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Wow, half a year since posting! Congratulations to me, that's a new personal best. However, a new (school) year means another year to work on conquering my life long difficulties with time management and organization. The Livejournal and Dreamwidth networks have been particularily troublesome for me to "succeed" with despite how much I use them.

Now, six moths ago SXSW introduced me to Tumblr, at first I was concerned that I would have a similar experience to LJ and DW, but now I'm rebloging regularily and posting new things every day. Seeing my success on tumblr makes me want to do something similar for Livejournal. What I found was most helpful was the queue because I can spend one day every two weeks filling the queue and then I can be consistent without actually being consistent. Which makes the previous, manual process, less intimidating.

Tumblr is great for many things, but the reading/writing is better on LJ and DW, so I want to keep these accounts, but you know in a way that is easy for me to maintain them. Unfortunately, I haven't found a queueing program/site that really stands out, but I've decided to try Semagic. I'm going to use it to post weekly and see how that goes.

Now if I could find a way to queue for DA I'd be set, no wait! If I had a program for every one of my social networks then I'd be set!

Wish me luck!
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Birthday Achievement: I'm another year older!

Now I can go back to impatiently waiting for Doctor Who to start!

Speaking of Brits, I saw John Oliver at SXSW! I almost had a chance to speak to him, but a mixture of "chickening out" and the group wanting to leave made it a missed opportunity. (What I was theoretically going to say- "If you have time could you please let chris know 'Fuck you' " - (it's a joke from The Bugle)) It was really exciting, it was kinda weird seeing him as a real person and without a suit, but also So much fun!
So many famous people

I have so many stories from SXSW, I dunno when I'm going to write 'em.

Oh and I started watching this show "Friday Night Dinner" it's a British half hour comedy that takes place during the Family Dinner, on Friday, (For me Sunday Dinner) It's quirky, funny, and very British.

Most importantly it passes the time until MORE DR WHO!

In other news I painted this in photoshop: )

Also I want to see this film, French Immersion:

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So I was catching up with my Podcasts and, while I was listening to Ricky Gervais, I remembered that Comic Relief was not too long ago, which means, DOCTOR WHO SHORT!

Took an even shorter amount of time to find the short.

For anyone who hasn't seen it, it's hilarious.

Case in point:

and part 2

PS I just came back from SXSW and that was amazing.
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Just got back from Fringe Festival, plan to go again on Friday if everything lines up well, Saw an excellent play which reminded me of Dr Zhivago. (the old one; the remake sucks) Mom's old theater friend was in it and we all caught up after the show.

Oh and ex-Boy friend was working there, I'm happy to see him again - and he's in yet another relationship, so he's doing great. (Trust me, it's when he's not being a serial monogamist that you worry) The group plans to meet up later for proper story exchanges.

Went dirt biking with dad and blue, it's also blue birthday tomorrow and I need to finish my picture.

Need to post art, but totally dreading it - too much focus needed.

Watching How I met your Mother on the recommendation of my bro and sis-inlaw it's quite funny and I especially like the group dynamic - been watching everything out of order.

Having a lovely busy time getting ready for school again, unfortunately I've fallen behind on drawing.

with try to remember to edit later.
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My little Sis is awesome, she took me to see a How to Train your Dragon, in 3D no less! (Mom came too!) One of the films I've been dying to see.

And it was just as awesome as expected! Then again I so rarely see movies these days I didn't expect I would get to see it in theatres, so I didn't psych myself up too much. I love that I didn't know the main obstacle or the resulting conflict and I really love the little end twist. Here Dreamworks is really observing and adapting with the standards Pixar has set, and yet they approach it from their own creative standpoint. Whether consciously or sub-conconciously the audience tends to pick -up on the subtle movements of the actors on screen, an animator must do the same thing with the characters they build, when the movement is successful the audience feelings are strengthened towards that character, you could say we feel sympathetic. One of my favourite definitions of art was from an elder Inuit woman who described like "Take something real, make it unreal so that it can be more real then it ever was before." I'm paraphrasing, but the message is the same. Pixar has the marker for success and Dreamworks knows this and seems intent on building to their own standard, but with their own style; "Monsters vs Aliens" and "How to train your Dragon"are good examples of how they're settin their now foundation. The animation is astounding, while the stories, are reinvented ideas tand add new twists which changes the whole way we saw the old truisms.

tired now.

Today I babysat my nephew, he is so smart! we ran around all day!

I had three nose bleeds today, all the dry whether, I think. (Still, not common for me)

I'm getting the worst Headaches ever since Friday, and I am convinced this is being caused by my stiff neck.What really sets it off is rapid noise and light change, but if the lighting and noise are consistent I can manage.


