purapea: (pokemon; eeveloution cuddlepuddle)

I got back to uni today after spending part of the day with the lovely [livejournal.com profile] ormery and [livejournal.com profile] countersparking. It's not so lovely that I have a 12 week project and an essay to do in 3 weeks, BUT I ALWAYS MANAGE IT. My lectures start up again tomorrow, and that teacher that everyone thinks is a useless waste of space has taken a leave of absence, so we get to be taught by my favourite lecturer, which I'm totally scyhed about. She's such an inspiration, and totally on my wavelength, and doesn't use long words to make herself sound fancy.

Just three more weeks and then I can have summer! And next week I get to book my final plane tickets for my American Adventure, and then all I have to pay is for things when I'm actually out there. Omg I am so excited.

ALSO my parents gave me an early birthday present yesterday since I won't be home for my 21st (but I'm hopefully going to have a guitar hero evening with cake /stares at [livejournal.com profile] hikaridonya) and it's that Flip Cam that I wanted! So now I can vlog my way around America. FUUUUUCK YES. It's such a cute little camera and so light! I can see why it's popular with the vlogging community.

It's going to be such a great summer, I can feel it :D

Also why is pokemon so addicting again omg I need to go cold turkey


Apr. 11th, 2010 03:41 am
purapea: (misc; kermit; oh no you di'int)
Sorry to anyone who tried to IM me tonight--if I didn't reply it's because my AIM was on the fritz and it wasn't letting me receive IM's from ANYONE. Nobody. It was kind of frustrating, because I just assumed people were ignoring me, when it was the softwares fault... or something. SO YEAH, SORRY IF YOU TRIED TO PING ME AND GOT NO REPLY ;; I didn't mean to do it, really!

8( ♥

tiny update

Apr. 7th, 2010 11:27 pm
purapea: (patf; lottie; eyeroll; wishing on stars)


I ALSO SAW HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON AND I AM IN POST-MOVIE-GLEE ABOUT IT. More on this later though, possibly when I've seen it again. (OH GOD IT WAS SO CUTE AND I WANT A TOOTHLESS PLUSHIE THE FUCK RIGHT NOW) ...and Hannah just showed me some popcorn that she just pulled out of her bra. My cue to end this journal I think.


Mar. 23rd, 2010 02:18 pm
purapea: (pokemon; zapdos chick)
Whenever someone texts me on my phone, it now does the pokemon center 'healing your pokemon' noise. You know the DO DO DODO DOOO.

I think I'm officially a little bit too into this again... Not that I was ever out of it, but omg it's the cutest text tone EVER. ;A;

EDIT: I've also just downloaded 2.B.A. Master. Which is the Pokemon Album with the pokerap on it. /ROCKS OUT

/goes back to animating an extra scene that my director lumped on my this morning sob I THOUGHT I WOULD BE DONE BY 12PM 8'(
purapea: (misc; snow leopard; OH GOD WHY)
I don't know what's wrong with me. First I love animation, and then I hate it, and after taking a long break from it I don't mind it. BRAIN MAKE YOUR MIND UP.

But seriously, we're doing a group project at uni right now, and I made it really clear from the start that I didn't want to do any animation, and I wanted to take a more pre-production side of things. Which I did, and I enjoyed! And now the deadline is looming, and I have lots of concept stuff to finish off, but since I'm the only other 2D 'trained' animator in our group (the other two are CG/Stopmotion) I've been given a couple of shots to finish off this weekend in time for the deadline. And the shots I got given are quite complicated, but when I sat down to start them on Friday, I sort of realized that I'd missed animating.

That's the second time this week it's happened--first when all the first years were having a crit in the studio I was working in (they were showing off their character performance pieces so like, run cycles, jumping, animal walk cycles etc) and it just... it got me so pumped that I asked the teacher for the brief to do in my own time since my showreel is really weak in that department. The first years have gotten so much more work than we had in our first year, and I'm friends with quite a lot of them.. I sort of wished I'd repeated first year, because they look like they are having a lot more fun, and I miss being taught by Matthew and Leoni (the only two teachers who are actually good at this stupid university).

I wish I could make my mind up about what I actually want to do. I mean, I do actually enjoy animating when I don't have HUGE deadlines and I've organized my time properly. But I also hate it with a passion, know that I'm not especially good at it, and prefer the preproduction stuff. RARRGHH.

I guess when I have to make my final film, we'll see which side of the work is stronger, and I'll work from there I guess.

But yeah, since I have all that concept stuff, scenes to animate and editing to do, I'll probably not be around much this week. Thankfully because there is four of us, the work isn't that stressful, but we need to get it done. I'm really proud of the look of the 2D stuff which was my idea and I'll probs post the thing when we finish, even though the stopmotion stuff is already looking a bit weird, because the director gave the model a really weird head--that I didn't design :| SIGH.

