Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Grinch

Colored Pencils/ pastels.

Artist's luck, if I believed in it.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow....

Oh, there's lovely white stuff outside! And to think that every single snowflake is completely different and unique. Beautiful. And there are *trillions* piled up outside, just in the yard! But the whole town is covered. What a wonderful Christmas present!

Fun quote from To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee:

'Next morning I awoke, looked out the window and nearly died of fright. My screams brought Atticus from his bathroom half-shaven. "The *world's* endin' Atticus! Please do something - !" I dragged him to the window and pointed. "No it's not," he said. "It's snowing."'

Merry Christmas Everyone. :)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Lovely randomness

1. Listening to Thriving Ivory - and lovin' it!

2. Just watched the first forty or so minutes of A Christmas Story, which I've never seen before, but I made myself stop, because it's going to be on all day on Christmas and I think Dad would be belly laughing all through it, so I'm going to wait so that I can belly laugh too. I can't belly laugh by myself.


4. Gonna go to bed, read a lil' bit, get some good Z's.

5. Trying to avoid a scratchy/sore throat.

6. Made two pies today - and the crusts are atrocious. I mean, really atrocious. But, here's the thing: people are just going to eat it. It's all gonna end up in the same place - stomachs - no matter how it looks. Besides, the chocolate filling is still so pretty maybe nobody will notice the crusts, or will at least forgive how pathetic they look.


8. Watched the season five finale of Lost. Here's my take:

Can't wait for season six.

Don't like Sawyer and Juliet together.

Wish that Jacob hadn't died right after we met him.

Dislike Jacob's nemesis/John Locke twin.

Benjamin Linus is interesting.

Juliet changes her mind too much

Sorry that Dan died

Cried when Kate said goodbye to Aaron

I like Miles a lot more than I used to now. His flashback episode sort of brought his character home for me.

9. CHRISTMAS EVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Artsy Thins part three....

I wasn't going to put this up, but I thought that Abby might like to see them. :)

Don't step on my blue suede shoes....

Planning to put my colored pencil/pastel of my Grinch up soon....couldn't get a proper pic of it without natural light. Artificial light makes the colors look wrong.

There's actually a full body of this, but my photo thing isn't cooperating and I'm not gonna wait for it to come up again. Maybe someday, if people beg me often enough, i'll put the whole picture on here.

Artsy Thins cont......

This is Hatori Sohma from the Fruits Basket anime show.

He turns into a little sea horse - or a sea dragon, technically, but it looks like a sea horse. He's depressed. It's a Christmas present for Mikaela. I drew her another poster too...but I haven't colored it yet.

Artsy Thins. *I actually meant to type things, but thought the misspell was so cute and redneck that I left it there*

This is an owl that I started in colored pencil class and just finished a few months ago. He's cute, isn't he? Reminds me of Pigwidgeon. :D

Monday, December 21, 2009

Amused, not ashamed

Alright, so, I was just looking at this tremendous chapter that I've been working on in the second segment of my book - the book, book, not the nanowrimo book - and I realized that I wrote it wrong.

My book - Bumping Midnight, let's call it by its title - is different from my NaNoWriMo book. The Great Elation I wrote in 'omniscient prose' which all of you can recognize in the Harry Potter books. Unlike the Harry Potter books, I used this omniscient prose for more than one or two characters - I have a lot of characters. Maybe that's a bad thing. Maybe it'll overflow with characters and their quirks - or characters and their boringness for being shallow and undeveloped, but that's not the point. In my Bumping Midnight book, I write two characters in 1st person, and so far two characters in the omniscent prose thing. It really depends on the character, which one works best - and for the Great Elation, the omniscent prose works best for everyone. I tried to do 1st person for my 'me character' but she wasn't having it. She wanted omniscent prose, so I changed in the middle of her first chapter. But in my Bumping Midnight book, each character sort of has a preference.

Well, I was looking at Chapter Twelve, and I wrote North Kitt, which is usually a 1st person narrative, in omniscent prose narrative. I'm not sure why I did this. I had no idea that I was doing it wrong until just now, and it's turning into a long chapter, so I'm not going to go back and redo it. However, North seems to like being written in both, so that's okay, even though eventually I'll have to go back and completely redo the chapter. I guess that's alright. But it's funny that I've been working on and off that chapter for nearly a week and just now noticed. Does anyone else do stuff like that? Stuff like writing a book, and you're writing comfortably with this one character and one chapter and it's going great, and then you realized that even though the content of the chapter is great that you wrote the prose wrong?

I'm not ashamed, just amused.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bad things don't make bad days.

