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Life happens.

I'm re-enrolling in classes, taking out a student loan - this is pretty much the best way to ensure that I have money and regular computer access at this point, and in the future. That combined with continuing to look for clerical and data entry work.

Taking creative writing classes on the grounds that it will force me to do creative writing, at least 1/3 of which will not be Bliss Stage related.

Speaking of which, the VN chugs along. I am hoping we can get something out in time for Anime Conji in April (http://www.animeconji.org/), because I'm holding some games there (http://www.animeconji.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=37). Including but not limited to the infamous Katawa Stage; I'm rewriting it to be less LULZ DATING SIM INJOKES (specifically, I'm making Hisao a Rising Hero with an actual codified stat block, rather than the stupid trick where he's a Devoted Lover with a 5/3 to be assigned); AstraKiseki rightly pointed out that "no one cares."

On a related note, I really need to get some Bliss Stage cosplay going for that. Planning on going as VN!Josh Preston, Kenji, and/or (Gurren Lagaan's) Viral, Marketing. Should be fun.

I can also probably hold Bliss Stage games online for people; in fact I intend to.
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Started taking college classes in Graphic Design - probably going to take Garde Manger classes to fill the 2 credit gap I have now that Comparative Religion is borked (aww!), but if anyone who's been to Laney has some suggestions for Fun Elective I'm all ears (Note that classes in Formal Logic are full beyond capacity: that would have been my first choice).

Monday morning at 10:00-12:00 is a computer lab for Typography exercises.

Tuesday morning 9:00-10:50, class in Quark Express 7, a very intuitive and powerful page layout program. This thing is, as they say, the shiznit. I was noodling around and discovered things I didn't know you COULD do with print (wait a second, it looks much better if I space the paragraphs closer) - thanks for lowering my expectations, Microsoft Word...

Tuesday afternoon 1:00-2:30 (then lab from 3:00-5:00), I have Flash CS3 class. This ought to be FUN - one of the things we saw in that class was a political tract in the form of a relationship map of the CEO's of the world and their companies (Al Gore worked at Apple? Huh.) - for those people who know how little I can shut up about Dat Game About Love Threatened By War, Mecha Style, you can well imagine how much I perked up at that. Sadly, programming is not covered... But I know some Python, so... (hee hee)!

Wednesday morning from 8:00-10:00 (I can no has hawt brkfst, sigh) I have classes in Typography, the ancient art and subtle science of making printed words look REALLY good, and classifying their varieties and uses.

Thursday, lab in the morning and Graphic Design Principles in the afternoon and evening.

No class on Friday or weekends.

In related news, I've started a comm for a Bay Area Roleplaying Society - an organization with one member at the moment, me, on my admin LiveJournal ID http://blissauthority.livejournal.com - and am looking for members that hang out and about Laney (or at least can get to Laney / Endgame near 12th Street Bart easy enough).

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And now, your weekly Why I Play Bliss Stage:

"You can use me as a weapon if you need to, Jess. I love you. I want you to be OK. And I don't particularly mind if the aliens aren't."
-- Tarragon Farah, they boyfriend of Innocent Sweetheart pilot Jessica, who up to this point had been a pacifist.
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Keeping my fingers crossed... interview with Job Corps this Tuesday.

If it goes well, I'll have a place to live and learn graphic design.

Wish me luck.

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