crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (tifa cowgirl)
WE FOUND MY MOM A WII!!!

She really wanted one, and since her birthday is the 16th, Dad and I are officially awesome. All the points are belong to us. It's at least one piece of technology that she's not afraid of (attempts at assuring her that the internet will not eat her have been in vein. I blame the news and the fact that she still believes everything on TV is true *sigh*). We'll need to hook it up so that she can turn it on in the middle of the day, instead of watching HGTV and playing bubblet on her Palm Pilot when she needs to sit down.

on music, geek assimilation, and how to make a chicken sandwich taste good )

Project Runway starts up again in a week. God, I'm such a dork. And on my mom's birthday. I need to find a way to watch it without looking like a jerk. Hrm.

Can I mention that I love Hitherby Dragons? God, I love that story.

~Cendri

P.S. Ha, a Columbus Ohio muxtape.
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (joan.peggy misery)
I HAVE A DESK.

The Intern is still in a chair, but the minions and I have desks. This makes working so much easier, but it also means we're not all hanging around the same set of tables. The level of BS and shenanigans has gone down. Good for business, but I miss shenanigans already. I don't feel nearly as exposed, though, which was weird. We're all facing walls now, so everyone can focus. Considering all the work the minions have lately, this is prolly good for them.

Emailed Super Adviser, he does think I'm insane, but he says I know what I'm getting myself into. I'd rather the Fall suck than the Spring (because that's SENIOR DESIGN OMG) and really, I just want to fucking graduate already. I am very likely to be extremely cranky for the next year or so, just be advised. Nothing personal.

my schedule, for anyone interested )

So yeah, it's going to be fun. And by that I mean slightly suicidal. But I have requirements left to meet, and I have no tech or liberal arts electives left. XD I also need to contact the History department and make sure that I get a minor, because I earned it, dammit. I also set myself a reminder to go see History Gast when I get back to school, because he still has my final project and I want to see what he thought of it. I have a feeling that professors are going to get sick of me this year, but hell if I'm failing anything. I am going to graduate in the Spring if it kills me. C means Cool and D means Done!

And some fun things:

+ I wrote stuff yesterday! A cute Veld/Iffy and a distinctly un-cute rated R addition to my "Liquid" series. The latter was mostly done for a while, I just had to add an ending. I may actually finish a claim somewhere! Figures, it's my crazy psychological crap that I finish. XD

+ I took a picture of my vaguely paganistic pendant I made for myself. I even like the hemp cord it's on. Wire wrapping and finding random polished rocks in my things is awesome.

+ Fashionista pic. Mainly because my lime green heels are awesome, if not made for walking very far in. I'm glad I have a desk job. XD

+ And a dorky poll thing.

I really need to do some sewing tonight. I've been so lazy lately.

~Cendri

P.S. Those who haven't submitted, you know who you are.
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (engineers bring it)
Oh my god, my schedule next year is going to suck no matter what I do. I'm down to two lingering stupid required classes (Diff Eq II, and Thermo-fucking-dynamics), one lab (controls! :<), a propulsion requirement (also :<), and of course my senior design. The rest are "electives" which means whatever Structures or Dynamics classes I want to take that will hopefully not kill me. I may take some rocket classes just cause rocket/space dynamics is simpler than air vehicle dynamics (do you want to deal with wings or not, basically). I managed to find a Structures elective that will prolly not suck, as I've taken a class with this guy before and managed a B (which is fucking amazing in engineering for me) because he's probably the oldest guy in the department. Also that course said nothing about math. Which is good. The other elective I'm trying to take is Principles of Dynamics which translates as "wobbly things with some math!" but since I rather like that professor (he was my first Dynamics prof and I generally understood what he was about) I'm willing to give it a shot.

This is all dependent on my adviser looking at my proposed Plan of Study and telling me if I'm psycho or not. I'm trying to overload this first semester slightly to account for a possible failing of my math class (considering my track record with that, this is necessary). Since I've got so few credits left (28!!! OMG ONLY 28!!!) the worst that can happen is I go on probation again. You have to be on probation for a couple semesters before the dropping happens, so ha. Even if I got an extra semester, that ain't happening. So really, my goal is simply to pass my damn classes and see how it goes. Having a job already makes me less stressed out about this, as they honestly don't care what my graduating GPA is, merely that I do graduate. My dad recommends I do interviews at other places, as it's easier to turn down a job after an interview than for your company to suddenly go belly up and you go begging for a job. Since engineering companies are slightly bastards about GPAs these days (I'll spare you the rant about how ridiculous that is) I'm probably not likely to get many offers. But then again, I have more experience than about 85% of the department (our school is really bad at setting up co-ops and jobs). I can always tell them that I have minions at this job and they want to make an action figure of me.

