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    Smmbod reacted to aitruis for a blog entry, Advice Corner #2   
    *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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    Smmbod reacted to k3v_o - Bringer of Dark Me for a blog entry, 26/08/2012 - Cleaned my Room! omg :P   
    Today I decided to spend a few minutes every week to write up a blog entry giving you a little more info into the Life of k3v_o. In fairness, It beats my usual, once and a while rages. Anyway, today was a fairly average Sunday only for the fact that I woke up at 10am rather than the usual 12:30pm when my mom wakes me up for Sunday dinner. I know, its is a little early for dinner, but it is the time that best suits us as my brother has his children and they tend to go out now and again, my mother and brother go to my nan's while me and my dad stay at home, dad watching the Hurling and Football, while I'm down the room usually playing games.

    My nephew turned 3 yesterday so he was playing with his toys he got for his birthday after our dinner of lamb, mash, veg and gravy. Since it is the first time I saw him and my niece in a month or two, I played with him and her rather than retreat into my room playing Battlefield 3 and drinking Red Bull. So after about 10 minutes playing with them I retreated into my room to play Battlefield 3 and drank Red Bull (Just kidding.... it was more like 5 minutes and I played Darksiders 2 instead)...

    If you haven't played Darksiders 2, I really recommend getting it. It is like a cross between the good parts of fable 2 (Accessibility), Devil May Cry 4 (the combat) and the 2008 version of Prince of Persia (climbing and comic book graphics). It is really a great Action-Adventure game. Also I recommend Playing it on the hardest difficulty as I am currently playing it on normal and 12 hours in I haven't died yet, so be sure to challenge yourself.

    Anyway, After a few hours of Darksiders 2, I decided to clean up my room which was a mess. I wouldn't even really have bothered only for the fact that I have gotten into College (which was a shock for me) and I will be staying at home rather than moving to Tralee, as my Brother works down the road from the college and he can drive me every day. Since I will be typing for long hours, sitting on a bed just won't do. I sit on that bed for an hour and my back would be broken, so I moved my 2 desks to the other corner and moved my bed to where the desk's originally were allowing me to have enough room for a chair. I'm planning on investing on a new chair also, but that will have to wait as I will have to invest in a new laptop also. Check out the chair i was thinking of buying here: http://www.harveynorman.ie/lanny-office-swivel-chair-13647.html
    Much cheaper and better than anything else I can find like that.

    Anyway, Here are some pics of my Gaming/work space since I cleaned up:





    Oh, for anyone who likes lord of the rings and strategy games, a few years ago a mod was released for Medieval 2 Total War's expansion pack Kingdoms. The mod is called The Third Age. I have been playing it for about a year now and it is absolutely full of epic. Check it out here: http://www.moddb.com/mods/third-age-total-war

    Have quite a bit of stuff to do tomorrow as I have to sort stuff out for my grant so I will have money for they year to cover most of everything. Not much else happening during the week only that I will be staying at a friend of mine for a few days as I haven't seen him in a few months and his parents are gone on holidays. That also means that I won't be on a huge pile this week either guys so sorry about that.

    Anyway, thanks for reading and I'll update my blog whenever I get a chance.




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    Smmbod reacted to  Mecmax for a blog entry, Helpers   
    This is exactly how I feel when I come back from a week of vacation...
    (with no internet)

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    Smmbod reacted to commanderAIK for a blog entry, Remembering the past as we go along   
    Hey guys,
    I just wanted to share a thought I had last night with you guys.

    Last night, I decided to watch a trailer for JR, just to see if I could spot myself in the chat .

    Turns out, it was a very old trailer. It went all the way back to the time when @k3v_o was only a mod. Here is the video (made by: Seth8001)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nzxw1dKlZI

    When I saw this. The first thing that came into my mind was "oh, this was when k3v was a mod and not yet an admin. Way before I joined this server."

    Before I saw this video, I looked at some of the old accepted ideas. One of them was suggesting the rank name colors! I thought to myself, that was before JRnetwork was this colorful!

    My point is, it's important to remember the past as we go along. The group of players that join, when new features are added, or when something exciting happens. Just make sure every once in a while to take a trip down memory lane. Even if you weren't on the server for so long. You may even consider asking a long time player (such as a mod/admin) what they remember from JR.

    Thanks,
    Alex
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    Smmbod reacted to IgbarX for a blog entry, Half way done   
    Just thought I would share, in Europe right now. Been here a week, and got one week left. To be honest, I hate it here. Coffee and tea every ten minutes, getting charged for everything, crazy drivers, etc. mostly been chilling in the Netherlands, I'm by the boarder of Belgium and Germany. It's full of tiny villages with one road, and I'm bored. I have this iPad, and a 3DS, but it's no replacement for my awesome gaming computer at home. Reason I'm here is because I was actually born Dutch! But I don't speak it, so, I only have my family to talk to. So, thought I'd give a quick update, I will not give a play by play of each day, because even I wouldn't read it. It would be way to long. So, bye for now!

