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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

Subject:No freaking way.
Time:7:07 pm.
Well, I have made it through one year of film school alive. Two films down, one to go. I didn't update during the process of creating my second film, which is about a big burly fireman who sleepwalks and makes pastries. We are onto our thesis films now, and will develop the script throughout this entire semester. Without saying too much, my thesis involves puppets. That's all you really need to know to be ensured that your face will be rocked off.

Oh! I have an IMDB page now because of my involvement with this past year's festival-bound thesis films. I know, I know, I'm a total dork. Still. Squee!

Oh, so I talked to my assistant dean today, and he said I'd be allowed to design three thesis films. I am excited!!!! So I'd just be directing and designing. That is the plan, anyway. I hate producing and am just not meant for cinematography. He kinda gave me shit for designing three, saying I should have specialized in production design. WRONG! I plan to get into directing through the art department. So there.

I know that wasn't too much of a life update, but film school is my life. Whenever I am off, I have been almost exclusively drinking, partying, and sleeping. Not as bad as my first semester, though. I was really hungover in production design class, and I was sitting with my head on my desk. My professor patted my head and said, "More sleeping, less partying!" Not so much anymore. Then again, that might just be because we have no more morning classes.... Ah well.

Living in the party house this year. Can't wait for Halloween. BLEH HEH HEH HEH HEH!!!!!!
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Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Subject:Winter break
Time:7:19 pm.
Mood:Diagnosed.
Christmas was awesome. I got a cell phone and a teapot. Trent got me maple syrup BONUS!!!!!!!!

This break has been awesome. I get to hang with family and friends and not think about film school for a while. On the other hand, it's been kind of a downer. I've been diagnosed with a mild form of asthma due to living in my moldy house in Tallahassee. I've also had joint pain for a couple of months. I asked a couple of my classmates if they were experiencing the same aches. Nope. It was getting pretty bad near the end of the production cycle; on the last set that I was on, I had a lot of trouble packing up the equipment at the end of the day. I just ignored it, assuming I was just being a pussbag.

Turns out that I have inflammatory arthritis.

Woooo-hoooooooo!!!!! Caused by the stress of film school. Isn't that weird? So I'm gonna start taking pills. Hopefully I'll be able to open doors and jars and stuff again soon. BAH.

Um.... I posted new artwork on my deviantart account. I think that's all the news I have.
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Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Subject:Film school, continued.
Time:10:34 am.
Thanksgiving break.

I'm loving film school. LOVING it. I've rotated through all 13 crew positions, and there hasn't really been one that I've absolutely hated. I think I was just lucky about which films I was in each position for. Maybe. Directing is by far my favorite, but I also enjoyed being the gaffer and key grip. I hate to admit it, but I also liked producing and being the first assistant director. Production design was pretty boring. I'd like it a lot more if I got to decide who's project I got to design. Which is a sign that I don't like the job itself. Hmmmm.

Cinematography. Where to begin. I didn't "get it" at first because it was a lot of math. After our first production cycle, I understand it a billion times better. And after watching what other people have done, I can see myself getting excited about it. I've liked lighting since I did it in animation, but I definitely have a long, long way to go.

My film is ready for editing. My dailies got a really good reaction from my classmates, so I'm hoping that it will play just as well when cut together. I cannot WAIT for the premiere. Even if most of the 30 films are about either:

1. Zombies
2. Girls masturbating
3. Necrophilia

I can't wait to see the finished product of the films that I worked on, and be totally surprised by the ones that I wasn't involved with at all.

Next semester we're going to be crewing the second years' thesis projects, so we don't get to make films again until summer. But at least we'll be directing our own scripts! YAAAAAAAAY! *waves arms like a Muppet*

I'm going to watch so many films over Christmas break. Gotta avoid another, "I've never seen Back to the Future," moment. Hahaha.
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Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Subject:Film school: one month later
Time:1:21 pm.
Been in Tallahassee for almost a month and a half now. Really doesn't feel like a big change in my life. Everything has happened so fast. Film school is awesome. Right now we're in classes; we don't start making movies until October 6th. So we're taking Cinematography, Directing, Producing, Screenwriting, Acting, Editing, Production Design, and Sound Design. We're in school from 9am to 10pm. Sweet!

