For those that missed the news this morning, after 16 days and 7 hours, Red finally defeats the Elite Four after the umpteenth try! I missed the whole run (occurred when the US East Coast was asleep overnight/this morning), but thousands, if not millions of people worldwide were able to watch (and some record) the battles and upload to Youtube today. Looks like I have an hour of watching this run set aside for later today!
At the Elite 4, we lost to Lorelei 4 times, Bruno 4 times, Agantha 10 times, Lance twice and BLUE once. In total, it took us 22 attempts.— TwitchPlaysPokemon (@TwitchPokemon) March 1, 2014
If you may or may not know, tomorrow is my birthday! In honor of this momentous occasion, I’m giving away 50 - that’s right, FIFTY Unowns of the “?” and “!” variety. More details can be found here. You have to have a Reddit account to participate.
I was looking at my previous blog today, and noticed something; I haven’t been as personal on Tumblr as I should be, and I should blog more frequently. So, here goes.
Currently, I am a graduate student getting my Masters degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In plain English, the field deals with maps and computers (think how Google Maps work, both on your laptop/deskop computer and your smartphone). The classes I’m taking are at a satellite campus of the University of Maryland (UMD) and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - here’s the website.
It’s Friday mid-afternoon now, and I am in the computer lab there (it’s a 5-minute drive from my house to here, so that’s convenient), currently typing this post while some ArcMap tools are running in the background for one of my homework assignments.
I spent lunchtime watching Team USA face off against their northern arch-rivals, Team Canada, in the semifinals of the Winter Olympics; the winner would advance to the Gold Medal Game (and be guaranteed a Silver Medal, at worst), while the loser would have to play another game to get a bronze medal, at best. Unfortunately, Canada DOMINATED this game - they played like the Seattle Seahawks did in the Super Bowl. The score was 1-0 Canada, but felt more lopsided, as the ‘Mericans could NOT get a good rhythm offensively (were hounded constantly by Canadian double/triple teams), and were in retreat mode throughout. Made me feel very disappointed, as this is the 2nd straight day a US hockey team lost to Canada in the tournament mode of the Winter Games. -_- There was one of those stats that popped up in today’s game where it showed when the US won a medal in men’s ice hockey - it surprised me that the last gold was made in the famous 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.
I’m excited for this time tomorrow, as I’ll be hanging out for the first time since early January with people my age at a DC bar; it’s so monotonous doing the same routines at home, seeing the same people and going to evening classes every weekday. So, there’s that. And, next Tuesday is my birthday (YAY! Cake day!), but unfortunately I have a three-hour evening class every Tuesday - so I’ll celebrate by _ _ birthday tomorrow instead! :)
I currently have Twich Plays Pokemon open in one of my Mozilla tabs, so that’s keeping me entertained for the time being. If you don’t know what I am talking about, click here. Currently, Red is facing off against a Magnemite - my guess is that we are in Silph Co. Here’s a live comment thread as to where we are on day 8 of the game.
So, I guess that’s it for now. Time to get back to work.
If you don’t know what the latest craze is with Pokemon, I’m here to fill you in before it’s too late. A user has created a streaming video of Pokemon Red, on the website, Twitch. The catch is that anyone can create a free account and input commands in the chat box corresponding to the movement of the main character, Red, in Pokemon Red. Think of it this way - imagine playing your favorite one-player video game, and instead of one player controlling the movement, 90,000 people are moving the joystick.
Here’s what has happened over the past week, to keep you guys informed (Click on the below text to read it):
After you read that, watch this fan-created video that summarizes the text in a two-minute recap: