November 26th, 2013 Tuesday 20.03
Whoa there, wait a second, I haven't had a life journal here on DA since forever: gotta update on some things for sure.
So let's see: September started and with it, tattoo school resumed with its final lessons. We all agree on the fact that we just can't wait to do the exam, get this sheet of paper and get out of there pronto. The "principal" is a total idiot, blames our class for everything that happens in that shitty school, and a good group of our class hasn't even learned how to get a tattooing station ready for work. Although, hell, if you can't even put the hygenic mat on the table correctly, that just means you're an idiot by yourself.
I'm just glad I can already grasp the basics of drawing and that I had at least one experience of working on real skin, because otherwise I guess I wouldn't have had much experience. Uhmmuhh, I think I've mentioned it the last time, but I had the occesion to draw and tattoo on one of my friend's wrists a plush mouse and cat. Here are some pics of the coloured and healed mouse: i.imgur.com/EZ2INie.jpg i.imgur.com/TcXNwEb.png
It's... really awesome seeing your drawings being permanently drawn on one's person skin; I personally think it's the ultimate way to show support, as you know that thing is going to be there for you for your life.
What's even better is that she has asked me to draw a couple more cats to stretch the tattoo from single to half-sleeve *w* amazing. I'll probably work on it in December.
And speaking of December, supposedly we should have our exam in that month: only, we still don't know the precise date. Even the school doesn't know already, they'll have to PHONE US as soon as they "discover" the exam day. It's ridicolous. In the meanwhile though, I force myself each day to learn at least a chapter of the subjects we'll have to bring. Anatomy and Hygene are the easiest ones, also because I love medicine and biology in general, but Economy? Ugh, all those dates and numbers and laws... and it's even the biggest book! x.x
Fast-forward to the end of October: the LuccaComics came and went and I can't believe how crowded that con has become. I don't consider myself a veteran at all, since this was only the fourth time of me attending it, but I could clearly see how much this has grown to be the biggest and most important con of Italy (maybe one of the most important of Europe?). The organization for it is still that of a moderate con, however, so trains are overcrowded, chaos everywhere, and the Games section (which should now be the biggest one) is confined to one if the smallest corners of the con. Ohwell.
What's good though is that Lock bought me a fluo green Game Boy Color there. My nostalgia dreams finally came true *w* With it, I've also bought Super Mario Land 2, which I've completed on my way back.
Here's a picture of my baby: 24.media.tumblr.com/4ef5263c22…
Because it's a pretty pretty baby *w*
I've also celebrated my fourth year of engagement with Lock, I've bought him a Guinness beer mug full of chocolates x3 And I got a scarf *w* We should hopefully pass the whole Christmas holidays together, if only the damned exam date could show up so I could organize myself >:C
Aand now for the most recent news: yeah, my laptop is pretty much dying.
Sense said I should have expected it since this thing now is... 5 years old more or less, and it's basically falling to pieces: it overheats frequently, the battery has died long ago so it has to be always plugged in (oh and the AC adapter wire broke recently and I replaced that, so I even have a brand new AC adapter which at this point is basically useless because THIS THING IS DYING), and for some reason most of the games won't start; some contribute to the laptop's overheating so I avoid those, but some just don't start anymore. Mystery.
Not to talk about the 129845649857694857 other bugs I ran into on a daily basis, but hey: my drawing program works, my tablet works, I can read my mail, as long as it does the basics I should be safe, shan't I?
It took me several tries, reboots, resets and punches to the furniture to get it going this afternoon, but before getting a successful startup it always got stuck when it had to load the OS, and I'm afraid the HD is going to break. Again (last time it happened 4 years ago, and with this exact machine!).
Having learned from the previous HD fail, I've had a backup of all my main programs and files, but not the WIPs of my in-progress drawings, so I was afraid of losing those if my computer decided to perform Harakiri this exact day.
Luckily, I've let it cool down for some time and after that it restarted just fine, so the first thing I did was updating my backup with the files of today; but I'm still kinda worried this thing is going to leave me pretty soon.
I'm already planning to get a new laptop for Christmas; I don't need a huge, powerful and ultra-technologic model, so I'm keeping myself on the cheap side, but I'm worried about the fact that with the new OS probably some old programs I use won't start (luckily it seems that there is a way to emulate XP, so maybe that won't be much of a problem). Man, I hope my tablet and drawing program will be compatible...
I'll have to work extra to get some laptop money. >.>
Uhm, if you ever see me disappearing from my galleries for some time it may surely be because of my laptop's death at this point; I dunno, I'll have a way of telling you something, maybe via Lock's computer, or dad's, or the Wii (does the Wii still go to Internet? Yes? No? I thought the service was discontinued...?). I'll probably update you all fuzzies on the matter as soon as I know something.
Until next time!
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help a dying laptop out maybe xP