i just wanted to show this picture, it was taken off of vgchartz.com today
the reason i wanted to show it is because i've heard a lot of people saying 360 has done way better than ps3 when that's not true
i would go as far as to say, even though these totals show that ps3 and 360 are neck and neck, ps3 has actually sold better (i.e. to more people).. why?
because a lot of xbox people got the red ring of death and BOUGHT THE SYSTEM AGAIN
so a lot of people who bought the 360 two or three times have bumped up their sales numbers, meanwhile ps3 numbers represent diff people and/or diff households
and yeah, the wii has the highest but they're still not relevant
i just wanted to speak on this because there is a lot of misinformation out there
lately i've been into joe budden music
the thing i like about him is his music is close to home just like mine.. its very much just.. thoughts and emotions and things you perceive.. its not trying to be anything but the truth.. you can't say he's fake because he's legit speaking from his own life
also just from a skill standpoint this dude is just BANANAS
another thing is, very lyrical rap music is good to exercise to imo because its constant and you think more about what they're saying than about your actual workout
anyway here is a 13 minute song about relationships he did, check it out if you want.. peep the intricacy.. very real content
i recently heard someone say this about marriage:
"don't choose who you can live with, choose who you can't live without"
they were saying couples who cohabitate try the former, while couples who commit to the long haul of marriage are doing the latter
that was a good word
do i really need to explain why the f*ck this profile makes no sense?
women know that men are visual, but they still do corny sh*t like this^
ok i get it.. you're not happy with your body.. but some men like fat, some men like voluptuous, some men like athletic, some men like skinny
you are probably fat since you have 6 pictures of your head in slightly different lighting
but still like i said SOME guys like fat.. the men who like fat are probably fat themselves but still SOME MEN LIKE IT
so why do women do this?
it is dumb on so many levels
what guy is going to see these pictures and want to talk to you? you are obviously hiding yourself.. you leave men to be surprised.. so if a guy meets up with you and you are fat when he wanted voluptuous, he's going to be looking at his watch the whole night because he wants to go home.. he's not interested
same if you're skinny and he wanted athletic, or whatever the case may be
why put yourself through the rejection?
just show what your body looks like and men will see and they will either click off your page or they'll approach you, but at least you'll know that every guy who approaches you approves of your body
this is one of those instances where i think women are just stupid as f*ck
seriously this isn't that hard
6 up close pictures of your face? ..really?
STOP DOING THIS
so, i said i'd talk about the new xbox after the announcement conference
ok here we go
first off, my assumption was wrong.. i assumed microsoft would shoot themselves in the foot somehow with this reveal but nope.. this reveal was legitimately just as good as sony's ps4 reveal back in february
i was thoroughly impressed with what microsoft brought to the table.. everything about the conference was perfect
the name is great.. its called xbox one.. i've never liked the name xbox but "one" is cool
the system itself looks great.. the specs were great, the features were INCREDIBLE, they showed forza 5.. i mean seriously i was pretty amazed.. they didn't do anything wrong the whole thing was just on point, if you are curious, go to youtube and look up the xbox one reveal
i just think microsoft is not playing around this time and kudos to them, i've never been a fan of xbox but they are improving and that's what matters
i love that they said they'd have a lot more exclusives this time around as well
great job microsoft!!!
