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  • Listening to: "SAKURA" by Ikimono-gakari
  • Reading: McTeague by Frank Norris
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Whoa, so I had the sudden realization that I haven't written in this journal for a year and a half now, and I decided now was a pretty decent day to update.

So, what's changed in the last year and a half? Well I'm in my second year of college now and I've picked out my majors. Yeah, you heard right, that was a plural major. Basically I have enough credit leeway that I can be get a degree in both Computer and Electrical Engineering. I'm going to join the millions before me who have made the long, thorny passage of stress, work, and tests that average 50% in order that they could graduate from this conglomeration and be packaged into neat little cubicles at an office where they nearly never get any natural light. That reminds me, though. I'm an intern in at a local company, which I'm pretty content with because of the people I work with and the lack of stress that comes with it. I do have to deal with the whole cubicle and fluorescent light on a regular basis though. It's worse in the winter when there's naturally less hours of daylight because I have to work around my classes and therefore don't get out until it's dark.

As for my more personal life, let's just say a lot has happened since July of 2007. Friendships have changed, and people have drifted apart. The most important people to me, however, have stayed by my side throughout the years. I suppose that's what I expected though, although I would have imagined that I'd be less of a loner than I actually am. Like I mentioned earlier, I'm an Electrical & Computer Engineering major, so the classes take a lot of time and effort, and I'm juggling this with work... This equation just means I have less time to socialize and dilly-dally.

On deviantart, I've become less and less involved, so I suppose it's not really a surprise that I haven't gotten very many comments on my artwork. I suppose it's kind of like what happened with my social life. I stopped putting as much effort into it and people just slowly took my off their watchlists or whatever. It's not really surprising. Interestingly, I do get favorites regularly (especially for +Sushi); however, I really don't appreciate it as much as an actual comment because I believe that comments show that you are willing to spend the time to actually say something worthwhile about the art piece, whether it is exuberant admiration or scathing criticism. In any case, I've always thought criticism is always more helpful than a simple "Oh, that's pretty :D" since it allows that artist to grow and expand their art for the future.

I suppose I should end this with some kind of vague idea of what I'm going to be doing with this account, although I imagine not many people read this or care enough to say anything. I think I'll keep on being a regular lurker around here. You might see me around.



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Well, it's about time I featured someone, and tigerelune is an excellent choice in any case. Her photography is characterized by a mastery of focus, color, and lighting that evokes a sense of surreality. Her creations are a feast for the eyes and a wonderful refuge for the mind.


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  • Listening to: &quot;Hotel California&quot; by Eagles
  • Reading: The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
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So, I know that I haven't updated in forever. Then again, I don't think that many people have really noticed my absence or just don't really care anyway. In any case, I've been making this summer count. I suppose I can't say that I don't have spare time or anything like that, but I've been spending my time enjoying each and every single day. I've been having fun, basically.

I guess what I'm saying is that I can't promise that I'll be as active as I used to be. Because of that, I don't expect many people to give me feedback. Hopefully I'll start up again at some point in the remaining part of this summer. Maybe I'll even have enough time while I'm at school to devote to art.

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  • Listening to: &quot;JEWEL&quot; by Ayumi Hamasaki
  • Reading: A Prayer for Owen Meany
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It's once again that time of year: the period of new beginnings and of endings.

For me, the new year has marked the start of deliberating my college options and of deciding for the future. I must now closely examine what I really want, and where I will find it. Will it be in the school nearby that offers a full scholarship but is a second-tier school, or the farther one that offers no scholarship, but is recognized for its engineering programs? These decisions will be among many that I will have to make in the coming days.

This year also marks the end of high school, and the days of friends who have changed me as a person. Over the last three and a half years of my life, I have met many different people, some of whom I regard as my closest associates. Among them are my two best friends, one of whom I met on this very website, and the other I love most dearly in my heart. The two have influenced me in so many ways... They allowed me to become more open and expressive, and to not be so serious all the time. Regrettably, this year will be the last one we will be able to spend together. Of course, we can still stay in touch, but it really won't be the same. The thought that a friendship so important to me will subside truly saddens me, and I do not look forward to that day of parting.

In the days ahead, there will be much to do, and much to happen. It will mark a time of both excitement and exploration of the unknown and a time loss. I have by now accepted what will happen; however, there is no use in dwelling on the future excessively. Thus, my resolution this year is to live in the present, and to enjoy every moment while I still can.

