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61  Other / Off-topic / Re: Miscellanous banananananananannana Thread on: May 19, 2012, 05:28:29 pm
I am SO jealous.
62  Other / Off-topic / Re: Miscellanous banananananananannana Thread on: May 15, 2012, 05:15:14 am
63  Other / Off-topic / Re: Random Awesome Crap I Find Again. on: May 12, 2012, 05:37:31 pm
Can someone explain to me what the shit that is with Shephard's arm becoming a laser sword? I mean, aren't those supposed to be holographic interfaces? You know, holograms? Things you can't touch?
Someone doesn't read the codex. http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Omni-blade#Omni-Tool_Weapons

Pretty much what Flaming Monkey said.
64  Other / Off-topic / Re: "You know what I hate?" Now with 30% more rage! on: May 10, 2012, 11:55:11 am
I HATE being sick.
65  Other / Off-topic / Re: You Cat You Jesus on: May 08, 2012, 04:11:08 am
66  Other / Off-topic / Re: You nope.avi What I Love? on: May 07, 2012, 06:07:38 am
I love going to bed to the sound of a thunderstorm on a cool night, except for the odd roar of thunder that's a lot louder than the  others.

Oh yeah, and except for the fact that my pug is literally scared shitless of thunder. Walking into a turd on your way to the shower is not fun.
67  Other / Off-topic / Re: It's my birthday! on: May 05, 2012, 04:01:52 pm
Huppy Birfday!
68  Other / Off-topic / Re: Miscellanous banananananananannana Thread on: May 04, 2012, 08:08:27 pm
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCwb2SefEQ8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCwb2SefEQ8</a>
69  Other / Games / Re: Random Games Discussion on: May 01, 2012, 08:11:22 pm
why did you all buy fucking operation arrowhead seriously arma sucks and no one ever plays it fuck I don't want to spend 20 dollars on this shit
then don't, idiot
70  Other / Off-topic / Re: Random Awesome Crap I Find Again. on: April 27, 2012, 10:00:22 pm
Oh jesus, what
71  Other / Off-topic / Re: "You know what I hate?" Now with 30% more rage! on: April 26, 2012, 08:02:50 pm
This pretty much sums up my problem:

I feel your pain.

I hope I can still pass Speech class.
72  Other / Games / Re: Random Games Discussion on: April 25, 2012, 10:39:41 pm
I'm 80 pounds heavier than you. Sad
Oh hey, another person in the fat club!

Sad
73  Other / Off-topic / Re: "You know what I hate?" Now with 30% more rage! on: April 18, 2012, 01:45:30 am
I've got a few ideas for what major I want to go into, but I'm still not sure. The University of Evansville actually had a course/program/thingy that actually helps you narrow down what major is right for you. I really hope wherever I go has something similar.
74  Other / Off-topic / Re: "You know what I hate?" Now with 30% more rage! on: April 17, 2012, 10:32:23 pm
I hate so many things right now, all involving the education system/government, but I'm going to have to type out a bit of a story to give enough context for this.
(Wow this is getting bigger than I thought. TL;DR: Fuck the government's incompetence for providing outdated information. And our capitalized education system, fuck that, too.)

So about 5 or 6 years ago, when I was in 7th or 8th grade, my mom applied me for a great state program called 21st Century Scholarship. It's a scholarship offered by the state of Indiana to poor people's children who graduate high school, maintain a GPA of over 2.0, don't commit any crimes (drug abuse, etc.), apply for college and financial aid punctually, and of course meet certain economic criteria. It would completely pay for tuition for the schools that applied to (all state schools applied, other private schools did too), which made me so happy. It was a great relief to know that I would be able to go through college while inuring a minimal amount of debts.

