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Hmm... My first week of Term 4 is over.... and I have a presentation TOMORROW & TUESDAY. Such a pain...

Random talk, I'll try not to spend too much time as I still need to go and work in Uni today...



Uni Work
As I said, I have presentation tomorrow & on tuesday. It's such a waste of my time imo. Thing is, they'll probaaly spend 15~30 mins arguing about one's work during presentations, and we have to sit there all day listening to what other people have done. I'm sure you can leave if you want, but that looks bad as it's in front of your whole class and yur lecturers are there to see it =_=; You can run away during the breaks I suppose.
They even told us to think about our criteria, which I didn't think of yet because I whatever I say I think they'll contradict what I have done. And they told us what we want them to mark us on - at least give us a list so I know I didn't miss anything... *sigh* Mark me 45% on my modelling, 25% on texturing, 10% rigging, 10% lighting, 10% compositing. I don't even know if that's ok or not; like, did I set things for myself correctly? If I don't do well on the modelling my marks would be screwed etc. This is why I said they should give me a list so I know how to balance them out! I'm not confident in anything about this really T_T (I think that's what's holding me back on a lot of things)

I don't look forward to them being assholes on the day, I don't really look forward if they ask me again 'what level of horror do you want' or 'how scary do you want it to be' or 'what other cinematogrpahy work have you seen to influence on your work' - I already said the level of horror I want is to make people feel disturbed and unsettling - I dunno how else to describe that! Same with the scariness it all depends on what people think! Last time I said I like Gothic horror, the only thing that influences it would be the look of the character. This time my project did not have much story background as my main focus was just to make it look scary.

As for the cinematography, my last storyboard they said it was calm and not scary so I had to redo one again, which I left until friday since I couldn't get any inspriation from watching quick short scary films online. (I had a friend to help me out, I think I'm happy with teh result.) I don't really want to show the storyboard yet before I have some proper music as music is important for the atmosphere (I can't have music yet without a good storyboard).

They ask me how I would do the blood - texturing, what else? I won't have time to model blood! There's many things I should research on such as the uses of certain softwares and I still don't have a chance to mess around with it.

Also, the doctor/specialist from the hospital's appointment that I have missed, I reapplied for it and it was supposed to be on the 26th July, but I got a call on Friday and they said I can have it earlier, which is tomorrow at 3pm in the afternoon. I decided to go for it, the sooner the better since I could forget it again; I notified the lecturers, I don't care what they think.

Other than that, I got my remaining marks back. For the pre-production of my masters project I have to say my mark was a surprise for as I got 71 - there's a lot of things I didn't show in the pre-production diary and they give me that mark? Not that I complain =P

I got PGDip with Merit for this course so far, I am now allowed to do the Masters project. I got 68.17, not too bad, but I know I'll be getting a Merit since I never got anything below 60. I hope my masters project will go well, I feel I have no life and want to cry at times for worrying too much! =(




Kingdom Hearts - RE: Coded
Just like Chain of Memories from gameboy advance remade into RE: Chain of Memories for PS2, Coded from mobile phones is remade into RE: Coded and placed in Nintendo DS. It's to be expected if they want to sell their goods to all people around the world (And if they don't do it, it's dumb.)
http://www.kh2.co.uk/

I think Coded was mainly about the data that Ansem the Wise had stuffed inside Sora when he was asleep after Chain of Memories before KH2. And it's also related to Birth by Sleep in some way.

Another story I look forward to, hope it doesn't disappoint like 358/2 days does. Dunno when this is coming out as it was announced not too long ago.

Speaking about KH, I never got why Sora's hair in KH2 is lighter than Sora's hair in KH1. Texture/Shader faults?




Full Metal Alchemist Manga
In case some of you didn't know, the chapter 108 was the last chapter of Full Metal Alchemist manga: (Over 100 pages long!)
http://www.onemanga.com/Full_Metal_Alchemist/108/000/

I personally think the ending was fair and good, it's not too perfect 'happy ending' but happy enough =)
Someone told me they were disappointed with the ending as she felt that the story's focus was on Alphonse at the end and not on Edward because she thought that ed was the main character all a long. I personally don't think so, I just thought the main 'character' had always been both brothers. In fact, Alphonse didn't appear much within the last few chapters imo and I think it's only fair to give him some spotlight at the end (especially since... well, I won't spoil it for you if you haven't read it yet)

Though I think Ed's answer of what to sacrifice to the 'door' is the best one - it's awesome!




Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
In the Anime, the Primo arc has ended. Sometimes I wonder if these fillers are the real deal or not (But for once they are GOOD fillers, just like the ones in One Piece.) but yeah, no more Giotto for now =P

As for the manga, though Tsuna has declined the ceremony to be Vongola Decimo, I wonder if he'll change his mind after realising Yamamoto have been attacked by a member from Shimon? I still don't know what Shimon is up to and I hope Enma doesn't lose hope in Tsuna.
Someone should really scold the kids, barging into someone's room like that. Then again if tsuna woke up in time then the letter won't be missing. Then again, Enma should've put a paper weight or something on top of the letter. Stupid, stupid 8D;

Don't blame it on Tsuna!