Movies I'm still dying to see:

1. Gunless (I have tried to see this movie on eight separate occasions and something always came up to change the plans, now I have to drive out of the city if I want to see it, I'm still determined)
2. The Trotsky (OMG Colm Feore from Bon cop, Bad Cop! Just.. Canadian actors... Glee!)
3. Iron Man 2 (Because, yes, man... I'm a sucker for a well choreographed fight scene)

Side story, saw a new Shyamalan's AtLA trailer, thingy, and had a momentary lapse in judgement. Their fight scenes look kick-ass and made me really want to go. I object to the film on the grounds of whitewashing, so no, not going to spend the monies. I feel like I've betrayed a Lisa the Lion hearted because Malibu Stacy got a new hat. (/Simpsons reference)

I hear Kick-ass is good, but I'm unconvinced - may see in the Cheap theatres, maybe.

PS I liked Repo Men, It's a little heavy on the gore in a way that just gets monotonous, also the character motives seem questionable, but I like the Sci-fi qualities the film carries and the acting was better then expected!
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Literally, back from the emergency room, had a CTscan and a Lumbar puncture. (They had to do the lumbar twice 'cause the first one didn't go in quite right) Doc said I had an A-typical Migraine, but that doesn't explain the fainting, and this maybe part of a new life long pattern emerging so I should go back if the same thing happens again. Went in at 11:10 PM, got out this morning at 7:00 AM - Intermittent sleep all night. They thought I might have had meningitis. As far as they can tell now, I'm healthy, so yay.

I have seven finished pictures that I'll get my sister to update for me. (And a bunch of sketches to LJ)

Having trouble sitting up. Though, standing isn't bad.

I'll try to explain more later.

I love you Mom thank you for staying with me all night, I bet that's not how you expected to spend mother's day weekend.
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I was planning to post something substantial all week, but I went on a hike today with mom and her staff. Now, I'm too tired to think straight!

Super fun hike,

Steep, then muddy, then snowy, then slippery then at the top then went down, repeat. I know that sounds sarcastic, but it's not! I had a fun time thinking and chatting away, and the hike was lovely. We went from 9am till... 4:30pm, we took it slow, but I didn't mind. I think the trail was up to Lady McDonald's Abandoned Tea House.

Note to self, fix multiple holes in boots.

(Again not being sarcastic)

And, no, I'm still looking for a summer JORB, thanks for asking!

Need sleep now, falling over...
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Something I've come to learn about myself is that posting for me is like a pain in the ass. Mostly 'cause I've come to fear writing, which is bad, more specifically anything pertaining to talking about myself. My trouble is that I talk more eloquently that I write. Generally, I'll write a sentence then give up. My role in discussion and posting (Mostly DA) has been that of a quiet spectator. This role in many ways suits me; However, I think that if I'm going to settle for mediocre that I make the most of this journal as an art focus. I'm going to try to make my posts, when I post feature art work of some kind.

And I'm spent I'm sure I had more to say, but... yeah...

First Older of Business is to catch this journal up on all the old stuff in a series of Art Dumps. Now tomorrow I'll be skiing, so Monday I'll Dump again. (Snigger... It's like I'm twelve again)

EDIT: Jokes on me, Technically it's Sunday, so no extra posting today.

Art )
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Been watching the Olympic Games fairly diligently and just discussing the excitement with my younger Sister.

In fact Today (being that it's the last day... for another 15 minutes) I figure it would be a Shame not to comment on the happenings.

Like watching the Hockey game desperately and Freaking out with Excitement after winning! It was so loud in our neighbourhood that you could hear people cheering from other houses!

I called up [personal profile] periariyx just to squee! (PS thanks for the ride!)

Family came over and we all watched the closing ceremonies! The whole thing was so funny and light hearted, the casual nature was the perfect wrap up to the events!

I'm watching the closing Gala right now and there's this Kid who was dressed up like Urkel was was so cute! And I really love Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's dance! And that Russian Team with the girl from Japan, I wanna say SHABALIN Maxim Shabalin and Oksana Domnina? I loved the gymnastics. Really enjoyed the whole gala!

Today the Olympics were the highlights. Other wise I was just cleaning.

On an unrelated note:

A) Shout out to [personal profile] zulu / [personal profile] bell, I thought something was making you super happy, [personal profile] zulu, also... Other stuff. Have fun you crazy kids!

B) The government wants me to Register for Voting! YAY!

C) So tired. Going to bed now.
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Reading Week has started! Reading week is like the Canadian equivalent to the American Spring Break, except with out the Spring-to-summer conditions, beach parties, and (to my knowledge) not at the same time. But we've got skiing which is always my preferred Leisure sport.

I didn't realize how stressed I was getting at school till yesterday when I got a case of stress sickness. I find if I start getting stressed about something I can keep myself calm and functioning until the next major lull in work, then I get super sick for one day and on and off crappy for the following week. Then I'm good. So yeah yesterday was mind numbingly terrible I was feeling so bad I slept in till 3:45PM then suffered for a few hours laying on the couch watching the Olympics, before going to back to bed.

Today I feel slightly better, but very little energy, just mostly watching the Olympics. (PS we totally got a Gold! FTW!)

Must feel better by tomorrow... I'm going skiing!

Need to Bed now...

(PS internet is still finicky, sigh)

(PS 2 Happy Valentines day! Apparently Love is up in Canada, so says Reports they keep going on about during commercial breaks.)

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