    Iggy
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    Smmbod reacted to CubeEater666 for a blog entry, Im Baaaaaack! With a new name :D   
    Yes you heard it, after a long (7 monthsish?) hiatus CubeEater666 is back... Ad BelGaraath! Im now a sorcerer and no longer a coniseur of blocks. But im still the loveable loon i used to be. So il be seeing you all soon.
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    Smmbod reacted to k3v_o - Bringer of Dark Me for a blog entry, Britain threatens to storm Ecuador embassy to get Assange (Explicit language) (and ponys!)   
    Julian Assange doing ohh so menacing things like killing puppies and such!



    I may not be a fan of wikileaks and Julian Assange, but all he tried to do was share the truth. For those who have no interest in current affairs (well on the internet anyway), Wikileaks is a website founded by the said Julian Assange. The website is basically a non-profit news organisation which shares classified documents to the web about atrocities committed by governments during acts of war and such and such (no surprise that the main government being the USA). Thats not all they do so for more info just check out the website of the the wikipedia page below...

    anywhoooo, he pissed off the US. He is currently in the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK seeking asylum as the UK are attempting to extradite him to Sweden for sexual assault. Now, Normally I'd be like, well fuck that guy, kick him out Ecuador and let him face the music or whatever... The problem I have is that the second he gets extradited to Sweden, I'm betting that the charges be dropped and then he will be extradited to the US, because they love that shit. Doesn't matter if you follow your own laws, you break US laws online you can still get fucking extradited and get jailed, eg Kim Dotcom (he changed his name), founder of megaupload, who was a German who lived in hong kong and New Zealand (Home of the hobbits) who was extradited to the US last year for copyright infringement and got 50 year jail time with no possibility of probation. To put that into perspective, a murderer and rapist (not sure in what order) got 20 years in the US, AND THE RAPIST MAY STILL GET PROBATION! (I know right? that's one fucked up system).

    Anyway, back to the subject of Julian Assange. He is currently held up in the Ecuadorian Embassy awaiting word on asylum, but the UK government (being the lapdogs of the US that they are) aren't having none of it and are threatening to storm the Ecuadorian Embassy (which, may I remind you is a peaceful country) to capture Julian Assange...

    "The grant of asylum is a peaceful and humanitarian act and that, as such, it cannot be regarded as unfriendly by any other state" - Resolution 2312 (1967) Declared by the United Nations General Assembly

    Not only that, But this is in an attempt to capture a man who has not been charged with any crime in any country.

    I am honestly sickened at the way the UK are solving this problem and the US can suck a dick for all I care. This man did nothing only share the truth, and pissed off a few governments while doing it. Links below for any more info and I'll comment on how things are going.


    Wikileaks - http://wikileaks.org/
    Wiki on Wikileaks - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikiLeaks (so many wikis in that link it is crazy)

    News articles, including some from Wikileaks, BBC, etc.

    http://wikileaks.org...t-to-storm.html
    http://in.reuters.co...E8JFH5K20120816
    http://www.rt.com/ne...est-asylum-780/

    This one is a personal favorite... His home country Australia have basically abandoned him and refuse to be involved.

    http://justice4assan...bandonment.html

    And just encase you think this is just a load of bull, here a BBC link:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk...623#TWEET196466



    Share your views below!




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    Smmbod reacted to Warmees for a blog entry, Option one: Metalwork.   
    It's a bird! It's a plane! Oh, it's a flying troll

    Hi! It's Andre. I've found a new opportunity; career-wise!
    Well, I am very versatile whenever it comes to decisions such as the following. Over my first year in High School, I have discovered that I succeed in many fields of occupations. Biology, Zoology, Geology, Volcanology, History, Paleontology, - the list is endless. It's basically everything that doesn't in include Math. The other day, I was formally asked about copper. The conversation then evolved into ores, smelting, efficiency, smelting carbon and so on. I suddenly realised, I knew a whopping load about metalwork! (One of the reasons I play minecraft, smelting and crafting) I took this into my own hands, I went on Wikipedia and looked at metalwork. Everything I was looking at was an overview of my insight - I already knew everything that I was reading! This opened up a new portal of opportunity! As I progress in my respective schoolwork studies, I'll be sure to research more about metalsmithery. My Uncle; David works in the same fields that I want to work in, I may as well ask him!

    Until next time;
    ..::~Le Warmees~::..
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    Smmbod reacted to IgbarX for a blog entry, quick update   
    Hello, everyone! Have you missed me on JRCraft? I have no clue. My family recently got a new iPad, and ever since my internet hasn't been great. I blame that thing for taking up the extra bandwidth that we had available, so connecting to JRCraft is a bit difficult. So, I've been playing a lot of TF2, my favorite class is spy, btw. I have the Dead Ringer and Your Eternal Reward, so I when I take damage, I cloak and a fake corpse is made, and when I get behind someone and stab them, they die, and I turn into them. It's a bit of tricky combo to use, but it's VERY useful on some maps. The biggest problem, however, is a pyro! It's always a pyro that will foil my plans!

