November 29, 2012
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Working on my second book while I attempt to forget the first one, to properly prepare for the third draft. For my second book, I decided to start with an outline. Not an easy feat as I constantly hold back from writing the entire chapter. So far, the outline makes the story-line flow seem more logical and well thought. Details such as conversations and hidden messages will be left to the chapter itself.
Keep it up folks.
December 6, 2011
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Games were always a part of my life, a huge chunk actually, the first game I really got into was gameboy’s Tetris, then I went to role-playing games, strategy games, first person shooter games, multi-player games, and finally MMO’s.
I remember that when I was young my parents thought that my poor grades were caused by my addiction to games, the truth is that I don’t have this addictive personality trait that would cause me to completely dedicate myself to a just one activity.
Later on when I got into college I went on fire in terms of my grades, and ironically, I was playing the most addictive game in gaming history, the famous World of Warcraft.
I was recently sent an e-mail from my sister talking about the negative effects of video games on users, and I realized that most of it was complete nonsense.
This lead me to research the topic further and compare the findings to my own behavior, the following I concluded. Video games do the following:
- Greatly enhance your hand to eye coordination (first person shooters)
- Increases problem solving skills (puzzle games)
- Exposes to different cultures and enables indirect socialization (MMO’s)
- Increases the bond between people (multi-player)
- Reduces stress levels and hostility (when winning or enjoying the game)
- Causes frustration if difficulty surpasses the gamer’s level
- Builds resolve (by making you repeat the level over and over till beaten)
Personally, I’m usually not very competitive when it comes to games, however in some cases I do get incredibly competitive when facing someone close to my level, never when facing someone that clearly outperforms me.
Enjoy your games folks.
November 28, 2011
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I already wrote two posts and it just came to my attention that I forgot to introduce this blog. Well Thinkinglazy is basically a non subject specific blog, I will (initially) be posting random entries about anything that comes in mind, based on your comments and views I might expand further in one of the topics or move on to a similar subject.
As for the author of this blog (me) I am just a random one of seven billion people here on Earth that happens to have the time and required resources (basically a computer and internet access) to post some random thoughts. I am not an expert at at most topics that I will discuss, don’t have any certificates or degrees regarding these issues. However, I do have a degree in psychology and am often described as a rather uniquely strange person, I completely disagree by the way.
I welcome all your comments regarding my posts.
Thank you all for reading.
PS: Any Chuck Norris jokes are welcome as long as they are not offensive to Chuck Norris.