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19 October 2014 @ 02:51 am
Shoot for the stars!  
First, great news! Got internet back. And new Lush bath thingies! Shoot for the stars being the name the bath ball I just dropped into the water (colors the water deep blue and makes a lovely red, blue, yellow and green foam).

Had to choose between reason and passion, as in working because tomorrow I'll be out during the day—movie day with Lulu, Horn in the morning, and Dracula in the afternoon, but I told her I'd work the hours inbetween—vs a bath as a treat to myself for surviving that hell of a week.

No but really, I must slept 12 hours at the most. And definitely slept 1 hour from friday tuesday to friday.

But you know what? Completely worth it. My Mad Hatter? Frufru—the teacher, well, real name is Fruish but I like how Frufru sounds. Funnily enough, it's also what Aku says instead of frustration and everything frustation-related XD—told me he absolutely loved it, was impressed at all the elements in it, though the composition was a bit confusing in result, and how there were always things to see (like Cheshire hiding in the hat). That I should've centered the Hatter (he was supposed to be centered, but I kinda failed during the inking). I didn't get the best grade, but I got a pretty good one. And I'm the only one he insisted he was waiting to see what I'd do next. Yeeeeeah, pressure XD

Then, Castellano (persp and axio, the cubes and grids guy) told me the scenery we had to do with.... well, cubes and simple geometrical forms I'd done was really great. As for the other subject, composition was great and efficient (but a problem because I didn't use the good side of the sheet and a few other technical things). BUT MORE IMPORTANT: nothing on my grids! This is so so so great! I mean, grids have been a hell for me to trace so it's so cool to get better and have the teacher acknowlegde that by not commenting.

The only not-great, not-on-the-top-of-the-class grade I had was for the chromatic circle we painted in class last week, but I really didn't put effort into it so, not surprising. And to finish with good things and more pressure, obs drawing. I already knew the teacher was looking forward to mine because I had the best grade in last work and he knew I was familiar with both art déco and the restaurant. And well, critized he did, pointing out everything done wrong, while saying 'It's strong so I'm being nitpicky'. But I'm being unfair, he told the good thing too (clearly art-déco, something of me in it). And he ended with 'but I know you can do much better than that'. And well, he gave the drawings back, he kept some of it (apparently to show them to other teachers), mine included.

Good sign.

And more pressure XD I mean, now, I can't really afford to fail with the teachers expecting much of me. But I couldn't be happier because all the hours spent on my homework are working. And no matter how exhausting, I'm having so much fun (yes, even if I spend all the time complaining XD Not on LJ though XD).

Also, another very positive thing is my relationship with my father is getting a bit better for now. Because since he came back (went to Mada for three weeks to take care of my grandmother's burial and then, holidays/family matters) on tuesday, he saw I was working my ass off for this, and he understood that art prepa is as hard as scientific prepa and the rhythm has nothing to envy to the last, which both of my brothers did before integrating one of the best engineering schools—basically, here, university is shit. What we call the Grandes Écoles/Great Schools are equivalent to the Ivy League. To be accepted in them, most people go to two preparatory classes that lasts two years, then have to enter competitions then pass interviews. My brothers did that and my father wanted me to do that. And I think he thought that art prepa was going to be some epitome of laziness, until he realized that I had classes from 9am to 5pm, then that I'd go home, rest for a bit. Work until dinner, eat without them if it was getting to late (as in later than 8:30pm when I'd eat whenever my father was back home from work before, so at 10 most of the time), then back to work until it's finished, somewhen from 2am to 6am. So yeah, he's happy to see me invested, albeit very worried about my lack of sleep (though he does have misconceptions about how much sleep I really need and still think that the time I'm getting up is the one I wake up at XD). So, he's trying his best to be supportive.

And he bought me a new book and Pokémon figurines today, while we were doing groceries o A o Well, I first intended to pay them myself, because twas the treats from me to me and my father had already bought the Lush bath thingies but he also payed for them.

So yeap, things are working very well for me. And I found a way to  catch up with series: putting them on while I'm working. It's more listening to them than watching, but still works wonders (though I give to DW my full attention).


PS 2: Was making the comment to Azzie. During 'Mummy on the Orient Express', there's a small error/'writers did not do their researches well enough'. When the Doctor says to Clara, "You can't really tell if something's an addiction till you try and give it up", it's not true. Last time I checked, after the Ponds left him (and some more adventuring), he went sulking in his TARDIS in the Victorian era for a while. During which, he did nothing but sulk. So yeah, he did gave up adventuring for some time, though addiction got the best (and worse) of him. And Clara too. Bless her.
Music: 宇多田ヒカル - 桜流し
Fealilia_purpurea on October 19th, 2014 01:10 am (UTC)
That's awesome you're doing so well in Isart =D keep it up \o/

Also I'm so proud I converted you to Lush haha, if only I had a bathtub, I only got to try one bath ball and it was very cool.
Luo: Peter Capaldi — Stay classyluorescence on October 20th, 2014 12:39 am (UTC)
Thank you :3

Yeah, I was a bit wary at first because my mother had bad experiences with the brand the first time I brought it up (in the beginning of the hype), Thus, I'd never bought anything there, but thanks to you, I'm having lovely bathes :3
Ms. Clever: Happy Elevenirishvampire13 on October 19th, 2014 01:17 am (UTC)

Ooh, that sounds fantastic! I love glitter!

And I think Twelve's line makes sense. Eleven gave up traveling, but just couldn't do it; he knows now that he can't give it up, that he is addicted.
Luo: Gabriel — Screwing with the Winchestersluorescence on October 20th, 2014 12:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was fantastic! Very appropriate to the product's name. And I've got another one, star-shaped, silver and covered in glitter (got my hand silver when I took one to examine it in the shop).

Well, I'm not disagreeing with you. Twelve's line completely makes sense. The line is just incorrect, that's all and my brain was screaming at that XD And I can think of a few reasons why he'd say that, first being: the Doctor lies.
Azzie's corner of madness: Marthaflowsoffire on October 19th, 2014 06:44 am (UTC)
Go you for surviving all of this, and for the teachers' positive comments—again! ;) Yeah, lots of expectations, but you're doing great and all the work is worth it, so that's good things.

It's also really great about your dad—again ;)

That bath thing sounds just wonderful :D And Frufru, hahaha, I love that nickname it's so funny.

Luo: KH — Sharing happinessluorescence on October 20th, 2014 12:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, that'd be so frustrating if all my work was completely moot XD

And Frufru is quite the character XD
Azzie's corner of madness: Big damn heroflowsoffire on October 20th, 2014 06:24 am (UTC)
What is he like? :)
     Mandya_phoenixdragon on October 19th, 2014 10:53 pm (UTC)
YAY!! so good to see you!!

So glad he is finally supportive! But I know you are working hard and have earned that support (if you should ever have to, which you shouldn't, but that's beside the point) ten times over! Rock on, sweetie!

Luo: Matt & Jenna — Hugs & kissesluorescence on October 20th, 2014 12:50 am (UTC)
*squishes you*

Well, he will be supportive as long as I get good grades/stay in the top tier, which is something I intend to do, even more now that I know I got the capacities to do so.