Hi all, reporting in after a brief hiatus from updating. My original plan was to not update the site until I had completed Star Ocean: Till the End of Time. The reason for this, and it is a good one, is because noone wants to read my updates if all they say is, “I am still playing Star Ocean, but that is about all I’ve been doing, ” every day. So I was going to wait. But it turns out something interesting did happen to me about an hour ago( 12:30 ).
Today started out like any other day, got up and went to class. But in CpE 310 we got our homework assignments back. This assignment was drawing an Intel 80×86 processor diagram. It wouldn’t have been too bad if I had some sort of software to draw things like that. Instead I used Macromedia Flash and it took me over an hour to draw. Anyway, I went in to class and got back my homework. Written next to my all-impressive score, a zero, was a little note that read, “You copied, please see me after class.” So I spent the next 50 minutes letting my stomach digest itself in anxiety. Let me explain something to you, dear readers. I am *not* in any way, shape or form a cheater. I deplore the idea of cheating all together and have never cheated in my life, ever. Period. Cheating to me is copying someone else’s work not letting someone else copy it( though it is still wrong, I dislike conflict and tend to agree with whoever asked me something. ) So after class I went to Dr. Nutter( I am not making that up ) and explained to him my dilema, as I will to you now:
-I walked into class 10 minutes early the day the homework was due to realize I hadn’t printing my hard copy yet.
-I cursed, ran upstairs to the second floor and printed it from the CD we also had to turn in.
-In haste, I just grabbed the first 8086 drawing that came from the printer( or in this case was sitting in the tray. )
-I put my name on it and turned it in.
It turns out that this copy was not mine, in fact the way it got in the tray is also a little story. The guy I “copied” from was in that same lab printing his copy a little under an hour before I printed mine. He sent his to print but it didn’t come out, so he sent it to print on the lab’s other computer and happily walked away with his printed copy. Well, after he left I am guessing his original copy printed. And it laid there for me to pick up 40 minutes later in haste, mistaking it for my own.
A little earlier I mentioned that we had to turn in a cd with the file on it as well as a hardcopy. This should have cleared up the problem of me not cheating right there as my, vastly different, diagram was sitting on that cd. I guess the asshole just wanted us to waste a cd because he clearly didn’t look at my cd at all. Well, after class I explained to him the above circumstances and he obviously didn’t believe me( who the hell would? ). So he told me to print off another copy and he would have a look at it. In the end all was settled and I got the grade I deserved for my diagram. To tell you the truth, it isn’t really the 10 points I care about so much, it is my good name in this school. I’d prefer not to be dubbed a cheater for the rest of my life because of this freaking incident, and now I don’t have to worry about it. But Nutter can still die. So far he’s condescended me in class AND called me a cheater/liar/criminal. I don’t think I like him.
On a good note, Star Ocean is coming along nicely, though I do agree with Sowas on most points in his post. I will post my differences in my next post, when I have this game beat.
“I gave her my heart… and she gave me a pen!”