Monday 28 October 2013

Write Blog, Not Homework

Trying to make up a word limit is hard sometimes, especially when people you telephone are not forthcoming with information ): I keep being told to look online for answers to questions, when what I really want is a statement from a person of authority.

I've been busy busy with uni work and other things, so it's been a while since I last blogged. I also managed to sprain my ankle on Thursday - it just gave way while I was walking along the pavement, so I'm hobbling about and housebound (at least until lectures tomorrow) since stairs are very difficult to go down, and I live up three flights of them.

There was a 0 hour game jam on Sunday, because of the clocks going back an hour for Daylight Saving Time, so I thought I'd give it a go since I haven't coded anything for a while. It turns out it's not really enough time to do anything, especially given that I didn't have any idea what I was going to make when I started. I made a sort-of-but-not-really RPG, kindly hosted by Mark, who also took part in the jam. I spent far too long fiddling with pixels instead of checking everything worked as intended, so there's a fun "feature" if you try to take a particular action near the end.

It was mum's birthday last week, so I painted some leaves for her. First time I've got out the watercolours since I did the course earlier this year...

Leaves were what I really struggled with during the classes, so I might do some more practice at some point - if I get any free time! Journalism is about to get more full-on next week, as we'll be starting the project unit and doing newsdays on Fridays. I did manage to relax this weekend and play some games - I've got a 3DS XL now and Pokémon X, early Christmas present - so who knows, maybe I can sit around painting all weekend in the near future. I hope.

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