Quake 3: Arena
MMM.... pretty. Quake3 is out,
and I must say, I'm quite impressed by the engine and graphics in it.
Some of the metallic and water effects really make the game come to life.
I set the bots on easy skill and just went through the whole game and ooh/ahh'd
:) Did you know it takes exactly 400 frags to beat Q3A in single
player? There should be some really nice mods, maps, and player models
coming out for it. It's just begging to be edited. Hmm, I guess
now that it's released, I can put some of the Q3A tutorials I made back
when the demo came out back up. They're in the Tools/Tips
section. I've also got a couple quickie HUD numbers in the Gfx/Models
Wild Wild Week
I had my first full day of school
this week. On Monday and Tuesday, I was at the South Carolina Junior
Science and Humanities Symposium. Andy and I submitted papers but
weren't chosen to present. It was still fun watching though.
A number of students would talk about their research projects and there
were some guest speakers as well. The highlight of the trip was when
Mrs. McNulty (the teacher that brought us since Mrs. Howard couldn't afford
to miss any more school) broke her chair. We were in a movie theater
type layout. The seats were just like those in movie theaters and
there was a big screen in the center where a projector could be used for
the presentations. In the middle of one of the student's presentations,
I hear this *BANG!* and glance over to see Mrs. McNulty sitting on the
floor. It took a second to register since I had never heard of one
of those types of seats breaking. When I glanced again, I could clearly
see the seat was broken and Mrs. McNulty jumped up and sat down in a different
seat. She was trying so hard not to laugh. At that point, I
could hardly hold it in. I was about to bust out laughing and had
to cover my mouth and pinch my nose. It's one of those things that
wouldn't be nearly as funny if it was in a situation where you could laugh.
Andy was doing a really good job of holding it in until he looked over
at me. My face was starting to change colors as I hadn't been breathing
while trying to hold the laughter in. Then he almost slipped and
had to grab his nose as well. After a while, I could finally control
myself and breathe again, then I looked over... there was that broken seat
just sitting there. Needless to say, I didn't get anything out of
On Wednesday, we returned to school,
which always sucks after an extended weekend. Especially when you
have extra makeup work to do. It turned out to be a rather, um...
unusual day, though. During second period, we had to evacuate the
building because of a bomb threat, which was apparently called in before
school even started. Why they continued to have school that day I
don't know. After hanging out in the stadium for a while, we went
back to class for what was supposed to be a full 3rd period. Andy
and I went with Mrs. Howard's Environmental Science class on a field trip
(even though we aren't technically in that class). We were in a hurry
to get back in time for fourth period. When we drove in the parking
lot, it was empty... hmm, something's wrong with this picture. Oh
well, at least we didn't have to worry about being late for 4th.
Another bomb threat had been called in and all the students were just sent
home. We decided to enjoy our semi-early release and went out to
Andy's to jump on the trampoline where I witnessed another extremely humorous
event. I'm not sure how it happened, but somehow Griff ended up being
launched horizontally through the air into Andy. He was flying like
superman. It's extremely hard to catch your breath while laughing.
Oh, yeah, I also got accepted to Clemson.
*sigh* What a week. I wonder what tomorrow will bring.
Link o' the Day
sued over alleged crushed penis. Just when I thought people had
sued for everything that could possibly happen...