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  1. I'm so sorry to hear that... good luck on your detox (again).
  2. Day 18: How's my day? Boring. I did most of my morning routine, but the workout task seems to be lacking the most since I dealt with a tiny bit of rearrangements and I just waited the rest of the day for my dad and sister to come back home while I got most of the addidtional questions for labwork done along with a bit more of my study guide. Dang! My second exam is on Tuesday. Geez... the field trip is tomorrow. At least, we got her small things from the rental car to transport over to her own room. Because of the unchanged and potentially worse state of the cleanliness inside my house the past decade (well, despite the short period of time in one section or another), she can sleep in the couch. I am too tired to try on the new sneakers, so instead I wrote a tiny bit of new info onto my fanfic condensed draft (physical 200-paged composition notebook edition - 3 accounts in one volume). Again, nothing new. Just being familiarized with the environment and all... Because I will be busier throughout the weeks ahead, I won't post daily but instead will do every week or two. I hope I will see you all again in a bit. Bye! Author's Note: Sorry, this will be posted a few minutes late of the supposed day to post. Projects: IMPORTANT AND URGENT: Term Paper (will be due next Tuesday; working on it shortly...) and Cultural Contact Paper (due on June 10; needs 6 more hours of exposure to ASL outside class) for ASL and Oceanography Group Project Marine Mammal Protection Act of Orcas (Rough draft due next Wednesday) IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT: core study guide (3 entries left to go!), 100 Days of Thanks (66% complete), and The Science of the Christian Life (60% complete) URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT: my 5.5-year old blog NEITHER IMPORTANT NOR URGENT: Time Bomb: an old-school fanfic from 2013-14 (will work more on chapter 21 after the detox period sometime during the gap year) Bookish Update Time: The Remnant by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins (Left Behind, #13 in chronological order) (What chapter am I on now? Chapter 10) Currently doing 1 chapter per night to help keep the progress boosting... (FAILED!) What I am grateful for today: my sister is home for the summer Over and out!
  3. Day 17: Today, my dad just left to pick up my sister from uni. He'll be back by tomorrow. Meanwhile, I did a bit of school work throughout the day and we reviewed what most if not some have learned this year during the course of ASL when it comes to numbers. My brain was tired during the rest of the day after the lab work for oceanography, for I did a bit of my study guide for the second exam of Oceanography 101 after ASL class. Thankfully, I had lunch in between classes, so that's good. I came home ready to watch the news first, then I saw Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, and then College Humor's Hardly Working. Next came a bit of College Humor and some MasterChef celeb showdown edition. Last, I have seen the news. Now, I am ready to sleep! Again nothing productive in the evening... *sigh* I wanna work at home first thing in the morning after the water, devo, a sermon to make sure I am spiritually rested for the upcoming week (I know I am going to the beach on Sunday to study tidepooling, but I will continue with part 12 of the science of the Christian life the day before I go on the field trip.), coffee, cartoons (FINALLY! No more e/i quality live-action education BS since Career Day from circa 2011!), and then get all prettied up for some serious work to do for school. Projects: IMPORTANT AND URGENT: Term Paper (will be due next Tuesday; working on it shortly...) and Cultural Contact Paper (due on June 10; needs 6 more hours of exposure to ASL outside class) for ASL and Oceanography Group Project Marine Mammal Protection Act of Orcas (Rough draft due next Wednesday) IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT: core study guide (3 entries left to go!), 100 Days of Thanks (65% complete), and The Science of the Christian Life (still 55% complete and will update on Saturdays) URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT: my 5.5-year old blog NEITHER IMPORTANT NOR URGENT: Time Bomb: an old-school fanfic from 2013-14 Bookish Update Time: The Remnant by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins (Left Behind, #13 in chronological order) (What chapter am I on now? Chapter 10) Currently doing 1 chapter per night to help keep the progress boosting... (FAILED!) What I am grateful for today: Sunshine... volunteer leave... the Norweigan constitutional celebrations... ride a bike to work day... excitement! *ding* Over and out!
