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Monday’s Musings 8: What about the animals?


Hey guys,
Steve here.

I’ve been going to church for a couple months now. I am by no means saved or anything like that–it’s new to me and I’m not ready to go that far. But I’ve paid enough attention to the preature and youth bible study teachers to develop a question–What about the animals?
In church, you always hear about man, and what they can do to go to heaven or hell, but I’ve never heard about animals. Even going to church and having religious friends, I still don’t know what will happen to my cat when he passes away. For a human, although it is very sad and tragic, I can be comforted by the thought that they are up in heaven, whether it is true or not. But not with animals…
What about the dogs that attack people or other small creatures? Even if it was not intended to be that way in most cases, the animal still took another life. What happens to that animal when it dies? Or what about another dog who was faithful to their owner and never hurt another creature, what about that?
Like I said, my knowledge of religion is not the best in the world, and maybe someone out there could answer this question for me. But until that happens, I will be wondering, what about the animals?

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Updates and surprises


Hey guys,
Steve here.

I’m going to try to keep this post short. Don’t I say that every time? Doesn’t it always end up, that when I say that, you get a 900 word essay on steroids? Well I’m going to try not to do that, because I don’t have much to say, and I have other things I want to get done before I go to bed tonight. So first, Stranded. Ever since I started work on it again, Wednesday I believe, I have done quite a bit. I worked on it on Wednesday and today, but got a lot done on both those days. I won’t tell you the release date or how the game is going, but maybe what I’m about to say could help you figure the release date out for yourself. The reason I’m not telling you what will happen in Stranded, is because I don’t want to spoil the surprise. Because after all, spoiling the surprise for you now would be like opening a Christmas present on December 15.
Look back on that last sentence, and tell me that the release date isn’t right there. Tell me that I didn’t just tell you not only the release date, but the exact number of days from now it will happen. Tell me this, once you think hard about it for a couple days, and still haven’t figured it out. But if you do figure it out, mark it on your calender as the release to the end of the most epic, adventure packed series of game books you’ll ever have played.
On other news, besides working on Stranded part 3, I have been doing fine. I found out on Friday that I’m making an 82 in math–but I’ll see what the problem is (I think it was a test), and get it resolved as soon as possible. Oh and while on the subject of school, I don’t know if you know I had to read a book for English class, but I finished it along with the assignment I had to do. If you want to read the book, Tears of a Tiger, go ahead–but I warned you, it almost made me cry.
Life at home is going well. I finished yet another Zombie book series, the Benny Imura series, which sends my total of zombie books since December 1 to… I don’t know… 15 perhaps. Never fear though, I’ll just start on a new one that I discovered, and we’ll see how that one goes. If you want a complete list of the books I’ve read you can comment on this post and I’ll put it up, in case anyone is interested in some of those books.
Anyway, the weather is supposed to get cold once again tomorrow. Why does it have to get cold on Monday? It’s already hard enough to go to school when it’s warm in sunny, but put in the 30degree temps and 45 mph winds, and that just makes it 15 times harder. As a matter of fact, it won’t get above 40 until Wednesday… ug.

Changing topics, I am still addicted to The Road to Rage, which if I haven’t told you before is an FPS like swamp, but one in which you kill people instead of zombies. I’ve been addicted to this for about a week, but I’m sure that when my first-gameplay addiction calms down, I will be playing both the road to rage and Swamp on a normal routine, instead of wanting to be on one or the other all seconds of the day.

Well I guess I stuck to my word and kept this one short, if short means 600 words. Either way, I hope you enjoyed this post, and look forward to the Monday’s musing’s post.

Thanks for reading,
type you later,
Steve.

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Life updates and the current status of Stranded part 3


Hey guys,
Steve here.

It’s been a pretty good week, I suppose. In case you’re wondering, I still have a voice, and am not balled, which probably means I came up with something to do while sight reading. Now, when the teacher tells us to get out our sight reading books, I pull a book out. My book, however, does not about music, instead it is about zombies, at least for now because I’m reading a very intresting series. Anyway, I pull that book out, clap the head phones over my ears, and read until the class is done sight reading. It all works out in the end–instead of being bored, I’m doing something I actually want to, and can do.
On other news, goalball practice was on Saturday. Also, we had not 1, but 2 family get togethers this weekend, because my great grandma and unkle came down to visit, and my family ddid a white elephant gift exchange, ate lots of good food, and hung out. The get toghether we had on Saturday was at my house, and the one on Sunday was at nanna’s house.
After the weekend of family time, I spent Monday (it was a 3 day weekend) just chilling and getting ready for the upcoming school week. Besides school and a bunch of time on the computer, and going over to my nanna’s house to eat dinner and say goodbye to my great grandma and uncle, yesterday and today were pretty much uneventful.

As for the future, it is supposed to get very cold tomorrow. For some reason, a strong ridge of high pressure in the eastern Pacific is stretching up to the north pole, and pushing a very cold pocket of air known as the poler vortex far to the south. Because of this high pressure, the poler vortex is positioned in southern Canada and the northern United States. Temperatures in part of the country got to as low as -37! Not to mention people in Newyork were told to stay off the roads because there was so much snow.
Anyway, because of this poler vortex I think, it is supposed to get pretty cold here in Texas. down South of us, there will be some sleet and snow, but we are just supposed to get some flurries. None the less, it will still be cold!

