For some, that's too short. For most of my relationships, that's too long.
After my Year 1 retrospective, things had begun to become normal as I kept writing fiction, edit videos, stream games, and basically do what I want in these open shores of online seas. While some formats and series have changed, what remains is me still just having fun and making my hobby your entertainment and information.
Sometimes I’ll go back and watch or reread a thing I've made and I’ll either be impressed or cringe. I often wonder why this was considered good, or why this was considered bad, but I always had the advantage that few in my position have: I didn’t need it.
I’m not here to ask for money. I'm not here to cater, pander, or misdirect. I'm in the same boat as all of you, wandering in this endless ocean of shit and trash. We're just wading through it, trying to find what's good, makes us stronger and wiser, what makes us more.
Created with the idea of telling everyone who I really am in the 51st and 52nd Fires, FFT became legend, inspiring me to make meaning and more from written words, as well as encourage others and receive feedback from artists all over the world! FFT has given me much for just a few hundred words a week.
The series is currently on hiatus but expect its return with season 3, roaring back as soon as I feel the Fires are ready.
The 37th Fire: A Tale of Display
The 38th Fire: A Tale of Test
The 39th Fire: A Tale of Squirrels
The 40th Fire: A Tale of Triumph
The 41st Fire: A Tale of Fish
The 42nd Fire: A Tale of Search
The 43rd Fire: A Tale of Halloween
The 44th Fire: A Tale of Rhetoric
The 45th Fire: A Tale of Apocalypse
The 46th Fire: A Tale of Continuance
The 47th Fire: A Tale of Determination
The 48th Fire: A Tale of Pride
The 49th Fire: A Tale of Loneliness
The 50th Fire: A Tale of Revelation
The 51st Fire: A Tale of Childhood
The 52nd Fire: A Tale of Adulthood
The 53rd Fire: A Tale of Ownership
The 54th Fire: A Tale of Time
The 55th Fire: A Tale of Anger
The 56th Fire: A Tale of Defiance
The 57th Fire: A Tale of Possession
The 58th Fire: A Tale of Regret
The 59th Fire: A Tale of Doom
The 60th Fire: A Tale of Streams
The 61st Fire: A Tale of Instinct
The 62nd Fire: A Tale of Longing
The 63rd Fire: A Tale of Trust
The 64th Fire: A Tale of Musing
I'll probably never stop playing video games, at least until the diabetes takes my hands or an EMP pulse brings down the grid. But before those days come, I'm still going to be the last-most name in video game reviews and journalism!
We did have some fun titles during Year 2 as I tried making more video reviews with some polish and finesse. I want you to watch a Gaming Garbage Man review and get something out of it, to feel a little as I did while playing the game.
The Meat Cathedral was erected by @curator_daddy and contained the hottest and unknown news stories from around the world! All that I needed to do was read them aloud and let the hilarity ensue!
MBM was so genuine, so visceral, I lost followers and viewers just from reading the news! But in the end, it was one of the most true, enjoyable, and proudest things I've done as The Garbage Man.
As I close out another year, I ponder on the future of @TheGarbageMan. While I had much more fun the second year, will year 3 be the one I get fed up with it all? Or will it be the year I finally blossom into a garbage flower?
We shall see.
But until the next anniversary, thank you, truly. I've always been honored that so many of you read, share, and comment on my page. You aren't the reason I do this, but it's always nice to have an audience. And maybe just a little bit of it is for you, if that makes you feel better.