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Anxiety About School

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I'm going back to Richardson tommorow (actually, it's 12:46 am right now, so technically it is already "tommorow"). I'm starting to get really nervous and anxious. Part of it is that I'm already getting that "homesick" feeling, and the other part is that I'm really starting to worry about Game Lab.

Game Lab is an industry simulation class at UTD, where we're put on a production team, and we...well, make a game. What I'm worried about is my role assignment...the assignment I was given was just the general role of "Game Design" but when we met at the end of last semester, my creative director said he wanted me to design the typography for the game.

Now, I have actually taken a class in typography (and I may even be the only one taking Game Lab who has, because I took it at another school), but that doesn't make me a great typographer. And this game is all about the typography...it's a bit difficult to explain, but the game basically takes place in a completely dark setting, and all you see, besides the character's eyes, are words. Which is why I feel like a real artist should be doing this, not me -_-;;

Chances are, I'm overthinking this, but I'm really afraid that I'm going to let my team down.

I do kind of wonder if the fact that I DO actually know a little bit about typography design and how involved it really is is the reason why I'm so afraid of screwing it up. I guess if I was really that worried about my assignment, I should have brought it up before the end of last semester. It's really too late to do anything about it now.

This is my last semester as an undergraduate, so I'll also be doing my capstone project at the same time, and taking my first graduate course. I'm much less worried about those things however.

Guess I'll just have to do my best. Gambarimasu! That translates roughly into "I'll do my best" in Japanese - gambarimasu is my favorite word in Japanese; I love that they have a single word with that meaning.

(Btw, I'm actually already starting to feel a little less anxious - I knew writing about how I was feeling would help ^_^;; )
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THE_SHAKESHAFT 1/13/2013 4:07AM

    I remember when I finished as an undergrad. LOTS of stress. Hope you enjoy it!

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