Why I loved The Witcher 3 The video game but really disliked the books.

medallionThe Witcher has become a household name for avid gamers. It won the game of the year and gives you 100 hours of gameplay. The world is immense, The characters are funny and interesting. There are monsters to hunt, some of which happen to be human. There is lots to do and lots to explore. Making it a well rounded and balanced game.

To be honest I had never heard of The Witcher until the recent installment. and when I got to fist fight a bear I thought my love for the game was forged forever. I have thought time and time again about getting the older ones and playing through those but I could never really justify buying them on the tight budget I was on at the time. But I was gifted a box set which we thought was a trilogy.

After completing the third book I realized it was not a trilogy. I also realized that the story I was being told through the books was the exact same as The Witcher 3 the game just earlier on in their lives. The Main character is in search for a girl who is like a daughter to him and she has the power to save or destroy the world. There is a Love triangle. (Mostly cause the main character can’t keep his dick in his pants.)

So If the books are so close to the game that I love why do I dislike them so much? Well because they are -insert excessively aggressive curse word here- BORING! For three books all that happens is walking and talking. not even interesting conversations either. FOR THREE BOOKS!!! I mean there is some background to the witchers which is interesting but that’s it. there was probably all of five paragraphs of action combined in all three books.

Maybe the books that followed these three are better, I don’t know. All I know is I will not read them. I have lost all interest. I mean how can such an action based game be based on such boring books? Maybe it’s just me. If you have played the games and read the books leave your thoughts in the comments.

To add salt to the wound. The Author Andrzej Sapkowski is now demanding Cd projekt Red to give him millions more in money. He wants more money because it wanted an upfront cheque instead of royalties because he thought the games would flop. Maybe he thought they were going to make it just as boring as his books.

Anyway, that’s my thoughts on the witcher book series and game series. Hope you enjoyed ———–RANT OVER————

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What Gives me Inspiration to write?

Every writer has something that inspires different pieces of work. Some have different routines or triggers that get them in the mood. That is because we are all unique and different. What inspires you to do what you do? I am sure you have some quirk that drives you!

My quirk is Music. Music can put me in a trance. When I listen to certain songs I get lost in daydreams. I am taken to different worlds. I become someone new and live out an entirely different life. Much like when we read. I have always daydreamed, but as I have gotten older they have grown fewer and farther apart.

Now as a writer, I scramble to jot down my daydreams! They could be pure gold. Who knows but I must hoard them! Just like regular dreams when I sleep I believe them to be incredibly useful and creative. If I could remember all of my dreams, be it day or night I would already be a billionaire. But, alas this is not the case.

So, what kind of music is it that gets me sword fighting a demonic angel? What music gets me into a weird love triangle between an ogre and a dwarf? Well, that genre of music would be Power metal! Most if not all power metal is based around fantasy worlds or mythology and as someone who wished to be a fantasy author obviously, it strikes a chord with me.

Now there are other genres that spark creativity in me. Good classical music puts me in a royal setting. Folk music puts me in a medieval village setting. When I write or think about my stories I like to really get into the mindset of the characters and feel like I am in there world. what better way to do that, than with music.

Losing yourself to your imagination is one of the greatest gifts we have. Being creative is who we are. ever since I started writing I have looked for different forms of inspiration. I have become very passionate about writing, but I have always been passionate about music. Now they seem to be blending perfectly together for me. What drives your creativity? Let me know in the comments!

BONUS!!! Here are some songs that inspire me!

Beast in black- Born again

Powerwolf- Incense and Iron

Blind Guardian-The bards song

Bloodbound-Nosferatu

Alestorm- Magnetic North

The Meaning of Life

The meaning of life is a topic many, if not most people have discussed. As time moves forward the meaning always changes. There is no Definitive answer to, “what is the meaning of life?” and that troubles a lot of people.

“The god that we created plans our destiny, Because life without meaning is our sworn, enemy!”-Beast in Black

People make up stories and will continue to make them so that there is meaning to their life. Now, what I am getting at is, what if life had no meaning? How does that make you feel? would your life change drastically? Would it change at all?

