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We're Toast

Posted by Zatth , Dec 12 2014 · 159 views

So a friend of mine who knows very well about my love for puns decided to share a picture of some bread-related puns on my Facebook wall.

Needless to say, another pun-loving friend of mine engaged me in the comments below.

We were toast:
Pablo: 'll have to punder on these jokes, because I was not bread to understand them
Richard: I'm sure that you'll rise to the occasion Pablo.
Pablo: Will I, dough?
Richard: I'm sure you are. You're not one to loaf around.
Pablo: All I'm getting from this is that I knead to get a life
Richard: At the very yeast, you should keep making these puns. I can tell you're pretty good; there isn't a half-baked one among them.
Pablo: Richard, you ain't seen muffin yet.
Richard: I've had way worse, this is a cake walk.
Pablo: Whatever happens, this conversation will be in'grain'ed in my memory for years to come.
Richard: That's for sure, these aren't some simple cookie cutter jokes we're throwing around here.
Pablo: I dunno, it feels like we've spread ourselves too thin. I hope we baguette more of these puns, or else we're toast.
Richard: I don't think we're digging too deep, we've only just scratched the crust!
Pablo: So you're saying we've got puns in a'bun'dance?
Richard: Maybe not that far, but we've got plenty before we need to start scrabbling for crumbs.
Pablo: Then let's keep doughing this!
Richard: I don't know, I don't feel like I'm baking any records here. I may want to call it a night.
Pablo: Yeah, we butter shut this down
Richard: See you next time.
Pablo: ...
And, scene!


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A Mystery Explored Ch 2

Posted by Zatth , Dec 12 2014 · 91 views

Chapter 2 is out!

I finished my Science final yesterday, so one of the first things I did was finish the second chapter. Hope y'all like it, and feel free to comment on the Review Topic!


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Sisen and I Are DUN For (Also, Bees and the Bard)

Posted by Zatth , Dec 10 2014 · 119 views

[12/10/14, 8:12:35 PM] The Zatthman: Brevity IS the soul of wit
[12/10/14, 8:13:01 PM] Jon //Sisen: DONT WORDS ME
[12/10/14, 8:13:06 PM] Jon //Sisen: YOU ARE NO LONGER MY
[12/10/14, 8:13:09 PM] Jon //Sisen: FRIEND WITH WORDS
[12/10/14, 8:13:13 PM] Jon //Sisen: OR WORDS WITH FRIENDS
[12/10/14, 8:13:20 PM] Jon //Sisen: I'M DELETING THIS APP FOREVER
[12/10/14, 8:13:22 PM] The Zatthman: aaaaAAAAAAAA
[12/10/14, 8:13:27 PM] Jon //Sisen: zatth you are the weakest link
[12/10/14, 8:13:28 PM] Jon //Sisen: GOODBYE
[12/10/14, 8:13:32 PM] The Zatthman: nUUUUUUU
[12/10/14, 8:13:42 PM] The Zatthman: BUT I AM ZATTHMAN THE BLEY
[12/10/14, 8:13:50 PM] Jon //Sisen: YOU HAVE NO POWER HERE
[12/10/14, 8:13:59 PM] The Zatthman: BUT I HAVE BLEY
[12/10/14, 8:14:02 PM] The Zatthman: A LOT OF IT
[12/10/14, 8:14:33 PM] Jon //Sisen: TAKE YOUR BLEY AND
[12/10/14, 8:16:26 PM] The Zatthman: HOW DARE YOU
[12/10/14, 8:16:30 PM] The Zatthman: YOU SHALL NOT PASS
[12/10/14, 8:16:50 PM] Jon //Sisen: I'M BUYING YOU A BUNCH OF MEGABLOCKS AND MIXING ALL YOUR LEGO IN TOGETHER
[12/10/14, 8:16:51 PM] Jon //Sisen: !!!
[12/10/14, 8:16:58 PM] The Zatthman: DASTARDLY
[12/10/14, 8:17:02 PM] The Zatthman: THAT’S DEVIOUS
[12/10/14, 8:17:12 PM] Jon //Sisen: dun dun dun
[12/10/14, 8:17:56 PM] The Zatthman: YOU DUN DUN DUN FOR
[12/10/14, 8:18:27 PM] Jon //Sisen: Don't make me come over there
[12/10/14, 8:18:40 PM] The Zatthman: BUT YOU LOVE TO TRAVEL
[12/10/14, 8:21:50 PM] Jon //Sisen: do i love to traveL?
[12/10/14, 8:21:57 PM] The Zatthman: MAYBE
[12/10/14, 8:22:00 PM] The Zatthman: MAEBE
[12/10/14, 8:22:06 PM] The Zatthman: MAY BEE
[12/10/14, 8:22:10 PM] The Zatthman: THE BEE OF MAY
[12/10/14, 8:22:22 PM] The Zatthman: THE IDES OF MARCH
[12/10/14, 8:22:34 PM] The Zatthman: Everything returns to the Bard
[12/10/14, 8:22:40 PM] Jon //Sisen: UNLESS
[12/10/14, 8:22:44 PM] Jon //Sisen: THE BEES ARE DISAPPEARING
[12/10/14, 8:22:45 PM] Jon //Sisen: THEN
[12/10/14, 8:22:56 PM] The Zatthman: IT MEANS THEY ARE ALIENS
[12/10/14, 8:23:00 PM] The Zatthman: DOO WEE OOO
[12/10/14, 8:23:03 PM] The Zatthman: WEE OOO OOO