I am really looking forward to the next project though, which is sort of like a professional practice brief. We have to design business cards and cover letters (and I'm probably going to design a website too and maybe a mini portfolio and fjskdng) to send out to companies, and then we have to do a Live brief--which is basically designing those little idents that go in between TV shows on tv channels. (So like, the E4 estings, and the HIPPOS SWIMMING IN A CIRCLE on BBC1) And because I'm probably going to pick E4, it can be as random as I want it to be. It'll be nice to end this term on such a fun project.

/Goes back to animating someone standing up.


IT'S FUCKING AWESOME even though I can't play it because of this looming deadline and I'm still in Violet City training my pokemans BUT IT IS STILL SO GOOD ;A;
purapea: (pokemon; ampharos; :D)
WELL THAT WAS A FUN POKE-FILLED DAY. Here is a synopsis of what we did. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures :(

Not really a synopsis, or I wouldn't be cutting it. )


All in all it was a really fun day, and I am definitely going to another event when I get the chance to. I have to go back to working on my Animatic now, and I don't want to 8( I want to draw and make icons of the pokemon cards I got, sob. But if I don't get this done I think my director will actually have an aneurism.
purapea: (pokemon; volkner and jolteon)
memememememe stolen from Julie )

Okay, brb, going to a Pokemon event in cardiff and then hanging out in a sushi bar with first years and BATTLING THEM AND BREEDING POKEMONS FOR THEM AND TRADING AND AWESOME.

I'll try and take photos.


Mar. 13th, 2010 05:24 am
purapea: (patf; tiana; zzzzz)

A crazy very stressful week. I don't know how I find time to animate, produce a film, mod a huge rp and write apps all at the same time without exploding. But somehow I manage it. It's been getting to me a bit this week, but I did manage to get to go home for a well deserved break, so there is that. Let's hope next week isn't as stressful (which it probably will be considering I have a deadline coming up) but AT LEAST I HAVE SOULSILVER TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE MAIL. Oh my god I am so excited! SO EXCITED. I already started planning my teams and movesets and names and EV points and. Ahhh.

I also have a secure place at San Diego Comic Con this year thanks to the WONDERFUL [livejournal.com profile] lynxgriffin who is awesome and I can't thank her enough for it <3 SO THERE ARE GOOD THINGS.

On the RP side of things, I caved an apped Chase at [livejournal.com profile] xi_rpg, without dropping anyone. Six characters is a lot, I am not sure how I will manage. So what do I do to cope? App a complex character in a different roleplay. Sob. I finally got around to apping at [livejournal.com profile] vatheon as Axel and I'm hoping I get in. The Roxas looks good and I know the Sora is adorable. It's been so long since I've played him OU though... we'll see :s Also [livejournal.com profile] rakanthtayln enabled me into creating THIS intended for Brotherhood AU. He'll tell people to suit up, and they'll get their supersuits on and... yes.




Mar. 2nd, 2010 11:03 am
purapea: (pokemon; kotone; GLEE)
First off, HALLO to the new people on my flist from the friending meme! I really should have an introduction post thing for when I do add people from those memes, like Oliver 8| BUT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ME FEEL FREE TO ASK.

There are a couple of things I'm covering in this. Firstly, is AIM working for anyone else? This morning it's not letting me log on via AIM or Meebo, so I'm just checking it's everyone's AIM and not just me @@; AIM has kind of been a fail lately, so I'm hoping it's not just me 8|a;

SECONDLY, I posted icons over at [livejournal.com profile] chaicons last night~! Pokemon ones mostly, but I'm getting together a Young Avengers post. I'm a little hesitant with it though, since I decided it would be a good idea to try iconning the issues from the beginning, so a lot of the icons I made have been made a billion times. I don't know, I have like 80 of them, so it seems a waste not to post them. SHOULD I? I caved :|


I drew some things )
DIS IS MY Lanturn, Lumos, as a human. I'm probs going to do this with all of my electric team because I enjoyed designing her and I might take some commissions if people are interested in chibi gijinka (or just chibi/pokemon/regular commissions in general) since I have no money for my American Adventure yet. WOULD ANYONE BE INTERESTED? ;A;

LASTLY, I get to go home on Friday. Omg I haven't been home since Christmas and I miss my family so much 8( But before then, I have to do a fuckton of pre-production work for the film I'm working on. Like literally. I have so much work that I've been stressed pretty much all the time, and since my sleeping patterns have decided to screw up again, I'm not getting much sleep either. YAYYY. But this time on friday I'll be on a train, so I have something to look forward to at least *___* BUT YEAH I might be a bit scarce till then because oh my god.


