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    • FSOT Tomorrow!!!

      3 years ago

      acethegirlfromspace Ace the Girl from Space

      Who has taken the Foreign Service Officers Test?? I am currently studying for it as I take it tomorrow afternoon. What advice would you give? What was your experience like?

      I've just been taking a lot of practice tests and making notecards for the info I didn't get quite right. If I don't score well this time around, I've got a solid course of action to study for it next year.

      As an International Affairs (focus in Political Science) and Marketing major, I kinda wish I had taken it every year of college because I can tell which classes I learned almost all of this information from. From where I'm at now, I feel pretty confident but I haven't taken a test in ~9 months and never really was a GOOD test taker. I think the fact that it's on a computer will help but I'm still concerned I'm missing something.

      Wish me luck!

    • Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Review

      3 years ago

      acethegirlfromspace Ace the Girl from Space

      There has been a shift in the Force, caused by the arrival of the latest Star Wars installment by JJ Abrams. The Force has truly awoken as the famous franchise continues for a new generation. I've always been a fan of JJ Abrams since Cloverfield and, through watching Lost, Fringe, Super 8, and the Star Trek remakes, it's clear that a philosophical thread has been strung between his work.

      Upon re-watching The Force Awakens, I conjured many questions, observations and insight that I could not grasp in the initial viewing- for it brought with it much excitement and wonder. Ahead lies SPOILERS:


      In the very beginning scene, who give Pough the piece of the map to Luke? Who is this "old ally?" Who made BB-8, who seems like a round and orange version of R2D2 and who also seems to know C3PO when they meet? Pough mentions BB-8 is one of a kind. A second viewing also allows the viewer to understand those characters who don't speak English, on an emotional level. To me, BB-8 was the less talkative verison of Donkey (from Dreamwork's Shrek); as he rolls off with Rey its as if one can hear hi say "...and in the morning, I'm making waffles." Not only can he keep up with the action, BB-8 has excellent vision, detecting danger from miles away and recognizing details in a crowded place.


      Hidden among a hectic scene lies a major use of foreshadowing. Pough's shot killed FN-2187's best friend which is the very shot that turns his whole world on its head. After this moment of realization that life is short (and expendable) as a stormtrooper of the First Order, FN-2187 is humbled, blessed with insight and humility. He begins to understand what it means to fight someone else's battles. There's a duality to every shot fired, every helmet relinquished, every lightsaber wielded. The rebel who killed his best friend, sparking
      this identity shift, aptly names him Finn- a real human name instead of a serial number for a robot. This tears out the expendable piece; Finn becomes necessary for everything, for the rescue of Pough, to take BB-8 where he belongs and to destroy Starkiller Base. Just as the expendable piece of him is removed, Finn goes into the desert, methodically removing his old armor, facing his identity shift full-force. When faced with the question of who he is now, he's adopted his new place as a member of the rebellion and explains to Rey, proudly, that "...This is what we look like."


      As long as Rey waited for her family, I will patiently wait for a parody of Star Wars that shows the main characters reaction to events in the Saga in a talking heads manner (similar to the Office and Parks and Rec) When Luke finds out he's been kissed by his sister or when Kylo Ren hears what type of ship Finn, Rey, and BB-8 escaped on, it would cut to their reactions and completely show their inner thoughts that aren't apparent on film. Of course Kylo Ren knows the model of his dad's legendary ship. I need GIFs of Kylo Ren's tantrums, especially with the Storm Troopers' reaction to the destruction. Other GIFs to compile would be the lightspeed effects, they look so similar to Dr. Who's time travel effects. Harrison Ford really got to flaunt his suave during points of contention throughout the film. Han looked a lot like Keith Richards or a rockstar of some sort when he strikes a pose and declares he'll "Talk [his] way out of it."


      The last scene begs the question - when was the last time Rey was hugged by a member of her family? As Leia embraces her- a sense of belonging seems to come over Rey. Just like Finn, she's found her place in the universe even if the future is uncertain. I have my theories of who she might be related to, what her dream sequence means but theories themselves become spoilers in a way.