I love all my classmates. I came to FSU because I knew I wouldn't be stuck with a bunch of pretentious "film school kids" for two years. I'm the youngest person in my class, and the only one with an animation background. Sometimes it's hard to relate to classmates because I've seen less live action movies, and because I have the least amount of life experience. But I'm doing really well in class, and my colleagues respect the work I've done so far. Twice now, I've been introduced with, "This is Kate. She's AWESOME." So that's really cool. I'm definitely the least cool kid in my class, so to be thought of as, "the one person in this room you need to get to know," is pretty mind blowing.

Trent got into Stetson! So he's only 4 hours away, in St. Pete. He came up to visit me once already.

Still in contact with Francois and Philippe at Croissant Gourmet (the pastry shop where I worked over the summer). They're having me fix little things on the website I made for them. They also want me to do more graphic design work. Why not? We're not making films yet, I have a little free time.

Chris, Danny, and Han are all living together in California. Michael and Brittany moved in next door to them. They seem to be having a great time. No one has a job yet, but it sounds like there are a lot of opportunities. Doesn't that sound cliche? I can't wait to get to Hollywood!

Tonight we're having a Back to the Future party, because I've never fucking seen that movie. I'm, what... 22? How did that happen? I guess I spent so much time this summer watching stuff like Casablanca, Shawshank, and Easy Rider, that I forgot about Back to the Future. I guess? Whatever. Lame excuse.

YAY PARTYYYYY!!!
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Friday, June 6th, 2008

Subject:My summer
Time:8:46 am.
Mood:Awesome.
The way this summer is going, it could wind up being the most untoppable summer of my life thus far.

First, we went to Scotland and England. Because FSU is year-round for two years, my family took me on one last vacation--my dream vacation! It was an amazing experience filled with unintelligible Scots, castles, rock clubs, a Fratellis concert, and many, many pints.

When we got back, I continued to do freelance artwork. Marie went to look for a job. After applying to only five places one morning, she interviewed at a local bakery and got it! I was extremely envious. So I went out that afternoon to a French pastry shop on Park Avenue. A young chef came up to me and asked me a couple of questions in a heavy French accent, and we parted ways. The next day I got a barely intelligible voice message from Philippe telling me to come in for training!!! What?!

So I've been working there for about two weeks now. It's so awesome! Philippe and I don't understand each other at all. I basically talk nonstop, and he yells at me and throws stuff at me. It's good. Not to mention he is extremely vulgar and politically incorrect. Yes!!!!!

I need to find housing at FSU.
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Friday, April 25th, 2008

Subject:Film school!!!!!!!!
Time:9:13 am.
Shit shit guys! I got into FSU! They have one of the top film schools in the US. I'm so excited AAAAHHHH

Boston University accepted me, but I declined.
Chapman University wants me for Production Design, so I prolly won't go there. Plus they are mad expensive.

So, starting this fall, don't expect to hear from me for two years. FSU's program is nonstop work (including summers), so I will pretty much drop off the face of the planet.

I applied for summer internships at Pixar and Disney, but let's face it: that is a good joke. I will most likely be working on an independent animated short with my classmates. I will try to work on The Carronade, seeing as I finally outlined the whole story. I will eventually make a portfolio website. I suppose I will pick up my video camera and try and get more practice making films. And speaking of films, I'll need to watch like a million before I get to FSU.

And then of course, I will be freelancing like a whore. Hopefully, in addition, I can get a 9-to-5 job for the summer. It'd be even better if it were somehow production related. The premier of our senior film is tonight, so I hope to get some local contacts from schmoozing there.

Oh yeah, Alexis tagged me:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.

1. Sleepwalker - The Wallflowers
2. Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games - Of Montreal
3. Pour Decisions - The Real McKenzies
4. You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
5. Deadwood - Dirty Pretty Things
6. Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan
7. Rag Doll - Aerosmith

I tag Marie. Nom nom nom nom nom nom nom
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Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Subject:How Athos Got His Equipment Without Effort
Time:9:28 am.
Mood:Full of mac 'n cheese.
I went canoing with my friends yesterday afternoon. I was in that dingy for three hours, either racing Michael's canoe or paddling equally as hard to catch up to everyone else. Needless to say, when I got home I was tired. I ate two dinners, showered, changed into my PJs, and then passed out on the couch. Dad was blaring The Matrix on TV, so I never actually slept. I would raise my head and moan, "ice creeeeaaam," every once in a while, because even though I'd eaten a truckload, I was still hungry after the day's exertion. We had no ice cream in the house, and I wasn't about to change out of my jim-jams to go get some. So, "ice creeeaaam," about every fifteen minutes.

Then my aunt calls and says, "Brusters is giving out free ice cream to anyone who shows up in their pajamas today."

