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ButtercupSaiyan

Self-improvement in general

Well, I lost what I had typed up. Time to nutshell everything.

I woke up with the answer to my loneliness on my tip of my tongue, just between the edge of dreaming and awareness: I'm living vicariously through my art, I need to live vicariously through other things too, like RPG and start setting up those online campaigns of Bliss Stage or Apocalypse World to meet weekly in chat, rain or shine, as well as meeting my friends out in the Real World.

I took a Yoga class yesterday and it was pretty good. They are coming at it from a different approach. I was coming from the most esoteric path: raja yoga or Taoyin. It was mainly Bhakti and very relaxed stretching and a long cooldown period. It was that cooldown period that blew all my channels open with prana, and I should have realized it was a ticking timebomb until my kundalini rose if I didn't do my daily meditation.

At some point, my body decides that I'm going whether I want to or not, whatever I'm currently doing be damned. Basically, kundalini is described as normally dormant energy and you visualize it as a serpent coiled at the base of the spine 3.5 times, uncoiling to ascend at the crown "points" or chakras. The class costs $13 to drop in, $10 if you pay in advance. For the exercise alone and the company, it was not a bad price. I also bought a lavender scent pillow.

Some people do yoga without the philosophy and spirituality. I'm not one of them, though I won't belabor the point here.

Other things I'm looking into is renting a flute and getting private lessons. I noticed that I'm not the only freelance person that's had to lower their prices in order to get any business at all... it's kind of saddening, it's kind of humbling, to see that no one makes any money because no one spends any money anymore. Moving on.

The final thing is that on Thursdays, my previous art professor offers painting classes at the church for $12 a class. There's nothing that says I have to do everything at once, but I like having options and I like being active in doing something to improve myself if it gets me motivated, healthy, sane, productive, challenges me or all the above.

I also checked out Windows 7 Simplified and The Hemlock Cup at the Polk State College. The last one is a book on Socrates by a historian. That ought to be fun to read.

Here's some audio narration of a mythological nature that has absolutely nothing to do with anything:

The story of Pandora's Box https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwV200L0HnA
The story of Persephone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EASeYgsS0gM
Leda and the Swan, WB Yeats, a reading https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcgF_ypcB3c
Revelation 6, a reading https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhN5_aVPgr4



Art (old and new) and commission prices: https://inkbunny.net/journalview.php?id=10858



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Added: 7 years, 2 months ago
 
PlaneshifterLair
7 years, 2 months ago
... you should tweak the journal, almost read the same twice~ XD
But well, sounds intersting, wish I had the constancy to practice something other than art XD
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 2 months ago
Neh, thanks. Almost missed that one, accidental Paste I'd assume. Chrome is weird with a tablet pen.
PlaneshifterLair
7 years, 2 months ago
Wouldn't know, didn't test chrome for too long, even though I use the tablet pen as a mouse, constantly XD

Also noooote! Read! XD
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 2 months ago
I have to sleep sometime... I will read your note, don't worry!
ShadowsInc
7 years, 2 months ago
Speaking of RPGs...... ELDER SCROLLS : SKYRIM!!!!!!!!
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 2 months ago
Is it out!?
ShadowsInc
7 years, 2 months ago
IT WILL BE ON 11-11-11!!! (sorry, ES is one of the only things I will get "emotional" about. *Well, sort of emotional*)
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 2 months ago
That's okay, I only played like an hour of Oblivion but I fangirl all the time. You just haven't seen me fangirl over ponies... yet.

Sometimes I hop online with my two boyfriends and maybe one or two other regular friends and we watch pony episodes and comment on it MST3K style. =D

I'd be more excited about Skyward Sword, but my only reaction is a resounding, "Meh, Steve better be hot enough to sell that game."

So geek out, dude. Geek out. Get your geek on.

ShadowsInc
7 years, 2 months ago
It's hilarious that you would mention MST3K just now. I've been reminiscing from the past and have been watching it a lot lately. I've even made furry versions of three of the characters (so far I've done Crow, Tom, and Gypsy), and might do a Flash movie with the furry versions making fun of "Them!" for my Cartooning I final.

