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)