Alkane, Alkene, Alconquered.

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June 16, 2010 by sandwichcontrol

So, they released they trailer for the new Legend of Zelda. It will be called Skyward Sword. Maybe it’s just a working title. Anyway, you wanna see it? Rather than just linking to it (hahaha) I decided to just a post a version from someone else’s website. Ain’t the innernet grand? Anyway, here you go:

It looks pretty good. I am not nearly as excited as I was when the trailer for Twilight Princess came out, but since it is the only video game that I actually play, much to my Rockband-playing-friends chagrin, I cannot help but be a little stoked about it. Of, course it just dawned on me that I haven’t started to play Spirit Tracks, which I got for Grismas. In my defense, I have been a little preoccupied with moving, and the City Wire gig, and work. But now that I am back in school, I am playing a lot more Gamecube in an attempt to avoid doing homework or studying, so maybe I’ll charge up the ol’ DS and kick the crap out of some Ganon or whoever the bad guy is in this one.

Remember all of that stuff about me being smart in chemistry? Scratch that. I am back to having to work at it. Yeah, yeah, polyatomic ions, I got that. Functional groups in hydrocarbons? Holy crap. I have a quiz this morning over 14 functional groups (anything that is not a single bond between a hydrogen and a carbon) that occur in the hydrocarbons (molecules of carbon and hydrogen) that all pretty much boil down to location, element, and bond type. Tack on an -OH anywhere on a hydrocarbon and you’ve got yourself an alcohol functional group. Tack on a nitrogen somewhere and you’ve an amine functional group. Don’t even get me started on the aldehydes and the esters and the acetates. It is going to kick my butt.

Well, I am going to go try and squeeze this information into my brain before the torrent of new information starts rushing in. More soon. ~SC


1 comment »

  1. Andi says:

    I LOVED functional groups. It felt like having a key to the secret of things. Almost as fulfilling as balancing redox reactions.

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