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“Always keep the door open, so that opportunity doesn’t have to knock.” – Marty to Sister
I had learned, a long time ago, that there are many ways to impress a girl. Depending on what the personality of the girl is, you can easily impress a girl with simple things. There are those who like to have things bought for them, there are those who just want your company, there are even those who just want you to look after them – or let them know that you can, and will. I see guys having such hard times with girls, and I wonder why… I know I have hard times with girls, at times, but that’s because it’s just what I observe, and what I learn, from others. I naturally do it, because it’s just so natural to be nervous or whatever. I slap myself out of it soon enough. What I really don’t understand is why girls are so hard to impress, at times. I see a guy trying to impress a girl, as much as he can, and he is shunned away with the flick of the wrist. Why? I’m not going to lay here, as I type this, and tell you that I can walk up to any girl, I want to, and instantly impress them. No, it doesn’t work that way. You want to know why it doesn’t work like that? Girls are just so complex. They aren’t all the same. They aren’t all simple. They aren’t all easy-going. They’re very interesting people, with a mind that can easily change according to the situation they find themselves in.
I’m 19 this year, starting on the 22nd of March, and I cannot, and will never be able to, say that I know what girls want. The same goes for the meaning of love – or even understanding love. I can, however, wonder to myself, or aloud, why there are so many men out there that cannot seem to talk to the people they find attractive. I’ve seen my friends stutter at the sight of their crushes. I’ve known of people who are so silent around their crushes that you’d think they were mutes. I’ve found myself sitting there, next to the person I crushed on, and not being able to get anything out of my mouth. How is it possible that that one person – whoever it may be for you – can create such unease in one’s body, one’s mind, one’s heart? How?
I heard a quote from my friend the just the other day, which led me to think more into this – which is why I’m typing this segment – and I’ve still yet to come to a conclusion. I was, really, hoping that, by typing it all out, I could come to a conclusion with my readers. We’ll just have to see what time brings. The quote, if you’re wondering, was “Don’t let someone become a priority in your life, when you are just an option for them.” Now that is something to make you think, eh? Why let someone become important to you, when you are just.. a “just” for them? (By a “just”, I mean the person who is just your friend, or just someone from work, or just another person. You get it?) Yes, you can say that that person, for you, is important, because you feel that they could, potentially, be your partner. Yes, you can think about that person all day long, while you’re doing what you do, because you are so infatuated with them. But, don’t you start to revolve your world around them. My interpretation of this quote is pretty simple, but thought out: It doesn’t say that you aren’t supposed to think of them. It doesn’t say that you aren’t supposed to set yourself a goal that includes them in it. It doesn’t say that you can’t be nervous around them. What it does say is, however, that, if you should find yourself ‘accidentally’ bumping into them, it’s not going to do you any good if you are so addicted to this person that you begin making your day suit their timetable, you’ve got a problem.
Who’s to say that they feel the same way? Who’s to say that they actually want to talk to you? Who’s to say that they think about you also? No one. Why put yourself in a position where you are open to heart break? No, I’m not saying that people should start closing themselves off, and not trying to make themselves worthy of being liked by their crushes. What I’m saying is that there is a point where you can step over a ‘line’ when it comes to being attracted to another person. If you should find yourself crossing said line, you may want to consider taking a step – best to make it a few steps – back, and look at it again. You’re bound to find something you didn’t see the first time.
That was my slice of advice, from one Marty to the world. It’s about time I typed about today. Today was a nice day, sunny, with a slight breeze. There was much to do, and, as the time keeps flying by us so fast, not as much time as I’d like to do it in. The day started with my lateness, as I walked into the room where our class would usually go on a Wednesday – the Art Room. I walked in to be greeted by Abby, our Pro Technician on campus. Jamin and John were also in the room, doing their Art Timeline – something that we had been split into groups to achieve. Abby told Chris – who was also late, as he was still feeling unwell from the day before – and I that most of the class had headed towards the library, to do their own individually directed studies. Taking the lead, I began walking towards the library with Chris following. The library isn’t just any other school library. It is, in fact, a professionally designed library, with a plentiful amount of books and resources suitable for a full campus of students. There are cubicles where students may book out for studying purposes, and a good amount of computers to do research on the internet.
