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Welcome back (again)! I’ll pick up where I left off. I received my case a week later and sold it at the lowly price of 5 dollars. I tried to keep a bright face as two new keys was better than none. Except, it might as well been none since the only thing I seemed to get out of it was a dumb UMP. However, I remained sharp and instead of buying two glove cases, I only bought one, leaving the rest of the money invested in a shiny new, Spectrum Case. Yeah, I sold the case for the price of its key. Now all I had to do was wait for the case to drop and BOOM, Redit’s new front page would be littered with, “Dirtbag Kid Unboxes 800,000 dollar knife OMG!1!!” (I can dream big, can’t I?) Fast forward a few weeks and the unspeakable happens. I meet another kid at least 5 years younger than me on an official Deathmatch server. For some unknown reason, he friends me and I magically scam him (Skin Insanity Level 5 Achieved) into giving me his Spectrum Case. I knew he had one because I got bored one night and started surfing all my CS:GO Friends’ profiles. (That’s how you know it’s extreme insanity.) Now, because of my Dad’s support (not financially, of course. I never get financial support for some reason), he liked to watch my unboxings in hope I get something stupid. I don’t know why, but I stopped inviting him because of it. That night, however, was different. I had that key aging in my inventory for at least 2 weeks and I was desperate to open it. With a blurt of my words, I accidentally invited my father to watch the unboxing, he did not decline. He stood behind me, peering over my shoulder as he scanned the contents of the box, finally pointing toward the blue columns across the top. I pointed at the gold token. “See Dad?” I smirked, “I’m going to get a kneiv.” He scanned the screen, quoting the small piece of text at the bottom, “Items you COULD get in this box. You’re gonna get a blue.” “yeah, but I COULD get a 20,000 dollar knife. And that’s better.” I unboxed the case, watching the choppy spinner lag through each token (like I said, Soccer-Mom laptop) finally reaching at its destination with the bright pink, “AWP | Fever Dream” in Minimal Wear. I screamed. Never before had I gotten a pink skin, so that was pretty exciting. I quickly looked up the price and read the one I preferred best. “It’s 80 dollars!” My father wore a face of true astonish; I wasn’t surprised. When I’d calmed down, I checked to see how much the community market was offering. 20 Dollars. “Wha-?” Turns out, it’s 80 dollars, even in Minimal wear . . . assuming you have a StatTrak. Mine was regular. Rest in pepperonis hopes and dreams of being one-step closer to that low-budget gaming rig of 700 dollars. I kept the AWP for a month, showing it off to many people in matchmaking before letting it go in exchange for 4 more keys. After that, I realized Valve really hates me and CS:GO was never made to make money off of. The best I got out of that “Fever Dream” was a “P90 | Shallow Grave” for the lowly price of 5 dollars (later to be 3 dollars as price fluctuation slowed). Now I live under a rock with my AWP | Safari Mesh (I'm going to call her Dmitri after last night's gameplay. Very much hunting guaranteed) . If you see my Fever Dream anywhere, tell him to come home. We all miss him. -RealityPublishing (Thank you MLPForums for creating scheduled release times. We all love you for that )
Hey! Have you checked out our series premiere? I'm writing blog posts everyday for the next month, so be on the look out! So how many of you own a Chromebook? Yeah? Nah? Okay. For those who are thinking of getting one, don't. For those who have them, I pity you and share your pain. And for the people who don't know what a Chromebook is, "A Chromebook is a watered down version of your Nokia 2002 Mobile set to run glorified Extensions only approved by the Google Store. No, it cannot run Android apps or any form of program built for your phone." Got it? Good. Well, I was unfortunate to overestimate the power of the Chromebook. When I heard you could mount a copy of Linux onto the Chromebook's main OS, Chromium, I jumped on it. I quickly downloaded a copy of "Chroot", a "root" or something that connects to something else. Yeah, I don't know Linux (and frankly, I don't want to [yet]). Anyway, the reason I wanted run Linux on my crappy Acer Chromebook was because I've heard that Steam is a big supporter on the Penguin platform and having been deprived of all PC games for over a month, I was at the point of modding my Aqua Blue 3DS to run EA's Battlefront. The installation took about 30 minutes. I had to wipe my hard drive, but 2 gigs of homemade vectors is hardly a loss. Afterward, I had to activate the chroot by going through the Shell. A couple lines of meaningless code later, and I was surfing on the most primitive interface I'd ever seen. Y'see, I