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I'd been planning on posting a new entry back in May, but I got so caught up in the festivities and start-of-school things and then I recently got hit with weird stomach problems and, well, I ended up putting this off. I sadly haven't gotten any further with my project to add art to my fics. Hm, gotta work on making journal entries a habit. Anyway, life things first!


Basically, May 24 saw the third annual Promstuck of Homestuck Philippines (HSPH), but it was my first time to attend a prom. As in. I didn't go to my high school prom and I didn't go to graduation ball. I never really saw the point of it and thought it was all just really silly and a hypocritical event for the school to hold. Anyway! Promstuck was amazing and I had a lot of fun! It wasn't quite enough to completely remove the negative reaction I immediately have to the word "prom", but it's a start! Probably the greatest part was getting to meet all these amazing people and knowing that I had at least something great in common with them (namely, Homestuck). It was also awesome to see people dressed up in ~not quite~ costumes. I went as a Humanstuck Meenah! Here's a shot some kind soul took of me :)

I'm soooo excited for whatever prom HSPH comes up with next year! I even have plans for my outfit already and I pretty much managed to snag three friends to go as the Midnight Crew with me!


Now for some school related things! I went in for class today I saw that they had installed these huge lockers in our school and they were open for rent starting today. So I went ahead and rented myself one for the term. It's more of as a precaution than out of necessity, and honestly it would have been great if they had existed in the school five terms ago. Ah well, the locker slot is mine and I'm sure I can find some way to use it. Most likely I'll be leaving stuff there whenever I have to switch campuses, so I won't need to lug my books and possibly my laptop as well across three blocks of not-very-safe territory.

So far my classes have been pretty relaxed, although I can already tell which ones are going to be exceptionally stressful later on X.X

My Graphic Design 3 class is more of an advertising class and we're going to have to rebrand stuff and come up with ad campaigns. God, just typing that made me feel stressed already.

I'm not really too concerned with my front-end design class and its back-end counterpart class. I like the processes that go into designing user interfaces, even if I'm not that good with design itself. I like back-end programming even more so. I'll have to be careful still though. This kind of thinking has led me to being complacent and reckless in my work before >.>

3D Animation is still a little worrying, but I think I've gotten an all right grasp of 3DS Max after playing around within it. Still a long way to go though, we're only on our second exercise. That said, here's what we've done so far!



In our first activity we had to 3D-fy any character, so I ended up with Anpanman, a character from my childhood. The second one is to create a 3D bike using only splines in 3DS Max. Splines are basically 2D shapes represented in 3D. While Anpanman was made with 3D shapes (spheres, mostly) this bike is basically just all lines. It's not done and the above is basically a progress shot featuring the one part I spent most of my time on: the front wheel.


That's it for school stuff, really. Now - media updates!



Champion by Marie Lu left me in tears. It's the final part to Lu's amazing trilogy of Legend and Prodigy (which I talked about here), and I can't really say much without leaving spoilers, but basically by the time of the last few scenes (before the epilogue) I was clinging to my copy of the book and I could barely tear my gaze away - at 4 AM on a school night!



Zombies vs. Unicorns edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier was something of a fun ride. I don't really have much to say about it, but my personal favorite of the stories is "Prom Night" by Libba Bray.

Movies next! Just two of the latest movies here.



X-Men: Days of Future Past was fantastic! I have very vague and fuzzy memories of the original X-Men movies since I never really sat down to watch them, but I grew up with the X-Men Evolutions cartoon and X-Men First Class somewhat made me more interested in the franchise, so I was able to get through Days of Future Past basically feeling infinitely horrible about the situations and can I just. Jennifer Lawrence's acting. God.



Maleficent was awesome, but it just doesn't stand up to The Sleeping Beauty as a "remake". It's a great movie on its own, but it doesn't work when associated with the older one.

Anime!



Pokemon Origin left me wanting so much more of the Pokemon world. It helps that I've recently been on a massive Pokemon kick. Pokemon Origin is really good, but it's, honestly, not quite the adaptation of Red/Green/Blue/FireRed/LeafGreen I'd love to see. It's big issue is pacing, which is an understandable thing since they're compressing this big storyline into four episodes and there isn't really much option in adapting the "in-between" parts that the anime handles with filler episodes. I adored the animation though, and I won't lie, seeing Red and Green given life like this is just awesome.

Yeah, I need to get to work on my huge anime backlog. Well, games now! Just one that I really finished, actually.



Horn by Phosphor Games for iOS is actually the first of its kind I've played. I usually play 2D games on my iPad and rarely play 3D games. I feel that Horn showcased the Unreal Engine wonderfully though. I loved the story, and the worldbuilding was just right, just enough imply a bustling world while never having to show that world. The dialogue is witty, combat stays fun and challenging throughout, and Horn himself is a lovable hero.


Right now I...haven't progressed with Mirai Nikki at all, and I'm still not sure what to read next. We're watching Edge of Tomorrow this week though, so there's that.

Game-wise, right now I'm playing Pokemon Black, alongside a million rom hacks on the side. Progress in Final Fantasy X has been slow, sadly.

Bea out o/
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