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It's Been a While

2009-10-22 23:09:33 by Europa
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As I've probably already stated, I'm in a Video Productions class at my high school. Right now, I am dabbling in Flash animation.

I get to use a tablet in Video Productions, which is awesome because I have been wanting to use one for a long time. I also have access to Adobe Creative Suite. Also a nice detail to this whole ordeal.

Oh, I almost forgot. I made a website. It's just a crap thing on Weebly, but it's something.

In very good news, an amazing new notebook greeted me Tuesday night. It's so pretty I don't even want to use it. I'll probably buy Flash and may even download Steam and repurchase The Orange Box. A tablet may follow.

In other news, Windows 7 came out today. This, of course, means that I no longer have to deal with Vista. Awesome.


District 9 and Fallout 3

2009-07-21 13:39:14 by Europa
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I was recently checking out Broken Steel , the third DLC pack for Fallout 3, when I heard about the Almost Perfect perk. That's awesome.

I'm really excited to see District 9. It looks awesome. Between Peter Jackson and the bat-shit crazy immersive viral marketing campaign, the anticipation is really high for me.

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Point Lookout

2009-07-10 23:53:04 by Europa
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I have been out of the loop for the most part for a few weeks due to work. This means that when Fallout 3's Point Lookout was released, I didn't get the memo. I saw the trailer on YouTube after E3, but I was under the impression that it had a July release date. Turns out that it came out on June 23. Huh.


Morning on Water Street

2009-07-07 13:56:17 by Europa
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In Port Townsend, the street in front of the water, and the hub of business culture in the town, is known as Water Street. Every morning that I work at my uncle's store, I always open up, and I get to smell the undisturbed scent of sea salt from the Bay of Port Townsend, before the smell of cars and tourists blocks it. The seagulls cheer and soar above the town all day.

As the shops begin to prepare for the coming business day, one of the resturaunts opposite my store cooks the french fries and the smell travels through my shop's open doors and makes its way to my desk.


Not One Krogan Testicle

2009-07-05 13:21:51 by Europa
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"So we went to his lab to find evidence of cloned organ development. There was nothing. No salarian hearts, no turian livers, not one krogan testicle."

Not One Krogan Testicle


Ghostbusters

2009-07-03 13:07:36 by Europa
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Yesterday, I saw the Ghostbusters for the first time in about four years and watched Ghostbusters II for the first time (Fuck that film).

I am now find of excited for Ghostbusters: The Video Game. I might get it, maybe after I pre-order Mass Effect 2. Also related to Ghostbusters, is this video of two "singing" Tesla Coils performing the theme song.

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iPhone 3GS

2009-07-02 15:41:03 by Europa
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Am I mistaken, or is the iPhone 3GS actually being pimped for being able to shoot video? Doesn't every other phone in the galaxy already do that?


Sammiches

2009-06-30 13:53:38 by Europa
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I was looking through Urban Dictionary and I found several definitions for "sammich." My favorite is as follows:

sammich

A sammich is a type of sandwich. However, it is not just any kind of sandwich. Any old schmuck can throw lunchmeat between two slices of bread and have a sandwich.

But no. A sammich is not just a sandwich, it is not just a meal. Sammich is a term reserved for only the holiest and mightiest of all sandwiches. A sammich is a true work of culinary art; a feast on a bun, if you will. A sammich is not made of the best ingredients; it is made of the right ingredients. It needs the right meats, and the right cheese(s), the right sauce(s), the right veggies, and the right kind of bread.

Taking footlong sub bread and throwing every kind of meat and cheese and everything else under the sun or in your kitchen pantry on it does not a sammich make. It is akin to an incohesive mishmash of colors on an artist's easel.

Sandwiches make a good snack, but sammiches are forever.

Example:
I'm having a sammich for dinner tonight.


Mass Effect 2

2009-06-29 13:53:09 by Europa
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I just saw the Mass Effect 2 trailer that was shown at E3 2009.

As Casey Hudson stated, "At the beginning of the game, you start to get an idea of something really scary, really dangerous, that you're going to have to do at the very end of the game. To get ready for that you're going to have to build up your crew, build the best team that you can, build up your ship, and then when you think you're ready you're gonna go in and do it."

"If you don't do a lot of the stuff, or make the right kind of choices, the ending will be a bloodbath, and the people that you brought with you will die, and it'll be a great ending, but it'll be that kind of ending."

It looks as if the BioWare is fixing all of the complaints about the first installment.

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Computer Failures

2009-06-26 15:35:12 by Europa
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My computer has broken down (It's a Dell. That should explain itself). I am using my older, shittier desktop computer for the time being until I am able to purchase a new notebook.

I should get back to work now. Much love, Newgrounds.