Sierra, The Lost Girl

Sierra, The Lost Girl

Dark hair, pretty with a loud mouth.
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Sierra.

Dark hair, pretty with a loud mouth. She pissed her mother off one night when she went over to her friend’s house with the intention to put a ring in her nose, cut a slit in her eyebrow, and smoke Doja until she passes out. Her mother didn’t know it was the persistent nagging that drove her away. The loud fights her parents would participate in that pushed her out the door. No one knew but her.

Sierra.

The one you know in the back of the classroom. She listens to music that questions her mental state. The one who talks about how this life is not for her. She dresses for others not for herself. Who wears too much makeup to cover up the beautiful face she doesn't know she has. Underneath that cold shell she puts around herself, is a lovable, understanding person held down by chains of insecurities and self-loathing.

She takes pictures of herself every day. None of them show her face but her body speaks louder than her mouth ever could. Rather than speaking for herself, she allows her appearance do it for her. The statement she is presenting is not one of desire, its one of desperation.

In an effort to receive attention, she posts images of her skin. In an effort to receive affirmation, she posts images of her figure.

The only attention and affirmation she cares for comes from a male audience. They do not know her, care for her, or understand her. She is in need of fulfillment. She is empty and unaware of the hole. When the men come and go, the hole ends up just getting bigger and bigger. With her mascara running, swearing to everything imaginable that this will never EVER happen again. Then justifying the next one with, “he’s different”. How so? She cannot answer.

Nevertheless, she is a good person. It’s just the person isn’t good.

Sierra.

She is developing an independent lifestyle and is constructing a very open-minded person. Never will she judge another soul for something similar to her struggle. She will actually be more understanding and believe that no matter what happens, good will come. The person whose heart and mind are snared with transparent happiness, will change paths for people without realization.

Her testimony will correct incorrect mindsets. Her stories will warn unaware thoughts. Her past will change someone’s future.

Sierra.

The only thing that will fulfill her is her. Herself. Nothing more. Once she gets past all the shame and the emptiness it will begin to happen. The change. When she gets rid of the pictures that mean nothing. The constant rebelliousness. The men who pass through without a true purpose. Then, she opens her eyes to herself. Her dreams and admirations. What she wants to do and forgetting about the attention from others. Figuring out want she likes without having it to be affirmed by another. This is when she will be complete but she still wants something. Something every survivor wants. A life. A reason to wake up and go outside. When she finds it; it will be bittersweet.

When the survivor finds her life. It will attract a crowd of people she would have never found. A crowd that pushes her, challenges her, and pursues her in order to see her succeed. This will also translate into her romantic relationships. She will be chased after because of her strength. Her scars and conquering nature will be irresistible. But they will not depend on each other, they will compliment each other is such a bright way it will be inspiring. They will pick each other up when they are down and support them until the end. It was never her purpose, for her purpose is something greater she has yet to foresee.

Sierra.

Dark hair, pretty with a loud mouth. The one who sits in the back of the classroom. A flower who has been suffering. A ship in a storm. A girl with an undiscovered purpose. A true survivor.

Cover Image Credit: Carson Mann

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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.

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7. "Fergalicious" — Fergie

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9. "Ms. New Booty" — Bubba Sparxxx

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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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