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I Am Confident...





So...shit! Six months flew by like that *snap*. I worked my ass off, got all As, and decided to treat myself to the summer off. I went through plenty of bullshit this semester, but all things came up roses in the end, and I'm looking forward to fall semester as the start of beginning of the rest of my life.


Being an art major isn't as easy as I thought it would be. Three hour plus labs, projects that seem to have no end, research for the sake of research...all bullshit, but worth every single second. I can earnestly (and with no false modesty) proclaim that I earned every grade I received this spring. It's difficult being an older student, mainly because I do what I do as part of my "last chance:" one part determination, one part denial, two parts I-ain't-gettin'-any-fuckin'-younger. The majority of my classmates (most of them disgusting troll children that smell of piss) fuck about class, glib and moronic as humanly possible, with no intention of trying whatsoever since mommy and daddy foot the bill. It drives me nuts the amount of latent talent they have which will possibly never be realized because of their generational apathy toward self-amelioration. In this, I've been able to draw out what's been hidden inside of me. I didn't think I could do what I am able to now.


Life Drawing was so fookin' awesome this semester, as was Fashion Illustration. Life Sculpture? Eep. I did rather enjoy Art History of Mexico, Central and South America. Before this, I hadn't studied in over seven odd years--teaching myself to focus like that and actually retain the information was a TRIP. I didn't think it was possible. But then again, I am the king of pessimistic optimists. The pseudo BF was extremely supportive (taking breaks to watch K-pop videos and Wolverine and the X-men and fuck around with our Poupees was such a stress reliever!) as were the friends I managed to make at school. I still don't really feel like I fit in with the art crowd nor do I think myself pretentious enough to consider myself one of the fashion kids. *shrugs* And what the hell is up with all these closet cases? OMFG. So gross. Yeah, I may be the token "straighty" compared to the rest of the Marys in our class, but EEIOU. Your pants are tighter than mine, dude, and that scarf isn't helping you seem any straighter, so stop taking to me about chicks. Really. And all the poor girls that think I'm actually FLIRTING. LOL Next semester is going to be fun.


To kick off the summer, I splurged on a gang of kicks and sexy summer 'fits, as well as a sleek new not-so-fauxhawk. I wanted to dye my hair brown or something, but I'm glad I decided against it. So few people are willing to sport natural black, and I think I'd look a little funkay with dyed brows and facial hair. I've been gymmin' hardcore, but the pesky doughy midsection just doesn't want to go away. >_<; But my back and arms are coming in nicely! LOL I've really turned my lifestyle around, so eating right, staying fit--it's become a way of life. My blood pressure has gone down, I have sustained energy and I sleep much more soundly nowadays. Additionally, I look better in clothes! It's amazing how different it feels to actually fit my clothes. LOL Superficial, yes, but it feels awesome to wear v-necks and above-the-knee shorts without looking (and feeling) like a busted sausage. Most of the time, at least. Hahahaha ~


So...yeah, toys!! Hurray for me: this summer belongs to me and my dollies! First order of business is to unpack all the girls and boys and get them back in displayable condition. *sigh* They've all been so neglected, it's like not even funny. My Bratz and Boyz are the worst off, but I should really get my FRs spiffed up before anything else. I've been working on a slew of projects in the last week, and I've found myself further along than expected, mainly cuz I've just been really excited doing them. Three hints: meow, SO HOT, and Model Behavior....


Happy Summer. Floccentric and the Frankenstein Rakugaki crew are mothafuckin' back, bitches! *manical laughter*

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sweetcrumpet
Jun. 20th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC)
Hey! Good for you!!!!!
I can totally relate and understand the older student take on education. When I went back in 2004 to finish a BA in art, i really valued it (the classes, the work etc) a hell of a lot more than I did when I started it in the 1990's.

