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  1. Alright, remember that time, a long time ago, when I was an admin? Yeah, a good amount of us do. And then I left, well I say I left. If you ask Jamie, he'll say I was demoted. Which is half right, as much as saying, "I resigned" is only half true. You see, near the end of my time as an admin, I realized that I don't want to do this anymore. It's not playing Minecraft anymore, it's a job. And at the time the server was a lot more populated, so problems were going on 24/7, and griefers were everywhere. I just wanted to play Minecraft, not stop an argument over who owns that dirt block. (Which was a real argument once.) So, when Jamie demoted me to mod, I said to myself, "Well, if this isn't the initiative to get out of dodge, I don't know what is." Because before, I was putting it off. "Meh, I'll ask next week," and so forth. And to be honest I was a really crappy and immature admin. I now know why there's an actual age minimum, so the server doesn't get another me wasting space. I was lazy, somewhat selfish and pretty cheaty, and I never told the other staff anything about me. All they ever got was my nickname, not even my full name, just my nickname. Nothing else. So after I got demoted to mod I asked about it and got citizen + (which sadly no longer exists). So Jamie's right, he demoted me and that got me to finally let it go, but I made that decision, to let it go. So we're both right. It was a collaborative effort, really. Now you may ask, "Why would you want to ever give admin, it's the best job ever!" Well I'm sure if you have the time and the dedication, it's a great time, but I'm not either of those. Now, I could have just hung around mod, but here's what would have played out: I would have hated Jamie for demoting me, and I'd slowly turn evil. Then I'd do something stupid to get me banned, and then I'd swear revenge on JRCraft and try to hack it and livestream it (You know who you are, Mr. "Let's hack JR and livestream it for the people of JR." But then again you're banned so I doubt you'll be able to read this.) There was a person who DID get banned it swore revenge and sometimes tries to DDOS the server, and he was an admin once. Basically, we all know the line, "You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain." I don't want to be the bad guy, so I left.

    Now, this was brought up by someone who was complaining on the creative server about how he's super helpful and really nice and how he deserves admin but the age limit is stupid and he's totally ready... (You know who you are, too!) and was taking it out on me like it was my fault. I think it was because I crushed his dreams by speaking the truth, but the truth hurts, no way I could have sugar coated it for him... And then he tried to egg me on to say more to probably get me in trouble, but, one does not simply become an admin and not know how to handle an 11 year old with a temper not getting what he wants. So, HOPEFULLY, for those who actually READ the FORUMS will read this, understand the situation, and not have to ask. I mean, it's not like it was a terrible tragedy and I don't want to talk about it. If you ask, I'll tell you. I didn't have a great time and I didn't have the time, so I left. Simply as that. I would have put this in the Life of Iggy but this is online related. Online related goes in this blog. Real life is the Life of Iggy one.

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    Oh, and here's some proof that I'm legit. To find it, go outside from the adminship, then take the first left. Then take a right at the first intersection, and a left at the next. Then go straight on until you hit the NPC museum. Once inside go to the stairs at the back of the entry room, and behind the stairs there's the semi-secret JR Crypt!

  2. Sorry I have been absent so much. I have been trying to heal from a Oblique muscle injury. If you have ever ripped or strained a muscle you know it takes a while and a lot of rest. Rest I am trying to get as well as still take care of my Mom....not easy. I have tried to get on a hour or so but the muscle spasms usually win and I get off line. I have been doing my Facebook game but it only requires the use of the mouse (one hand). I will be on this Saturday at Rob's house. We will be celebrating his birthday. So I hope to see you all then.

    Leslee aka Barb

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    Some of you know what I'm taking about cuz we talked on Skype and you can hear him from the other side of the room. Well for the rest of you, I'm going to explain what this meanie does to me! But he is lucky that I love him...lol

    Today around 2:30 pm home alone rarely happens when it does I am told to lock all doors and to NEVER let anyone inside, well as I thought I locked all the doors and I was on the phone with my lovely mother when...Ethan (boyfriend) comes home early from work. Makes no sound, and sneaking upstairs knowing I was talking to someone. I pause, seeing a shadow of a man coming in my room. I yell "who's there?!" Thinking it was Ethan's dad coming home from the store. The shadow stops...and backs up slowly til I can not see it anymore. So I tell my mother to hold on so I can check it out as soon as I stand up...Ethan jumps out "AHHHHH" I jump up yelling and screaming then started crying my eyes out saying "why? Why would you do that? Ethan comes up to me trying to give me a kiss I won't do it cuz he is a BUTT and I don't kiss BUTTS! Humph he thought it was funny its not funny when someone is so scared they are crying!