Future talk is crazy, basically. I'll admit to eying certain apartment complexes near my work building, because I'm about 98% likely to keep working here, full-time, and make salary after working for about 6 months to a year. Since I don't plan on having a car (hence the eying of the apartment complexes NEARBY) or cable, or anything really besides the basic utilities and of course, internet, I might not need too much of a raise. I figure since they do seem rather enthusiastic about keeping me working here, possibly on more projects and liasonning between companies at some point that I can negotiate a good wage. I don't want to be greedy, just be able to feed myself more than ramen. XD We'll see when it comes, I guess. Main goal is to graduate school already. SIX YEARS IS ENOUGH DAMN TIME.

And this is totally why I took the summer off. Working is awesome, school, not so much. I hope I haven't gotten dumber and suddenly won't understand this stuff. There might be bugging of the few grad students I know that are crazy and hanging around the department. Also, TAs.

Oh god, I'm dreading going back already. Why am I not one of those genius kids?

~Cendri

P.S. So I stumbled upon a college forum when I was looking around for class descriptions (because course numbers change sometimes) and I came across this entry:

Fortunately, I've been accepted to [name of my school]'s First Year Engineering Program. How is it (are there lots of weeding-out classes)? IF I do plan to attend [school] this year, do you think majoring in aerospace engineering ([my school's rank]) is worth my time and money? How's majoring in aerospace engineering, in future prospect? I've heard that not many students major in aerospace during their undergraduate degree; why is this? I also have a strong desire to study business/economics but I'm not sure whether I should or not. Do you think it's wise to major in aerospace engineering for undergraduate and go to MBA after few years of experience?

Many questions but I hope you can help me out. Thanks.


And maybe this is indicative of how long I've been in school, but I laughed uncontrollably. Especially at the "there's not many in there". No, there's not many in my major because you have to be a little out of your mind. XD

P.P.S. BEHOLD A POLL! Because all the cool kids are doing it and I'm slightly bored.
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (rinoa amulet)
GUESS WHO I SAW TODAY?

My seventh grade science teacher, the quirky woman who I aspire to be like when I grow up! She's fabulous and does some charity work with one of my bosses and was just coming by to leave some fliers for her. We chatted for a bit and she fussed over my hair and it was nice. Is it sad that I like seeing old teachers more than relatives? I mean, seriously that just made my day. I would not still be into science if not for this woman and her nontraditional teaching style (we used to make huge representations of biomes and the like in the back of the class... she also really got the integrated subject matter teaching started).

She's "retired" but I seriously doubt she'll ever do so fully. Besides, her husband is a pilot, it's not like she can't travel anywhere at the drop of a hat if she wants to (seriously, that's why it's so great to see her, she's always on the move). Mrs. G, STAY COOL. AND THANKS AGAIN FOR GETTING ME INVOLVED IN THE WETLANDS PROJECT THAT EVENTUALLY LED TO ME GETTING THIS JOB BECAUSE I LOVE IT. And I let her know to call my mom, because my mom likes phone calls. Apparently she and my mom went out to one of this state's Artist Colonies and went bebopping around sometime earlier this season. This is good, my mom needs to get out more.

I now really want to go check up on a few more of my old teachers. Especially Ms. W, god, I hope she's doing ok. Last I saw her was at her mom's funeral (now do you see why I am so into education? my teachers are like family). And Mr. B and DeMo... I saw Mr. B at the library back when I had purple hair, which was a while ago now. Haven't seen DeMo since my sister's HS graduation. Funny how all my teachers say I look different that I'm still easy to spot. Then again... I guess around my old school that doesn't take much. I clearly need to travel more and visit places like Austin and the like.

This is good. Next week is going to be insane since we've got a grant coming up and I'm getting stuck in charge of the edu-babble. Considering I've been lounging and doing some research and housekeeping stuff this week, I had better gear up. XD

Edit: NEVERMIND IT'S A COOL INSANE.

