Blogtober Challenge, Days 2 & 3

Alright, so, wow. Yesterday I forgot that this was a thing that I set out to do. I need to make a reminder on my phone. I’m going to pick myself up and put yesterday and today’s prompt into this one post, and then move on to continue with the challenge normally. Day 2: 20 facts about me! Time to get to know a bit about the mighty Q, huh? I have a black cat named Stanley that I got for my 4th birthday. I tried to name Stanley “Furniture” I have a normal ball python named Mocha. I’ve almost

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Happy October!

Fall is here, schools are in session, and motivation is in the air! I’m using that fresh smell to start a 30 day blogging challenge!  Day one: Blog name.  Alright so this is QuirkyQ. My name is Quinn. Growing up, the teachers would play those games where you describe yourself with a word starting with the same letter as your first name. Naturally, quirky was the only thing I could think of. It was either that, quail, or quilt. When naming a blog, I was told that it has to be personal, catchy, brand-able, easy to spell… Etc. I know

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Social Media Updates! Specifically Twitter | Follow It Up!

SOCIAL MEDIA WHAT’S UP?! — Quinn Pascal (@Quinnosaur) July 29, 2016 Have you followed me on all social media? As more and more sites keep on popping up, I’m going to try and stay updated and connected. Follow me on twitter for easy, short updates on where I am and what’s happening! I also recently created a Patreon account if you would like to sponsor me… I’m not sure it’s ready for viewing yet though. I’ll make a page on here dedicated to all my social media. Do you have any websites you want to see me on? Let me

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Insta-Insta-Instagram!

Have you followed me on Instagram? I’ve been posting lots and lots on instagram, and you don’t want to miss it! Follow me on Instagram: @quinn_pascal  I might even follow back!   Give me some feedback too? While you’re there, check out my newest pictures! I’ve tried a different editing style and want to know what you think. I think I like it, yeah?

“Christmas Time”

Everyone loves Christmas time. Or so it seems. Even though I don’t celebrate Christmas, I love this time of year. Winter is my favorite season for lots of reasons, but one of the main ones is that everyone appears happier. Upon discussing this with my family, my father disagreed. He said that when he goes out to run errands this time of year, everyone is more vicious that normal. One theory is that people are happy and jolly, but only around their family. Out in the real world where they don’t know everyone personally, they don’t care about anyone but

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Being Genuine

All day everyday if you’re out in the world, you’re engaging in small talk. I can’t stand small talk- but I can fake it. Is that the best method though?  Recently I realized that when I encounter a moment where someone is expressing complete sincerity, I was startled. During a secret Santa card gifting, the person who made my card wrote really nice things, so I asked them if they’re a “hug” person. They said yes and we promptly hugged. It was the best hug I’ve experienced in a startlingly long time. I’m trying to think of a better way

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Eugenics 

This rant and summary is in relation to the article “Can we engineer love and morality?” By Richard Weikart September 14th, 2012.  Oxford philosophy professor Julian Salvulescu made his “moral enhancement” eugenics campaign public. Historian Richard Weikart finds scientific fault with Salvulescu’s ideas as well as personal conflicts regarding values. Salvulescu’s plan is to provide selective and voluntary abortions for genetically “less moral” embryos.The philosopher believes our values are entirely genetic and we can create a better world through selecting the apparently moral embryos. This is a tempting idea from a philosophical standpoint, especially with all of the recent worldwide

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Destroyed Dreams Confirmed

Remember that post I wrote on hoverboards recently? Yeah. Amazon is officially not selling them due to the spontaneous combustion. I’m sad, but at least there won’t be any more rolling flame starters being sold.  I’ve recently been dealing with confidence. I’ve been feeling pretty confident recently- I started freelance writing on iWriter and got a pretty sweet gig. On the side of that, I wrote a couple articles for other people and I’ve only gotten one rejection. Ironically, that one rejection was an article I wrote titled “How to Find Your Inner Confidence”. I’m so glad I got a

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Hoverboard High Hopes Destroyed

Like any other fun-loving sci fi nerd, I was thrilled when the new two wheeled, self stabilizing scooter/hoverboards came out. I’ve been begging all my friends and family to buy me one as a present but now I’m not so sure that I want one. As the days go by, more and more mishaps have been occurring on these boards- bus crashes, spontaneous combustions, and malfunctions. No thank you! An overlooked contributing factors to these tragedies are consumer ignorance. No one wants to admit their fault, but some of the people spending $300+ on a hoverboard are not checking the weight

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The Title Is Not the Story

Six word stories are really interesting and poetic. The point is that they leave a lot to the imagination, but I’m not sure I’m okay with that. I love them, don’t get me wrong, but I was assigned to write a six word memoir. A memoir is a small chunk of your life described, but everywhere on the internet people are treating them like autobiographies. Can anything be described in six words? I don’t think so, but I’m open to be proven wrong.   For now, here is my “six word autobiography”…   Just another tired teen attempting originality.

Blog Post: Take Two | Mars Curiosity

So. Water on Mars. Let’s talk. On September 28, 2015 NASA announced the discovery of liquid water on Mars. This has brought back up websites that were previously viewed as pointless and ridiculous such as mars-one.com. My friends and I were ecstatic! With remarks such as “I’m so done with this planet, get me out of here,” we failed to check sources and read further on the topic. Scientists at NASA were equally as excited as we were, but it turns out that life on Mars is even more unlikely due to this discovery. Yes the liquid found contains all

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A High School Senior Blog

Blog post, take one. Her clammy hands hesitated above the keyboard, dancing in uncertainty. This is it. No going back. This is what will define her FOREVER. Not like she’ll be going into her senior year of high school and applying for colleges. Obviously this is more important. Starting a blog.  Okay so maybe fanfiction/creative writing isn’t my forte. Well… okay, it is. I love writing and I’m taking several writing classes this coming trimester but NO. Not for this blog. This will be a blog blog. I will blog through my senior year of high school and see where

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