10 years ago
So I gave up playing World of Warcraft sometime in May. I had mixed reasons, the biggest one being not having internet when I went home for the summer, however the monthly fee really nagged at me. Meanwhile, my fiance really enjoys WoW, but again the monthly fee causes us to be speculative.
So I haven't played Guild Wars, but I was wondering what you people thought about it? What's good about it? What does it have that WoW doesn't? What's bad about it?
10 years ago
I've been looking on the internet for the soundtracks to Victoria Secret. I don't know if you've ever walked into VS and listend to the music. It really creates an ambuance of sensuality and I wanted to buy it to play at home. Am I crazy? I think that's a given. Does anyone know where I might be able to find this soundtrack? I looked on their website and all they have is Christmas music which is not what I want. I even sent them an e-mail asking about it, and they sent a link to the Christmas music. -_-
Anyhow, let me know.
10 years ago
Not sure if your keeping up with current politics, but San Francisco has decided to prevent Army recruiters (Armed Forces in general) from recruiting in public schools. According to one of my sources, federal funding could be halted to San Francisco public schools due to this new stance.
In my opinion it is a real shame San Francisco has taken this stance. Despite their anti-war views, not everyone their shares them. Secondly, the armed forces offers many benefits like higher education programs, as well as career possibilities. To deny that of our youth is wrong. Thirdly, by taking this stance, San Francisco has essentially made decisions for it's students without their full 100% consent.
I don't mind freedom of speech until you deny me that freedom. To all you left-wing liberals and anti-war patrons, this sort of action is about as hypocritical as you can get. If you think I'm wrong, write to me and I would love to debate (NOT ARGUE) everything I have just said.
10 years ago
Rape: When someone forces another person against there will to have sexual relations.
Ever sense I was stripped of my innocence when I was fourteen years old, I became something less then a child and more like the monster that violated me. Often people criticize those who use violence in a way they would deem Ã¢â‚¬ËœunnecessaryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. My life is a living testament to those who condone violence. For many years after my rape, I lived the terrified life of a victim. But when my best friend was in a position to be raped by a boy at a partyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦something inside me awoke. Something fierce, something strongÃ¢â‚¬Â¦something terrible.
It was Saturday night and there was a huge party at the StansaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s house. The boys parents went out of town and the word quickly spread. Melissa, my best friend, had asked me to go along. At this time we were juniors in high school, it had been 3 long years sense I was raped. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t ask me what compelled me to go with her. It was like fate was taking control of my life yet again. The last three years had been like prison to me. I ventured out to go to school but then came home right away. I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t talk much with my parents, I read in my room, I watched T.V. Melissa would come over sometimes and spend the night. I remember her waking me up once in the middle of the night.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“What is it? WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wrong?Ã¢â‚¬Â I asked her. The look on her face was that of pity and remorse. She looked at me with sympathy and her words spoke with compassion, Ã¢â‚¬ÂYou were crying in your sleep.Ã¢â‚¬Â Until that point, I had never told anyone what happened to me, not even my parents. She stayed up the whole night holding me as I cried into the early morning. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the sort of person Melissa was, she was there for me and although I told her, she never knew how much her support meant to me. If I ever lost herÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know what I would do. The very thought scares me more then the possibility of being raped again. It was the thought of Melissa being hurt that troubled me. Maybe thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s why I went with her to the StansaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s party.
As we walked in through the door, a haze cigarette and marijuana smoke blurred the people inside. There were high school students that I had grown up with and went to school sense 1st grade taking a hit from the homemade bongs. Some girls were on the sofa making out with guys. Loud music continued to pound into my body. Chris Jankins, Peter Smith, and Mike Flouren were over near the speakers chugging down beer, each taking turns egging the others on. The site made me nauseous. You might ask why. When I looked at the people in the room I saw the children I use to play on the playground with. Look at them nowÃ¢â‚¬Â¦stumbling over furniture, puking in potted plants, and letting their bodies be used.
The night carried on and Melissa continued flirting away with Steven, a boy she had known for a few years but never talked to until now. I stood near a corner sipping on a coke, watching the twisted carnival of youth taking place before me. Eventually Melissa came over to see me.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Oh my God! I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe it. Steven and I have so much in common! HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so cute!Ã¢â‚¬Â MelissaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s tone was full of happiness and joy. I was happy for her but I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t let her get away with having to much fun.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Well, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m glad you could come over here and take the time to tell me, I was getting board talking with the wall.Ã¢â‚¬Â I resented my sarcasm deep down, but I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want her to know that. I was uncomfortable and I wanted to leave.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“You could try talking to people you know. Look sweetie, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m happy you came with me but I wish you would try to have a good time.Ã¢â‚¬Â As Melissa finished her sentence Steven walked up with a cup of beer. As Melissa began to introduce him to me, the music became louder and I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t hear a word he said. Obviously Melissa could because she nodded at Steven and they both started dancing along with some others behind the sofa and between the staircase. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve known Melissa for a long time. Naturally you know how your friend looks like when they dance. Something was wrong, it was as if she was having a hard time staying upright. At some point in the song, Steven took Melissa by the hand and began to lead her upstairs supporting her as they climbed.
