Thursday, 26 January 2012

Snön faller tät nu, marken är äntligen vit, halkig - kall. Det är något med vinter som bara lockar fram arnet i mig, på promenaden hem från skolan chockerades både den ene och andre av mina sweeta moves då jag skoboradade fram över den hårdpackade snön på trottoaren. Nej vinters mörker må vara kasst men så länge jag för snö kan jag stå ut med dess efterkommande tö.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Math today, math tonight...

I like life simple, you know - do this, do that and be done with it? Well with math I don't get that luxury cause there is no way for me to know exactly how long it will take to complete one task or understand a specific problem. Therefore I hate math! XD But anyway, soon I am off to try and get some studying off - I'm kinda hoping my friend Björn will be able to shed some light on my stupidity ;]

Friday, 20 January 2012

If you look hard enough, you'll find it

I want to take a minute to write about Visual Novels. They are a genre of games similar to dating simulators, but some differences can set them worlds apart. I am not a man of remantic novels,
they usually don't leave any lasting impressions on me. But I recently got into playing Japanese games as I like quite a few things Japanese, the language for one. These games I soon found out were rated 18+
at first I wondered why but after playing for sometime I realized that they all move in one linear direction - the sex scene. This is the scene people appearantly link with the genre and after having played a few games I can see how this idea would have been developed. But I write this to shine the light on the fact that these commonly shunned games are in many ways (in some cases) far from inappropriate.

I am able to say this mainly thanks to Katawa Shoujo - "Disabled Girl". Think that's a wierd title? I have got to agree with you, but I don't speak alot of japanese so I had no idea about it's translation when I started out. You take the role of Hisao Nakai, a teenage boy who is about to have one of the most heartpounding confessions imaginable - literally. For as a girl, known as Iwanako with whom Hisao is secretly in love, tries to convey her feelings to him on a cold winters day, his heart skips a beat adn then two - he suffers a heart attack due to un-diagnosed arrythmia. He faints and wakes up in a hospital, and due to his condition he is forced to enroll in a school for the disabled, where proper medical facilities are present should he have another attack.

The games then concentrates on how Hisao tries to make friends, cope with his lost past and forcefully altered future. This is still a game about romance and as you play you get to follow Hisao as he first becomes friends with and then grows closer to one of the girls in the school. This doesn't mean that he tries to woo chicks with flowers or typical clichés, it is more about understanding, acceptance and coming to terms with himself and the one he loves. Every person has a past, but if you lack your sight, got scarred in a fire or were born without legs, life is probable to hold bullying, difficulties with day to day activities and a jumbled up past. I think that getting to know and trying to understand one of these fictional characters, as well as Hisao himself, is something that we all might take a lesson from. For the script is masterfully written and the story very indepth. It tries to show how the world can be harsh for you if you are different, and that maybe there is more to people than their most unique trait. Enough rambling from me, I leave off here with hope that maybe, no hopefully, you have seen what the great thing about Visual Novels can be if the author wills it so - a story of young love.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

THYME, Snow and Thursday

Listening to THYME, with a ring of snow slowly metlting away on the floor. It's another thursday and it looks to be a long one, either way I will make sure to enjoy it somehow. Spent way to much time at a friends house last night and it got a bit late - might have to sleep during lunch XD
Ellesarath OUT!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Long time no see?


Now as the snow falls I get sentimental and think back to great days of snowballs and hot beverages. I sometimes miss the old life - simple and slow. I used to live out in the woods, in this little town called Össjö. I didn't live *in* the town thou, but a couple of miles out in the forest from said town. Nothing ever really happened there, and during winters the snow lay so deep I could barley walk trough it :] I miss that place, and my former friends - if any of you have found my blog then I wish you a snowy winter! :)

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Just one of the reasons...

Just one of the reasons is you, one of them is me and what came between.
Just one of reasons is life and opinion, unique  and changing.
Just one of the reasons is feeling alive, adventure.
The reasons are many, then why does their company not comfort me?

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Physics! Science revealed

Did you know that the rotation of Earth creates a force which pulls you away from the surface?
This force is so big that for every Kilogram you weigh, 3.46g are not felt in gravitation (aka a 1000g should feel like the weight of 1003.46g) - that's 173g for a 50kg person!
This can be summarized into a 0.3% difference which for a building could be as much as  2 190 000 kg!
(facts taken from Wikipedia concerning weight of Eiffel Tower, 
calculation: 7 300 000 * 0.3 = 2 190 000 (kg) which summs up to 2190 tonnes!)

This could mean that buildings all over the world, should by some wierd reason the earth stop spinning, would *collapse* that's right!

 Useless but very cool knowledge! Now go freak out your friends with your new nerdy moves ;]