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Mini-Update (10/11/17): Blog Posts Are Coming & Whatnot

Greetings, peeps!

I’m going to try and make this the quickest update I ever did since I would rather not apologize for it being so long since I got a proper blog post up for the 80th time… By the way, sorry it’s been so long since I got a proper blog post up. Now I’ve said it 81 times. Go me.

I feel really bad about just going dark for about a month, but lately I’ve been both struggling with my class/family/work schedule and struggling to find anything to talk about in the first place. Maybe it’s just the fact that my brain has been all over the place lately, but it’s kind of feels like very little has happened the past month or so in terms of movies or games — at least not a lot of stuff up my alley anyways. Regardless, I have a few ideas for posts that can get me back in the swing of things here on The Ranting SBox.

I’m working on a TV related post I’ve been holding back for years now. Literal years. I can’t wait to share that with you when it’s done, and I think the time is right for it. From there I have at least one other topic in my head based on a recent Marvel announcement. It’s just an idea, but I really want to see where it takes me. I’ll also try and keep my ear to the ground with other pieces of news that may tickle my nerdy bone and get me posting somewhat frequently again.

In short, new blog posts are coming very soon. In the mean time, I better get back to finding out why one of my homework assignments isn’t loading as it should. (Wish me luck)! I’ll see you guys soon.

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!

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Mini-Update (9/8/17): I’m Back, But… Hurricanes & Whatnot

Greetings peeps! What’s new in the world of you?

As you can see I have finally gotten my act together and got a blog post up and ready for you guys. Sorry August was so barren with content, but there really wasn’t a lot going on in August to talk about. Both of my planned album reviews fell through: one for inconvenient timing (Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi) and one just for creative reasons since I plan to cover another album by the same artist in a couple months (Bad by Michael Jackson). The closest posts that came to actually becoming anything were ones involving the Inhumans IMAX thing (which I saw and thought was decent, but a waste of money) and the standalone Joker movie.

Thankfully, the Queen movie entered production this week and that image was released to give me something to talk about, and I was determined to get that shit out, too. So, I hope you enjoy it.

So, no, I didn’t just quit out of nowhere. I’m still alive and well and persistent as a motherfucker. I’m currently looking for ways to keep a regular blogging schedule up for at least 1 post per two weeks. That’ll be difficult considering I started school 3 weeks ago, but I’m gonna try anyway… Right after this bitch, Hurricane Irma, goes away. Yes, for those who don’t know, I live in South Florida, which is currently expecting a category 4 hurricane which may wipe me off the face of the Earth. So, there’s a chance I won’t have wi-fi come Sunday… or electricity… or a house… or a pulse.

So, unfortunately I can’t fully come back until I’m confident in my ability to blog in the next week or so. I’m pretty sure I’ll be okay, though, and that I’ll be back to making content more frequently in no time.

Until then, I’ll see you guys around! Stay safe if you’re in Irma, Jose, or Katia’s path, and my best wishes and prayers to those still suffering from any of those storms including Harvey.

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!

Mini-Update (8/12/17): Back To School, Writer’s Block & Whatnot

Greetings peeps! What’s new in the world of you?

It’s been quite a while since my last update, and since I’ve been kinda quiet that past couple of weeks, I figured I’d just make one now. Sorry again for not a lot of content coming in lately, but I’ve just been in a weird funk when it comes to ideas for blogging. After completely skipping out on Comic Con posts for the first time in 3 years, I’ve just been having trouble finding something to talk about. I don’t know why, either. I guess nothing in the news has caught my attention just yet, and that has affected my posting schedule. So, I appreciate you guys’ patience as I get my head back in the blogging game. At least while I can. Continue reading Mini-Update (8/12/17): Back To School, Writer’s Block & Whatnot

Thank You! (The Ranting SBox 3 Year Anniversary)

Greetings peeps! What’s new in the world of you?

Guys… I don’t even know where to begin with this post, so bear with me if I start to become scatterbrained. Today is July 14, 2017, which marks a full 3 years since I made my first post on The Ranting SBox blog in 2014. 3 years! That’s totally insane. I mean, last year around this time I made the comment about all the milestones this blog would’ve met if it were a human child. Now this blog would be holding conversations, dressing itself, and would definitely be potty trained by now. That’s right! This blog is officially reached the potty training level. I’m so proud! Continue reading Thank You! (The Ranting SBox 3 Year Anniversary)

Mini-Update: Thank You, E3 & Whatnot

Greetings peeps! What’s new in the world of you?

I think I’m gonna start my updates with that line now. I said that once to a friend and I just loved the way it looks and sounds, so let’s see if it sticks. After all, I’ve been starting these the same way for almost 3 years. It’s time for a little change.

So, I wanted to quickly tell you guys about what to expect in the coming days and weeks here at The Ranting SBox. Continue reading Mini-Update: Thank You, E3 & Whatnot

Mini-Update (4/30/17): Summer is Coming… & Whatnot

Greetings peeps!

I’m coming to you live from my bed as I have just woken up 20 minutes ago. I’m happy as hell right now, because this is the first time in 2 weeks that I slept in. Yes, since Easter break, there was always something I have to do whether it was college classes or volunteer work. Not today though. I closed my eyes at 3 AM like a real man and rose a champion who sits in bed for 30 minutes and counting doing nothing productive. Why? Because I can… for now at least. After all, it is finals week.

