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About Bladesinger

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    Hi there. Online I usually go by Vincent but on here I feel safe enough to put my real name. I'm sixteen years old, and I'm going to be a junior next year in high school. I love singing dancing , and acting (I've taken classes for all three!) and I love going to church.
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  1. Though I have stayed away from masturbation from a while, it still, of course, remains an ongoing temptation. many days are quite easy now that I've begun to live without it, but some days there is pressure. I have found this subreddit to be a useful resource: NoFap—even if you don't use Reddit, it is encouraging and many guys share tips and stories on how to stay pure. It is not a Christian community (that is to say, most people on it are not Christians), and it is very informal, but if you guys need extra support, taking a look at this might be a good idea for you and of course my inbox is open
  2. Welcome Arlene and Shayna
  3. You're right... Y2K, from what I've heard, does sound pretty hilarious. I'd guess it was akin to the 2012 Mayan Calendar Doomsday thing... which was similarly laughable. BUT in fourth grade I won a walkman from my teacher and I used it a lot! ...That is, until it broke. Anyway, sorry for going off-topic. I've hastily crafted a greeting card for Wesley. I hope you like it, Wes!
  4. Well, I mean he said '05/'06 and I was born in January 2000, so... yeah. Haha
  5. Yeah, it has been pretty quiet as of late. But yes, we have a great community
  6. Granted. You now have all the time in the world... Literally. You don't die until the sun swallows the Earth. Morbid. I wish I were in Idaho right now.
  7. oh yes, lots of it! In the last 24 hours, have you chewed gum?
  8. Welcome back! I've been here for about a year and a half. I was 5 when you first joined here, so I definitely don't remember you...! Hahaha. But yeah, welcome
  9. I want to be a choral director. I've always loved choir. I may change my mind, though; I wanted to be an architect for years, then a game designer, but right now I'm feeling a strong pull towards music My goal is to get a master's degree in conducting or pedagogy so I can conduct at a university, or maybe even be a professional conductor outside of a school. I love choir aaaaahhh
  10. So, for my research paper in English 102 I'm writing on Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (so, of course, I'm reading that currently)—fantastic read—but for one of my sources I borrowed from my professor Passionate Declarations by Howard Zinn. I've only read chapter three ("Violence and Human Nature"), as it seems to be the only chapter pertinent to my essay, but it was super intriguing! I want to talk about it for a second somewhere, anywhere, so I'll use this as my outlet. It explained that people from a variety of disciplines tend to point toward history as evidence that violence is in human nature. Zinn says this tendency suggests that compelling evidence cannot be found in the disciplines themselves, whether from psychology, zoology, biosociology, etc. Furthermore, even history itself, with its plethora of wars, doesn't support that war is natural for us humans. If such violence were really a part of our nature, then war would be perpetual, and it would occur in every culture, as human nature surely encompasses all cultures. However, it is not so. He asserts that violence is virtually always motivated by circumstance. I thought that insight was very interesting, valuable, and, well, true. If any of you particularly likes reading nonfiction, though I have only read about 15 pages of it, Passionate Declarations might be a good read. Zinn's writing pulled me right in
  11. Nope, sorry... Yoda?
  12. CMH, you're pretty cool and intelligent and I liked reading your posts. I'm sad you'll be gone. I know we didn't talk or anything but yeah, if you need to leave, then go ahead I know you'll do great in life, and you're so right, God teaches so much through experience and sharing His own love. Farewell
  13. I was listening to choral music and I came across this song called When David Heard by Eric Whitacre. Eric is very well-known in the choral composing world, and apparently Eric was commissioned to write this song for the Brigham Young University (BYU) singers. He spent a year writing it. The song is about King David when he learns of his son Absalom's death. The story it is based upon is found in II Samuel chapter 18. I read the chapter as I was listening to the piece and it is sooo sad and powerful. I think Eric did an exceptional job of capturing the emotion and the pain that King David must have felt. I encourage you guys to listen to it and tell me what you think. The BYU Singers' recording of the song can be found here.
  14. My sister has that book and I think I might borrow it from her soon. I haven't seen the movie. Right now I'm in the middle of re-reading Endgame by James Frey in preparation to read the sequel. It is definitely one of my favorite books. The storyline is so captivating. Hunger Games-esque, but higher stakes and more modern. In the last few days I read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, and at Thanksgiving my uncle said he's reading it, too, so that was a funny coincidence. Tons of '80s references in the book. Like, tons tons. And for about a week before that I was reading Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce. I liked the story a lot, though it seemed a bit childish in voice for me, but I still think I'll read the sequels, because I did enjoy it. I'm also side reading Will the Real Heretics Please Stand Up? by David Bercot. I'm learning a lot from it. A lot of early Christian history in there. I really like it.
  15. I have Green and Black by Ted Dekker, but I haven't read them. I started reading the former in middle school, but I didn't like it. It was kinda gross and dark, too much for my preteen self. Maybe I'll come back to it eventually. But for now I still don't know if I'd enjoy it. I love that book!