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30 October 2009 @ 09:08 pm
only three more weeks and I will be half-way through the photography course!  
1. I've been rewatching it and decided that everybody should go and get a copy of We Can Be Heroes right now (GO! HURRY!). It's essentially the Ausrtalian version of the Office season 2; very cute, eerily realistic but with a hint of crazy. The characters are delightfully well-rounded considering how many there are and that it got a six episode span total. But seriously, if you want to know what it's like to live in Australia just watch that. I mean, It's not like that for me personally because I live on the internet, but you get what I mean :P

I suspect that Chris Lilley didn't have as much creative input (or was perhaps given too much) for Summer Heights High, because I think quality-wise it's a SIGNIFICANTLY worse show. It's fun, but it misses a lot of the depth that We Can Be Heroes had. I'm excited for his new show with the American funding though :D

2. Community is kind of rocking my comedy world at the moment! Every week is really hitting it out of the park and despite having about four seasons less episodes, it's already above How I Met Your Mother and American Dad. Bravo Joel McHale! I am now a fan (he's also really funny on The Soup).

3. So I've slept about eight hours in the past four days and it's kind of working for me! I'm getting a lot more done and I suspect it's because I'm too tired to care about what people think of me but I've started being able to function like a normal human being in conversations and not like a weirdo robot person! :D
And see, I probably would keep it up, but I kind of worry I'm going to kill a whole bunch of people in a car accident falling asleep at the wheel.

4. let me know if these don't show up by the way, I'm using tinypic these days (because photobucket is being weird) and I don't really trust it :/

a continuation of my attempt last post to make a Sean Opry icon using that picture. I thought I'd go wild with textures, because usually that works for me, but I... don't know what I was thinking :P

I tried switching up the cap, but I didn't want to tarnish the amazing photo with textures so it's just come off as boring. Nice, but boring.

tried to give the original image more of that good ol' blueymcphluey charm. It's definitely the best version of this cap I'd done, but as a whole it's still terrible.

I really like this, the sultry mood the darkness brings out in his face is brilliant, however the colours are incredibly average and I feel it's lacking texture.

FINALLY! Thankyou theskilltester challenge, for pushing me to create what has been called in the last few days: "kind of the most awesome thing I've ever seen.", "Best icon I've seen in a long long time" and "the best icon I've seen all year" (lol, thanks for feeding my ego guys, that's just what I need XD)
To be honest, I don't think it's that great (certainly not my best all year. My cesar and natalia icons were better, I thought) but it's SIGNIFICANTLY better than the other garbage in this post. I'm a bit put off by how deathly hollow the textures I've use make his cheeks look, but I also love the depth, colour and shapes they bring into the picture. Now all of that being said, I think it's another one of my top 25.

trying to recapture the texture magic of e, but in a flight of the conchords setting? Didn't quite work... My main problem is the choice of colours I've used together, which is weird because I think I usually have a pretty good eye for that kind of thing :/

5. disclaimer: many of these photos were taken against my will. They were for assignments, I swear! I don't want to take pictures of food and buildings! I don't!

Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Currently Watching: glee, glee, glee, glee... and so on and so forth
Dana: DW > Donna big worldletsey_x on October 30th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
oh my god, I just finished watching all of community last week, but I'm loving it as well! At first it was just funny and entertaining, but I'm loving all the characters, I love how we've had plenty of pairing mash-ups and they all work, and now it's the download-show I look forward to the most every week.

I can only agree with all the praise for e, though I love icon d as well.

Pictures taken against your will? LOL. I do think you can sometimes tell you don't really like taking pictures of buildings. They're still very pretty, but ehm... not as enthusiastic as the others? lol I don't know how to describe it.
Absolutely LOVE the second picture. I'm not sure what it is (a beach? mountains?) or if you've done something with it in photshop, but the result is gorgeous.
Joshblueymcphluey on October 31st, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
yes, I agree with the mashup part! I love shows where I can tell they're putting a lot of effort into it :D

:DD thankyou!