    D: see he is evil I tell you EVIL!

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    djjl3000
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    well guys alot has been happening to me recently. i really screwed up a few days ago, i made Sabrina/thexxxruins mad at me. something i shouldn't of said, also my mom had to go to the hospital for the third time in 2 weeks. but its not all bad news, its a nice day today its sunny so i cant complain. also for any of you that don't know my 1 year jr birthday is coming up in june and my 15th real life birthday is in july.

    have a nice day/week/ whatever guys

    peace

    ----- Jordan

    oh forgot one thing thank you frost for the help you have given me in recent days i really owe you dude

    -----Jordan

  3. Thought I'd just ramble for a bit, while I listen to Jamie rock & roll some over on Twitch, puts me in a happy mood ^_^

    For starters, I've rejoined the PNX staff, since I'm clearly still here for a while, and I think I could easily help around the PNX site and servers. I especially want to help with the theme/layout/color scheme of the PNX site, at least getting it to match the main site some in terms of looking clean rather than scattered.

    Why not return to JR? Well I'm still here - just not as staff. Staff members are those that have the time to volunteer their help, and while I could offer the time now, I can't play Minecraft anymore - it literally runs maybe at 2FPS on my system, yet I never see the CPU or GPU spike above 10% while it's running (and yes, I've tried the new launcher, doesn't make any difference there T_T).

    Simply, I can't play Minecraft, so I sure as shit can't offer my help on the server! But I could offer my help on the Steam Servers again, plus I've now got the time to.

    When I say 'I've got the time to', I mean that {Jamie starts playing "What I've Done" ^_^} I'm progressing nicely - when I stepped down from JR, and set on my current path, I weighed 280lbs. I have never weighed that much before in my life - and as an Eagle Scout that downright disappointed me.

    These days, I'm down to 240 - enlisting in the Air Force means I've gotta be under 200 (197 if you wanna get technical). But I'm clearly getting there. By the same token, I'm clearly not dropping pounds like crazy. Zistack suggested a good idea for it, but I couldn't stick to it (essentially fasting to force the excess fat and calories to burn off) since I'm still helping Dad around the part during the day when the rest of the kids are at school.

    But as I said, I'll be around - I've found a home in JR, and I like it here.

    Onto a different thought train, I do still want to get into the Air Force. Why?

    * I'm young, health, and single!

    * I wanna see the world (and not have to pay for it)!

    * I have debt following me, and they'll take care of a lot of it for me.

    * I'll get a paycheck while in Tech school, technically even during Basic though I won't have access to it right away.

    * For the length of the contract I sign, I'll have a guaranteed job!

    That's some basic reasoning. but like I said, I'm halfway there, and getting back into shape. Seems like it's taking a while, but considering it normally takes twice the time to drop weight that it does to put it on, and I had a year and a half put that weight on & have dropped half of it in 4 months, I'd say I'm well on my way! Only gets slightly easier as I go, so I figured I could start helping Caly with the PNX site/servers during the evenings!

    That's it for now, before I introduce a third point and just end up confusing myself, when I wanna go back to watching Jamie rock out! If you're reading this and it's still fresh (less than an hour or so), he might still be playing! http://www.twitch.tv/jrnetwork/new

    You know you wanna click it ;)

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    ComputerGuy365
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    This is Computer's Junk Shed, my blog. It will contain random things.

  4. So, my problem is that I'm having trouble sitting down and studying/learning Algebra. I have the brain power to do it, it's not like it's hard, I actually think it's fun sometimes! I'm just not motivated enough to do it. So, I was suggested to check out math games and stuff. It's all garbage! It's still the same problem, you just added a picture of a cat in the background! It's not any better! The only way to teach something to someone like me is to teach it, without the student knowing it.

    For example, I used to HATE typing. The class that was teaching us to type faster was horrible and boring and was just the worst. Then I came across JRCraft. I then went through the ranks and my need to type faster increased and I actually taught MYSELF how to type. Now I can type like it's nothing. I don't need to look at the keyboard or even the screen sometimes. I never would have learned that in school. I learned that by not knowing I was learning it.

    So, all the games are just a reskin of the problem, and it's crap. Why can't people understand this? I learned the basics of how economy works through Team Fortress 2's hat market! I can usually identify scams and sharking and that sort. I wouldn't learn this stuff in school. I think school's are failing by cramming knowledge into our heads instead of letting us experience the problem in a video game.

    That's all I wanted to say. I was just getting really fed up by these crap games.

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    Once I upgrade my PC, i'm going to be making videos of mainly just games or Source FlimMaker.

