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I can't believe NG is letting Madness Day be reminiscent of any other crew's day of spam flashes. Sure enough there's a lot of quality content, but god damn it, do you HAVE to vote 5 on everything related to madness just because it's Madness Day?
I need a new post on my profile, I'm no fan of having the same post for a long time.
Been watching MLG Raleigh all day. Some sick games, but so far I'm not very impressed by the finals, pretty boring ZvZ. I am, of course, speaking of the StarCraft 2 tournament. Two Koreans fighting it out. Would be so amazing if Coca took the win, really impressed with his play this tournament, came out of nowhere for me.
Other than that, I love my apartment. Got real mad drunk last night, which was awesome. First time I've gotten to do that in almost a month. Didn't get home till 6.30 in the morning, which is always a good thing. Tomorrows gonna be so damn shit. Got three lectures, spread between 08.15 and 16.00, all lasting approximately 1 hour 45 minutes (with a 5-10 minute break in the middle). At least it's interesting, so it's not all bad.
Aaand I also reached 2,000 posts on the BBS, slowly inching my way closer to the 1.00 post per day milestone I have set for the end of this year. I'm pretty sure I'll make that. Gonna do a few more Audio Reviews for the RRC, watch the grand finals, and get some sleep. Should not be drinking coffee right now.
After one of the heavier nights of drinking, I eventually got home around 4 in the afternoon. Of course the number one priority was to check facebook, where I saw alot of my friends updating their statuses with whatever universities they got into. So I checked my mail. I found a mail from Samordna Opptak, which is the website people apply for Uni on. I opened it. It didn't say anything about whether or not I got my spot, I had to log on to a website. And I needed my cell phone to get the code I needed, but that wasn't charged.
So I found the charger, charged it for two minutes, typed in my little code, and yes, god damn yes I got into what I wanted, social anthropology.
I was so damn nervous the last couple of months, I didn't think I had the grades needed to get in, but now I have a flat, a cheap nice flat ten minutes from the center of the town, I have a place to study, I'm eligible for a student loan. And if you guys aren't familiar with how that works in Norway: If we pass our final exams, large parts of the loan are turned into... well, some sort of scholarship. It's just deleted. Which is awesome.
I also found that someone had queued up some rapper named Cage on my Spotify last night, so I've been listening to that for a few hours now. Dude is awesome, why the fuck are people still listening to Eminem?
Really just writing this because I'm bored, and I don't see the point in having the previous news post on the front page no more.
Got two review milestones today, 333 audio reviews and 700 flash reviews. I've been doing a lot of flash reviews lately. In addition to doing the occasional review on movies under judgement that I sincerely believe I can give advice on, I select one of the Series found under, well, the Series tab, and try to review every single movie in that series. Right now, that's the Ackbar series, with so damn many flashes.
Also, if there happens to be any flashes requested in the RRC, I'll be reviewing those, of course.
Other than that, I've been crashing at a friends house for a week now, just needed a break from my family and the never-ending pestering. Been amazing to just relax, make dinner, do basically all the stuff I did at home, without anyone nagging me to do shit. Probably moving back in at home on Sunday or Monday, though. It's been long enough. I don't really miss home yet, though, so we'll see.
Not sure how many of you are gamers, but i'm assuming at least some of you are. I'll be streaming a StarCraft 2 tournament on the EU servers tonight, starting at 8.30 PM GMT+1.
The league is open to anyone from Bronze to Grand Masters, though the majority of the participants are between Bronze and Platinum.
I'll also be participating, but I doubt I'll get very far. The tournament is 1v1, not exactly what I'm best at. Unhealer will be joining the stream when/if he loses.
Tune in over on justin.tv/kristofferag! I'll be playing music from the Audio portal during breaks, if I get it working proper.
I've reached quite a lot of milestones lately.
Got a total of 8 Voting Power. Total, that is. 1,000 total reviews, 666 flash reviews, 100 art reviews, reached a new B/P rank. Oh, and 12,345 medal points. That's a nice couple of days, IMO.
Biggest milestone is without a doubt reaching Platinum with my buddy in 2v2 on Starcraft 2. I love that game so much. Played twenty games last night. And twenty more the day before. I'm such a nerd.
Anyway, I'm writing a lot of reviews, and I'm still taking personal requests. I've been mainly doing art requests lately, and I try to vote a lot on the audio portal and art portal, as they really need the votes. I mean, there are so many 0-bombers there.
Reviewing flash is something I do mainly for the statwhoring now. So much of what is submitted to the portal daily now is games from game websites, and I am not going to review these, nor will I vote 5 on them. I personally think they don't deserve top 5 any day.
The reason I don't review flash is because I rarely get responses, which leads me to think that people don't really read the reviews on their flash. On Audio, it's quite the opposite. In art, you very often get responses, but a lot of the time, it feels like no-one reads those reviews either.
Only flash I review now is what I find through the random flash link. you know, portal/random. Found it in SCTE3's sig, thanks =D
I also had something more important to say, but I can't remember what. I'll remember it later.
Morning. Sorta. It's 3.39 pm, but I'm tired. Woke up at 10, didn't sleep till 4. Feels bad.
I'm gonna have a really, really boring summer this year. I don't have a job, been applying left and right for a couple weeks, but all positions are taken. Considering i'm 18, it's not easy to get a job. I'm broke as well, untill I get my vacation money from my previous job. That should keep me going for the summer, if I take a couple of painting jobs and stuff from family. Lot of my friends are staying at home as well, so it's not all bad.
I'll be having a lot of free time, which might be noticable. I've already done the requests for the RRC this week, and I've been doing a couple audio reviews from random entries to the Audio Portal. I'd love to review flash, but it feels so extremely unrewarding. When you review art and audio, more than 75% of the time, you'll get a response. I've checked my stats on this. Flash on the other hand, less than 15% of my reviews get responses.
It's also pretty hard to decide what I want to review, because so much of the stuff added to the portal is very bad work, or posted by websites. I don't review flashes or games posted from another website, like the dressupgames or 4v4 games or whatever they are. They don't read the reviews, so they don't deserve the reviews.
Anyway, I'm gonna have to decide whether or not I should renew my Xbox live Gold, or buy a couple months of WoW gametime. With Firelands coming out, it'll be nice to do some casual raiding on normal level and doing the Firelands raids with friends.
Not sure why I posted this. tips on what to review? I need something to do.
It is I, the bubble of soap, speaking directly from the slippery realm of Soaptopia.
I've got a couple milestones coming up in the next couple of days. I've got the 4,000 saves, I'm about 80 or so away from that. I can't believe how many bad flashes have hit the portal today. Like, really bad. I mean, most flashes pass anyway these days, because people for some reason save-whore. Not like the old days! :|
Aaand I've got real close to 1,000 total reviews, which I am pretty proud of, considering the fact that all of these reviews (mostly) are serious, constructive reviews. gotta thank the RRC for that.
As far as I can tell, the RRC has gotten a couple more members lately. I think we have two people trying out this weekend, which is pretty nice, seeing as how we've actually lost a good handful of people lately.
And I'm pretty sure I speak for all of us in the RRC when I say that we reaaally want more Flash and Art requests, because we barely get any at all. I think we have one flash and one art for the coming week, which I think kinda suck.
That said, request for your audio as well. All requests are welcome!
God damn annoying piece-of-shit ads. They load the game, then display an ad for ten seconds, and then let you play on. I don't mind an ad now and then, but the fact that ANYONE can use them, even for short, shitty games, that's what annoys me. I'm not gonna watch a 10 minute ad so that I can play a crappy game. That's stupid.