Dec 10, 2010

haha


modern family

i'm putting a plug here for the show Modern Family because it's the best thing ever.

Modern Family song

from this past wednesday's show. click on the highlighted link~

Dec 7, 2010

animation final project

here it is! took me 5-6 days, 2-4 hours each day minus last night....when i spent about 7-9 i think.

video

it is very simple; only a line animation. i had only a week to do it bc thanksgiving break (no lightbox and no ideas when i was at home HAHA), but i tried very hard to time it well and make something of a 40 second line test. we were allowed to do whatever kind of animation we wanted, but i really wanted to try out the old-school handdrawn animation technique, again (only did it twice this semester).

Dec 4, 2010

Nov 19, 2010

POV

this was my intro video project from a couple weeks ago. point of view of anything..i think mine is pretty obvious haha.



video

Nov 16, 2010

sound-driven animation project

i made the sound first in garageband, and then...used cutouts to animate to it.
video

Nov 12, 2010

work in progress


i started this on my laptop a week ago, but it's taken me THIS LONG to feel better about it. i have a really hard time drawing people, and lately i've been trying to get over being afraid of it hahahaha. i put my art history lecture time to good use.

this guy looks sort of awkward...but i'm not sure how i could fix it. all criticisms welcome.

i'm also worried about how i'm going to color it. so many possibilities...but i guess anything's better than nothing. i wish i could do this:


isn't it beautiful?? looks so natural...the animation in the trailer is ridiculously good, too.
the movie comes out on thanksgiving, by the way. i had serious doubts about it, but it looks like disney animation gave a big push out of desperation. kudos. and the upcoming pooh movie looks beautiful. although i'm afraid for the future................the guy who was in charge of disney channel aka turning it into a money machine via hannah montana and the jonas brothers stuff is now the director or something of disney animation.

Nov 9, 2010

Creature Comforts, by Nick Park

this is HILARIOUSSS!!! the original is not posted here, but the guy made the original in 1989. creature comforts became a series for some commercial purposes, blahblah, but they're so funny.

Being a Bird

Nov 3, 2010

project, complete

it's very basic, but it's my first "real" work haha. the sound is working now! :D

video

Nov 1, 2010

it ain't much


so this painting is a fail, but i'm trying to get myself to be comfortable with photoshop, and well...this is a start.

Oct 22, 2010

work and play

I used Adobe Illustrator today for the first time. It's awesome!! It makes everything so pretty. At work, I was supposed to take an image from another student to put on businesscard-like labels, but it was boring, so I made another one for the boss lady. HAHAHA. It's not much to look at, but hey, the other one was a penciled-in black and white drawing with bad font. I wish I could have made the building fill the page a little more, but what could I do? The door really is black HAHA.



In Intro Video yesterday, we had an intense studio learning about lighting. That stuff is hard. But we always end early, and so the guys played ping pong after class. The ping pong table was already out because my teacher used it to show us how light would it and blahblah.

Oct 19, 2010

cutouts with pancakes on the side

My most recent animation homework has been to work on a short cut out animation. Here's how it's looking so far.
(Putting in joints were incredibly time-consuming. I spent about 5 hours doing them for both figures.)






I'll be adding dialogue to them in class tomorrow. So much more to do tonight....the background, the title and credits, the moving facial features, the required storyboard....why didn't I start this sooner? Let's just say I don't like Art History.

I recently made chocolate chip pancakes! No pancake mix involved. Twas delicious.


