Well I have to say that although I did not update this blog very often I was certainly inspired, both by the experience and the opportunity to read the class blogs.
A few important things I have learned:
1) Blogs can be interesting
2) Experiment with your blog, improvements can still be made
3) You can end up liking something you thought you never would if you just try it
4) I am not fond of tumblr but Livejournal looks interesting…
Do video game affect kids?
Pacman (It’s a picture but it’s wallpaper size and too large for tumblr.)
Also, what happens if you don’t study for finals?
Have a good summer!
Very Good Sites
So I have decided to post the sites that I visit the most:
Penny Arcade A good webcomic focusing on video games.
Three Panel Soul My favorite comic of all time. Mostly just random although video games are common.
Apple Geeks A webcomic about an apple fanatic.
Slash Dot News for nerds. (Although I like to think its for everyone…>
Geekologie Random awesome things!
A link a friend pointed out to me earlier called Mr. Deity
A short little comedy about the creation of the world.
Also something completely hilarious… Time Traveling Geek
Just a couple links I’ve noticed that reminded me of class discussions. The first one is a guy doing improv songs with his piano to people on chatroulette.
The next one is a demonstration in Australia with regards to making a 18+ rating for games due to violence. Complete with zombie pictures and mayhem!
Also something pretty neat I came across, “The Nature of Libraries,” L-Space
Just a little paragraph with neat tid bits such as an equation “Knowledge = Power = Energy = Matter = Mass” as well as “The three rules of the Librarians of Time and Space are: (1) Silence; (2) Books must be returned no later than the last date shown, and (3) the nature of causality must not be interfered with.”
And for this limited time offer I will include a comic relating to the concept.
And last is… well not something discussed in class but something I hope people will enjoy.
It is that time…
Yes it is that time again… No not finals… although those are coming. The time of resumes and job hunting. The time to slave for hours over making the perfect resume and cover letter in order to send it off in a violent hope that your dream job will be coming your way. For some there is success for others there is failure. If it is failure then comes the doubting… Why not me? Was the resume or cover letter badly written? Was there a better candidate?
The other brutal part is looking for available jobs and trying to find a few you figure you would like for an extended amount of time.
Of course even if you get the job it still means that in the future you will be going over the same old course again. Eventually it probably becomes more like second nature, I haven’t gotten there yet. At least I know I am not alone in this twisted endeavor. I wish you all luck.
“we didn’t want to go, we didn’t want to kill them, but its persistent silence and outstretched arms horrified and comforted us at the same time…”
1983, photographer unknown, presumed dead.
One of two recovered photographs from the Stirling City Library blaze. Notable for being taken the day which fourteen children vanished and for what is referred to as “The Slender Man”. Deformities cited as film defects by officials. Fire at library occurred one week later. Actual photograph confiscated as evidence.
1986, photographer: Mary Thomas, missing since June 13th, 1986.
Seems pretty close to the rake…
There’s someone who is investigating after one of his friends has disappeared…
He is also using twitter to update… Here’s a recent update from him… “Feeling like I’m being watched constantly”
If your a little freaked, good, this might be interesting for you. This is actually whats called an ARG which is alternate reality gaming. Basically it is an interactive narrative that uses the real world to create a game. The main narrator (in this case marblehornets) gives people clues, such as the youtube videos. Participants then will figure out what they are supposed to get from the clue. (There are forums devoted to this particular ARG which contains interesting information and speculation.) Once a clue is solved then the story can progress forward. Often times participants will be encouraged to literally go to the spots shown on video to find a clue in the real world which effects the game. It is the ultimate story telling which entwines media and the world to create a realistic fictional experience.
If you want more information on ARGs here is a good site.
Also for those of you who are curious the birth place of Slender Man.
P.s. He is fake.
Star Trek (With Puppets)
Part of an episode of a show called Transylvania Television. It’s pretty funny, Kirk gets pranked… by Spock. It’s pretty neat that because of the new movie the whole series is popular again. With better technology its amazing how everything gets re-watched and reused.
<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/tvtvonline#p/c/C54FF818829E44DE/15/OqoX2diS1-0”>Star Trek Puppets</a>
I’m really glad I had an essay and a mid term due just before reading week. -_- Its even more awesome I have even more work to do during reading week. Although I have promised myself to work on my new blog idea and get that up and running. I will still update weird roommate things if anything happens.
While looking at my usual websites I came across this comic. A new kind of thought process perhaps older generations didn’t have.
So I’ve been thinking about changing my blog ideas for awhile now. Pretty much I was just waiting for an idea and more freedom from school and life to be creative. Which I think is now. So this might be the last roommate story.
My roommate decided to head up to Edmonton last weekend, but before they could set out multiple things caused their delay:
-They couldn’t get gas because the store they went to had just been robbed
-They had to come back because a friend had left items in his car (They were moving a friends stuff back)
-They were terrified of a friends driving and had to replace him at the wheel
-The new driver got a speeding ticket
-They ended up leaving hours late and not getting into Edmonton until 1 am.
-Then it was snowing all the way back.
Even My Room-Mates Parents Are Amusing…
A Parents Love
Me and my room-mate have a system where we drive down to the Hat every few weeks to visit our families on the weekends. This particular weekend though I had stayed in Lethbridge while she had visited the Hat. While she was down there she was getting her car repaired (by an uncle). When she returns on Sunday evening the first thing she asks me is, “Did I used to have a crack in my windshield?”
“I do believe so…” I respond, “Why?”
Apparently while her car was getting repaired they also repaired her windshield, which used to have a crack going through the whole thing horizontally as well as have two dragon stickers on the top of the windshield. It took her practicually the entire 2 hour drive before she noticed that either of these things were missing. So coming to the conclusion that they had replaced her windshield she decided to call her parents to thank them. After the call she informs me that apparently her parents had a bet going on how long it would take her to notice the windshield was replaced. Her mother bet that she would notice right away and her dad bet that she would never notice. Techniculy her dad won. She loves her parents.
An Abnormal Supper
My room-mate usually makes two things for supper. (Tuna casserole or Chicken fried rice.) In fact it is so typical that you on any day have a 50% chance of guessing what she will be making for supper that day. To up ones chances all they have to do is open the cupboards to see how much pasta or rice she has, this will easily tell you which one she will be making. She also tends to make the one she didn’t make yesterday for supper. By the time you live with her for awhile you can guess suppers weeks in advance.
Well one day my room-mate surprised me and decided she would make spaghetti. Which I must say was pretty exciting, so I left her in the kitchen and went on about my day. Soon I hear a calling for supper and excitedly get ready for my tasty tasty supper. So I get ready to start dishing up when I look into the pasta pot and it is brimming to the top with noodles.
“How many servings did you put in here?” I ask curiously.
“Umm…the whole box.” Sure enough there is an empty box sitting on the counter, enough for atleast 10 servings and there are two of us, neither of which eat large amounts.
“Why?” I asked.
“Well…” She explained, “It never looked like enough and before I knew it the box was empty.”
We barely made a dent in those noodles… She also has never made spaghetti again.