Why am I Afraid to Sound Dumb in my Nurturing Affinity Space?

I have been playing Code Combat for about a month now and still haven’t broken out of lurker mode in the affinity space. How is this happening?

Perhaps:

  • I’m experiencing adult onset shyness syndrome (AOSS is a real thing)
  • I secretly fear middles schoolers (we ALL should)
  • I don’t understand the game well enough yet (coding is SO easy)
  • I don’t want to ask a dumb question (they really DO exist)

As much as I joke about not diving into questions on my affinity space, I am excited about one of the discourse discussions. There is a challenge called the Flower Grove and I’m not sure what level contains it. However, it is fueling my progression because I really want to participate in the flower design discussion. Here are some of the designs:

Photo Credit: discourse.codecombat.com
Photo Credit: discourse.codecombat.com
Photo Credit: discourse.codecombat.com
Photo Credit: discourse.codecombat.com
Photo Credit: discourse.codecombat.com
Photo Credit: discourse.codecombat.com

As I was snapping images of the designs I actually made a baby step towards participation.

I started liking people’s images – Success!

As a general overview of my progress, I am plugging along in the second world. If you look below that means I’m in the Backwoods Forest. There are six more worlds after that. 

Photo Credit: Code Combat
Photo Credit: Code Combat

I am trying to make coding a practice in my daily life. When I’m tired of working on school work, I take a break and play Code Combat. One a planning note, if I were to complete Cloudrip Mountain by the April 24th (before final project is due), I would have to complete approximately five challenges a day. This seems like a really tall order given that the coding is getting harder and it takes a great deal of concentration on my part.

But I’m up for the challenge.

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