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Creation Date: 2002-03-04
This is a shout out to all you terrorist mod makers (like CounterStrike), if you're looking for a weapons modeler and skinner, I'm offering my services. ^_^ You thought I was for real, didn't you? This is probably the worst model/skin that you've ever seen, right? For two groups of you, this is not the worst that you've ever seen. The first group is those who have not seen any real weapons models. You should go to CounterStrike and check all the weaponry. The second group is those who strive to make their own models/skins and are not very good at modelling/skinning. You have seen works worse than this, haven't you? Your own. Well, I'd like to address this second group and have a peer discussion about how models can be done. It'll be today's lesson. First off, the actual modelling isn't very hard if you know what you're looking for. I knew that this model needed a T with a barrel, a clip, and a shoulder rest. So I did it just by simple extrusion. No problem, but the shape doesn't look very good. Well, a real life model would have helped. I didn't want to steal other artists work and I didn't want to look on the web, so I just thought (since I'm doing a comic) I can abstract it to what I want it to feel like. I kinda like the purple metallic look. I added lines just because I remember that there are divits in an uzi's frame to make it... *shrug* do something or another. So what's wrong with the shape? Well, the T is actually not a 90 degree T, but rather a 85 or so degree T. I took the pic at an angle so you can't see it, but it's there. Something similar that is pretty easy to see is the nose that comes to the barrel at an angle. Why? Because I didn't want the boxy look that most bad modelers get when they try to make it perfectly like the real-life model. Simply, that is not what an uzi looks like. But I went with it. Then for the texture, I just made lines that go around the body. Why? Because that is what I decided. Napoleon said it well when he said something to the sort of: "Doing one thing incorrectly is far better than doing two things that could be correct." Not only are there time constraints, but also conviction. If you are unsure and put half of your weight in true as well as false you are certain to lose. For example Roulette. If you put $50 on Red and $50 on Black, you'll get $100 back on the winner and $0 back on the loser. This gains you nothing except different chips. So you see, we have a dilemma. Do we want to take risks? Of course, walking out your front door is a risk. But do we want to go with a silly design rather than asking our viewers to choose between two designs? I'd say go for the silly design because I have never gotten an e-mail about JF that I didn't ask for.

That is not a very good lesson, but perhaps someone will get something out of it. I'm tired and am being lazy. Tonight was a good sermon at church. I attend University Presbyterian Church. It really does well to explain the religious justification of my pacifist views. Paul says it very simply in Romans 12. Note that during the time Paul wrote this, the Roman Empire was ruled by Nero, a terrible tyrant who murdered and persecuted many Christians. He says [Romans 12:14-21]:
"Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. On the contrary: 'If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this you will heap burning coals on his head.' Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."

I think it explains well my situation. The police who persecute me, who murder people, the government who steals from me. It's not my job to exact vengeance on the government. They'll get their justice served. But it is my job to lead my life and work for a better tomorrow. Oh yeah, about the quote about heaping burning coals on someone's head. I think that's in reference into giving them hope. Not that it would give me hope, but perhaps there's context that I'm missing. If you're looking for an atheist perspective (no one is perfect ^_^) also, I have that too. I won't be posting it tonight because I'm kinda tired and lazy tonight as I said before.

Before I forget, I read the silliest fine print an hour or so ago. It's on Hansen's d-stress sparkling ginger drink. Don't ask why I'm drinking d-stress drinks at 10 PM. The can's hardly legible fine print says: "Suggested use: up to three (3) cans per day. Exercise caution when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease." wtf are they talking about?! First off, are they telling the person that this may impair driving capability? If so, there should be a law and a breathalyzer-esque test made for it. We can't have people drinking St John's Wort making Canadian stand-offs all over the roads. It'd be mayhem. People would never get home. Secondly, diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases is hardly a task for a sparking drink. It'd be cool if it did. I know that OJ (vitamin C) prevents sickness. Cola drinks prevent sleep (a genetic disease). But what about diagnosing illness? You'd drink this foul tasting cola and your urine would turn a certain color depending on which disease you have. Purple == cold, green == flu, blue == appendicitis, and cyan == brain damage. Hehehe... Actually, I have been thinking recently of a smokeable or inhalable (ala candy cigarettes) stimulant or depressant. No, not cigarettes, not drugs, something like tea leaves or something that has been proven to be healthy for a thousand years at least. Ya, if it had good health effects, that'd be cool too. It'd be cheap as sugar candy, it would have no side effects (*sigh* even sugar candy has awful side effects of addiction and withdrawal), it would be very healthy, and would either stimulate or depress you depending on which you take. Many people believe that our society has already found these in: homeopathic stuffs, illegal drugs, beer, soda, coffee, cigarettes, asprin, IB profin, and Vick's 44. But I beg to differ. I can tell you that I've tried all but the first two and each one is far from being my perfect product. All of these have awful side effects and all but three (homeopathic, coffee, and soda) are illegal unless a certain condition is met (illness, 18 years old, 21 years old). So what is a person to do? Well, many books explain herbology and chemistry can do the rest (acid-base mixtures, ions, precipitates, states of matter, manipulation of organic matter). All one needs to do is find a mixture that can do all the required things. Yet another project for AltSci Concepts. One might see the connection between my study of stimulants and depressants and my nickname, Javantea. If you don't, look at the word. Java-n-Tea. Java being coffee, a stimulant, and Tea being a depressant. Specifically, I drink Folger's Instant Coffee and Green Tea. But more often, I drink ginseng tea or ginko biloba tea. "Java n' tea are a dangerous mix." --Michelle.

Until next time, peace!
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