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  1. I will return to this when i have completed a section on a sriting document instead of on my phone.
  2. Dear friends, it appears that the Rocket Chat will cease to be for the foreseeable future. Rest in Potatoes
  3. I once had an argument about what the best cheese in the world. I was of course in favor of cheddar, and my friend was in the corner of swiss. He thought he was making pretty good points until i pointed out the holes in his argument.
  4. I'm with Sumner on some points and others im opposed, but i suppose we are all different so that is to be expected. I'm sorry about your father, and these types of events tend to bring thoughts of what happens after death to the forefront of our mind. But I think what you are actually going to want to find is not the answer to a question, but instead the God that put you in the place to ask those questions. The Bible and the Quran for that matter are not meant for find God in them entirely. Indeed they are words on paper and if you were to worship the Bible instead of the God who spoke it, that would be a shame. Instead they tell us who God is. For the saints, the Bible is the Word of God. How would you understand who someone was without listening to the words they spoke? You wouldn't know they thoughts about you, or what they had planned or what they expected if you just ignored the words they said. So I agree with Sumner that you don't need to hear what other people think to find out who God is, but I disagree that you would find God as a part of you. If we try to make our god, what fits in that hole we find in ourselves we end up with something imperfect. We try to fill that hole with many things and a god who is built by us to fill that hole will only last for a while. He is who He is. The Bible speaks very seldomly of Hell and very little of heaven and yet this is what we spend most of our time concerned with the book about. When in reality, is a book about being present with God. In war, in trial, in peace, in joy, in sadness, in longing, in depression. God is with you in all of it, and i like Sumners analogy of a father watching over your shoulder the entire time as you search for him. But finding Him is as simple as asking him. When you cry out "God show yourself" and her turns out to be right there, its like one of those movie moments where one person is helping their friends search for that person. If God is as He says, He is not troubled by your questions, He is not mocked by how little we understand, and doesn't think us foolish for asking. Therefore in your pursuit of the truth ask for God boldly. Not as a pretense for receiving anything, but as a cry for God. The Bible is filled with stories of God proving himself to man. When Peter walks on water (Matthew 14), when Elijah confronts the worshippers of Baal (1st Kings 18), and the entire book of Job where the man does nothing but ask God to answer him and the Lord appears to him. I don't believe because I think a certain way or I have been raised a certain way. I believe because the Lord of the universe considered it important enough to take the time to convince me. Through the changes the have impacted my life, both the explainable and the inexplicable. Through the people that surround me both in person and onthe internet. Through His Word which has survived as long as it has. But your story is different, your life is different, and thus He is going to show you differently. And I am certain Joe and Ryan's response will be just as different. Love Joseph Bohan One of the Real Ones.
  5. Hey guys, i just noticed that books doesnt have a whole lot of topics, so im adding this one. Here I'll post ideas on what might help you with writing and i encourage you to share anything that mi hff hthave helped you, either in the past or currently.
  6. Very chill. Not generally my cup of tea, but glad to see you trying things
  7. Sorry Chicken, not much of a robloxer? Myself. Sorry ive been away for a while, but i have returned!
  8. Oh yeah, if you did win, please get in touch with me so we can figure out how to getthe prizes delivered. Sincerely, Joseph Bohan
  9. Dear Director, I am an accountant, counting is what I do. You may refer to me, as the Count. And i am happyto collaborate with anyone looking for advice in starting a business, or anything else fiscally motivated. I also like to write stories. Detailed and intricate plots with deeper meaning and thought provoking interactions. If anyone wants to work on writing a story im all in. However, my dialogue needs work, since I'm a little awkward when talking to people. See you around!
