All over the floor.
Time for a bit of news! I was going to post this journal on Christmas Eve, but the Hobbit trailer warranted for the immediate post of this journal.
School ended last Thursday. Wednesday and Thursday were the days of the finals. I took my History, Spanish and Physics finals on Wednesdays, all of which were easy. On Thursday I had my English, Biology and Math finals. Everyone got raped by the Biology final.
I, like many other gamers, have been living in Skyrim since its release. When I got the game on the day it came out, I told my family, "Goodbye, I shall see you in a few years. I will be living in the lands of Skyrim." Needless to say, Skyrim is awesome.
I actually haven't played Skyrim much since the beginning of Holiday break, instead I've been working on my Fallout fanfiction, which is now 47 pages with 27,861 words. I hadn't been able to really work on it since the end of September due to an increasing amount of homework. I just finished filling out a character sheet for the protagonist of the story.
For those looking forward to Guild War 2, the Mesmer class has been unveiled.
Short journal is short.
7 years agoThatGuyUKnow
All over the floor.
7 years agoThatGuyUKnow
A month late, but whatever.
School started back on August 15. Gods, school started early this year. My classes are surprisingly easy right now, the most difficult classes being Spanish 3 (mostly because my teacher talks very quickly when she speaks Spanish and my brain can't keep up) and IB Physics, which is supposedly the hardest IB class at my school. In IB History, we are making group presentations that will be presented throughout the year. My group's topic is Vietnam from 1945 to 1954 (First Indochina War) and we will be giving our presentation a week or two before Spring Break, so we have a lot of time to finish it.
I bought Minecraft three weeks ago (or at least I think it was three weeks ago), so I've been playing that quite a bit. Creepers have yet to kill me. I can't wait until the 1.9 update comes out.
My mouse sometimes double clicks whenever I click. That is annoying.
Most importantly, I have started writing again! Yay. My 3 or 4 month long writer's block has disappeared and my brain is full of Fallout! So I decided to start writing a Fallout fanfic last Friday (9/9/11). It is currently 19 pages long with 11,812 words. I only wrote a page on Friday, 6 pages on Saturday, 3 pages Sunday, 4 pages Monday, 3 pages Tuesday, and 2 pages last night. I have yet to write today. I feels good to be writing again. I pretty much merged my post-apocalypse world and Fallout.
Edit: For the Guild Wars fans that may or may not be reading this journal: This week is Asura week on the Guild Wars 2 website
This song helps me write.
8 years agoThatGuyUKnow
Mind = Blown
In other news;
My birthday was last Monday (August 1st, I'm 17 now), there was delicious cake and I spent the whole day secluded in my room watching the latest series of Doctor Who. I have watched every episode of Doctor Who since it first began way back in 1963, and it only took me 2 months. I can't wait until the second half of series 6 starts on August 27th.
I had a dentist appointment on the 3rd. No cavities, which surprised me because I have been eating a lot of junk food since summer vacation started, and my teeths are all shiny now, yay!
I also bought Total War: Shogun 2 on the 3rd. Great game, one of my favorites of the Total War series that I have played.
For any Guild Wars players reading this journal, this week is Sylvari week on the Guild Wars 2 website.
School starts next Monday. All of my classes are IB classes, except for Spanish III. It is going to be a tough school year full of homework. D:
8 years agoThatGuyUKnow
Seriously, 5 months since I last posted a journal. Now, I know what you're thinking: What have you been doing for the last 5 months? The title of this journal pretty much sums up what I've been up to, but here is a more detailed explanation:
Nothing important during March (except Portal 2, but that isn't school related). In April, a project was assigned in Spanish, the project was due in June, and we could do pretty much whatever we wanted for it as long as it was in Spanish. I decided to write a 'book', it had to be at least 10 pages long, the story took place in my fantasy world. This project wouldn't have been so bad if I wasn't horrible at Spanish.
Nothing really exciting in May except for a small project in Chemistry where we had to make a model of a molecule. At the end of May, we had to write a fictional story in English. My story took place in a post nuclear apocalypse setting, it was perhaps the best story I have written for English ever, though I had rushed the ending due to the fact that I am lazy and decided write the whole thing the night before the rough draft was due (yay procrastination!) and the realization that my story was far longer than what was wanted (The teacher said she wanted the stories to be at most 5 pages long double-spaced...mine was 15 pages double-spaced "^_^). The last two days of school (June 15 and 16) were finals, I'm pretty sure I failed my Chemistry and US History finals. :D
Since the start of summer vacation, I have been watching Doctor Who from the very beginning (1960s) and am currently on the Fourth Doctor. Doctor Who has become one of my favorite shows. I have learned a very valuable lesson from the show and that lesson is: Time travelers get all the ladies.
