11 Stages Of Writer's Block, As Told By 'Spongebob Squarepants'

11 Stages Of Writer's Block, As Told By 'Spongebob Squarepants'

OOOOOHHH! Who has a term paper that's due in a week?
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We've all been there. Whether it's an essay or even just a simple birthday card, writer's block can strike us all at any moment (like, I don't know... Right now?). But writer's block isn't just a one-step thing and then you're done — it has many stages and can last for days, weeks, maybe even MONTHS. Allow me to take you through the many stages of writer's block and maybe it will help you get over yours.

1. Optimism

You've got time, no need to panic. A great idea will come to you soon. Go about normal everyday life with your project a mere thought in the back of your mind.

2. Nervousness

The amount of "tomorrows" is becoming smaller, but still, the writer's block persists. There is still time but not enough for comfort. Surely, a good idea will come to you soon. Surely.

3. Denial

Another day has passed. There is still no sign of a good idea anywhere. A good one will come today, you're sure of it. This can't possibly go on for another day. You are smarter than this.

4. Determination

Okay, you can do this. Just sit down and start writing. Something worth submitting will come from your hand like magic. It's fine. You're fine. Everything's fine.

5. Frustration

You've scrapped eight pieces already. Everything you write is lame. Nobody will want to read any of it. Why do good ideas never come when you want them to?

6. The wall

You've hit the wall. If you stare at this assignment any longer, you'll go cross-eyed. So it's time for a break. You didn't accomplish anything but you still worked hard. That deserves a reward, right?

7. Blissful ignorance

Sometime between your attempt to write this thing and your break, you managed to forget about this assignment entirely. You are having a great time, living your best life, completely worry-free.

8. Panic

How could you have forgotten about this important assignment?! Have you gone mad? You now have hours — HOURS — before this thing is due. How are you going to manage to pull this off?

9. Epiphany

You've done it! You've finally done it! You have an idea that's actually pretty good. Now all you have to do it write it. Considering you only have a few hours to pump this out, it will not be the best thing you've ever created, but at least the premise of it will be interesting.

10. Triumph

You were right before, it isn't your best work, but it IS finished. You admire your last minute's work and then hit submit. Life is good.

11. Dead inside

You get the confirmation of your submission... Only to realize that the due date is actually NEXT Tuesday...

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A Playlist From The iPod Of A Middle Schooler In 2007

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Something happened today that I never thought in a million years would happen. I opened up a drawer at my parents' house and I found my pink, 4th generation iPod Nano. I had not seen this thing since I graduated from the 8th grade, and the headphones have not left my ears since I pulled it out of that drawer. It's funny to me how music can take you back. You listen to a song and suddenly you're wearing a pair of gauchos, sitting on the bleachers in a gym somewhere, avoiding boys at all cost at your seventh grade dance. So if you were around in 2007 and feel like reminiscing, here is a playlist straight from the iPod of a middle schooler in 2007.

1. "Bad Day" — Daniel Powter

2. "Hips Don't Lie" — Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

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3. "Unwritten" — Natasha Bedingfield

4. "Run It!" — Chris Brown

5. "Girlfriend" — Avril Lavigne

6. "Move Along" — All-American Rejects

7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

8. "Every Time We Touch" — Cascada

9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

10. "Chain Hang Low" — Jibbs

11. "Smack That" — Akon ft. Eminem

12. "Waiting on the World to Change" — John Mayer

13. "Stupid Girls" — Pink

14. "Irreplaceable" — Beyonce

15. "Umbrella" — Rihanna ft. Jay-Z

16. "Don't Matter" — Akon

17. "Party Like A Rockstar" — Shop Boyz

18. "This Is Why I'm Hot" — Mims

19. "Beautiful Girls" — Sean Kingston

20. "Bartender" — T-Pain

21. "Pop, Lock and Drop It" — Huey

22. "Wait For You" — Elliot Yamin

23. "Lips Of An Angel" — Hinder

24. "Face Down" — Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

25. "Chasing Cars" — Snow Patrol

26. "No One" — Alicia Keys

27. "Cyclone" — Baby Bash ft. T-Pain

28. "Crank That" — Soulja Boy

29. "Kiss Kiss" — Chris Brown

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30. "Lip Gloss" — Lil' Mama

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Warcraft 3: Reforged - A legend returns

One of the top 100 games of the century makes a comeback in an epic way.

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17 years ago, the legion invaded the realm of Azeroth, forcing the different races of Humans, Orcs, Night elves, and Undead to make the most unlikely of alliances. There were those who fought for the light while the others wished to banish it. Night and day, the furnaces of Lordaeron burnt bright as the loyal dwarves of Khaz Modan hammer away the swords and shields that would aid the fight ahead.

17 years ago, the young orc warchief Thrall foresaw the fate of his people as meteors of green flames crash upon his lands. He saw the upcoming demise of his clanand ordered a mass evacuation towards a new continent where they shall be safe for generations to come. 17 years ago, the night elves felt a corruption within the Tree of Life, causing them to split into opposing factions: one fought in the name of the Goddess, while the other fought in the name of personal hatred. 17 years ago, a legion of undead came upon the shores of Lordaeron, plaguing the land and defiling the life force of the realm. That was the story of Warcraft, one that spanned continents and races only to join them together for a crucial battle of their history.

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Warcraft was a monument to an entire gaming generation, ranked 2nd best game of all time by German games magazine "GameStar." Its fate, however, was ultimately sealed as computing technology became better and overshadowed the old giant. Plus, with the rise of gaming consoles and handheld gaming devices, PC gaming lost its appeal slowly, and games like Starcraft or Warcraft eventually faded into oblivion.

But over on the horizon, Blizzard Entertainment came to the rescue. Following the success of their previous release of Starcraft: Remastered, they decided to come forth with their next great project: remastering Warcraft 3.

Using a new and revamped engine built over the foundations of the old one, they have rebuilt the world we once loved. Adding to that are new, high definition voices and sound effects that they recorded just for this old game. For the blurry characters of old, the team decided to upscale and remodel all present units to give them the 2019 high-def treatment they deserved. For the old user interface (UI), the development team settled on one that resembled the "Starcraft: Remastered" interface, offering more room for players to look at the gorgeous 4K character models. Also, to fit the new continuity from World of Warcraft, Blizzard opted to alter the story by a small margin, showing promising changes to the revived game.

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However, not everyone was hyped when the game was announced. Many gamers expressed disappointment at Blizzard's move of remastering old games instead of developing new ones. Many, feeling uncomfortable at the company's decision, took to the internet and into forums. Some fans expressed concerns over Blizzard's decision to retcon a game they hold dear Some are unhappy with the graphics not being consistent with characters: unit models look too detailed while buildings look cartoonish.

Despite all this, the general population loved the announcement at Blizzcon. As the game slowly reaches its release date of December 31, 2019, the hype can only go up from here. For those of us who can't hold their excitement, here's a video of the crowd's insane reaction to the announcement:


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