    Hopefully, when we switch servers, I'll get a much better connection. Hopefully. Also, JRCraft has been boring. Not lying. Nothing to do. I have about every item, I have built just about everything, it's not us fun as it used to be. But, when we get a new map, there will be things to do! And when we do get a new map, I'm going to build to SkateCity! Everyone will be allowed to build a home there, and just about anything. It's free! No rents, just follow the building codes, and you'll be all set! Keep in mind, however, the only reason this will be allowed is because us JRCraft Skaters need a place to skate, so, we need tall buildings to skate into and out of, on top of and all around. Current ideas that are pretty much set into stone are:
    Abandoned pool with no water in it, to skate in
    Ghetto town with train tracks running through it (there will be a train on those tracks)
    A construction site
    A sewer (this will be built easily because instead of flattening an area, we're going to instead make a giant flag platform in a plans biome near the ocean, so that way there is a huge empty space below, in which we will not dig out a sewer, but build a sewer, much like how the test chambers in Portal are mini chambers inside a larger one.
    In the building code, there will be a rule about height, not about height limit, but height minimum. I don't want to see ANY squat wooden sheds! Each building must be AT THE LEAST, 15 blocks high
    For easy use, the city will not have a world guard on it. If you want your home protected, put it on yourself. Reason being, because I'm an admin and the mayor, I can handle griefs easily as it is a personal grief, so I know what it looked like, and then the griefer can be banned. Better me then you to be griefed. Your welcome.
    The ghetto district will be on the outskirts of town. I will personally build the ghetto houses, and people will be welcome to live in them, but you must ask me first. They have to look bad on purpose, so don't mess with them!
    This is probably going to be the coolest and most difficult thing to build, but there will be a power station, that at night, you flick the switch, and all the street lamps will turn on! Cool, eh? The wires will be underground, out of sight, out of mind! AWESOME!

    So that's just an update. Also, Jamie, do you think you can give a rough estimate as to when we can play on the new map?
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    Smmbod got a reaction from Zolacolor for a blog entry, Smm's Epic Vacation Saga   
    Hello everyone! Guess who it is? If you guessed wrong or didn't guess at all, it's me, Smmbod (AKA Smm AKA Rarity AKA Ben)
    Well, some of you may have noticed that I was gone for a week. Well, I had about 12 minutes for 3 days to post on JR, but for the most part, I was gone. I did not explode, that is for sure. Now, some of you may be asking, what did you do while you were gone? This blog post will answer that. I will document every epic moment that happened in this heart pounding extreme thrillride of unexpected adventure! Are you ready?! You can never be prepared for what happened...

    Or maybe you could. It was a cool summer day in Massachusetts that morning. A chilly breeze was blowing as I packe up for what was sure to be the most epic thing I would ever do. Or not. The laptop I used for vacations and stuff had broken a few weeks earlier from overuse (and grape juice) So, this wasn't going to be THAT epic. All I had was an iPod, and no wi-fi to be spoken of. So we drove 3 straight hours to Maine. My sister insisted on us listening to an audiobook the enitire time (39 Clues for the pointless details) It probably was good, but I fell asleep after 12 minutes. So I wake up 2.5 hours later, an some Russian lady stabbed a kid with her poison fingernails... in the book. Interesting. So a few minutes later, we pull into the campground. Yay! We wait to be checked in and drive to our campsite. We cam one day before checkout day to tent up, and then move into the rentail trailer. Nothing happened really. We set up the tent and I rode my bike for 3 hours searching for a wi-fi place (they promised it at the front desk! I asked them) There was none. So when we set up the tent, my dad forgot to put the stakes in, so it blows away and we chase after it, put in the stakes, and sleep. Surprisingly a great sleep. So in the morning, we wake up at 10 AM, and take down the tent and promptly move into our camper. It smelled like potatoes. It rained that day, so NOTHING happened. We had to stay in, because we had no idea where we could go in the town. Not a good time to explore a new place, in the pouring rain. I met a lot of people that day. Beause Maine is so close to Canada (Quebec to be exact) about 40% of the people there spoke French. So I brought my translater app. It didn't help much. Here is a little conversation I think I had with a kid one lot over:
    Me: Salut! Comment faites-vouz?
    Kid: Je fais génial! Nous vient d'emménager dans notre nouveau lot avec tente, mais nous ne pouvons pas l'air de trouver les piscines, pouvez-vous nous dire où ils sont?
    That's a guess. Something like that I left after that. They were all so friendly though, and it helper because most of the staff were bilingual. So I found that there was a scavenger hunt. So My brother, sister and I all went down to get the list. I forget everything on it, but there was a 1997 penny, a Red Sox hat, a garden gnome, and a disney character. We won somehow, and got free slushies and pretty blue ribbons (purple was 4th place. I'd rather have those) We had a fire in the pit that night. Nothing really happened, but my sister put tree bark in a beef jerky bag and I ate it. It tasted like dirt and potato skins... So day 4! The best day of all I finally managed to connect to a wi-fi network at the pool complex. So I posted on JR. That night, there was some entertainment. A children's singer and a comedian/magician/juggler. The children's singer was surprisingly good. So then there was the juggler guy. He juggled 6 balls at once, until he dropped one. He motioned for someone to get it, and I did. Apparently that was his way of farily picking a "volunteer" for his act. I balanced plates on sticks (or I held the sticks while he spun it around) It was awesome, it even balanced on my nose for a few seconds. Then he rode a unicycle and did a mime act and made stuff disappear in a tube. He also blew up balloons with his nose. So... that's all for day 4. Day 5! We go to the Old Orchard Beach Pier!!! Lot's of shops. The biggest one was simply called "The Pier Shop". I found a number of cool things there, such as:
    Cutie Mark Tatoos
    A Shirt with a potato on it that says "Potatoes Gonna Potate"
    Candles that burn Purple flames
    A mustache mood ring
    Eye of Horus henna tatoo (Yay tatoos)

