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I’ve Got An Issue #29: Love Is A Cruel Joke


Just when you think I’m gone forever! I pop back up feeling a little more clever! Well hello there! I’ve Got An Issue has been on hiatus for some time, but I’m back with it! I hope you enjoy this one. It is unlike most of the previous issues.  Consistency isn’t my strongest suit at the moment, but I’m working on it. I’ll be post more stuff soon…that is if I and I can get it together. Discipline and a schedule is needed lol. Enjoy everyone!


Love Is Cruel

Yesterday I had a thought: Love is a cruel joke.  This thought was followed by the expansion pack: Love is a cruel magic trick. You see I know that Love can be one of the most positive, negative, powerful, beautiful, and amazing experience that  a human being can go through. Let’s face it as cheesy and cliché love can be sometimes, Love is pretty awesome. Love is a wonderful feeling when it works out perfectly and a terrible after thought when executed poorly. I like to think of Love like mana in fantasy books and video games. You have limited uses of love mana, buy when it is created you have witnessed a spectacle. Love is full of magic that can build a lore that your grandkids will look back at and aspire to have one day. Unfortunately, real love is a rarity in this world. It is as rare as an unreleased album by Prince or unreleased studio session by The Beatles. So when you have it you should hold on as tight as you can. It makes perfect sense, hold on to awesome people because well other people can’t have them. It is natural to be selfish in this moment. Love is a beautiful gift from The Maker or whatever deity you serve. It is necessity we humans need in order to keep pushing through this thing called life. You can go it alone like Beck said, but isn’t it nicer to have a companion to go through life with? For most of us, the answer is undeniably yes.

One thing remains true, love is a cruel joke.

Why is it a cruel joke then? Why do I feel this way? You may think that what I said in the previous paragraph refutes that statement alone, but let me indulge you on why I think love is a cruel joke. I’ve seen this “joke” play out countless times in my life whether that’s personal or just an on looker from the other side.

Love is cruel because it can enable you to lower all your defenses at let a person see you for you. UH OH! There is a breach in your fortress and that person has made a room in there! You know so they won’t ever leave you ALONE! Love is cruel because you can show a person the real you, meaning you can expose your strengths and weakness to them hoping they will do the same for you. Spoiler alert: they never do. Darn it, they now know everything about me and will use it to their advantage! What do I win? Congratulations you have been courting a fallacy please enjoy our home version of the game: Cruel Lovers for great people! I swear that game is a best seller somewhere. Love is cruel because you can give yourself to a person freely only to be used. That’s right you just got punk’d only there is no Ashton Kutcher around to give you a hug and laugh at how dumb you looked. You thought those feelings were real?! Sir or Madam you are delusional. Love is cruel because you can give your all and it is not enough. Welcome to life ladies and gentlemen because that is going to happen a lot. Love is cruel because you trust someone just for them to eviscerate you and that trust. Oh yeah didn’t see that coming did ya? Have fun putting yourself back together. WHO KNOWS HOW LONG THAT IS GONNA TAKE HAHAHA! Love is cruel because truth and honesty just isn’t enough anymore. Do you have a side of cheating to spice up the relationship or I’m going to abandon you in general? This relationship was boring soooooooo somebody had to do something! Love is cruel because you can love someone to the moon and stars only for that person not to reciprocate that love to you EVER. Either you just aren’t forward enough or you are a diamond in the rough when the person doesn’t have the tools to dig you out of the rough.  They could be dense in the head or they know you love them dearly, but will never ever shoot that love back at you. Cruel isn’t it? Many reasons besides this classify love as cruel joke.

However, this isn’t a bad thing!

Maybe love is a cruel joke at times, but be thankful for the joke. Be thankful for that magic trick expansion pack. Be thankful for the experience. Guess what genius? I don’t know if you know this, but somehow you got through it. You persevered! You became a winner in your eyes. You believed in yourself to pull yourself out of the hole you were in. Sure it took you some time, but that cruel joke brought valuable lessons. You learned that everyone isn’t for everyone; some folks don’t love as hard as you do. This is okay! Hopefully, you know to rein your emotions back a little bit. You learned to sift through those who are untrue and false to find those who feel the way you do. I guarantee you will love them harder than any of your past loves because you are both sharing each other with each other. AWW SO ADORABLE!  Do you understand what I’m saying to you? You learned to catch on very quickly to situations where you aren’t making much progress love wise. You know where you stand and it is okay. Stand there, but don’t stay there! Move forward because it is the best thing to do. There are so many experiences down the road ahead! You learned how you love people. Each style varies. You may give it your all one hundred percent of the time, just to get hurt again, but that is who you are or you may be very cautious when it comes to loving people, but again that is who you are. Modifying that style and adapting to the way you love people is a process. Some of us can change it while others are either one style of many.

Yes, love is a beautiful experience crafted from magic, chemistry, trust, honesty, and real emotions.

