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All my final grades are in... 3.84 GPA and will be making the Dean's List for a second time. Who know I would fail hard in high school but do so well in university? Out of my eight classes I got five A's, so I am really quite pleased with myself considering how intense this program really is. I never thought I'd be doing this well in university. Now lets see if I can keep it up for the rest of the year.

It's also perfect that the class I skipped the most I got the overall highest grade in. XD Figures.
bunnylove: (Happy Holidays Piggie!)
I'm officially on my winter break! I don't have to go back until January 9th! I can sleep, watch tv, sleep, sleep, and then maybe sleep! It's awesome. This weekend was basically me catching up on said sleep. Yesterday I woke up at around 1pm and then I fell asleep on the couch at 3:30pm for an hour and was late for my volunteering. I'm not tired or anything.

Today I volunteered for pet photos with Santa today at Petsmart; I was the photographer and got to use my new camera from school. I got an A- in my photography class this semester, so I put it to good use. This was the last day of the event (it's been going on every weekend this month) and we've raised so much money for VOKRA. We really need all the donations we can get because our vet bills are crazy high. It was mostly dogs and a couple of cats that came into the store for a photo but we did have one bearded dragon! I've never photographed a bearded dragon before, so it was interesting. Her name was Sheila and she was very nice, I got to pat her and she seemed really at ease with everyone.

a couple of pics of my final projects if anyone wants to look )
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I have five days of school left. In the past two weeks alone I have had eight final projects due and this last week I have three. I can tell you that it hasn't been easy, but I'm happy I can see an end to it all. I haven't had any time to really get into Christmas, so I feel a bit detached from it all. Hopefully that'll change at the end of the week. Also based on all my marks I've gotten for projects I doubt I'll pull anything lower than a B in all my classes. I'm not too horribly concerned about grades and such because once I grad in 2014 the overall grades won't matter too too much, but it's still nice to keep them high for scholarships considerations.

Having all this school work means that I've fallen behind on some TV, but I've managed to catch up on a couple of things.

The Walking Dead )

Supernatural )
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In response to last nights episode )

In other news: I bought some Christmas window clings at the dollar store and I'm going to put them up next to my desk on Monday.
bunnylove: (DA → Transgenic Psycho)
Every year I get more and more creeped out about Black Friday. Just hearing what people go through just to get stuff. C'mon, pepper spray? Really? The level of materialistic obsession and selfishness is getting just out of control. I know black Friday is supposed to fun and have that sense of the mad dash to get something for a loved one, but I think it's getting a bit out of control.

[/sits back down on soapbox]

I hope my American friends had a good Thanksgiving. :)

School is just so fucking crazy right now that it's incredible. I have about three weeks of classes left and we still have several projects left to do PER CLASS (I'm taking eight right now), plus forour final projects. Luckily I just started on the final project for my Drawing for Illustration class, but it's gonna take a lot of time. So if no one sees me for awhile I'm not dead, just working and trying to get what little sleep I can.

This weekend though should be interesting. My mum and I are Chihuahua sitting for someone this weekend while they go to Vegas. She brought the two Chihauhau's over last Friday to let them check our place out and meet the cats, boy they were not happy. Even though they're all twice the size of these dogs (well, Moe is actually about five times their size) they run like chickens. I think I'm going to be sleeping with a lot of cats on my bed tomorrow night and Sunday.


Nov. 8th, 2011 05:07 pm
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I had to do a film review for my communications course, so I chose to do 'Fish Tank' (because my teacher wanted more 'arty' films and not mainstream 'Hollywood' films, whatever).

I asked my mum to proof my draft and she just gave it back to me with suggestions/grammar corrections. These include:

her mother’s new boyfriend, Connor (Michael FassSlowbender, who has…

his car and steady employment
>and super appendage are…

As Connor, Michael Fassbinder continues a terrific…

I walked right into this, didn't I? LOL
bunnylove: (DA → Transgenic Psycho)
Next Thursday our class is attending a design/creativity conference called Creative Mix. One thing they offer our class is for us to design some kind of art piece/installation. Apparently we're the only ones that get offered this opportunity and it's a really good way to show off our skills, thoughts, and talents. For the short, short version, our concept is like a flow chart/quiz on creativity with several different answers about who is what. I volunteered for the illustration team and I was picked to illustrated the 'misfit/awkward/struggling with themselves/doesn't belong' portrait. At first I was kind of miffed that I was picked for that one (long history of feelings, school, physical appearance ect., will not go into it here), but in the end I had fun. I came up with someone struggling to put on their sweater, because we've all been there. And of course awkward turtle on the front for those who will know what it means.

