Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Reccomended Books: House of Night Series

I was recommended this series by a friend (morphious21 :P) so I asked for them for Christmas. I started the first one and it seems really good so far!

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After she is Marked, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is mis-using her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny— with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New favorite quote....

'Surely you jest'
~from the manga Lovely Complex

Monday, December 28, 2009

Eddie Izzard~ On Paul O'Grady Show Dec 3rd 09



Follow Eddie Izzard on Twitter

My aboslute favorite standup comedian is Eddie Izzard...as you might have figured out. I'm going to his show in Chicago on January 8th (there are still tickets available). You should all follow him on Twitter! He is a very intelligent comedian, which is why I love him so much!

Now I'm going to post clips from some of the Eddie Izzard DVDs I got for Christmas!



Reccomended Books: Darkest Powers Trilogy



The Summoning:
Chloe Saunders sees dead people. Yes, like in the films. The problem is, in real life saying you see ghosts gets you a one-way ticket to the psych ward. And at 15, all Chloe wants to do is fit in at school and maybe get a boy to notice her. But when a particularly violent ghost haunts her, she gets noticed for all the wrong reasons. Her seemingly crazed behaviour earns her a trip to Lyle House, a centre for 'disturbed teens'. At first Chloe is determined to keep her head down. But then her room mate disappears after confessing she has a poltergeist, and some of the other patients also seem to be manifesting paranormal behaviour. Could that be a coincidence? Or is Lyle House not quite what it seems...? Chloe realizes that if she doesn't uncover the truth, she could be destined for a lifetime in a psychiatric hospital. Or could her fate be even worse...? Can she trust her fellow students, and does she dare reveal her dark secret?

Friday, December 25, 2009

How the Grinch Stole Christmas...

And what happened then...?
...in Who-ville they say
That the Grinch's small heart
Grew three sizes that day!

And the minute his heart didn't feel quite so tight,
He whizzed with his load through the bright morning light
And he brought back the toys! And the food for the feast!



How the Grinch Stole Christmas...

Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small,
Was singing! Without any presents at all!
He HADN'T stopped Christmas from coming!
IT CAME!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!

And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: How could it be so?
 
It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
It came without packages, boxes or bags!
And he puzzled three hours, `till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
"Maybe Christmas", he thought, "doesn't come from a store."
"Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!"

How the Grinch Stole Christmas...

"That's a noise", grinned the Grinch,
"That I simply MUST hear!"
So he paused. And the Grinch put his hand to his ear.
And he did hear a sound rising over the snow.
It started in low. Then it started to grow...

But the sound wasn't sad!
Why, this sound sounded merry!
It couldn't be so!
But it WAS merry! VERY!

He stared down at Who-ville!
The Grinch popped his eyes!
Then he shook!
What he saw was a shocking surprise!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas...

 
All the Whos, still a-bed
All the Whos, still a-snooze
When he packed up his sled,
Packed it up with their presents! The ribbons! The wrappings!
The tags! And the tinsel! The trimmings! The trappings!


Three thousand feet up! Up the side of Mt. Crumpit,
He rode with his load to the tiptop to dump it!
"Pooh-pooh to the Whos!" he was grinch-ish-ly humming.
"They're finding out now that no Christmas is coming!"
"They're just waking up! I know just what they'll do!"
"Their mouths will hang open a minute or two"
"The all the Whos down in Who-ville will all cry BOO-HOO!"

How the Grinch Stole Christmas...

Then the last thing he took

Was the log for their fire!
Then he went up the chimney himself, the old liar.
On their walls he left nothing but hooks, and some wire.

And the one speck of food
That he left in the house
Was a crumb that was even too small for a mouse.

Then
He did the same thing
To the other Whos' houses

Leaving crumbs
Much too small

How the Grinch Stole Christmas...



The Grinch had been caught by this tiny Who daughter
Who'd got out of bed for a cup of cold water.
She stared at the Grinch and said, "Santy Claus, why,"
"Why are you taking our Christmas tree? WHY?"

