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Gabby Giffords

Gaby Giffords is more than just still alive. She has resumed walking, speaking, reading, writing, and she is back doing the job that she was almost assassinated for. The fact that she continues working with her dream job is amazing.

This is an inspiration for me to not give up pursuing my dream, no matter how daunting the situation may be.


Eve of Halloween

If someone reminds me to post something, i will. Ive been quite busy myself and im trying to have a social life and get decent grades. Geez, we all need some sleep >.<

I ought to set up a queue or something- why do i keep doing this to myself...
Should I do a post on halloween? maybe...

Anyways, Happy Hallows Eve to all!


I am still

debating what topic my next post ought to be on. I already have some ideas, but i havent come around to a consensus as to which idea to post about. PM me an idea that YOU want to see my opinion on!


Have you ever...

..tried to imagine how you would be if you made different choices? I will admit that I do all the time- funny how in most of them i feel happier in my deluded mind...

...Like if i shaved my face, or if i told everyone i was asexual (look it up if you don't know what that is ;-]), or if i ditched a certain project, or if i did research on stock investing would i have a source of income. 
You know, that sort of daydreaming.

maybe life would be better, maybe i would regret it later. time would have told. Maybe i still have time to do some of that stuff, but i know what is too late, which is what spurs this entrance into lala-land~

Stream of consciousness...

 stream of consciousness...

Hey, i remember this really bad movie when i was smaller, it was Sharkboy and Lavagirl. I couldn't stand the main character, but everyone else i liked. I remember the part where they floated down the stream of consciousness on a banana... yeah, the plot was a little kooky too. the story had a really good, deep moral though, and it was aimed toward the little kids, the ones who would believe it more: 
if you stick to your dreams, then they become reality.

lovely thoughts.

i am still sticking to my hopes, but i always wondered if i made a different choice, or did something else, if i would get to my lifetime goals more easily...


A few days off

im on a little vacation today, ill post later this week.

Sorry, its not my fault that its summer!


Week 2: 30 days of gaming

NOTE: if you want to see the first five days, click here

Day 6- Most Annoying Character

The ENTIRE cast from the arcade game House of the Dead 2
Ooh do they just LOVE to state the obvious! Sure, you can drop a no-brainer on someone by accident, but after the third time you start saying OUT LOUD "really? No s**t!" Sad thing was that that if the characters never spoke the plotline might have been decent. By the time i was done playing this game i regretted the fact i did; only good thing that came out of it was that i didnt have to pay for it.

Day 7- Favorite Game Couple

Chell and GLADOS from Portal
In spite of Chell being the silent protagonist, GLADOS is always there to entertain her with promises of cake and sarcasm

Day 8- Best Soundtrack

1) Still Alive from Portal
Still my favorite score that was originally from a game. How else could you mention cake in a lyric and not be asked 'what were you thinking?!'

2) Mad World from Gears of War
One of the most moving song covers ive heard, especially if you listen to it and do nothing else, it does bring you down a level. Gary Jules really gave this song justice compared to the original which you can listen to here

Day 9- Saddest Game Scene

You're the Inspiration from ELITE BEAT AGENTS on Nintendo DS

No exceptions, its self-explanatory. This is the most touching scene i have ever played through, probably because it became personal, im not sure.

Day 10- Best Gameplay

GTA IV, no contest.

BUT that doesnt mean it is the MOST innovative gameplay, it's just the best.



Hehe, i know it was yesterday BUT i couldn't post because that meant i would have to pay 20$ just for basic internet at the hotel i was at for the holiday weekend. The Fourth of July fireworks at lenox in Atlanta was rained on the entire time, but the show started despite the rain. Everyone was soaking wet after the show, but hey: the fireworks still worked! I planned to film the fireworks until i learned of the rain, but i wouldnt have been a happy camper if i ruined my camera in the rain...

Anyways, I DID manage to take photos some of the places I went to while I was there, including the strange bathroom at the four-star hotel I stayed in. youll see why its so awkward.
The hotel room has a balcony, and this Carnegie monument is one of the landmarks you can see from there

Polaris Restaurant: right above my room

INaccessible toilet

Waiting for the train (didnt want to use flash, thats why it was blurry)

Here comes MARTA!

MARTA, the abandoned World of Coke (Coca-Cola) and the State Capitol building which is made of real gold

Polaris at night

Turner Field, with an Atlanta skyline (whats on the screen is a joke)

Only in Georgia could you have the best of both worlds

I do have more pictures but because of the bandwidth it took about an hour just to upload these photos, so if you want to see more, you will have to write a comment or send a message. I really want to show the photobomb i have to everyone, but ill have to edit the photo so its easier to see.Oh, and these ictures have not been edited in any way yet...