    I'm thinking of remaking Meet The Spy into ponies

  6. So if you couldn't tell by the title, I wanna make a let's play of a game. Preferably of one with a story. Look through my Steam library and figure one out, since I don't know what to do :P I'm Armdys [JRTX] if you don't know on Steam, I'll also grab a link for it in a couple mins. But I wanna make a Let's Play for some reason, so help me decide what to play! :P

  7. Well i got up from bed and i got my self ready and stuff , then i went to go on jr creative plot world and i had no connection ,Whats wrong

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  8. Hi all,

    So I felt like updating this community of random strangers on why I had been gone for so long. :) So starting from when I left which was June 29th to be exact. I went to camp. That's where I was up until august 20th. Then I went to my fathers vacation home for 2 weeks without my computer. I went on JR a couple of times. But not that often. Why... Because I wasn't able to play minecraft and I was on an Ipad. Which I hate. So then I returned home to NYC. I had started to move away from Minecraft and into Borderlands 2. I had just gotten my new PC, and I was so thrilled I played about 200 hours of borderlands. Then in about November I started playing a kind of minecraft server called Minecraft Survival Games. Which are Hunger Games based servers.(Won't give out the site info here) Then I started really getting into PC gaming, and I still am now. So I split my time between Steam and Minecraft. I also wasn't around this weekend because of some various activites with friends. So yea that about brings it up to date. Going to write some other blogs soon. :) There fun to write.

  9. 1. ericjjincson got away with killing me by having me tp to him and i was in a lava pit ,which i lost around 15 iron blocks,lots of gold,diamonds,diamond tools,lots of good stuff. 2.i wanted to help people so i was going to sign up and part of it was so i didnt have to worry about stuff like ericjjincson happening again. 3.when they realeased the new jrcraft EVERYTHING IN MY ENTIRE INVENTORY WAS GONE and i was having it good again and i'd filed a report about that, i jump on and nothing was done about it at all. 4. i cant even afford to go premium ; jamie, do you really think kids 14 and down have that much money?!! and also most parents wont pay that much. and with all of this im getting really annoyed and tired of it. oh when ericjjincson killed me i filed 2 reports about it and nothing was done. And im sorry jrcraft people but i dont think i want to play with all of whats happened.

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    Before I start, yes. This will be a rant.

    A piece of work that me and some friends created was taken from the class under the teacher's supervision, not by our group though. So of course she proceeds to blame it on us and commands us to make it again for our next class. Now we have to recreate something that we had almost three weeks to work on in the space of two days. Between the three of us, we have to create the poster and cook shortbread.

    There is only one guy in our group that knows how to cook shortbread. And then, of course, my his grandmother dies, and he's told smack in the middle of a Math test. As if the guy weren't having a bad enough day as it was... Now it is quite likely he will be out of school for a few days, leaving this thing to me and the other person in our group.

    The general point that I'm trying to get to right now is that I'm pissed. Normally I don't complain about things at all, but this just went too far.

    - An enraged Moose.

  10. Welcome back! Mechris445 is here, giving you a long (er) review of an AMAZING indie game he found!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTB0xkkIFQ4&feature=plcp

    Hope you enjoy!

    Oh and, Tim, I'm using my new mike :)

  11. blog-0329270001354390000.pngHey guys!

    Since my last blog post, I've been playing on JR a lot more, that's good. I was even able to attend the staff meeting, so I could catch up on some of the new info. Since Minecon, I haven't been able to play on JR much since there are tests at school... I'm revising like mad for them.

    December is a really hectic month right now (timetable below), so I probably won't be on much. Yet I can guarantee that after the 27th, you'll see more of me.

    I've been working on a new YouTube channel, yet I won't be posting anything until the 27th. Please feel free to subscribe, I can guarantee quality content, since I'm (not really) OCD about that kind of stuff. I'm hoping to get a Blue Yeti microphone, so the sound quality will be awesome.

    Timetable:

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    hi its me bradleyhinson and id like to say high to all the testificets reading this so hi to all of and good bye to the zombies

  12. I've been building my PVP arena, The Temple for a loong while right now (Well I've been really lazy so yeah) and I want to share some of my ideas.

    The arena is in the creative world at the moment, as well.

    So here's how the battle goes:

    Each player will get an enchanted Iron Sword and a full set of Diamond Armor. The enchantments are pretty much random, so luck has a pretty big role in the game. However, the player will also get an enchanted Bow with 20 arrows as well as two Steaks, a potion of Healing and two Cobwebs which can be used to slow the player down if placed "perfectly". But that's not all: the both players will get their own Pig and a Carrot on a Stick. It'll be hopefully pretty funny to see two players with enchanted diamond armor riding Pigs and fighting each other. There will be lots of soul sand in the arena as well.

