Sunday, 31 August 2008

Change of luck?

I'm certainly a lucky sod this month! After being told on Wednesday that I'd most likely never get into the Computer Design course I applied for, I was sure I had no alternative but to wait until this time next year.

At least that's what I thought.... However, on Friday after school as I was hanging around with a pal I got a call on my mobile. As it turned out someone had called in saying they wanted to drop out of the course, thus meaning I could take their place! Huzzah! So I'm starting up tomorrow, and let me tell you, I'm a nervous wreck! But hey, it's what I wanted right?

I'm gonna be geeking it up in that class, at least on the days we have animation. I hope I don't freeze up like I used to in the social rings. Jeez that sucks. I've also gotten a little money to spend on some new stuff that I'm in desperate need of, such as coats and shirts n'all... I also managed to order myself a new messenger bag, official 24 merchandise too. My God I'm such a geek, but I do love being one it has to be said.

But I haven't just been watching 24, oh no. Been watching KND as usual, as well as catching myself some Pepper Ann episodes. Jeez I really miss that show. I used to watch it all the time when I was small. Gwah, must draw myself some fan art for that show! But for now this will have to suit you all until next time!

Toodle pip!

Wednesday, 27 August 2008


Well I just had an interview at Stevenson college for my animation course option. As it stands I don't think I will get a spot, not because of my work but because of a faulty computer. There's supposed to be one more computer in the room but apparently the tech people aren't fixing it or whatever. So I'm probably not going to get a place which sucks because it means I have to stay at Boroughmuir.

However, I do have a reserved spot in case someone wants to drop out of the class, so if anyone does I'll be able to get in. They think I'm very young for doing it though, because a few more highers will improve my chances at art colleges... Oh well.

They said if I had applied a little earlier they would have given me a spot, but I do have other options. I can either start college in January instead and have another interview in November/December, or wait another year.

They'll give me a call later on with what's happening, but I must say it doesn't look like I'll be going this year. Sucks to be me.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Return to school...

Okay so today was my first day back, and let me tell you it's only heightened my hatred for that place. Boroughmuir truly is the armpit of education. How to start the problems, apart from the numerous teacher issues....

What they have been calling a "dress code" has now turned into a full blown uniform as I thought it would, but they still insist on it being a dress code rather than a uniform. Come on people, there's no need to dance around the issue. We KNOW it's a uniform, please don't patronise us. I also love how it's their number one concern, that and their grade percentages. It's sickening! An utter disgrace!

But that brings me to a fairly positive point. I have applied to Stevenson College to start an animation and graphic design course. If I get a place there, it means I won't ever have to return to that place and I'll be ever closer to my dream.

However, I am also still awaiting news of my application to GASP!, but I do know if I don't get contacted by this coming Tuesday I know I haven't secured myself an interview. Fingers crossed eh?

I figure I should spam post some art for you guys, I'm feeling generous and I don't think I'll be able to post as often as I'd like in the coming term. So enjoy what I am offering you this evening!

Now I must warn you this is quite a post art wise, I’m clearing out my folder so there’s a LOT of unfinished stuff for ya!

Wednesday, 13 August 2008


Alright so, I've been busy for the past few weeks working on something pretty big for me. It involved the Scottish film organization and their GASP project. This gives five people over the age of 16 the chance to work in an animation studio up here in ol' Scotland-diddly-o. Obviously a chance I couldn't bare to miss out on! So I've been scribbling away at the application and filling out the required three page portfolio. My father is on his way to mail it off today so wish me luck guys! Maybe I'll get the chance to go to an interview and maybe even actually get a place. That would be dandy wouldn't it? I'm sure I won't get the chance to considering there are only five places but I'm still gonna work my pants off to try and get there.

As for other goings on, one of my cats has recently fallen ill, the good news is she's on the mend and just needs to continue being monitored for the time being. I'm sure she'll be back to her perky old self again in no time hehe.
Also, my obsession with both the show 24 and Kids Next Door has yet again been renewed as I've been watching episodes quite a bit for the past few days. Making many a Jack Bauer joke and doodling away. I also bought the season 1 & 2 soundtrack for 24, and let me say I am very pleased with the score of it! Money well spent I have to say.

And some more news on the cartoon front for me, I have recently tuned in to watching El Tigre on Nick. I'm rather disappointed that I'm so late in watching this show though, it's rather interesting and the style makes me smile. I have a few works I've done of El Tigre and Django that I can post up here for you all to melt your eyes out with of course!

In other news my parents have began that talk of moving home again, their plan is to buy a large house up North where most of our positions and such will remain, as well as a small flat over here in Edinburgh. The advantage to this is that I'll get a room bigger than 2 metres wide and get a place to pollute with loud and jumpy music without being interrupted, huzzah! Of course there is only TALK of this, no actual movement towards it. Though I have reasons to believe my mum is rather serious about this idea, but I'll keep you updated on the matter if it changes.
And what do I have planned for the rest of today, you ask? [Not really, I just need to blab a little longer!]

Well I've got a friend popping over for the night and we plan on watching some 24 episodes, eat cake and play video games of course! What better way to spend an evening?

And now onto the arts I can scrounge up for you all, enjoy!