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February 17th, 2010

08:52 am - twice the llama
So okay.

My animation class is officially the COOLEST THING EVER I LOVE IT SO MUCH GRAAAAH

Yesterday we did our first animation, a simple ten-frame ball bounce dealie, and it was funnnn. Except I seriously need to convince my mom to get more paper. But that's beside the point. We're going to animate it tomorrow (scan the frames into Photoshop and create an MOV file), so hopefully I'll have a little something to show you all in my next journal entry.

Anyway, I'm enthused.

But that means my 3-D class is probably going to become much more difficult and tedious from here on out. ONLY ONE FUN CLASS PER SEMESTER.

Time always seems to be passing by so fast...I kinda miss my childhood, it's really weird to think that I'll be 30 in 8 years and then my hair and teeth will start falling out and I won't be able to do martial arts any more.

What, overreacting? What's that?

Speaking of martial arts, I really want to get back in to it...too bad it tends to cost money. Maybe I'll see if there are any combat-arts classes in the fall semester catalogue.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative

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December 30th, 2009

12:32 pm - Look out, world!

So yesterday I went over to my friend's house and we played Brawl with a mutual friend of ours over the Internet for like...four hours straight. Much fun and cheese sticks to be had. It was epic. I hope said friend gets to visit this summer so we can up the fun level to insane proportions.

I keep having dreams that I'm going on a cruise and I don't know why. It's not like I have the time or the money for that sort of thing. And the Titanic has sort of soured my willingness to go out in the middle of the ocean on something that could easily leak or crack or explode, or get attacked by flying zombie monkeys.


Other than that...sigh. I'm a little stressed out over all of this work I have to do. I was kind of hoping to catch a break before I work on part 1 of chapter 6 of Origins, but that might not happen. Then again, maybe it will. I'm not sure.

I sort of wish I didn't have to go to school next semester. Loans are lousy.

Oh yeah, also last night we did the question and answer session, it went really well. Got a pretty decent turnout and I think everybody really enjoyed it. We'll probably do another one in a few months, when the plot has moved along more.
Current Mood: busybusy

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December 22nd, 2009

10:11 am - End-of-year report
So...wow. It's almost the end of the year. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Looking back, it's really weird to think that a year ago I was preparing to go to Hawaii, for who knew how long (only turned out to be three and a half months, but still).

So much has happened in a year. This time last year, I never would have dreamed that I'd:

- Actually do really well in my classes at school
- Get back into writing
- Move twice--from school to my parents' apartment in the desert, and then from there back into the apartment complex we lived in before I left (both rather difficult to adjust to, but I don't think we'll be moving again for at least a little while)
- Start writing Star Wars fanfiction
- Take life drawing
- Take Flash animation
- Become the joint creator of KotOR: Origins

It's been a wild, crazy ride. Lots of changes, lots of growing. But it's been worth it. Now I can only wonder what next year will bring. More classes, for one. More Origins. My collaborator is making plans to fly down in April so we can hang out and really get some brainstorming done.

I'm out.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative

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November 23rd, 2009

01:52 pm - Still sick, but now with pizza!
...No, sadly enough, my cold did not cause entire slices of pizza to come out of my nose.

That would be both gross and awesome.

I'm just having pizza for lunch.

So okay, I'm feeling a lot better, sore throat's nearly gone and now I just have some lovely sinus drainage to weather out.

We're working on our final animation project, it's coming along really well. I can't wait for the semester to be over, though. *needs a breeeeaaaaakkkk*

Speaking of semesters, I should probably figure out when I'm supposed to register for spring. I already got an email with my registration date for winter (not attending), but nothing for spring yet. Peculiar. Anyway, I just hope I get the classes I want/need, and that my schedule won't be too hectic. At least I don't have to worry about that until February.

Also Final Fantasy Symphonic Suite is still the best album ever, in case you didn't know that.

*scrounges around for chocolate*
Current Mood: okayokay

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October 31st, 2009

10:07 am - Malloween!!



Grah. Yes. After months of planning and one crazy week of nearly-nonstop sewing (seriously, we pretty much only stopped for classes and sleep), my grandma and I finished my Jedi robes.

And they are the




Seriously. So comfortable. We made the tunics, pants, obi, and leg wraps out of unbleached cotton, while the hooded robe is made of this lovely wool suiting fabric (which was a little on the pricey side, but oh-so-worth it). We even made a little pouch that slips on my belt that I can carry my cell phone, wallet, and keys in! It's a real piece of work. I'm so proud of it, and I'm so grateful to my grandmother for helping me out (my sewing skills are less-than-adequate for this sort of thing).

So yes! I'll have pictures up on Facebook as soon as I can snag my friend for a photo shoot at the park!
Current Mood: giddygiddy

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October 23rd, 2009

08:07 am - Better! MUCH better!
(If you know where I got that, you win the "I, Too, Watched Way Too Much Nickelodeon in the 90's" award.)

So yeah! Feeling better! Just have a slight lingering sniffle and cough, but it's a vast improvement over the train wreck that was most of the previous over-a-week-ness.

Also, I have come to the momentous and monumental and not-momentary (had to toss that last one in for kicks) DeviantArt decision to actually

a) Not watch people automatically, no questions asked, when they watch me--only if I actually know them from real life or off-site or they're people whose art I'm genuinely interested in


b) Go through my current devwatch list and unwatch everyone who doesn't fall under the above criteria.

