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Sprocket's Training Milestones
Came home (Aug 2, 2014)
Asked to go outside (Aug 5, 2014)
Slept 4 hours straight (night) (Aug 5-6, 2014)
7/3/13 - 8
7/4/13 - 30
7/5/13 - 36
7/10/13 - 54
7/11/13 - 57
7/18/13 - 67
2/17/14 - 83
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- Dream of the Red Chamber
- Time to Kill
- Scent of the Missing
Twlight - A Review
Saturday. 9.8.07 8:23 pm
Well I finally finished Twilight today. W007!
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee Anime Club!
Saturday. 9.8.07 10:32 am
Well, last night I went to Anime Club. I think I will go back. It was much much fun and all the people there were very nice.
The first cold of the season!
Friday. 9.7.07 6:37 pm
I called it, it's mine. I figure I deserve the title since I've had to live through it. Blegh... So, seeing as my system has been ladened with cold medicine (mmm, grape) I have drearily catching up. I finally saw John again. Apparently he has Fridays off, too. He of course also has Monday's off. I also saw Rebecca, who's Werewolf I've been attacked mercilously on facebook, but I haven't seen recently. She also seems, well. After that I went and worked on my chair for a while which will be a halfsized model of the real thing. It fits in a bread box. It will be cool. Overall things have been well. I am hoping to join up with the Anime club later tonight. I will write about how that goes later.
I Declare a Victory!
Wednesday. 9.5.07 11:21 pm
My dad has been telling me about declaring a victory. Declaring a victory is when you look back on your life and you say, "Okay, I'm good enough. I don't have anything left to prove". I would now like to declare a victory.
Well, tonight I went to Navigators, a christian group on campus. There is a verse in the bible: Matthew 22:37-40 "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." I always thought, "Okay, so I love my neighbors as much as I can, I can handle that, but the loving God with your whole heart? I don't love God like that, I don't know if I'll ever love God like that." So, for a time I despaired... a long time. It just seemed ridiculous that my heart would tremor at the sight of Him, that my face would flush and my words get caught in my mouth. It seemed absurd that all I would want in life is to hold Him, more than anything else in the world... Well it turns out that I could have been right, but the fact is THAT is not what God was talking about. As they explained at Navs tonight, there are two different kinds of love: the romantic, kissy face, 'I melt when I see you' love and then the unconditional, reliable, dutiful love. The second kind of love is what God commanded of us and the one that we should be striving for. A wash of relief fell over me. I could DO that. I WAS DOING that. So it was that I declared a victory over vocabulary, or as the christians say "a victory over death."
The Return for Nerdworld
Wednesday. 9.5.07 3:20 pm
I am back from the gaming convention. All said and done, it was really a lot of fun. I saw a lot of people that I hadn't seen in a full convention cycle, so that was pretty interesting. Conventions are a really strange thing, I guess it's kind of like a great big family reunion without the awkwardness. It's none of this, "Hell, I haven't seen you in a year why don't you call me." It's more like, "Wow! Have you grown? It's so nice to see you." Not to mention you all like the same thing so you can either game or talk about gaming, the only time you get lost is when the army vets start talking weapons.
I think I liked my last slot the best, which is ironic since it was the only one I DMed. I found that I really like DMing. It's good to have a break here and there, but frankly, I like being in charge and I like using my own worlds. This slot is actually a special game where the players show up and a DM is chosen out of those players. Then the DM has to throw together a module while the players throw together their characters and they are in two different rooms so there is a chance for delightful miscommunications. I think it was the last time I played it, the players decided they were all snails, unfortunately the DM got that information halfway through his planning period. We heard his screams of frustration from three rooms away. Since then they have put in measures to prevent such things.
In this game the players chose the genre and the time period. It was the "Heist" genre in the near future, so, at least for me, it was easy to hammer out a Ocean's Eleven-like plotline in a couple of minutes. I drew diagrams out of the ying-yang, wrote little scripts, looked up page numbers, pulled out my dice and stole heavily from things I had already done. End result? Everyone seemed to have fun. Ironic since more than half of them died. There was one trigger happy guard that generally wasted everything in sight (including my own guards at the end of the hallway) which gave us three dead people right near the end. The only two people who weren't dead were the techies in the getaway car below. One of the techies came up to save the one guy who was just mostly dead. He FINALLY killed the last guard failed some checks to stablize the mostly dead guy and made a critical failure when trying to safely getting him into the harness. It didn't confirm though, so the guy just took a little bit of damage before they all repelled down the building to the waiting car. Looking back, it did have all the essential elements:
Easily accessible character stereotypes - to make roleplaying easier (They chose these)
An strong motive for following the plot - If you're really roleplaying your character and they have no reason to be somewhere... then you're screwed. You have to just think, "Okay, as a player I know my DM wants me to go here. Now, if I could just convince my character..." (The characters were all part of a mob family. The Boss asked them to steal something for her. The Boss gives you amazing goodies if you succeed, you die if you don't! Simple enough?)
A real threat of danger - You can't just WIN! That's no fun. If there was no struggle then the ending would mean nothing! (This one... I suceeded a little too well. There was such a real threat that everyone DIED!)
So yeah, I'm pleased. In other news, I am feeling more and more confident about Graphic Design... or maybe it's just my listening abilities. As it seems, I am the only person who sucessfully followed the project guidelines. Not only that, but I was one of the few people whose AD was actually PG. Yeeeeaaah. Of course I got a toy plane... other people got like... twisty ties and telephone chords, cups, plasitic gloves... I got lu-cky! Our next project is a group project. I hope we turn out with something classy. I know art doesn't have to be classy, in fact it is becoming less and less classy every single day, but when I do art, I want class, so that's what I'm hoping for.
A Little Love Poem
Saturday. 9.1.07 1:26 pm
A poem that I wrote...
Auralie- an old poem I wrote
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