Time for the second of the monthly installations.
I am already beginning to like this form of creative outlet. It is not letting time rush as quickly past me. I am taking in a lot more of the time that is coming by me that would have otherwise would have been lost to the smile and not mentality that blue collar work has sculpted me to have.
Getting things started though, shortly after my last post I had to have back surgery and am almost done recovering from the procedure. I have been counting down the days, and I just might be able to amount time not flying by as much to the inability for me to work out at all... Which blows when you are actively trying to loose weight.
I attended our second annual QuakeCon XMas! That was a very fun couple of days. We started it off with a VIP room session of karaoke on Friday night that lasted a few hours, then headed to the Hideout bar in north Austin for a late night of drinking and catching up from the last time we saw each other at Quakecon this year. You see, this group consists of a small percentage of the Director level staff of Quakecon. Any-who.. the next morning.. around noon.. we met up at Tatsu-Ya Ramen in north Austin for an expected wait to be seated in the small ramen house and then an over sized serving of some of the best ramen on the planet. The group got split up while there because the 11 person party was impossible to seat together in their building. Was not much of a deal breaker as as soon as we finished we headed across the street to Emerald Tavern, a SUPER cool cafe and board game hall where we played SEVERAL rounds of a board based game like pictionary where there is no time limit, but you can not use physical motion or speak to give away what your word is.. you just have this large board with a bunch of images tiled on it and you have to place pieces on the board that hint toward what your word is. Crazy fun... but that was not all. When we had enough of getting frustrated at that game.. we decided to pull out the laptop and get frustrated at keep talking and nobody explodes. Oh boy... after many smoke breaks we closed up the laptop and headed next door to Sherlock's Pub where i found some of the best fish and chips i have ever had in America. We horsed around in a closed off back room and had some dinner/prep for the impending liver failure... As when we finished up there we were headed to sixth.
Look.. I LIVE in Austin... and I barely go to sixth.. This is for a reason. The girly and I met up with one of the directors and carpooled to fourth where we booked a hotel room. If you are an RTX attendee you may know the hotel, the Courtyard Austin. Yeah. It was one of those nights. We met a few of the other directors outside Champions and walked up to 6th.. The rest is kind of a fuzz.. I remember ending up in RAIN... which is a gay bar in 4th.. then a little bit of being in Fado Irish pub, walking back to the hotel alone and drunk.. then waking up the next morning in the hotel room. The next morning we recovered and a wonderful place called Elizabeth Street Cafe that had AMAZING pastries.
All and all.. a successful weekend. :D
I then had my stitches removed from my surgery where i found out that.. SOMEHOW I PULLED TWO OF THE STITCHES CLEAN OUT AND I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED... >.> ... Doctor lady said it should not be too big of an issue and pulled out the rest of the stitches and told me to take it easy. I will report that i did take it easy and am now fully healed. I should be able to return to the gym next weekend.
In other news, last weekend I watched Arrival.. and i have a few things to say about it...
So... I had a long debate with my hard-headed roommate about this movie on the way home from it. I feel like it was a good story, with good character development (for the most part.. ill get to it) and a good cast! My biggest issue was, as it typically is, the method of delivery of information.
-I feel like the existence of the main characters daughter was totally unnecessary.. It felt as though the only reason her daughter was in that movie was to aid in explaining that she started to gain the ability to see throughout her conscious life.. Sure something could be said about 'the poit of life is living it even if you know the outcome' or something like that... but i found the plot of the gift from the aliens to be MUCH more interesting than that.
-The fact that they just sort of gloss over the devastation that is sweeping the globe in favor of continued flash forwards to her having and loosing her daughter.
-They also gloss over this side character that is the whole cause for the entire world going into further chaos with his attempts to 'strike first' against the aliens with the bomb that was placed. I wish they had dug a little more into that character for development and plot so we could feel a little more attached and have a little more understanding as to why he did it other than he listen to right wing extremist vlogs and misses his histarical wife that he spoke to on the phone. I little more polish there would have been much better.
-My other issue is that when she flashes forward to her teaching a class about the written language of the aliens.. she then can suddenly read the wall of signs that they had such an issue deciphering. Which to me means that when she jumps to a point in the future she has an understanding of her own future knowledge.. but when she jumps to talking to the Chinese president or whatever.. she is completely clueless as to what he is going to say.. and even though this is in a future that is after things take place in a way that she needed to have already had that conversation.. she has no idea what it is. Those two scenes really took me out of the movie. :/
Though.. throughout all those critiques.. it is still a really good movie and i think everyone should go see it.. The only reason i get so hot about it is because I think it could have been SOOOOO much better.
Being employed by Rooster Teeth:
Still not here yet... Not much progress has been made.. nor has the full game plan been layed out.. though the "Internship: Fall 2016 Information Technology" position that is open feels like a slap in the face because IT is undoubtedly my way in considering previous experience and... FALL ENDS IN A DAMN MONTH...
Anyway.. I have not forgotten my goal and am currently going to continue to try to just expand my knowledge so that given the opportunity I will be a clear choice. :D
That is it for me this month. I am trying bit by bit to try to be more active on the RT site. So bear with me. <3
(If i forgot anything ill make little PS posts between this one and the next)