Alright, the main thing my company does is what is referred to as augmented reality. It was some gov't contracts that really helped keep this company float and not die out and basically be able to hire all the people we have hanging out here now.

Well, we're putting in a proposal to do some AR work with my game. As in holographic Mars base stuff. As in really fucking cool shit. It's just the planning and begging for funding stage, but god did I have fun in the meeting throwing around educationally viable options (one of which involved plant genetics...). And drawing pictures.

So, um. Today was like the Best Day Of The Week.

~Cendri

P.S. Why you might be a cat person is also eating your brain. God, this makes me want to ask someone to write me something about JENOVA and cats now. Seriously.

P.P.S. OMG this makes me want to pull out my old trainset stuff BADLY. My sister and I used to make Lego villages around the train, which inevitably had space ships (and a space shuttle, once I got that set... omg that was a GREAT Christmas the year I got that...)
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (austin happy)
Done.

With.

Finals.

Thank god.

Also? Having a final at the airport, in the late afternoon, on a windy day when the busses don't run is the suck. A WIND GUST ALMOST KNOCKED ME OVER. I think this means I need to gain weight. Operation: Gain Weight is this summer now.

~Cendri

Ugh

Apr. 29th, 2008 04:46 pm
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (tifa horizon)
Alright, no more all-nighters this week.

Chugging along, now have only three finals left! Some apprehension has settled in. Ignoring it.

- Have gotten a bit of this schedule out of the way.

- This article gave me pause.

Other than that, it's back to studying.

~Cendri
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (elizabeth monarchy)
I survived! And seem to be doing pretty well. Was down to the wire with that paper, but it's all done now. Handed in. I was actually the last person to turn it in on Friday, since I had a class from 3:30-4:20 (the history class itself is the hour before). So History Gast told me to sit down, catch my breath and then talked about vision quests and stuff. Might actually attempt one, as weird as it may sound. Research to follow.

Things that I love about the weekend:

- Take home exam not due until Tuesday, so guilt at only having done a couple problems is not huge

- Had the most hickish dinner ever on Friday: wine in individually packaged plastic bottles and Fazoli's, all eaten in my dorm room, on my desk, while watching TV on the internets. Ha, I didn't get caught.

- I accidentally flashed some Mormon missionaries on my bike and laughed so hard I almost fell off my bike. Wearing a skirt on a bike = fail. If entertaining fail, at least.

- Don't have to wake up early on Monday (though I shouldn't sleep all day)

- Sapporo. Big bottle. Not to be consumed after the last of hick wine, as it causes major bitchiness.

- BSG this weekend: Not really spoilerific, but just in case... )

- Chinese food that probably doesn't resemble anything the Chinese would actually make. And declining to learn what's in the brown sauce.

- Realizing this entry was in my queue all weekend, as I didn't really hang online much except to watch Queer As Folk, shut up, it's awesome.

- Because I can't seem to write, I worked on my Rinoa FST on and off. Once again proves my taste in music is the crazy sometimes (bad Latin, technopunk, spare drums, and female vocals prominent).

- Realization I am getting back to work soon! I MISSED WORK SO BAD. WORK > SCHOOL, I'M SORRY IT JUST IS.

- Neat bracelet that Drak gave me helped me do a tarot reading, which I haven't done in quite some time. Deck has gained a dry sense of humor and a slight attitude.

- Laundry starting, though not finishing. God, I hate it when I get behind because of insanity. Sure, I could wait until I get to my parents place, but I'm here until Saturday and well, dirty clothes smell.

~Cendri

THE PLAN FOR THE WEEK )
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (fuck the cosine)
Saturday: Complete unproductivity, text message from The German, finding of a martini bar and making me feel better.

Sunday: More unproductivity, paper's introduction and basis written.

Monday way early in the morning: a breakthrough

Dynamics class: Jersey Highwind did a Dutch Roll dance and had too much fun with Simulink. Title is a quote from him. There was much laughter, and wiggling of plane models. And getting rid of wiggles in graphs. Engineering is serious business, clearly.