On another note, I almost had to leave my classroom during a couple checkpoint tests. For some reason, my teachers have this crazy idea that I need extra help on my tests, and while they mean well, I strongly disaggree. For example, my English teacher told me I was supposed to go to a different classroom to take my test, although it was brailled (braille is what blind people read), and I would need no assistance taking the test. So instead, I sat quietly in my desk, hoping she wouldn’t notice, and had the test finished by the end of class, after reading and answering some surprisingly easy questions.
The same thing happened in science, but I actually left that time. The people there ended up saying I could do what I normally did (typing answers on my computer, which didn’t require assistance), and I decided to go back to class since I could do that perfectly on my own.
Yes, I am a bit frustrated that some teachers think I need to leave to take tests in their classes, but next time I’ll see about changing their minds and letting them know I’m a fully capable student just as is everybody else.

On a final note, I have started work on Stranded part 3. I won’t tell you if I had to restart or if I found the flash drive, I won’t tell you what will happen in the story, and nor will I tell you a release date, even though I already have one in mind. Instead, the only thing I’ll tell you is the title which is “Stranded Part 3, the End Game.” I want everything else to remain a surprise, though.

Well, I guess I’ll end this post, because I aught to be getting in bed right about now. I hope you enjoyed reading this, and that it will help you fall asleep if you are about to go to bed like me, or if you’re just getting up I hope it made your day.

Thanks for reading,
type you later,
steve.

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Monday’s Musings 7: why I sometimes wonder if the world should end


Hey guys,
Steve here.

I probably should’ve written a disclamer for the Monday’s Musings posts… but I didn’t. So I’m warning you, that from this point on, it is in your best interest to take a chill pill before reading some of the Monday’s musings posts, because they explain my true feelings about stuff, and sometimes that might be negative or a bit harsh. So just know, that these are only my thoughts, and that I intend to bring no harm… but to get them out.

You might be wondering where that came from, but it has to do with this post in particular. Because there is one thought that passes through my mind quite frequently–should this world end?
We often hear on the news about people committing crimes, or awful tragedies that none of us could imagine happening to us. Furthermore, we live in a world full of turmoil and fighting; hunger, anger, pain…
and I often wonder, would it be best if the world came to an end, and we started fresh?
I believe that everyone in this world has a good side. I believe that if everyone could focus on the good things in life, there would be no war; no hard times… because we’d all be there for each other. I believe that if something happened–even if it were the end of civilization, that it would be an eye opener to us all, and teach us that all the politics, disagreements, and even our differences were all just little things. It would teach humanity that all the lives lost and the hard times were all for nothing. Doesn’t it make you think “What are we doing? Why are we making things so complicated for ourselves?”

I do not wish anyone any harm, only that something substantial enough to teach us to focus on loving, protecting, or even at least finding some way to agree with each other could happen, even if it had to be apocalyptic.

Thanks for reading,
type you later,
Steve.

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1000 days? Already?


Hey guys,
Steve here.

What do you know? It’s already been 1000 days! 1000 days of life updates,podcasts, game reviews; 1000 days with me, Steven D!
For me, it has been a very exciting and fun 1000 days. I enjoyed writing each and every post, and even more so I enjoyed the fact that you loyal readers stuck with my blog through the times of stress, excitement, anger, happiness, fun, humor, and yes, even sometimes my lack of motivation to blog–even when I went weeks without a post, you guys patiently waited for the next post, and didn’t give up on this blog… and for that I thank you! Because although it was me who wrote all the posts, me who spent my time thinking and typing, and me who took the time to set up everything for you guys, what matters is that you took the time out of your day to check my site out, and show your appreciation for the site, despite some of my posts not being too good (the how my day wents), and yes, I admit it it, my spelling isn’t too good. Thank you for looking passed all that and enjoying and getting the true meaning of this blog!
Moving on, since my annual report was 2 weeks ago, I won’t give a 1000 day report, as I think that even though I gained more followers and views, I think that another report would be a bit redundant. So instead, I’ll brief you in on my current life happenings, because then I want to pull out my favorite zombie book (wait, I have a lot of those), and take a warm bath, and finally go to bed, because I had to wake up at 5:45 this morning and will have to do it again tomorrow.
Ever since Thursday, life has been relatively normal. As I said on Thursday’s post, however, I had to start waking up at the ungodly time of 5:45 to ride the bus to school. I mean that bus picks me up when it’s still dark outside! not okay!
On other news, goalball started up again on Saturday. I still need to work on ridding myself of the fear of the ball (every time the other team throws it at me, I bunch up because I don’t want to get nailed, because that would probably make for a bad day. I’m sure, however, that with a little more practice I should be fine.
Aside from goalball, we didn’t go to church on Sunday, because my dad had to do something (I think it had to do with laying tile in the laundry room and getting a certain amount done before he had to go out of town the next day). So, instead of going to church, my sister and I watched frozen, a Disney movie that is actually pretty good.
As for Monday through today, those were normal school days. I’m sorry if this sounds a bit harsh, but if we have to do sight reading in choir class another day from now until February, I am going to screem and pull my hair out! I like the teacher, and the class is fun, but sight reading is so boring that I don’t know how to put it in words… mainly because I’m a blind person and sight reading requires sight.
Aside from that, I started a new, you guessed it, zombie book. I’ve already read the enemy, the dead, and the fear, all written by Charlie Higson, Plague town and Plague Nation, written by Dana Fredsty, Day by day Armageddon, day by day Armageddon: beyond exile, and day by day Armageddon: shattered hour glass by J.L. Bourne, and am now reading Rot and Ruin, Benny Imura #1 by Jonathan Maberry… so as you see I’ve been reading a lot of zombie books; they are action packed and interesting, though can sometimes be a bit disturbing.
On a final note, I get to miss second period tomorrow. My science class is going to the planetarium during that class, so no math class for me. I will still have to go to choir… so if I’m balled and don’t have a voice, you know why (jk).

I guess that about wraps up tonight’s post. I hope you have enjoyed it, and look forward to my next 1000 days of posting, as well as posts further in the future.

Thanks for reading,
type you later,
Steve.