Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Page One

Alrighty, hello hello

This blog will actually be about a movie (finally). Last Friday all of the students in first year Creative Communications went to see the movie Page One: Inside The New York Times.

None too shabby
Personally, I enjoyed the movie, it's not flashy and full of action, but for an information junkie (like me) it's great. It's also great if you're interested in journalism. 

Unfortunately in my case I was completely exhausted during the movie, so I didn't absorb parts of it. I would see it again though if it was still here.

Here's the link to the IMDB page in case anyone is interested:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

D&D Destruction

Hello All,


First things first today, it turns out I made a miscalculation with the D&D group I'm part of. I thought we'd be going until at least December, but it turns out we've only got a few sessions left with this group.

This is in part because we cut a bloody path through the castle we were supposed to be stealthily infiltrating. It is also in part because I am a bad judge of how fast we move.

The good news is that I will be joining another group soon after, so I can chronicle that group, and be more organized about it.

Apparently it's an awesome movie

I was going to watch Across the Universe tonight, but due to exhaustion and other obligations, I won't have time to.

But I am buying Love Actually tomorrow! Which is awesome in so many ways. It's a movie I've seen before, but I'll put more explanation tomorrow!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

The foray into Twitter.

Hello all, today is a school assignment, just in case anyone was wondering.

Yesterday I joined the world of Twitter. I've been avoiding that for years because Twitter just didn't appeal to me.
I'm on there now though, and I've already had the experience of Twitter 'going down'. For a few hours last night I was trying to get onto it, and it was very decidedly not working. It's working now though, but so far it's not too bad.

- Emily

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Que Sura, Sura

Whatever will be, will be.

A year ago today a very good friend of mine passed away at the age of 19.
Her family and friends lost someone so very special, and while wounds may heal over time,this still hurts for many of us.

Miss you so much Sarah, we love you.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Oh dear, this newfangled blog.

Well, I've come across a problem today.
I can see people following me, but I'm not sure how to get to their profiles to also follow them.
So! I've turned to you, fair internet users, for advice, can any of you help me?

- Emily

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Movies, Dungeons and Dragons and Introductions

Well, many of you won't know what's going on with this blog, at least not yet. I'll start with introduction, you (the readers) can call me Emily, or Em, anything really, just try to keep it respectful. I'll occasionally use chat speak, or emoticons, because I find that the tone I'm using (example: when I'm being sarcastic) won't always translate well in my typing, but I will try to avoid it.
Fig. 1
I work at a theater (which is awesome), so I decided to make use of the fact and have part of this be a movie review. If there aren't any new movies out that I want to see, I'll probably look at a movie that's on DVD to review.

Unfortunately I will not be doing a movie review this week, since I'm still getting used to handling a blog.

Dungeons and Dragons

I haven't been playing D&D (Dungeons and Dragons) for too long, if my memory serves me correctly my first session was in early February of 2011. In matter of fact, the campaign I'm currently in is getting near its end, but D&D is always an interesting creative trip.

For those who don't know, Dungeons and Dragons is a RPG (Role Playing Game). Basically, you create a character, and then get to roll dice to give them some characteristics. The numbers you roll are put into things like dexterity, strength, and intelligence (that's not all of them, but it gives a general idea). If you give a higher number to dexterity, but a lower number to strength, you would be more nimble, but not as strong. Then, depending on what your character is like, you get to give them skills. I play an acrobatic rogue, so I have a high dexterity, and my stealth and acrobatic skills are higher than most of my other skills.

The group you play with (oh yes, this is a group game) will have a leader who makes the story as you go along, and generally does not have a set character that they play (though that might be only in the games I've played). They are basically the master of the world you are playing in, and they can through some interesting challenges at you. Things like exploding crystal hedgehogs, though I think that's not as common.

I'll get a summary of the campaign I'm in up next week, I doubt anyone wants to keep reading about D&D today.
Fig. 2
This is a D20 (twenty sided dice), it is your friend, it can also destroy you.
Odds and Ends

If I have something else I feel like, I'll put some odds and ends into a post, from something interesting I saw, to special events, to questions I have for you all. It probably won't happen every post though.

With that, I bid you adieu, and hope to see you this time next week.

- Emily B