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Calling the Kettle Black/My Views of Myself and Our Kind/A Little More About Myself
2008-05-12 17:37:58 by Second2none
Ugh. UGH. UUUUUUUUUGH. I looked back to when I was a more naive, foolish man. Gods, are we all this pathetic when we barely start to mature? In the days of yonder, a thirteen-year-old male was considered to be an intelligent, respectable man. I have no doubts towards this as life had not discovered electronic convenience of which the internet has provided us with.
I know one thing for certain, I may as well be a hypocritical bastard. I accused Bignp for actions that I had once taken, making some stupid reviews without thinking much upon them. You're free to look over what useless reviews I have set up on my profile and flagging them so they may be deleted. I'd appreciate it, though it may run the risk of banning me from reviewing for a while. Still, I can share with you, my strangers-as-friends, the opinions I have for the world of cartoon entertainment.
I feel envious of the age of simpler man... Certainly, law and order had not taken root, and our knowledge was so small... But there were no extreme wars over continents, perhaps small kingdoms certainly but never on a scale as how we wage our battles now. Are we right as human beings to continue evolving? We merely create more and more destructive weapons and greater conveniences. I won't be surprised if, eventually, we're transformed into a vegatative state near comatose.
Now then, onto some decidedly lighter news...
I've decided that, if I'm going to become a more active member of the Newgrounds community, I might as well start using some of these functions it offers. I've updated my avatar to an excellent picture of the cult favorite Earthbound's final boss, Giygas, which I found on the internet, and my smaller icon is one of the sprites I've created of Giegue, Giygas's former incarnation. Something cute turns ugly, huh? *laughs*
Additionally, and I'm about to sound like an infant here, so you're free to skip this part...
BWAAARGH! I WANNA NEW DS! BLEH!
My DS right now has one of its hinges missing so it tilts to the left from time to time. Also, after a LONG period of time remaining in this condition, the top monitor has begun to display its graphics with either a bright blue or dull yellow hue. I'm starting to grow frustrated to the point that I wish I could EAT the top screen off in a display of feral rage. Strange, bizarre, and yet humorous at the same time, at least that's my perception of the notion.
One thing I've noticed is that I've had Flash MX for a while now. Yet, I've never used it. The truth is, I'm terrified of starting work with it because my art skills are... selective. Rather, I CAN draw, but I never know how it will turn out, so it usually ends up as something I would not have thought of... recently though, it's become more likely to turn out as a robot Andrew Dickman style. It's not bad, it's just I don't want to copy Dick's style. I want my own workings, though drawing AWD robots freehand is fun, I have to say. I might have to show him a few pictures of the mechanisms I've sketched and see how he feels about them.
Anyways, back on task, I'm terrified of even going near Flash MX. I've seen all the WONDERFUL tutorials on Flash that many of you have left behind, and I truly believe I should start with sprite flashes. Why? It's easy, it's fun, and I can't think of anything better than displaying fun, cartoon characters in action or comedy sequences. I make custom or edited sprites myself, recolors and game sprites just don't do it for me creation-wise. I once created a sprite of this character I found on a forum known as The Fallout Shelter, it was a blue and grey Megaman look-alike. Bleh, I HAD to fix that. Hm... I'll post it up here some day to give you all a look. For now, I'm just in a 'ranting' mood.
This may come as a surprise to you, but outside of the internet, I'm... how should I put this... I guess you could say I'm retarded. Yes, retarded. Not academically so, no, but socially. I attend a school made for the mentally retarded, autistic, and otherwise physically handicapped. You'd be surprised on every day how each situation you're presented is utterly different from the last one. One moment, you're with your friends, chilling out, hanging with your buddies happily. The next, a teacher will send you out of the classroom to the 'resource room' where you're confined for a time out. A time out system for high school is a bit wild, I have to say, but then again it is appropriate for the more hyperactive students.
In my opinion, the worst idea was introducing both middle schoolers and elementary schoolers into the system. I realize that the need for special education is rising, but what would possess ANYBODY into thinking that placing extremely energetic, immature, autistic spectrum children together with older, more violent, debilitated adolescents!? Did it not occur to them that if one of these crazier teenagers were to snap, they could flatten a brat? Honestly... Our government's educational programs are going down the drain in Maryland. I pray for the safety of the students while I'm gone.
Nine days and I won't have to worry about ANY of that... No more high school. Just college. College. College.
I repeat that line because I never thought I'd make it this far. I thought that, by now, I would've cracked under pressure and would spout madness-driven articulations that would be perceived as the ramblings of a mad man. Yet here I am, so close to walk down the aisle and receive my diploma...
I thank whatever fortune I have been blessed with for making it this far. Wish me luck, fellows.