Yeah boy. So my mom and Marie pull on their nightshirts and we all pile into my aunt's minivan and go to Brusters. It was amazing. There were so many people in their pajamas standing around the shop, it looked like a loony bin field trip. And it wasn't just a free scoop of ice cream. They gave you a large waffle cone stuffed with a pint of ice cream. It was like an ice cream orgy! There was so much, so fast, and everyone was sharing and trading cones. A magical frozen dairy experience indeed.

So remember, people. March 1st is free ice cream at Brusters! I wish I'd known sooner, so I could actually invite people or plan something. Oh well! Mmmmmmm.
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Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Subject:Yyyyyeeeeaaaahh. Four months later?
Time:6:50 am.
Mood:Starving.
I keep a journal of any outstanding or vivid dreams that I have. I've kept it since 2002. I usually make a post about every three to four weeks. So this is weird: I've made a post November 1st, December 1st, and now January 1st. It's usually very close to a month apart, but never spot on, and never for three months! I might have read somewhere it's got to do with my menstrual cycle.

Anyway, last night's dream had some very mature material, especially compared to the fantastical wanderings of my 10th grade mind. A lot of my dreams involve sex. What can I say? I am a sex-starved Catholic kid. Anyway, in this dream, I was a ballet dancer in my theater troupe. My stage manager (who looked like Denenthor from ROTK) had wanted my bod for some time. He caught me alone, and I was raped by the Stewart of Gondor. After that, Dream Me felt dirty and sad. I was very lethargic until I decided to tell one of my friends in the troupe, Mauricio. I discovered that Denenthor was terrified and paranoid of what I was telling people, and I decided to seek revenge. My mood turned from miserable to purposeful immediately. I've never felt a change of emotion so strongly before, and that intrigues me.

Just thought I would share. I'm still working on getting a website up, so it's not like I can post pictures or anything. Whatever!

School's been going well, I guess. Haven't been putting much thought into it, what with applying to film schools and all. That's been taking up the majority of my time. It's been a lot of work, but at least I have some crap thrown together in case I don't get in and apply for a job in animation instead. Whoopee!!

The Carronade is going to be the tits. I'm reworking the outline and doing m4d research. Also, it's going to have--get ready for this--A MESSAGE! "Whoa, no way," you are saying. "Kate cares about issues?" Well, I care about this one, and the fact is that you probably don't care what I want to say. So I won't talk about that anymore. Just know that when I finish this sucker, your mind will be so blown, it won't know what cheap paperback prostitute has blown it.

I hope.

Where are my high school buddies? Are Mike, Jeni, and Jennifer still going to college? Has Aaron graduated from NYU? We should have a reunion or something, I feel so out of touch.
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Saturday, December 15th, 2007

Subject:Video Chat!!!!
Time:5:14 pm.
ATTENTION EVERYONE!!!!

I have a webcam now. Does anyone have the ability to video chat with me?
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Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Subject:DING DONG
Time:3:59 pm.
I think one of the reasons I'm not updating as frequently as I once did is that I can no longer post my artwork here. Without FrontPage, I have no access to tmtyl.com, so I can really appreciate people's move to Blogspot. I myself use Facebook for posting photos and art.

Oh, well. I should be writing more, anyway.

School started. I'm a senior in Visual Language, and we're slowly but surely moving into production of our class film, Ladybug: Action Hero. I am the Art Director, in charge of the look of the film. Right now, I'm basically running around helping whoever needs help. Once I have my team of background artists, I can give tutorials on how to paint with the right brush, etc. I will have POWAH!!! ...I hope.

Today was Talk Like a Pirate Day. A bunch of us came dressed as pirates. Eunice was my wench. I got some hot sitting-on-knee action.

The Carronade Is coming along really well. Chapter 1 is pretty solid, and I've decided to dive into research before I begin on the other chapters. I thought researching would be drudgery, but it's actually fun... and almost addicting. O_O

Trent is in Albany. We correspond by snail mail, mostly. Chris thinks video chat is necessary to keep up a long-term relationship, so maybe we will try that too. I'm going to visit Trent with Marie in mid-October.

Speaking of the crying fat elephant, Marie is at UCF now. She never wants to come home and visit me. Probably because I call her a crying fat elephant. Boooooo.

Stevie is in Houston working for NASA. I am alone with the rents. We watch Eureka together. We also watch Northern Exposure and Arrested Development, which are mucho good. Dad has replaced Trent as my movie buddy. We have so far gone to see Superbad and Shoot 'Em Up together. I can't wait for Heroes and Lost to start again. Also, Across the Universe is going to rock!! And the Golden Compass will probably be good. I'm going to read that as soon as I finish The Lies of Locke Lamora.