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  • Listening to: &quot;Rise&quot; by ORIGA
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Yeah they're a pain, but I've already been accepted into two colleges. I have to apply to two more and I should be good to go. I'll be so happy when this is all over and I don't have to worry about it >__<

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  • Listening to: Ichirin no Hana
  • Reading: Catcher in the Rye
  • Watching: Ghost in the Shell: 2nd Gig
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So today I decided to print out some of the senior photos I took of myself:
hs.facebook.com/album.php?aid=…

The people at Walmart basically told me that they couldn't give me the prints until I got a copyright release form from the photographer giving me permission to distribute/duplicate the photos. The only thing was that I was the photographer; therefore I had the rights to duplicate those photos as I pleased. Anyway, after a certain amount of time they finally gave me my prints after I signed a form stating that they were not liable in the case that a photographer sued for copyright infringement of whatever.

Yeah so it was interesting. :p

In other news, my good friend nerdsloth and I won $200 from a cartoon contest held for our school newspaper. The 8 strips we produced will go in each monthly issue.

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Well not much going on over here. School's back in two weeks, though!


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I got my AP scores back.. They are as follows:

Calculus BC: 5, AB subscore: 5
AP Comparitive Politics: 4

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Been really inactive lately... I'm sorry.. Lately I've been hanging out with my friends a lot and not spending as much time on the computer.


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Bus to Bolivia
Deep in the heart of the city6
Skomer Puffin 1
Saltwater


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So it's been a while since my last update. :P

Well here's the "lowdown":
+ SAT scores got back: I got a total of 2140
+ There's too much reading in Comparitive Politics, but it's a good class anyway.
+ Not enough free time
+ Japan Bowl on Saturday but I'm not sure I'm ready
+ Might get driver's license within a month
+ Howl's Moving Castle comes out in less than a week!

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EDIT:: 3-16-06 Apparently I got tagged. :P

EDIT: 4-6-06 Took out questionaire because it took up space
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Spiral Staircase
Life and Death
From these shores


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Sooooo in recent-ish news, I got first place in OWP's NO contest and, coincidentally at the same time, featured by macrophoto.

I am extremely elated by the consequent attention. o: I heart you all!

Also this Saturday I took the SAT. I hope I did well. ><;

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kimnorgaard is a photographer who can capture raw emotion and beauty seemingly without effort. But it takes so much skill to capture that perfect moment solid composition and a good exposure. Only a few photographers (definitely not me) are really able to accomplish this. kimnorgaard has already received a Daily Deviation feature, but still has just over 100 watchers and under 3,000 pageviews. Hence this feature. If you want to see some powerful photography, look no further.

Timeframe
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Today I was at school and some kid says,
"Being a pimp is temporary, but being a player is forever."
My reaction can be summed up by this face: .__. oO(........)

Anyway, I got my hair cut this weekend.
Before & After

By the way, I'm not really a lifeguard. :ninja:

Andddddd, I got my ACT scores back -- I got a 31.

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the Frozen Treasure
Autumn Island
Drink it...

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Random title. Woot.

Not much happening around here, but I'm taking the ACT next week and also a piano recital on the same day. I'm gonna be tired. O_O

I also submitted Reminescence for my high school's literary magazine. :)

In other news...

    *  is a General Digital Photographer
    * is Female
    * is a deviant since Jun 18, 2003, 7:59 AM
    * has 10,000 pageviews
    * is located in United States
    * is online
    * is currently Crazy

Woot!

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Mali medo
Autumn's vertigo
Sky valley

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I had a good week. :D *dance* :dance: -----> www.xanga.com/AgenT_PenguiN_00…

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anti-praxe is a photographer who is always trying something new, and almost always has fascinating and mind-blowing results. Sometimes photography is not about capturing many things, but being concise and simple, and anti-praxe has mastered this art. His photos are crisp and clean, and they have the professional feel that many photographers cannot capture. So instead of looking at a power cord and saying 'that's a cord.' take away its label. Sometimes the photographer sees something ordinary in a new way, and by removing its label, you can think outside of the box. To me, that's what photography is all about.

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+ curtain 6

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Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange?

Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween

This is Halloween, this is Halloween
Pumpkins scream in the dead of night

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene
Trick or treat till the neighbors gonna die of fright
It's our town, everybody scream
In this town of Halloween


Name that song!

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+ Stadthaus.7
+ Munich.Session.10

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+ LP Refl by :iconsamedi:
An breathtakingly beautiful autumn piece that turns your world upsidedown... Literally!