Oct 10, 2010

one month

me at work! not doing...work...^.^

the view down westminster street

So it has been one month since I've been at my new school. I wasn't sure what the fall would be like, since summer was so fun, but I'm glad to say that it's been great. I wish I could meet more people in studio, but the nature of the assignments of my 2 studios are more like individual projects, so...I'll have to wait until next semester I suppose.
Roommates are great! funny seniors, the two of them.
Classes are great! but my hunch about art history is correct. It's boring as hell, and I don't like being told what to write about. But it's a necessary pain.
I have a lot of free time since it's the first semester of sophomore year in my particular department, so I've been trying to keep busy.
Today I visited my friend at her amazing apartment closer to downtown, tried some yoga with my roommate, and finished all of my work!
Not looking forward to another paper due this Friday, but my attitude towards grades is way more relaxed than...previous...times...HAHAHA. I don't really I'll do poorly in any class, and even if I don't get super stellar grades...well I know I'm not going to be a art historian. Check.
Looking forward to the next few years. I can't believe I'll be attending internship fairs only next year. whoo.
I am learning in the proper way, productive way, stimulating way, and it feels good.

Oct 7, 2010

coolphotoblogs.com

The photoblog which I am a part of was featured on coolphotoblogs.com! Apparently we are notable newcomers!
Thanks to Karl, likkimun.com was one of the few chosen to be featured among hundreds of applicants this week.

Not that it changes my life significantly, but pretty neat.
Here's the link:

www.coolphotoblogs.com


Go see!

Oct 2, 2010

likimmun.com

I am participating in a photoblog with two of my friends from back home! One of them was able to whip up a website real quick in a week, and it looks amazing!
The idea is that all three of us upload a photo that we take each day. So, 3 photos on the website per day.
2 locations: Philly, and Providence.

Take a look: www.likimmun.com

Sep 29, 2010

Morphing Loop

Hi! Another class assignment to share with you. We were to do a morphing loop, 48 pages. Hand-drawn...old-school lightbox and ink. There are still some things left to do, like adding title/credits/fading in blahblah. BUT. Here is the main part of it. This is my first walk cycle! Internet is such a nice resource to have at your fingertips...


video

Sep 22, 2010

Flipbook

Hi! It has been a while since my last post but I have something new to share, finally.
It's been busybusy, but not that busy because I haven't gotten much work yet.
But this is my first flipbook. We recorded it under camcorders in class. I tried to do too much in too few cards (48) apparently, but I kinda like it. I wish I could slow it down, but I can't do that on this computer, so...
here goes:

video

Sep 4, 2010

trees in the bathroom











It looks a lot messier up close, LOL. But! took me about...roughly...perhaps...6~7 hours? here and there in the past 3 days. My mom keeps telling me to put in little cute animals and babies, but....I dunno. I don't think I should HAHA.

Aug 24, 2010

portrait

pen and colored pencil. probably should have used water color or ink or something..but here it is.

Aug 10, 2010

It is time to stop bumming. I've had a little over a week of just sleeping, eating, and eating, but the most productive thing I've done is clean my room. And help my mom pick out wall colors. Although, I have started to learn the guitar! It's nice.

Maybe I should give exercising a try.

I'm going to forget a lot of french this year...d'oh.

I must mentally prepare myself for pwnage this year! Because I asked for it, going in without knowing anything HAHAHA.

:D

Jul 28, 2010

Tiny Glimpse















I GOT MY CAMERA.
And now the world is nearly perfect.

there are many more pictures on my facebook.

Jul 26, 2010

Break

I had my last Design class yesterday morning, so I have no class until tomorrow afternoon. YAYY. Even if I'll be working all day, it's nice to wake up after 7:20. And since I missed breakfast hours, I guess I'll HAVE TO go to Starbucks or au bon pain in this amazing weather.

Weather that will climb up to the high 80's in the afternoon. But I'll be in Chase center by then...where it's freezing. freeeezzzing. so freezing that, in fact, I packed a sweater. HAHA.

My last design critique was really good. It's so funny how people look at my project and go, "ooo, how cute. what is it?" HAHA. that's not so important now, is it?

Hopefully this week won't have flash thunderstorms. How bizarre. and interrupting. my sneakers filled with water when I stepped outside on Friday. HAHAHA.

We did a lot of work for Design! But it was all enjoyable because my professor is so nice and chill and always tells us to have FUN FUN FUN. haha. not that any of slacked off. maybe one or two did...lol.