      What I love about JJ Abrams' films is that he's as involved in the mystery of this new world as we are, not just a creator or master of it but also a participant. Abrams brings us face to face with identity change and urges us to look inward. "Close your eyes, the Force is everywhere, all the light between us. Can you feel it?" My hope is that with the sheer number of people who see this film will be awoken and inspired to fight for the end of tyranny- work together and collaborate for the greater good.

    • 3 years ago

      acethegirlfromspace Ace the Girl from Space
    • 4 years ago

      acethegirlfromspace Ace the Girl from Space
    • 4 years ago

      acethegirlfromspace Ace the Girl from Space

      General
      Username: AceofArtemis
      Age: 21
      From: Fredericksburg, VA
      Sponsor: YES
      Date Joined: July 19, 2013
      Last Signed in: 3 months ago? No way that's correct

      Rooster Teeth Content
      First Rooster Teeth Video you saw: RVB Season 1; I've seen the first few episodes multiple times but haven't watched the whole series yet.
      Last Podcast you watched: Whatever the latest ScreenPlay or RT Podcast is, I've already listened to it.
      Favorite member of the Rooster Teeth Cast & Crew: Probably JJ, movie/tv culture nerds unite!
      Did you watch a RT video today: No, but I requested that a guy dressed in smocks should see surgeon simulator.
      Favorite RT Series: RT Podcast but I'm really digging Social Disorder now!!
      Favorite RT Video: RTAA Drunk Burnie returns. Because Catbug

      RT Site
      Current Number Of Notifications: 0
      Name of your latest Journal: RTX Part 1 because I got bored and forgot to do part 2.... maybe one day.
      Last Photo you uploaded: BcT9cIL.jpg
      Last Thread you commented on: Guardians?
      First group in your group list: RTX 2014 Guardians
      Last Private message sent to: @JJ post audition for Lazer Team

      Achievement Hunter
      Gamer Score: N/A
      Team Lads or Team Gents: Gents
      Favorite Achievement Hunter: Ryan (because he said Happy Birthday to my brother and it made him really really happy.)
      Favorite AH show: Let's Play because it showed me Starwhal!

      The Community
      Favorite Group: RTX 2014 Guardians.
      Have you gone to a community event: I've been to RTX 2014 because I have to schedule my freetime 7 months in advance
      Have you gone to RTX: RTX 2014 as a Guardian and hopefully I'll never miss another. <- concur with gpanga
      Favorite Fellow Community member: @Jsev88 for listening to yellowcard in depth on the way to RTX

      Tag 5 people to do this: ACE IS THE BREAKER OF CHAINS. BREAKING ALL THE RULES. Plus I already am sitting next door from a graveyard so... probably already haunted.

    • RTX 2014 RECAP pt 1

      5 years ago

      acethegirlfromspace Ace the Girl from Space

      I'd like to start the post off with the obvious: this community is amazing. Seeing it in its physical form this weekend was phenomenal and I really wasn't expecting to be so positively affected by it. NOW to the knitty gritty:

