Ox-Bow Day 1
And so begins the first day in a two week journey of self-discovery, material exploration, and a taste of the grand outdoors. I’ll be taking a glass casting class, which will be my first exposure to glass working. I have no idea what to expect, but our syllabus states that we will have made our first object before lunch tomorrow. I’m pretty excited.
It was also my first time going out in a canoe, which was very freeing. I’m sure ill be doing much more of that during these next two weeks.
Prepared to Die
Today I finally decided to give the game “Dark Souls” a try. The game has always come with a high recommendation, but is notorious for its punishing difficulty. I was happy to find that the “punishing” difficulty of the game comes down to persistence and patience enough to die over and over while getting a better handle on the game.
these flaming swords, or ‘campfires’ act as save points in the game that you teleport to after you die. I have a feeling like I’m going to see these swords quite often…
I was treated to two great things today: Castle Crashers, and Pacific Rim. I don’t think I’ve had this much fun in a long while. I figured I might try to get these kids together and do a mash up. Seemed like the perfect fit.
This is the first progress shot of the series of melting furniture that I’m making with two fellow students for a gallery show in the fall. The scale model on the right should give you a rough idea of where we’re headed.
Making an effort/Making Friends
Today I made a user profile on a gaming community website and had to make an avatar for the first time since early high school. I felt the once-familiar nervous excitement of making new friends, and the fear of trying too hard to seem interesting to these new people. After ten minutes, it quickly became clear that I have matured a great deal emotionally since I was 14, and making friends with like-minded people is no trouble at all. The Internet might make you feel jaded, but isolation from it can make you feel out-of-touch.
Mark of the ninja
I’m absolutely blown away by the quality of the game “Mark of the Ninja” by Klei Studios. I’m a sucker for stealth games, and I can honestly say that I don’t think anyone has ever made as fun and engaging a stealth experience as the once in this game. Its damn beautiful as well, with some really slick hand-dawn 2D characters.
If you are at all interested, I’d encourage you to pick it up from steam during the summer sale going on right now, as it’s only $4. What a steal!