  10. Hey everyone! Thank you for your patience as I finally announce the winners for this year’s Inktober Contest. This was an amazing year, with many new faces and a few returning. But the stakes are higher, and the rewards greater. And I can assure you that our friends did not disappoint. I am going to go in the order that I reviewed the different groupings; Music, Art, and Writing. In each group I will lead with the honorable mentions and then move one to are winners. In Music, for whatever reason, we only had two entrants. Our runner up in music is @Monkerstar. Monker is no slouch when it comes to our music contest. In fact, he was far and away our best contestant last year with his cover of Detective Detective. I am glad to see him back with two pieces this year. One for Legend, and one for Ripe. Both are very well written and wonderful compositions that I hope you take the time to go back and listen to on the Inktober year two page. That means that our winner for this year’s Musical Inktober Contest is none other than @annaports. Anna was involved last year as well, with a few covers, but this year really worked a great deal to bring a cover for nearly every day of the month. But it is her cover of the Starbucks Vampire song that nabs her the top spot. The level of entertainment from both the video itself, and the slight editing you did to the lyrics really make this song stand out. You definitely captured the idea of “Tasty.” Anna, I want to encourage you to continue to practice your singing for some of the higher notes and transitions, as a recommendation from those who assisted me in my voting. I can't wait to see what you bring us next year. That brings us to art. The art contest was fierce and it is every year. Thankfully for our contestants, the powerhouse that won last year elected not to participate, so our new field of challengers started with a equal playing field and boy did they turn up the heat. So lets start with our honorable mentions. Our first honorable mention is @Hailey Hepworth She gave us a wonderful drawing for injured of a heart and girl reaching for it. This piece really speaks to both the mental and physical injury that each of us faces and I think she captured it brilliantly. Our second honorable mention is @man-left-behind. Now they only gave us a literal interpretation of ring, but it was still a well craft piece, considering that we all know that hands are the hardest thing in the world to draw. Our third honorable mention is a staple of the Music contest, but is attempting to dabble in more creative works. @Monkerstar who brings us the meaning of misfit, with his work on the Misfit criminal idol drawing, much to the chagrin of Cole, and his two reimagined character portrayals of the Detective and Cole. Excellent work! Our final honorable mention is @Zelarux who had two very wonderful drawings on the topic of Ring and Mindless, and they capture those ideas well and in a unique way. They are well executed and I hope that you continue to refine your work to make even better pieces. That means that we have an incredible runner up. Someone who can take one word and think of a million things. Indeed, they managed to turn a picture into a thousand(ish) word. We have @Jahotsafits with their wonderful concept on what it means to be a ring, which can sometimes even be a square. Thank you for your contribution to this year’s contest. That means that we have a winner for this year’s Inktober contest. They created the most art of anyone by far. But beyond that, the art was done spectacularly each time, which can be difficult when you have other obligation on top of this contest. I highly encourage you to look at each one of their pieces in the Inktober year two thread. But our winner, with the Day 6 drawing for Husky is… @FallingRainDroplet !!!!! Congratulations!! This brings us to our final contest portion and the portion that took me the longest to get through. (I’m not a big reader okay?) We had a number of amazing entries, but at the end of the day we could only choose the top two. Lets get started with our honorable mentions though. Our first honorable mention is @Harmony , with a day twelve entry for Dragon. They weave an intricate tale of a dragon and a dragon slayer, with the age old question of what is perceived as greatness and what actually is greatness. Thanks for giving us an imaginative story. The second honorable mention is @Liamsusername. Liam writes a strong, vivid, and all around detailed prose that invokes both mental images and tantalizing metaphors. His stories from the first three days are gripping in their portrayal of life. This brings us to our runner up @man-left-behind, and his day 4 entry for freeze. It’s a cold look at a cold world and invokes not only the word itself, but helps us to imagine the use of freezing for those things which hold us in their icy grip. While I hope that you find a more positive outlook on life. I have often found that some of my most emotional writings have come from when I was in the thick of it. Thank you for finding the time to write for us. You were the most active writer of our contestants and we thank you for each of your attempts. This means that our winner of the writing contest is… @Hailey Hepworth with her entry for day 15 legend. This is a great piece of poetry that I enjoyed thoroughly. And I am not one to normally read any poetry at all. Not to mention the piece's beautiful look at what it means to be put on a pedestal and have many, many people looking up to you. An interesting take on the word Legend. Congratulations Hailey! Thank you to everyone who participated this year. You are the reason that we are here and your continued commitment to the BSS community is most welcomed. If you have any questions for me, or have any suggestion for our next contest please let me know. Welcome to 2020, it’s going to be a great year! Sincerely, Joseph Bohan One of the Real Ones.
