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It's become apparent to me that I'm dealing with some pretty massive depression right now, and I don't think it's fair to you guys to keep dumping it all over you and being an emotional drain, so I'm going on hiatus (semi-hiatus? I guess if I manage to draw anything I'll post it) from LJ and twitter until I feel like a human being again. I've been really, really off lately, and I apologize for that, in general but also, specifically, to the people I've offended, upset, and/or angered recently.
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I still need to go hit up everyone else's jokari windows but here's mine up in hurrrr. Tell me what a shy introverted flower I am.

I'mma have fossil pictures and snapping turtle pictures in a while if anyone is interested.
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Ran into a couple of chickens hanging out my neighbor's dumpster when I came back from doing laundry. I know that someone a few blocks from here has chickens, but these two don't look like theirs. No idea where they came from or if I should do something about it. They're near a pretty busy street. IDK, IDK.

pictures )
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nothing ever gets better. nothing, ever. when i was about ten years old, i told my mother i wished she'd never had me. my opinion remains essentially unchanged.
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but he's running around again, and this time he has a German shepherd friend with him. )

ETA: Okay, I know where the dogs live now and I've met their owner. Caught her chasing one of them through my yard, ran after her and told her what her dogs have been up to. She seemed genuinely upset about it, started crying about it and everything. She was like "Is there anything I can do?" and I was like "FIX YOUR FENCE, GODDAMN." So, yeah, IDK. Next time I see them running around, I have an address and the owner's first name that I can give to animal control. Result, I guess.
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I think I'm really going to hate this class I'm in this semester. Today was, like, an overview of physical geology, basic shit like that. The guy showed a slide and he said, without any hint of irony, "Now, this is called the periodic table - have any of you seen this before?" I felt like I was losing brain cells. In my last year of getting my classics degree, I needed a non-classics elective and I thought, what the fuck, I'll take astronomy for non-science majors. I already had my physics degree. The professor was like, "So you're going to be the ringer, then, are you?" That's how I feel in this class, LOL.

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Blitzwing sketches under the cut. I'm going to draw more Blitzwing/Jazz, but I wanted to get some idea of how to do his "Icy" face first, so...

blah blah blah )
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I think I'm really going to hate this class I'm in this semester. Today was, like, an overview of physical geology, basic shit like that. The guy showed a slide and he said, without any hint of irony, "Now, this is called the periodic table - have any of you seen this before?" I felt like I was losing brain cells. In my last year of getting my classics degree, I needed a non-classics elective and I thought, what the fuck, I'll take astronomy for non-science majors. I already had my physics degree. The professor was like, "So you're going to be the ringer, then, are you?" That's how I feel in this class, LOL.

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Blitzwing sketches under the cut. I'm going to draw more Blitzwing/Jazz, but I wanted to get some idea of how to do his "Icy" face first, so...

blah blah blah )

uh-oh

Jul. 28th, 2010 05:48 pm
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I think the bridge in front of my house is - sinking? About to collapse? IDK.

pictures )

uh-oh

Jul. 28th, 2010 05:48 pm
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I think the bridge in front of my house is - sinking? About to collapse? IDK.

pictures )
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1. Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] larkworth!

2. Got a strange Facebook friend request )

3. I'm going to talk about my plans for school this year. )

4. @[livejournal.com profile] blind_foxx, mmmm, waffles!

ETA:

5. Apparently there was a "scuffle" at Comic-Con. From an article about it: "One man was struck with a pen and hospitalized... The other was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon." Fucking LOL.
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1. Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] larkworth!

2. Got a strange Facebook friend request )

3. I'm going to talk about my plans for school this year. )

4. @[livejournal.com profile] blind_foxx, mmmm, waffles!

ETA:

5. Apparently there was a "scuffle" at Comic-Con. From an article about it: "One man was struck with a pen and hospitalized... The other was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon." Fucking LOL.
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Fffffffff... I bought my new laptop just in time because the old one is dead. Won't come on for more than about 30 seconds. I'm hoping it's not something wrong with the hard drive - I need to get one of those USB things for it and see if I can pull any of the shit off it that I've downloaded in the past month. I'm trying to think of what I might lose... A few movies? Some music, maybe. IDK.

I guess now I'm going to have to rebuild my desktop if I want a media computer.
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Fffffffff... I bought my new laptop just in time because the old one is dead. Won't come on for more than about 30 seconds. I'm hoping it's not something wrong with the hard drive - I need to get one of those USB things for it and see if I can pull any of the shit off it that I've downloaded in the past month. I'm trying to think of what I might lose... A few movies? Some music, maybe. IDK.

I guess now I'm going to have to rebuild my desktop if I want a media computer.
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I just noticed this morning that one of my bromeliads is blooming:



This is awesome, because I'm... not exactly good with plants, and while I've managed not to kill any of the ones I have now in the two to three years I've had most of them, this is the first time one of them has bloomed while in my possession. The bromeliads were in bloom when they were given to me, but since then, nothing. So, I have no idea what I did right.

