Tuesday, November 24, 2009
So Thanksgiving is almost upon us; I go home for Thanksgiving break tomorrow after my last class. The air is still surprisingly warm for the middle-end of November. Christmas songs are already playing on the radio. And, today, I came to a sudden realization--Christmas is only four weeks away. Four weeks full of final exams and portfolio critiques and sketchbook checks. I need to get started on Christmas projects. Since I'm probably going to make most of my Christmas presents--due to a lack of income--I need to get working. I've started some fuzzy things for my sisters today. I got a present for my mom at the mall yesterday. From there, I have no idea what to do. We'll have to see how it goes.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
"But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Eowyn I am, Eomund's daughter. You stand between my lord and kin. Begone if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you if touch him."You go, Eowyn. I love the scene in the book so much better than the movie version. They tweaked the line a little bit and I don't think it has the same power as it does in the book. I think it really shows how courageous Eowyn really is. She's kind of in the background for a lot of the last two books, but she really shows what she's made of in this scene. I mean, think about it--her uncle is dying behind her and she's facing this evil power that every other human being in the area fled from--and she faced it without flinching.
Anyway, nothing truly exciting has really been going on around here, just the usual stuff--eat, sleep, homework . . . I am participtating in National Novel Writing Month, though. You can find more information about it at http://www.nanowrimo.org/. Basically, the goal is to write a 50,000-word novel in one month--from November 1st at midnight until midnight of November 30. As a result, I've pretty much signed my death wish. One half of my says that I should really take it easy, I'm already drowning in homework as it is. How can I possibly take on another massive project? But the other half of me thinks that it's a good thing to do, good practice, good to get some writing done for the first time in a while, etc. etc. The second half won. Talk about being suicidal. I'm a day behind, and I've barely gotten any writing done today. Let's just see if I have any sanity left by the time this month is over.