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Exhale.  Plumes of nicotine ebb from barely-parted lips.  "Yeah.  Yeah, I'm done."  And in that moment the reality of what has come to pass hits him like a blow to the face. The remainder of his cigarette is there in the ashtray, a lone shape bent and smeared into the center of barren plexiglass.  He moves as if to say something.  Muscles tense.  But he hesitates, and the other's shoulders proceed to turn all the way away.  And so, for once--for once--he thinks better of it and follows suit toward the door.

Their words would reverberate between them for the next two years.

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Snippet of something I had to get out before sleep.  If I ever write more for this, I'll call it Repartee.

Bokurano
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 The manga.



Marathon'd.



Will never look at chairs the same way again.
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 Button-tufted furniture: great fun to draw, and wonderful to look at.  
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Yesterday:
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OPERATION: CREME BRULEE -- 80% SUCCESS

*Use lower temperature than the suggested 325F to prevent browning.
**Place ramekins somewhere not on top rack of oven.
***Employ more efficient use of FLAMETHROWER propane torch.
****Enjoy use of said propane torch more thoroughly.
*****Maybe use some more sugar, too.

I am utterly fascinated:
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" THE JUG


My friend's Dad used to keep a huge jar of liquid in the refrigerator, and just take pulls off it all day. He would pour whatever was leftover liquid in there after every meal. So, "THE JUG" could contain any kind of juice, leftover coffee, tea, beer, wine, soda, soup, sauces, gravies, literally anything liquid. He added and added to it for YEARS. He said it was always a new taste experience and surprise, because the proportions of ingredients were always changing.

We would joke that, because he never let "THE JUG" go completely empty, potentially there could be one molecule left in there from the original coffee that started it off, but that it was highly unlikely after so many years.

Enjoy!
"   (taken from wildrecipes.com)

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This sounds so wild and unique, yet devilishly simplistic that it simultaneously entices and intimidates me.  A lot. 


(...Well, more entices than intimidates, I have to admit.  I love trying new, weird things, if they're not unreasonably unsafe.  But I can't figure out whether this qualifies as very unsafe or not.  I mean...what if some of that stuff actually rots and you never notice?)

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Completed the last application package.  Gdit Cooper Union. Why u gotta take mah sketchbook away.  Anyway, I'll have to go to Cooper Union in person tomorrow to deliver everything, since I was dumb enough to procrastinate until the last moment.  I should feel relieved, but somehow I'm still feeling anxious about something as ridiculous as delivering a package.  This is possibly the product of me being cooped up at home for too long.  And possibly also because I'll need to actually get up in the morning--as in AM, not PM--and I might not be able to fall asleep early even if I wanted to.  Plus, I'm not really that proud of my answers to those six prompts.   They're not really my best, and I unashamedly winged the sixth question (the one about designing a monetary system)--seriously? A team of inuit-like hunters stealing a pearl off of a serpent's forehead?  That's just barely relevant to the question.   Augh.  And I didn't even include a background.  


But what's done is done, and hopefully I'll feel better if I just try not to care.
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Masaomi and Mikado for Valentines
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The story about Dr. Abernethy and his lady patient is a classic. He was a man of few words, and the lady knew it. Being shown into his private office, she bared her arm and said simply, ‘Burn.’

‘A poultice,’ said the doctor.

Next day she called again, showed her arm, and said, ‘Better.’

‘Continue the poultice.’

Some days elapsed before Abernethy saw her again. Then she said, ‘Well. Your fee?’

‘Nothing,’ said the doctor, bursting into unusual loquacity. ‘You are the most sensible woman I ever met in my life!’ 
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– William Shepard Walsh, Handy-Book of Literary Curiosities, 1892

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" Paul Dirac, the British theoretical physicist, has a reputation for being reserved and speaking little. He read E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India, and commented favorably on it. Someone in Cambridge thought the two great men ought to meet. J.G. Crowther recalls that this was arranged. The two men observed each other in long, silent respect. Presently Dirac asked, ‘What happened in the cave?’ ‘I don’t know,’ said Forster, which concluded their conversation. "

– Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, March 1971 

(Elsewhere Dirac gave his opinion of Crime and Punishment — “He describes a sunset, and then a little later the same evening the sun sets again. That kind of mistake does jar on me.”)

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After leaving a Cambridge party, H.G. Wells realized he had picked up the wrong hat. The owner’s name was inside the brim, but the hat fit well, and Wells liked it. So he sent a note instead:

I stole your hat; I like your hat; I shall keep your hat. Whenever I look inside it I shall think of you and your excellent sherry and of the town of Cambridge. I take off your hat to you.”

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 OKAY.  SO.

Ramble about required college app art promptsCollapse )
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GAH
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 Okay I am done with the most immediate stuff.  I am done for TODAY.  And still I fear that I won't be able to finish the rest in time...


Also, I spent 8 1/2 hours last night/this morning on this: 


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8 1/2 hours straight.  10:30 PM to 7:00 AM.  Also, this was on a 18x24 inch paper. This thing was huge.  (Also, direct observation.)  GAH. 
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