Just remember one thing: love is also cruel joke yet you learned from it and now you can laugh.

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PRINCE


IMG_6872I’ve gathered myself enough to write about Prince. I’m still not all the way together, I’m still hurting a ton, but I felt the need to share how much Prince meant to me. So let’s talk about the great one, Prince.

Prince was so underrated, yet so legendary. You either loved him or you didn’t understand him. One of the sickest guitarist I have ever heard in my life, he could make a guitar do anything. One hell of a songwriter…I aspired to be just like he was. The way he could work metaphors, similes, song structure, and his creativity was mesmerizing. He was a hidden comedian in a sense because he could always make you laugh…such a great sense of humor. He was a game changer. Prince broke all the rules about sexuality, music, the English language, digital distribution and presumed roles for musicians. Prince re-wrote all those rules. You all followed. Prince is the king of shade aka the king of emoting! His facial expressions were classic. You would know if Prince was rocking with you or not. I mean yall remember this one?
Prince Said Please
CLASSIC!
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Prince was a legendary genius. I really hate saying was in the past tense. PRINCE IS A LEGENDARY GENIUS. Prince is known by so many nicknames it is not even funny. Does your fav have nicknames ranging from “His Royal Badness”, to “The Purple Yoda”, to “The Artist Formerly Known As Prince” to A SIGN to “That Skinny MF with the high voice”? I didn’t think so. Most importantly, The music! Prince gave us so many classic albums from his self titled debut to Dirty Mind to Controversy to 1999 to Purple Rain to Sign O’ The Times to Diamonds And Pearls to The Love Symbol Album to The Gold Experience to Musicology” to so many more classic albums. The list goes on and on. Those are just a few! Who could forget what he did to the Batman Soundtrack?! Legendary. Who am I kidding? His entire Discography is legendary. Go get a tidal account or go record shopping and enlighten your music life. Prince gave us so much music and you know what’s crazy that’s not even all of it. He has a vault of unreleased stuff! A VAULT! HE HAS A FALLOUT VAULT FULL OF MUSIC! That is insane! There aren’t many musicians that can say they have a vault of music! Paisley Park…mannnn I just wonder gems he left in there.
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Paisley Park is in our hearts!  IMPROMPTU JAM! I wonder if you know this one.
“The girl on the seesaw is laughing
4 love is the color
This place imparts (Paisley Park)
Admission is easy, just say U
Believe and come 2 this
Place in your heart
Paisley Park is in your heart”
Such a great song.
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I love Prince. You how he said “love isn’t love till it’s past”. I really understand that now. I thought I got it then, but it really hits home now. You all just don’t know how much Prince impacted me in so many different points in my life. When I was alone, Prince and all of his music was there. When I was recovering from multiple surgeries, Prince along with so many other musicians kept me going. Whenever I felt down in the dumps, I’d throw on a Prince song and jam. It would break me out of my funk while getting down with the Funk. If you know what I mean. Prince….he did so much for me & so many other people. Some of us were fortunate to let him know directly. I wish I was one of those people to just tell him thank you. I wish I had personal interactions with Prince that I could share with you. I can share a little story about how much he impacted my life. I hope you enjoy it and helps, because I enjoyed reminiscing about how I felt.

PRINCE IS EVERYTHING.

