Hospital Blog: Art and Writing

Note: There are certain things that make more sense to read on the scans but the transcript is edited and better written. So I’m basically forcing you to read everything twice or more likely, this stuff won’t make sense. …Without a scanner, I took pictures of the scans with my aunt’s samsung galaxy. It worked alright but I didn’t put enough effort to make it look good. This whole blog is a bust… When things are going wrong like this, I just want to call it quits, lol…

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It seems I’ll be spending a lot of time in the hospital for the next few weeks. Don’t worry, I’m not hurt or anything; I’m not the patient. I’m just driving my uncle to the hospital to do dialysis. He has to go 3 times a week and they’re 5 hour sessions. That’s a lot of time for me to sit around so I figured I’d write blog entries while I’m here. I’m writing these old fashion onto a piece of paper. If I had a laptop with me, I wouldn’t be writing freaking blogs for 5 hours.

I will describe the nature of these posts in a bit. For now, I want to take note of this very annoyed patient that’s beside me. In appearance, he’s a grumpy old white man. The first thing I heard out of him was him asking a nurse how much longer he had to wait until his dialysis will begin. The nurse paused for a long time to think of an answer while maintaining a friendly smile. She told him she doesn’t know for sure, maybe 15 minutes. I thought that was a fair answer. If she doesn’t know, she doesn’t know, and she still gave him an estimate to the best of her ability. The grumpy guy tried to bitch about the long wait and the nurse immediately told him, “I’m not your nurse” and walked away. I thought that was brilliant.

These are the kinds of stories you can expect out of this hospital blog series. I don’t know how many variations of grumpy patient stories will pop up so most of it will just be what you normally see from my blog. I will try to scan these papers I’m writing on. The only reason for that is because I’m about to bitch about my handwriting. I wish I had prettier handwriting. If I try really hard to make it look neat, it still looks kind of retarded. It’s fine but it doesn’t look good and I want it to look good. I’m not an artist and I don’t really want to be an artist, but for some reason, I think of myself as sort of an artist. I don’t draw often, but every time I try, I’m a lot better than the previous time I try, without any practice in between.

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Half the time I draw stuff, it looks pretty awesome. However, the other half of the time it looks like a retarded kid drew it. I will demonstrate by attempting to draw a dog… (refer to image)

Okay, that actually didn’t turn out so bad considering I’ve never drawn a dog before. There was a situation a while ago where a kid asked me to draw a dog. I froze and was unable to draw anything. I thought it would turn out more like this: (refer to image) I know these aren’t amazing drawings by any stretch of the imagination, but I think they’re pretty good for a non-artist.

A couple years ago, I applied to a few colleges for animation and game design. I was required to have a portfolio and they said it was okay to draw anime characters so I drew a few. Two of them look really good (especially by non-artist standards) and the rest were kind of crap but they were still alright. You can see them here. (After hyperlinking it, I don’t know how I feel about these pictures anymore. Maybe there’s just 1 good one, lol.)

good vegeta

…This turned into a mini self promoted art gallery but that wasn’t my original point. I went from handwriting to art because I have some form of mild artistic proficiency but I’m unable to translate that into writing. Why can’t I write as good as I draw? It’s essentially the same thing if I focus purely on making it look good, but I can’t do it. Let me try again… Nope… (That makes more sense when you look at the scans.)

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Anyway, the grumpy old guy is still bitching about the same shit. I feel bad that people like him exist. Either he doesn’t know that he’s ruining other people’s days or he doesn’t give a shit that he’s ruining them. Either way, his presence is no good. Now I feel a little guilty for that rant because he just thanked a nurse for bringing him a blanket like a normal decent human being. (Sketch of grumpy guy) That’s what the grumpy guy looks like. Imagine all the hair being white. I don’t know how I would draw white hair with a pencil. …I surprise myself at how well the sketch turned out. Again, I know it’s not brilliant but at least it doesn’t look like the shit that I expected to turn out. I expected it to look like this: (crappy shit sketch)

I tried to take a picture of the grumpy guy. The only camera I had on me was my ps vita so I tried using it. I pointed the camera towards him and right before taking the picture, I decided to point it down to test and see if it makes the stupid camera sound. Turns out, the vita makes a super loud camera sound at max volume even though I muted it and plugged in headphones. Good thing I did the test, otherwise it would’ve been super obvious that I took a picture. I couldn’t figure out how to turn the sound off and it can’t zoom so it was just a piece of shit. I later tried to use the vita to take pictures of the scans to email it to myself but it turns out the vita camera is super low res and you can’t read the text. Pure piece of shit…

SFT Podcast Episode 20 – Playstation Games

More talk about video games. I call this one “Playstation Games” because I go on many tangents and essentially talked about games from ps2, psp, ps vita, and ps3. …I’m going to repeat this next part in the next episode, but I’m not really liking the direction that this podcast is heading down. It’s pretty boring talk about video games. When I started it, I wanted to talk about things that were more relatable and more interesting. Since I haven’t been able to do that, I guess it’s either this (video games) or nothing and I guess I’m choosing this over nothing for the time being.

Oh, I almost forgot the link. I talked about Basara in the episode and how there’s a pretty damn hot character in that game called Kasuga. Here’s a link to a picture: http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/kasuga_620.bmp

Dropbox:

SFT Podcast Episode 20 – Playstation Games

Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsMKIPClVC0

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