There's game designers at my school.
I don't think you understand the weight of this. There are game designers at my school. They must've been hiding in rocks and bushes because I've been looking for people to jam with for four years. And these people are great. Graphics designers/programmers/composers, the whole package.
I talked to them and they were cool with me joining them for a gamedev session this Sunday. Will update with what we end up making when it happens, but this is good news.
Other news, I'm doing this essay thing about religion, so while I tend to stay relatively agnostic about religion, expect some more polarized posts one way or the other in the future.