Turnip Squid

12.30.2004

Pure insanity

BlogNomic is going insane. In a heated battle with explosive Brainchildren, nearly every Horde has lost all their Zombies. Meanwhile, tensions are heating up as players begin to disagree about basic game ideals. The Core Ruleset is undergoing a major overhaul, and my general mood is one of panic. Sentiment is turning against the current Overlord. I don't know how this is going to end, but it will either be very glorious or very disastrous.

12.29.2004

Royce Wood for America's Libraries

As I promised myself, I'm getting a lot of reading done. I'm alternating between Hyperspace by Michio Kaku (the same guy who wrote Visions) and old Tick comic books. The new Kaku book is mostly going over my head, but it seems to be along the same lines as the Elegant Universe videos that we watched in TOK. I'm hoping the second half will be a little more interesting. The old Tick comics are great, I love 'em. I was never really into comics when I was younger, and the Tick is the only comic I've ever really read, but the idea of a super hero universe is fascinating to me, always has been. It makes me want to make my own, or a superhero game, or something.

I already finished Picasso at the Lapin Agile and other plays by Steve Martin. Yes! Steve Martin! No, I didn't know he wrote plays either. The Picasso one was the best one, the other three were a little out there. I think I might direct one of them for my senior one act, if I don't write my own. Of course I'll be helping Lara write her musical, but I don't know why that would stop me from doing another piece. Or am I expecting too much of myself?

12.28.2004

My face is puffy.

I got all four of my wisdom teeth out yesterday. I feel like there are sandbags inside of my cheeks. I'm getting a lot of reading done, to say the least.

12.23.2004

BlogNomic frustrations

I have a love/hate relationship with BlogNomic. It's a fun game, and I love to play it, but I'm afraid that I'm not very good at it. I've been around longer then any other player except for Kevan, and I have never had my own dynasty. I have a hard time remembering what I can and can't do. I think I'm getting better, though, and the future looks brighter.

12.15.2004

Waiting ...

Two finals down, two more to go, meaningless classes on Friday. Over winter break, I'd like to help in the early development of Cimonomic as well as edit my novel so the people who have been wanting to read it can. I also want to read. A lot.

The musical is cast, I'm having trouble remembering by character's name. Commander Hab... something. There's some people who didn't get cast and I am dissapointed, but haven't decided what I'm going to do about it yet. I'm just waiting.

12.12.2004

Cimonomic and Conference Report

Attention students. Exciting news. Check out this link to the Nomic Bulliten Board to read the discussion on what looks like is going to be the newest nomic game on the block (or bloc, as the case may be): Cimonomic. I am estatic to be a part of a new self-amending game from the very beginning. The name was my idea, for the record books. It's a palindrome!

The Thespian Conference was yesterday and the day before. My audition went well, I got callbacks to eight different colleges. I also got a chance to just sit and talk with other people late in the night. I feel better about things now.

Last week of the semester! Let's hit it!

12.09.2004

Smack smack smack

I've been drifting for over a week now, passively going from class to class, occasionally doing homework. I have an audition tomorrow, maybe things will turn up after that. I keep telling myself only one week until the end of the semester, then one more semester, then four more years. I'm not in a very good mood.

The winter dance was okay, despite my little incident.

I did get to see Jessica Goad last night, and all I really wanted to do before I died was to see her again. I guess I'm ready to die now, but I think I'll stick around a little longer in case anything happens.

I wish I could pin down exactly what's bothering me. That's a lie. I know exactly what it is, but I won't admit it to myself. I guess I'll do what I usually do, which is just to ignore it until I'm consumed completely with anguish. I'm not claiming that it works, but I don't really know what else to do. I hope I can fix it. Otherwise ...

That's basically all that's up right now. I want to write a few more short plays, eventually.

12.01.2004

It is finished

I finished my second novel two days ago, on Nov. 29. It's complete tripe, but I love it.

What to do now that it is done? There's less then two weeks left in the semester ... finsh with a bang and then coast through the last semester of high school.