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Charity Blog Holiday 2008 edition (PLEASE READ)

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The current economic status in the country has made it hard on families for months now. Day by day what were once flourishing middle class families are being dropped into poverty and having to budget their money accordingly.

But what about Family? Happiness? Thankfulness? These are words that have been warped over the years. For instance when we hear the word Family we think of our annoying little brothers and sister, or our aunt sue who smells like a dozen cats. When we hear Happiness we think of our HDtvs, Xboxes, and other material things, because they make us happy right? When our ears catch the word Thankfulness, do we really think of things we are thankful for? Or do we chalk it up to our cell phones, video games, and designer clothing?

Now imagine you did not have any of those things, what are you left with? Your home? Food? Clean clothes?

Imagine you did not have those either, and ask yourself, does it now really matter if you did not get that new Nintendo Wii, or TV? Does it matter if someone left you a new myspace or face book comment? And most of all, does it matter that your brother and sister annoyed you earlier that day?

Believe it or not, but there are millions of people without food, shelter, or clothes this holiday. But instead of shoving it off and saying "Oh well" this holiday, help them out, just remember what it would be like if you were in their position. Wouldn't you want someone to come along and help you? Someone to buy you a new shirt, some pants, and a hot meal.

There are ways to help the unfortunate this holiday, even in this economic crisis. Donate some money to charity, that way maybe someone can have what we take for granted, if only for a few days.

This is not to say do not buy things for yourself, even expensive things. It IS your money after all. However consider for a moment the less fortunate families and children.

Having said this however, I feel very bad this year, as I am not able to donate barely anything to charity this year. The only thing I can offer is another voice out there through this post. My family too has fallen upon hard times and is barely keeping the current bills paid.

Here are some links to charities I would usually donate to every year, in hopes that you will be inspired to do the same:

Child's Play

Since 2003, over 100,000 gamers worldwide have banded together through Child's Play, a community based charity grown and nurtured from the game culture and industry. Over two million dollars in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children's' hospitals across North America and the world have been collected since their inception.

America's Second Harvest

Each year, the America's Second Harvest Network provides food assistance to more than 25 million low-income hungry people in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.

Feel free to post some links to charities you donate to in the comments section of this post, I will put them up here.

So long, old friends.

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This place has gone to ****. I seriously feel uncomfortable posting here after what has happened with Jeff. I used to defend gamespot's reviews, glitches, etc. But Now it is almost as if I feel betrayed by the site. I've been coming to gamespot since I was ten years old, and I have been actively posting here for almost 4 years. In my time here I have seen many things happen to the site itself. Reviews, The redisign, Many many Banned posters, unions, And even Staff leaving. But nothing, and I mean nothing has ever been as big and detremental to the site as the fireing of Jeff Gertsmann. The credibility of the site has been compromised, and none of us know how many times advertised games may have received special treatment in reviews due to pressure from the developers. While I am sure that this will be resolved in due time, Gamespot's integrity is down the drain, and I don't think it will be fixed for years. So for now, I am resigning my Officer position at GUFU, and leaving gamespot. I thank the many posters and Staff who have made this a pleasent place to sped my time at over the years. And with that, I am out.

Remember to donate to charity this year.

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So I write this blog every year, but I just wanted to remind everyone to donate to charity this holiday.

As of late in this modern day society when we hear things like "Holiday", and "Christmas" we think one thing....Presents. But what about Family? Happiness? Thankfulness? These are words that have been warped over the years. For instance when we hear the word Family we think of our annoying little brothers and sister, or our aunt sue who smells like a dozon cats. When we hear Happiness we think of our HDtvs, Xboxes, and other matirial things, Cause they make us happy right?....right? When our ears catch the word Thankfulness, do we really think of things we are thankful for? Or do we chalk it up to our cellphones, and video games?

Now imagine you did not have any of thoes things, What are you left with? Your home? Food? Clean clothes?