+ Punch Bowl Skull by :icondunezx:
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: LIFE :
I caught the cold. Again.

Yesterday we went to the clinic to see if it was something serious because my mom was spazzing about how I was coughing at night. It was only one night. And she had the impression that the cold lasted for a whole month, but really it was two different colds with about two weeks in between. u__u;;

Anyway... we waited for nearly two hours to see the doctor for 10 minutes. Blah.

In other news, tennis is over, so I have more free time now.  Expect me to be a bit more active than the last month. ><;;

: ART :
:D :D JOIN PhotoFeature! :D :D

OR ELSE. D:

Featured Artist:
:iconfelixto:
With the overwhelming number of beautiful images with excellent quality, color, and composition in this deviant's gallery, it is a bit surprising to discover that his works only get 6 comments and 2 favorites on average.

Check out FelixTo's awesome gallery by starting out with these:

+ Stuttgart.Session.III 3
+ Stadthaus.7
+ Munich.Session.10

Featured Deviation:
+ Deviation Name
Insert words of praise here. .____O

Daily Deviation Suggestion Link!: www.tigaer-design.com/devianta…
Recommend a deviation today! =D

Current entries in contests:


: COMMUNITY :

Friends:
:iconnerdsloth: :iconsamedi: :icondreamspace21: :iconparisinflames: :iconslrfirestorm: :iconscoopninja: :iconepshinigami: :iconcubemonster:
:iconfootstorm: :iconchesirecatsmiles: :icongysgtkaz: :iconaerlynn:

Member of:
:iconcamerawhore: :iconmacrophoto: :icononewordphoto: :icononeclickphoto: :iconphotofeature:

Gaia sn: takerunomecchen
: LIFE :
...sorekara, gakkou ga hajimarimashita.
<...And then, school started.>

Yes anyway... School started last monday for me. This quarter has served me up with at least 2 hours of rigorous, math-loaded homework each night. All thanks to Enr. Physics and AP Calc in my first & second period classes. I am also taking Japanese III and Accounting, which by the way is very boring. After school I also have 2 hours of tennis practice, which consists of running a mile, drills, and Challenge matches. With this powerfully time-consuming combination of activity, I have been unable to come on to the computer and perhaps will be unable to do so later on -- at least for a month.

Tonight, I found myself without homework for the first time in a week, for tomorrow I will have a test to take in each of the first three periods of the day (out of a total 4 periods). Instead of rigorously studying like an extremely dedicated student, I have decided to spend my free time coming here to update my journal.

: ART :
I would like to present to you, PhotoFeature, which is a club founded by rapidvision that I encourage anyone who is reading this to join and help get started. Currently we need more members and an icon for the group.

Featured Artist:
:iconrapidvision:
I think it's time that I feature rapidvision. Of the people I watch, he is the one who has most improved since I first encountered him. Check out some of his wonderful works:

+ to the sky
+ Energizer Bunny.
+ feathers

Daily Deviation Suggestion Link!: www.tigaer-design.com/devianta…
Recommend a deviation today! =D

Current entries in contests:


: COMMUNITY :

Friends:
:iconnerdsloth: :iconsamedi: :icondreamspace21: :iconparisinflames: :iconslrfirestorm: :iconscoopninja: :iconepshinigami: :iconcubemonster:
:iconfootstorm: :iconchesirecatsmiles: :icongysgtkaz: :iconaerlynn:

Member of:
:iconcamerawhore: :iconmacrophoto: :icononewordphoto: :icononeclickphoto: :iconphotofeature:

Gaia sn: takerunomecchen
: LIFE :
So lately I've been suffering from a stupid cold that has got me super congested and mildly disoriented. If I run around too much, I have the urge to puke. :( But I did tough it out today when I played a Challenge Match that lasted about an hour and a half at practice today. (Tennis)

I'm sorry for not commenting on stuff right away, but I've been kind of busy. Today I started with 80 messages in the mesage centre! O____o Well now I've did some commenting and other things and now it's down to 55. Fwew!

