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This post is the final post that will primarily focus on my time in Italy and all of the introspection that I did while I was over there. To start off I would like to thank all of the people there who helped me with my roller coaster of emotions: Camelo, Dane, Justin, Matt, Brent, Britta, Sofia, and Cecilia. Thank you all for being there for me when I was not at my best and for bringing me up to my new best, I want to thank you all of all that you  guys have done for me. Next I would like to thank my teachers, Darryl and John, for being great professors and instructing me in ways that greatly helped me with my designs and growth as a future architect. I would like to thank our providers, Mirko and Eugenia, for being there to help us with adjusting and for giving us so many great opportunities. Emily and Inga, pretty much the only friends we made over there, thank you so much for being our friends, and for being my friend. And finally, I would like to thank my parents for giving me the opportunity to be able to go off and travel and grow as a person this semester.

Now though, my final analysis of Italy. Italy is a country with a rich history, wonderful food, slightly lazy people, and the best coffee you will ever have. The city of Urbino was a great place to work and study in with its strong history and great atmosphere, even though it was a college town. We were able to use the city as a template for our designs and figure out what it all meant in a historical sense and in a modern way as well. The architecture is unparalleled there and I wish I could go back and live in those cities for the rest of my life, but I first need to learn Italian so I don’t piss off as many people. If any of you want to travel to Europe in general, I recommend Italy, but not just the tourist places that you will go to. Make sure you go to all of the less known cities and really delve into them, even if it’s just for a day. Do it. All of our day trips while we were there were just amazing, and were some of the best times that I had during my time in Italy.

During the course of trying to actually get down all of my thoughts and critiques on Italy, I have come to realize that it is nearly impossible to describe everything that I have done, experienced, seen, felt, and so on that I am unable to continue critiquing Italy. All I can say about my time is there is that it was the best time of my life, and I would love to go back for any reason and experience it again. It has changed me and returning to the states now I have come back a new and better person from everything, so much so that I will once again be able to call myself The Architect.

Now that I have been back in the states for a week, I have experienced a few things that I would like to talk about. The first is trying to find a new home, ie, trying to find an apartment in San Antonio so I don’t live out of my car while going to school. It has not been fun because even though I am a full time student, that means I am over-qualified to rent most of the apartments in the downtown area, meaning I have to keep going farther and farther out. I get really annoyed by that, that I am over-qualified just because I am a full time student, that my money is not good enough to get me a room somewhere so I can go to school more cheaply. No, instead I have to go farther out where the rent is higher and thus making the apartment less viable for me. So the apartment wars continue.

I have also taken up to seeing Tori on a fairly regular basis now, and actually went out on a real date with her, which was one of the best ones I have been on in the past five years. We’ve watched movies, talked for hours on end about anything and everything that comes up, and we don’t talk every day about nothing, which keeps our conversations interesting and the “spark” there as well. Though I don’t think that was ever a spark, I lit a wildfire at the first go. All I know is that regardless of what happens, I have one of my best friends back, I am the least nervous I have been in a decade, and I have smiled the most in the last week than I think I have in my entire life. I know that whether I am at my highest or my lowest, I am the most insufferable person to be around and interact with. My standards are the highest they’ve ever been, both for the people around me and for myself to live up to, and they are the greatest challenges I have ever given myself.

I am good. I am the Black Knight. I am The Exile. I am The Architect.

Whatever the risk, still onward.

-The Architect

Today is D&D day! Been looking forward to this actually since I get to play in this campaign and not just run the damn things. Don’t get me wrong, I love running it all, but occasionally I do like to whip out my rogue and go stab some people and steal their shit. Well the game didn’t start until later, so as people arrived late as always, we played Munchkins to kill the time. It was also the longest game of Munchkins I have ever played because we all kept screwing each other over. There were a number of times where multiple people could have won the game, but someone screwed them over with one thing or another.

We finally made it to actually playing D&D after about two hours so we continued to plot on how to assassinate the elf woman. We had plotted for a combined total of forever when we actually got to the night of the party where we were going to kill her. We had planted one person as a chef so we could poison her food and drink, two as waiters (myself included) who could keep watch and maybe deliver poisoned food, we had one of our own as a guard on watch, another who was a druid who was in the party who would change into a snake and bite her if she ever went to the bathroom, a guy with a poisoned condom so he could poison her after seducing and getting a blow job, another guy in there just to keep watch and be free in case something happened, and then a warforge fitted with about a ton of alchemist’s fire. We had everything covered if ANYTHING happened. So we wake up the day of the party and get things ready before we head out and do our job.

At this point in the night though we were hungry so we all decided to go to BJs for dinner. It was a good choice because we could all get what we wanted to eat and have good conversations while we eat. We finished dinner off with two pizookie party platters that we all devoured. It was a great meal, even though it took about three hours to finish.

So after dinner we make it back to my house to finish out the assassination on the high elf woman. It was all pretty crazy because she told all of the males to fight to be her “mate” which actually worked in our favor if Chase won. Chase won after David took a fall for him and we were all getting ready for the blowjob of death when I served the elf a drink of poison wine. I didn’t think it would work, but I wanted to keep doing my job. She took it though, so we had twenty seconds to get the hell out of there before she croaked. So we all went into the basement to hide and then we blew up our warforge and leveled the place, thus ending the quest and our night.

Whatever the risk, still onward.

-The Architect