Update

Feb. 2nd, 2008 09:29 pm
lierdumoa: (beat whore)
So, uh. Because I'm slightly retarded, I forgot today was the VVC registration day until [livejournal.com profile] morgandawn reminded me when I called her in the late afternoon. I'm # 20 on the waitlist, so...

We'll see.


I've been spending all day swapping out watermarked tv-ripped clips in my vid with pretty clean DVD source. This is possibly the most boring and tedious thing I have ever done on a computer. Also, it looks like that really cool special effect I did that took me five hours I'm going to have to do again from scratch. I know, I know. I bring this on myself.

On the bright side, I'm very happy with the vid. Both my beta's are pleased as well.

New toys I got to play with in this vid:
- Dean Winchester (like a cat plays with its prey)
- luma key (surprisingly versatile)
- garbage matte (nothing too sophisticated)
- audio (butchered all to hell)
- flash frames (if you don't like fast cutting, you'll probably hate this vid)

Escapade is March 7-9. Vid will be posted to my journal/imeem March 9.


In the meanby I'll probably be vanishing off lj again, busy with my art classes/band, etc.

Update

Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:25 pm
lierdumoa: (Default)
Regarding my last post:

When I read the article on Heath Ledger's death I had to spend a moment just blinking at the unreality of it. I read it through, then read it again because I didn't quite believe it the first time. He was only six years older than me.

He was my first tv crush. I watched Roar religiously when the series first came to television. My favorite movie at the time was Braveheart and I pretty much thought Scottish accents were the hottest thing ever, and then there was Heath Ledger on my tv screen with his pretty tribal braids and his brooding emo and I just wanted to kiss that beautiful, beautiful boy-man.

I was very vanilla in my fantasies at the time, only being eleven and all. My sister teased me mercilessly, like you do.

I've lived through a few celebrity deaths, but this is the first celebrity I'm actually going to miss since Shel Silverstein died in 1999.

Heath Ledger, you were lovely, and goddamn you could act. Rest in peace.


Regarding my RL progress:

I sent off one apartment application yesterday. I was supposed to send off another today, but I flaked, so I'll be sending it off tomorrow. Two really nice places in the city. I hope I can get one of them.

::crosses fingers::


Regarding my fannish progress:

Vid beta's got back to me yesterday. I've been spending today alternating between working on my vid and reading CWRPS fic of varying quality. Tomorrow I will be tackling the challenge of replacing 23.98 fps watermarked source with 25fps DVD source in a 29.976 fps vid.

I'm sure I'll be all SPN'd out after I'm done with this, after which I'll probably try to finish that Patrick/Maja bandfic that's been sitting in my WIP folder for ages.
lierdumoa: (pretentious)
Rough draft of the Dean vid is done and submitted for beta. I was surprised (though perhaps I shouldn't have been) to discover that Sam even makes bitchfaces when he's killing people if you go frame by frame. Dean never stopped being beautiful. That was nice. The vid turned out to be only three minutes long by the time I edited down the audio. Longest three minutes of my life, let me tell you. Premiere crashed about fifty times while I was making it.

No, that wasn't an exaggeration. I was too lazy to clip and imported fourteen full length episodes into Premiere wholesale via avisynth script. It crashed eight or nine times today alone. I transformed into the amazing human autosave.

God bless ctrl+s.

Or perhaps I should be saying, "don't try this at home, kids." My policy towards high end software could be summed up with the catch phrase, "break it until you break it in."


I'm going to be away from my vidding computer for the next three weeks or so, sadly. Family vacation blah. The vid won't actually be coming out until the end of January. However, I should be getting some fic writing done in the meanby. I have more bandom people on my flist than SPN people anyway, so I'm sure y'all won't mind the wait.
lierdumoa: (woe.)
I have 8 seconds of left to fill on my timeline.

Why is this vid not done yet?

Why is this vid not done yet?

WHY IS THIS VID NOT DONE YET?


Jensen Ackles, you're a very beautiful man, but I am losing. the will. to live.



And, because I hate the world, I'm going to now inflict upon my flist a snippet of the latest bit of bandom crack I've been writing.

[livejournal.com profile] fashes, this one's for you.

the one where Pete is a fairy, and I lose all my writing dignity )

Update

Nov. 25th, 2007 08:28 pm
lierdumoa: (Default)
So.

My life fell apart a little. Anyone up to date with [livejournal.com profile] fashes's accounts of her family will know the details. I just so happened to be at ground zero for all the drama.

