how am I expected to make real life decisions when I still go up the stairs on all fours
You don’t get presents on your birthday because you were born, you get presents as rewards for still being alive.
Thisss was one of the best days ever and I can safely say my b-day has already started even tho I haveeee….about 15 more minutes until it’s midnight..
Basically I had a trip that we were supposed to go to TODAY kind of but we changed it to Monday in favor of a competition. A competition for game concepts. And I’m glad we re-scheduled that trip because it was fun. Despite me only having managed to get 5 hours of sleep and having to be there from 9 AM to 9 PM and despite that it was a VERY hot day and despite that I knew I wouldn’t win, it was fun and that was the most important thing.
Once I saw my competition I knew I wouldn’t win because all I could do was draw concepts for characters and enemies and levels in the game I’d planned. Other people/teams had programers and already had working demos by the end of the competition. But I had fun.
The only non-fun part was near the end of the competition where each one of us had to go in front of everyone and hold a microphone and talk about our game concepts and such. So I just stood on my own in front of a bunch of people and had to grit my teeth and go through with the public speaking part which was an accomplishment all on it’s own even tho I felt like my stomach was in knots that made me wanna throw up afterwards.
All of the top 3 places went to the three groups/people I’d hoped would win the most. I met a lot of new people that were very nice and supportive and one of them even offered to help when she found out that I was so nervous about the public speaking part and having her there really helped me not panic as much as I could have.
But after the three winners, the judges and hosts added that they added an extra, unexpected award. And to my biggest surprise ever my name was called out and I had to be in front of people again and I won an iPad too. The hosts and judges, at the last minute, had decided that I should get an award as well, for best newcomer gaming concepts or something. Because people here were programmers and some had even done games and concepts before and were at least somehwhat experienced in the field unlike me plus I’m no programmer I’m just an artist with an idea and the only knowledge I have is to draw concepts for it, not code it and such. Apparently they liked my concept and were amazed by my art so they threw in a surprise award just for me and I was shocked, pleasantly surprised.
So yeah that made my day ;w;
shoutout out to all my buddies who have shitty dads or no dads at all this father’s day, you turned out just great regardless, you can’t choose your family and you don’t deserve any negativity from them,and you don’t deserve backlash or guilt-tripping for cutting them out of your life if that’s what you need/ed to do and i love you all
Awkward moment when I finally get a concept in my head for a game character and then as I scroll down my dash I see a very VERY similar character that’s apparently already in a game that I’ve never even seen before. Welp. Back to the drawing board.