      DAY 1: [Wednesday July 2] I could NOT get to sleep the night before driving to Austin; I definitely had the Christmas Eve syndrome. I got up around 5 to head out of Tallahassee with Spencer [ @SpeLow ] to make the 13 hour trek to Austin. I've been excited for this voyage for a long time. I've wanted to go to Austin for about two years now and realizing this dream was amazing.
      On our way, we picked up Jonathan [ @Jsev88 ], who was a guardian last year for the AH Lounge. It was really awesome to hear some pointers and get a feel for the conference from a 2nd year Guardian. Spencer was in the store, I was doing lines, and Jon was a freelancer this year.
      Driving through Texas was a surreal experience -- everything IS bigger in Texas. I saw the biggest houses I've ever seen and saw visible exhaust coming from pickup trucks. There's just so much SPACE.
      We got into Austin just as the sun was setting. The view from our hotel room was incredible to say the least! Spencer stayed with someone on Air B&B and seemed to really enjoy his experience. We didn't see him much during the weekend since we were all in different areas of guardianship.
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      Since parking at the hotel was outrageous, Frank [ @masterMB ] and I decided to park at the airport so after meeting up with Brandon [@brandon0421] (WHO MAGNIFICENTLY PLANNED OUR HOTEL SITUATION THANK YOU), we all headed out to the airport to meet up with Charles [@infiniterest] as he touched down in Austin. We waited by baggage claim but since he's so efficient, we almost missed him as he ran to catch the metro. He found it to be a nice surprise; I've never really met someone as they arrived in an airport as I'm usually the one being met, haha! It was also Jonathan's first time on public transportation, so plenty of firsts! On the bus ride back into town, Charles told us about his obsession with different accents and mentioned his wife was not a fan. It was so much fun learning how to sound like someone from Northern Ireland and hearing his impressions of American dialects.
      After getting back to the hotel room and changing clothes, Charles urged us to go out on Sixth Street for a few bevs before bed. We went to a swanky saloon Wf1T8Rx.jpg and then Buffalo Billiards CwRoKQ7.jpg where Charles insisted on playing ref for our game of pool which Jon and I won due to Brandon's scratch on the 8 ball.

      DAY 2: [Thursday July 3rd] GUARDIAN ORIENTATION!! While being hungover and new to this whole game, it was time to learn what was up and what was down. I was definitely worried about getting the convention center layout straight in my head before attendees started coming in. Before this week, I was concerned with possibly having a panic attack this weekend but orientation and wandering the exhibition hall before it opened to the public really put those concerns at ease and that's how we met Blake! [@BLAKESMITTY] I met Chris [@ChrisBotkin] and Jason [@Hotpocket36] the leaders of lines at orientation, which went by a lot quicker than I expected so we spent the afternoon at the pool of the fancy Downtown Austin Hilton we were staying at. I took the most lovely of naps just as a huge storm cloud [which we named "THAT GUY"] come by and hopped into the hot tub when the rain started pouring down. Eventually we even gave that pursuit up but not without making DND dates with Clayton, Nathan, John, and Mike. We laughed at the chaos that ensued when the rain began then spent the rest of the evening making our character sheets. We got about an hour and a half into the campaign but the next day was an early one for us guardians. It was so wonderful playing my first DND with part of the RT community!! It's something I have been wanting to do ever since seeing the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons episode on Community. My character is based off of Huntress Wizard, a very minor character from Adventure Time, whom I am dressing up as for Halloween this year!! Can't wait to dye my hair green!! While creating our character sheets, we also met Benjamin and Michael Spence who are from Orlando so I have some nearby friends in the community.

      DAY 3: [Friday July 4th 'MURICA] Seeing excited attendees as they waited to enter the exhibition hall was so much fun! As line management, I made sure to get as many people in the space given as possible. With the help of @RuneCat and Archer, we got the attendees to make friends with the other individuals in their personal space. I also conducted a practice crowd wave before Blaine [@bgibbles] got it on camera.
      On my lunch break, I got to eat my leftover Bohemian wrap from Moonshine WHICH WAS JUST AS TASTY THE SECOND TIME AROUND. As I was leaving the convention center, I saw an IRL cowboy taking a mule and a horse into the city for some socialization. It was such a nice interaction and made for a great picture, IMO.S7jA7Eg.jpg I also got to meet some jedis from clone wars
      VGzv0ym.jpg and Sora from Kingdom Hearts
      jMloQ4O.jpg and Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider reboot (we geeked over how awesome Tomb Raider Rises is going to be) BcT9cIL.jpg

      I helped out a little with the Autograph lines, which Shud/Lewy [@MrShudderrr] was conducting very well and efficiently. That evening we talked a lot about music and scoured each others 64GB iPhones. He knows way more about music than I do since he played so many instruments and still makes music where as I stopped playing in high school essentially. I'm very excited about getting back into the creative part of music by learning how to mix with my future roommate!