Chris got a job at a haunted house at HHN! He's getting paid to yell at people. So we'll all be going to see him. Is anyone else working HHN?
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Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Subject:Bluh bluh bluh blah.
Time:9:22 am.
I ordered three bullfrog tadpoles in the mail. They came on Tuesday morning! They are SO CUTE, about 3-4 inches long. They're in a widdle fish tank on the windowsill next to my laptop. I'm not quite sure what to name them, but I am considering Bibbidi, Bobbidi, and Boo. They are my BABIES!!!!! I wub them so much.

Other good news: I signed up for a market research survey near my house. I get $100 to go and taste fruit juice! That happens Monday. (I have no money so this is a big deal. Don't laugh.)

Bad news: My eye hurt so I went to the doctor. Turns out I have viral conjunctivitis, and the doctor had already seen four other patients with my problem. I am part of an epidemic! Be jealous.

Also, racing to finish Winter's Tale. I really have only read it at night, before bed. But I want to finish it before HP comes out Saturday, so I have been reading during the day, too. It actually seems to be getting better, but I don't know if that is just because I'm reading it all in one go.

Is anyone going to a HP midnight release? I don't know if I am.

Thor and Mephistopheles are getting HUGE. They will get the boot soon, so drop by if you want to look at them. :)
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Saturday, July 7th, 2007

Subject:Nikki tagged me.
Time:10:39 am.
Mood:Wanting tea.
Rules of the game: Once you're tagged you have to write a blog with 10 weird or random facts about yourself. At the end, you choose 5 people to be tagged, listing their names.

1. My bellybutton is off center.
2. I used to be able to sing, but now I can't.
3. I like animals that feel like egg yolks (e.g., tadpoles, sea cucumbers).
4. I recently had a toenail removed from my right foot. I call it my Quasimo-toe.
5. I am deaf in my left ear.
6. I think characters are the most important element in a story.
7. I am perpetually spaced out, making me very unobservant and inattentive.
8. My favorite food is mac and cheese.
9. I think Nigella Lawson is super hot because she is voluptuous and a good writer.
10. I really like drawing naked people, especially their pudge.

I tag Marie, Kat, Frank, Trent, and Alexis.

In other news, Kevin died on Thursday night. He got trampled by Thor and Mephistopheles, which is sad. :/ I gave the murderers a bath yesterday, it was pretty cute. Mum says we should get tadpoles for them to eat in their bathtub. I still want a polliwog for a pet!!!
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Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

Subject:Summer update
Time:6:02 pm.
I finished Humanities II with an A, and now I'm onto Biology. The class is a joke, but at least I get a good hour of drawing in every day.

Phil sent me an email last week. Phil, head of Big Fish Swim School, commissioned me in high school to draw him a hammerhead mascot named Nailz. He said in the email he wanted me to do more stuff for him. Since my current summer class isn't demanding at all, I was all for it. I had a business dinner with Phil on Sunday night. He wants me to do more Nailz pictures, but more importantly, he's working on an instructional animated series for his swim school, and he wants me to design the characters. They're all cute, anthropomorphic animal children, so that will be really easy. Plus, it will be great for my portfolio, especially since I don't normally draw/caricature animals.

On Sunday morning, Steve found a duckling in the road. We tried going to Lake Lily to find it an adoptive family, but all the mummy ducks attacked him when he tried to join their kids. :/ So we're taking care of him. He's really little, only a couple days old, and he doesn't know how to feed himself so we are force feeding him. (Although, he's really active, so we think the little bastard is probably eating when we're not around.) Also, we bought two more ducklings from the feed store to keep him company and hopefully teach him to eat. They are like five times the size of our baby, but they get along. Mom keeps calling them mine, probably because I kept fawning over the original baby and I wanted to keep him in the beginning. So I got to name them, so I christened them Thor, Mephistopheles, and Kevin. Guess which one is Kevin.

Oh, and we saw an otter at Lake Lily. RIGHT NEXT TO US. It was so much better than Sea World.

After school today, I went to the farm to help Mom help Aunt Janice get ready for the party tomorrow. I mostly just washed dishes and watched baby D'Amery. He is huge, huge, HUGE! He is an eating machine. For lunch he had a whole bottle of formula, meat sticks, crackers, and three strawberries I chopped up for him! My wrists hurt so bad from carrying that beast around. Babysitting is a lot easier than I thought it would be. I have never done it before, but all I had to do was sit with him and watch him pound his playthings. Mom changed his diaper, thank the Lord.