it's so interesting that you can tell that. I try and put as much as I can into every shot, but... it's a building you know? If I had any interest in buildings I probably would've become an architect :P
:DD thankyou! You know me, a picture isn't a picture until I've edited it to look like something entirely different. :P (it was one of my New York pictures by the way, I took it on the plane over there)
M: AD blowing straight through naptimespankulert on October 30th, 2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
Schoolwork can't be that bad, when you have willing models that take their shirt off ;)

Haven't hear of Community, but I'll make sure to check it out. I'm always in the mood for more funny.
Joshblueymcphluey on October 31st, 2009 01:46 am (UTC)
haha, no it's all fun (even when I'm taking a picture of a lasagne I manage get into the mood and excited about it :P) but I'd SO much rather be working with models every day. Luckily next year we get to focus a lot more on the genre of photography we hope to do after the course and then my wish can come true! :D

and We Can Be Heroes, don't forget that. Also incredibly hilarious, as well as being very philosophical and awesome.
billy cruduplikegunfire on October 30th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
these are gorgeous pictures. you should take more pictures against your will because they turn out amazing
Joshblueymcphluey on October 31st, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)

jessiieeeeeeiladora on October 31st, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)

I actually liked Summer Heights High better, because omg JONAH BROKE MY HEART, and I feel the characters were more well-rounded? Most of the We Can be Heroes people annoyed me in their 'wanting to be Australian of the year'ness. Summer Heights High really struck a chord with being like school :)

(e) is so pretty, and I do like (b), too, I like that without covering it with textures you get the natural curves of the picture!

Tinypic has never failed me. (did you get an account?) but it's run by the photobucket people anyway, so hehe.
Joshblueymcphluey on October 31st, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
:DD thankyou!

What I loved about We Can Be Heroes was that all of them had changed after the six episode period, we'd watched them grow into different people, whereas they were pretty much consistantly the same throughout Summer Heights High.

:D thankyou!

haha, is it really? That's funny! Yeah, I have an account but the fact that I can't upload multiple pictures at the same time really bugs me, and it doesn't seem to have a 'generate html codes for lots of images' button like photobucket does
jessiieeeeeeiladora on October 31st, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
I think I really did love Summer Heights High because of Jonah (OH THE GROWTH!) and Ja'mie for being exactly like all the private school girls I love to hate and be glad I'm not while catching the bus, lol! I'll have to rewatch We Can be Heroes soon!

You can do five at a time, but it's just like open, click, open click etc. it's annoying, I only use it for icontests and one image things, because it's simpler. photobucket for icon posts.
Joshblueymcphluey on October 31st, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
how did Jonah grow? I saw absolutely zero growth in him at all
jessiieeeeeeiladora on October 31st, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
"except Ms Palmer, who is awesome. When I am in Tonga I will read everyday" totally lovely. I just liked that he had his human side so there and exposed.

and even though he DID graffiti the whole school, he refused to have a confrontation with Kieran, which was sweet.
Joshblueymcphluey on October 31st, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
I don't know, he was kind of like that in the first episode. He was always tough with a soft underbelly
jessiieeeeeeiladora on October 31st, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
I guess. But it came out in that episode, and that's what I loved :)
12:51rachthefish on November 18th, 2009 03:33 pm (UTC)
omg! the egg. the mountains. the other mountains. the lasagne (and that is coming from a vegetarian). soo beautiful, as if you don't enjoy taking pictures of food and nature. did you make that pumpkin soup? because it looks too good to be real :P

[p.s. this is jessie's sister, in case you've forgotten]
Joshblueymcphluey on November 18th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
:D thankyou! The pumpin soup came from a can :P
nargynargynargynargy on December 15th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
You have an eye for composition man, empty but bright - there's something flashy but false about them (a compliment!) like you wanna scratch beneath the surface or something :)

Oh and dude, obviously you know I love the skilltester icons! Your style's evolving a lot, way more 'arty', more grungy! I'm seeing less light textures (you know the ones that give the piece a glow? I don't actually know what they're called) - I think your work is better without them.
Joshblueymcphluey on December 16th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
okay I have no idea what you mean by any of this, but thankyou regardless :P

Ooh, I actually hadn't noticed I wasn't using those much anymore, but you're right! Thanks for pointing it out to me