job interviewer: so where do you see yourself in three years
me: midnight premier of pacific rim 2
Having two teeth near the front of my mouth extracted in 12 hours. I’m terrified. Honest to goodness “If I don’t sleep, maybe it won’t be tomorrow” logic scared. All three surgeries weren’t as frightening as the idea of them ripping out my teeth. Teeth are scary. And I go through this wave of I’m fine, it’s a simple procedure to OMG RIPPING OUT MY TEETH and it just makes me sort of ashamed of myself for being so scared when these two will make numbers 9 and 10 that I’ve had extracted (4 wisdom teeth, 4 baby teeth—my mouth is way tiny and they took them out so my teeth had room to come in). And I just keep telling myself that this is a good thing. And that I’ll be okay and that recovery is sorta fast insofar as I can eat real food by Monday and should be fine to take all my midterms on Sunday and that it’s not scary that the jawbone will take upwards of a year to fully heal.
so yeah…Fun times. But then, in a few months, I’ll actually be able to chew on all except for one tooth (that they’re still looking at and frowning at and not knowing what they’re going to do about it because I’m THAT special sort of snowflake.)
Presentation day. Feeling fierce.
New Writing Contest! If this looks familiar, that’s because it is. The One Sentence story competitions are back! We’ve simplified the rules and changed a few things around to improve the format and accommodate a larger audience, and we’re excited to see what you can come up with. The genre theme for this contest is: Horror.
One Sentence One Story
When you’re an authorial superstar, maybe you can throw sentences out with natural flair and have every word mean something new and astounding. Writers who are still learning, however, have to be very aware. Casting aside the bloat of a story and laying bare the essential organs can be painful, but the end result is worth it. Nietzsche, author of Beyond Good and Evil and the Anti-Christ, wrote in Twilight of the Idols: “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” This Halloween season, we want you to try to do the same.
Tell us a story in a single sentence. The entry can be in any style, prose or poetic, but the piece should fall within the Horror genre or use themes and symbols closely associated with it.
Scary stories should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted here with the headline “[Your Title] by [Author] (Horror Contest)” by Midnight EST on October 30th. In order for us to send out fanmail about the contest and results, you must be following the blog to win. Under the cut are specific rules and prizes. Three random followers who reblog to promote the contest, regardless of whether they entered or not, have the chance to win a prize. So, help us get the word out!
Sorry I’ve been so quiet, I’m taking a Game Design and Development accelerated course and it’s been a doozy of a week or two on top of coming off a convention weekend where I vended, but figure I’d share what I’d worked on for the class. We turned the project in today. Present on Wednesday. This is only work I did (there are a ton of nice character art pieces by another artist).
We had to design a game, and had 3 class days to do it. Our group decided up Creature Tale: Farren’s Adventure. A story that follows Farren, an anthropomorphised mouse, as he tries to take back his village’s food from the evil Elephant that stole the food and his master King Kobra who is bent on destroying Farren’s little world. We gave it a Medieval Eurasian setting and very simple mechanics (There are only two weapons in the game, you only wield one at a time, the second replaces the broken first). Most of the images are self explanatory…the last one is a sliding puzzle that’s used to lock a sewer grate and I love it.
I love the whole game, to be honest…it’s simple, but we knew our limitations and got it done and I’m really proud of that.
Realms Con was fantastic. Made a good amount of money. Feel happy. Tori is in Jack in the Box getting drinks and then we’ll be saying farewell to Corpus…until next year. Signed up and paid for next year’s table. :) Tori is debating on San Japan, which I can’t do (staff responsibilities), but I’m sure she’d have help!
Before boarding Soos and the Real Girl, we had a couple of days to think up some concept for the new characters in the episode.
Alonso came up with the final design for Melody pretty much instantly, and I played around with some Giffany concepts, because if I were allowed I would only ever draw villain characters from now until the end of time. Villains are just super interesting, okay??
We didn’t have the full script at the time, so for these early sketches I played around a bit with what kind of person Giffany might be. I always end up overthinking things like: Did Giffany start off as an evil video game or did she slowly turn into one? It must be pretty sad to be constantly returned back to the store, it’s like a life of … infinite rejection. I think that’d make anyone crazy. @_@
It’s a bunch of unnecessary navel-gazing, but I’d like to think that maybe some of that pathos shows through in the drawings. IDK! :P