    • Where to Move, What to Do

      5 years ago

      acethegirlfromspace Ace the Girl from Space

      I'm graduating in about a year with a Bachelors of Science in International Affairs with a double major in Marketing from FSU and I know I'll be itching to leave Tallahassee as soon as possible. Lately, I've realized that it has so much potential to be a better community but because of the rampant partying and mentality of the massive amount of college students that live there, that potential is squandered. I'm sure one day it will turn around but I know I don't personally have the energy to change it - I've already tried.

      Last weekend, I met a group of amazing people from Boone, NC including a guy named Will. We talked a lot and I found out that he's already making moves in his world. He's set his intention to change the world for the better one step at a time and has chosen to do so through Musicology, the study of how music affects culture. Tallahassee has been extremely negative affected by the EDM industry. While I have seen some positive results [including success for a few DJs that originated in Tallahassee], the negative aspects are really hard to ignore and it's something that has started to eat at my soul. Will also helps to create sustainable farms and agricultural projects.

      In order to set my own intention, I've started a life journal to write down and make known to myself what I want to do with these next few years of my life. I want my words and ideas to create change in the world. This summer, I'll be starting my senior thesis on The Evolution of Capitalism and it's Effect on Global Society which I hope to publish somewhere. I'm not sure if I'll get college credit or a certification for doing this but I know I need to do it for myself at the very least and to start a massive dialogue with the world, at the very most.

      I also want to work with my hands. I aspire to be a masseuse and work at a spa or therapy clinic. In order to do so, I need to get training. I've narrowed my search to Aveda Institutes which provide copious amounts of training and I would finish the 7 month program with a dual license in massage AND spa therapy. This was originally an idea to have a backup plan to finding my big corporate career but I thought about it, and after talking with Will about life and the importance one life can make, it would provide me with a stable income to support myself while I volunteer or make more important moves in the world. There's plenty of locations to go to school with Aveda around the country, including Tallahassee. As a worst case scenario, I could stay in Tallahassee for an extra year or so [to save money for the program and attend it] and THEN move, which honestly isn't a terrible outcome. It would probably also be the most cost effective. This is training that I could attend in different locations across the nation however and starting a new, slightly more serious life in a new city is what feels right, at least for now.

      My top 5 locations are:
      smiley9.gif Austin: because everyone wants to move to Austin. This list is not in preferential order but in the order that I started considering where I could move to. I've been thinking about Austin for a while now but this morning I just looked at how much rent would cost and considered how much traffic there is... and I'm not sure that it's the best option. Rent is sure to increase in the next year and while it is the hipster capital of central America, I want to catch the next big thing before it's already here; that's what REAL hipsters do. [lol, side note: applying this stereotype to myself has brought about some interesting perspective changes, I prefer not to follow what's already been decided as "hip", I prefer to FIND it myself.] Finding what city is already on its way to being the next cultural hub could mean cheaper rent and more creative business opportunities.
      smiley9.gif Atlanta: I absolutely love Atlanta; I always have fun whenever I visit and there always seems to be something new. Rent is higher than what I am currently paying and everything is kinda more expensive. I always leave Atlanta broke. My family will also feel very uncomfortable with me living there because they hold onto the old notion that Atlanta is filled with crime, while in reality it has recently seen a massive decrease in crime! smiley7.gif
      smiley9.gif Denver: I really want to visit Colorado sometime soon. I have a friend, Evan, who lives in Fort Collins and I could possibly find a way to visit him this winter break if I'm not working. Evan introduced me to Will and I'm so incredibly happy that he did. Denver's rent seemed pretty reasonable and it seems like a really cool place. I don't know much about it though and would have to check with it's institute to see if they have the program that I want.
      smiley9.gif Lafayette, Lousiana: My Aunt lives here and it's a really nice suburb-type town. Everything is nice and spacious but there are also nice cultural events and good people to meet. I visited my senior year with my mom for Mardi Gras, something we have been wanting to do with Aunt Eleanor for years. It would be nice to be close to her and spend more time with my extended family. That's also why St. Louis is on the list for potential future home, because my grandma lives there but Aveda doesn't have an institute there smiley4.gif
      smiley9.gif Baton Rouge: I met some guys this weekend who were camping next to Will, one was named Peanut and his smile was extremely contagious. They were from Baton Rouge and made me really excited to drop into Baton Rouge on my way to RTX with @jsev88 and take a look around. I was looking at housing options around the institute there and found a 3 bedroom, spacious house for $875 a month, which seemed EXTREMELY reasonable to me. I figured with that snapshot, I should be able to find a place to stay in the price range I want!!

