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Mothers. Laptops....JEALOUSY.

Ha. Ha. HaHaHa.

By Z-ManPublished about a year ago 3 min read
Yes. EXTREME Denial runs Deep. XD

Hello Everyone!

I'm sitting here in the cafe with my mother, who is utterly burning with jealousy. I bought a laptop off of my Brother (a good friend of mine from a previous job) and, of course, she is utterly jealous. My laptop is big, and its bold, and its....

Well, it's just great.

So I am sitting here on the first leg of a completely refreshed journey of creativity and adventure. I now have the opportunity to work on my upcoming film, story collection, and assorted additional elements at my leisure. Before work, on my off time, perhaps even in my sleep--heck, it's possible, who am I to say otherwise?--

(I just clicked save. Yes. Yes, this is good.)

(And a second.)

(And a...)

So, moving on, it is very exciting. It is my goal that this will turn into something quite inspirational to some extent, and will of course help me find economic stability to survive on a higher level.

Growing up in the 90's, I fell in love with movies, animated features, music, books, and other things from my childhood years as well as the unseen 1980's. Having electronics on my mind for a long time, I mistakenly put my stock in the field, when I should have gone into film instead. Discovering a passion for singing and music in college, I didn't have the strength and drive to leave. My limitations have only grown over the years. Now the time has come to cash in on those dreams, repressed.

But if I had to go through what I did to have those who matter most to me here and now, well, I cannot be any less thankful.

And now, for your reading pleasure, I will rant imperceptibly.


Are you ready?

Are you sure?


Okay, here we go.

Oh wait, did somebody in the back just say something?

You didn't?


Moving on.





Okay, so I got nothing.

Nothing but 273 words and change to break the 600 word barrier. Vocal....just Vocal...


So, here I am, back 15 minutes later; Still with nothing to say. Gah.

Here are some of my favorite movies, shows, albums, books, and the like.


  • Anything MCU!
  • Films by John Carpenter (i.e. "In The Mouth Of Madness", "Prince Of Darkness")
  • Anything on VHS, with that beep beep beep tracking intro and the classic commercials
  • Classic horror like the Friday the 13th series (creative kills, some humor, iconic stuff)


  • Anything MCU
  • Tales from the Crypt
  • Frasier
  • Twin Peaks
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog


So many. Any song that you have heard been called a, quote on quote, "one hit wonder", is most likely one of several great songs on an album. "One Hit Wonder" is a caustic umbrella term rooted strictly in commercialism. Songs like:

  • "I Ran (So Far Away)" by A Flock Of Seagulls
  • "The Politics Of Dancing" by Re-Flex
  • "Your Love" by The Outfield

The third may not be 100% accurate, I'm not sure, but it goes to show that many artists can be overshadowed by commercialism and fast times.

Hell, Ozzy has a crap-ton of great songs, and what do you hear everywhere? "Crazy Train". "CRAZY TRAIN". Personally, I was on that boat for about 3 minutes or less. Check out "The Ultimate Sin", "No Rest For The Wicked", etc.

Whatever the case, as a listener far removed from those times, I have an open heart to discovery of the "classics" and classics. I don't follow modern music at all. And I'm less limited that way, in my experience.


  • The late Michael Crichton ("The Lost World"!, "Sphere")
  • Stephen King ("IT"!)
  • "The King of Things and the Cranberry Clown" (Classic!)
  • "The Puppy Who Lost His Way" (Kidding)

PS: My Mother says it is EXTREME Jealously. So there's that, too. She looks happy.....but she is NOT. XD


About the Creator



Hello all! I am an aspiring vocalist, filmmaker + writer. I hope you gain something personal + inspiring from my work here. You are also welcome to subscribe to my YouTube Channel: Ad-Libbing With The Zman.

Thank You!



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