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Will the Real Update Please Stand Up?

On 09/12/2015 at 02:35 PM by Alex-C25

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Almost a month ago, I did a half-arsed small update. I predicted that I would be unactive once again and in a case that could make Nostradamus jealous, I was right. The only difference being that I went through over 70 blogs, although I actually paid attention to most of them this time. University still made me busy and though there were plenty of chances to check the blogs, I was indeed lazy. However, I did say I would make an update. Yeah, it's a month later, but I never said it would have a fixed date. So here's it is, all killer no filler, what i've been doing since BaD ended.

End of First Semester and start of second

I ended my first university semester on the 25th of May, which coincidentaly, was also the day I had my final exam in one of the subjects. Later on when I checked the final results of every subject, I was so close yet so far on getting a four out of five by almost a single point due to an increasingly score reduction in an extra subject I had taken. Due to that, I only had a set of subjects to choose from for the next semester.

Overall, it was quite the first semester. I managed to survive throughout and even get great scores on some subjects.

I started the second semester about two months ago on July 27th. I was a bit optimistic at first and hopeful that I would do better this time..... but now i'm almost in a dire situation. You see, I was studying for an exam that would occur the very next day I was studying, at 8:30 am. I stayed until very late, around 2:15 to 2:30 am. I was planning in awakening at 6:40 am and I even set the cellphone alarm like I had always done..... I awoke at 10:00 am. When I saw the hour, I was desperate and organized myself quickly and even called a taxi to get to the university (I almost always go walking), but alas, it was obvious when I got there that the exam was long gone. I talked with my teacher about it, but as she said, there was no chance of repeating the exam and I didn't have a good excuse for repeating it. I was heartbroken during the day and so were my parents (and a bit angry, but I understood it), though in the end they also gave me encouragement to do better on the following exams of the subject and the other ones, and actually get some rest so a situation like that doesn't happen anymore (they even got me a clock with alarm for that).

Honestly, i'm worried about this second semester. Aside from missing the exam, I feel that it won't be enought to get a high score to continue on the university, but we'll see.

So, what about the holiday?

Let's change to something lighter.

After the 25th of May, I pretty much started my holiday vacation until the 27th of July. Few days after the start, I went to my homecity for the rest of the holiday and over there I even went to a one week trip to the beach around the end of June and early July.

Something else I should mention is that I went to my first ever convention, Comic Con Colombia (and acording to the website, IT IS related to that Comic Con). It was up for three days, but I only went to the first two since the third day was father's day. Overall, I had an awesome experience and really enjoyed it. Got to see awesome cosplayers, interesting booths, buy a lot of stuff, participate in some activities and even spend time with some friends I hadn't seen for quite a while. Since i've taken many pictures, I hope to perhaps upload them here.

I'm also starting to get more into Magic: The Gathering, though i'm far from an expert on the game. The good thing is i've been receiving some help from a card and tabletop games store I discovered on the convention and played and won my first ever match. I haven't played anything since that though, which is why i'm hoping to get one of the Duel of the Planeswalkers game (got the 2014 edition on my wishlist).


I've gotten quite the stuff during the past months. In no order i've bought and/or gotten, either from Steam, gifts, other sites and bundles:

PC: BattleBlock Theater (got it as a gift from Vice's Assistant), Blue Rose, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Cherry Tree High Comedy Club, The Clans-Saga of the Twins, Contrast, Costume Quest (gift from mothman), Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut, eden, the complete edition of Skyrim, Freedom Planet, FTL: Faster Than Light, Go! Go! Nippon!, Higurashi When They Cry (finally localized to Steam), Metal Slug X (another gift from Vice's), A New Beginning, Nicole, Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds, Project Root, Resonance, Rogue Legacy, Rollers of the Realm (once again, thanks mothman), Shadow Warrior Classic, Shantae: Risky's Revenge, Super Amazing Wagon Adventure, Super Chain Crusher Horizon, Transistor, X-note and the pack that include YS I and II.

Wii: Madworld.

Wii U: Bayonetta 2.