      If you have any thoughts or suggestions about where I should live or any hookups/knowledge on massage schools, please let me know!! It feels good to have this all off my chest! :3

    • STARWHAL #1

      5 years ago

      acethegirlfromspace Ace the Girl from Space

      NEW FAVORITE GAME... I'm officially obsessed. I'm so obsessed, I dressed as a Starwhal today. jS8jeul.jpg
      So I haven't played this game long and it's got me and my friends hooked. I can't wait for more updates to give incentives for beating the AI into the ice and poking our way to victory! I couldn't stop laughing maniacally as Gavin rode a purple cat trying to poke my teacher: Bob Ross. BtM9GIw.png
      While listening to Game of Thrones podcast, I realized that it wasn't Bob Ross, a painter teaching me to poke... It was Syrio Forel teaching me to dance! Playing the stage titled The Wall [made up of ice blocks on both sides that can be broken with enough force], I would get caught in these awkward predicaments with Syrio: 7dTTwX5.png
      I'm not sure if it's a glitch in the game or there maybe is some way to get out of it- maybe I'm just a n00b, highly likely due to my casual gamer status. It kept happening, even when I had a free shot at my dancing master... (Guys I really tried to get out of this one, I wanted that free shot so bad but once again Syrio Forel said NOT TODAY BITCH [to Death that is... not to me... he thought I was cool.]) l2PMsaI.jpg
      My fastest solo kill with no hits was in 42 seconds but when playing with Hillary later, the quickest we got was 37 seconds for 5 lives. CcobOJg.png
      Hillary really enjoyed the game and as I showed her the Let's Play (to explain why Gavin was a choice in the avatars) she was just itching to play the game again. Her avatar was hilarious but got pretty confusing when we were teaming up against the AI. aasIC4u.png
      This game has so much potential! I can't wait to get super skilled at this game and play it with more friends here in Spain. I might even get into video producing... maybe a machinima... maybe some choreographed line dancing.... we'll see.... VH9BldF.png

    • 2014 thus far

      5 years ago

      acethegirlfromspace Ace the Girl from Space

      Well 2014 is supposed to be awesome. Honestly, it's been way better than 2013, the year of the snake, where I felt like I was getting stepped on everywhere I went, all year long. I was broken up with because I was studying abroad in Spain starting in 2014. Here I am, thinking about if that was even worth being broken up over and the verdict says no. I got here and realized that immediately, these were not my sort of people. I'm rooming with girls from Miami, a species that I don't really mesh well with. The rest of the people in my apartment are 7 freshmen boys: 12 people sharing one kitchen that will be dirty every single time I try to use it because of the majority of messy 18 year old boys.

      The first group trip seemed inspiring, maybe I'll make better friends with the people I'm around and plus, it's Southern Spain, then Munich, couldn't be so bad... I started the trip off with a cold and by the time we got to Grenada, there was an opportunity to get looked at by a doctor. At this point I was feeling a little better but definitely didn't want to get sick because we had an outdoor excursion the next day through the cold rain. I didn't want to get more sick, nor did I want to get others sick. When I was waiting in the hospital... I realized my illness definitely didn't require coming here. The took an X-ray to make sure I didn't have buildup in my lungs or bronchitic. The next day, we visited my favorite spot on the trip La Alhambra [check out my tumblr for the pics]. Munich was awesome too! I ran into a friend from high school that I haven't seen in 3 years [it's a small fucking world after all] and visited the Alps to go castle exploring. I ended up spending a good amount of money but it was fun and I started being more optimistic, writing in my journal about even the little things.