made the mistake of installing a copy of "XFCE" which makes WinME look like Win7. Everything was just overall dull and bland. Simple Grays and Navy Blues; not very pretty. I know I probably could've changed it up, but I was too worried about overheating my Chromebook due to the OS mounting. About 15 minutes into my deep exploration, my Craptop suddenly stops and goes black. Now, my model of Chromebook, the Acer 17-inch White doesn't have a fan for the sake of size-reduction. That means my lap is on fire by the time I was even thinking of installing Steam. Not to mention the 2GBs of RAM and Intel i3 that came with the system. (Both of which are not upgradable; I couldn't even identify the 15GB HDD). So, with fuming defeat, I turn the laptop back on and try my hand again, this time making it to the point that I've successfully installed Steam. Steam was pretty much the same interface we've all come to know. The only problem is that it couldn't recognize those Unicode Characters that we all love spamming today. It was really depressing seeing familiar faces accompanied with a series of "ࡢ"s. I installed Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth without a problem. Only a few people know this, but I'm a huge BOI player. I've gotten a rough 70 percent completion, but I'm still going strong. What I can't handle, however, is when my computer crashes mid-playthrough. I know BOI is set to save every room entered, but come on, Chromebook! I think the funnier things about Linux on Chromebook, is that the hotter the Mobo got, the glitchier the game became. I started seeing weird physics placeholders in the Dank Caves. Lag became a big issue, too. I would've excused it if it were the original, "Wrath of the Lamb", but this was Afterbirth, so all that should've been fixed. I had a good time with Linux on Chromebook, but it wasn't my cup of tea, especially when the screen continued to black out every hour or so. Simply not acceptable for gaming. Ah well, more pony tomorrow. -RealityPublishing
It's finally that time! With two days left of my series, "RealityPublishing's Tales of Unfortunate Tails", I thought I'd address something that has been thrown around quite a while. No, there is not a cover photo this time because I wanted to address this from a serious tone. This episode is a two-parter and will span until tomorrow where I'll be wrapping up the season and saying my good-byes until next month. It's been one helluva good ride, and I'm glad to have been able to share my experiences with everyone over the last month. This first part of "My Perception of the Brony Fandom" is going to be analyzing the main question and trying to answer as best as I can. Tomorrow, Part 2, will address some of my personal opinions. So, without further ado, let's get this show on the road. Here's a question that's thrown around quite often on these forums: "Is the fandom dying?" Now, for every brony who's kept up with the times and has closely followed their favorite artists and the show accordingly, they know just how devastating this realization can be. If you saw the show when it first aired, then you know just how much times have changed. It's hard to imagine something we all hold so dearly disappear after so many memorable years. So why are we feeling this way? Is this fandom truly dying? Can we save it? The answers to those questions are mixed with a solid, yes, and no. As with everything, times change, new ideas are born while others die. It's just a fact of life. But can something be saved? How long can we keep our sinking boat afloat? Considering our fanbase is consistent around a popular television show, many believe that Bronies will live on through the work of the fans, who, create art, animations, and other forms of artistic contributions. This is, in some way, possible. The real problem behind this solution, is that it isn't one. It's just a pass time. Each and every content creator is driven by a form of confidence known as, Inspiration. It's this feeling that gives creators the ability to build new experiences for others to take part in. The only problem is what gives Inspiration: the show. The show is like a rebirth. Something to give us a breath of fresh air before we drown in the unsanitary pool of crazed fan-theories. It keeps us close to the roots and reminds us all that deep down, we are, Bronies of the familiar kind. Without the show, though, we tend to find ourselves wandering astray and inventing new ideas like those horrid snake-ball-tail things that became famous during the Season 6 Hiatus. So to answer the question of this part, can we save the fandom? Yes, but at the same time, we'd all be destroying ourselves. Further and further away we'd drift from the source material, leaving us with nothing but crazed imaginations who only long for the sounds of thundering hooves being blarred from our large, 4k television sets. -RealityPublishing