scaaaaaaaaaared. so very scared. After all, I am not only taking this particular exam for the second time (after having failed it spectacularly last time, then attending the lecture for a second time) - PLUS this is technically the last exam I have to take before finally finishing. So. Scared. 'though I have a -slightly- better feeling this time... ah well, we'll see.
Today is one of those days when I really want to dress in as much black stuff, skulls and spikes as I can find and paint my face all intricate and dark. It is, however, also one of those days where I have to take an oral exam! And I always tend to tone things down for these occasions. Ah well. At least the subject is an amazingly interesting one, as it was a lecture on complex systems. You know, networks and evolution and all that stuff. Edit: the exam went surprisingly well, though. So over
So this day started with a 3-hour power outage. (okay, maybe "started" is not completely right because it happened right after breakfast. At least I still got my coffee first, would have been unbearable otherwise ^^) Which was actually quite funny because eventually my sister, mother and I all ended up in the living room, crocheting. But also teaches you something about how much we are actually dependent on electricity and also technology these days... and that I'm just really glad we have a g
Just a bunch of small pictures I sketched up (more or less) recently - hopefully 2016 will finally be the year where I do more concept art-y stuff, because I think it's amazing and I don't want to be the person that can draw only pretty faces. D: That one's actually pretty nice if you ignore that I messed up the temple-thingie in the background - after all, it looks more like some odd giant tortoise now. Which is okay too, but not what I had originally been going for xD I'm also stil
so far the "be more active on BZPower" part of my not-really-resolutions has been going well... not. :/ I could of course offer some excuses about life and stress and all the usual, but you must've heard that a thousand times from me by now. Thus, I'd rather focus on what's new, and general life updates. As for one thing, my change in eating habits works out just the way I wanted; dropped one clothing size, so there's only one more to go for my stuff to fit me again, leading to a sudden increa
I refuse to call it resolutions, because these always sound like hollow promises to me. So this year I shall attempt the novel approach of formulating things in a 'quest log' of sorts: Keep up the more-or-less daily drawing regime. Finish the sketchbook that was started on the 4th of january. Worry less, crochet more. Participate more on BZPower, including blog entries. Less complaining about being weak and more sports instead. And these are just the most important parts. In retrospect,
I know I disappeared off the face of the internet...again. And I am sorry, and will be fully back soon. But you know how Christmas is: lots of preparation, time with family... and of course, receiving a new RPG as gift does not really help, either. Thus I spent a lot of time of the previous days on Risen 2 - Dark Waters, and I am totally enamoured. The setting is novel to me, pirates and all, but it's been a great run so far. :>
Of course it all went differently than expected: at the beginning of the course, the professor came in and asked for 'the three guys of the friday group to come to his office' (not sure if 'guys' is the proper translation in this context, though. maybe "gentlemen" would be better, although that doesn't sound right either. Anyway.) where they would discuss things. I honestly have no idea what he said to them, but then they came back into the room, and the course proceeded as usual, at least the
See, for the past weeks I've had my fair share of trouble with the group in this semester's lab course (mainly being dealt/assigned far too much work for the protocols by "colleagues", as well as not getting along with one of the other students who is not at all ready to shift parts or come to a compromise in any way; or to put it short, runs me over with a rhethoric lawnmover whenever I attempt to communicate that there are problems.). Today I finally managed to talk to the professor about it,
So here's a typical thing I make instead of hanging around online for hours. This particular little guy was a gift for my sister, to accompany her to university and stuff (after all, I found out these things make perfect stress balls, and allow for perfectly silent fidgeting during lectures etc.)