Feb. 24th, 2010 02:40 pm
purapea: (patf; tiana; ugh so fucking drained)

I'm working on this big group project at the moment as the story artist, which I have no objections with. The thing I have an objection with is that the director is apparently a morning person, which means he's making us get up at unearthly hours, an I find it hard to function before 11am normally. And since I'm getting up early, I'm exhausted by about 3pm and usually pass out for a couple of hours in the evening. Which in turn means that I'm not really tired till about 3 in the morning and the VICIOUS circle continues. I seriously need to sort out this sleeping pattern of mine, because i'm just existing as a zombie at the moment which is not helpful to anyone, especially not when I have weight to pull in this project. Augggh ;A;

Also the latest what if Wednesday at XI had me in tears last night. 8(


Feb. 20th, 2010 07:03 pm
purapea: (misc; cupcake dog do not want)
So. I have the munchies for something sweet, and nothing to munch. Do I:

a) Bake chocolate chip cookies, sans the chocolate chips.
b) Deal with it or eat some fruit
c) Go shopping tomorrow and get some munchies supplies
d) Just make the cookie dough and eat that.

purapea: (misc; cupcakes; cherry icing)
Because it was requested, here's the recipe for the Valentine's cupcakes I made. The mix made a lot, so I would half it, and the same goes for the frosting recipe I used since it frosted all of the cupcakes.

recipe under here )

And that's it~
purapea: (ttgl; upsidedown simon :D)
Hey, does anyone on my flist have downloads of the first Hellboy trade? (Seed of Destruction I think?) I need it for a university project and all the downloads I have are deleted, inactive or on rapidshare and since i'm sharing my IP with the whole fucking university you can never download from RS as someone else is always already downloading something.

I'm probably going to end up buying it, but I need the scans, so if anyone could help that would be most appreciative. (downloading from RS and re-uploading to mediafire would be awesome)


cupcakes are under here. )

I meant to post it on Valentine's day but I got distracted with How I Met Your Mother and Glee, and then I got eaten by university. Better late than never, derp.


Feb. 6th, 2010 11:41 am
purapea: (runaways; chase; fist+face=pain)
So hey, if any of you have been wondering why I've not been around at all for the past couple of days it's because my computer got some sort of horrible virus or malware or something, which stopped me from opening any of my .exe program files. So I couldn't open firefox, my virus software or ANYTHING, and it's currently getting fixed. I'll probably be getting it back later tonight, ([livejournal.com profile] hikaridonya you are a life saver) but it's gonna need reformatting sometime in the future and since my external hard drive is also broken, I have to wait till my new one gets here so I can save at least some of the files. Once that's happened though, it should be okay. I really should just get a new computer, but I decided that a trip to America was more important than a macbook pro (and I've sort of been having doubts about that ever since my HD broke, because I have no money to be able to replace anything technologically-inclined) and so I'm probably going to have to hold out for another year.

Oh, and the landlord of the house that we're living in next year dropped on us that he was going to his nephew's birthday party and can't meet with us today, when I specifically told him when I spoke to him on Monday that we'd be aiming for Saturday. He never mentioned that he'd be busy, so we all got up super early to get ready to go. It was a good thing that I called him.

Then my DS decided it would scare the crap out of me by freezing, and then refusing to turn on for like 10 minutes. Then I tried getting into the computer suite (which is where I am now) and they've changed the card swipe system without telling us so my card was useless and because it's an open day the guy who usually does the card updates isn't here, and nobody knows how to do it.

purapea: (pokemon; i swear to god i will kill you)
Okay so I've just spent the last like, ten minutes looking at Battle Frontier application forms on deviant art. You know, it's one of those meme things you fill in with a pokemon team and a an OC and enter a comic contest where the battles are drawn out. This doesn't sound particularly bad until you find out that in those ten minutes, I went through several forms and shouted at the computer because:

a) their movesets are completely and utterly not thought out and they have like three water type moves on one water pokemon and it makes no sense and taught Thunder and Shock Wave to a Raichu and omfg what why would you do that
b) looked at someone with an Ampharos on their team with Zap Cannon listed as a move and was like what ampharos can't learn zap cannon and had to double check to make sure I was right, which I was
c) got into a major RAEG discussion about this with [livejournal.com profile] hikaridonya, whilst the other people in the room look at us like we had something wrong with our brains.

Again, why can't I study pokemon for my degree?
purapea: (patf; lottie; eyeroll; wishing on stars)

Man, I never realized how much work I can actually get done if I don't have the distraction of the internet. I'm probably going to be giving away my cable a lot more in the future, because seriously I did so much work. Anyways, here's the final, which youtube decided to squish, yet again. I seriously don't know what it's problem is since I exported in 16:9. By the end of this project, my writing hand had stiffened into a horrific claw shape, and I have a blister on my pinky from the rubbing on the tablet, and it still hurts to use a pen BUT IT IS OVER.

