Post by June Scarlet on Mar 13, 2019 12:01:01 GMT -5
It's a week until Spring Cleaning starts, and I thought I'd go ahead and make the projects list available, to give people a week to pull together a list so they can start right away on March 20th. You get one post to put your list of projects to do, here's past examples of lists. You can edit and cross items off your list, but updates and encouragement goes in its own separate thread.
General Life Stuff College: I've got two classes I'm taking, which takes up free time, but is still very important to do.
Jobs (yes, with an "s"): I work part-time on the weekends at a grocery store bakery, and weekdays I'm a computer science tutor on campus. Between the two, I work seven days a week, about 25-30 hours a week. So I'm pretty busy.
Comics and Stories Crime Show: Now that Ink: Inversion is finished, I can finally work on this project.
Storyweaver Story: I want to make a comic or short story with my Xweetok Storyweaver for the Legends and Folklore Collab this summer. She's a storyteller, so something should happen.
The Faerielanders: Series about Cleo becoming a grey aisha, from a faerie aisha.
Ink: Inversion: The comic may be finished, but there's still things to do with it! Post to dA, advertise through Beauty Contest, reply to reviews on NTWF.
Comic'ers Club: ? ? ?
Career Portfolio Website: Luckily the website itself is complete, but with only three projects listed, it could use some more content. The projects are there, just need to write them up.
Behance: Apparently I'm supposed to create a Behance account to post wireframes and the like. At least look into it.
GitHub: Account is already made, just need to go through all my past coding classes and post projects to it.
Mentorship: Learn Laravel with the guidance of a professional in the field. Create a webcomic web app as the project
Art Projects Wrighton: Finally get that one drawing done
Wrighton 2: Came up with a second Wrighton Project
Forum Badge - October Creative Challenge: Design a badge for that.
Forum Badge - Spring Cleaning: Design a badge for this. Track down the two badges already made for this.
Oversized T-shirt girl: Get this character out of your sketchbook! And maybe a few others while your at it. Neopet Signatures: All my 'pets have signatures on their lookups. Except not all of them yet.
Redesign Nathan Clarke: He's a Halloween Bori now, so time for a new look!
Magical Girl Art Exchange: Magical Mystery Cure up this character.
1. Work on Bedroom Tier: Hard Progress: Some -- Rearranged bookshelf for last "spring/summer clean" (but didn't finish until about a year later) and it still looks decent. Got new carpet last year. Remaining Steps: Find new furniture and order. Get over the "fear" of not seeing it in person first, because I'll probably just have to order online. New desk and desk chair are of first importance. Finally realized that, seeing as I'm the height of an average... *checks* 10 to 12 year old, I should probably get a desk to fit me better. Mattress also needs to be replaced, which will probably necessitate a new head board and frame, which means I'll probably need to get a new dresser also, and then, maybe, possibly a new bookshelf. lol
Don't know that I'll ever actually get this done, because as soon as I start looking, I get too picky and decide I don't need it that badly after all.
May add more, but this is the main thing, and I already know that it's only a "spring" project list because, "some spring, maybe spring of [insert future year here] I'll finish.
I'm borrowing the format I used the last time we did this in 2017, with vague but short key phrases that only I know what the heck they are. xD If you recognize some items that are the same as on that previous list, that's because I still didn't do them in two years' time! =D;;
All unmarked quests have a basic status of Not Started. All quests with a strike-through have been Completed!
Top Priority Quests Bonsai awards + mailing them (Status: 3/6 paintings done!) + Bonsai Award Reprise + mailing Finish logo (Status: May experiment with a different layout before finishing the current idea)
More Elaborate Art Quests The Wordsmage As Many As You Can Soft Glow (Status: So so close, but *waves vaguely to rest of list*) =DDDDD Heart Watercolor Tea for Monsters (Status: Technically the lineart is done, but it was done so long ago, I should redo it.) Magical Girl!
