Saturday, 19 October 2013

Dude, I'm stupid.

I was meant to be going to a comic festival in the Lake District today. I overslept and missed my coach even though i set my alarm for 6:30, but yep unknowingly I'd set it for PM not AM. So when I woke up and my mum was like Sian what time are you going out my face was literally just this


I'm an absolute nob ed.

So I was pretty miffed all day about that so I made some arrangement's with Evee to go to the cinema and we went and watched Turbo :) (which was great, I recommend it, especially in 3D). 

University is stressing me out so much recently.
I have so much to do, its my SAD months and I'm p/m on the verge of a relapse back into SH.
Not in a good state right now. 
Just gotta keep going and keep inspired I guess. I've been getting a lot of my inspiration nowadays from Nile Rodgers, that dude is just so... awesome. I look up to him so much ^_^ And John Taylor of course!

But yeah, isn't he just a cutie or what


The guy is so talented. Just. Wow.  I need a Nile hug one day. Need one.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Settling in

 I'm finally starting to feel a little more relaxed and settled with university.
I've made a couple or friends so thats pretty good :)
Anyways, I've been getting really stuck into the 'animal' project we got set.
After talking with Meryl, she thinks I should make the 'animal' thing come out more in him so we both came up with a really cute idea!
When he get's drunk, he grows a wolf's ears and tail!!!
so cute aaaa

I also have a 1500 word essay to write. WOOOOOH.
Although I can't really complain because the year 2's and 3's have to write WAYY longer essay's than just 1500 words.
And I'm not bad at essay writing so its not all that bad.

We have a trip to the whitworth gallery coming up on Friday, not sure how thats gonna go but yah...
I need to organise all my shit.

On a completely unrelated note
DOES ANYONE KNOW IF NILE RODGERS HAS A FAN MAIL ADDRESS

I wanna send him a cute letter <3

Til next time x

Thursday, 19 September 2013

And so...

As from my last journal entry you can probably tell I've made an active start to my university work.
I decide to concentrate on designing my character Fenix for now even though my tutor advised us to work on our storyboards. But how can you draw a storyboard (well at least properly, not just with stick figures) without the design of the character down?
I'm really into Fenix as a character, he's literally so cool. I'm thinking of making him a best friend who he goes out clubbing with. But obviously more as just a personal thing rather than a uni thing because I'm only supposed to do one character!

My tutor said she liked the idea and that it was quite individual, apparently someone a few years back did something quite different and off the chart like what I'm doing. They did something like how animal traits are present in humans.
She just advised me to make the party animal thing in Fenix stand out A LOT. So i shall!

Here's the basic final design of Fenix I made today:


Obviously this isn't going to be how he appears in the final animation because the detail is way too much to draw over and over again for the frames. I just work by drawing full detailed characters then stylising them into animatable simple drawings. 

For now, Ciao! x

Monday, 16 September 2013

First day of university!

I'm gonna spare you a introduction to this blog and get straight into the action.
I woke up this morning (feeling weird about waking up so early after many mornings only waking up at 12ish)  and got ready. I was going to originally wear my new hoodie but yesterday it got soaked from the rain.
I felt really weird walking past my college. It was kind of like I should be on auto-pilot to turn down the little shortcut and head to the block i would normally go to if i was in college.
So I was kind of sad when I walked past there.

I got into university and went up to the 5th floor where the animation and illustration department is. There weren't many people in the room but that changed soon.
My friend from college, Evee, was late because her bus was late so I was kind of sat in the corner really awkwardly.
Anyway, when she finally arrived we received our brief for the first 4 weeks.
We have to create a story board for an animation based on the word 'animal'. I've decided to interpret the word as in 'party animal' so I've ended up designing some strange character that's basically a 50/50 personality split between John Taylor and Rick James:


These are just initial ideas so, don't judge me ;a;

Im currently going through my 'change depression' phase where I feel sad about the huge change in my life. It'll blow over soon hopefully. 


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Officially enrolled into uni!

Yup, thats right! Officially a student now. Wheres my never-ending coffee supply and pack of fags?
I literally can't wait to get stuck into uni-life. I've been so bored since finishing college in June and going back into education is going to give me a nice kick up the arse.

Yesterday night me and my friend Evee from college went to one of the freshers events, it was like a karaoke/party thing. Not exactly my scene. I'm more of a "stay at home watch a movie get a glass of wine and some m&ms" kinda girl. Anyway, because I'd never done anything like this before, we went to the student union bar and hung around in there for a bit. Buuuttt as you can probably guess, they were playing shitty chart music that makes me want to rip my ears off. So after meeting a nice fresher girl called Leah, we vacated to the stairway like good social rejects :)

We had a good chat outside and stuff and got to know Leah a bit more. Loads of drunk 2nd years going past us yelling "WHY YOU NOT IN THERE GETTIN DRUNK?!!".
To be honest, I only feel like getting drunk when i'm comfortable so...at a freshers party in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people? No thanks!
Leah turned out to be pretty cool too, she likes youtuber's so we had a nice little rant about Onision haha.

Anyway, today was enrolment day. So after wading through all the hungover people, we managed to get our student cards. I look awful on my picture but here you go:


After that, we went over to another building and got to meet some of our tutors and got a talk about induction :)

Tomorrow I head off for my first day at uni! Reports shall follow :3


On an unrelated note, I got volume 3 of Sakura Hime today! It has an abslolutely gorgeous front cover.I love Arina's manga stories. Im a sucker for anything sparkly and magical girl. Its got a really good story though, I'm really into it. Its not typical kind of magical girl either, in my opinion. Its more like a historical story mixed in with the cutesy bits :)

I recommend it!