Long story short. Roommate had psychotic break. Schizophrenia runs in his family. His parents moved in without telling me they were moving in. Then I had a falling out w/ his mother that suffice it to say was ugly. I holed up in my room for a while hiding from the world. Then I got a generous friend to take me in, moved in over the course of a weekend, and resumed functioning. I made up three weeks of figure modeling class in three days (because I'm cool like that).

Then I had the best thankgiving ever. Friends are AWESOME. Sleep is ALSO AWESOME.

Am in the process of looking for a long term residence for the new year.

Vidding is on hold until I can get my computer set back up next weekend.

Update

Aug. 1st, 2007 11:58 pm
lierdumoa: (breasteses)
I got my both my nipples pierced yesterday. The piercing process hurt about as much as I expected. Horizontal barbells for now. I might buy more ornamental jewelry once they're healed. [livejournal.com profile] goluxexmachina recommended me the place where she's gotten her piercings. They were very professional. The lady who did my piercings was surprised/impressed when I told her I'd never had a piercing before. I figured it was high time I did something to my body, being of drinking age after all. As for the location I chose, I like the idea that no one can tell just by looking at me. Also, I have a nice rack. It deserves ornamentation. The lady even complimented me on my breasts (in a purely aesthetic, non-skeevy way).

The piercings look great. I'd post pictures, but Pete Wentz told me that was a bad idea.

Update

Jul. 17th, 2007 11:12 am
lierdumoa: (vidding crazy)
I'm happy to say I actually have made progress in the realm of the fannish. I'm somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 done with my Supernatural vid. I'm sure I'd be farther along, except that I've been working on original music. I'm trying to hurry up and finish my vid so I can get back to working on original music.

I'm one of the artists in the SGA big bang project. I've already figured out what I'm going to draw. Now I just have to draw it. The piece shouldn't take more than two or three days to finish.

Yes, I know I'm supposed to be in bandom now. Shhhh. I'll get to that later.


I'm having a lot of fun with the vid, actually. It's a kind of narrative I haven't done before -- a lot less plot based/chronological than most of my vids. Character introspection. It's not a particularly ambitious project, which is good, because this means I might actually finish it. I'm experimenting with cutting in ways that may cause seizures.

I really love my source. I forget how much I love my source, until I'm vidding and it's just, wow. My God, I love my source. Supernatural makes me so happy. I ... I love the breaking. It fills my cold black soul cavity with joy. Dean's suffering is just so pretty.

Today I'm going to try to get the rest of the way through the first chorus, possibly the first half of the second verse as well, which will put me somewhere around the two thirds mark.

::crosses fingers::
lierdumoa: (filthy/gorgeous)
[livejournal.com profile] lierdumoa: I really want to vid Cobra Starship
[livejournal.com profile] lierdumoa: no idea to what, tho
[livejournal.com profile] fashes: mmmm
[livejournal.com profile] fashes: Offspring?
[livejournal.com profile] fashes: or something As Fun As Offspring
[livejournal.com profile] fashes: b'c The Offspring carries a similar message or stands for a similar sense of freedom
[livejournal.com profile] lierdumoa: no, I mean I want to vid Cobra Starship's music to something
[livejournal.com profile] fashes: OH
[livejournal.com profile] lierdumoa: I don't actually want to vid the bandmembers
[livejournal.com profile] lierdumoa: and clearly if I were going to vid Gabe Saporta it would be to the Scissor Sisters' "Filthy/Gorgeous"
[livejournal.com profile] lierdumoa: DUH
[livejournal.com profile] fashes: ILU
SO MUCH
[livejournal.com profile] lierdumoa: Okay, maybe I do want to vid Gabe Saporta

I should probably try finishing my Supernatural vid first.


Update:
Bedrooms in the apt have been carpeted. I've transferred to a room with a real door. We found the jankiest loft bed in the history of ever off craigslist and nobody really wants to go to the trouble of putting it together because it is that incredibly janky.

[livejournal.com profile] goluxexmachina: You got that for free, right?
[livejournal.com profile] lierdumoa: No, actually.
[livejournal.com profile] goluxexmachina: Did they pay you?
[livejournal.com profile] goluxexmachina: ::throws head back and guffaws::

I might have been pissed at her if it had actually been my money, but as it is ... yeah. Jankiest loft bed of EVAR.


And now that my computer is back on a desk w/ speakers hooked up I might actually get something fannish done. YAY!

LALALALA

Jun. 19th, 2007 04:48 pm
lierdumoa: (crazy white woman)
::FLAIL::

For reasons I will not go into this week has been very ... trying. But it is almost over, and when it is over?