Am disconnecting myself from the internet and getting out of my room tonight, like I should have over the weekend, but didn't. Because I suck. News to follow.

this is what the week looks like now )
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (lee punctuation)
This is why I hate the last three weeks of school a lot. And next week is "dead week" YEAH RIGHT UNIVERSITY YOU HAVE ALWAYS LIED TO ME ABOUT THAT THE ONLY DEAD IS ME. So excuse me while I attempt not to chainsmoke my way through this. Hell, maybe I'll just go fully nocturnal, I work better at night anyway. And pressure does allow me to write brilliant things as far as projects go (but not exams, as I just found out... oh god, that makes me a little sick to my stomach... thank god his curve IS INSANE).

Why, no matter how well I get shit done DOES IT ALWAYS PILE UP LIKE THIS AT THE END?!

to do and schedule of doom )


Edit: Consulted a GPA calculator. Feel way less panicked. Worst case scenario still means I'm pretty frakking ok. I can breathe. I can breathe deep. I will not get my ass dropped again!
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (molly oh ones)
So I took yesterday evening off, because I was unnecessarily stressing myself out. It's getting near the end of the semester and I tend to panic a little. Still a little panicky, but not as bad as I was before, what with running around, checking out my living space for next year and all that. But that's set, done, and I can concentrate on matters at hand.

Besides, it was fun being in a sports bar with a laptop and headphones. XD

Alright, riddle me this, but why do all the challenges/writing-a-thons/fun stuff ALL HAPPEN AROUND NOW? Is no one else on semester schedules? I'm genuinely curious. Because you'd think it would be less stuff happening the nearer to finals it gets...

Maybe that's just me. Speaking of things happening:

- Sorceress Fanwork-a-thon because people want me to fail school
- Steampunk theme for this next issue of [personal profile] imaginarybeasts. Again, they want me to fail school, obviously.

I clearly need to get out of my room now to study for my next pilot exam.

~Cendri

P.S. Well, my WIP list is getting smaller, despite.
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (nina kill)
Alright. So apparently the way housing works around here sucks. I basically would have had to claim my room a week after I got here. I was still moving in and trying not to freak out over insurance crap then!

I just need to get a little ranty for a moment, you can ignore this )
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (delphine suspension)
Alright, so my dynamics class was HILARIOUS this morning. Jersey Highwind didn't particularly feel like getting out of his Spring Break mode (apparently he spent his time blacksmithing, which consists of "making tools or making things... I made more tools than things because things are supposed to be pretty") so he asked us to relay ours. And he poked and prodded until all the people that went to places like Florida and Las Vegas spilled some stories. And then he commented about brain cell loss. Best line was "well, if you've got extra brain cells, alcohol is good to help you get rid of them."

As for my break, I have a new bike, rations, a new haircut (now with more spikiness!), and a book from work. Yes, the people at work bought me a book. It's called Dungeons and Desktops. <3 I'll get on it once I"m done with Blink and other urgent things like, well, my programming lab assignment that I sort of put off all week. >.>

I love my new bike. I was all excited for it to be warm enough to use my old bike, but apparently one of my dad's experiments in architecture did not prove formidable against the wind back home. So it was squished. The amount of "I told you that wouldn't stay up" which my mom was saying was hilarious. My parents are great.

It's apparently a drinking holiday and I have no one to go out with. I'm thinking about buying myself a nice meal instead. Hrm. Debates. Maybe tomorrow, I've got a lot going on today. Dear drinking holidays: stop falling on days I cannot partake!

Oh, and I finally have my steampunk!Edea dress here, so I can work on it whenever I have time. Means I need to buy some better black thread, though, because I want to make sure the repairs look nice.

~Cendri

P.S. This video is both amazing and disturbing. Makes me think of my great grandmother and grandmother, who were both ridiculously bad compulsive hoarders.
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (creativity yay!)
Alright, talked to my dad, he's going to cut down on the workload once this project he's on slows down. This is good.

Now, some good things because I got some of my shit done already this morning and need a break.

work, weather, and I can't think of another w word )

And while I'm at it, let's have a meme. Gotten from, well, everywhere.

Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, thoughts on yaoi, favorite type of underwear, graphic techniques, etc. Repost in your own journal so that we can all learn more about each other.

Alive

Mar. 4th, 2008 07:19 pm
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (Default)
Egads, I am glad break is coming up. I've hit the point where I find it hard to concentrate on schoolwork--luckily, this week is pretty much a breeze. Thank you midterms, for finally happening at the right time. I spent today ignoring my To Do list (because I really should have done laundry and cleaned up, or fuck, done something) and talking to NanoMatt. And coming home and just reading. I like reading. Reading is not a waste of time. It's just not something I should be doing when I've got a prelab to do or things to clean up.

