purapea: (misc; snow leopard; OH GOD WHY)
the SUPER POWER meme !

In other news, I have renamed my icon community ([livejournal.com profile] chaicons) because the old name was bugging me a lot. I spruced, made it look pretty and posted some Stock, Pokemon and Up icons in celebration. And of course, whilst I was remodeling the layout, I somehow deleted mine. And didn't realize until all the codes for my old layout were unrecoverable. YAY. B|

Thankfully I managed to find the base layout that I'd originally used and quickly remade it (quickly being like, 2 hours of coding), but it's not the same. I think I'm going to have to completely remake it with a different theme because I don't like it atm. I'm overdue for a new layout anyways. Sob.

Anyways, it would be awesome if you could all check out [livejournal.com profile] chaicons! If you have an icon community yourself, I'm taking affiliates now :) regardless of the fact that I'm not popular enough for them to matter So if you'd like to affiliate, please give me a heads up :D

Out of the internet, I have so much work to be doing but I'm not doing it. I have a problem with distraction lately (...as you can probably tell) and it's just so hard to actually sit down and do work. Especially now that my timetable has been reconfigured I only have to go in on Thursdays and Fridays. Derp. I'm sure it'll improve, since I've got a deadline coming up... but I'd rather actually sleep than work on my Dinosaur animation 8(

Someone give me a kick pls.
purapea: (titans year 1; aqualad unfair advantage)
So, at the beginning of this year we all had to chose a specialism that we would do for the next twelve weeks. I picked 2D digital mostly because I want to specialize in this in the industry and I wasn't sure if I wanted to do 3D just quite yet.

The tutor we have gave us all a project straight away - character performance! Which is awesome! - and sent us away to start work on it. All the while, the 3D and Stop motion students aren't exactly doing much. They have workshops, but other than that, no brief, no deadlines, and no idea that apparently we're all supposed to produce one minute of animation at the end of the twelve weeks.

We're almost six weeks in, and one of my fellow 2D-ers told me that apparently we have to have all the animation done by Tuesday where we're getting marked on all the rough stuff (the 2D specialism includes clean up and digital coloring, which we're given another six weeks to do). None of the other two groups are getting a crit or getting marked, and I only just started animating a couple of days ago because I was pretty sure I had till at least next Friday to finish everything up. To make matters worse, I'm going home this weekend. And not coming back till Tuesday afternoon. And apparently, this crit is worth half our overall grade.

I'm just sort of... astounded about how extremely unfair this is. Our tutor told us there would be a crit, but not that it was going to be worth any part of our overall grade and on top of that, none of the other groups are getting marked. Hell, none of the other groups actually have any WORK, and I've basically been living in the studio all this week, trying to get stuff done. And it's not going to get done.

There's no way I can produce 30 seconds of animation tonight. I can give it a go but, it'll most likely be horrible quality, and I'm kind of twitchy about that. I can always take my lightbox home with me and do some work at home, but by the time I get back to uni I wont have time to linetest it. And it's not like I'd actually do work at home since it's my first time since I started uni that I'd be going home AND my Aunt from Bermuda is over and I'll be spending my time with her. All I can do is try and get as much done as I can, and put it all together on a really rough animatic that I did. So it would be really incomplete, and some scenes would just be keyed, but it would give an idea of what I want it to look like if I was given another week.

I'm hoping that a lot of the other guys are in a similar boat as me, because seriously. I'm going to be so unfairly fucked otherwise.

purapea: (runaways; chase; staring at the sky)
I SURVIVED THE WEEK. Well, mostly. I've got a weird chesty cough and a headache but I'm going to put that down to being really fucking tired and not really sleeping for about three days. HURRR.

It's so nice that it's done though so I can work on personal projects. Me and Lynx have something in the works, and I've been doing a bit of mod work for my X-men rp and PERSONAL DRAWINGS! AND VIDEO GAMES! YAY. I am going to finish FF12 this summer if it kills me. And Trials and Tribulations because I found a copy FINALLY today when I randomly popped into game with my friend Jason. (MINI COLD-RIDDEN FEENIE OH MY FUCKING GOD I WANT TO CUDDLE IT)

If anyone wants to see my animation it r here:

The lighting is crap and youtube squished it for some BIZARRE reason, but I'm gonna refilm it when I get back up to uni. It's all about remembering your childhood, specifically mine (growing up in Bermuda) and some other stuck up stuff that I can't be assed to go into. :D I met some fucking awesome second years whilst I was there too, and I can see them being a major distraction next year 8D Both me for them and them for me HURR HURR.

