Friday, March 19, 2004
No recent blogs, much work, sorry. SORRY.
In case you didn't notice, I posted the image link to my new website (Samcat) over on the side. It's spiffy, and getting spiffier all the time. I am perfectly aware that a lot of the links on there don't work yet, but some do... The scientific illustrations are up (Book o'Timers will recognize a lot of them), the bio is up (although it will be changing later), there is a page for the comic book stuff up (but no content yet), and the art both fine and deranged portal is up, although the only page from that portal with any content so far is the Great B3tan Name Illustration Project. If you're not on b3ta... don't ask.
I'd like to take this opportunity to mention that my entire hall has an ant infestation... something to do with the warm weather (sort of... it was snowing like the dickens yesterday), being on the ground floor, and an overfull trash receptacle somewhere. Lovely. As if the ants weren't bad enough, I've started seeing what I believe are silverfish around. Freaky little bastards. They look absolutely vile, are a lot bigger than the ants, and move extremely fast. Man. I can't wait to get out of here.
I really should be working on the Artist's Statement page for my site right now... I have the site design all done in Photoshop, with the main image on it an' all, and I can't think of anything to write for a statement. All I've got in my mind is that satire on artists I wrote for english class last year. This, while perhaps amusing, is definitely not what my teacher is going to want to see on the page. Curses.
Oh, to get the image that I'm using on that page, I had to enlist in the help of Leslie (hallmate). I wanted a picture of me in Attack Mode, facing off against one of my own comic book characters. So we went outside and she took pictures of me in various attacking poses. Helena walked by and hailed me... I gather that she was somewhat amused.
Even better, the University was doing lots of tours today... you know, the huge groups of parents and high school kids getting led around campus. All of these tours came across the bridge and onto the Hill. We happened to be doing our, er, photography right near the Hill side base of the bridge. Ah, we got quite a few disturbed looks. YES PEOPLE LOOK AT THE CRAZY ART STUDENT. THIS IS WHAT YOUR PRECIOUS CHILDREN WILL HAVE TO LIVE WITH IF THEY COME HERE.
The image, when I scanned the character drawing in and gave us both Lens Flare Hands of Power, came out pretty cool, though. So it was entirely worth it.
Nothing much is happening this weekend. Lots of people went home, the lucky buggers. Everyone else has massive homework, so for once I'm not alone in that aspect. I've got this website to work on, and a gargantuan 20 minute presentation for bio that's due on Tuesday. And I should start my english paper. And probably my art lecture paper too. And my CFC final.
I guess I really ought to go do that work... but before I go I'm going to transcribe herein a conversation I recently had with an art student. I forget what we were talking about, but at some point I mentioned Tom Brady (as I do...) The art student will remain anonymous, to preserve what little dignity he has left.
Me: Blah blah blah blah Tom Brady.
Me: Who? Who? Tom Brady. The quarterback. For the Patriots.
Anon: The... the Patriots?
Me: Hello? They just won the SuperBowl?
Anon: Oooohhh OK. So, um, who's Tom Brady?
Me: He's their freaking quarterback! He, you know, went here!
Anon (looking around, confused): What, this bus?
Me: No, you moron, this school!
Anon: So, uh, he's an artist?
Me (long pause during which I stare at this kid): ........What?
Anon: Well, if we went here, he must be...
Me (getting it): No, not the art school, idiot, the University. He went to Michigan.
Anon (tentatively): Er..... um.....State?
Me (absolutely losing it at this point): No! NO! NOT FUCKING STATE! He went here, to the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. He is the QUARTERBACK FOR THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS. He is FUCKING HOT. How can you not know who Tom Brady is???
Anon: OK, OK, I get it. That's cool, though. I didn't know of them had ever gone here.
Me (suspiciously): Any of who?
Anon: Any, you know, any famous baseball players.
I despair of ever getting through to any of them.
Also, the newest campus movement, headlined by Helena, Heather, and myself... we definitely should make signs and put them up in all the usual sign places on campus. SAGI-- Students Against Goldfish Imprisonment. Screw cancer, screw AIDS, screw anti-Bush propaganda. What about the prisons and death camps in our own homes??? Hee hee. I love it.
Oh, and tonight there was chicken for dinner. And Beth had eggs.
Beth: I ate the baby!
Leslie: I ate the mommy... Samara ate the daddy...
Beth: I can see the headline in the Michigan Daily now.... "Entire Family Consumed by Mosher Jordan Hall..."
Me: "...No One Surprised."