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19 November 2011 @ 07:45 pm
I did it!!!! Am I awesome or what??  
Really, I feel like a fucking war hero or something. I managed to somehow divide my extremely limited time between reading for an exam and making two big school projects, the hardest task being a HUUUGE programming project. Yet I didn't give up, even though I totally considered it for a while. I'm such a lazy person by nature, and also so much into my freetime hobbies, that it took a tremendous amount of self discipline not to do anything else than these school things during a day. Honestly for the past few weeks all I've done is program, eat and sleep, and somehow still manage the two other projects. It sounds so cliched, but I think this project made me stronger. It certainly taught me how hard-working I can be if my mind is really set on something. I think I also got traumatized enough by the unbearable stress level that from now on I'll understand to a) start the projects EARLY and b) not try to do everything alone even though I'm an unsocial geek and don't usually feel like asking complete strangers to form a group with me.

This must sound awfully lame to someone who doesn't program and doesn't know how extremely frustrating it can be, especially when making your first bigger program like this was to me, and writing it in an unfamiliar programming language too, but really, I'm so proud of myself. :) It was also kind of cool to stay at school and program like crazy till 3am the day before deadline. I think I've lost some pounds during these weeks (and I didn't have many to begin with), I didn't even realize how little I ate and slept. :p

But God does it feel good to listen to some music, make some icons and just RELAX for a little while (a full exam week is lurking behind the next corner, but at least I'm better prepared now). Also a random note: 100x100 icons feel soooo big and roomy now after I've had to make tiny little 20x20 icons for the program.
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Deathstars - Opium
Arevhat: chi acn cutenebari_rebel on November 20th, 2011 12:16 pm (UTC)
That is wonderful! Congratulations!

I don't program but I don't think you sound lame at all :)
a random javascript function: chiana eyes closedjsfunction on November 20th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)

The best thing is that now iconing goes smoother than ever. Big assignments like 20in20's can sometimes feel like work, but now that I've had to take a little break from them and really work, I'm sooo happy to make them again that they just kind of create themself without any difficulty. I'm almost finished with my Harvey set and I just started on Friday :D Can't wait for your Chiana set, you're soo good at Chi icons.
Arevhat: john/harveynebari_rebel on November 21st, 2011 10:12 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear it's made the 20in20s more enjoyable - they should be fun! I've actually been agonizing over my set (so many of the themes aren't speaking to me, and I've already done so many Chi icons and don't want to repeat myself) I wound up making 40 Fringe icons yesterday to clear my brain...no themes or challenges, just a random episode and pretty caps.

I can't wait to see yours! I haven't seen many Harvey icons around and a whole set is exciting, especially one done by you :)
a random javascript function: chiana iconbattlejsfunction on November 21st, 2011 04:36 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear you've had trouble with your set, but wasn't that the case last round too and then you ended up producing a great set in a very short time? Maybe the same thing will happen now too ^^ And 40 icons a day is quite amazing, so that's definitely a good sign.

Part of the reason I picked Harv is that there are so few icons of him. The most important reason however was simply that he's my second favorite character and I had already used Scorpy (I'm still pissed that I had to claim him so early, when most of my icons were kind of bad). I think I'll actually pick Chi next time for a character round, since she's definitely my third favorite, and it would be a nice change to actually use a more 'pretty' character. But iconing for a rare character like Harvey is kind of cool too because you can just list all the scenes of him and pretty much cover them all in the set. I'm waiting for the day someone takes a huge challenge and goes for a Braca set! :D
nymeria_55nymeria_55 on November 21st, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
See? It's not just Pilot that can successfully multitask... ;-)

Enjoy your well-deserved rest! I'm sure it tastes wonderful....

Hell yeah! to you :-)
a random javascript function: pilot sepiajsfunction on November 27th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
Aw, I wouldn't compare myself to Pilot just yet, but thanks =D