Been away for so long I'm still cleaning the dust off of this account although as of late I proved myself quite active around here. Not as active as I used to be nor I wanted to, but I'm doing progress.
For whom it may concern, I owe you a nice long neat journal to go through.
I entered 2014 with lots of decisions I and others, as well, made for me and things couldn't have turned out better, at least on my end.
On vibes of sheer melodic death metal music, namely, pure Soilwork gold, 2014 welcomed me with the arrival of GREATNESS! The PS4 finally stepped its foot in my house and I happily unboxed it with an everlasting friend. We had chips and Sprite + my playlist of death metal tracks. It was heaven.
As we set it up we noticed how flawless the machine it was with minor things that shouldn't go unmentioned, but in no way are they compromising the ultimate gaming experience as the machine already does a bunch of great things that keep you pleased 24/7.
The sheer fact I can purchase something via my smartphone wherever I am and then have the option to turn my console on for it to start downloading is priceless.
Using the Remote Play function is phenomenal as it has no lag at all or at least none that I can be aware of, however there are times, based on your wi-fi connection, when the gameplay experience would freeze for a second and stop streaming. In Resogun it's plain death whenever this happens, but in ACIV Black Flag was of no importance. As mentioned, in the end it all comes down to the wi-fi connection and the type of game you are using Remote Play with. Eitherway, playing your PS4 games by streaming them on your PS Vita while laying in bed like the ultimate boss gives you the chills.
The controller is fantastic. It feels so tight and stable. Every now and then I open up my PS3 to play/download the full fledged games that become free via PS Plus and I have to pick up the Dual Shock 3 and then the difference between this and the PS4's controller is so obvious and understand why for many others the PS3's controller felt so uncomfortable. Dual Shock 4 has your fingers actually stay on the triggers and does not let them slip off of them under no circumstance.
As I'm patiently waiting for inFAMOUS Second Son to be released, I dream of all the gameplay possibilities regarding the touchpad the DS4 has. Seen the way it's being used in ACIV Black Flag and inFAMOUS Second Son...priceless. Just the kind of fresh new things we ended up needing to go along with out gaming experience.
Although I mentioned them I still feel like sounding biased so let me come again. The PS4 is probably 95% flawless. It still has some issues that happen every once in a while, but hey, it's been like that since forever. It happens for games to crush and throw me out of the application and then, the aforementioned 1 second freeze in the streaming flow while Remote Play-ing, which happens...once at every 30 minutes or so. I had gameplay sessions where no freezing happened, so it really depends on your internet connection.
As it was too expensive here and would release far later, I had it ordered from US. Actually I had riv3th3d
buy it and ship it to me after sending him the necessary funds. He's been so helpful and I'm extremely thankful for his support and acceptance on getting this baby here.
Some of you are really no strangers to the project I'm working on but still barely know anything about it.
"KUENDE is the embodiment of a web application [website], which aims to offer a multitude of existing online services under the same umbrella, promising a smooth and delightful experience to its users while satisfying most of the contemporary demands, that shape today’s market. KUENDE is groundbreaking in its principles, being primarily focused on the comfort and intimacy of its audience, rather than trying to exploit their online necessities for financial gain [like most of the online services today do].
The main objective of KUENDE is to revolutionize the ease of access to communication, entertainment, news and media [be it music or videos] through its unparalleled integration of all the necessary services under the same interface. Having started as an initiative to ergonomize the activity of younger audiences [an initiative created out of sheer need] it obtained the power to grow into something that surpasses the initial expectations of an online service. We consider it a "natural evolution", a step forward which will be made without doubt, whether by us, or someone else who will understand how clogged the internet experience is at the moment, and how realistic it is to try to cut out the unnecessary aspects which were created naturally when the respective services (segments) were invented."
We ended up making a facebook page for it and it went quite viral for the first few weeks and with it came this wave of interest from numerous investors that wanted to finance KUENDE.
I am just so content that we are almost there, so close to the point where we will finally get things started and show the world what this project is all about.
Despite the number of investors willing to help us, they always give things in when it comes to money. They should no from the very beginning that if they do not share our vision and won't related to the soul, the core of this project they won't be able to invest neither with their hearts nor minds.
Last meeting I participated to got my hopes high that there are still open minded persons whose money didn't suck all the soul out of them, ready to trust and get courageous dreams accomplished.
