Monday, April 18, 2005

It's go time

My mysterious absense from the blogging world has left what I am sure to be an enormous gap in the continuum of quality bullshit ramblings that is the internet community. Whatever did people do without the (sometimes semi-)daily musings of a boy and his pencil? I shall never know the answer to this, but I am here to put things right with the universe and begin tying together loose ends of the blog galaxies in order to get them all spinning back in unison. I shall use my awsome power of prose to coerse the very fabric of being to reassemble into the tightly knit weave that it was when my presence was omni.

So enough of my ego trip, let's get down to reality. I stopped updating the blog simply because I had stopped doing the 'drawing a day' thing around midterm time, or more specifically, the end of January. I felt it was in my best interest to not be spending two hours a day (often more) drawing and scanning and uploading and such, but rather to be reading the material I had neglected. It was actually my intention to keep writing about this and that, simply because it was a way to express myself and vent if need be. Without the focus of spending the time to draw something though I found very little tangible connection with this blog. Where once the idea that started on paper drove itself to the screen, I could not do the same with words, which began and ended within this electronic media. Thus the blog hit a stagnation point; for those of you not taking fluid dynamics it's a point where there is zero flow. Ironically, there is also a very high pressure there. In my case, this point pressured me to make a decision about what I was to do with the blog after midterms. Beforehand I had every intention of coming back to it, but once it was down my perception of it changed entirely. The decision was largely based on how much I wanted to be playing Warcraft instead. It's horrible, really, that I could assume I was being "better" with myself because "at least I wasn't blogging". This is so constructive, and over the course of a month I could already see an improvement in my drawings. How could I have let it die?

Well, the attitude that was adopted turned out to be quite the dangerous one. I kept giving myself excuses to play more World of Warcraft, and I lost an enormous amount of the focus that should have been on this little thing called an Engineering Degree. Surprise, surprise, it turns out to be tougher than I gave it credit for. /sigh

The good news is that I made it through 5 of my 6 final examinations, with the last one tomorrow. I haven't started studying for it yet, but before you up and yell 'NICK!!' that's only because I finished writing my last one a mere 1 hour and 22 minutes ago. I had to prioritize this weekend, and the course I finished today required a good deal of reading, not to mention practice in problem solving. The exam went well, for what it's worth, although half of it was multiple choice, which always screws you over one way or another. Nevertheless... I decided to put this little blurb up today to crack my knuckles in preparation for tomorrow, when this term will be over, and I will have a drawing for you again! Hip hip, ________... you were supposed to cheer. That's okay, it's tough to let something like this back into your life. It'll be a slow process, nothing too big too fast, I swear ;)

So no promises on the quality of tomorrow's pic, but there will be one.

Oh yeah, I need a quotation... I almost forgot the feelings and flows that drive this thing.

"School's out for the summer" - Alice Cooper


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