Wednesday, October 14, 2009

MISSING!!! may have noticed that Top 5 Tuesday was missing yesterday.  I wouldn't blame you if you didn't though...I sure as hell didn't...until about 11:00 PM when I was lying in bed and thought, "Shit..."

I guess you all get a week off.  My apologies.

My entire blogging drive has been put into blah mode after a meeting with the Hardest Level team last night.  Here's sort of how it went:

Leader:  This post Justin wrote is a prime example of what not to do.
Everyone else:  Agreed.  Yeah, whoever wrote this is an idiot.  Oh, they're in the room?  Moving on.
Leader:  So is this whole series of posts he's writing.  In fact, don't write about any specific games.  Don't write about anything retro or anything upcoming.  And stuff that's out now?  Don't write about it.  Have fun!
Everyone:  So....what do we write about?

And that's where we're left.  Writing about video games but NOT about video games.  And that nixes EVERYTHING on my ideas list.  So I'm pretty much fucked and not happy about it.  At all. 

Last night I was lying in bed in that insane place right before sleep (the same place in which I composed a letter to the Water Guy...but that's another story) and I just thought, "Why do I even do this anymore?  What am I doing blogging.  It just goes on forever and won't ever get me anywhere." 

And then I fell asleep and had dreams that I was stuck on a mini golf course naked.  Blah. 

So...I'll get there, I'm...sure.  But like everything, it can't just be fun.



Kathy said...

I don't want to burst your bubble but this is typical. When you are hired to write (pay is irrelevant) they want you to produce something exactly like you did before but different... you know... like their way but only yours. They hire you because they like your work but then want you to do it differently so then they don't like it.

It is up to you to decide how much of this silliness you can tolerate. Remember, these particular bozos aren't paying you and this is EXACTLY what this job is worth. The moment it stops being fun, is the moment it stops. I'm not talking the occasional spat of course... people are allowed to disagree but if in fact you can NEVER please them because what they want is impossible... walk away. Remember, they sought you out. It is NOT a reflection on you if they blow it.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

True story. I'm giving them another chance, but yeah...I'm with you there.

A human kind of human said...

Forget about them and theirs Justin. Your blog is entertaining to a lot of people all over the world, so if they cannot appreciate it, it is their problem, not yours.

So by the way, I love the photo of you. Is "soulful" the correct word?

Viewtiful_Justin said...

It could be. I love it,'s a shame I wasn't wearing my glasses.

Argent said...

Tell those idiots to shove it! We like what you're doing just fine the way it is. They're a bunch of losers. We'll always be here for you (ok we don't pay much - if at all, but neither do they).

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah, my first post on *your* blog. Yay for me! :)

Anyway, sorry to hear about the shitty meeting. Honestly, the guys (gals?) you work with seem a bit ... questionable to me.

I say continue working with them if you can find a way to enjoy it - otherwise kick them to the curb and write the same stuff on your own blog (or a brand-new one).