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Student Blogs | Charles Johnson

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 11:43 am

It’s an interesting feeling, going through your graduating year a second time. Having received one degree already, I find I’m unsurprisingly calm this time around. I observed some of my fellow art students giving their thesis presentations a while ago, and all I could think was, “I am really glad I did both my thesis projects last year.” I look forward to being able to simply watch this time, and see all the wonderful works that my peers will produce as their capstone projects.

Last Saturday night, I attended one of my favorite PUC events: Nerdfest! Everyone came to the Campus Center and let their nerd flags fly by playing Chess (…against Kwan, who sat there winning all night), solving Rubik’s cubes, and playing competitive video games like Dance Dance Revolution, Smash Brothers, and Star Craft II, which required players to bring their computers and set them up LAN party style. I participated in the Super Smash Brothers Brawl tournament with my friends Gideon and Jessica. The latter needed convincing since she’s quite shy. She’s also better than either of us, and impressed all the guys with her skills as the only girl who played Smash.

I came to the event dressed like a total dork, as per one of the competitions. To my surprise, though there were plenty of wonderful-looking nerds there, I actually won! Oddly, there was no ceremony. I was watching Jessica face her second opponent, then I got a tap on the shoulder and the person in charge of the event handed me an iTunes gift card saying “Dude, I think you win best dressed.” Whadya’ know! My lop-sided tie paid off!

The week has been fairly uneventful for me since then. Always in the back of my mind is the upcoming premier of the first feature film by Afro Pictures— my new company. I hope and pray that I can stay focused and motivate myself to continuously attack the things I need to do until then, as I hope and pray that all my friends stay motivated; from those in my second senior class right down to the lowly freshmen I associate with. (By which of course I mean the extra special freshmen that I love being around!)

Charles Johnson
Super-Super-Senior, Film & Television and Photography major