March 25, 2010

The History of Video games

Did you know that video games have a very long history?

The origin of video games started with the invention of cathode ray tube-based missile defense systems in the late 1940s. These devices were then adapted to simple games in the 1950s.
Tennis for Two 1958

Pong 1972
Pong is Tennis for Two's successor. I'm quite sure some of you may still remember it and I'm also quite sure that a number of people still play this even now.

This is the Atari Home Pong console released in 1975.

This is the upright cabinet of Pong.

The very first video games were already installed in their consoles.

Then came cassettes and tapes.

Then of course with the invention of the compact disks. Game consoles were then designed to use CDs.

The Wii
One of the latest gaming consoles of the present.
The PS3
Also one of the latest gaming consoles of the present.

Then came of course the portable game consoles. You can buy all these in supermarkets or online.

Video games have really gone far from when it first started to now. Video games of now are getting more and more realistic. I wouldn't be surprised that in only a few more years, game developers would be able to make virtual reality games where a player would be able to feel everything in the game as if it was in the real world but such a technology like that would still be very dangerous to use. Like many other people, I am also fond of video games but of course, there are still limits to gaming. Too much exposure would prove to be dangerous and unhealthy. But always remember to have fun.

March 23, 2010

Some Doodles I Drew Recently

These characters were just a few doodles I made to pass the time. Well, my best doodles I guess. They're not perfect, some are not done yet and some are not even inked.
Here's one.

And another one. If you want, you can name any of these characters yourself!

And another one. This one I think turned out pretty well don't you think. There were a few slight imperfections though.

Haha, here's another swordsman. I think you may have noticed that most of my characters have swords in their hands or swords sheathed by their side. The thing is I like swords and I'm planning to write a comic book about swordsmen.

OK, now this is a little different. This guy is supposed to be a modern age guitarist. I drew his guitar sideways if you are wondering what he is holding.

Aha! now this guy was supposed to be a Viking or a robot. I don't really remember but this is how he turned out to be.

Ok, now I'm quite sure you know who these two characters are. They were one of my experiments on drawing Western comics. I'm afraid they didn't turn out too well though but I colored them anyway.
Here's another familiar face or should I say mask.

Well, these are just a few of my drawings and hopefully I will be able to post more later. I know it has been a long time since my last post of my drawings and I apologize but I really have been busy with school so I didn't have much time to draw but now I finished school, I will be able to post more. And about my manga project, Rock Hearts, I'm having a few difficulties in drawing it exactly as I want and it will take some time for me to train my drawing skills worthy for my story. Hopefully though, I would still be able to finish it soon.

Well, I hope you like my art! Thank you for visiting!

March 19, 2010

Positive & Negatives


Did you know that positive and negative energies must coexist or this world would explode?


It is true that when a positive force plus another positive force are together, they are repelled. This world has two poles, North and South, one is positive and the other negative. If they were both negative or if they were both positive, the whole world would explode. 
It is also the same thing with magnets. they have north and south poles. One is positive and the other negative. Notice when you try to join two like poles of two separate magnets. They repel one another right? But when both poles of two separate magnets are different, they join together. 

This also applies to everyday life. Don't you find it weird that when something really good happens, an equal negativity always accompanies it? It may not happen all the time but I have experienced it many times. But, every time something bad happens, Someone is always there for you. This world cannot have the perfect, ultimate positive atmosphere that Heaven has and no man can be perfectly good as God is perfect in every way.

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March 11, 2010

Graduation At Last!

Did you know that I finally finished High School?

Yes! Finally, after schooling for many years, I am finally done! I schooled in many different countries in many different schools and also homeschooled in many different homes.

Did you also know that I never graduated before? I didn't do my last year in elementary school because I had to study a new language so that I could enroll in a local school in Malaysia where we once lived. It was hard yes, but it also was quite fun and was a very good experience.

I've also been switching from homeschooling to public schooling then back to homeschooling. So far, homeschooling was far better for me. In homeschooling, my academic grades were much better. I learn more interesting subjects aside from Mathematics, English, Science, Social Studies, Word Building and Literature. I did some extra subjects like Filipino, College Math, World History and Economics, Health, Music, New Testament Survey and Life of Christ, and I still get time for sports and practical arts. I finished all my required high school subjects just after I turned 16! If I were in public school, I would still have one more year schooling!

Next month, my Mom and I are going back to my home country for the graduation ceremony at the school where I was registered as a homeschooler. I hope all goes well!

Thank you God for all the blessings You have given me!
Thank you for my wonderful education!
Thank you very much!

University life, here I come!

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March 07, 2010

My Batik Art

My Batik Art for Practical Arts

First thing I did was to draw my design on the piece of cloth thumbtacked to a wooden frame.

Then I wax the pencil lines. I'm sorry I didn't have a picture for that. Here I paint my waxed batik art.

Here my Batik Art is finally finished! Looks great doesn't it?

Do you like it?

March 05, 2010

Great English Writers of the Last Century

Did you know that there were a lot of great writers in the last century?

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton was an essayist with an opinion on any subject one cared to mention. He was witty, energetic, and conservative. He wrote excellent biographies of Charles Dickens, Robert Browning, and other English authors. Today, he is best known for his Father Brown mystery novels.

Herbert George Wells

H.G. Wells first discovered the rewards of reading when, as a boy, he was laid up with a broken leg. He pursued a career as a science teacher, but tuberculosis forced him to turn to writing. Wells is best known today for such science fiction novels such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds.

Beatrix Potter

Of all the writers of children's literature, perhaps none is better known and loved than Beatrix Potter. Miss Potter was the creator of peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Benjamin Bunny, and other woodland characters in the twenty-five books written and illustrated by herself. Miss potter's first, and most famous, story was The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Peter Rabbit

Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill is perhaps best remembered for his inspiring political leadership during the battle of Britain in 1940. Sir Winston Churchill was also a prolific writer of history and biography. Among his best works are The Second World War in six volumes and a History of the English-Speaking Peoples. In 1953 Churchill received the Nobel Prize for Literature and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Dame Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Christie was the leading writer of detective novels in the twentieth century. She wrote more than seventy-five successful novels. Her fist highly successful novel was The Murderer of Roger Ackroyd. She received the order of Dame of the British Empire in 1971.

Clive Staples Lewis

C. S. Lewis was a rare Christian author who found wide acceptance among both Christians and non-Christians. He was also a witty and persuasive spokesman for the values of Jesus Christ and the Bible. His best-known work is The Screwtape Letters. Another of his great works are The Chronicles of Narnia.

These great writers are only a few of many other great writers in the history of literature.

I learned this from my English subject.

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