Left for the week...my picasso sculpture and 10 drawings. It's gonna be rough, but only til Friday.

I have to get my driver's license when I get back......sigh. Why does it take so long...

So many movies to see when I go home. It's embarrassing to say that I've never seen Fight Club, or Big Fish, or etc etc etc etc etc.

It's "research." muahahaha.

on saturday in the freezing studio, we did karaoke via youtube. can you say bohemian rhapsody? and hey jude...LOL. and then some people started singing a perverted version of "a whole new world." it turned into "a whole nude world." my face was frozen for about 4 or so minutes. HAHA.

Only 4 more days! I will miss the people here. But I miss the people at home, too. And the food. the fooood.

Jul 21, 2010

Rambles and Speed

Holy crap, time can sure move fast. I thought I had updated my blog recently, but it's already been 5 days?!!

Camera coming hopefully before sunday.......my last Design class is on Sunday, and I really would like to remember everything.

Today there was an excited conversation about tapeworms at lunch. Good thing I was hungry, or I would have just left HAHA.

It's almost 2:00 am, and I have class at 8:30 am tomorrow...but I don't feel like sleeping just yet. Plus my roommate is sleeping, and there's something peaceful about writing in the dark.

It must be that time of the month HAHAHA, because I'm feeling reflective and detached today. Having a button or switch that would let me be a guy for a day or two would be so. convenient. But only at my discretion HAHA.

Apparently, having a taste for wine is an acquired sort of thing. But until then, I've got my apple juice ^.^

3 finals projects due, starting this Sunday. The weekend is going to be....rough. lol.

I've been listening to Sinatra-era songs and recordings recently. Why can't music be like that anymore? There's good music coming out these days, too, but it's like one of those few and far between sort of deals.

Man, do I need a haircut or what. Shall we go short? I always wanted a boy-cut....and since I've outgrown the nose piercing desire........at least hair grows back. In my case, basically instantly.

Peace for now. Perhaps in a couple days I'll be more normal LOL.

Jul 17, 2010

Hm

I saw the movie Inception last night, directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, JOSEPH GORDON LEVITT (woot), Ellen Page, and a bunch of other people. Marion Cotillard (another woot) played Leo's dead wife. Man she was good.
It was really good.........not like, AMAZING, but it really made you think. It was never boring, always something happening, even in the quiet moments.
The acting was really great. Greatgreat. Oh yea, Ken Watanabe is in this one! haha.
Basically it questions, what is reality? But I really liked the storyline about how Leo's character Tom Cobbs (Cobb?) had to get over the guilt of planting the idea that dreamstate was reality in his wife's mind. THEY LOVED EACH OTHER SO MUCH IT WAS SO SAAADDDDD. T_________T
Even though the special effects stuff was GREAT, it's not what I remember most about it. I just remember Cobbs and how much he guilt he has and how much he just wants to go home to see his children.
The ending made the whole theater go "whhhaaattt???!!!!!" I suppose the ending fits with the whole movie, and the movie was plotted out cleverly. But no one really enjoys ambiguous endings. I'm not sure if the ending was ambiguous, but the director did make the clues obvious.

The movie was all serious though. Very small brief moments of humor just for kicks, but those don't count.

I like Joseph Gordon Levitt. :D

Soooo I have updated since Tuesday...
I'm getting a new camera that is Ana-proof, aka waterproof. I seem to ruin everything with water...my old phone...my newer phone and old camera with apple juice...
Now I can even use this camera in the rain!!! and apparently it's dust-free...whatever that means.

There have been so many things to take pictures of....but I had to use my new phone's dinky camera. Even if it's only one week's worth of pictures here, better than nothing?

I am living right above the library next year! YES.

