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What We Played | June 18 – 24

by Jennifer KibbleJune 25, 2012

This is a weekly segment where we share what games we are currently playing for our readers to get to know us a bit better. Said games can range from retro to current and from casual to FPS games. If we’re playing it, we’ll share it. Please feel free to comment with what you’re playing or your opinions on the games that we’re involved with.

Jen: The game that I played the most this week was Star Wars: The Old Republic. Finally got some ground covered with my Smuggler. However I still wonder why I got a level 45 companion mish when my character is only at level 31. I took some time to play some Civ V thanks to the Gods & Kings expansion that was just released, which I reviewed here. The steam-punk scenario is a lot of fun. Out of the blue I started to play some Rock Band 3 again as well as some Skyrim. I have all of the achievements for Oblivion, so I plan on getting them all for Skyrim, eventually. I also played a little bit of Bejeweled 3.

Greg: Been playing Mass Effect 1, working on my Vanguard. Curious about the extended ending for 3 this week. Other than that, not much. Buddy and I finally got tired of Diablo 3, so we started playing The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile on XBLA. Great, great game. Akin to a 2D Devil May Cry or Ninja Gaiden. Great co-op, lots of weapons moves and over the top stylish action.

Seth: I’ve been playing a lot of DayZ and EVE Online. That’s been may two major sources of game time this week, really.

Jeff: This week I got more time with the Wii. Working co-op, I made it about halfway through New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and then played around with Wii Sports Resort. The highlight was, once again, playing Epic Mickey, one of my favorite platformers of this generation.

Charles: Been playing Civ V, the new expansion pack of course. Loving it, it adds a very interesting mix to an already awesome game. Got to watch Seth play the ARMA II mod, Day Z, looks crazy intense, might pick that up soon. Other than that my week was very sparse gaming-wise.

Jason: Just about six levels shy of level 60 in Diablo 3 and then onto Inferno difficulty (where I will farm high level items and sell them for MONIES). Also been working on getting 100% completion in Batman: Arkham City. Popped into The Secret World beta a couple of times this weekend, but I’m over beta testing it, just going to wait for launch at this point. I definitely want to get Arma II for Day Z after watching Seth’s stream. Other than that, just waiting patiently for the Amazing Spider-Man to drop on Tuesday so I can review the hell out of it.

Brittany: I’ve been playing Awesomenauts and MW3. That’s about it… Oh and Drawsomething on my phone.

William: Got back in to Legend of Dragoon, completing the Divine Dragon encounter. Pretty good. Rose Storm is way too good of an ability to be reasonable.

I’ve also been putting in time with Smite. I find myself really enjoying Artemis. Though Ra is also interesting. It’s really interesting how the point of view shift changes the actual gameplay. It’s much more challenging to evade ganks due to the fact that when you’re trying to farm creep score… you’re only looking down the lane, and one see anyone sneaking up on you.

League of Legends and Diablo as well, per the norm. Diablo is much more fun with the DH over the Monk. Monk is either can or can’t. Demon Hunter allows you to be creative and skillful. League has been just awful. Bad teams, and some sloppy personal play as seen me losing all week. C’est la vie.

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  • sonny6

    This looks pretty cool.

  • Matthew

    We talked everyday since June. We met online, through a friend. We talked on the phone all day everyday and even webcammed a couple of times. He lives about 3 hours from me.
    The thing is when we met I was 17 and he was 24. I turned 18 in September. Anyways, when I first met him I was literally coming out of a two year long, abusive relationship and I told him this.

    He would always get really upset with me when I wouldn’t let him come see me. I don’t know why I didn’t.. I just wasn’t ready. I knew he wanted to be with me and I wasn’t ready for all of that.
    Anyways about a month ago he starts acting funny and he tells me he thinks I’m really a man or not who I say I am in my pictures. I laughed because we webcammed and talked on the phone.. so it sounded ridiculous.
    So after he said this to me, he didn’t talk to me for a week. So after that week we talk and he says it again so I say fine, yup I’m fake. Now goodbye.
    He tried to talk to me twice after that but I kind of ignored it.. changed my number, deactivated my facebook and twitter. . Just so I could relax and just take a breather through everything I been through this year, you know?
    So it’s been a month since.. I REactivated my twitter and my facebook 2 days ago. But this entire month and a half I can’t stop thinking about him. Even though two weeks after we stopped talking he went back to his ex-girlfriend. Which he told me there relationship was REALLY bad, so I’m just confused.
    I know you’re probably going to say ‘forget him’ he was just ‘online’ but it was more than that. We talked on the phone for hours, webcammed. We had an emotional connection..
    so yesterday i was looking at his twitter just to see what he’s been up too and he had a link to his tumblr blog and i have one so i followed him, not even to talk to him just because i liked his blog, guess it was a mistake because after that he blocked me on twitter LOL then he took a new picture, which he never does…… i’m so embarrassed, why did he do that? to get back at me for changing my number or..? then last night he wrote me on tumblr and said “back at it again?”