Okay, so, today I had a really great day. I got to hang out with my Dad, finish Christmas shopping, see a good movie, and now I'm home relaxing and having a jolly good ole' time.

Which just goes to show you that bad things don't make bad days - because earlier today I was literally nearly run over by a truck.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Peaple Who Have My Shoes #5

Doctor Who (The Tenth Doctor)

Movie/Book: Doctor Who, New Series, Season 2-4

Shoes: Black Chuck Taylors

He's always wearing converse. Of all colors. Red, white, black, all sorts of colors. Time to grab your converse and save the world. :D

Okay, thought: How come girls don't wear cool shoes? I mean...I've seen a few movies where they do, but they're chick flick characters, and somehow they don't seem worth mentioning. At least not the one that had Selena Gomez in it.

People Who Have My Shoes #4

Charlie Pace

Movie/Book: Lost, Seasons 1-3

Shoes: Checkered Vans Off the Wall

Okay, I admit - I actually got these shoes because I thought Charlie's were so cool. I always liked Charlie, even though he was a heroin addict and could sometimes be a really annoying character. I still liked him. Probably because I really like Merry.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Star Trek Season One: A list of the episodes most worth watching IMHO.

IMHO = In my humble opinion, for those of you who don't speak Text. These are probably my favorite episodes from Season One.

The Naked Time.
I think this is the first episode that really grabbed me as being a good one; it stood out a lot, especially compared to 'Where No Man Has Gone Before' which I really didn't like.

The Enemy Within
Kirk is has a good vs. evil face off - with himself. The philosophy in this one is interesting.

Dagger of the Mind
This is the episode that introduced the famous Vulcan mind meld. :)

The Galileo Seven
This is a great one for Spock.

Tomorrow is Yesterday
The first time travel episode in the series.

Court Martial
Excellent plot, and has one of the things that makes the old Star Treks the best; one of those really eerie alien planets with a purple sky and a big Saturn looking moon or something in the sky.

Space Seed
Actually I don't like this as well as you would think - but it introduced the infamous Khan Noonien Singh, and it was a good episode, so definitely worth a mention.

This Side of Paradise
This one was actually really funny. I feel like its just a little bit ridiculous, in some ways, but it's not nearly as bad as it could have been, and D.C. Fontana wrote it, and she wrote some of the best episodes in the series. I'm not a big fan of criticizing, so even though this episode could come off as being really corny, awful episode, I liked it. Another great one for both Spock and Kirk.

The Devil in the Dark
A pure, honest to goodness creature/monster episode! This one was really good. I need to watch it again.

The City on the Edge of Forever
This is one of the greatest ones ever. It has everything a good Star Trek has; an eerie planet, a big problem that's nearly impossible to solve, one of the better romances in the series, humor, and good character development. I read the adaption by James Blish last night - you won't know unless you're a certified nerd like me and love old, obscure paperbacks printed in the late sixties - and thought that some of the twists he added in were good. So this one is kinda fresh on my mind....

Opperation - Annihilate!
The last episode in Season One. A main character loses a family member, another main character goes blind. Not as good as it looks, but certainly worth a watch.

These ones are pretty corny, but I still enjoyed watching them for the first time:

The Man Trap
Eerie, I was actually a little bit freaked out

Charlie X
The kid that acts in this always plays a disturbed character, seems like - again, I saw him in a Big Valley episode

For some reason I want to mention this one, even though it's probably a much less strong episode than the last two I mentioned.

The Menagerie Parts 1 & 2
This episode was centered around bits and pieces of the failed Pilot episode, and is the only time in the series (except for the actual failed Pilot) where you get to see Captain Christopher Pike. Seeing Spock young is kinda funny, because they hadn't gotten down his character or Vulcan make up very well yet.

Shore Leave
This one is ridiculous, but it's entertaining. :D

The Squire of Gothos
Also ridiculous. Also entertaining. Plus, you get to hear Spock say "Tally-ho," so....

This one isn't ridiculous, it's just a little bit corny. I haven't seen it since the first time I watched it, but it was still fun.

There are a few episodes I know that are considered really good that I didn't enjoy very much, but I need to give them a second chance. (Balance of Terror, Errand of Mercy) and a few others that were either really corny or really boring.
This is such a great show. Old science fiction. Always the best.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

People Who Have My Shoes #3: Christmas Special

Scott Calvin/Santa Clause

Movie/Book: The Santa Clause

Shoes: Black Chuck Taylors

Ho, Ho, Ho!
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!


A Christmas Movie for Teenagers

Or, fans of Tim Burton, whichever fits you.