Well, here's my once-a-month update. This is becoming a bad habit. I seriously need better time management skills. Things have been a little busy around here. I applied to university, and we got another dog (more on that below). I'm not really telling anyone about it in case I don't get in, so you guys are the first to know. Even though I submitted everything correctly, I'm sure they'll lose my transcript or something, knowing my luck. I'm trying to think positively though. I decided to hold off on doing graphic design for now because there are too many criteria to follow. You need a whole portfolio of work to show off (which I don't have), write an essay stating why you should be chosen, and be interviewed by a panel. It's all a bit intimidating. So I'm just going to take some general arts courses instead and use the next year to build a portfolio. Then I can apply once I'm little more prepared. Besides, there are some courses in the program that are open to everyone, so I can take those in the meantime, and maybe I'll discover it's not something I want to do after all. At the moment, I'm leaning more towards Media Studies, but we'll see.
I did manage to find the time to change my layout. I like it, but I'm not sure about the background. It might be too busy. What do you guys think?
My bedroom door completely fell off its hinges when I tried to open it the other day. Now it's just leaning against the wall until it can be fixed. It feels weird not having a door. I don't really have any privacy. Not that I really did before anyway.
There's a new man in my life, and he has four legs and a tail. His name is Oscar, but I've nicknamed him Puddles, because he keeps leaving little presents around the house. We've had him about three weeks, and he's just starting to realize that going for walks isn't just for fun, but to take care of his business too. He was living in a run-down trailer park before this, so I don't think he got outside much and didn't really get properly trained, so it's not his fault. Plus, he's so cute and otherwise well-behaved that it makes up for everything. I'll post some pictures in the next couple days if I can get him to stand still long enough.
A couple recs:
-An excellent meta
about what's really going through Dean's head lately. The people who have been complaining about him being whiny need to stop and think for a moment about why this might be, and the factors that have brought him to this point.
's most awesome "Casifesto
", a picspam and meta illustrating all the ways Castiel is a bad ass and his progression as a character so far.
What she says about Sam being an "emotional vampire" is interesting as well, because I have this theory that maybe Sam is a bit of a narcissist. John was unquestionably one, and in families, the trait often passes on to one child, while another develops a martyr complex. This would certainly seem to be the case with the Winchesters. But it's not fully thought out yet.
-I rec'd zimshan
colour meta, and now she's done a second
about the use of certain colours and their symbolism as the season has progressed. You can't really look at Supernatural the same way after you've seen the patterns going on here. Maybe they're unintentional, maybe not, but either way, it's fascinating.
-You might have seen the first
"Channel Hopping" vid that ash48
made, which reinterpreted Supernatural as a variety of different genres that you might see while flipping around your TV. Soap opera, horror movie, action film, etc. Well, now there's a sequel, and it's even better! I don't think I'm explaining it well, but really, it's hilarious and awesome and just GO WATCH
-Jensen singing and playing guitar at the Rome con
, because it can't be shown enough. I love how nervous he is, it's cute. He really has nothing to worry about, because he's just naturally, genuinely talented. He should record a couple songs and put them on itunes or something. I'd buy them! Or better yet, an album. Hopefully when the show is finished he might think about that. Or, ooh! Musical episode! I can't be the only one who wants to see that, right?
So..shows. I have so much to talk about! Starting with..( Ugly Betty finaleCollapse )( ChuckCollapse )( Gossip GirlCollapse )( SupernaturalCollapse )