This is the final illustration. I had to pull this off very quickly, so for what it is I am happy with it.

Other than that school has been super busy. The conference project is basically outside of everything that is on our curriculum, so everyone has had a pretty stressful week. Thankfully this weekend I can take it a bit easier and work on stuff that isn't due right away.

Did anyone watch that new show Once Upon A Time? I really enjoyed it. I wasn't blown away, but for the subject matter and everything else I thought it was great. It's also nice to see a fresh concept on mainstream tv. Everything is all crime, drama, medical ect. and I'm just sick of it. I'm going to check out the new show 'Grimm' or whatever it is tomorrow.

I've also solidified what I am going for this Halloween. I'm going as an Angry Bird (the red one) because a) it's cheap, b) I have a red shirt, c) it's cheap, d) I have construction paper and string at home to make a beak, e) it's cheap. I went and spent. $0.99 on some black face make-up, so I'll have big black eyebrows on my face this Monday.
bunnylove: (Misc → Halloween Kitty!)
I haven't really been updating about school on here (well, actually that's kind of a lie, I've been updating my tumblr with some stuff), but for the most part I am enjoying it. The work has been intense and it's only going to get more so, but I'm having fun. Today I stayed in class until 7:30 so I could finish off two projects that are due on Monday. I'm happy I did it because now I can relax a bit this weekend and just start planning and sketching for the billion other projects I have due in the next few weeks.

The people I'm in class with are really nice and we're all getting along really well. The past two Thursday's have been class 'movie night'. We have a huge screen and digital projector at the front of our classroom, so we can just hook up our laptops to it and play movies. Last week we watched X-Men: First Class. Yeah, I was a giddy mess throughout the whole thing, but luckily I'm in a room full of art students and I'm not the only nerd there. \o/ Last night we decided on a Miyazaki night and watched Princess Mononoke and Kiki's Delivery Service. I had never seen PM and I have to say I was really disturbed watching it. I don't get disturbed or scared watching movies very much and I gotta say I was super surprised as to how I reacted to it. It was a beautiful, intense, weird, and amazing film that left me weirded out. But then Kiki made up for it because IT WILL FOREVER BE MY FAVOURITE MIYAZAKI FILM! ♥

Today in life drawing class two of the girls were kidding around with the British guy (I think I mentioned him before) and one stole his hat/beanie and he was sitting there with his lovely brown curls around his face. Then one girl said 'Fuck. You look so much like Orlando Bloom.' and it I almost fell over flat on my back because he really, really does and I cannot believe what an utter git I've been for not noticing it before. And of course he's got this lovely accent, lovely sense of humour, is crazy talented, and I'll be with him in school for three years. I can't. The universe is testing me, I'm sure.

I got 95% on my latest photography project. The assignment was just a study of the different focal lengths and depths of field. I honestly wasn't expecting such a high mark since I kind of half assed it, but one of the pics I took I really do love:

Now I'm off to bed since sleep seems to become a rare thing for me these days.
bunnylove: (X-M:FC → Don't fuck with Erik)
The first few days of uni have been good! The first day was pretty much orientation for both the university in general and then the program I'm in. Oh and I also got about $3,000 worth of art supplies and a brand spanking new Nikon D3000 SLR camera, with two lenses. It was like freaking Christmas! The paints, pens, papers we got were so awesome. I know that this is all paid for by my tuition, but still it's fun to get stuff. I also got a good desk. We all had to draw out of a hat for assigned seating and the desk I initial got was crap (right in the middle of the room). I overheard one of the guys say how he didn't like his since it was in the back corner so I asked if he wanted to switch and he did! I'm so happy because I'm right beside a window I can open/close whenever I want. That was the biggest thing I was worried about when I thought about it. Kinda silly I know, but still I want to be comfortable. I am in the back corner near the sink, but still surrounded by people. The guy who faces in front of me (two desks face each other) is the clone of Andy (Gabriel Tigerman) from Supernatural. I shit you not, I had to do a double take when I first saw him, it was so freaky. There's also a guy from just north of London in my class and fuck I am in trouble. Any accent from the UK does me in no matter what. What's worse is that he has long dark curly hair and wears jeans and flip flops. KILL ME NOW.

Part of the course requirement is a communications course, so we had that yesterday morning. We went over the syllabus for the year and looking at it as a whole it made me freak out a bit, but luckily the longest paper I have to write will only be 750 words. Then I had illustration and then today was art history which I enjoyed a lot more than I thought. The teacher I have is awesome and a really nice guy. It's a very condensed art history so we've just skipped everything until the Renaissance. We have to replicate a Renaissance painting, which I started today. We don't have to do the whole thing, just need to do a small section of it and then use the techniques that the painters back then used. I picked 'Spring' by Botticelli (if anyone knows that painting you know how detailed it is).

