Posts by Bryan

Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” blockbuster: Win or fail?

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I’ve taken the past few days to let my screening of Interstellar sink in for an in-depth analysis. While the full review will be up later, I will provide you with this Meanwhile on the Internet quick synopsis of one of the movie’s many conundrums:

(courtesy of Facebook user Luke Houser)

Interstellar summary

 

Yes. Please make sure to read that twice, because if any of that makes sense, it’ll help you out later.

Stay tuned as I dive further into the black hole (pun intended) of mind-blowing space opera that is Interstellar.

Meanwhile On Twitter. . .

 

 

 

 

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Yeah, so Twitter has been one thing that I’ve never personally understood. Being an avid Facebook user, perhaps I just find myself to be biased, but on Twitter it seems as if there just a lot of people talking to themselves. Lately, due to business reasons, I’ve reinstated the life of my personal Twitter account , but I still haven’t gotten used it. At random, I get follower requests from people that I’ve never seen nor heard of in my entire life, but hey, maybe that’s the point! When I originally logged in, I think it did something where it synced with all of my phone’s contacts and automatically requested any matches that it found on Twitter, but some of these people pop up and I don’t even understand how.

Today, whilst diligently killing time, I clicked on the Twitter app and found this:

 

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WTF is this? Here, we have two respectable ladies who apparently know everything that there is to know about two of the hottest topics trending between today’s heterosexual women: men and marriage.

 

What can we deduce from their theories?

[1] That men and women are apparently treated differently by society if they choose to not join someone else in holy matrimony.

Fair enough.

We’ll save the topic of gender inequality for another day. 

[2] One of them said that she has, ahem, fornicated with “enough” married men to know that marriage isn’t “superlative.” Also, this seems to imply that women don’t cheat too?

Wait, so just because you’ve slept with “enough” married men, this somehow means that you know them all? Either you’ve slept with over 3.5 billion males (a good majority of which would be underage and unmarried), or you’re making a HUGE (and quite ridiculous) assumption. Maybe it shouldn’t be taken literally, after all, it could be a joke.

Even if it isn’t a joke, don’t we have more than enough evidence to know that to some people, marriage actually is superlative, if done correctly? Sure we’re seeing a record number of marital failures these days, but there’s also plenty of hope.

I mean, look at “Kimye” as a fine example:

Isn’t this one of the ultimate societal archetypes that we’ve been presented with?

They seem to be doing just fine! Didn’t you guys see that crazy music video?  They’ve been married for nearly six months (longer than I have), and there are no signs of impending doom. I’ll give Kim props, as this surely trumps her previous marital stint’s 72 days of wedlock.

Oh, well. Though I briefly lose faith in humanity after seeing things like this Twitter post (I still have no clue who originated the quotes, because I’m Twitter dumb), I think we need to look on the bright side. There is nothing wrong with marriage, especially if you do it right. I mean, I’ve only been married since July 25th, so what do I know? Oh, just that when I said those vows to my wife, I actually meant them.

/rant

–Bryan

DJ Khaled Might Have The World’s Easiest Job

Yep, I said it.

DJ Khaled might have the world’s easiest job. I mean, come on, the guy blew up by producing songs with A-list hip-hop artists in them, but he justifies putting his name on the artist list simply because he randomly shouts, “DJ KHALED!” before and after a set of uncomfortably cheesy lines said to a nameless woman before the music starts.

NOTE: This woman isn’t a normal nameless woman, she’s “smat,” according to Khaled.

You read that correctly. Not “smart,” but “smat,” without the “r,” because it would be too proper to say it right.

Should we mention the random Heads Audio advertisement drops? Dude hopped out of a Maybach 67S wearing a pair of headphones as if they were surgically attached to his head. Nonetheless, I’d imagine that he’s still making millions, so I begin to ponder the ultimate question:

[1] How do we “normal” minions manage something like this? Can I do some advertising drops for Little Debbie Iced Honey Buns (the greatest semi-artificial pastry EVER)? I have no problem with being strategically placed in a music video, dancing to the music, all while munching away at my pastry. Maybe I’ll call 2 Chainz and try to book a spot in his next drop.

[2] How does one build a music and advertising empire that enables one to easily promote products, even if the advertisement borders on horrendous? We demand answers!

Oh, and don’t dismiss this as hate. Khaled is a genius, and obviously, he’s fine-tuned his formula and it’s working. The song is catchy enough, and Future still sucks (he sounds like a drunken Walt Jr. from “Breaking Bad”), but Chris’ part shines as usual. The guy has some talent, and hopefully the anger management therapy helps him out.

“Say my name, baby!” Khaled says to the nameless woman after the music. It’s as if he’s talking to a three-year-old. “You smat! You’re loyal. You’re grateful. I appreciate that.”

Then, he tosses her a few stacks of presumably real money, “Go buy your mom a house. Go buy your whole family houses. Put some money in your savings account. Go spend some money for no reason. Come back and ask for more.”

But. . . don’t forget the HEADPHONES!

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Bravo, lads.