But, you know, that old Grinch was so smart and so slick
He thought up a lie, and he thought it up quick!
"Why, my sweet little tot,: the fake Santy Claus lied,
"There's a light on this tree that won't light on one side."
"So I'm taking it home to my workshop, my dear."
"I'll fix it up there. Then I'll bring it back here."

And his fib fooled the child. Then he patted her head
And he got her a drink andhe sent her to bed.
And when Cindy-Lou Who went to bed with her cup,
HE went to the chimney and stuffed the tree up!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas...

Then he slunk to the icebox. He took the Whos' feast!
He took the Who-pudding! He took the roast beast!
He cleaned out that icebox as quick as a flash.
Why, that Grinch even took their last can of Who-hash!

 

And the Grinch grabbed the tree, and he started to shove
When he heard a small sound like the coo of a dove.
He turned around fast, and he saw a small Who!
Little Cindy-Lou Who, who was not more than two.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas...

Then he slid down the chimney. A rather tight pinch.

But if Santa could do it, then so could the Grinch.
He got stuck only once, for a moment or two.
Then he stuck his head out of the fireplace flue
Where the little Who stockings all hung in a row.
"These stockings," he grinned, "are the first things to go!"

Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant,
Around the whole room, and he took every present!
Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller skates! Drums!
Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And plums!
And he stuffed them in bags. Then the Grinch, very nimbly,
Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimbley! 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas...


THEN
He loaded some bags
And some old empty sacks
On a ramshakle sleigh
And he hitched up old Max.

Then the Grinch said, "Giddap!"
And the sleigh started down
Toward the homes where the Whos
Lay a-snooze in their town.

All their windows were dark. Quiet snow filled the air.
All the Whos were all dreaming sweet dreams without care
When he came to the first house in the square.
"This is stop number one," the old Grinchy Claus hissed
And he climbed to the roof, empty bags in his fist.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas...


Then he got an idea!
An awful idea!
THE GRINCH
GOT A WONDERFUL, AWFUL IDEA!

"I know just what to do!" The Grinch laughed in his throat.
And he made a quick Santy Claus hat and a coat.
And he chuckled, and clucked, "What a great Grinchy trick!"
"With this coat and this hat, I'll look just like Saint Nick!"

"All I need is a reindeer..."
The Grinch looked around.
But since reindeer are scarce, there was none to be found.
Did that stop the old Grinch...?
No! The Grinch simply said,
"If I can't find a reindeer, I'll make one instead!"
So he called his dog, Max. Then he took some red thread
And he tied a big horn on top of his head.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas...

And THEN
They'd do something he liked least of all!
Every Who down in Who-ville, the tall and the small,
Would stand close together, with Christmas bells ringing.
They'd stand hand-in-hand. And the Whos would start singing!

They'd sing! And they'd sing!
AND they'd SING! SING! SING! SING!
And the more the Grinch thought of the Who-Christmas-Sing
The more the Grinch thought, "I must stop this whole thing!
"Why for fifty-three years I've put up with it now!"

How the Grinch Stole Christmas...

Then the Whos, young and old, would sit down to a feast.
And they'd feast! And they'd feast!
And they'd FEAST! FEAST! FEAST! FEAST!
They would feast on Who-pudding, and rare Who-roast-beast
Which was something the Grinch couldn't stand in the least!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas...

"And they're hanging their stockings!" he snarled with a sneer.

"Tomorrow is Christmas! It's practically here!"
Then he growled, with his grinch fingers nervously drumming,
"I MUST find a way to stop Christmas from coming!"
For, tomorrow, he knew...

...All the Who girls and boys
Would wake bright and early. They'd rush for their toys!
And then! Oh, the noise! Oh, the noise! Noise! Noise! Noise!
That's one thing he hated! The NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas...

But,
Whatever the reason,
His heart or his shoes,
He stood there on Christmas Eve, hating the Whos,
Staring down from his cave with a sour, Grinchy frown
At the warm lighted windows below in their town.
For he knew every Who down in Who-ville beneath
Was busy now, hanging a mistlet oe wreath.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas...


