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The State Of The Blog/ Year End Address.


Hello Readers!!!

I know some of you are like:
A new article? Do my eyes deceive me? Is this some sort of April fool’s joke? No we’re in December? WELL WHAT THE HELL? I thought the blog was over?  WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? WHY DID YOU STOP”?

All of these questions will be answered reader. Let’s get this out the way to quote the Gabbie Show and any restaurant that see you twice in a night WELCOME BACK! Welcome back, Welcome back, Welcome back Matt-er….since my name isn’t kotter. I think this reference may go over a couple heads…well I showed my age I guess or my knowledge of old 70s TV shows lol. This is not a holiday joke, it is December.

December 31st to be exact. 2016 is coming to a close and yeesh it has been a doozy. Well it hasn’t been a complete doozy to me because I’m still in the land of the living continuing to see another year. It’s truly a blessing. It was just mentally taxing which made it a mental doozy? Does that make sense? Anyways 2016 has been cruel to the entertainment business. We lost so many talented celebrities from musical genius like Prince (I wrote an article about that the day it happened…it was a rough day), David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Maurice White, Billy Paul, Alan Thicke, George Michael, and so many others. IT is a long list of musicians people. We lost actors like Gene Wilder, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Alan Rickman, Abe Vigoda, Anton Yelchin, Doris Roberts, and again plenty others. Muhammad Ali died…..just damn man. It has just been rough. Celebrity deaths is just the tip of the iceberg.

2016 is rude and it doesn’t care if you blame it if your favorite passes away. All I know is we won’t speak about it. AND 2016 DON’T CARE IF YOU MAD ABOUT ANY OF THE EVENTS IT CREATED. CONTROL YOUR REACTIONS

I think what makes this year stand out in celebrity deaths is that there were so many in so many different fields. TO play devil’s advocate though, this is going to happen next year and the year after that and so on and so on. Death happens in all facets of life whether we are prepared or not. I think the only way to combat this is to control our reaction to it. Trust me it sucks. Bowie’s passing to the galaxy felt like a knife going being permanently stuck in my heart, Prince ascending hurt my soul like a member of my own family passed away. The point is I took my time to grieve and I’m still kinda of grieving, but I knew a days like those were coming. I just didn’t want it to come. It take time to heal when you lose some one whether that is a celebrity or a family member…This will take time and this too shall pass.

Now where have I been and why did I stop? I’ve been on hiatus for a number of reasons. Reason number one: I honestly needed a break after the Parasyte review. I realized after that review I was not happy or felt like writing anymore. I LOVE WRITING, but I do not want to become one of these people that ends up hating it. I also don’t want writing to transform into a chore. You know I don’t want to just pump out a bunch of reviews, stories, thoughts, rants, etc if there is no quality or heart behind them. Quality over Quantity. I could have did more. I did go to Paisley Park and watch a Viking game, but that’s a story for another time. I’ve just been getting my mind together before I come back on here writing. I want to produce great material and explore different options of telling stories and doing my reviews besides writing. Maybe I should go to youtube or record audio versions of my reviews so you can listen instead of read? I’m not sure yet, but expect some experiments coming in the future.

Reason number two: Besides the break, I really got discouraged. I felt that this blog was pointless, no one was reading it, and none of my friends were supporting it like I thought they would. I really thought my friends would re-post or at least read the blog. I understand everyone has their own lives and they can be busy, but I know it doesn’t take that long to read something. Then it hit me, a lot of people don’t read. The way people receive information is different, and I need to cover all bases. I wish people had more time to at least read a story or a review and give me their feedback on it. I realized that I shouldn’t care if my friends support me or not. I’m doing this for myself. I shouldn’t compete with other bloggers, I shall continue to focus forward instead of looking at what such and such is doing or whatever. It is safe to say the discouraged phase is over.

Reason number three: I hit a creative rut. It happens from time to time. You want to write a great story or do an awesome review, but sometimes you can completely just blank out. I did that alot. My mind was not as focused as it is now. I’m gonna take my time with all of my projects instead of rushing them out there.

Reason number four: An inner battle with myself. Let’s be honest, depression fucking sucks (sorry to the sensitive eye readers…that’s the only F bomb in this post). It got a major grip on me in April and I didn’t break away from it’s grip till December. The Paisley Park trip changed my freaking mentality on life. Instead of sulking, I should be celebrating every day I get to breathe, to eat, and to ultimately live. I shouldn’t be depressed over such minute things like not having a girlfriend or the great paying job or being able to do special things for my parents like send them on vacation or going on random road trips with my small circle of friends. I shouldn’t focus on what I don’t have, instead I should focus on what I do have. People I must tell you I’m very blessed to live the life I live. I am able to even have a blog, hell to have a bed or roof over my head. I have wonderful family and friends. I have a small fan base on here. I’m thankful & grateful for everything. The good and the bad.

