First off - I am no good with anatomy. I might try seeing if there are any figure drawing classes I can attend while I’m in Washington this Summer. My summer of preparations for…everything. Applying for the animation emphasis, going on a mission, becoming a competent programmer…you know, the works.
This semester has been one of the most difficult I’ve had to deal with, with a lot of new and painful things I had to learn about myself, anxiety, depression, ect.
As it is, there are some people I really miss right now after heading home. People who made an impression on me, brought some light into my life - touched my heart.
There’s Abby, my fantastic, artistic, animation-obsessive (a trait she and I share - in fact, hard-working am the reason she found FMA, so there you go), hard-working, and hilarious roommate, who I’ve left Alphonse with, because I know she loves him. ;) She had to put up with my crap more than anyone else (sharing a room with someone that has a habit of coming home and either staying up all night or going to bed at 4pm is a major hassle, and I love her for putting up with me) and she not only didn’t kill me, she also shared the things that made her happy with me - watching the Big Bang theory or some movie helped me back so often from the edge of insanity.
Plus, she, Maren, and I had the most interesting conversations.
Speaking of Maren. Can a person ask for a more accepting, entertaining, and insightful friend? As if getting ready for law school wasn’t enough, this girl put up with me as I bemoaned relationship woes, my own crippling depression and anxiety (Seriously, Maren, it’s almost like you could be a counselor rather than a divorce lawyer, you wonderful person), and most amazingly of all, she let me subject her to everything I could possibly share with her on the internet.
And as my OCD tendencies to latch onto entertainment lifesavers came into play, this included not only Catbug (who she loves, and whose plush I threw together with some scrap fleece while we watched Vertigo one night last week), but also Homestuck.
…This girl had no idea what Homestuck was, and yet, she let me show her hours of fan videos of it, and read Pesterlogs I thought were fantastic or amusing to her until she fell asleep, and heck, she even put up with the Tricksters! What kind of crazy, loving, wonderful person lets someone do that? That’s Maren for you. I know she cares about me, because she let me do things like that in order to stay sane, and remotely happy, even when I could swear that I was numb inside.
And then there’s Molly, who certainly saved my life - or at least my sanity - on the day I met her on the bus, (I think I will always thank God for the fact that you wore your “I am _ _ _ _ locked” shirt that day) by making me smile, and sharing a cupcake, so that when I later went into the dark recesses of the CS lab to work on my dauntingly impossible assignments (hello, anxiety), I still had something to smile about.
And then she just made everything better then next time I saw her, at a Nerdfighter picnic. Heck, this girl let me ‘tell her about Homestuck’, and she didn’t run away screaming! In fact…And this is the odd bit, but she let me tell her about troll romance, and the next thing I know, I’m getting shoosh-papped (note the shoosh-papping in the picture - gosh, I love you, Molly - why didn’t I meet you earlier?), because she thinks it’s funny, and apparently it ‘works’, whatever that means. She’s a sweetheart, a fabulous seamstress and cook,and she simply makes me smile. Plus, we sang the Danny Phantom and Kim Possible theme songs together - she’s a keeper. I tried to make something SuperWholock above her, but don’t know how well I succeeded. She is also the reason I will be watching Supernatural this summer. In part so that I may geek out with her over it. :)
DFTBA represents my wonderful, wonderful, fabulous, fantastic, sexy, heartful, beautiful nerdfighters. They were a brilliant light in the darkness for me. And I will forever love our conference couch, which was so full of cuddling and holding hands that I gave it the very inappropriately appropriate name of “Mormon Orgy”. I love you all, and crepes are fantastic, and you are fantastic, and Molly alerted me to the fact that I say Fantastic a lot, which the 9th Doctor also does, so…You are absolutely fantastic, and you make me realize that so am I.
There are just a few more things to note on here -
The lovely quotes represent my dear Renae, whom I miss, as she is headed to Brazil on her mission. Together we shared both History of Animation and Mission Prep, and she gave me some of the best tips a person can get for staying afloat in CS. She also cracked up at my LAME puns in class, and apparently has a mind quite similar to mine because we both began singing when we heard how Disney wanted to be the very best.
After that, there’s my dear Annie (HOPE Symbol), about whom I am still kicking myself for not remembering right away. Not only did we share History of Animation together, but we also shared Book of Mormon last year (with my absolute favourite religion professor, Brother Wilson) and sat together every day, talking about animation. And that’s where the kicking comes in, because I didn’t reacquaint myself with her until two weeks before school got out, and we sat for an hour watching videos and giggling to ourselves about how trying to create a Homestuck club on campus would probably get us kicked out.
Finally, the Light symbol is for Adrienne, who I met my very last day on campus, and gosh, am I sorry for that, because she made me smile, and definitely brightened my last day in Provo. (Thank you dear Brittney, for forcing me to run after her when I pointed out, “Hey, that girl’s wearing a Homestuck sweatshirt!”, even though I was extremely reluctant) I wish you the best with the animation major, and I certainly hope to hear of your acceptance soon! Oh, and legend of the Po statue in the Talmage building - according to one of my professors, you slap his foot for luck. :)
Happy belated birthday!
(And I did finally watch ‘Hide’. Amazing stuff)
Anyway…Gosh, this post got long fast. I miss you guys. And thank you - for brightening my life.
You were an amazing roommate, OKAY! I seriously miss you too and so does Marin! You better keep us posted on your internship, allrighty