Also, one of my tadpoles is finally starting to grow legs.
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I just noticed this morning that one of my bromeliads is blooming:



This is awesome, because I'm... not exactly good with plants, and while I've managed not to kill any of the ones I have now in the two to three years I've had most of them, this is the first time one of them has bloomed while in my possession. The bromeliads were in bloom when they were given to me, but since then, nothing. So, I have no idea what I did right.

Also, one of my tadpoles is finally starting to grow legs.
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A Craigslist ad I just found:

"We are seeking bartenders and servers for an upscale bourbon and martini lounge opening downtown. Applicants must be friendly, outgoing, and possess excellent customer service skills. Please email resume and photo..."

IDK, IDK. I fucking hate martini snobs.

Where I used to work, we didn't keep the shit around to make a lot of fake martinis, and we almost never had martini glasses because people would always break them. We served in plastic almost exclusively. I had this drink for the people who would come in and ask what kind of "specialty martinis" we could make. This was for the repeat offenders who definitely knew better. It only really worked when we did have a martini glass laying around.

You take the martini glass (it HAS to be a martini glass, otherwise the drink doesn't taste right). Fill it with Miller High Life draft. Make sure the customer sees you pour it. Pick up a cigarette butt from an ashtray, set the glass down in front of the customer, brandish the cigarette butt and say, "Would you like a garnish?" Tell them it costs eight bucks.

I had a name for it, but I forget what it was.

Fucking martini snobs.
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A Craigslist ad I just found:

"We are seeking bartenders and servers for an upscale bourbon and martini lounge opening downtown. Applicants must be friendly, outgoing, and possess excellent customer service skills. Please email resume and photo..."

IDK, IDK. I fucking hate martini snobs.

Where I used to work, we didn't keep the shit around to make a lot of fake martinis, and we almost never had martini glasses because people would always break them. We served in plastic almost exclusively. I had this drink for the people who would come in and ask what kind of "specialty martinis" we could make. This was for the repeat offenders who definitely knew better. It only really worked when we did have a martini glass laying around.

You take the martini glass (it HAS to be a martini glass, otherwise the drink doesn't taste right). Fill it with Miller High Life draft. Make sure the customer sees you pour it. Pick up a cigarette butt from an ashtray, set the glass down in front of the customer, brandish the cigarette butt and say, "Would you like a garnish?" Tell them it costs eight bucks.

I had a name for it, but I forget what it was.

Fucking martini snobs.
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Some people might remember me mentioning a while back that I had a tequila bottle full of change I planned on taking to a Coinstar machine. Well, I decided to do that today.

But I can't do anything without it turning into a misadventure )
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Some people might remember me mentioning a while back that I had a tequila bottle full of change I planned on taking to a Coinstar machine. Well, I decided to do that today.

But I can't do anything without it turning into a misadventure )
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Other things I've been up to aside from getting hit up for money by my mother:

I went ahead and got a new laptop, and it is so much nicer than that old piece of shit I'd been using. It's light and thin and fast, and just... awesome. I love it. And I think I like Windows 7. I'd heard that it's "like OSX," but it hasn't made me want to throw the computer across the room yet, which every Mac I've dealt with has made me want to do, so.

I don't think Craigslist is going to work out for finding a bartending job. I don't know what else to do - one of my friends says he knows someone who knows someone who owns two bars downtown and might be hiring, but I don't see anything coming of that. Strangely enough, though, Facebook - or maybe the internet at large - knows that I'm looking for a job. I got a friend request from "Be ABartender," which (who?) purports to help people find bar jobs, "even with no experience," by putting them in touch with recruiters or something. It sounds like bullshit. But it's like... how did they know? Fucking Facebook.

Filled up a tequila bottle with change recently - I was bored so I counted it, and it's about $120 (it's a very large tequila bottle). I'm going to bring it to the coin counting machine at H-E-B, which supposedly doesn't take a cut if you redeem your change in the form of an Amazon card, and use the money to buy Revoltech Transformers figures. And not feel bad about wasting money on action figures because it's fake money. And then start drawing Transformers porn again. It will be fantastic.

Speaking of Transformers porn, I found this amazingly bad Megatron/Starscream rape fic on FFN called "Energon Tears" - well, it starts off as M/SS rape fic, and then Skyfire shows up... God, it's bad. I think it might be a spoof, but I kind of hope it's not. Here's a bit of WTFery from a scene where Soundwave interrupts Megatron in the act of raping Starscream:

"Soundwave get out!" yelled Megatron.

"Soundwave help me! Please help!" I screamed. Soundwave didn't know whether to listen to his leader or his friend in desperate need of help.


Something is profoundly wrong here.

And I got bangs done, but I'm not sold on them yet. Opinions?

before and after pics - actually after pics, and then a before one )

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