Hope you're enjoying the summer! (and dolls! Yay!!)
floccentric
Jul. 2nd, 2009 05:35 am (UTC)
Being an older student (while totally passing for a youngin) is the strangest thing. I don't understand them when they talk, I can't relate to any of the conversations they have...it's almost like I'm a big fat alien or something. But then I realize I'm just a wise old man, and they are still young and annoying. LOL

I'm enjoying my summer (and my dolls!) so very much. It's going by so fast already! :(
twigling
Jun. 20th, 2009 09:56 am (UTC)
Wow! Sounds like tons of awesome and loads accomplished ~ good on ya!
floccentric
Jul. 2nd, 2009 05:35 am (UTC)
Shankyaa much, Miss T! :D
dollsahoy
Jun. 20th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
Yay, Flo!

Ah, young innocent, idealistic art students. Nothin' else like em. I always wondered how the other kids in my graphic design courses reacted the first time a client told them their design needed to be changed (from the designer's Artistic Vision to something Commercially Viable) You have more than enough experience with the Real World to know better...
floccentric
Jul. 2nd, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
I have some things for you. Shoot me your address...again. :x

It's funny watching people squirm during critique. I just want to stand on a stool and yell at the very top of my lungs, "SUCK IT UP, DAMMIT!" They may be talented little artists, but learned in how the world really works? Pfft! Not even close.

*huggle* Move to California already.
dollsahoy
Jul. 3rd, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
Address sent.

Ah, the critique. Muahaha.

Nah--you move to Nashville! It's cheaper, and all the Californians I've met say the thrift stores are better.
kyliediary
Jun. 20th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
That's really cool....
floccentric
Jul. 2nd, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
Thanks mucho, babes! :)
nevraforever
Jun. 20th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
hahaha!
YES!
yay for school. my textiles class is boring as eff! glad to hear things are going glamorously ;p
omg @ wolvie (emma frost FTW), poupeegirl and kpop. that's totally what i do to de-stress.
i need a doll fix so get snappin!
and go boy with yo sexy summa look. v-necks + shorts - busted sausage = love.
floccentric
Jul. 2nd, 2009 05:41 am (UTC)
I've been trying to take textiles for ages, but it's always full! ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS. Tsk.

Doll pics comin' soon...this is the first time I've been home in an entire week. I bought so many cheap Bratz, it's almost not even funny. I still love mines, mainly cuz they look little like how I first bought them. LOL

I think I gained weight since typing this. UGH I've been photographing fat. DOUBLE UGH
anthony
Jun. 20th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
<33333
floccentric
Jul. 2nd, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
MMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmwah!
xthatsme
Jun. 20th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
dang! it's been a while since i've heard from you.
i'm scared of college. i don't know what i want to major in. lol
floccentric
Jul. 2nd, 2009 05:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, I've been totally M.I.A., but then again so have you!

College isn't scary as long as you plan now. I'm like so not joking. I wish I wasn't such a fuckup in high school...I used to be so smart too! LOL Pick something that's broad so you don't get stuck studying and/or working in a field that totally sucks ass once you begin to realize how much you hate it. Hahahahah ~
traveling_domo
Jun. 20th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
:oD
congrats on the straight As which you so happened not mentioning lol


this was my favorite part of the whole blog:

"The pseudo BF was extremely supportive (taking breaks to watch K-pop videos and Wolverine and the X-men and fuck around with our Poupees was such a stress reliever!)"

hehe


you should post your FLO for Target line on LJ :OD
floccentric
Jul. 2nd, 2009 05:53 am (UTC)
Re: :oD
I mentioned my As for like 40 minutes, the very minute I check them online. LOL

Well, of course anything about YOU is your favorite part. Hahahaha...but you did help me concentrate by being the best break timer person ever. Plus you're sexy. Too bad I'm crack-addicted to K-Pop now. OMG

I'm so scared to post my fashion stuffs online! XD
hippolyta_hero
Jun. 22nd, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
Yay! Nice to hear an update from you Flo - place just isn't the same without you. Glad to hear it's all going well. Can't wait to see some of your FR goodness over the summer... ^___^
floccentric
Jul. 2nd, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
Hippy-chan wa ichiban daisuki desu!

You and Nevs inspired me to start snapping photostories. Episode One coming soon!! :D
hippolyta_hero
Jul. 3rd, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Ooh - cannot wait!! *reserves a seat for episode one*
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