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I probably will never do this again because the people I tagged at the end might hate me for perpetuating dA's undercurrents :p. But since a friend of mine’s, Catherine, asked me earlier today, it could be worth a shot.

So, awe at her fantastic openCanvas and Corel Painter works before I grind this meme:

:iconkheleksul:

And......let's go!

1. Post these rules.
2. Each tagged person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
3. At the end, you have to choose and tag 10 people and post their icons on the same journal.
4. Go to their pages and send a message saying you tagged them.
5. No tag-backs.

The ten:

1. I give thanks to the Lord for all things He’s provided every day, including a loving family, the ability to use my mind, hands, and feet, a desire for originality and to learn from others, the amazing artist communities I've been introduced to, and the people I know face-to-face at school and at home. He is the reason why I do what I do.

2. Electrical engineering continues to dominate time, but there’s always a balance between my major and artwork. Over the past four years, I’ve realized that excessive amounts of either can be detrimental to everything else. Both require creativity in many facets and a large serving of fantasy, all on top of intense down-to-earth thinking. I chose EE because this is a childhood “I want to be an inventor!” passion that is finally coming to maturity—often with a lot of tedious work, but satisfying results nevertheless. Art has served to augment reality and branch itself off towards new interests.

3. I frequently have obsessive-compulsive tendencies outside of academics, including desires to coil any wires and cables within sight, and straighten up disorganized things that don’t belong to me. Most of my friends can testify to this!

4. There is nothing like a good, long night’s worth of sleep. I cannot work on less than 6 hours a night, and anything 10 hours or above is bliss—especially for doing homework…and thinking about new machine designs.

5. I used to play classical piano until 7th grade, and the trombone until 12th. Both were dropped due to lack of time. I play drums now, and regret that I didn’t pick it up sooner. I sorta wish that I learned jazz piano or the Hammond organ, because…

6. …my favorite music genre is jazz, particularly uptempo swing, fusion, avant-garde, and jazz rock. I often associate mechanical design with classical swing/bop tracks: there are beginning choruses to outline the background and overall structure, a series of solos for core development, more varied choruses for asymmetric details, brief closing riffs to add embellishment, and a well-formed lead-out to complete the work. During the entirety of the song, no one forgets his or her role, and every note is played with deliberate intent and full expression. The signature may come last, but who knows…the ending is rarely when I assume it is!

7. Right now, my preferred traditional drawing instrument is a clean, filled Rapidograph 0-size (0.35mm) pen with black Ultradraw ink. It strikes a compromise between the extreme precision—but scratchy and temperamental performance—of smaller points, and the smooth—yet too-wide diameter—of larger tips.

8. One of my favorite childhood TV gameshows, other than Nickelodeon's Legends of the Hidden Temple, is Masters of the Maze on the Family Channel. If you watched either or both back then, you deserve Internet cookies!

9. If you couldn't tell up 'till now, I often think of owning a flight-capable bipedal mecha, or a high-powered exoskeleton—but never for the purposes of warfare :D. It’s akin to getting a car or pilot's license...with much more "awesome." If only I could go around the world in radical style, without having to worry about traffic, parking, fuel, the TSA, or the limited amount of luggage space! Too bad this is the reality we live in.

10. One of the most amusing things that a friend and I recently did with the new Intuos4 tablet is to bind undo (CTRL-Z) and redo (CTRL-Y) to the touch wheel, and set the repetition rate to maximum. We now have “Warp Undo” and “Hyper Redo”!

And now, time to tag the following ten people—all very respectful members whom I enjoy watching and/or hanging out with. If you weren’t chosen, feel free to join in anyway!

Adam – :icondasadam:
Claire – :iconmeiseki:
Charles – :icontabnir:
David – :iconmecha-zone:
Joe – :iconarzosoth:
Leo – :iconrhymes-with-orange:
Mike – :iconvulnepro:
Newton – :iconnewtman001:
Ridwan – :iconmeganerid:
Ryan – :icontgping:
  • Listening to: "Pairs" by The Fareed Haque Group.
  • Reading: "The Physics of Solar Cells."
  • Watching: Friends across the table doing their homework.
  • Playing: OpenITG.
  • Eating: Herr's Potato Stix.
  • Drinking: Berkey Creamery's iced tea.
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:iconodinicwanderer:
OdinicWanderer Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Kevin, OCD? Never.

Ha, no, I think deep down everyone is thankful for not having a tangled mess of cords to deal with once they get home from our game meetings.
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newtman001 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hey - where are the questions? I could infer them from the context of your answers, but that's too much brain power for me right now...
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:iconplasmafire3000:
PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
There aren't any questions per se--just ten statements about the artist who chooses to accept the meme:

1. Post these rules.
2. Each tagged person must post 10 things about themselves on their journal.
3. At the end, you have to choose and tag 10 people and post their icons on the same journal.
4. Go to their pages and send a message saying you tagged them.
5. No tag-backs.
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:iconnewtman001:
newtman001 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ohhhhh. Okay. I hereby accept this thwack of the meme-stick. ^_^
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:iconarzosoth:
Arzosoth Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Heh, I've never been tagged before. How can I say no?
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:icon4-x-s:
4-X-S Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
To be honest I still don't know how DA meme works.
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:iconplasmafire3000:
PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
dA memes are just things that help perpetuate community spirit and silliness. There are good ones, bad ones, and everything in between. But one thing is always true: you don't need to do them. They eat up time, anyway. :p
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roboGeorge Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
HAha! Do that meme you tag-ed people HA HA!!!
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:iconkheleksul:
kheleksul Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
DA undercurrents? This isn't an undercurrent ... its very much in the open. On a more serious note: ocd kevin is ocd. XD
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:iconplasmafire3000:
PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
It's an undercurrent that dragged me out to sea and left me stranded 'till someone finds me in a helpless state, because I never did a dA meme 'till now. :p
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