It's hard sometimes to balance the two things I want to do: play video games and do school work. Both of those things are the keys to my future, and I know I have to find a way to mix them.

Theater is one place I can do so, but it does not directly involve studying the way voice actors work at their trade. It's practice for acting at least. It also leaves me even less time for school work.

What's a girl to do?

I've thought this out for some time and figured out a few solutions to my "problem."

  1. YouTube: YouTube is not only filled with video footage of video games, but it also has let's players with charismatic voices to draw from (my personal favorite being Cryaotic). I also use this for tutoring from Khan Academy and other sources so I can continue to get my work done with all the right answers.
  2. Reading Aloud: Textbooks can be boring because, you know, they're textbooks. They're cumbersome and filled with information that has to be learned in a year's time. A way I like to make it slightly more interesting is to use a character's voice I'm practicing and read the text with that voice. It gives me practice with my voice range and I can hear myself reading the textbook so I can remember important information.
  3. Relate Everything in School to Video Games: Every project, every essay, everything that has an open subject or needs an example of something can use a video game reference--or five. Personally, I write an essay every week for my English class, so it gives me an excuse to really pay attention to whatever game I'm playing.

That's all I have for now, but I continue to search for my "perfect balance." Of course, any excuse to play a video game for school is going to be a good one, and it will increase my love of learning (Yeah, I said it. Quote me!).

As for you readers, have a nice day, week, month, year, life, etc.

Peace out.