Tagged: reflections

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The Human Equation: An Autograph Quest

“The Human Equation” by Ayreon has easily became my favorite album in a very short span of time. Without forsaking his trademark synthy, progressive sound, mastermind Arjen Lucassen leaves his usual domain of fantasy and sci-fi inspired albums and instead brings it down to a real personal level, all the way down to emotions. Then at the last second, it’s revealed that the entire story plays an important role in the larger picture of the Ayreon Universe. Regardless of the ties to the other albums, the ensemble cast weaves a story of mystery, love, betrayal, confrontation, inner struggles, and most...

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Dark Age Of Camelot: 10 Years Of Myth, Magic, and Massacres

It was recently brought to my attention that Dark Age Of Camelot turns 10 years old this month. That’s quite an accomplishment that most MMORPGs never make it to, especially after World Of Warcraft was released and took the MMO scene by storm. Besides making me feel old, it certainly makes part of me happy to know that the game is still up and running to this day. I spent countless hours leveling, crafting, RvRing, chatting, and escaping into the virtual world Mythic constructed for us. As silly as it sounds, I have many fond memories of my time playing...

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PAX Prime 2011 Lessons

Buy passes / book hotel early! The slacker that I am had an opportunity to buy my pass when they went on sale but put it off for no real reason. Two days later, they were sold out. It was pure luck that I was able to attend this year. Not only that, but naturally all hotels were booked solid that weekend, and I narrowly managed to find a room. It wasn’t ideal, but it worked out. Do not delay in getting these two vital things taken care of! Also, at the very least, try to give yourself the Thursday...

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Day Twenty One: Life

X JAPAN – ART OF LIFE I’m breaking the wall inside my heartI just wanna let my emotions get outNobody can stopI’m running to freedomNo matter how you try to hold me in your worldLike a doll carried by the flow of timeI sacrificed the present moment for…