Alias, Irena Derevko, RJ

Gee wizz

Wow man... so it's been 2 weeks at Freelance and it's crazy! And I've totally ignored LJ lately (okay like for 35 weeks or something?!) but Ed sent me a helpful reminder, so uber! Seeing as I'm so lazy, I really tend to use the journal feature on DeviantArt more, so any LJ people that read this get a wonderful copy and paste of what I stick on DA. Weee!

First day was totally awesome, and rather frightening too, so many new people! There's like 5 other chicks in my class, think there's only like 12-15 girls in the whole first year (odds I very much like :D). But jeeez, first thing we had to do was draw hands which are the most evil thing in the world. Soon as I saw some of the insanely good stuff other people were doing I was like, "Okay, when you go home you won't stop drawing till..." Argh yeah, kinda scary.

In the afternoon we went into Aoeta Square for observational drawings for like an hour (there was some retard guy throwing a tennis ball at a garbage bin, then forcing the skateboarding asians to bowl to him to he could hit he ball with a plank of wood. He also went up to one of the guys from one of the other classes and smacked him on the head for drawing him, and the guy was like, "WTF?"). When we get back to class we had to show everyone what we'd done - there were full page masterpieces and such, most people had done 2 or 3 pages so when it gets to me... teacher chick opens my book up and there's like 6 tiny weeny figures and a tree. She flips to the next page but *noes*, nothing there! So she's like, "Good detail, next time try and make them bigger, yeah?" And I'm like, "Ehehe... yup..." Ah, I sense stuff like that happening a lot in the future...

And ya man, second day of the course I was sooo hating it. We moved right on to flippy animations and I could *not* get the hang of it.Was all like, "Man, I don't belong here. Look at all the cool stuff everyone can do! They're so good! Look! He just drew that off the top of his head! They're all doing this stupid flippy animation fine but I just don't get it!" Yeah, very not cool. So I talked it over with mom and we figured it's best just to go up to the admin and tell em my "feelings" about the course and whatnot. But just before class started the next morning I went into the stairwell (so people didn't hear me :P), called mom and asked her to call for me, cause I didn't know what to say. After morning break all the 1st Years went into one of the rooms and watched The Emperors New Groove by way of a projector (oh yes, lovely) and then went back for the last 30 min of class before lunch. Bout 10 minutes into it our tutor Leanne hushed the class and was like, "Some of you may be doubting yourselves... what we're doing now is just showing you what you'll be doing through-out the year... don't worry about the technical bits... we'll be studying anatomy and form later on..." She didn't mention names, but right then I knew that mommy had called for me. Phewf.

Today I was one of the first to finish the week's animation - a "squash and squish TV" - which I was either 1st or 2nd to complete. And it actually flowed from one picture to another!

So yes... we had homework over the weekend - do a character design of yourself. Determined not to suck, but not quite getting the right idea, I spent all of Friday doing this. I'm glad it didn't suck, and started playing around with color on it today, cause we have a class set of really expensive "Copic" markers we can use. I finished it, so I should scan it. Looking not bad for my first go with the "special" markers. Mmm.

And completely not school related... I went to the new Hell's Pizza that's opening in the new complex in Highland Park to try and apply for a job - wow it was packed!! I had mom waiting for me outside and it took me like 10 minutes to fill in the application but 50 minutes wait in line! And when I finally got to one of the mini-interview guys I totally blew it. He says, "So why do you want to work at Hell's?" and I'm like, "Um... all the cool kids are doing it... ehe... there's this connotation of the cool place to be - it's kinda the hip, cheaky place to work... ehe... uh... yeah... um... heh....eeeeh...." So that was something I don't want to do again. Was gonna drop off my CV at the computer games store in the mall on Queen Street cause the lady there said she'd be hiring towards the end of the month but I went and checked that that was still the case yesturday which (and I'm glad I checked) isn't cause there's a new manager coming in bringing a bunch of people from another EB store to work there. Dammit... 2 leads on jobs both gone. Crap!

