People say photographers usually develop a good eye for things. That is they pay attention to and notice the smallest details, and see things in a different perspective. I’m not sure if this is true or not, but my perception of everything definitely has opened up the past few years.
So, this is what I was thinking. What if someone had developed a strong photographer’s eye, enhancing his abilities to notice and pay attention to the smallest details, then, this person would go learn and understand psychology and the human brain to an extensive amount. He would know how people react in certain situations and the meaning behind even the tiniest subconscious movements.
With the ability to notice the tiniest details in people and the knowledge to comprehend and appropriately respond to it, this person would achieve perfect perception of human beings and can use it to his advantage. He can respond in a subliminally manipulative manner to psychologically steer his target in the direction he wants. This will be especially handy for detectives, lawyers, etc.
My teacher gave me full credit on my Outside Reading Project which I completely procrastinated on and told her I’ll be turning in a day late! Yeah, I know this shouldn’t be something to be excited about. I wonder if it’s because I noticed she was unusually upset the day I was going to turn it in, so I gave her a free brownie that I was suppose to be selling. She loves chocolate. Lol.
To those who haven’t been to Beacon Hill, it’s a series of downhill bumps. I was driving down it and there was a Pontiac in front of me. I wasn’t even following him closely, but when you’re driving downhill a bunch of bumps, you can’t really see the car ahead when you’re going down from the top.
And that’s how it happened. I didn’t see him until I started descending down the hill, and his car was stopped about 15 feet before me before I slammed the brakes and hear this horrible SCREECHING of tires dragging across pavement.
At that point all I could think of was ‘FUCK' because I knew my brakes had locked and my car was skidding down the icy hill at a considerable speed. I was terrified. The steering wheel had lost control, but my hands firmly held it in place while it tried to turn uncontrollably.
As my car came closer to the Pontiac’s rear, I suddenly envisioned these moments. You know, those visions people in movies see before they die. Believe it or not, these thoughts came rushing into my head. Remember this all happened within a few seconds, but I saw my wrecked car, my mom’s disappointed face, and numerous bills to pay off the damage.
Then, my car stopped. I thought I would at least tap the Pontiac, but I didn’t. The front bumper of my car was literally a few inches away from the rear end of the Pontiac.
I was still shaken, so I shifted the car to Parking and pulled up the hand brake until the Pontiac moved away. The reason it had stopped so suddenly was because there was a car accident right in front of it.
When the Pontiac drove away, I shifted back to Drive again and drove around the accident. I examined the accident as I passed by; the front of the car was wrecked. I noticed the same for the car parked across the street. I’m assuming a head on collision had occurred here not too long ago.
I drove the rest of the way to school slowly, so I was late to first period. I was still shaking and I decided to skip first all together and reflect on what had happened. Thus, I didn’t really get into a car accident, I almost did, but had things been different like if I had drove at 35 mph instead of 30, or if I had followed the Pontiac a little closer, I wouldn’t had been so lucky. I could be paying thousands of dollars right now or worse, find myself in the hospital.
To all my upcoming driving friends, all I gotta say is, pay attention to what you do. Luck won’t be there for you to rely on.
When you give away too much of yourself, and you receive nothing in return, it feels like you’ve been robbed. A feeling of mundane happiness, relief, and overwhelming disappointment. It’s nostalgic. It just feels like I have a hole in my chest.
I downloaded the demo for the game yesterday, and I’ve already played through it twice (demo lasts anywhere from 1-2 hours). All I can say is, I haven’t played a RPG this good in years. Lately, the RPG genre has been overshadowed by the FPS games such as COD, Battlefield, etc. so companies don’t invest in Role-Playing games. Therefore, game studios hardly ever spend time in making one, or spend enough time in making it good. In other words, the RPG genre is dying on consoles. FFXIII was a complete flop, Dragon Age II had a shitty story, and White Knight Chronicles is a fucking joke. Skyrim may be the only quality traditional RPG I’ve seen in years.
That’s why I was so taken back when I played Kingdoms of Amalur, and why I’m even bothering to write this post. This game is fucking good. It captures all elements of a traditional RPG and mixes it in with a reinvented and fun combat system. Although the demo has a lot of bugs (such as frame rate issues, screen tearing, problems loading, glitchy movement, etc.), I can already see this game’s strong points, and I can see why IGN reviewers were squealing over this game in their previews.
I suggest anyone who’s a fan of RPG’s, or anyone who’s interested in Skyrim, but is held back by its first person gameplay, to check this game out. I know I’m set to buy it when it’s released. And goddamn, I can already see myself wasting too much time playing this game.
Seattle has not just experienced a snowstorm of historic proportions, it now finds itself in the middle of a ice storm. Which is worse.
"Many places south of Seattle are reporting freezing rain right now, and the NWS has issued an ice storm morning for much of the Puget Sound region and southwestern Washington. This is the first ice storm warning issued since 1996, where Seattle got 2 feet of snow before everything first changed to freezing rain, and then rain. While this storm is not expected to have as much of an impact on the region as the December 1996 one, it will be very disruptive to the region. Ice not only creates slick roads, it accumulates on trees and power lines, bringing them down and causing power outages. Many places have reported over a half-inch of ice so far." -Charlie’s Weather Forecasts
Renton is currently reporting power outages. It’s best to cancel any plans involving travel. We all know Seattle is probably one of the worst cities for driving in the snow; imagine what hell will rise when roads literally become ice rinks (expect funny YouTube videos!).
As for those screaming for school’s cancellation as they are reading these, I also bring sad news. Temperatures are expected to rise overnight, in fact, they are expected to skyrocket by at least 15 degrees tomorrow, dousing Seattle in warm rain. No one can predict how fast the snow and ice will melt, but I believe schools are clinging onto this factor to give the final decision of cancellation.