*sigh*... they don't make shows like they used to....
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 2 months ago
No, they don't.
ShadowsInc
7 years, 2 months ago
I might upload my quick concept sketches of them on here, maybe.
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 2 months ago
Okay, let me click your name and see.
ShadowsInc
7 years, 2 months ago
There... Uploaded.

(they're crap, but hey... they're concepts)
liontaro
7 years, 2 months ago
does everything go well? does yoga help you much? nya~
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 2 months ago
It did help. I was sore last night, though, and I only got 3 hours of sleep. The kind of yoga *I* do, it gets the energy up and I can only fix it by sleep or sex, basically. I tried both tactics but I still felt way too hot and like a live arc of electricity was plugged from the base of my spine to the back of my skull... back pain too from that, ow.

I thought yoga was supposed to be relaxing. I guess if the instructor saw me afterwards, she would be like "I think you are doing it wrong" according to the bhakti path anyway. Why did I start out with the weirdest and most esoteric one?...
liontaro
7 years, 2 months ago
well, as long as it helps... *smooches*
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 2 months ago
That was not an invitation, I was just venting =_=

I have no lack of partners, merely lack of time and scheduling.
liontaro
7 years, 2 months ago
and i know that it was no invitation =_=
just wanted to give you a friendly hug =3
sorry if you got that wrong. i dont want anything from you, cuz i'm in love with someone else <3

lack of time sucks. maybe i can give you some of mine. i have more than enough...
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 2 months ago
Awesome, you know what I could use? I don't have time to do all the sketches I like. If someone could help me skip that stage and give me stuff to ink and color, that would be fantastic, especially on Fanship is Magic.

The only caveat is, I don't need a *talented* artist but I do need someone that can draw the basic shape of the ponies from any angle without having to redraw the whole thing myself or it saves me no time at all.
liontaro
7 years, 2 months ago
hm. well i've never drawn in the Friendship is Magic style. =C
ShadowsInc
7 years, 2 months ago
I've been fiddling around with the style lately...
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 2 months ago
Really? I need to check out my watch list then.
ShadowsInc
7 years, 2 months ago
1) I don't think you're watching me, 2) I don't have a scanner right now, so I can't really show you much ^^;

I've been trying to work up some money through donations or commissions to get one, but nobody really seems to be interested...
DMajorBoss
7 years, 2 months ago
I'm glad that the Yoga's helping in some form then.  Maybe a few more sessions will further relax and aid both the mind and the body some more.

And thanks for the clips as well!
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 2 months ago
Thanks for looking at them! I know most people don't care but I just post the links so I can find them again later for my own reference, heh.

I've been having trouble finding modern depictions of Persephone and http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Luc... help a little, but they're not done in the style I prefer of classical art, a Pre-Raphaelite look. Basically, photographs before cameras were invented.

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Garden_of_Proserpine is a lot closer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLCItcHfjM8 a full reading

Basically, my hands are busy so if I want to enjoy poetry or a story, I have to keep my hands free and find something to play in the background.

It takes me about twenty replays to absorb something.

I'm planning on reading some Margeret Atwood this week, and the college library probably has books out to here about Greek mythology if I really want to bite into that pomegranate for good.
DMajorBoss
7 years, 2 months ago
I remember a few of these from my collegiate studies a few years ago, actually; we didn't dive too deeply into some of it, however, so a lot of this made for a nice refresher.

Ah, I get ya.  Heheh, so does that mean that you're still reading the stories I sent to you?  I'd like your thoughts on them sometime, whenever you get the chance to look at them all.

^_^
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 2 months ago
I haven't had time yet, I am sorry. =( All these projects and commissions, each one requires communication.
DMajorBoss
7 years, 2 months ago
Yup, I understand.  Tis why I feel, when it's time to start my commission, you'll get a chance to read it then.

^_^
ButtercupSaiyan
7 years, 2 months ago
*nods*
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