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Leaving

I will be leaving tonight (Monday, 20 November) and going home for Thanksgiving Break. I will not be returning until Sunday night (26 November). I am so sorry to inform you that you will not be able to be surrounded by my marvolous personality.

Anyway, when I return to the campus, I should have all four of my papers done, which is about 30 pages of essay. 10 pages for Introduction to Chemistry, 10 pages for the History of Western Religious Thought, 5 pages for Buddhism (I watched The Matrix and Fight Club for Buddhism in modern media!), and 6 pages for American History. Once I get back, the rest of the semester should be smooth sailing, at least until it's time for finals.

Oh, by the way, make sure to check out the link I posted in my last blog for MTV's sneek peek at Mass Effect. Nevermind, it's right here if anyone is interested. If I don't talk to anyone before I leave, everyone have a good break, or if you don't have one, then that's too bad. Just kidding.

Mass Effect Trailer

Hey, here is another bit of gameplay/trailer for Mass Effect. I found this in the forums for something, and I don't think that GameSpot has the footage. I didn't know if anyone else was following the game, so I though I would give a little update on it. Click here to check it out. It looks pretty cool; I wish I could play it on Xbox 1. :cry:

College Videos

Just a general warning to any who try to watch the videos I put up. They might not make any sense... We were all very tired that night. I was in a triple dorm room, and it was close to Thanksgiving Break--we were getting bombarded by assignments and we were gradually losing it. Maybe not gradually.

Anyway, I don't know if anyone else will find these funny, but everytime I see them, they remind me of that night. Especially the fourth one... Apparently I talk in my sleep, and I eventually corrupted everyone else in the room to talk in their sleep as well...

So don't take anything you see in them too serious. I also might put up some other videos as well. I have the Leroy Jenkins clip I might throw on so I can watch it where ever I am...

Sorry it this seems to be a little rambling. It's a little after two in the morning and I have a five-page paper to write for 8:00. Sleep would be a nice thing to have in there as well, but I don't think I am going to see a lot of my eyelids tonight.

Try to enjoy the videos!

Boo-Yah!

I finally made it to 500 posts. And almost to level 10... I can't believe it. Level 9, 99.47%... And I guess I should have a couple more emblems on my profile as well. I had the Xbox aficionado for one day. Anyway, after having this profile for a little over a year, I am glad to see that I am finally devoting enough time to be making some progress.

How sad is that...

Anyway, I should hit level 10 tomorrow, and then I'll upload some videos of the wild life here at college... :) You'll see what I mean tomorrow...

Class Schedule

I thought I would put up my list of classes because I was bored. And I didn't know if anyone was interested. :) Yes, college life is difficult sometimes, but occasionally there is a light at the end of the tunnel: Kanye West concert on the 21 of October here at Bucknell University! Anyway, if anyone wondered why I'm not as active as I could be (or should be?), this is why. A relatively easy schedule, but a lot of papers to write. Thank god for liberal arts so I don't have to do many exams.

MONDAY
0800 to 0900
Introduction to US History III
1100 to 1200
Introduction to Chemistry
1300 to 1400
History of Western Religious Thought
1400 to 1500
Buddhism

TUESDAY
No class!

WEDNESDAY
0800 to 0900
Introduction to US History III
1100 to 1200
Introduction to Chemistry
1300 to 1400
History of Western Religious Thought
1400 to 1500
Buddhism

THURSDAY
1400 to 1700
Introduction to Chemistry Lab

FRIDAY
0800 to 0900
Introduction to US History III
1100 to 1200
Introduction to Chemistry
1300 to 1400
History of Western Religious Thought
1400 to 1500
Buddhism

Fall Break

I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be on fall break from tonight until Tuesday night. I'm going home from college, so I'll lose my fast Internet connection. I wanted to let all of the people in my unions know this, so that they won't get too angry with me for not keeping up with activity. Hopefully, I will still be able to get online sometime at home and I will try to get some postings done there. I haven't had a chance to participate in some unions yet; this week has been hectic. Please give me a little slack, and I should come back rested and be able to add more contributions.

Also, if anyone has any tips for getting userbars to work, or can tell me where to get some for the unions I'm in, I would be very appreciative. I'm having a **** of a time getting the ones I currently have to work.

