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AuthorRe: Teenage Gamer May Go To Jail For Up to 8 Years
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1,026. Posted:

@Tasuki: It's very easy to stand there in the 'i'm living a spotless life' mindset, to point fingers and levy blame upon other people when the damage is already done and they're already enduring the consequences of whatever it is they've done. i can only hope you don't have to eat your words one day, and if you do, that someone is compassionate enough to not tapdance on your suffering on a random internet forum.

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1,027. Posted:

Tasuki wrote:

AlexSays wrote:

Been sitting in jail for nearly half a year now. At this rate he'll serve his eight years before they even do anything with him.

Oh and he's on suicide watch. So for everyone thinking he has mental problems, there's your prison rehabilitation at work. I'm sure he'll be a fully functioning, sane member of society after some time hating the world and wanting to die.

So he's hating the world for being punished for something he did wrong?

Sounds like a spoiled child if you ask me.

do you even know what jail is like? or life spent dealing with the justice system for the families involved? i can absolutely understand the reasons he was brought in, especially given the climate involved, but i can also understand his depression and why he would want to die in there. show some compassion, for goodness' sake; it's just a craptastic situation overall. >:/

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1,028. Posted:

from what i read, his bond has been set at 500,000, and his parents can't afford it as-is, so his lawyer is saying he's going to meet with the judge to see if he can't get it reduced for them so they can at least get him out of jail while his case proceeds through the court system.

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1,029. Posted:

ok so i'm halfway-ish through the third season of this show and i seriously can't get enough. i'm going to be pretty sad when i start hitting the current season and i have to wait for more episodes like everyone else :(

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1,030. Posted:

ok then, thanks for letting us know!

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1,031. Posted:

@rayword45: I've already mentioned it was a Facebook comment, not in-game chatter. It had to do with a public FB community, so that's probably where she came from.

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1,032. Posted:

@Jaz007: he's got a hearing tomorrow according to what i read earlier, so i guess we're about to find out whether the court thinks so.

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1,033. Posted:

AlexSays wrote:

He could be 103. Judging his intent on how he said he was kidding seems ill-advised. We can't assume he was serious about the killing part, but not serious about the kidding part, because we take issue with his grammar.

We can't really assume anything either way, about either portion of the statement. was the 'j/k lol' an honest statement of his mental state at the time he wrote the 'threat' statement, or was it a hasty coverup to throw off people who may have chosen to take him this seriously in that post-Newtown-shooting point in time? It's for the court system to decide now.

You're right about the 'agree to disagree' part of your comment, i'm afraid. i'd give you a friendly ':3', but the seriousness of this topic kinda doesn't warrant it, i don't think :(

also, k8sMum is right — we have no way here at NL to edit comments without showing that 'edited by' line at the bottom. unless you were trying to make a joke regarding your own lack of getting that part in before hitting the 'reply' button? nm, must've been accidentally deleted before i started looking for that particular 'edited by' line it seems :3

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1,034. Posted:

@Jaz007: He was 18 when it happened. If he was 13 you might have more of a point, but as he was an adult I'm sure you can understand how his words would carry more weight.

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1,035. Posted:

I think the bottom line in this situation is that parents need to teach their children that Facebook (and the internet in general) is not just something fun, it's a double-edged sword and can be quite dangerous. It can be used for good things, it can be used for bad. you can use it, or it can use you.

when your real name and personal information is involved, you don't start showing your rear end making horrible 'jokes' like you're AnonymousGuy1337 on some random forum (not to say that it would be okay there either, but ffs, common sense!). everything you say publicly (and sometimes not publicly) on FB and the rest of the internet absolutely can and will be used against you if someone has the inclination and/or opportunity to do so, so choose to be a jerk and play the fool at your own risk. :/

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1,036. Posted:

all right, now i've read through a couple other sources stating that what went down was an argument on Facebook where the threat (joking or not) was posted. That part had confused me, because I was wondering how a random Canadian woman would be able to find out particulars about a person via in-game information. this wasn't a chat log, it was FB comments.

No offense, but that school shooting was absolutely everywhere during that time. everywhere. If he was only playing his game during that time, i could totally see him being absolutely unaware of what was going on in the world, but i'll be damned if i couldn't blink for weeks without seeing a new post about the school shooting come up on my FB feed back then. He would have had to have been blind to have had no knowledge of the school shooting. i can't fault the lady for having reported it after what she discovered, nor can i fault the authorities for taking the threat seriously at that point in time. He said the absolute wrongest thing possible and is paying the extreme price for his lack of tact.

as The_Shpyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy has so helpfully lawyer'd, again, i can't see him getting the full 8 years he's potentially facing, especially if he's a first-time offender.

