Speed Gamers Again!

16 05 2009

The Speed Gamers are playing through the Mother series (Earthbound). As usual, they are also raising money for a charity, I believe that this time it is for Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer (for a cure). Go check it out, participate, and donate! http://www.thespeedgamers.com/

This is box art!

This is box art!

On a side note, I got my first ticket (car related) yesterday, and I wanted to cry! It was a parking ticket because the meter expired…fail. Not only that, but I was inside a store buying the WRONG intuos pen, which the sales woman led me on to believe it was the right onw (she cannot read apparently), then I spend all day trying to find an intuos3 pen at stores and that turns up nothing, my best friend was driving me nuts by just being uber happy, and not caring at all how I felt, then I just wanted to sit down for the evening and play CoD5 with the boys and my Xbox refused to join a party or a game with them because our game versions are incompatible and sometimes because there are network isues (which there never were and we don’t have different game versions!!!). I was then so frustrated!! And just to top it all off, my roommate forgot to buy toilet paper, so we have none! AHHHH! It was  bad day yesterday. A very bad day.   -_-

Anyway, if anyone wants to buy a intuos2 Pen, never used, let me know before I got return it.


Catching Up on Podcasts

13 05 2009

Catching up on podcasts is kind of weird. I haven’t gotten the chance to listen to all of my podcasts lately. It’s back logged to the beginning of April. I enjoy them a lot, but some of them are talking about games that aren’t out yet or something and by the time I listen to them, the game has been out and reviewed like crazy. Ahhhh…

I’m very busy and excited for the Speed Gamers marathon this weekend. It’ll be nice to have that going on in the background while I work. AND I will be ordering a new graphics card today for my desktop in hopes that I can use my desktop this weekend. I feel like it would make me have a more productive work flow.

Also, I will be drinking Red Bull for the first time today! Wish me luck! haha

Missing out?

11 05 2009

So I recently became saddened by the realization that I have not seen any of the movies I’ve wanted to see. I didn’t get to go see Dragonball: Evolution, I haven’t seen Wolverine: Origins yet, and I didn’t see Star Trek. Oh well, I guess that’s what you get for being a recluse…hahaha, no I’ve been so just ummm, this quarter I’ve like kidnapped myself and today I realized that I need to let myself go a little otherwise I’ll make myself go insane. BUT ANYWAY!

I recently popped Zelda Wind Waker into my Wii and I was pleasantly surprised by it. I’m only about maybe a half-hour into it and I love the humor and the art style. Playing Twilight Princess gave me small heart attacks which caused me to not finish it. TJ is awesome (sorry, my buddy TJ wanted me to give him a shoutout randomly, so there it is). Anyway, back to TP. I just got overwhelmed by TP and the darkness of it. Maybe it was just not something I was in the mood for at the time, but the idea of spending 60+ hours on such a game was just not appealing. Now I don’t know how long Wind Waker is, but I wouldn’t mind spending 60+ hours in this brightly colored, fantastically humored world.

I am so excited about the newest Speed Gamers marathon in like 4 days! Starting on May 15th, the Speed Gamers will be running a marathon using the Mother or Earthbound series. You know, there is something about working, listening to music loudly, and having a video feed of someone playing a video game is just so inspiring and it makes me so happy. I often wish that there were a channel wether on TV or the internet that constantly had games being playing and it just showed the gameplay footage. Someone set that up, okay?

You know, I almost want to take a picture of my bedroom right now because it’s just gotten THAT disgusting. Seriously, I cannot remember the last time I let this closet-sized room get this bad. I’m afraid that while I’m cleaning today I might find some undiscovered creatures…..ew….

Wow Have I Been Busy

6 05 2009

Well now that I’m officially a senior, that means I get to do senior things! And no, I don’t mean playing chess with an old comrade why a nurse tries to feed me applesauce kind of senior….although now I am compelled to draw that….hmmmm

I’ve been in a very sketchy mood, like, I’m drawing a lot lately, which is a good thing. I’ve been getting into pushing my art towards a more Americanized style instead of that manga stuff, which I can’t help doing, but I’ve been really trying to push myself. I’ve also been designing machines. Mostly for the environment I’ve been working on, but yeah, I have a lot of sketches in random notebooks….for…other…classes (:: looks to check that her other professors don’t read her blog). Yeah!

Studio I class is my first senior class in Game Development and it’s been a lot of hard work so far, but I predict that these next few weeks will truly be working non-stop. I played a lot of Left 4 Dead and poker this weekend, which was like “Really, Elle?! You have time for this?!”  And so yeah, yesterday in my Psychology and Renaissance Art class I was reminded of the huge research papers I have to write within the next week, or actually within the next few days (insert small panic attack here). So this weekend I will be probably at the library working on my Ren Art paper….oh man, that’s gonna be a rough one. And I’m going to be kicking it into even MORE overdrive, which frightens me, on my Studio I environment.

Seriously, I’ve been staying up all night for like the past…..week and a half. I sleep in nap-lengths during the day time. It’s weird, because I feel like I haven’t really been outside in a month…e_e…you know, I’m not sure when I last went outside to just enjoy walking around outside….oh the end of the quarter will be welcomed heartily with promises of warm sunlight, cool swimming pools, and maybe even some sand….but no ocean…there are creatures in there……<_<….

Okay this is getting too long and rambling, so I will leave you with a major WIP for my current project:

I sketched this up during my Renaissance Art class

I sketched this up during my Renaissance Art class