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Update catch up!

So yes, I haven’t updated much this week but I’ve been so incredibly busy you have no idea. I also was quite sick for a few days and my headaches just didn’t allow me to sit infront of a screen for too long. But I’m back now aw yea, party!

Alright so first of all, I’ve finished reading The catcher in the rye and well, I didn’t really like it all that much. Honestly, the main character annoyed me more than entertain me. He mostly just hates, complains and calls everyone phonies during the whole book. At first it’s fine and it makes you realize, ok, the guy is definitely not with the mainstream crowd. But he never does anything else and complains about everyone and everything he sees. Halfway the book that gets really irritating. Besides that he has another annoying habit: telling stories that are completely irrelevant. He actually mentions that he himself likes to drift away from topics, but again, after a while I just started thinking, where is the writer going with this? It just made the character (whose a teenager) seem like an old man whose desperately trying to have conversations and brings up anything that comes to mind. Perhaps this was the point of the writer, but either way, it makes reading the book a let less enjoyable.  In the end I just felt meh about this book. Maybe I just don’t get it, but I wont be reading it again for a long time. As for the next next book I’ve started, that would be Paper Towns by John Green.

Artwise I’ve practiced a lot of full body sketches and I’m getting slowly, but surely, better. I’ve also done a couple of actual complete drawings which you’ll see at the end of the month in the sketchdump. I also felt like making something Majora’s Mask related, so have this. I’m quite happy with the result. Hands down the best game in the series still. I may make more of these if I get positive feedback, so it’s up to you!

What else? due to sickness i didn’t train for a few days but I’m getting back into groove again now. For Valentine I went out for dinner with Doro and we had a great time. We didn’t do anything more as I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s and I show her that I love her every day anyways, the woman knows! <3. Lastly, I’ve also been more active on my Tumblr again, so go check that out. I’m currently doing a 30 day Zelda question challenge. I would post these here, but I don’t want to make this a full out Zelda blog. Let me know your Tumblr if you have one too!

I got the whole next week off so you can expect lots of updates to make up of the lack before. And that’s all, so you all have a fine evening now =)

New books

Hello there! It’s been a somewhat hectic and busy weekend so I didn’t get to posting this Sunday, sorry for that! Nothing too much new has been going on however, so it’s not like I’m behind on any updates. The only 2 noteworthy things are that I’ve been drawing a bit more full body pictures and that I treated myself on 4 new books, yay me!

Tales of Beedle the Bard I’ve already nearly completed, but it’s a quick and light read so understandable. I love the cover btw, it’s a lovely design. Then since I really liked The fault in our stars and Looking for Alaska I went ahead and got me John Green’s two other books as well. Lastly, The catcher in the rye, because I’ve heard nothing but good about it and figured I might as well give it a shot. You’ll find out my opinion on these on my goodreads as I finish them. If any of the few people who check my blog have suggestions for good books (I’ll go for any genre really) let me know!

Now I’ve got quite a busy week ahead I’m afraid. An exam, some tasks to finish and a Valentine diner, so updates may be a bit slower this week. No worries though, after that I’ll be having a lot more free time and I’ll be able to post more again. I’ll quickly update the goal list as well after this post. Exercising is going really great btw, my condition is definitely improving.

And on a totally unrelated note, I’m still freezing my ass of.

Challenge List – Week 3

Well, this week was fairly productive!

I’ve finished reading The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green, and I can definitely recommend it. It’s not exactly a happy story, but it made me smile a lot so it’s not really a sad story either. It’s hard to explain really, so all I can say is go read it. If you want a longer opinion, check out my goodreads. I’ve also watched True Grit (the 2010 version) and quite liked it. Probably because of The Dude and the fact that I’ve wanted to see a Western for a while. The ending kinda just happens though, it’s over before you realize it. I never saw the original so I can’t tell how it holds up though, but again, I liked it.

My first new band for the year has been “discovered” as well after randomly clicking a suggestion on Youtube. They’re called Said The Whale and their music is very relaxing. I especially like “Lines” which references Back to the Future, so I’ll share that one with you guys.

Art wise, I’ve decided to change one of my challenges again. The Draw a full body drawing every 2 weeks. It’s just too specific and feels a bit forced. Instead I’m changing it to sketching out a few bodies a day to practice my anatomy and poses. I’ve been doing this for the past week and I can feel that this will benefit my art a lot more than just trying 1 finished full body drawing. This has resulted in giving myself more motivation and inspiration to draw on a daily basis and try new things. Obviously that’s a good thing.

As for as my exercises go, I’m improving. As in not tiring out as quickly anymore, which makes me very happy. It might just be in my head, but I do feel more healthy because of it. Also it’s already starting to get a habit to eat a piece of fruit or 2 a day so that’s all good too. And since I messed up with my train last Friday I had plenty of time to try a Coffee Mocha, which tasted great. When it comes to cooking however, oh boy… We tried making cheesecake but that was a total fail. I’m not actually a fan of cheesecake to begin with and neither is Dorothy, but I wanted to make some for my brother. Too bad for him I’m afraid, but we’re not going to give that one a 2nd attempt.

For this week, I plan to do the only drink water (with exception of coffee) so I’m enjoying my sugary Fanta tonight while I still can. Time is also running short on some of my monthly challenges so I’m going to start my first photography challenge and take 7 close up pictures this week. Then there’s also go running twice a month, but I hardly doubt that I’ll manage to do that in this cold, usually rainy weather. Perhaps I’ll catch up on things like that during better weather days. Everything else is going smoothly though, and I’m glad for that.

Lastly, I wouldn’t mind getting some questions on my Formspring, so why not have a go? Besides that, have a good evening!

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Just a quick update that the new movie I’ve seen this week is Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I thought it was quite good and rather believable on most accounts (I was very sceptic about this at first). Caesar’s evolution is very interesting and clever, the story has a good pace, music was really good and the CGI looked great. I’m however not so sure how a monkey manages to survive after jumping down 4 floors  through a window… for anyone who saw the movie, those monkeys sure like to jump out of windows right? The girlfriend had no character development at all and there are some slight nitpicks like the infected guy not telling anyone he’s slowly bleeding to death. Yes he did try to tell the main character but he wasn’t home, so he’d rather not see a doctor or the facility knowing he’s infected with a new likely dangerous virus and die instead? That’s just dumb. But those are small things, overall I really did enjoy this movie and showing how the virus spreads during the credits was a very nice touch. For those who haven’t seen it, I definitely recommend it.

Besides that I’m about halfway reading The Hobbit (first book of the year) which is a surprisingly easy and fun read. I’ve heard people say that the LotR books are hard to read so I assumed the same from this one, but nope, it’s a joy! The LotR books will be read this year though so curious to see how I’ll feel about them. Also The Fault in our stars from John Green has been shipped from amazon and should arrive any day as well (excited!) so I’ll very likely start that one the moment I finish The Hobbit. You can check my book list and updates on my goodreads if you’re interested. Also me and Dorothy played some Donkey Kong Country Returns which was fun and interesting considering she’s not a gamer at all. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m in terrible need of sleep, so I’ll see you guys back this weekend, goodnight!