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Prince was my very first concert…..back in 2004 he was making his comeback, I was 15. I was a huge Michael Jackson fanatic. Yall remember the argument? Prince Or MJ? Back then I would pick MJ because I wasn’t as familiar with Prince. Of course, I knew of Purple Rain (obviously all of us did) plus the new record Musicology, but I wasn’t that deep in my Princedom yet. My aunt invited me out to see Prince at essence fest. I figured sure why not go! I could finally figure out why is Prince always being compared to MJ. Chris Rock was right & boy did I learn that night. Morris Day & The Time was opening up for Prince I believe. During the set, Prince was incognito playing a guitar solo and skating. It was hilarious, but of course none of us knew it was him. Once he came on, I feel like Prince let me knew personally why they compare him to MJ. HE tore the house down with his set. I wanted it to last forever. I saw magic. He blew us away. I was hooked. I converted. I still loved MJ, but it was Prince time now. Something changed. I was extremely happy to see him return to form. I told myself “the next time he comes to Louisiana, I’ll be ready”. I had a lot of listening to do.
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I spent an entire day catching up with all of Prince’s music. I made an effort to find every little thing I could about this man. Any record or song, I found it. I gotta pat myself on the back for that one because I was determined hear every single album he put out leading up to Musicology. I wish I could put into words how I felt when I heard Sign O’ The Times  for the first time. It was a magical moment. I still feel like that is one of his greatest albums of all time. I didn’t get to experience 1987 (I’m 26 what do you want me to do), but I felt even then people were still comparing this to Purple Rain because it was so huge. Diamonds & Pearls along with The Love Symbol Album had me grabbing my head like “HOW DID THIS MAN MAKE THIS FIREEEEEEEEEEE!” I have so many favorite Prince songs it’s not even funny. “If I Was Your Girlfriend” is so experimental yet awesome. I mean who else could make a song like that?! “Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)” is lovely. “YOU think you’re special well so do I” love that line. “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad” is so damn good. I feel like that song is underrated. It was slamming man. “Live 4 Love” was epic! Simply epic! The band was cutting up on that song. “Gold” was just too much to handle. It felt like the ending to trio of epics. I felt like it was the finale to  “3 Chains O’ Gold” which was the sequel to “Purple Rain”. I absolutely loved it. “The One” is one of those songs you play for your lady to let her know you aren’t anything like those guys she has dealt with before. You gotta let her know some times. “Reflection” is simply beautiful. Just go and listen to it! It is just a beautiful song. “Sometimes It Snows In April” brings a tear to my eye every time I hear it. I wish I didn’t have a new reason for that song 2 bring a tear to my eye. I guess it really snows in April. Sorry, I got on a tangent. The point is there are so many freaking Prince songs that I enjoy so much! If I listed them all we would never get to the end of my little story.
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Okay back to the story! Fast forward 10 years later, I’m 25 and prepared. I finally get to see him perform again after 10 long years. This time I’m having the time of my life! I’m singing every single song that he would play. I knew all the words. I was surrounded by people who felt the exact same way I did. I felt like I was an fifteen year old again except this time a fifteen year old Prince fanatic. It was beautiful. It was magic. I wanted it to last forever. Essence fest 2004 & 2014 were simply amazing for me. I’ll never forget those concerts. To quote what everyone says about a fun time now a days, those concerts were lit. I remember once the concert ended I said “So another 10 years till we meet again? I’m up for it! OR I’ll come see you!”. I really had plans to see Prince because he was on tour…I had plans.

Plans change. Life throws punches you just can’t avoid.
DOPE PRINCE ART

2 years later, I’m writing this. Prince went into the afterworld. Electric Word Life you can call it. Prince is at peace. He is probably flipping heaven on its head. The biggest concert is going down up there (or wherever heaven is) right now. Those angels are about to be jamming forever. I never thought I would be writing this so soon to be honest. The moment I got the news I figured it was one of those silly internet hoaxes that kill celebrities all the time. Unfortunately, It wasn’t. It was horrifyingly true. I got scared last week when the news was reporting Prince was brought to the hospital. They were reporting he wasn’t feeling well & had the flu. Once he said “Don’t waste your prayers on me just yet”, I was fine knowing he was fine. He just got a brand new gorgeous guitar too….It is a shame we won’t be able to hear him shred on that instrument.

To me, Prince (physically) was going to live forever just like David Bowie. Those two were too strange for death. NOW they are gonna live forever. No one likes writing about their favorite musicians or people passing away. The truth is it is going to happen to all of our favorite people one day. The best takeaway is all the memories and experiences I had through Prince. Some people didn’t even get the chance to see him live. I did twice! His music will forever be iconic. Prince was iconic in so many different ways. I can go on and on about it, but the fact is Prince influenced everything and everyone around him. Many of us wanted to be like Prince. I know I do. What I would give to just have his aura and mystique or a voice like his! He was magic. You know what they say about magic? Magic doesn’t die. Magic lives forever, but I guarantee that NOTHING WILL EVER COMPARE TO PRINCE’S MAGIC!

The intro to “Let’s Go Crazy” is so fitting right now.
“Dearly beloved We are gathered here today
To get through this thing called life
Electric word “life”
It means forever and that’s a mighty long time
But I’m here to tell you, there’s something else
The Afterworld
A world of never-ending happiness
You can always see the sun
Day or night
So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills
You know the one, Dr. Everything’ll-Be-Alright
Instead of asking him how much of your time is left
Ask him how much of your mind, baby
‘Cause in this life
Things are much harder than in the afterworld
In this life, you’re on your own
And if de-elevator tries to bring you down
Go crazy, punch a higher floor!”

You punched a higher floor! Enjoy paradise Prince.
Prince I love you. Thank you for all the memories I’m grateful for every single one of those. Live 4 Love. Rest In Paradise, Power &Funk. You are free now. Godspeed Prince.
Prince

One Punch Man Review


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Hello Internet! Today is a special day to review a special anime that is becoming a phenomenon! I’ve been avoiding this show for a while because I just didn’t believe the hype. Also, I cannot stand shows that are hyped by the anime community as an awesome experience when in reality it falls short from its expectations. Thankfully, One Punch Man did not fall short. It has only been a year, but One Punch Man has achieved cult status. After viewing the show, I completely understand why because One Punch Man deserves all the praise it has been receiving. Welcome to my special leap day review of One Punch Man! In honor of Saitama, this review will be 1000 words or less.

