Sunday, August 23, 2009
Well, uploading it as PNG keeps the image in the correct orientation, though I don't see why it should have an effect. Thank you for the help!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Ah, it's the little things that keep me sane. Like doing these doodles of Justin when I have a spare couple of minutes. They're much more fun than working on the giant painting.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Probably the soul eater. Gimme three to five days and I'll have something up. Well, granting they don't put me at returns. *grumps*
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Happily Ever After Points
Growing up on Disney and lots of fairy tales, I have been thinking as of late that people with happy, interesting lives never "win the story" in fact, those people who are happy and have what they want usually turn out to be a villain or some sort of mentor like person just trying to help the protagonist along.
The sad, wretched, orphans whom nobody likes or cares about are the only ones who can really go out to seek their fortune and actually have a hope and a half of getting it: whether that be a marrying a prince or princess, winning the science fair, or getting all the treasure...
In Fairy Tales, the prerequisites for having an adventure usually are pretty bad. Parents and siblings have to be killed, orphanages have to be endured, you must be really bad at whatever you're going to get once the story is all over... so on and so forth. For example, in a piece of pretty modern literature, Harry Potter has to endure the Dursleys for ten long years. He was really raking in the Happily Ever After Points. Even in school, the points didn't stop coming to him. Did Ron get to be the hero? No! Because he had a perfectly good family who loved him. And it wasn't perfect and he didn't have a lot of money, so, ok, he got to be a side kick. He only acquired that many happily ever points.
I don't have a complete system for what terrible thing that needs to be endured is worth more than some other terrible thing. And most people I explain this to, almost immediately relate it to karma, but karma it is not. In karma, if you are good, good things happen. With Happily Ever After Points, the more miserable you are plus how happy you can pretend to be, the better your life will get in the long run.
Right now, I'm cleaning toilets, none of my friends are talking to me save two, and I'm feeling pretty wretched, but I still manage to wear a happy face. I think I've gotten a few points in the last couple of days, but not enough to ever really win the story. But a few more very bad terrible days and we should be down for trading in the Happily Ever After Points for The End!
Yeah, I wouldn't take me too seriously :) It's all in fun.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Thursday, January 01, 2009
I got an acer net book, and I have been writing more, so I might post excerpts from what I am working on. And I have my camera, so as soon as I do projects or anything of interest, I will post those.
Anyone see the Benjamin Button movie? I really enjoyed it! I don't know if a lot of people will like it (I seem to have pretty universally bad taste in movies. At least according to all my friends who liked Twilight) but I highly recommend that everyone go and give it a chance! I cried and laughed and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I think it was a fun new years eve party :)
I am also thinking about changing the name I go by. I am so much more "Violinagin" than I ever was "Allison." At least I hope. Several of my friends have already started calling me "Vi" or "Vio" and I like that much better. Perhaps I will be Violinagin for a year and see how I like it.
I mean, I love it online. It's all I've ever been. Faux Shizzle.