Bah.

Considering I was grappling with insomnia again, it's pretty damn amazing that I'm even conscious. I started a couple of stories, the kind that are mostly for my own amusement, so nyah. There's a comfort in knowing that being obsessed with a certain character's nonexistent backstory will always give me near instant gratification.

Some days we just need to rest and bullshit with people.

I have professors I need to visit this week, because I have questions. We shall see how that goes. Attempted to track down a couple after sitting around with NanoMatt... they are elusive quarry.

Gah, focus is not with me today. Hopefully washing out a mug and having some tea will help with that.

~Cendri
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (the queen)
Oy, I knew I should have done more than go out and, well, buy things this weekend, but hey. I think I needed a little break, get out of the dorms and off campus. Busses are wonderful.

Watchmen kept me up far too late last night. Because it is full of wonderful and I wanted to get to Rorschach's chapter. Because he so crazy. I was too tired to get to the second Nite Owl's story, which made me sad, because I kind of like him. He's got a nerdiness that the others don't seem to have.

My desktop Inbox is kind of full right now. I went on a crazy fanart spree. I should probably transfer that to my backup/picasa when I have time. Silly, I know, but I don't like to keep more than I need on my actual harddrive. That's what I have web and backup for. Makes the computer run better, with less junk on it.

My to do list has gotten bigger. On the writing front I've two claims, a fanwork-a-thon story that I need to wrap up (I know where I want it to go, sitting down and making it go has been a challenge. But when I had time, instead of any of that, I got re-inspired to do an original piece that I'm sure only I care about. I'm going to fail school. XD At least my WIP list has thinned a bit.

I'm debating which of my original projects to pull characters from for [personal profile] imaginarybeasts this month. Genderswap is always a great theme. I'm half tempted to write about that paladin character I've wanted to insert into Archetypicality (basically a bunch of stories where I play with reincarnation, archetypes, and fucked up destiny + physics). Because girl paladins are awesome. Especially ones that own a comic book store (I blame you, Alan Moore). Or I could write an Imperaxyl piece. XD Gah, brain won't focus.

I'd kindly like to ask for a time-space warp that will give me an extra month, plz. XD

And I've not even gotten into the school assignments I have. Way to go, lighter load that still manages to make everything happen at once. At least Jersey Highwind is back in class. Having it taught by the TA on Friday was suck. And having no class on Wednesday.

Onward!

~Cendri

P.S. Fables Volume 3 got! Read through most of it already, because yeah. Was just the right price for the gift card I had. Dear Snow White and Bigby Wolf--can you two get any more awesome?
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (yuna wakeup)
Fucking hell. So I decided not to go with my impulse of crashing between and right after classes today and am forcing myself to sleep at like, 10. or 11. To kickstart me back on sleep. Because apparently I've forgotten how to?

So today was interesting trying to stay awake and remember where the fuck I was half the time. Weird thing is, I really want a damn cigarette now. I think once my body has gone into one unhealthy state, it wants to turn to all my vices. Well, nearly all. Heh.

Alright, what sort in interestingness is there.

- Wrote essay, old news. Suffice to say, I like rambling, as usual.

- I have a crapload of RSS feeds. And I'm so quick at deciding what's crap I tend to get it done in fifteen minutes tops, once a day, or like, half that twice a day. Ya'll should go over to [profile] first_seventhe and totally pester her.

- I would like to get something done today. Gra. Tomorrow had better be fucking awesome.

If I continue this longer, I'm likely to start typing in tongues. Peace.

~Cendri

P.S. Hahahaha, ironic icon usage.
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (creativity yay!)
That's it, I GET IT UNIVERSE. I HAVE UNOFFICIALLY DECIDED TO MAKE ONE OF MY GRAD SCHOOL STUDIES BE EDUCATION. UNOFFICIALLY ONLY BECAUSE I NEED TO FINISH THE UNDERGRAD WITHOUT DYING. BUT I AM NOT BECOMING A STUFFY PROFESSOR, OH NO, I AM GOING TO DEVOTE MY LIFE TO CREATIVITY.

Reasons?