Story: 8
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The story of One Punch Man is simply hilarious. It pokes a lot of fun of the traditional tropes of an shonen anime. You know a hero trains to get stronger, loses, finds out there is a big boss, loses, gets stronger, filler, gets stronger, and eventually beating the big boss for the grand happy ending leading to another big boss or season 2. This show does none of that. Instead our protagonist, Saitama, breaks all of those rules. He is a hero for fun who is extremely overpowered to the point he is bored of fighting. For a second, I thought Saitama was struggling with his humanity while exploring deeper ideas besides finding an opponent worthy of fighting.I guess that’s just me. Saitama is joined by a cyborg named Genos who has a very decent story as well. It was quite shonen-ish, but great overall. I’m not gonna go into too many details because who needs a long ass origin story or explanation. Just know when the adventure begins, be prepared to enjoy the journey because I did.

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IT’S A MADHOUSE! MADHOUSE is simply amazing, I don’t know what else to say. I don’t think I have ever seen a bad Madhouse show. The animation is flawless, crisp, and simple. The OK Saitama face is definitely a highlight along with just about every scene Tornado is in. I left it for you to laugh at. LAUGH WITH ME DAMN IT! LOOK IT IS MADHOUSE…MADHOUSE IS NOT GONNA LET YOU DOWN. THE ANIMATION IS VERY PLEASING TO THE EYES BECAUSE IT IS MADHOUSE!

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ONE PUNCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Listen, yall this is one of the best opening theme songs I have ever heard in my life. I’m not exaggerating it is as simple as that. “The Hero” will get you so pumped, so hyped, so prepared to take on the world and punch stuff! I scream the One Punch part every time I hear it. Jam Project knocked it out of the park with this theme.

JUST WATCH JAM PROJECT PERFORM IT LIVE! IT IS BEAUTIFUL.

ISN’T THAT AMAZING?! This song alone gives the music score a ten! BTW the ending theme (“Hoshi yori Saki ni Mitsukete Ageru (星より先に見つけてあげる)” by Hiroko Moriguchi) is pretty awesome.

Here is that theme for your listening pleasure.

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MAIN CHARACTERS
Saitama – The strongest hero in the universe point blank, I am declaring Saitama the strongest human in the anime universe. In order to become a hero, Saitama went under an intense training & diet regiment to obtain his goal to the point he went bald. He has acheived that goal and you would think he would be an egomaniac. WRONG. Saitama is a laid back, care free, frugal, hero for fun that world doesn’t seem to notice despite Saitama saving the city frequently. Saitama is the king of training and sales at the supermarket all at the age of 25.

Genos – The lone cyborg willing to get stronger under the training of Saitama. Genos is very loyal, but he is extremely serious like most shonen characters. His origin story created the classic “20 words or less” rule which I find very amusing. I was thinking the show was gonna shift more towards his story at one point. If this show as about Genos, this would have been your typical anime about one character’s journey to retribution.

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS -NOW listen I am not gonna name every single supporting character because EVERY SINGLE SUPPORTING CHARACTER IS FREAKING AMAZING! THEY ALL ADD SOMETHING TO EACH EPISODE! IT may be a little moment or a one liner, but damn I gotta admit this show made each one of the supporting characters feel important when they were on the screen. I absolutely loved the way this show treated their supporting cast because each one of them could have an episode or an series or OVA about them. Mumen Rider is hilarious while Handsome Mask the other word for a male rooster! The heroes association alone could have an anime & I WOULD WATCH EVERY SINGLE EPISODE.

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1. A huge thank you to Shingo Natsume for directing this anime and making One Punch Man everything it is supposed to be.

2.  I had thought that left me a tad conflicted. While Saitama is extremely powerful…ok over powered, would I be rooting for him if he was the villain of the anime? I think the answer would still be yes. Saitama is likable and I think that’s what sets him apart from antagonist that are considered cheap (I’m looking at you Aizen). What do you think?

3. Second season please?! PLEASE?!

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One Punch Man is simply amazing. It was a wonderful ride that pokes fun at the shonen genre along with tropes of anime. The story isn’t something too memorable, but it is hilarious. Everything else besides that is perfect. I can understand how some people may not like OPM since everything ends in 1 punch & the comedy may get a bit repetitive sometimes due to the punchline is the same despite a different setup. Besides that, One Punch Man is an amazing anime that I highly recommend you to watch!

Saitama can beat just about anyone…yep I said it. GET ON THE SAITAMA TRAIN

Final Score: 9.5

Till next review!

-MCZX

I’ve Got An Issue #28: Valentine’S Day.


Welcome to I’ve Got An Issue…

I’m gonna keep this one short. 500 words or less because who needs to be a crabby old young person complaining about being single for another year. Hooray for me yeah? I don’t see the point of doing that to yall because it would annoy me. I almost wrote an article like that today.

