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Burn, Baby, Burn...

Posted by xccj , Jun 14 2007 · 33 views
News and Updates
I thought burning a DVD would be simple. Sure, for my computer, it takes time to render and then a little time to actually burn the disc. But, hey, I can burn four DVDs with ten minutes of info on them in about one and a half hours. How long can it take to burn forty DVDs with an hour and a half of media on them?

Apparently, longer than 12 hours. Three (or more) hours for the program to render. About 25 minutes to burn each DVD, not counting the time I need to switch discs out of thedisc drive. I need 32 total, preferably more. For tomorrow, I really just need about 22. After a whole afternoon, I only have 19, and it's one in the morning.

So, yeah, either computers slow, the program is slow, or the rendering and burning process in general is just slow... but its been slow going. How do these big productions crank out so many DVDs so fast? Do they have faster computers? blink.gif

And thus I am logging onto BZP now and logging right off once I've posted this blog. See ya.

One more day of high school. This will be my last high school all nighter.

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Bionicle Legends 7 Is Mine

Posted by xccj , Jun 07 2007 · 35 views
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Finally went to my local Borders and saw it in stock... this is my forth trip though, so the waste of gas probably made for an overall loss. And the book didn't seem to be nearly as good as I was hoping... a lot of characters but it was very fast-pased so they didn't go into as much detail as in some of the past books. I liked Bionicle Legends 6 better, although Bionicle Legends 7 more than doubles the cast of characters. Fortunatly, there were plenty of nifty surprises that make it worth reading. And I've always liked the books better once I've read through them two or three times to catch all the detail.

Maybe when we're allowed to post about the actual story, I'll put up some of my favorite quotes... there are a couple good ones that have yet to be released.

So, if you care at all about the story, then buy ths book. But is it worth obsessing about getting? Probably not... waiting some more can't hurt you. Now I just have to wait for Bionicle Legends 8... that's supposed to be the good one, right? smile.gif

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Edit: Oh, and by the way, I finally got the soundtrack for Curtains, the Musical to be used for my Drama senior project. Good songs on that one.


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Sleep

Posted by xccj , Jun 07 2007 · 8 views

I seem to be lacking in this more and more. Fall asleep late at night... get up early. Stress over projects. According to the sign out in the school's hallway, there's only six days to go... so I'm hanging in.

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Rejected!

Posted by xccj , Jun 06 2007 · 34 views
News and Updates
The school security system finally weeded out BZPower as a bad site (cause it links to other sites, apparently). I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who ever goes on it, and I've never been caught. But, oh well, I'm only stuck at the school for two more weeks before graduation. Tis no big inconvienence.

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Senior Projects

Posted by xccj , Jun 04 2007 · 34 views
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No, no, I thought I had it tough having to complete an Eagle Project (you know, if I wanted to achieve Eagle rank) But now my high school is making me repeat the whole thing over again with a new project. Sure, it's less physically intense this time, but it still requires a whole bunch of actual "thinking" and time to crank it out. A couple of notes on it.

1) The project keeps changing. It was originally the writing and / or filming of some sort of fiction. Then it turned into a filming of a piece of science fiction (no, quite literally, fiction discussing protein synthesis). Now it's creating a collection of picts from my Drama New York trip. It's lowered in quality, for sure. Still going to be good stuff, but not as good as would be a whole creative movie (my problem for that... couldn't find enough actors)

2) I've got to put this project together, using movie editing software and then a DVD burner. All on my slow computer. Yeah. And I am talking about hundreds of pictures. Quite literally, I'm dealing with probably one thousand picts, and an hours worth of movie interviews. I'm sure it's one huge chunk of my current harddrive... and it's a pain to organize it all together. With music too, none the less (I need to buy some music too)

3) There's this essay that was due last week that I need to write. I got an extension... something about working on a play every day till 7 PM allowed my teacher to give me some slack... but it's due tomorrow and I have nothing done with it. Haven't even started typing it up. Thought about it... am currently typing out thoughts in this blog entry that I could use later... but it's not turn-in quality. What's annoying... I wrote a ton of pages for my Eagle project, and now I have to do it all again.

4) Pulling an all-nighter, skipping tomorrow (you see, I have this terrible sun burn, so I can't go to school in case somebody tries to pat me on the back for being such an extremely cool person.) [/sarcasm] Anyhow, I expect a full day off from school should give me time to fit stuff together.

5) I'm graduating in two weeks, and I don't give a care. Those who are all excited about graduation must have their head in the ground. I still have some work to do, and if I don't do it well, I may get a poor grade and end up working at Home Depot for the rest of my life. (A likely possibility, as UW checks final transcripts for high school seniors to make sure we don't slack off our last semester)

So, I'm high strunk, worn out, and (best of all) SUNBURNED! (Dang UV rays... yes, I know, should've worn sun screen). And now I have type up my rant-style post. If you have read this far, congradulations. As mentioned in the past after such long rants, you must have no life if you read this all. Because, really, what sane person would want to read about somebody else's life's struggles.

Off to go check up on some other blogs. [/irony]

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They Lied!

Posted by xccj , Jun 02 2007 · 48 views
News and Updates
The Borders online story check thingy said Bionicle Legends 7 was in stock. The shelves and in store computer said otherwise. And their Bionicle section is starting to look skimpy too.

I is annoyed massivly. Now off to Fun Days.

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Opening Night

Posted by xccj , May 31 2007 · 25 views
Thoughts
Opening night of the play, for me. For my feelings right now, refer to this blog entry.

Obviously, this play production think isn't working for me.

Back to sleeping...

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Reformatting

Posted by xccj , May 28 2007 · 39 views
Thoughts
Now, here's a new train of thought.

Everybody else has some spacial design banners for their bloggy thing. I'm thinking of creating my own this summer, with features like my MOCs and stories and whatnot. But I'm trying to decide what theme I should use. Should I use mini-figure pictures that are or relating to Team J.A.F., or should I use Matoran from Time Disruption? (Jala, Takua, Maku, Huki, Hahli, Nuparu).

Because, you know, this is an important decision that could change my blog forever.

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Anger

Posted by xccj , May 27 2007 · 31 views
Thoughts
I have come to realize that anger is a selfish impulse. You get angry at people for doing something that restricts the action of your getting something. Think about it.

Anger at bullies for stealing your lunch money- you get no lunch.

Anger at somebody cutting you off in traffic- you can't get to where you're going that much longer 'cause they're getting ahead of you now.

Anger at people for releasing pollutants and causing global warming- you don't get to lvie in a clean world and are going to die in the consequences of global warming.

Anger at people for spamming on BZP- they are wasting space that could be taken up otherwise by you chatting with others.

So, in the end, I realize that I am incredibly selfish, and will continue to be so for quite some time now. Because, as mentioned in my last blog, I am still angry with the world around me. Now to go stick my head in a bucket of water... or would that be someone else's head?

Have a good day.

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Despite Things...

Posted by xccj , May 26 2007 · 31 views
Thoughts
I am entirely ticked off with the world right now.

Just so you all knew...

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