Imagine you did not have those either, and ask yourself, does it now really matter if you did not get that new Nintendo wii, or PS3? Does it matter if someone left you a new myspace comment? And most of all, does it matter that your brother and sister are annoying?

Believe it or not, but there are millions of people without food, shelter, or clothes this holiday. But instead of shoving it off and saying Oh well this holiday, help them out, just remember what it would be like if you were in their position. Wouldn't you want someone to come along and help you? Someone to buy you a new shirt, some pants, and a hot meal.

There are ways to help the unfortunante this holiday, and instead of spurging 400 bucks for a PS3, or 500 for that new camera phone you wanted since you saw the commerial on your Cable Tv, Donate your money to charity, that way maybe someone can have what we take for granted, if only for a few days.

This is not to say do not buy things for yourself, and loved ones, but only consider less fortunate families and children.

Having said this however, I feel very bad this year, as I am not able to donate as much money as I would like. Things have been a little tough on my family lately, and I just do not have the money to donate a hefty donation, along with providing for myself.

Here are some links to charities I donate to every year, in hopes that you will be inspired to do the same:

Child's Play

Since 2003, over 100,000 gamers worldwide have banded together through Child's Play, a community based charity grown and nurtured from the game culture and industry. Over two million dollars in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children's hospitals across North America and the world have been collected since their inception.

America's Second Harvest

Each year, the America's Second Harvest Network provides food assistance to more than 25 million low-income hungry people in the United States, including more than 9 million children and nearly 3 million seniors.

Feel free to post some links to charities you donate to in the comments section of this blog, I will put them up here.

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I got bored of the other one, so I posted a new one. It is a little scarce of effects cause after cutting the renders I was feeling very lazy.

You ever feel you are meant to do something great?

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  You know, Something that might change the world? Help better it in some way? I am not talking, something to make you famous, a celebraty - But something that would make you known, loved, hated. Something that could truely motivate and change the world.

  I feel I am meant to do something great. I have had this feeling for some time, since I was little. I have always felt something was differant in the way I think, calculate, things I do, how I do them. Maybe this feeling is something more, something building me up for discovering something, for creating something, maybe? I honestly don't know what it would be. Maybe I pioneer something? Who knows.. I am serious when I talk about this, I know I am here for another reason, I know I am living this life to change bad things. After all, a life which does not live in good faith, is a life wasted.

  I am taking steps to adulthood, I am taking the GED course right now, and right after I am going to collage. Though I am not sure what I want to do yet. You see, I want to do Global Networking, It pays more then well, and is needed everywhere. However, I do not think this is truely my path. I have a condition known as OCD, Obsesive compulsive Disorder. For those of you that do not know, it makes me notice little details that seem off, or out of place. It causes me to count to even numbers, like 4 6 and 8, while preforming simple tasks, it often causes me to get upset at little things if they are not in the correct place. I get uncomfortable if things do not go according to plan, and I often tend to over-anylize things to the point of where I make a fool of myself. But with all these problems, I still notice when something just doesn't...feel, right. This is a good trait for my other choice of career.

  Law enforement is a low paying profession, from an Officer, to a captain, it is not the most glorious of jobs, long hours, dangerous situations, and often tedious daily happenings. I want to be a fornesic investigator, or forensic anylist. Maybe a Criminal Profiler, I am pretty good at pegging someone just by their look, demeanor, and how they speak. I can see when Mouths smile, but eyes frown. However, both of these feilds are very low pay, ranging from 25k a year to 40k a year. While a networking job places me in obscure areas while paying up to 90k a year.

  I feel that whatever I do, I will have to excell past the expectations and beyond, to totally change the face of these fields, invent something, create something, Something impacting, something...Innovative.

  But whatever I end up doing, where-ever I end up in life, I have to Remain realistic about things. I am just a man, and a man without a path, walks endlessly...

Rayy

 

I feel like crap today.

