Gunlord’s College Saga, Episode 64 (September 19-September 25, 2021): 4th week of my 5th semester…

Another week…

GENERAL GOAL CHECKLIST:

Course 1: COM 447 (Graphics)

Project 1 – DONE!

Project 2

Project 3

Project 4

Lab 1 – DONE!

Lab 2 – DONE!

Lab 3 – DONE!

Lab 4 – DONE!

Lab 5

Lab 6

Lab 7

Lab 8

Lab 9

Lab 10

Quiz 1

Quiz 2

Course 2: COM449 (Ad Writing)

Project 1

Project 2

Project 3

Blog 1 – DONE

Comment 1

Comment 2

Workshop 1 – DONE

Workshop 2 – DONE

Workshop 3 – DONE

Workshop 4

Workshop 5

Discussion 1 – DONE!

Discussion 2

Discussion 3

Discussion 4

Discussion 5

Course 3: COM 360 (Social Media Analysis)

Quiz 1 – DONE!

Quiz 2 – DONE!

Quiz 3

Quiz 4

Quiz 5

Quiz 6

Quiz 7

Quiz 8

Final project graph

Final project essay

Final project presentation

WORKIN:

Sunday:

Solid A day. Got a little work done on COM 447 assignment 2, went out to eat, and just relaxed. Not an A+ cause I didn’t get THAT much stuff done, but still very good.

Monday:

Nother solid A day. Decent day at work, though not much schoolwork done, ah well.

Tuesday:

A+ day! Went out to Santora’s, did a favor for a friend, and got COM 447 lab 4 done!

Wednesday:

Nother A- Day! Got some bad news, my course request thing didnt work out, but I was expecting that so no biggie. I also didnt get much work done, but did have a decent day out, so that was alright. Gotta pick it up tomorrow…

Thursday:

Another A+ day! Got my next COM 447 workshop and COM 360 quiz done and relaxed.

Friday:

A- day. Had a decent day at work but didn’t get much college work done…damn. Ah, well.

Saturday:

Another A- day. Went out to eat and get gas, but didn’t get much work done. Still have to finish my first COM 449 project and my second COM 447 one 😦

THINGS I HAD TO FINISH THIS WEEK:

Com 447 lab 4 – DONE!

Com 447 assignment 2

Com 360 quiz 2 – DONE!

Com 449 Project 1

COM 449 Workshop 4 – DONE!

THINGS I HAVE TO DO NEXT WEEK

Ugh, didn’t manage to get my COM 447 project out of the way, but I have less to deal with next week, so it might be easier.  So COM 447 assignment 2, COM 360 quiz 3, and COM 449 Project 1.

EATAN:

 

 

WATCHAN:

Nothin really.

PLAYAN:

Nothin.

BOOK READAN:

Little Heaven by Nick Cutter.

HO. LEE. SHIT!!!!

Okay, it’s official, I am ALL IN on the Cutter train. I read and enjoyed his other book, The Troop, but gave it just four stars; this one however is EASY five. I would characterize it as action horror, because all the protags are gunslingers/mercenaries/bounty hunters and a good deal of the novel involves cool action scenes both on foot and in vehicles fighting monsters. And it’s excellent action horror too, with a bit of good ol horror mystery thrown in as well.

It starts off with a hard-edged but decent man, Micah Shugrue, waking up at night in his house in 1980s New Mexico after he hears his daughter stolen away from under his (and his comatose wife’s) nose by a bizarre, creepy demon-like thing. He calls (not literally, but supernaturally, they *feel* it) some old friends of his–Ebenezer, an Afro-British assassin settled in America, and Minny, a wandering bounty hunter with incredible skills; skill that draw from a supernatural source. The source of Minny’s skills, as well as the abilities Micah and Ebenezer possess, is revealed through a flashback that takes up most of the book, interspersed with a few accounts of their present (in 1980) travel to find Micah’s daughter. It all ties back to a strange settlement out in the Western wilderness called Little Heaven, where a cruel and fanatical preacher named Amos rules over a small congregation. Back in 1965, Micah, Ebenezer, and Minny were hired to rescue a woman’s nephew from the compound, where the boy’s father took him after falling under Amos’ spell. But there’s a dark force indeed looming over Little Heaven, and Minny, Ebenezer, and Micah will face it to save both their own lives and that of their client…but it won’t forget them, which is why it sends one of its servants to kidnap Micah’s daughter 15 years later, and its true agenda is more horrifying than any of them can imagine.

I don’t wanna say much more than that, other than this story was a hell of a ride! The writing is top notch, no grammar errors or awkward constructions I could find, and the characterization is excellent; all the characters have engaging dialogue with each other; their portrayal puts them squarely in the “low-life wandering gunslinger/mercenary” archetypes, but they’re all differentiated from each other (Micah’s nobility, Minny’s simmering resentment, and Ebenezer, the least moral, most ruthless, but also most educated and affable of the bunch, having a distinctive English knack for cutting repartee) and end up making a cool team. Amos, the human antagonist of the story, is spine-chillingly cruel and deviant and you just love to hate him, while the supernatural antagonist is really, REALLY scary. I don’t want to give too much away because you have gotta see it for yourself, but the demon that shows up in the beginning is the LEAST scary monster it has under its employ, as the story goes on and Little Heaven falls deeper into the darkness, you see some of the most twisted creatures dispatching unfortunates in the most gruesome manners you can imagine, and the monster itself, when you finally do get to see it, is really REALLY weird and creepy. That would be my only real quibble, that the true nature of the main monster isn’t really explained, but some things are better off unexplained especially if you like that sort of ambiguity, or like mysteries which aren’t *totally* solved by the end. Awesome, awesome work, I love it! 5 stars easy!

MANGA READAN:

What I said above.

WRITAN:

Just class work, not much else :<

BUCKET LIST PROGRESS

1: Read the end of Girl Genius. At least I got to see Lucrezia kicked out of Agatha’s mind, so that’s something.

2: Play Front Mission 5.

3: Play Brigandine: Grand Edition. I think I’ll work on these emulation related things when I get a new computer–a new deskie, I mean.

4: Finish up a second big project…

5: Maybe finish up a 3rd big project related to Berserk.

6: Finish a FOURTH big project I’ve had thoughts about for a while. Won’t say much more about it other than it involves Visual Novels.

7: *maybe* finish up a fic I’ve always wanted to put out. But this is really extra.

8: Maybe do something with Wayward Son I’ve wanted to do for a while, but also extra.

9: Obviously, get all my affairs in order–will, etc.

Well, next week is a 3rd of the semester done…

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