ANYWAYS!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Valentine’s day with your sweetie or someone you love or family or yourself! DO I really mean that? Yeah I really do. I’m very glad that Valentine’s day is over.The only great thing that came out of Valentine’s day weekend was Deadpool! GO SEE IT! We are in the final hour of Valentine’s day! Now, we can go back to being our true selves for the rest of the year!!!

Now I hope you weren’t a bitter, self centered, lonely, sack of sadness like me this year because you don’t have a special somebody in mind plus you feel like you don’t have anything to offer to anyone when it comes to love. Please don’t be me. You deserve love. I do too. Depression catches me sometimes you know? Thankfully, I wasn’t completely emotional this Valentine’s day. Most of the time I get extremely depressed and just sulk. This time around I wasn’t really sad this year, it just was another day. I spent that day watching One Punch Man! The review is coming very soon by the way. Besides that my day was just meh.

I know this has been said at least once, but why do we treat Valentine’s day as the only day of the year we go all out or treat our significant other like they are the greatest thing that has ever happen to us? Don’t yall think that is a little silly to buy a ton of stuff for bae one day out of the year? SERIOUSLY, why do yall put all this pressure on yourselves for this day? WHY SET THE BAR SO HIGH OF HOW YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER OUGHT TO BE TREATED FOR JUST ONE DAY? Why do we do that? Is it easy to just have one day of expected gifts instead of being a bit spontaneous in the relationship? I guess so because some people make Valentine’s day seem like it is a life or death situation.

I don’t know about you, but if I was in a relationship, gifts could come at any moment when we are together. I feel if we are together and you are an awesome person AND you make me extremely happy in the process, I’m gonna spoil you with a gift or two.Who am I kidding? I’m going to spoil the crap out of you. 100 percent from me if you give me the same. *Sigh* Love is gonna ruin me I bet hehe.

In closing, I think Valentine’s day is absolutely stupid and the history behind it is disturbing. Go google that!

Till next Issue.

-MCZX

Single.


It’s a real trap.

When Nobody loves you to the moon and back.

When Nobody loves you to pieces

Being single…………

Is one of many life’s unnoticed tiny diseases

Yet it is fun because you don’t owe anybody or belong to anyone! You can do what you want, not saying you sign your life away once you make somebody your bae or become completely dependent when the friendship evolves to relationship, resulting in you just spending time with them all day leaving all your friends astray, Ooh you changed,   but life just can’t be this way! Ok maybe I’m reaching because all relationships don’t go down that path. It just depends on who you start this with…

To be frank, I’m sick of this lonely shit.

Where is my Alice?  I don’t wanna be Quentin!
I wanna fall in love with one person and keep our status hidden never revealing to the audience the trick that got you here because that would make me bad magician

I’m just saying

Where’s the love? I grow weary of being patient, I won’t lie every couple I see erupts a thought in me stating “I’m hating on y’all happy asses”. False savage doing all the mathematics just to come to the conclusion that I’m actually happy for y’all happy asses.

I swear…..

I would love for the solution to be different, but this is what happens when your truly selfless and not selfish towards every single person. Honey this is the worst type of hell. I mean don’t get me wrong my life is swell but when you get bitten by lovebugs, you can become a love fool or a bitter tool adjusting your cardigan.

I mean if you gonna be an ass towards love you might as well be stylish friend.

Man….

I just want someone to look at me like blue bell ice cream or pizza…because we all know pizza is bae and if you don’t like pizza don’t look my way. Look

I’m saying I want love, that quality love, that everlasting we the best, you loyal, smart, grateful, I’ll fight for us if you do the same, we don’t own each other, but I will change your last name, optimistic yet realistic,  there will never be another one, roller coaster of love under any weather, al green let’s stay together, you and me forever, etched in a tree, sidewalk, or heart type of love. I only see these in my dreams. I love me, but this is one con of being single. I put up a hard armor, but deep down I’m glass see through. I just wonder when am I ever gonna meet you? When will this long shot of a fantasy come true? Don’t you know I’ve been dreaming of you since Middle School? By the way F middle school…worst time ever.

This is such a strange situation. I have so many questions, but I know the answer my equation. Time. Timing. Timing. Timing. Much like Location. Location. Location to real estate, that’s the simple answer to everything along with Patience. Patience. Patience.

Deep down as much as I don’t want to say it….love I need you.

Times like this make me hate being single…

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Don’t Love Me


You don’t love me

I shouldn’t have to second guess when you say It.

This entire game is frustrating

I feel you don’t know what your saying.

What you don’t wanna hurt feelings?

People pleaser

You just trying to be nice though? Huh

Lovely teaser

I don’t know what to do with this woe

Is it real

Or is it to keep me thrilled

I think deep down you already know what you want whoa

Game plan been set

Decisions been made

Can say I don’t know

When Im already ln or on something or someone

Definitely someone for sure

Your actions were written in stars

Predetermined like pro wrestling

When I hear I love you, I just keep on guessin

Such a dilemma in which you have the choice of stressing

Truth is me loving you could be a blessing dressed up as a curse to teach me a lesson

I shouldn’t have to question your intentions when you say those three words.

