Writer's Block: Earth Mk. II
If you could design your own planet, what would it look like and who would live there? Describe the colors, the creatures, and the culture.

My world would be filled with bright colors and happy rainbows, with furry boys and kitty boys living as the highest form of intelligent life. The culture would be that of free love, caring, and understanding, and every guy would wear cute and/or girly outfits! Plus, everyone could eat cake and candy and sweet stuff all day and never get cavities or gain weight! YAY! ^___^

This world would be AWESOME!!!

About Alabama's storms...
For those who know me, don't worry; I'm fine. The area that I'm living in didn't get hit very hard at all. All we got were some fallen trees and some lightning damage, including a loss of internet that lasted for nearly a week. I feel fortunate to report that all of my friends, family, and co-workers are still alive and well.

Unfortunately though, my mother, sisters, nieces, and nephew all had to evacuate the city of Huntsville due to an extensive power failure that left even gas stations and water treatment facilities inoperable. Only my father stayed behind, because he works for the utility company. I haven't gotten to talk to him in days because he is always busy around the clock working to help restore power around the city. I can only imagine the kind of stress he's having to deal with right now.

Many of the people who had to evacuate other cities have come here to Florence. Go to any fast food restaurant at nearly any time of day, and you will find tornado victims stopping in for a hot meal, looking to find ways to distract themselves from their hopeless feelings of depression, uncertainty, and loss. I offer them a friendly open ear when I can, as I am too poor to offer anything else.

These are terrible times, terrible times indeed.

Writer's Block: Truth or dare
If your best friend picked dare over truth, what would you dare them to do, and why?

Dare them to make out with me, considering who my best friend is. ^^;;;

Writer's Block: Marathon sessions
Aside from sleeping and being awake, what is the longest consecutive amount of time you've spent doing one thing? What was it?

I was once awake from a Friday morning to the following Monday afternoon working on a difficult senior-level computer science project back in college.

That's about three and a half days. ^^;;;

The journey of a thousand miles....
It's been over three weeks since I had my job interview. After the interview had concluded, I was told that they would be reviewing other candidates for the next two weeks, and then after they narrowed down the list down, I might be contacted to come in for a second interview. I have not been contacted ever since. I tried calling them up to ask about the job, but got no definite answers. At this point in time, I think it's safe to say that I will not ever get the job.

It's depressing, because it was the only job I had ever seen in this part of Alabama that was perfectly suited for my skills as both a 3D modeler and a programmer, and the *only* 3D modeling job I had ever seen pop up here as well. This was my big chance to either sink or swim, and I swam about as well as a lead weight.

I don't know what I'm going to do now. It seems that it's impossible for me to get either a job with the skills I'm qualified for, or even an unskilled labor job. Both of these job markets are vastly overcrowded with unemployed people in Alabama, and worse, my employment history as a somewhat high-wage worker could be working against me when I apply for some fast-food restaurant. =/

I'm getting to that point where I just want to go into business for myself, much like my brother-in-law is doing. One major difference, however, is that he has friends and family there to back him and give him support, and I have none of that. My own father didn't even so much as give me comforting words when I was severely ill last winter. But damnit, if I can't make it on my own somehow, what other choices do I have? Suicide?

That said, I do have quite a few creative ideas, and do I have multiple talents. Now all I need are others to help me out. At the very least, some encouraging words would be nice.

Who I Am - An Introduction
So I figured that as long as I was here on this site, I should write at least one entry letting people knowing about who I am. Yes, I realize this is what profiles were made for, but I figured I'd write them here as well. After all, it does no good to have people come to my page and see a totally empty journal.

Well, here I am. I'm basically just a computer programmer and 3D artist who's going through some tough times in life. I wish there was more to tell about me, but there really isn't much else. I'm not a special type of guy who lives an extraordinarily interesting life or anything. ^^;;;; Thus, I likely will not update this journal often, if ever.

I love children's entertainment. I dream of someday having my own company that produces cartoons and video games that can be enjoyed by all ages, with the creative freedom being uncompromised by the corporate powers that be. Believe me, I have whole notebooks of ideas that I've come up with. Sometimes, I get discouraged when thinking that it's an unattainable dream, and that can send me spiraling into depression in a hurry. But even with that, I try to hold my chin up.

Aside from that, I enjoy watching campy movies, playing the occasional video game, reading comics or manga - you know, the usual nerd stuff. Well, I think that should just about do it, for now.


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