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Patriot Games 2014

Posted by Zatth , Dec 08 2014 · 101 views

I've mentioned before being on the Forensics Team at George Mason University. Along with that comes a ton of other responsibilities, and this past weekend was an event that, quite literally, has shaped my life.

In 2009, having moved to the U.S. only three months ago, I had been competing in this thing called Speech and Debate. I wasn't too sure about how I was doing, and whether this was for me. Then December rolled around, and I was told of the first national tournament we could attend, which was 20 mins away from us at a university called George Mason University. And so, in December of 2009 I competed in my first Patriot Games tournament. I should've realized then how magical the event was, because the Sunday of the tournament I saw snow for the first time in my life, on that campus, at that tournament.

A year later, I decided after my second Patriot Games that I would go to the summer camp offered by Mason. After those two and a half weeks of camp, I was hooked.

Junior year of Patriot Games I was lucky enough (I mean that literally, luck was the only factor that decided things), to not only final Impromptu Speaking (an event with about 200 students entered), but win. I still believe, to this day, that if it hadn't been for that I would never have been accepted on Mason's team.

Senior year I auditioned for the team during my last GMIF. I got on.

Freshman year of college, I got to host the tournament for the first time, which was kind of scary in itself.

And a day ago we finished hosting the 11th Annual Patriot Games Invitational.

It was weird to think that this little tournament helped me choose my college. Speech has opened me up to other perspectives and ideas, without which I would be a much more narrow-minded individual. I have made friends during camp and at the tournament that have been my friends and mentors for six years now, and I don't see those friendships fading any time soon. Patriot Games and GMIF have made me see that I want to give back to the community, helping me choose to major in Language Arts for Education and become a teacher (for those who have sneeze freely hand out MOCs at BrickFair, I imagine this didn't come as much of a surprise).

I don't think I exaggerate when I say Patriot Games is magical. It has literally steered my life in one direction. Over 120 high schools, 60,000 Speech ballots (not counting debate), and a myriad tired high schoolers and college students, and I think it was all worth it.

Here's the recap video we made. Enjoy:



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A Mystery Explored

Posted by Zatth , Dec 03 2014 · 152 views

I finally published Chapter 1 of the thing!

I hope y'all get a chance to look it over and feel free to send any comments and criticisms!

Thanks again, y'all :)


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Back To Writing

Posted by Zatth , Dec 03 2014 · 86 views

It's true! Even though this weekend we are hosting the largest Speech tournament in the nation and I have finals in the next two weeks and then a hospitalization at NIH on the 15th that could last until who knows when, I'M BACK WRITING!

I decided that if I don't feel like writing an actual novel (my second one, technically), I might as well go back to my roots and write a BIONICLE story!

I mean, sure, my first BIONICLE Epic was written when I was 13, featured a myriad members who agreed to be characters in the story, and never actually got resolved, but that's past.

I'm hoping this new Epic gets em writing in my familiar element (the BIONICLE universe and mythos), ensuring that I'm excited to write.

And if the Epic goes well, I hope on making it a sort of anthology series!

Expect the first chapter soon-ish.

And, can I just say, it feels so good to be writing again :)


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WHAT IS GAME KIDS?!

Posted by Zatth , Dec 01 2014 · 127 views

Actually really excited about Rooster Teeth's new channel.

I remember when in the podcasts or in other Lets Plays we met the younger children (that one Christmas short sticks out), and thinking that Rooster Teeth had the potential to go much more family-oriented.

