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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Thesis Project Strikes Back!

Just when I thought I have heard the last of my thesis project, out pops a ‘ding-dong’ SMS music from my Sony Ericsson. Normally, it would have been some random AhLong wanting to give me a Christmas special offer (borrow money now and get a FREE microwave!), but surprise, surprise, it was Supervisor.

Oh for jeezes’ sake, what did I do now? The message was a shortie, just asking me to come up for presentation today in the faculty office. I had wished that she mistaken me for another random student who didn’t show up for their presentation D-Day so I just messaged back, asking exact time.

Apparently, Supervisor knew she got the right stupid kid when she SMS’d me back, asking for an 11am interview.

Damn...

Normally, I loved presentation. I do. I got A+ in public speaking co-curriculum and was the co-head of my group. My software engineering class didn’t have a bad presentation either. I can speak well, dress well and as long as I can focus on the subject matter, technical difficulties be damn’d.

But I DON’T feel focused today. I haven’t eaten breakfast. My head is still woozy-oozy-dizzy and it feels like my stomach wants to be woozy too (I think I have self-fermenting crack in my system that my body doesn’t want to share with me).

And so here I am at school, making a few last-minute touches on my system. At least the service provider is working (BOTH backup and backup’s backup). I don’t know who else is playing the music to my project grade but frankly, I don’t care to focus too much on it right now.

I’m getting ready for what I call ‘Internet Connection Hibernation’. It’s the time when I don’t have enough cash to access to the cyber cafes anymore AND I’m going to work on my pixel characters.

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These are my old stuff but just to give you an idea. I have nine of these guys to art out, and all nine have about 4 or 5 semi-custom poses to design. It’s going to take a while to do them and I work better if I don’t get tempted to drive back and forth between PC and source of Internet.

Furthermost after my presentation today (just to remind myself incase I forgot), I’m going to do an outline of all my characters and then submit them to my artist. She’s doing character art for free but she hadn’t worked on mine at all.

So I’m going to pass her as much story spoilers as I could just to get her an idea of the game structure, and then let her decide if she still wants to do them.

Of course, considering if I may or may not still be alive after this surprise presentation today. It’s 9:30am on the Monday before Aidil Ad’ha and I’m the one feeling like a cow to her execution.

Whoops, there goes my ‘ding-dong’ SMS again. With any luck, it’s an AhLong giving me a Christmas special offer.

4 Minds bloomed here too...:

kyels said...

Like you, I normally ace presentations but I felt the same way when I had to present my thesis in public a few weeks ago. It was definitely D-Day for me and I was so nervous that I nearly died of nervous breakdown! Joke!

Anyway, it went smoothly and now I am hoping that yours will too. Go and ace the whole presentation!

Psst ... I have another public presentation which is next year.

*cries*

Anyway, are you studying Computer Science or graphics related degree?

(:

Quickening said...

-Sorry, Aidil Adha holidays. Got caught up with family busy-ness (will post report at 1000 hours later).

I'm studying IT. I took the 'genius' route (cue sarcasm here) and applied for bachelor degree straight after my SPM. I'm copping like a fish out of a cliche' while my cousins are already raking in their diploma money.

Anyway, my second presentation went well. Supervisor just wanted to give me a second presentation so I could get a better mark.

It was nice of her...

kyels said...

I applied for bachelor degree after my SPM too but of course all the applicants had to go through 3 semesters of pre-University.

As cliche' as it may sound, I'm an IT student myself. Bah! We're a team then ... Haha. Anyway, I still love art more than science but I don't know how the hell I ended up doing IT. Jeng, jeng, jeng!

:P

Quickening said...

It's the goverment conspiracy, Kyels...

Between 1997-2001, it was all about twinning programmes and private universities all aimming to industriously produce IT-minded work-force while IGNORING that future job opportunities were being hijacked by foreign students from India and China (cos they're cheaper than local students).

That's why we're doomed. Or maybe it's the Art in all of us... XD

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