Eric Zimmerman, author of an electronic essay about gaming., brings up a very interesting point that much of gaming revolves around a good story. He says, " game developers increasingly rely on filmic story techniques in the design of their products, turning present-day computer and video games into a kind of mutant cinema." I have never thought of gaming in this manner before, but it is incredibly true. Everyone loves a good stoary, so in turn, a goood story is a good game. I beleive the art of storytelling is incredibly powerful and overlooked. Many people do not realize teh power a story can have over them. They can make a happy person sad, or a sad person happy. I truly believe stories can be life changing. I believe that we need to pay more attention to story telling, even encouraging it more often in children. Storytelling is an art that undoubtably needs to be preserved.
I promised I would update all of you on the adventures of Dayna and Kate while she was here visiting. Not much was in store, but we still had fun. We went to Pizza Luce on Sunday night for half priced bottles of wine. It was fun, but Kate and Axel made me drink red wine, and I could barely stand it. Then on Monday me, Kate, Axel, and Sam (Axel's roommate) went to R.T. Quinlin's. For those of you who do not know of Quinlin's. Well you're missing out. It almost hidden, like you have to have a treasure map to find it..even though it's located on Superior St. Once you see the tiny neon sign for the bar..you enter and go deep downstairs in to a dark cave,AKA R.T. Qinilin's. Inside you'll find an extremely weird mix of hippies, jazzy people with beanies, and town drunks. Here deep in the cave...they are safe. Well, while we were there I ran into a special little drunk man who told me he was a dancer. So, he put some money in the Juke Box, and this is what came of that:
Well..I'm off to Sawtell, New South Wales Australia. I finally got my student teaching placement. I'm pretty excited. It is a beautiful town of 13,000. It is a little touristy, but not too bad. It is right on the coast, and the school I'll be at is only a football field away from the ocean. But, the average temp when I'll be there is about 100 F. I'll manage. Here are some pictures of Sawtell and a map of Australia. Sawtell is just below Coffs Harbour. Coffs Harbour is located on the east coast on the right-center of the map.
Well...my good buddy Kate is here from Arizona. She is a UMD graduate who will soon be attending med school in Tulane...if it still exists due to Katrina. I think that we'll be up to some good fun and craziness these next few days. She doesn't leave until Wednesday. I'll be sure to take my camera places to catch some interesting moments. Stay tuned!
Try this out for a good laugh. You've got to see it before a lot of people find out and they fix it . You need to go to Australia's Google search at :
Type in the word Failure in the search box and click the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button. Just wait to see the magic!
My handsome BF
Two good lookin people
Brats, but I love em