May. 24th, 2011 08:25 pm
purapea: (misc; dog; OH SNAP; GASP)

a more coherent post when I've had a chance to recover and let this realization properly sink in. fuck.

purapea: (runaways; chase; fist+face=pain)
So since I’ve moved into the house I’ve had an ongoing battle with my internet provider, Virgin. I was recommended them by a couple of people, and since they are the only provider in the area it made sense to go with them.

Let me tell you. Never fucking again.


/flips a fucking table.

/goes to have a fucking cup of tea
purapea: (runaways; molly; upset; hat fiddle)
haha, it's amazing how one little thing can make you feel hugely inadequate as a person. yay my brain.

Oh, I'm not going to be around much at all over the next few days. That project I was supposed to hand in last week wasn't handed in, and so I've given myself another deadline for Friday. I hope I can get it done because I want to have it all finished before Maria gets here so we can have fun on the weekend, instead of it just being me fretting, since if it's not in by friday I'll drop two grades instead of just one. That plus I have a reading week project to do critical analysis on 5 showreels and then make my own. Annnnd instead of giving us three weeks, our tutor only just told us, which leaves us with one.

So, uh. See y'all around.
purapea: (runaways; chase; WHOOOO!)
2D SPECIALISM → ROUGH DONE. Will colour and finish up over Christmas. (You need to scan these today, Pura)

some of the scenes are in desperate need of inbetweening, and at least three of them need retweaking and the timing is a little off but I'm overall proud of it. My tutor hated it though (which was the reasoning behind my last post, derp) but I'm going to try and make the coloured up version look fucking badass.

SOUNDSCAPE OF EVIL DOOM EVIL → DONE. In one evening. Fuck yes. But you aren't allowed to see it because it's got video of me in and I look awful.

Now all that's left is the scanning and colouring on the dinosaur animation and an Essay, but those aren't due till after Christmas break. Oh, and a tiny presentation thing for tomorrow, but I'm not worrying about that till later since it'll take like 5 minutes. And there was something else I had to do, but I can't for the life of me remember right now... in anycase.

I'm finally free.


EDIT: oh also, my blood test went okay and I get the results tomorrow. But I now have this fucking huge blue and purple bruise on my arm and it looks so fucking nasty and was so painful and :C
purapea: (up; carl; disgruntled; no)
Man, I love my 2D animation teacher, but he doesn't half like to work us to the bone. I'm figuring that he's thinking 'it's for their own good because third year is going to slaughter them' but cutting a deadline by three weeks is not nice. And it's not fair either since, you know. We have a fuckton of work to do, and 3D and stop-motion don't have much at all and they still have till after Christmas to hand everything in. RRRFHHN.

On top of that, the deadline coincides with ANOTHER project, which we were originally doing in groups, till one of the group decided to do things on her own. Which is fair, but now me and [livejournal.com profile] silverbrumby123 are actually fucked because there is no way we can do two full colour with sound, 1-2 minute animations in a week and a half. Though, I always say this and I always somehow do it. I'll just become a sparkly vampire and not sleep. Needless to say, I'll probably be scarce till after the projects are done. @_@

It's just frustrating because this is all going on when I'm sick, so I've not been motivated to work because I can't get out of bed. The nurses have no idea what's wrong with me, so I'm having blood tests in a couple of weeks to see if they can work it out, but it's nothing too major. It's the same thing I was dealing with last year around this time, (that no matter how much sleep I get I'm constantly tired thing) but it was connected to depression last time, and I know I'm not depressed. Hell, if it wasn't for all stress with the animation stuff, I'd be hecka happy. Not to say that I'm not, just the stress sometimes gets to you. So it's not depression. It might be anemia or a thyroid problem or something connected to PCOS, but we honestly wont know till I get bloods done. YAY. Blood tests are my favorite thing ever. Can you hear my sarcasm.

Other than those stuff, I've actually.. got practically all my Christmas shopping done. Which is insane since I usually leave it till the last minute. BUT THIS YEAR I'VE LIKE, ALREADY WRAPPED EVERYTHING. I'm sort of surprised at myself. Now if only I could get myself to be like that about work. Derp.

Anyways, enough ranting, here, have Tommy and Billy as Pokemon:

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.



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.


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