Changes


Did anyone notice

All of the changes

New scenery

Yet in the same places

Take chances 

For not much advancement

Experiences level up

But feelings still the same

Be one with some  

But don’t really be 

Play the game

Never enough 

Never over 

Same old pains

Same old song 

Same old dance

Same old plans

Forget as much as one can

Disappear man

But No one noticed

All of the changes at hand. 

I’ve Got An Issue #27: #WASTEYOURTIME2016


Welcome to I’ve got an issue!

Not to long ago on Twitter there was a trend with the title of #WasteHisTime2016 or #WasteHerTime2016 where men and women would basically post some of the most heinous ways to hurt a person emotionally. Examples were like thisWasteHisTime2016 3 WasteHisTime2016

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And that’s just the cusp of the Waste Her/His Time tweets. I will admit there were two that really cracked me up because you can clearly tell it was all in the name of comedy. One was from Whataburger. I have declared them extremely petty.WHATTAWASTE

The other was something I’m sure actually happens to women, but it would be hilarious if it happened to a dude. It just really cracked me up!Preg

With the exception of those two, I asked myself should I just look at this hashtag for what it is. A trend. It is just a trend that will be here today and gone tomorrow. It is just social media right? Just look at it as fun and games. It is another silly trend where people can steal other people’s jokes and repost them as there own! These people posting couldn’t possibly hold any truth to what they are saying right?

Wrong.

Some of these do reign as truth. I cannot look at that trend like good time between fellow tweeters because there are people out there that really do this. I feel like some of these people are proud of potentially creating a monster, serial killer, stalker, or a broken shell of what someone once was. Do you know what it is like to completely look at someone in a different light because they intentionally used or hurt you? I hope you never have to. I hope no one gets their shine stolen because some sicko things it is just “cute” that you love them or it is just “nice” that you care about them. People like that don’t deserve you or your time. Cut em off immediately because they have nothing for you if they take you being serious about them as some sort of punchline to a joke.

My question to people who actually do some of this stuff is simple. How could you do that to someone? Do you get off on hurting people to the point that person completely changes who they are? Is it fun to have someone emotionally connected to you? Is it fun to just have them in your backpocket? Their heart in your hands? Is it fun to crush that heart and watch them evolve to something better than you or something more devious than you?  I just want to know! I wish these people who find wasting someone’s time for pleasure get the absolute worst for them ten fold. Personally, you don’t deserve love till you realize that being a complete prick towards people isn’t the way to go about life. Who hurt you? Everybody hurts love, but who hurt you for you to get to this point?!

What pisses me off the most is that the same people posting these stupid jokes or actual life experiences are the same ones to complain about how they can’t find a real companion or how everyone is out here playing games!!!!? @SpaitoGaming nails it here!

IronyWasteHisTime2016
*Swap guys with girls and good man with good woman* SWAP WHATEVER FITS FOR YOU.

I wish every single person who does this to people in their lives understand the irony of their complaining. That’s just hilarious to complain about no “good men and women” out here while you are just a dark abyss of a person who really shouldn’t be near people since hurting them emotionally and mentally gets you off you psycho.

You want the perks of romance, loyalty, and chivalry, but you love stupidity? What gets me is yall have the nerve to want to be treated like royalty when you act like villains? Come on…. Works.jpg You don’t get the perks of those is you decide to intentionally hurt people in the process. How dare you complain? The nerve! You deserve to sleep and date a dumpster. You deserve every STD and STI you encounter because we know you aren’t smart enough to use contraception. I hope your car fails on an important job interview. I hope you get cheated on, your side piece leaves you, and you get evicted from your house. I hope you get a hang nail. I hope your friends never pay you back what they owe you. I hope you the person of your dreams turns out to be a nightmare. I hope you never get weekends off. I hope your weaves cause you to be bald. I hope you get food poisoning at your favorite restaurant. I hope you fail your finals. I hope one of your friends cheats with your spouse/partner and go on to live happier lives while you be miserable for a solid 10 years hopping from person to person, station to station, and getting messed over every single time. Seriously, get bent. This is starting to sound like Chance’s verse on “Baby Blue”, but I don’t care. I truly hope you educate yourself on what love truly is because your definition is asinine, childish, and just plain stupid. Get it together. Apologize to those people whose time you wasted. Karma is a stone cold, unforgiving Beeyotch and will get you!

