Had an interesting day today. Today I was supposed to finally start painting my backgrounds needed for my animation I'm doing as my final major project, but instead spent it touching up a little more on a peice of fan art on Usagi Yojimbo. I think a lot of my latest pics are due for a good scanning on my old computer seeing as how my scanner only seems to work on it instead of my laptop (which I've been using all the time now). Thing is my old computer is actually...well...old. It's bloody ancient and a bloody nuisance. Especially when it came to using it for the internet as well as scanning. Thank god I only have one problem left to solve but now you can understand why I haven't uploaded any new pics to my websites, other than being busy. I'm either lazy, but the term 'fed up' with my old computer would be more easier on myself. It's true, I am fed up. But if I wanna scan and colour pics I need to use it. *sigh* Oh well.
I tinkered around with my peice of fan art. I don't think my skills with acrylic paint are that bad, but I gotta stop trying to make a realistic image. Some people are geniuses with a paintbrush. I think even with my own animation peice I'm perhaps still feeling a little uncertain on style, but I'm just gonna work with a style I feel more comfortable to. I don't think thats a crime.
Anyways I tinkered around with my picture, but then felt intrigued to join in a game of 'Consequences' with some of my college chums in the corner of the room. I wasn't sure if I ever heard of the game, but then they explained to me how you played and I realised I did vaguely hear of it. This would be understandable as at a young age where children play a lot of games like this one, I usually watched or just listened whilst all the other kids laughed and played whilst I suppose I drew. Maybe...
Well, thank god for college. I've made quite a few good decent friends, all of whom I wish the best of luck. And today, we thought it might be fine to try this little game out.
For those who are unfamilar with 'consequences'; basically the rules of the game is that between as many people as you'd like, you first of all sit in a circle, and are given a peice of paper each.
At the top of the page, you and the others (you can't see what they're writing) have to write a man's name. Now this guy's name could be either a celebrity or a class mates name (note; my name was used a lot as well as my good friend Ashley's in today's session.). But anyway once you've written at the top of the page, you then fold it over, hiding what you've written, and pass it to the person on your left. The person you pass it to has passed their paper to the person on their left, and the person on your right will pass their peice of paper over to you.
Next, you write a woman's name underneath the fold of paper you've been given. Remember not to peek on anyone elses. Ruins the fun otherwise.;) Then once you're finished, you fold that over too, and pass it to your left as before. With the paper handed to you again from your right, you then write; where the man and woman met. Fold it, pass it on. Next paper you're given; what the man said to the woman or just said. Fold it, pass it on. Next paper; what the woman said. Fold it and pass it on. Don't worry, this is the last bit. Next paper; you finally write down the consequences of them meeting or whatever and pass it one more time so you're given a paper from your right that's been folded completely (depending if the paper ran out of room for text.) over so you can't see the result.
As you've guessed, by the time you've gotten this last paper. You've got a paper with everyone's text. Who knows who met, where they met and what was said. And with a lot of creative minds the results can be hilarious.
My tutor, Andrew joined in on a couple of games. I had no idea he could be so vulgar with his writing. Neat. ;) heheh.
His suggestion is to try and play it with a group of friends drunk on red wine.
After the games, I was starting to realise I had neglected my project long enough, but then I know that the annoying thing I've always found is that when I come to college, theres never a right atmosphere where I can sit down and think or get on and do my project. And I can't paint in the library obviously. Anyhoo at the time lunch was over, and I had contextual studies where we all watched a video of Vincent van Gogh's story behind his Sunflowers. It was very interesting indeed. It makes sense to see the research behind a picture that could be so easily dismissed as being just a picture.
After that, I went in to town and picked up my latest copy of usagi. Alas the store never recieved the past two issues. I suppose I could always wait for the graphic novel when it gets published. I looked around for a couple of other things with my friend Ash. He's a funny guy and an alright mate. I'm hoping he gets into southampton too. He deserves to.
Then I'm home, and I'm typing all this up. Well, I did have a kip first. :) For the first time in ages I think I was properly tired. Not the lazy/depressed/lack of motivation type tired. I could be perking up.
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