Reason number five: I was lazy. There is no excuse for that….If I complain that people don’t read this blog, but I don’t produce enough content who’s really at fault? I need to actually deliver content when I say it is coming instead of apologizing when I’m late. Late gets you fired in the real world. From now on If I say a review is coming this month or this specific date, it is going to happen on that date.

Now you know why I stopped writing. It’s not like anyone was asking lol. NOW EVERYONE KNOWS DELIGHTFUL!

This is starting to seem like a downer so here is some good news. The good news is I’m back. I’m going to try new ways to get my content to you all. I’m going to be on time. I’m not gonna make excuses. I’m going to be the best that I can be at this! Most importantly, I’m going to have fun doing all of this because that’s what life is about; Having a good time. There will be some good and some bad, but this is all in good fun. Who knows I might land a haymaker or two that propels me to the moon! I may start another blog devoted to just one topic too instead of having them all on one. I MEAN THERE ARE CATEGORIES, BUT YEAH WHY NOT!



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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!


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 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!


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!


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!


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!


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


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!!!




Hey everyone! I have some updates for the blog. Let’s get right into it.

1. Where is the story for June? Well I have some bad news about that. I am taking some time off of writing stories to focus on my second music project. I will admit writing a story each month was tough especially on short time. I wanted to write great quality stories and I felt like the ones that were going up weren’t good enough. They aren’t bad, but I can tell they are rushed. So the story a month deal will stop. I may pick it up again if I’m bitten by inspiration or something also, this doesn’t mean that I’m not working on new stories. I have plenty of ideas, I just need to sit down and write them. Time seriously flies.

2. I’ve Got An Issue. I just wanted to clarify the release dates for the series. The release window will be Friday and Saturday. If an Issue doesn’t go up on Friday it will definitely go up on Saturday. If it doesn’t go up on Saturday then check on Sunday! If you don’t see one, that means I didn’t have one. I’m not going to force one if I don’t have one. I have one, but again time flew and I want to actually write about the topic without rushing it. This week’s issue will definitely go up Saturday. I blame Cook, Serve, Delicious. That game is addictive! I know a lot of people don’t read this blog, but I at least want to be clear about when these come out.

3. The Music Project. I don’t have a title yet for it, but I am hoping to release it in November.

4. Podcast. I am researching podcasting intensively and hope to start mine this month. It is something I have always wanted to do since I started listening to podcasts. It would be fun! So hopefully that is going to come out!

5. The meaning of the website. I know it is called MC’s Introvert Tales, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that all I am going to do is tell stories. Clearly you can see there is more than just stories here. There are poems (more coming soon!), I’ve Got An Issue, Anime Reviews (Two coming very soon), top ten lists (Coming soon), and hopefully a new wrestling round up. To keep it simple, I’m an introvert. This website is a platform to express my perspective on plenty different aspects of life. It is a platform to write my odd stories, share my points of view and just some times rant about things that piss me off. I love to write and God willin’ I will continue to.

Well that’s it for now. Tune in for I’ve Got An Issue on Saturday!


AND WE Happy One Year Anniversary!!!! Updates Included!!!


I know this is a bit impromptu, but yeah here goes nothing.

IF you didn’t know, I’m celebrating my blog anniversary today!!!!  OK I am aware it was 2 days ago. I know I started on the 7th of this month, but I was busy ok? Before you make the joke, I’ll make it for you. Yes this black man was late to his own anniversary perpetrating the stereotype some more. Tsk tsk tsk. I was busy ok?! I didn’t forget! Now for the first anniversary I am going to keep my sentiments short and sweet. The next one will be a bit bigger…I hope so.

One year ago, I started this blog after saying I would do a blog for years. Seriously I was saying “I’ll do a blog” since 2007 and I’m a bit salty that I missed that opportunity. I could have been big damn it. I could have been a star. Screw that, I am a star….in my own head. It was either time to nut up or shut up because quite frankly I was tired of hearing myself say I was going to do something and not. Also, being a little scared that people online will rip apart your work without positive criticism would make any fan of writing second guess doing this. The point is I started.

I took a chance on something I believed in and guess what? I loved it. It has been so much fun to have this blog. To throw ideas against the wall, to constantly challenge your own writing, to feel like you need to be entertaining to your audience. It has changed my life for the better. My creativity is always flowing. I want to make this site bigger and better each time I make a post. This all comes with baby steps. You must crawl before you walk said that guy everyone quotes in motivational videos of why you should go to the gym and have a fit and tone body or why you should have a successful business or why you should go and talk to that girl or guy you have a crush on OR why you should just say screw it and eat oreos, watch netflix and be merry with yourself.

