Sunday, February 3, 2013

Since Last We Met (#6)

The positive luckily continues to outweigh the negative in life, and things are slowly starting to fit together in a manageable way. Over six posts I intend to highlight some of the progress I've made, show you sneak-peeks, and share useful tips I've picked up along the way.

#1: Work
#2: Novel-writing
#3: Book illustrations
#4: Painting
#5: Game Design
#6: Random Experiences

#6: I missed last week because I attended something called the Global Game Jam. We were given a theme (in this case, the sound of a heartbeat), and 48 hours to create a game. My husband and I came up with an RPG idea for a boy searching for pieces of his heart to impress a girl... After we teamed up with two programmers, the idea morphed into a platformer mixed with a rhythm game. (Ambitious goals for 48 hours, we now know.) It resulted in a bit of a mess, but I'm proud of my little boy and girl artwork and my little song for the game.

It's called Haunted Hearts, and while it may be glitchy (press R if you get stuck) the first level is playable here.

In other news, I have a list of things to share regarding my time away from the blog world. These are the things I've learned, in no particular order:

  • Having a job at the library would be the greatest thing ever. I interviewed last week... Hopefully they like me.
  • You can get pulled over by a cop just to be informed that your brake light on your passenger side is out.
  • Even garbage can be used to create something beautiful. 
  • My Little Pony is actually a good show. So don't diss on Bronies.
  • I really like Unagi... That is, eel. The texture of fish eggs is really interesting, too.
  • Giving someone a hug does not make your bad choices go away. You have to take responsibility and accept the consequences, whatever they may be.
  • Guns serve one primary purpose: to kill or maim living things. They cannot be compared to cars or birth control pills, because those serve another function. 
  • I have a hard time distinguishing a Melissa from a Michele. I always get those two names confused. :P
  • Peanut butter is delicious on apples.
  • Sometimes, happiness is not a choice. Say hello to all the depressives out there, and try to understand that there is something chemically wrong with their brain, not their soul.
  • It's possible that when you tell someone you are in a writing group, they'll think you said 'riding group' as in riding horses. Haha.
  • Twitter is awesome. But sometimes you need room for more than 140 characters.
TTFN, blog buddies. Enjoy the game! :)



  1. Wow, so much has gone on for you! That Haunted Hearts game sounds fun! I haven't played it, since I don't really have any experience with games like that, but I checked the link and think the artwork is really cute. So impressed how you guys came up with this in 48 hours!

    And ooh, you applied for a library job? That definitely does sound awesome to have. Crossing my fingers for you!

    Peanut butter on apples! Yum! It's been forever since I've done that...

    I wish more people had your thoughts when it comes to depression. It always gets on my nerves when people insist it's something you can reverse by just THINKING POSITIVE!

    Anyway, really enjoyed these posts of yours! Hope things continue to go well on your side of the 'net! :)

    1. I told you this already, but your comments really make my day. :) Having a library job is pretty much my dream, but it seems I'll have to wait a little longer for that to come true.

      It kills me when I hear "choose to be happy" as though it's the cure-all for depression. What it tells me is that people are not educated about how depression actually works, or worse, they don't really believe it exists. Luckily there's a ton of help out there; it's just that getting out of our own denial and accepting it for what it is has to happen first.