Since I went to the Miyazaki marathon (totoro, totoro...) AND watched Inception AND watched part of Howl's Moving Castle after that, today is just.......WORKDAY. I woke up at 11:30, so I gotta get a move on. Another late night, I suppose. I'm using cardboard and thick gouache for my Design final and a commentary on Cubism for my 3D final. Man, Cubism is so ugly >(
My RA made chocolate cookies with frosting eyes for soot spirits and totoro shaped cream puffs!!! IT WAS SO DELICIOUS. I wish I liked baking. But I don't. HAHA.

The summer session is coming down to the end! only 2 more weeks here. And then 3 more years. It will go so fast.....

There is a remake of the french comedy Le Diner des Cons out in theaters called Dinner for Schmucks. I can GUARANTEE that the actors are going to RUIN IT. terrible terrible idea....remaking a great film. What made the original so good was that the acting and script were amazing!

Stupid Hollywood.

Some students here know famous people. Wah.

Jul 13, 2010

Halfway

This is now week 4! It's gone by so fast; two weeks to go.

Not much has happened since I last updated. I worked like a little monster during the weekend to finish my Design homework: a tryptic cityscape. Friday, Saturday, Sunday I stayed up pretty late...watching movies and working and eating simultaneously HAHA. But I'm feeling the effects of the late nights now...all today I was falling asleep. During critique in 3D class I had trouble focusing my eyes haha. I will sleep well tonight because.......FIELD TRIP TOMORROW!!! YAY. To Mass MoCa and Clark Museum in Western Massachusetts.

I managed to watch so many pieces of movies during the weekend....The Fall (beautiful cinematography, but it was so weird lol), Paprika (weird freaky anime, do not watch), Donnie Darko (I mostly ignored this movie), ...and I think that's it. There are so many that I haven't seen...I need to catch up haha.

New Design project: do whatever you want. I think I want to use acrylic and cardboard. Really excited.
I don't like my 3D project though: abstract cubist paper-based product sculpture. Cool beans, you'd think, but we have to use an ugly Picasso painting. He did so many better ones...sigh. But challenge!

Housing lottery is on Thursday. Everyone's so nervous because transfer students get last pick so the pickings are already slim....pun intended.

I didn't know how many Backstreet Boys songs I had memorized by heart. I surprised myself HAHA.

I need a camera.

Jul 7, 2010

Niche

Everyone here has seen Totoro, and the mid-twenty somethings get excited about Ponyo. A lot of people here have a good understanding of a second language and are interested in a third. We are all hard workers, though some like to play more than others. At the same token, we all like to play. We worship Pixar and Studio Ghibli. I haven't met a person here who likes Miley Cyrus. It is not uncommon to talk about foreign films. No one is interested in getting wasted or being promiscuous. We cheer for world cup teams during class. When we need breaks, we tell each other about illustrators/artists/animators/filmmakers we know about and learn from each other. Late at night in the studio we watch unusual anime-style pieces on youtube. Guys can be totally straight and be into fashion. Everyone I have met so far is intelligent and quick on the uptake. At least the people in the summer program, with a couple exceptions, you don't make friends with people based on looks or age. No one grimaces at the mention of thai/indian/vietnamese/what have you/ food. People's faces light up at the mention of Korean BBQ. People have seen the same short films that I have seen. We all compliment each other, we are interested in each other's works, but we also help each other out. There are techies and athletic people and people from Iran, Indonesia, Columbia, Mexico, China, Vancouver, Toronto, Texas (basically another country), Japan, Korea, India.

There is a place for me.

Jul 5, 2010

"Hot like hot wings and hot chocolate in hell, uh huh." -Psychopath, Macy Gray

So, it's hot. Apparently not as hot as back home, but uh...there was air conditioning (somewhat) at home. GUHH. I might die on Thursday when we have studio all day in an old building. with no AC. But enough with the complaining portion of this entry!

This weekend I worked quite a bit. Through Friday night...All day Saturday minus Thai food and froyo and the morning World Cup game (Germany=beast). All day Sunday, and then great (not amazing haha) fireworks at the nearby city park.