That's what they mean by "Never lose hope." We won't regardless.
Kodomo no Dokuro
This manga won't go anywhere. This is what I realized. It won't go anywhere unless I work my ass and get a long ass manuscript for it first.
I just can't sort my ideas nor tweak them if I don't gather them in one place. What's tricky is that it has so many narrative plans I just don't know how to mix them. What better way to do it, though, if not by writing down all the scenarios I already thought about. As life is treating me great I come up with more and more intriguing conflicts between my characters and the essence of their existence.
Probably I will have a huge amount of time to do it when I will leave to study abroad.
The content of the story focuses on a new breed of humans. The Elders had been disappointed with what mankind had become, with how it went astray from the principles and the core of their very existence. Ignoring what they truly are they created religions for themselves to later doubt them and wage wars and disaster among them. The will of the Creator had nothing to do with this outcome. The Elders decided that at the beginning of the 2nd Millenium After Dios, or how the Elders are calling it, "The Great Deception", they have to gather the means of recreating, reconstructing the human kind so this chain of failures would cease.
I'm no atheist, but I'm not a very religious person myself. I do have a notion of God, the one the my religion promotes, but I keep it inside. The way I see religion is as a link between you and your Creator. The point you start talking others into it and preaching about it, for me at least, that's when it gets wrong, dark and stupid.
As it can be seen, the story denies whatever cause mankind knows nor supposedly acknowledged that would explain the reason of their existence. There is only one absolute truth.
The perfect human is created, but it prematurely 'escapes' down to Earth during the sixteenth century. The little human witnesses the beauty of Renaissance that deliberately and overwhelmingly detailed the flowrishing mankind to him only to later find the horrible disaster that the World Wars brought to it. In his quest for answers while aimlessly wondering across the globe ageing at a very slow pace along his new found friend and apprentice, Zenshin, he parts himself into three other entities that would represent his main three characteristics, attributes, principles of life, leaving him numb and apathetic. These fragments would be scattered randomly across the globe through sound vibrations into the womb of women that fecundated in the very second the ritual made by our protagonist took place as he is bound to later search for them and reunite with them to gain enough power and experience to return where he came from and get his answers.
Each fragment has his life story, which will be as detailed as possible, each of them going through life conflicts many might relate to.
With 4 out of 5 offers in, there was only one left to receive and that would require and interview which took a while to happen, but it was worth it. Saying it was worth it would might have caused me some trouble during the process of waiting, but it was not the case. What resulted from it was a feeling of joy I last experienced back in the 1st grade when the teachers wanted to skip me a year for already knowing maths and the alphabet. Thinking of it and recalling the precious scenes from Mr. Nobody, a great movie I recommend to each and everyone of you that details the principles of the Butterfly Effect, I realize that by not turning that offer down, I wouldn't have met all the great persons I met and that my current circle of friends would have been completely different, which is scary, because I can't imagine the life I could have had otherwise. Our life is the sum of our decisions.
My portfolio has made a great impression. That's all I need to mention. I am aware of the quality of artworks I produce. There is and always will be room for improvement, but I never thought it would value as much as the last interview made me realize it did. Tomorrow, on Monday, I receive the last offer accompanied, perhaps, by some thoughts on additional material I sent via email to the professor that had me.
The boost of additional self-confidence received was something I needed.
I just can't wait to leave studying abroad and meet new people and make my way into the industry and have the chance to have long conversations with truly passionate persons, where we'd engage in countless hours of debates on the Physics Engine of a game or the unrealistic lens flare effects of another.
This week, between 3rd and 5th of March, I will be giving simulations for the tough exams I will be having in June. I'm studying like mad, trying to get the highest grades as possible so I can study where I mostly want to. For the moment the decision is pretty clear in my head: Manchester, Salford.
After the wild tides wash your soul, it's always great to find joy in living, joy in the curiosity of what the next day brings to you. It's good to feel in love again and be aware of all the great things you can accomplish.
My friends, hang in there tight! Whatever problems you experience, good times will inevitable come for you!
A monster, a disaster of a person once told me and perhaps that's the only true and reliable thing that ever went out of her mouth:
"You are the only one responsible for your own happiness."
Only you can fix it.
Thanks for reading!