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To Play the Blame Game

To Play the Blame Game

I pity myself. For far too long, I have resorted to playing this blame game. When the going got tough, I kept trying to find people/things to blame for my troubles. It brought temporary relief to point fingers, but ultimately I was just making excuses, as usual. I was making excuses for the world apparently treating me unfairly. I was making excuses because others were “stealing” my opportunities away at me. I was making excuses that my situation wasn’t going…

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What a Riot (Part 8)

What a Riot (Part 8)

So what has become of me after all of this? Well, from a technical standpoint, my circumstances haven’t improved by very much. I still feel at least partially miserable about how my life has turned out for this past year, the journalism world looks like a place I don’t really want to be a part of anymore, being denied by Riot like that bummed me out by a lot, and, the real kicker, is I am a bit unsure of…

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What a Riot (Part 7)

What a Riot (Part 7)

You think you know how the world works until something crazy happens to you. It was a Monday, and I felt like destiny was on my side for once. I had two phone interviews lined up with Riot. My “list” was my wild card, or so I thought as I waited with bated breath for the first phone call. However, it seemed like life’s cruel, unfair side was about to pull a fast one on me. And this one was…

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What a Riot (Part 6)

What a Riot (Part 6)

Something worthwhile finally knocked on the door. Riot wanted to have some phone interviews with me. At last, all my efforts seemed to be paying off. I now was poised with the opportunity to make my newfound dream of working at Riot a reality. I was extremely stoked for the chance. A lot of people thought my “list” wasn’t going to lead to anything, implying that I was just putting in so much time and energy toward writing the list entries…

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What a Riot (Part 5)

What a Riot (Part 5)

My list continued to get larger, expanding to at least 15 pages in the beginning of the 2011 year. I wanted Riot Games to get the impression that I was completely serious about working for their company. I never wanted to make the company look inept at catching spelling mistakes or anything – I just wanted to stand out, to be way outside of the box … to stick out for the right reasons. I wanted the company to be…

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