LynxGriffin
02 March 2011 @ 03:56 pm
Things on a screen  
There's a new Lunargyros page up, you can read it here.

I was gonna talk about the Oscars, wasn't I? Well, long and short of it, went "okay cool" at some of it and was disappointed at a bunch of it. Tron, Tangled and HTTYD all got shafted. :| Tron should've gotten a score nomination anyway, or a VFX award. HTTYD definitely deserved score, and I wished it'd gotten Best Animated (with TS3 taking Best Picture, ahahaa like that'd ever happen.) Tangled definitely deserved best original song. I wasn't surprised that The King's Speech took Best Picture and a bunch of the other awards, 'cause it was really good. But let's be honest...10 years from now, people will remember Toy Story 3, not The King's Speech.

Also, not that impressed with the hosts. That kids' chorus at the end was way more impressive. Bring back Hugh Jackman, he was entertaining!

Yesterday was all day at the Gnomon preview day, which went pretty well! Finally got to talk in person with the recruiter from Nickelodeon, since I've just been emailing her previously. Also said hi to the people from Thinkwell, they totally remembered the silly movie I'd worked on there. XD The cool people from Wet Design were there, as was that slightly unsettling guy. We'll see if I get any actual bites from yesterday. Speaking of, I should write Alison again...

So I gave in and watched the first few episodes of the new My Little Pony. And...yeah, I can see why people won't stop gushing about that show now. It's somehow both teeth-rotting cute and REALLY ADDICTING. HELP I CAN'T STOP. Expect ponies art from me later...

I also may need to watch (or at the very least do some studies) for a more action-oriented show...I hear Young Justice has been quite good? Anyone know if that's an action series worth seeing?

Drawing: Sooo much LG, but also fanarts...

Writing: Fun things in RP
 
 
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LynxGriffin
27 February 2011 @ 03:21 pm
A random assortment of thoughts  
Once again, thanks for all the kind wishes and thoughts on the last entry, dudes. <3 Been hanging in there, mostly by hanging out with super cool friends and watching MST3K and POTC. You guys are seriously the bestest ever.

I guess this is just going to take some time to get used to. I keep going downstairs or finishing a meal or just walking in the house and my first instinct being to go and pet Sunshine, and then I remember she's not there. :( I hate that feeling, because it keeps coming up all the time. We've been saving a bunch of pictures and videos of her, too. (At least, my little bro was smart and took video of her.)

- I kinda want to see 'Gnomeo and Juliet.' It doesn't look amazing or anything, but it looks cute enough.

- I've been debating getting a Plurk. Y/N?

- I really need to draw something for myself soon.

- I keep getting the sense that I need to watch the new My Little Pony, at least an ep or two, because people keep raving about it. But I didn't play with MLPs growing up and I didn't watch the show...

- A small part of me is curious to read Homestuck just so I know what the heck everyone keeps going on about, and then I remember just how long all that is and I get scared off. 8|

- There's a new Lunargyros page up from Friday.

Now, gonna go home and watch the Oscars. Thoughts will likely come later.

Drawing: LG and LG thumbnails...time for some serious catchup on LG this week.

Writing: RP...sob, when will I have time for reindeer story again?
 
 
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LynxGriffin
28 July 2007 @ 10:47 pm
MeTube  
So I went on Thursday, and I got my new TV and DVD player! :DDD Weee! I have never had my own such appliances in my own room before, so they're very shiny! The TV is a 23-inch flatscreen with HD capabilities, and the DVD player (while small and cheap) has them, too. :3 It took quite a bit of setting up, and at first I couldn't get the DVD player to work, but now it seems both the PS2 and DVD player work great. I don't have actual TV itself, as I have no cable yet, but oh well. I care more about the DVD player and PS2, anyway, and the cable will probably come later.

So today in class we watched the 10-minute demo and trailer for Metal Gear Solid 4, as this was actually educational and relevant to the lesson. I love that video games are educational now for making video games, anyway. And Snake puked after rolling around in a barrel and felt better after looking at pr0n, lawls. But actually, the textures were really preeeetty and dynamic and you could do crazy-ass stuff in that game. It was rather intimidating.

And then the teacher goes and mentions how we're going to have a homework assignment in a week or two to texture a full game environment. Whichever three students do the best environments get FRECKING PAID INTERNSHIPS AT EA. sadaskldjalklk.
I'll try my best, but the chances of me getting a PAID INTERNSHIP WHUT are veeery slim, considering there are many people in that class who can model and texture environments faster and better and prettier than me. And that just reminded me of that feeling that I'm still running just to keep up with all my assignments...I'm keeping pace, but not really excelling at anything. It's so frustrating...maybe just because most of my life I've been so used to doing really well with not much effort, and now I'm working so hard and just coming up mediocre in comparison.