Zoo trip yesturday was okay, died on my feet tho (really should have put my orthotics in) and so left with the Korean girl at 1:30. Had a big group talk with a lady which was really good - learnt a little about differences in movement etc in monkies and apes, and cheetahs and tigers, which seems like it will help a fair bit once we get into this animal character stuff. Had to have one A3 page of each: 4 legged animals, 2 legged animals, aquatic animals and reptiles - just quick poses and stuff that we can use to get the idea of animal movement and pick one animal to do the character of. Weren't supposed to leave the zoo till we'd got all the pages but I, like many others, just took some photos and will do the pages over the weekend.

Oooo, saw a guy get arrested in town too! It was really cool cause there were 3 male cops trying to hold him down and he kept getting up and trying to kick them while they all held his arms back and trying to kick his feet out from under him. Took them round 5 minutes to be able to get the cuffs on him. Then he struggled against them while they tried to get him into the car - wouldn't lower his head to get in so they pushed it down for him. No idea what he was arrested for but there were 4 cops (the 3 guys plus a chick on a radio) and another car showed up just after they got him into the car. Yeeeeeah, thoroughly enjoyed the show!

And zomg that's so much and it will never be read! BWAHA!
Alias, Irena Derevko, RJ

So so lazy

I know I know I know. I promise an update after this assessment, with two new pieces of art. Rarr, I suck.

Tagged by gothic_nyx!
List your current six favorite songs, then pick six other people that have to do the same.
1. Nemo - Nightwish
2. Forget It - Breaking Benjamin
3. Hollow - Submersed
4. Ghost Love Score - Nightwish
5. Home - Breaking Benjamin
6. Yours Truly - Blindspott

I keep recycling the same people! I is sorry!
Are you serious?! I don't even know six people! ribanomalyjoe's joined the Army, so he's out. And like... the two other people are already tagged by others/tagged me! Oh poos. Right, after the update, which is after the assessment, I'ma make some friends.
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    Home - Breaking Benjamin
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Exams starting on Wednesday. Only mocks, but still. 2 internals. And if I don't pass science, my science teacher won't give me back my Alias DVDs!

Stolen from cause he's cool.

1. Sam
2. Samantha
3. Big Monkey

1. Skenvoy
2. Starling
3. Skenpoop

1. My eyes
2. My one skinny wrist
3. My eyebrows

1. Want to be skinny. Er.
2. Whiter, brighter teeth!
3. Erm... nicer boobs?

1. Greek
2. New Zealanderishy.
3. British, somewhere back there.

1. Fast zombies. Scary mofos.
2. Being completely alone in a large area in the dark.
3. Scary movies, like Texas Chainsaw Massacre... and such.

1. Computer.
2. Food.
3. WoW.

1. Brown T with weird black car outlines and a skull in a yellow triangle.
2. Denim jeans with a randomly large hole in the left knee.
3. Big silver Triax Linear Nike watch.

1. Evanescence
2. Nightwish
3. Linkin Park

1. A relationship.
2. Someone I can play games with (if you're not interested in games, you're not interested in me!)
3. Not too much talking.

1. Never lived in a country more than 4 years.
2. I'm a lazy, lazy person.
3. Pretend to be allergic to fish.

1. Hawt muscley arms.

1. Drawing.
2. Gaming.
3. Writing?

1. Eat.
2. Write the story that's been in my head for ages but I just can't get down.
3. Draw something cool.

1. Archaelogist.
2. Concept artist for movies or games.
3. Film FX person-girl (3d scenes, FX makeup...)

1. E3.
2. Japan.
3. Greece.

THREE KIDS NAMES YOU LIKE: (Ill list 3 boy and 3 girl names)
1. Kate.
2. Eva.
3. Bronte.
4. Hugo.
5. Jack.
6. Connor.

1. Skydive.
2. Shoot a gun.
3. Uh.... *bonk*

1. I don't understand girls either.
2. I don't own any dresses or skirts.
3. Don't wear make up. Typically.

1. I have boobies.
2. I don't understand guys.
3. I like guys.
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    nervous nervous
Alias, Irena Derevko, RJ

Er... update...

Sick again, missed 2 days of school last week, and 3 this week. Everything hurts. And I need to write about the ball, which was amazing.

I'm rerererewatching S2 of Alias to make me feel better, and gothic_nyx, amazing thing that she is, taunted me with spy mommy pics, so now I'm trying to DL S4. Argh, stupid thing, connect!!

Aaanyway - gothic_nyx tagged me to do this, so here we go! I looked and was like... eh, I don't know what to say!