Today my design class spent the day drawing from observing animal parts/minerals/etc. under a microscope! It was cool..a little bit...but after 6 hours it gets terrible HAHA. I started the third and last cityscape sketch today. Someone helped me with the perspective. I'm a little wary of the gouache, but the compositions are nice, I think. My professor really liked them! Yay.

Evening was spent completely on finishing my second cardboard head. I must say...it's funny looking HAHA. It's comical because one eye is crying glue! I used my glue gun to make chunky tear pathways down the cheek HAHA. My first head sculpture looks airy and uplifting, so the second one I made comically sad. Aw. HAHA. I like them. We find out tomorrow what our next week project is going to be.

So strange that we meet our professors for only 3 more weeks! Goodness.

For drawing class we have to draw animal skulls with charcoal. Do not like. I have no idea what she wants, and she definitely wants something very specific. We all say, "Oh Eleanor" HAHA.

Thank goodness my studios are in airconditioned buildings tomorrow. Whew.

Some architecture grads may be 24-26, but they sure can act like 12 year olds HAHA.

Jul 1, 2010

Quicktime

It's July already. Wow.
So this week so far:
Monday, I had Design class and we started a new assignment. Yay. Made-up cityscape based on Providence. There are basically no limitations...one of the examples was an abstract gouache painting by a student from last semester. So I'm doing a tryptic of 22x22 in. cream color paper cityscapes. They're a little surrealistic, but I'm doing very different pov's for each one, so it'll look cool. I love that I start off the week with Design and my professor Mark Milloff, who creates crazy painting/sculpture things, apparently. He loves telling corny jokes he used to tell his kids when they were little kids. And he shows us film clips that relate to the lesson!
Tuesday! Half Design, half 3D class. The group of students I'm with gets a little wary of my 3D professor (she shall rename nameless). I think she's hilarious, and people like her, but she knows exactly what she wants to see, and she's extremely blunt. HAHA. Starting Tuesday afternoons, my group starts to lose it a little.
Wednesday was an extremely long day. A whole day of 3D class....yikes. But she is so nice and really cares that we develop our interests and strengths. One can only handle so much of her....and glue gun and chipboard. yeesh.
Thursday...blech. One. entire. day. of. Drawing. Class. Not. Good. My professor wants us to draw with charcoal in ONE particular way and she does NOT like if I try to relate to what she's trying to teach us in my own words. She often contradicts herself, and she's extremely serious. She talks about the "spirit" of things and connecting with your inner energy and your mind and your charcoal and extending it through your hand and onto the paper. CONNECT WITH THE PAPER. WHAT THE HELL. Needless to say, we all dread that class, and Thursday is most definitely the longest day of the week. HOWEVER, today we FINALLY started on something other than lines. Skeleton! anddddd NEKKID models! yes, my shoulder hurts.
Thank goodness tomorrow is only 3 hours of drawing. and we're getting models again. The exhaustion that my group exuded today at the end of class was pretty hilarious. We were like waddling with charcoal smudged all over us and rolling our necks, backs slumped over. HAHAHA.

This weekend is July 4th!! fireworks, hooray. I am also planning on watching The Last Airbender. Yes, sad, but I suppose I am one of those....loyal fans. I am anticipating a poorly directed film. Shyamalan's just..lost it I suppose. Poor guy.

Course selection is a bit stressful. That Registrar office better have some answers tomorrow. But I'm so glad I got so many credits transferred. I wonder for how long this luck will last, lol.

My workload has been extremely manageable. A lot of my housemates have had 3-5 hour nights already. That is, not to say that I haven't been learning as much. I am learning lots and lots. Apparently, I like 3D stuffs. Some students in my group dread 3D, but I think I enjoy it.

Rango directed by Gore Verbinski (Verbinsky?) looks great. Yay for Johnny Depp.

Jun 27, 2010

Week 2: Go!