Then comes along my high school senior year, which I started in August of last year. I hadn't really begun searching for colleges or anything yet, so I knew I had to get on it soon. I ended up talking to my school counselor for help in searching for school and he gave me a small list of good schools that the Scholarship would apply to. The first one that he highly recommended was the University of Evansville. So I did a bit of research and everything seemed to be really nice about it. It was a little far away, but what really sucked me in was that the class sizes were small and the quality of education seemed that it would be pretty good. So I applied to it and a few other schools, but really had my heart set on it. So I've been fulfilling all of the prerequisites that the Scholarship required, met a 21st Century Scholarship representative at my school, went to a required meeting with other students in the program, and had my FAFSA turned in on time. All signs pointed to a financially secure 4 years of college, which seemed to fully apply to the university I wanted to go to.

Last Thursday or Friday, my mom tells me that we're going to take this Monday off to go on a road trip down to Evansville to visit the university and then visit another university on the way back up. We set off Sunday afternoon, as it's a 5 hour drive, and stayed the night at a Super 8 Motel in the town. We drove by the university the evening before the official visit and I fell in love. The campus wasn't big at all and it all looked beautiful. So Monday, we went there, I got to talk to a couple professors, sit in on one of their classes, toured the campus, and got to learn about other stuff that I would be good to know for living there. I was so happy. The experience was so great and I was extremely excited to think that this would be the place where I would spend the next 4 years of my life.

Now comes the bad shit. When we were leaving on the way back home, my mom realized something that gave her pause. The university was a private school, so she second guessed whether or not I would actually have full tuition payed for me, even though everything we've been told by the program lead us to believe this. She called up her husband to see if he could look up on the internet the information for he. He found from the 21st Century Scholarship program itself that we would receive between $21,000 to $29,000 (full tuition), depending on my academics. This worried us that the discrepancy between what money we have for tuition and what tuition costs would be too much of a burden for taking out a loan and going into debt. I already have some monetary aid lined up for non tuition expenses (housing, food, etc., though I still don't know what rewards I'm getting from FAFSA), but adding on debts for tuition as well as those might end up being too big of a burden. So we get home and I'm stressing out about it. I go to school the next day being hopeful, thinking that maybe I did good enough in school for full tuition. I come home and then my mom comes home later. She had called the 21st Century Scholarship program. It turns out that the information given on the website is 3 to 4 years old, and we would only be receiving $9,000. WHAT THE FUCK. HOW DO YOU FUCK UP THAT BAD? Now, it's 2 weeks before the deadline for confirming that I can go to the school, so unless $20,000 appears out of my ass within that time, no UE for me. So, that pretty much just crushed hopes and dreams of going to what seemed like the perfect place for me. My mom is arranging a visit for another college which will guarantee full tuition payed for me, as it's a state school. I've been told that it's sort of similar, at least in class size, so I guess there's still hope that I'll like it.

I don't know. Maybe I'm just being selfish. I'm still financially secure for plenty of other colleges. But why isn't education socialized? Why are people so afraid of it? I don't know, maybe America's just too set in it's was to ever do it right, anyway. Regardless of what happens though, I still want to emphasize.

HOW DO YOU FUCK UP THAT BAD?
75  Other / Off-topic / Re: Miscellanous banananananananannana Thread on: April 16, 2012, 11:40:26 pm
Marphy's hands aren't even in that movie
They were in the picture though
76  Other / Off-topic / Re: Current Events Thread on: April 12, 2012, 05:28:31 am
Segregation isn't the way to fix this issue.
77  Other / Games / Re: Blood Bowl!! on: April 09, 2012, 03:14:12 am
nyeyeurhnyeeeeuuhhrh
ftfy
78  Other / Games / Re: Random Games Discussion on: April 09, 2012, 12:31:51 am
I hope digital distribution release coincides with retail release. I prefer to get most of my games on Steam.
79  Other / Games / Re: Games on sale, games for cheap, gaming deals, like meals on wheels! on: April 06, 2012, 04:53:11 am
Amazon is having a huge sale on their game downloads.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=br_lf_m_1000789381_pglink_1?ie=UTF8&plgroup=1&docId=1000789381&plpage=1
80  Other / Off-topic / Re: Random Awesome Crap I Find Again. on: April 06, 2012, 03:07:43 am
Don't really know how you go from animated ponies to live action gay men, but ok
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