^ Yes, that is indeed me. 
English name]

Zhei (Pronounced "Gee" )

- Proud Chinese American. first generation, Born in Vriginia. 

-US Military Cadet, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets
US Army.
-Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- Very busy in College. It's slow progress but yes, I am writing. I don't plan to give up finishing my works until I put down the last period to end my story. 

Cross Country Runner
avid competition shooter
rock climber
Martial Arts

- I don't read pure romance, vampire, werewolf, etc.
- I also enjoy writing and playing music on my free time
- If you ever decide to write any fiction and need some military know-how, terminology, info,check the non-fiction works below, or ask myself. 

[ the tiny area where I update on my work status/mini blog]

Callsign Phoenix Top Stats]
-Action, # 209
-Mystery/suspense, Top 173 (Pre-Suspense/Mystery genre merge)
-Thriller, # 147

The Arsenal]
- Non-Fiction #242

I also do little comic blogs. Swing by sometime.

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[ The Arsenal ] The Wattpad Writer's guide to Modern Weapons

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Description: Every wattpad writer has that moment (well, for action, thriller, spy fiction) does. That "I need to think of a gun, or something that sounds cool", or "does this make sense", and end up feverishly researching. Well, your days are over. No nonsense...

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A semi-autobiography, A satire. A story. Nothing more.

Blood Phoenix

Blood Phoenix

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* A crossover spy fiction novel, between writers Feonix and XxIcyxX, with Feonix writing the majority an...

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Random vents, thoughts, letters, just to get stuff off my mind. Share a laugh, take a thought, or just...

Callsign Phoenix [Book One: beginnings] *Mass editing*

Callsign Phoenix [Book One: beginnings] *Mass editing*

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*NOT YOUR AVERAGE SPY FICTION...* *It is with Author's intent to have some less strict grammar structure...

Hey everyone.

For all my followers, thanks for still following. A lot of things have come up recently, though it does not deter me from working at all. I will be slowly writing, but of course, college and military life does pile on.

At the moment I'm going to steer in a slight direction for a few weeks on genre since above all, I am a writer, and hey, never be afraid to jump into the unknown, and do your best. We all gotta take risks, and for me, I think I'll take a calculate risk and see what happens. Thanks everyone for the support so far, and for some who aren't active or bogged down, every follow has meant a lot to me.


Now, what you're citing though, is you're saying "Every drone strike = 9 civilian fatalities." So EVERY single Drone strike, ever delivered, there must HAVE to be 9 civilians just there? That's a ratio, not an actual fact. 

And now, there's a few points I can make on the counter-argument that he brings up as well.

Drones are tools as I previously said. In this state of military conflict, where we are operating in a counter insurgency trying to develop relationships, yes I understand that Drones are a terrible idea. Honestly I personally do think that "Yes" Drones are a bad part of military development to help troops in Counter Insurgency operations. We are facing an insrugency and we need to build people's trust, so yeah, I get that part about making more enemies.

And I believe that, after thinking for a few moments, that what you're trying to ask of me, is what do I think of Drone policy? Which is a totally different question than "What do I think of Drones?" Thus why I had my answer. A drone is extremely effective as a military tool against armies. A drone potentially can do very well in delivering surgical strikes, but in this state of warfare, I don't think it's a currently good situation, and that drones probably would suit more in a conventional military conflict. 

What's my opinion atm? Counter Insrugency is about building trust, by developing secruity, autonomy, and reduce dependency on the cells of the middle east and self sustain the government currently there. We need troops on the ground such as SF, developing relationships, restructuring the area, and not come in as their Police force (which was our folly in Iraq and Afghanistan after the removal of the law enforcement due to corruption and the taking down of the regime) and Drones then, would not be the answer. I'll agree with you on that.

But as I stated before, don't mothball all drones to one category. IED defuse drones and surveillance have saved many lives.


Drones are tools of war. They are like tanks, rifles, and any piece of military hardware. They give a sense of security for operators to go through dangerous or even mundane tasks, and can be cost effective. Now, before you immediately jump to what I mean by "mundane" or "cost effective", you should think about the other sort of work drones can do than the ones currently being labelled in the media. 

For example, "Big Dog" Project from DARPA, which is a walking drone that lugs a substantial amount of equipment, and lightens load, thus reducing fatigue. EOD bots that allow a space for the soldier to safely diffuse mines, or detonate it. It is much easier to replace another Bot than to replace a solider with years of experience, training, and technical prowess. 

And of course Drone supply aircraft, that autonomously fly and shuttle supplies from base to base. 