      Things were turning around, the week after I got back from Munich, I was offered a job, bought my Counterpoint ticket, and found out that I had gotten accepted to be a Guardian! To celebrate I went on a really awesome hike and got some hammock time in. The next day, I went to Nylon to see a friend DJ and really enjoyed my night. That same night, one of my male roommates had his birthday and one of the clubs was open bar. Turned out everyone got completely shit faced and sloppy, leading to puking in the hall and elevator here at the study center/student apartments. One girl went to the hospital, a friend ended up on the other side of town in a British apartments, and while I'm hearing all these stories, everyone claims they had a good time.... when they don't even remember it.

      Sunday and Monday I introduced a new friend to Rooster Teeth and she's thinking about going to Counterpoint... I'm still on top of the world until today. Fucking today man. My day began with a mandatory meeting explaining that alcohol is now banned in the apartments, that we need to pay extra to go out and drink. This is the punishment for the how people acted on Saturday. Isn't collective punishment illegal? Alright, whatever, this barely applies to me because I have friends outside of the study center, I'm not trying to get sloppy drunk [which would require pregaming], this rule barely applies to me, I didn't do anything wrong.

      Right after the meeting I found out two more pieces of bad news: I didn't get a great grade on the project I presented on in a class I really want to get a good grade in. AND: I now have to pay 144 euros because of the hospital visit. We were not taken care of quickly and the system that was in place at the hospital was disorganized and seemingly random. While I will get reimbursed by insurance... that's still 144 euros out of pocket that I won't have a month. I just hope nothing else goes wrong this week. I know Mercury is in retrograde [astrology bullshit, check it out] which already limits ventures and projects and communication... I should just suck it up and roll with the punches.

      I'm sure things will turn around, it'll be fine, today was just not what I wanted. smiley4.gif

    • RTX 2014

      5 years ago

      acethegirlfromspace Ace the Girl from Space

      I just applied to be a guardian for 2014. I have a lot of skills that I can offer for RT but we'll see how it goes. I just got rejected from a job at Apple, but because I didn't get that job, I'll be available to work this convention. I'm really hoping this works out, I can't wait to go to Austin.

      EDIT: I HAVE JUST BEEN ACCEPTED AS A GUARDIAN OH MY WORD I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS WHAT IS LIFE I CAN'T WAIT AHHHHHHHH

  • Comments (14)

    • Gody117 Nick

      4 years ago

      Ah, I see that you are also a line guardian smiley7.gif
      I'm not an expert in lines but I know my shapes smiley8.gif
      Let's do some good work out there.

    • kaosblack21 RTX Guardian V.4.0

      4 years ago

      Hello fellow Line Guardian! Are you ready to kick some butt? smiley0.gif

    • nerdist WeWillMissKD

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the add! How did you find me?

    • kylebrodeur

      5 years ago

      Hello!

      • kylebrodeur

        5 years ago

        I wish. Enterprise Resource Planning. Pretty much doing exactly that, planning enterprise resources, using databases and organizational things. Very easy, but ultra boring. My undergrad was communication with emphasis in film.

      • acethegirlfromspace FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ace the Girl from Space

        5 years ago

        What's ERP? Editting... Rendering... and Productions?

      • kylebrodeur

        5 years ago

        Interesting. Marketing is pretty cool. I wish I would've gotten my master's in that instead of ERP.

      • acethegirlfromspace FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ace the Girl from Space

        5 years ago

        I'm studying International Affairs and Marketing! I go to FSU

        Post edited 3/02/14 2:30PM

      • kylebrodeur

        5 years ago

        I'll have to learn more about it. What do you study?

      • acethegirlfromspace FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ace the Girl from Space

        5 years ago

        I am studying in Valencia, home of Fallas: a huge festival of statues and firecrackers and fire in mid-March. THAT'S when you should visit Spain

      • kylebrodeur

        5 years ago

        That's awesome! I would love to visit those places some time.

      • acethegirlfromspace FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ace the Girl from Space

        5 years ago

        I'm currently in Italy with my mom, studying abroad in Spain for the semester and this is my spring break! Wish it was warmer but we're having a great time! smiley0.gif

      • kylebrodeur

        5 years ago

        What's up?

      • acethegirlfromspace FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ace the Girl from Space

        5 years ago

        Hola! smiley7.gif

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