: ART :

Featured Artist:
:iconrapidvision:
I think it's time that I feature rapidvision. Of the people I watch, he is the one who has most improved since I first encountered him. Check out some of his wonderful works:

+ to the sky
+ Energizer Bunny.
+ feathers

Daily Deviation Suggestion Link!: www.tigaer-design.com/devianta…
Recommend a deviation today! =D

Current entries in contests:


: COMMUNITY :

Friends:
:iconnerdsloth: :iconsamedi: :icondreamspace21: :iconparisinflames: :iconslrfirestorm: :iconscoopninja: :iconepshinigami: :iconcubemonster:
:iconfootstorm: :iconchesirecatsmiles: :icongysgtkaz: :iconaerlynn:

Member of:
:iconcamerawhore: :iconmacrophoto: :icononewordphoto: :icononeclickphoto: :iconphotofeature:

Gaia sn: takerunomecchen
I'm a bit Irked right now. I looked at my inbox and I got a note saying that my deviation
+ Pray was refused in a challenge for onewordphoto because "you used selective colors for this one." and that "Only borders and darkroom processes (such as contrasts for example) are allowed..."

Since when did selective coloration become a photomanipulation? So turning the whole picture into a b&w picture from a color photo is perfectly acceptable, but turning almost all of the picture into black and white is considered a a photomanipulation.

Whatever.

IN OTHER NEWS...........................

Okay, folks. Here's the deal.

By now, you've heard that Scott Jarkoff, aka °jark, is now a FORMER Staff Member.

I'm not privy to the whys, wherefores, and whatever-the-hells are going on behind the scenes here. Don't ask me anything about that. I know probably just as much as you do.

DeviantArt, in my opinion, is becoming less about COMMUNITY and more about CORPORATION.

So what we need to do is bring back THE COMMUNITY.

Here's my suggestion.

On August 7th, DA turns five years old. Five years for a website like this should be a grand affair, one big event.

So don't submit anything on August 7th.

I'm talking a print, a deviation, a scrap...nothing.

Instead, just leave a comment. Visit a user's page and just say hi.

If someone wants to buy a subscription that day, I'm all in favor or it. It'll keep the servers going, and anything that keeps the hamster running is a good thing.

BUT...I think folks shouldn't buy any prints. No print subscriptions. That goes against the COMMUNITY theme for the day.

We want to put the COMMUNITY back into DA.

If you're in favor of this, if you believe in the power this COMMUNITY has, then join me. Post this in your own journal. Spread the word to everyone, with a :nod: and a :heart:.

We might be touting at windmills like Don Quixote.

But if enough of us do it, we might be able to remind everyone that this is a COMMUNITY first and foremost.

Join me. On August 7th, let's take back DeviantArt.

:nod::heart:

FROM: onestar.deviantart.com/journal…




Featured Artist:
:iconfd9z0r:
A new deviant, yes, but a talented one as well. fd9z0r has a knack for taking beautiful photos of his surroundings.

+ www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…
+ www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…
+ www.deviantart.com/deviation/2…

Daily Deviation Suggestion Link!: www.tigaer-design.com/devianta…
Recommend a deviation today! =D

Current entries in contests:

+ Kimchi @ ConeMonster

Winter @ onewordphoto

: COMMUNITY :

Friends:
:iconnerdsloth: :iconsamedi: :icondreamspace21: :iconparisinflames: :iconslrfirestorm: :iconscoopninja: :iconepshinigami: :iconcubemonster:
:iconfootstorm: :iconchesirecatsmiles: :icongysgtkaz: :iconaerlynn:

Member of:
:iconcamerawhore: :iconmacrophoto: :icononewordphoto: :icononeclickphoto:

Gaia sn: takerunomecchen
: LIFE :
IT's MY FSKING BIRTHDAY! WOOT. Don't mind the title. I just really liked that verse.

Anyway, today we're gonna go out to eat-- possibly at Redstone. (Which is, for those of you that dont' know, a fancy restaurant)

I suspect my parents are going to get me an iPod......

: ART :
Well I must say, the Contrast Series was a success. Thank you everyone who faved and commented on them. :nod: You are all loved.

Tutorial:
White BG tutorial (Rough Draft Still): www.geocities.com/bluepenguin8…

Featured Artist:
:icongrey-wolff:
This deviant has beautiful photography with excellent quality and a great mind for creativity.

Go check it out, or else!
+ www.deviantart.com/deviation/1…
+ www.deviantart.com/deviation/1…
+ www.deviantart.com/deviation/1…


My Current entries in contests:

+ Kimchi @ ConeMonster

Winter @ onewordphoto

+ Pray @ onewordphoto

Daily Deviation Suggestion Link!: www.tigaer-design.com/devianta…
Recommend a deviation today! =D

Goals for this year:

+ Monochromatic shots - Doing okay with this goal
+ More Traditional Art-type things - I'm reluctant to put up traditional art amongst my photographs... But i'll try.
+ Message or meaning in the photograph - Still need work on this.

