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On Why I Should Remember My Agenda

It finally happened. I knew it would happen at some point but it finally happened. I was so busy thinking about my 3D animation final and an analysis paper that I completely forgot about a budget sheet that's due tomorrow for another class. Here's the sad part: I didn't even know it had a due date that came before the class's final day! But let's be fair, I've remembered everything else I had to do up until now, right?

Huh. Come to think of it, I was using an agenda until recently. As to why I stopped, I really don't know.

But it's ok, I'm working on it now (well right now I'm taking a much needed break from all of the numbers) and I should have it done in time if I can manage to put together a decent plan. However, like all last minute things some things always go wrong. Since I don't have Excel I have to use Google Spreadsheet. It works pretty well for my uses but for some reason the formulas started misbehaving. I was already in version 3 before I noticed that the values were not updating. >_< They seem to be working fine now though so hopefully I won't have any more problems. So yeah, I can finish this. No problem. I shall now defer to the accurate depiction of one of my favorite memes:


Writer's Block: Muwahahaha!

If you were a mad scientist, what would your mad invention or plot be? How would you use it to show those fools at the institute?

My mad invention would be a device that would send out an electric wave that causes other electronic devices to instantly turn off. I would unveil it by immediately using it on those who DARED to start texting while I was giving my presentation. >:)

Awesome Shadow Art

In my experience, animation & 3D modeling teachers are always talking about making interesting silhouettes for the characters/models you're using. I can definitely see how important that it, although it's not always easy to do. I came across this vid on youtube the other day that seemed to perfectly illustrate what they were talking about. I think animating and designing like this would be a great thing to strive for. You don't see anything else other than silhouettes but you get a great sense of what the characters are like and can see a lot of variation. I just love how everything blends together. ^_^

(Sort of) Dead End Research

I have to do a key personality paper for my History of Videogames class in which the prof. requires that at least one of the sources come from an actual book. Ok, that's not too bad. What I can't understand is why I couldn't find a relevant book from my city library. Honestly? The library doesn't have a book about on the founder of Atari games? The I find that a little strange. I guess I'll just use the school's database to search for an article that came from a magazine/journal or something but I really would have liked to have an actual book. To be fair I did find one but it's about Atari's history but the focus of the paper is supposed to be the founder. I probably won't be able to start on this weekend anyway. Gah, too much stuff to do is overloading my brain. >_< That's unfortunately the dilemma of many a college student I'm sure.


I picked up my new glasses the other day. Problem is they make my eyes want to out of focus. I can see well enough if I'm looking at something far away and not thinking about it much but I end up noticing it sooner or later. I haven't had new glasses in a while so the eye care person said that it might take me a while to get used to them. I'm officially on day 3 of the new glasses phase and my eyes still feel a little weird. Is that normal?


Procrastination Chart

I love reading books from this author named Ilona Andrews, so I subscribed to her mailing list. She sent out a rather funny picture in her blog post.... This effectively sums up several of my school quarters. >_<

Panic Cycle

Almost at Week's End

More like almost at wit's end. I should recount the things I have to do...

Gaming History -- Study for quiz *sigh*
Animation -- Fix character poses (always tricky)
Virtual Worlds & Online Communities - Read up on Blizzard, youtube some game examples, research
Deep Games -- Make a rules sheet, check up on post assessment (gotta love Google docs)
Other -- enroll in fall classes, finish reading library books (the stack is getting shorter), finish playing professor layton, finish playing FF Revenant Wings, borrow Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded from my prof., give the brain cells a break at some point

I should write about more than homework in here. Well, I'm looking forward to seeing "Dark Shadows" when it gets into theaters. My mom enlightened me to the fact that it was once a long running soap opera a while back. I don't really watch soap operas... but the movie's by Tim Burton! Plus it's got a good cast in it. I'm also going to see if I can get Fullmetal Alchemist from the library when I get a chance. It's really awesome when your school lets you borrow anime (or lets you borrow it from a different school).

By the way, I was watching "The Money Pit" the other day and found the PERFECT reference for a nervous breakdown. It starts around 2:12.

Writer's Block: Hobby Lobby

What do you like to collect?

There's several things.... keychains (my bookbag had around 11 of them at one point), bookmarks, rocks (like quartz & obsidian), erasers, interesting coins, books, games, trading cards, and stickers.

Goshdarned allergies....

It's terrible doing alot of typing when you're sneezing. I can see it now... an evil coalition of dust bunnies. My only hope is that the "allergy forecast" is as inaccurate as the weather forecast. Seriously, for once can it rain when I actually have my umbrella?! :(



I decided to try to post more and get involved... lurkerdom is okay on some occasions but I feel like I need to get out there lol. Since I'm new here it's a bit hard to get started. I found some nice anime icons a while ago that cheered me up though.