**update the following day**
people on the internet are ripping the xbox conference a new one
they are saying it talked too much about television and that there were no games
i think people are being too hard on it.. it was the first day! plus e3 is still on the way! games will come we all already know they're going to have every 3rd party game.. at the VERY LEAST we all know it'll have all those
if people haven't complained about xbox being a 3rd party box til now then i don't see why they'd complain today
1st party has yet to be seen, but IT WAS THE FIRST DAY like do u think they're going to have 100 games on the first day? plus they did show forza 5
some people are complaining because you can't share games without paying a fee
i see nothing wrong with people paying a fee to share games
they need to protect the industry because so many people refuse to pay full price for anything.. there will be a game for $50 on the shelf new, and a game for $45 used
you people will go buy the used version.. i'm sorry but that is dumb.. because the developers don't make any money.. you are completely devaluing the industry as a whole! and you wonder why 30% of all games are DLC nowadays
oh and the tv thing was a bit overdone but they were showing the features of the xbox one.. they were showing what it does to revolutionize your living room.. that's a big part of the system's appeal.. things you can do with it that you couldn't do last gen
i find it crazy that xbox fans are dissing the crap out of it and i am a sony fan but i think it looks good lol
again, i'm still a sony fan, but i still think xbox one looks good
this popped into my head today
real quick, here are three ways to receive based on the bible
Prayer - some people in the Bible legit asked God to prosper them and God actually granted it for some of them.. pray humbly and believe that you will receive what you are asking for
Give - "give and it shall be given unto you in good measure" ...give a lot, get a lot.. try to give unselfishly and without bitterness, if you can't- then keep it.. and remember "it" can be a lot of things
Build - "to him who has, more is given" ..if you can accomplish goals "A" and "B" in your life, then C, D, and E might come to you fairly easily.. focus on that goal in front of you, focus on building what you are building right now and get it accomplished because once that's done then more will likely be given unto you
if you are lacking right now in some way.. begin doing these things.
note: this whole entry consists of pictures i've had on my computer for a long time.. i never knew how i'd use them, but i had a feeling they meant something.. well.. they all became relevant today with this post
I was thinking earlier about making good decisions on who you choose to be with
This is kevin federline during the time he was with Britney spears
...and here he is after she dumped him and broke his heart
btw.. IM NOT SAYING IT WAS UNDESERVED
he apparently played shar jackson so i'm not saying him getting played was undeserved, i'm just using him as an example to show what a woman can do to a man
She can take the wind out of your sails
women can fuel you to be a great man or sap all your fuel and just leave you empty... they can leave you questioning your own self worth and value.... they can leave you a self-loathing wasteland
when men physically abuse women, everyone takes the woman's side no matter what.. however when women emotionally abuse men, no one bats an eye
which is worse though seriously.. a bruise on your arm or a bruise on your heart?
a wise random guy on youtube once said...
...choose wisely my brothers.
The following information was taken from Wikipedia under “psychological manipulation”
It popped up when I searched “emotional manipulation”
The reason I searched it is because I feel I have been lied to and manipulated and emotionally abused by someone (for the last time)
Ok so here it is:
According to George K. Simon, successful psychological manipulation primarily involves the manipulator:
Here is another interesting segment that COMPLETELY mirrors my experience
According to Robert D. Hare and Paul Babiak, psychopaths are always on the lookout for individuals to scam or swindle. The psychopathic approach includes three phases:
SIDENOTE FROM ME before we continue:
I know this uses the word “psychopaths” please keep in mind that psychopaths, sociopaths, and manipulators can almost be used interchangeably.. think along the lines of people who find ways to take advantage of, or use others for their own desires.. the main difference between each is probably only the METHOD they use to achieve their goal.. ultimately these people are selfish and negatively and/or deceptively persuasive…. Ok back to the three phases…
1. Assessment phase
The psychopath is constantly sizing up the potential usefulness of an individual as a source of money, power, sex, romantic relationship, or influence. Some psychopaths enjoy a challenge while others prey on people who are vulnerable. During the assessment phase, the psychopath is able to determine a potential victim’s weak points and will use those weak points to seduce.
2. Manipulation phase
Once the psychopath has identified a victim, the manipulation phase begins. During the manipulation phase, a psychopath may create a persona or mask, specifically designed to ‘work’ for his or her target. A psychopath will lie to gain the trust of their victim. Psychopaths' lack of empathy and guilt allows them to lie with impunity; they do not see the value of telling the truth unless it will help get them what they want.
