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The Rise in Gun Violence? Statistics, South Park, and an Insight with a Question

Lately, it seems like there are more shootings than ever before. It’s ridiculous, really. First, I had to wonder if it’s the result of a bias of some sort… are more gun violence incidents being reported on the news? What are the current gun violence statistics compared to previous years? Well, here are gun violence stats from 2015: http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/ and from 2014: http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/tolls/2014 The total number of incidents for 2015 (49,486) is about 2,000 less compared to 2014 (51,772). Also,…

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The Internet is an Ad, Sponsored Content, Promotional, and Word-of-Mouth Machine…

Recently there was a great South Park episode, “Sponsored Content,” where Jimmy is able to tell the difference between news, ads, and sponsored content. He even discovers that one character is an ad. Last night, I was tired and went on the internet, Twitter. I saw ads. Sponsored content. People promoting themselves and each other. People being advertisers for other companies and organizations by word-of-mouth and sharing. I was incredibly turned off, and turned off my phone. Yes, the internet…

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Blog Post Challenge: Tell Your Story

Hello, everyone! I’d had a blog for quite a well, almost a year, but I think this post is great for introducing new readers! I decided to try participating in the Live Your Legend blog challenge. Here is the first prompt: “Write a few sentences about your story/background, why you decided to start a blog and what you hope to get out of it. Add in something unique and interesting from your story too! Try to keep it to a…

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Hope through the Chaos: Fun and Licensing

Today was a weird day. It was one of those blah days. My half-brother was over and I was being irritated by him. I bought a game called Fallout4, to occupy him and keep him busy, and make our time together more fun, and turns out it is an extremely fun game. I went to visit my girlfriend who was babysitting four kids–they were loud and noisy. Being an introvert, this noise was too much, and I had to leave.…

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The Illusion of the Meaning of Life

So, lately I’ve been contemplating my existence. Probably because my mind is thinking about things in the bigger picture. And I was thinking about the meaning of life, and how, partly, at the very least, that it’s an illusion. In the grand scheme of things, humans place a certain amount of value in things differently. Someone could love watching sports and someone could hate it. One placed value on it and one placed no value on it. If we go…

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Blog Prompt Challenge: What is Your Revolution; What Difference Do You Want to Make; What Are You Proud Of? (The Incomprehensible Maze)

  So, I combined three blog posts in one. Because I believe I will get the most writing out of that, and they all seem to go hand-in-hand. First, I guess I’m proud of how far I have made it so far. Looking back, my life path should have brought me to worse places. But… I’ve moved up. Believe me, when I was young, I was a stupid, uneducated boy with bad social skills. And it seemed like I didn’t…

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I Want to be Like Them; I Want to Soar, too

I want to be like them, those who soar higher than im sure even they thought possible. I want to be like authors, getting books published. I want to be like the great YouTubers, making videos for a huge audience and making a connection with them. I want to be like licensors of ideas, selling those ideas to companies. I want to be like those freelancers who have clients come to then for great work, making money on one’s own…

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Writing Exercise: Kevin Scrima’s Obituary

Recently i thought it would be fun as a writing exercise to write my own obituary. One YouTuber i watched named Elliot Hulse recommended it to help regain one’s sense of purpose and goals. Ill free write this for now since im doing this on my phone and have no examples i can use . Well here i go: ____________________________________ “On October 4th, 2015, Kevin Michael Scrima has passed away at 23 years. The cause of his death was the…

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Submitting to Boredom

I am bored. No surprise based on that title. Is it okay to submit yourself to boredom, knowing that you have more days ahead of you, being bored, feeling lifeless, knowing you are destined for more? Is it okay to accept living a lesser life? It cant be. No. You need to find a way to rise above it! How can one be bored for so long and tolerate it? You cant. Sadness stems from boredom. It is becoming inhuman.…

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Q & A: Gaming on Fiverr

I had someone offer me to answer questions related to my gaming gig on Fiverr, and I wanted to copy & paste them here. Enjoy! Thinking about your offer to play video games with/for people online through Fiverr. . . – What motivated you to offer to play video games on Fiverr? • I thought it would be a fun service and that I could help people out. It also made me excited that they could be on my YouTube…

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