Jump to content
Sal's RuneScape Forum
  • entries
    1,532
  • comments
    4,885
  • views
    318,593

About this blog

This is who we are. These are the roads we paved. The strength we found and the mistakes we made along the way.

Entries in this blog

 

I think the break contest was rigged

The Break Contest has a sketchy history, especially since the festival it's for has been losing a lot of money. They couldn't even afford the usual place for it and had to change the name back to what it was 5 years ago and it was under new sponsors. They didn't break even at all last year cause they went all out having it on the beach and it basically shut down 4 surrounding towns, $200,000 just to book the grounds.   Anyway, I think everybody tried to cheat in the poll but the promoters had the last say on who won and luckily that was my band in third place. The top 4 make it to skate and surf. NOW what's really crazy is that the promoters motivation for even having this poll and manipulating it in such a way is for suspense and for profit. They make this contest exciting when bands accuse other bands of cheating and get into fights, they love seeing that even if it gives the band bad press.   The bands had no idea what was going on, the ones that didn't cheat woke up to like 5,000 more votes overnight.   What I wish the break contest did was not have the poll, instead just announced 14 winners instead of 10 winners and have the runners up be in this dumb wildcard thing.   Oh well, that's the business I signed up for!

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

BREAK CONTEST VOTING

Hey guys! Our voting thread is up! http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=3165451   What you do is click "BROKEN HINGE" and vote...you can clear browsing history and vote as much as you want! Share it on all social networks, tell everyone you know, help us play Skate and Surf 2013 with all our favorite bands, this is the last step and the top three bands pass! As you can see we are in third place as of now so let's keep it up!   Thanks so much guys, it means a lot. I don't know how I'll help you out yet but if you ever need something like this done I got you.

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

The Break Contest Results: WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Hey guys! So there were over 300 bands in this competition and we made it to the top 21 in the final round yesterday. NOW, we didn't make it directly but we didn't lose. We are chosen as a wildcard band. That means we have to be one of the top two bands voted in. We don't have a lot of info on voting except that it'll start tomorrow on Absolutepunk.net and when I find out I gotchu all.   Why should you help us? For five months our band as worked tirelessly, went to several malls around the tri-state area, survived brutal competitive rounds eliminating dozens of bands, and the judges gave us awesome comments last night compared to the rest and instead of putting us on they gave us this. This contest is basically a cash grab for the festival heads but we got stuck in it we at least wanna play the Skate and Surf festival because it's huge in my area really.   What can you do? When I post the link tomorrow, vote of course, but tell everyone you can to vote. Post it on any social network you can, message it to people, just whatever it takes (inside your comfort zone of course) to make sure our hard work and the hard work of the other wildcard bands does not go to waste. I cannot and will not let us fail, we've given everything we've had for this and it's not over yet.   Thank you so freaking much in advance!

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

The Break Contest Championship Round

So as you all may or may not know, we've been involved in The Break Contest for something called the Skate and Surf (Bamboozle) festival which is pretty big in the northeast. We have entered this in December and have made it past two rounds and just played our third tonight. Each was more challenging physically and competitively than the last.   John D the creator of Bamboozle brought us onstage and talked to us about our set and we got judged on the spot. They all had awesome things to say, seriously thankful for that, but we don’t know if we moved to skate and surf until 10:45 EST tonight, basically a little under an hour from when I'm posting this. Thank you everyone that supported us, that set was the most physically exhausting for all of us and we hope it was worth it .   You may like our band here and wish us luck for later! http://www.facebook.com/bhofficialnj

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

Russian

The only full sentence I know how to say in Russian is “Do you speak Russian?" It may seem useless but it's not because if someone says "da" then I know to say "goodbye"

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

Earth Day

If you watch this video it's a visual representation of me.   True intelligence is preserving the beauty of this planet in addition to advancements in technology. Anthropocentric intelligence which is the norm can mess up a planet and anybody can do that, but real intelligence is knowing how to do it without endangering the life on it. It only answers half the question to say "we're going to do this and it will make everyone's life better", but where's the part about protecting ours and future generations? It's great that we are constantly advancing, but we're getting nowhere and being counterproductive if what we're doing is also a threat to us and the only home we can live on so far.  

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

I Could have been bombed

There was a bomb threat at the concert tonight apparently. Not just that, but all around Philadelphia. Screw that, that's not okay anywhere, including a place where a bunch of kids who feel like they don't fit in with ordinary society come together to watch their favorite bands who saved their lives. Happy that everyone of us made it out alive because it very well could've been serious with this world.

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

I'm playing at Warped

Not my band, but listen! Hawthorne Heights are accepting pledges and are giving awesome rewards to fans who help fund their new album. The package I selected was to play Ohio is for Lovers onstage with them at Warped, playing JT (lead singer's) parts while he just sings instead of playing. The venue I selected was July 16th, Scranton Pennsylvania so if you're going to Warped come to this venue to watch me!   So freaking nervous and excited. I used to know the song but luckily JT is making videos to teach the people his parts which I'll need. Luckily I'm in a band and can perform onstage but I'll be performing with one of my favorite bands! Gonna just hit the first chord and cry.

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

Central Jersey Slammers? Or any!