Arriving at the library, we met up with our classmates, who were sitting on the second level of the building, studying. I noticed that there was a PSP lying on the table, and no one handling it. I picked it up, and asked who it belonged it, finding that it was Chanelle’s PSP. Joe and I played a few matches of Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, and I played a bit more after it. Controlling myself, I put the PSP back, into it’s case, and took out my smaller visual diary. I had, without really knowing it, decided to work on my creature drawing. I didn’t really draw, at that point in time, instead I walked over to the computers, where I greeted Christina and Tai, and did my research on different kinds of animals, looking out for what could work well if I had put it together. Our task, for the Creature Design, is to create a new creature – a new species of animal.
On Wednesday, Sue, our tutor, gave us a task to do – the Creature Design. I’ve been thinking of what kind of creature I want to make, and I’ve come up with a few ideas. Sad to say, there will have to be some ‘borrowing’ here and there. The idea was to take different parts, from different animals, and combine them into one, to make a new creature. It’s a good idea, to practice structure, and form, which is something that I know I will need to practice. In fact, I need to practice everything… I’m not exactly the best drawer in the world, am I? No.
I found an image of a Moomba, a creature from Final Fantasy VIII, on the net, while I was searching for furry creatures. When I found it, I decided to check more into Final Fantasy creatures/monsters. I found a lot of good monsters to work from, though I need to confirm with Sue as to whether or not I’m allowed to use them in my design. Would be pretty cool to be able to, though! After finding it, I decided to print it out, and draw it into my smaller visual diary. I made a good attempt at it, and it turned out to be alright-looking. Like I said earlier, I’m not the best drawer in the world. Drawing it took a while, and I had a break before I finished the drawing. I’ve decided, if I am able to use the Moomba as an animal to take parts off of, that I’ll be using it’s paws, and feet, and maybe the tail. The head, and the body/torso, can be from something else, so that I don’t end up plagerising this image. Have to say, though, this looks so freaking cool!
The day went on quite fast, and it was lunch time before I knew it. For lunch, we had pizza from Dominos, which is just a little bit away. Joe, Chanelle, Dan, and I headed towards Dominos in my car, which we clearly could not fit in well. It was funny, to say the least. When we got there, and ordered our pizzas, Joe decided to go for some Frozen Coke at the near by McDonalds. Good idea, Joe! We all had one, except for Chanelle, because she doesn’t like them. We went back for our pizzas, and took them back to the Polytech. We were meant to be eating with Tai and Christina, but they were no where to be found, so we went behind the computer class to sit at the tables with Tane and Shontel, and her Aunty, and shared the pizza around. We made sure that there were a few slices left for Tai and Christina, though!
Lunch time was over quickly, which wasn’t too much of a bonus, though the little trip was fun. The afternoon was filled with… colour, as we continued our Colour Book assignment. It’s easy enough to complete, though, I’d like to make my Colour Book look good. It’s as easy as making blocks of the colour palettes you choose to use for the category, but how boring is that? Besides, it’s not something that will get anyone to be impressed with it. I want to let my tutors know, when they check on my work, that I’m getting somewhere. That I’m progressing. That I’ve got the potential, and the skills, to go far in my career after my studies! I want to make them proud. Corny, I know. True though.
Class finished, and we were let out of class a bit earlier than usual, which is nice of Abby (Thank you!) Chanelle was walking towards the carpark where I usually park my car in, so I walked along side her and waited with her until her mother came to pick her up. For some reason I get the feeling that she didn’t really want me to wait for her, but I’ll just forget it. I love forgetting things! I’ll tell you about how much I like forgetting things another time. For now, I should stop blogging, and head to dream land.
My day was good. Hope your day was good too!