    So I replied with (I know I might have went to far but I needed to say it):

    I honestly didn’t know how to answer this question. I wanted to be a smart *** about it & I changed my answer like 5 times. But to truthfully answer this, no. I’m not “still at it.” I was just tired of you playing games with me and not taking me serious about the way I felt about you.
    Yeah, I made a lot of mistakes and I did lie to you about somethings that I do regret, honestly. But when I told you that personal **** about me, about Aundrea, you really threw it in my face & made it into something it wasn’t. I trusted you & I thought you trusted me back. I really felt like I could tell you anything, but guess not.
    I was going through a lot these past months & I thought you understood that. I needed to get my mind straight. I was so stressed out and unhappy. So why start something with you when I’m not mentally ready? that’s not fair to you & that’s what I kept trying to tell you. You say, “we could have hung out, no harm in that” yes there is, because me & you both knew that if that happened way more would have happened. If everything you say you felt about me was true, just by talking to me, imagine how it would be if we were around each other?
    But I don’t know now, because you showed me a really messy side of you. I get that you were probably frustrated but so was I. Everything I was going through was new too me and I didn’t know how to handle everything and I was scared.
    So, that night when I asked you if you had anything to tell me, you got defensive and you randomly told me you think I’m a man or whatever the hell you said.. I didn’t take you seriously, that’s why I laughed. That’s ******* ridiculous that you would even say that to me.. especially after you have seen me, more than once and everything I told you about my life, and how I went through the same thing with my ex, like how could you even say this to me? So I didn’t think you was serious. Then when I didn’t hear from you for a week I figured you were serious. I was so hurt by this, So the next time we talked I told you what you wanted to hear, now you got rid of me and you seem much happier.. and I’m happy for you. You know who I am, you know the truth, you were just looking for an excuse to dismiss those feelings of yours for me. & it’s okay. a lot of it is my fault too because I handled it the wrong way and I am sorry.
    I don’t know if i’m making sense I’m kind of tipsy right now. But yeah, I am sorry from the bottom of my heart if I hurt you in any type of way.
    I still think about you every day. & I wish I could go back and re-do everything, but I can’t.

  • timq3dimensionscom

    SO BORED. So here we go.
    You’re a junior in high school when you meet a great guy who’s new, and sits next to you in English. You start hanging out and soon he asks you out. You date throughout the rest of your high school years.
    1. What is your name and what is his?
    After graduating, you go off to your different colleges.. you go to Boston University and he goes to Stanford. You get in an arguement second semester.. and you decide to take a break from one another for awhile.. even though you don’t want to. About a week later you open your appartment door and he’s standing there with flowers and you take him back easily. Your relationship continues throughout college. On Valentines Day you both go out to dinner, and you’re both now 24 years old. He pulls out a small box when your not looking, revealing a beautiful ring. You set your wedding date for June 18th of the next year.
    2. Where do you get married? Where do you honeymoon?
    A year after you get married, you discover you are pregnant! On April 28th, you accept your first child into your family. It’s a girl!
    3. What’s her name? Here she is:http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-11750896-sleeping-newborn-baby.php
    4. Your little girl is 2 and you decide it’s time for another baby. 5 months later you discover you are three months into a pregnancy with not one baby.. but three! WOW! Your husband couldn’t be any happier because they are all boys. On May 4th you welcome your three boys into your life. The first baby loves to giggle. He always puts a smile on your face. His first name starts with a Z and middle name starts with an A.http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-11750896-sleeping-newborn-baby.php
    The second boy is very shy. He only feels comfortable around his Mom and Dad. Here he is-http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-9920168-baby-in-a-picnic-field.php
    Your third boy is loud. He always makes noises and likes to scream.. but he’s super cute!http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-9512660-small-child-serie.php

    5. On the way home from work, your husband sees a lonley puppy with no tags wondering around the streets. He decidedes to take him and bring him into your house. What breed and what is his name?
    6. You decide to go for the even five when your daughter is 5, and your boys are 2. Even though you were only trying for one, you got two! Two girls. You want names that both start with K. Here they are:http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-13605065-twins-in-a-shopping-bag.php

    7. You figure you are done having kids.. but obviously not when you land pregnant 3 years later. Twins again.. you seem to think that you have the charm with having multiples. This time you got one boy and one girl. They are just so loveable you are glad to have them.http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-6562152-my-twins.php

    My answers!!
    1. Alanna Rose and Liam Christopher.
    2. We get married in our hometown, and honeymoon in Hawaii.
    3. Alexa Rose (Lexi)
    4. Zachary “Zac” Adam, Andrew “Drew” Michael, and Tristan James.
    5. Dalmation named Spot.(Original right?(;)
    6. Kendyl Anne, and Kassidy Elizabeth.
    7. Liam Rosco and Aindreea Nicole.

    Heres a few 20 years later(Didn’t have enough links to use them all)
    Lexi and Her busband Jacob, with their daughter Katie-http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-13461141-young-family-of-three-isolated-on-white-background.php
    Zach:http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-4565797-happy-couple.php
    Drew:http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-10739981-portrait-of-a-smiling-man-with-healthy-teeth.php
    Tristan and son Cody:http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-12497242-lullaby.php

    Thanks for playing!
    That was really long..:D
    Haha okay so I just realized I posted the same picture twice and said “The even five.” So yes I understand what I said.(:

  • Krazy Bob

    1. “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”—Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

    2. “I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.”—Greater Nashua, N.H., Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 27, 2000

    3. “Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?”—Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

    4. “Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYNs aren’t able to practice their love with women all across the country.”—Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004

    5. “Neither in French nor in English nor in Mexican.”—declining to answer reporters’ questions at the Summit of the Americas, Quebec City, Canada, April 21, 2001

    6. “You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.”—Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001

    7. “I’m the decider, and I decide what is best. And what’s best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the secretary of defense.”—Washington, D.C., April 18, 2006

    8. “See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.”—Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005

    9. “I’ve heard he’s been called Bush’s poodle. He’s bigger than that.”—discussing former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, as quoted by the Sun newspaper, June 27, 2007

    10. “And so, General, I want to thank you for your service. And I appreciate the fact that you really snatched defeat out of the jaws of those who are trying to defeat us in Iraq.”—meeting with Army Gen. Ray Odierno, Washington, D.C., March 3, 2008

    11. “We ought to make the pie higher.”—South Carolina Republican debate, Feb. 15, 2000

