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"We are the pirates who don't do anything." [19 Sep 2006|07:13pm]
[ mood | piratey ]

Captain's log, 2006: Arr, swash swash, buckle buckle!

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[16 Sep 2006|07:31pm]
[ mood | ecstatic ]

Bwahahaha. Night Watch book and movie in the span of two days? Excuse me while I go immerse myself.

As soon as I stop sneezing like a freak...


"For as long as humanity has existed, there have been Others among us." [14 Sep 2006|01:36pm]
[ mood | lazy ]

Oh, I haven't been keeping up here so here's my attempt to catch up:

First and most important, I changed my layout already, but it is to reflect my most recent obsession, the movie "Night Watch" and, most especially, it's main character, Anton. Squee. I can't believe how much I've fallen for him and his homeless boy look. It's kind of amazing, really. Then again, my sister did once tell me that I have an occasional odd taste here and there; I've gotten crushes on the little quirkier looking people in school rather than the main-stream hot ones, for example. Anyway, Anton is adorable and the world he lives in is awesome and that's that. I ordered the book of it - the novel came first - and that arrived at my house yesterday but I have to sit through all my classes before I can go pick it up. *sob*

As for school, everything's going pretty well and, despite a few rather frustrating moments working in Maya, I've got a handle on all of it. Shockingly, making prints and developing film in photography wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Sure, it's a lot of things to remember and a long process but I managed just fine and kind of enjoyed it. EXCEPT, I hate the smell. I think I'm allergic to one of the chemicals in the darkroom and I have to step out sometimes to get my head back in order.

3D Animation is cool once you know what you're doing. There's a very thin line between being totally lost and being in control for me and I waver constantly. It gives me almost as much of a headache as the darkroom. But the reward has always been worth it. Even just watching a ball bounce or a marquette stomp across the room is worth it because YOU did it.

My liberal arts classes are just fine. Children's Literature is a fun flashback to old stories although I, admittedly, feel more excited about watching the old movies than reading the actual books - I think they're more of a part of my past than the texts not to mention that sometimes the writing in children's stories isn't quite up to scratch but the ideas are hot so the movie can bring that out... I don't know, whatever it is, I feel it works that way.

Lastly, there's Digital Illustration. It's a bit of a drag because we learn a lot of stuff I already knew but since it's so intensely awesome to work exclusively in digital mediums I don't mind as much as I like to say I do.

On the roleplay front, I actually go to do some real posting and writing these last few days and, boy, does that feel nice. I'm signed off often but I'm usually working during all that time, too, since a lot of my classes require me to be on a computer. I can't honestly believe how busy I am even though I often feel like I'm not getting that much done. Ah well. People DID try to warn me about Animation majors... and how they eat people's brains to make up for that Maya has already sucked theirs out as payment for it making them its bitch... ok, so we came up with that, but that's how it honestly feels! We PAY it our brains to let it mindfuck us and only then can we get an animation out of it. It's like making a deal with the devil.

Oops, wasn't I talking about roleplay? Anyway, I'm hoping to get into a better work-doing schedule so that's there time in the evenings to do posts and tags because I don't want to let go of my poor muses. I still feel like I need to cut down a little but everytime I decide, I can't bring myself to do it. I was even having so much fun the night I finally did scene that I let myself consider NEW games. No! Bad Miko!

Well, class is about to start up again so I'll be getting back to that. Doubt anyone's reading this anyway as this rambling is mostly for myself. Feels so damn good to just chatter and... write whatever I want. My writing workshop class has put some stress on me and my writing lately. It's not that I hate it, but he brings up some points I'm not sure I can work around. My dialogue is supposedly enormously awesome but my action feels heavy and differently voiced? I don't know, I'll have to think about it further. Though he actually told me to try doing the next assignment all as a conversation so I can really stretch my strongpoint - which he says is the character's speech.

Reminder to myself; earn money and buy - Last Unicorn (book), Night Watch (movie), Ladyhawke (movie)


[30 Aug 2006|02:00pm]
[ mood | blah ]

Number of people who didn't recognize me because of my longer hair so far: 4
(I dedicate this usage of the hairflip icon to you)

I think I'm going to have nightmares about Maya. It may be time to dedicate a whole day to playing with the damn thing until I'm forced to like it or risk going insane from being exposed for it too long...

That plan sounded better in my head.

But yay for getting into Children's Lit! I want Peter Pan. :3

EDIT: To read.


