I'm going to go to the Hub today during rush hour to buy Panda Express because for some reason it's all I can think about. i'm going to get a bowl of Orange Chicken with Chow Mein. I may even get an egg roll. I haven't decided yet. I need to work my inner psyche into a tough, impenetrable ball of Zen to wade through the bustling throngs of college students. I don't know why I decided to commit to his perilous decision, but I do know that I am not going back.
But okay okay. Anyways. I have a new final project to tell you about that I am quite excited for! I just finished the design treatment for my Interactive Scripting final, and for this project I am inviting you to make your own ~*PoWeR aNiMaL*~! I'm creating a program that traces your mouse movement and timing, and based on your results it will create a franken-creature composed of a bunch of pieces of different animals.
But oh my goodness it will be tough. The project is divided into four parts, and it's very ambitious, but I still think it's doable. The first part is selecting your egg. You change the design of the egg by moving the mouse and select an egg using arrow keys and spacebar. Next you must hatch your egg. This is done by clicking randomly on the egg until you find the weak spot that will crack it.
Then things get weird. This is where the spiritual mystical part of the power animal comes in. You must connect your spirit to the aura of the animal by clicking and dragging on various symbols. Once you complete the final task, the program uses the information it has gathered (how fast you moved the mouse, how fast you finish each task, etc) and translates this information to snout type, horns or ear, wings or spikes, leg length, neck length, body type, color and gender.
I like to chalk this idea up to the fact that I've been doing these zany guided-imagery things to de-stress, and if you've never tried it you should because it's fun! "Imagine you're in a luscious forest. You breathe in the crisp, fresh air and with each breath you become more... and more... relaxed". Hahaha good times. So yeah that's what this is all about.