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Because I will have a job and be around people all the time. Lots of stuff is going right in my life right now, but I think I am alone way too much. I don't have a job or school anymore so I just kind of sit around and watch stuff on Netflix most days. I feel like I should be more productive but I don't have anything that I HAVE to be doing so it's hard to motivate myself. Basically this is a super whiney journal about how too much vacation time is making me nuts haha. So I will now list some life updates most of which are positive:
-I got both of my diplomas (art and psychology) in the mail
-I got accepted into my second choice grad school (I haven't heard back from anywhere else)
-I hit my four year anniversary with my girlfriend. This is the longest and best relationship I've ever been in.
-I lost about 25 pounds over the summer, but I need to get back into my healthy habits because I'm gaining it back right now '-_-
-I decided that despite having limited money for now, I'm still going to FWA. I just won't buy anything but food while I'm there.
-I FINALLY got my damn driver's license.
That's all for now I guess. Maybe I'll start using this thing more often.
NaNoWrimo starts in three hours and I am in a flurry of emotions about it. I'm mostly excited though, because I have an opportunity to work on an idea I've had tucked away for a while.

For those of you on my f-list who don't know, NaNoWriMo= National Novel Writing Month. The idea is to write 50,000 words in a month. I'm attempting it this year. Here's a synopsis of my story:

Anika's best friend (and long time crush, but no one has to know that) has gotten herself captured by the minions of an evil queen in tumultuous and magical land. Can she survive adventuring with her best friend's on-and-off again boyfriend long enough to save her?

I am really exited. Depending on how this novel develops, I may try to reformat it into a graphic novel later. I will at least do illustrations.
I just actually ate a full, mostly balanced breakfast! I'm hoping this will become habit because I have been eating very fatty, quick breakfast foods a lot, and now I'm getting kind of bloopy...

Also, as I suspected, spicy mustard does make the yolk in hard-boiled eggs acceptable. Ah, dijon, is there any gross food you can't fix?
I just played DnD for the first time and had a lot of fun. We're going to be playing every Thursday, so it would be good to assume I am generally not available Thursday nights from now on. My character is a Water Genasi (basically a water elemental), sword mage. Basically, I might as well get a tattoo of Nightcrawler on my arm because I just became irrecoverably nerdy XD
01 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen -x
02 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien - halfway
03 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte -
04 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling - x
05 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee - X
06 The Bible -only the kid's version...
07 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte -x
08 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell -x
09 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman -
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens -
Total: 5
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott -x
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy –
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller -
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare -
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier -
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien - X
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk -
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger -x
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger -
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot -
Total: 8
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell -
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald - X
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens -
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy -
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams -x
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky -
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck -
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll -x
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame -x
Total: 11
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy -
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens -
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis -
34 Emma - Jane Austen -
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen -
36 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - CS Lewis - X
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini -
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres -
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden -x
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne - X
Total: 11
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell -x
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown -
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez -
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving -
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins -
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery -
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy -
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood -
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding - X
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan -
Total: 13
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel -
52 Dune - Frank Herbert -
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons -
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen -
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth -
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon -
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens -
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley -
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon -
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez -
Total: 13
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck -
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov -
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt -
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold -
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas-
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac -
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy -
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding -
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie –
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville -
Total: 13
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens - X
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker - X
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett - X
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson -
75 Ulysses - James Joyce -
76 The Inferno – Dante -
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome -
78 Germinal - Emile Zola -
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray -
80 Possession - AS Byatt –
Total: 16
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens -
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell -
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker -x
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro -
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert -
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry -
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White - X
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom -
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton -
Total: 18
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad -
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery -
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks -
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams -
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole -
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute -
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas -
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare - X
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl - X only about a billion times and every other Dahl ever
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo -

Grand total = 20
I actually liked Wuthering Heights. I think I was the only person in that class who did.
It's February so it's time to check my progress!

1. Finish the entire script for my comic.
-I haven't really worked on it much. I'm always thinking about it though. I should set aside like 20 minutes a day to work on it or a couple hours on Saturday/Sunday

2. Do formal character sheets for all the characters.
-Haven't done this either :< ...oops I think I'll start on them after I post the next Metamorphosis page.

3. Do a drawing every day.
-I have done at least this much including stuff I've done for classes so I'm doing pretty well on this.

4. Exercise for a half hour everyday.
Bwah. Not at ALL. Somebody needs to yell at me about this because I won't do it by myself '-_-

5. Update Awkward Turtle once a week
All the way! I'm so proud of myself for this. I set a realistic goal that seems like it's totally accomplishable :) It's updating late Tuesday night/ Wednesday morning.

The website for those of you who don't know it/ forgotten the link:

6. Read at least one book a month (that isn't a comic).
I read all the Percy Jackson books at the end of December/early January. I want to read Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman so I met get a copy of that this weekend. If anyone has any recommendations, I'm open to suggestions.
I just signed this petition that asks Obama to stop the military from building a base on top of a healthy coral reef in Okinawa. I'd really appreciate it if you'd sign it (it's electronic, it only takes about 30 seconds) and pass the link around.

Happy New Year everyone!

Here's what I want to accomplish this year:

1. Finish the entire script for my comic.
2. Do formal character sheets for all the characters.
3. Do a drawing every day.
4. Exercise for a half hour everyday.
5. Update Awkward Turtle once a week
6. Read at least one book a month (that isn't a comic).

I think I'm being realistic. I hope they all come true.

Wanting to look for vids of just two horses mating is weird enough. Why the hell is this the first thing that comes up when you type in horses??? Wtf.