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Hap Berth

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Hey man! Were you part of Mew's Hangout back in the day? I suddenly had a nostalgia trip and ended up here!

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Happy Birthday, Mehtuhl!

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happy victory over the womb day, Metal.

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Happy birthday Metal!!! :D

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Happy birthday!

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So Cream's post made me go watch my old LP's and I sound so innocent back then. Like I didn't even start college yet haha.

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Happy Birthday, friend! Have good day of ice cream, and cake, and cake!

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happy birthday!

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Talking to the best friend of the girl I'm interested in about my plan for my Valentine's Day gift. After, I told her not to tell anyone about my plan, and preceded to say, "Loose lips sink ships."

That's right, if she talks about it the Nate x Alycia ship will be sunk.

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Got a Feraligatr in X now. I am a happy boy.

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And now I have Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate. Goodbye social life, hello 3DS.

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Guess who's a mayor now?

That's right, just got Animal Crossing: New Leaf!

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Guys, what if when they release Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter and we're able to transfer over our old Pokemon, some of which aren't available as of yet, they release more Mega Evolutions?!?

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Guys, I have a ton of baby Froakie(level 1 no EVs) if anyone wants 'em! Let me know!

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The fact that Taco Bell has breakfast has got to be the greatest thing of this decade so far. I mean breakfast crunchwraps and cinnabon bites? How could you go wrong?

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Guys, I finally got a 3DS so I could get X this week. It was just too much temptation :D

Metal's Friend Code:
2552-1684-7816

Add me yo!

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Metal changed his banner.
 

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Metal changed his title to "Mighty No. 9"

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Guys, the creator of Mega Man just launched a KickStarter about a new 2D Platformer. It looks pretty dang fly, and I'm totally going to back this, and if you like it, you should too! Check it out here

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Your name is NATHAN, but your online friends call you METAL. You go to a school in SMALL TOWN NEBRASKA, and you are incredibly INVOLVED IN EVERYTHING. You like to play ROCKIN' TUNES on your CHEAP PIECE OF $50 GUITAR. You also enjoy SONGWRITING. When it comes to NINTENDO VIDEO GAMES you are simply DA BOMB/ADDICTED. You are also quite the UNTALENTED ARTIST. When it comes to LADIES, you have no doubt the CHARISMA, CHARM, AND FLANNEL to hook them, but hardly ever the MANLINESS to reel them in. You are currently almost DATING THE GIRL OF YOUR DREAMS, hopefully, if all goes well.
What will you do?
===> VISITOR: Check out Metal's Let's Plays.

Journal

College Problems...

November 12, 2012 at 10:46pm

So this year, good ole me graduated from high school in May. Which means I got to move off to college in the fall. After much arguing with parents over me wanting to go to Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD while they wanted me to go to the local community college or University of Nebraska-Lincoln, because of cheaper costs, my parents finally forced me to not only go to UNL, but to skip out on the normally required first year on dorms and live in my older brother's basement. It would be $200 a month, nothing else. I would also be required by my parents to work 20 hours a week at the grocery store I transfered to from my hometown's branch of it. These few things created kind of a problem for me, but I'll delve into that later.

If I would've gone to Augustana, I was going to be a Theatre and Music Performance major, being a theatre and choir kid all throughout high school. However, at UNL, the theatre and music program... isn't the greatest, but I also was a Journalism kid and a leader/mentor in high school. UNL has a great teaching college and an amazing Journalism college, so I decided to be an English and Journalism major with Secondary Ed. My class list looks like this...

Journalism 101: 3 credit hrs
Communications 109: 3 credit hrs
Math 106(Calc I): 5 credit hrs
English 254(Writing In Communities): 3 credit hrs

Comm and English all doubled for both my major and generals. Journalism was solely for my major, and Calc was for my generals(in all honesty, I should've taken either Algebra II or Pre-Calc as it would've been easier since my major wasn't math based, but my academic adviser is stupid and told me since I barely qualified for Calc I, I should take it). All of these added up to 14 credit hours

Now, back to the aforementioned social problem about living off campus my first year. In high school, I was a social butterfly. I thrived off of being social, participated in so many activities, that during parts of the year I would only be home to sleep and do homework(ie, being at school from 6:45 am to 10:30 pm). Heck, I was a positive enough person to where I made enough of an influence to even get homecoming king. The only unfortunate thing is the few months I didn't have any activities going on/wasn't as social(November and December) I would get really depressed and not very social.

What does this have to do with living off campus? Everything really. My parents were forcing me not do activities in college that I did in high school so I could... ahem... "Focus on my studies". This already made me feel heartbroken, but I was alright at this time, because my original plan was to room with my best friend that is also going to UNL. However, that didn't work because I enrolled really late because of the debate over the college I was going to, and his housing contract was unable to be edited for a roommate request when my housing contract just became available to me at that time. Rooming with this friend was my only way to convince my parents to let me live on campus, so they forced me to live with my brother, which don't get me wrong, is great and cheap, but also ripped any chance of social aspect aside from the classroom out of my hands. Heck even during the first week of classes I felt as if most of the people in them had already seen or met some of the people in the dorms while I was just kind of the black sheep that had no idea who anyone was. And when someone finally talked to me or I finally talked to someone, they would eventually ask what dorm I was staying at and I would reply, "Oh, I'm staying off campus at my brother's house." They would then get a look on there face as if I had a deadly, contagious, illness and would end off the conversation and walk away. So no real social interactions and no activities have already got me feeling down.

On to my classes. I felt that Communications would be easy, I mean, it is a speech class. And hell, it is pretty easy. Journalism and English would be a moderately easy to middle difficulty class, but I'd survive. At the beginning of the year, I also thought Calc would be a cinch since I took it my senior year and got a B+. I was wrong. By the end of the first month I had a 50/200 point grade in that class and I kind of shifted off focus from my easiest class(Comm) to focus on that. My grade went up, but I missed two of my speeches in Comm because of that, causing me to get a guaranteed F in that class(I emailed the TA about it and everything). However, my grade didn't go enough to be passing because I didn't have enough time between group projects for Journalism and 9-12 page essays for English, and not to mention 20 hoursso I started to let my focus in English slip rather than Journalism since I hate letting groups/people down. I just got an email from my English TA saying that he'd think it be best if I withdrew from the class since it would be nearly impossible with the late work I would have and the classes I've missed(three to be exact), and I'm still failing Calc, and probably will since it's getting late in the semester. ( and I loved that English class, I got my work done and it was one of the few classes that I had social times). That leaves me with 3 credit hours to my name, and because of Calc and work, I'm starting to miss some group meetings for Journalism, but it is the only class I can still pass. It is too late in the semester to switch classes and I have a feeling that once I tell my parents about this, they'll force me once again to move back home and go to the community college, which I can't stand to even think about...

I'm also debating switching majors to Broadcasting, and doing something in radio(the radio station in Lincoln is pretty good with internships for UNL students), but just I don't know. Everything just sucks right now. I'll probably bring this up to my Journalism prof. since he is a pretty chill down to earth guy who actually cares about students. Also, my job sucks and I feel as if I'm barely making enough for rent/food, where as if I went to UNL my housing and meal plan would've been paid by loans that I could've paid off in the future when I had an actually decent paying job...

Help!


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