Hm, now what?
I'm 21 years old, as of Jan 23, 2013, and I'm a student at University of California, Santa Barbara. I'm studying Philosophy and will be graduating in June of 2014. After that, I'm considering grad school for a masters/phd eventually, in order to become a professor in philosophy, which is my passion. Or, I may take the LSAT and try to find a decent law school.
Funny thing, the reason I decided to become a philosophy major in the first place, was because someone on this site - wish I remembered exactly who - said something about being, or giving the argument of, a "master philosopher." Jokingly, obviously haha. But I considered what it'd even be like to be a "philosopher" (I don't even think I knew what it meant really), and after realizing it's what I love to do, I figured that's exactly what I wanted to do with my life. haha That, and some external factors, school and all, but that comment certainly initiated the process.
I love writing, and I feel that I've developed as a writer here, definitely. When I first arrived at CYS in 2007, I was terrible. Absolutely, ridiculously terrible. Haha Over the years, however, I feel like I've grown to become a part of this community and as a writer.
And thanks to the creators, admins, and members of this site who made this place kickass these past few years. haha
-- Isaac (Zero)
This is a game, about... You... If you were some random guy. Sounds fun, ya? You!, is just a weird game were a bunch of stupid things happen to you. LOTS of stupid stuff. Golf balls and claustrophobia galore in You!
Different things happen to you in ever link.... but be warned.... I warn you..... of an old man..... Ok? Have fun.
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Gilles de Rais, the French noble and soldier, born in the early fifteenth century, is considerably the most prolific serial killer in history. He lived, one could say, both extremes:
He fought along side of Joan of Arc, the young girl, who claimed to have spoken to God, that led France to victory against the British. She was a warrior of God, given her exceptional military success. De Rais fought along side her, he was her special guard, and some believed that he even loved her, or rather, what she represented.
On the other hand, when she was wounded in battle, he turned his back on her, and as a result, she was ultimately burned alive. Afterward, he began a life of evil. He began familiarizing himself with Alchemy, Mysticism, Black Magic, Satanism, and things of the like, finding great pleasure in mutilating people, mainly young children...
He lived and died a devil and a saint. This is the life and crimes of Gilles de Rais.
You must defend your Forum Board against invading Noobs. They're just so damn persistent!... Do you have what it takes to clear the board of these nuisances, or will you let it fall into the hands of annoying, ungrammatical, unintelligent noobs? Get rid of them at any cost.
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You live in a town full happy people.... and you want them all dead.
Emails from 1999 found on computer.
on 4/27/2013 1:30:50 PM
That email was a joy to read haha
on 4/21/2013 12:22:53 PM
I must have still been floating behind the background noise of space when this came out. We were all more lighthearted then, I think. I like it. And then there were periods where the exact opposite was true, where we'd go off on novel-esk rants, argue a point down to its bear bones, make the case for FREEDOM.. lol good times. I miss those days, like I was much more impassioned then. I've certainly mellowed out more, which has been good in many ways, makes like much easier, calmer, clearer, but also I feel like I'm.. mm, I don't wanna say jaded, but I'm definitely different. I don't feel any less able to argue a point, or less desire to argue when the opportunity presents itself, but I guess I don't care so much about the result of the argument. Before I think I legitimately cared that people had unexamined views and views held for dumb reasons, whereas now.. it's like whatever, haha, if you wanna be dumb you can be dumb. And also there's a lot more opportunity to surround myself with people who use their brains as an adult than I had as a kid in high school. haha But man, those were wild times lol
Where are you from?
on 4/21/2013 12:07:13 PM
I'm originally from Bakersfield, California.. most polluted city in the US for many years, woo hoo. But now I'm living in Santa Barbara, CA, where I go to school and do all of my things. :0
Olympus has fallen
on 4/21/2013 11:54:15 AM
Haters! haha just kidding
I thought that movie was alright. Definite propaganda flick, but it's for the US, so you know it's full of over-the-top garbage and lots of uhsplosions. Not a thinking movie, or a particularly deep movie, but I'll admit I was entertained watching it on the big screen. I'll also admit that I was otherwise inebriated and I was going out to watch it with an old close friend, so both of those probably had a lot to do with the way I felt about the movie, especially at the time, but ya know at the end of the day, it is what it is. It wasn't entirely illogical but it wasn't particularly unpredictable either haha I think it's worth the watch, at least if you aren't so taken aback by the blatant racism that's consistent throughout the movie
on 4/20/2013 6:56:22 PM
Dang, that's pretty generous of you, End. Good lookin' out, buddy.
I hadn't heard about that! :0 I wonder exactly how they're operating over there, if there's really some sort of martial law or anything. Pretty crazy. Though, I wouldn't rule out the possibility of some cracked out conspiracy theory, yumm. As far as decent news coverage or merit worthy journalism goes... we are fairly limited here D: haha
on 4/20/2013 11:52:49 AM
Haha, "funny adds" :p That was clever
on 4/20/2013 1:11:30 AM
All I read is 3 years ago. :/ haha
Some thoughts on writing
on 4/10/2013 3:54:10 PM
So, quite a few years ago I wanted to write something with a lot of thick imagery and detail, as to emulate the mood of great stories I'd read, but ostensibly I fell short. I wanted to tell a story about a guy in some African grassland, out in the middle of the night, searching for some unspecified object, hoping to add layers of meaning between some decent enough writing (at least as I considered it at the time). It's still up on this site somewhere, I'm sure. haha But I never finished and it really wasn't very good at all, critically looking back haha, and I think it was because I didn't have enough life experience. None of what I was trying to describe was anything I'd actually experienced first-hand or understood very much at all. So, I struggled with unfinished projects, each sort of my thought-baby with a specific twist or gimmick, in story, meaning, or otherwise, that I felt I could complete, but just never did.
At a point when you're really young, perhaps you sort of accept you're a just that kinda person. You know you have good ideas, at least, even if you haven't necessarily spelled it out on paper or showed anyone what you've gone for in a certain piece. But eventually, you start to find that you actually can put some of these things into words and you can create something worth its weight. What it's taken for me to write something that I confidently think is decent, like I mention, is probably life experience. Not even my holding a mature perspective - literally, I've just been to more places and I've assumed quite different responsibilities as an adult. I've dealt with higher highs and lower lows, and this will continue to happen until I'm done here, which will only further enrich the pool of inspiration I draw upon when I write. Also, I've learned to write for myself. My own personal satisfaction. I may think something is clever that someone else doesn't, I may write something with an underlying attitude or meaning that no one ever picks up... But as a writer, that's always going to happen.. you can pretty much expect it to happen.
So, I say this because I don't feel I'm alone here. If you're struggling to write but you feel like something always stops you, writer's block or whatever, or you don't think you're that good so you don't do it often, I'd definitely encourage you to just write anyway and that you do it for yourself. I have a bunch of random lyrics and lines saved in my documents, just sitting there. haha Write when you're inspired to write and write about what inspires you. Don't try to make it bigger than it is for the sake of making it bigger, don't add layers for the sake of adding layers, but do actually test your creativity, at least to the point where you think it best reflects your mood or paints a scene. Hopefully it'll be something you look back on and think "wow, I remember feeling that way" rather than "I thought that was clever, but now I think it's dumb." But yah, just something floating around in mind, figured I'd make a post since this is a writing site and all. haha
10 Year Forum Anniversary!!
on 4/10/2013 2:44:44 PM
Is that a quote from A Confederacy of Dunces? hahah That reference brightened my day
on 3/20/2013 1:24:25 PM
I'm not entirely sure why this happened, but I like it.