The beautiful thing about humans is our quest for answers and the beautiful thing about the universe is its abundance of secrets! its like we were made for each other! We dedicate countless lives unraveling its secrets. Some things have been studied for hundreds of years and still, there is no concrete answer.

Our drive for knowledge and better lives have made us who we are, but why does everything need a meaning? what if you chose the meaning of life? what if you created your destiny and it wasn’t created for you? What if the universe always existed and there was no beginning of time? what if every religions real message was that you were God?

Harry Potter who?

This may come as a shock to almost everyone. I think I am the only person that has never read the Harry Potter series. What makes it worse is I grew up with it, My generation loved it and obsessed with it. When the movies came out everyone lost their minds. I myself watched the first one. I don’t remember it at all but I just never was interested. Now don’t kill me over this but I’m the same way with star wars.

Now the reason for the mighty betrayal to readers and writers everywhere is not what you might think. My motivation to not read the books wasn’t because I didn’t like them, I didn’t finish watching the movies because I thought they were lame. The reason I never like Harry Potter is because I disliked and almost despised everything that was popular. I didn’t watch certain shows because that’s what everyone was watching. I didn’t ask for certain toys because everyone had them. I wanted to be different, By doing so I think I lost out on lots of fun and happy memories.

Even to this day, I find certain likes and dislikes of mine are based solely on popular demand. It’s weird, I am a traitor I know. I am sorry. I do plan on reading Harry Potter in this lifetime. It’s on my to be read list, so cut me some slack. Is there anyone else out there like me and go against the grain? Am I an Anomaly for not reading and watching Harry Potter? Will I become a mark on society for this heinous crime?

Let me know! I really hope I am not alone, But I plan on making it up to humanity and becoming a Potterhead!

Why do people choose to be negative instead of being positive?

Ever wondered why people lose their temper when something doesn’t go their way? Ever wonder why, things that don’t seem like a big deal to you tend to set others off? How can one mans favorite sports team losing ruin is whole week? Why does rain make everyone grumpy? Why do people get offended over things that don’t personally affect them?

Simple, Because it’s easy. Some of those things may not seem easy but for most it is. It is easy to wake up, stub your toe and be in a bad mood for the rest of the day. It’s easy to see a gloomy day outside and feel like a dark cloud is hovering over you personally. It’s easy for someone to think negatively about situations that don’t go the way you want them too. For a lot of people it is a lot easier to point out peoples flaws then it is to praise their good attributes.

So, Why is everyone this way? Because, we like drama. Life without drama would be boring wouldn’t it? Imagine watching your favorite tv show or movie and there was no drama in it. Boooring. Drama and other negative things are good in our lives. They help us appreciate all the good things in life. Right? They are supposed to, but not many people focus enough of the good things and just think everything is negative.

People tend to stay in a negative state because sometimes it’s easier than learning why they do it. What I have learned in life through books and studying myself, is that our brains are a tool for us to use, yet somewhere along the line the brain took over. Your thoughts aren’t your thoughts. You stopped thinking logically and your brain had to take over. The brain wants to protect you at all costs. So, It sees everything as danger and wants you to avoid it.

So, take control back again. Learn to meditate. Be grateful for everything you have in life weather it be good or bad, either way its helping you somehow. Not everyone has the amount of money you have, or the luxuries. Some people don’t have running water or a roof over their head. some people in these situations can still see the positive in things and be happy. Happiness comes from within, with taking back the power from your brain and being positive about everything! Maybe not everything, but more things to start with.

When you wake up in the morning be grateful to be alive, be grateful to have a roof over your head, be grateful for the food in your cupboards, be grateful for everything that keeps you alive that you always over look. your life will begin to change. your life could always be worse, so when things don’t go your way, smile and be grateful for the opportunity!

Choose positivity always! I am grateful for all of you, thanks for reading!