Tuesday, July 21, 2009


The poster is done and just needs to be double-checked for correctness. The final part of my paper is taking a little longer than I wanted but ideally it should be up by the end of the day today.

B. F. Pons

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Hello everybody, its been a busy day!

I first did some comments on the other U.Discover Scholar's blogs, then started working on my poster. While looking for pictures, I came across 2 new articles which I read and one new book (really new, as in published a month and a half ago) which I ordered off interlibrary loan. After that, I went back to my poster. Fairly productive day if I do say so myself.

On that note, I posted the link to my Poster in progress. I have only one more bubble block to finish which corresponds to the rest of what I want to work on for my paper. I'm planning on me, more or less, being done by Monday.

B. F. Pons

Friday, July 17, 2009

Paper Update

I finished making corrections to the rough draft that I had posted. I am still working on the other sections but I just wanted to touch up what I had so far. Right now, the 4 sections are 5,200ish words. Hopefully, I will get a lot done during the weekend and will have more additions to post.

B. F. Pons

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Update - Formal/Informal Rules of Video Games

Just to let you all know, I updated with the next section of my paper. I am now up to about 4,860 words so yippie!

B. F. Pons

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Change of Plans

Hello all,

Even though I did not accomplish what I said and hoped I would but I want to assure you all that it was not spent in vain. I read a new book that I got from the library and a new article I received from interlibrary loan. Moreover, I worked on my presentation for next week's meeting and my condensed paper I plan on submitting for publication. So even though I haven't done much writing, I still have been working diligently on my project for U.Discover.

B. F. Pons

Monday, July 6, 2009

Outline Update

Just to let everyone know, the finished detailed outline is up! I've been working all day so I think I'm going to relax for a bit. Either by tomorrow or Wednesday, I plan to have the rule section finished and if I am super-ambitious, I might be able to finish the section about refining what type of ethics are we dealing with when it comes to video games. Once this is done, I will start working on my presentation, which I have to give for the other U.Discover scholars during next week's lunch-time meeting.

Wish me luck,

B. F. Pons

"It's a trick question. The bread is poisoned. Also, it's not your real family. You've been cuckolded by a stronger, smarter male."

In response to the question: "Would you steal bread to feed your family?"
"It's a trick question. The bread is poisoned. Also, it's not your real family. You've been cuckolded by a stronger, smarter male."
-Dwight K. Schrute

A little out of place, I realize this, but over the July 4th Weekend, I was able to catch up on some The Office episodes I missed during the school year. I just loved this quote from the episode "Business Ethics" so much that I had to post it.

Back to this blog, I would just like to update with the fact that I am re-reading through the articles I have with a more focused mission of what I am looking for. I am doing this for my current task of adding quotes and arguments from these articles into a detailed, yet not very organized or good looking, outline at the bottom of my paper. Though this is taking a little longer than I expected, I realize that it will be worth the work in the long run. I figure, since I already have 2,000 words, I do not have to worry about the length of my draft, so I can focus in on what I want to say. Moreover, with all the articles cited and quoted, when I have a chance to go back to my paper, there will be not much left to do. All I will have to do is connect the points together and add my own analysis. It will be very useful so I have everything I want to say in front of me with little notes of how I want to say it. And, I won't have to worry about seeing something later one that I want to add to the article but now don't have a place to put it.

After the outline, I am planning on finishing the section on the formal and informal rules in a video game. So expect updates on when the outline and/or the next section has been finished and uploaded to the link.

B. F. Pons