Exams are done...Unless the teachers add points to my grades(which the EDU teacher should) I will have a 98 in PSY, a 98 in CIS , a 99 in BUS and...an 88 in EDU.
The EDU teacher is still counting the four zero’s into my grade from where I was unable to access the class...which was her fault not mine. I got straight 100’s in the class after she made them let me in...so really the 88 is unfair as all hell and David wants me to go fight them on it. Probably won't though.
I was so exhausted last night after taking my last test....it was like I’d hit a brick wall. Just bam! All the stress and lack of sleep and frustration just came to a swift pause...slept real good last night, got up and actually had time to hang out with my kids. We made water balloons and drenched each other outside for about two hours, just screwing around with the water hose and the mud, wishing I had gotten all the money I was supposed to from the school because we really wanted to blow 300 bucks on a pool this year. The mud and hose was fun though...I think I regressed a couple of decades.
Watched a movie...Alone in The Dark, which sucked so much it made my eyes bleed. Or rather...gave me a massive migraine and made me want to claw my eyes out. Ended up going back to bed for several hours and now Draye is online and we’ve both been in bed all day and we’re thinking of writing all night.
Awesome writing partner...Have to give Draye much respect. I have never had such an easy time working with someone even half so talented. Right now, we’re doing a little joint comic book venture...and I’ve got many pages done despite how awful my schedule has been lately. I am wanting to take this week and finish the first few chapters, at least, and get it posted. It’s pretty much an introduction of her character Marcus into Carnal Company...and they so do not get along at first. Much fun...lots of Alex abuse and whining, lots of Z overreacting and shooting people and trying to give everyone cancer via second-hand chain smoking, lots of Van smoking pot and being snarky in his underwear, lots of Marcus being....insanely unreachable and angsty and oh my god frustrating...but sexy...heh...
I hate to say it though...I like this opening story...but I am sooooo wanting to illustrate Vendetta. It’s gonna be so gut wrenching and dirty and painful and gah...makes my chest ache just thinking of it...it’s a great story. It’s very near the perfect showcase for Carnal Company as real people and not just attitudes with guns, fangs, and social agendas.
I know I won’t get to it during my week break but that’s ok, I’m using the intro stories to tweak my style, so that by the time I get to Vendetta, I’ll have a lot of experience and at least two more illustration classes at FTCC under my belt.
Anyway, not putting my website back up until I have chapter 1 and 2 of this comic finished to be posted. Thought of posting a few pages here...Showed some to Draye and it was well received but...I have such a neurosis about showing these things to anyone...it’s why I am not further in my work probably, I show so little of the work I actually do. I have someone else involved in this though, so I am a bit more confident...besides if it sucks I have someone to point a finger at and shift all the blame to.