Pencil Drawing Quests Dust Coil Comic Aldrich and Maia Comic (Status: Yes, this same one where the script was written back in 2015 xD) With Phoenixes Montage! With Shaun Four Panel Blink Bulldozed CAPTAAAAIIIN Q&A Yard Sale No Time for Crossovers Cupcakes! Limited Edition Augh, My Eyes! Drafts Over the Years Paperwork
Writing Quests Break In Pending (Status: On the back burner. But I wanted it on the list anyway. xD)
Miscellaneous Quests Stay Healthy (Status: *nod nod*) Sort Clothes Bureau Wash Travel Stuff I Should Probably Update and Reformat My Art Website, Huh Renew Passport
R3. Thesis Outline Type: School, Writing Difficulty: Medium-Hard Length: Long Steps: Read literature first. Jot down roughly what's going on. Create into outline based on what the goal is and what's already been established in science. When you have a decent draft, show advisor to know what to add, what to expunge, and other papers/things to consider. Progress: None
R4. Program Spec Type: School, Research Difficulty: Hard Length: Medium-Long Steps: Three options. A: Read in filetype to given program in unfamiliar language. Try to work with it until it works. (If possible; the data variables might be too different?) B: Analyze exactly what the given program is doing and write a new one that's more suited to your needs, in the language you know better. C: "Help!" Progress: (6/21) Made progress while trying to figure out R5. Not resolved.
R5. Figure out data method Type: School, Research Difficulty: Hard Length: Long Steps: Research data method. Apply to the equations. Plot. Progress: (4/7) I might be onto something. But in order to do it, I need to practice the math behind it. (6/8) - Working on iiiiit. (6/21) - Well, I've made a bunch of progress, but still not quite there. I do have a sort of idea for how to do it from here, as well as other ideas. I'm much further than before. (Actually, I made a lot of progress yesterday when I really didn't expect to.) Not done, but over 50%, I'd say?
R6. Learn Python Type: School, Research, Life, Future, aagh Difficulty: Hard Length: Very Long; over time Steps: Find guide. Follow the instructions from the website you know on how to edit your programming language into Python programming language and take it in as you go. Progress: None
R7. Big Meeting (POSTPONED) Type: School, Research Difficulty: Hard Length: Medium-Long Steps: Form. Report. PPT. Cross-check with advisor. Scheduling and booking. Present. Make changes if need be. Send off. Progress: Started report; just need to write some details. (4/17-4/25) - Report finished! Next step was scheduling and booking. Which has. Hit a snag. And there are issues. I'll get back to you. (5/13) - ...Yeah, it's postponed. And getting more complicated. And there's no feasible way to do it soon. And yeah.
R8. Further examine class project Type: School, Research Difficulty: Hard Length: Medium-Long Steps: There were a few things pertinent to my thesis that I didn't have time or ability to explore. I kind of want to do that still so that I'll have practice identifying what I want and then apply that to my research. I can build off of the project I've already technically completed to do that. Mainly, identify if one variable was affected by topography and how. Progress: Well, the project is done, but that was a given.
R1. Categorize Sci Literature Type: Organizing, Reading, School Difficulty: Medium Length: Short-Medium Steps: Sort through literature. Name files by author and year. Create text file to explain each file type. Create and separate into categories based on needs. (Ie.: Math, methods, global research progress, etc) Progress: Done! (3/26) (Well, maybe a few more explanations are needed, but the basics are there.)
R2. Read Sci Literature (and take notes) Type: Reading (School) Difficulty: Medium Length: Long? Steps: Sort into sections and read as needed, take notes. This is gonna be a long-running one that probably won't be completed before the end of the event. Progress: (4/17-4/25) - More and more all the time. (6/8) - Okay, technically it's not done, but I've developed a system for like, actually reading these things as I need it, and I think my research should be based more on that than "I should read more! In theory!" So as long as I have this reading system that works for me, I'm striking this off. It's basically a consistent thing.