DS: Chrono Trigger, Pokemon Black and Pokemon HeartGold.

3DS: Fire Emblem: Awakening.

I actually finished a game and did a review that i'll eventually post here.

First time getting insulted online

Yeup, even if i've been active on the internet for about 5 years and i'm even an user on the godforsaken Tumblr, I never seemed to have hate thrown at me and never had discussions go sour.... until now. I pretty much described what happened here if you're interested.

Other active sites

That reminds me, i've created accounts over the sites My Anime List and Bandcamp, so if you also have them there, follow me if you want.

That all!

I guess that's all I wanted to say as to what i've been doing. I won't guarantee that i'll constantly blog, but I do think i'll be active once again in the commenting front. I've got some blog ideas either way, so expect to see them in some capacity.

For the time being, hope to see more from you all.



Super Step Contributing Writer

09/12/2015 at 03:40 PM

I hate 8:30AM classes and tests. Attendance is how I got a D instead of a C in college algebra, and I really think I'd have done better were it not such an early class.


09/14/2015 at 09:52 PM

At the very least I prefer starting at 8:30 rather than 7:10 like in school (i'm not joking, that was the start hour), but in general it's kinda inconvinient to start studying early since the brain isn't quite ready to register everything at those hours.

Blake Turner Staff Writer

09/12/2015 at 03:46 PM

Ouch, that alarm story sucks. It's happened to me too, but I made it halfway through the exam and had to finish it in half the time allotted. Yours is a lot worse though. Damn, that's heartbreaking.

 Some good games in there though. Man, I haven't played magic in a while though. I should break that out again, I spent a stupid amount of money on it.

Also, I'm sorry, but that account of you being harrassed online is hilarious. Yes, you're the awful person for not condoning piracy, especially when the game in question was on sale the other day for $1.99. Also the game is fucking awesome and fuck them.

 Also, permission to use your avatar. Morons.



09/14/2015 at 10:13 PM

I managed to leave pass the effects caused by missing the test, but i'll still never forget it.

I wanted to respond those two twats so badly, but thought it would be just a waste of time and further derail the topic (even if I tagged with spoilers all of it). Seriously, I never insulted anyone and tried in a civilized manner to try not to derail the topic and i'm called an "hypocrite", idiot and a bad person like if I was Jeffrey Dahmer. Yeah sure, cause using a pic "without permission" for an avatar is the same as torrenting something like Freedom Planet.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

09/13/2015 at 03:44 AM

I've had some hate thrown at me online. Not as much as some other people I know who have had some really tough shit, but I've gotten my fill.  People are assholes.  

Sorry about the alarm and your classes.  I'm sure you'll pull through though and get it all taken care of. 

It's nice to hear from you though.  I didn't know they had a Comic Con down there!


09/14/2015 at 10:16 PM

And sadly the MAL forums have quite some assholes.

I'm really pulling through after what happened that day. I'll never forget that, but it helped to teach me a lesson.

I didn't even know either. I only discovered it two years ago.


09/15/2015 at 12:06 PM

I bought MadWorld a long time ago and I still hadn't got to it.  I saw it in a "Must have Wii games" video a week or so ago and the thought to start it up did cross my mind.  I really should get to playing that game.  

All this time on the web and you're just getting your first insult.  That is impressive.  My worse experiences are having been called a racist.  I've been told more than a few times that I hate black people by some idiots online.  When I inform the jackasses that I'm black, they either call me a liar or back peddle their ass off.  Sometimes it's very amusing. Laughing


09/15/2015 at 02:55 PM

I should also get to play Madworld one of this days.

It's pretty damn impressive how 5 years since I created my first internet account for community porpuses (1up) I managed to pass without any kind of hate until know. I think I need a medal for that Tongue Out


09/17/2015 at 03:37 PM

I'm about to get back into MadWorld again. I played part of it when it came out but never finished it. Now I'm going to try and beat it. This game Mayhem in 3D I'm playing now reminded me of it because it has the same art style, if completely different gameplay.

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