    12. “There’s an old saying in Tennessee—I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee—that says, fool me once, shame on—shame on you. Fool me—you can’t get fooled again.”—Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

    13. “And there is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town. And I’m sorry it’s the case, and I’ll work hard to try to elevate it.”—speaking on National Public Radio, Jan. 29, 2007

    14. “We’ll let our friends be the peacekeepers and the great country called America will be the pacemakers.”—Houston, Sept. 6, 2000

    15. “It’s important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It’s not only life of babies, but it’s life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet.”—Arlington Heights, Ill., Oct. 24, 2000

    16. “One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.”—U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 3, 2000

    17. “People say, ‘How can I help on this war against terror? How can I fight evil?’ You can do so by mentoring a child; by going into a shut-in’s house and say I love you.”—Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2002

    18. “Well, I think if you say you’re going to do something and don’t do it, that’s trustworthiness.”—CNN online chat, Aug. 30, 2000

    19. “I’m looking forward to a good night’s sleep on the soil of a friend.”—on the prospect of visiting Denmark, Washington, D.C., June 29, 2005

    20. “I think it’s really important for this great state of baseball to reach out to people of all walks of life to make sure that the sport is inclusive. The best way to do it is to convince little kids how to—the beauty of playing baseball.”—Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 2006

    21. “Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.”—LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000

    22. “You know, when I campaigned here in 2000, I said, I want to be a war president. No president wants to be a war president, but I am one.”—Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 26, 2006

    23. “There’s a huge trust. I see it all the time when people come up to me and say, ‘I don’t want you to let me down again.’ “—Boston, Oct. 3, 2000

    24. “They misunderestimated me.”—Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000

    25. “I’ll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office.”—Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008
    source: http://www.slate.com/id/2208132/
    You can choose something not in the list of course, as long as it’s legit.

    The fabulous prize of 10 points will be given to the person who can give the best reason to his/her answer.

  • Michael C

    I met this guy back in June, right after I was getting out of a severe verbal abusive, cheating relationship. We ‘clicked’ immediately. I told him right off the bat that I wasn’t looking to start anything soon. Weeks went by, and we grew closer. I told him very personal things about me and vice versa. I was going through a lot, and I was mentally damaged and hurt, but he was there for me. After a couple of months he started acting different.. because I didn’t want to see him (hangout) I just wasn’t ready and I knew he wanted more from me, like a relationship. He denied it, but I knew he did.
    A lot of times, randomly, he would tell me he didn’t want to talk to me at all anymore, so I would respect that. Then a week later he’d be calling me saying he’d rather talk to me until I’m ready than nothing at all.

    So, last month, randomly, we were on the phone. Everything was fine but I knew something was going on with him so I asked him nicely if there was something he wanted to tell me & he got very defensive and started saying how I’m probably a man, or I’m faking my pictures. I laughed at him because we have webcam more than once and talked on the phone for hours.. so it was ridiculous. He than hung up on me and I didn’t hear from him for a week. So after a week he texted me saying “Hey fake” and it really upset me and I was already hurt so I just told him, “yup, I’m fake.” and pretty much left it at that. Another week goes by and he texts me saying “so when you coming back..” I was surprised and I didn’t know what to say. I pretty much told him that I’m changing my number and he told me he wanted it but I didn’t give it to him. 3 weeks after that, I looked at his Twitter and he had a link to his Tumblr blog. I went to it, liked it, so I followed him. Big mistake, because he than blocked me on Twitter. The next day he wrote me on Tumblr saying “still at it” as in, still faking.. & I replied to him, with my true feelings. How I felt played, used, and how I was hurt. It’s been 2 days and he didn’t reply. He ignored me. I feel so dumb, weak and vulnerable.

    Also I know that a week after we stopped talking he was back with his x who he told me they had a horrible relationship, so I just don’t understand. I love this person and I don’t want to feel like this anymore. Why didn’t he reply? & most importantly WHY DID HE EVEN WRITE ME IN THE FIRST PLACE? Thanks.
    P.s.
    I was 17 when we met and he was 24. I turned 18 in September, he was also very upset I didn’t spend my birthday with him.. so that lead to him not speaking to me for a couple of weeks.

  • Jeanelle the Retard

    25 gave the future Pres. a hint of what was in store

    1. “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”—Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

    2. “I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.”—Greater Nashua, N.H., Chamber of Commerce, Jan. 27, 2000

    3. “Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?”—Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

    4. “Too many good docs are getting out of the business. Too many OB/GYNs aren’t able to practice their love with women all across the country.”—Poplar Bluff, Mo., Sept. 6, 2004

    5. “Neither in French nor in English nor in Mexican.”—declining to answer reporters’ questions at the Summit of the Americas, Quebec City, Canada, April 21, 2001

    6. “You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.”—Townsend, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2001

    7. “I’m the decider, and I decide what is best. And what’s best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the secretary of defense.”—Washington, D.C., April 18, 2006

    8. “See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.”—Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005

    9. “I’ve heard he’s been called Bush’s poodle. He’s bigger than that.”—discussing former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, as quoted by the Sun newspaper, June 27, 2007

    10. “And so, General, I want to thank you for your service. And I appreciate the fact that you really snatched defeat out of the jaws of those who are trying to defeat us in Iraq.”—meeting with Army Gen. Ray Odierno, Washington, D.C., March 3, 2008

    11. “We ought to make the pie higher.”—South Carolina Republican debate, Feb. 15, 2000

    12. “There’s an old saying in Tennessee—I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee—that says, fool me once, shame on—shame on you. Fool me—you can’t get fooled again.”—Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

    13. “And there is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town. And I’m sorry it’s the case, and I’ll work hard to try to elevate it.”—speaking on National Public Radio, Jan. 29, 2007