I got Portal 2 on the day it came out. It is awesome, I like it more than the original. Cave Johnson rant for the win.
About two weeks ago I bought Star War: Knights of the Old Republic on Steam for $3. That game is awesome and I now want KotOR 2. On Monday I bought the Fallout collection that was on sale on Steam for $10 (I bought it in the last 10 minutes of the sale), it included Fallout 1, Fallout 2, and Fallout: Tactics. I have already played and beaten Fallout 1, so I'm playing Fallout 2, so far I like it more than the first.
Yes, you read that right. Ponies, I am sure many of you know about the new Brony subculture that is rapidly spreading throughout the Internet. Back in May I watched the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic after a few weeks of a friend urging me to watch the show. At first I was like "My Little Pony, seriously? Gay." and then I became a brony after watching the first 4 or so episodes. I'm a brony, deal with it.
On the first Saturday of summer vacation, my family went to a party. Of course, I didn't want to go, I hate socializing, so I brought the Book of Lost Tales 1 by J.R.R. Tolkien and read it for 3 hours. I read a hundred pages.
On the following Saturday, my brother had a party at our house. I did not leave my room at all. Instead of partying I watched Doctor Who.
My social skillz are amazing.
Edit: I got four vaccination shots at once, two in each arm.
8 years agoThatGuyUKnow
Ah, Valentine's Day...just another day for me.
I haven't written a journal since the holiday break, so I would like to give you all a very late Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.
I shall first start off with the oldest news, Christmas. I got 17 books, and games, and some movies. The books included: The Iliad (which I am currently reading), Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, Contact Harvest, and Essentials, and the 12 volumes of the History of Middle Earth. The Game s were Dragon Age: Origins for the PC and Halo Reach. I have yet to play Halo Reach. The movies were none other than the Lord of the Rings extended cuts (which I have watched pretty much every weekend since Christmas). :D
School restarted on January 10. My schedule was changed a bit, I now have Spanish II first (was previously 2nd), US History second (was previously 6th) and PE sixth (was previously 1st). Everything was fine until about 3 weeks ago for my History teacher assigned us to read 4 chapters out of the textbook. The following week was full of tests. On Tuesday and Wednesday I had to take the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam), which were easy. Thursday I had to take the first of 5 history tests, and Friday I had tests in nearly all of my classes, excluding Pre-Calculus and PE. The following week (last week) I had History tests on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. And today I had to write an essay in History, the essay could have been about anything that we read in the 5 chapters, I chose to write about how white Americans were trolls to the Native populations in the post Civil war/Early Industrial Era.
Also, on January 10, I returned home to find that my Lord of the Rings Online account had been hacked and banned. I was able to get my account unbanned, only to find all but one of my characters deleted. The character that wasn't deleted was my level 65, my main, though his name had been changed and all of my potions and monies was gone.
And now I end this journal with a video I found on YouTube the yesterday.
My reaction to the teaser was similar.
8 years agoThatGuyUKnow
Today was the last day of the first semester at my school. The past two days (Wednesday & Thursday) have been devoted to taking the Finals.
My first final on Wednesday was in PE, which had by far the most difficult final EVAR! Yup, a whole hour and a half of sitting.
Joking aside, my first actual test was in Chemistry, which was pretty easy, except that I didn't really know the vocabulary, but the math I could do easily. Next was Pre-Calculus, also easy. My class had actually started taking the final of Tuesday for there were two parts to it, both of which were easy, though I got an 88% on the first part, worse than I had expected.
Today I took finals in Spanish II, English and U.S. History. The Spanish final was by far the easiest test I have during the last few days, only problems I had with that test was when it was asking if <insert country name here> was part of Central America/South America, I did know where most of the countries were :D. English was also easy, the hardest part of that test were 45 vocabulary words that he had learned throughout the semester. We had to write down the word and then match it to its definition/synonyms/antonyms, which was rather hard since there were a few words that were synonymous with each other.
The U.S. History final, how I hated thee. For the history test were had to answer 90 multiple choice questions and then answer 4 short answer questions. I'd say that I only knew the answers to about 40 of the multiple choice questions, and I had to write the answers the short answer questions in about 5 minutes.
