Let’s see how it goes, and maybe, just maybe there will be more to come here. Had to update some of the pages given that the information was out of date, with broken bits here and there needing to be replaced. So it’s at least a bit more functional than it has been in some time.
More than I can say for my left ankle and right hand from time to time, but tis the sign of aging perhaps.
Till next time then, either here, YouTube or whatever else next gets an update, please bugger off! Oh, and hugs and kisses!
Ah more memories, because this was the first livestream from the Lord of Leisure in 2020 and it’s not quite what I thought it was going to start out with….. The out-of-nowhere latest Terminator games from the creators of Rambo: The Video Game…. running on Geforce Now.
Yep, this is a two for one, running a game I didn’t know if it was as good people were surprised to say, along with how a cloud technology would run the game in general. I like random experiments me!
This is a roughly four hour livestream (Beginning bit had to be cropped due to copyright claim on the music used) where you see me do pew pew aganist machines, be very susprised overall, get annoyed at greedy bastards who took their games off Geforce Now, chat with some folks, and fail so badly towards the end of the livestream, that I stop just so I can cry with embrassment in the corner…. Yeah, I was bad at this game…..
Also features booze from Belguim and Monster Munch!
Instagram: https://bit.ly/2GS4KG7 The video can be viewed here also directly if the above doesn’t work; https://youtu.be/AiJoaEZtf1E
Bonjour fellow campers, hope all is well for you all on this whatever day it is still, and something something ramble, bad segway to…. Doom Eternal…. again!
This is the second part of the two part livestream I did for Doom Eternal, and I carried on playing the game offline. As I asid for the last video, I can easily come back and do more if ever you want me to, let me know if you want me to livestream again too at some point. Have to be honest campers, it’s been a while now and again I’ll probably be rubbish. Just like you remember it eh?
You may have seen me most active on Instagram and Twitter of late, but of course, you can also check out all the usual rubbish in links below like the good old days when we knew what day it was!
Instagram: https://bit.ly/2GS4KG7 The video can be viewed here also directly if the above doesn’t work; https://youtu.be/9TgyhFgiU0Q
Afternoon campers, hope all is well for you all on this whatever day it is, let’s be fair 2020 has not gone…. shall we say well. Days and weeks blurring together, we find a new wall to scream at, and all the while the world seems like it’s gone to hell…… which leads to a very bad segway of me saying why not watch my last livestream I did when Doom Eternal was released!
This is Part one of a two part livestream I did, and I carried on playing the game offline, can easily come back and do more if ever you want me to, let me know if you want me to livestream again too at some point.
You may have seen me most active on Instagram and Twitter of late, but of course, you can also check out all the usual rubbish in links below like the good old days when we knew what day it was!
Instagram: https://bit.ly/2GS4KG7 The video can be viewed here also directly if the above doesn’t work; https://youtu.be/PPDZsdRnYXE
Morning campers, you might have been wondering what’s been going on with the Lord of Leisure all this time, given the last post was about the UK General Election which took place back in December 2020 and since then, you’ve seen various tweets and Instagram posts going up, but very little else. There was the cleanup of one outstanding part of the Outer Worlds Livestream being put back online but other than that, not a hint of a Twitch livestream, YouTube video or even a terrible Christmas and New Year ramble on this old web site.
Well, to be honest, not a great deal.
Jaunary has been a time of getting thoughts together, getting other things ready and seeing what lies ahead. For all the madness in the world, the chance to sleep and take stock of what to do next with things. From a personal perspective, I did the exact opposite of what everyone else does for “New Year, New Start” and stopped going to the gym and just decided to enjoy some time off from a lot of the usual meh that plagues us all, still talking with friends and family of course but for all purposes. I’d just slumped on the sofa and wanted a breather.
In a way, I regressed back to happier times, rewatching old TV, replaying old games and even attempting to do some DIY that I’d long put off. Nice and Simple. I even got up one day this week somehow with a state of childlike euporhea and skipped around the flat, much to the annoyance of the downstairs neighbour. Why? Because my eyes are on a different prize now.