H2. Clothing sorting/recycling Type: Personal (Housekeeping) Difficulty: Medium Length: Expect at least a few hours on it Steps: Take notes of what I have and where, go through clothes, keep what I like, consider actually getting rid of (ie, donating) clothes I never wear unless they're for special occasions (how many pants do you have that you never wear because they don't suit you; c'mon), consolidate clothes in an order that makes more sense Progress: (4/7) I bought two new pants; -2 progress! (But they're really nice pants, and I finally have black pants for events that I like wearing!) (5/5) - I went through my clothes and selected some for donation. I don't actually have that many clothes, but I did have several that I just don't wear anymore. There were like, a couple that I kept out of "just in case", but there were several old pants that I had that I was just never going to wear. Add a couple other miscellaneous clothes, and I think I'm at an okay point with the clothes I wish to keep. (One's still a question mark, but I don't have to donate everything right away.) Haven't dropped them off yet, but really, all I need to do is put them in a donation bin, so I'm crossing that part off.
Sorting through the clothes has left me with a bunch of empty space. I sorted two bins to aaalmost one; pretty close! But not quite. But that'll be fine for moving. The only thing left is to figure out how to store my outdoor wear. (6/21) - No real progress here. I got some more clothes, but not a lot. Mainly, I haven't really sorted and re-organized my coats so much. That's where I left off.
H3. Surface tidying Type: Personal (Housekeeping) Difficulty: Medium Length: Medium-Long? Steps: Dust surfaces. Make surfaces neater. Put things in places that make more sense. At least a little at a time. Progress: 4/3 - Surfaces dusted! 6/2 - I moved some stuff and created more space for my plants. Still have more to do. I think I need to consolidate all my grad school work into one box, instead of just scattered Everywhere Around the Apartment. So there's a definitive goal for me: Do that. (6/21) - No huge endeavors or progress. But I did somethings here and here.
H5. Sew belt loops onto other pants Type: Personal Difficulty: Medium? Length: Medium?? Steps: Two options. A: Decide fabric and thread, sew them on, try not to make them look too off. B: Take them to a tailor because heck, I don't know how to sew. Progress: 1/4 (4/7) I might just undo my progress and take it to a tailor at this point. Especially if I can't fix my backpack on my own anyway.
H6. Find new apartment Type: Personal Difficulty: Medium Length: Medium? Due: May Steps: Keep an eye out for apartments, especially those that open in May. Watch out for when you're pressed for lease agreement renewals. (Probably the time all your class stuff is due.) Keep in mind intended stay period. 1) Call apartments for viewings. 2) Viewings 3) Agree/Disagree; pick one 4) Send housing cancellation form, send any application stuff for the new place 5) Move? Progress: Uh... it didn't happen? Kind of got caught up in everything else, and it got to the point where I was at the lease renewal with no plan, so... yeah. (5/5) - Back on the list! Because dear gosh. But. I can still cancel my lease at this point, and if I play my cards right, I don't have to pay any penalties for it. But I need to do it soon. So time to apartment shop. (6/8) - I'm trying. Options are kinda slim. ='D
H1. Finish chart of personal issues Type: Personal Difficulty: Easy Length: Short (seriously, just put on some music or a podcast and go through the motions) Steps: Open the chart, open the other chart, cross-consolidate data until you get to present day, produce a graph Progress: Complete! (3/24) (Did that, and then did it another way that would ultimately make it easier in the long run.)
H4. Pick out tech to buy Type: Personal Difficulty: Hard, it's much harder than you think, aaagh Length: Long! Steps: For the tech stuff, jot down the specifications to look for, and add notes for what else to look for if I have to be flexible. Favorite pages for things that meet the requirements. Then decide how to pay for them. Progress: One down, one to go! (The other one I might wait longer than the event on, given everything else going on.) Task is provisionally done. Life is frantic and change is hard; the last part can wait longer than the event itself. Life is frantic and change is hard, and it's even harder when it's enforced! ='D But I got the other piece of equipment picked out and bought.
H7. Appointments Type: Personal Difficulty: Medium Length: Medium Steps: Call dr, call dentist, call car. Follow through on car. Progress: (4/15) - Two! Two appointments made! Ah ah ah! (4/29) - Done!
P3. Practice Type: Play, Recreation Difficulty: Easy Length: Until the end Steps: Practice at least once a day. Go to all rehearsals and such. Progress: On-going.