Happy belated Fourth!


Week 1: 30 days of gaming

EDIT: I'm sorry that some of the pictures didnt load, maybe i should do it the old fashioned way and upload them instead... anyways, its fixed now!

Day 1- very first video game
Reader Rabbit
hey look! its as old as me!
That's right. Im not ashamed. I learned my three-letter words from that thing, how to spell my name right, how to count and add, all before first grade. I wont say i loved it, but i can say this- reader rabbit was my first, and then Kidpix. who remembers Kidpix?

Day 2- your favorite character
From Super Smash Brothers ( circa 1999) Kirby was easily the best character not only because he was one of the only two players that can fly, but he always stole everyone else's identity by sucking the person into its mouth. Also the second 3d character ive ever played with.

Kirby it looks like youve never changed...

Day 3- a game that is underrated
Treasure planet
My favorite game for the longest time, i played this for hours. Its underrated because
1) the game was based off a movie
2) it was disney
3) treasure planet the movie is still in my most favorite movie section.

 3 words: I. Love. It.
This is the second movie that had the largest impact on my childhood, and i only saw it twice then...

Day 4- your guilty pleasure
I get eyestrain from it because i forget to light a torch so i can see what im digging through. i do my best to make awesome structures, but every time they turn out way smaller than i want. i dig, i build, i make awesome stuff,
hey, its minecraft.
I cant believe im addicted to it.
My arch- nemeses: the 'good' mob. (the pig, sheep, cow, chicken) god, look at their stupid looking faces!  theyre ALWAYS gumming up my dastardly contraptions, then when you find out whats wrong, they just stop and stare at you with the same stupid, stupid look on their face. the tragedy: no matter how many you kill, they will never go extinct...

Day 5- game character i feel i am most like
Honestly, i really dont know! I've never related to video games. Sure, ive had my favorites, but characters that are like me? Either they were nothing like me, or i never heard of the game...


30 days of gaming

i borrowed this thing off of someone because i thought it was a great idea! 30 days of gaming. what i am going to do is every tuesday or thursday of the week i will add 5 days to the post, totalling 6 postings over 6 weeks, with this week as week 1. Here is the 30-day list i copied of the site.
Day 1 – Very First Video Game
Day 2 – Your favorite character.
Day 3 – A game that is underrated.
Day 4 – Your guilty pleasure game.
Day 5 – Game character you feel you are most like (or wish you were).
Day 6 – Most annoying character.
Day 7 – Favorite game couple.
Day 8 – Best soundtrack.
Day 9 – Saddest game scene.
Day 10 – Best gameplay.
Day 11 – Gaming system of choice.
Day 12 – A game everyone should play.
Day 13 – A game you’ve played more than five times.
Day 14 – Current (or most recent) gaming wallpaper.
Day 15 – Post a screenshot from the game you’re playing right now.
Day 16 – Game with the best cut scenes.
Day 17 – Favorite antagonist.
Day 18 – Favorite protagonist.
Day 19 – Picture of a game setting you wish you lived in.
Day 20 – Favorite genre.
Day 21 – Game with the best story.
Day 22 – A game sequel which disappointed you.
Day 23 – Game you think had the best graphics or art style.
Day 24 – Favorite classic game.
Day 25 – A game you plan on playing.
Day 26 – Best voice acting.
Day 27 – Most epic scene ever.
Day 28 – Favorite game developer.
Day 29 – A game you thought you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving.
Day 30 – Your favorite game of all time.



BEFORE YOU READ: I am sorry to start a rant about this, but i havent found any article that vaguely relates to how I see the organization Lulzsec. Also note that if you have a logical argument against my viewpoint i will be willing to hear it.

This week one if the hackers from Lulzsec was arrested and is now being tried for hacking into various major corporations and agencies. People are screaming 'good riddance for the nuisance!'. And theyre partially right. Lulzsec IS a nuisance, but no one should be breathing a sigh of relief. Not because he was only one hacker in an entire group, but because Lulzsec could be in fact giving everybody a sign of warning with these high-profile attacks, yet the people who SHOULD be heeding to it are wishing to blot it out.

I will be blunt: Our security is crap. It only gives us a sense of safety against spammers and bots, but what about actual hackers? Once a hacker gets a hold of ANY data he finds relevant, everything linked to the internet is as open as a library full of books.

So what is the warning this should be giving us? Not that we need to eliminate the crime element in the world, because obviously we've been working on that since the B.C. eras and its still here. No, we need to improve on our security, learn from their feats so that FUTURE HACKERS do not follow suit.

