Good (time of day that you're reading this), My name's Nick DeChane; I'm a 22 year old college student at RIT and I'm a partially trained Marine Corps officer candidate. I come from a rural town in…Continue
"Welcome from another new guy here. Sounds like you're starting off on a great foundation.
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandmother, I know I was close to mine and it really leaves a vacancy in your life."
"Good morning Nick! Thanks for your introduction. Sounds like you have a fascinating family of origin with excellent male and female role models. Please accept my sympathy in the loss of your grandmother. I am sure she will continue…"
"I grew up in the country, so to me it was always a normal thing. When my brothers, cousins and I were younger we would have contests to see who could pee the farthest. Just beware when it's windy out!"
"I disagree with number seven. Men are aggressive by nature and while it isn't always needed, it's a valid way for men to settle problems. To quote Navy SEAL Ryan Job, "Despite what your momma told you, violence does solve…"
"Get out and do some fun activities with other people, even if you don't feel like it. Friends are your best tool, use them to help keep you accountable. It's easy to slip back into what you know and have a past with. I'm sure your…"
"I come from a large family (10 kids including me) and my parents always brought us on camping trips, even the younger kids enjoyed those. I'd recommend checking out Lake George up near the Adirondacks. There's a touristy side and a more…"
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Good (time of day that you're reading this), My name's Nick DeChane; I'm a 22 year old college student at RIT and I'm a partially trained Marine Corps officer candidate. I come from a rural town in Western New York. I grew up there with my six sisters and three brothers, I'm the third oldest. I've read AoM for awhile, but didn't join until about a month ago. I wanted to get more involved in the AoM community and to start that off I'm reading all the posts in the archive from the beginning until…See More
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Brent Weeks is my favorite author; followed closely by Richard Kadrey, Cinda Williams Chima, Ted Dekker, and Lt. Col. Dave Grossman.
The Gladiator is my all time favorite, nothing beats it. I love law abiding citizen as well. Hot Rod is my favorite comedy and I can quote the majority of Scott Pilgrim vs the world. I also have a decent knowledge of chick flicks because of my six sisters.
Country and hard rock are my favorite genre's, but I'll listen to most other music as well. Justin Moore's my favorite country singer and Five Finger Death Punch is my favorite hard rock band.
"Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby, you can be the director of the opponent's fate."
- Sun Tzu
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"I wouldn't call it "bizarre", though I think 'shared interests' can be over-emphasized.
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