I'M GOING TO SEE FALL OUT BOY AND COBRA STARSHIP and some other bands I don't much care about ON SATURDAY AND ALL OF MY BEST FRIENDS except [livejournal.com profile] spaggel, that h0r WILL BE IN LA WITH ME YAY.


I'm 1/3 done with the vid. Hopefully by the end of today I will be 1/2 - 2/3's done. My plan is to send it off Friday before [livejournal.com profile] goluxexmachina and I drive down for the concert. I've crashed Premiere something like nine times at this point, give or take two. You know, the usual. Dean is beautiful. He's especially beautiful when he's breaking. Which is basically all the time.

I love my show.

My broken, broken show.


Also this? Basically makes my life.
lierdumoa: (vidding crazy)
I'm making something for [livejournal.com profile] vividcon after all! Possibly two things, but at the very least one thing. I started working on a vid yesterday. Supernatural incidentally. [livejournal.com profile] morgandawn, I hope you're reading this since I didn't get the chance to get you on the phone last night.

I know the recent bandom interest might be somewhat misleading when taken as a commentary on my overall taste. Allow me to state for the record that I am, in fact, a Dean girl, and my vid shall reflect as much.

I'm working with a short piece of music, and I have no life right now, so I'm fairly confident I can finish this within the week, which may or may not give me time for a second vid. I know I won't have time for my Pete/Patrick RPS vid idea, or to finish any of my truly massive unfinished Stargate: Atlantis projects, but a movie vid is a possibility.

I've crashed Adobe Premiere four times thus far and I'm pulling an all nighter. Aaaaah, feels just like home.
lierdumoa: (ickle Pete and Patrick feet)
this time in PINK! )


Oh, what else.

I started writing another fic. Without finishing any of my current works in progress. It's genderfuck kidfic.

::loses at life::

[livejournal.com profile] fashes linked me to some nice high res photos/magazine scans of Fall Out Boy here. You must be a member of the comm to view, but it's open membership.


Also, GIP. Pete and Patrick sitting next to each other in a FUSE interview. Patrick's ickle legs too short to reach the floor! Matching shoes in clashing colors! I flail with glee.
lierdumoa: (Default)
I bought a pound of smelt today. I'm pretty sure I've never actually eaten smelt. This should be interesting. I mean, tiny tiny fishies. You eat the whole thing! Yes, yes, technically you can gut them and eat them that way too.

I, however, will be eating some brains tonight.


Spending today working on music. If I finish what I need to, then I might write some fic tonight.

Update

May. 23rd, 2007 08:00 pm
lierdumoa: (self-portrait)
Last weekend I discovered that I really truly am a small again for realz. I fit into my old size 4 Ralph Lauren Polo jean shorts from. Uh. Middle school? Suffice it to say, they're older than low-rise.

Consequently, most of my jeans don't fit me properly anymore. And the one pair that did is at the parents' house getting hemmed because I'm a loser who can't hem her own clothing and my legs are too short for every pair of pants I ever buy ever.


Things I did today:

Spent too much money on clothes/@ Whole Foods—yeah, I needed the new jeans. I didn't actually need the thong underwear from Victoria's Secret or the ridiculously overpriced white tea. Or the Avril issue of Blender.

Actually, fuck that. My soul needed the Avril issue of Blender.

ETA: Oh my god, this is the most comfortable thong I have ever owned. So never buying thongs from Old Navy EVER AGAIN.

Got my requisite six miles of walking in. Or was it seven? Something. I walked a whole damn lot.


Things to do tonight:

Ask people for money—by which I mean start doing something about that whole San Francisco AIDS Walk I decided to participate in.

Ask people for money—by which I mean do some light job hunting on craigslist.

E-mail the guy downstairs about possibly recording/practicing on his piano while he is at work in exchange for dogsitting his girlfriend's pomeranians, since I'm apparently never awake and verbal enough to call him when he is home from work and taking calls.

Work on that whole nocturnal thing I have going on. It's starting to get inconvenient. See above.


Things to do tomorrow:

Apartment hunting.

Registering for a summer course.


Now I'm going to call [livejournal.com profile] natilathehun and make her tell me more beautiful stories.

GRAH!

Apr. 22nd, 2007 02:44 am
lierdumoa: (Default)
Have been stuck all day on Bedussey fic. Or maybe I'm just stalling. Still have to write 300 more words of intro to round out scene one, 450 more words of exposity junk to finish off scene four, and for scene five, 850 words of voyeuristic not!porn. Which is like porn. But without orgasms.