  11. @BuggyGamer2511 It's a pleasure to have you here with us. Don't worry too much about spelling errors, we all make them even if English is our first language. Let us know if there is any way we can make you feel more welcome or if you want to get involved in anything. See you around. Joseph Bohan One of the Real Ones.
  12. Please read the following amazing writings by our fellow Community Members and pick your favorite. Hailey Day 11 Legend.docx Hailey Day 11 Snow.docx Harmony Day 12 Dragon .docx Liam Day 1 Rings.docx Liam Day 2 Mindless.docx Liam Day 3 Bait.docx Man Left Behind Day 21 Treasure .docx
  13. See the below Images for voting they are in the same order as the poll.
  14. Anna_P_Day_12_Dragon.MOVAnna_P_Day_13_Ash.MOVAnna_P_Day_16_Exploration.MOVAnna_P_Day_22_Ghost.MOV Anna_P_Day_1_Ring.mp3 Anna P Day 2 Mindless.mp3 Anna_P_Day_3_Bait.mp3 Anna_P_Day_4_Freeze.mp3 Anna_P_Day_5_Build.mp3 Anna P Day 6 Husky.mp3 Anna_P_Day_7_Enchanted.mp3 Anna P Day 15 Legend.mp3 Anna_P_Day_18_Misfit.mp3 Anna_P_Day_23_Ancient.mp3 Monkerstar_Day_15_Legend.mp3 Monkerstar_Day_31_Ripe.mp3 Hey Guys you can find all the submissions here.
  15. Hey Guys! Here's the poll. Let us know your favorites!
  16. Guys! This are amazing! I am so grateful for each one of you who is posting and I'm sorry that I haven't had time to go through them all, but rest assured I will. A bit of a note, there is coming maintenance this weekend. Please continue to create your art and works, and post them when the server comes back on line. The fact that they are not posted on the right day will not be penalized for these next few days for that reason. Keep up the good work!
  17. @Jahotsafits Drop them in here for now, last year it got crazy with having multiple threads for a bit so let's see what happens and hopefully more people participate!!
  18. Hey guys, we're approaching the time of year that I am really excited for. Inktober!!! Which means it's time for another contest. If you remember last year Inktober is a daily prompt for art submissions. But I like to put a twist on that. Artists can be anyone who creates. Writers, Musicians, and of course, artists. Last year we had multiple winners for a member ship here on BSS.Studio, but I figure we should spice it up a little bit. We've procured many an item from the Kickstarter, so how about we Kickstart this contest. The first place prizes will be as follows Music: A Criminal Idol CD to jam out with in the car, on a plane, during a heist (neither I nor BSS condones theft)... plus a month of silver membership Artists: The Criminal Idol Art Book, full of detail, mystery, intrigue, and... Art! Plus a month of silver membership Writers: A Detective Detective Plushie, never again will you have to tell stories to the air, now you have a soft figure to tell... and a month of silver membership to show off. Second place in all divisions will receive a silver membership. Here is the prompt list This year is slightly different in that I will have a couple of other people help me decide the victors. So put your best foot forward. We're going to see what you in store. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Good Luck!
  19. It's interesting the amount of things that we try to soon our own. Whether we're faced with something simple like house work or something monumental like completing a project. We often look at what we have in front of us and get discouraged because "I can't do that." But this is exactly the place you need to be. Because you weren't supposed to do that thing on your own. That's one of the greatest lessons to learn in this life. To rely on other people and let them help you when you need it. This fosters trust, communication, and hope in ways that you may never have thought possible. We are all partners in the business of life. There's no reason for us to keep going on like we're in business alone. What are you working on right now? No matter how big or how small, toss it down in the comments and let's take it on as a team. Love, Joseph Bohan One of the Real Ones.
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