This is the part of the blog post where you will just have to imagine me turning around a chair and sitting on it backwards to start being real. Actual personal opinions backed up with relevant internet links are coming, so you know it’s going to be deep. Normal service of screwing around and being thicker than the village idiot will resume afterwards, I promise!
It’s sad timing that this post will end up being posted on the day the UK leaves the EU and the fresh hell of the news stating whose fault it is when it comes to trying to negotiate complex trade agreements in less than 11 months. As the news will be flooded with it all day today, I’d still like to share some thoughts about the whole Brexit mess, even if it won’t win any friends.
There’s been litterally no benefits given as to what we will get out of all this, even as the real work of trying to resolve the mess made by Brexit now has to begin.
Bare minimum in terms of what we can expect in the UK, life gets harder and more costly with much more paperwork causing more delays. UK chaps and chapettes will still be able to look at moving to another European country, just the work and money needed will increase greatly from 2021. All the while, certain invidiuals will continue to think that because the withdrawl process no longer can be stopped, they still will be allowed to be cancerous assholes.
The funny thing is, there will also be those who will say “What was all the fuss about?” come tomorrow morning when everything is the same in terms of still being within the Single Market and thus having all the same rules apply but we don’t have any future say in them. One nowformer Brexit Part MEP laughably then raised this as an issue, almost like they were admitting, to quote Martin Lawrence in Bad Boys; “This shit just got real.”
Perhaps others who will also be asking what the fuss was about, are easily wanting to forget that the transistion period where nothing changes will have kicked in and we will only be staring at the true outcome come the end of December 2020 onwards. People will believe it’s all done when the word’s no longer mentioned (by government edict it seems) when the real work to try and get some of what we’ve lost back begins in earnest. The efforts to already pretend it’s all done and focus on other things are underway and people will buy it hook, line and stinker. Look at the shiny shiny everyone!
Lies, trechery, deceit and complete stupidity won, and will continue to win for at least the next decade, given the severe lack of true objective news reporting and any effective opposition for the time being. But even that was the fault of Brexit, rather than the failings of completely useless idiots who want their own utopia of, I have no idea what. Long story short, we’re in for a lot more insanity and I for one, feel like I’m the mad one for questioning it at all. I will never get a decent argument for any of this. I never will.
It’s clear we’re all too entrenched in our beliefs, not even reality will change that.
We all each now have to get on with look after ourselves explictly, screwing the rest if you have to. It’s an awful way to think but, what other conclusions can you draw? Despite what some will say, that the fight continues and we should continue to be doing this, that and the other to help, I’m of the ilk of no, enough. No-one’s coming to help now. We are each on our own, with a small circle of true friends and family. It’s time to do as we each see fit, and make sure that we’re alright, we’re OK. Selfish? Yep. Do I feel bad about it? Nope, not any more. It’s done wonders for the mental wellbeing.
So for 2020 ahead, personal change is required. How and when that comes, it’s not narrowed down exactly but it’s been discussed with enough that I feel good about what’s to come. A change is as good as a rest some say, and I intend to change things up quite a bit. Things were on hold long enough so time to get to it.
There you go campers, I got something off my bigger man breasts now. I must confess I do feel much better. Let’s move onto more fun stuff like talking about video games, terrible films at the cinema, maybe even the livestreaming returning as well on the old Twitch and YouTube. Chuffing yes!
Let’s also leave the mad bastards to their “whatever they think they’ve got”.
Seeing as it’s now January 2020 and I’ve still not done anything else regarding videos or even reviews of anything, why not enjoy the last thing I did, which was The Outer Worlds Livestream Part 2: Electric Boogaloo?
This in essence completes the opening area before the game opens up more and this pretty much is what sold me on completing the game overall. Along the way we cause may to a town and find out that a hippy looking lady is actually a vindictive little so-and-so….. Oh what fun eh?
