A big welcome to all my new Mass Effect friends. Now I can talk about the game without getting blank stares. YAY!!!
I hate having to share time on the x-box with my dad. He usually gets 5 hrs in the morning to play his games (this is what he does with his retirement) and I can "request" time in the afternoon to play. But I'm usually loathe to kick him off the tv. Thus I haven't played in weeks :(
I kind of wanted to get Alice Shepard all the way through ME2 before ME3 comes out but since I'm one mission away from triggering Horizon I don't think that's going to happen.
On the school front I have been getting very lax with my course work. I didn't even turn in last week's homework. I still have 6 sketches to do for my watercolor class. I like the class but it's tedious.
I went to my p-doc and discussed med changes. Every spring I inevitably have a hypomanic episode and then a period of emotional instability. So we're thinking of increasing some of my meds to hopefully prevent it. I don't know if it will work and I hate messing with a dosage that I've been stable on. I haven't changed my depakote and lamictal dosages since 2007. Food for thought all the same.
I'm listening to the Battlestar Galactica soundtrack right now. Season 3 in specific. And I just experienced a huge wave of nostalgia. BSG was my gateway into livejournal society. I made 2 of my bestest friends ever through this fandom. I miss this show and the great community it inspired terribly. Maybe I'll do a rewatch someday.
I'm still obsessed with Mass Effect. NOBODY UNDERSTANDS ME!!! They just smile and nod. I've gotten to the point where I'm reading fan fiction and actually crying while reading fan fiction. I don't know how I'm going to survive the actual game when it gets released. I've started a replay with a renegade/adept/earthborn/ruthless Shepard named Alice. She's got red hair and looks vaguely Asian. I still like my original Shepard better though. She was paragon/soldier/spacer/sole survivor. I will have pics one of these days. I'm just going to photograph my tv screen.
I want Psych to come back.
So I went to my first watercolor class today and I'm definitely intimidated. I'm not really an artist in that way (I have other creative pursuits) and I didn't take drawing and composition before this class. I suck at drawing basically so I have no idea how I'm going to pass this class. I'll just have to remind myself that I'm taking it for fun. I'm going to start practicing my drawing though. I have a book as a sort of guide. We have to keep a journal so that'll be good. Web design starts on monday and I expect that class will be much easier.
Being a student has such amazing perks when it comes to software. I've wanted the adobe design creative suite for a long time but never had the money. But now that I'm a student again I got it for $425 instead of the $1900 price tag. I really want to learn how to use illustrator. That pen tool is killing me though.
Damn you Sherlock! I don't even know what to say. lol.
I've changed my layout to reflect my current Mass Effect obsession. Go check it out. I'm not 100% in love with it so I'll be tweaking it when I get the chance.
Life has been a bit melancholy lately but that's okay. I'm usually kind of blue at this time of the year. I finished my human sexuality class this week. I think I got an A unless I didn't add my points up correctly. It was a pretty good class and I'm glad I took it.
Next semester I signed up for a web design class using the Dreamweaver program. I've taken a similar class in high school so it will be interesting to see how things have changed. I'm also taking watercoloring (hopefully for dummies). I can't draw for shit so it will be interesting to see what I can get out of this class. I usually only work in mixed media arts. It's a 6 hr class on a saturday so that's going to be a shitload of painting.
GAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm growing to LOVE video games. Which is really not me at all. I finally finished Mass Effect 2 and I loved every minute of it. I still get combat anxiety but I powered through it. Again, like the first Mass Effect, the end was pretty easy compared with other parts of the game. NOBODY DIED!! I was worried my bb Garrus was going to die when I sent him to lead the crew back to the ship. I took Thane, my love interest, with me so I could make sure he didn't die. I definitely want to see Thane and Kaidan duke it out in the 3rd game for my love. I'm leaning toward Thane though.
I'm playing the free trial of World of Warcraft. If anyone else plays and wants to play with me let me know. Also I really want the new Star Wars MMO since I love Bioware and I LOVED KOTOR. Let me know if you're planning on playing that one too.
Other than that I started Fallout 3 even though I'm not a huge fan of open world games (which sort of goes against what I said above, oh well). I would play Skyrim but from watching my dad play there are way too many boring caves and draugrs to deal with.
On the tv front...I am SO behind. Basically I'm caught up on Community and Psych and that's it. Also I watching A LOT of South Park. Thank you Netlfix.
I just finished reading Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan which is a great read. It's so amazing to read about some of the "upcoming" space programs and questions about planetary conditions that hadn't been answered yet (book was written in 1995) and then google those missions to see what the actual results were. Sadly Sagan didn't live to see them. Now I'm reading The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins. Space and Evolution are kind of my thing.
Happy Holidays everyone if I don't write again sooner.
1.) I joined a gym and have been working out lately. If only I can stop buying fast food I may lose weight at a quicker pace.
2.) I need to stop looking at Mass Effect memes. I keep getting spoiled for ME 2. But there is a part of me that is resisting moving forward in the game. It's all the combat. I know it is.
3.) There are only a few shows that are maintaining my interest this season. Any thursday night comedy is golden (The Big Bang Theory, Community, Parks and Rec, The Office, and god help me Whitney). Any Wednesday night comedy on ABC (Modern Family, Suburgatory, Happy Endings). Revenge gets recorded every week and watched eventually. Same with Pan Am, Prime Suspect and Castle.
I'm super excited that Psych is back. The Hangover homage in the 2nd episode was genius. I loved Lassie and the donut. The whole episode was great.
I stopped watching Terra Nova after the 1st episode even though they still record on my dvr. I've let Fringe fall by the wayside sadly. Same with any CW show. I haven't watched Downton Abbey in weeks. I watch a shit ton of tv but still don't have the inclination to watch these shows, even though I like them.
4.) Expect a change in my layout. It's probably going to reflect my new fandom love for Mass Effect.