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  5. Day 16: I woke up this morning to a devo and had some breakfast. Then I pulled out less than $600 for all the last of my tution to school (all of it goes to summer school). I am sorry I was more than 20 minutes late to class, but I did it okay in fingerspelling quiz that has to do with the islands topic. Then we reviewed what we just learned at some point last Tuesday or something. It is all about subjects of study. I am looking forward to branching out history and putting the pieces together from the dawn of time - mother nature knows, but God didn't due to the folly of fableism regarding the ancestry before "we build the pyramids" nowadays since the sixties - all the way toward present day. Anyways, I did a bit of my oceanography homework. Teehee... less than 3 hours are spent on the class, and then the meeting after the meeting. At 3pm, campus is closed due to the #MeToo moment inside the B building yesterday and investigation went on for the rest of the day. I got my 50 stars back on a smores frappé from Starbucks. Now, I am happy... I listened to some way past cool music (no, not the 70s shenenigans Pandora thought about what I really mean by that; the alternative rock music from the 1990s, some "eXtreme" ska, and the emo "goffik" rock of the 2000s is what literally defined the meaning of this to me) before the Big Bang finale. It took us one hour for the show to FINALLY END! Thank the Lord! Phew. 12 years is all it took for me from starting 6th grade all the way to finishing college while the show ran. And by the way... several new shows like a white patient falling in love with a black nurse (that's racist... *ding*), "The Unicorn", "Evil", and more are coming to CBS. I can't watch TV. Sorry, my dad thinks it is comforting. Me? It makes my own brain MINDLESSLY DUMB! The commercials on exclusive over-the-air television channels are even more worse than the ones you've all seen on cable due to excessive amounts of manipulation telling you to call now to pay for what you cannot afford and do not need. It's meaningless... get your bottom off the couch and work hard! I am sick and tired of all the Medicare ads, life insurance ads, fads, and whatnot. At age 65, I'd better go read the history of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry than to learn EVERYTHING about Medicare. That is on my bucket list of "yet to come", for it would be better for a child to be stillborn than it is alive. I got my oceanography homework done at the end of the day. Now, I will rest for the night. Toodles! Projects: IMPORTANT AND URGENT: Term Paper (will be due the day after Memorial Day) and Cultural Contact Paper (due on June 10) for ASL and Oceanography Group Project (It is official! The presentation topic will be focused on the Marine Mammal Protection Act of Orcas. Rough draft due next Wednesday) IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT: core study guide (3 entries left to go!), 100 Days of Thanks (64% complete), and The Science of the Christian Life (still 55% complete and will update on Saturdays) URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT: my 5.5-year old blog NEITHER IMPORTANT NOR URGENT: Time Bomb: an old-school fanfic from 2013-14 Bookish Update Time: The Remnant by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins (Left Behind, #13 in chronological order) (What chapter am I on now? Chapter 10) Currently doing 1 chapter per night to help keep the progress boosting... (FAILED!) What I am grateful for today: rain Over and out!
  6. Day 15: I was up 30 minutes late than scheduled, did my devo, got ready for the day, and just went straight to the computer lab to take a receptive exam. It took me 45 minutes to complete the test, but man the timing was too rushed. The actual time left was 70 minutes, so I came in a few minutes late and submitted a few minutes before class is over. I was too tired mentally to translate from ASL to English. I was affectedly drunk because of the condensed version I was trying to do retell in my own words, but I just ended up being too stressed out due to time constraints. After the test, I had time to read an article for oceanography homework. Then, we came up with a topic for the presentation at the last minute. Then, I did a paragraph for oceanography after listing out traits of all invertebrates. Then, I did a one-on-one meeting. Now it is raining, I am starving. I wasted $2 on nothing and then $2 more on an ice cream sandwich. It took me 1 hour to come home by car due to traffic. I am not taking a bachelor in applied science because it takes too much work, so I don't want to waste two more years of stupid education, okay?! I want to take a gap year and then use another year hopefully for American Idol. If the judges don't want me to go back to California after seven years, I'd rather look for a lifetime partner to marry. If he rejected a purposal to marraige and we break up because of differences in each other, I'd gonna have a one-night stand, commit an abortion a month later, and then suicide while watching porn. I don't wanna die from the post-abortion stress syndrome. I just don't need to end my life so badly and rot in the pit of hell, okay. I have other things to work on to be more productive all in the name of God Almighty. An associate in arts and sciences are just the way it is... I would use my degree without a concentration to compete with the Hollyweirdos back in California. I am not there just so to do bad things like sexual immorality. I am there to get serious about making it to the top. I am THERE to WIN... IT... ALL! We had dinner and then... we kept arguing about the payment plan for the last of the tution over the summer. Because of the music, I am feeling much better now due to writing new content on my journal I got from Goodwill last August and checking the forums. Projects: IMPORTANT AND URGENT: Term Paper (will be due the day after Memorial Day) and Cultural Contact Paper (due on June 10) for ASL and Oceanography Group Project (It is official! The presentation topic will be focused on the Marine Mammal Protection Act of Orcas.) IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT: core study guide (3 entries left to go!), 100 Days of Thanks (63% complete), and The Science of the Christian Life (still 55% complete and will update on Saturdays) URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT: my 5.5-year old blog NEITHER IMPORTANT NOR URGENT: Time Bomb: an old-school fanfic from 2013-14 Bookish Update Time: The Remnant by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins (Left Behind, #13 in chronological order) (What chapter am I on now? Chapter 10) Currently doing 1 chapter per night to help keep the progress boosting... (FAILED!) What I am grateful for today: the music itself Over and out!
