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About rebelkid24

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  1. I understand your point of view on this, and I'm not trying to change it. It's your opinion, and you're entitled to it. Who am I to change that? And all of it does seem true. However, I have chosen to support this cause for my own reasons, and I all I ask is for people to respect that as well. I understand if people want to criticize the organization. But people are criticizing the supporters of this cause. I'm not saying you are, but it seems like I'm seeing that a lot. Someone who criticizes someone else for supporting a certain cause may not even know the reasons behind that person's decision. Anyway, just because the organization is asking you to do something doesn't mean you have to in order to support that cause. Most people seem to forget the most important goal. Yes the goal is to stop Joseph Kony. And that is apparently the main cause for the Invisible Children at the moment. However, to people like me, the main goal is awareness. How can we stop all of the terrible things going on in our world when most people are unaware they happen? People know terrible things happen in life, but they don't know the specifics of what is happening and where it's happening. That is why I have chosen to support this cause. This is the most wide scale attempt at awareness I've seen. Today, (just this morning) the video has over 70 million views. No matter what a persons reason is for watching the video, at least they are aware of what is going on.
  2. Just so you know, there is a multiquote button so that you dont have to make seperate posts every time. Its the one that looks like multiquote_off.gif. So just select what you want to multiquote then click reply.

  3. You don't have to buy the kit or donate money to support the cause. They are just asking you to spread the word to other people and pressure our government officials to push for the arrest of Joseph Kony. They have free off files of some of the posters you can download. Therefore, without buying anything, you can still participate in the "Cover the Night" on April 20th. The kits and t-shirts are only there for people who want to donate. You don't have to in order to support the cause. I'm aware of the many types of criticisms about the Invisible Children. However, as you said, Kony does need to be taken down, so I am willing to put that aside to support a cause I believe in. I researched Kony 2012 before I made any decision about whether or not to support the cause. From what I saw, it wasn't enough to sway me from helping out. This is too much of an important ins sue to overlook. If you want to know some of the things being said about Kony 2012 and the Invisible Children organization, and then want to decide on how to react to it, here's a link to a blog (I think it covers the criticisms pretty well). http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/should-i-donate-money-to-kony-2012-or-not
  4. It would be awesome if people watched this video and spread the word. It's a little less than 30 minutes, but it's well worth it.
  5. okay can I first say that I love your profile picture?! I am a huge fan of the Hunger Games. Okay I guess enough about that. This post isn't about that haha. Anyway, I joined at first because I wanted to use the downloads. The day I joined, however, I spent hours just looking through all of the posts and it all seemed really great. The people were really nice too. I was new to anime (still am I guess), and to forums and I didn't really know what to say. I felt that, because of this and the fact that I was new, I would be shunned or treated like an idiot, but I wasn't. There are some awesome conversations here. Lately, I've been extremely busy with school and work, and I regret that I haven't been on here in months, but I'm glad I'm finally able to find time to get on again.
  6. I agree, I started with like the 3rd episode, but I thought it was the pilot (my DVR must have messed up the first two recordings), and I was like wtf is going on haha. Anyway, I'm not a fan of ghost stories, but American Horror Story is definitely original and entertaining. It's funny how much drama the female "ghosts" cause.
  7. I want to go to the midnight showing too, but I probably won't be able to because of my work/school schedule So, I thought the ending was fairly realistic. A little fantastic, maybe, but it is a work of fiction. Did you guys like the ending? I agree, I think it showed a realistic side of how war affects soldiers and how much a person can lose during rebellion/war. Most books glorify war and rebellion, and while they can sometimes be good things, it is nothing to be glorified. Innocent victims are killed/wounded and lose the people they love. I liked the ending. I was the same way. After I finished each book I was scarred. It was constantly on my mind for a long time, and the horror of what was happening went through me. My brother had ruined the big parts of the books for me, but I was still mad when I read them. Anyway, I can honestly say, the Hunger Games is one of my favorite book series of all time. I was initially nervous to hear that Taylor Swift was doing the soundtrack, but after I heard the song, I had no doubt in my mind that she would do the setting justice.
  8. Anyone keeping up with the news on the Hunger Games? If you do, then have you heard the new song, "Safe and Sound" by Taylor Swift that is going to be featured on the movie? What are your thoughts?
  9. It's not so much terrifying as it is just plain weird and freaky. It takes the meaning of ghosts to a whole different level. Usually I don't like ghost stories, because I find them stupid, but American Horror Story is unique. And it plays around with sex and sexuality, but that isn't the main focus of the story. Anyway, I think it's a pretty good show.
  10. Anyone watch American Horror Story? If so, did you see the season Finale? What did you think? I'll post my thought later
  11. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace on 3D, The Hunger Games, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Hobbit. 2012 will be a good year
  12. I really like the character development and in-depth story-telling. I don't like a lot of regular cartoons, and I like a few live-action tv shows. Movies are my main passion, but I still have to say, from what I've seen so far (and so far I've only seen Naruto and like the first three episodes of Bleach), I've never seen anything come close to what anime accomplishes. The story-lines draw you in, and you can't help but watch the show all the way through, because you're always wondering what's going to happen next. Anyway, a year ago I wouldn't have said all of this because a year ago I didn't watch anime and I thought it was stupid. Boy was I misinformed.
  13. Hmmm I don't know if I should read the next book in the Night Angel Trilogy, or if I should read Inheritance....decisions are hard sometimes.
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