I still don’t know who said the common sense deal of crawling before walking, but I’m telling you to enjoy life. I’m telling you to get those oreos, a nice plastic cup or a glass of milk, put on a movie by yourself or with your significant other and be merry. You can quote me on that. I’m telling you, reader, to go for it! It may not be what you thought it was going to be in your mind, but the point is you have to try. AT LEAST TRY! A billion people won’t come read your blog or watch your twitch/youtube channel or listen to your music or buy whatever you are selling, but at least you are trying. You are doing something you love which is important. YOU ARE DOING IT! You are trying. You don’t want to do anything that will leave you miserable. Just keep doing what you love for leisure or the quest for fame. Trust me if I could write for this blog to make a living, I would in a heartbeat. For me, this is therapy. This is leisure. This is love and I will continue to do it. Hey this could become my income one day! Who knows!

As for what is coming down the pipeline, I have a bunch of ideas that I want to work on. I have a list and updates! You like lists and updates right? lol. I’m gonna tell you about it.

First, I am going to update the domain name of the website. I know I said it before in a previous update, but I am really going to do it soon. It took so long because I was considering moving everything to squarespace. I’m still doing research, but it is happening. So be on the lookout because the site could change anytime soon.

Second, I want to change the look of the site. I saw that cost money…and sometimes you gotta spend money to make things look the way you want it to. I like the look now, but I want the site to reflect me a little more.

Third, The collab stories are still happening. I have been talking to more people about collaborating on a short story and got some responses. The inhibitor of these happening is time and life. I have some personal things to take care of before I can set up dates to write with people. The timing just has to be right. Also the story a month thing is going to continue for the rest of this year. I don’t know about next year, but we will see.

Finally, I am going to tease surprises to come down the line. I don’t know what they will be, but I know they are going to be great! I will be surprised too!

Most importantly, I want to thank all of you who are following! All forty-nine of you! It is fifty including myself! Truly, thank you I appreciate the love and support! Yall don’t comment a lot, but that’s cool! You are here and that’s all that matters. I want to thank all of the readers who have stopped by and read a story or poem or something! I appreciate you just coming through to read for a second. I want to thank everyone who’s blogging! I salute you for doing something you love! I can promise there will be more stories, poems, reviews and future surprises coming down the line! Thank you for rocking with me. Let’s continue to rock with each other for many years!!

I love you all!

– Matthew C.Zero  X.

Updates: Story Time, New Series, and Collaborations?!


Hey everyone it’s Zero here or MC. Whatever names don’t really matter right? I have no idea if we ever talked about which name to call me. If you really need one, you can call me MC, Matt, Zero, ZX, it doesn’t matter to me as long you calling me. Sigh that was Drake…so Drake.

This is just a quick update regarding the story for this month and possibly a new series just for this blog.

As you can tell February is coming to an end and the story for this month is still not up. Well here is what I can tell you, the story is going to be coming up this week. What type of story will it be? Hmmm since Valentine’s passed a few weeks ago I was thinking of writing a stupid love story. I am not a huge fan of love at the moment, but I had this idea since last year. Hell I wrote something about these two characters way back in 2008 or 2010 on my Facebook I think. I am going to reintroduce those two characters and basically tell the story of how they met. I hope you enjoy that once it goes up.

I recently reached out to my facebook friends to see who would want to write a story with me. I have three takers so far and we are going to collaborate on something. The story will go up on this site with an interview with them as well. I figure why not interview them and let you get to know who they are and how they know me? Eh maybe, maybe not. I don’t know. I have to go over that with them. Collaborations are going to start once I write this next story. So after February, collaborating stuff begins! SEE IT’S HAPPENING! VERY soon! May we write some awesome stuff together in the future.

I have been thinking of a new series for my blog…I’ve been thinking of this since last year. I wanted to have story broken down into parts that would post once every month. I want to write something great. I just don’t want to write some boring story, I want something gripping that I can tease people with. Somewhere Only We Know could have been that series, but I wrote that for another undisclosed reason. I thought of bringing it back because I did want to see what happened when Armen went back to Lily, but I think it’s best to leave it be. I could continue Case Dread since one of my friends didn’t like the ending. You felt cheated…I felt imagination lol. Nope. I want this series to be a big piece with a bunch of collaborators or I can just do it alone. I’m good at either. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve been thinking and something great should come in due time.

