"That was not just a bunch of stuff that got destroyed, it was ME!

I was alone and fueling my own self-destructive spiral. Now, I did have one thing which granted me solace: my MUD. For those of you who don’t know, I have invested several years of my life into an online roleplaying community. Yeah, I’m a geek. I own 20 sided dice, too. Anyway, what offered me my greatest joy at that time was a collection of items I had on the…

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YouTube may share revenue with users

YouTube wanted to build a large enough community before beginning to pay users for their content, he said. “We didn’t want to build a system that was motivated by monetary reward. When you start giving money to people from day one– the people you do attract will just switch to the next provider that’s paying more,” he said. “We feel we’re at the scale now that we’ll be able to…

Girls charged with conspiring to kill classmates, Oprah

Sequatchie County High School Principal Tommy Layne said that he initially considered it a joke, but that authorities then found the ninth-graders’ online MySpace pages and postings that included the word “kill.” [...] There was no evidence that the girls had weapons or that an attack had been imminent, Huth said. The girls, ages 14 and 15, were charged with conspiracy to commit criminal homicide late Wednesday and taken to…

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Tradition and the Individual Talent

It is not in his personal emotions, the emotions provoked by particular events in his life, that the poet is in any way remarkable or interesting. His particular emotions may be simple, or crude, or flat. The emotion in his poetry will be a very complex thing, but not with the complexity of the emotions of people who have very complex or unusual emotions in life. One error, in fact,…