Whoa, already 4 days since my last post. Well!
Thursday was the worst studio experience of my life. It was over 90 degrees outside and I had class all day in the fourth floor of a non-airconditioned building. Charcoal, blind mark-making exercises. I was basically having drawing class in a sauna for the whole day. And anyone who knows me knows that I melt in warm weather. This was over the top hot. Plus the professor is so serious! But it'll get better this week. I think we start drawing models soon.

Friday! was much better! especially because drawing class was only 3 hours for the morning haha. And I also got my new phone! My life feels more secure now HAHAHA.

Saturday! Instead of going on the Newport trip, I stayed behind like most people and worked in the studio for 4-5 hours, but I finished my cardboard sculpture!! I think it looks good...LOL. In the morning, I watched the Korea vs. Uruguay world cup game. Intense. So intense. But well played.
At night there was a water fire along on the canal! It's where fire is lit on metal baskets all along the canal that goes through the city. There are a lot of tents set up along the streets with food. Music is blasted through speakers. I heard some opera, some folk, and some Indian music! This isn't my picture but it's exactly what I saw. It's really funny because there are gondolas that go through HAHA. Some little boats have couples on them and everyone on the sides yell, "KISS KISS KISS!" and then they oblige us all. Jess and I came back and watched We Got Married with the new Nichkhun+Victoria couple. My brain exploded from the adoreableness. Gosh. I also worked on my design gouache perspective painting. It's so boring...but I couldn't really make up what I was seeing in the perspective HAHA. Saturday was also the move-in day for Precollege kids. High school students come and stay a month and take classes for a specific major at RISD. Maybe it's because there are hundreds of them, but they sure are annoying. They also look so old!! The girls, at least. I look younger than some of them haha. The summer session and transfer students were amazed. I don't recall high school students looking so old before....interesting.

That brings us to today! Sunday! I slept in. Yayy. The masses of precollege kids in the dining hall now is not fun, but I had a good lunch (the food even is better with the arrival of precollege) and stuffed myself with watermelon. Then I worked on my painting, and I think I'm finished for now. And then I went to Thayer street and got....(with Jess)....FROYO!!! It was AMAZING. I got mango and strawberry toppings hehe. Then I went to 15 West to Jess's apartment over the Library and got to experience air conditioning. But her internet was not so good.....so here I am. Back in a hot old building. Tomorrow begins Week 2 of classes. It's so weird that I only see my professors about 12 times this summer.

Everyone is spazzing about hwk.....I wonder if I'm not doing enough work or I'm focused on working super fast. HAHA.

Jun 23, 2010

Third Day of Classes: Spacial Dynamics

Today was a full day of Spacial Dynamics class! aka 3d design class. We spent an hour and a half scrutinizing and critiquing...............rocks. Yes, rocks. As if they were sculptures. It was really funny. Then we critiqued our sculptures of the rocks. We were like, "but this indentation in the rock feels more organic than the sculpture," "these ridge is very spinelike and" blahblah. So funny.
AND THEN!!! new assignment!! It's really cool. I really wish my camera hadn't broke so I could upload pictures. Grr. But, it is to make a cardboard sculpture of our faces coming out the wall using only 3 specific shapes. So I'm using a triangle, a rectangle, and a "C" shape. I got a lot done, so I didn't stay after class. The examples my professor showed us were so amazing.

It was close to 90 degrees today. Just walking outside was a disgusting, sweaty, experience.

I also got my things back from my previous applications. They even had my application drawings from 2 years ago!! I was surprised. They are dated December 2008. Haha. The guy handing me back stuff was like, why do you have so many drawings? Lol.

Tomorrow I start Drawing class! But until then, Trolley tour tonight.
Tomorrow........is also supposed to be insufferably hot. Great.