I'm glad that school is over for I now have time for video games :D. If only the holiday break could be longer than 3 weeks. Speaking of video games...
This made me nerdgasm. I find the music from 1:07 onward to be very awesome.
8 years agoThatGuyUKnow
It has been 5 months and 28 days since I last posted a journal...wow.
I guess I shall start this journal off by telling you all about the exciting adventures I had during my summer vacation (June 3 to August 16). Pretty much all summer long I did one of the most productive things ever in the history of the universe, absolutely nothing. :P I worked on a post-apoc story for a few weeks then stopped, then worked on my fantasy story for a few weeks then stopped and then started another fantasy story that takes place in my fantasy world, worked on that for quite some time, but stopped. Curse you, writers' block!
In July, I bought a bunch of games for my PC: Fallout 3 GOTY edition, Mass Effect 1 and 2, and Team Fortress 2. I mostly played Mass Effect 1 & 2, I believe I made a total of 4 characters in Mass Effect 1 and transfered them all over to ME2, and I made 1 character just for ME2. After beating ME1&2 4 times, I started playing Fallout 3 until the release of New Vegas. (which is awesome, though rather glitchy).
School started on August 16, the first few weeks of school were fine, quite a few friends in my classes. I have to take PE this year because I didn't get into summer PE. Though lately I have been getting a ton of homework, most being from my US History class (notes, bah!). My History class is by far the most difficult class I have this year, second is Spanish II, in which I forget most of the words were learned in a matter of days. Pre-Calculas is easy and the teacher is cool and he has an Irish accent, we have 2 weeks to do our homework before turning it in (we usually get around 4 assignments during those 2 weeks.) English is easy but boring though the people in the class are funny, and Chemistry is extremely easy and the labs are pretty fun.
My Thanksgiving break has been pretty good so far, nothing but playing computer games and not doing the homework that I have been assigned to do over the break, I'll get to it tomorrow I swear (which is what I've been saying to my parents for the past 3 days). My Thanksgiving was fine, I didn't do anything beside play Fallout New Vegas and chat with friends on IM for most of the day. We didn't have anything special for Thanksgiving dinner, turkey, potatoes and other stuff. I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.
Also, in PE when our class was playing tennis, I may or may not have hit 5 people in the face with the tennis ball, maybe ">.>. Before the break we were playing football, and once school starts again on Monday I believe we will be playing soccer. Three weeks of school and then Christmas break :D, Unfortunately, on the third week, I have to take the finals >.<
9 years agoThatGuyUKnow
...until August something-th.
Today was the last day of school (YAY!). I'm taking PE over the summer so that I can have another elective next school year and don't have to take it next year. :P
In history we watched Forrest Gump, and the guy that sat next to me for most of the year figured out that I was a freshman...it took him the whole school year to find out that I was a freshman.
In English, we took a really easy test and talked for most of the class. As I left that class for lunch a girl, who calls me her 'best friend', gave me a goodbye hug and, of course, during lunch I bragged about it to my nerdy friends who don't interact with girls. :D
After lunch was my Conceptual Physics class where we had a test and free time after the test, then school ended.
For the past month or so I've been making notes for a new story, which I will start either today or tomorrow. It's a post-nuclear apocalypse story that takes place in Nebraska (location was chosen at random) in the year 2046, 21 years after the bombs fell.
9 years agoThatGuyUKnow
...a journal! It's been a month since I last posted a journal despite the fact that I'm online pretty much from the time I get home from school to when I go to bed and a lot have been happening these last few weeks.
Here's what has been going on lately; (not much)
Story Stuff - During Spring Break (4/2-4/11) I resumed, believe it or not, working on that one story that you may not even remember. I wrote 10 pages during the break, and have written another 6 pages since. I also reduced the number of 'chapters' by merging some of the shorter ones together so now there are only 10 chapters. Before the merging of chapters there were 19 chapters. Spoiler - James gets hanged.
Life? - I got a new cellphone that I'll rarely use, yay?
School - Still sucks. This past week has been loaded with review in every class, excluding P.E. I've been getting TONS of homework, Algebra 2 especially with about 40-50 problems every night, most of which I either didn't remember how to do, or never understood how to do (logarithms). Testing is next week...
Still School - Also, P.E. was hilarious today. Our class was playing kick-ball and this one guy kicks the ball and starts running towards the first-base-plate-thingy, but after taking but only one or two steps forward, he just fell over, it was funny. Then some other guy was hit in the face by the ball. Also funny.
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