#WasteHisTime2016 and #WasteHerTime2016 is disturbing. It is a great reason to have trust issues with everyone. You just can’t like someone without there being a mound of bull$hit attached to it. We are supposed to be adults, yet some of us play these stupid games with people. You cannot aspire for a dream relationship when you think wasting people’s time is cute. You cannot have things both ways. How does it look to play games with someone who absolutely adores the living $hit out of you? No matter how you spend it you will always look like the bad person here. You pick one or the other. You either stick with what you have or you take a chance or a new experience. No one likes their time wasted. MOST IMPORTANTLY SAY WHAT YOU MEAN AND MEAN WHAT YOU SAY, IF NOT GO AWAY!

Society is freaking weird! It seems like getting messed over is the new norm while actual courting and getting to know someone is rare anomaly. Screw it, you are better of staying single working on your goals until you can find someone who actually gives a damn about you. Someone who actually loves you for you. I know there are good people out in the world. I have a message for you wonderful people, keep being awesome! I’m sure love is gonna catch you. If you are victim of you time getting wasted, don’t waste your time trying to hurt them like they hurt you. It isn’t worth it. Make the decision to either forgive them or forget them and move on with your life. You are all hidden treasures the world needs more of. Don’t let these negative idiots steal your shine! Some of them wish they could be in your shoes! Stay amazing!

Till next issue!!!

-MCZX

I’ve Got An Issue #26: Kickers


Welcome to I’ve Got An Issue!!!!!

Picture this, we are watching a divisional football game where the visiting team has come back from a major deficit to possibly win the game. We are fans of the visiting team. The home team’s morale is dwindling down to its final gasp. We have this one in the bag! The visitors drive up the field only to be stopped on the ten yards away from the goal line. The clock ticks slowly to three seconds left in the game. The coach calls time out and sends the kicking team out to the field to clinch a major comeback and advancement to the championship game. IT’S GOOD! IT IS GONNA BE GOOD! WE CANNOT LOSE! Home team’s coach calls a timeout in a attempt to ice the kicker. Commercial break. This is the longest three seconds of our lives. We stand up, praying to whatever deity we are devoted to, bargaining for a victory, and shouting obscenities and threats to the kicker if he messes this up. Our kicker is 10 out of 10 from this range. It is basically a chip shot. A practice shot. We got this! So much drama. We return from commercial break. The commentators are hyping up this comeback and soon victory. The ball is hiked, set for sure victory, the kicker kicks his field goal 2016……………

ANDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD………………………………………….

THE KICKER MISSES!

Our jaws drop, the 10 out of 10 kicker misses the easiest shot in the game sending the home to the championship game next week. Our anger becomes uncontrollable as we turn into savages screaming at the TV while one of our douchey, but cool friends records us to upload to YouTube.

It’s the playoffs baby!

Nothing infuriates me more than seeing a kicker miss an easy field goal. A kick they can make blindfolded. Even when there is not a lot on the line, just missing an extra point because you can’t kick makes me sick. I’m not saying I could make these kicks because I am not a kicker. IF I was a kicker though, I would make sure I at least make all the easy field goals. I know Minnesota Vikings fans were absolutely crushed and probably were waiting with axes and torches for the kicker. I remember back when the Saints were going to go to the playoffs against the Jaguars back in 2003. WE were screaming and cheering at the miracle play prior to this kick! Then he hooked it and that kicker was dead to us. I feel your pain Minnesota. However, I do understand why the kicker could have screwed up something so easy.

In situations where a lot is on the line, you may screw up majorly at even the easiest actions. The nerves may get the better of you. However, you get paid to kick a ball for your entire football career! I’m sure from middle school to the big leagues you have been training every day to make big kicks like this. So when the time comes you should deliver!!! I’m sure coaches and fans alike expect you to deliver! Why is it so hard to block that thought of missing the kick? Why make it a reality? Tell me fellow kickers of the internet? What does that actually feel like? Missing Difficult kicks are one thing, but if I put the goal post dead center and you still go far right I just don’t know how you got this job.

I feel the same way towards missing free throws when you are Godlike at them. It’s one thing if you are like Shaq with free throws, you aren’t gonna make many, but when you are like Steve Nash with those free points and you just air ball em and miss that makes me blood boiling mad.

I know fatigue and the mind can play a role in these misses, but damn it kickers you have to relax! SURE the rest of the season lies in your foot! SURE you are gonna miss a few! JUST don’t miss those field goals that are gonna make or break your team! You are the ball, be one with the ball, be one with your foot, and send it home.

Jeeze I got real Happy Gilmore there.

Till next issue!

-MCZX

State of the Blog UNION 2015!!! UPDATES AND THOUGHTS!


Happy New Year and Hello everyone! It’s Matt. How are you doing today? I hope you are doing well and continuing to fight for a brighter day! I wanted to discuss a few changes I had in mind for my blog going into 2016. I know I this year I wasn’t as consistent as I should have been with I’ve Got An Issue. I should have had one every week, but life happened. New opportunities present themselves, work was heavy, life dropped blessings & lessons, and I realized how short time is even on a day off. Time moves very quickly y’all! So I apologize to anyone who checked my blog every Friday, Saturday, or Sunday for a new I’ve Got An Issue. I am attempt to be more consistent in 2016 on my blog.

