OK, I’m going to try to blog out my brain, into a little blog salad for you to taste. The occasion? Well school is out for Winter Break, so I have plenty of time to type things that aren’t curricular. It feels pretty great, now I have time to work on college applications, build games, create music, and with that I think I’ll hold off on coding any websites or working on my Physics engine. What’s that, you didn’t know I was coding a Physics engine? Well I am, I won’t be giving away what makes it special just yet, not until I have completed an early alpha build. But I definitely feel good about it, better than I have about my other attempts to build things from scratch, like that time I tried to build Mario with a map editor, it sort of worked, but I made very little progress, and I decided there was no point after I heard there was someone making a 2D Mario meets Portal game, called Mari0. How can you top that?… Getting back to my point, I need to make this Winter break productive, other than the concert I’m going to. Which will probably still be the highlight of it all. Building games may sound like fun, and believe me it beats school and most other professions any day of the week, but nothing beats a great concert. And with any luck this concert will indeed be one of the great ones. And as far as those college applications: UT Austin, USC (California), UT Dallas, SMU, UAT, and Digipen (Redmond, Washington), all look like viable choices. Although my parents and counselor very much want me to go to Landmark college as a transitional school before I go to one of the bigger ones. And I just really want the most out of my college experience, so although I may indeed apply, it probably won’t be my top choice. As far as building games, I’m currently building a game for the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, which will hopefully will be great and finished on time. Then there’s also a game I and Ronnie are thinking about making, which could turn out to be great, but more on that later. As far as music is concerned, I’ve been thinking about releasing a new song, but I haven’t quite been able to master the art of making the music, not that it can be mastered even electronically. And to top this salad off, I think I need to be addressing the world having not ended and all that. Hopefully you noticed and hopefully you weren’t one of the people trying to spread the ignorance to the rest of the world (Which is still here), so please, stop saying YOLO!
Causing it to occur is difficult and tricky, normally it just happens at random, but there are methods of triggering it, basically a lucid dream is one of several scenarios where you are aware that you are dreaming but where you are still dreaming, and haven’t woken up yet. Well there’s about a million different sites to help people do just that, but when I stopped fearing things it helped a lot, because without fear there’s a lot less that can cause you to waver mentally, normally dreams can happen where you’re not in your own state of mind where if your capable of remembering them then when you wake up you can find hundreds of things you would have done differently had you known you were asleep or not, but most of your dream self is linked to your actual self, so things like fears stick with you pretty thoroughly, anyways, lucid dreaming is also about how much experience you have with them if you’ve had more of them then you can more easily make it happen again by realizing that it’s all a dream, it gets hard though because one thing your dream self tends to want to believe is that it’s not a dream, also once you gain lucidity if your good enough with it you are able to figure out inside the dream as to what you wish you could do in real life making that a reality is as simple as getting the idea in your head of what you want to do. There’s a lot to it, just look up “how to trigger lucid dreams” and you can probably find better descriptions as far as steps.
Summer Reading: Determine pages per day to read and create a project about the book. – Half completed
Summer Physics: Talk to Physics teacher about how many hours we need to work, and determine the time-spans when we are both available. – Times planned and subject passed
Get a job/Work for at least half the summer: Determine the best locations to get a job and what hours I would work there. – Unable to Complete
Go to Bonaroo and Lollapalooza: Plan out Bonaroo and ensure we have time to go there. – Went to Bonaroo
Work on finishing my song revisions – Some but not all songs revised
Meet with friends: Meet with close friends for something cool when none of us are busy: I might do this for my birthday – Did this for birthday
Watch movies that I’ve missed: Make this a family item – Unfinished
Buy new shoes and other clothes: Do this soon – Unfinished
Transfer items to a birthday wish list – Completed
Go look at colleges (DigiPen in Redmond, Washington and UAT in Arizona): Determine when open houses will be and for how long they will be held. – Completed later on
Finish getting my driver’s license: Do this soon – Now nearly completed
Refresh my skills in programming – Completed later on
Work on 60 hours of community service: Call places of possible service and ensure they can provide service – Now nearly completed
Work on independence – Unfinished
Could have been a lot better. I mostly just talked to the two funny friends of mine who were there and danced as long as I could before I realized the dance was way too long and I had no real enjoyment in dancing by just flailing my arms and legs around to embarrass myself. Also my feet and throat hurt quite bad by the end of it. And I think one of the guys there had turrets… But it still would have been much better had I had a date, because I could have at least introduced them to those two funny friends of mine. It seemed like the whole thing was just meant for people to embarrass themselves, especially when the teachers tried to dance. There was about 30 kids and 10 adults >.< and there was also about 6 parents at the beginning until after the food and pictures, when they were asked to leave, it was a little crowded, but not enough to go all rave, the DJ was decent, but he had pretty much no electronic music, so it’s good that they set it up so we could bring up our iPhone’s to have him play songs that we have. And the dance wasn’t located at the school, and about 15 of the kids that came weren’t from the school.
I’ve decided that I’m horrible at the actual filming portion of making videos for YouTube, what I am good at though is definitely voice acting and a little bit of video editing, if you don’t believe me, then just comment on my channel with a personality or voice to imitate, and I will show you my skills, I’m a big fan of a lot of people on YouTube, the most recent one being sxephil! So yeah post or message me or comment about a voice and I’ll show you what I’ve got, possibly with a post, but more probably with a message, I’m working a lot towards turning my hobbies like this into a living, like everyone on YouTube, but I like to think I have a lot more determination and effort. If you know anyone who might be willing to pay me for my voice acting services, then I’d be more than willing to help. I’m also working to be a very powerful YouTube critic, which I know everyone on YouTube is a critic, but I like to think that I voice the opinion of the majority, being that I watch what I know has a lot of views, while still voicing my personal opinion here and there. I know it sounds weird, but try to think of me as a popular movie critic like the New York Times, but instead of being a giant company, I’m a philosophical atheistic (or Agnostic if you’d like that better) sixteen year old, with a good sense of humor, who is trying to start a company and make a living for himself. Finally I’d just like to say, in case you were wondering, that I did think long and hard about whether or not I should tag every single one of my Facebook friends to this note, and the reason is I just wanted you all to see this, because this is very important to me and I needed to get a word out eventually.