So far I've met all but 2 of my teachers. Everyone seems really nice and I actually had one last summer so I already know him well and know what he's like, so it's kind of a relief. There's also 4 others in my class from the class I took last summer, so I at least knew some people going in. It's kind of a relief that I wasn't going in blind. There's 30 of us in total and I've already gotten to know some of the others a bit. There's a couple of girls who are totally into X-Men, Marvel in general, Doctor Who, Iron Man, Walking Dead and more, so I am with my people. XD

I started decorating my desk area today since I’ll be sitting in the same spot until May. I think fate put me there for the sole reason to have an awesome excuse to put up Fassbender!Magneto (I would have done it anyway, ngl). The words ‘sweet metal’ were already written on the pillar there by a previous student, so I thought I’d make the best of it. I also had to put some inspirational ‘quotes’ up as well. AND OF COURSE I TOOK PICTURES BECAUSE I AM CRAZY AWESOME.

Next to be put up: Iron Man (RDJ like a boss), Sherlock Holmes (again RDJ like a boss), Doctor Who and maybe some Sailor Moon.

I think I'll be okay, although I am feeling that things will get more intense. Already I have three projects assigned (but thankfully they're not due for weeks, so I have time) and one illustration assignment due next week.

Tomorrow I have to go and buy a bunch of stuff including a new cell phone. I haven't had a cell phone in almost 2 years and haven't had too many occasions where I would really benefit from one, but these past few days I've been wishing I had a phone at least 3-4 times a day. I'm just going with a pay as you go plan since I can't afford contract/expensive plans. I'm also buying a net book because it will save me a shit load of time and be so helpful. There's 30 of us and only 7 computers in the classroom, so we're all fighting over one or another and pressed for time. Some have been bringing their laptops in, but the one I have is over 18 inches wide and just so heavy and takes up space. A net book would work wonderfully on my desk and I can do all my research from there and just type up all my communication assignments right in class rather than writing them out by and and then typing them up to submit to the teacher online.
bunnylove: (HP → Three)
Today I finally saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. 2. It was incredible and I felt like my heart was in my throat the entire time. I had a couple of issues with it, but overall it was beautiful. I went in expecting to feel emotional, but when Harry went into the forest to face Voldemort and everyone appeared, well, I just broke down. That part of the books always gets me as well, so I guess I shouldn't have been surprised. Also, Neville and McGonagal were BAMFs x a billion. Seriously.

Tomorrow is my first day of university. For those of you who may not know I am taking a three year course in graphic design and illustration. I've been having anxiety attacks all week about it, so things have been a bit emotional. It's not so much that tomorrow I start school, tomorrow I start my life. Like, my life. Those of you who've known me all these years know that it's been a struggle for me for many different reasons. It's more of moving forward for me and just me. These are things that should have happened shortly after high school, but they didn't. It's taken me 10 years to get here and of course I'm going to be a bit nervous. I'm also super excited. After orientation tomorrow morning I have my first class: photography for designers I. I also get a brand new Nikon camera, so the added bonus of a new toy is exciting.

So yes, tomorrow is nerve wracking for me for several reasons, but I think I'm ready.
bunnylove: (Spongebob → Holy Shit)
Tomorrow is my last day at Starbucks:

Seriously I am so happy to be leaving. The politics and management at my store have just been a nightmare for the past couple of months and I'm glad to see it all gone. There's about 4 people I will really miss working with, we had some good laughs, but other than that, nothing, nada, zip, zero. The first time I quit Starbucks I told myself I'd never go back (the job itself isn't that bad, but it's retail and you don't make any money) and I did, but this time I believe I won't have to. Tuesday I start university and for the next three years I'll be dealing with that and lack of sleep. Once I'm done I'm going to have much better prospects and possible a job.

I almost feel like things are really getting started for me. This should have happened years ago, but it is now and I'm both super excited and so nervous I feel as if I could puke. Today I got an email from one of my teachers telling the class which textbook we needed to buy for next week and it really hit me that it's almost here. Also the textbook (okay, more like a notebook) is only $11, so I don't have to spend a bundle on it. That I have to do on art supplies.

