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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!


So funny...

I was wondering where a few of my blog posts were going, it turns out that my dead blog keeps hoarding my cellphone postings! No matter, they are all old now and i will eventually see that that blog is removed.

Onto it now!

tomorrow's posting, like today, might come in late, simply because i am sort of vacation-ing at the moment. there is a whole lot more to have in real life than anything the internet could dish up anyways. Already this week i intentionally got a tan (first time ive actually tried to get one), mild sunburn, some pool time, a trip to lake lanier ( oh the childhood memories!) and i drove to the mountains (Helen, GA specifically). phew! Tomorrow is senior pictures for the yearbook for next year, which i still have no clue what to wear!

In terms of art, ive done nothing. even though i had quite a few inspirations, i still havent written anything because of how busy my vacation has been so far. Im sorry.

I can, however, tell you of my amazing inspirations though!

First was the discovery of EVE online, which i may or may not have hinted at in my previous postings, which not only is a game but also is an extremely good continuing storyline.
Even before that there were many other games that influenced my childhood, like the original Evil Genius,  the popular Command and Conquer series, and the pioneering game series Grand Theft Auto. Yes, i am a gamer.  
And now my latest distraction is Minecraft, which is a much more casual game to me, but it is so addicting i would have severe eyestrain after playing it for hours.

Minecraft is an indie game, and you could think of it as either a worldbuilder, a social site like second life (only its in 8 bits), or a challenge of survival. People who have had this game for a while posted their creations on youtube for all to see, and most of their works are marvels to see.
So, in Minecraft, im trying to work on making a small town that has a functional, automated train station as its centerpiece. unfortunately, the minecraft animals tend to spawn inside the station, which is extremely frustrating because they ruin the automated part because of their giant butts...


My othermost inspiration is Helen, GA, a picturesque germanic town hidden in the georgian mountains. it is the second-most german town i have found in america, the first being Frankenmuth, MI. there are many deutschen specialitate like clock shops, biergartens, and restaurants. If everyone here spoke german and drove in so many cars, you would believe you actually went to germany! When i can i will post some pictures from the place.

I hope youve enjoyed your first week of summer!