P1. Read Script
Type: Play, Recreation Difficulty: Easy Length: Medium Steps: Set aside some time and read it. I know you've read it before. Read it again anyway. Due: End of May Progress: Done! (So turns out there was gonna be a group reading for it anyway, so I just went to that.)
P2. Examine Scene and Memorize Lines Type: Play, Recreation Difficulty: Medium Length: Medium-Long Steps: Re-read my parts and surrounding parts multiple times. Nail down what the character is thinking that I haven't already figured out or internalized. (Consult with drama turg?) Recite the lines until you can do it by heart. (Maybe look up guides for how?) Progress: Well, I actually did some research ahead of time on how the character should be thinking, what they're concerned about, how it affects them, etc. And I did some work starting to integrate them into my head. I still have more to do. (6/8) - Some time ago, I had a rehearsal section for how to go about the scene, which informed a lot. There's still more I can do to examine and practice. As for memorizing lines, I can note two slip-up places, but they aren't so bad that I can't practice, and I generally get them first try. So I'm effectively crossing them off. (6/21) - I think the scene is well examined at this point. Everything else comes from rehearsals and bouncing off my scene partners, which I can't do much to practice on my own. I'm going to consider this part done! Also, as of today, I'm officially off-book.
School: Class (C)
C1. Create Study Guide Type: School, Class Difficulty: Hard Length: Long Steps: Identify common points. Note threads. Create a rough draft of a study guide that ties everything together. Then create a final draft version that's more readable. Progress: It didn't really happen, but I filled out my notes?
C2. Prepare Presentation Type: School, Class Difficulty: Hard Length: Long Due: End of April Steps: Choose case study (hint: choose from research). Look for class-discussed stuff in case study. Create powerpoint. (And maybe rehearse?) Progress: (4/25) - Well, the project is next week. I have a case study in mind (though I didn't choose it from research; there was just a very interesting period of time weather-wise this month that I really wanted to examine further, which the professor has approved). I'm sorting out what sort of stuff to tie from class and research into the powerpoint, and I kind of have a mental outline of what I want to do. Next steps: Download the data, run the programs to create the charts. Put the information together and draw charts and diagrams to explain things. Then create powerpoint. And I've got a week to do it all, like it or not. (5/2) - Not as much done as I'd like, but it all worked out in the end. It's all done! As is the class.
Oops, I have hardly any easy ones.
"Hey wait a minute, what happened to all your writing-related ones you had the previous Spring Cleaning that are still unwritten?" I'm busy.
EDIT: 4/14 -- Added R7 and H7. 5/5 -- Added R8. Added new section: P. It has one task: P1. 5/28 - Added P2. 6/8 - Added P3. Renamed R5 and focusing on that currently. Striked out R2; it's consistent, but I had a system for it now. Attempting H6. 6/21 - Finished P2. Made some final notes on some of my tasks to mark the end of the event.
Last Edit: Jun 22, 2019 1:58:53 GMT -5 by GLQ (Era)
* Clean/Organize bedroom. This is kind of an unquantifiable goal because it's truly an ongoing task... one day I clean my desk and the next it's messy again, so. But hey, I could make progress even at a pace of two steps forward and one step back, so I have hope!
* Clean out closet. I've already started this, so it shouldn't be too hard. I just need to keep going!
* Amigurumi Nativity Scene. Hey Ginz, remember that crochet nativity scene that you made a thread for and said you would post semi-regular updates? Yeah, what happened to that?
* Restart PM conversations, maybe? - I don't even wanna check how many months I've let messages backlog in my inventory. I'm sorry! >_<
* Bake cookies for my sister's birthday! I don't know, I thought I'd add something relatively small and simple, so I can at least check something from the list for sure! Due: March 27th
* Plan Friend Gathering. Snacks! Food! Music! Activities? And more cleaning, but it's gonna be awesome! Due: April 7th
For now I won't be able to do anything about the WIP projects that are currently inaccessible on my potentially dead older computer, but I suppose I can't just sit on my hands and do nothing else! Especially since I did manage to get Flash working on my new PC. :D
Post by charming thievery on Mar 23, 2019 17:29:01 GMT -5
I have a lot I could easily include in this list, but given the 3-month period and my slowness, I want to prioritize only the most important ones first. I'll see how I do with those and add more later if there's still time. (I've drawn up a more complete list in my notebook, so there's *plenty* to add.)
