Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Last Lap Around the Corner

I can't believe it.
I am give-or-take three finals away from being finished with my second-to-last (ish) semester in school.

Here are a couple of things I'm happy with from this semester:

-Some stuff from my character design class, like the series of emotions for Eilonwy's character, Fflewddur Fflam, and my final lineup. (below) I feel like my skills in being able to come up with and draw characters of my own have grown a lot. No matter the grade, I feel like I've accomplished a lot.

-The children's magazine article I wrote for my English class. It wasn't the hardest assignment, but I actually really enjoyed it, and I got to write about something I care about and something interesting: the art world that was damaged by Nazi Germany in WWII, and how Hitler had tried to become an artist himself, etc. I didn't know the extent of said damage to art and more importantly Russian and Polish people until I watched The Rape of Europa in my art history class sometime within the past year or so. More people need to know about that. Look it up, rent it from your local library-- it's important to remember.

Apparently, literally a couple of things are all that sticks out because I can't think of much else on the same level as these two.

Anyway, how about that game Clue?
Our family has so many memories with that beloved board and its pieces. We played again for the first time in a long time on Saturday and had a blast. I was the first to make a final accusation-- as usual, I was just barely wrong. It was Professor Plum with the lead pipe in the kitchen, if you were wondering, and I was banking on Mr. Green in the dining room.

For some reason, I feel like there may be a connection here with Sherlock Holmes that I can exploit for my BFA project, and not just because its detective work. We'll see.

Another fun game memory (of a memory game, coincidentally): HUSKER DU!!

I totally just stole from the internet, P.S.

Except that our set's cover-up pieces look more like a chess board's bishops than the checkers-ish ones on this cover. Husker Du apparently means "Do you remember?" in Danish. For some reason, the box always reminds me of my grandparents' red shag carpet, velvet walls, black leather furniture, and sparkly asbestos-ish ceiling. Oh and don't forget the creepy mirror in which I thought my cousins could really see Bloody Mary.

I'm telling ya, these things pack a LOT of memory for me. What about you? What are your favorite game memories? Night games? House? Puzzles?

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