- History Professors That Keep Pointing Me In That Direction With That Knowing Sort of Prodding
- My Job Of Awesome Which I Miss Like Fyre
- My Inability to Learn Anything Without BABBLING About It
- My New Favorite Aero Professor

More on that professor. So today, we get to class and he's setting up the computer projector for something. I'm thinking "oh neat, he's going to tangent on some Skunkworks stuff and basically make my life" because really? Tangents aren't just so that shit doesn't end up on the test. Tangents are where I actually learn as opposed to endless notes on the board ([profile] first_seventhe totally knows what I'm talking about).

So what he put up was this AMAZING video where an old dude was talking to a bunch of educators and basically said everything that I'd suspected since entering college and nearly losing my soul and getting it back. Basically, this guy said, "the older you get, the less creative you are encouraged to be".

!!

and more on that, because I'm apt to ramble )

tl;dr version for those watching at home:

Yay creativity!
Boo soul-sucking equations!
OMGWTF can I has graduation now?

~Cendri
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (tellah spoony)
I'm so glad it's Friday already, I've got things that I needed to take care of and couldn't while classes were going. Tomorrow I am getting up EARLY (I swear!) to do said things.

As for stuff that's been happening:

- I made some FF4 icons. Because the art is pretty. Cross-posted to my IJ (I only put them up on [community profile] viniel too because of [community profile] ff_press, because I'm a dork that's mildly proud of my squares of copyright infringement). Also, Square, why do Tellah and Cid lack CG models? I am outraged on behalf of the white and nerdy population. XD

- Figured out that I have a codec to convert music files on my foobar2000 (I did have to download LAME, but that wasn't hard to set up), so I'm systematically converting everything to mp3 during my programming class, because I get sleepy otherwise. It's one of the OCD type activities that allows me to pay attention and yet not feel sleepy. I'm half considering taking my computer to my pilot lectures course for this.

- No idea how that pilot lecture exam went, it was kind of an out of body experience. I do remember making lots of hand gestures as I tried to figure out aircraft orientation. As if the class doesn't know I'm nuts.

- Seems like I never have the time or focus to write more than like, a paragraph at any time. Which means I need to just shut myself up for like an hour with only music on and no internets. As I'd like to move on to more projects.

- I keep forgetting to finish that sleeve on my jacket. Then again, not having time to just sit down and watch Battlestar Galactica likely contributes to this.

- Surprise quiz in programming class was triumphant, because I think I understand the programming/problem solving mindset well enough now there's like a SEKRIT FORMULA to how it works. Insane, I know.

- Is it wrong that despite being female I want to have this shirt anyway?

Alright, dinnertime.

~Cendri

P.S. Well isn't this slick. I might be nerdy enough to try this out.
crankyoldman: "Hermann, you don't have to salute, man." [Pacific Rim] (delphine suspension)
IN THE GOOD WAY.

I just got the feedback from the kids for my game at work.

Oh my freaking god. They loved it! They liked the graphics, they LOVED my overhaul of the classic "lost astronaut problem", they wanted TO KNOW MORE about my Big Crazy Problem Of Doom, and they had HELPFUL IDEAS FOR THINGS I CAN WORK ON NEXT AND OMGOMGOMGOMG.

There is no logical thought! ONLY PURE JOY.

GODDAMMIT WHY COULDN'T SCHOOL START IN MARCH!? I REALLY WANTED TO BE THERE FOR TESTING! WELL I WILL BE THERE FOR THE NEXT PHASE!

I've literally been having nightmares concerning this game ALL MONTH, since the first week of school I had sketchy internet and then I haven't been able to get a hold of anyone and then the insanity and omgomgomg it turned out SO WELL and I KNEW explaining everything to Andrew would mean he would be able to make snap decisions like COMBINING TWO PROBLEMS and...

I don't think it's a breach of contract for me to share one of my favorite comments they left:

"With this game, you have to really figure out what the problem is. It’s cool, but it’s not just guessing. It’s not randomly shooting because you have to figure out the best place to put [the sensors] to get the best data."

This may not mean anything to 98% of you, but that's exactly what I've been working on since May. THEY GET IT. Oh my god, they get it! They see that it's learning, but they still think it's fun.

Alright, screw high paying engineering jobs, I'm sticking with this stuff. I have never been so excited about anything in my life! I AM GOING TO BE POOR BUT I DON'T CARE!

~Cendri

P.S. I can't wait to get to propulsion in my classes, because it gives me five billion more game ideas.

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