CarmenI met Carmen the day someone set the gym on fire. I’d known who she was before then—I’d heard the whispers of the tricks she pulled, and I’d seen her saunter up and down the clinic halls with a wicked glint in her eyes—but it wasn’t until I watched her drop an empty matchbox into a trashcan outside the smoldering gym that she let me into her incredible world.More Like This
“Mon dieu! I thought you were the nurse ready to bust me again!” she exclaimed. Then she took a moment to look me over. “Wait, I know you. Your name is Emma and you take your meds daily like a model patient. I am Carmen, by the way. Don’t believe the things you hear about me.” She smiled as though we shared a secret.
Carmen was one of those people who had an almost electric energy to her, a mixture of audacity and charm that attracted people like moths to a light. She’d barely introduced herself and I found her fascinating.
“Let’s not waste
Guide to Mild Cursing in LatinGuide to Mild Cursing in LatinMore Like This
WARNING: Compiled from the Internet. The Author has no formal Latin training. Use at your own risk.
Di immortales!: Ye gods! (Egad!)
Abi in malam rem!: Go to the devil! (Erre es korakas is the Greek equivalent. Abite in malam rem for the plural form)
Vae!: Woe! (i.e. Dammit!)
Asinus stultissimus!: Dumb ass! (Literally, where 'asinus' [from which 'ass' is derived] refers to the donkey creature thing)
Fatuus!: Idiot! (Vlacas is the Greek equivalent. Fatuis is the plural form)
Tu es vere stultus!: You are really dumb! (Swap es and vere to get 'You really are dumb')
Ego sum vere stultus!: I'm really dumb! (Sadly, I find myself saying this a lot. Swap sum and vere to get 'I really am dumb
My Two cents on Portfolio ReviewsYou know, I see quite a bit of portfolio on a regular basis, and even more so when I go to comic con and CTN.More Like This
This time around was the same thing, I saw quite a few portfolios. Some good ones and some that miss the mark.
There were a few in particular that caught my eye.. a few extremely good ones, and a few that just didn't work, and I wanted to try and share my opinions about portfolios in general.
This is just my point of view, based on MY experience and definitely not a definitely law, rule, or "must do". Just what I noticed in many student's and young professional's portfolios.
The first thing that strikes me is how similar portfolios can be from one student to another..I can almost always tell when one student is from Art Center, San Jose State, Otis, Sheridan or any other major school. It's a good thing and a bad thing. Mainly a bad thing though
Just a few personal thoughts on portfolios since I just came back from comic con and saw a ton over there.
Your portfolio should be a r
Begin AgainCalypso stood on the deck of the Argo II, staring over the starboard side at the water below. The ocean always made her feel more relaxed—it was soothing in its rhythmic certainty—but now it was only making her a little queasy. Come to think of it, it had been doing that for a while. She had a nasty habit of associating a certain someone with the ocean.More Like This
She bit her lip and shut her eyes, trying to push thoughts of him away. But how could she? He was right below her feet in the sickbay.
The waves roiled beneath the ship and Calypso suddenly had a bad feeling that the sickbay was exactly where she herself would end up soon if she didn’t find some distraction.
She turned her thoughts to home—her prison… her island… Ogygia. She didn’t know what to call it anymore. Was it still somewhere, anywhere? Did it cease to exist now that she’d left? The thought made her chest constrict. Though she hadn’t left it in hundreds