Good news! Steve says Pet Bazaar sells bullfrog tadpoles! I want one so bad!!! Mom says I can't have one, though, because I already have three pets (the ducklings). They are really cute (way cuter than chicks) but I want a tadpole! It's not my fault Steve found a retarded baby duck in the road! omg.

And would it kill Helprin to throw in a date every so often? Even once? I have no flipping clue when Winter's goddamn Tale is supposed to take place. What a blowhole.
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Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Subject:I am an aunt.
Time:10:07 pm.
TOOK HAD BABIES!!!!

We didn't even know she was preggers, because she has always been fat. But out popped two babies today. They are healthy and active, and about the size of rats. Yo-Yo, the dad, is white, and Took is grey. The babies are spotted, like inverse cows. Tiny inverse cows that actually resemble wet puppies. They are so cute. I would post pics but:

1. We didn't take any, and
2. I currently have no software with which to upload pics to the net.

I went to Savannah this weekend with the sibs and Trent to visit Tyler at SCAD, and that was fun and a half. There are too many stories to fit into an LJ post, so there shall be none at all. Er.

I've begun summer school; I'm taking Humanities II online. It's not as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, I kinda like it because I can go at my own pace, AKA do a week's workload at once.

I finished Good Omens, which wasn't nearly as good as it was hyped to be. I enjoyed it, definitely, but it was like Discworld but... slow. The most impressive part was that Gaiman and Pratchett literally took turns writing paragraphs of the thing, and I was sure the latter wrote the whole damn book. Now I am reading Winter's Tale, which Eli gave me, and which I've wanted to read for a long time. I've only finished the first couple chapters and already I love it. It actually reminds me a lot of Mess, not in style but in content and mood. Speaking of style, this marks the first time I've been able to explicate exactly what comprises an author's style. (I won't go into it here, though, because that would be boring.) I'm hoping it's because I've read enough books, and not because it's a really superficial writing style.
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Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Subject:Writing this summer
Time:11:42 am.
I have been working like a whore this summer, and not on schoolwork or at a job. I am finally completing The Carronade. I want to have it in publish-able format by the end of the summer so I can include it in my portfolio when I apply to grad school to learn to direct films. I spent the first couple of days just reading through all of my research material, from Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England to The History of Underclothes. It was only a few weeks ago that I finally managed to outline the entire thing. So yes--I now know the ending. And it will blow your mind.

I'm trying to get as much done as possible before I start summer school next Monday. I am going to be in school the entire summer, literally, and in addition to classes I'm going to have to write and film a short movie to include in my grad school portfolio. I was also planning on doing some sort of internship, but that is seeming more and more ridiculous. I have just finished the prologue and rewriting of Chapter 1. There are seven more to go. Granted, those chapters will have less changes than this one (it establishes a lot), but it is also the shortest chapter in the book. It is really awesome discovering how much better I have gotten since three years ago. While I do keep a sentence here or there that I wrote when I was 17, I am changing a good amount. Mostly I'm taking out unnecessary dialogue and adding more description. The biggest change, though, has probably been to Cora's character. She was written pretty much the same in the beginning as the end, and I want her to be a more dynamic character.

It is absolutely nuts how rusty one can get when it comes to writing. I'm really glad I started it up again, I can already feel myself getting more verbally articulate, and it took me a fraction of the time to write this entry as it usually does.
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Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Subject:Spring Semester
Time:9:26 pm.
Mood:Blobby.
They told us that the hardest semester of the 2-year Visual Language program would be this one. The first semester we learned the basics, such as the fundamentals of 2D animation and how to model in Maya. This semester I guess is supposed to be like... an application of those skills? Bottom line is, it doesn't seem like we are working that much harder. The only "demanding" class is our Modeling class. For example, we had only one week to model a character of our own design, with barely any prior experience. One of the most time-consuming classes last semester was Environments, and we've already had two weekends off this semester because our Environments professor didn't load us down with paper bridges or stick towers.

I and four other classmates signed up for night classes at Project Firefly, the local animation studio that made Curious George. We're being taught how to paint backgrounds in Photoshop. The first class was a lot of fun, just being in their studio and seeing all the autographs everywhere.. not to mention the carpooling! :D

I started watching 24 this season. We're watching an episode now. It really seems to me like the show can be summarized thusly:

Keifer Sutherland: *screams into cell phone*

I definitely prefer Lost and Heroes to this. Also, I've been following American Idol for the first time. I have no idea why that show is so mesmerizing. Is it just Simon?

