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The Stanley Parable and the odd psychological test

I've watched so many people play the game... Which, by the way, is available on steam. If you want it.   This blog will contain unmarked spoilers, as without them it's kinda hard to explain the psychological oddities I've found. Also, I have no idea how to mark them as spoilers. So, a few things I've noticed in all the let's plays of it.   But first, if you haven't played it yet, and you want to save every experience for yourself, please do. Also, if you've played it before reading onward

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Social Stigmas- my opinion

Wikipedia say:   Social stigma is the extreme disapproval of (or discontent with) a person on socially characteristic grounds that are perceived, and serve to distinguish them, from other members of a society. Stigma may then be affixed to such a person, by the greater society, who differs from their cultural norms.   Most of us here are victims of a social stigma. Greater society has formed us all according to their preconceptions of manliness, femininity and adulthood. These preconceptions

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A sparkling example of an accidental innuendo

Just a little tale of what happened to me in class today...   Firstly, to ensure this makes sense, I must tell you something:   I have a minor crush on the lead singer of Area 11. His stage name is Sparkles* and my best friend knows I like him. Which is what caused this amusing situation.   So for a senior project kind of thing, for my home economics class, we each make a patch and it gets stitched together into a quilt-like thing.   So, I go about drawing a few things on mine before usi

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When you make all of time and space your backyard, what do you have?

"A backyard"   Well, you can certainly tell what I've been watching lately. If you didn't know, that was a quote from Doctor who, but it is surprisingly relevant to what I have to say.   Most of you should know by now that I am Australian, and one of the little things that Australians do? They call almost the entirety of the country their "backyard." That includes myself.   I'm 17 years old. I've traveled around. I've seen baby turtles in a race for survival. I've had kangaroos on my fron

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A whole new (Minecraft) world!

So, Minecraft is in 1.7.2, and, for about the first time ever, I decided that I would play on Easy and not change it. Thus far, I've died twice to Skeletons, had a Creeper blow up my front door (I didn't die) and fished up a stick. On the other hand, my base is set up between a Plains, a Savannah and an Ocean, there is a village nearby which I've gotten melons from and there's also a desert, a forest and a darkwood nearby. Essentially, I have 4 different trees, lots of flowers, melons, carrots,

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How well do I really know pokemon?

So, I thought I was good at pokemon, but upon attempting to name each and every pokemon, I failed miserably. I did it gen by gen, and didn't do the newest (gen 6, kalos region) because I know very little about the pokemon there. I found a challenge on sporcle to name all the pokemon from gen 1. And then found one for gen 2 and so on.   You want to know the results?   Well, I have screenshots. Miserable screenshots detailing how much I fail.   So, let's get started shall we? I'm putting the

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I have a lot of problems with society... So here's another one...

So... I recently watched the Lego Movie... It was fun... I guess?   But I went online to listen to Everything is Awesome the major song in the movie, because I liked it, and, in the comments, someone noted that this is the villain song of the movie.   So, I wondered what about it made it evil...   People went on to say things that opened my eyes to something...   "This song basically tells the kids that they should aspire to be part of a team... It's so obviously the villain song!"   T

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Reason, Symptom, Link or Coincidence? Violence and Video Games

I've heard it before. Mass murderers played video-game. Sandy Hook Massacre? Check. That one in Norway a while ago? Yeah, that one too.   Yes, they played video games. That's fact I cannot deny. But there's a limit to what you can infer from that.   So you can imagine my annoyance when today I saw this: http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/student-found-weapons-orange-co-elementary-school/nZ8DK/?ecmp=wftv_social_201312470064   So, a kid played Minecraft and took a gun, hammer and knife to

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How many fandoms is that now?

Oh dear... That's... Um... Gee...   How about I list them?   Whovians (new whovians specifically) Bros (a group which I despised last year... Evidence that a few bad eggs can ruin the reputation of a group) Bronies (2 years now!) Pokefan (Or whatever they're calling us) Yognaught, Sapling and Dreamer (Yogscast, Inthelittlewood and Kaeyi Dream!) Eleven (Area 11, the band. Could have put them with the above group though)   And I'm relatively active in all of them now. I'm playing Pokemo

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I'm so nervousited

Fact: I have less than 6 weeks until I graduate from High School and leave for University... Which is near my dad's apartment, so I'm staying there.   And I'm scared. I'm about to be flung out of school and into the real world. I have to get a job, and I'm going to be off to University next year, if not the year after. And, you know, I gotta do all the other stuff that comes with being an adult. Tax returns, credit cards (although I'm probably not going to get one yet) and more...   I have

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Time alone and best friends

I had some today. Because my mom had to work and my brother decided he wasn't going to disturb me. I've been on my computer 9 hours now. Mostly watching YouTube videos.   Now my mom is home and is yelling at us for not doing the chores she think we should do automatically. Every weekend. Without messing up once. Despite the fact that we've only ever done all our chores once. She complains, every time. This is, in part, because she's stressed with work, because she cooks, because she puts on th

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Gonna watch Anime! also stress again...

That title sounds like the title of a really bad movie...   So, let's get this icky stuff out of the way first... It's apparent that my attempts to create peace didn't work out so well... Maybe once I get my formal dress (something my mom is apparently stressing about) things will get better. Can't wait till the end of the year though! I graduate in November (I am Australian!) and so, I will be setting off for greener pastures! Aka, my dad's apartment in Brisbane. And I'll have to deal with a

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My personality type and what it has to do with how I act.