1) Total number of films I own on DVD/video:
31. All DVDs. I don't buy videos anymore. You can see them here.

2) The last film I bought: Resident Evil: Apocalypse, for $20 second-hand at Video Ezy.

3) The last film I watched:
a) In the theater?: The Interpreter. I can't spell.
b) On DVD?: Resident Evil: Apocalypse I think.

4) Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me (in no particular order):
a) Resident Evil
b) Kill Bill
c) Enemy At The Gates
d) Queen of the Damned
e) Daredevil

5) Tag 5 people and have them put this in their journal:
Heh... funny thing that... don't really know many people... erm...
Grasping at straws here! I'm sorry to all I tagged.

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    Blindspott - Yours Truly
Alias, Irena Derevko, RJ

Down with the sickness

I'm sick, and the ball is on Saturday! GAAAAH! So I'm taking a sick day from school, and working on my art stuff. Which I'll post, if Image Shack ever loads. Mmmm.

We're gonna take the Party Bus to the ball, which is at Britomart (the train station in town) and it should be cool. Get the bus back home and me and Kim, Sam and Amy are gonna crash in my garage. Yay. Kim's bringing Monty Python And now for something completely different. Awesomeness. I'm gonna get the video camera out and film the night, yay!

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No, I haven't forgotten that I have a journal. Well, I... no, no, I didn't forget. Been working this week at the drama place I go, helping with their holiday program. Kids from about 5 - 13 spend the day doing art and drama, it's great fun. I have about $8 in my bank account after going to Netwarz last night (wait for it...) but with the money from my dad and work, in about a week, I should have about $450. Cor, I really need to start saving.

So like... Netwarz, eh? I was so owning in Counter-Strike! I think we were playing that Italy, Chateau map? I dunno... anyway, I'd like, ditch the rest of the Terrorists, and go round the back through this building, and through the market place, and just let loose from behind. All the guys are yelling, "MAN! THEY CAME ROUND THE BACK!" Bwahaha. Then I did it again. Then I did it again, but rather than the market place, which they expected, I jumped down on em from the second story of a building. Wish I had a grenade for that. And I had the most kills! Not too bad for a girl...

Mmm, totally off on a tangent.

No art, cause... well... mmm. What I'm wanting to do it just post stuff from Poison on here. But... I should do a couple new ones. That Warrior I posted last time... my cousins saw him and wanted to color him in, so I'm like "Okay, sure." and did a quick color replace to get a black outline of it. I printed out a couple others, and my aunt says, "Wow Sam, These are really good! We should frame them!" But... not my crappy outlines! So... I figure I'll draw something each for the boys that they like and give them the originals. Meh, I'm that cool.
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    Nightwish - Phantom of the Opera
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I didn't post a picture last time. I meant to, but couldn't upload it. So here we go!
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    Three News
Alias, Irena Derevko, RJ

teh moovies

Pinched from x_nocturne

Rules -- Bold what you've seen all the way through; italicize what you've seen part of; underline what you own.

