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Sooooo... I went and started a Tumblr. It can be found over here.

I've been thinking about starting on for a while, because a) I keep getting linking to various tumblrs and finding myself wasting away hours reading them, and b) my LJ was never really much of a sketch blog to begin with, so I'm shuffling my artsy blogging things over to tumblr. I think the style there works a bit better for sketch blogs, and I dig the queue function.

So yeah. I'll probably do art posts over here still, but from now on I'll be posting art on tumblr as I finish it instead of hording it while trying to decide if I have even sketches to do an art post on LJ.
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I'm going to plug a comm now.

Go check out [ profile] ontd_literature. Lit comm for news on books, talking about what books you're reading, discussing movie adaptations, etc. And it's a Twilight free-zone! It's a small comm, but I like it. Go. Go check it out. Gooooo~
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This is just cool.

From the article: Scientists today announced the discovery of the oldest fossil skeleton of a human ancestor. The find reveals that our forebears underwent a previously unknown stage of evolution more than a million years before Lucy, the iconic early human ancestor specimen that walked the Earth 3.2 million years ago. [...]

The fossil puts to rest the notion, popular since Darwin's time, that a chimpanzee-like missing link—resembling something between humans and today's apes—would eventually be found at the root of the human family tree. [...]

Ardi instead shows an unexpected mix of advanced characteristics and of primitive traits seen in much older apes that were unlike chimps or gorillas [...]

All previously known hominids—members of our ancestral lineage—walked upright on two legs, like us. But Ardi's feet, pelvis, legs, and hands suggest she was a biped on the ground but a quadruped when moving about in the trees.

Her big toe, for instance, splays out from her foot like an ape's, the better to grasp tree limbs. Unlike a chimpanzee foot, however, Ardipithecus's contains a special small bone inside a tendon, passed down from more primitive ancestors, that keeps the divergent toe more rigid. Combined with modifications to the other toes, the bone would have helped Ardi walk bipedally on the ground, though less efficiently than later hominids like Lucy.

Check out the rest of the article, too - it's really interesting. There's also some artistic interpretations of Ardi, and an interactive page about some of Ardi's specific skeletal features.

Way, way cool.
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My scanner's fixed! My scanner's fixed! My scanner's fixed! :D

Or rather, I found a place online where I could download the drivers so it'll communicate with my laptop again.

Either way, it meant I got to scan some of the doodles I've done over the past month (have I really been in college that long!?)

Lotsa doodles! Warning, though: there is a tastefully censored nude sabrecat under the cut. )
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Most of my stuff is packed and read to be put in my car. I leave for college next Tuesday. Classes start the Monday after that. I'm pretty stoked. :D

I've got some art again today! See, I recently re-started my game of Pokemon Ruby. It was mainly because I'd migrated most of my pokemon from my previous game over to Diamond, and wanted to restart so I could get the two other starters, but I wound up noticing some stuff that I wanted to make short little comics about. There's three of 'em, and they're under the cut.
Pokemon comics )

My favorite is the third, because I think it has the best joke, but... I dunno, I may the only person who finds these funny. Also, not my best art, but then again, I just did these for fun.

Also, I shout-out/thank you to my buddy Pip, who does the webcomic Sins Venials, for making me this art of my pirate character Billy!
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So, there are very few things that make me literally fall out of my chair laughing. But Voldemort tap dancing is definitely one of them.

(Voldy starts dancing at about 3:20)
And if you liked that, check out the rest of A Very Potter Musical, you can watch the all of it starting here. Trust me, it is hilarious.
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Hey, artistic people who read this! I found a wonderful tool today: Posemaniacs.

It's a site with hundreds of CGI renders of male and female muscle structures in various poses as well as various angles. When I found it I pulled out some scrap paper, hit the 'random' button, and just sat and sketched for a good 40 minutes. It's a really good way to work on anatomy as well as perspective.

So if you do art and would like to improve on anatomy, but are too much of a prude to take a class and draw naked models (I know I am) this site is a really good alternative.
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This quote explains perfectly why I hate vampires anymore:

"Remember when vampires had huge mountaintop castles in the Balkans and mysterious magical carriages to carry them and their victims to and fro? Whereas now they apparently have to take the bus with the rest of the puds. Jeez, vampires are losers."

Thank you, Comics Curmudgeon archives for putting into words what I've been thinking since Twilight came out.
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Pic Shows Man Robbing Stores With Klingon Sword.

Serious. A guy robbed a 7-11 with a bat'leth.

I can't help but think what I would do if I were the clerk working at the 7-11. Give him the money and then strike up a conversation, probably.

In other news, today's my birthday!


Jan. 28th, 2009 07:49 am
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I've been meaning to do this meme, and because [ profile] eibborn posted it in his blog, I remembered it! So, here we go.

The Yearly Meme: Go to your LJ Calendar and find the first entry for each month of 2008. Post the first line (or such) of it in your journal.
In which we see how lame my journal really is. )

In other news, I found two awesome blogs to read. The Comics Curmudgeon is a great blog were newspaper comic strips get snarked. I love this site, because I love newspaper comics - I get all my news from National Public Radio, but I still start my morning off with the comics in my local paper. Of course, a lot of them are legacy comics, and others just tend to not makes sense. So seeing witty comments about how Marmaduke has eaten everyone in his hometown greatly amuses me.

