Category Archives: College

Forgotten Worlds of Fantasy

Even though many people here go at a young age, after 21 years I finally was able to experience Disney World and Universal Studios for myself. My father said that he always wanted to vacation there as a family before, but as an ex-Enron employee, things never quite came together and before he knew it, I was going to college. After earning my undergraduate degree and selling my soul to medical school’s curriculum with its miserly vacation time, my parents … Continue reading

What Star Trek Tells About Humanity

So I just got back from watching the new Star Trek movie, Star Trek Into Darkness. As someone who never really watches movies unless they have the name “Star Trek” or “Harry Potter” in the title, going to a movie is usually an experience for me that prompts reflection (often annoyingly during the film) as to whether or not I am actually enjoying myself and why I am enjoying myself– it’s something I cannot help… I’m a scientist. As for … Continue reading

Adrift Between Signposts

I have been pretty content lately as my life goes on. I recently earned my Bachelors of Science, straightened out everything to start medical school in the Fall, and moved out of my apartment in Dallas to spend the Summer at my parents’ house in Houston. For the past few years, most of my summers have been at least partially “busy”– either due to studying for entrance exams or taking classes to stay ahead; it’s kind of nice to have … Continue reading

Something Eternal

It is astounding to think about just how large of an impact MMOs have had on my life. Or rather, perhaps it is more staggering to think about just how completely the online world has become intertwined with my daily life as a result of playing such games. As I have stated numerous times on this blog, I feel that I have led very rich lives in MMOs– so much so that these lives have granted me long-term friends both … Continue reading

What You Leave Behind

As I type this, it really feels strange to think that by the time this post will be published, I will be a college graduate. At this point, I have shared with you guys both the beginning of my college life, and now the end. For four years you have read my hopes, my obstacles, and my moments of enjoyment as I pushed my way through college life. As I can see the end of this life on the horizon … Continue reading

Life in the F4s L4n3!1

Months ago, I was idling in the #onigiri IRC channel that I frequent when I saw a message directed to me. Acy, the wacky channel throw-rug with chickens on the brain, left a single link in the otherwise quiet chatroom: “bokmaren revenge ovo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuuKt7GiCew.” I watched the video and simply laughed at this pathetic excuse for a “revenge” towards me (for what, I am not certain). Little did I know at the time just how completely it would infect my … Continue reading

The Evolution of Ragnarok

2006. Roughly seven years ago, I started my adventure. With an outdated laptop and poor Internet connection, Ragnarok Online was my first real MMORPG. At a time where chat rooms and MSN Messenger was new to me, I had no idea what the world of MMOs held for me as I created a character on one of the most recognized games among online gamers. Truth be told, I was three years late to the party and the land of Rune Midgard … Continue reading

Prelude’s End

Despite the fact that I have one more semester of undergraduate college left, I can say with certainty now that I am done. I am done with the long prologue that precludes my medical education and ultimate career. Gone are the days of dabbling between courses and internships hoping to be a strong candidate to enter the privileged field of medicine– I am a medical student now! Having expressed my anxiousness to receive a final word about my fate in … Continue reading

To the Future of Dreams

I hope I am not the only one who recognizes the song from which I borrowed the title of this post… it is a nice song! At any rate, as with most songs that are meaningful to me, one would likely not understand why I like it so much without the understanding the context in which I first heard it. This song however comes from Mana Khemia as an opening to the school in which the game takes place– a … Continue reading

A New School

It’s finally done! Alright, perhaps our new layout is not 100% finished, but it is certainly complete enough to air so that I may start collecting feedback– when making this new theme, I had to do a couple things differently in my programming sandbox than I would on this server so finally putting it into use will give me a better idea about what needs work. First off, how do you like the new layout? I got sick of modifying … Continue reading

Page 1 of 512345