I am so much better now that I don't have that to worry about.
Here is what I have been doing since I completed my work:

→ Slept
→ Played Pokemon and worked on filling my national dex
→ Watched Princess and the Frog
→ Took over 300 screenshots of Princess and the Frog
Made 135 icons (including human!Naveen, Lottie and Facilier) of Princess and the Frog, and I intend to make more since these are only from the first 20 minutes of the film.
→ Booked plane tickets to New York for this summers American Adventure. I still have to book internals, but I'm not doing that till April
→ More sleeping
→ Got grades back on last project, was pleasantly surprised with a C grade as I thought I'd failed /o/
→ Worked on CV for Wagamama
→ Had a bizarre dream about mermaids who looked like the creatures in Avatar but with fish tails, and who stole small children from schools, claiming them to be their own 'daughters and sons of the sea'. There was a trippy underwater grotto, and lots of blue sparkly mermaids and I don't even. Yeaaah.
→ Updated LJ

Thanks to everyone who posted support on my last journal. Although I didn't see it straight away, I was still checking my emails on my friends computer when I'd done a certain number of scenes, so it really helped uplift me when all other hope had been lost.

I love you guys so much ♥
purapea: (runaways; chase; sadness)
Okay, so I've just found out that the tutor that everyone hates has set up tutorials to review our work this semester. On the day that I'm going to hand everything that is late in, which means that he's already marked everything, and is going to fail me. But this isn't right, since the Uni actually gives us up to two weeks of lateness before marking happens, so I can hopefully complain, and still just slide by with a passing grade. At this point in time, I'd rather have it finished than a good grade, as I can still put it on my showreel, but I really really want to pass, so I don't have to do a retrieval project (they make us do the project again in the summer if you fail, which is what I did last year).

I've still got loads to do though, so I'm actually going to give my internet cable to my flatmate so I can't actually go on the internet before hand-in. So I'm not going to be around till probably this Saturday, and I may come back like really upset, derp. People who have my phone number are welcome to text me, but otherwise I'll see you all after this horrible week is over.

purapea: (misc; ocelot kitten; RAARRR)
I had a [livejournal.com profile] countersparking in my vicinity all weekend, and she was so lovely and adorable ♥ We hung out, watched Princess and the Frog (in HQ! THANKYOU JAMS) and then went to Cardiff and stuff. I really liked having her over, and now the flat is so lonely and empty :( Which I guess is a good thing since I still have a whole lot of work to do, but the distraction was nice whilst it lasted. MARIA YOU CAN COME BACK WHENEVER YOU WANT K ♥

Whilst we were in Cardiff though, we went to Wagamama and on the off chance, I asked if they had an vacancies for waiting staff. The waiter we had told me yes, and to bring my CV in and then they'd contact me about it! Wagamama and Starbucks are two places that I'd love to work (I'll probably change my mind once I'm there because customers lmao) so I'm really excited. I'll have to rewrite my resume and hand it in when I go back into Cardiff on Wednesday to see Sherlock Holmes again. I hope I get a job. It would be so helpful you have no idea, and when I got home in the holidays, I could always just transfer to the Wagamama in Tunbridge Wells, so it would be super handy.

On the subject of jobs too, Disney Interactive have sent around an application and creative brief for an year long internship in London that I'm pretty sure I'm going to apply to as well. Everyone keeps telling me to apply, even though I'm pretty sure I wont get it anyways, but I'll give it a go. It would be so cool to work for Disney--even if it's just as an intern. Aaa I'm excited about that too and I shouldn't be, sob. (but omg it would look so good on my resume and I would be working in london and living in london for a whole year and doing things like storyboarding and animatics and concept art and oh my god basically everything I want to do professionally SCREAMS)

I'm still gonna be scarce all this week. My teachers have lumped more work on us, and I still haven't finished that other thing, but I heard that a lot of my group still haven't finished either, which is a testament to how much work we had to do, if we're all struggling. I mean, [livejournal.com profile] silverbrumby123 handed her animation in a week late, and only 4/12 of us had actually handed in. Which is crazy. Hopefully I'll be finished by Wednesday though, because I seriously want to work on something new. That said though, I'm feeling good about 2010. Yeah. Really good. :)


Oh! And happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] scissorbite!
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; molly; ahfdsgd)
Stolen from Noodles for the same reason she filled it in. To avoid doing my work. 8'D
hey I have 1000/2000 words done, I think I can have a break.

longass rp meme under here )



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