    14. “We’ll let our friends be the peacekeepers and the great country called America will be the pacemakers.”—Houston, Sept. 6, 2000

    15. “It’s important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It’s not only life of babies, but it’s life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet.”—Arlington Heights, Ill., Oct. 24, 2000

    16. “One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.”—U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 3, 2000

    17. “People say, ‘How can I help on this war against terror? How can I fight evil?’ You can do so by mentoring a child; by going into a shut-in’s house and say I love you.”—Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2002

    18. “Well, I think if you say you’re going to do something and don’t do it, that’s trustworthiness.”—CNN online chat, Aug. 30, 2000

    19. “I’m looking forward to a good night’s sleep on the soil of a friend.”—on the prospect of visiting Denmark, Washington, D.C., June 29, 2005

    20. “I think it’s really important for this great state of baseball to reach out to people of all walks of life to make sure that the sport is inclusive. The best way to do it is to convince little kids how to—the beauty of playing baseball.”—Washington, D.C., Feb. 13, 2006

    21. “Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.”—LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000

    22. “You know, when I campaigned here in 2000, I said, I want to be a war president. No president wants to be a war president, but I am one.”—Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 26, 2006

    23. “There’s a huge trust. I see it all the time when people come up to me and say, ‘I don’t want you to let me down again.’ “—Boston, Oct. 3, 2000

    24. “They misunderestimated me.”—Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000

    25. “I’ll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office.”—Washington, D.C., May 12, 2008

  • John

    I met this guy back in June, right after I was getting out of a severe verbal abusive, cheating relationship. We ‘clicked’ immediately. I told him right off the bat that I wasn’t looking to start anything soon. Weeks went by, and we grew closer. I told him very personal things about me and vice versa. I was going through a lot, and I was mentally damaged and hurt, but he was there for me. After a couple of months he started acting different.. because I didn’t want to see him (hangout) I just wasn’t ready and I knew he wanted more from me, like a relationship. He denied it, but I knew he did.
    A lot of times, randomly, he would tell me he didn’t want to talk to me at all anymore, so I would respect that. Then a week later he’d be calling me saying he’d rather talk to me until I’m ready than nothing at all.

    So, last month, randomly, we were on the phone. Everything was fine but I knew something was going on with him so I asked him nicely if there was something he wanted to tell me & he got very defensive and started saying how I’m probably a man, or I’m faking my pictures. I laughed at him because we have webcam more than once and talked on the phone for hours.. so it was ridiculous. He than hung up on me and I didn’t hear from him for a week. So after a week he texted me saying “Hey fake” and it really upset me and I was already hurt so I just told him, “yup, I’m fake.” and pretty much left it at that. Another week goes by and he texts me saying “so when you coming back..” I was surprised and I didn’t know what to say. I pretty much told him that I’m changing my number and he told me he wanted it but I didn’t give it to him. 3 weeks after that, I looked at his Twitter and he had a link to his Tumblr blog. I went to it, liked it, so I followed him. Big mistake, because he than blocked me on Twitter. The next day he wrote me on Tumblr saying “still at it” as in, still faking.. & I replied to him, with my true feelings. How I felt played, used, and how I was hurt. It’s been 2 days and he didn’t reply. He ignored me. I feel so dumb, weak and vulnerable.

    Also I know that a week after we stopped talking he was back with his x who he told me they had a horrible relationship, so I just don’t understand. I love this person and I don’t want to feel like this anymore. Why didn’t he reply? & most importantly WHY DID HE EVEN WRITE ME IN THE FIRST PLACE? Thanks.
    P.s.
    I was 17 when we met and he was 24. I turned 18 in September, he was also very upset I didn’t spend my birthday with him.. so that lead to him not speaking to me for a couple of weeks
    @virgod: I doubt he wrote “still at it?” because he wanted to have sex. Lol

  • evil chevy

    i finished all side mission, i finished everything in the game but now i see that “arkham city site secured and ready for shut down” what it isssssss? what i have to do next? i have 71% already !

  • lcollier93sbcglobalnet

    I was home-schooled until the 6th grade, and then my mom and ***hole, abusive step-dad got divorced, so I had to start going to public school. This year, (9th grade) I began homeschooling online with this really cheesy program. The only guidelines are that you have to be logged in for 25 hours a week and have to be completed with your class in 18 weeks. Just so you know, I’m really bad at making and sticking to my own schedule. I am an avid mountain biker and racer. I have held the position of fastest girl under the age of 18 in Arizona for four years now. Last June, I had a national race in Colorado that I lost horribly to. So that is where it started. Proud, proud me was shot down and I dramatically lost self esteem. In school last year, I had one friend, and we loved each other. We were like two pieces of wood standing up against one another because we both had no where else to go. She is still my only friend and now I hardly ever see her. I almost never get out of the house. I had to fight with my mom to get my own guinea pig so that I at least had something alive to talk to and keep myself busy with during the day. I used to devour books, but I slowly started loosing interest in them and can’t focus on them anymore. I got more and more off-track with school. Interest in mountain biking went from a 10 to a zero. Training is really, really boring, my mom is annoying and forceful about it. She wants to do endurance, 24 hour races with me – I now think they are boring, long and pointless. I thought maybe my interest would be regained if we took a more fun side to it and did out-of-state races and just rode on cool trails in Arizona and surrounding areas. My mother practically refuses to cooperate. She wants to turn it into a more “fun family thing” with crappy training things that we can do together and hot, boring races to do together that I’ve been doing for the past SEVEN YEARS now. Still yells at me for not rolling(a treadmill for bikes). I hate fun family things. I hate rolling. At home, I’m expected to take care of the house, my brother and dinner until my mom gets home, mon, tues, wed at 7 at night. I don’t blame her for working late – it isn’t her fault, but she puts all responsibilities on me and plays that “I work all day long” card whenever she can.