ISNP that is my personality type: You can find the test, the personality types of other users, and which pony it correlates to here: http://mlpforums.com/topic/1970-mbti-personality-test/   A quick overview on what the personality types are and what they're composed of.   Firstly you can be an Extrovert or an Introvert. Now you might think this means "Oh, extrovert means being social and introvert means being antisocial/shy" Well, you're right, and wrong. It really determines where you get

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My thoughts on Equestria Girls now

I might as well tell you "I told you so" now... Why? Because the thing looks even better now that a second trailer has been released!   Also, spoilers. This blog post will contain lots of spoilers. I'm not even gonna mark them because I've warned you. There is no way I can discuss the second trailer without spoilers so, here goes.   Well, Twilight has her crown stolen in the middle of the night by what appears to be the previous student of Princess Celestia herself, Sunset Shimmer, Unicorn

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When you don't get involved...

My mum... She just raged at my younger brother... She was saying things about how we kids don't respect her, and that "she has to do everything" She doesn't do everything. She expects so much of me and my brother. We're teenagers! We're in that stage where we won't do everything we're told but we're not quite responsible enough to do what we need to. I think the stress of work is really getting to her. She wasn't like this before we moved, before she got this job.   Well, I got up and headed

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Adventures on a coral cay, Red Faces!

Well, here I am, about to tell you the hilarious acts of everyone but me... And my teacher who acted as MC for the night. I get performance anxiety okay! Okay, maybe it's more than performance anxiety, but I have never been to psychiatrist so I don't know just how bad whatever is plauging my mind is... Whatever it is, I'm able to function socially and mentally, so it can't be that bad...   Well that was a tangent. On with the hilarity!   We started with safety, in case anything went wrong...

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A highly enjoyable Birthday Eve!

Tomorrow is my B'day! Yay!   But this isn't about tomorrow, this is about today! Which happened to be the athletics carnival at school!   So, I forgot my umbrella on the way to school and it poured, but I decided to play it optimistic and kept walking, laughing and singing to myself. "It wasn't that cold!" I said as I trudged through the rain in the middle of Winter without an umbrella or jacket... It had stopped raining when I got to school, lucky me! Next, I watched as people turned

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Magic

I am not talking about the magic in fantasy. I'm talking about the magic that touches all of us! The magic present in the real world! The innate magic of beauty and love.   Stars are beautiful. Tiny flecks of light scattered across a deep indigo sky. There's something magical about just staring up into them. We are filled with awe, passion, inspiration or hope when we see them. But it isn't always like this for people.   I was once afraid of the night sky, afraid of the stars, the moon, and

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Stuff on my mind

There's a lot. 1. Zoey and Rythian.   To those that don't know these 2, they're part of the Yogscast. If you don't know who the Yogscast are, you live in a hole.   Rythian is from the Netherlands. Zoey is from the UK. Together, they've created an epic story! With revenge, romance, deaths, betrayal, war... And a Dinosaur! And it's all played out with Minecraft Mods. Here's the best bit. They're acting as their characters, so none of it is real. Everyone in the Yogscast are friends and simply

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My opinions on MLP stuff

So, some people may be aware of where I stand on 2 grounds regarding MLP: Alicorn Princess Twilight Sparkle and Equestria Girls   However, I figured it might be nice to put out a 1000 character blog post on it, allowing people to find my opinions if they so choose to.   In regards to Alicorn Princess Twilight Sparkle, I'm okay with it, and always have been. I guess I still have something instilled in me from my childhood of G3, cause I'm pretty good at "just going along with it" and not rea

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I'm back! Again!

I know, I keep disappearing and reappearing at random, but that's just because I've been busy.   But, I'm back with a few new things.   1. avatar (if you hadn't noticed) 2. signature 3. Anxiety, which I will get into in another post. Because it's a thing that I have! I've had it for ages, it's just been diagnosed this year... 4. Slytherin. I am one. deal with it. 5. Books! Because I read some! And there's a library in walking distance, so I can read so many more! And I bought TFiOS and

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Positively Curious Confidence

A curious past few days I've had. It was great, but I still don't fully understand why...   Maybe I should start at the beginning of it all. I was on YouTube, chilling, watching the Yogscast. I posted a witty comment on one Yogscast Kim's videos.   This one:   She responded. Cue minor freakout/squeeing/fangirling/WHATEVER. I haven't replied, for fear of sounding like just another fan who's overreacting to her. So I've kept quiet. But I was grinning like a madman all night and into t

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A very bad week to come...

Except for the weekend. That's going to be awesome.   So, tomorrow is the QCS test. Stands for Queensland Core Skills test. It tests our intellectual skills like analysing, evaluating, creating, understanding... And it's hard. It doesn't affect our grades though. No, it only pits us against every other student in the state to help rank the schools. Which helps rank us at the end of the day.   So, after this, our grades, along with our subject's ranking in comparison to others and our school'

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Nintendo, why are you so good at distracting me!

So I realized I haven't been on at all for a few days. Figured I'd explain why.   1. I'm at my dad's and he has 1 computer to share between 3 kids. (me and my brothers) 2. Nintendo   Why I'm actually in a good mood: I've nearly gotten 100% in The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. I just need to beat the final boss and I'm done. It will be the first time I've ever gotten 100% in a game, and the first time I've completed this particular game. That's right, I've never beaten the final boss, but

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My Younger Brother and his Internet Dilemma

Oh how I hate my younger brother. He's the bane of my existence, that he is. He's rarely done me any good, particularly with how great I am to him. He eats all the food in the house, he uses all the internet and he's always bugging me about space, like as if he doesn't have enough when I have less than him!   And it's his fault I'm now in a situation that I can't do flippin anything on the internet!   We've been limited to 3 hours of 360p YouTube, but he's a quality hog (refusing to watch an

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