    Opinions? Any ideas?

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    blog-0090758001352244791.jpgLast time I saw npcs walking around they all just walk right into my TNT trap that works only at night and some also just decided to go and fall in a little hole that goes right into my sewers looks like they wont be coming out anytime soon or ever =b idiots :blink:
  13. Have you ever been to a mushroom island biome? if you have then you would most likely want to live there. But you have an awesome house with all of your stuff there and you cant go back because then you will not find the way back. so if you want to live in a mushroom biome then just make an enchantment table and hopefully you will get a silk touch enchantment (with book shelfs of course) and then just mine up some mycielum grass and some shrooms and find your way home. there you have ur little pice of the rarest biome. :lol:

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    So this is a game I thought would be fun (It does involve so mean pranks, if you can not hand that then just don't apply!) So I figured we could have a JR prank wars! You can apply in the comments! So rule 1: If it is a prank where you take items have them in a separate chest so you can give them back! Rule 2: You have to add other applicants to your region so they can prank you! Rule 3:No killing animals, we know how hard it is to get them back!!!! Rule 4: Leave a note! State that you did it and to contact you to get it back, if you are not that active you can not join ( that way people get their stuff back without waiting a week.) Rule 5: Be lighthearted don't get angry! Just be ok with it ( and get them back!) Rule 6: You must have a warp to your house.... Rule 7: No periodic pranks! By that I mean maybe prank 1 person then wait 3 weeks to prank that person again. Get others while you wait! ;) Rule 8:Add everyone that registered to your chests! (How can they prank you if they can not grab a few things? ;)) So! I hope this covers everything, if you have questions post! I will answer! Remember have fun! This is just to spice up things on JR and add some real fun! (PvP prank rules stated here... When PvP comes out ambush someone! But chest their stuff.... failure to do so eliminates you from prank wars.Also Don't get angry if killed! Just get them back!) <3 you JR happy hunting!

  14. Helloes! Guess who it is? If you guessed wrong or didn't guess at all, it's me, Smm! (AKA Ben AKA Potato Kind AKA Rarity) Hoorah!

    So I haven't done a blog since July. I'll bet you missed me. I'd probably lose that bet, but what's life without risks? I don't know... but anyway, I had to find SOMETHING to talk about, so I have decided to list random events that have occured as well as some information into the background of the life of Smmbod.

    So first, the stuff of interest. Yesterday was my 14th Birthday! Yay! I got lot's of stuff that I may or may not have deserved, including and mostly limited to:

    • Astro V2 Gaming Headset (It's silver :o)
    • Guild Wars 2 (Epic game ^_^)
    • Various Amazon gift cards (From my generous but un-original relatives)
    • Assorted stuff from the Mann Co. Store (Thank you Saxton Hale :lol:)
    • A boat. (Not just for me, my parents just decided to buy it on my birthday)
    • 15 eggs (From my chickens. That's the most EVER in one day! They clearly knew it was my birthday -_-)

    So that's pretty much it. I'm satisfied. It doesn't help that I have a twin sister... the guilt always comes when I find out how much they spent in total...

    SECOND EVENT! Schools started on the 29th. Actually pretty exciting. Finally the oldest in middle school. Bow down to me little 7th/6th graders! You and your potatoes are MINE! Nah. I love them, I share MY potatoes with them. So... not much is different. Different teachers, sure. Although finally learning algebra... yay. Also doing an online learning program called VMS (Virtual Middle School) which is fun. Yay technology and learning! Best combo. So school is fun. In a school kind of way.

    THIRD EVENT! Pretty awesome. I posted it as a status a while ago. My family recently got a new puppy. He's a Beagle/Pug/Chihuahua (Also known as a Chuggle :P) (10 weeks old). Yesterday (MY BIRTHDAY!) We named him. Cooper. That's his name. I was going to post a blog about him and pictures and stuff so you could all name him, but I never got any good pictures of him. So Cooper. I call him Coopity Doo for no reason. My cat, Macy, does not like him. But... I think they'll bond nicely one day. Maybe go share a potato salad together.