Hey guys! If you haven't heard yet, our band has progressed through the Skate and Surf (Bamboozle) festival break contest to the championship round! We are competing on May 4th at the Encore Events Center in Freehold where 3 winners will be chosen, and the rest of the top bands who they decide will get to play on the break contest stage at the festival on May 18th and 19th.   NOW, if you are within proximity to Freehold, you should be here. Not just for us but in support of local music in general and these are the best of the bands in the contest representing your area at Skate and Surf. If you would like tickets, they're on sale from me and we have to sell them for $15, but if you can't I'll knock it down to 10. I can deliver it by mail or in person if you're not 2 hours away from me.   Don't wait to get yours! Come out and chill with us <3333

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

Stage Diving II

In which I'm stage diving at 1:06. OKAY I KNOW my delivery is a little unorthodox but it was like the second or third time I've ever done it (all on that same night wow) and I'm lucky I didn't slam into somebody on the way down or vice versa because there were many crashings of heads and broken bones/noses. These concerts are not for the faint of heart.

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

I'm gonna be in a movie

Kinda, in the background. A band called We The Kings are coming out with a documentary which will be in theaters and we were online in the concert and were asked to be in the background during the interviews with all of them. The best part was that this was on my college campus last night where our spring concert involved three of my top 10 favorite bands which was neat.  

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

Stage Diving

Went to see The Story so Far and Man Overboard in Philly tonight.   They took away the barricades so all crowd surfers had to land on the stage, run across it while the band's playing, and jump. This was the first time I did it (and multiples times) and it's less painful than expected so if you ever get the opportunity to do this especially in front of a sold out venue, jump far and do a flip or two.

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

Runescapaversary

8 years ago today I joined Runescape. Feels like just yesterday I was being bullied in middle school because I was a noob but am now maxed combat with a dozen level 99s and 2318 total level. Sucks for those kids cause they kept coming back to their accounts who aren't great Runescape warriors   I will kill all them in wildy (well I probably could anyway cause it's EoC)

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

I'm Alive

Seriously considering getting trained to help this organization since I spent a lot of time on Tumblr suicide preventing. This should be posted in the unfortunate event that any of you feel like you're a danger to yourself and would rather instant message a volunteer for help rather than speak on the phone. Many people who call the suicide hotline actually hang up when they make the connection because they are afraid to speak voice to voice.   The important thing with either prevention method is that you make the initial effort for help. When you feel like no one cares, there are 7 billion+ people in the world and this organization is full of people that care about the lives of complete strangers and volunteer as much as their time as possible to save lives. It's the very fact that this organization exists that if you're ever in trouble, I seriously hope you can find the strength to get on this site. Bookmark it. You never know when you're ever going to need it. This is an online crisis network called I'mAlive and I can only wish it can be of use to you guys.   https://www.imalive.org/   You are random strangers who, for the most part, I've never met. The only Slammer I've actually met that I know of is Marie and as she's told us, she is still here because Smilefishy and myself helped her through some rough times and we'd do the same for you. I don't think I've ever extended this invitation, but my message box is always open for you. NOT in times of crisis because I'm not always able to go online, but if you feel like you can hold out until I reply or just want to vent then I'm here. If you're really going through an emergency, use the ImAlive site or call your country's suicide hotline, and I know how hard it is to get the strength to talk to someone about suicidal feelings but these people will not judge you. They volunteer their time to help complete strangers and you're not the first or the last case they've seen.   Stay with us. There is some light in this dark world.

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

The Break Contest

The results will be posted tomorrow at 6 PM instead of tonight. This decision on which of the ten bands including us who played last night will move on to the grand final round in the Skate and Surf (Bamboozle) break contest is harder than anyone thought. Every venue from the past two months has a select few who, if they made it to the regional finals, will move on to compete in Freehold NJ for a chance to play Skate & Surf 2013 with Of Mice and Men, Fall out Boy, A Day to Remember, and a lot of other bands.   Everything we have done since December 29th when we entered has been for this contest.

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

RIP My Chemical Romance

12 years and 10 Million strong. I find it odd how they wrote entire essays on breakfast cereal but their breakup announcement was just:   "Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We've gotten to go places we never knew we would. We've been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We've shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure. My Chemical Romance"  

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

 

My chances of becoming a diabetic

Hey guys, so I've struggled with the possibility of getting diabetes sometime earlier in my life, like before I'm middle aged, and this bio class has inspired me to really go in depth as to what those chances really are. Using a Punnett square test, let D represent diabetic as a dominant trait, and d as a recessive.   Both of my grandparents on my dad's side are diabetic, no grandparents on my moms side are. My dad does not have diabetes (not yet, not sure if he will) and my mom does not.   My grandparents genotypes could be DD, DD, or Dd, Dd. Either way, they have the dominant trait. My mom, let's say she's recessive and her parents are recessive if they even carry the trait. It's rare on my mom's side We don't yet know my dad's genotype for it, so he can be either Dd or dd, I doubt he's DD.   Mom:_____d d Dad: ___D-Dd--Dd _______d dd---dd   What this shows is a 50% chance if it was graphed correctly. Alternatively, my dad could be recessive completely, meaning there's no chance it would be passed on, or if there is a chance it would be a 25% chance between my brother and I right?

Twist of Fate

Twist of Fate

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines and Privacy Policy.