[29 Aug 2006|09:27am]
[ mood | busy ]


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[24 Aug 2006|10:41pm]
[ mood | busy ]

Note to self, buy Star Wars trilogy, as Lotte stole the family ones, and "Ladyhawke".

Matthew Broderick is just too cute, seriously.

I broke my money spending vow in order to get "The Princess Bride" before I left (Dread Pirate Roberts version, duh) but it was worth it because, well, it's TPB. I'll buy DoC sometime else. Vincent Valentine, no matter how delicious, falls second to giants, swordfights, true love, rodents of unusual size, Cary Elwes, and, most importantly, Mandy Patinkin. Who is also a fabulous singer as I discovered one day while glancing at the cast of my "Secret Garden" soundtrack. Huh. I never knew...

Of course, it also took me the whole season of "Dead Like Me" to realize he was Rube. You'd think the name "Mandy" would stick with you better.

Right. Back to packing. >>

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[22 Aug 2006|11:06pm]
[ mood | deprived ]

Y-yeah, well... screw all of you who have DoC!

If the next person who IMs me is just taking a break from playing that game, I swear I will run away from AIM until school finally starts and I can spend me some money.


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[22 Aug 2006|02:25am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Sometimes you sit around all night wondering what the hell you can possibly try drawing (every other day) and sometimes it just clicks (tonight!) - so, thanks to the beach fun madness going on in the roleplay community, I completed a... uh... masterpiece. A masterpiece doodle, at least.

Some lines just conjure up the best images.

And thank you, Jenny and Natalie. <3

[xposted at Squenix]


[21 Aug 2006|10:31pm]
[ mood | relaxed ]

Oh, I do love me some Denis Leary.

I can't quite pinpoint if it's his voice or what I feel are his not-quite-typical good looks or maybe the fact that the whole time I was watching "Rescue Me" I could imagine real people having those conversations? He's clever, that's for sure. And his delivery is just freakin' amusing. Some people use swear words in excess... and then some people use them in excess well.

That's my opinion 'bout it, at least.

I'm now down to three days before I get to move in; I guess I should be, like, packing or something.

Instead I think I'll practice with this fancy Wacom Tablet of mine. I have to be ready to make loverly digital illustrations. Now if I could just think of something to draw... ain't that always the case?


[16 Aug 2006|01:54pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

In celebration of something or the other, I changed my layout - finally - and vowed to myself to update this more often. In that vein, I'll say that I'm going to college for my sophomore year on the twenty-fifth and I'm pretty damn excited. I'm to be taking Intermediate Animation this semester and that's all the wild 3D stuff I've been hoping to learn. Not to mention this Writer's Workshop stuff I'm doing.

So all in all, I'm looking forward to it. Not to mention that my roommates and I scored the three-person, three-bedroom apartment which means I get my own bedroom, wut. No that it was so bad last year or anything since we have medium-sized apartments rather than the scary small dorm rooms my sisters had, but it'll just be way cooler to have all that space to myself.

In the world of the Cattery, Bunny has taken over my life. She's the cutest thing ever to exist - don't let anyone *coughLottecough* say anything otherwise because she's just biased. Of course, she'll have to take second place once The Foretold Kitten is born, but that is just the way the world works. You can't argue with fate, and fate tells us that the perfect kitten shall be born once I live in a place that accepts pets and he shall be red and he shall be named Raskolnikov.

Mm. Fate is good.

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[22 Jun 2006|12:08pm]
[ mood | lazy ]

Life rolls on, eh?

Now the Shadow Heart Siberian Cattery has a new male named Taran (affectionately called T. Wanderer by my sister...) and a female named Eilonwy (even more more affectionately called Bunny.... *shifty* It works, ok?) I'm still annoyed over the loss of the perfect fluffiness which was Nicolai, but Bunny is doing her best to try and fill what part of the gap she can by being the uber-most darlingest thing you ever did see. She even sleeps in my bed ever night, curled up in the crook of my arm, purring. Since Nicolai snubbed me every night, I find this a very attractive feature, indeed. Heh.

In other news, I did rather poorly in one of my classes and, upon finding out, my mom organized some restrictions for me concerning the internet, but we've got a pretty nice schedule figured out now and my roleplays only vaguely suffered.... Squenix probably took the worst hit. >.> Sorry, guys.

Umm.... otherwise... my life is boring. I do nothing. I watch television?

Ah, whatever.

