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Faith
theamyrlin
School is really tiring me out. I spent Wednesday night from 11:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. writing a paper on video game violence, and had to wake up the next morning at 7 a.m. to finish it. I finished it, though, and was pretty pleased with the finished product. My teacher also thought it was reasonably good; she mentioned a couple of things I needed to fix, which I managed to do this morning before going to the movies. Revised version is right here, for any who are interested in that kind of thing.

I also had an oral presentation on Thursday about bibliography cards, and was going through it really quickly when I got a call from my friend that takes notes for me in history. My phone is set to auto answer, so it will automatically answer after three rings. I have the earpiece hooked up to my ear at all times, so there was no avoiding it. It was pretty embarrassing, but I managed (hopefully) to smooth everything over. I probably did look really ridiculous talking about bibliography cards and then all of a sudden saying, "Hello?... yeah, OK, cool. So I will see you Tuesday? all right. Bye."

I got 40/50 on the first part of my history test. Part two is also 50 points, so if I get full credit on that (and I probably will since it was the take-home essay) I will have scored 90/100 which is still an A. My teacher does offer extra credit in the form of quizzes after educational videos, so if I could make that up that way, I could probably have 100% in the class. The multiple-choice part was cake, but I got sort of fried on the matching and geography parts. I really don't think I can keep the Hittites, the Semites, the Sumerians, and the Babylonians straight to save my life -- and it cost me a lot of points.

Today, I saw 50 First Dates with my sister Kristine and Cecilia. It was really cute. It was funny, sweet, and very original and non-cliché. Great stuff.

I'm pretty excited about the release of Roswell on DVD. I have to wait next month to buy third season Angel, though, as per my current budget won't allow the purchase of both. I really liked the first season; I don't care what anyone else says. I even liked Darla Tupolsky when she came back and was all CRAZY. So much goodness.

In other news, my brother is being a fantastic jerk to his wife, who is sick in the hospital, and in lots of pain. He told her he doesn't want to see her, and that he needs to have some space, blah blah blah he thinks he has jumped into marriage too soon, blah blah blah. He didn't even see her today on Valentine's Day. Jerk. I hope that Jennifer is doing OK. She definitely does not need this on top of what she is already going through right now.

I better get going. I have to prepare a lesson for church tomorrow. It's on persistence, which is what I need to do to get this done. :-)

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Re: I read your paper...

Justin, I knew you would probably disagree with my paper. You should know, though, that the prompt I was supposed to answer wasn't "do YOU agree with what was said in the article" but, "was the author effective in reaching her target audience?" The author, Daphne White, wrote the article "It's Not Just a Toy, It's an Indoctrination" specifically to target parents of young children. To say that she didn't, and to say that she wasn't effective in reaching them, would not be answering the prompt.

Myself, I don't believe that the government should control every little thing. The government is there to keep us safe, but it is not there to control every little aspect of our lives. I don't believe that video game violence is necessarily "responsible" for the violent actions of children. Like you, I agree that parents should be responsible for what is happening in their own homes. Just so you know, my paper was not a poke at the evilness of video games.

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That monumentally sucks about your brother. I hope he'll smarten up soon.

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