    Anyways.

    Lately, I have lost all interest in riding, reading, going out with friends, doing anything with my family(I never really like doing anything with them just because my mom and brother act like they were frikin made for each other and I’m left out and I’m stubborn about feeling left out) but now I REALLY don’t want to do anything with them. I have lots of aches and pains. I’ve been staying up really late and sleeping in really late. No tossing and turning but lots of very avid dreams that are really weird, confusing and a bit creepy at times. I really don’t care how my mom punishes me as long as she doesn’t take away my guinea pig. I feel like crying randomly a lot. When I try to tell my mom how I feel, I am lost for words and don’t know what to say and she takes me as a joke. I am over 50% behind in schoolwork. All training has ceased. I’m not allowed to communicate with anyone (my mom took away all phoning privileges as well as email) especially anyone that I could maybe talk to for comfort, such as my cousin or my best friend. I feel like they wouldn’t understand anyways. I haven’t had suicidal thoughts or weight loss, but I do feel tired, down, sad, have stomach aches, my eating habits fluctuate(one day I will pig out, the next I won’t eat anything, rarely do I eat normally). I have no idea what I want to do with my life, at the present or in the future. I told my mom that I need to figure things out and she said “Figure WHAT out? Figure out your life that is 4-SIX years away? You won’t have a future if you won’t do school.” I don’t really care. What’s the point? Reality sucks. No matter what, life will suck when I get older. The government is taking away our rights, keeping those with money down, so I will never be able to be well off anyways.

    I can’t talk to my mom about feelings. She has no communication skills when it comes to that – instead she just takes everything as fact – like she thinks I’m not doing school because I’m lazy and selfish. I think she just barely started to notice something was wrong because she has just been punishing and yelling like crazy, and this morning, she was yelling like usual, when she said “I think it’s really weird that you won’t do school.” as if she were asking herself that question.

    Am I faking it, though? Am I making it up, creating my own pity-fest? Am I just being dramatic? AM I lazy and selfish? I just don’t know anymore. Life sucks. That’s all I can say. And I don’t want to loose my guinea pig. I’m trying really hard to get c
    Oh yeah, and if I am depressed, how do I tell my mom in a way that she will BELIEVE me, or just – what do I do?

    Also, if I’m NOT depressed, do you have any life suggestions? I am completely lost as to what to do.
    Woops, the end of my question was cut off. Here it is:

    I’m trying really hard to get caught up with school work, but these feelings of tiredness, sadness, lack of motivation and not being able to focus are working just as hard against me.
    Also, I told my mom I need to enroll in public school next semester, but she has been starting fights with me about it and saying how I’ll get a crappy education and be around a bunch of bad people and how school sucks and blah blah blah. I do think that one of the ways to help myself would be to get out of the homeschooling situation I’m in. And she thinks I just want to be by my best friend(I would be going to the same school as her). I mean, that’s part of it, but not all of it.

    Sorry – I have so much to say.

  • therundown2k3

    We talked everyday since June. We met online, through a friend. We talked on the phone all day everyday and even webcammed a couple of times. He lives about 3 hours from me.
    The thing is when we met I was 17 and he was 24. I turned 18 in September. Anyways, when I first met him I was literally coming out of a two year long, abusive relationship and I told him this.

    He would always get really upset with me when I wouldn’t let him come see me. I don’t know why I didn’t.. I just wasn’t ready. I knew he wanted to be with me and I wasn’t ready for all of that.
    Anyways about a month ago he starts acting funny and he tells me he thinks I’m really a man or not who I say I am in my pictures. I laughed because we webcammed and talked on the phone.. so it sounded ridiculous.
    So after he said this to me, he didn’t talk to me for a week. So after that week we talk and he says it again so I say fine, yup I’m fake. Now goodbye.
    He tried to talk to me twice after that but I kind of ignored it.. changed my number, deactivated my facebook and twitter. . Just so I could relax and just take a breather through everything I been through this year, you know?
    So it’s been a month since.. I REactivated my twitter and my facebook 2 days ago. But this entire month and a half I can’t stop thinking about him. Even though two weeks after we stopped talking he went back to his ex-girlfriend. Which he told me there relationship was REALLY bad, so I’m just confused.
    I know you’re probably going to say ‘forget him’ he was just ‘online’ but it was more than that. We talked on the phone for hours, webcammed. We had an emotional connection..
    so yesterday i was looking at his twitter just to see what he’s been up too and he had a link to his tumblr blog and i have one so i followed him, not even to talk to him just because i liked his blog, guess it was a mistake because after that he blocked me on twitter LOL then he took a new picture, which he never does…… i’m so embarrassed, why did he do that? to get back at me for changing my number or..? then last night he wrote me on tumblr and said “back at it again?”

