2/9/11

Wordless Wednesday: 'Cause I'm Chillin with a Klingon

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2/7/11

Minor Requirements

Posted by Bitten Usagi at 2:50 PM 0 comments
So Mondays were supposed to be my day for manga reviews but I'm slacking hardcore and I've been eyeball deep with research for my senior portfolio/career choice as well as trying to keep up on reading for my last class for my minor which is killing me.

Seriously my very last class for my minor seems to be more than the rest of my minor classes combined. >.<  I'm just hoping I can pull off a C, really.  Lol.  Yeah way to shoot high, right?  All my other minor classes have been good grades though so really that's all I need.  It's only like a 2.0 or something requirement for that anyway.  Yay Asian Studies!!  (My major requires a 3.0... in art... wtf most other programs just have the university-wide 2.0)  So yeah this class has been ridiculous reading and let me tell you, Asian politics is FASCINATING to read about.
/sarcasm

Like I said, hoping for a C...

So since I've slacked and not delivered a review for a manga I will now share with you photographic awesome that I got from the comic book store in Loveland.

Sailor Moon "Button Men"  ^w^
(Photo taken on my Droid X using FxCamera in Toy Cam mode)
It's a game, which I totally didn't even know existed but seriously if it's Sailor Moon I want it.  Had to laugh, the guy at the comic book store said it was part of a game like, why would you want it if you don't already have some.  Ummm because it's Sailor Moon, dude and that's what I do.  The Usagi in my name comes from my obsession ok?  2 of my upcoming tattoos?  Sailor Moon.  I'm obsessed mmmmkay?

So yeah I was pretty excited.  I should show my collection of Sailor Moon stuff.  It's small, really, but I love it all just the same, like the comforter I found in Oklahoma at some Mom & Pop store that we hit on our way home from a family reunion back when anime and manga stuff was SCARCE.  
 *sigh*
Someday when I'm making millions I'll be all over ebay buying up everything Sailor Moon I see, hahaha!

2/5/11

Finding My Path

Posted by Bitten Usagi at 12:30 PM 0 comments
Well I got one post out this week...
*shifty eyes*
So the last week or so has been me examining photography and what I like about it and don't like about it and if you follow me on Twitter you also know I had to write down some strengths and weaknesses and was having a terrible time of it and got super down on myself as a result.  Part of me is ready to graduate and another part of me is like "whoa, no... so not ready for this" and completely terrified that I've wasted the last few years and oh so many thousands of dollars on an education for something I'm not good enough at.
See that?  That's me spilling my guts out.  Be gentle.

So after examining what I like and don't like (and not even going over the strengths & weaknesses bit that I spent oh so much time stressing over) I've pinned down what I want out of my photography and wondered why the hell I've been sticking with such safe photography.  
When the HELL did I get so damn timid???
In High School my favorite activity was drama.  I lived for drama and it was really the only thing that kept me going.  I took chances with my art and I wasn't afraid to talk to anyone, what the hell happened to me???  Now I can't even approach anyone.  Umm hello I've sold sex toys as a job!  This should be easy peasy.
 
So now it's shoot, shoot, shoot.  In fact a large part of today's to-do list is finishing up some photos for a friend to then see if she'll model again.  I'm so slow at editing, but getting faster as I work at it, damn perfectionist side.
Another "funny" thing- in my research the number of photographers I feel my model should get for her time is a hell of a lot more than many give their models for several hundred dollars. O.o So that's how so many photographers make a killing.

So yeah.  That's what's up and why I've been neglecting my blog.  Was told I needed to do some serious research into the area I want to go into and I have been.  Funny though, doesn't seem like research should be this awesome.  I'm thinking I'll do some artist spotlights with the artists I've found here in the near future, so have no fear, I will share you you my findings of awesome.

2/1/11

Paying It Forward

Posted by Bitten Usagi at 3:16 PM 0 comments
So Christina, a lovely blogger that I follow (who makes the cutest little knitted & crocheted creations that you can get at her Esty store) had a wonderful idea and I loved it and decided that even if she got filled up I'd post this over here anyway because I think we should do more things like this these days.  ^w^

Here is my pledge to "Pay It Forward"

I promise to send something handmade to the first 3 people who leave a comment here.
(I'll either be etching glass/mirrors or sending prints... which would you prefer?)
To be eligible, you must also post this on your blog,
offering the same thing to 3 other people.
The rules are that it must be handmade by you and it must be sent to your 3 people *sometime* in 2011.


I'll give you time to get your post up then I'll hit you up to get your address and such. :)  I will warn you though that it may be a bit before I get things sent out.  It's my last semester of college and I'm pregnant so things are a bit crazy around here!

So come on peeps!!  I know I've got some creative people out there. Join us on a bandwagon worth joining! :D
 

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