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07/01/2003 Archived Entry: "Summer Quarter Day One"

First day of the summer quarter! -_- In all seriousness, it's not that bad, but for three days of the week, I have to be at school at 7:30 AM. I want to stay home and play Xenosaga.... ;_;

First class: Sociology 4 - Ethnic Relations in America (or something to that extent. I'm not about to check in a course catalog or something). My first impression: the teacher-man's nice. He didn't look too "grr, I'm mean-teacher-man"-y. ^_^ All he did today was go over what we we're going to do in class, with a little rambling on about sociology stuff on the side. Apparently I'm going to have to take one mid-term, write one paper, and take one--noncomprehensive--final. Sounds good to me. You know what he said about the paper though? He said "don't worry about grammar, syntax, or organization." And then something to the extent of "I just want originality." HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You know what that tells me? "Pushover." XD If there's a better indication, I'd like to hear it. He says that he grades easier on the summer quarter too because we're such diligent students who are forfeiting our fun time to get in some extra classes. XD XD XD XD XD I have a feeling I'm going to enjoy the class. Right now I'm going to see if I can go through it without looking at the textbook once. XD I've done it before in other classes. I just get the feeling that this will be one of those types of classes. XD

Second class: Art 4A - Beginning Drawing. Four hours of drawing. Sweet. I've been meaning to work on my drawing for a while, but I'm so friggin' lazy, so I usually just end up on the computer or something. But now things are different; I'm being forced to draw. I've been told before that I have some drawing and less specifically, artistic talent. Hopefully all the practice I'll get this summer will help me realize some more of my potential. Oh, and before you even ask, no you shant see my work. Not unless I deem it to be "decent," and let me tell you, I haven't deemed one of my drawing pieces "decent" in a good while....

Picked up King of Fighters EX for my Game Boy Advance. It's a sweet game. Captures the feel of KoF '99 pretty well, which is actually one of my favoriter KoFs. Don't ask me why. There's nothing spectacular about it and it introduced the "striker" system, which I don't really care for much, but I get a lot of enjoyment out of it. Yeah, beats me too. *shrugs* KoF on the GBA feels pretty good, but the frames of animation have been cut down. For anyone who plays fighters seriously, you'll understand that even the slightest cut in animation can cause a change in timing. Kinda throws me off. At least the timing in KoF isn't as strict as something like Virtua Fighter or Melty Blood. I'm having trouble managing the triggers too. I want four face buttons! ;_; All things considered though, it's a nice game. I got something to keep me occupied while I'm bored at school now. ^_^ Oh boy, my thumb's going to feel the hurt, I just know it....

For the last few days, I've been up to a lot of Xenosaga. How much? Well, as an example, two days ago, I played from maybe slightly before noon to 5:00 AM the next day. Obviously that wasn't in a solid block, but the majority of that time was playing time. I love the game. It's the first game in a while that has hooked me and made the time just fly by; sometimes even without my noticing (I have a bad habit of looking at clocks often). All the characters are so cool! -_- It's not a bad thing, but, unlike Xenogears, I can't bring myself to forgetting about some characters completely. I'm compelled to level everyone evenly. -_- You can imagine how that eats into my playing time. Why must I be so anal! *smacks self upside the head* -_- Oh well, all things considered though, I'm not spending too long leveling them. I'm building them up well, so I have few problems. ^_^ Now I must get back to the game. It's calling me: "play me... play me...."

Replies: 3 comments

Ahhh taking art classes now. ^^; Ah ha YOU WILL SHOW ME UR DRAWLINGS SOMEDAY. Mwehehee

Posted by Hana @ 07/03/2003 04:56 PM PST

You should scan some of your "decent" drawings sometime. I'm always curious about other artistic talents. =P

Posted by Saka @ 07/02/2003 08:35 PM PST

it was nice to see you yesterday

Posted by Anthony N @ 07/02/2003 02:33 PM PST

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