    So... there was a fishing derby the next day, but we had no fishing poles (dad forgot it ) So we went to a huge outdoor store to get one. I run around and such until I find one. I go to check out line but the pole has no tag, so the clerk asked me to get another one. I say "okie dokie lokie" and he looks at me oddly and says "K then pinkie". Good. I found at least one Brony . So I go to get another and then nothing else happens for the rest of the day. Only notable thing happens on day 7, a hypnosis show. He made everyone look stupid and sleep at random times. He even trolled them. When they were sent back to their seats, they still had the suggestion, so he would put them to sleep or make them dance while the show was going on. And made a Yankees fan think that she was a Red Sox fan.

    So then we go home and one hour later, I write this!!!! YAY! So you may be saying a few things. "Smm, why did you write such a long blog post?!" "Smm?! Why do we care what happened?" "Smm?! Why did you eat tree bark?" So I answer. 1) Because I can't write short stuff 2) Because I wanted to make a blog post about my real life, not just the internet or JR. 3) IT looked like beef jerky! Don't make me feel bad!

    So... if you read it all, thanks. If you didn't, thanks for clicking on it. Bye everyone! Live long and prosper, east your vegetables, stay in school and don't forget to brush your teeth!

    Super Sincerely ~Smm
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    Smmbod got a reaction from Pheester for a blog entry, Smm's Epic Vacation Saga   
    Hello everyone! Guess who it is? If you guessed wrong or didn't guess at all, it's me, Smmbod (AKA Smm AKA Rarity AKA Ben)
    Well, some of you may have noticed that I was gone for a week. Well, I had about 12 minutes for 3 days to post on JR, but for the most part, I was gone. I did not explode, that is for sure. Now, some of you may be asking, what did you do while you were gone? This blog post will answer that. I will document every epic moment that happened in this heart pounding extreme thrillride of unexpected adventure! Are you ready?! You can never be prepared for what happened...

    Or maybe you could. It was a cool summer day in Massachusetts that morning. A chilly breeze was blowing as I packe up for what was sure to be the most epic thing I would ever do. Or not. The laptop I used for vacations and stuff had broken a few weeks earlier from overuse (and grape juice) So, this wasn't going to be THAT epic. All I had was an iPod, and no wi-fi to be spoken of. So we drove 3 straight hours to Maine. My sister insisted on us listening to an audiobook the enitire time (39 Clues for the pointless details) It probably was good, but I fell asleep after 12 minutes. So I wake up 2.5 hours later, an some Russian lady stabbed a kid with her poison fingernails... in the book. Interesting. So a few minutes later, we pull into the campground. Yay! We wait to be checked in and drive to our campsite. We cam one day before checkout day to tent up, and then move into the rentail trailer. Nothing happened really. We set up the tent and I rode my bike for 3 hours searching for a wi-fi place (they promised it at the front desk! I asked them) There was none. So when we set up the tent, my dad forgot to put the stakes in, so it blows away and we chase after it, put in the stakes, and sleep. Surprisingly a great sleep. So in the morning, we wake up at 10 AM, and take down the tent and promptly move into our camper. It smelled like potatoes. It rained that day, so NOTHING happened. We had to stay in, because we had no idea where we could go in the town. Not a good time to explore a new place, in the pouring rain. I met a lot of people that day. Beause Maine is so close to Canada (Quebec to be exact) about 40% of the people there spoke French. So I brought my translater app. It didn't help much. Here is a little conversation I think I had with a kid one lot over:
    Me: Salut! Comment faites-vouz?
    Kid: Je fais génial! Nous vient d'emménager dans notre nouveau lot avec tente, mais nous ne pouvons pas l'air de trouver les piscines, pouvez-vous nous dire où ils sont?
    That's a guess. Something like that I left after that. They were all so friendly though, and it helper because most of the staff were bilingual. So I found that there was a scavenger hunt. So My brother, sister and I all went down to get the list. I forget everything on it, but there was a 1997 penny, a Red Sox hat, a garden gnome, and a disney character. We won somehow, and got free slushies and pretty blue ribbons (purple was 4th place. I'd rather have those) We had a fire in the pit that night. Nothing really happened, but my sister put tree bark in a beef jerky bag and I ate it. It tasted like dirt and potato skins... So day 4! The best day of all I finally managed to connect to a wi-fi network at the pool complex. So I posted on JR. That night, there was some entertainment. A children's singer and a comedian/magician/juggler. The children's singer was surprisingly good. So then there was the juggler guy. He juggled 6 balls at once, until he dropped one. He motioned for someone to get it, and I did. Apparently that was his way of farily picking a "volunteer" for his act. I balanced plates on sticks (or I held the sticks while he spun it around) It was awesome, it even balanced on my nose for a few seconds. Then he rode a unicycle and did a mime act and made stuff disappear in a tube. He also blew up balloons with his nose. So... that's all for day 4. Day 5! We go to the Old Orchard Beach Pier!!! Lot's of shops. The biggest one was simply called "The Pier Shop". I found a number of cool things there, such as:
    Cutie Mark Tatoos
    A Shirt with a potato on it that says "Potatoes Gonna Potate"
    Candles that burn Purple flames
    A mustache mood ring
    Eye of Horus henna tatoo (Yay tatoos)

