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Breath of the Wild



Posted by Voltex , in Life Feb 21 2017 · 148 views

i love cats

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cats are my favorite


Pull the Lever, Kronk!

Posted by Voltex , in Life, Film / Shows Jan 22 2017 · 158 views

The Emperor's New Groove will forever be one of my favorite movies

Have a nice day everybody


Today is a good day

Posted by Voltex , in Life Jan 21 2017 · 109 views

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I found Cherry Dr. Pepper in Canada

Haven't had any since like, early 2014 maybe? Good grief.

It has been a sweet reunion with my favorite soda. Short, but sweet.


Changing Your Name

Posted by Voltex , in Looking Back, BZPower, Life Nov 21 2016 · 202 views

Looking Back 01: Changing Your Name

3 (almost 4) years ago I posted some sort of rant about changing your display name on BZPower while browsing through the old times of my blog (and maybe we can discuss my urges to delete all of 2011/2012 later).

Figured I'd do a little write up on the topic again, since my opinion has clearly changed, and did so quite awhile ago.

Back then I used to hate it when people called me anything other than ibrow (which is, somewhat ironically, something I actively dislike being called these days), even if my display name was different. The rant in that old entry wasn't huge, but it is kinda silly.

I suppose back then I found it difficult to adjust to having a new display name, but that's certainly not the case anymore. If I had to pinpoint when that changed, it was probably later on in 2013, when I finally dropped "ibrow" completely and became "Voltex" instead. A change in identity, as it were, would have made it an easier adjustment, though until very late in 2014, most of my names were still modifications of the same name (though it was "Voltex" now, rather than "ibrow").

I mentioned being bothered by people referring to me by the new display name, which is quite silly in retrospect. Not that it's a huge issue nowadays; I've been around long enough and active in enough places (plus, y'know, the shrinking memberbase) that most members I interact with refer to me as Voltex or Tex out of habit - though my aggressive responses towards being called "ibrow" in the past as I tried to remove myself from the name may have helped as well.

Of course, I spent about a year and a half with the display name "Lucina", directly going against both of these. When I was referred to as Lucina by other members it never bothered me, though it was a somewhat rare occurrence, and of course, adjusting to a different name is a non-issue. After a brief stint as "Tex" for familiarity's sake, I am now "Stark", though how long I'll remain so is anyone's guess.

I guess, like most things on BZP and elsewhere these days, my general attitude towards name changes is almost a resounding "meh". I'm not going to be particularly excited with it, though I do make an effort to stick to names that won't embarrass me when I look back at them (I think the name changes I've had in the past that I actively dislike should be quite obvious).

I am operating under a new challenge for any future name changes right now: keep it to one word.
(It's not very exciting).

So that's that, I suppose. Yet another rambling entry on the topic of name changes, which are a frequent enough subject on this blog that I could probably give them their own category (but I won't). In a way, this entry is a comparison of myself now and then, but examining how people work (and how I work/have worked) has always been fascinating to me, so in that sense, rambling on about it isn't very surprising at all.

But in the end, I do have better and more important things to do with my time, so that's all for now.


another question

Posted by Voltex , in Life Nov 16 2016 · 174 views

if you could be any fictional character, who would you be?


i think that i would want to be iron man, just to fly around in that armor


a question

Posted by Voltex , in Life Nov 14 2016 · 177 views

if you could be someone else for a day, who would you be (and why)?

(real people only, we can have fun with characters later)



Posted by Voltex , in Life, Collection Nov 08 2016 · 157 views

Vote Voltex for President today

He might be Canadian
He might have no last name
He might have no credentials beyond "amateur writer"
He might send the USA's debt deeper than ever before by spending every cent of the budget on amiibo
He might use you to conquer Canada

but you know what

that's okay


my avatar

Posted by Voltex , in Life, BZPower Sep 11 2016 · 394 views

so i've had a few people ask me about this
which means a few more of you are probably wondering and haven't figured it out yet
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yes, that is a photo of me
click it for the semi-full version if you wish



hello again

Posted by Voltex , in Life Sep 06 2016 · 112 views

i've been largely MIA the past few weeks. summer got pretty busy and my life is rather upside down at the moment (just spent today helping my aunt & uncle hunt down their missing kid when they weren't on the bus and everybody started panicking, for an example)

(yes we did find the kid, little cousin is safe and sound and someone at the transportation board will probably be starting up a job hunt)

anyway, hopefully i will be able to return to a somewhat higher level of activity soon. i promise, that next chapter for Lore & Histories is coming (any ideas can be submitted via PM if you'd like the chance to add to BZPGOT canon)

bye for now



Posted by Voltex , in Life Aug 11 2016 · 231 views

tomorrow i turn 20



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