Friday, April 29, 2011


I watched two more videos of the Flash tutorial videos. It's such a relief to find out how to move objects in Flash without leaving a blank space where the object used to have been. 
I am so so happy that it is Friday! And it was Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton today - of course, I didn't wake up at 5 AM to watch the ceremony, but it's still an exciting occasion nonetheless :) 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I watched two more Flash tutorial videos...and I made a robot. Yay for me. It's a really ugly robot, but whatever.
I took somewhat of a break day after I created my robot. My book came out yesterday, and I really loved it. I read it in one day. On the bad side, I broke my brother's earphones. Or, rather, they broke on their own. I found the exact same pair of earphones on but they're, like, $30. My brother would get so angry at me if he found out I broke them...he doesn't really use them anyway, but still. He'd get mad. I plan to buy him a pair and myself another. I can't live without my headphones.

Also, another thing A LOT of teachers don't get is that students actually don't like to help other students. Well yes, some do. But the That's because they find it annoying when people ask for help. The patient people don't mind. However, I don't think there are a whole lot of patient people in this world. A lot of students actually refuse to help others because it takes up their time or they'll just ignore you...or they'll say they don't know how to do what you're asking them for help on, when that's a lie. They know perfectly well how to do it, but they don't want to have to explain it...unless they're being paid, of course. I don't know why I'm saying this, but I feel like I need to say it, to get it out of my system. To put it out there. Because it's all true. 

26 days till summer! :) 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Watching the Flash Videos

I watched five out of the nine videos today, but I can't watch anymore. It's killing my brain of boredom SLOWLY. I know the videos don't hold any entertainment purpose, but these videos are really boring. The videos are SOMEWHAT helpful, though. This process seems overly complicated if it takes 9 whole videos to explain it all. And they're all, like, 8 minutes long. My grade in this class will drop so low with this project - why couldn't we do something simpler? I don't know how to use Flash yet, and I already hate it. Perhaps even more than Photoshop. I know all I do is complain, but this class isn't too easy for me. I know anybody's response to that would be "A challenge is good for you", blah blah blah, but it's not a good thing when I'm supposed to hold an A for all my classes. I'm going to die if I don't have all A's on my second semester average grade. 
 I don't get it - why are we watching videos on how to use Flash CS3 if the version on our computers is CS4? Are they basically the same thing??? 
Animation is so not my thing. I also saw on my teacher's blog that the yearbook class is selling old yearbooks. I was wondering if they had any yearbooks from last year, because I want one. 

28 days till summer! 
1 day till my book comes out! :) 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Flash Animation

I'll probably be making two posts today as I've just started class and I'm already blogging. This one is, of course, to complain about Flash. First, we have to watch 6 videos in order to know how to create a character. If I wanted to create a character, I'd go to Yahoo Avatar or something. I know it does more than that, like create internet games and make websites...I am so not in the mood to make a computer game...I tried to make a computer game in my computer class last year on Scratch Animation as a project, and everything went completely wrong. It's not like I'm going to have to make a computer game in my future or  career - I hate art. I'd never go into something that involves computer art.
Nevertheless, I'll probably watch the six videos about Flash, but I doubt it'll accomplish anything. I like when things are written so I can go back and look at the step if I don't know how to do something. 

30 days till summer...
6 days till my book comes out! :) 

Monday, April 18, 2011


On my Multimedia teacher's blog, it says that we need the script, but we don't have it in writing - it's online. So I'll post the link to the script on my Google Docs.

PSA Script

I may play around with Flash today, even though I really don't want to - on the bright side, there is a three day weekend for me this week! :) 

32 days till summer...
8 days till my book comes out! :) 

Thursday, April 14, 2011


We're supposed to be playing around with Adobe Flash today, as that is our next project. However, I opened up Adobe Flash and it confuses me a lot. My Multimedia teacher warned us that it would be as complicated as Adobe Illustrator...great. I don't understand why the teacher likes to give us the complicated computer programs. I know, its a "challenge" and all, and its not like I'm expecting anything easy, but in my opinion, there's no reason to stress students that. It doesn't do me any good. Tutorials only help me to an extent. I'm good with following directions, but it's not something I enjoy doing. I'd rather not have to stick to any directions. Like I said, I'm really really REALLY bad with anything slightly artistic, even computer art. 

34 days till summer :) 
12 days till my book comes out! :) 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Recording Our Voices

Today, we will FOR SURE be recording our voices for our presentation in iMovie because since I was absent yesterday from school, I have to make-up a biology test...ugh. Understanding Spanish is easy for me, but speaking it is so much harder. I make a lot of grammatical errors when I'm speaking Spanish, too. My voice sounds all weird when its recorded, too. All we have to do is record our voices, and then we'll be done! :) We have to jot down every step of our way in the "Design Cycle Journal." We started a little late - I think I was unaware that we had to do this "Design Cycle Journal" EVERY class period we were doing this project. Oops.

14 days till my book comes out...
36 days till summer! :) 

Friday, April 8, 2011


We were going to put our voices in today, but one of our group members wasn't at school today and she had the main part so we couldn't really do that today - we decided to wait until she came back. 

We also had to get onto her account to gain access to our video...don't tell anyone :) 

Our school principal came into our class and we got to tell her about our video and what it was about. We showed her our depressing pictures of abused animals. She seemed to be proud of our work. I really like the music in our video, too - My group member made the music on Garageband. I remember trying to use Garageband and I couldn't use it - it was too confusing, I guess. Or too complicated. 

38 days :) 
18 days till book comes out :) 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Today, we got our script done and we translated it into Spanish. However, we didn't record our voices just yet, even though we set up who was supposed to say what. 

I have an English E.O.C exam today...blah. Not fun, right? I'm a little bit worried about it. 

Now, I have two countdowns. One for summer, and one for this book I've been waiting to read for a WHOLE YEAR. 

40 days till summer :D 
20 days till my book comes out :)