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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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New post up on my baking blog! Which... isn't really about baking, but it is tasty dessert treats, right? Anyways, go read it!
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Holy fuck, why didn't anyone tell me about the new My Little Pony cartoon sooner? Only two episodes in, but it took all my will power to pry myself away from youtube to go make dinner instead of watching all the other episodes. I have no idea what it is, but that show is awesome. Maybe I'm just remembering the "girl" shows from my childhood, and how I was always much more interested in watching Batman cartoons or poorly dubbed shonen anime because I felt that the "girl" shows were boring. The new MLP show, though? Has girls doing stuff! And being interested in a wide range of things instead of just makeup! And it's probably THE ONLY show I can point to where I assume that a character is female unless otherwise stated instead of male being the default. Seriously, this show is great and I really want to watch more of it.

Though, I think I heard some grumblings about Rainbow Dash being lesbian because she's tomboy and has a rainbow-colored mane and tail? Okay people, 1) they're ponies. It doesn't matter. And 2) maybe it's just me, but every pony I've seen so far strikes me as a lesbian. So. Yeah.

*ahem* Well, now that I've already been a huge GIRL all over this post, might as well add to it with some cooking stuff, eh?

New post up on my blog! This time I made some Barbecue Biscuit Cups, and they are tasty and awesome. Recipe found here!
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Uuuugh, for the first time ever, midterms are actually kicking my ass. Writing a 12 page paper for NM history is the worse thing ever, especially since that class only gets two grades - midterm and final. I really hate it when professors do that, because it turns the class into pretty much pass/fail. Ugh.

Anyways, I made a thing! Or things, I guess! Mint Oreo Truffles~

These are amazing and really easy to make. Head over to my baking blog for the recipe!

Also, I didn't mention this in the blog because I hadn't tried it yet, but if you put these in the fridge for a while before eating? Soooo good. It tastes just like mint chocolate chip ice cream.
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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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I like independant film, comics, and music. I would go so far as to say I sometimes feel elitist because I watch/read/listen to them more then most people, and expand my views outside of the mainstream. So, here's a little bit of my indie elitism.
I saw the docu-drama Man on Wire today. It's the story of Philippe Petit, the French tightrope walker who, in 1974, broke into the World Trade Centers, strung a cable between the towers, and walked in mid air for 45 minutes.
This movie was beautiful. It was a very clean, simple documentary, told through interviews with the original WTC team, reenactments of the planning process, and footage of Petit's other high-wire exploits. It's short, only 90 minutes long, and probably will only be found in artistic and indie theatres, but it is well worth watching. It's amazing to get to see the footage of the event, and to hear Petit's own message: that life is for rebellion. Find it somehow and watch it, it is totally worth it.

And while I'm on indie film, there were a few trailers that caught my eye today.

The first is Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, a child's-eye-view of WW2 concentration camps. But the twist is, it's not from a Jewish perspective. It's about the son of a camp commander, who accidentally finds the camp and starts a forbidden friendship with a young boy on the other side of the barbed wire fence. I think it looks beautiful and insightful, and I look forward to it.

But while I look forward to that, I am dying to see Let the Right One In, a Swedish vampire story. Now, lately, I've lost my liking for vampires, probably due to the popularity of the retarded sparkle-sue virgin vampires from Twilight. But this movie looks brilliant. The trailer revealed that it's the story of a lonely boy that meets and gets a crush on a young girl. But this girl is a vampire, and a seriously creepy on at that. I like the idea of the vampire being a child - it's something you don't see very often. Defiantly looking forward to this one.
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I'm such a fucking tool. Using my banner ad as my art. :B
Finished banner for my new lj-based space pirate rp, Aegean Balkazine. It is now up and running! :O Rejoice! It has giant robots and light sabers! Check it out at [ profile] aegbalk!

So, I saw Forbidden Kingdom yesterday. I gotta say, I really enjoyed it. Yes, everything was rather predictable. Yes, the New York sub-plot would have worked better in the 90s (seriously, are there any gangsters like that AT ALL anymore?). And, yes, it was derivative of Wizard of Oz. Still, special effects were stunning, martial arts were awesome. Jackie Chan fighting Jet Li with a staff? Man, that was like porn for me. I love staff forms. That was AMAZING.
It was silly, it was weird, it was great. Go see it.

Heh. I train with a guy called 'The Monkey King' by a lot of other martial artists. He specializes in monkey style kung fu, and he even paints his face like a baboon when he does demos. I'd like to find out what he thought about it.
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Quick cut )

In the name of shameless self promotion!

The WoA forum has recently gone through a total re-work. New look, new name, same great members. Hey, the name isn't some racist sounding anymore! (The only reason it was was because our founder couldn't spell 'Orion'.)

Now, it's a fun place. Roleplays, debates, random topics, spam games... Not to mention crazy, interesting members. So, please, just check it out and look around.

The World Office of the Apocalypse Forum

Now that that's done with, I'll be out of town for a few days to visit my grandfather. And classes straight from 7:30 am to 9 pm is very, very tiring.


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