3 years, 3 months, and 3 days. That's how many days straight I've been doing this, and today is the last. The last in that run, that is, because I still plan on keeping this blog going, just on more of an intermittent level. Such as when I make videos for Team Yu/Shenmue500k, and whenever I fucking feel like it, really, haha. Just not every day. Too much of a pain in the ass. Ya know, I haven't even eaten, defecated, showered, or slept every day for the last 3 years, but you know what I have done each day? THIS. Why? I wanted to lead by example, but I might as well have just bungee jumped into a live volcano in my birthday suit for all the good it's done, hahaha.
So what will the future bring? Probably no more Haiku/Senryu, as it got old a long time ago. For me, anyway. My first month or so of Shenmue Staring, I wrote short little articles of sorts. I then realized that I'd run out of shit to rant about real quick, so I started filling in with Haiku, or "Pseudo Haiku" for all the snobfappers out there. Easy enough and all that. I even utilized punctuation in them, which apparently is frowned upon amongst hardcore Haiku enthusiasts. AND THAT'S PRECISELY WHY I DID IT. Over time that spread out to different genres of Haiku, such as the Hajime Satomi and Unforgettable sub genres.
Speaking of Hajime Satomi, here's a video of him at a banquet. He seems a bit out of place, being one of the only suits not grinning like a tool. You get a slight impression of what he must be like, and how he's attained the success he's got. He kinda sounds like a bad motherfucker, if you ask me. Like the Japanese godfather. Samurai godfather. I'd like to think that if he saw my poorly made photoshops of his noggin, he'd laugh his ass off, but not just any old laugh, more like this is the only way he is able to kind of laugh. It's not easy being Satomi san.
Haiku? Senryu? Pseudo Haiku? Syllables? Moras? Whatever you wanna call 'em, I never really gave much of a shit. I went by 575 formula. Straight and simple. I even tried a format of my own where I would do 17 lines instead of syllables, each line having syllables to match its number. Starting at 1, I'd go to 9, then back down to 1. The 9th line, being the heart of it, stated its purpose. These were actually a lot of fun to write! Try it out! I've also done what I call hat-trick Haiku, which is just three Haiku together. These were pretty fun, too. I was gonna make a 17 Haiku long piece about Shenmue, I just remembered it now, actually, haha. I'll probably finish it at some point. For the most part, though, poetry just goes right over my head. I just needed some structure to help things along.
Will I make more videos? For sure. Except now I won't have any time constraints, so I can concentrate more on quality than quantity. I have some crazy stuff planned, so in time, I guess we'll just see how it goes. Videos are always fun to make, there's just something about altering space and time that's so uplifting!
So it's been fun, this blog has kept me...sharper? Considering I was drunk half the time, I did alright. I adhered to my own standard, and really worked my ass off on this blog. Sometimes I would sit there for hours trying to force something I liked, and then last minute, boom. How much can one say about one game, ya know? A few days there I had to keep running to the bathroom to pee out of my butthole, while it took me hours to do a simple photoshop. So all in all, a nice creative exercise, haha! I kinda feel like I'm getting released from incarceration. And yes, I do know what that feels like, unfortunately. 3 years gone. Time fuckin' flies.
I was planning on telling an unrelated story about me, kinda seemed like the right thing to do at this point, but I'm all out of time. Maybe tomorrow. HaHaha.
Here's a Shenmue slot machine game, suddenly at the end. YAP.