So, I am not a punctual individual. I have had struggles trying to keep a calendar organized and updated, much less following through with some of my obligations. That being said, I am going to try this with the hopes that I can light a fire under my own backside and do better to keep up with my duties.
A regular blog! I’m calling it a “biweekly blog” but upon further inspection, it looks like “biweekly” can mean either twice a week, or once every other week. I am sticking to the name, since I think it sounds catchy, but I want to point out that I mean the once every other week version. I’m not THAT crazy.
So, here is a brief list of my recent feelings and accomplishments:
In general: I am often bouncing between all sorts of things constantly, with no time to really sit down and sink my teeth into anything. It’s a shame, especially since I was recently able to get my Nintendo Switch hacked and ready for SDL2 shenanigans, but I’d also like to graduate on time. I may have to go some sleepless nights in order to get more stuff done. Frick.
School: I’m almost out of it, but this 19 unit quarter has not been kind to me. It’s currently a huge time sink, but I have fun with it where I can; I recently made a small platformer game for an assignment, where the goal of the game is to navigate the 2D space using the recoil blowback from your weapon that’s cranked up to 11. You can try that out here, if that sounds interesting.
Miscellaneous: This category encompasses my Nintendo Clone, Abso, Mega Man Maker, and anything else I have on the sidelines: nothing has really moved in the past month or so, it’s a shame. I am trying to do more with this website, my projects, and my life in general, but it’s hard to find the time, especially since I can get sidetracked pretty easily. I have taken to using Trello more recently to organize my goings-on and to-do’s, but it’s only useful if I actually use it, and sometimes I just don’t.
Global Game Jam: Oh, but I did get to do this! Last weekend, I participated in GGJ 2019 with some friends of mine. We ended up making Routine, a game about waking up in the morning and rushing out the door, but not before speedrunning your morning routine! I was responsible for sound design and animating the cat in the game, both of which are not my forte and ended up actually being really fun to do. I’m proud of the cat animations, as I’m not an animator and the cat moves pretty convincingly, when it’s not glitching the AI positions that is.
I have a lot on my docket for the next two weeks. I come off as busy, and in a lot of ways I am (if listing two games I’ve made last month wasn’t demonstration enough), but also in a lot of ways my issues stem from a lack of time management. But hey, I’m not really unique in that regard, so I need to just deal with it and keep moving forward.
Anywho, my next two weeks entail working on my Capstone project (which has been a bit rocky), participating in Strawberry Jam 3 (NSFW AF), and tackling school assignments, among other various daily tasks. Yay, more work! (I need to start saying “no” to people more often…)
My desire for the next two weeks is to pick myself up and burn through my tasks as soon as I get them, rather than putting them off like I tend to do. I have an idea as to how I’m going to do this, but it’s on me to follow through. Hopefully my next post comes with good news!
(I may also make future posts shorter, they don’t really need to be this long. I just have a lot to say, I guess!)