I haven't been writing, which bothers me greatly. The fantasy that Trent and I are co-authoring is still in preproduction, and I'm not in any Composition courses. I'd like to rework The Carronade now that I have an iron grip on the Hero's Journey (thanks to my classes), but I still don't have an ending worked out. X(

It seems like I haven't been in contact with my high schools buds at all recently. They never post to LJ anymore, and I don't get on AIM enough. Did everyone move to Blogspot?? Myspace? What?

My classmates have really gotten me excited about moving to LA after we get our undergraduate degree. The current plan is to get one big apartment and have crazy sitcom-ish times in it. I think I'm the only one planning on grad school (I'd like to go to CalArts for directing). So while they are looking for jobs I will be avoiding the real world. Hurrah.

I am almost done texturing my butterfly model. I will try to remember to post pics when he's finished.

Trent and I made cookies-and-cream cupcakes tonight. I'm bringing the extras to school tommorrow! Exciting, it is.

For Lent this year I'm going to try to run twice a week, because I am a blob.

I hate drawing 90-year-old men!!!!!
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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Subject:First post of '07!!!
Time:3:07 pm.
I've been neglecting my poor journal. :/ I guess I'll just sum up the past two months.

...

I'm sitting here trying to remember Thanksgiving, but I CAN'T. I guess I was high that day or something.

...

OK I remember something: We made 12 pies. And the dutch apple one was gross.

Onto December!! This last school semester ended with a huge pile of work. Animations, illustrations, comics, video compositing, and a TV opening. Lord, I'd almost forgotten about that last project. The paaaaaiiiin. And we still haven't finished it. T_T

I had one week after school let out to go Christmas shopping before we left on a cruise. It was a scramble, especially because I'd decided that one of Trent's presents would be the plot of the fantasy novel we're co-authoring. And I crochetted him a Russian hat (with earflaps)!

Then I went on a week-long, Carribean cruise with my mom's side of the family. There was 15 of us, and it was all paid for by my grandmother. It was my first cruise, and I was amazed at how much there was to do. Marie and I actually lost weight on the trip. My Dad said we defied some law by doing so. We returned on Christmas Eve.

I had a holly jolly Christmas. I unwrapped my biggest present to find a huge box of assorted foods! There were little cakes, chocolates, crackers, spreads, and even caviar. It was basically a big box of picnic supplies. Huwway!!!

I started another "hot chick" picture a couple months ago, and finished it today so I could move the dang file off my desktop. I don't like how it came out, mostly because I didn't use any references and therefore the anatomy looks very off. I still can't figure out for the life of me how to fix it. (If I talked to Eli more often I'd probably hear the answer from him.)

A summertime cutie.Collapse )
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Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Subject:Sign of the apocalypse.
Time:10:06 am.
Mood:Shocked.
I LOLed at a Family Circus today. O_O
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Monday, October 30th, 2006

Subject:Random October photos!!!
Time:5:49 pm.
Halloween Horror Nights was FANTASTIC. My favorite part of the Bill and Ted show was Jack Sparrow singing Styx.

Click for glorious photos.Collapse )
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Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Subject:Anatomy Courses
Time:4:36 pm.
Mood:Oh my back.
I don't think I mentioned this before. My Anatomy professor is Scottish!!!! I had a picnic with Trent this morning, and as I was driving off campus, I saw him walking along the median carrying a large portfolio. As I drove past, I rolled down the window and yelled, "HI!!! :DDDD" and waved. He looked up and responded, "Hello, my dear!"

Oh man he is the best.

So, here are the drawings I've done in the course. We only meet on Fridays, and he lectures for the majority of the time, so there aren't that many. We don't have easels at the Digital Media campus, so we work in sketchbooks. 8" x 10" is a very different scale than I am used to, at least when it comes to life drawing.

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My class wants to dress up for Halloween. I might go as Frollo. I think it'd be a hit in a class of Animation majors.

Oh, I saw The Prestige. What kind of press has it been getting? I thought it was awesome. The only thing that could have made it better was Ed Norton. Because I am retarded, I was really confused by the end of the movie. The house lights came on and I screamed, "WHAAAAAAAT???!!!" and wailed incoherently until beaten senseless by Trent and Marie. But once we all pieced it together, it really was awesome!!!
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