Jun 21, 2010

First Day of Classes

Hmm, so my design professor is one of the chillest instructors I've ever had. Basically, if you try hard and come to class, you get an A.
But after one class, we have already learned so much. At least, I have.
I am getting used to Providence! Strange streets, but very doable. I hate these hills LOL.
A little tired...but I'm so happy that I have been able to attend here, now.
My phone was killed...by apple juice. So I have been phoneless, recently. It's sad how devastated I was. HAHA. Nowadays however, a cell phone really is necessary.
Gouache is very interesting. I shall try my best tomorrow, too.
Tomorrow I have half a day of design class, and half a day of 3D design class. Cheers~

Jun 18, 2010

Busybusy

Alas, no pictures today! I probably could have taken a million because we walked a little bit around Providence again, but let me tell you; these hills ain't joking. I think I exercised more today than I have the entire year. My legs.................ouch. Too busy trying to make it to the top of hills to care about taking pictures HAHA.
Lots of touring the campus buildings. Naturally, I have absolutely no idea how to get to them again. But that's okay. I met some people today. I can't believe it's only the second day!! I also can't believe some people went out clubbing already....I think they must not need sleep, because even I slept before 2-3. I slept at 10:30 last night. I can't even remember the last time I slept before 2-3. Wow. The people in this city are so chill. So strange. But nice ^.^
A lot of people here are old. Some in their mid-twenties to come back at sophomores to do art. Some grad students who never took enough fine arts courses. Some students like me with one year of college experience. Some have completed two years. Some worked first then came back a few years later to do what they always wanted to do. Some finished a degree already but want to come to art school. Dang.
Today I and two other f/a/v transfer students met with the department head of f/a/v to get a tour and have a little chat about the department. Yes, I was very intimidated. So much crazy equipment...all this crazy language...a whole building dedicated to the dept...they have off the heezy computer software...blahblah...I have to learn how to use Maya?!!! WHAT THE HELL. But everyone here says don't worry about it. I will learn, and I'm not dumb. But the more I hear about stuff, the more I realize I think I made the right choice in film/animation/video. It's like the next level up from Illustration. I think Grad school is a good idea, too, but that may not come for a while. Haha, I may even end up doing painting at grad school. HAHAHAHA. But I have to learn to be well versed in like 5 new software thingies. I'm not even that good with Photoshop.

Next topic:
I just saw Toy Story 3. It's brilliant. It's amazing. It's not a kid's movie. It's for all the people who ever loved Woody or Buzz. It was dramatic. It was scary. It was very sad. It was so funny! It was exciting. It was very dark, lots of death related thematic elements. OMG THERE WAS A STUFFED TOTORO. AAHHHHH. The acting/voicing/animation was incredible!! My OL cried HAHAHA. He's in my department, too. It also appears as though those pixar people did so much research on prison-break films. Crazy crazy. The script writer is wonderful. Oh my gosh. I might go as far to say that this may be pixar's best film.

It looks like a relatively early night again. My legs are tired. My brain is tired. Information overload. Emotion overload with Toy Story 3 HAHA.

Thank goodness tomorrow is a less jam packed day. Although, tomorrow is the official Providence tour.

Jun 17, 2010

Orientation Day 1

Before I say anything else: TOY STORY 3 OPENS TOMORROW IN THEATERS. AAAHHH!!!!
Moving on.
First day of orientation for transfers! We walked around the city; today was Gallery day, where the galleries in the area open their doors to the public for free. This one that makes giant monsters for parades and shows is owned by a RISD alum. It's called Big Nazo (i think).







This is the view from my room on Congdon st.



Big room!! We got lucky; we have a corner room with three big windows where we get a breeze, too.
It's only 9:20 but I'm so tired already. Lots of walking and shaking hands and trying to remember names. Tomorrow we officially start stuffs. Like lectures, info, blahblah. Providence is so tiny but so cute and clean. I don't know the streets well yet but I think I will be able to know it soon. Nice, comfortable places to eat, too. I hope we won't be so swamped with work starting next week that we don't have time to explore...they told us that work is important, but it's a mistake to only focus on work.
Agreed! Although I won't take it to heart as much as these two girls who were already bragging about having downed a bottle of wine. LOL.