Yes, with the numbers. I'm so totally stalling.

Story should be around 4000-4500 by the time I'm done.


So I usually do a thing with fic where I find a writer I like, one who I've never worked with before and ask them to beta. I'm trying a new thing this time where I actually wait until my story is finished to do so. This is harder than it should be.

::sits on hands::


Shiny things:

This fic is giving me the perfect excuse to watch Bedussey over and over again. Not that I needed one.

I really, really love writing Pete dialogue. Like burning. You know when the last time was I had a character who canonically used the word motherfucker? Never, that's when. HOW DID I LIVE?!?

Similarly, I love writing Patrick dialogue. This story is in Pete POV. The next one will probably be in Patrick's. It will also involve Joe sekritly mixing sedatives in with Pete's food, because Andy has Principles, and Patrick can't lie to his bf ... f. And after the whole Porn Ninja thing, it became very clear to everyone that Pete needed a nap time. Yes. This seems logical to me.

I'll come up with a plot later. Or possibly never. The story might just end up being about nothing.


Oh yeah, and I'll be doing another Pete/Patrick icon post ... soon. Tomorrow or the day after.

Update

Mar. 30th, 2007 03:08 am
lierdumoa: (subversive)
In regards to that whole wank thing, I just want to thank [livejournal.com profile] liviapenn for being the grown-up and saying everything I meant to say with grace and tact. Frankly, I was just not having a "be the grown-up" day and I'm grateful there were other people around to pick up the slack.

I invite anyone who wishes to defriend me to do so, if they have not already. I invite anyone who wishes for me to defriend them, take them off my instant messenger buddy list, etc. to tell me so in this post. Comments will be screened for everyone's privacy.



In other news, 5718 words written thus far in 3x17 "Sunday" coda. And I fail at outlines. Fic now looks like it will be anywhere from 8500-9500 words by the time it's done.
lierdumoa: (Fly Flyboy Fly)
Also known as perspective homework.

One point perspective, 11"x14", inked, due tomorrow at noon. I'm working on a dinner scene for [livejournal.com profile] maldoror_gw's Like Steel for Chocolate (fandom: One Piece, pairing: Sanji/Roronoa Zoro). My goal is to see if I can make every single one of my perspective assignments fanart, without making them obviously look like fanart. For this one I'm going to try to keep faces indistinct and see if I can pull off realism, rather than go with manga style. This piece will probably just end up bizarre, what with Luffy's shorts and flip flops and Sanji standing off to the side in his three piece suit, and Nico Robin lending hands as napkin holders.

Okay, talk about the most porntastic superpower ever. Nico Robin can totally make body appendages appear out of thin air. Has been know to incapacitate armies (in canon!). I want Sanji and Zoro with surprise thumbs up there butts. And where the hell is my orgyfic where she's playing the entire crew like a violin string quartet? (all the while lounging in a deck chair, sipping a mai tai) Come on, internets. DELIVER.


I'll try to get this piece up for internet viewing, oh, sometime in the next two weeks.


I'm also working on a couple pieces for [livejournal.com profile] mistful's Drop Dead Gorgeous (fandom: Harry Potter, pairing: Harry/Draco).


Right then. Back to work.

Whee!

Mar. 3rd, 2007 11:07 am
lierdumoa: (get lucky)
Went out w/ the gorgeous [livejournal.com profile] adrienne2 last night to my favorite sushi place, since she owed me dinner. Had a tuna dish and a really awesome dish of fried eel in rice, rapped in thin soy paper and tasting like delicious, savory sweet candy. I love that restaurant.

Went book shopping. Got a discount leather bound copy of Gray's Anatomy (fifteenth edition) (detailed drawings of individual metacarpals, omg, and organ systems and everything) @ Barnes & Noble and The Art of Discworld (now I really must read Discworld) @ The Half-Priced Book Store.

Have still not gotten significant work done on three Perspective assignments due Monday, omg am so lame. Need to buy electric eraser.

Off to eat delicious pamcakes (sic) and then re-watch horrible teen romance remake of Twelfth Night w/ [livejournal.com profile] adrienne2 (Channing Tatum, I have no words for your pretty). Then homework until I fall down w/ exhaustion/stumble into a coffee shop on the way to class Monday afternoon.

Schedule

Feb. 22nd, 2007 12:07 pm
lierdumoa: (curious John)
Finish computer animation homework in time to leave house by 2:00pm. Lecture from 3:30 to 6:30. Print out travel itinerary. Pick up some lip gloss at Walgreens. Go to the ATM. Go home and stuff suitcase with dirty laundry and a bottle of tequila pack for [livejournal.com profile] escapade_con. Make food to eat on bus down. Charge cell phone. Get to bed early.

