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Jean110 Oh yeah
25 year-old male from Port Huron, MI
Reader, writer, gamer, movie buff, teacher and aspiring Speech Pathologist. I love talking about anything to do with these parts of my life.

I love CAH & host game nights now and then.

I'm very involved in the RT Michigan Group and love to hang out with new people in general.

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References and a DreamCasually.

Some of you have probably noticed I started prefacing everything I say with a certain tone or emotion. It's weird, I know, but it's something I've decided to start doing. The reason's fairly simple: I don't want to be misunderstood.


Text can be read in a variety of ways, we see this all of the time in everyday life. A text book feels boring unless you have an interest in the subject and then it's informative and intriguing, though possibly still a bit difficult to read. In interpersonal communication online it can be hard to identify the tone in which to read something. Sarcasm does not come across easily when it's just text. For example I could say "This video is just great!" but mean it sarcastically when i may have had a problem with it or if it actually wasn't a great video. People can misunderstand that easily. Explanations can also come across as critical, defensive or even mean-spirited, especially when someone throws in some casual jokes in here and there.

For someone that is often straightforward, blunt, and tends to toss in lighthearted jokes in semi-serious situations or posts I can come off like a bit of an asshole. I don't intend to come off that way but it can happen. I'm really just a regular, rather laid back guy looking to make sure everyone around me is having a good time but I can and do make mistakes in terms of what I say or how it comes across.


Because of these possible misunderstandings I'm trying to be far more clear with my online interactions by including such descriptive content as these "tonal identifiers" wherever I think they might be necessary or if I'm feeling particularly referential.


.I mean hey, what's wrong with spouting a reference to one of the greatest video-game series' of the day? Elcor from Mass Effect have the very same problem that text does; that the content can be misinterpreted without proper tonal or physical context clues available. So if nothing else, these tonal identifiers are as much a shout out to mass effect as they are to make sure I'm being understood correctly. Either way, I plan to have some fun. If they get to be annoying... go ahead and tell me, though I may do it just to screw with you. MUAHAHAHAHA *cough cough*

It's because I care, really.


Oh! I almost forgot to tell you about a dream I had. I think it was similar to one I had before but I'm not sure if I told anyone. I was in an alternate universe that felt like a cross between Mass Effect and Halo. I was in some sort of containment unit for important artifacts or creatures that we were retrieving. This one happened to be a cross between a Halo Hunter and a Mass Effect Brute. But what was weird about this dream was that my best weapon was a can of spray-paint that acted basically like pressurized napalm or something. I was going toe-to-toe with this thing in confined areas as we tried to weaken enough to contain it. All in all, an amazing dream.

But then it got even better.

I saw me. Not the me that I see right now, but the me that's hidden behind layers upon layers of fat, laziness and gluttony. I saw the badass inside of me that wants so badly to come out. Tall, average weight, decently muscled and with a hell of a roguishly handsome beard. I want to be that badass. I'm in a crouching fatass, hidden badass situation and I'm going to become the latter. It's not often I get my subconscious to inspire me this way, but I'm not going to let it go to waste.

Interested Query

Have you ever had a dream inspire you in a similar way? Let me know in the comments!
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