The other one is Judge a Book by its Cover. Now, I haaate that saying. Really. It's a nice sentiment but, really. If the cover of a book looks like it was made by a fourteen year old just trying out photoshop? I'm not going to read it. So, this blog snarks book covers! And I think it's awesome.
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In nerdly news, Darths and Droids has ended the first part of its campaign. Gotta say, it was excellent. Nearly every page made me actually laugh, which few webcomics do. I'm happy to see it'll be continuing on with Episode II! I really hope they do all six movies. I really, reeeeally want them to play the original trilogy. How epic would that be, huh?

Speaking of the original Star Wars, I watched Return of the Jedi on some cable channel last night. Love the movie, but this was the first time I saw the 'remastered' version, or whatever. Is it just me, or does it feel like putting Hayden Christensen in as the Anakin ghost thing feel like Lucas was pissing on his original franchise? 'Cause that just... angered me.

Also, as I watched, I noticed how well Luke (or rather, Mark Hamill) can pull off the 'all black with some leather' look, but Anakin just... can't. What's up with that, Star Wars fans? Or that puppet Yoda worked a lot better then CGI Yoda?
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Hey guys, I'm now officially part of the [ profile] pokemonathon! My first post is over here!
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...and that is Bad Astronomy.
It's a blog dedicated to debunking myths and confusions about science. And oddly enough, it's bit about meteorites has helped greatly with a project I'm doing for my astronomy class.
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No art - but instead, shiny nerd junk!

Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog - Joss Whedon's supervillian musical. Available this week online, and hopefully coming out on DVD soon.

Darths and Droids - Screencap comic of Star Wars if it were a tabletop RP. Comedy GOLD.

I finished watching all of Firefly a few days ago. Why was this show cancelled? I loved it, it was amazing. I'll try not to let it influence AegBalk TOO much.

Since I finished that, I felt I should go on to another sci fi series that I dearly loved - Batman Beyond. I miss this cartoon a lot. It really was what got me hooked on Batman, and with Dark Knight coming out tomorrow, I felt it was appropriate. Oddly enough, though, after watching a bit of it, I realized two things; 1) Terry killed a lot of people in this series. By episode 4, he's murdered five people without any remorse. Wow. And 2) for the first time in years, I want to play a canon character in an rp. I want to play Terry. I just... need to. Kinda like how everyone wanted to play an Ironman character after the movie, I want to play Terry.

Anyone know any good rps were I could satisfy this itch?
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Sketch of my kitty Scooter, based off a photo of her. And... my knee, because it was also in the photo. It's funny - she usually won't sit on anyone's lap but my dad's. And she really doesn't like sitting on laps when the lap is at the computer. Except for when I'm watching Doctor Who. Then, she'll come right up, hop on my lap, and zone out. Unless an alien shows up, in which case she'll pop up and just stare at the screen.
Silly kitteh. ;p

Also, if you are bored, might I suggest you watch this video?

I dunno why I think it's so funny... I just do. Those three... I've been in the room with all of them at once. And let me tell you, it's pretty much like that all the time. (They are my buddy X, his brother, and their nephew, by the way)
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Going-away gift for my very awesome astronomy professor. Playing around with watercolor, brush pens, and acrylic pens. Not stuff I usually work with.

Okay, so Wormtooth Nation has got to be one of the coolest things I've found on the internet. It's a made-for-internet video mini-series. And it's steampunk. Niiifffttttyyy!
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I've been doing some experimentation on faces with old characters. (Read as: Redesigning because I'm bored) I'm trying to get to the point at which each character has an individual face, with signs of age and stuff. So, I played around with an old rp character of mine. On the left is the original character sheet, from october 2006. On the right is a quick doodle, from April 2008. Progress is awesome.

This weekend was a nice one. Which is good, because last week was really stressful. On Saturday I didn't do much of anything, except sleep and use the computer and stuff. On Sunday, I got to visit X, which is always cool. We basically wandered around the neighborhood and talked about pokemon and lightsabers. He hadn't had any lunch (I'd already had two toaster waffles and a slice of pizza - so healthy) so we went into this little asian restaurant by the supermarket. It's been there as long as I can remember, but I've never been in. Anyways, we got some chow mien and sesame chicken, which were both really good. I got to watch Cold Case and Dexter, which also rocked. And I finally got to start reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. The weather is warming up, so I can start wearing my english trench coat again, and that's always good.

The only really dent in the weekend was when I went shopping for some new pants. All my pants are falling apart, and a sale was going on at some place down in the mall. So I found a pair of pants that fit me fine around the waist (size 4). I got two pairs, because I don't have enough pants. Well, it wasn't until I got home and took the tags off and washed them that I realized that they are, in fact, about four inches too long in the leg. And that the size 0 had been just as long. So, now I have to totally re-hem them both, and figure out some way that the cuffs won't look stupid or messy, since they're rather nice semi-dress pants. Blah.

I need to start looking for a job.

EDIT: Oh, yeah, and go check out this doodle Pip did. The one on the far left is supposed to be me. X3 Evidentially, in Pip's mind, I am a raging alcoholic. XD
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Quick watercolor I did last night while listening to DeVotchKa Some things turnout out good, others I could have done better. Ah well.

I'm gonna kill X and take his hoodie


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