The little hairs in the back of my neck began to tingle. Something was wrong, this didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t seem right. I started to forge my way through the drunken dancers and finally made my way to the staircase. One guy asked me to dance, but I refused knowing I needed to check on my friend. When I got upstairs, the hallway was empty and all the doors were closed. I began walking down and opening each door to peer inside. The second door on the right was locked. I knocked but no one answered. I quickly checked the other rooms and found different couples making out among other sexual activities. Lucky for me, they had been to drunk to notice me. That left me back at the locked door.
Over the pounding from downstairs, I could hear the screams. It was then I knew Melissa was in trouble. My heart began to pound and I began to wonder what I should do. It was thenÃ¢â‚¬Â¦as if this voice had been inside me all along roared itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s angry voice through my veins. Every inch of my body was on fire with hatred and rage, anger fueled muscles I never knew I had as I broke the door down. There on a bed, Steven was on top of Melissa ripping her clothes off. What happened then was like slow motion. I walked over to the lamp stand, which was about 4 feet long, picked it up and hit Steven on the head. Once Steven rolled off and fell onto the floor, I followed and stood above him with lamp stand in hand. He looked up at me with glazed eyes, fear beckoning me to stop. Whatever I had become looked right back at himÃ¢â‚¬Â¦no mercy for you. Grasping the long lamp bar over my head, I brought it down on him. His blood splattered on the walls, on the bed sheets, on my clothes, on my face, over the rugÃ¢â‚¬Â¦everywhere as I continued to beat him. At some point he must have died. It didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t matter, eventually you couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t tell his body was human except by the jeans and shoes, now stained crimson.
When I finally stopped, I looked ove
10 years ago
So I was sitting there in bed last night reviwing my favorite classes that I have taken so far. See, I'm a senior (applause) and I'm nearing the end of my college years. Looking back, there are some great classes I have taken, and then there are some dumb classes I have taken. To put things in perspective, I think schools should have the following set up.
Required classes to graduate (also known as general Education credits/classes):
Basic computer class that teaches you how to type and use Word, etc. (Test out optional.)
English writing classes: (You'd be suprised how many kids I've met who can't write a fucking paper.) (Waiver if test out.)
Basic math: when through with this class, kids should have a firm grip on algebra. This class should be more geared at math for university and for basic life. In other words, you'd apply what you learn. (Waiver if test out.)
Speech: Just a class that helps kids learn how to give solo and group presentations. (Waiver if test out.)
Science: One of four, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Environmantal Science. All four classes are required to graduate. The idea being you take one each semester so you'd be done by the end of your sophmore year.
Blank Block: Whatever classes you need for your major, for example accounting for business.
Elective: (Sociology, psychology, women studies, politcal science, criminology, global issues, basic business or accounting.) These core classes are designed at broading the students perceptions of the world.
Senior Class: A class taught by senior(s). This class is designed at introducing kids to the university. Essentially, your passing down knowledge, wisdom, and how to have a good time without going crazy.
Continuation of Science: Again, finish taking the last 2 classes (phsyics, chemistry, biology, and environmental science.)
Critical Thinking 1 /philosphy class: Just a class that teachs you how to critcally think and construct arguments. You'd anazylze famous books or speechs and LEARN.
History: From here on until you'd graduate your required to take a history class each semester. History classes would cover the history of the world from Ancient Egypt until the Reniscance, 1500's until today. World War 2. History of the United States. And then your choice of history classes from other cultures. For example, history of the middle east, history of India, etc. It is possible to test out of a few, but not all.
Blank Block: Continuation of whatever major it is your doing.
Elective: (Sociology, psychology, women studies, politcal science, criminology, global issues.)
Volutneer/internship class: Basically your given credit for volunteer or work related study programs/internships. This isn't an elective, every kid should be pushed to get invovled with a related field of their major.
History: Your pick, but you have to take one unless you've met the requirment.
Elective: (Sociology, psychology, women studies, politcal science, criminology, global issues.)
Blank Block: (Whatever classes you need for your major.)
Critical Thinking 2//Philosphy 2: A second class designed at teaching critical thinking and studying classical works.
1 year of Forieng Laungage/or Cultural study abroad program: Either take a year of a laungage or go travel to antoher country. (Usually done during the summer.)
