Digital Meme

Mike | Thursday, February 12, 2009 0 Comments
So, things have been going all right. It's been awhile since I have posted, and I'm into my last semester at Etown (can anyone say "QQ?"). Things have been going pretty well.

Classes are (mostly) running smoothly. I'm not a big fan of badminton (mostly because I am awful at it; apparently depth perception is a lot more important than I first thought, as I usually am swinging at air and missing the shuttle), so hopefully archery will be more enjoyable (probably the main reason why I chose that class).

My Word, Web, and Design class is pretty enjoyable, especially because most of the class revolved around projects of various sorts. Most of them have us emulate and complete a certain design, while the professor also has us do a couple of bigger self-designed projects. These projects have us utilize the main Adobe CS3 creative apps (Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design). I seem to have a handle on that stuff, so the class shouldn't be too difficult.

Next is Children's Lit. I like this class because I know the texts we read will never be too long or difficult (makes me reminisce on my own childhood when I used to actually enjoy reading). We also get the opportunity to start designing a rough draft of our own children's stories in different formats (ie the last one had us create the text/illustrator for the first page of a pictured lullaby story), and we will then expand on a couple of those for bigger projects.

Last but not least is Philosophy of Sci-Fi. A free elective, this class is kinda like the "Philosophy Through Film" class I took last semester (same prof), but we read sci-fi stories instead of watching movies. Most of the stories are pretty interesting (reading a couple of Philip K. Dick classics now), although many seem to be "out there," and leave us to our own interpretations. The class is lengthy, 3 hours, and I usually find myself overwhelmed, faced with "What is real" and "Are we robots" and all that sort of stuff.

In the mix of these classes, I've also been continuting to copy edit for the college paper, which has been going well (check out the paper, the Etownian, online). Also, Stacey has been busy with classes, as well as grad school stuff (News Flash: she got accepted to UPenn today!), but of course we've had time to hang out.

Game-wise, I have been playing a couple new titles, including "Titan Quest," "Need for Speed Underground," and "Hellgate London" (yes I know their online servers were shutdown, but the single player is just as fine for me). The first is an action RPG, the second racing, and I would probably define the third as a shooter RPG. All three are pretty sweet; maybe I'll talk about them individually later.

As for now, I guess I'll head off. It's 5 a.m., and I'm busy not sleeping. Circadian rhythms, beware...Ciao.