Discussion Time!

Sup, Comrades! It’s Discussion Time!
With Halloween just two weeks away, I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about the paranormal. You know, Sasquatch, Lochness, Aliens, Ghosts type shit. When I was a child, I truly believe that I experienced the paranormal a few times; but now that I’m older, I’m a bit more of a rationalist. Unless I feel like I have solid, in-my-face evidence, I tend to not lean towards a paranormal explanation. Anyhow, I want know: have you ever had any kind of paranormal experience?? Join the conversation and leave a comment below!

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My Multi-Million Dollar Invention Was Stolen, Storytime!!!

It was 2011. I had just graduated high school and got hired at my first job two days later. At this time, there was a new show on TV called “Shark Tank.” Being a creative person, I was extremely infatuated with this show. On the show, people would pitch their ideas and inventions to investors and the investors would decide if they wanted to invest or not.

After watching this show, I came up with a great invention. I wanted to create a dryer sheet that was scented as your favorite fragrance.

I did my research and found a company that was geared towards turning invention ideas into reality. I pitched my new-found, brilliant dryer sheet invention to them and they were not interested.

I told my mom about the ordeal and she told me to “never pitch an idea or invention without getting it patented first.” My mom was an entrepreneur and already had several businesses/investments.

After about two months, I came up with another brilliant invention. My great grandmother was on oxygen and always had to be home after so long, to get a new oxygen tank. My great grandmother had passed two years prior and my mind began to wonder.

I thought to myself “what if my great grandmother didn’t have to rush home and her oxygen tank produced oxygen naturally?”.

Against my mom’s advice, I decided to call the invention company and pitch my new invention idea to them. When I pitched the idea to them, they loved it so much that the supervisor called me personally to tell me how interested they were.

This made me feel extremely confident and I decided to keep the whole production process to myself. There were several steps in the production process and I went through every one of them.

After giving them all of the details to my invention, we finally got to the prototyping stage. At this point, I had spent over 500 dollars and had given them every single detail to my product. All of a sudden, all contact ended…I mean no more calls or emails, and no calls or emails were returned.

After about three months, I figured that maybe they had lost interest in my product and I had moved on with my life. I moved to a new state and started a new beginning.

About a month later, I was cooking dinner and watching TV, when all of a sudden, I see a commercial for a product that converted natural air into pure oxygen.

My jaw dropped! I could not believe that my invention had been stolen. I was too embarrassed to tell anybody about the situation; so I just lived with the fact that my invention had been completely ripped off and moved on with life.

Anywho, that’s the end of this storytime, comrades. I hope you guys enjoyed it! Like, comment, share and subscribe! Stay tuned for more awesome content, Epic Empire.

Thank You, Epic Empire!!!

Wow! Today marks the one month anniversary of Epic Empire. Thank you guys for 144 followers and nearly 600 views in the first month. I am so excited for the future of Epic Empire and I hope that you are too! I appreciate all of your feedback both negative and positive, and I would like to encourage you guys to continue being interactive and sharing your opinions. I will be posting a new storytime tonight (My Multi-Million Dollar Invention Was Stolen, Storytime) at 11PM/Eastern Time. Be sure to tune in! Thanks again, Epic Empire! We are growing rapidly and I’m so appreciative of all the support. Stay tuned for more awesome content!!

Discussion Time!

Sup, Comrades! It’s Discussion Time! From competent, humanistic robots to self-driving cars, Artificial Intelligence (AI) seems to be the imminent future of the world. However, not everybody is on board with this inevitable change. I want to know: what is your opinion on AI? Do you feel like AI is necessary for the progression of the human race or do you feel like it will ultimately have a negative impact on the human race? Join the conversation and leave a comment below, Epic Empire!

Discussion Time!

Sup, Comrades! It’s discussion time! Growing up, I’ve heard the saying “once a _____, always a _____” often. I want to know: do you believe that a person can truly change who they are at heart, why or why not?

DISCUSSION TIME!

Sup, Comrades! It’s discussion time! The thought of being rich and famous is very intriguing to say the least. I have passed on the opportunity to be famous several times. I’ve been offered the opportunity to do a few TV shows and I’ve done a photoshoot with a celebrity photographer who wanted to make me a modeling icon. I don’t think that I could handle fame..but I definitely want to make a fortune. Anywho, I Want To Know: Would You Trade Your Regular Life For Fame and Fortune, why or why not??? Comment below.

Friend Turned Stalker, Storytime!

It was 2014. I was 21 years old. I had become pretty good friends with this guy named Gio who lived in London. We met on social media and had been consistently communicating for about 4 months. He was a few years older than me, but we had many commonalities. We lived in different countries so most of our conversations were via video chat.

We would video chat for hours, even while I was at work. Over time, our friendship grew stronger and he expressed that he had developed feelings for me. I told him that I liked him as a friend, but I wasn’t ready for a relationship. He seemed pretty understanding and accepting of a platonic friendship between us.

Fast-forward a few months to Valentine’s day. I awake to a picture message from Gio. I open it and it’s a picture of my full name written in the sand in huge letters. He had amazing handwriting, lol. I thought it was funny and kinda cute; being that my name was in the sand on a beach that I had never visited. I reply with a heart-eye and kiss emoji. He immediately replies, “be my Valentine.” I laugh it off and reply “whatever, lol.” He didn’t text me back for the rest of the day, which I found kinda odd.

About a week later, I wasn’t feeling well and decided to stay home from work. I was watching TV when my phone suddenly started ringing. I didn’t recognize the number, but I answered it anyway. When I answer, there’s a guy on the phone saying that he has a delivery for me. I look out my window and there’s no one there; so I tell him that he may have dialed the wrong person. He verifies my name…correct, then my address…he was at my job.

I ask him to hold on a second while I call my coworker and ask her to accept my delivery. My coworker accepts the delivery then video chats me…someone had sent me three roses with a card. I ask her to show me the name on the card…Gio.

Now, I would have taken it as a friendly gesture…but I had never given him the address to my job. Plus, he lived in a different country and had never been to my city before, so I was really baffled as to how he found that information.

I video chat Gio to let him know that I had received his “gift.” He smiles and says “I know you loved them.” At this point, I realized that maybe he isn’t so accepting of a platonic relationship between us. I ask him how did he get the address to my job. He explains that when we would video chat while I was at work, he would hear me say the name of my job when I would greet customers over the phone. He then got on the internet and searched the name of my job and the city; and that’s how he got the address.

I was stunned and a little creeped out by the fact that someone would go to that extent to send me flowers, and we’re not together. I explain to him that I would prefer he not send things to my job. He then says “well give me your house address.” I tell him no and explain that we don’t have to send each other things. Immediately, he seemed very tense and upset. The shift in energy felt too awkward for me, so I told him that I would call him later.

Fast-forward two months, I had fallen on tough times and decided to resign from my job, and move back home. I didn’t inform Gio of this move because, he had been acting very weird ever since the flower delivery…like slightly obsessed. So, I move back home and decide that I’m going to cut all ties with Gio. Two days after I move back home, I receive a picture message from Gio. I figured it was an apology or something mushy. I open the message and it’s a picture of him…standing right in front of my old job that I had just quit less than a week prior. He never told me of any plans to visit me and if I had still been there, we would have come face-to-face for the first time ever. This shook me to my core. I immediately blocked him on every possible platform, changed my number and all of my social media usernames, and that was the last time I heard from Gio.

Anywho, that’s the end of this storytime, comrades. I hope you guys enjoyed it! Like, comment, share and subscribe! Stay tuned for more awesome content, Epic Empire.