Gunlord’s College Saga, Episode 52 (March 20, 2021): Seventh week of my fourth semester down…

Nother reasonably productive week. And things are getting warmer too, springtime is coming 😀

GENERAL GOAL CHECKLIST:

Course 1: COM 200 (Research)

Quiz 1 – DONE

Quiz 2

Exam 1 – DONE

Exam 2

Research Project-Question Selection – DONE

Research Project – Literature Review

Research Project – Nuts and Bolts of Project

Research Project – Final Proposal

Class Activity 1 – DONE

Class Activity 2 – DONE

Class Activity 3 – DONE

Class Activity 4

Class Activity 5

Class Activity 6

Class Activity 7

Course 2: COM 317 (Business Communication)

Exam 1 – DONE!

Exam 2

Mock Resume

Mock Cover Letter

Mock Interview

Class Activity 1 – DONE!

Class Activity 2 – DONE!

Class Activity 3 – DONE!

Class Activity 4 – DONE!

Class Activity 5

Class Activity 6

Class Activity 7

Class Activity 8

Class Activity 9

Class Activity 10

Class Activity 11

Class Activity 12

Class Activity 13

Class Activity 14

Class Activity 15

Course 3: History of Communication

EXAM 1 – DONE!

EXAM 2

FINAL PAPER

ACTIVITY 1 – DONE

ACTIVITY 2 – DONE

ACTIVITY 3

ACTIVITY 4

ACTIVITY 5

ACTIVITY 6

Course 4: Social Psychology

Paper 1 – DONE!

Paper 2

Exam 1 – DONE!

Exam 2

Exam 3

Exam 4

Class Activity 1 – DONE!

Class Activity 2 – DONE

Class Activity 3 – DONE!

Class Activity 4

Class Activity 5

Class Activity 6

Class Activity 7

Class Activity 8

Class Activity 9

Class Activity 10

Class Activity 11

Class Activity 12

Class Activity 13

Class Activity 14

Class Activity 15

 

WORKIN:

Sunday: 

Went out and had some tortellini ravioli at Creekview, then went home and listened to music all day; exams start tomorrow I suppose. This music is great, I found it on a spaceship thread on /m/, it’s a disco version of some songs from a very old movie called The Black Hole. Really cool:

 

Monday: 

Went out to Creekview Restaurant and played some Chaos Galaxy. Tomorrow I’m getting vaxxed up, so I’m looking forward to that. The anticipation gives this day an A- even tho I didn’t get much done.

Tuesday:

NICE!!! I got my first shot of the Pfizer vaccine and then went to Creekview for lunch. Not a productive day, but it’s nice to get vaxxed up at least. Maybe things will really return to normal sooner rather than later…anyways, today gets an A+ for getting that out of the way.

Also read the next chapter of War’s Unwomanly Face, this one from the author directly rather than an interviewee, giving her thoughts on the historical process. Interesting stuff!

Wednesday: 

Productive day! Got my Com Theory exam out of the way, finally. Phew! Then I just relaxed…no manga though, cause mangadex seems to be down. Another A+ day.

Thursday: 

Yay, mangadex is back up, though it seems to have been hacked…I changed my password to be safe. Anyways, did nothing today either, just relaxed and played Choas Galaxy, which is really engrossing.

Friday: 

Knocked off the 4th participation thing for my Business Communication class. Also had a GREAT meal late at night at Creekview Restaurant. This day gets an A+!

Also read the next chapter, 29, of Kaiju No. 8. This is actually a really cool chapter, I think the story’s finding its feet again. As he’s lying seemingly defeated, the sword commander thinks back to his past; apparently his mentors thought guns were the only way to beat the monsters and didn’t appreciate his swordsmanship, but Mina, the protag’s childhood friend and the top monster hunter in the region, thought there might be a need for close-combat experts eventually and asked him to join her, where he met with great success. Then after the flashback, it seems he has some strength left in him, and tries for one last attack against the big boss monster…which fails. The monster grabs him, and just when it seems like he’s gonna be eaten, Mina arrives just in time and blasts the big creature’s arm off. Nice!

Saturday: 

Got a bit of work done on the next stage (literature review)-not done with it, but should be able to finish it off easily next week. I didn’t go out today, but it still gets an A+ for productivity, cause I also read a horror novella, Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge. Review below~

 

Things I Had To Finish This Week:

 

COM research:

Stage 2 of research paper – little bit done

Business COM: 

Class Activity 4 – DONE!

COM Theory:

Exam 1 – DONE!

Social Psychology:

 Lecture quizzes- DONE!

Miscellaneous Goals:

Nothing really.

Things to Do Over The Next Week:

More of the same, plus another social psych exam…sigh.

FUN STUFF:

EATAN:

TIMAN:

Nothin this week, givin Star a break~

WATCHAN: 

Nothin.

PLAYAN:

I got a cheap little Chinese (well, Chinese language, the maker is from Hong Kong) grand strategy game, Chaos Galaxy. It’s actually pretty good for the price, I recommend it. It’s like the really old school Nobunaga’s Ambition/Romance of the Three Kingdoms games, where you have to conquer provinces, build up infrastructure in those provinces, etc. in a grand strategy way, but the provinces are planets and the empire you want to conquer is the galaxy, which you do so with mecha. My only complaints are that the translation is a little iffy and it can be a pain conquering planets, because even if you have a bunch of huge fleets/mecha armies you can only use one fleet at a time to wear down a planet’s defenses, which can take a long time. Otherwise this is an easy way to blow through a surprisingly high amount of hours with a very retro game (it’s all SNES style sprites).

BOOK READAN:

Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge. Can’t say too much about the plot because it has some twists that are REALLY cool, but essentially, in a nowhere podunk farming town in the early 1960s, nobody can leave–despite the fact that nobody wants to stay–unless they succeed in a bizarre supernatural ritual. Every Halloween, through dark magic, the town elders bring a pumpkin-headed scarecrow to life, naming it the October Boy. They give it a butcher knife and tell it to get to an old church in town, but all the teenage males in the town are assigned to kill it, obviously risking getting chopped up by the creature themselves, and whoever succeeds gets money, a car, and a ticket out of the crappy town. One of these teenagers, Pete, sees it as his only chance to escape, so he embarks on his quest, but it’s not long before he finds out that there are a lot of secrets behind this strange ritual…

The story is energetically written in the second person, as the narrator treats the reader as a resident of the town (so it seems at first) to whom he’s telling a tale. The characters–the protagonist, his dad, other townspeople, and the spunky girl sidekick he acquires halfway through–aren’t given the deepest descriptions, but considering the short length of the work the author spends just enough time fleshing them out to just the right degree. The action is exciting, and though there’s some violence and death, this isn’t a super gory splatterpunk work, and indeed you may end up being surprised at who’s doing the killing. On that note, like I said I can’t say much more than that due to spoilers. but suffice it to say there are some really neat twists concerning the monster and who the badguys really are that I did NOT see coming and was delighted to read. I definitely recommend this, 5 stars!

MANGA READAN: 

Just what I said above. Mangadex is down again this week, I hope it’s not getting attacked by more hackers. Those guys are ruining a service that just brings fun to folks, it pisses me off 😦

WRITAN:

Nothing really.

Not a bad week, not bad at all. Things continue to go…

 

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