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24 June 2011 @ 10:08 am
I finally filled up a whole sketchbook. Here's what went down!

mood: chipperchipper
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22 June 2011 @ 10:37 pm
I didn't make an eljay post today like I'd planned, so y'all get an apology instead.

THOUGH RECENTLY, with how little I've been using my journal... I've been debating whether or not it's worth it to keep updating. On the one hand, you guys are awesome and I love reading about things that's happening with everyone. And I've had this journal since, like, my freshman year of high school. But on the other hand, Tumblr, Plurk, and even the Facebook + Twitter combo have been so much easier... and LJ does have a habit of screwing things up every couple of months. Besides, whatever I'd want to say in my LJ entries could be said in YouTube videos, perhaps more creatively and entertainingly. DILEMMA.
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15 June 2011 @ 04:56 pm
What it be, guys. Got my Spring quarter grades back and it looks like 4.0s across the board--except for my computer science class, which just has an asterisk where the grade should be. But I got full credit for the class, so I must have at least passed!? I'm not worried about it, since it was the first class I've actually hated in a long time. Me and computer science, man, we never get along.

I've been having an awesome break. I've been lounging around, eating Cheetos, catching up at paradisa... I've been watching a lot of Psychadelic Snake's videogame walkthroughs because I'm too cheap to buy these games myself. It really makes me want to go into making video game walkthroughs; he makes it look like so much freakin' fun. I don't have any of the right gear for it, though. Alas.

Anyway, I'm watching him play through Persona 3, which is really ace. JUNPEI MY MAN. I think today I'm also going to start finally reading Homestuck because if I don't start now, I will probably never, ever, ever catch up. A friend is coming over this weekend and we're going to marathon all of Cowboy Bebop because I've never seen it all the way through... and Philosophy Guy will be over on Friday for more Battlestar Galactica. It's like I'm getting back in touch with my inner geek, I missed it so. oAo

I saw X-MEN: First Class a while ago and totally loved it for all the wrong reasons. It was the cheesiest, and I totally shipped it. Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. I'm sure comic buffs could gripe about it, but for someone who's only casually in-the-know when it comes to X-Men, I thought it was loads of fun.

And I pained my nails for the first time in months. BONUS LEVEL: COMPLETE.

As a parting thought, everyone should watch Conan O'Brien's Dartmouth College Commencement Address. It's hilarious and encouraging. I've got more I want to say about it, but I'll leave those thoughts for another post. :)
mood: geekygeeky
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08 June 2011 @ 09:39 pm
Oh sweet freedom, I'm finally finished with my finals.

My art final was super easy, but my computer science and history finals were killer. The first was a series of one-hundred multiple-choice questions that I only sort-of knew. The second involved me writing a three-page essay on a mystery topic, given to us the day of the test. The good news is that I knew I was going to pass both classes no matter what--even if I completely flunked the finals--and that was definitely a relief. My magical 3.8 GPA is probably going to take a beating, but there are more important things in life.

Speaking of life, I feel like I finally have mine back. I can do all the important things I've been putting off for the last week, like scholarships and loans and money and sobsobsob. I'm going to do some art projects first, though, in the place of where I would be in school. I'm determined to write a Skeleton City script in the two-week break before classes start again!

How did everyone else's finals go? Or did you have your finals ages ago? Or have you not had them yet? My school seems to be a couple weeks to a month behind most people in that regard.
mood: accomplishedaccomplished
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01 June 2011 @ 07:37 pm
I added links to my half-billion social networking and art account sites in my profile, mostly for my record. I finally gave in to the leviathan that is Twitter, partly for the potential selling platform, and partly so I can participate in all the cool things that my favorite vloggers do there. And partly to watch Lady Gaga. Don't judge me.

The newest addition to my "things I want to blow a lot of money on" list? A camcorder. I'd like one with a rotating display and a really good microphone, but I doubt I could find one like that for under $200. I might just get a new webcam instead for a forth of the price, since my biggest beef right now is that my video quality is terrible. My sound is so-so, but I think I can adjust for that with a headset I have.

Did you know they're making a Candyland movie? Not just any Candyland movie, but one that tells a dark tale of good and evil. This could either be a complete disaster... or the best thing ever. Although that's what I said about Epic Mickey, and look how that turned out... Unrelated statement: Alice: Madness Returns needs to be out right now, because I played through the iPad storybook and may or may not be drooling over the art book.

