Monday, December 29, 2008

Excited for New Year's!

I haven't posted in a little while, and I don't have much to say except I'm going to visit Claire tomorrow for New Year's! I'm so excited to see her and give her lots of presents!


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas! I wonder what I'll get for Christmas when I wake up tomorrow. I didn't know what I wanted - whenever people asked me, I just didn't know at all, so it will be very surprising to see what I get!

Enjoy the holidays!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Doodle Time - Frieza!

Here's my version of Frieza, one of the most intimidating, yet gender confused, villains of Dragonball Z. Yeah, it's a guy, voiced by Linda Young. Also, if you have a problem with me not drawing noses... take it deep.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Doodle Time!

My sister, Rachel, asked me to draw her. So here she is.

*Note: I am terrible at bodies... especially boobs. (drawing them, that is.)

Friday, December 19, 2008

One Liner.

You know your eyes are bad when you see a small orange sticker on a pack of toilet paper and your first assumption is that it says "USED."

The radio sucks...

I took a short journey to the video store today because mi Padre y yo wanted to watch Iron Man. I realized I had forgotten my ipod which I had thought to take before I grabbed my coat. I grabbed my coat...and forgot my ipod. I stepped outside, shut the door, and remembered my ipod. Ah, whatever, I'm already outside, so of course I thought it was too much work to backtrack six or seven steps. I'm on the fasttrack, baby, try and keep up!

I got in the car and caught the ending 10 seconds of some nameless rock song, and then it went to commercial. I switched to another modern rock station...commercials, and finally the classic rock station...commercials. I hate the radio. I drove for about ten minutes listening to nothing but clips of commercials as I continued to switch between three or four radio stations like I was attempting to form new sentences with these random words I heard. I arrived at my destination, rented Iron Man and Step Brothers, and when I get back in the car, I hear the chorus of The Offspring's You're Gonna Go Far, Kid. Sweet, I love this song, but's the last chorus, and we're done! Yay. So on the way back I listened to commercials once again -- extra commercials since the jerk in front of me decided to drive 30 in a 30...IN WHALEYVILLE -- until finally a Three Day's Grace song came on. After all that, they give me Three Day's Grace? And it's Animal I Have Become, which is mediocre at best.

/Radio rant.

So Iron Man was great to see again. My dad liked it while my mom said his escape from captivity was very unrealistic. Yeah...I don't think Stan Lee was going for realistic when he created Captain America, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and Iron Man. Why's it always gotta be ***-Man, anyway? Why not chap, gent, bud, kid, or....dingo. I mean, what evil-doer wouldn't be intimidated by superheroes like The Angelic Gent or Fire-Dingo?!

Whatever. I've still got dibs on Cocktimus Prime.

Step Brothers sucked. They weren't 40 year old guys who lived with their parents, they were 8 year old characters played by 40 year old men. Nothing happened. A couple funny parts, I suppose. I'm just glad there was an unnecessarily long fart in the movie. I've gotta have something to like about it.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I have ascended to the next level! me a loser, a geek, a dork, or whatever, but I still think Dragonball Z is freakin' awesome. One of my e-buddies drew me as a Super Saiyan, and it is one of the coolest looking things EVER. If you want more info on what a Super Saiyan is, you should watch this video and gaze upon the awesome power of a Super Saiyan! Claire, watch the whole thing and you'll totally think it's awesome!

Now join me as I nerd out and take a look at Super Saiyan Corey!! The arms are a little larger than in reality in case you guys didn't know, but that waist is spot on! haha


Friday, December 12, 2008

D for Done!

I am so relieved to be done by Computer Science exam. It was extremely difficult, and I was surprised I had an answer to put down for every question. Now, how well these answers fit the questions is a different story, but I had answers nonetheless. I'm glad it's over, but I'm very disappointed that despite my best efforts it is literally impossible for me to get above a D in this class. I went to help sessions every week, sometimes twice a week, studied hard, met with the professor several times, and I'm still in danger of failing this course.

