Computer Science II - this I assume is a course that builds off the fundamentals taught in the previous course, Computer Science I. When I took CS I, I learned a lot about Python, but I'm pretty sure I'll be learning Java in CS II.
Spanish for Beginners I - it says it right in the name, Spanish. The last time I took a Spanish course was in middle school, because my high school didn't offer it (now that I think about it, my high school had a high percentage of people that spoke Spanish already, so I guess there would be no real reason to offer it). I remember my middle school Spanish class being really easy and I was good at it, so I'm not as worried about it as I am for my other classes. Plus, my mom happens to speak Spanish, so I can ask her for help if I need it.
Game Narrative Design - this course I assume will be about designing characters and storylines for video games. The professor for this course is the same professor I had for my Transatlantic Literature course last semester, so I already know him somewhat. I'm interested in narrative design for games (and music, but that's unrelated), so I'm particularly excited for this course.
Game Level Design - this course says it in the name, designing levels. A friend of mine who goes to my college took this course last semester and said it was a lot of fun, so I'm also excited for this one.
Game Design Workshop - I'm not exactly sure what this course is, but from the course list it says that it involves playtesting and balancing games, which is something I enjoy doing, so this should be pretty fun. It's also one of those things I would rather do in person, though.
For those who don't know, I'm a game design major (I'm not saying where, of course. I want to protect my privacy online), but because of all this Covid stuff, I'll be taking this coming semester from home. That's probably a good thing though; not only will it help protect me from a bunch of reckless college students, it gives me more time to spend with my family/loved ones. And game design is one of those things that can be done remotely, so I'm not missing much by staying at home.
I've also started making music mashups. I originally got inspired to do it after listening to a friend's mashup album, which I'll link here. It was one of those things that I had wanted to do for a while, but never got around to it, but I randomly started doing it the other day, and it's a lot of fun. Believe it or not, making a mashup isn't as easy as slapping two songs on Audacity and then calling it a day. You have to find a few songs that work together, sync tempo and pitch, and all that fun stuff. It's harder than some people make it out to be. So far, I have three in the works, all of which need a bit of fine-tuning before I consider them complete, but I plan on releasing a whole album full of them sometime in the future. I'll probably upload that to Soundcloud or Bandcamp or something, and then link that here once I'm finished. Not to be cocky, but people have told me that I have a really good taste in music, so I'm excited to see what I can put out. I love music, and music has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember, so I think this will be an interesting new hobby for me.
In other, more exciting news, I pretty much have a job now! I applied for a bunch of positions near where I live, got a few interviews, and a local grocery store decided to take the next step and give me a second interview. There, they gave me some paperwork, and told me that once they confirmed that paperwork, then they'd send me an email and let me know when I'd be starting! Honestly, I'm excited for this job, but what I'm even more excited about is making money.
Anyways, that's pretty much it. I'm excited to see where the future takes me, and hopefully everyone here has a good future too!
Unrelated, but I think this is the longest blog post I've made so far. I guess despite everything, I've had a lot to talk about.