Finals are next week. If no one hears from me for a few days, I'm probably passed out on top of the gored remains of my history notecards or buried under my computer science manuals.
mood: weirdweird
music: "The Carpal Tunnel of Love" ; Fall Out Boy
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29 May 2011 @ 08:52 pm

I got my hair all trimmed up yesterday. I looked like a boy when I first got it done, but my hair has a way of reforming overnight. The downside is that I can never do anything with it. The upside is that you could hack my hair to pieces and a day later, no one would be able to tell. I really love how it turned out, and even though most of the pink has faded out of my hair, it still looks pretty cool.

I've constantly been talking myself out of binge-buying things now that I've got a little room to spend. The latest thing? I've wanted to go and buy some wigs. Some long, brightly-colored wigs. I keep seeing bright orange ones in store windows, though pink would also be great. I would totally wear them to school and not even care. I could braid them. I also want to comb through a Goodwill for some more costume-like clothing, because I love wearing corsets and vests and frilly shirts. But if I started on that track, I'd burn through what little I've got saved up without a second thought.

I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides yesterday. If you're looking for a good pirate-y time, I would totally recommend it, because I had a lot of fun. Like the previous Pirates movies, the plot moves back and forth between a few different groups and might drag on a little longer than is necessarily good for it... but now that they've dropped the storyline with Mr. and Mrs. Turner, the movie was a lot less weighty. I was free to go, "More complications? Oh noes!" instead of wondering how much longer they could possibly play the "Character X has switched sides!" card. The new characters were all really interesting, Blackbeard was an excellent villain for the movie, and I actually really like what they ended up doing with the returning characters, especially Barbossa. It was interesting to see Jack as the true main character (as in the previous movies, he shared the stage with Will), because we got to see more than just his usual... hand-waving... girly-running... saying-wacky-things... self. Though there was plenty of that anyway. And the mermaids! Good gravy, the mermaids. My inner history nerd did a little backflip of joy when the Spanish showed up. I'm always tickled by how much research they put into these movies, even if they fridge-logic their way through most of it.

And I finally started watching Battlestar Galactica, the new one. I hope Starbuck stays cool and that I eventually find a reason to like Gaius. Also, there's an awful lot of making out. 8( I may or may not get over that. I'm awkward.
mood: lazylazy
music: "The Edge of Glory" ; Lady Gaga
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I'm back from New York! People keep asking me how it was, and the first words out of my mouth are always, "Dirty, loud, and it smelled terrible." Despite that, I really did have an awesome time. My favorite places to visit were the the New York Public Library and St. Patrick's Cathedral, mostly because I've got a serious love of Beaux-Arts and Gothic architecture. It was interesting to see how different the people are there. I can believe that there's a huge sense of community there, even if it's in unlikely places. I'll try and get my pictures and video from the trip up this weekend, if my schedule permits.

School's a total drag right now. I wish I could just take art and history classes forever, but I've got so much other shit to do. All I've felt like doing lately is doodling and sleeping. I've been kind of worried that I've got some weird sleep deprivation problem, but the truth of the matter is just that I'm a college student who works too hard.

Last night, I think I dreamed up an entire choreography and storyboard for a Lady Gaga music video. Outrageous costumes and bizarre religious references included. It was pretty awesome.

And how's this for weird: today I was walking Philosophy Guy through where I live, and we saw this hobo in a cart, chuggin' along backwards through the middle of the street... When he noticed us walking, he called out really loud, "Look at the beautiful young couple! You two have a glorious day." And we were just sort of... like... aaah /face in hands.

But we said thank you. It was nice of him... to say... anyway. dsjfklsdfsd.
mood: impressedimpressed
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17 May 2011 @ 06:34 pm
When I was a small child, I would ask my dad, "Can you make me a sandwich?"

And he would wiggle his fingers at me and say, "Poof. You're a sandwich."

I have no questions as to why I turned out the way that I did.
mood: busybusy
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15 May 2011 @ 10:54 am
Yesterday I lounged around like a bum in my wife beater, ate my own weight in Cheetos and pizza, and then spent most of my time bumming around online. I'm paying for it now, but no fucks were given; I think I needed a day to recharge and get some roleplay affairs settled.

In other news, Kanye West needs to get out of my pop music. Norman Reedus can stay, though.

I can't believe I'm taking a trip to New York in four days. I live in Washington (the state, not the capital), and the furthest I've ever been away from home is southern California. I don't know if anyone on my f-list lives there or has ever stayed there, but does anyone have any suggestions for what me and my friends should check out while we're there? We'll definitely be hitting up Central Park, our hotel is in Chinatown, and we're probably going to pool together for a long and proper tour-bus trip through the city. Because yes, we are that kind of tourist.
mood: dirtydirty