No, I'm probably not going to lose my scholarship or get kicked out of school, but I am probably going to lose the discount I have on my car insurance which is expensive with or without said discount. Doesn't valor count for anything in these types of classes? Against all odds, he stood! Amidst his fallen brethren, he remained in place like stone wielding his broken shield, battered sword, and severed pride. Perhaps......too much. Yeah, that is a little more epic than in reality, isn't it? I wish it was more complicated than "I suck at Computer Science," but hey, I suck at Computer Science.

Going home tomorrow - so ready! I'm gonna go jizz in my pants.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

2 Finals down...1 to go

I just got out of my second final. It was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, but I was definitely squeezing for content on that last essay. I also typed "Giovanni's sister" at least 10 times because I could not remember her name for the life of me. We had to write 3 essays, selecting them out of a list of 5. Altogether we had to cover 6 plays total, and each essay had to cover 3 different plays, meaning only a few of them could be repeated for different essays. I really just wanted to write about Tartuffe and A Midsummer Night's Dream for all of them, but obviously I could not do that. I'm glad it's over with.

I'm really dreading Friday's final...Computer Science I. It. Is. Horrible. I'm taking it for my math credit because I hate math, but I find myself wishing I had taken Algebra III in high school so I could take Calculus here. I just cannot understand any of this C++ programming stuff. It never makes any sense! I've been blasting this information into my head and it refuses to go anywhere but out of the other side. Though with that metaphor, that sounds reasonable. I think if something blasts into your head, it should probably come out of the other side. I'll be so glad to get this class over with. I just really want at least a C in this class. Isn't that pathetic? I'm hoping for a C... that's awful. Our last class was going over brand new material - no review, no catching up, nope. The only "review" he does is, "Does anyone have any questions?" Everyone replies with the typical 9:30am response of "duuhhh..." and we leave. I just don't understand why my professor seems to think everyone gets it. Hasn't he noticed that every other week the size of the class goes down by 40-50%? We started with a roomful of students, and our last class only had 6 or 7 people in it. Then he seems to think I "have a firm grasp on the information," and I "ask great questions in class." Well, if by "firm grasp" you mean I can faintly see it on a wet, soggy map, and by "great questions" you mean "...what?" Then, yeah, you're right! I got an 18% on the first exam before the retake, dude! 18%!!! (I just hit caps lock for numbers... /stupid. There, I bolded it.)

I know I can memorize all the definitions of stuff, but when we have to write pseudocode, I'm going to bomb. Eh...

In other news, I'm going home on Saturday!! I'm so excited! I can't wait to be home for over a month and do absolutely nothing and have nothing to worry about except my thesis proposal.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Papers out the Wazoo!

Blah! I have to go to my 10:00 class in fifteen minutes... and I just finished my paper. I was working on it last night, and I just really wanted to go to bed. I rarely wake up in the morning to finish a paper. I hate doing that. I had a paper due yesterday, the one today, and one more on Thursday. That's all on top of the rehearsals I have for 2 scenes I'm and a 10-minute play I'm in. All of those scripts need to be thoroughly studied and well-memorized by Friday at the latest.

I've got way too much going on. Ironically, finals week has always been one of the least stressful weeks for me. Hopefully we'll keep it that way. I cannot wait for Winter Break. It was nice to have a week to chill out over Thanksgiving, but I am so ready to have a month to do the same thing. I'm so glad I won't have a truckload of work around the corner waiting to jump me in a dark alley like last week.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Break!

I am finally home again. Man...freshmen year there was so much open space and time to do whatever. I came home every once and a while to visit my friends and family, but now that's barely an option. This year and last I've only come home on the school's breaks. Now, my schedule is busy busy busy all the time. I'm so glad to be home where I can do absolutely nothing.