Check out all the usual rubbish in links below and stuff!
Instagram: http://bit.ly/2GS4KG7 The video can be viewed here also directly if the above doesn’t work; https://youtu.be/vtXfhlCpUdQ
Campers, it’s been quite a while since I took the time to sit down and write anything about the world or indeed, anything else. It always comes and goes as to what I’m doing where and why etc. but then things fall apart.
However, given the importance of today, I still wanted to take a small amount of time out to write up a few thoughts about the General Election taking place in the United Kingdom today, and where things could end up for everyone in 2020 and beyond. Sadly this is quite a serious post and thoughts of which I do not share lightly.
Anyone who will have glanced at a lot of the Twitter feed over the past few years will have seen I don’t agree at all (to put it lightly) as to where things have gone in the UK. It’s been basically a horror story lurching from one sorry mess to the next, truly beginning in 2015 when the Conservative Party gained a surprise majority to govern. It was then that we had the Brexit campaign forced down our collective throats and in essence where the lies, trechery and deceit truly began.
It didn’t take long for the lies to unravel and divisions to override pretty much everything else ongoing that would have made any difference to anyone’s lives. The lack of accountablity and human decency has pretty gone beyond whatever we could have come up with in terms of jokes. If any of this was ever pitched as a TV series or film before 2019, it would have been laughed at as being completly unrealistic.
The choice for local MPs in the 2019 GE which everyone wanted / didn’t want / no idea what they wanted, is pretty bleak in a lot of places. Why is that?
Well, for a start, we’re having the wrong vote. This should have been the second referendum vote to properly decide if Brexit is truly what is wanted. Because Brexit will override everything else for years to come, should it go ahead. The chance for people to be 100% sure should have been given, but no. We as the little people, who are only needed to votes or money to give in tax were denied that. The best way to ensure Brexit truly begins, instead of being delayed several times already, was a GE. To give a direct vote on the single issue which truly has caused untold misery, would mean it could all stop.
I will never know what the prize of Brexit ever is to everyone, because it’s gone from being a wonderful thing to something we’re being told we should just get it over with. Not exactly the best endorsement to have for such a major change to millions of people’s lives is it? It’s not helped by the fact all of what was said was 100% bulls*it.
So we’re here at a GE. What’s the best outcome? A Hung Parliament. Again. Again Again actually, given that’s how most of this decade has been already so far. There’s only been two years where one party had a majority and look at the massive cock-up they caused then.
Why? Because no one party have covered themselves in any major glory throughout all this god awful nightmare. They simply do not deserve a clear majority. Not one party.
In fact it’s gone further in that the lies, trechery and deceit is so damned toxic, you can now only fear as to what the bastards would unleash on us if they were to get away with it, even after being found out. So if they are forced time and time again to be held to account, all because of the one damned issue which screwed things up, they will have to actually allow the second vote, where then we have the final proper oppontity to stop all this madness and finally get back to other things which matter more.
The world is messed up, and it’s going to get worse. It will involve working together to resolve various things and actual tough humanine choices to be made. We don’t need the B word buggering everything else up in the meantime because should it actually go through, it will be at least a decade of insanity and suffering. AT LEAST!
Let’s be honest, who among us have gotten tired of having to worry about food or medicine shortages or no longer being able to afford healthcare if certain events happen as a result of Brexit? The fact that this situation is even a remote possiblity means this is just utter madness. There’s a myraid of other things which are wrong here and what we will lose but it’s not even close to being on the table to be discussed properly right now.
So if you haven’t already voted and can do so, go vote before 10pm tonight.
My personal recommendation is vote for anyone which allows Brexit to be put to another vote and potentially be stopped dead. Despite all the huge amount of misgivings anyone may have, right now, nothing else matters. Another general election would be called right after a second referendum vote for sure, given any agreements would be just for getting the second referendum through the Houses of Parliament so you would not have to put up with whoever for long.