I came into my house a few minutes ago, started up my laptop, then proceeded to click a few options to set Steam downloading some of my games, which haven’t yet found their way onto its hard drive. I then opened Windows Live Writer to start writing this blog post, before being hit with a tremendous wave of guilt. What on Earth are you doing, Kit?, it seemed to smarm. Why aren’t you revising for your forthcoming exams?
It’s with no small degree of unstoppable smugness that I then realised I don’t have to do that any more.
How happy I feel to have all four of my summer exams out of the way, in short. All seven hours and fifty minutes (!) of them. All that raw education boiled down to sitting in a room and scribbling on some paper. It’s triumphant, yet strangely anticlimactic. I now have the universe to myself, but how best to occupy my time? The inevitable cry of “Make the bloody Pixel Show” notwithstanding.
Speaking of that, by all accounts you’ll have the first episode of TPS by next week, though there are no promises. On paper (e-paper?) I have everything set up to get the episode done and done. I will keep you posted – naturally, the first episode will be the hardest, and hopefully subsequent ones (if subsequent ones are desired) will iron out the creases. Hayfever will not present too much of an issue – if my eyes look bad I’ll just have to put on a pair of ridiculous sunglasses for the episode – but, again, you’ll be the first to know.
Spare a thought, additionally, for my best friend. He still has one exam left, so wish him luck! After it, though, we’re going to have a jolly good laugh to celebrate my birthday (something that it’s fairly difficult to do when you have future-deciding exams to worry about). He’s also got me a present, something he shouldn’t have done but which he has done anyway. How nice of him. The worst part? He gave me a clue as to what it is:
“The main character is called Cole, and the box art is red and blue.”
That’s…really clever, actually.