Naruto
I usually don't chase after Naruto, I only read once in a while, thinking Naruto is better off to read everything in one go rather than chapter by chapter.
However, this recent week's one was quite good, now I know Naruto's personality came from his mother. And his mother is awesome hahahaha. It was a sweet reunion anyway.




One Piece
The arc about Luffy's childhood with Ace FINALLY ends! I wish they'll hurry up to make Luffy find his comrades soon and show mermaid Isle soon - it's like we're completely forgetting the first point behind all this.


I feel stressed, stupid presentation, and we have to do another one again during the middle of the term and after our submission... I want to cry sometimes ;_; (I'll try to be strong, I'm just stressed and tired on the amount of work that needs to be done and not knowing the process of how to do it =( )

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Date: 2010-06-14 12:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiyeng.livejournal.com
Hmm, can't you say you need to urgently leave just to work on your projects as time is tight? But then again they probably question on how you work. =_=;
Uni really needs to organise itself. I still remember how things worked out in college and they had a pretty good system where they would hold weekly meetings with each pupil to see the progress, what is missing and what's needs to be done. This is marked out on a spreadsheet (one for the student and one for the tutor). It was great and they can keep track of you and you know exactly what needs to be done).

You're still working on the storyboard? O_O; How picky can they get? Do they really want you to continue editing the storyboard over and over until it meets their every satisfaction??? D:

At least you got a good mark for your pre-production.

I hope my masters project will go well, I feel I have no life and want to cry at times for worrying too much! =(
Awww... *hugs*

Speaking about KH, I never got why Sora's hair in KH2 is lighter than Sora's hair in KH1. Texture/Shader faults?
*shrugs* Changes to characters design can happen. Take Sonic (Megadrive to Dreamcast) and Klonoa for example.

There's a childhood arc with Luffy and Ace? Feel like a long time coming for this kind of backstory. o.o

Hang in there! *hugs* I feel so hopeless here. =( Wish I could do more to help.

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Date: 2010-06-14 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] windyhurrice.livejournal.com
Well, today's presentation wasn't that bad, but they commented that the concept of my piano needs a bit more interest....
I suppose if you don't say anything and leave during the breaks or lunch or stuff they won't notice or they can't do anything about it ^^; Like I mean, some people weren't even there this morning and some said they'll present it tomorrow instead.
Dunno if it's the UNI or the lectures themselves, I don't care anymore, I've 10 more weeks of this hellhole and I hope to God I don't need to come back here again (Maybe to teach but not to study 8D; )
Wow I think I like your college. Then again, I always feel the art departments are always like that, the computer side for my previous course was never this bad.

Oh yeah, still working on it and I wonder if I should change or add more to it since I have to change some concept of the piano that I have 8D; *sigh*
It's all for the showreel and getting a job...to-ler-ate T_T

True true, that was quite a surprise it feels unreal ^^;

*huggles* thank you <3

Sonic's design have changed? Where? The shoes? Or his whole appearance? o.O;

Yes there is, it's about how they met each other and how Ace never got on with Luffy until the last chapter of that Arc. The mangaka have tons of stories up his sleeve 8D;

*huggles* Oh no, hearing me whine and being emotional supportive for me is more than enough help ^^ I can't get through things if nobody is here to listen to me in life (Which was one of the major issues back before my placement year with my family) and of course I return the favour ^^

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Date: 2010-06-15 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maiyeng.livejournal.com
XD; Wow, they don't care if you suddenly leave like that? Says a lot...
That's very depressing to hear, well, the attitudes of the students are no different here since they feel that they can take liberty. ^^;
If only my Uni employed the same system as my college (since the two are associated to each other).
Yeah, from experience, the art departments were never that strict or organised enough.

Hope it gets finalized soon, cause this has gone on for too long... @_@

Sonic's design have changed? Where? The shoes? Or his whole appearance? o.O;
Old Skool Sonic: http://mike.shaftedstudents.com/images/Sonic1.JPG
Current Sonic: http://wireninja.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/sonic.gif
You can see a difference in colouring, attitude (current Sonic is more smug), eyes, stomach (current Sonic sports a fitter stomach).
Personally, I prefer old skool Sonic (same goes for Tails). Nostaliga~!

Certainly seems that Oda Eiichiro is very capable of coming up with many stories as the manga is still going now! XDD
I don't think I can do the same. I'd probably dry up and go on hiatus to desperately think of more stories. ^^;

If that's the case, then I glad I'm able to help in some small way. ^^ Support ftw! >D

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