    So I replied with (I know I might have went to far but I needed to say it):

    I honestly didn’t know how to answer this question. I wanted to be a smart *** about it & I changed my answer like 5 times. But to truthfully answer this, no. I’m not “still at it.” I was just tired of you playing games with me and not taking me serious about the way I felt about you.
    Yeah, I made a lot of mistakes and I did lie to you about somethings that I do regret, honestly. But when I told you that personal **** about me, about Aundrea, you really threw it in my face & made it into something it wasn’t. I trusted you & I thought you trusted me back. I really felt like I could tell you anything, but guess not.
    I was going through a lot these past months & I thought you understood that. I needed to get my mind straight. I was so stressed out and unhappy. So why start something with you when I’m not mentally ready? that’s not fair to you & that’s what I kept trying to tell you. You say, “we could have hung out, no harm in that” yes there is, because me & you both knew that if that happened way more would have happened. If everything you say you felt about me was true, just by talking to me, imagine how it would be if we were around each other?
    But I don’t know now, because you showed me a really messy side of you. I get that you were probably frustrated but so was I. Everything I was going through was new too me and I didn’t know how to handle everything and I was scared.
    So, that night when I asked you if you had anything to tell me, you got defensive and you randomly told me you think I’m a man or whatever the hell you said.. I didn’t take you seriously, that’s why I laughed. That’s ******* ridiculous that you would even say that to me.. especially after you have seen me, more than once and everything I told you about my life, and how I went through the same thing with my ex, like how could you even say this to me? So I didn’t think you was serious. Then when I didn’t hear from you for a week I figured you were serious. I was so hurt by this, So the next time we talked I told you what you wanted to hear, now you got rid of me and you seem much happier.. and I’m happy for you. You know who I am, you know the truth, you were just looking for an excuse to dismiss those feelings of yours for me. & it’s okay. a lot of it is my fault too because I handled it the wrong way and I am sorry.
    I don’t know if i’m making sense I’m kind of tipsy right now. But yeah, I am sorry from the bottom of my heart if I hurt you in any type of way.
    I still think about you every day. & I wish I could go back and re-do everything, but I can’t.

  • Vultre9

    Bio: I’m a blonde haired blue eyed girl standing at 5’6″. I am also 18 going on 19 in July (:D Yay! <3) I plan on auditioning for the 2010 auditions for JYP, SM, and YG. To get prepared, I plan on hitting the gym 5/7 days a week, go on a healthy diet, and will attend Korean language classes starting June 18th all the way until I complete all courses available. I am also going to attend various vocal coaching classes and start dance lessons later on this year. I also hope to make my body similar to KARA's Nicole. (She looks absolutely fantastic :] ) Since I have this planned out, I have some questions to even have a better understanding of what I need to do to make sure I am at my best.

    1) I understand they say any nationality is accepted, but is it really unbiased? Since I am an american girl from California, I just want to make sure, because I'll do whatever I can to overcompensate for that.
    2) Are there any recommended exercises I should work on specifically to accomplish my goal?
    3) When are auditions usually held? I understand we do first submissions via sending in a recording. Do they want both our vocal abilities as well as our dance in it? I want to make sure I can do a fantastic video.
    4) For recording the audition, what electronic is best for sound and visual?
    5) Are auditions held just in NYC (like for JYP) or other places like LA or Korea?
    6) If they like your mail submission, how do you know if you are accepted, and what happens next?
    7) If you manage to get through, and you go to the auditioning place, what do you recommend to wear?
    8) At the interview what happens? Is it just questions or do you perform for them?
    9) Any specific music they look for in auditions?
    10) Where are auditions held for JYP, SM, YG?
    11) I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this, but we pay for our own plane tickets and lodgings correct?
    12) If you pass the second audition, what happens from then?
    13) For training, do you move over to Korea and train? I know you can be trained for 2-6 years, but with everything I'm preparing for beforehand, it should be in the early range?
    14) What is taught during training?
    15) For the first step, which is submission, are there specific websites? Or via e-mail? When should I submit? (for example August, September?)
    16) With the first submission, should I include a professional picture? And if possible, a CD containing my vocals?
    17) Is it required to play an instrument? A plus? (ie. the piano? :] )
    18) Though I'm pretty sure they only ones able to answer these questions would have to have experience with these companies, for those who do, what is it like? I'm very curious and I feel so much better when I know beforehand what to expect.
    19) Is there any advice you could give me?
    20) Including everything in my bio, does it sound like I'd have a sound chance?
    21) Oh, just remembered! I'm letting my natural hair grow out in order to have natural, healthy hair. Should I dye it? If so, is blonde acceptable, or is it a negative point for these guys?
    22) Any specific types of dances I should learn?
    23)For each individual company, what is it each are looking for?
    24) What are the judges like? For example, I know JYP for JYP, but would the other judges be other workers from that company or some of his other talent like 2PM of Wonder Girls?
    25) For music, does it have to be american, or can it be korean as well? I was thinking about it, and it wouldn't be wise to use music from other companies right? For example, BEAST's "Shock" for a JYP audition.
    26) I just thought about this, but even though it says auditions are open "all year around", is it really ok? Let's say I manage to get the point I want to this year instead of next year by….mmmm….October? How would that go?

    If there is anything else you can help me with, that would be absolutely wonderful! Thank you all so much for answering my questions! You have no idea what kind of help this is!

