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Mark Todd
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  • Clemson, SC
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Last Chance to See

I was curious if anyone has read Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams. My purchase may depend on your response. Actually, I'm just curious to see someone's thoughts on the book or if anyone has…Continue

Started Feb 8, 2010

Success in Self relies on Having Successful Peers
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I recently read an article on copyblogger.com by Johnny B. Truant about choosing your peers. At first I was ready to duke it…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Todd Feb 8, 2010.

The Books of John Green
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I am really interested in getting started with John Green's books. I was wondering from where I should start. Should I start at the beginning and go forward? Also, what should I expect from the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MisterShadow Jan 21, 2010.

Further Exploration into Hyperspace Theory
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I am currently reading, and thoroughly enjoying, Michio Kaku's Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension. I was wondering if there were any other…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Astroskylark Jan 24, 2010.

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Red Ribbon From RoxieStephenson Red Ribbon From Bite [bɪt]
 

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Profile Information

What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
Computer Science Student
About Me:
I'm a computer science student at Clemson University. Still a freshman, I spend most of my time playing guitar and writing songs (and doing schoolwork...right?). I really like messing with new instruments, ie. the ukulele, melodica, and piano, as well as new patterns, progressions, styles. As much as I enjoy computers, working with them, and as much as I can much easier see a future within the field, my passion still lies in the art of music, of its openness and truthful nature.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
I'm a pretty big James Thurber fan. Douglas Adams is probably tied for first. I haven't read Last Chance to See yet but it is next on my list. Harry Potter cannot be left out of any media fav (music, movies, and books as well as the drawings/paintings that come off it). I've read quite a bit of Agnosticism and Christianity as well. Wikipedia is up there too ;).

As for music, even if I knew the best place to begin, I'd have no idea where to legitimately end. Hank's new album (of course). Brad Sucks. Most of Wichita Records. Chameleon Circuit. Julia Nunes. Owl City. Chartjackers. Cat Power. Farewell. Fleet Foxes. Marie Digby. Forgive Me Gorgeous. Keane. Nevershoutnever!. Lily Allen. Pomplamoose (and both Nataly Dawn and Jack Conte's solos). Scouting For Girls. Yellowcard. Zac Brown Band. Sigur Ros. Take That. The Feeling. Cartel. David MeShow. Dido. Timmy Curran. TAWG. Talley Lambert. Imogen Heap. PlayRadioPlay. Death Cab for Cutie. Blue October. (I'll leave it at that for now, considering that list is stupidly long as it is.)
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
Beanie Hat
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
A Martian
Website:
http://mrtsonglist.blogspot.com
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
2008, 2009
Make up your own DFTBA initialism!
Don't Fear Teddy Bear Annhilation

Latest Activity

BK left a comment for Mark Todd
"mark. once again, i have not heard from you in forever. but this is because this is my first time online in forever, especially the ning. hope you are well"
Mar 9, 2011
Mark Todd and Beci are now friends
Feb 23, 2011
Laura left a comment for Mark Todd
"Oh it's okay really, thanks :). I just picked someone randomly at the chat haha. And no, I haven't written anything I'm proud of ... yet! Except maybe a song I kind of like, although I think I might have stolen the melody because…"
Aug 26, 2010
Ultimate Schnitzel left a comment for Mark Todd
"You're welcome. It was my pleasure, really."
Aug 25, 2010
Mark Todd replied to Devourer of Words's discussion The Bible, Gays, and the Fulfillment of the Law.
"So what I gain from that quote is, even if what they do seem to you immoral or of lesser faith, it isn't your place to judge or condemn, that is the job of god. on a slightly unrelated note, I find it quite awful when someone says "we…"
Aug 25, 2010
Mark Todd replied to Shawn Sommers's discussion Nerd's, Geek's and Dorks.
"Good to hear I'm not the only one :)"
Aug 25, 2010
Mark Todd replied to Devourer of Words's discussion The Bible, Gays, and the Fulfillment of the Law.
"Correction: It's Mufasa."
Aug 25, 2010
Mark Todd replied to Devourer of Words's discussion The Bible, Gays, and the Fulfillment of the Law.
"Not exactly. Moses' commandments were supported by Jesus. The general accepted policy of the New Testament is along the lines of, if Jesus doesn't say anything about it from the OT, it no longer applies. That is overgeneralized, but the…"
Aug 25, 2010
Mark Todd replied to Devourer of Words's discussion The Bible, Gays, and the Fulfillment of the Law.
"Actually, from what I had read, I can't remember where but if I find it again I will surely reference it, the act of masturbation is not at all immoral. In fact, many times, masturbation is quite healthy. Its the choice to use masturbation not…"
Aug 25, 2010
Mark Todd replied to Devourer of Words's discussion The Bible, Gays, and the Fulfillment of the Law.
"Honestly, I find the NIV a horribly biased translation. That verse of Corinthians is other translations has nothing to do with homosexuality. The Romans's verse is less about homosexuality as it is about God forcing those who ignored him to…"
Aug 25, 2010
Mark Todd replied to Shawn Sommers's discussion Nerd's, Geek's and Dorks.
"I'm under the firm belief that since these words have very recent origins (nerd and geek...*shrug* to dork), and since those origins are not absolutely certain, they mean whatever the hell the user wants them to mean. To me, a nerd and a geek…"
Aug 25, 2010
Mark Todd and Laura are now friends
Aug 25, 2010
Mark Todd left a comment for Ultimate Schnitzel
"I wish I could hug you for how much you made my morning. I had the wonderful pleasure of reading your comment on "mirabel arona"s page after receiving an identical comment from he/she/it/them. Thank you."
Aug 25, 2010
Mark Todd left a comment for Laura
"I feel terrible for not replying earlier. I didn't even notice your comment, apparently those don't get emailed to me like everything else. Anyways, WELCOME! Good to see a new member at least trying to be chatty. Not sure how you came…"
Aug 25, 2010
Mark Todd replied to Taty Astakhova's discussion Save the Words- Adopt a Word Today!
"I was under the impression the originally meant "to have the characteristics of a squire" and was slowly adapted to be more usable. I figured they would keep to the unique, fun and original meanings of the words. :( Sigh."
Aug 24, 2010
Mark Todd replied to Taty Astakhova's discussion Save the Words- Adopt a Word Today!
"Fortunately, words are not exactly copyright-able AND you can go to a great many websites to create you own with a stupendous uniqueness. Or you could just go for effective, bold simplicity."
Aug 24, 2010