Drones are tools of accomplishment, and they are effective. I know there's the common fear of autonomy, and of course, "What happens when the enemy steals the keys?" I'm hesitant of the prospects of autonomy, but at this time, drones are operated by technically skilled operators. I don't see drones as the "Cowards way" out, that some may argue. Because at the end of the day, someone comes home. Yes, hardware is lost, but we can make more. Life is a difficult thing to replace, and the impacts it may make.

@firebird42 As I stated previously, 99.55% of Americans, which even now, may be more. Though, that's quite an opinion then. Do these 99.55% of Americans even believe that their rights as Americans are protected, or were paid, by young men and women who were willing to secure them to uphold their right to personal achievement or potential in success? 

And then well some will argue that entering Iraq and Afghanistan then becomes a thing of politics, which I won't divulge much on. All I believe is we went in, to take down people and to remove threats of security after 9/11.

The overall part/Chamber for probably Machine guns you're referring to is simply called your feed box.

Your feed tray is where you put the first rounds of the belt. The very first round of the belt is nestled at this sort of gap cover at the end of the feed tray. 

You then drop your feed tray cover over your feed tray, and then pull the bolt. The bolt causes the gap tray to open, the first round to catch onto the bolt, and the belt is locked in place, ready to feed the chamber after the round is fired, the belt is disintegrated from the excessive heat, and the next round is fed by cycling. I know, I know, a little too much, but hopefully a good bit to understand schematics!


James smiles. "No, actually not. It's more of just a resource. You probably know a couple dedicated athletes in NorthWorth and rival schools that do some of the training we cadets do. Those crazy kids at 5am hooting and hollering carrying those 50lb logs a few months back.

We call them smoke sessions for a reason. That at the end of it, including the instructors, are flat out exhausted. No one comes out still fresh faced. We're all satisfied, but the idea is we just push ourselves. There's no technical skill, like horseback riding," James mused about a few past experiences before continuing on.

"Just a lot of hard work. Besides, you mentioned you didn't really go out much. There's a good running trail that I jog by before I fish. Maybe you can come along."

(and on a fun note, yes, smoke sessions exist. Yes, they were awful. Here were a few of my buddies last fall who did Armed Forces Spec Ops Training selection. 5AM workouts, 50lb rucksacks. No fear, all guts. I did the Spring semester, the semester after this was filmed. I was pretty dang proud at the end. 125 candidates, and me and 19 buddies completed it. Builds bonds like no other. 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/108739125 href="/user/N06">@N06/12485511245/



"I can only try to be a good teacher," James chuckled, before
 returning back to the conversation.

"And there's a difference between pride, and arrogance," James' eyes slightly furrow, a touch of lecturing and passion.

"Take pride in what you do. Be proud of your accomplishments, and be proud of what you are, what you represent. Be proud of what you paid for to get you to this point. I take pride in being in the Cadets obviously. It's tough, it's not for everyone, I respect everyone regardless. but I do it because I'm passionate about it. That's pride. 

Never be arrogant. Because there's always a bigger dog, and then you got big old grand ideas. I don't walk around and say, 'Oh! Look at me! I exercise every day and I wear nice clothes and I do cool stuff!' That's arrogance. 
 I can tell Jax is cocky, and he's got a good lot of arrogance. Don't know why. You? I doubt it. You got passion that drives you to be better.

Him? I can tell he's taking his good bit of his popularity and his rankings just for personal gain."

James leans closer to Rowan, "between you and me, if you want, I can get you up back to speed with some of the training we do. It's going to suck, but if you want to."

Rowan gives a slightly surprised look.

"Why am I offering it? It's simple. We're all students. Hell, we might as well help each other."

@AnimalWrites @Project_X (we should probably tag on each post. I just realized you commented on this, total bummer I found out just now. :(  )

James slightly frowned for a few seconds, pondering for a little bit before giving a smile to Rowan. 

"Well, there's no shame in being a teacher," he replies. "I respect teachers a lot. They have a lot on their plate. Hell, being a senior now, I have a lot of teaching to do," nodding to a pair of small silver vertical parallel bars pinned on both sides of his white collared shirt. 

"And it's all basics, nothing fancy. Teachers on the other hand, they have a lot. Go for what you believe in."

James quickly glances at Greyson, who is quickly breezing through the homework assignment, and, pausing to see if there weren't any eavesdroppers, he leans over to Rowan.

"Just curious. What's up with Jax? He seems a bit like a brother sort of figure, around you, but he's a hard gunner for the slot."