And speaking of art supplies I saw this last night and it is literally like a dream come true:


It would be super awesome if we could use this in second year, because that's when we do all our digital work. I'll get a brand spanking new Mac and tablet out of it and this would just be the icing on the cake. :D
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Yesterday I received my class schedule for school and honestly I'm torn between excitement and feeling like I want to throw up because of nerves. It's kinda weird because some days I'll have things end at about 4pm and then other days not until about 6-6:30; I guess I assumed it would be a standard 9-5 kind of thing, but either way I'm not worried about it. The first day I have to attend a University lecture/welcome about general campus things and then in the afternoon I get my orientation of the program and my new Nikon digital camera. >:D

I also discovered that I am allowed $500 tax credit or chunk of my loan or something of that sort towards computer equipment and software for school. I was actually thinking of possibly getting a netbook for class. First years don't get their own Mac's, so we all have to share the ones that are in the classroom. There'll be about 30 of us and only about 8 computers. I'm figuring it could be beneficial to getting things done quicker. I'd take the laptop I have now, but it's over 18.4" inches wide, heavy and isn't the most portable thing (plus I wouldn't have room on my desk). Does anyone own a netbook or know someone who does? How do you/they find them? I'm also glad to find out about the $500 because in Second Year you have to buy Photoshop with your own money. Bleh. I'd just rip the one I have but a) it's not the Mac version and b) I could get kicked out if I use a pirated one. Don't want to risk that.

Tuesday mum and I went to see Cowboys & Aliens. I barely knew the overall story and didn't read the graphic novel, but I knew that Fav was directing and the Spielberg was involved as well. I enjoyed it for the most part, but I felt there was something missing. Sam Rockwell was severely underused in this and I was disappointed there wasn't more of him. Daniel Craig's ass in those leather chaps were a thing of beauty though. LOL

So I'm completely obsessed with Michael Fassbender and his smoking. It's like some kind of porn in and of itself to me. Honestly, how can he make such a crap habit so sexy? IDK.

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[livejournal.com profile] boromirslover and [livejournal.com profile] elvensapphire, thank you for the kisses!!!

Also hello to all new friends from the [livejournal.com profile] ontdfassbender friending meme!

I am finally better. Last week I was so, so sick; I'm not sure if I had the flu or a cold or something, but I was knocked on my ass for a good 4 days. Of course I get sick the week that I return to work after almost 2 months and I had to call in sick for two shifts. Yay for never ending things of stress.

This morning I got an email from StudentAid and they have approved my loan! I wasn't really worried they wouldn't, but it's nice to have that taken care of. Today is the beginnings of the debt that I shall never be rid of in my lifetime or at least not until I'm 90, whichever comes first.

TORN has some pictures of the dwarves posted from The Hobbit. So far I am loving them and pleasantly surprised; I was wondering if they'd do them all a bit like Gimli, but so far they all have their distinct look and personality. I'm of course waiting to see what Dean O'Gorman and Aidan Turner looks like as Fili and Kili, I always loved those two in the books. OMG I AM GETTING EXCITED AND WE STILL HAVE A YEAR AND A HALF TO GO!!! ;____;

Other than that nothing much else has been going on. I've become obsessed with Michael Fassbender and thus I am trolling around Tumblr reblogging anything and everything.
bunnylove: (Iron Man → HOMG ARM PORN!)
Going through the process of filling out student loan applications and looking at student lines of credit. I'm confused. WHY CAN'T THEY JUST GIVE ME THE MONIES? ;__; I do know one thing, I'm going to be in debt up to my eyeballs after I graduate.

I haven't really felt like updating too much as of late. I've just been getting things organized for school and information and more information and some more information. At least I have a lot of time to do that because I have been off work since May 20th because my back went out AGAIN! Two shifts back at work and everything just went to hell and I practically had to start back from square one. I was in so much pain, but thankfully it wasn't as painful as the first go around (thank you powers that be). I'm now off work until at least the end of June or I may not even go back to work since I will be quitting in August anyway. All my claims and stuff for the injury has been put into the government but they're taking their sweet time to process it (as usual). I hope the make a decision soon because I now have less than $4 in my bank account and that's it. Food is nice and so is paying rent.

I've been meaning to do a picspam of when my mum and I took care of Bianca (we call her Bonka) a couple of weeks ago. Our landlord came by a couple of days ago and he has to leave again on the 18th of June until July 2nd so we get to Bonka sit again. I've forgotten how much I like having a dog, but the full time work of it is a lot. I'm going to stick with cats for the next while.

Does anyone watch the show My Little Pony Friendship is Magic? *hears crickets* I've kind of gotten addicted to it and cannot stop watching episodes on Youtube. When I kept on watching it mum said that she was worried about me. :P Although it is kind of cool to watch because last summer as part of my Foundations in Illustration and Design course we took a tour of the studio that animates the show here in Vancouver. I got a bit of a sneak peak last year and to see it all come together is pretty neat.