But the Grinch, 
Who lived just North of Who-ville,
Did NOT!

The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be his head wasn't screwed on just right.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

Ghostgirl Tracklist

Reccomended Books: Ghostgirl

Ghostgirl series by Tonya Hurley. A novel about a girl who thought no one would notice if she died the next day...and then she did. Its an amazingly interesting story!

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Synopsis:
Ever feel invisible? Charlotte Usher did. Teased by classmates, overlooked by teachers, beneath contempt of the popular and ignored by Damen, the guy of her dreams, she barely registered on the radar at Hawthorne High. The kind of girl no one would ever miss if she died tomorrow. And then she did...
The End?
Not exactly...

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Grinch!

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Tomorow through out the day I will be posting the original version of 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'. It is one of my favorite stories so come on back through out the day to re-read one of the most popular Christmas stories ever!

Eddie Izzard~ Pope Man

Reccomended Books: A Modern Faerie Tale Series

This is a series by Holly Black the author of the well known childrens series The Spiderwick Chronicles.




 Welcome to the realm of very scary faeries!
Sixteen-year-old Kaye is a modern nomad. Fierce and independent, she travels from city to city with her mother's rock band until an ominous attack forces Kaye back to her childhood home. There, amid the industrial, blue-collar New Jersey backdrop, Kaye soon finds herself an unwilling pawn in an ancient power struggle between two rival faerie kingdoms -

Christmas Eve Wish!

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I hope that Santa brings you everything you wanted! Happy Christmas Everyone!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Reccomended Books: Faery Court series

Another series I really like is Melissa Marr's Faery Court series.

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Synopsis:
"In a world unseen by mortals, the forces of Summer and Winter are at war. Two Faery Courts have been seeking the Summer Queen for more than nine centuries-

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Shoes Fashion Illustration

I did this as a christmas present for my cousin.

*Update 3/16 She still has it hanging in her house 7 years later.*

Tokio Hotel....Girls who want Tom's attention...wear these!

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Any girl who wants Tom Kaulitz's attention should buy these shoes. They are freaking amazing!!!

They are a realistic rendering by Tim Cooper. There are no working models made....but I think they would sell like crazy. Check out more of his work HERE

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The BEST SNL Sketch EVER!!!!



This is soooo freaking hilarious!

Super cool Makeup!



Check out more at www.modelmayhem.com

Friday, December 18, 2009

Criminal Minds

So while I do homework, I have to take a break every couple hours or so and when I do I like to relax by watching some TV. It helps to take my mind off of work and just chill. So recently I've been watching Criminal Minds (on CBS Wednesdays at 8:00 PM Central). I got into it only because I find Matthew Gray Gubler incredibly attractive. He plays the character Dr. Spencer Reid. The show is about the BAU:
The Behaviorial Analysis Unit is composed of an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds and anticipate their next moves before they strike again. Criminal Minds stars

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Escaping the pages....

Omg! Its amazing!
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Monday, December 14, 2009

Fashion Illustration....Final [layout]

Check out my layout for my Fashion Illustration class. I kind of love the faces! Click to enlarge

Amazing Water Bottle

Check this out! The water bottle comes with a glass! How cool is that?! Its a 1 'half litre' water bottle. Its like the high class version of water bottles.

Nail Polish~ Bill Kaulitz SLIVER Pt 2

So I got Orly 'Dazzle' which is a silver color that looks you silver leafed your finger nails. I kind of love it! It stays on really well with out a top coat, but I used OPI Nail Envy as my base coat.

Yes...I'm rocking out my Vivienne Westwood ring here....come on, you know its amazing!

Orpheus Dance Group Museum of Science and Industry Performance

Hey! As some of you know, I'm a Greek dance teacher for the Orpheus Dance group. My group of kids performed today at the Museum of Science and Industry's Holiday Around The World exhibit. They have performers doing shows from all over the world. There were Ukraine carolers and Scottish dancers that performed before us. We did so well today. I'm so happy with my kids!