Speaking of new series there will be one for my rants called “I Got An Issue”. In this series, I will be ranting as usual except more often. I would like this to be a once or twice a week deal. I’ll see how this goes once I figure out how my life is set up.

One other update I should have mentioned in the beginning is the website’s URL will be changing in March. The look of the site may or may not change too. I am going to drop the .wordpress and just make it a .com. I feel like that would look a bit better and be easier to remember than this long title.

Anime reviews for two shows should be coming next week as well. I don’t know which day, but they are coming.

I hope that clears some things up.

Till next time!


2015: Plans, Updates, and other things?


How are you??

I hope you are doing great!

I hope your 2014 wasn’t too lame!!!

I hope y’all also made it through the 12 days of Honest ProCons! It sure was fun to write!!!

This update is going to be a bit short, because I have the urge to play Dragon Age Inquisition and typing this is not helping lol. I wanted to discuss seven ideas I want to do in 2015 for this blog! Why seven? Because it is my favorite number and 7 days passed since I posted…well technically eleven days passed, but we are seven days into the New Year. You get it. I know you understand.



I feel the need to drop the . wordpress and let this be just a .com deal. I would feel more comfortable with that as the web address. Quicker access and a lot let to remember. So be on the look out for that to happen sometime this year.

2. Collaborations???! 


3. Stories each month?

This one is very challenging for me. I want to write a story each month, but I don’t want to force anything that isn’t good. I have one I am currently working on that will remain nameless because well…I am not that sure of it. The deal is simple…a story a month. I hope I can live up to that. Inspiration comes in odd forms so maybe I can.

4. More poems

Apparently, you like my poems.
Apparently, I like yall for liking my poems.
Therefore, more poems in 2015!!!

They are just going to come whenever I write them. I don’t plan on posting any of my horrible garbage from 3 years ago…I cannot read any of that crap lol. Only the new new….new new for you you new new for you you.

5. Anime reviews?

I just finished watching Barakamon and the thought came to me that I should review any anime I finish watching. I mean it is healthy to write about what you just saw right? I don’t want to do traditional reviews on why or why not you should watch this show. What I want to do is a honest review on why I like the show or why I didn’t like the show. I don’t want to tell people what to watch. Everyone has free will so why not let them decide. All I can do is praise a show or bury it for wasting my time. So look out for that in 2015. I think the first show I’m going to review is the next show I’m going to watch which is called “Amagi Brilliant Park”

6. TOP TENS!!!!

I have a list category…and I am not using it! So what I decided to do is make a top ten list ranging from any topic! I do not know if I want it to be a weekly deal, but it is not hard to come up with a top ten list. The first top ten list will probably be my top ten favorite albums of 2014. I am still listening to a couple of albums before I make my list and share it with you all. I love lists…so guess what…they are going to be a thing in 2015!!

and finally!

7. More reviews & Insanity

Albums, Videos Games, Books, TV shows, and Wrestling are just some of the things I am going to attempt to review this year. I want to write more and why not just share my opinions on what I just read, watched or listened too? It doesn’t have to be a big fancy review, just a couple of in depth opinions on whatever I am reviewing.

Every body has to start somewhere right?

But that is not all! I hope more people follow the blog so I can start putting polls out on what you all would like me to write about next. I have so many ideas y’all!

Do you want a exclusive series for this blog? Because I am thinking of one that would be perfect for it? Want me to podcast? Want vlogs?

ME want it all!!! I want this blog to be the best it can be!!!

So strap in and prepare for a ride in 2015!!!

Till next time!!


Updates: A MCZX Christmas Special??

Hey everyone…it’s MC here.

I have a small update for all of the subscribers and readers.

I’ve been thinking and….I think we need a Christmas Special.

You know….a twelve day deal!!

That’s right! I’m going to do what is probably the most personal piece on this blog.

I’m going to call it the 12 Honest Days of ProCons.

The way this is going to work is I’m going to post twelve good and bad things about myself…hence the title. This is no holds barred. So I’m going to be using very specific examples that only a few people would know about if it calls for it. I think it is healthy for the readers to know a bit more about the writer….plus this can be a healthy exercise for me. The pieces in general won’t be that long or short. They may be the length of this article or long like one of my stories. I am thinking of starting tomorrow so we end on the 27th! The topics will vary and I hope you can relate to where I’m coming from on some of these.

Another deal in the works to close out the year is a 2014 reflection piece, a couple of top tens and maybe another update for stuff coming in 2015.

Well be on the look out for that tomorrow some time!!!!

Thanks for reading

and thank you for following the blog!!!

Till next time!!!