I had to go and get a fucking speeding ticket. I was doing so well. I had three before I moved here, but it had been years now. I'd worked 12 hours last night and haven't slept and today's my only day off and had to go to the pharmacy for antibiotics. Was tired, not looking at the speedometer.. was cold and shaky as well.. and there ya go. Anyway.. I'm going to find something to cheer me up. :(
Just wanted to kind of get the word out there. I'll not be hosting a cycle four of hitched, at least not any time soon. Instead I had another competition idea. I have been wanting to host a comp for a long time with one model and the ability to have more abstract assignments. The main theme of it is going to be different art styles and the meaning behind them. There may also be a few assignments that have two intertwined themes. (Thank you for that idea, PistolKitten!) But I may need to work on that and talk with PK a little more. Some of my assignment ideas might be too difficult to tie in two themes, though. I will go ahead and spill out some general assignment themes, so you guys can contemplate whether or not you would be interested:
Pop art headshot (That's one of the combo ones)
I have a few more, but not giving them away! You have time to decide and plan, etc because I'm not starting it until both Hitched! and Faerie Folk are over.
Some rules I have planned:
Editing will be allowed, because I really do consider it an art form, however no face plastering and honestly not sure about photoskinning. I still like the sim to be.. a sim. Hair drawing will be allowed but I will tell you up front you'll get a lot of points off if it isn't.. .amazingly well done. Also be prepared to take a huge hit in creativity if i see a sim cut out and simply plastered into a Van Gogh painting or some crap like that.
I think I'm going to be a little bit stricter with deadlines simply because I plan my deadlines around when I work and am able to get scores and the next assignment out in a timely manner. I'm putting out the info kind of early because I'm reeeallly hoping to get some high talent.. There are some simmers I can see doing some AMAZING things with this comp. Let me know if you guys have any feedback or are interested!
For Nature's Finest, I was assigned a fruit. I got banana, which totally made me think of this:
Here's the pic:
Next was SIMplicity Modeling, and the assignment was to make an ad. I wanted to do something serious this time as opposed to the feminine hygiene product ad I once did lol.
I really like the second one because I feel like its a little more abstract and out of my norm. The first one I'm pretty happy with as well. BTW small amount of editing on the second one only to get the hamburger out of her hand xD
So... omigawd. I decided to catch up on some of my reading, and read some of Kami's "The Art of Forgetting". (BTW, it's awesome so far, Kami!)
Well so I thought I'd tell her how awesome it was, when I had some forum difficulties on cloudTen. The page messed up, and wasn't loading my post. So I tried again.. Two times max. Now listen. You thought the EA forums were bad... I saw like five posts on there. What I said posted five times. So I started deleting.... well more and more popped up. So at first I thought, "omuhgawd... it's reposting every time I delete." So I made a post explaining what happened to Kami and apologized. Well Blair realized that one was reposting, and reposting and reposting. She made a post to see if it was just me. Well it wasn't. Her's was reposting and resposting. Within minutes Kami's thread was on page seven and my post count went up by 100 and Kami's thread went to seven pages.
Here's a lil bit of the madness:
I'm embarrassed to say how long it took me to think to lock the thread. I'm going to try deleting the excessive posts and unlock again and see if that works. Hey, at least you might not feel as crappy about the EA forums. lol.
So may I say I had my first ragequit the other night on my mage in the Badlands.
It was a quest called The Sorrow and the Fury. If any of you that play WoW have done this before and managed to make it, lemme know xD. I died like seven times, and even had Brad give it a go. My counterspell worked for her fear thing she did, but the cooldown was too long and despite me searching out a place with no mobs, those vikings still seemed to run straight for the baby dragons, and it's all downhill from there. I also keep holding aggro, and yanno my mage is a little squishy D: . I've abandoned the quest now, but I'm a little sad kuz apparently I'd get to see a cool cutscene with Deathwing at the end. Meh.. For all the trouble I guess I'll just google it.
This assignment was basically our modeling portfolio, with two body shots and two headshots. Some might call it vague, but sometimes I find a lot of creativity when given lots of room. I'll post the pics, not going to bother with the collage kuz I hate it. I'm also going to say I didn't notice till after I posted one of them a huge mistake, but I'm not going to say what it is till after they've been judged. :D