Not only do I think the videos will be successful (I audibly giggled with the Fireplace and Sims videos), but I think it makes sense, not as a company but as parents who want their children to see content they create.

I applaud RT for taking this leap, and while a departure from other RT content, I still think it'll be wild enjoyable.


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November Is Not My Friend

Posted by Zatth , Nov 24 2014 · 198 views

Usually my life is measured by the days when I'm not in a hospital versus those when I am in a hospital or when I'm afflicted by a specific thing. Since moving to the U.S. when I was fourteen, my health had been the best it ever had been in fourteen years. In 2011, I used November to do and win NaNoWriMo, convincing myself that I could do anything, and continue writing as much as I wanted.

Should've knocked on a lot of wood.

Next year, as November was starting, I was taken to the hospital because I was losing weight too quickly (and my depression started to really manifest for the same time). Because of a treatment of TPN "(Parenteral nutrition (PN) is feeding a person intravenously, bypassing the usual process of eating and digestion. The person receives nutritional formulae that contain nutrients such as glucose, amino acids, lipids and added vitamins and dietary minerals. It is called total parenteral nutrition (TPN) or total nutrient admixture (TNA) when no significant nutrition is obtained by other routes.") and trying to adjust my TPN levels, I spent all of November hospitalized. Whatever, no biggie, I told myself.

Then November of 2013 it turned out after a fairly normal year for me that I'd had blood pressure so high, I'd been having random absence seizures "( The hallmark of the absence seizures is abrupt and sudden-onset impairment of consciousness, interruption of ongoing activities, a blank stare, possibly a brief upward rotation of the eyes. If the patient is speaking, speech is slowed or interrupted; if walking, he or she stands transfixed; if eating, the food will stop on its way to the mouth. Usually, the patient will be unresponsive when addressed. In some cases, attacks are aborted when the patient is called. The attack lasts from a few seconds to half a minute, and evaporates as rapidly as it commenced.)" If you ask me about specific moments from November of 2012 to November of 2013, I have quite literally blank spaces in my memory. They discovered the absence seizures because they caused me to 'cheat' during a Forensics competition, with me not remembering having cheated, and my coaches giving me an ultimatum and threatening me off the team. A phone call later, some tests later, and I was put on way too many medications that made Nov 2013 - May 2014 the worst year for me medically since 1997.

So after getting out of those long years of medical annoyance, I thought This year will be different! No weird brain problems, no TPN, nothing terrible to hold me back! I'll get back to seriously writing during November and it will be just what I need!

Remember that tournament in Illinois we went to? Turns out the team didn't do as well as we should've. Because of our terrible record (we finished fourth in the nation), I tried doubly hard to focus on Forensics work, plus school work. Add to that a lack of being invited or even acknowledged by my 'friends' from the team, plus a kidney stone that dislodged itself a week and three days ago plus a laptop that got fried on Friday evening and my depression popping by again to make me Apathetic Man, and I've gotten nowhere with my writing.

It's just annoying to me that I've decided that I love writing more than anything, and because of school/Forensics/medical stuff, I haven't written anything as satisfactory as my novel The Spark for 2011's NaNoWriMo. It's tedious, and annoying, and I just wish November would be kinder to me.

​tl;dr: I had a bad week and needed to vent. I guess this entry counts as writing, so at least it did me some good there :/



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The Benefits of Having a Radio Show

Posted by Zatth , Nov 13 2014 · 243 views

  • I get to play all kinds of music I love (Weird Al, BIONICLE songs, Vitamin String Quartet, Chameleon Ciruit, Gothic Archies, etc).
  • I get to tell fun and interesting anecdotes and personal stories
  • I read a quotation of the week and a Today in History segment
  • Total indoctrination and mind control of the general population
  • That last one might have been a lie...



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NORTON WARS

Posted by Zatth , Oct 30 2014 · 181 views

14 hour bus ride to Peoria, Illinois for a Forensics tournament. It's the first big national tournament of the year, and as a measly sophomore I don't expect much success. But I'll still pour my heart out in my performances.

At least the theme this year is Star Wars, so I hope to get a lot of pics with Yoda. And whoever else is there.

Also got some good reading material for the trip, plus planning for NaNoWriMo.

I'm also showing up at our parking lot at 4:45 a.m. as Pajama Deadpool. I'm not wearing a costume for 14 hrs, so I'll just slap on my mask and leave it at that.