01. Trainspotting
02. Shrek
03. M
04. Dogma
05. Strictly Ballroom
06. The Princess Bride
07. Love Actually
08. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings
09. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
11. Reservoir Dogs
12. Desperado
13. Swordfish
14. Kill Bill Vol. 1
15. Donnie Darko
16. Spirited Away
17. Better Than Sex
18. Sleepy Hollow
19. Pirates of the Caribbean
20. The Eye
21. Requiem for a Dream
22. Dawn of the Dead
23. The Pillow Book
24. The Italian Job
25. Goonies
26. BASEketball
27. Spice World
28. Army of Darkness
29. The Color Purple
30. The Saftey of Objects
31. Can't Hardly Wait
32. Mystic Pizza
33. Finding Nemo
34. Monsters Inc.
35. Circle of Friends
36. Mary Poppins
37. The Bourne Identity
38. Forrest Gump
39. A Clockwork Orange
40. Kindergarten Cop
41. On The Line
42. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
43. Final Destination
44. Sorority Boys
45. Urban Legend
46. Cheaper by the Dozen
47. Fierce Creatures
48. Dude, Where's My Car
49. Ladyhawke
50. Ghostbusters
51. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
52. Back to the Future
53. An Affair To Remember
54. Somewhere In Time
55. North By Northwest
56. Moulin Rouge
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
58. The Wizard of Oz
59. Zoolander
60. A Walk to Remember *yuk yuk yuk*
61. Chicago
62. Vanilla Sky
63. The Sweetest Thing
64. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead
65. The Nightmare Before Christmas
66. Chasing Amy
67. Edward Scissorhands
68. Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
69. Muriel's Wedding
70. Croupier
71. Blade Runner
72. Cruel Intentions
73. Ocean's Eleven THE ORIGINAL
74. Magnolia
75. Fight Club
76. Beauty and The Beast
77. Much Ado About Nothing
78. Dirty Dancing
79. Gladiator
80. Ever After
81. Braveheart
82. What Lies Beneath
83. Regarding Henry
84. The Dark Crystal
85. Star Wars
86. The Birds
87. Beaches
88. Cujo
89. Maid In Manhatten
90. Labyrinth
91. Thoroughly Modern Millie
92. His Girl Friday
93. Chocolat
94. Independence Day
95. Singing in the Rain
96. Big Fish
97. The Thomas Crown Affair THE ORIGINAL
98. The Matrix
99. Stargate
100. A Hard Day's Night
101. About A Boy
102. Jurrasic Park
103. Life of Brian
104. Dune
105. The Jerk
106. Gone With the Wind
107. Rear Window
108. The Virgin Suicides
109. Death Of A Cheerleader
110. Half Baked
111. Mean Girls
112. Dodgeball
113. 13 Going on 30
114. Stand and Deliver
115. Detroit Rock City
116. Serial Mom
117. Amelie
118. Irreversible
119. Mulholland Drive
120. Kill Bill Volume 2
121. Gone in 60 Seconds
122. Old Yeller
123. Bottle Rocket
124. Taxi Driver
125. The Big Lebowski
126. Princess Mononoke
127. The Royal Tenenbaums
128. Lost in Translation
129. Pulp Fiction
130. Breakfast at Tiffany's
131. Spun
132. Best in Show
133. Waking Life
134. Wet Hot American Summer
135. High Fidelity
136. Man On The Moon
137. Meeting People Is Easy. A Film About Radiohead.
138. Yellow Submarine
139. American History X
140. Airplane!
141. The Neverending Story - Part I
142. A Christmas Story
143. Die Hard
144. Quills
145. Amadeus
146. The Notebook
147. At First Sight
148. Office Space
149. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
150. Spaceballs
151. Robin Hood: Men In Tights
152. Blazing Saddles
153. Ghost World
154. Real Genius
155. All I Wanna Do
156. Buffalo '66
157. American Splendor
158. Rocky Horror Picture Show
159. Spiderman
160. Spiderman 2
171. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World
172. Monsoon Wedding
173. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
174. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
175. The Fifth Element
176. 100 Girls
177. The Devil's Advocate
178. Shallow Grave
179. Party Girl
180. Clerks
181. Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
182. Boondock Saints
183. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
184. Sin City
185. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
186. Alice in Wonderland
187. Jersey Girl
188. Daredevil
189. Elektra
190. Never Been Kissed
191. The Amityville Horror (2005)
192. The Sleeping Dictionary

Now, add three of your own---
193. Blade II
194. Resident Evil
195. Taxi

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    My sister yelling "Punch, punch, DUCK!" in the background.
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So I was like...

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I'm far too lazy to resize it so you can see the full thing if you click, I think. Anyway, this is my tribute . A very old one, but still :)

So.... I was catching up on all the CTRL ALT DEL goodness I've been missing out on since Feburary and followed the link to I'd been there last time I went to CAD and was like, "Wow, this is so cool!". It's basically the journal of the guy who writes and draws CAD, Tim Buckley. He's got blog entries and stuff (cor he has some fun!) and he posts a couple drawings from his sketchbook each time he writes something. Pretty damn cool. I will never profess to be as awesome as Buckley but I'll steal his thing and post stuff I do. Might attract more people? Maybe? Meh. Must be some way to see how many hits you've had on your LJ, yeah?

So now yeah, I gotta go draw something! Ehe... ehe.

Drop a comment if you even read this, I really need to go spread the love tho, make some mates... yar.
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    Nightwish - Ghost Love Score