As interaction with the victim proceeds, the psychopath carefully assesses the victim's persona. The victim's persona gives the psychopath a picture of the traits and characteristics valued in the victim. The victim's persona may also reveal, to an astute observer, insecurities or weaknesses the victim wishes to minimize or hide from view. As an ardent student of human behavior, the psychopath will then gently test the inner strengths and needs that are part of the victim's private self and eventually build a personal relationship with the victim.
The persona of the psychopath - the “personality” the victim is bonding with - does not really exist. It is built on lies, carefully woven together to entrap the victim. It is a mask, one of many, custom-made by the psychopath to fit the victim's particular psychological needs and expectations. The victimization is predatory in nature; it often leads to severe financial, physical or emotional harm for the individual. Healthy, real relationships are built on mutual respect and trust; they are based on sharing honest thoughts and feelings. The victim's mistaken belief that the psychopathic bond has any of these characteristics is the reason it is so successful.
3. Abandonment phase
The abandonment phase begins when the psychopath decides that his or her victim is no longer useful. The psychopath abandons his or her victim and moves on to someone else. In the case of romantic relationships, a psychopath will usually seal a relationship with their next target before abandoning his or her current victim.
Sometimes, the psychopath has three individuals on whom he or she is running game: the one who has been recently abandoned, who is being toyed with and kept in the picture in case the other two do not work out; the one who is currently being played and is about to be abandoned; and the third, who is being groomed by the psychopath, in anticipation of abandoning the current "mark".
I am currently a victim who is in the abandonment stage... i've looked up and my "friend" is nowhere to be found because they have gone on to their next target
When I read this my eyes began to get wide. I mean this is what happened to me down to the letter. One good thing about reading this though is, it confirms all my thoughts and suspicions. I shouldn’t have given this person the benefit of the doubt I should’ve stuck to my guns when they came back into my life and just left them alone because I felt in the back of my mind that they’d either have an ulterior motive and/or they’d leave me and hurt me again. Even though this actually did happen, I don’t feel as stupid anymore now after reading this because I see that these people do this all the time and that their whole life can be a lie.
i wondered what i did wrong but the truth is some people are not showing you who they really are, they are playing a role to reach a goal they have.. this is a pattern they have, so when they are done trying to use you then they just move on like you didn't exist.. you didn't do anything wrong, its just that all their "care" for you was a facade
here are the specific tactics they used on me:
I just have to let this all go because like #3 stated, I have been abandoned, so what the f*ck else am I going to do? lol my options are limited.. All I know is it hurts and I should’ve known better but trust me this will not happen to me again. I’m not going to be bitter or anything because I already gave it to God but I have learned to be nothing less than vigilant when pondering whom I should allow into my circle.
Here is the link for anyone who would like to read about this in its entirety:
its very informative.. I suggest you read it because you may find A. you are a manipulator or B. you are being manipulated
knowledge is power
and I know its cliché but remember to stick to your gut instincts
went to maggiano's in nashville on west end tonight
it was a really fun night
one thing about me is i generally don't get out much so when i was invited to go there i had to fight off the urge to not go lol
i told myself that when i graduated school i'd make it a point to go out more, do more, talk more, exercise more etc
i used college as a crutch a lot during the time i was in it.. "i can't because of school" "i can't because of homework" etc etc
so going here was really fun for me.. i met new people.. i was a good conversationalist and everything
i think i was underdressed but hey, i was comfortable lol
the dinner had 3 courses
the parmesan chicken was really good, also the cheesecake was incredible.. i don't even really get into cheesecake but it was seriously delicious
i really enjoyed the company of my table.. and i really appreciated the event, it was very nice of them to fund such a nice evening for austin peay alumni
the new xbox will be announced tomorrow
i'm not an xbox fan, but this will be interesting to see
i get a feeling like this new xbox will do something that people hate.. i'm not sure what exactly, but i feel like something about it will steer people to sony
i'll try to report on it all after their conference