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So it's the first week of my Winter Break and it's gonna last 'til the second to last week of January.  I know it's been a while since I was here and a lot happened, so this entry might be a long one.

To be honest, this Fall semester was probably the fastest in progression.  I had a full schedule with my six classes and on-campus job and though it gave me a ton of work, it was all beneficial and productive.
It was definitely a new experience working as a section editor for the school paper.  It was a whole new level compared to being a staff writer and cartoonist.  Many of my fellow section editors were new members while my editor-in-chief and layout editor had prior experiences with the organization.  We received an outstanding amount of brand-new writers, so much that we didn't have enough room in our staff box.  Though a large portion of the team were very green, we were able to pull off our planned schedule and expand our variety in topics.  As the oldest (in time with the paper) member, I am very impressed with what we have accomplished.  It was tough getting used to working in such time constrains and micro-managing.  Sadly it was our adviser's last semester with us.  She was the very reason the paper has reached greater goals and she was the reason I stayed interested in journalism.  It's bittersweet looking forward, but I believe that we're in good hands.  She did pick the new guy after all.

I ended up making an unexpected friend this semester.  It was my Fantasy/Sci-Fi lit class professor.  That class was the best.  I was practically studying all that I already loved.  And the fact that both of us were Whovians, perfection.  I sadly couldn't participate in discussions because I worried if I would spoil stuff.  I literally wrote a fanfic for an assignment and had papers on Doctor Who.  I ended up sending her emails, discussing further about the lectures and it was all fun.  I'm gonna miss that class ;A;

In the middle of all of the commotion of classes, I was able to attend and work at some fall conventions.  I rarely go during fall and winter, but I ended up this year.  I worked at San Diego Comic Fest's artist alley and met some wonderful people.  It really inspired me to get more of my work out, especially my stories.  From that, I covered both Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo and the Long Beach Comic and Horror Con for my newspaper.  Used some of my skills I learned from my photography class to get some great shots of the conventions.  

I guess the thing in the end that made the biggest impact was my Process of Art class.  It was taught by one of my professors that I've had previously.  While some of the smaller assignments were a pain, it really pushed me to go further.  We ended the semester with an art show and it was just amazing to see everyone's work up.  A number of the art department faculty showed up including my old photoshop class professor.  I showed him my work and he asked if the scholarship helped me.  I realized he was one of the people that recommended me as a recipient for an art scholarship I got around midterms.  I really had to hold in the tears because it really was a sign, a confirmation that this was the right path for me.  I knew that I'd be paying the price for my mistakes, but I wouldn't want to change my past if I couldn't have experienced all that I have along the way.  Overall, this crazy semester has been rewarding and I hope it continues so for the rest of the academic year.  It's going to be a long time before I graduate, but I'll get there.
  • Listening to: the snoring of my dog
  • Reading: old messages
  • Watching: rerun of the local news
  • Playing: (might later) league of legends
  • Eating: leftovers
  • Drinking: ginger ale


Faith Orcino
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
My real sister is :iconhopia-chan:
My real cousins are :icontsubasa92: and :iconmiyavicrazee123:
I'm an otaku in college, VAPA major with an emphasis on Visual Arts and double minor in Music and Arts & Tech.


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hooksnfangs Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday on DA! Do you even still use this? lol
Kokoro-Hane Featured By Owner May 19, 2015   General Artist
Happy birthday~!
hooksnfangs Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Faith :D
See you in class!
Kokoro-Hane Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014   General Artist
Loved the color sketch of my OC! You have earned a watch from me ^.^
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