Uuugh, I don't even know, maybe I'm just overanalyzing. It's bizarre because I finished (mostly) my texture homework and was all YAY I UNDERSTAND THIS AND IT LOOKS GREAT, but now I just feel average at all of it. -_-

Talking of video games, I played a bunch more FFXII: beat Hell Wyrm (THAT ONLY TOOK ALMOST TWO HOURS, WEEE) and am currently trying to survive the three rings of hell that are the basement levels of Pharos. It's really sad that the friggin' bosses in this area are not as awful as the FRIGGIN TOADS AND HORSES that wander around the main hall. I have to flee every time I step out into the stupid hall, otherwise I AM MAULED AND THEN DEAD BY. DAMN. TOADS.

Either way, I'd much rather play FFXII on my shiiiiiny new TV than worry about schoolwork, but I just don't have the time...


Drawing: Finished the commission, need to do animation homework ASAP.

Writing: More on fic today.
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LynxGriffin
14 June 2007 @ 08:31 pm
Movin' Along  
Well, starting tomorrow morning at 10:00 I'll be moving the rest of my really big stuff (bed, computer, bookshelf, etc.) back to my parents' place. So you probably won't see me online much, if at all. At least until I can set up my room how I want it and reconnect the internets. Hopefully by tomorrow night? We'll have to see.

I am torn between that kind of excitement you get from getting to start fresh and rearrange my room again all clean and new how I like it, and just wanting to break down and cry.

Also, a bit of a question: I am looking to buy a new TV. This will be my first ever TV that I have owned; as I've never had my own TV growing up. It doesn't have to be huge or anything, (in fact, smaller is better) but I want something flat-screen and digital, and with a decent warranty so that it'll last me awhile. Cheaper is better, but we're going to be cutting down the price anyway because we're getting it wholesale.

So: can anyone recommend some good TVs to start looking at? Or specifically a good brand? Something that's reliable, obviously. I'm not all that hip on this whole shopping-for-appliances thing, and I want to get a new TV ASAP! Any help's appreciated!

Drawing: Finished another doujin page; sketches, etc. Also, my final for VisComm went over well!

Writing: 24 chapters sporked! Also, am finally working on MWWBK again! I want to finish this chapter...
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LynxGriffin
14 January 2007 @ 11:05 am
That thar's a Saturday.  
Argh. I went to go get the car smog-checked yesterday, and it failed.
I just knew it would fail, too. The check engine light had been on for a few days, and the car didn't feel all that different, so I didn't know what else would be wrong with it. But I asked my dad and he said to take it in anyway, so that's what I did, and it failed the smog check. I'll need to find out from him what he wants me to do with it next, since technically it's his car, and I don't know if he wants me to shell out for repairs or not. I'm not elligible for government help for repairs since I'm not the registered owner. But who knows how much it'll cost for them to fix whatever's smogging it up? I just got the car looked at for this not long ago.

Uugh, this is why I should've gotten my butt in gear and bought a new car before my parents left. But I really don't feel comfortable going to a dealer now without someone with car experience, since I don't want to pay more than I need to. That, and I need the actual time to go car-shopping. But it'll still be four months before my parents get back from Italy...

Aside from that fiasco, I picked up [livejournal.com profile] yamikonumber7 yesterday for hanging-outage. We stopped by Target to get her a new TV since her roomie was moving and taking the TV with her. And we bought a 20-inch TV, thinking it would fit in the back of the car, but NO. The hugemongous box made it absolutely impossible to put it either in the back seat or the trunk! So we called over Kel and Alix and asked if they could bring another car over with a hopefully bigger backseat or trunk. And they did, and the stupid box wouldn't fit there either! So we ended up just having to unpack the box right in the parking lot and putting the TV itself in the back, since it would actually fit without all that cardboard and styrofoam around it. It was kind of pathetic and hilarious. XD

Alsooo...I totally caved in and bought FFXII. I also started playing it a bit yesterday. :O Sorry, [livejournal.com profile] corrielle; if you could reimburse me partway I can just show you the opening again and we'll go from there! I haven't gotten that far in the slightest. I'm still in Rabanastre, needing to break into the palace with my crescent stone.

I'm liking the game so far! :D The graphics are gorgeous, the characters are fun (although I haven't met Balthier yet, boo!) and I really need to get my hands on the soundtrack now. Still getting used to the battle system, although I'm not nearly as confused as I was playing the demo. It's a bit WoW-ish. I think I will always prefer KH2's more fast-paced battle system, but I like the fact that "random battles" are essentially done away with and you can avoid enemies if you need to.

It's a good thing too, as the enemies are actually HARD! Maybe I've just been playing stupidly (I haven't bought many licenses yet; I haven't gotten cure or anything) but I've been dying a bunch against monsters. I want to go to the Westersands to collect the bounty on the Textera mutant-wolf thing, but the monsters there are too hard for Vaan all by his lonesome. When I was looking for the kid from the nomad village, the werewolves kept killing me in ONE SWING even when I was running for my life from them. D:

I'll have to play more later, though. I'll feel better about sitting down for gaming if I can get these revised pages and some more gift arts done, so that's what I'm gonna do now!

Drawing: My plan's to be drawing all day!

Writing: Aside from clandestine planning stuff, nothing.
 
 
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