To anyone who is enduring the struggle to wake up this morning, just click “play” on the video and enjoy the hilarity. If you’re like me, and you can’t dance, who cares? Dance anyway. Have some fun. Make the best of things.

 

–Bryan

Updates

To all,

As we continue updating the site, we’ll keep you posted on the progress. Now, as you see, we’ve begun implementing basic social networking functionality. This means that, just like the other popular websites you use, you’ll also be able to directly share, like, and comment on our posts using your Facebook!

Soon, we plan on adding a roster of journalists and bloggers to begin our own news feed. During this time, you’ll see a few posts every now and then, and likely some layout changes as we continue to test and tune our updates.  Considering that we only have one active blogger (me lol), most of the posts will be from me until more people are added. Feel free to contact me on my Facebook (we’re also getting Machscribe email addresses set up) if you’re interested.

Thank you for bearing with us during our rise to form and function!

–devteam, Bryan

Writer’s Block

Yep, I have it. Once I get done loathing in pity and get back to doing what I do best, I’ll post something more constructive, haha.

Please bear with me.

#thestruggle

–Bryan

Talent Building & Expansion

Well, now that things have gotten started, we’re going to begin actively looking for bloggers and journalists to get things going. On Tuesday, we proudly added another fiction author to the team, and his information will be announced soon. Any other promising authors who are striving to get their names and work out to the eyes of the world are more than free to inquire.

As for the live blogs and newsfeeds:

In the future, each day, you should find a selection of posts that pertain to various categories, written by bloggers who are affiliated with Machscribe and have an amount of passion equivalent to the people who started this. We expect that there will be a myriad of topics (automotive, sports, politics, feminism, technology, education, etc.) to choose from.

Unfortunately, we still have quite a long way to go with the website itself, as we are fine tuning the posting functions and working on developing live news feeds inside of the page (and each subpage, as we are still having problems with subpages). Also, because this is an entity founded on honesty, we are looking into fundraising options too. Machscribe is 100% personally funded, with the money to operate and develop the site coming from our pockets.

Perhaps a Kickstarter campaign in the near future will do as we press forward to expand our business model will help. A corporate email service will be started up within the next week (hopefully this weekend), and as soon as that happens, our contact information will be posted and any help or inquires from you will be appreciated beyond comprehension!

Thank you!

-devteam

Still holding onto a little angst after a long Monday?

Hit “play,” turn up your volume, and go crazy.

 

You can thank me later.

 

Oh, and be sure to check these guys out on their Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TheFewTheFallen?fref=nf

 

A Special Note

Well, this is kind of surreal. I never thought that I’d be trying to make my dreams come true, but here I am. This team is small, but it will grow.

There is one photographer and graphic designer: Dade Razete.

There is one author and journalist: Bryan Williams (me).

But our hope still lives, because we know that this whole thing has to start somewhere. All we want is to express ourselves in the best way possible, and we will use whatever medium available to us in order to do so. We want to entertain and amaze. We want to see our fans and customers changed for the better by our passion, but most of all, we want to make a difference.

Dade’s talents are phenomenal. Not to gloat, but seeing his progression from an amateur to his current capabilities is nothing but mind blowing. He is fully responsible for the cover of my first published book, The Underground Kings, but you should also check out his personal page here:
http://www.razetephotography.com/

Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

As for me, I’m just your average guy that wants to write books. I just have dozens of stories to tell (I’m putting together a library for you), but I want full control of how I tell them. Some days, I start thinking and I cannot stop. I generate a character and then an environment. Over the years, it’s grown to be a nurtured habit that I find to be more therapeutic than harmful.

Though I’m an engineer by day, all I want to do is write.

To write, is to purposely step into a void. A void where you weild a totality of power over all elements within its realm. It’s an escape that gives you capabilities that you normally wouldn’t have. You can read the minds of anyone. You can see their motivations, their regrets, their aspirations, the skeletons in their closets. You can make anything happen. You can guide the life of entities, or destroy them at will. You can make an entire world, yet running a comet into it for fun doesn’t seem too evil. Your mind builds the imagery, but your heart runs the show.

There are no consequences, but just a vast number of awards.

Therapy, I tell you. It’s therapy.

So if there is one thing that I can openly promise to anyone who is curious, it’s that I will give this my all. I will pour every ounce of free energy I have into this. There will be ups and downs, ebbs and flows, peaks and valleys, but in the end, it’s the personal aspect of this that makes me churn.

I’ll pour my soul into this. Hopefully, you’ll be there with me to see it.

–BRYAN

Welcome!

To all,

Well, we’ve finally gotten around to getting our website up and running. At the moment, it’s still pretty basic, but as content is added soon, we will definitely keep you updated.

On the Machscribe site, you will be able to:

1) Keep up with your favorite authors by visiting their blogs and library pages.

2) Interact with our development team and our authors.

3) Find quick links to stories that pertain to the world of media and entertainment.

4) Experience a class of journalism that pertains to you and your interests in our rapidly evolving world.

5) And, much, much more!

 

Stay tuned!
–devteam