I have sort of a problem with modern video games, especially those from the last... idk, 2 years. The graphics. In many cases, the modelling, texturing etc on human characters have improved to a point where on a still image, it would be hard to tell them from reality. But the movement is usually still not that realistic. (still, it's not as bad as the 'Polar Express' was back when.) Admittedly, I haven't played any games newer than from 2011, but I watched some playthroughs, and looked at prev
Recently, upon scrolling some blogs around the web I realized just how tired I am of it all - I always see the same five gifs, just with different actors and colours. I always read about the same drama, or not drama, or amazing revelations, or problems that do not even concern me yet make me quite sad to think about. Every day. Several hours. Even though I already cut most of the really unneccessary things. But that's the sort of time where I'm already far too tired to do anything useful like
I have finally overcome the 'self-induced art block' I'd been suffering from for the past year or so. (actually more than a year, maybe 2 1/2, but that's depressing to think about) Something that helped tremendously, and is so obvious that I should not have to state it here because really, is drawing something every day. Every. Single. Day. Seriously. I brought a horrible decline of art-skills onto myself with the beginning of university, for I allowed my self-pity to keep me from what is
I guess I am sort of done. One or two small checks, then I'll send the whole thing to my supervisor. I just hope she's fast enough with the corrections so that I can re-revise it for one more time before handing it in. C: And that it's not completely horrible. We'll see. Now there's only the second thing left to write. Woot.
Very work. Collapse. Have to finish my thesis (this weekend), since final, be-all end-all deadline is the 25th of November. Which I know since yesterday. Because of legislation changes they did not manage to inform us about last semeser?? And I only found out about that because I asked a professor, since the web page linked to in the email I received on thursday only mentions September, 30th as deadline? And yet they failed to inform us that in cases like mine there is an extra deadline? In th
Getting rid of them is surprisingly hard. So is changing eating habits. :/ Something of the sort is necessary though, because at the current rate of developments I can see the destination of the travel, and that's.... not where I'd like to be. In more clear words: I really need to lose weight. Got a plan figured out though, and I'm sticking to it. Still, it's a bit of an annoying topic for me. I mean no, I don't think I'm ugly or anything, and yes, I've always been on the heavier side, but this
aka I've been terribly inactive around here since the beginning of september obviously the reason is the same as always: university. At some point I will hopefully learn that if I delay an exam for an entire semester, I might as well take the corresponding course again. Even if I studied a month (aka, september). Apart from failing said exam, nothing much has happened. Drawn some stuff, worried a bit too much about things I can't change anyway, edged away from most social contacts (including
Occasionally you have to remind yourself how to draw things (like hands). What normally helps me is doing the following exercise: 1. draw it as you 'nomally' would, look for most prominent errors 2. draw from life, then look for symmetries and shapes -> fit a skeleton inside 3. try to re-create with the newly-found lines (as you can see I re-created a bunch of mistakes in the last hand, especially the size of the thumb...) - and remember, practise makes perfect!
Does anyone else experience this, that one day drawing works very well, or at least okay, and on the next day you are wondering how you were ever able to produce a straight line, let alone something with proper proportions? Today it happened to me again, and I hate it. So have a sketch from yesterday instead (which ties in nicely with my latest thing in GA. ^^) (click for larger version! )
For some odd reasons whenever I need a Captain of the Guard (for world-building) they are usually female. I mean, it doesn't make much of a difference when it comes to armour design, anyway. The nose is a bit off-center, but apart from that I am super happy with the outcome - and that I finally had time to finish a piece again. :3
You have to clean them. All. The. Time. Every other day, almost. Or you wait for weeks until they are so covered in dust that your vision is somewhat obstructed, then marvel at the freshly cleaned vision, then forget again. Either way, it's far from perfect. :3
What is your favourite physics branch and why? (if you don't like physics, feel free to replace that with science in general =D) As for me, it has to be material physics, or in general anything that involves low-dimensional stuff like graphene and carbon nanotubes, for the potential technical applications are super interesting (flexible, transparent electrodes! Awesome.) and I find the methods cool (strain experiments in material physics, for example).
Turned 21 today. Which obviously isn't very different from 20. Obviously because over here one is a legal adult at 18 already. As far as I know, at least. =D Edit: forgot the obligatory "I feel old" xD