I've been playing a lot of Guitar Hero: World Tour the past day and a half, and I must is spectacular. Sucks for the singer because for some reason the font is all squished looking so it's tough to read, but I think that's my only complaint. Maybe it's just the TV I'm using? When my buddy Mike and I were playing yesterday, we made up our own lyrics to songs that we thought were boring. We would take turns singing lyrics and watch as our "song" spiraled into a horrible horrible NSFW situation, but it was still really fun and hilarious. Mike has a talent with improv. I wish he went to WAC...he'd so be on the improv team. Mostly Junk!! I got really excited when we played Misery Business and Hayley Williams walked out on stage. That was cool. I mean...the graphics are kind of crappy...but she had the orange hair, and Paramore and her are a bunch of badasses.

It was great playing with Daniel and Rachel. They are the coolest people to have for siblings. We get along so well and there's nothing like when we're all three together. No one can keep up. I love it.

Tomorrow (technically today) is Thanksgiving! I'm so excited to EAT! Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Supermassive Black HOOOOLE!

I'm listening to Muse's Supermassive Black Hole. Man, that's a good one. Muse is such a strange and unique band. That haunting bridge in Knights of Cydonia... oh MAN! Gotta use that in a movie sometime.

Or will YouTube once again rob me of my movies? Lately, youtube has made its goal to remove all of my favorite videos from my youtube channel. They took away not my favorite, but my most popular video, which is very important! It's my breadwinner! It was a video for AFI's summer shudder, and that was how I tricked people into coming to my channel to look at my stupid videos. It had over 40,000 fews and had really weird 14 year old emo girls trying to get my AIM screenname and e-assholes calling me a fag. CAN YOU SEE HOW IMPORTANT IT IS??? (I wasn't even planning on ranting about this) So a couple weeks later I get an email telling me Late For Class has been taken down as well!! GAH! What's the deal? I own the song, why can't I make them an awesome music video? I bet Sum 41 would appreciate it. I was able to get it back up on youtube with a new song provided by youtube, Step Up by Drowning Pool, which is apparently approved. It fits...ok, but when I edit I go for audio timing, so all of that is shot. In the original song, Tony freezes mid-air because there is a drop in the guitar audio, buuut now he just freezes for no apparent reason. Ah well, it's cool anyway. Summer Shudder is back up under its short story alias, "The Rain," and has a stupid instrumental track behind it making me look like an abstract indie-film artist. ...HA!

Today's been a good day. My professor, Michele, questioned why I wanted to hug her on occastion. Well, first of all, Professa V, you are totally awesome, and secondly, Larry won't hug me.

My boss Brian brought his lil dog, Nacho the Chihuahua, with him today. I was talking to him in his office (Brian's office...not Nacho's) when I noticed a small, brown animal trotting around. I alerted Brian immediately of the intruder's presence. He was surprisingly aware... O_o; haha It's the most precious thing. I don't think I'd want a chihuahua, but Nacho seems like a cool little dude. Claire, I freaking want a dog named Link! What's wrong with naming a dog after the Hero of Time? Maybe she'll just have to watch me play Zelda for hours upon hours until she understands... Oooh... now I get it, she says. Claire claims that she did not know any guys at her high school that had played Zelda. That CAN'T be true!! I'll tell you something about guys from Claire's high school... THEY ARE NO FRIENDS OF MINE!

Claire's at home watching movies on her TV, which has a severe case of elephantitis (Wiki has just told me that that's a common misconception. It's actually "elephantiasis"). I miss Claire already. I didn't have a huge appetite at dinner, so looks like it's going to be a pizza or McDonald's night...without Claire??? Ah! Going home tomorrow baby! YEAH!


Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Pilot

Hello interwebbers, get ready for a long read! It's the beginning, mmk? I've wanted to start a blog for... oh, maybe a year now, and I've finally got around to doing it. I have a knack for putting things off.

My lovely girlfriend, Claire, has an awesome blog called Intransit, and reading hers made me want to make one even more.

So I've been told I'm animated and I've been flat out told I'm a cartoon character, so now you have no need to inquire about the blog's title. Welcome to my animated series! MA LIFE!

