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After Thanksgiving Bustle

It is currently the Sunday after Thanksgiving. My hopes of doing some Friday after Thanksgiving shopping never happened, nor did my goal to get some driving practice done.

I’m not sure what all I want for Christmas yet, but I do know I want a heater, and a few less pounds, some rent money, and other things currently slipping my mind. I have a tv waiting at my dad’s, and I’m trying to save for a Wii (which ain’t going well…). That and a bookshelf for the mini-collection I have.
Monday starts the last week of classes for the quarter, and I have a capstone drawing I just started, and one more to go, before at least Thursday. Something tells me I’m going to be spending a considerable amount of time in the art building till then. I only have two exams, but drawing class is going to be a pain in my butt… after that the main worry is trying to find some more hours at a job to help stave off unexpected expenses or something in between the month I have off from work.
So, Tuesday night, I’m going to look for a Holiday job. My roommate says that I’m in the right place with living in Columbus and all now. I’ll very likely bum a ride off of one of my brothers to go up to my dad’s, and possibly over to my mum’s to pick up a sewing machine. Next quarter I’ll be joining the cosplay club, after all.
I have finally been reunited with my precious furisode (long “flowing” or “swinging” sleeves kimono). Once I can fit in it a little more properly (I’ve chunked up a tad) and maybe find a way to finish getting all of the accessories, I’ll be posting pictures. It’s very pretty, though there is an even more gorgeous one very similar to the one I almost had. The problem? I don’t exactly have $1k for a set… There’s also a pretty kusudama (flower ball) patterned furisode that no one has bought up yet. Oddly, this one I thought was downright ghastly, two, actually, have sold…
I also managed to pick up my awesome Ai Enma cosplay. I’m about the only person to try the kimono outside of Japan and get it decently right. I’m going to have to put on the poorly done kimono me and my mom made and take pics. Comparing it to having an actual kimono now, and thinking back, it’s a worthy and embarrassing first effort.
Anyways, hopefully I’ll finally be getting on that web comic I keep talking about. It’s based off of a dream I had sometime mid-October. I had another dream last night. It really freaked me out, but I thought I’d tag it on and give the first story a little more beef. I’ll also be going through and remembering other elements that’ll help, too. I just wanted this first scenario to be pretty simple, with little substance but some decent characters, but I can’t just do that, and it has taken on a life of its own.
Just updating, over and out.
Annie
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Invisible Sunshine on My Shoulders

Ohio in the fall, and well through early-April, is pretty absent of sun unless you’re lucky. I’ll see if I can get some pics up of the leaves in my area. My previous school back at Kent State University has already had a sloppy snow/rain mix, and I’m waiting for our first snow.
It’s funny how you don’t really notice some things as a child and then you learn to appreciate what’s around you as you get older. I’ve always liked the fall leaves, though, and the ones around here have been exceptionally beautiful this year…
The snow however, is a bit of a different matter. I really like it when it first starts to fall, but by the time the modern world spoils the snow and makes it all grimy and disgusting, plus when it melts, it just needs to go.
As a few know I moved down to Columbus, OH in July; and, yes, I’m attending the Ohio State University. I’m pursuing the Art & Technology program here, but I have to get through the foundation and core classes first. They also have a few classes for webcomic. I’m going to pursue 2-d/3-d animation and graphic novels as a major and a minor in creative writing (which I still have to start getting ready for and meeting with someone about) and maybe a foreign language. I really enjoyed French but I also want to know Japanese and see if I can finally get German right. I finally have a plan that sounds like a college set of programs and it feels good.
I’m also working on a webcomic, and that should be up soon. I’ll have the link soon and I hope that I’ll soon be able to have my own site for it. I don’t want to give away too much now, but I hope it all works out.
Also, if there is anybody in the Columbus, OH area I’d be more than happy to give out my mark. online store site. www.markmarkstore.com/afoerster I don’t know if I’d exactly be able to meet you in person and help you out with selections but my e-mail is always available and I try to check at least once a day. If there’s no link on the store it’s simply ann_foerster@hotmail.com.
So, that’s about it for the update now. I’ll be sure to update more in the future!
-Annie
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Making slow climbs and holds…

