Well people, we made it through the "infamous" 2016! Here's looking forward to a great new year filled with friends and fun (and of course, RT!)
Anyone actually make a resolution?
Cause I sure as heck didn't...
3 months agoj_pfeifer22
Well, I'm happy to say I made it through my second Roosterteeth Extra Life stream! It was a whole lot of fun (as usual). Here's a quick recap of the big moments:
1. Notch donated $8008 (I wish I had enough money to make a boob joke...)
2. Michael and Gavin were each shot with 48 paintballs
3. Gavin vomited more than I thought humanly possible
4. Michael and Lyndsay announced they were having a baby
5. Jon released more pictures of him as a fat sophomore
6. The founders said they will release the trailer from their college project The Schedule
To close it out, Matt sang Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen (Rest his soul). It was just a nice way to say thank you for the work that the RT Staff and Community put into this amazing event; as he was singing it, it made me realize how thankful I am for the wonderful life I have been given, and how blessed I am to be part of such a wonderful community. I cannot describe how much I love with all my heart each and every one of you.
Take today to thank the people you're grateful for and be happy for the amazing life you have
3 months agoj_pfeifer22
So I decided to revisit Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Which is a phenomenal game by the way!) And thought "You know, I'm gonna 100% this thing!"
My reaction now that I'm 50% through and the frustration is starting to kick in:
But hey, I committed!
So many random collectibles in the middle of no where...
4 months agoj_pfeifer22
So Homecoming was yesterday, and I must say, it was awesome. I went with a group of guys and had a blast with them the whole day before the dance (although in hind sight, BDubs in nice shirts and ties probably wasn't the smartest move...) The dance was crazy and didn't even end until 12:30, and then the after parties started!
Tl;dr: Dancing with girls is fun and I didn't go to bed until 4 am
6 months agoj_pfeifer22
My Mom: "Hey honey, I found a copy of that movie you went and saw so I picked it up for you"
Honestly, I didn't even know it was out on DVD! I assumed it wouldn't come out because of Youtube Red or something like that. Needless to say I was very happily surprised!
7 months agoj_pfeifer22
It's days like this that make me worry for the future. For anyone that hasn't heard yet, 5 police officers were shot and killed during a BML march by assailants perched on buildings. This is just another sign of how our country is spiraling into a pit of hatred, and how badly we need to fix it.
Racial tension and "police tension" (for lack of a better term) are major issues in today's society. It seems like every morning we wake up and expect to see some sort of shooting, bombing, or stabbing in the headlines of the newspapers. What makes things worse is how much people are generalizing entire groups. Uneducated people trying to throw their opinion out to the world is only making things worse. Social media, in times like this, becomes a tool for the spread of untruths and hate. The loudest voice isn't always the best, and sometimes people seem to forget that.
Going back to generalizing, people are trying to blame the actions of few on many. "A few bad apples spoil the bunch", if you will. People claim that all cops are murders, all black people are murderers, all white people are racist; this is all only contributing to the problem. If your neighbor doesn't pay their mortgage, should your whole street lose their homes? If your little girl gets her hair pulled at school, should she and the little boy both miss recess? If a small group of police officers kill people, should they all be labeled as murderers? If a group of protesters riot and kill, should they all be labeled as savages?
Generalization has played a major role in the hate of today, and we need to educate people to prevent it.
There is a wall of hatred that has been built in today's society. A wall of racial tension, abhorrence, and closed-mindedness. Look at this wall like a fence. Every time you use or words or hands to commit an act of hate upon another group, you put a nail in that fence. The sharp edge of the nail you drove will go through the fence, and will always hurt someone on the other side. If both groups keep driving nails, the may feel good for a short while that they hurt the other, but they're only making the fence stronger. Each nail they add is fortifying the fence, and repairing it from any past progress to tear it down. Now think about the opposite; try taking out a nail you drove. You might feel weak, that you backed down, but now there's a hole in that fence. A very small hole at best, but it allows you to catch a glimpse of the other side. A glimpse of what others may be feeling. Pull out more and more nails, and you can see more and more beyond the fence. If we keep doing this, the fence cannot stand; it will collapse without any nails to hold it together.
If we took out all of the nails we drove, hatred in today's society would vanish.
Ladies and gentlemen, all of the problems in today's society are growing because of lack of compassion and understanding. We need to start educating people to stop stereotyping, generalizing, and hate against specific groups all together.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." ~Nelson Mandela
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