In case you remember from your high school language arts classes, Lulzsec would probably be sorted underneath the satire category. Satire is 'the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing,denouncing an injustice or practice.' (taken from
Lulzsec is ridiculing these large and important organizations in hopes that they change their internet security and policies, but it seems that the 'big guys' are failing to read between the lines.

Lulzsec is just as they claim to be, a benign hacker community. We should be seeing them as rogue security consultants who do their work 'for the lulz'.
found at

Lulzsec are not the evil in the world. 
They are warning to prepare ourselves for those who are.

PS. When Lulzsec is gone, what is the chance that whoever takes their place will be as harmless?


SAVANNAH! (continued)

Its been quite a while since the last post, but ive been enjoying my week. I am also succeeding in throwing my sleeping schedule out the window, which is also fun but has some side effects. Ive promised to show my best pictures, but they just so happen to be on my now-missing camcorder! therefore, i shall show the best on the regular camera...
Into the sunset- or is it the camera? i cant tell, but it still looks cool...

a picture of me taking pictures- my hair looks pretty good for it to be humid!

The palmettos run rampant here.

I cant remember which square this is, but apparently they ordered that fountain out of a french catalog

the fence is meant to be a scaled-down replica of the buckingham palace gate

American Spanish moss- the most beautiful place a chigger may call home

Typical historic architecture

The balcony has no doors- only oversized windows. very popular style back then

The pirates' tavern. Notorious for getting drunks who overstayed their visit shanghai'ed

ooh a pirate! ...tour

the iron monger's house. anything that was black, white or wood he had made of iron on his house

This house... was designed by a teen architect?! First house in the US with plumbing. not bad...


in a tour tram taking a picture of a tour tram- this was on a ramp down to historic River street

Antebellum and big city blended together

another pic of the storebought fountain

PAULA DEEN YALL! (note: ONLY go there if you absolutely know that she is in, otherwise the food is nasty...)

Why does it seem that every coastal port has a statue like this with the same old story?

the RAY's crab shack on the rich Tybee Island

Inside- its not really inside is it? *ahem* MAIN AREA of the crab shack. I do recall quite a few FAT cats taunting my dog here...

outside the crab shack, just outside their gator pit!



I didnt have anything posted thursday because

I was on VACATION!

Wow! even though 3 days might feel long when you have nothing to do over the summer, imagine a car trip where you arrive so late in the morning you have to sleep in the car until light so you can get a hotel-
it messes you up.

It was fun, i rate it one of my best 3-day vacations ive ever had. Savannah is old, its ornate, and its full of the best tour guides in the U.S.!

From my amazing visit, there was alot of history i never knew about. of course everyone knew it was the first georgian settlement and king cotton and civil war general sherman yadda yadda, but not only the city had a history, but many of the buildings had a history of their own.
Savannah sports the first public school in the US, the birthplace of the founder of girl scouts, the only gothic-style jewish synagogue in the world, the first art gallery in the US, and those are only a couple buildings in an entire city of landmarks.
Im forgetting the spanish moss that line the trees and boulevards, the georgian and wrought-iron mansions, and the hundreds of unique brick houses that line the avenues!

Who cares if it is the most haunted city in the world, it is the most authentic and rich as well! Its inspiring, not just the city itself, but also the surrounding islands, especially Tybee Island, which is EXACTLY what i would expect a beach town to look like, and i didnt need a charter plane to find it! From there i watched the sunrise from their pier, found jellyfish floating by the docks, and seen storks, herons, and seagulls galore! There was so much to see that you really do need to go back.

I took so many pictures that im still sorting through them! Tomorrow i will pick the ones with the best stories and share them with everyone


Well i think its true...

Well i found this picture on one of my friend's tumblr, and i found it hilarious, and surprisingly accurate...
But its missing something,
 its missing two more pics- America as seen by Americans, and Europe as seen by Europeans. Fortunately for us, I live in America, and have gone to great lengths to create the following pic. If anyone grew up in a European country, please feel free to make your own!


Photography- Helen, GA

 In my last post i ragged on about how great Helen, GA is and that it looks picturesque. To justify these claims, here are some photos from Helen, GA. I'm sorry that ive only took picture of the putt-putt course, but i can tell you that this is only the beginning of the town. you can see part of the town in the first and last picture here. I couldnt photograph the rest of the town because i was driving, and even if i did it simply wouldnt do it justice. i mean, you cant see the world's largest homebuilt model railroad from the car, can you? (There really is a model railroad run by german immigrants right on the main street!) anyways, even though i took picture of what was outside of town, you can still feast your eyes!