This user leads a boring life.Joined on June 10, 2006, 12:57 AM Visited on November 2, 2009, 3:28 AM
Wow. So a few weeks ago I remembered about all the fun I had with Gamemaker/this site, so I decided to look it up again, only to find out the site was down. Being the stubborn bastard I am, however, I decided to dig and Google until I could re-download my crappy/entertaining games I made by visiting 64digits.com/games/. Ridiculously simple, yet it took me 25 minutes to figure it out.
Anyway, more retrospective thoughts: I'm really glad I made those games, posted a blog on here, and I'm glad that I can look back on it as sort of a time capsule from over 2 years ago (almost THREE now!). Gamemaker led to downloading the GIMP, to making fun signatures/avatars, to learning more about graphics, to downloading Photoshop, to editing/hacking other simple games and theming Zune player and my iPod Touch; to pretty much a lot of the computer experience I have. I owe a lot to that program, and to this site.
A lot has happened since that summer; I spent my junior/senior year of highschool attending the University of North Texas, thereby finishing my highschool career while collecting a total 67 college credits. Living in a dorm away from my parents, and with a completely unique set of friends has been an amazing experience, and I can't wait to start on my real college experience.
I've been accepted to a few universities, but the one I really want to go to is the University of Michigan; unfortunately, out-of-state tuition is $40,000+ and I haven't received any scholarships; financial aid could be coming, but I'm not keeping my hopes up. I'm going to try to make calls, but I might have to give up at some point. Which means I'll be staying in Texas to attend UT Dallas, who gave me close to a full-ride scholarship; a larger price to pay then it might seem, because I'll be settling for my second choice school for a made-up concept that we call "money."
So I have a big decision ahead of me: go to the big M and have an amazing experience with lots of debt, or go to UTD and live with my choice for the rest of my debt-free life.
I know this is a long post, I just kinda wanted to write down all my thoughts; I only have until May 1 to accept my schools, so I've been really thinking a lot lately. Unfortunately, I haven't been the happiest person, and I feel almost like I'm falling into depression. I don't think I will though, I can already tell whats happening and I'm surrounding myself with my friends and whatever choice I make I know somehow it'll work out in the end. Peace out.
Alright, I just got (or should I say TRIED TO GET) on my Myspace, and...well...it sucks. The pages take forever to load, even on my broadband highspeed connection...and it's stupid. The only reason I'm keeping it is because that's basically the best way for me to keep in touch with my friends from school over the summer.
I also have 300 hits (LAME) because everytime I submit a blog, there are hardly any people online...but 300's better than none, right?
I don't think I'll be making any games anytime soon, I feel really lazy when it comes to Gamemaker...and I really stink at spriting. I forgot that part. It's kind of depressing.
P.S. Leave comments about my banner on my previous blog...I need more input.
P.S.S. 550 characters! yay bare minimum!
Alright, I made a new banner, if anyone see's this, [beg] give me feeback in the comments!!!!!!! Please!!!!! [/beg]
TIME FOR SOME RANDOMNESS: I found that #64d64d is this color.
Also, I would like you guys to leave comments about which banner to use, the current one, or the one below (it's the same, but I made it lighter)