My computer's been in the shop for the past couple of months. It's under warranty, so I get to ship my laptop in (at least it's free), just so I can send it back. I had to have the fan fixed, then the first time I used it since getting it back: the screen stopped working, and finally now they think there's a problem with the RAM. I can "turn it on", but it won't boot up. Urgh.
The requests that I had finished were (mostly) on my laptop, and I wanted to do them all nice because you've been waiting for ages. My scanner is in a different state, so I haven't really been able to scan in any doodles I've done (It's mostly doodles between assignments at work).
Also, I've not really been into pixelling in months. I never really felt like I had any friends in the pixel community anyway; I mean, I had people I watched, but now I just kinda like who they are as people or I've unwatched them. So, that passion is gone, but the skills I learned from doing that are still around. Maybe if I get a new animation software I'll get back into emotes, but that's not likely. Although, everybody did like my clown, as evidenced by the amount of mentions I get on the same deviation. Mostly kawaii-spam.
I also haven't written anything in ages. I mean, I have ideas, but nothing concrete.
Enough of what I haven't been doing; I've been on tumblr (and pinterest and twitter) a LOT and I've been consuming a lot of new media. Though mirz-alt 's Relativity
is probably my first indie love (I still keep up with it, but need to write more fan-fic) I've more recently been watching things like the Lizzie Bennett Diaries.
I'm keeping up with Emma Approved
and the Autobiography of Jane Eyre
, and really love the productions of Shipwrecked Comedy.
I'm even trying to come up with my own vlog adaptation. Though, without a cast or crew, it's really
difficult to put something together. Welcome to Night Vale
is also one of my favorite things to listen to and glean inspiration from. I am also starting to slowly get back into webcomics. Lint
is my all-time favorite, and the sequel, Lintier
, has really been fun to read so far. I also really like the Silver Eye
webcomic and the 100 Days of Night.
I've been considering starting a webcomic, but have no idea what it would be about. I guess I don't want to really commit to anything without a set end-date in case I get discouraged and nobody likes it anyway. That, and though my doodling skills have improved significantly, I still am not happy with the way a lot of stuff turns out. It's hard to draw Practice makes perfect, I suppose.
More of my mainstream interests include BBC's Sherlock, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Hobbit (which is, to date, the only Tolkein book I've been able to read through completely as well as the first "LotR" movie to keep me interested the whole time. I haven't seen Star Wars in its entirety, either), anything Disney or Dreamworks, and Star Trek (particularly the original series.). I've watched a little Doctor Who, and a bit more Merlin, but the internet's so spotty it's hard to watch a lot of tv. Oh, and I finished the IT Crowd--the last season wasn't as funny, but it's still pretty good. I saw Catching Fire and Thor 2 last night, and thought it was way good.
How's school? I'm going back for the winter semester in January, having taken this fall semester off to work. I'm looking forward to being on my own again, I'm so done with fighting with my sisters. Don't get me wrong, I have a really good home life, especially compared to a lot of families, but I miss my independence and not fighting every day over the same petty crap that I can't change.
I've also been teaching myself French.
How have you been doing?