Here is the entire dance group singing 'Saranta Meres – Saranta Nihtes' Carols from Thraki

Thats me chilling on the side hoping the kids are loud enough while they sing

This is the first dance, called Koftos from Epiros

Sorryz........

Sorry I haven't been posting recently. I've been working on my final projects these past couple of weeks...because this week is my Critique week where all my projects are due. As I finish up each project I'll be posting them here so let me know what you think. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mermaid Animation



This is part of my animated short film I'm working on right now. I did this today (well the animating). I've been working on the story and pre-production work for 14 weeks now. Youtube makes it look much choppier though. I'm going to try to upload it to flickr to see if it works better.



Let me know if you like youtube or flickr better!

All the puppets are black pastel paper with wire hinges. The background is vellum.

Illamasqua Order By Dec. 17th!

From the Official Illamasqua Blog.
Follow them HERE
All orders placed before December 17th will receive a complimentary Medium Pencil in 'Adamant' - perfect for creating that sultry, soft smoky eye to adorn Christmas party eyes!

As you all know by now - we are also offering free shipping to all orders over £65... our Merry Christmas to you and your alter ego!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hotspur! New Myspace Picture

Hotspur Tour Schedule
Dec 9 2009 8:00P
Harpers Ferry Allston, Massachusetts
Dec 10 2009 7:00P
WEBSTER THEATRE Hartford, Connecticut
Dec 11 2009 7:00P
TOQUET HALL Westport, Connecticut
Dec 12 2009 7:00P
WATER STREET MUSIC HALL Rochester, New York
Dec 13 2009 7:00P
CLUB INFINITY Williamsville, New York
Dec 19 2009 7:00P
TWLOHA Benefit at Don Hills New York, New York
Dec 26 2009 5:00P
JAMMIN JAVA Vienna, Virginia
Dec 31 2009 9:00P
BIG NIGHT BALTIMORE Baltimore, Maryland
Dec 31 2009 9:00P
BIG NIGHT BALTIMORE - with Jimmie’s Chicken Shack Baltimore, Maryland

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Hotspur Feature on Forthesound.com



Unsigned Feature: Hotspur

They gave it away for free. And for that, 15,000 people now have music collections rich in Hotspur.
And Hotspur is rich in – Taco Bell bucks? Yes, along with 99 other national touring bands Hotspur won the coveted ‘Feed The Beat’ contest which will provide them not only with marketing support money, but also $500 worth of ‘fourth meals’. As most touring bands will tell you, that is exactly what you ask Santa for in your Christmas stockings.
The guys are big supporters of the environment via Green Means Go, a coalition of musicians and bands who have committed to using green practices when possible and promoting eco-awareness among their audience. Participating bands use their public presence to help solve the problem of global warming and to create a connection between the music community and the conservation community. www.hotspurmusic.com/green.
For the Sound talked with Hotspur about their name, the Mtv.U ‘Chandelier’ video, and playing with Metro Station.
Hotspur (n.) – an impetuous or reckless person; a hothead. Does this describe the band or does the band name have a different origin?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tokio Hotel JB Kerner Photos

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Octopus Pool

Super cool...
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the artist workin on it...
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Octopus Tentacle Ring

The most amazing ring ever! I'm ordering one asap! Its amazing...currently obsessed with octopi just so you know. Expect more octopi related posts

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You can get it HERE...
What the artist says:

The finish is light oxidation tumbled to brightness with some added texture. The inside is finished with a near mirror finish for contrast. It is also available in dark oxidation and bright finish.

Sizes 4 - 7 available. Since this is a split ring, the ring will look slightly different depending on what size you get. This one is a size 4. If you need a bigger size, convo me and I can see what I can do.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

OMG! Snow!!!!!

It started snowing for the first time this year today! Check it out!
I had to put this one in just so you can all see out little snowflake window stickers. They're so cute. We used to fight over who got to put them up when we were little. Now I'm going to go make some AMAZING Cadbury's Hot Chocolate! Enjoy the snow everyone!