Mark Todd's Blog

Tell Her She's Beautiful

I recently noticed several of my friends attending an event on facebook called "Tell Her She's Beautiful". Of course, I was explicitly invited, more that likely because my friend's know me well enough. I can't say hello to girls silly impish grins and a trip to start it off. It is more likely that I cook a delicious chicken catch-a-tori (yes, I know its spelt cacciatore, not as fun that way) than tell anyone they are beautiful. So, in an effort do something, I started writing a song.… Continue

Posted on February 9, 2010 at 9:30pm — 9 Comments

My Change of Scenery (no...change of universe)

I'm contemplating a changing my major. Knowing I won't be able to enjoy even taking computer science courses for the next 3.5 years, I want to get out of the program. Not only that, I fear hating something but doing it just because it pays for the things I do enjoy. I would much rather getting paid for something I do enjoy and then being able to pay for the other things I enjoy. Whether this is possible or not, I do not know, but I wish to try. The only thing I've ever really found interest in… Continue

Posted on January 28, 2010 at 12:06am — 3 Comments

Lead Away, kind Fate

Could I say my life is great? Of course, but it would be a meaningless lie. Does that mean my life is horrible? Not at all, but it is nowhere near the best it could be.



Stumbling through a sea of what ifs and what abouts I find myself in the middle of nowhere still unsure of my road's final destination. Whether I run or walk, the time it takes me to get to end never seems to change. The end still not in sight and the sign I saw a while back is…
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Posted on January 27, 2010 at 7:00am

Written for another

So I wrote this song for someone's birthday who for someone who for some reason can seem to bring her lips in an upward curl. She lets everything get to her. I wasn't entirely sure how I wanted to convey my message to her but this is what I came up with. After all, something is better than nothing. I sung the first and third stanzas at a long, drawn out opera-esque style with the others at a much more upbeat tune.



Another Brand New Year

Don't let your heart

Be crushed,… Continue

Posted on January 26, 2010 at 8:07pm — 1 Comment

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At 8:31pm on March 9, 2011, BK said…
mark. once again, i have not heard from you in forever. but this is because this is my first time online in forever, especially the ning. hope you are well
At 10:57am on August 26, 2010, Laura said…
Oh it's okay really, thanks :). I just picked someone randomly at the chat haha. And no, I haven't written anything I'm proud of ... yet! Except maybe a song I kind of like, although I think I might have stolen the melody because it's sounds so familiar.
How about you?
At 6:22pm on August 25, 2010, Ultimate Schnitzel said…
You're welcome. It was my pleasure, really.
At 7:09pm on August 17, 2010, Laura said…
Hey,
how are you doing? I'm kinda new to the ning, :)
At 11:53pm on July 27, 2010, BK said…
mark! havent talked to you in forever! how ya doin, man??
At 8:34pm on March 9, 2010, Mark Todd said…
I get them like text messages
At 8:26pm on March 9, 2010, Mark Todd said…
Aw :(. I'm sorry. The ning doesn't tell me when you message. So, leave a comment next time and I'll know (since I get an email.
At 9:46pm on March 8, 2010, Mark Todd said…
what is funny?
At 9:43pm on March 8, 2010, Mark Todd said…
Oh, and sleep well ;)
 
 
 

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