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Art school makes me absolutely hate my 'art'. Its a horrible feeling. 

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Lady N wrote:

Random: Our campus has an overabundance of adorable dogs.

Really? I knew I should have been more attentive when touring schools.

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Lady N wrote:

Art school makes me absolutely hate my 'art'. Its a horrible feeling. 

 

I get the opposite, well, sort of. The more I learn about writing at my school the more I realize I don't know and the more little mistakes I notice and can subsequently edit out. It's all part of the learning experience, from where I'm standing. 

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Its just a destructive cycle. I go into the first project thinking I can do a sweet job, but then it doesn't turn out the way I want to, or I run out of time, or my classmates bring in something sweeter, which makes me feel crappy about what I did. Next time I already feel crappy and have less faith in what I'm doing, and hence am more likely to perform poorly. rinse, repeat. The problem, I think, is that art isn't as concrete as "don't end a sentence with a preposition." Something like "try and have a dynamic composition" can have an endless number of interpretations and you can fail at it no matter how hard you're trying. 

Its worst in my illustration class, since thats my major and I really feel like I need to perform.

Meh, I'll get over it. 

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 Yeah, I also think I see a fundamental difference in our ways of approaching things, too. Although grammar I never get called out on, it's sometimes details, content, the stakes! The stakes I sometimes don't set high enough, or the pacing, things like that. But when I fail, I go back to my lifelong mantra:

"If brute force doesn't work, use more."

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Lady N, are you at least grooving with the experience?

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Negative: I'm oblivious when girls like me.

Oho snap. Thank christ for assertive lasses or i'd never see any action.

Like Jersey Shore assertive? Blech, thank Christ that never happens to me.

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Renaissance fairs confuse me cos you can't move round here for tripping over genuine medieval type stuff. I reckon I get the same feeling an actual Japanese person would get at a western anime convention. Any excuse for a hog roast is okay by me though, and I look the business in period garb.

The authenticity doesn't interest me. It's the fact people there are so friendly, not many actors with sticks up their asses.

Any reason to dress up is dorky yet cool.

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Yea, I'm grovin'. Just trying to prove myself to my classmates, my teachers, and myself. Its stressful, but I managed to get through  last year well enough. 

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Like Jersey Shore assertive? Blech, thank Christ that never happens to me.

Dunno what you mean. I assume you're not talking about the small and rather pleasant island of Jersey, famous for its cows.

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gro-dhal wrote:

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Like Jersey Shore assertive? Blech, thank Christ that never happens to me.

Dunno what you mean. I assume you're not talking about the small and rather pleasant island of Jersey, famous for its cows.

Reasonably sure it's new Jersey, a small and unpleasant state. No offense if anyone's from there, but if you are your state sucks. I got stuck there briefly during my road trip.

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gro-dhal wrote:

Dunno what you mean. I assume you're not talking about the small and rather pleasant island of Jersey, famous for its cows.

Yes. The discussion is now about cattle. Just that.

Jeroic: It's a relatively pleasant albeit crowded and expensive state. It's culturally diverse, and it's at the crossroads of two major metropolitan areas.

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 It's probably because whenever I'm in there I'm stuck in traffic and trucks early bowl us over. There's where my negative opinions of it come from.

Although I do admit the people I met in New Jersey at the expensive rest stops were nice. 

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Lady N wrote:

Yea, I'm grovin'. Just trying to prove myself to my classmates, my teachers, and myself. Its stressful, but I managed to get through  last year well enough. 

You don't prove yourself to anybody. You'll enter a cycle of imitation, extending the failed methods of others, rather than your own failed methods.

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I've learned school-after-school is so much crap. I'm going to be a florist, when I grow up. I'm going to make new colors with flowers. I'm beginning with my newest pay check. Five years.

 

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Have you ever seen someone Zero-Sum in their Facebook status? One of my friends just did.

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I'd pay to see that, I think, Astion.

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I wanted to put it up, but it's several thousand pixels high and I'd have to stitch the screengrabs together.

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Astion wrote:

I wanted to put it up, but it's several thousand pixels high and I'd have to stitch the screengrabs together.

Oh come on man, it's ten minutes in photoshop tops.

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I took the liberty of doing it. 

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You're awesome.

You left out the best bit though.

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I don't think that was there when I took the screenshot. Facebook is being really weird with Safari, so I can't check. 

 

Totally didn't notice that its 10-10-10. Time flies far too quickly. 

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 What? The fuck? Was that!?

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Dear Darya,
RTFM so you actually do what you were assigned instead of a bunch of work that you can't use.

 

Love,
Lady N.

 

Had the bad sense to not check the assignment prompt before spending a lot of time drawing. I'll still be able to use the ideas, so I'm mostly concerned with the fact that it makes me seem careless (or stupid) to my teacher  All because mom forced me into yet another volunteer activity and I've been preoccupied with setting up my resume/portfolio. Frakkin priorities, how do they work?!

 

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My dad died this morning. Kind of sucks.

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Wow... I'm so sorry to hear that, mate. I hope you and yours are doing all right. You'll be in my thoughts. Take care.

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With condolences.

 

 

 

If you'd like to sign the card, just pick a star. Nick or name, whichever you prefer. If you don't want to upload it, let me know and I'll host it on my account.

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Gah, I'm sorry G. My condolences, hang in there. Sorry I'm late, I'll sign the card tomorrow morning (nightclass today). 

 

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Cheers all

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For the record, that friend of mine who Zero-Summed was tripping balls on magic mushrooms when he wrote that status. I saw him the other day. He's kind of changed since high school.

He said he might have some work for me, but what he really had for me was spacey trance music, a remedy made of distilled water and "tachyons", a handbook on how to change the universe with your thoughts and... interpretative dance.

His mother apparently runs an academy on how to surivive 2012. I asked him what he thought what was going to happen and he said, "Well dude... have you seen the movie?" ... pause... "It's gonna be kind of like that."

Most awkward two and a half hours of my life.

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For the record, that friend of mine who Zero-Summed was tripping balls on magic mushrooms when he wrote that status. I saw him the other day. He's kind of changed since high school.

He said he might have some work for me, but what he really had for me was spacey trance music, a remedy made of distilled water and "tachyons", a handbook on how to change the universe with your thoughts and... interpretative dance.

His mother apparently runs an academy on how to surivive 2012. I asked him what he thought what was going to happen and he said, "Well dude... have you seen the movie?" ... pause... "It's gonna be kind of like that."

Most awkward two and a half hours of my life.

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....thats kinda awesome. Spore Dream indeed. 

 

I just listened to my teacher rant about his life - which sounds exactly like my internal rant about my life, as well as my parent's rants about theirs. Its nice to know we're all in the same predicament. 

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... it was terrifying.

I really looked up to this guy when I was at school with him. He was bright, intelligent, outgoing and social, top of nearly every single class he was in, student of the year, and an extremely genuine and likeable guy. I nearly didn't recognise him. He was in a state. Dirty and dishevelled, wild-eyed with paranoia, really irascible and rude.

Being in the same room with him gave me the same feeling as being in the same room with a mental patient does. I had to struggle to keep from laughing aloud a couple of times, but overall, I was really disturbed. He was still the same guy, but there was something not right with him. He'd come unhinged. And the probable reason: way too much acid.

Now I'll admit that I'm very curious indeed about psychadelics, but I'm friends with enough hippies, stoners and trancers to know that the stuff is really not good for you if you take too much of it. It addles your brain.

 

As for the internal rant thing... *fist bump*

The most important thing is never to think "My internal rant is worse than everyone else's internal rant!".