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In case you were wondering why I was gone, the main reason is because, after seeing derogatory comments about PrtSc Land, I started trying to avoid most websites I promoted PrtSc Land on. Of course, that meant LJ too. But now that I recently got an opinion that tells me almost exactly what to do to make it a better comic, I'm going to eventually restart it and do just that, but I'll probably put it off for over a year to give people on SmackJeeves a chance to forget what the first two online versions were like. Putting Paris Hilton in the comic without knowing that much about her? What the cattle note was I thinking?!

Other things I did during my hiatus:
- Made a backwards music website called Ours Will You 1-Up (which is linked to at the top of this page, replacing my PrtSc Land link). To those of you who have heard about backmasked satanic messages, you might think OWY1U is about those, but not exactly; all I really do is put up the backward lyrics to various songs I have, and actually seem to find backmasked video game references more. Did you know Dido apparently has a crush on Olimar (from the Pikmin games)?
- Started noticing that some of my dreams are actually pretty weird. Now that I think about it, maybe LJ has a community about weird dreams. I probably ought to check.
- Started taking college computer and math classes, even though I'm still in 10th grade. Fun fact: Ours Will You 1-Up was originally created for an assignment in the computer class.
- Just today, I won a math competition at Weatherford College. I got first place in both the individual AND the team competitions.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Tomorrow, I'm going to retake the essay I did on my COMPASS test. Or, more accurately, stay at Weatherford College until someone figures out what one divided by zero is. :(

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pathvain_aelien
Feb. 7th, 2009 08:04 am (UTC)
Yay on the first place! And I've told you before, don't listen to what certain idiots say about your comic. Did you figure out what you want as your present for the competition?
matt1993
Feb. 7th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
Well, the thing is, it turns out they're not that much of idiots, since a well-respected SmackJeeves member (I think it was jimmydabomb, but I'm not sure) told me that the first strips were "pretty...ick", but later on the comic gets better, and suggested I restart with just the good strips. So it seems that the only thing to do is make the plot apparent within the first few comics, and later on, screenshots like the original version can still be used occasionally. But for the time being, I'm still into backwards music and Ours Will You 1-Up more.

And as for the prize, I decided I wanted an a a a a a an Who am I kidding? I still haven't remembered what I wanted.
pathvain_aelien
Aug. 21st, 2013 05:43 am (UTC)
Still nothing...I knew you worried too much about nothing.
matt1993
Aug. 21st, 2013 04:26 pm (UTC)
(Explanation to anyone besides us who happens to revisit this entry even later than we did: Some drama on LJ that happened much later made it seem not only plausible, but likely, that a lot of my old entries and comments - including this one - might make people, even my LJ friends, hate me, so I linked to all of the posts that I was worried about.)

Not even what I said I was worried about?

(First appearance of the phrase "holy whole hand dealer" on my LJ, which doesn't make sense to people who haven't read the backwards Sarah McLachlan lyric that inspired it. Which isn't many people considering that I still have OWY1U down now, and due to a lot of issues about the format, it's likely to stay that way for a lot longer.

You have to realize that a) not everyone knows what "holy whole hand dealer" means and b) it is possible that someone who doesn't know could misinterpret it horribly. Yes, it's not such a problem in my journal even though OWY1U is down because I have a glossary, but it is a problem in other communities unless I either refrain from using it or explain it. And since my explanations get convoluted, refraining from using it is really the only option.

Also, implies that I actually believe that backwards lyrics actually are true whenever they can be construed to make some sense, even though whenever I say "backwards lyrics do not lie" or something, it's still just a joke.)

I'm referring to (along with other things in other entries) this sentence from the entry: Did you know Dido apparently has a crush on Olimar (from the Pikmin games)?

Yes, compared to other things in the list I'm not as worried about these, but I felt the need to include them anyway just so I could feel better about them.
pathvain_aelien
Aug. 21st, 2013 07:23 pm (UTC)
I do realize that. I'm just saying that I read plenty of things from lots of people that may include phrases I don't recognize, but I will understand the context and end up borrowing that phrase because I like it (And then I use it in everyday conversations). So I don't think that it matters whether or not someone understands where the phrase came from, because they will think it's catchy and understand the context.
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