  7. If I have changed at all since quitting gaming, I don't know... it really has been a long time. I didn't even remember when was the last time I was on the computer screen obsessively for how long... at the earliest, I would say age 12 when parental controls from Windows Vista kicked me out for no apparent reason other than just being accountable. However, at the latest, I believe it was around age 20 when I quit the Internet account-wise (still keeping Google and Facebook moderately, anything else is on hold until I feel way much better mentally due to drama). The last actual time I did relapsed while planning to quit gaming for good because of school is Saturday, April 27, 2019. I know... I deleted the stupid app a day or two late from scheduled. Sorry. I am the better person I became today than I did as a child being obsessed with TV, Hollywood, and um... - no-not-Madison-Avenue - Radio Disney. Ah! The nostalgia... Here you go: https://2000ish.tumblr.com/ This is what my childhood is like back in the day because I'm a late '90s baby and I grew up in that era before Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms got overrated by the time I was in high school.
  8. The Remnant (Left Behind, #13 in chronological order) by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
  9. How do you stop yourself from gaming? I sensed that the more important priorities - like school - are in the way for now. Are there preventative measures you can set for yourself? I already deleted The Sims Freeplay app 2 weeks ago, but I just don't want to be tempted to watch YouTube anymore. I have to deny the cravings until I get nearly two weeks off of school (transitioning from spring to summer term) when I have time to catch up with anyone and hopefully finish the playlist in time for graduation. Did you lose friends when quitting gaming? No. Nothing is wrong with relationships in real life, but online? It's mixed.
  10. P.S. for Day 14: My sister will be coming home on Saturday instead of Friday. I am soo excited to see her again since I was all prepped up to welcome her back. 😀
  11. Day 14: I woke up 7 minutes later than immediately scheduled. I made my bed (well, barely) and drank a bit of water. I did my devo, drank coffee, got dressed, and walked around the front and side yard of the house. I took a catnap for 20 minutes before I had breakfast. I spent 25 stars on a soy latte. Finally! I had my homework revised before class. After hours of well you know it happens on Tuesdays when I have classes and Tuesday fellowship, Dad and I went over to get burgers, fries, and water for a decent but organic amount of money. He paid the mortgage via a visit to the bank and Mom is like "he is taking away some money off of my account for no reason." I tried Nut-Thins and watched a bit of Master Chef Jr. on FOX. I finished chapter 15 of the oceanography textbook and got ready for bed. I know I don't need a time to read since my brain is running slow right now. Okay. Good night, world! See you in 1 day. Projects: IMPORTANT AND URGENT: Term Paper (will be due the day after Memorial Day) and Cultural Contact Paper (due on June 10) for ASL and Oceanography Potential Presentation Topics (Plastic Waste: Cause, Effect, and Solution in Oceans; Cascadia Subduction Zone: Magnitude 9 Earthquake and Tsunami; Renewable Sources for Tidal and Wave Energy) (I have a day left to do one paragraph.) IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT: core study guide (4 entries left to go!), 100 Days of Thanks (62% complete), and The Science of the Christian Life (still 55% complete and not updating the progress anytime until further notice once when workload lightens up - actually will reluctantly update on days I don't go to school especially on Saturdays) URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT: my 5.5-year old blog NEITHER IMPORTANT NOR URGENT: Time Bomb: an old-school fanfic from 2013-14 Bookish Update Time: The Remnant by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins (Left Behind, #13 in chronological order) (What chapter am I on now? Chapter 10) Currently doing 1 chapter per night to help keep the progress boosting... (FAILED!) What I am grateful for today: fruit rather than junk food (which I highly desired physically) Over and out!