    So... there was a fishing derby the next day, but we had no fishing poles (dad forgot it ) So we went to a huge outdoor store to get one. I run around and such until I find one. I go to check out line but the pole has no tag, so the clerk asked me to get another one. I say "okie dokie lokie" and he looks at me oddly and says "K then pinkie". Good. I found at least one Brony . So I go to get another and then nothing else happens for the rest of the day. Only notable thing happens on day 7, a hypnosis show. He made everyone look stupid and sleep at random times. He even trolled them. When they were sent back to their seats, they still had the suggestion, so he would put them to sleep or make them dance while the show was going on. And made a Yankees fan think that she was a Red Sox fan.

    So then we go home and one hour later, I write this!!!! YAY! So you may be saying a few things. "Smm, why did you write such a long blog post?!" "Smm?! Why do we care what happened?" "Smm?! Why did you eat tree bark?" So I answer. 1) Because I can't write short stuff 2) Because I wanted to make a blog post about my real life, not just the internet or JR. 3) IT looked like beef jerky! Don't make me feel bad!

    So... if you read it all, thanks. If you didn't, thanks for clicking on it. Bye everyone! Live long and prosper, east your vegetables, stay in school and don't forget to brush your teeth!

    Super Sincerely ~Smm
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    Smmbod reacted to IgbarX for a blog entry, Posting   
    It's true. Really. I'm hoping no takes offensive, but, there has been a huge increase of silly posts. I'm not going to say they're spam, but they are kind of useless. This is a short kind of blog, but I hope it gets the message across. The last thing I want to see is a topic about your favorite kind of cheese or what you would if you were on a plane with Tom Cruise and the pilot died and there were 10 other celebs, because really, no one cares. I hope no finds this mean, but I really don't want to see so many annoyingly useless posts.

    -Iggy

    P.S: I think this might count as a useless post, or not, it's a blog post, really.

    P.S.S: People are doing this so they can get cit+ (which only lasts a month).
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    Smmbod got a reaction from Warmees for a blog entry, Happy Anniversary!   
    Hello everyone! Guess who? If you guessed wrong or didn't guess at all, it's me, Smm! YAY!
    Well, today, lots of stuff happened thats worth of being a noted. It's an anniversary! YAY! Now as you sit here and read this, thoughts may be bouncing around your mind: Why is Smm so epic? How can he be so awesome and still be human? The most likely is that you ask: Hey Smm, WHAT KIND OF ANNIVERSARY?! SO the nice guy that I am decides to answer that question with a list. What kind of list you may ask? Stop asking questions I answer.

    1: 10th Blog!!!~ This blog you are reading right now, The Epic SmmBlog! This particular chapter/part/post happens to be the 10th one! It's come a long way, and you may or may not have listened to my worthless babbling. If you read at least one of my posts (besides this one) I love you.... jk

    2: 100th Post!!!~ Well, a few days ago, I recieved my 100th post on the forums. I believe this is an accomplishment in my mind. To think, 100 separate instances of my worthless banter are somewhere on this forum list. Now I know this isn't much of an accomplishment compared to Peter and Flaw, who have about 4000 posts, but this is a number, and I achieved it. Now be happy for me and have a cookie. I mean potato.

    3: 100th PPU Member!!!~ Yeah. One may know of the clan Potato People Unite, or better known as PPU. Not to brag, certainly not, but PPU is the most prosperous clan in all of JR. No bragging. We have 100 members, our hundredth member was achieved one week ago today, but it would not stay at 100. Now it has. For some reason, people think I am the owner. I am simply the founder, the first non owner member. I also built the whole Potato Keep and am building the city. Char312 is the owner.

