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Poking – My facebook story

Poking, farmville, invite, invite constant invite. A tag, a link, ten status about the same program. “why don’t we change the profile page, every year” That what they said in the Facebook  development office. Another 50 status complaining about the tiny change. 1000’s of groups joined just because of the thought
i do that too.

A funny video of a cat with thumbs posted on my page.

Another invite to an event with people you don’t know, i click ignore, i seem to do that a lot these days. An email saying you have a wall post, i get curious
someone likes me and i read

“James wrote
James has answered a question about Joel
Joel has new answers to unlock.”

I sigh. Ten more unflattering photos tagged. It goes on…………………

I hate Facebook now. It never used to be like this,  i liked nothing more than to update my status, to let the world know how active and social i was being …… It’s now been 17 days since last status; a unthinkable feet only a year ago. I used to worry that my friends would worry about me, that somehow if i did not post that i was still alive and well twice a day they think me dead, how foolish i was, still am. I update my twitter on the hour; just a change of drug i suppose, just one much simpler.

I think of  removing my Facebook account. I don’t, the thought is still there in my mind, but i download the application on to I-Pad instead. Damn a push notification interrupts my song. Sometimes it get’s mention in a conversation good old Facebook, i try to be cool and state i only use for the chat now-a-days. It’s not completely true, i do occasionally Facebook stalk them girls that i have a crush on. But you can’t very well say that in the middle of a work place, it gives the wrong image of yourself; me hunched over a computer wanking over some girl photo; which FYI i have never done.

I like too poke people and they, me back. Poke a friend that i don’t see as much as i wish or a friends at university. Then you get in contact with them through the poking. It is then that you realize that behind all the applications, (flash games on a social networking site) and spam you get sent, that all your friends still use this shit now corporate site. Damn it to hell i think, i can’t remove my account how ever much i want to. I’m not as strong as my sister who casually removed her page. It’s a sad think that i need Facebook, or i think i do; i’m not sure. You see in my life that the most organised my friends can be is to create a event on Facebook. Without it i would become even more of a social pariah than i already am. Plus there one or two photos on their that make me look passably human, at least some say that.

So what do i do? I ignore it, until it calls me. A push notification, a e-mail or a text asking me to go on to Facebook chat because “it’s cheaper”. No longer are there days where i add people that i barely know; just get my friends count up. I don’t care for Facebook status now, unless i think i have a funny joke. The joke itself might get a few likes but most likely it will add more people to the “add a dislike to Facebook” group.That’s how i use Facebook now, too poke and to chat. Ohhh yes to get poked backed.
How about you?

Now i’m going to try and post something witty on too twitter and get no @ reply’s.

One last thing; R.I.P Bebo and Myspace. I’m sure more will Join you soon.

Another Top 5 list

It is a bit later this month I wanted to give the Fat Tim a bit longer on the front page, if you have not read it find it here https://joelhopkins.wordpress.com/fat-tim/ .

So last month it was TV Shows, the month before that it was my favorite Sci-Fi books and now it’s the turn of games. I have being playing games from a very young age, my sister had a PlayStation and I had N64, so I the best of both worlds when it came to gaming. As i grew older I moved on to PC gaming as well as my PlayStation, as I got older the PC went to the wayside and now I only play on my PS3.

A note some of these game are part of a franchise, but for the sake of fairness I am just going to include the best game out of the franchise, otherwise the list would only contain a couple of game franchises!.

This list was a lot harder than I thought it would be to make, I knew from the start what number 1 was going to be. However I have played so many games over the years that, I have an awful feeling I missed some amazing game that I have played in the way in the past.
But first off the games that did not make it on to my list.

  • The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
  • GTA: Vice City
  • Banjo Kazooie
  • Golden eye
  • Mario 64
  • Stargate Worlds (If it had come out)
  • Rugby league 2
  • Tetris
  • Fallout 3
  • Rugby goal kicking on my I-pod
  • Portal

There is loads more but my mind can’t think at the moment

So here is my top 5,

5) Call of duty 4 (Played on PS3)

Man i'm like all mainstream

I know it’s all like  the super popular thing at the moment, but just on the amount of time I have spent playing it means it deserved a place in my top 5 (an accolade that any game is looking for). It’s a fun, it still looks great a few years later. The online multiplayer is addictive and the single player is very atmospheric. Simply a great game.

4) Half life 1 (Played on PC)

"Just step in to this camber nothing bad will happen"

Half-life was game that took me by surprise I actual can’t remember why i got it, I just got one day. I always have fond memories of the start the game, it real made you feel like you was going in to a massively secure research base, moving through massive metal doors, going further and further down underground. The combat and story was top notch. What stood out about half life was that it was just all shooting; they were lots of puzzles some quite hard when first played it (I was young). Apart from the fact that there was lots of scientist in the game and yet only 3 faces for them (kind of confusing) it is an amazing game that I could still play today.

3) Devil May Cry 1 (Played on PS2)

You know he is going to beat the hell out that spider

During one School Holiday one day I became very ill and this game saved me, it was the perfect game to play in the midst of flu haze. Dante simply put is so damn cool. Anyone who has played the game will know the awesome pure fun of the game. For a hack and slash game it had a surprisingly good story. The mood is set by superb music and Gothic setting with a strangely large castle. The boss battle can only bested by the game in number 1 spot, but the unadulterated action and evil puppets mean it’s in my top 5 list.

2) Star Ocean – Till the end of time (Played on PS2)

I remember seeing this poster in a playstation magazine it made me want the game.

Ahhh Star Ocean an RPG to kill all other RPG.  A story of a boy who was on holiday, who through an attack on the resort, the boy ended up on a medieval like planet that is torn apart by war; pretty simple really!. Got to say the ending blew my mind a little! I have really lovely memories of playing this game, but can’t remember all that much about it. I would replay it but the disc no longer works.
And now for my number 1

1) Metal Gear Solid  (Played on PS1)

When I started the list there was one thing that was fixed in place and that was my number 1 spot. Without doubt my favourite game of all time. I was 7 when i first played this game I know sure everything is better when you’re that age, still it was freaking awesome. Its chock full of classic moments such as psycho mantis (A guy in a gas mask clearly in to bondage) reading the memory card (the ultimate mindfuck), the battle with Metal gear Rex and ninja. The game has comedy – Otacon peeing himself. Action -Boss battles. Stealth – most of the game. The story is still one of best seen in a game. It’s also one of the few games where all of the sequels are as good as the first; my real top 5 would be made up of all metal gear solid games. I have played this game more times than I care to admit and it still plays well 12 years after its release date.

Well there it is my top 5.

Will Blog again soon probably a more personal one.