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Game Journalism (The Dream)/College (The Nightmare?)


Of course I still have muuuch to learn(I'm not a great writer), but thats why I'm going to college and Missoula has a great journalism school with some of the most advanced technology and up to date courses. I spoke with one of the professors about what he covers and he mentioned podcasts and blogging. This made my heart soar to say the least. For once in my life I felt compelled and excited to learn rather than pissed and bored like I was in high school. Of course I'm scared, but overcoming obstacles and difficult challenges is very rewarding (games ha) and I look forward to doing my best this fall.

On the subject of college, I'm also very excited to become part of the gaming community there. For once I'll know other people, within a close proximity, that play games. Growing up in a town of 3,000, I was lucky to get one or two friends who had played games while in college, for some, its a lifestyle. I might actually have REAL FRIENDS on my live friend list. I am somewhat hesitant as well though...I worry about not having enough time to play. I always hear horror stories about time being an issue and its scares me, because I never want to give up gaming, but if I'm forced to due to academics I will. I'm pretty sure I'll be fine, but college is a scary, new thing to me...I have no idea what to expect.

As a closing I wanted to ask input from anyone who is involved in journalism about what to expect, tips, tricks, or anything about the dream and also to ask to anyone who's been through college as a gamer...is it hard? Do you have the time? Does the time increase? Does the passion increase? Anything on the subject would be nice...maybe even some crazy ass stories from the college gaming period. You college kids always do seem to have a crazy ass time! *UNCOMFORTABLY LOUD LAUGHTER/WEIRD ARM TOUCH THAT GIVES YOU CHILLS*
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About nukka jdavone of us since 5:51 PM on 12.06.2007

About Me:

Hey there, I'm James. I'm originally from Deer Lodge, MT, but now I'm going to school in Missoula for TEACHING. Yeah, I kind of changed my mind. I was doing the journalism thing, but kind of had a weird epiphany about the whole thing. Teaching was what I wanted to do before journalism and after some hard thought I'm going to return to it. I figure becoming an english teacher will allow me to continue writing. That blogging dream will still be there, It just won't be priority.

I'm very into music, especially Modest Mouse and Animal Collective. Classic rock makes my genitals burst as well. My life is simple: School, my lady, friends, family, dogs, and games. Easy peasy, no? I've been around Dtoid for a while, lurking since the beginning, and registered a while ago. I love it here, having such a good community really does the place well. I'm into any game that doesn't suck. There is really very little I'm not willing to play. The only problem is time, but please recommend good games to me. I've been on an indie binge recently, so start there. Feel free to add my PSN and Gamertag to your friends lists. I'm a nice dude and love playing with Dtoiders. You guys are amazing.

I blow at fighters, this is just the only cool looking picture I've ever taken.

Top Five Games at the Moment (No Particular Order)
1. Left 4 Dead
2. Half - Life 2
3. Metroid Prime
4. Resident Evil 4
5. Little Big Planet

Play with me...

My Steam ID: teh_james

Trade shit with me...

Other Things...

The Unshaven - a dodgeball movie that probably won't be funny to you that my friends and I all made as a parting senior thingy. Anyway, if you wanna see me in action I'm the chubby one playing The Lion King on my Sega. (Major credit to Daniel Lombardi)

My Youtube Channel - nothing too special on there, just some videos from a longgg time ago and a few I made from boredom.

Xbox LIVE:nukka jdav
PSN ID:javemport
Steam ID:teh_james
Mii code:[email protected]


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