Just Jim

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  • Location Central Florida
  • Interests I remember when I was a kid I watched the first moon landing on my grandparents big TV, along with my grandpa, who was equally fascinated.
    And I've watched each and every satellite, probe, and rover to go into the solar system since.
    That's why I'm so hooked on this game.... it's like I get to do it all over again, and this time I'm in command... cool!
    I read a lot... probably too much, if that is possible. My favorite authors are Frank Herbert and H.P. Lovecraft.
    I also love studying history... and obviously I'm a huge science fact and fiction fanatic.

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  1. OK, the screenshots for the next chapter are finally done and uploaded to Imgur.... and there are a lot in this batch, so this is looking to be a really nice, long, fun chapter. All I'm gonna say is I promised y'all something a little different... and yeah... this is definitely different.... lol. So I've been at this almost non-stop for... I'm not even sure... 3-4 days I think.... I'm taking the afternoon off. I'll write this up tomorrow morning.
  2. OMG... the kids are the best part!!! That was fun!!!
  3. Awesome!!!
  4. I didn't know they made these, but I definitely agree!!!
  5. It's been a long time, and honestly I can't remember exactly what the questions where. But I'm a bit of a brainiac and a nerd, and I didn't think they were that terribly hard. As for stressful, yeah... but only before I got there... I was driven to a different high school than my own by an Army recruiter, who was fantastic as talking my stress level down, and not letting it get to me. Once I was in and sitting down, it wasn't bad at all, in fact I couldn't have asked for better... I don't know how they do it nowadays, but back then I was in an empty class room the whole time! Not a soul to bother or distract me. And thinking back I believe there were a couple timed tests... but for the most part I had way more than enough time to complete a portion, and got to relax and take a breather before the next part. The biggest thing I remember is it's really long... so the night before don't try and cram for the test... just try and relax and get a good nights sleep! And no matter how many butterflies you may have that morning, make sure to eat a good breakfast if possible.
  6. I have to write that one down!
  7. Take your time, we understand. And just for the record, it took me over 3 days to re-format mine... You add a link with the button that looks like a paperclip. That will open a window to paste your link into, as well as giving it a name, if you like. It's fairly straight forward.
  8. Hmmmmm.... interesting. I'm not sure where I stand on this yet.... it would be dangerous to the kid, for sure. That part is obvious. But no more or less dangerous than it is for an adult. However, if we're really going to build colonies and stations some day, then are all the children going to be born in space? Not likely. So I suppose sending kids into orbit, and then perhaps further, has to start somewhere. And granted, while I agree with the article this would be mostly a publicity thing... it's a really brilliant one. What better way to inspire the younger generation(s) around the world to want to be astronauts again? But if it goes bad... then the opposite happens... I don't know.... all I can say is if he does go, then I will be watching, and I wish him and the rest of the crew the very best.
  9. I'm going to expand on this a little... even though I'm a metal head myself. I also see this happen a lot, on both sides, and I don't get it either. Why waste your time preaching to people who obviously want to listen to something else? If you don't like a song, why spend two hours starting a flame war in the comment section??? Just change the station!!!
  10. So it's basically a Lovecraft story? I'm in!
  11. Loved it!!! Especially the broom closet....
  12. OK, this is going to sound a little weird, but the last thing I googled was a couple weeks ago.... an article about a 6th dynasty Egyptian super-BadS Pharaoh, who's name I cannot say at this time (Emiko spoilers...) All I can say is the zombies never stood a chance....
  13. General Educational Development or General Equivalency Diploma (the old name)... I have one. It's usually what one gets if they don't finish High-school but want and/or need a diploma. In my case I quit HS early 11th grade (Long, sad story...) went and got my GED, and immediately joined the Army. Then a few decades later I went back to school and earned two associates degrees. @Spaceception, don't panic. Mine wasn't nearly as bad as I feared going into it, and I had a ton of time to do it. Now granted, this was 1980, but I doubt they've changed that much.
  14. Yeah, that's what I'm gonna do. I'm half done sorting them out now.