Sunday, February 21, 2010

Report 25, IT'S COMMING!

yup, my computer is coming home baby~

I wanted to post earlier but I just didn't know how to start the post. Like now XD

One week before March break! 2 weeks and HeartGold and SoulSilver is out!And the two books I was missing is coming in 2 weeks too.

I have 2 math test coming up! Probably a programming test and/or a problem set, one test in Quality management ( which suckuls) I finish 2D programming a week in advance!

Sooo Valentine day was awesome. We had the apartment for our self, we watch American Pie movies, He bake me a diner, it was chicken wrap in bacon with some tomato pasta. IT WAS SOO GOOOD! But he said he failed it. I told him if that was the ruin one I can't wait to eat the right one.It was Delicious.There was much more but no need to tell.

My march break gonna be PACK, on Friday I'm going down to bring my roommate to her place, and my boyfriend coming down too. on Sunday morning we're leaving to my BF place to meet his parents till Tuesday. After that I'm bringing him to his apartment because he want to play WoW, while I go back to my parent place, since my computer will be there. on Thursday, going down to my apartment for a girl night! Maybe, since most of my friend will be down to Bathurst and be easier for our old graduate friend to drive down Bathurst instead of Miramichi.

I don't know when I will bring down my computer to my place. Cause I need to clean up my room to make place there, and after the girl night, me and my roommate are just going to stay there. I probably will ask my parent to come down on Friday since we have to bring down a shelve to make place for the table.

I'm a bit sad that HeartGold is only coming out after the March break.

ANYWAY, tomorrow it's Nerf Tag assassination event! That my class worked on. SO it will be wicked, people will hold Nerf gun/ sword everywhere, and shoot people. My teacher have to call the police to tell them what where going to do. I didn't participated, but half my class did, all my boyfriend class participated, I wonder how many people is going to participated.

I want to Moncton this week-end, I was okay, we celebrate my big sister birthday, watch the Olympic, sleep a whole lot and got a horrible back pain because the bed wasn't great. My mom let me and my boyfriend sleep in the same room, witch was really impressive, but I guess it's because she know that I'm not the baby anymore XD I want "shopping" was supposed to go get my new books, but they where all out of stock so I just bought them online. Scott bought a book on cooking anything with chocolate, its awesome.

now where back home, doing our homework we where supposed to do on the week-end but didn't.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Report 24, Kittens

I has kitties,

Okay not mine really, its my friend's cats. She's having problem with her roommate and have to live with her boyfriend, and her boyfriend is allergic to animals so, we took the cats in for a while.

TWO cats!, brother and sisters~ One fat, gingerbread ( male) and a tiny slim girl, Leo. They though she was a male for quite a while so.

This Friday my class will show 2 movies for a fund raising to our trip! to Montreal Game Summit next year! I did the posters! I post them everywhere in college! Friday I will go get candy! arrange the centine... and guide people around... wow I do a lot. At least Friday some of my class mate will help so, since I have to eat somewhere in between. Saturday is a girl trip to help my friend buy make up, teach her all about it, but at 2 I have to pick up my boyfriend from work, and after that...allll week end just me and him, ho yeah.

Since I don't like valentine day where probably do nothing, only a supper ( chicken bacon wrap baby! hey that's what I ask, and he's the cook), I probably will ask him on what he want me to do for valentine day since he's the one cooking, and Valentine day is not just about guy giving chocolate and flowers to the girl. Its about COUPLES! girls have to give something too, show the affection! come on.

He probably will say NO since I give him a 50$ gift card on EBGames for his birthday last Friday. XD

So I start reading my book I order. "The Ultimate Guide to Video Games writing and design".

really interesting! they wrote the book as a game, you have some activities to do, beta , alpha and gold. Beta being: you don't have to do it really. Alpha : you should do it, may help.Gold: do itt doooo ittttt.

I'm on chapter 6 on 14. I already pass the character and world template. On how to develop characters. Not just the main character, NPC, ally, enemies and natural people. They give use a template where we can base on off, but they did say depending on the game we want to build, some question would not be apply so we can just skip it. But except of that I'm really impress, There is stuff or question I never though of, and it make me think a lot about my game, it fixed a lot of flaws I had, developed the Organization characters I had ( they have a section on Organization people template, reaally useful)

The same thing with the world, there is stuff I never though on my world. They ask so many question on the world itself that when you finish answering them all you have a realistic world living in your mind, it can have a life of its own! same thing with characters!

