Well would you look at this. I have a journal.
My knee dislocated again - this shit only happens at home, I swear - and I had a headache already, so I'm on painkillers and sorta drowsy.
But anyway - yes! Journal! I have not said hello to you in so very very long! Today I amend to fix this issue. I will try and update regularly, to be true and faithful to you as you both deserve and demand. But first - let us review.
So my last entry was (leaves to check) between semesters! Goodness! Here I am in the summer after my third year, practically standing on the cliffs edge of my Div III year. How time flies. So - Spring Semester:
Academically speaking this was one of my best semesters - I wrote a screenplay I love, a noir horror-comedy set in a modern Lovecraftian MA. I learned how to use Foam Latex and really improved my sculpture skills, casting skills, and molding skills in preparation for Div III. I made some goofy and fun video projects while learning to enhance my video capabilities with Video 1. I also animated again after a bit of time away from the craft for Topics in Animation, finishing up with a fun compositing project.
The youngest sibling unit has just given me an ice-pop - yummy!
Godless skies! I popped it out again ::whimper:: what the hell is up with my knee today?!
You can see some of the things I just mentioned via these convenient links!Leave of Leave!
- An action movie trailer featuring all the big names in acting today!Transformation of the Grotesque
- Me playing in After Effects and Fusion 5 (before knowing how to de-interlace)Blobz
- Sci-fi horror trailer from last semester!My YouTube profile page!
- For other stuff
I'll post the Foam Latex stuff when it's cleaned up some =)
Socially speaking this semester saw me finally getting to know Alice some! ::gasp:: Yeah, a bit late in the game, but still very nice to finally sit down and hang out with her. Watching Pan's Labyrinth with her was delightful and then she surprised us all by coming back to Hampshire and helping with some of the Spiff Sprocket stuff =)
I also got to know Julia - one of my orientees from this year - at the very tail end, which was nice. It's good to see people enjoying themselves at Hampshire! She came out to dinner with us and saw just how silly we all are - and will be when shes around over the summer! Waha! So many people are around this summer!
Except Alice ::sniffle:: If only she would come and play with us!
So yes - then we have mental health part of the semester. I so dropped the ball for parts of the semester. I fell back into unhealthy work habits which intermingled with not healthy feelings and such. Messy scene - but one I clawed back out of! Isn't that vague!? I'm trying to finish a part of my life in a good clean fashion without it causing trouble with other parts. It's interesting - but I need to move on... just without moving very far... I don't know! ABSTRACTION!
The last bit was graduation! I watched so many wonderful people step up and receive a piece of paper that says they are now educated. Everyone did so many different and wonderful things, immense projects and films and researches and reports! I don't often brim with pride - but I did, as I watched so many awesome people close a chapter of their lives with big blotchy dabs of ink. They best keep in touch... Peter... Becca... Will... I am pointing long bloody implements at you menacingly.
Recapped and wrapped - we progress!
I am currently home on Long Island until Sunday - at which point I drive my new (yet old) car up to my apartment in Amherst and begin my internship at Powderkeg Studios. I get to do compositing, animation, and in general, effects. So needless to say - I am excited.
In the meantime - lots of fun with Niraj and Steven - soon Jimmy as well, Richie too! I visited the High School today and heard about more stabbings and shootings - Lowes donated a fountain rather then money - making for the most out of place fountain ever. I busted my own brother for cutting class by mistake while their as well! Tonight I see Pirates III for the first time - but not the last time - in theaters =)
I also look forward to visiting Ellen in that place she lives this summer for a bit - if my schedule can come together in a smooth and reasonable fashion regarding this. So that should be fun! I get to meet all the people she has told me so much about for the past two years.
So I lack focus when on drowsy inducing painkillers and lost any plan of attack I had for this update - so you all have this wonderful mess of text.
I am excited to open a new chapter in my life this summer - to live with Gabe and Colin - to have Jacob and Lindsay down the street - to have Julia, Jerusha, and Panda a town away - with Keegan and Andrea a few miles away - and Flarnie and Angela and Josh and Steven and Vikki and Dan all around as well! ::splodes::
Once again - if Alice were around it would be perfect! (No pressure)
I want to play and read and work and do projects and so much more with everyone! But for now I will be content with talking to people online while hyper-tired and waiting for Pirates III.
Also I am thirsty!