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The Titanic

Posted by Nukaya , in Life Apr 14 2011 · 47 views

How to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Titanic colliding with an iceberg and sinking the next day, causing 1,517 people to die:

1) Play "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion, because it's that one theme song from the Titanic movie, everyone knows that even if they haven't seen it, duh!
2) Play "Cold As Ice" By Foreigner, because, you know, everyone falls into the water and they are cold. Cold as ice in fact!
3) Play "White Flag" by Dido, because she's all "I will go down with this ship", and that's what happen to the people on the Titanic!
4) Laugh with evil glee as your radio listeners wake up to this three song theme.

They are straight up one of the worst, most insensitive radio stations I have ever heard.


Time Lapse Gif

Posted by Nukaya , in Uncategorized, Art, Life Apr 05 2011 · 137 views
Seventy-something frame gif I made of me putting up nearly all of my art from my freshman and sophomore years of college over the course of at least three hours for my art program admission last fall. Kind of mad that I couldn't fit everything I set up in the frame, as there was a bunch more on easels to the left:

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Love Is....

Posted by Nukaya , in Life Mar 28 2011 · 52 views

...stealing onion rings off a deserted table for him and him eating his burger and making sure to save her a bite with bacon on it.


Ch. 11: The Persuadee

Posted by Nukaya , in Life Mar 13 2011 · 68 views

As the old saying goes, it takes two to tangle.

-Interviewing Principles and Practices


I thought it was tango. Not tangle. I'm looking at a list of common errors in English usage, and it's saying that it should be tango, not tangle.


Looking At My Art History Notes

Posted by Nukaya , in Life Feb 18 2011 · 60 views
Three terms of art history, and it is still almost impossible for me to spell "Renaissance" correctly when writing notes.


Halftime Show

Posted by Nukaya , in Life Feb 08 2011 · 34 views

I think that it was hilarious. There certainly will be better Superbowl halftime shows, and there certainly will be worse, but XLV's was hilarious because of just how out of control it became:
  • Fergie: When you are combined with a bad microphone and trying too hard, you start to sound like Adam Sandler. You are a better singer than that.
  • The people or person in control of the sound board: Some of this is partially your fault. Weird lagginess and sound issues shouldn't be happening at an event that is viewed not only nationally but world-wide.
  • Weird transition from "I've Gotta Feeling" to "Boom Boom Pow": That was...weird. I don't know if that was supposed to be some sort of attempt to be cultural or they needed a quick transition or what, but that was very weird sounding, and I half expected Fergie and will.i.am to start salsa dancing to it.
  • The light up one piece outfits the dancers wore: Those were FUN and kind of really cool. Oh man.
  • The four giant green people arrows: I did not understand this. Yes, they imply a forward movement, but they were just random. I understood the giant while people arrow "clicking" on the stage when Slash showed up, but the green arrows were odd.
  • All five million dancers on the field: I'm guessing the choreographer was trying for a "Beijing Olympics opening ceremony" feel? There were too many of you and it didn't seem as if there was enough rehearsal time beforehand, and unfortunately it showed. If you are going to make giant concentric circles on the stage, you need to make sure you do it right.
  • Taboo: You point your finger and spaceship noises happen. Enough said.
  • apl.de.ap: Based on your voice modifier and your mention of Cybertron during "Boom Boom Pow", I have concluded that you are really secretly a Transformer. I feel as if this one-ups Tony Starks announcement that he is Ironman.
  • Slash: Uh...you just sort of showed up. Like, you just popped out of the stage. At that point I was honestly expecting more random musicians to show up out of nowher-oh hey, Usher just flew out of the sky on a chain!
  • Fergie (again): What are you doing while you walk around Slash. You look confused, like the little kid at the talent show who gets shoved out on stage with her older sibling and doesn't really know what to do when she's not singing. Mind you, he kind of had an air of indifference about him, and you both seemed slightly confused and/or lost, but he pulled it off loads better as he just kept playing. Though, as per my searching, you sing "Sweet Child of Mine" with Slash on a semi-occasional basis (news to me), but you can also can apparently sing it much more successfully than you did here. I guess there's a difference in singing on a stage facing one direction and a stage that is focused on a giant audience in central style staging.
  • The random drummers and trumpet players who showed up during "Pump It": You kind of added to the overall clutter of too many people. Shoo!
  • Usher: You were lifted up by several dancers in an almost cheerleader-like pose at one point, and then jumped over will.i.am and landed in a sort of split jump. Many manly points of hilariousness to you. There is also one point where you are dancing and all of your dancers sort of fan out and you pop out and say "oh myyy god". I really want to have this as a gif.
  • The stage: Actually kind of great seeing as it was designed to be put together and spell out "LOVE". That's pretty cool. The world always needs more of that. This would have been even cooler if there hadn't been five million dancers running around.
  • Lack of audience on the field: Half of the fun is the fact that there are several hundred raving fans who paid some absurd amount of money and probably had to go through a background check to get tickets to be on the field during halftime.
  • Watching every person on the entire field do the running man and then multiple heel clicks in sync: Ok. I'll give that one to the choreographer. That was pretty neat.
  • Whoever designed the outfits: I fully expect to see these for sale on various websites with two of the search tags being "Steampunk inspired" and "TRONish".
I think if they'd just had the magic transforming stage, the Black Eyed Peas singing, a proper number of dancers that were only on the stage and not on the field, an actual audience surrounding the stage, and I guess we could still throw Slash and Usher in there during their respective appearances, it would have been a lot more successful. It still was quite fun, regardless of how over the top-silly-funny-out of control-ridiculous-hilarious it became.


