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frostcat

Ultimate plan, Ultimate goal.

A few journals back I've mentioned about how I should get back on my feet and achieving my goals while having to sacrificing something dear to do so.  However, my roommate mentioned of finding a place somewhere in Kenosha,WI so that everyone can have a better chance of finding a job/going to work.  Then something clicked.  What if I moved to a halfway point to where everyone and everything is?  That's when my clever gears finally started to turn.  There are so too many roommates in that little apartment that I was in that there was barely any space to concentrate on anything.  The location where the apartment is at now is decent, but in the middle of nowhere.  Not to mention, there's barely anything around unless you drive thirty minutes to get somewhere that's only through normal street lights.  And even there it's not as eventful.

So here's my ultimate plan.  I want to go back to College of Lake County at one point to start learning the tools of the trade of what I want to do. I want to be close to my family and I want to help my mate and friends out too.  So in order to satisfy everyone's needs, I....HEY! Stop thinking that! =>.<;=  In order to meet down the middle, I need to find either a 4 bedroom apartment or house nearby Gurnee, IL that's pet friendly and relatively close to the proper highways/routes.  That way jobs can be easier to drive to, whomever wants to visit won't travel far to get there, we can chill at Gurnee Mills mall, better job opportunities there as well, and I'm no more than 15-20 minutes to my family and job once I get it.  So far things are looking up in that aspect.  The boss, received the application and is planning on rearranging the shifts.  Should everything go well, all that's left is getting the call.

But there's no way that I'm just getting the job and then move out the instant I get my first check.  I'm going to make sure I get everything in order first.  A better laptop/desktop, a tablet so that I can pursue in drawing, some music equipment(mostly cables), and the right 3D program needed to start learning how to render 3D images and movies.  Of course getting my own car and license would be a plus too. :P

Computer wise, I've been looking around and
Blazger
Blazger
mentioned about a computer his mother has gotten.  It's basically an All-In-One computer.  Kinda like the iMac but better >:3  There's one from Sony, Dell, and HP.  The only issue is that some bases are plastic looking.  One mishap and you'll be lucky to do your computer work standing up.  Although the touch screen is interesting, it might not have that artist edge considering one, it's not very solid and two, the back of it is going to be hot as hell.  Another catch might be "What you see is what you get."  Meaning that there's no way to upgrade what you have.  You can't get a better graphics card or a bigger hard drive. You're stuck with what you have.  Any suggestions on what to get?

3D software on the other hand...  There's an awesome 3D artist by the name Twilight.  He's epic when it comes to detail and character design. Things like my Vision of Fate picture and this video is what I want to do.

Frostcat vs. Klonoa: https://inkbunny.net/submissionview.php?id=16963
Sonic's 19th anniversary contest (the 3D part): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxAC_c-nRmU
Missing Card: http://www.vimeo.com/12309978

But not just for Sonic style, but for every form alike.  Anthro, scaly, monster, something that if I can vision it, I can do it.  Will it be a bitch to make and render perfectly?  Damn right it will, but I want to do these things in hopes to work at a video game company.  Who knows? Even though it may not be my wanted profession, I might be in a movie production business too.

All and all, I want to make sure my next step is a major one by the time this cat hits 30 next year instead of someone still searching for a job.

*Still keeping positive for a better future for fur friends and family alike*

-Frostcat
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Added: 7 years, 3 months ago
 
kuperfox
7 years, 3 months ago
I'm all for custom computers (if you're technically minded enough, to do it yourself).  The sky's the limit on upgrades, and the more you know about your machine, the more likely you'll be able to take care of a problem if one happens and you need to be back up ASAP.

If you're not so inclined, maybe see if any of your (irl) friends are.

Good luck with everything!
frostcat
7 years, 3 months ago
Thanks Kuper.  I was thinking about building my own computer, but only got the basics of needing a hard drive, power supply, fans, graphic and sound cards.  The mother boards and anything else I missed kind of a derp at (except CD drives :P )  
kuperfox
7 years, 3 months ago
*nods* just missing the case (usually comes with fans & screws), card reader (optional), processor (IMPORTANT =p), thermal paste and such, and the Operating System =p.  The better power supplies i've seen come with cable ties too =3

AND of course making sure they're all compatible XD

If you've not done a full build yourself, I'd see if there's someone you can do it WITH at least. (to make sure you don't make one of the rookie mistakes =p)
Blazger
7 years, 3 months ago
HP touch-smart nyo nyo  Look it up on ebay.  There are many.
yadre
7 years, 3 months ago
I hope everything works out for the best for you, Frost :).
Shadowwalk
7 years, 3 months ago
Wow, a 4 bedroom apartment?  Good luck there!  XD

And good luck with the plan, overall
frostcat
7 years, 3 months ago
Thanks man.  I know finding something like that is rare/expensive, but two of my roommates in Wisconsin got really good jobs.  With my possible upcoming one and Blaze increased chances of landing a job near the city, it can happen.
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