arkratirma: (moonie)
This is the inverse of my last post.

Guess who got the LAST SPOT AVAILABLE in Quick Sketch?

*raises both hands and flails ecstatically*

SO, this means the following:

~ Upper division Creative Writing on Tuesdays from 12:45 - 3:30, with Aurora
~ Intermediate 3D Modeling on Wednesdays from 12:45 - 4:30
~ Quick Sketch on Thursdays from 12:45 - 4:30, with Aurora and Grace
~ Revolution: 19th and 20th Century Art on Fridays from 9:00 - 11:45 (damn, my only morning class), with Grace

Liz was a bit late for our appointment, but she was very helpful and willing to discuss lots of options with me.

The lighting I turned in for 3D Modeling & Animation II today was crap, but I'll make it better. My directional light created weird artifacting over my textures; needs to be tweaked.

Phil had us play around with Bloke in class. Bloke is a pre-rigged character we'll use in our short films. My Bloke is going to be a Finch stand-in. :D Our key poses are due next week. I think I might have more fun with the animation than with the lighting....

Got some dinner at Taco del Mar with Aurora and Grace after class. Mmmm, braised chicken.... *drools*

Those damn tacos are still making me belch.

February is a funny month in Oregon. We've had several gorgeous days nearly up to 60 degrees. Right now, there's a fresh blanket of snow on the ground, but it shouldn't be too much as to impede my driving.

RWD grandpa cars don't like the snow, after all.

"Grandpa car" is an affectionate term.

Bitching Paranoid icon made from gift art by Moonie! :3
arkratirma: (gimpy)
I already know I won't be able to get into Quick Sketch; it has one spot left (19/20), and this is just, what, an hour or less after it had shown 17/20? Damn. D: Lee White is a great teacher. I keep thinking of how much I learned (and how much fun I had) in his Image Manipulation class winter 2008.

BUT, this means I can replace it with Experimental Sketchbook, which will be a lot of fun. Amy Ruedinger is another ridiculously awesome teacher. The times for Quick Sketch and Experimental Sketchbook clash (both are from 12:45-4:30 on Thursdays next term), so I can go with my original choice. 10/20 so far.

Upper division Creative Writing looks good so far: 9/18. I can get it!

Also, something I realized: I really shouldn't put Intermediate Modeling off until summer term, because summer term is shorter than the other three terms in a year. I should probably just take it next term... but I'll talk with Liz about what the workload of my classes will be like depending upon what I'd like to take. If I am to put it off, I'll put it off for fall term.

I still need to retake 2D Animation, which takes place on Monday mornings from 8:00 - 11:45.

I realize one thing that could possibly help my sleep cycle during a school term is if I were able to take all afternoon classes.... But that's not likely to happen.




Er, what would TRULY help my sleep cycle is if I stopped taking so many naps (though I've been good about this recently), used my time efficiently for homework, walked and rode my bike more regularly (I typically get out to walk or bike on nice days), and... blaaah, I don't know.


And an adorable icon of my precious Gimpy. <3
arkratirma: (Default)
I've got a shit-ton of catching up to do in terms of turning in assignments for regrading in 3D Modeling & Animation II. I know where I want to go with my project, but I haven't been able to lavish as much attention on it as I'd like to thanks to my other classes.

Writing and drawing have always been extremely important to me; I've been trying to do well in Creative Writing and Character & Object Design as a result. But Creative Writing has put my other classes on the back burner. Maybe it's because I've been tying Brainsick into my assignments: I get my homework done while adding more depth to my characters' histories. Win-win situation... if only for that class.

This upcoming Monday, I have to be at the school for only ten minutes for my Creative Writing conference. This is wonderful (not in terms of having to drive all the way TO the school for those ten minutes) because I don't have to worry about writing anything this week and can focus on my Maya crap, my characters, and completing my midterm Anatomy & Movement project.

Monday will be fun: Aurora, Grace and I are going to hang out at the mall (WHAT?!) for lunch and to browse various quirky stores. We all ate at The Roxy again last night and had a blast in Za's class (I got stared at for laughing hysterically... several times... over this kickass little drawing that Aurora made - it's a mashup of some of our characters) beforehand.

(New inside joke:


To save myself an extra trip to town, I am going to leave early Monday morning (7:00 or so, to be safe?) and get the Buick through DEQ so I can go to the DMV and purchase new license plates and all that jazz. I still really wish I could have transferred the plates I'd purchased for the Voyager; new plates for the Buick and getting the car licensed in Oregon will be another $100 or so. Ah well. Better than getting pulled over, no? My current plates expire this month (or by the end of this month, anyway).

After my car business is taken care of, I'll attend my conference (I kind of look forward to hearing Julia's reaction to my short story's final draft, even though I didn't get to where I'd wanted with it), and then hanging out with my friends.

KAT! <3

I apologize for not having called you back yet. I've gotten your three past messages, though, and they really made me happy. I'll try calling you sometime Monday! We'll have a lot to discuss, I know it. :) Thank you for your condolences on Grandma Jo; the same goes to Karena and Ellie. <333

I am going to tackle my Character & Object Design assignment tonight, get it as out of the way as I can while producing good work. I can do it! I plan on turning in previous assignments for regrading in this class, too.

"Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Tear down the wall...!"


Heh, "The Trial" is classic. That goddamn judge is so terrifying....

Aurora keeps sending me hilarious drawings by e-mail; I never know what I'm going to get next! (I can guess, anyway....)

The "post-Election Day shame" bit refers to something I regret: I was not registered to vote prior to the 4th. I am still not registered.

I am very happy for Obama's victory and would have voted for him, no questions asked. I'd have read through everything thoroughly, of course, but I knew I would have voted for him anyway had I been registered. I found it beautifully elegant and admirable that Obama and McCain had such gracious words for each other at the end of this long campaign.

I could not vote for Obama. I could not vote against Prop 8 (America sure loves its bigotry). I know better now. I will register before Obama's term ends. May it be a damn good term.

Having seen the uproar following Obama's win, it gives me chills knowing how significant his win is. It's truly, truly awe-inspiring.

January 2012

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