Most of my high priority projects are related to art or house cleaning!
I've broken each project down into specific tasks (with further details laid out in my own notebook - let me tell you, when I was first prepping this list and thinking up each sub-task, it made me feel so ready to work on my first project! I should do that more often, lol.) and spoilered anything I'm not currently working on so I can just focus on the task at hand. (Lol, that last bit reminded me of the TFR achievement for the Xandra's library plot step... I know. OTZ) This way I won't become overwhelmed!
Meg card for friend Preparation (2-3 days) Find references. Plan card layout & design (thumbnails & physical prototype). Preliminary/practice sketches of Meg.
Drawing (1 week) Sketch/rough pass of pose (but more of a messy final version). Trace rough draft. Transfer onto cardstock for a cleaned-up finalized version. Draw background on main cardstock. Inking and Coloring (1 week) Ink Meg. Color Meg. Color background. Assemble Card (1 day) Attach Meg cardstock onto main cardstock. Add text (raised speech bubble). Put together the other components of the card. Finalize (1 day) TBD based on outcome of card. Find envelope...
This one's a bit hard to break down without getting into specifics (and I don't want to do that lest I reveal how messy I am! xD), but I'll just do it very generally while specifying the details in my own personal notebook. :3
Work space Tidy up Throw away the stuff that's easy to get rid of. Organize & rearrange things (basically, just leave it there but make it look neater).
Post by Twillie (Gibi) on Apr 2, 2019 9:33:32 GMT -5
Ahh, it's late, but I have it made! There's not much wiggle room for me this semester to get a lot of personal stuff done, so I just went ahead and listed my main priorities for school at the top. I'll probably be spending my time for this event mainly knocking out the School items and hitting Art items when I have free time. The latter I'll get to much more past mid-May when the semester ends.
School Finish classes with either A's or B's
Intrapreneurship Project- Presentation, Paper
Country Overview Project- Presentation
HR Interview Project- Presentation, Paper
Exchange Book Project
Playing Cards Project
Manage all school organization responsibilities
Prepare for team meetings: April 2, April 9, April 16, April 23
Prepare for team event on April 26
Video: put in all b-roll, insert music, insert testimonial video, sync to presenters
Sort through all papers
Pack extra items into car
Sweep and clean surfaces twice this coming week
Draft next Blossoms script- Layout main events, divide into parts, write dialogue, storyboard
Storyboard Rainbow scenes for portfolio
Research more into what goes into story/animation portfolios
The Great Paper Sorting Difficulty: **** Length: Upper-Medium Steps: empty out the Drawer of Papers and the Corner Crate, isolate Truly Important Papers, throw out Papers that have Outlived Their Importance, designate new folders for Truly Important Papers.
The Great Paper Sorting, Part 2, Bonus Steps: empty out the Ancient Archive and the Box of Formerly Precious things, repeat previous task
The Great Paper Sorting, Part 3, Sequel Difficulty: optional Length: no worries plz, future-self. I understand. Steps: neatly stash all relaxation and observation notes. Consider sorting by receiver.
The Malum Thing Difficulty: *** Length: Medium Steps: idk, jot down all that Hunter-Sleeper dialogue and shove dramatic action in between, put this project out of its misery one way or another. The Flashbapters Difficulty: ** Length: uuururrgh Steps: get to that first one, get to that second one, figure out what the third one might be
Dawn Fanart Difficulty: *** Length: Lengthy (is that even a word it does not look like a real word) Steps: Just paint it. Just. Paint. It. It's right there. Composition is done. Paaaint.
The Special Lady Difficulty: *** (**) Length: oh dear oh no Fun: so worth it Steps: stop getting distracted by the references long enough to sketch. Dare to begin to sketch. Sketch. Let brain cool from melting during the sketching process. Paint.
A Nap in Marshmallow Hell Difficulty: ***** Length: check back in 5 years' time
First Step Under the Stars Difficulty: **** Length: check back in 3 years' time