shadeless

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from Lynwood, CA

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    • I think I'll be leaving

      10 years ago

      shadeless

      To make this short:
      I don't really have the urge to meet people online anymore or tell the world how I feel through the internet. That part of my life is long gone. I may get back on here just to update myself on how people have doing since I last logged on, but I think this will be my last entry. A lot has happened since the last time I logged on and it's been quite hectic. If any of you care, add me on facebook. I'm there quite a bit. Just search Raphael Cervantes. Lynwood High School and MIT are some of my networks.

      Perhaps I'll ask around and see how everyone else is doing...

      Hopefully I'll meet some of you people in person. Internet networking just isn't my thing anymore.

      Have a good life guys.

      Cheers,
      Raphael Cervantes

    • For those who care...

      10 years ago

      shadeless

      Well it's been a long while since I wrote so I'll give you a short version and a long version of everything that has happened to me in the past couple of months.

      Short Version: Well yeah, I am in Cambridge, MA and I am studying at MIT. You see, there is this acronym that is very common around here- IHTFP. This acronym means both "I have truly found paradise" and "I hate this fucking place." After weeks of doing problem sets one after another, having three midterms back to back to back, exploring all that Boston has to offer, doing things I've never done before, having a vast array of academic and social opportunities, and meeting the most diverse and amazing group of people in my life, I've come to fully embrace that acronym.

      Long version: There's a lot of information to go through, so I'll try to seperate this into logical parts.

      First reactions to MIT: I guess you can say I was a bit bewildered when I just saw how goofy looking everyone is here. Everyone just looked so nerdy. I ended up complaining about this to one of my friends and she just told me, "Dude, have you looked at yourself!?" So I thought, yeah, perhaps I belong here.

      The fun and games:
      Well orientation was a lot of fun. I don't quite remember the specifics. I just remember it was free food galore, and I guess there was a couple of funny skits and pamphlets of useful information. Frat rush was a little more memorable simply because it allowed me explore the are more and do all sorts of fun stuff. And yes, I decided to pledge to a frat, specifically Alpha Delta Phi. I am currently going through pledge training right now.

      School beginnings: Well, if you want to know what my classes are, I'm taking Physics I (8.01), Vector Calculus (18.022), Chemistry (5.112), and Classics of Western Philosophy (24.01). Well my classes started off really easy, but then things got really hard and I started to panic. 3 weeks into it I was just sleep deprived, depressed, and had some nasty thoughts like "Why didn't I just go to a state college and make my life easier?" And really it didn't get any easier for a while, especially when the 5th week came and I had 3 midterms in one week. Lo and behold, I ended up failing my Chemistry test. Oddly enough, that's when my "depression" ended. It kind of occured to me that it wasn't a mistake that I was here. I am here to become "better." So I was determined to do better and oddly enough I'm getting the hang of things around here. So now I'm happy.

      The fun: As far as the fun goes, there's just too much to do, from exploring Boston to roadtripping across the states. I've been going out a lot and its really hard just to list everything I've done, so I'll just say a couple of things.
      Pledge training is fun but stressful, and no, there is no hazing here.
      Mentoring is a worthwhile opportunity.
      Kendo is a different experience from what I expected. It's more spiritual than it is fighting.

    • College so far

      11 years ago

      shadeless

      Well it's been orientation events up the wazoo and now its fraternity rush week. It's been really fun and lots of free food. There have only been a few rare instances where I had to buy my food. All this will come to an end though as I venture on into actual college and actual work for actual classes. Oh well.

      Btw, I was put in a triple for my dorm, woohoo....

    • well i leave today

      11 years ago

      shadeless

      I'm off to LAX in 30 minutes. I'm just doing my final packing. Well... this stage of my life has been fun. I'm off to a new stage now. I'm really pushing my luck, but I think I'll be ok. One thing that bugs me is that I'm making this retarded stop to Florida before I get to Boston...

