Here’s what my conversation with my brain looked like this morning:
Brain: Let’s play video games! We should go play Destiny.
Me: We have work to do; also, I feel bad about continuing to play it so much after writing up that whole big post, you know? I feel like I’m not standing up for my convictions. And there’s no such thing as protesting in-game, so don’t even ask.
Brain: VIDEO GAMES!
Me: We can’t. The exterminator is coming in the next few hours to take care of that wasp nest. I need to be able to hear the door when he knocks.
Brain: Video…. games?
Me: Not to mention there’s a bunch of stuff I need to do for my Patreon account. I need to get a permanent page for the novel made, I need to fix the supporter feed, and I should write a few updates. I should probably write a blog post, too, it’s been over a week. Not to mention there are chores to be done; the dishes are starting to pile up. Look, there’s just a lot that I need to do.
Brain: D. E. S. T. I. N. Y.
Me: Maybe later. We’ve started writing more on that new novel, wouldn’t you rather do that? I think it’s really coming along well.
Brain: . . . DESTINY.
*there is a knock on the door*
Me and Brain (in unison): Shit, are we wearing pants?
And that’s pretty much how it goes for me most days.
One of the neat features that WordPress offers is its ability to track what search terms are leading people to your blog. Ideally, this information will show you which of your topics are generating more traffic and allow you to tailor your content to your audience. That’s pretty interesting.
Even more interesting, however, is seeing what sorts of freaky shit people are entering in their Google searches that are resolving to my blog. Some of it makes sense to me. My post about Tauriel, for example, generated a lot of variations of the phrase “who the hell is Tauriel?”
A lot of these results, however, just have me tilting my head to one side like a dog with an expression of “how the fuck, I don’t even.” Here are some of the (weirdest) highlights. This list is rather NSFW, which should be obvious based on the subject matter:
- draenei male fucks night elf female
- lara croft 2013 hot
- primal zergling
- sylvia browne sucks
- what to do if black mamba bites u
- i think god is trying to tell me we are meant to be
- principal skinner gun cock
- aging liberals have more sex
- changing legs on mamba
- captain kirk hates communism
- catholics are cynical
- cynical people are smart
- scrotum length happiness
- fighting in skin tight clothes
- i am ready for reporting tomorrow
- harry potter aayla secura fanfiction
- necrophilia snakes
- animals boning
I have to imagine there are some incredibly disappointed necrophiliacs and zoophiliacs out there who arrived at my blog and cursed my name after realizing they’d be led astray. For the record, my personal favorite is “captain kirk hates communism,” if only because,I absolutely cannot figure out how that phrase connects to anything I’ve written.
Stay weird, Internet. Seriously, don’t ever change.