  • Squall Leonhart

    I just turned 18 on march. YES!!! I can go clubbing and live life a little since I am graduating on June 4,2011. I had recently going out and dating this guy . At first i was playing-the hard to get game. He started liking me but, i didnt want to commit. He is 24 and i am 18. YESS! he is OLDER than me. This is not my first time going out with somebody older. After we did sex he was all over me , asking me to be his girl. I told him, that he needs to know what he is saying, he was all over me. Ok, after that we started hanging out more lately. First, he came to my house and he met my WHOLE family. All my family where happpy that i found someone that likes me for “me”. I was really happy too , because he wasn;t acting or anything he really wanted to be with me. The point is yesterday I was at my friend house and then he text me that he wants to see me and wants to go to this party. We go this get-to-guether, family party . HE gave me vodka with orange juice. I dont know what came onto me because i only drink a cup, i was fine when i left the party. When he started taking me home that’s when i felt bad and started blabbing and telling him stuff. The thing is i went home looking a mess. I was embarrased when my mother open the door and saw me. She yelled at him, for bringing me like that. It wasnt the first time i drink and my mother knew. But, it was my first time getting drunk.. today i wake up without my panties or bra and my shirt backwards. I text him: why my shirt is on backwards and my panties. he was explainning me that he clean me. I told him yes i know but I remenber you told me you want to fuck me, and i told you if you rape me i am going to call the cops and you laugh. Well, to finish my long story, my friend rickys who doesnt know anything text me all mad he goes you know your boyfriends cousin puts coke on my cousins drink yesterday at nikki beach. I was shocked. SO, my question is for people who have done coke with alcohol. HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN YOU DO THAT? i think he did it to me, he tricked me. Because he came to my house and he is like i dont want to commit because of the way i act stupid. I feel stupid and embarrased with my mother. The thing is I only drink one cup, plus at the party it he was like drink it fast. I have drink before and trust me, one cup wont get me fucked up fast like it. I JUST DONT WANT ANy girls of my age to suffer like me. I remenber he try to fuck me and I was trying to scare him….and now all of sudden he doesnt want to commit. what will you do in my place??? I AM SO sorry i write it long but i AM SO sCARED …

  • MAK & CHEESE

    There are three guys in my life. I don’t know what to do, help!!!

    Okay, for starters, I’m going to tell you who each guy is, and a little bit about them, and then I will tell you the situation.
    (For privacy and protection, no names will be used, or names will be changed.)

    Guy #1: My boyfriend of two years, he’s 17; we’ll call him Johnny!
    He’s a great guy, and we were really good friends before dating. I love this guy to death, but let’s face it, he treats me like crap!
    It all started at the beginning of 2008, March I believe, we were having problems at home, and we never talked about them. So I guess after a year and a half of the same thing everyday, he got bored, and found comfort in another woman. Correction; a little *** girl. I hate her if you could not tell. Not just because of that, but she continuously talked to my bf, and tried to come in between mine and his relationship, after I asked her not to. We used to be friends, but that’s besides the point.
    Anyway, so we broke up for a month, one week, and one day (Completely by accident), well we just got back together in june, and he changed for a while, but lets face it, didnt last long. He never compliments me, ignores me to go hang out with his friends, and talks about other girls to me. Now, I am a very attractive young woman, almost 18, and he, well, he’s not very attractive, at all. He’s very overweight and doesnt take care of his body. Now I cant help but feel I deserve a drop-dead sexy guy, with an awesome personality.

    Guy #2: My best friend of 4 years, he’s 19; we’ll call him Hank! (Well, they all have better names in real life, but you get the idea)
    Okay, so there is a long history about him, but we won’t get into that! I dated his ex-bestfriend, but I always liked ‘Hank’ more. Yes, we are currently sexually active. Now here’s the thing, he wasn’t my first, and neither was my bf, but I always enjoyed sex more with ‘Hank’ than ‘Johnny’. I like him very much and care about him with a passion. But I dont think we’ll ever be more than best friends. We talked about this already, and came to an agreement, that no matter what happens with us, sexually, we’ll always be friends and never let sex come between that. But I dont want just sex!!! I want love and a real relationship. I’m scared I’m putting myself out there for big disapointment. He told me that he does have strong feelings for me, but with the fact that I dated someone that he loves like a brother, and doesnt want to do that to him, even though they dont really talk anymore.

    Guy #3: One of my best friend’s good friends, that he introduced me to and is trying to hook us up. He’s 24, yes, big age difference, but oh well; We’ll just call him Tim!
    Okay, so here’s where the drop-dead sexy guy, with a great personality, that I think I deserve to have. He’s got a great body, with tattoos (love guys with tattoos), a bad-boy personality, he’s in a band, and he’s a great lover. Yes, I have had sex with him too. But I dont care how you judge that, because, yes, I am sexually active, and I do enjoy sex a lot! That doesnt make me a bad person! He acts like all he wants is sex, but when we’re having sex or just chilling out at ‘Hanks’ house, while he’s playing his guitar and singing to us, his eyes are focused on me. He looks at me like I’m the only person in the room. When we’re watching movies, and I’ll be sitting in the chair next to his, and I’ll get this feeling, and I’ll look over at him, and see him looking at me, then he smiles at me, and shyly looks away. It’s quite odd that he would act this way, if things were only sexual between us. My own boyfriend doesnt look at me or treat me the way he does. (also, ‘Hank’ got jealous when ‘Tim’ and I were spending all our time together.)

    So anyway, these are my three guys. I know it sounds like a screwed up situation, but I dont know what to do.

    So if anyone could help, please just pick a guy that you think I should take a chance with, and tell me why, or say neither and state your reasoning. Thanks for your help.

    Okay for one, I am not a slut! I am almost 18 and I am not about to be tied down, not until I get married, or find the right guy. Apparently my boyfriend is a piece of crap, so judge me for being flexable… I have every right to. I am young, beautiful and about to have the time of my life… Call me a slut if you want to… But I am not in a commited relationship, and my bf knows that I dont want to be tied down, especially after what he did to me. So I have been trying to get him to prove himself to me, but he hasnt, and wont, so Im having fun with my life.

    Okay, you all are getting the wrong idea about all this crap. It’s not like I had sex with all these guys in a few short days, this is all over a period of four years!!! I don’t go out and have sex with every guy I come across, so to all of you who have read this and gotten the idea into your head that I’m a slut, think again!!! So thanks, and keep rea
    Im not asking you guys who I should have sex with!!! I’m asking who I should be with in a relationship!!!

  • Peter

    We have been together a year since this past Tuesday, I’m 22 and he is 18, almost 19. I know there is the age factor in there and that most 18 year old guys would be addicted, but I don’t know what to do. He was always into video games since I met him, but he only started playing WoW because his stupid older brother got him an account in June, and has since then been completely addicted.