    4: 8 Months and *???* Days on JR!!!~ Yes! My account has been here for 8 months, give or take a few days. I still remember the old world, back when Iggy was citizen, Armdys was Quazdex (However you spell it) and the old spawn. Fresco and the town... when griefing was not handled how it is today. I also remember people calling me Smmmbody. With 3 M and a y. What? Not asking. But That was a long time ago. This is the present, because every day is a gift.

    Ok so that's it. Feel free to give me cake, thats it.
    Bye my friends!!!
    Super Sincerely ~Smm
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    Smmbod reacted to k2trf for a blog entry, Getting there...   
    Completely reinstalled Windows, and most of my daily applications.

    Major things to do stil:
    Replace M$ Office
    Finish downloading Steam games
    Configure Firefox w/ my plugins
    Make a System Image this time... XD

    This said, I should be on the forums again, at least for the immediate future.

    Big shoutout to Jamie, Flaw, and xemnes (sorry if I've forgotten someone there!) - the work you guys have done to the site looks amazing!

    I also am in the process of moving my email address. I've been meaning to ditch my Yahoo address for a few years now, and this recent scandel just made me stop procrasting on this. I'll be at Null.Net now (through Mail.Com).

    That's about it for now, just figured I'd say hi and let you all know I'm still breating (so to speak).
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    Smmbod reacted to Roberto for a blog entry, 7/13 Round-Up   
    Hello there! I'm gonna be doing Round-Ups every day (remind me if I don't)

    Friday, July 13, 2012

    Drawings:

    1.


    'twas inevitable

    2.

    D'AAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWW

    3.


    why do these guys look so epic?

    Announcing Pon-E3


    Some of you may know about Pon-e3, some may not.

    Pon-e3 is like an E3 for pony games. It started today!!!

    some of you may missed half but it's a 2-day event.

    check out the schedule here!

    Main event here!

    COMIC OF THE DAY!

    Fluttershy being a tree again... I never knew she was in the bloodline.

    ROBERTO's SONG PICK OF THE DAY.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DTvxIzKqjAc

    No games, PMV's, or etc. today!
    Cya guys tomorrow!
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    Smmbod reacted to Roberto for a blog entry, New blog!   
    I will be starting... a brony blog!!!

    I'll post interesting pictures, videos, games, etc.... EVERYTHING WITH PONIES!!!
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    Smmbod reacted to IgbarX for a blog entry, Missing Month   
    Bad news, I don't think I'll be able to get on the server this whole month until 1.3 comes out. It's difficult to explain, but the overall details is that my computer is hating Minecraft; any attempt to fix it makes my computer get mad. So, I need to wait for 1.3, so my computer and everything understands Minecraft. I hope you don't miss me, but this is kind of needed. I have a list of jobs to get done by the second week of August, so I need to get those done. There is a chance I can get on during the last 2 weeks of August, but don't get your hopes up. I'm really sorry, and I beg you don't demote me; or you could, if needed. Sorry to say, but I'm not the best admin out there; anyone could do a better job, really. I'm not asking for a demotion, but if we need more staff room or something, I'll gladly step down for the cause. So, hope to see you soon; Don't miss me too much! I really don't like putting weight on the current staff, but please understand. Bye for now, -Iggy
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    Smmbod reacted to  Flaw for a blog entry, Multiple Visions   
    We all, as staff members, have our own unique vision of JR. I do not even know what half the staff imagines JR to be in two years from now.

    However, some of us seek a professional outlook and are bent on sticking to it. Others envisage a friendly community where we live like a family, forgiving each others' mistakes and learning something new everyday. Me? I don't think I want to be on either side. What good would it be to be entirely professional? What good would it be to be entirely casual? Why can't we agree on an environment that everyone enjoys, has reasonable restrictions, and is semi-pro? That's the JR I have always wanted.

    I was a User Manager back in the day when there was virtually no relevance of the rank. I like to think of myself as a representative of the staff now, helpers, moderators and administrators alike and anything that needs to be said, I do go up and convey to Jamie.

    I don't know though... I'm just sad we're turning into an absolute professional community. We all have a life outside Minecraft with certain responsibilities and jobs; deadlines to meet. Minecraft-time is when we're supposed to "enjoy" helping members of our community; it is supposed to be something we do willingly. It is hardly that anymore.

    Just a thought.
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    Smmbod reacted to Carter for a blog entry, I'm Ready   
    Well I've been off JRCraft for a while. Like for extended periods of time. No ones probably noticed but whatever.

    I took an unannounced break, due to me being pretty stressed out, between parents, people on JR, Tests and other things. And since I needed to get away from some of the stress, I had to break from JR because it's the only thing I could get away from. But I'm coming back, as I am quite a bit less stressed. Still pretty annoyed/mad with/at my parents just because of the way that (I feel that) they've treated me. I realize it's just a phase, but still. So I'm sorry to the no one who has missed me.