Let's start from the beginning and do some character analysis: When I was younger, I was imaginative, I was creative, and I was sometimes really annoying. I made weird noises all the time, and I mimicked everything! My toy supply consisted of pretty much only action figures. I lived out in the boonies, so I didn't have a lot of friends over until I was older. As my brother got older, I played by myself more and more. WOW! This sounds pathetic! What I'm getting at is that I did the voices for an entire cast of superheroes and supervillains all by myself. I copied the voices on the radio, the voices in cartoons, and the voices of everyone around me (this was the annoying part). I still remember seeing the voice acting scene in Mrs. Doubtfire and being utterly fascinated! I also saw an interview with Rob Paulsen, voice of the original Ninja Turtles' Raphael, on Regis, and later an interview with Christine Cavanaugh, voice of Rugrats' Chuckie, on Nickelodeon. I went insane when I saw live action cartoon characters. In the back of my mind, voice acting was always a career I would have loved to pursue, but would never believe it was actually possible. (ooh...Billie Jean just came on. I love this song... dun...dun...dun...dun...shacka chish shh!)

So let's fast forward a few years. When I was 13 years old I met someone that would forever change who I am and who I will be. I met my best friend in the world, Ben. And if anyone ever tells me that Dragonball Z can't change the world, I will shove a TV down your throat and watch all 276 episodes through you, you jerk. Dragonball Z is the whole reason I met my best friend, Ben. I don't feel like elaborating on that, but it's true. So Ben and I get a bunch of DBZ action figures and start making stop-animation movies using them. We split the voice cast, and I usually had the bigger half. It was amazing. In fact, I want to do that ...right now.

So freshmen year of high school comes around. At this time, my older sister, Rachel, is a member of the show choir and her stories of laughter and fun performances told me I wanted to join this group. This was my first time ever in chorus since elementary school, where the hardest thing we ever did was clap our hands during "The wheels on the bus." Show Choir required harmonies, facial expression, body language and...dancing. Yeah, I'm a dancer, baby. I'm so glad I took Show Choir because it taught me how to be comfortable in front of a crowd. I think it was a better idea than taking Drama, which had always been recommended to me, but I never did it. I'm not accusing everyone, but a lot of times people are what I like to call "high school actors," and they don't always get out of it. It breaks them. If you're wondering why I'm glad, it's because when I later got to college and tried out for a show as a favor, I found out how much I love acting. Not only do I love it, I'm pretty damn good too. I even ended up being a Drama Major here at Washington College with a minor in Creative Writing.

Acting saved me, and it's my comfort because I was starting to get worried about my future. Senior year of high school I was under the impression I was going to be an English and Creative Writing teacher. I love to write, but man, I hate to read. What kind of teacher would I be? "Mr. Holland, I don't understand this part." Well, I didn't read it, stupid...I'm the teacher! I had taken a Communication Arts class during the second semester of my senior year and found I was very skilled with a video camera and editing software. That summer, after already being accepted to Washington College, I started to have second thoughts. Did I want to attend a film school? Obviously, my parents were not happy with my doubts. I went to WAC, and it has all worked out. I've even won and placed in several video competitions at WAC, so I didn't have to stop filming. I just love it. I've found some real passions here - Acting, improv, sketch, and stand up comedy. I love it all, and I hope to eventually share it with more and more people. I've met some amazing people...people that I never want to part with, and when I thought things couldn't get any better, I met the love of my life, Claire. We will have been together for two years in January, and she's still an incredible girl. She went home for Thanksgiving break yesterday, and I already miss her. She is the only reason that I think Winter Break is too long. She's smart, she's beautiful, and she puts up with me. If you want to lose a debate, try and tell me you're a cuter couple than us. I love you, Claire!

I'll have my last thoughts here, so you guys can just tune in for the next episode and not be subjected to such a long read. Please enjoy my most recent stand up routine. It's about a great memory from freshmen year. (feel free to check out the rest of my youtube videos as well...)