    His brother is 23 and is addicted too, and ignores his wife a lot like my bf ignores me. My boyfriend plays from the time he wakes up, to pretty much the time he goes to bed, with the exception of food, bathroom breaks and when he wants to “call me for a break.”

    We have been together in person for most of our relationship until the 24th of last month, when I left to stay with my parents until August. So we are technically long distance for right now, for the next 20 days or so. He was addicted before I left and now he is especially addicted since I’m not around to ask him to spend time with me.

    Our time together consisted of me watching him play, me asking him to get off for a little while to spend time with me, him getting mad at me for asking him that, and my feelings being hurt. Now that we are long distance for the time being, he doesn’t call as much, or text as much, wants me to talk to him on skype so he can play while talking to me….when we are talking, it doesn’t feel like he’s listening. It’s a lot of “i love you….yeah….that’s good baby….hey, i love you”

    And I know he has talked to a few girls on WoW, not many, but a few. What if he leaves me for a WoW girl? I’m so heartbroken I’m sick to my stomach. I have talked to him about it a few times and he always reassures me that we are fine and that he loves me just the same but that he “just loves playing WoW.”

    I miss my old boyfriend :( pre-WoW. I don’t know what to do anymore. Has anyone experienced this? He wants me to play with him, but that’s not how I want to spend time with him…

  • Pacman

    I’m planning to trade or sell it so I can get resident evil operation raccoon city. But is there a good reason to have arkham asylum if I already got arkham city and I don’t play arkham asylum anymore

  • Stevalicious

    O.K., I know this is a bit long, but here goes…..

    Last year in January 2007, my grandmother married my Uncle Dave, who has really become quite an obsessive control-freak. What makes it even worse is that he is a holy roller type that has a limited view of life in general.

    Then, in June 2008, I stayed with my grandmother and her new hubby, Uncle Dave, for two and a half weeks at their house in Michigan, at their insistence. It was the trip from hell! He became mean spirited whenever he played with my cousin’s kids, he became jealous and very vindictive whenever he suspected that my grandmother might have been paying more attention to me than to him. I couldn’t believe it! He constantly wanted to “go to places,” and I wound up getting stuck in the car with them for hours upon hours. At 33 years old, I know when I have to go to the damn bathroom! His behavior was completely unexpected, and totally unreal, to say the least. It got so bad that I wound up using my frequent flier miles in order to fly back home to Virginia. It was THE WORST!

    We kind of patched things up a few months afterwards – – after all, I love my grandmother, and don’t want to severe my relationship with her just because of him.

    So……..

    Several weeks ago, we talked about maybe going to Niagara Falls. Uncle Dave, the “oh so generous” guy that he is, offered to pay for the entire vacation – – on him. Still being very leery about him (maybe rightfully so, or maybe not) from his previous behavioral patterns, I offered to simply meet them at Niagara Falls, rather than flying to Michigan from where I live in Virginia, and getting stuck in a vehicle with them from their home in Michigan all the way to Niagara Falls. After all, if he started acting like a jerk again, I would be able to simply get into my car and drive home or wherever the hell I wanted to go. For me, it was the perfect solution.

    But after I mentioned my idea of simply meeting them in Niagara Falls, my grandmother spoke with my mother, and my mother told me that it sounded like my grandmother and Dave no longer wanted to meet me in Niagara Falls, but instead wanted to come by Virginia, pick me up via their car, and maybe drive to the coast or somewhere else. Like I said, I am very afraid of getting stuck in the car with Uncle Dave based on the way he acted last summer. What’s more, my mother and my grandmother had a falling out last year, because my grandmother something from my mother for better than 30 years – – my mother’s brother, who died in a car accident when he was only 18, was the secret father of my mother’s cousin’s mentally retarded girl. My mother was never told that her dead brother was the father of her cousin’s retarded baby, and for years my grandmother and other family members knew about who the dead father was, but never told my mother, which I find inexcusable (as does my mother).

    I can’t simply call my grandmother by telephone, because Dave literally is at her side 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When I’ve talked to her in the past, she parrots everything I say back to him in “real time.” He shouts in his sweet, reverend voice, “Love you, guys!” all of the time while she is trying to talk to me, which kind of reminds me of that old professional wrestler from the WWF, “Brother Love.”

    Anyway, I would like to see my grandma, but I don’t want to be trapped by her controlling husband Dave. My old 1985 van isn’t necessarily in the best of shape, and I don’t want to go to their house in Michigan, either, as it reminds me of that terrible time I had 1 year ago.

    Should I just tell them “forget about it.”?
    P.S. – – I think that my grandmother wants to come to visit my mother in Virginia because of her own feelings of guilt about not telling my mother about the fact that her dead brother was the secret father of my mother’s cousin’s baby.

  • Jairo

    My brother just got back from living with his girlfriend in Toronto in june and they broke up….he doesn’t have a job and wont go outside looking for a job he just called 2 people and that’s it….he is literally on the computer 24/7 well…..he gets off it 2 sleep 4 like 4 hrs then he will go on it again and the only thing he will do besides play video games on it is get up 2 go to the bathroom, get something to eat and something to drink! he hasn’t gone outside in like 4 ever and hes becoming overweight and unhealthy! he is 18 so hes not in school and doesn’t have the grades 2 go 2 college or university. I tried 2 warn my mom about it but she thinks im picking on him and wont listen so i told my dad and he agreed with me but didn’t do anything about it. i told him 2 but we just end up in a argument! plz give me some suggestions on what 2 do (he doesnt have much friends where we r cause their all in Toronto, so he cant visit anyone) and please this is a serious question so no rude comments!