After much thinking I believe I’m finally prepared for this coming school year, which begins in just five days. I’m fully enabled to deal with the shock and loneliness should I encounter it again. However I don’t think that’s going to be the case. Like last year, I’ve adopted an updated outlook and style of handling these types of things. While the Dreaded Sea as I called it last year was more solitary and cold, this new one is warm and welcoming. To accompany this change I’ve also got a set of new clothes focused on the color red, as opposed to last year’s dark blue. Since I’m doing this before school starts, I’ll hopefully be prepared this time. I’m going to go out of my way to interact with people and avoid those that really pissed me off, let’s see how that works out.
However it depends on the classes I get; the teachers and the students in my class make up a large part of my outlook on school and whether I think there’s a reason to get up in the morning. I really hope I don’t get certain students in my classes, no offense to them but it really upsets my game by them being there. Thanks to me, I may have to retake Geometry again. Whether I take it concurrently with my new math class or have that one bumped a year. I hope I don’t get my previous teacher, once again no offense to him. I saw him at a minor league baseball game over the summer, can you imagine how awkward that was? “Oh hey, I don’t blame you for failing me.” Yeah…
Anyways, per tradition, I’ve waited until now to start reading the books assigned to me. I’m not even worried because I read the last Harry Potter book in four days flat. Speaking which, I think it’s the best Harry Potter yet and it’s more than worth it to read the previous six to get to it. Back on-topic, I still haven’t acquired the second and final book I was supposed to, but as long as there’s Wikipedia I just have to make sure I have it in my awesome new messenger bag first day to be good. The main focus will probably be the book they actually gave to students anyways.
I’ve finally done it. TempleOfAndrex.com is mine now and hopefully forevermore. Be careful, it’s in a very fragile and delicate alpha phase right now, I have yet to finalize anything with the template. However, it is valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional (a cop-out, but I needed iframes). I’m going to rewrite essentially ALL of the information that was on the site before. New descriptions, new pages, and new content. I’m working very hard to make sure it’s fully out and operational before I go to school. I’ve noticed it’s getting a little tougher for me to update this blog, so I’m vowing to update both site multiple times in September.
On the videogame front I’ve recently become very excited for a game high on my radar for a while now: NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams. This is a sequel to an 11-year old cult classic that has you flying around a dream world ridding the two children’s dreams from nightmares. I can not wait for it.
The Wii has a wide assortment of games I’m very in that are coming out in the next months. This Monday will see the release of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, a game that controls far superior to any first-person shooter on a console. On November 12 and 13, you have NiGHTS, Super Mario Galaxy, Soulcaliber Legends, and Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles all coming out, and they’re all new entries in highly-regarded videogame series only on the Wii. On the non-game front, in September Resident Evil Extinction hits theaters (boo me all you want I loved the first and enjoyed the second), and the sequel to my favorite horror film comes out on DVD, Return to House on Haunted Hill. If you remember, the first took place inside an abandoned insane asylum, and I’m trying to get family and friends together to see if we can replicate it at the old Norwich Hospital. That place is really creepy, especially at dusk and night, and the abandoned on-site asylum church is just freakish. I really want to go. (This echoes back to that constraint thing I was talking about, maybe I’m loosening up?)
I’ve been thinking a lot about Winter lately. It seems it’s going to be a cold one this year. That’s not what anybody told me, it’s just my intuition. I’m glad, it means any wanton precipitation we get will be snow. And I love snow. Not so much the cold since it entails a wide variety of problem for my vehicle, which I must mention does not have proper heating. But snow… snow is different, it can mean the end of a school day before it even starts. I’m more tempered this year to deal with the cold and, with any luck and willpower, will not miss that many days this year either. I am prepared for that, and thanks to some talk with mom last night I’m not too worried about my teeth. Let me be the first to say that I know I have bad teeth, they’ve never been great and I probably inherited my mother’s. But it doesn’t bother me anymore. There are solutions to everything, as they say. Hopefully this solution won’t be too painful. This was my only real hangup as I entered school and with this bit of comfort, my new outlook, new clothes, and two years of experience I think I’m finally ready for this new year of school.
I am prepared.