  12. Natalie

    [[Template core/front/global/prefix is throwing an error. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]] What's defines a Video Game and what does not?

    Would visual novels be considered video games? No. Visual novels count as a graphic novel. Would social VR be video games? No. Social VR is a type of an esport. What really defines what a video game is? A video game is the most interactive form of the electronic media you used to get your hands on. What defines a video game to you? To me, a video game is like a program that was insert-able and/or downloadable into either a computer or a console. What does not define a video game to you? As a form of escapism because I'm not used to go on a chatbox while playing something really intense all at the same time. Fun fact: DeviantArt promoted Overwatch back in 2016. Why do think that is? It seems everyone in my generation is doing it when I was growing up from Halo to Grand Theft Auto to Call of Duty to World of Warcraft to Minecraft to Overwatch to Pokemon GO to lately Fortnite. *sigh* Life is not a game, let it sink in.
  13. Let us know who you are, where you're from and why you want to quit games. What's your main goal now that you've quit? Hi. My name is Natalie. I'm from the United States of America. The reason why I want to quit games is because school took over my life right now. My main goal now that I have quitted gaming around is to hopefully be prepared for the upcoming gap year after college graduation. In other words, I have a detox period before I plan to give a year. Contact My Blog
  14. @AssellusPrimus Do your best and don't give up!
  15. Day 13: I got up and got ready for the day. I had breakfast. I got to school, but guess what? I didn't pay for a stupid bottle of chocolate milk. The vending maching was jammed because of size and I want my $2.35 back as a refund! Anyways, we had a test today for ASL. I still get a somewhat okay job, but I hope the grade will be better than the last. In between classes, I just chilled since I didn't feel like study. No games today! Just browsing over the Internet and checking other people's forums on Game Quitters. I turned in both forms for the oceanography field trip because I knew I will be coming to Alki Beach rather than the MAST Center. I had never been to Alki in a long time since I was in high school. Believe me, who wants a scoop of strawberry shortcake ice cream on June 23 there?! I do, have you? Then, after class, I had lunch followed by an hour of vocal lessons. After that, I spent 3 hours on homework. I was rushed enough to get everything turned in on time, but I am tired enough to go home. I want to redeem the stupid 25 golden stars on a soy latte at Starbucks. I need to do it right now before June 1. Ugh! The coffee shop was closed for the day. There is just no way I could redeem but to "check back later" for the very next day or so. What a bunch of early birds... I came straight back home instead. Today, my cousin just had a baby girl less than almost three months after my other cousin had a son. Who is having a kid next? Most likely Jessa from the reality show on June 6, followed by Kendra sometime in autumn. Me? I am beginning to feel a lot like a barren virgin, eventually ending up an old maid by age 35. I don't want to be medically motherless. I want to ask God to not only continue my monthly cycle, but also find a lifetime partner for me alone. When I get home, I chilled for a bit before doing the devo an hour or so earlier than what I usually fell into. Then, we had dinner. And then I copied and changed a bit of the morning/evening routine to best suit my needs. Here's the link: https://gamequitters.com/a-guide-to-quit-gaming-for-one-year/ I showered tonight and did the new usual night routines. I don't need to watch television, which is good. I got into my pajamas, drank milk, did vitamins, brushed teeth, dimmed the lights, read, and went to sleep. I will see you tomorrow. Good night! Projects: IMPORTANT AND URGENT: Term Paper (will be due the day after Memorial Day) and Cultural Contact Paper (due on June 10) for ASL and Oceanography Potential Presentation Topics (Plastic Waste: Cause, Effect, and Solution in Oceans; Cascadia Subduction Zone: Magnitude 9 Earthquake and Tsunami; Renewable Sources for Tidal and Wave Energy) (I have 2 days left to do one paragraph.) IMPORTANT BUT NOT URGENT: core study guide (4 entries left to go!), 100 Days of Thanks (61% complete), and The Science of the Christian Life (still 55% complete and not updating the progress anytime until further notice once when workload lightens up) URGENT BUT NOT IMPORTANT: my 5.5-year old blog NEITHER IMPORTANT NOR URGENT: Time Bomb: an old-school fanfic from 2013-14 Bookish Update Time: The Remnant by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins (Left Behind, #13 in chronological order) (What chapter am I on now? Chapter 9) Did not read further for 9 days straight... will do 1 chapter per night to help keep the progress boosting What I am grateful for today: an idea that struck me during a devo in which led me to something more productive to begin and end the day right Over and out!
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