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1,037. Posted:

@AlexSays: if they've actually gone through the trouble of arresting him and throwing him in jail, though, they'd have to have found more than just that one line in a chat log via a video game.

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1,038. Posted:

hey guys, do us a favor and stop with the profanity, please — we do understand it's a touchy sort of topic, but that doesn't give you all carte blanche to haul off and let fly. :/

that said, I do agree with k8sMum: I'm sure the media and local townsfolk would be furious had the kid been serious, it's easy enough for him to complain now that he was just kidding when he's been caught by the authorities. he'll get a much lighter sentence than the media is letting on (if anything — he could wind up with just probation and time served, y'know) and that'll be that.

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1,039. Posted:

Please feel free to advertise your YouTube channel via your user signature. Thank you!

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1,040. Posted:

it depends. on a normal day, i usually fall asleep by 10 or 11-ish and am up anywhere between 3:30-5 am if I work job#1 those days, but Friday-Saturday-Sunday i don't get home until after 10, so on those days i'm usually passed out anywhere between 12-2 am and am again up around 5-ish to get to job#1 on time, again if i work it those days or not (i have shifts at job#1 four or five days a week usually). Sundays are my only day off from job#2, so some weeks i'll get home from job#1 and straight-up pass out until 9 or 10 at night, or even sleep straight through. it sucks, because that's the only day i really have to go shopping and/or get stuff done :(

when you're an adult, your sleep schedule largely depends on your work schedule u___u

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1,041. Posted:

sorry, no begging at Nintendo Life.

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1,042. Posted:

@Tasuki: They probably don't know it, actually. No harm, no foul :3

@3DSFan134: I'm afraid Tasuki is correct — we allow threads like this about avatars, profiles, and signatures because they can be changed at will should a user suddenly be made to feel self-conscious about their content. a username, however, may only be changed once every 90 days, so if a user begins to have jokes made at their expense regarding their username, there's not much they can do about it for three months' time. Sorry to disappoint!

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1,043. Posted:

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1,044. Posted:

@Forbsz: That early on in the game, almost any boss you're having trouble with can usually be taken down simply by going back and grinding up a few levels. Also be sure to equip the best possible armor and gems you've got available so far if you can, don't forget to level up your abilities and stuff, and if necessary, make sure you've got good abilities selected for your party (i found myself rearranging my abilities a few times throughout the game to swap out ones i never used much for others that sounded more interesting).

I can't exactly remember how early on in the game that point is, but if Shulk's Monado premonitions and/or your normal party attacks are available to you, don't forget to use them to your advantage! Also, if you noticed during your attempts at that particular boss fight that it was a certain member of your party giving you trouble staying alive, use that information to switch things up to balance them out (putting HP-based gems on this character or that character, making absolute sure Shulk and Sharla have their HP-restoring abilities available, etc.), and stick close to them in battle so that you can force them to heal if necessary (when one of your party is in trouble and you're near them, you can button-press to control their next move).

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1,045. Posted:

MetallicDonkey wrote:

I practice Transcendental Meditation (TM). Started about six or seven years ago. My life has improved quite a bit since I started. It not only helped me with my stress and anxiety, but staying focused and achieving goals in general.

that's really cool! I have a friend who practices TM for stress and focus, and she says it works wonders for her. :3

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1,047. Posted:

^ Syrup offers great advice there. Listen to him :3

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1,048. Posted:

i usually chill out and draw something if i'm feeling stressed. good ol' Machu introduced me to Mixcloud years ago but I never really started getting into it until this past year — now i generally queue up something from the Ambient, Trance, or World categories while i'm drawing. Mellow beats help.
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1,049. Posted:

gaminggeek33 wrote:

BTW I am a game tester and I would like to know if this is a glitch or not. If it is, please tell me a way to get past this wall so I can continue testing.

Considering that (as an actual game tester, of course) you most likely signed a NDA before being given your game-playing assignment, I'm going to do you a favor and lock this topic so that you don't get yourself into further trouble when your bosses stumble across it via Google. Hope you still have a job after this! :3

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