[livejournal.com profile] ohkamimajin I got your parcel! Omg it is like the cutest thing ever thank you so much ;; I need to send you some British candy or something in return because SERIOUSLY. I love it so much I'm not sure I'm ever going to use it (And it comes with stickers, Holy hell the way you my heart is through STICKERS HOW DID YOU KNOW) because I'm weird like that.

I think some sleep is in order, don't you.
purapea: (Default)
So like. This Friday, I gave up on editing and went to my semester assessment for my grades so far. Cause I handed in my essay late it hasn't been marked yet (that and they appear to have LOST it |:<) and they haven't marked the Manifesto project yet, even though its been in for MONTHS, but I got a grade and feedback for my character performance piece (that was the 6 exercises) and I got B for it. I'm pretty happy! I thought I'd do worse!

After assessment I went to go get Squeaky and some more veggies from the Newport market. And from buying vegetables and getting on a bus to go home, I lost my wallet! Its really annoying because I had to cancel my debit card but moreso because I lost lots of things which are pretty irreplaceable - silly purikura photos to be exact. It was a really nice wallet too, one of my favorites so far, AND it had a Chii's Sweet Home keychain on it that I am most upset about losing. :C Oh and then theres the whole, has my Student Rail Card, University ID card, Starbucks credit card in it which are going to be a pain in the butt to replace. Oh well. Maybe if someone finds it and they are feeling nice they'll return it to the university. I cant do anything about it till I get my new card anyways. SIGH. So pissed about that.

BUT I've been inhabiting space with [livejournal.com profile] squeakyorm which is lovely! I get to test out experimental cooking on it and everything. And we've been having a Teen Titans marathon. We started in the middle of Season two, and now we are almost at the end of Season Five. :D So thats why I've been a little absent for the past couple of days. On Monday my lessons actually start, and later on I have to edit the film we've been working on. (which totally is gonna blow, but whatever, I've stopped caring)

SO YEAH. BE BACK MONDAY EVENING I GUESS? :D have a good one guys <3
wow long post is long and rambly
purapea: ([ avatar ] WTF)
WHY AM I STILL IN THE STUDIO AND NOT IN BED? ITS ALMOST 5AM. SOB SOB SOB. Though I guess its not the latest I've been up in here. I think the latest was 10am. Hurrhurr.

Man I am going to be so dead for my assessment tomorrow. Kinda worried about it, but they aren't allowed to throw you off the course without some warning, and I figure that I would've been warned by now. unless they warn me in the assessment, and then I am fucking screwed. This first semester has been stressful. I know I haven't done a lot of the work that I should've - sketchbooks is something I need to fix majorly (which I have! since I am doing a sketchbook for this small mini project that isn't getting marked, and its already pretty full with research which was another thing I was lacking all last semester) so I know that will probably come up, but I did all the animation they wanted me to. So, hopefully they'll let me stay.

God. I only have a few more hands to draw and to film and then I can crawl into bed and die. I am so glad I don't have to edit this motherfucker tomorrow morning. Thank you [livejournal.com profile] finalfantasia ;___; You are a lifesaver.

purapea: ([ kh ] frustrated axel)
God don't you hate it when you think you are going to app for someone at an RP, and then go to reserve them, knowing full well that they aren't reserved, to only find someone beat you to it LAST NIGHT. Someone who has characters in the rp already. The only reason I didn't reserve sooner was because I knew I wouldn't be able to get the app in. I'm working on that film all week this week, and then I've got [livejournal.com profile] squeakyorm over on the weekend, so I'd have no time for apps at all. Fffff. I'm kinda pissed with myself for not doing it sooner.

And I was really looking forward to getting my Axel muse out in a rp again, specially since Remi really wanted me there. And Elle signed up for Yuffie too. Maaaaaan. Damnit. Sorry Remi and Nai. Someone beat me to it and I'm kinda bummed about it.