    So that's all the interesting things. That's all. Not much. :(

    So... info about me! So I first have to explain my name: S.M.M.B.O.D. if you've seen my forum posts, you'll know that it stands for Super Mighty Mega Ben of Doom. Why is that my name? Why is that acronym so looooong? Here's why. I loved to draw when I was little. Mostly fantasy stuff that I imagined me doing. My first creation was of the adventures of The Mighty Ben. A space ranger who shoots spicy chicken wings out of his megaman like hand cannon. He mostly killed space slugs and other assorted baddies. So I wanted to make Mighty Ben even awesomer. I extended the name. Super Mighty Mega Ben. He did the same stuff, but his name now had super AND mighty. His greatest enemy was an evil clone of himself known as Super Mighty Mega Ben of Doom. Notice the doom. So in the near future, I added SMM on to everything. I first used the name Smmbod on my webkinz account :blush:. I loved the word SMMBOD, and everyone thought it was like Somebody (Smmbody?)

    So now other info about me. I am Smmbod, but my real name is Ben. That's B-E-N. I am now 14 and live in the U.S.A. Woo. My interests include Minecraft, Chickens, Farming, Swimming, and Potatoes. That's an interest right? Minecraft is self-explanatory, but some people don't seem to understand chickens and farming.

    My family got 8 chickens about 3 years ago. There really was no reason, not out of necessity or anything. We have a large yard and the town I live in is a very small farming community, but we never farmed much. So we got chickens. There was a group called 4-H in our town, and they seemed to fit what we were interested in. As avid gardeners, we joined them, started a community garden, and every year since 2010 we have given lots of *cough* yummy *cough* vegetables to the local food drives and shelters. They also gave us a great way to show our chickens just for fun at fairs. Lot's of winning.

    So swimming? Why that? I don't compete or take classes or anything, but I learned to swim easily and loved it, so I swim laps on my own time to exercise. Yay water!

    I like potatoes, but that's explained in a previous blog. Long story short: they are good.

    So... because I can't think of anything, I am going to say something witty... something witty. Wasn't that funny? Woo!

    So bye everyone! Thanks for reading a little bit into the life of me! Bye bye now!

    ~Smmbod :D

  15. *sigh*

    So, after I get off work, most days I'll browse the forums, especially if I haven't gotten much of a chance to get on in the past few days. Most days I'm greeted by awesome updates from Jamie, or information on the next big thing on the server. But some days, I'm greeted by......well, pure, unadulterated genius.

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    For the unflogged and uninitiated, the Advice Corner is where I post tidbits of information forwarded to you great people for the sole purpose of making your lives easier, and quite possibly the lives of everyone around you. I do so not demanding that you think or behave exactly as I do, instead simply to share life experiences and things that might make your day suck a little less.

    Discussion is encouraged, flaming is not, and especially in the case of things that are related to the JR community, I don't name names and *neither* *will* *you*. That way lies flamewars, and there will be none of that.

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    Today we're talking about the much-vaunted concept of "freedom of speech".

    The term "freedom of speech" is pretty much what it sounds like. An individual is free to express his opinions and beliefs, whatever they may be, without fear of legal reprisal, and is protected from reprisal from outside entities under the law. Whether or not whatever is said offends people can be an important question, but legally, not relevant.

    Under this concept, an individual is in fact allowed to walk down the street proclaiming that Hitler was right and they are a walking jelly donut, destined to be eaten by the masses. Just because they can say it doesn't make it true, but they can say it without being accosted by the law, and are protected by the law from people seeking to do physical and psychological harm because of said comment.

    Like all basic freedoms, however, this one ends when it infringes on the rights of others. Pertinent example: Individual 'A' thinks the world is going to end. So he stands in the driveway of a house owned by individual 'B', demanding repentance from passersby. 'A' has the right to free speech, he can say whatever he wants. 'B' comes out of the house, and demands that 'A' leave. Who gets what they want?

    Since the property is owned by 'B', he has sovereignty on his own land. After asking 'A' to leave, if 'A' doesn't, he is infringing on 'B's right to sovereignty. While 'A's right to freedom of speech doesn't exactly end in whole, it does end in that particular spot, since standing where he was infringes on someone else's rights. He can still say whatever he wants, he just has to do it someplace else.

    Examples aside, let's boil down to the issue that prompted this wonderfully long speech: Free speech in Minecraft.

    Short version? Doesn't exist.

    Seriously, it doesn't. Players are no longer in their home, on their country's soil. They are on the "soil" of the owner of the server. As owner, he has sovereignty, and a player's freedom of speech doesn't apply on someone else's property. The player can say whatever he wants to at his house, or on the street, but then they aren't infringing on the rights of the property owner by spouting on his lawn.

    It's also not particularly intelligent to anger the people the owner has hired and given the express ability to determine when, where, and how to kick people off the lawn. Making sure the meaning of what's being said is clearly understood by both sides in a limited chat environment is very important, but I'll cover that next article.

    In short, try not to piss people off. Especially not the local law.

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