Happle Pi

(Get it? Like happy/apple because Pi… nevermind.)

SO GUESS WHAT I DID.

I QUIT

I QUIT THE SYMPHONY.

AND.

I AM SO HAPPY.

GAH. SO HAPPY. YOU HAVE NO IDEA.

AND.

I EVEN PRACTICED.

AND INSTEAD.

I AM TAKING A DRAWING CLASS.

AND NOBODY LIKES THE TEACHER

EXCEPT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUALLY IN THE CLASS

WHICH IS SEVEN PEOPLE.

AND HE’S ACTUALLY REALLY AWESOME.

AND HE LET ME INTO THE DRAWING II CLASS EVEN THOUGH I DON’T HAVE ANY PREREQUISITES BECAUSE HE SAW MY DIGITAL STUFF AND SAID I WAS EASILY GOOD ENOUGH.

GAH.

SO. HAPPY.

AND EVEN.

I PROBABLY WILL SWITCH TO A NEW PRIVATE TEACHER FOR VIOLIN.

HE IS ALSO AWESOME.

AND HAS SWORDS.

THE END.

Stepping Beyond

I’ve done some art lately. I’m not going to post all of it, because some of the digital pieces have special high resolutions. probably the easiest thing to do is link you to my dA gallery. There you can browse my things at your leisure.

But the thing I want to share most is my Cyborg Dragon. It is the largest polymer clay thing I have created, and the most complex. Yes, the Zirra figure was detailed. Yes, the badger was the most detailed/lifelike sculpture yet. But this uses elements aside from clay to create a statuette of mixed media. Actually, I believe that this dragon is the best yet. I may do following dragons in this style.

Clay things aside, my coolest digital painting, entitled “Magnetic Eruption,” is also in my gallery. It’s different from my usual subjects.

How to Make Something Awesome in 10 Easy Steps

Step 1: Buy an “Avengers: Fan with Candy“. Be sure to get the Thor one.

Step 2: Buy a Majestic Fish-Tailed Stallion. These come in packages of cheapo farm animals for about a dollar.

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Step 3: Remove the Thor torso from the fan.

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Step 4: Heat a paring knife over the stove. Hack off the horse’s head.

DSC03293 Don’t worry. The head was demented anyway. (See?)

Step 5: Glue the Thor torso onto the horse body.

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Step 6: Get some scrap polymer clay of any color. Form some simple plate mail pieces and mold them to the horse’s body. Be very careful not to mash them. Bake at 275˚ F for 10 minutes.

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Step 7: Before the clay pieces cool and are still quite flexible, hot glue them to the horse. (Sorry, no pictures for a bit.)

Step 8: Get some craft paint. First paint the horse body to match Thor’s luscious hair (palomino). Be sure to repaint the tail to match.

Step 9: Paint the armor pieces gray and add designs so they more-or-less match the Thor torso’s armor.

Step 10: Enjoy your Thor-i-taur.

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Snoooooooooooort

So. I did a funny thing.

I have facebook. (No you can’t know who.) And I play the violin. I have a wonderful violin, I love him very much. His name is Erik.

So I made a facebook for him and set him as my boyfriend. And pandemonium ensued.

‘Twas epic.

Stydja, Argetlam

So about… two and a half weeks ago? It was May 1st when I found out. My best friend took his life. It made a whole lot of people really miserable, but now a lot of my friends are very close now.

I did some art for him, in memory. The first picture is a tiger sketch with his name above it in Anglo-Saxon runes. (The link just takes you to the picture on my deviantArt.) In biology, he sat next to me sometimes when the teacher wasn’t looking, and asked me to draw stuff. Usually I’d draw him dragons in exchange for pop can tabs. But he really loved tigers, so he asked me to draw one once. I’m really not that great at cats in general, so I tried to use a reference from my biology textbook. However, I screwed up the picture. I gave it to him anyway and promised to draw a better tiger later. I didn’t get around to it until… afterwards.

The second is a drawing of him as a Dragon Rider. In the book Eragon, by Christopher Paolini, Dragon Riders were the most honored and respected people ever to live. After drawing this, I emailed it to my friend with the Wacom tablet and she colored it. Then we entered it in our school’s Sci Fi art contest. And we won first place and got brownies. By the way, the title of it, Stydja, Argetlam, translates from theEragon ancient language to “Rest, Silverhand (dragon rider).”

Yep. That’s my art shpeel. If you have comments on the artwork, you should leave them on the dA page, because hardly anybody commented there :). Thanks.

The Epic Quest

I have undertaken an Epic Quest, one which shall forever change my life. And probably not for the better.

This Quest strikes fear and excitement in the hearts of writers. It is… NaNoWriMo!!!

From what I gather, November will be a time of stress, very little sleep, and Writer’s Block like I’ve never had it. And I must say, I’m looking forward to it. Luckily, my novel is all planned out; all I have to do is write three pages. Every day. For thirty days. And if I’m in a good mood at the end, I’ll post it bit by bit for your enjoyment.

So. Yes. That is all. See you peoples when I’m finished! (Or maybe sooner.)

Don’t Write at Midnight When You’re Sleep Deprived

Seriously, don’t.

The following is an excerpt from a “short” mystery I am writing for my English class. I wrote it last night at midnight. And I was sleep deprived. (And yes, I’ll probably put up the whole thing when I finish it.)

{Midway through breakfast, Detrimus asked, “is there a map of the castle?”

“there are, printed int he information brochures,” Versis provided. “The’re ont hte table by the front door.”

Detrumus mumped up and ran to getone. He reutrned glaring at the map in puzzled frastaraton.

“This doesnt make any sense,” he complained.

“that’s because you’re holding upit opuside down” Lee obeserved.

Detrimus quickly filipped it arund. “Oh, therehs’ a dungewon.

“Inddeed,” confirmed Jefferson. “But we only ever open it in the fall. It’s lockedthe resto te ethe year.

“I se…” Detrimus mused. “well, if you’ll all excuse eme, “ iam going ot have a look around. He pocketed his ap and sared up the stairs.

Detrimus reache din to another of his cont pockets nd removed thecatllte ckes andnlunocked gumond’s door. He say at once hat soemthing was differne.t “hefferson!” he shouted.}