College is Still School

I haven’t written in a while and not at all this year. Guess you can say I’ve been busy. My freshman year of college is over and I want to reflect on things that have happened. Well, I won’t tell you too much. I’m still very much an introvert.

I want to say that I learned a lot about myself last year. My music selection expanded well (via Xbox Music.) A lot of new artists that I haven’t heard of before are now some of my top artists. Of course my love for Anime hasn’t stopped; I’m no longer watching them in binges, but during the seasons. I’ve watched a lot of anime over the years, will never be able to watch them all.

I think I can say that my gaming has improved. Which basically means I’ve played more games. Still, surprisingly only about 1.5 hours per day (up from 1.1.) Although that doesn’t include 3DS or Xbox One or PlayStation 3/4/Vita game time. It’s whatever. I like to think I’ve had a good gaming year. I still crash repetitively on Need for Speed, so maybe I didn’t improve that much. Banished and Age of Wonders are what I’m still trying to figure out on the PC. I like Civ and can do well in it, but Banished kicks my but. Anyway, I have Pokemon Y. I’ll post my FC eventually.

I have ideas in my head for the next chapter of Sacred Seven, but haven’t been able to implement them. I’m working on the entire story’s plot and to see where I want to take it. I’m also doing some revisions to some of the other chapters and completely redoing the prologue. We’ll see how that goes.

I think high schools can do a better job a getting people into college and at the same time still prepare people for if they decide not to go to college. Just saying.

 

As always, feel free to leave a comment. -Exy

Happy 3rd Year!

This past week (I think Sept 29) is the anniversary of my blog. I happy that I’ve been able to semi-keep this up from a long time now. I haven’t been the dedicated blogger, but I definitely try to post something every once in a while. If you are reading this, thanks for visiting! I have ideas for more posts in the future, but school will always come first.

I probably won’t be posting too much of my school work anymore. After a few talks on plagiarism and what possible consequences are I don’t want to risk any chances. I may understand plagiarism (I try to follow all the rules that I understand at least) and know that I am allowed to “publish” my work online, I don’t want anyone getting the wrong idea. I’ll be trying to post more stories or thoughts that I have later.

Thanks for reading and come again, Exy.

Almost a Cliché

When I was little, I was always told that I was going to college. I never had a reason for myself that justified why I was going to do something like that. I’m ten, I just do whatever my parents tell me. It wasn’t till about middle school where I began to form some type of opinion or want of a college life. I like to learn and I wanted to find out more about the world. By then I could at least answer with what I wanted to major in. I didn’t know the “why,” but I knew it was the right thing to do. What should my goal be? Life is full of possibilities and middle wasn’t showing me enough to understand that simple fact. When I grow up, who should I be? That’s when I entered high school.

            High school was pretty important to me, everything was about how teachers, the students, or my family interacted with technology that ended up helping me think about my own future. The Internet has so many possibilities and I want to use them all. Through the people around me, I realized that tech can get in the way. I began to want to make tech easier, better, and less in the way. I decided that the best course in college for me is to accomplish just that. Obtaining an Information Systems degree is just one step in the process.

            I don’t have any specific event or special story that makes me choose my path. It’s more of an understanding of how the world works and what I’ve witnessed. I consider myself a tech enthusiast, I love technology and all forms of it. At the same time I consider myself to be someone that envisions the possibilities and potentials of future tech. Why not dream of a world like Star Trek or Halo? Obviously without the wars that plague the world, but the tech that allows for better space travel. I think such things would be great to have and I know that we can achieve such technology if only we work together.

            Clichés are clichés because the action or thought has been done over and over in storylines or movie plots and therefore becomes predictable. Sometimes being naïve can lead to such clichés and that’s been displayed in several movies, games, books, or television shows. Clichés have been looked down upon because they are no longer entertaining and tend to lead to predictable outcomes.

My story is almost a cliché. I said you might be naïve to bring about something cliché like. Well, in my story, I’m that naïve protagonist. I’m the guy that just wants that happy ending. Maybe it’s my personality or maybe it’s the morals my parents taught me. Maybe it’s all those Animes that I like to watch with happy endings and overly naïve main characters. Maybe it’s my way at paying the community back for how selfish I can be some times. No matter what the cause of my goal really is. I know that I’m here, I’m aimed at something and I’m not going to let it go.

Why isn’t my story such a cliché? It’s not going to easy and there isn’t going to be a musical time lapse that magically skips time and you somehow learn something (which would be nice, but not happening.) I’m not going to get everything handed to me, I’m going to have to work for it. I can’t easily predict my storyline either to find great opportunities. The future doesn’t have a perfectly set timeline that can easily predicted or remotely guessed. The weather is one example of hard to predict and if you’re in Ohio long enough you’ll really know what I mean. Clichés also have to mean that there are scenes that happen throughout time over and over, how many times can you find out that the bad guy is actually your father?

To answer the question behind this essay clearly, I’m attending The Ohio State University to study and obtain a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems so I can continue on my path of improving technology within the world. I think that technology can get in the way sometimes. The “easy” way should be easy; I shouldn’t have to get frustrated and go the long way around because the easy path doesn’t work. We can get distracted by our tech several times during the day and it hurts at the most pivotal moments. As the protagonist in my story, I have several goals that I want to fulfill in life. Am I afraid to dream big? No. I believe that I have the motivation and the determination to keep going when the going gets tuff. I believe that technology should work for us, not us working to get them to work.

Exy’s Note:

So, I wrote this… I don’t like it too much I think it could of been better, but I ran out of time… Oops. I’m still working on this time management stuff.