    So I'll hopefully be seeing you guys online and you'll see me!

    -Armdys
    'Carter'
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    Smmbod reacted to IgbarX for a blog entry, Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooooo   
    Well, I was playing hardcore all day (3 more endereyes and then I could have won) and I died fighting an endermen, being followed by a creeper and a skeleton. I was SO CLOSE TO SEEING THE ENDERDRAGON! SO CLOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    All that time wasted! WASTED! WHY NOTCH! WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Smmbod got a reaction from  Chris for a blog entry, Thoughts On Events :(   
    Hi. I'm not going to do my stupid introduction this time. This is just my thoughts on what happened with the staff. I figured I shouldn't make this a forum post because it's only my opinion.
    Ok. So Wavesludge, Emil, and Bullseye55 were banned. You already know. Each of them were awful in their own douchey way.
    Wavesludge always had an attitude towards everything, as if he's doing JR a favor by existing. He always looked down on everyone.
    Bullseye55. I am nearly 100% sure that he only came on to JR to try to bring GMA (Good Morning America ) out of it's already failed state, and to advertise his hellish hardmode and terraria. He never cared about JR. Maybe he did before he got staff, but it was never evident while he was promoted.
    Emil: Ugh. I don't even want to talk about him. f*** you Emil. But I will talk about him. He believed Jamie was corrupt. WHY? He thought Jamie was a control freak. HE'S THE OWNER! Jamie deserves to be a control freak, if you want to call it that. Jamie wasn't elected to be owner, he chose to do this, and worked his hardest to bring JR to where it is now. Nor did Jamie do nothing to get this position. Everything he does is for JR, how can you say that he doesn't put us first? I also find it slightly funny that he was banned before, and he resigned as staff, then came back. Then was banned. FOREVER. He even sent that pathetic letter to get Jamie to look bad. It didn't work. We all know that it's these 3 who are the corrupt ones. I think Emil got carried away with his power and thought he needed more. Leave Jamie alone. Now you have no choice.
    Well that's my opinion on each of the banned staff. My opinion on this whole thing: This was a failed attempt to try to bring JR down. Obviously these 3 tried their hardest to make Jamie look bad and them look better. Jamie never did anything wrong. He created a near perfect community, and all they wanted to do was try and ruin it. It may sound weird, but I respect Jamie more than some people I actually IRL. For him to stay strong during this and not entirely give in to the crap he was given must have taken a lot. I know that I would have given up with this going on. And for all others who think they can screw with JR, think twice.
    I'm not afraid to say that I nearly cried when I saw this whole thing. A week ago, this whole event was an enigma, staff were banned. Now that I know the full story, I can only hope this never happens again.
    ~Smm
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    Smmbod reacted to lukabuzka11 for a blog entry, Support For Jamie   
    First of all i would like to say a big f*uck you to everyone who backstabbed jamie , or anyone else , for that matter. I would really enjoy to say that you guys did not make a dent in the big wall that is JR but as bad as i feel about this , you did. The worst part is that you made jamie loose trust in you , the other is that you began a small "revolution" in the community (i am sorry to say this but it is a bit true).

    Now to jamie. I have been backstabbed like this by my friends , once the whole class was against me while i thought they were my friends, all i could do is sit alone with my computer and think about what i have done and honestly i could not do anything more than say sorry, i know it fixed it for me but it did not fix the worst part , i lost trust in everyone who was in that class. Even today i can never go home and think that my classmates will not talk s*** about me. I will not go too far with my personal experience, i am sure you will understand why jamie.

    I can make a small prediction that is built on my personal experiences , so here it is:
    Not long from this very second , a revolution might start on the server , one member who is active on the forum will agree to bullseye55 (that son of a b*itch) and he will tell some other people on the server , they will agree too , and thus the mini-revolution will start. All you can do is to watch its start and it's fall , trust me banning everyone who agrees to bullseye55 is not a good thing but banning everyone who griefs or harms the server because of bullseye55 is the best you can do.

    And lastly , jamie , i know how much these kinds of things hurt so dont worry , what had to happen happened , emil and waves left and that is good for us , they can go find another server now and another person who to backstab. Please and i mean PLEASE do not make any huge server changes now because decisions made on an angry heart are not the best ones.

    You have my full support jamie. I will stay with JR as long as i can.
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    Smmbod reacted to Zolacolor for a blog entry, I Won't Be On Much...   
    Holidays...

    As you know, they've arrived! So, that means I won't be on JR much... I'll give you a brief schedule of when I won't (and might) be on. If it says I'll be on, that just means I can be, not that I will

    25th of June -> 29th of June = Not on
    30th of June -> 4th of July = Are on
    5th of July -> 12th of July = Not on
    13th of July = Are on
    14th of July -> 20th of July = Not on
    21th of July -> 2nd of August = Are on
    3rd of August -> 13thof August = Not on
    14th of August -> 3rd of September = Are on

    So, for all you JR Craftians wondering when you'll see me, these are the dates. Hope this was useful.
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    Smmbod reacted to k2trf for a blog entry, Loyalty.   
    Wow, has it been a while that I've put this off now. No particular reason, I just keep procrastinating on this topic. Now seems like a good time to put it into physical context though. This is kind of to get to things off of my chest.

