[Art] Winter Holiday Design Contest 2008 (results)

Ok, so my entry would have won if it was not for the art teacher that was trusted with puttin entries into an envelope to be sent out completly forgetting to put my amazing entry into the envelope (this is probably the closest to mad I've been in a while)!! Ahhhhhhhhhh *tears* ahhhhhhhhhhh. Oh well, maybe it just was not meant to be. Besides, the person who won is in my drawing class and he is an amazing (but self centered and secluded) artist. Hmm, he didn't even seem happy about it 0__0\

I'll post a picture of my would have been entry when my teacher finishes grading the cd designs and covers =D


[Life Post] An Akia Update [#3] *sigh*

So far, today has been one of those 'ok' kind- not bad, not good (not even close to one of my best days). BUT, I'm perefectly fine with 'ok' days because they allow me to appreciate good ones and be happy about not having a bad day.
Here's the deal. I'm on the Jenny Craig program now (if you don't know what it is, please feel free to ask me and I can either tell you or get you into contact with a Jenny center near you) so I have to pack my lunch and remember to take it to school. Well, by the time I was at the end of 3rd period I realized that I forgot my lunch (but during second I found out my Art teacher was not at school, so I wouldn't have been able to heat up my lunch anyways). I decided to call my consultant (who is my mom. lol) who I first asked if I could drive home and eat my lunch. I knew I had enough time to do so, but she told me it'd be best if I just had a salad from school... which, by the time I got to the cafeteria, they were out. Soooo, I decided to eat meat loaf with mashed potatoes, a roll and chocolate milk. When I get home, I'll have to write that down on my Jenny menu (which is made specifically so I'll be on a calorie diet that is measured for weight loss) in the area for when someone eats something not on the menu (unless it's whats called an unlimited free food). *sigh* my first real Jenny failer. I still have to eat my lunch when I get home (which is a salad and tortilla soup). Oh well, it's only my first week. This is day three. YOSH~!
Here's the other deal, I dropped my book in the toilet (don't worry! there was nothing...um... undesirable in the toilet) only to realize after it was close to being completly soaked! Vampire Academy. I picked it up instead of Skinned because I wanted the Twilight Movie Companion but if I got Skinned I wouldn't have been able to. I'll probably be reading The Host before finishing this book. Fun, fun! I love sci-fi books.

[Movie] New Moon Bite [#7] November 20, 2009!?

Entertainment Weekly release an online article that expressed Summit setting a release date for New Moon to be on November 20. 2009. Also the article mentions that Taylor Lautner may be replaced by someone else to play Jacob because he has too much of a 'baby face'. If you would like to read the article, head over here.
Also, several places on the Twi-net (hehe, thats a new term I want to use when refering to almost any Twilight Saga fan site and official movie sites) have posts about Cathrine Harwicke not choosing to quit but being fired due to her perfectionist attitude. Reelz Channel's website also went on to say that Sterwart and Patison are not happy about this either. They would prefer a movie that takes time rather than one that is rushed... yet Summit has stated that they want to film the movies while the actors are still young and Twilighters are still blood thirsty.
As far as director news goes, Chris Weitz (the director for The Golden Compass) has been offered the job. No news on if he's accepted.


[Manga] D.N.Angel is BACK

I'm aware that it has been awhile since Sugisaki-sensei picked back up the D.N.Angel manga... but I was trying my best to patiently wait for volume 12 to come out State Side BUT I lost all of my patience (like I did with the last 3 volumes of Fruits Basket) only to start reading the new chapters two days ago. So far, the story is as abstract as ever and I'm really glad that it is. I'm not really going to review the chapters for a while; probably not until they come out in the States so for now, I'm just going to post how excited I am to finally get to see KRAD in the MANGA VERSION. *melts* I'm a huge, and I mean hugeeee-mungus, fan of Satoshi Hiwatari (Hikari), so seeing his 'angel form' really made me squeal (though, to be honest, I skipped way ahead to kind of see what the most recent chapter -which was at the time, yesterday, volume 14 chapter 4: Stage 3. volume 23).
I'm not complaining or anything, but it seems that Sugisaki-sensei has changed the art style of D.N.Angel a bit. I'm not completly sure if I like the change, but Takaya-sensei (the manga-ka behind Fruits Basket) did it too. In Sugisaki-sensei's case, the new style is just simpler where as with Takaya-sensei her style was simplified and made more complicated.... but you'd have to be a manga-ka yourself to realize this. Ha ha.
Original D.N.Angel:
New D.N.Angel

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[Movie] New Moon Bite [#6] NM Director...


Los Angeles, CA, December 7, 2008 – Summit Entertainment and director Catherine Hardwicke jointly announced today that the filmmaker will not be directing the next installment in the newly minted TWILIGHT film franchise. Summit’s targeted end of 2009 or early 2010 release of the film, NEW MOON, does not work with Ms. Hardwicke’s required prep time to bring her vision of the film to the big screen. Thus as has been done before with many successful film franchises, the studio will employ a new director for NEW MOON.

“I am sorry that due to timing I will not have the opportunity to direct NEW MOON,” said Hardwicke. “Directing TWILIGHT has been one of the great experiences of my life, and I am grateful to the fans for their passionate support of the film. I wish everyone at Summit the best with the sequel– it is a great story.”

“Catherine did an incredible job in helping us to launch the TWILIGHT franchise and we thank her for all of her efforts and we very much hope to work with her on future Summit projects,” said Erik Feig, Summit’s President of Production. “We as a studio have a mandate to bring the next installment in the franchise to the big screen in a timely fashion so that fans can get more of Edward, Bella and all of the characters that Stephenie Meyer has created. We are able to pursue an aggressive time frame as we have the luxury of only adapting the novels into screenplays as opposed to having to create a storyline from scratch.”

[Life Post] An Akia Update [#2]

Most of my grades are up to my parents standards. My parents like me to have at least a 75 in all my classes, so when any fall below that standard I know I'm grounded from the computer (which I am for about two weeks more if things go as planned). What this means is I can only use the computer at home for school related stuff.... so I type blogs at school and work on I-studios JA NE magazine during my free time at school. Right now, my Anatomy/Physiology grade is a 52. I went to my first day of tutoring for this class last thursday and I seem to know a good amount of what I need to for my next major Anatomy/Physiology test. So, there's huge hope on that front! As far as other classes are concerned, I have a least 78s in all of those. What I would realy like is to have 85s and above, but some of my classes are not only hard but almost too hard. Ok, I lie. Ha ha. I have an Economics presentation tommorrow on my version of the United States federal budget (this means I get to create a budget, but I have to explain why I choose to allocated the US's money like I choose to) and a current events presentation for my Dual Credit Government class tommorrow. As far as Art is concerned, I'm suppose to be working on a pastel self portrait of myself and another one of the person who sits in front of my... I'm not liking this assignment! I'm probably going to start my portrait over or quickly finish so I can start the other one I have to do. *sigh* In English, I just turned in an in class analysis last friday and am going to start a compare and contrast paper soon. I'm hoping my teacher lets me do it on Edward and Jacob from the Twilight because I know I can write a really good paper on that series. Not much is being done in Pre-cal other than learning new ways to solve problems.