Thanks.

Userbars

Right now, I'm experimenting with what all userbars I like. I kind of want to use all of the ones that apply to me, but I don't think other posters would enjoy seeing like 15 userbars on one account. It seems almost obnoxious. So if you see my sig ranging in size, bear with me for a little bit, I want to see which ones look good.

Posting Troubles

Alright, for the second day now, I have been unable to post in the forums. I'm starting to get a little angry and I don't know who to talk to about the problem. Whenever I click on "Submit", the screen goes white and the browser tells me that it's done. I have tried this in both Mozilla and Internet Explorer, and I have restarted my computer. I don't think it's an issue with my account, because I haven't gotten any word that it's been banned or blocked, etc. If anyone has any ideas, please, please let me know. This is really annoying me!

Video Game Parents

I'm actually starting to get addicted to this whole blog thing. Before, I didn't understand what the big deal was, but now I understand that its a great way to relieve tensions.

I'm so tired of the middle age men and women who don't want to take responsibility for not raising their kids properly. Instead of taking the blame for their parenting errors, they throw everything onto the fault of video games, neglecting to mention that it is the games they allow to raise their children than be bothered themselves. Personally, I think that children are exposed to video games in uncontrolled settings far too early. I didn't get my first system (the Nintendo 64) until I was in 7th grade.

After that, I bought my Xbox with my own money when I was a high school junior. That is another problem with younger kids is that they are given the games and systems as a way to give them something to do that the parents don't have to worry about them. My parents always took an active interest in my life, even when I was playing games. We almost always ate supper together, even though both of my parents worked. We sat down and talked with each other. Communication is something else I feel is lacking in the modern generation. Actually talking with someone is much different than talking over Xbox Live or an online server.

Maybe I'm wrong, and maybe I'm rambling... I only had one hour of sleep last night! But I think that the problem in modern society is that the parent generation does not want to take control, and the child generation does not know how to communicate what ut wants to its parents.

Shooting In Montreal

I'm sure that I'm not alone in the desire to play video games. I'm sure that I'm not alone in the desire to play violent video games. I'm sure that I'm not alone in the lack of desire to kill innocent people because I play violent video games. Now, I am not saying that there was nothing wrong with the individual who committed the atrocities at Dawson College. Clearly, there was a problem with his mind, but just because there was an instability does not mean that violent video games set him off on a killing spree. I have played countless hours of video games that have been rated Mature, and yet I have never killed anyone. This is due to the moral code that I follow. If I did not have any problem with killing people, I doubt that playing a game would suddenly cause me to go out and do it. There have been many times where I was extremely angry with someone, but I never considered shooting innocent people to settle my rage. I have been playing violent video games since I was in middle school, but my parents had decided I was mature enough to handle the content in them. My father and I used to play games side by side on the Nintendo 64. I remember watching him play Wolfenstein on the PC. Violence has become integrated into American (and possibly Canadian) culture, but it is not everyone who is going out and killing. As others have said, this individual played violent video games, but he probably also drank water, so does that mean everyone who drinks water might go out and shoot someone? I think that people such as Jack Thompson are so caught up in themselves and their plans to gain fame that they do not realize when their argument has fallen to shambles. This man was not heavily influenced by video games. Rather he was a disturbed individual with legal access to guns and committed a terrible crime and a tragedy. While it is indeed sorrowful, it is not right to blame this entirely on the gaming industry. There are millions of people playing violent video games across the country, but there are not millions of people preparing to kill innocents.

According to the Associated Press video on the Toronto Star website (http://www.thestar.com/cgi-bin/star_static.cgi?section=top&page=/ Videos/060915_vampire_blog.html), the man's last web posting, hours before the shooting, was that he was "drinking whiskey and that his mood the night before was postal." The reporter then went on to describe an interview with a pyschiatrist. Stephen Dinwiddie, MD stated in the course of the video interview that "there is no good evidence that is really convincing suggesting that there's a straight road from violent games to violent imagery to violent acts."

If any more proof against the failing arguments of Mr. Thompson were needed, then this surely will help. Not only do many gamers feel that video games do not unduly effect them, a pyschiatrist has determined that games were not responsible for his acts. It is time men and women took responsibility for their actions and stopped blaming something else for what they chose to do.