Wake up at 4:00am, take a fast shower, brush teeth, pack toothbrush, pack phone charger. Leave house by 4:30 to get to Greyhound station by 5:30 to catch bus that leaves at 6:30.

Sleep.
lierdumoa: (homework be done!)
I was at the school doing schoolish things from 7:30am to 10:15pm today. Well, I took a break to walk down to the Whole Foods and spend too much money on lunch. My class actually starts at 8:30. I had to get there early because I left the handout I needed to do the homework in my locker.

We had a really interesting model today. Fine boned, bit of a belly, but not enough to actually look overweight, narrow hips, no real ass to speak of. Comically large breasts. She had to have been at least a triple D. I swear I've seen her before, I want to say as a cash register at a supermarket. I was going to ask her if she worked at Whole Foods or the Berkeley Bowl, but I never got the chance.

And she totally has the same name as [livejournal.com profile] fashes.

After class, there was lunch, errand running, a two hour nap (I didn't actually sleep last night, unless you count the other two hour nap I had between 6:30 and 8:30 yesterday evening) (day before yesterday, rather, as it is now after midnight), and then finishing two late figure assignments to turn in to my instructor during his nighttime graduate level illustration class, in time for him to have grades for me by the end of the first grading period (this week) and before I went off to Ventura for [livejournal.com profile] escapade_con (Friday).

There was a really pretty guy in the figure drawing class. Who I didn't notice until we were taking the bus back to the subway station and he kept smiling with his pretty pretty teeth that I wanted to lick. We had to take the same subway home and ended up talking and he was a *good conversationalist* and I made him laugh multiple times and ::oh god wants::.

See, a while ago I was complaining to [livejournal.com profile] fashes that I had no good looking people in my classes. Then the second time I went to my Perspective class I realized it was *full* of good looking people, but they were all completely off my radar because oh God, children. The minute they opened their mouths I knew they were straight out of high school and probably wouldn't make it through their first year (fifty percent of the freshmen flunk out at this particular art school, which is how I suppose they manage to be fairly well known and respected in the industry despite having open admission—trial by fire and all that) and actually forgot any of them were good looking.

Which leaves me lusting after the grad student. It kind of sucks right now that despite being twenty-one I still look sixteen.

I'm going to have to find excuses to keep sitting in on that class. Actually, I'll probably just go every other week when I have perspective homework that takes thirteen hours and am spending all day in that building working on it anyway. I can't go to the actual perspective workshop since I have a class that conflicts. And, you know, it's cool seeing the grad student work. Not as good as the faculty work of course, but certainly better than most of the first and second year student work.


Mmmm'k. I'm going to attempt to beta a vid and then collapse into bed.

Whoo!

Feb. 13th, 2007 11:24 am
lierdumoa: (homework be done!)
Okay, so there was a debacle Sunday. I went to pick up my unfinished homework from my locker, the building was closed with a padlock on the door (not in one of the better parts of town that building). I had to start my homework over from scratch.

Luckily, my teacher is the most laid back guy in the universe. He doesn't take roll until the end of class. He doesn't grade anything until the end of class, so the two hours left of work I needed to do (incidentally the exact amount of time I spent sleeping the night before instead of working), I got to do in class, no problem. And I am so relieved we have easy homework this week. Four hours of work. Six max. (as opposed to the usual thirteen). Which leaves me time to finish my original project, which was a whole lot cooler than the one I had to start on the fly the day before it was due, and turn it in for extra credit. Wheee!

I'm making a kick assed logo for my computer animation class. I'd show it to you all here, but it has my real name in it.

Going in tomorrow to switch my art history class to an online class. Should probably make an appointment for that.


Other things to brighten my day:

[livejournal.com profile] mistful updated Drop Dead Gorgeous, which is now possibly my favorite Harry/Draco fic of all time.

[livejournal.com profile] permetaform was entertaining me last night with quotes from Naruto Lord King Bad Fic off ff.net.


[livejournal.com profile] fashes is going to be moving in with [livejournal.com profile] poisontaster in the next couple of weeks. I might move in with them in the summer. Not really viable for me to move in now. Might still not be viable in the summer, in which case I'll move to the university apartments instead.


Oh, what else.

I signed up for SGA Big Bang as an artist/vidder. Probably won't have time for any vidding, but I'll definitely give them some art.


Will be spending today vidding, tonight doing homework.

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