Listening to: Romanian dance music
Reading: 2010: Odyssey Two
Watching: A History of Britain
Eating: Cucumber sandwiches
Drinking: Orange juice
Since I haven't updated this thing since that April Fool's disaster that DA pulled, I feel like I might as well make some kind of summer update.
I haven't been working on art lately. This summer has been devoted to programming and hanging out with friends and my girlfriend, and I've been going through some (positive?) changes in my life that, among other things, make me feel like doing things other than art. And that's fine by me, and I'll get back into the swing when I feel like it.
I've decided to stop capitalising DA as "dA", because it's pretentious hipster bullshit and I'd rather be self-consistent than accurate. It's an acronym. Acronyms are given in all caps. Done.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World turned out to be a really fantastic rendition of the books. I don't know many people who've read them, but I hear that there are widely polarised reviews, so I can only recommend seeing it for yourself. The directing was brilliant, the editing was phenomenal, and the acting was spot-on to the characters. Even Michael Cera did a good job, and I'm the guy who thought he almost ruined Juno (though admittedly that was more the fault of the writing than of his acting). I didn't expect to be able to accept Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells, but he played the role very well and didn't look as grotesque and Culkiny as they made him look in the previews.
Relative-unknown indie chick Mary Elizabeth Winstead was perfect in the role of Ramona Flowers, and I think it'll be a career-advancing film for her. I guess I could gripe about how a mysterious character in a book reads as enigmatic and deep while the same character in a film reads as poorly written, but I can't fault the writers for keeping her character intact, as it's a delicate role to alter. Even I had a crush on Ramona (okay, and other characters) while reading the books.
I got a hand-me-down (musical) keyboard, and now I might actually get some practice in private. We have a piano, but I never play when anyone's home because it's right in the middle of everything and I lack the practice to be confident playing in front of anybody. It's been kind of a no-win situation, and I'll be glad to have something to catch up on that's motivated by hunger for doing rather than guilt for not doing.
I removed a lot of people from my watch list. It's nothing personal, I'm just going through some stuff, and I need to see some different kinds of artwork. I also decided to stop personally thanking people whenever they give me a favourite or add me to a collection or whatever. Again, it's not because I have a problem with anyone who does, but because I think that, well, if you like my artwork, then that's your business. It's personal to you. I don't need to thank you for liking my work, because you're not trying to do me a favour by giving me a favourite. You're just saving it for future reference, or dumping it on a mindless pile of shit you like that you'll never look at again, or something entirely different. That's entirely up to you. I appreciate it, but I'm not going to thank you.
And I heard Minecraft went multiplayer. If anyone wants to play, I'm up for it. I just got DSL out here in the woods, so I can actually do things online now.
Oh, if I ever get around to making a Livestream account, I'll be sure to do some 3D modelling in front of anybody that's interested, while listening to music I'm not sure I like anymore. It's going to be a blast, you should come and invite your friends and make some bad decisions.
I guess that's it.