I’m sorry I haven’t updated in a while.  Anyways…

I made the decision to transfer to The Ohio State University.  Yeah, OSU has to put a “the” in front of it to ward of impostors…  XD  Anyways, I’m going into Pre-Art and basically starting from ground zero.  I have to go in for orientation and take a math placement test since I need to take another one down here (since math and testing your brain is actually valued down here… not exactly my cup o’ tea but oh well…).  I’m just hoping it doesn’t involve geometry or trigonometry.  As an obvious art person I don’t do well at that kind of math for some inherit reason.
So now comes the crazy job and housing hunt that comes with relocation.  I’m at least happier that I’ll be closer to Ohayocon come time for me to apply in the Artist Alley.  I just hope I make it though…  Which reminds me, OSU has no Anime Club or Society.  Which gives me devilish plans…!
Also, I’m going to be at Colossal Con 2009 in Kalahari this June.  I’m not being an artist or anything; I’m just going to be there to be there.  I’ll still have my Jigoku Shoujo cosplay, and the kimono I got back in February.  I may have to put photos up someday.  I have been trying to collaborate with someone on making a Wild Arms 3 costume for me as Virginia Maxwell.  We’re going to have real leather and it’s going to be sweet!
Anyways, I wish I could experiment with my art a little more.  I don’t know how, but I want to add a softer color touch to my art, but the bold colors and soft textures I use now seem to be pretty popular if I can just do a better job at it.  My computer’s logic board crashing on me didn’t help much, either.
I hope I sound better than what I did in the last blog…  Over and out!
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Giving this a try…

I originally set this up as it was required for my College Writing I Class my first year of school.  I was thinking about getting back on it, and now here I am!

As the blog states I am “studying” to become a certified artist.  I really wanted to make a Spaceballs reference and say “prince” or “princess”… like Lone Star…  My art style is mostly anime/manga style.  I normally sketch my drawings out and then color them in Photoshop.  A graphics tablet is a beautiful thing!  Anyways, I know I have it as my website, but my DeviantArt page is www.numnut.deviantart.com.  “NumNut” is my gaming alias.
I lack the beautiful thing called x-Box Live and such so not too many people know of it…
For those of you familiar with anime and manga, but don’t know the difference: anime is the actual animation (get it?) while manga is the comics.  I know a number of anime fans/otaku alike are downright mean to people for not knowing.
I hate people who look down upon ignorance, especially for someone just starting out in something.  I feel that makes such people the ignorant ones.  Another thing, work related here, is when people assume just because they’re living/working/getting an eduction/etc. at a certain place that they’re automatically dumb.  I actually have a GPA of about 3.3 something, but I’m deceptively bubbly; or at least I try to be.  As with earlier tonight; people can’t understand the obvious and don’t let me get to explain my side of anything.  Half the time I feel like my call falls upon death ears, or people use it as ammo.
Which is one reason why I’m trying to transfer.  I don’t know where to yet, but that’s where I can use your, the reader’s, help.  I was thinking of moving down to Columbus, Ohio to The Ohio State University.  My twin is down there so I’ll always having a relative close by in case I need help.  The only reason why I came to Kent State was because a) My mom made me and b) I was lured in by the VisualCommunicationDesign program there (referred to as vcd or other demeaning names from this point forth).
I failed miserably so then came the hunt for a replacement.  I was going to do Fine Art, but of course my mom says “no, you need a job that will make you (in actually herself self-esteem or pride points) money”.  I don’t care anymore.  She tried getting me into Computer Science, which I’m hating the Intro class with a passion.  I don’t really get it, it’s boring, it has a lot of focus on stuff I doubt I’ll ever use, and I just wanted to make video games.
OSU actually has it all: digital artwork and digital animation!  It’s just a little expensive… especially since I’m tired of dumb, lazy people and dorm life.  I have been trying to learn through a friend, I don’t know if anyone here is familiar with a Denny Furlong, but he’s my “teacher”.  Thing is, we’re all experiencing some awkward simultaneous crossroads droll.
Oh well,
I’ll stop being depressing now…
Annie Foerster