Vancouver has become a complete hockey city, it's so unreal seeing the crows during the games and just everyday people wearing their shirts or jerseys. So many cars have the flags on them and stickers, it's awesome. Everyone seems to be having a great time and just partying. My dad doesn't enjoy working too much on game days since he's a bus driver and has to drive down town and contend with a hundred thousand people or more. At least there's only (maybe) 4 games left so he can relax afterwards. I fully believe that we can beat Boston and win the cup.


May. 19th, 2011 05:26 pm
bunnylove: (Supernatural → I can't)
I heard back from the university.

They don't have enough spots so I am on the wait list. If someone drops out before the course begins in September then they may give me a call and offer me a spot. I could get that call tomorrow or I could get that call September 1st or any time in between. If I don't hear from them by the time the programs starts then I am not in.

I honestly don't know how to feel. Part of me is happy that it is isn't a solid 'no'. Part of me is being optimistic about still having a chance. Part of me is really angry that I have to put my life on pause for 3 months or more concerning school or finding another job. Part of me feels like I've failed. Part of me feels like I have succeeded. Part of me wants to crawl into bed and never come out.
bunnylove: (Star Trek → 'Sup?)
I had all my testing and interviewing this morning for school. Part of the testing was a creative test and on one part of that I somehow got the idea to draw tribbles. Yes, tribbles from Star Trek. I hope the co-ordinators that see it are nerds.

bunnylove: (Fringe → Olivia)
Not many spoilers )

NEW LAYOUT: [livejournal.com profile] leggyslove

Thank you to everyone who voted in the poll; Tangled won, but I could not for the life of me get anything I made to my liking. I was creatively stumped and thought that the least I did the better I would feel and it worked. I love Stardust and thought that would be a nice theme.

Tomorrow is my interview, drawing test, creativity test and communications test at the university tomorrow. They may as well just take some blood and hair samples to test my DNA to make sure I'm really me after everything. Either way I'm not really worried, I'll just do my best and that'll have to suffice.

My back is slowly getting better. I had a physio appointment today and she's really pleased with my progress. I'm starting to walk without a cane now and am able to do some things on my own. I made dinner last night without any help and also was able to pick up Moe (if cats were sumo wrestlers he'd be one). My boss has me scheduled for a shift on the 18th, so we'll see how that goes and if it goes well then I can get back to work on a more regular basis. Which is good because mum and I don't want to go begging on the streets. Mum said that I should rent out my uterus to a gay couple and make $100,000. XD
bunnylove: (Misc →  Scuba Cat)
I just got a call from the university, my portfolio passed the first round and now I'm scheduled for a whole bunch of testing, interviewing and nail biting. I go in Tuesday morning and if all goes well with that then I'm in the program.
bunnylove: (Tangled → Beyond the gilded cage)
I initially wasn't too hyped about the royal wedding today and was getting a bit tired of all the constant coverage about the preparations for the actual day, but I gotta say that I thought it was really nice. I think Kate looked stunning in her dress and really do wish them well. Part of my inner child was thinking about how fun it would be to marry a prince and have a grand wedding like that, but then again I wouldn't want 2 billion people watch me and rip me apart in the media for whatever reason. It was nice to see so many people just out celebrating and have a good time. Regardless of the reason I think the world needs more of that; people coming together and having fun. It was a bit nice for a change rather than hearing about countries at war, politics and all that.

Thank you to everyone who commented about my back the other day. I really fucked it up this time and after I took my portfolio to the university (actually mum took it in for me since I was in no condition to do anything, i.e. walk) I went to a clinic where I got a prescription for some nice pain meds (regular over the counter muscle relaxants and Tylenol wasn't doing a thing) and a physiotherapy referral. Mum took me to the physio clinic last night and I was a complete pretzel when I walked in (seriously I was hunched over and shaped like an S). Luckily my physiotherapist was really nice and managed to straighten my spine a bit and give me a massage to help relax the muscles. I'm also not allowed to work for the next week and after that I don't know. I'm still in really bad shape, but I have 2 more physio appointments next week to help things along. Today I was able to grab an orange from the fridge without screaming! :D

small comment about tonight's SPN, Mommy Dearest )

As I mentioned I turned in my portfolio yesterday to get into the IDEA program. I have to beat out over 100 (or a lot more, IDK) applicants for one of the 30 spots in the program. The turning in of the portfolio isn't enough, they still have to review it and if they like what they see they then call me in for an interview and testing. I'm pretty confident that I'll get to the second round, but it's the final round that I'm kinda nervous about. Regardless if whatever happens I won't find out for another three weeks.


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