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Lynea 
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Today's victim is Akarat, a man I know very little about but seem to always enjoy what he has to say whether it's in debate or humorous. Tell us all about yourself, Akarat.

Previous Focus On victims include:

Rikostan
Caledric
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pkhere
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ghostparasyte
hart_thorin
-Abednego-

For a look at the old Focus On threads, check out the Archives. If you want to be "focused on" but haven't signed up previously, please PM me.

 

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Cool, should be interesting!

 

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CAT KILLER!!!

MURDERER!!!

I kid.

 

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hmmmmmmm thinking

 

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applause

 

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tag.

 

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*bump*

 

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Oh, wow! I've been wanting to do one of these for awhile grin

Unfortunately I'm about to leave for Physics class, but I'll write up my blockbuster-worthy life story when I get back in an hour and a half.

Keep your schedules open tongue

 

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I know this guy hates bad drivers, and will argue it to the death!! grin

 

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tag for later

 

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talk!

 

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schedule and pants are now open

 

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Goatstar posted:
schedule and pants are now open
You frighten me.

Where's Rhett when you need him?

 

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flirting with a hotel clerk that thinks he's gay.
shhh

 

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I know nothing about this person.

 

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Pants party? Huh?

 

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Goatstar posted:
schedule and pants are now open


laugh laugh laugh

 

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And here's my life story. If you don't feel like reading it, the last paragraph contains what I'm currently like.

The year was 1986; though existing for 4.5 billion years, the earth was somehow incomplete. Somewhere in Princeton, a mother-to-be was rushed to a hospital where she required an emergency cesarean section. The doctor, regarded as a world hero, saved what would soon come to fill existence’s void – I was born.

After I was born, my family moved from Princeton, New Jersey to the suburbs in Pennsylvania. I learned to speak at a very young age (10 months, I think), and have been very interested in the English language ever since. I used to sit in my high chair and ask my mom how to properly pronounce words, and I would repeat them until I had them perfect. Once I was in Elementary school, this turned into a passion for writing.

Elementary school was both a great and horrible time in my life. I was really interested in computers ever since 1st grade or so, and in 4th grade I learned HTML. Teachers in the school would come to me to fix computer problems when the computer teacher was out of town; this was the beginning of my misery. Sometime in 3rd grade I was diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome, which led to a decent amount of ridicule from my peers. Fortunately it was non-verbal, so thankfully I was never shouting anything out. Instead, I would periodically twitch my eyes and forcefully shake my head downward. Luckily the symptoms gradually became less dramatic, and now are mostly gone. Occasionally I’ll twitch my eyes, but it isn’t really a problem anymore. In 5th grade, I got huge glasses that covered most of my face. I don’t know why nobody told me they looked stupid when I bought them, but I soon found that out.

In Jr. High school, I was pretty much a social outcast. I was a computer nerd, had huge glasses, and was extremely shy around those I wasn’t friends with. I did well in school until a friend introduced me to Asheron’s Call. I quickly became addicted to it, as it was somewhere I could escape school and, in a way, be social. Due to my small size and nerdy image, I was often picked on and humiliated in classes. Because of this, I spent more and more time on Asheron’s Call, and became more and more depressed. In 9th grade (the last year of Jr. High where I went to school) things started getting better. I got my braces off and got contact lenses. Interestingly enough, this gave me the self-confidence to quit Asheron’s Call and be social. I also had a growth spurt, bringing me to height at least closer to average.

I loved High school. I started working out, made tons of friends, and had plenty of dates. My first girlfriend, whom I got in 10th grade, was part of the popular crowd in a different school and pressured me into some things I don’t feel I was ready for at 16. After 8 months, we broke up. I would date, but didn’t have another girlfriend until the summer before my senior year. Now, over two and a half years later, we’re still together.

My girlfriend and I both go to Penn State Main campus, where I’m majoring in Biology. I hope to one day be a Dentist, even though I spent most of my life wanting to be a lawyer. I love to debate people, as most of you probably already know. I especially love debating over civil-rights issues, religion, and evolution. Some of my best writing comes from when I’m in a heated written debate, or when just writing an argument. For whatever reason, it invigorates me. I often use my favorite form of writing, satire, to humorously get points across. I also love to play devil’s advocate, and argue points I disagree with so that I can further understand things.

 

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Amg dude, why aren't you a writer or journalist?


Excellent write up though. applause i r teh suc at englisch. drooling

You obviously have written a few stories in your life. Post them, biotch!!!! angry

PS - pics of girlfriend or she's fake. tongue

 

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Well written sir.... applause

 

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Thanks happy

I want to be a writer, but I also want to make a lot of money. Unfortunately, being a writer generally doesn't pay very much. It can also be very difficult to even get published. I figure I'll become a dentist, and write on the side.

Here's the best picture of me and my girlfriend that I can find:
http://www.virtualmatt.com/images/MattJackie_newyears.jpg

Not the most flattering of pictures of me, but whatever happy

 

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Thanks for sharing. My son is going to pursue his love of writing.

 

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nice write up, and yall look very nice together happy

 

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And the name "Akarat" ?

 

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Oh my goodness, you are a cutie! love Your girlfriend is really beautiful too. I love her red hair.

Great read and thanks for sharing!

Silver

 

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Nice read

 

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The name "Akarat" actually came from when I was naming my 2nd Asheron's Call character. I picked up my Diablo II manual and started flipping through pages and trying Lore names until I found one that wasn't taken. And thanks, Silverwuf happy

 

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Right right. Keep the info coming!

How'z Microbiology? Take that course yet? It's a fun one.

For my mid-term exam I swab'd my junk and grew it in a culture. Closest I ever came to scaring myself to death.

 

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Good read, thanks Akarat. You and your girl look good together too. happy

 

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Lol, I've yet to do anything involving growing crotch bacteria laugh

I took a biology of molecules and cells course last semester, but didn't like it because of the professor. He was a brilliant man, but a terrible teacher. His lectures were all very tedious. I'm currently loving my biology of populations and communities course; the professors for it are amazing!

 

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He flogs himself.

 

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Professors make or break the course. The Microbiology prof was awesome. She let the A, B students have nearly unlimited access to the labs.
I have no clue if a post-9/11 college lab would allow that these days.

Genetics was a murderous course. Take that one yet?

 

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Other courses I've taken have covered parts of genetics, but I haven't gotten to a course dedicated to it yet. I'm currently in the second semester of my Sophomore year, so I've got awhile to go still happy

 

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Great read.

Sexy redhead too.

 

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you should come back to AC. lol.

 

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Haha, I have enough problems concentrating on my homework as it is happy

I have a Mac now, so AC wouldn't run anyway. I've considered other MMORPGs, but I always get too addicted to those things.

 

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You should also remind us about your recipe site wink

 

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Haha, I have enough problems concentrating on my homework as it is happy

I have a Mac now, so AC wouldn't run anyway. I've considered other MMORPGs, but I always get too addicted to those things.




I considered other MMORPG's too...then resubbed to AC :\

 

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Very nice.

 

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good read...

wish you the best!

 

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Bonza: Oh yea, Recipedia.us.

http://www.recipedia.us is my cookbook wiki that I'm trying to get going. Thanks to Hellnhighheels, I've got a bunch of recipes on it with a TON more to add when I get the time. billy_loomis1 has also been a HUGE help; he got me a massive amount of recipes as well. Unfortunately, I haven't had enough free time to add them but I definitely will.

 

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Nice to meet you Akarat, a very good post! happy

 

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haha you live in pennsylvania

oh wait, so do I

 

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thanks.

 

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