I am so looking forward to The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword for the Wii. I remember that the Ocarina of Time (OOT) was one of my favourite games I ever played. The recent games in the Zelda series have taken their cue off the OOT template ever since. That game by itself helped to create the foundation all adventure games would follow-up to today. Skyward Sword seems to reimagine what Zelda can be with a blurring of the lines between dungeon and the overworld. The ability for the wiimote + to accurately track your movements for 1 to 1 motion control. I really like the art style which is expressive and has the water-colour feel and is a perfect style for the Wii and the limitations of the hardware.
I can’t wait for this game it can definitely be considered a swan song game for the Wii as we head off to Wii U next year. This is a great 6 minute trailer for the game but beware there are some spoilers below. I love this time of year as a gamer, it ROCKS!
I was talking to a recruiter last month and showed him a 1 page CV I did. He told me that it was too colourful and I’ve heard that a couple times Right now I am sending 2 different ones, the one page CV called metro inspired by Windows 8 preview from awhile back and a cleaner version that goes into more depth. He told me to go into more depth with a 2 pager and the above is the result.
I didn’t want it to be a wall of text, that was never going to work out for me. So what I did I put icon images that I had as vector graphics in the CV. I felt I needed to do it give a voice and the icons help me do that. I used the blue because it gives a calm feeling for it. I decided to have some sort of imagery to break up all the text. I needed to punctuate it to have personality and make if feel like a person behind it rather than it being something just to scan.
Looking to find my voice as a storyteller, discover who I am and live for today not tomorrow.
I'm a writer who loves words, stories and who is living the dream travelling the world. Currently I am making Pai, Thailand my home while I train in Muay Thai something I never thought I would do.
I train because I want to test my limits and see how far I can run with it, can I get good enough to actually go in the ring....who knows at this point but I am going to find out.
I never thought of myself as a writer until recently now its time to see if what I see within can be made into a reality. That's the real trick, one that many of us stuggle with all out lives.
I was always looking for a job but now I know that isn't the only way. A job is great for stability while being a freelancer means you have to get scrappy and fight for every piece of meat you can smell.
So I've been to 11 countries so far. have had all my stuff jacked (passport included), was almost arrested, been harrassed by hookers, ripped off by tuk tuks, had a drug dealer try to rob me and almost went into a coma while on a trek in Ha Long Bay.
I've also seen the wonders of Ankor Wat, the Taj Mahal, Hampi, Sigiriya and learned about a history I never knew existed. I've traveled from Sagion to Hanoi, been to the Full Moon Party, learned to dive in Kho Tao, been to the jungle, seen tea plantations, gotten lost in many foriegn lands, trekked in the Himalayas for 2 and a half weeks walking more than 200 km and going 5460 meters up.
I've met amazing travelers, locales who showed me new worlds and have had my eyes open to how lucky I am and how truly special we are to live in such a diverse world with so many different ways of living.
Right now I want to infuse what I've seen and experienced into a few story ideas I have, not sure what form it will take but that's half the fun. Before this I survived but did not live and I feel like now I am living with no worry about what will come, just going for the experience and trying to push past my own limits.
The creative spark has to come from the reality of my own experience, until I live whatever I write on the page will not feel real and I hope I am no the path to making what I write feel real.
I know nothing and I make no apologies for that, I am the spunge, I will learn something new each day and live where my passion burns for the experience, that's my difference.