Interview/career study: This class prepares you to interview effectivly. You pass fail by getting an interview with a company that has your related major.
Blank Block: Finish classes for your major.
Senior Class: Teach a Senior Class. :)
What am I missing? My idea was to get around some of hte crap that I had to put up with at my college(s). For example, for my junior year I had to take a writing portfolio test. The idea being that if I can't write, I need to take a special class. Folks, IF I CAN'T WRITE A FUCKING PAPER BY MY JUNIOR YEAR, THEN I SHOULDN'T BE IN COLLEGE!!!
Likewise, I spent 3 monthes traveling around in Spain and yet I was required to take a full year of Spanish (or another forieng laungage.) For me, it's for more effective and helpful to travel to another country and learn about there culture, heritige, and way of life.
The elective classes are basically just a way to widen the scope of peoples views. There are a lot of narrow minded college students and they need to be shown or introduced to wider views. That's also the idea behind the critical thinking classes.
I think by the time someone got through with the educational system I designed, they would be well rounded and ready for the world. They should know how to use a computer, write a paper, do math, speak another laungage or have gone to another country, give a presentation and teach a class, and most importantly think for themselves.
10 years ago
Ok, maybe some of you friendly people can help me out. I know the nex x-box is comming out this Christmas right? Does anyone know if it can for sure play regular x-box games like halo 2, fable, etc.?
Do we have to buy brand new controllers? Those little guys cost too much.
Is there a new x-box live it will be using? Personally I think the current one is lacking in a lot of areas like preventing little kids from playing halo 2. Having too pause the game just too mute asshole players. Being able to filter out certain game types such as "3 plots."
What are some of the new game titles that are comming out for x-box 360? Is the x-box 360 going to have 4 game controller slots?
Please let me know :P
10 years ago
Sorry it's been a whole summer sense I have written last. I have no excuse, other then the fact that I was banished to a far away home with no internet (well, just really really, really poor internet which is the same thing in my opinion) where my only friend is a solitary onion that grows in a field.
What did I do this summer you ask? Got kittens, shot a racoon trying to eat my kittens, planned a wedding, went to the west coast, went camping and evaded a swarm of flesh eating horsefly's, and played splinter cell chaos theory.
As for as politics goes, apparently the U.N. turned down a propostion that would basically state that terrorism is indeed bad. Why did they turn it down, and why are you so suprised? Let's not forget how useful and important the U.N. is people! They stood by while thousands of Rowaundians (sorry i can't spell) died. They also did next to nothing after 9/11. So according to Mr. O'Riely, the U.N. says that counter terriosm is bad. Forgo the notion that killing un-armed innocent suvillians is bad, apparently it's worse to catch terrorist and interogate them. So what are your thoughts on the U.N? Let me know.
Aside from that, it's good to be back in school. This is my last semester which strangly enough gives me mixed feelings. One the one hand I'm graduating! On the other, I'll be done with school and forced into the real world to get a job :(
Anyhoo, lots of hugs and kisses to you all!
11 years ago
Hello all. I know many of you are upset because I haven't been posting some more thought pro-voking journal entrys. Well, like your parents told you when you were young, there's a reason for everything, although scientitst are still trying to figure out tella-tubbies. It's quit simple really, I'm up to my elbows in poopies, er, papers, projects, and final exam study guides. If your in a similar postion, by all means let's lift up pistols and do the human thing by putting each other out of our missory. (See, i can't even spell, wtf man! Finals are a conspicracy by the man to screw with your brain!!!!)
Anyhow, I hope to challange your intellect and reasoning soon. In the meantime, here are some things to think about:
Our criminal justice system: Is it right to sentence youth (kids under 18) as adults? Under amynesty international, we technically are abusing our kids due to the likelyhood of sexual assault in prison, and suicide rates. However, obviously a young man who commits murder should have to pay some sorta debt to society.
Rehabiliation: It worked in the 1920s. The United States "get tough" policy has shown to be ineffective in regards to incarceration rates increasing, not decreasing. (Prisons are filling up while crime rate remains steadyily raising, but not by much.)
Hate crimes: How far can hate groups get away with promoting hate on the web? Should the government step in. Here are some websites that promote hate. www.stormfront.org. www.kkk.com Also search for World Church of the Creator. All these sites are white supremcist sites, so please don't be offended. I only put them up becuase people should be aware that prejudice does exsists and is alive and well and propsering in our beauitufl country.
How can people stop hate in our society?
I stumbled into Red vs Blue when my friend showed me a clip. Ever sense then I have been hooked. (Seriously I hardly watch T.V. anymore I just watch Red Vs Blue and play games.)
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