I got my first job last weekend. My job interview went smoothly, started at 6pm being interviewed by the entire ildom Team and then having some beers and awesome kebabs later, boss´s treat. Esentially I will be working as a flash animator/artist in charge of making some sprites for the Virtual society Ildom, wich will be launched in late 2010.
Today is oficially my first day of having finished my second semester of Animation/digital arts here at ITESM. I have lately found myself in a lot of luck,I got some pretty nic grades and these last semesters I have got myself closer to people in my career/town and just trying to be more chill in general, cause really, I know I am kind of a big asshole both on and offline, but Ive been trying to just learn to be more kind with others, with outstanding results... I think the cause of my change of being and newfound umm... "perspective" of things are these 2 amazing books.
Irving Stone´s Lust for life: the life of vincent Van Gogh: is a very interesting and engaging novel-biography about the tortured but brilliant artist Vincent van Gogh, revolving around the relationship of Vincent and his brother Theo. Amazing book, beutifully told and with often memorable quotes and toughts, you should all read it.
La version en español esta chidilla tambien!
the other book I read, wich I found very tought provoking is "the four agreements". In mexico it is called "los 4 acuerdos" by Miguel Ruiz. The book is very short and I really dont want to spoil it but esentially the book is about the power of words in the human mind and how words can enslave of free a person beyond their own imagination. Generally I look at this kind of stuff and cathegorize it as bullshit, probably cause I red a lot of bullshit like this in juior high, but this book was pretty different, its been for some time now and im amazed I had never actually read it, cause I found a lot of really important truths in it and I think this book has actually had a big impact on myself and my relation with my family and friends. Easy to digest in about 3 or 4 hours. def. recommend it 2 u!
Ok puting this SHIT aside, vacations are here and now I have time to actually finish "vincent in the land of blues: a cartoon that could have been made in 4 hours but took a year and a half to made because Emanhotformen is a fucking faggot who cant just sit in his computer and finish it without feeling hungry and going to the local 7 eleven and then getting lost or simply forgetting what the fuck was he doing with flash open or maybe he just goes takin a nap OR plays team fortress 2 with these other internet people lol!".
But hey, I did make an animation in class... a sprite animation using sprites of me and some other dude! its kinda weird for me because it is simultaneously something old for me and yet learing something new and doing a kind of animation I always wanted to do. I will put it up here later.. mayb!
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