I like less than half of you half as much as I should like, and I like more than half of you half as much as you deserve.
Greetings, mortals. Some of you may be wondering who the heck I am. I feel it's time to write up a half-decent blog about who I am, and what I do.
Basically, I'm an American who's lived in China my entire life. Yes, my entire life. You can call me "Jordan" if you like, or "COT", or just "CrazyOldTeenager". I'm into a number of games, but because of my really lame PC, I can't get most of the good ones. Some of the games I currently play (or played at one point) include:
Age of Empires II + Conquerors' Expansion
ArmA: CWA (currently playing)
Battle for Middle Earth + ROTWK Expansion
Battlefield 2 (loved that one, but Multiplayer never worked. I might have better luck with 2142)
Halo PC (currently playing)
M&B Warband (currently playing)
Star Wars: Battlefront II (currently playing)
Star Wars: Empire at War + FOC Expansion
Another reason I can't play some games is because of lag issues, mainly because I live here in China, which by the way, has the lamest freaking internet in the universe. Unfortunate as it may be, many Western companies don't operate here, due to the fact that their Chinese competitors tend to make pathetic clones of their beloved products. Heck, there's even a ripoff for Arm and Hammer baking soda. While there are a few good quality games that a lot of Chinese play, my PC does not meet the requirements for most of them. In the meantime, I'll just keep saving up for my new PC, and hope that PlanetSide 2 eventually sets up servers for China and the rest of Asia.
BOOOOM HEADSHOT!! :P
My mother runs a forum dedicated to those who are using diet therapy as a means of controlling epileptic seizures. One of the users on my mother's forum, Heather, has a daughter with epilepsy. Her daughter, Devyn has Angelman's syndrome, and is on the Modified Atkins diet to control her seizures. She's an amazing little girl who's been brave and strong throughout her battle with epilepsy. Devyn has a service dog, who helps her during seizures and her everyday activities. She is also accompanied by an aid, since Devyn's condition impairs her speech abilities.
Unfortunately, the school Devyn studies at has refused to allow her service dog to school, stating that a student may only have a service dog if they are able to verbally command the dog. Devyn's aid on the other hand, is perfectly able to control the dog, and has stated on numerous occasions that she'd do whatever it takes to accompany Devyn to school. However, the school still stubbornly refuses to allow her dog access into the school. Not only is the school denying a student her medical needs, and barring Devyn from getting her education, this is also a case of brutal discrimination against an individual who suffers from a physical and neurological disability.
We need your help to sign a petition so this situation will change and Devyn will not be denied the medical service dog that doctors have determined she needs.
The Petition: Change.org
You can read up more about Angelman's syndrome here: En.wikipedia.org's_syndrome
Hi everybody! I'm a huge fan of Warband, and I'm also a huge fan of LOTR. I found a LOTR mod for Warband called "The Veiled Stars", but unfortunately, the first version hasn't been finished yet. You can all check it out here at Forums.taleworlds.com So far, the team's work has been very high-quality, and it's being developed at an astonishing level of speed.
Epilepsy. This is the name of a mysterious and unpredictable illness that is regarded with fear and superstition in many countries around the world. Imagine that if your brain is a computer, epilepsy would be massive power surge. During an epileptic seizure, the person it affects will often have little to no control over what their body does. While the disease itself is usually not dangerous, the symptoms can be very frightening. Typical symptoms include loss of consciousness, convulsion (body shaking), locked bones and muscles, and loss of speech. Rarer but more serious symptoms vary from respiratory malfunctions, to intense pain for no apparent reasons.
My mother is a leader in a team of volunteers called Healing Young Hearts. We train other volunteers about how to help children who are suffering from emotional trauma, and our work has recently turned to helping those who suffer from leukemia and epilepsy.
You can see our website at: Healingyounghearts.org
Every year on March 26, people around the world don purple garments in remembrance of those who suffer from epilepsy. China held it's first official Purple Day on March 26, 2011. The event was held and organized by the Heilongjiang Children's Center, as well as the Healing Young Hearts team. I will be uploading some pictures from the 2012 Purple Day event, so feel free to comment on them.
Wikipedia Article about Purple Day: En.wikipedia.org
Hi Everybody! I am an American who's lived in China for pretty much all of my life, so I don't really consider myself a yankee, :D. I am also fond of Star Wars and LOTR, they are both pretty awesome.
I also really enjoy locating bloopers, especially those concerning Star Wars.
Did you know that....
Jar Jar was the real founder of the Empire? Search your feelings ModDB member, and you will know it to be true.
When Darth Maul returned in CW Season 4, he was a eunuch? Unless somebody learned how to make a prosthetic...never mind.
The Clone Wars TV series has tons of stupid errors and bloopers? For example, Onaconda Farr is dies in Episode 15 of Season 2. Yet strangely enough, he is around in Episode 11 of Season 3. What in the world...?
See what I mean by *bloopers*?