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[27 May 2006|12:14am]
[ mood | depressed ]

Some "Shadow Heart" cattery this is turning out to be with no Nicolai and Yuri that's scared of his own tail.

That's right - no Nicolai.

My mother up and decides that there's a "too many cats" problem (shocking how buying more cats makes you... own more cats!) and that selling my precious fluffmuffin is the solution.

So, at 10 AM tomorrow, he's going to be out of our house and out of our lives and I'm going to sulk like a spoiled ten year old and maybe even cry a little until I feel better (which will be... you know, never). And I'm not being overdramatic and I'm not being freakin' "emo", I'm just being upset like a normal person when a favorite pet gets carted away because he's not "useful" enough.

I guess I can't totally blame my mom, but I sure do need someone to be angry at, and until that bastard new cat arrives, then it's either her or that lousy excuse for a kitten who just showed up. Neither of them are half the fluffy beautiful wonderfulness that Nicolai is.

God, I hate this.

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[21 Apr 2006|05:47pm]
School needs to get on with the finishing. It's just becoming far too much of a distraction.

That aside, looks like I got into both Digital Illustration and Intermediate Animation for next year so I'm looking forward to a whole bucket load of happy fun-time when that begins. Hehehehee.

And let's not forget the most important development.... I'M GOING TO CATS! Mwahahaha. Bought tickets just last night - nice, right behind center tickets no less. Oh, happy is me.
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[06 Apr 2006|09:31am]
[ mood | shocked ]

... I... I think that Zack Ward (see icon) lookalike just... asked me out.

.... :O

........ *goes back to bed*

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[27 Mar 2006|11:47am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

Woot! My laptop is in! Now I can use my Trillian and not that awful other program on the lab computers - now I can AIM RP again! *does a happy dance*

Not to mention that I'm on Spring Break. Woot, again. Activity, here I come!


[12 Mar 2006|10:07pm]
[ mood | distressed ]

To sum up a great weekend, my laptop's backlight burned out and it has to be shipped out to Camarilla, California to get fixed. It will take approximately three weeks and I needed to make a back-up of my stuff in case they, whoops, accidentally reformat my hard-drive.

And since, despite their great number, my school labs always seem to be filled with classes except at those obscene morning hours (and sometimes even then), I will be scarce even though I was scarce the last few weeks as well because of midterms.

Man, I need to update my RPs. Sorry all ya'll reading this who I owe a comment or scene or... anything. I'll be kicking into gear, I swear, just gimme a second to throw an incredibly immature tantrum about my laptop.

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[03 Mar 2006|03:20pm]
[ mood | depressed ]

Speedy update:

Been too busy catching up on homework after I slacked a bunch of days from my infected eye.

My sweet baby darling kitten Nicolai has had his X-rays and he's positive for the kidney disease/cysts we feared he might've inherited and so he's going to have to be neutered and never have any chance of being the father of that kitten spoken only of in myths -- The Chosen Kitten, the Perfect Kitten -- my future Raskolnikov. My poor baby. ;____;

My aunt, who experienced a rather miraculous recovery from her cancer, has had it return and spread to her brain. I really hope a visit, and therefore, I warn, some time away from the internet, is in my future. If you have a moment, I'm sure she'd appreciate a little prayer or... word... or anything.

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[07 Feb 2006|08:10pm]
It should be noted that, yes, buying Resident Evil: Apocalypse used for the mere fun of listening to the characters say "Nicholai" and "Yuri" is very much worth it.

On that note -- Nicholai is much hotter than Yuri who is cooler than Carlos. Someone tell me why Carlos survived then! Ok, ok... because he did in the game or something but... still... still!
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[31 Jan 2006|09:04pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Welp. I finished LOOM. That's right. Me. Just me, by myself for a few hours and I finished it.

I feel so accomplished. Take that, younger self who only watched!

Rusty = <3 Why or why didn't they make a second one for him like they were going to? ;_;


[31 Jan 2006|01:05am]
[ mood | excited ]

ZOMGWTFBBQ http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/earthsea/ *diehappydeathwut*

Also: Nicolai torture! Wut! That man won't know what to do anymore once this is over... hmm. Dramatastic.

And I have a surprise brewing for my lovely-wuvly sister, Lotte. XD Because I just adore giving her presents. *Exhibit A: Photoshop with random Silver pictures open*

Now... I must go stand in front of a mirror and practice my sock puppetry. It is a noble, noble art. Which should never be kept until 1:08 AM when your roommate is asleep. *dash!*

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