(For the one person who reads these who's also on DA, YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THIS. Your art is awesome and I'd never unwatch you in a million, billion years. I'm talking about the people whose stuff I delete on sight when it shows up in my deviation notices, and whose journal entries elicit eyerolls when I'm not also deleting them on sight. So no, not you.)

Well, see there! Through judicious use of the Enter key, I've managed to fill up the "accepted length before I have to cut so I don't stretch out your friends page needlessly with pointless stuff" quota!

As a final thought, WEEKEND. That is all.
Current Mood: calmcalm

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September 26th, 2009

08:35 am - Hip hip hoo-raisin!
I'm finally done with that chapter of KotOR: Origins! *dances* My collaborator is doing chapter 5, which means I have at least a week of relaxation.

And by "relaxation" I mean "getting everything else done".

Which is a tall, tall order.

Well, okay, I started whittling away at my to-do list yesterday, so that's good. I still have to remember to do another KotOR gag strip because apparently people like those. And I also need to do my drawing homework, which probably won't take long at all but I'm just procrastinating.

Also I think Arai Akino is my new favorite writing music. That woman has the most relaxing voice in the world. (She's done a lot of work for anime--the ending themes for Outlaw Star, a fair bit of Macross Plus stuff, some Record of Lodoss War. She's got a pretty distinct style. You've probably heard at least one of her songs somewhere.)

I've also been bitten by the writing bug. This is awesome.

Is it weird that I get a lot of my writing inspiration from The Twilight Zone? That show was just way ahead of its time, really.

I've got plans in the works for a new SW fic. Not funny this time (deepest apologies), but the concept is, I think, a fairly unique one and I'm looking forward to seeing how it's going to pan out.
Current Mood: groggygroggy

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September 25th, 2009

09:31 am - dolilop do wop
Don't ask about the title, 'coz you'll NEVER KNOW BWAHAHAHAHA

So life is coming at me so fast, I believe my mental state is quite akin to one who is driving in the wrong direction at the Indy 500.

Nearly done with the last page of this chapter of Origins, and I got my first homework assignment from my drawing class last night, but thankfully I have until Thursday to do it, and it's not that bad (three full-page drawings plus some feet studies). Funny how things have a way of scheduling themselves like that.

So I've got over half the amount in the bank now that I need for the bank to stop harping on me about "insufficient funds" (actually, they haven't done any harping, but I know the problem's there and I want to resolve it as soon as possible). The end is finally almost possibly in sight!

Except, my iPod died.

8gig Nanos are about $130-$150 now, so I think as soon as I get the bank thing cleared up, I'm going to start a DA fundraiser for that (and maybe a new mouse, mine seems to be showing its age lately).

KotORII is still fun. T3 is officially one of my new favorite characters. Too bad the Ebon Hawk's been stolen and T3 (and dear loveable old HK, but he's broken down at the moment) with it. Now I'm stuck trying to get it back with a crazy old Sith bat (whose sad attempts at rhetoric have NO EFFECT ON MY LIGHT-SIDEY AWESOMENESS LA LA LA I'M NOT LISTENING) and a total idiot who lets his hormones run out of control.

Cannot WAIT to snag Bao-Dur. why is there no romance option with him
Current Mood: busybusy

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September 24th, 2009

09:05 am - Title goes here.
Almost done with this chapter of Origins, gonna start on the last page today.

It's almost October, can you believe that? I can't.

I'm excited to go down to San Diego for my sister's wedding. I've only been down there twice and it's so marvelously beachy.

I had this crazy dream last night that I was in Canada visiting a friend of mine, and he was sitting at the top of some steps in a park, and in order to get to him I had to cross a busy street (and when I waved at the cars to thank the drivers for letting me cross, I accidentally made some gesture that's only offensive in Canada, which just made them angry at me and made them want to run me over), get through a hedge maze where I was being constantly attacked by rabid dogs, and climb up the staircase, which was steep, narrow, and extremely long. When I finally got there, I was exhausted, but then I couldn't even sit with him and I had to sit on the step below him.

Oh, but then I got to pet a live trilobite! That was amazing. They have, like, the coolest eyes ever, no joke. I love those little guys.

My breakfast for the past two days has consisted of Nutella on toast is this bad.
Current Mood: awakeawake

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September 22nd, 2009

08:14 am - Sooooo yeah.
I can't believe my little sister is getting married in just a few weeks.


So I'm just kinda sitting here, chillaxing, eating breakfast, waiting around for stuff to happen I guess.

Well actually that's not true, soon as I'm done with breakfast I have art obligations (that seems to be my favorite word to use to describe anything art-related I do) and at 10 I've got church stuff.

Oh, and mustn't forget class tonight.

FYI, I did actually get all of that stuff in my previous journal done (except for the comic pages, but that's to be expected).

Why do I have such a hard time drawing noses?

My conjecture is that I'm so paranoid about my noses looking like some so-tiny-it's-nonexistent anime-type nose that I unconsciously make them huge ol' honkers.

Doesn't really help that I don't exactly have the smallest nose in the world.

But I suppose that's too much information.
Current Mood: listlesslistless

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