Since I’ve been kinda silent for large portions of the month, and probably won’t get to posting before Friday or so, I thought I’d let you guys know what I’ll be working on as soon as I’m able. I want to make summer a time of consistent posting since I’ll have very little to do. Continue reading Mini-Update (4/30/17): Summer is Coming… & Whatnot

Mini-Update (1/2/17): The Ranting SBox Is Expanding!

Greetings peeps!

Today I’d like to inform you of a very exciting and important change I’m making to the blog. As part of my big push for expanding The Ranting SBox to a whole new audience, I have decided to take the plunge on something I’ve been considering for a long time. In the past year I’ve received a few invites to write for various divisions of Creators.co. I initially turned all of them down as to not compromise what I have here on WordPress, but in the midst of a more recent invitation I was informed of a way to exist on both platforms. After a ton of consideration, I decided to finally take the plunge during the New Year.

Indeed, I am now a member of Creators.co. For those unfamiliar with that site, it is the central blogging platform for several specialized blogging sites, including Moviepilot (for movies and TV), Nowloading (for video games) and Champions (for sports). How it works is that all content is published directly on Creators.co (where content of any kind is posted), and eventually select articles are shared through the appropriate branch. It’s an interesting system, one I’ll be trying out throughout the year to see how it fits.

Now before you click off this post and unfollow, don’t worry. I’m not going anywhere. The reason this decision took as long as long as it did and I initially rejected the idea was because I was afraid of leaving what I have here. I’ve spent two and a half years building this blog, meeting awesome people, and reading awesome content. The Ranting SBox is my home, and I refuse to throw it all away. So, believe me when I tell you that bringing content to you guys here on WordPress is my top priority. This is an expansion and not a move. All this means is that I’ll be sharing content between here and Creators.co.

You might be asking how the whole “sharing” thing will work, and that’s the big reason for this update. As I said, WordPress is currently my top priority in terms of content. Creators.co is a new space, and until I get a feel for it the distribution of content will favor WordPress for the time being. I currently have both my anticipated posts up on Creators.co, with every other post this week set to be published simultaneously on both platforms. Starting next week (1/8), every post I make will be published here on WordPress first and to Creators.co the next day. This may change in the future, but it should be good enough for now. It also means that those who follow me on WordPress will have a day’s head start on content.

It should also be noted that select past articles on this blog may be republished to Creators.co over time. I’ll preface those articles by stating that this post was originally posted here to avoid confusion. As of right now I have no intention of creating original content on Creators.co, and aside from a tweak here and there for translation purposes, there are no differences between a post made here and one made on Creators.co.

That’s basically all I have for now. Like I said, I’m not leaving this blog. I’m only sharing content that I originally posted here to a second site. Thanks for your understanding and for sticking around. Hope you enjoy everything I have planned for 2017.

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!

(Find me both here and on Creators.co)!

Mini-Update (12/31/16): Happy New Year from The Ranting SBox!

Greetings peeps!

As you may have guessed, this will be my final blog post of the year. As I write this we are less than 3 hours away from 2017 on the East Coast. I promised you guys to get at least one more blog post before the new year. I decided to hold off on that post so that I have more content for you guys in 2017. Until then, I wanted to take a little time to say thank you.

The world may have been a scary and hectic place in 2016, but at least the same can’t be said for this blog. In 2016, I was able to post 93 times (including this post), all of which were viewed 1,299 times by 706 different people across 60 countries around the world and liked 165 times. This year was also significant for marking over two years since I’ve started this blog and that I have finally reached the milestone of 100 WordPress followers. Most of all I had a ton of fun doing, and I can’t thank you guys enough for supporting my little slice of the Internet. I may do this mostly for fun, but it’s always touching to know that someone out there is listening to what I have to say. You guys make this whole adventure worth it.

I plan on making 2017 a bigger and better year for the blog. I have a ton of ideas for new posts as well as things I’ve been promising for a while all coming in the next 365 days on this blog. January in particular will have a ton of posts coming you guys’ way. And for those who’ve been with me for a while, don’t worry. I have plans on covering much more than just the movie countdown… That’s right, keep your ear to the ground this coming week, because the 2016 Movie Countdown is coming your way. More on that in a couple days.

For now, I hope you guys are enjoying your New Years Eve and will have a ton of awesome luck in 2017. Thank you guys for making this otherwise screwed up year worth stomaching. I know 2016 was a tough year to get through, but as we say goodbye to this crazy year, I have a song to go with this evening. A song that I heard the other day I thought was the perfect way to usher in the New Year. If 2016 was a tough year for you, I hope this song by Eminem and Sia touches you. It’s a song about not worrying about what happened yesterday, because today’s a new day. More than that, today is going to be gone tomorrow.

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading, and Happy New Year Year!

Mini-Update: TV Round-Up Post Coming Soon!

So I just realized all my shows are official on break. Some come back next month. Others won’t be back until March. It was a pretty solid half-season all around, though, and I’m ready to give you guys my thoughts on all the shows I’ve watched this Fall: The Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, Empire, The Flash, and Supergirl.
In the meantime, this song from the Empire finale has been stuck in my head all day. I thought I’d share it with you guys while I get to writing. Happy listening!

I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!