I guess this will let me focus on my damn schoolwork then.
purapea: ([ kh ] sora riku hugz)
Drawing Sora always cheers me up. Except when I get to his hair and his retarded little coat. Seriously, what the fuck Nomura.

Anyways, I'm officially in love with SAI. Goddamn, its like the program is designed to make you better than you already are!

A Sora Art )

In other news, I have finished the Essay of DOOM, and now I have to worry about a animated response to a poem that our batshit tutor has given us in the two remaining weeks of no lessons. Seriously. A whole animated film. With sound. And music. In two weeks. They have to be kidding me.


Dec. 17th, 2008 12:25 am
purapea: ([ cupcake ] chocolate star cupcake)
Well, I finished all my animations in time, and attempted the sketchbook (though by that point all hope had been lost) and handed everything in and all. It was stressful, difficult and hella sleep depriving, but its done.

If anyone wants to see them, my youtube channel is here. (all the animations i've done so far are on there, starting from my first stuff to the character performance which is my latest.) I think I am getting better!

So I am home now. Huzzah. I had a nice sleep in my double bed, how I missed it so. Home for three whole weeks. Not enough money to do anything, or buy anyone Christmas presents that matter. I'm gonna try and make them, but I'm not sure if it will work. Hopefully it will! D: The downside is that I cannot go into London before Christmas, but if I get given money from relatives, hopefully I can get myself into the capital to see certain things that squeak. And do some much needed life drawing. I am seeing [livejournal.com profile] otilu soon though, so hurrah! Tomorrow I am spending all day making Christmas cookies :D



Dec. 10th, 2008 01:38 pm
purapea: ([ fma ] school hurts my brain)
I'm so stressed with this lip synch that I hit the emotional wall last night and cried myself to sleep worrying about whether or not I'll get this done, whether it'll be good, and whether I'll actually start enjoying my course.

Seriously, if I dont finish it tonight, I am fucking screwed and I will cry even more.

In other news, I found out that my petite sink, is JUUUST big enough for me to wash my hair in it. Yup. Its a useful thing to know.

*goes back to eating caffeinated chewing gum and despairing.*

aw crap, I still have to think about that fucking essay.
purapea: ([ kh ] D8> Sora)

(STARTED) Sketchbook work
(✔) Ball Bounce 3-5 seconds
(✔) Sack Jump 3-5 seconds
(✔) Human Walk Cycle conveying a particular emotion 10 second loop
(✔) Four Legged Walk Cycle 10 second loop
(✔) Dance Sequence to music of your choice that epitomizes Ballroom Dancing 10 seconds minimum
(✔) Lip Synching to a sound clip of your choice and body movement with 3/4 of the body 5 seconds minimum



Dec. 5th, 2008 02:28 pm
purapea: ([ ff ] not fucking impressed)
Now, I'm a pretty laid back person. A lot of people who know me well know that I'm usually not really phased by anything school work wise (I mean during my GCSE's, I did like no studying at all) but I think this university course is really starting to take the piss. I know work was supposed to be a hell of a lot harder, and that I wouldn't have a lot of time to myself, but I also thought I'd come here and actually learn stuff, instead of teaching myself. I'm getting annoyed that I've paid all this money for a course, and all we've done is talk about stuff, get shown videos and then released into the world on our own. I've heard of self-directed study but this is taking the piss.

Things that have to be finished by next friday:

(✔) Sketchbook work
(✔) Ball Bounce 3-5 seconds
(✔) Sack Jump 3-5 seconds
(✔) Human Walk Cycle conveying a particular emotion 10 second loop
(✔) Four Legged Walk Cycle 10 second loop
(✔) Dance Sequence to music of your choice that epitomizes Ballroom Dancing 10 seconds minimum
(✔) Lip Synching to a sound clip of your choice and body movement with 3/4 of the body 5 seconds minimum

Now this would all be manageable if A) I wasn't given a day to do some of the exercises and B) I was actually taught about animation techniques, experimenting and all that jazz. Seriously. What the fuck. I'm so tempted to drop out, move to Canada and do a Character Animation course over there. At least maybe I'll be taught. (Seriously, all that I've learned about animation I could've learned at home, on my own with a few books and access to youtube. It is not that hard)

Oh. And there is that little 2000 word essay I'm meant to be doing on.. what was the title again? Oh yes, I remember. "It could be argued that while live-action is a Modernist art form, Animation is a post-modern art form. Do you agree? Discuss with reference to the issues raised in the ANS1 lecture/seminar program." Well thats just dandy. Cept our teacher was missing for three weeks, the sub was far better at teaching than she ever was, and I do not understand half the things she is saying because of her accent. Man I am having fun.

