If you never knew there was a Big Black Box 1.0, that's because you're one of the billions of people who are not the 3 people who knew about it!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


So, I am in school right now.

I should be writing an article on ChatRoulette, or my school's new weighted grades deal, but I'm not. Why? I'm lazy.
I hate doing work in school. Unless it's due at the end of the block, I hate doing it. I hate doing it at home, too, but I prefer it to be done in the comfort of my room. There's just something about messing around on the computer at school that seems so interesting! I'm such a rebel!
Or maybe it's because the teacher sees I am not doing the work and assumes it's not going to get done, and then I surprise them the next day by flashing my finished assignment in their face and saying "did it, biotch!"

Still, I hate homework. I hate the idea of homework, really. Why the hell do we go to school for over 7 hours a day and then have to go home and do more school work? Especially in my school where we have 90 minute classes...that isn't enough time to learn one lesson? Some movies are shorter than that, and you can learn all kinds of stuff (especially if it's a documentary or something).
I mean, Christ, we have lives (most of us) and we would like to live them. K-12 is a bitch, anyway. Yes, it deserves to die, and I hope it burns in Hell!

Speaking of Hell, I'll probably write about my faith and how I lost it soon. Yeah, sounds good.

-D. Wicks

P.S. Can someone loan me $1,000,000? Thanks.


It isn't fair.

That being said, and my heart being in a bit of a pain right now, I want to take this time to share with all of you a couple words of wisdom that I hold dearly.

I see and comprehend both the positive and negative consequences of situations, but the positive seems unrealistic and the negative is tangible, always. However, just as an optimist cannot be so oblivious that he believes negative consequences are not possible, I, a pessimist, cannot be so oblivious that I believe positive consequences are not possible, and that is where the following comes into play:

If you never give up, you never lose.

Think about it. If you try your best to achieve a goal, and it becomes so arduous you believe it no longer possible, and you give up - you lose. Simple as that. Even if the outcome you want is impossible, you should not give up. Does this sound like stubbornness? Sure. Does this make you persistent? Yeah. Does this make you a loser? Never.
Let's say you get so far and become so close to achieving your goal just to find out it is now completely impossible. You could give up and lose, or you could hang around and learn from it. The keyword there is "around," as opposed to "on." Hanging on will only bring further disappointment. Hanging around, you can look at the big picture, the entire situation, and you can learn from it, and to keep it close to you is to have something to refer to should you ever find yourself in a similar situation in the future.
Giving up is easy. Falling is easy. It takes real courage to pick yourself back up. Which brings me to my next few words of wisdom:

Bravery is doing something when you should be afraid. Courage is doing something when you know you are afraid.

It's true. Being courageous, at least to me, is one of the most respectable things one can be, way more than being brave. Being brave can also mean being stupid, jumping into a dangerous situation of any kind and ignoring any feelings of possible failure or fate. Being courageous is a different story. You have those feelings and you recognize the possibility of failure or fate, and even if it's lingering inside of you, you keep pushing forward. If you walk into a job interview bravely, you shut off your mind to any possible negativity and do what you need to do, and then if you fail, you aren't ready. It comes up behind you and it rips you apart.
If you walk into a job interview courageously, you are fully aware of the possibility of not getting the job, and even if that worries you, you do what you need to do. If you fail, your hands are already outstretched and ready to catch your body when it falls.

Never have 'no' in your heart.

Never. When you consider it, it becomes all too realistic. Trust me, I know this very well.
Let's put this into perspective; something totally cliche that hopefully all of us (males) can compare to: asking a girl on a date.
You're in the bathroom staring at your reflection in the mirror. You wipe at your face and exhale greatly. Inside, you're thinking: "Alright, this is it. It's going to go one of two ways, man. If she says yes, that's great, mission accomplished. If she says no, just prepare yourself. It's going to hurt."
Don't think like this. Don't ever think like this. Yes, understand that a no is a possibility, but understand it in your mind, not in your heart. Instead, think like this: "Alright, this is it. You're going to ask her out. You can and you will. Just say it from the heart; that way, nothing you say will be the wrong thing to say."
That's true, too. You think too much of how you word it and you're dead. There is nothing better than something said out of passion, not out of planning.
Now, I'm not saying to "not take 'no' for an answer." I am simply saying to not have 'no' as a possibility in your heart. Don't believe for a second that the answer will be no, just understand that it could be. Believe in yes.

I know, I got a little more "serious business" on you guys today...it happens. It happens when certain things happen. I just hope you take all I've said in and consider it. I don't have anything else to add, so I'll end it here.

-David Wicks

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Once again, it's on!

Guess who's back, back again? Wicks is back, tell a friend! Guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back, nanana..

That's a reference to Eminem's Without Me. References are something I tend to make a lot of...but enough about that.

What is up, you pasty-ass crackers? Oh, right, you're probably wondering what the hell the big black box thing is all about, huh? Well, let me explain:

Once upon a time...no wait, this actually happened. Okay, back in like 2005 or something, I had a blog on something called MSN Spaces. I was incredibly immature (way more than I am now) and ignorant. I just went through and reread every one of my posts, laughing at what was funny and crying that I was so stupid, saying idiotic things and making grammatical errors left and right. ANYWAY, it was called "Setnochima's Big Black Box" with the tagline "The way the world should be...funny."

Where does this Big Black Box dealio come from? Glad you asked! It is a "play in one act" called The Big Black Box about a boy named Arnold who meets a big black box one day, and some ridiculous things happen...anyway, my friend Calvin and I had to do the play in 8th grade, and we thought it was so funny we would joke about it all the time, and I for some reason thought it would be fitting to name a blog after it.

Well, I stopped using the blog like 2 or 3 years ago, and recently I felt like reviving it...but not on MSN Spaces. Then, my friend (here's his blog, it's good stuff: click here, faggots!) made a blog here and I thought it a suitable home for BBox2! :D

Anyway...what is this blog about? I dunno, anything? What's a blog supposed to be about? Someone talking about their hipster lifestyle or crying like an emo? This blog will be about anything and everything, depending on my mood. It shall be uncensored, so seriously: if you're really lame and don't like that stuff, then kindly gtfo. It shall be opinionated, but not just by me: share yours in the comments section, please. Flame the hell out of me if you want to, I don't care. I feed on that kind of shit. :)

That's it for now, I guess. I dunno what I'll talk about tomoWAIT. Yes I do! RED VELVET CAKE! :3

-Inkubus (my nickname...remember it)

P.S. You are not getting a link to the BBox1, so don't even ask.