    • I need a little advice from some elders

      11 years ago

      shadeless

      Well, this is really hard situation for me to explain, but i need some help so I'll do the best I can. Or better yet, I'll just leave it vague and anyone interested enough can send me a message and I'll give them more details because I'm really not comfortable talking about this. Well, three months ago I told this one girl (for simplicity's sake we'll just call her my girlfriend, even though she wasn't. We were more like intimate friends, only without the privileges... ) that I was done with her because she had done something that really hurt me. Over the next couple of days though we sort of reconciled and became friends. Honestly though, I still feel the same way I felt about her before. I already gave up any notion of having a relationship with her, but should I be honest about My feelings regardless? I would like to, but I have to keep in mind I will be moving away this Friday and I probably will never see her again. All logic tells me no, so it will take a compelling argument for me to decide otherwise.

    • Modern Physics Suggestions

      in Forums > Modern Physics Suggestions | Follow this topic

      shadeless

      Well I'm looking for a book that will give me a conceptual, not too technical, understanding of quantum physics and general relativity. I know some math must be involved for a deep understanding. However, I do not want a book that is just full of equations. I care more about why the relative mass is different from the rest mass than how to find the relativistic mass. Does anyone have any suggestions of what book I should read.

      And just to give you my physics background, it is probably equivalent to an introductory course in college. I passed the AP Physics B test with a 5 and the AP Physics C Mechanics with a 4. My electricity and magnetism is horrible though. I know my math up to Calculus 3 and I know a little bit about differential equations and linear algebra.

      Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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    • Today is my birthday

      11 years ago

      shadeless

      and indeed it was a good one too! Well now I can officially vote and open my own checking account and whatnot. Isn't that awesome!

    • prom and graduation pics

      11 years ago

      shadeless

      Well this senior year has been kind of a trip... Prom was fun, even though the dj sucked balls. But I had a wonderful time with my date. Graduation wasn't so great for reasons I might disclose later on, but here some pictures.

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      Sadly, this is the best I can possibly look.
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      My hot date
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      My eyes aren't really that dark. I came out with red eye and that's how photo bucket fixed it.
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      That's me trying to dance...
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      Mom and pops.
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      I was ambushed to take pictures. Yeah someone jacked my cap.

    • I drove today

      11 years ago

      shadeless

      Well I read the driving manual yesterday and got my permit today. I dont really like driving all too much... too much that you cant really see :(

    • I graduate!

      11 years ago

      shadeless

      Yay! I'm finally done with high school. Time to move on to bigger and better things. It's been a hectic senior year. I've had to deal with a lot of drama and heartache, and I've done some stuff that I'm not proud of. In the end I guess it's all for the best. I had my fun. Well I'll try to put out a more detailed explaination of what has happened to me the past 6 months if anyone cares to read. I'll also update some pictures of my prom, graduation, and anything else important. Otherwise take care guys.

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  • Comments (86)

    • LT_X

      11 years ago

      hey raphael! hoep all is well! :)

    • pal_sch

      11 years ago

      Suggestions? About what?

      I'm not too hot on my chemistry though.

    • dizzy501

      11 years ago

      I hate to tell you this... but there are no more mod points...you go up in karma by posting lots and lots and lots and lots of comments all over..where ever you can smiley3.gif great new system huh? alot of us older members bictched about it...... but it looks like the new sytem is here to stay. If you ask me,it takes alot of the fun away...but oh well.... welcome to my space but with RvB videos smiley4.gif
      Don´t sweat it too much though... you´ll get used to it...... and in the end we are here for the people....right? smiley0.gif

    • iron_monkey

      11 years ago

      whats up man
      shouldnt you be going into your first year of college soon?

    • iron_monkey

      11 years ago

      hows it hanging

    • starcraftre

      12 years ago

      aerospace engineer (i play with shiny fighters smiley0.gif )

    • starcraftre

      12 years ago

      maybe later, but not right now
      on to the workforce first!
      smiley0.gif

    • iron_monkey

      12 years ago

      yea im headed to wayne state for either psych or enviromental science not sure yet though

    • starcraftre

      12 years ago

      the windshield is for an extremely large field of view
      and the reason we didnt curve the ends of the wings is that it's actually more efficient this way, because of the severe angle of the wings (called the dihedral)

    • starcraftre

      12 years ago

      but it has...
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    • dizzy501

      12 years ago

      Whats up dude???????