    [1] What has recently been happening with staff.
    [2] Everyone that has told me I should apply for a Helper position.

    I'm going to start with the first one there, as I think my response to that matter can be put simply: It doesn't affect me, so I don't care what happened. As always, I'm sad to see any staff member be removed, for whatever reason(s), and for whatever length of time. But the fact of the matter is that I'm not involved in it in any way, shape, or form. Moreover, I am not a staff member. Will it affect my ability to play on the server? No, and therefore, I couldn't care less about whatever happened, and/or what the effect of it will be.

    That ties nicely into what I promised I would write about in my next blog: why I would turn down Helper should it be offered to me. Before I found JR, I was so disgusted with the servers out there that I had my own. Unlike someone who believed that he could run a huge, 100 person server, I kept it realistic. I had it strictly for family and close personal friends. I actually had it up until the point where I registered for JR. At that point, I told everyone that had access to it why I shut it down, and I turned it off.

    There isn't even anything wrong with it; I could power up the machine and it would automatically start back up (I had it on a small, but dedicated box). A lot of these people that used to have access to my server still won't talk to me. I had my server for one reason: I wanted to be able to play with people that I trusted, and I wanted to be able to fly around while I built.

    As I said I was always disgusted with other servers, I also have never before in my life donated to a server in any way, for a donator rank or just because I thought the server deserved it. The closest I've ever come to actually giving money for Minecraft-related things (besides actually buying Minecraft) was giving $10 to rodox for his telethon when his house burned down (or whatever it was). In return I got a nice door added to the Painterly Pack in my name (modeled like a window, so that it looks more modern). But I digress, that's a bit off topic.

    I guess my point here is that I love JR. I love it for multiple reasons, and while I'll try to list all of them here, I guarantee I'll think of a few more in a few hours.
    I never have to question if all the work I've done will be ruined. (Kudos to Jamie on that - I've never before seen a server give basic WorldEdit perms to it's standard members!)
    I always know that I'm not going to jump on at a wrong time and hear language, etc. that I just don't want to hear.
    I can almost always say that I would consider at least one person who is online a friend.
    The JR Forums are some of the most highly organized and efficient that I've ever seen, so staying on the Forums for hours at a time is just a pleasure!
    There is always something to do, if I should get tired of building whatever it is I'm building at the moment. With two (currently) MobArenas, CTF, TDM, Thunderstorm, Spleef, PvP, a true anything goes hardcore, HungerGames, Skyblock, and Iggy's infamous 'The Hunt', there is always something to do!
    The rules aren't stupid like some other ones I've seen. As far as I'm concerned, JR doesn't even need them - they are all things that I would personally consider common sense.
    Even though the server itself is in (unless I'm mistaken) France, I have never had a ping to the server more than 350ms, and I usually don't have anything less than 400ms to servers that are in America! (Excluding my old one of course, since I was on a LAN with the server.)
    And as I've said, I'm sure I could think of even more if I let myself ramble on about this!

    The point is, I've finally found a place where I just enjoy being a member of the community. I don't even feel this welcome on my college campus, which I'm paying a lot more money to be at (Screw them all)!

    Its really for this reason that I won't apply for Helper, and I would turn it down if I was given it without applying. I won't say who has told me that they think I would be a good choice for Helper, but I would like them to know (if they are reading this) that I greatly appreciate them telling me that they believe that.

    There is, in my mind, a difference between being helpful, and being a helper. Right now, I'm just loving being a member of a community where I feel like I belong. For this reason, I love being helpful - but that doesn't qualify me for being a Helper. I feel I need to be with JR for at least a little bit longer in order to have the loyalty required to be on the staff team. Even though Helpers are technically staff-in-training, they are in my mind still on the staff team.

    I think my thoughts and this blog can best be summed up by a quote from someone who obviously has the same thinking as me.



    I don't think I even need to say who uses this in their signature. I think most people will know who it is I'm referring to.
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    Smmbod reacted to Rugtugba for a blog entry, First blog! Yayz! lol   
    So... this is my blog of things that i do day by day

    you guys can check up all the time on what im up to (STALKERS!!! XD) and write back on them

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    usually this is the spot where i tell you about me so why not?

    name: rugtugba (but you can call me Rug or Mike when im on)
    what i do: make videos, play minecraft stuff like that, Huge gamer looking for irl job
    what i like: making videos, working on my laptop
    dislike: trolls (on occasion if they are rude), Bad jokes, spinach
    Plans this summer: get a job , build my first computer tower , play xbox (gamertag is rugtugba) hang out with friends

    ---------------------------------
    So yeah thats about it ._.

    Random Vid of the day!