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I got a 78 (flubbed the first one because I didn't realize you could move more than one letter, got a few terrible ones and a few 100%ers)- which is fine by me because the less graphic design/UI work people give me to do during the course of my employment, the better.
I used to do the 'this time this sketchbook will be perfect, and will ITSELF be a work of art' thing a lot! Then I would draw in it and ruin it!
I don't do that anymore.
I burn with jealousy of people whose sketchbooks look like they've been through an extensive editing process, because there just aren't any crap drawings in them.
Mine are filled with doodles that have been X'd out, erased, abandoned midstride, and have notes that say things like "this is shit" with arrows pointing at various pieces of artistic refuse.
Can't do moleskines because they demand perfection- gotta have a ton of cheap, perforated pages so I can tear out the junk if I ever need to make it presentable.
I bought a pen like that in the hopes that Fancy Pen would force/guilt me to spending some time and energy working on my handwriting so it's actually remotely legible.
It did not accomplish this.
I've got a lot of empty sketchbooks and fancy pens :neutral_face:
I've stopped buying tons of random art supplies and generally sticking to my one preferred kinda pencil, after realizing I usually would use my New Cool Thing once and then it would be dumped in a box of other random art supplies and never be used again.
I still have a ton of sketchbooks, but usually they're not empty but half-filled. I'll be very enthusiastic for awhile and fill them up a good ways, then drop off on the output, then decide I need to do more drawing later, not be able to remember if I've got a sketchbook to use, and then go buy another one.
I also have a ton of Bristol pads that I've done exactly one sketch on the front page of, thought, "THIS IS GREAT IT'S SO SMOOTH AND NICE" and then the rest of it is blank because I don't want to 'waste' the good stuff on doodles, but never get around to the masterpiece that I'm convinced one day I'll get around to drawing.
@Fugitive: You could if you wanted, but ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Edit: What if you looked and sounded exactly like Chiaotzu?
Well, you were right, I have no interest in labor economics. Whoops, what a waste of a modeling career!
In answer to the new question I think your friend is the weird one! How would you not hate yourself after? Is that not a lot worse than getting familiar with someone of your gender? Whaaaaat?
That's what I thought! I guess you'd have to mentally detach who they are from what they are, which I can't see myself doing (or wanting to be able to do so).
Or I guess if you are the world's most neutral person and have no opinions whatsoever on anything to begin with I guess it wouldn't really matter, but who is like that?
(Alternatively perhaps he thought this question was me possibly leading into an atrociously awkward bicurious come-on and wanted to head me off at the pass, but come on. It's a legit question, and I wasn't using my sexy voice or anything!*)
*I do not have a 'sexy voice' but the point stands.