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I didnt get much sleep last night and had a paintball appointment(so to speak) this morning. Which I skipped in favor of resting because I have a sore throat and my Hiatal Hernia is acting up again lately. I tell yeh guys, this thing is kicking my ass. I have been sleeping almost all day, which is no good because I have to watch my little sister beings today was MLK day and she had off school. I guess I will need the surgery soon, I am almost fully grown and I need to do it before my insurance runs out. But enough about that.

So if you notice my Now playing section, I have a harp full of games I am playing, Most of which would be MGSPO, but Hackers and  Null-noobs ruin the online, so not so much anymore. I take pride in the fact that I never hacked at that game to get a good character. Pretty interesting game overall, good twists, well worth it. And expecially since we find out crucial information to the series (May not be what you expect...). I have also completed Zelda TP. Now..I have heard a lot of people gripe about this game, how it was "Not so good". To those people I must say...

This is not Ocarina of time, and was never meant to be OOT, So get over it.

All in all it is just Zelda snobs at their best, you know the ones who complained about the look for WW, and how MM was a basterdization. I for one enjoyed TP more then any other Zelda game for it's new and old features it brings. You will notice I quick scored it a 10 upon completeing it 2 weeks ago, I still stand by that.(Which as some of you know, is rare. See gears of war, where I underscored it after playing it more and not liking what I found.)

I managed to find ZOE2 by luck alone, And I have almost completed it. I am currently playing Okami, FFXII, and SMBBB. And I am liking those a lot.

I find Final Fantasy 12 refreshing to say the least, New battle system, old difficulty. Just like the old days. Now I am not against the turn based system(Infact many of you may have seen my defend it), but I must say I love this Real time fighting system. Many do not like the story as it is politically driven, but being a fan of Ghost in the shell, and other Animes and games with Political stories, I absolutly love it. All it all it is just the typical uninspired FF bashing...meh.

Which brings me to Okami...I really dont have much to say short of...Wow. This game..just..beautiful. I have to say it is one of the best looking games artisticly of all time. Now, I do not pretend to know a lot about the game, as I am only about 2 hours into it, but I will say that it is an interesting twist on a worn out genre of gaming.

Anyway, What is all I really had to say, though it took me a few paragraphs, I figured I owed you readers a little more attention, as my past blog was..rather lazy to say the least.

Rayy

Donate some money to charity this Holiday

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As of late in this modern day society when we hear things like "Holiday", and "Christmas" we think one thing....Presents. But what about Family? Happiness? Thankfulness? These are words that have been warped over the years. For instance when we hear the word Family we think of our annoying little brothers and sister, or our aunt sue who smells like a dozon cats. When we hear Happiness we think of our HDtvs, Xboxes, and computer myspaces, Cause they make us happy right?....right? When our ears catcgh the word Thankfulness, do we really think of things we are thankful for? Or do we chalk it up to our cellphones, and video games?

Now imagine you did not have any of thoes things, What are you left with? Your home? Food? Clean clothes?

Imagine you did not have those either, and ask yourself, does it now really matter if you did not get that new nintendo wii, or PS3 at launch? Does it matter if someone left you a new myspace comment? And most of all, does it matter that your brother and sister are annoying?

Believe it or not, but there are millions of people without food, shelter, or clothes this holiday. But instead of shoving it off and saying Oh well this holiday, help them out, just remember what it would be like if you were in their position. Wouldn't you want someone to come along and help you? Someone to buy you a new shirt, some pants, and a hot meal.

There are ways to help the unfortunante this holiday, and instead of spurging 600 bucks for a PS3, or 400 for that new camera phone you wanted since you saw the commerial on your Cable Tv, Donate your money to charity, that way maybe someone can have what we take for granted, if only for a few days.

Thanks for reading my blog, and if you rolled your eyes and said whatever, when I really don't care, you are gunna burn in hell anyway.

~*Rayy*~

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