    • iron_monkey

      12 years ago

      i beg to disagree
      CALC SUCKS BALLS
      i hate math
      Bio is the shit

      we are such losers
      arguing about which class is better

    • Frost666

      13 years ago

      I will tell you when I get back in 28 days smiley1.gif

    • dizzy501

      13 years ago

      Why else would I have spent ten bucks on you.........twice???
      I care about good ppl and you seem to be one! smiley0.gif

    • iron_monkey

      13 years ago

      Vote For me Here
      This one is new

    • iron_monkey

      13 years ago

      vote for me here

    • Frost666

      13 years ago

      Wow really smiley0.gif Latly I've been pritty self consouse about my drawing thinking they all look like a average 8 year old. I really apreshiate it thank you

    • Frost666

      13 years ago

      you should comment on my new pics.

    • sonnar27

      13 years ago

      About the meaning of life read Ecclesiastes in the Bible. I think Solomon agrees with you!

      Chapter 2 verse 11 (very loose paraphrase, but that is whats in there)
      I looked on all the stuff that I had built up in my life, and on all the work that went into it: and all was vanity and a bunch of trouble on my soul, and there was not profit anywhere under the sun.

      Post edited 5/05/06 9:59AM

    • LT_X

      13 years ago

      See, never question my craftsmanship, its not my fault your internet sucks, lol but i did mess up on the audio though, damn plugs looked the same and i forgot which one to plug, it all turned out good though


      YAY i props myself for a good job done

    • Frost666

      13 years ago

      I guess there is still the off chance I could of lost it in my house because if they wanted to bug me they would of called by now.

    • Frost666

      13 years ago

      I think theres also a picture of me on there to

    • Frost666

      13 years ago

      not realy I have my resume on it with all my contact information smiley4.gif

    • iron_monkey

      13 years ago

      dont be sorry i was just messing with you
      and what did you get an award for

    • iron_monkey

      13 years ago

      you know i just relized you are one of my oldest friends on this site
      your really cool, i can really relate to you on alot of things
      if we knew each other face to face i think we would be really good friends
      and being assholes to people

    • Frost666

      13 years ago

      so dude hows it going?

    • iron_monkey

      13 years ago

      being a poor minority orphan is how i plan to get into college
      FUCK GRADES

    • LT_X

      13 years ago

      Go check out my latest Forum topic, its quite good

    • armoran

      13 years ago

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    • LT_X

      13 years ago

      wow Raphael, i didnt know you were featured, well good show !!

    • frank

      13 years ago

      Congrats on being featured! smiley1.gif

    • Strider165

      13 years ago

      hey, you're actually someone I know who's a featured user
      congrats man

    • Mattatius

      13 years ago

      congrats on being featured user.

    • Glaxton

      13 years ago

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    • Phillup1

      13 years ago

      hi there

    • ilikepie13

      13 years ago

      doesn't anyone have anything to say besides "congrats on being FU!"?
      btw, congrats on being FU!

    • cAbondY

      13 years ago

      congrats on featured user.

    • gottaluvit

      13 years ago

      like every other person here congrats on bieng the featured user!!!!

    • starcraftre

      13 years ago

      blah...
      Featured user...
      smiley8.gif
      congrats, mano'

    • wigles

      13 years ago

      congrats friend on being FU smiley11.gifsmiley11.gif

    • EYVoom

      13 years ago

      mazal tov

    • chacharat1

      13 years ago

      Congrats on featured user
      Yipee!

    • glacierfire

      13 years ago

      Shadeless!!! Good to see you. Congratulations on the award :)

    • bkid4

      13 years ago

      congrats dude!

    • z5blue

      13 years ago

      Congratulations on F.U.

    • T0ny

      13 years ago

      gratz 4 feat. user

    • xXxpl02iVe

      13 years ago

      Congratulations on being the Featured User :D

    • dizzy501

      13 years ago

      your forgiven!

    • iron_monkey

      13 years ago

      hey buddy hows it goin

    • Frost666

      13 years ago

      It sure doesn't motivate a peron to stay good thats for sure

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