: COMMUNITY :

Friends:
:iconnerdsloth: :iconsamedi: :icondreamspace21: :iconparisinflames: :iconslrfirestorm: :iconscoopninja: :iconepshinigami: :iconcubemonster:

Member of:
:iconcamerawhore: :iconmacrophoto: :icononewordphoto:

Gaia sn: takerunomecchen <feel free to say hi. I lurk in the depths of AT. o_o
: LIFE :
Well I'm kind of bored all the time. And I'm kind of pissed off because I can't go anywhere that isn't within biking distance.

: ART :
I have 99 watchers. :wow:! I should do something special for when it is 100 watchers. But then again, I think it's sad that about 90% don't even stop by to say hi or leave a comment or something.

Tutorial:
White BG tutorial (Rough Draft Still): www.geocities.com/bluepenguin8…

Featured Artist:
:icongrey-wolff:
This deviant has beautiful photography with excellent quality and a great mind for creativity.

Go check it out, or else!
+ www.deviantart.com/deviation/1…
+ www.deviantart.com/deviation/1…
+ www.deviantart.com/deviation/1…


My Current entries in contests:

+ Golden Wrench @ macrophoto

+ Pills @ macrophoto

+ Kimchi @ ConeMonster

Daily Deviation Suggestion Link!: www.tigaer-design.com/devianta…
Recommend a deviation today! =D

Goals for this year:

+ Monochromatic shots - Doing okay with this goal
+ More Traditional Art-type things - I'm reluctant to put up traditional art amongst my photographs... But i'll try.
+ Message or meaning in the photograph - Still need work on this.

: COMMUNITY :

Friends:
:iconnerdsloth: :iconsamedi: :icondreamspace21: :iconparisinflames: :iconslrfirestorm: :iconscoopninja: :iconepshinigami: :iconcubemonster:

Member of:
:iconcamerawhore: :iconmacrophoto: :icononewordphoto:

Gaia sn: takerunomecchen <feel free to say hi. I lurk in the depths of AT. o_o
: LIFE :
Er... I have the Musical Baton, apparently?

I finally figured out what to do with the musical baton... Copy and paste the bottom below into your journal and fill it out with your own answers if i pass the baton to you.

The musical Baton:
dreamspace21 passed me the musical baton.

Total Volume:
-I currently have 3gb on hard drive
-I currently have 30 ish CD's
-I currently have 5 Mp3 CD's
-I currently have 0 Vinyl

The Last CD i bought:
Linkin Park - Meteora

Song playing right now:
The Killers - Mr. Brightside

5 Songs i listen to a lot or mean a lot to me:
-The Killers - Mr. Brightside
-Interpol - Evil
-The Killers - Somebody Told Me
-Greenday - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
-Linkin Park - Numb

5 people i'm passing the baton on to:
- nerdsloth
- Samedi
- rapidvision
- slrfirestorm
- scoopninja

: ART :

I'll be more active now that school's over, so look out!

Oh, and 8 days till my second year at DA!

Have I improved dramatically since I first joined? (i sure hope so. :O_o:)
Oldest Deviations: silentglaive.deviantart.com/ga…
Newest Deviations: silentglaive.deviantart.com/ga…

Featured Artist:
:iconscorpiodesign:
I'm really surprised that this deviant hasn't gotten more recognition. His photography has really great, crisp quality and compositionwork.
Go check it out:

www.deviantart.com/view/181603…
www.deviantart.com/view/178947…
www.deviantart.com/view/181604…


My Current entries in contests:

+ Golden Wrench @ macrophoto

Daily Deviation Suggestion Link!: www.tigaer-design.com/devianta…
Recommend a deviation today! =D

Goals for this year:

+ Monochromatic shots - Doing okay with this goal
+ More Traditional Art-type things - I'm reluctant to put up traditional art amongst my photographs... But i'll try.
+ Message or meaning in the photograph - Still need work on this.

: COMMUNITY :

Friends:
:iconnerdsloth: :iconsamedi: :iconparisinflames: :iconslrfirestorm: :iconscoopninja: :iconepshinigami: :iconcubemonster:
Member of:
:iconcamerawhore: :iconmacrophoto: :icononewordphoto:


Gaia sn: takerunomecchen <feel free to say hi. I lurk in the depths of AT. o_o