I might go to the studio later today to despair at some of my peers (and maybe do some linetests/actual work) cause I know a lot of them haven't done all this either, so I wont feel as isolated as I do.

Seriously uni, can has learning soon pls?


Nov. 6th, 2008 10:42 am
purapea: ([ fma ] school hurts my brain)
I'll sooner die than finish this DAMN abstract animation project.


Why didn't the teachers tell me it was due for Friday. Then I would've done the work last week! Or you know, given me all the information that I needed to finish it!

AUUGH. I'm gonna be pulling an all-nighter tonight, and I'm skipping all of my lectures today. I hope I can finish it pretty early, because I've had about three hours sleep, and its getting to the point that I could seriously pass out on my table.

Oh, and I did a 20second sand animation the day before yesterday. Turns out the computer crashed later, and I lost it all. I could seriously break someone's legs.


Nov. 4th, 2008 01:19 pm
purapea: ([ kh ] roxas paffendorf)
So I've had very little sleep, and I have to complete an animated sketchbook, a normal sketchbook and produce an animation by friday. Ahaha. I always do this, maybe I should try and get out of this habit. I'm probably going to do something in the style of Len Lye on sheets of glass over hand drawn animation - which will take like. Weeks normally but I'm going to try and do it in a day, and some stop motion with bottles just to beef out my shit. ANYWAY THATS NOT WHAT I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT.

I went to the Student Union to pick up a small sketchbook and saw CAFFEINE STRIPS.

You know its good when theres a warning on the pack that says "Do not consume more than 6 strips in an hour"

I've had three in the last ten minutes.
man I am so jittery dkfsjfjks

Also I think Jock is stealing my food. My little chicken pie has mysteriously vanished. 8C


Jun. 21st, 2008 12:47 am

if you wanted to see what I've been working on, thar u go. I would've done so much more if I had time, and theres some really cringe worthy stuff, but overall I like it!
Cept I am kinda sick of seeing it after all this work, lol.

the music was mixed for me by a local DJ who's friends with my ride 8D ISNT THAT NICE~?

also. plz to not be pointing out spelling mistake. I realised it, after I finished, and I couldnt be fucked to go ALL THE WAY BACK AND CHANGE IT UGH.

But yes, this is my Final Major Project~ Enjoy!

purapea: (Axel Roxas OOC)
EDIT OF AWESOME new journal layout~!! ISNT IT CUTE?!

Week one of work – complete. One more week to go @_@

So hey, how are you guys? I haven’t spoken to many of you lately, and that makes me sad, because PUWA WUBS YEW. Not much has been going on with me except becoming a slave to my tablet and the apple macs at college to try and finish my FMP. Auuughhh it takes so much out of you wtf. Because I’m taking an art foundation, not everyone is animating, and out of the three that are I am middle to completion. So that means, Oliver is almost done, then its me, and then theres Phil.. who apparently hasn’t started yet. And we have barely a week left. Crazy fucker.

Some of you know I’ve been having problems with my keyboard (shutup I CAN spell, its totally the keyboard >___>) and I sent a HALP email to dell because I broke a few of the keys when I cleaned it the other day, and they are sending me a new one hopefully this Monday or Tuesday. That I have to install on my own e_e



Thinking about dropping out of [livejournal.com profile] appledcore, or at least drop to Axel and Obito only. Not sure yet. May well decide against it. Still just thinking.

I’m modding at [livejournal.com profile] cfeit_project which is gonna be an AWESOME plot rp with lots of crazy stuff going on. Take a look~! Its gonna be awesome. I play Axel there, and design the graphics and help with the story and be generally a useless waste of mod powers. Its awesome.

[livejournal.com profile] doomette, are you alright? I haven’t really spoken to you, but from your journals you seem not to be 100% :C I wish I was around more for you. ILU TWINBABY <3

okay, so mini update, DONE.

oh, and one more thing.
be good to each other. <3


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