Friday, October 13, 2017

Oleka

Pronounced Oh-LEE-ka. Relevant links.

So, how have these past few weeks been? I've got to write it down somewhere, or else I'll forget. I have a five page paper due tomorrow at 5:00, but within a few weeks, I'll almost certainly be one of only three people who remember it (my mom, Mr. Rogers, and I). Even then, the three of us will probably collectively forget about it in a few years, and we'll all get on with our lives just fine. Freshman year, a seminar class in literature, I'm aiming to major in math or physics. I'm still gonna try though. Because inspirational quotes and yadda yadda.

That's very recent though. So recent that it hasn't happened yet. So, what's been going on recently? Well. It's Friday the 13th, the most spooky night of the year. Except for halloween, obviously. I got a 94% on my Math 230 midterm, and an 82% on my Bio 250 midterm. Seminar is going well, A- on the first essay. Maybe a bit less than that on the second. We'll see.

Pat is fun. As are my Math 230 friends. I should be more proactive about learning names. I still don't know most people's names in my bio lab, which has only 12 people. Math 230 is fun though. Starting to work on some videos. We'll see how it goes. Possible motivation: even after years go by, I'll definitely remember the first video I made on my own.

Biology is cool; I'm learning a lot about arthropods and getting lots of ideas for spec bio stuff. Marta, my bio teacher, helped discover three subspecies of lacewings which were previously thought to be one species. Also, there exist flies and moths that avoid spidery death by bluffing their way into being a spider and scaring "other" spiders off. Literally everything about this tiny world, OMG.

There is nothing to do a lot of the time. Well, that statement is blatantly false. But I never think of things to do. I'm cold turkey again on reading new webcomics, but that's not really going to help. Well, it might. I'm waking up in 9 hours, Flux has informed me. That might give me enough time to write an essay. Maybe. It won't. Where was I? Right. It's so terribly easy to not do stuff. Not doing stuff is what happens a lot of the time. To me.

But, I've also been doing stuff. I can't forget that. Well, I can and I will, but that's not the point. The point is I've done math and hung out with friends and played werewolf. Well, it seems kinda lame when I say it like that. Ah, well. Say levee (if you'll pardon my French).

Hm. I should go to bed. But I should also write an essay. Hmm. I'll probably do something else entirely. ¡Arrivadiós!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Thisisprogress

Yesterday:

Today:

I'm back!


P.S.: The app won't let me do spaces in the title. It crashes on the second space. It's cool, though.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

So the novelty of it has kinda worn off.

Here I am at the Yale university. It's been, what? Two weeks? Is that all? Huh. Things have been good, generally. I don't like the sky very much. It's basically gray, and sometimes there aren't any shadows. The food is really nice, though. Silliman has the best pancakes, but don't tell them I said that.

I've got lots of things to do. I'm realizing that now. Not schoolwork; that bit's fine. Gotta buy a book, read it, make a comment. Do a few math problems. I'm in the Glee club, and the Yale Anime Society, and the MUFASA, which is like a sci-fi/fantasy club. I've also got a group of friends in the Calico Cat Study Field, or CCSF. So, I guess I've got a lot to do. Still, I find myself with too much free time.

I have other things to do as well. We've got a gym, so I may as well work out. Got some books to read. Two half-finished posts in my blog about books, one on this blog. The Phi thing has stalled, but I think it can start up again. May be easier to do a Pascal's Triangle video first. I'll try.

I found a couple new channels today. Well, one of them was recommended to me by a classmate. It's called AntsCanada, and it's about terrariums full of ants. It's so great. The other is called TierZoo, and is about biology, played as if life itself was an MMORPG, with players being able to choose from different animals and builds. It's so cool. Check them both out.

That's... it, I guess? That's all I wanted to talk about this time. I suppose eventually I'll write some words about the job I had all summer. But, like, later.

Bye.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Okay but real quick here are some test scores

Because I'm tired of looking them up every time I need them.

ACT Composite: 34
     English: 35
     Mathematics: 33
     Reading: 34
     Science: 35
     Writing: 21
     English LA: 30
     STEM: 34

SAT Composite: 1550
     Reading/Writing: 790 (reading 39, writing 40)
     Math: 760 (38)
SAT Math 2 Subject: 800
SAT Physics Subject: 790

AP Calc BC: 5

IB Math HL: 7 (mark 88)
IB Physics HL: 6 (mark 59)
IB English HL: 5 (mark 67)

I think that's all of 'em. Glad I never have to do that again.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Seventeen-seventy-seventy-six

My sister and I just finished reading 17776. It started on July 5th, and ended on July 15th, three days ago. I like it, and I especially like how it contrasts with Scythe. I like it's ideas about the future. I'm also in the middle of a playthrough of Night In The Woods. (Well, my mom's the one playing; Lucia and I do voices and stuff.) Surprisingly, it actually works with 17776 really well.

One thing is important, though: if you're going to read it, which you should, make sure to set a few minutes aside for it. Don't just click on the link to peek. Trust me.

That's it for now. I have a lot more to say, but that's it for now. Bye.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

So like... how ya doin'?

I'm doing fine, thanks. I just got a job at King Soopers, if everything goes well. Earlier today I spend almost 40 minutes just petting my cats and humming Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. That was good fun, even though it's really hot. Yesterday, I watched all of Sword Art Online Abridged, and listened to all of Be More Chill. And i've now realized that there's a recording of the entire audio of the play, including the bits between the songs, with a full script. So there's that. Anyways, both of those things were rad. I've also been... let's see... playing Prey a lot. Lucía sometimes looks over my shoulder. It's fun, and I usually die a bunch. And I've read the first two books of The Expanse, and reviewed neither of them, because I am lazy. They're good books, though. And that's... pretty much everything, I guess. Oh! Also, I've got a 30 day streak in Flow. Makin' my way back.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Big Plans

It's summer, and it has been for almost a month now, and I haven't got much done. Fortunately, that is going to change. I'm soon going to get emails from recommenders, and then I'll apply to jobs. I'm starting to plan the Spectacular Phi Spectacular (name pending) in earnest. I caught up on both The Adventure Zone and Hunting the Bismarck yesterday, and both came out with new episodes today, which was nice. I finished and reviewed The Irrationals, and I figured out for certain what that stupid graph meant. I just now watched Timelike, which is pretty cool, but seems like it could be done better. I've got how-to-draw books sitting on my bed waiting for me. It's going to be a fun time.