The book teach you on how to organize your though and imagination, to never let any ideas go away, even if there completely useless and crazy, to just write it somewhere and you never know, that that crazy idea may be useful for future project.

see I know I'm writing so vaguely right now, but that's because I want to force you guys to buy the book. Not even 20$ on amazon, and its a really useful book for student who want to go in game design or writing. Even there it's good for future writers! who likes games, since the book think not only about the designer but to normal writers to, even if they don't like games. They use James Bond and Indiana Jones as reference a lot, or other movies, cause every one watch movies!

I want to read it once before starting all the activities they assign us. Since a lot will be useful for where I want to go.And I want to write it on my new computer, I feel like my laptop will blow up if I try.

On an other note, completely unrelated ( kinda) I'm going to Moncton next week-end! all week-end, gonna relax and do nothing except read my book, and the new one I want to buy who is on my list. I invited my boyfriend to come since he really need a good week-end to relax and no video games. But with his work load, were not sure. I hope he can! I really want to go to Moncton with him! And my family leave us alone when he's there so more quite time for me to read and him to sleeep!

anyway, long post was long enough, no more me writing nonsense.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Report 23, GOT IT!

I order my computer XD

Took me a while actualy but cinvising my parents that it was a good one was hard. And they got some bad review from other compagnie? that it was bad? DAH, "other compagnie"? of caurse it wil give bad review, they want you to buy there product.

SO in the end I order it. PLUS my book I order a few days ago is here! okay my parents place but detail, I still got it! So I can start studying for Game Design.

On other notes, I pre order my copy of HeartGold ( and the guide, cause I can), all my friend are taking SoulSilver so I decided to take heartgold. That and because of the name. Heart, Kingdom heart... yeah I'm only taking th e gold version because it make me think of Kingdom Heart. Not only that I like the exclusive pokemon in gold more then the silver version. I don't really care for legandery pokemon much anyway, if you train the common pokemon right, you can be super awesome. And I play to have fun. That's the goal of all games, Fun.

I know I have a class that we had to come up with games by what ever we come up that was fun... One guy did a really good concept paper on cow tipping. The game wasn't complicated, it was just, tipping a cow, but it was still fun, so he got it right.

I've been working on some concept game for the past week. My boyfriend help me for the combat system and character status, weapon named and attribut and we're both working, together on the magic section.

I print out a Game Design Document, so now I have something to base on to write all what I need. Since right now everything is mix up, one part of the story is with the weapon ideas, character in the map section. magic attribute everywhere. So I will divided everything and make it pretty.

One of my teacher said today that if we have some kind of concept paper and we think it's really good and want to work more on it. Before working to much on we can send him the concept and he can critique it. I want to do that, write a good concept and send it to him, know what he thinks. But I have to first finish his 2 papers that is due next week XD

HO men, I did something no one ever do in my class!... I want to the library... and took some book out, for research. There was nothing good on ISO 9000 online so hey I took the book out for my paper!

I have one paper that have to explain what ISO 9000 is, what does it do, if its good, yadi yadi yada.

ISO 9000 is a International Standard for any kind of industry or organization on Quality Management.

my second paper is about if violence in game really influence kids at young age. To be violent.

that's going to be a hard one, since half scientific reaserch sais yes, while the other sais no. I will probably give my opinion on both side views.

Exept for papers to do, I did my first animated sprite in my 2D programming class! And I learn how to do some maze in my normal programming class! everything is starting to mearge together! since in my 2D class I learn on how to make a sprite move around in the screen.

In my sound class, I learn on how to make one sound into a million one! like that if I have one sword sound effect I can varie it to have more then just want and make it apeil to the player.I learn on how to mix different sound in one too. I did the opening of beauty and the beast. I record myself saying the narative in the begening.

The only thing I hate about my record is that, I get nervous when I have to say something outloud and I know that the frigging whole class is listenning. So my voice shoke and slutter on some part. I edit a bit like that we don't notice much but hell I hate it when it happens. I mean I'm not the only one that have to record! why being so nervous! even there, every one is busy doing there own sound, they don't hear me! only the teacher did, since I was the first person to record.

That and I notice I'm the only girl in class again. The class is a mix of first year programming and second year 3D. There's only girls in first year 3D.

Anyway, fun times...

sooo I better wrap everything up. In the end, I'm going down to my parents place this week-end to get my book, it's my Boyfriend birthday friday., lots of paper research due, but no homework? annnnd BOUGHT MY COMPUTER!


07/01/2011-> yeah the game concept? I didn't work long on it. I had conflict with the story and character so I had more brainstorming to do and to much homework.The books? I only read one. the two other I didn't touch much but I did try time to time to sit down and read but it was only making me fall asleep. Cause I was bored, It wasn't challenging enough. And a lot of repetitive thing.