Saturday, 13 July 2013

The shenanigans me and Katie get up to...

Seriously, you would not believe.
Katie slept over at my house last night. We went down to the river near where my old primary school was and cooled our feet off with a nice stroll through the water. We came home and watched the south park movie. Ok, so now it was getting on for like 1 o clock we just randomly decided to start drawing. In a nutshell she drew me a picture of Robert Smith doing a dance naked with fans and Geddy Lee and John Taylor having buttsecks to make the 'best bassist baby'. Both masterpieces are now hanging on my wall. c:.

We went to bed after that and woke up at about 10ish and watched The Rocky Horror picture show. Katie is going as Columbia to MCM comic con next Saturday and brought along her hat and sequins to finish her hat off as she's not fully finished with her outfit yet.
Ok now where it gets interesting. So anyway it was hot again outside (ok wtf England are you on E?) so we went back down to the river for a walk. But we diddnt stop there, we followed the river. Under a bridge, down past the nursery and then finally to the side of the old mill where there was a small waterfall we had to climb down. There was so much shit floating about so we decided to take a quick run around it and just climbed on where the bushes were growing and dodged all the crap. We reached the part where all the water goes into the sewers (it was covered with bars) so we just climbed up the stairs to where there was a gate and climbed over the wall onto the pavement. Quite a expedition!

We decided we wanted to go to the reservoir after that so we set off after a quick stop at sainsbury's for some food and drink. We had our picnic and stuff and dipped our feet into the water again because of the heat. Then we saw some people on boats and were like OMG WANT ONE, so we set off down the side to go ask, but they were on the other side of the reservoir so i tried to walk over some squishy mud, only to find out it was fucking quicksand or some shit. Nearly getting stuck in the process. Then stupid me thinks oh fuck it its only a little more to go, and then bam, sudden drop. Everything soaked. FUUUUUU. So anyway im hurrying back to where Katie is stood and covered in mud so im like fuck it, going for a swim. So anyways i go for a swim completely forgetting that just before i was carrying the sainsburys bag that had my phone in when i had the sudden drop.
Anyway so im just in the cleaner water trying to get all the mud off my clothes and i go to kick to swim back to shore and my sandal comes right off my foot. Yup. My fucking sandal is now somewhere floating in that reservoir. It'll probably end up on shore sooner or later. So i've kinda had enough of searching and the family of gypos with their bulldog sat behind me and we just set off back home.

We stop off at the field near my old secondary school for a lie down to get a bit dryer. Whilst we're at it, i put my battery back in my phone and it works fine. So i ring up my mum like "Yeah im just chilling on a field r/n" and shes like "ok sian dnt b 2 long cus u myt get stabbd". No i didn't tell her about the sandal. Your not supposed to swim in the reservoir anyway but DESPERATE MEASURES. Like fuck was i coming home with dried mud all over me. We lay in the field for like 10 mins and dry off pretty good. Katie has something on her dress so asks if we can go and clean it off with some water from the nearby river. We climb down and then we see that it leads to like, some tunnel and us being curious little critters, followed it to the other end. Following yet another river, with one foot bare. Yup. Its all good until i try to cross over this slippy rock. You know whats coming. Phone in hand, face first into the gushing water :/. Pissed off, wet and without a phone we get home and I look around for an old phone that I used to use, only to find that its locked to O2. I even spent time putting all my stickers from my motorola razor on it :c.

Im going to take it down to the phone shop on Monday and see if i can get it unlocked. Then i can put my Virgin simcard back in.

Life.

Til next time.


Monday, 17 June 2013

Art Exhibition!

It was my art exhibition today and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I cosplayed as Stocking Anarchy seen as I did my whole project around split personalities and taking on another character is a form of splitting your personality I guess?
Anyway, I have actually a lot to talk about today O.O

First of all, I got woken up today by my friend who asked me to come meet her because she ran out of school, I was kinda pissed off at getting woken up but it cant be helped. I went and met her. But heres the catch

I went out in just my top, a skirt, some slippers and a dressing gown.

I met up with her on the street and she was paranoid of people seeing her in her uniform so we took a back path to get away from main roads. We just kind of chilled in the tree's of my ex-school and waited around until she had to go back in because the lesson had ended.
Whilst we were waiting I kinda needed a piss
so i took a piss in the woods and found out I was on my period! Damn! She gave me a pad so it wasnt all bad. That must of been such an image though. A girl in just pj's squating on the floor and suddenly screaming "IM ON MY PERIOD! SHIT!".

Anyways, she told me to hang around and wait for her, so I did. But the teachers kind of saw me (and recognised me, laughs). She never came out so I just went home. She called me later saying this:

They we're apparently going to report me to the police for being 'oddly dressed' and waiting outside the school. Also, it was strange that I was hanging round with her because I could of been a "pedophile".
She told them I was her friend and stuff and that she'd asked me to come meet her, but she wouldn't tell them my last name. Even though they probably knew already because I was SUCH A pain to the PE Staff in school. They couldn't remember my last name though. So. Yeah.

*Dances around*

I spent the rest of the day getting ready for my exhibition. I cosplayed as Stocking Anarchy, it was really fun! I did the cat walk and stuff.

On the catwalk!
My brother took this

With my board