Not much word on my life lately, so here's what I've been up to.
1) Drowning in an ever-increasing Category 5 homework storm.
2) Panicking about commissions, desperately trying to handle the biggest projects without neglecting the small ones. I've been trying to get the work done during my off hours in the Library, but that place was Not Meant For Working apparently, as people treat it roughly like a hookah bar. They even bring their kids there. I did an entire commission the other day while a 3-year-old with a cold was staring at me, looking like he wanted to gnaw on my face.
c) Frantically trying to arrange bus trips and rides, since I still don't have my own car, to get to classes. >.<
7) Actually paying attention in class for once. I'm taking a class on the Apocalypse; those unfortunate few of you who follow me on Twitter have probably been perplexed at some of my recent Tweets (uhg, I hate saying that). My teacher set it up so that people can Twitter in class about the current topic of discussion. Unfortunately this leads to a lot of people posting links to videos of turtle rape with the annotation "YOU GOTTA WATCH THIS", which my teacher reads aloud, perhaps thinking that they have something to do with the Plymouth colony or Satan. It also leads to valuable on-topic discussion like "WIGGLESWORTH WUZ WACK" and "lol sheep rape."
j) In my off time (of which there is next to none) I've been DMing a solo game for Nick. It's set in a fantasy kingdom called Rote and a city named Avelier, a magepunk metropolis where magic is annoying, flashy, expensive and commercialized, and stars Nick as Val, a pragmatic man from a valley where magic is nothing more than a fairy tale. He's just discovered that he's - you guessed it - the holder of latent powers. Teaming up with a young tomb raider named Mfanwy, he's got to figure out a lot of mysteries, including why his entire valley is suddenly dying of a gross disease. I haven't had a lot of time to work on this since school began, but I try to write a little bit every week.
Q) BARELY had any time for Thorns lately, but it seems to be doing pretty well without me -sniff- Some of my characters are finally getting a little more development, which means everyone is about to stop liking them.
34) Setting up the overall plot for the Madland comic in my head. I'm going to be doing a lot of planning before I even begin sketching and concept art, so hopefully I can start on that next semester when I have fewer classes.
h) Still haven't heard word one about my financial aid, but I haven't had time to go to the office to ask about it.
-6) Saw Ponyo yesterday. It was cute.