I have to give a big shoutout to the 59 people following this blog. I really appreciate it. I thought I wouldn’t get pass ten followers tops on here! Y’all are the real MVPS for that. You guys are one more reason I want to produce more content for y’all next year. Some of it will be for you to read and possibly hear next year. Yes hear! I also want to build a better relationship with all of you. I mean we should work together right?! We should throw feedback to one another too! So I’ll definitely be checking out some of your writings. This isn’t a follow for follow blog. It’s not about the numbers, it’s about your content! I’ll be dropping in on some of your blogs more often in 2016. Who knows one of y’all can end up being my favorite in 2016!


NOW on to the changes that may come in 2016!

MONTHLY REVIEWS

THIS IS THE BIG ONE! Let’s face it I love reviewing! I find this unusual joy of sharing my opinions about whatever I just watched, read, heard or even ate. SO I AM PUTTING IT INTO EXISTENCE THAT 2016 I WILL PRODUCE AT LEAST ONE REVIEW A MONTH OF SOMETHING. This may be hard for me, but I really want to do this. I feel like I am very capable of doing a review a month so why not at least try to do it you know? I am thinking mostly anime and movies since I have a formula for both (I’m still tweaking the movies formula too). This does not mean I will not be reviewing music, video games, books or food either. I did music before with Sam Smith’s album, but I did that out of pure depression and love. I love music too much to not review it too. I NEED TO REVIEW VIDEO GAMES…SIMPLE AS THAT. AS MUCH AS I GAME, I SHOULD BE REVIEWING THAT IS ALL. Books will be weird to review because I’d have to figure out a way to review it without spoiling anything. Food…well that’s the wildcard, I just thought of doing that haha. Conveying how food tastes with my words is going to be fun! So look forward to Monthly Reviews because it is going to happen, I AM GOING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!

Next Anime Review?!

Once I finished FLCL, I was supposed to watch another show, but life caught me…and laziness. SO the next anime review is going to be Golden Boy in January! It was supposed to follow FLCL right after I reviewed it, but I screwed up and did something else. I screwed up! I take the blame for that. Golden Boy is January mark that down! SO many more reviews to come!

I’VE GOT AN ISSUE 

I’VE GOT AN ISSUE IS HERE TO STAY! The series is going to continue! The only tweak I have to deliver is I want to get it on time. All those weeks off, I had Issues with a lot of stuff and I didn’t write about it. Shame on me. I am considering making an email for people to send their issues to so I can post them here just in case I don’t have one this week. Yes you get all the spotlight and credit for that Issue! Just let whatever or whoever have it! I’ll protect your anonymity! I’VE GOT AN ISSUE WILL BE ON TIME AND READY FOR 2016!

POEMS

I know plenty of my followers like my poems. I’ll be honest I haven’t wrote many poems after I posted my last one. I will still post them on here, but I just do not know when. Just be on the look out I guess. You never know when one will pop up!

YOUTUBE

My brother & I have been discussing this since the start of the year. I think once we get everything in order, we will be starting a youtube channel! I will be posting videos from our channel on here if we ever start. YOU GUYS GET TO SEE OR HEAR ME AT LEAST IF WE START THE CHANNEL! I cannot make any promises about this. It is just a possibility!

PODCAST

For a couple years, I wanted to do a podcast and 2016 may make that a reality. My cousin and I are thinking of starting up a podcast next year dealing with love, relationships, entertainment, nonsense, and whatever we want to talk about really. We are still deciding on a name, but I want that to drop once I get my microphones stuff! I’ll be posting the links to those podcast episodes here too! It will work just like I posted my last music project here. Another possibility!

SHORT STORIES

I may or may not surprise you in 2016! My short stories may or may not make an appearance next year. That is all.

LISTS

There were no lists this year…that sucks. THERE WILL BE A COUPLE OF LISTS IN 2016! The first list will be in January. It will be my top ten favorite albums of 2015. I need time to listen to all ten again to decide the order and which I loved the most. So It will probably drop in the second or third week of January. It is gonna happen! Poor barren category has nothing in it 😦

Pro Wrestling

The final deal. We’ll I’ve been thinking of starting another blog up just for my pro wrestling thoughts! I could keep them here, but I noticed a lot of people don’t really read those. SO a blog dedicated to pro wrestling would be more sufficient. I may run that blog with a couple of friends or we may just make a podcast or something. I have no idea! It is just an idea for now! Don’t worry if you like my thoughts on pro wrestling, they will still be here…for now whenever I decide to write about them.


That’s all folks! I just wanted to touch base and let y’all know what was coming in 2016! Bless you all! Bless up! I hope everyone enjoys their day and have a wonderful 2016!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!

-MATT C/ZX