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by duvalia
July 18, 2010

The Internet has opened up a whole new world of anonymity. You can create multiple accounts on countless websites and your friends and family may never know they’re looking at your artwork or reading your writing.

However, this level of anonymity also seems to have given viewers the audacity to say whatever they want about the work posted and even about the poster himself. It’s one thing to have a differing opinion on a piece of work, but there’s no need to be a jerk about it.

After reading my observations, you can comment how I’m not being fair as I only present one side of the story. Or you can say how the view I’ve written is completely wrong and that I’m an ugly moron for having written it. You’re entitled to your opinion, but keep the comments relevant to the topic presented.



By duvalia
July 11, 2010

Living in the world of instant messaging, texting, and constant status updates it’s normal to come across misspelled words and messages like “omg i lyk totally PWNED u!”, “i’ll c u l8r” and “kthx bai”. But if you’re writing a newspaper article or an essay for school? Run a spell check or at least stick the word in a search engine box if you‘re too lazy to look for a dictionary.

Texting someone? Then write whatever way you want. Understandably, it’s a hassle to type whole words out and people expect quick replies. Though sometimes it can be annoying when unknown acronyms start popping up and you have to search the internet for what they mean.

But to be fair, I’m a horrible speller who still manages to screw up the written English language. So for the most part, poor grammar and lack of correctly spelled words doesn’t bother me. Key words being “for the most part”. We all have our pet peeves. At the top of my list…

Trending topic: #yourlame

I click the link and ninety-eight percent of tweets are “#yourlame because” whatever lame reason.

You fail because of your lame grammar.



July 8, 2010

OK, Let's get the information straight here...Cleveland offered $30 Million MORE than any of the other teams including the HEAT. They signed a bunch of max contracts to surround LeBron with better players the past couple of years. Now they are stuck with those contracts with no flexilibilty to help improve their team. They did have the best record in the league and were Title contenders for the past 4 years were they not?
So let me get this straight: LeBron James wanted a better chance at winning an NBA Championship?
Man, give me a break.
It wasn't about having better players at this point, it was getting a BETTER COACH. Phil Jackson took over a Laker Team from Del Harris with pretty much the same personnel and won a title. Kobe could have joined another team & made more $ elsewhere when he was a FA in 2004 when Shaq left. It's not a question about 'Hating'. It's LOYALTY that i have issues with.
By the way, what is he the King of anyway?

The world wonders...



By duvalia
July 4, 2010

I’m all for the world of technology… First off, posting this for all of you to read would be impossible without it. Secondly, I’m an avid gamer, which means hooking up a console, a flat screen TV, and the added stereo system to enhance my gaming experience. And who can forget the wonderful air conditioner, which keeps you nice and cool on a hot summer’s day.

As you can see, I have a deep appreciation for the advancements mankind has made, but these things never come without some sort of unconventional price tag.

Cellphones…connecting people all around the world with the press of a button! Annnnnd… alienating the people sitting next to each other on the couch.

Here’s the situation…

You look around the room as your companions click away on their cell phones. Then feeling stupid since you’re just sitting there doing nothing, you decide to pick your phone up as well. Now you have a silent room of friends more in tune with what’s happening out there. But being glued to your phone is understandable in certain situations like you’re expecting a call, are on call for your job, or even if there’s a lull in conversation.

But if someone’s actually talking to you, it’s common courtesy to place aside your phone to at least let them finish their sentence. Otherwise, you “lose your connection“. The person sits there feeling like you obviously have better people to talk to or that you honestly don’t care what he has to say.

It’s great to get the latest status updates, news feeds, and tweets from friends and family… but don’t forget to connect with the people right in front of you.