Archive for July 2013

My New Company is Officially Registered


The Article of Organization for my new indie game studio have been successfully filed and I have applied for an EIN number, so I believe I have all of the legal paperwork to start my business complete. I found the forms I needed online rather than going through a 3rd party service like LegalZoom, since they were going to charge me an extra $99 for something I could easily do myself for the price of a postage stamp.

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Looseleaf Textbooks: The Latest in College Student Scamming Technology


I enjoy minimizing the amount of money that I’m ripped off each semester from purchasing college textbooks. That’s why I get a list of required textbooks early, before the college bookstore even starts selling books for the semester and compare prices on Amazon, eBay, and This also allows me to avoid the insanely long lines in the college bookstore.

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Going Back to School and Starting an Indie Game Company… At the Same Time

Grunt Birthday Party

As I briefly mentioned in a previous blog post, I will be going back to school at the end of August for Computer Game and Simulation Design, which is my college’s fancy way of saying “video game development.” It doesn’t look like I’ll be getting financial aid this semester because of the fact that I already earned an Associate of Arts (before I knew what I wanted to do with my life), but I should be able to afford at least this semester with what I have saved up. I have an appointment to speak with a guidance counselor in a couple weeks (which is the earliest appointment they had available).

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf Hula Girl Outfit

Animal Crossing New Leaf Hula Girl costume

In the spirit of summer, I’ve dressed my Animal Crossing: New Leaf character up like a hula dancer, complete with a coconut bra and grass skirt. While she doesn’t exactly fill out a coconut bra as well as you might expect from someone who’s (apparently) old enough to be mayor, this is the perfect outfit for collecting sea shells by the shore and visiting the island.

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Elfen Lied in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Elfen Lied Lucy cosplay

With Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you can cosplay any time you want, without spending any money to make your costume. Here’s my character dressed as Lucy from Elfen Lied:

I designed the dress in the Able Sisters’ shop and paired it with appropriate shoes and leggings from Kicks. I’m still waiting to see if there is a purple hair bow or a white cat ear headband to finish the cosplay outfit.

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