The Super Bowl

Posted by Nukaya , in Life, Track and sports Feb 06 2011 · 39 views

In other news, Ashton Eaton broke his own heptathlon world record and Yelena Isinbayeva came back after a 11 month hiatus and won the Russian Indoor meet with a vault of 4.91m this morning.

Boyfriend is super adorable to listen to when he's watching the game. Especially when his team wins.


Staff Bio

Posted by Nukaya , in Life, BZPower and LEGO Jan 28 2011 · 44 views

This thing is stupidly difficult to write.

You still haven't written it.-FN



Icy Art And Snails

Posted by Nukaya , in Art, BZPower and LEGO, Life Jan 23 2011 · 52 views

Snail helmet.

That image link above is a design I did for a helmet design contest a local bike company was doing. Basically, design a helmet based off of a certain brand of helmet makers helmets (which often "feature whimsical, ironic, sometimes loud, other times just plain pretty designs"), and then we'll pick our favourite and the designer gets a $500 gift card to our store.

Now, this was something I'd heard about a few weeks before, but forgot about until Friday, the day before it was due. So, in a "oh, I have a couple hours this morning and afternoon before track practice. Let's see what I can create in that time....except I don't really have time to do this via pencil or charcoal or paint, sooooooo tablet drawing it is" moment, I gave it a shot. I kind of went into it at that point with the notion that I was doing this for fun as well as a bit of practice with the tablet, seeing as I rarely use it because it feels weirdly confining in comparison to other mediums.

So, imagine my surprise when I came home this evening to an email saying that I'd won. Even better? My mom said that if I won, she'd trade me $500 for the gift card because she's been wanting to get a bike from that company for a while. So, hey there money that will help with maybe buying a new camera body since my Nikon's apparently decided to kick the bucket today after two and a quarter years or maybe making it to one or two of these conventions.

Also, check it. I made some real Bionicles arts with a silly title.


We'll Be B(Qu)Ack

Posted by Nukaya , in Life, Photography Jan 11 2011 · 54 views
U of O, go ducks
Watch out.

In other news, I am supposed to do a documentary photography project for photojournalism. It is supposed to last for the next nine weeks (until the end of term). Each week I am supposed to shoot at a minimum either one 36 exposure roll of film or the equivalent 75 digital images. The instructions talk about how we are not supposed to choose a subject matter that is too grandiose, or requires traveling (given the amount of bad weather we've been having). My professor gave ideas such as "activities in a campus group", "life in your apartment building", "life in the local laundromat, grocery store, etc." He also talks about how we owe our subjects honesty, honesty in our vision, in what we tell our subjects about our projects and its purpose, honesty in how we approach our subject, and honesty in what we present to the viewer.

In the end we will have proof sheets from each week, and 20-25 final photos chosen that are titled, as well as a several page paper of explanatory text about the project.

The problem is that I don't really know what to shoot. I would just go and say "I'm going to have my camera with me all the time for the next nine weeks and I will document my surroundings as I go along with each day, but that would mean one week on repeat times nine. I would do something with following the various athletic teams here and shoot photos at various games and meets throughout the term, but I'm trying to do something with that already for an independent photo credit thing, but currently that's sort of falling through, as neither side (the athletic department and my photography professor) seems to have the right info about it to get it started.

So, yeah. Any ideas? This town is small and boring as I'll get out. The last time I did a project about how the overall lack of anything in this town reflected on its surroundings, it kind of got shot down.

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