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I've been kind of dead for a while.

Yeah.

Too busy with life and school and family and a million other things I can't talk about or explain because there's nothing I can really say.

I really miss doing the things I did, though. I just wish I could have more time to do them, but I'm busy with too many things and I find myself not having space for all of them.

You can usually find me on Twitter MasterMind777 or Gtalk me mastermind7771@gmail.com. Those two methods of communication are always open.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go die again.
  • Listening to: Silence
Lotta stuff happened in the past few months. Lost a good bit of my papercraft collection. Spent two months hunting moths. I have a hardwood floor now, so they're trapped outside. Take that!

School has been hectic with IB, but I'm still alive.

I also finally bought a bunch of parts and assembled my desktop computer, so there's that. But that was because my laptop died. So I guess I also lost a bunch of WIP papercrafts. And my camera broke this summer, so I can't take pictures of any crafts I build. All of my papercrafting is currently indefinitely on hold. (Like I had time anyway... ^_^ )

On another note, I have been playing Brawl again recently, so if anyone feels like challenging me to a few games or whatever, just leave a comment and I'll hopefully get to it when I have time and you're still interested.

That's all for now... x_x
  • Listening to: Silence
  • Playing: Donkey Kong 64
I am currently dismantling my room due to a huge moth problem that developed while I was on vacation. And I found a dead moth in my ceramic Creeper D:

I am now psychologically obligated to throw out any of my papercrafts with holes large enough to conceivably fit a moth. Goodbye, Dorrie. Goodbye, Spindel. Count Bleck. Half-finished SSBB Mario. And others.

You will be missed ;_;

EDIT: Not Lifesize Mew as well! TT_TT Although Dorrie seems to be empty...
  • Listening to: Pandora radio stations (Daft Punk, deadmau5, etc.)
  • Reading: No time for that, taking apart my room
  • Watching: moths. And my room slowly being dismantled.
  • Playing: No time for that, taking apart my room
  • Eating: No time for that, taking apart my room
  • Drinking: No time for that, taking apart my room
Thank God for sugar. I'm currently fueling myself with a spoonful of sugar every hour or so. ( ゚ヮ゚) I'm all right, I think. Just twitching occasionally. I need to do these two assignments I should have done last week. I'd have done them when I was supposed to, but I was doing homework for other classes and I have an averse fear of doing any work at home. Haha, oh well.
  • Listening to: Pandora radio stations (Daft Punk, deadmau5, etc.)
  • Reading: the info sheet for an EA3 assignment due Monday...
  • Watching: Matlab installing.
  • Playing: too late, no more time for that!
  • Eating: pure sugar. Lots and lots of sugar.
  • Drinking: the occasional RC Cola.
Turns out I didn't do any stuff this summer because I had stuff to do. Go figure.
  • Listening to: the tires screeching on the roads of Amman
  • Reading: all my summer reading/work that I put off...
  • Watching: the sights and attractions and stuff.
  • Playing: too late, no more time for that!
  • Eating: lots of good Jordanian food.
  • Drinking: a variety of delicious, fresh juices.
No more school for two months. I guess I can do stuff now.
  • Listening to: the whirr of my laptop's fan
  • Reading: this mood
  • Watching: the lines of moving light that make up the display
  • Playing: on my Nexus One
  • Eating: Pickle chips
  • Drinking: RC Cola
I recently learned of this great site called Swagbucks. It lets you make money for searching the web as you normally do. Each search has a chance of getting you Swag Bucks, which are like points. Once you get enough Swag Bucks, you can redeem them for prizes. The best one there is a $5 Amazon gift card. It costs 450 Swag Bucks, and each winning search earns you 10 Swag Bucks, except on Mega Swag Bucks Day (more on that later).

I make at least $10 every two weeks - a month. I've gotten $45 in Amazon credit so far after using it for about 2-3 months. It's easy to use, just search the web normally and you'll win randomly. Searching isn't the only way to win, though- they've got many other things that can let you earn more Swag Bucks.

On Tuesdays, Swagbucks has the Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays, where people post a creative tweet with a given phrase, and the winning tweets are awarded Swag Bucks.

Thursdays are Twitter Trivia, where you can answer Trivia questions on Twitter for Swag Bucks to the first correct responders, with the prizes on the questions getting higher and having a smaller winner cap.

Friday is Mega Swag Bucks Day, and here's the deal- on random searches, sometimes you won't win the usual 10 Swag Bucks, but rather a Mega Bill. You can get 20, 30, 50, 100, 500, or even 1000 Swag Bucks from one search! Each MSBD holds over 400,000 Swag Bucks in Mega Bills ready to be given out to the lucky winners.

Aside from the special events, sometimes there will be Swag Codes. These codes give you extra Swag Bucks when you enter them on the site. The Swag Guy will release these codes through the Twitter feed, the Facebook fan page, and on the blog. Occasionally there will also be Swag Code Hunts, where you have to find the letters to a code hidden in several locations. The key to getting a lot of Swag Codes is to check the Twitter, Facebook, and Blog, because Swag Codes can be released at any time of day. Keep your eye out for those - they're a nice bonus. :) There's also a Widget that hints when a Swag Code is released - or even has a code inside! Make sure to get the toolbar as well, some messages from The Swag Guy will have codes in them as well. Lastly, subscribe to the monthly newsletter to get a Swag Code every month!

There are also several extra ways to win. The Special Offers page lets you make extra Swagbucks by completing tasks, such as downloading a program or signing up for a service. They also have tasks to complete (usually involving searching or testing things) and some promotional videos to watch. (By the way, I've discovered a way to get more Swag Bucks from videos! Just refresh and watch the videos again- they disappear after a while, but while they're up, you can click play and just let them play. I usually get credited for watching the video 5-6 times.)

Inside the Special Offers page is a section called No Obligation offers. If you skip all of those offers, you can earn Swag Bucks just for going through them! You can do this every day now, too!

If you're feeling lucky or have a few leftover Swag Bucks after a purchase, you can enter the Swagstakes to try and win good prizes. Right now, they have a Swagstakes for $2500 to Amazon. It's limited to the first 50,000 to purchase an entry, so as to lower the odds. Some Swagstakes are even for more Swagbucks!

If you have some old phones or games, you can trade them in to Swagbucks and get more Swag Bucks for your donation. I've never used this function, not really having an old phone or game, but it's also a pretty good way to earn.

If you shop online, you can make extra SBs while you're at it! Simply go to the shop and earn section and make your purchase(s). The Swag Bucks will be awarded to you once the order is verified. The supported stores list is growing, and they already have stores like Walmart, Target, and even iTunes! You can get extra Swag Bucks for buying the music you already get!

Come on, what have you got to lose? Start earning money today for doing what you already do!

Sign up at bit.ly/cUMbcT and get 30 Swag Bucks to start!
  • Listening to: the tune in my head, but I'm wearing earbuds.
  • Reading: this journal for mistakes
  • Watching: the lines of moving light that make up the display
  • Playing: on my G1 after flashing OpenEclair 1.2.2
  • Eating: Eclairs. No pun intended. I really am. Or was...
  • Drinking: nothing. You think I'd ruin the taste of eclairs?
Hey, can you do me a favor? Some of my friends started a site for lots of stuff, like games, sheet music, drawings, etc. and they're trying to get people to join it. So, will you please join? All you have to do is take 2 minutes and join. Plox? (IMPORTANT: Put the location as 'mastermind777' so they can tell who got the most followers, because they've got this small 'contest' to see who can get the most people to join, and that person will get the title of 'Recruiter'.)

f4u2.webs.com/