I am now about ten weeks into a twelve-week internship at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! in Times Square. I could not be happier than when I am working there every Tuesday. Unfortunately, every other day of the week, I'm still at the beckon call of my other job. The very definition of irony is making Associate of the Month in a job that you hate. That job has pretty much sucked all the creativity out of me, which hurts because my dad got me a tablet for the holidays and I've been practicing drawing with it on and off, though my only real results so far have been some crappy renditions of the four main animatronics from Five Nights at Freddy's. I've been procrastinating on at least three gift drawings for the better part of a year now, and I just can't muster up the drive to start on them.
Recently started watching Transformers RID 2015, and I am very pleased with the direction it looks to be going in. We have a full team of autobots, a tangible decepticon threat, and a legitimate excuse for being on Earth again, all without the direct involvement of Optimus Prime or Megatron. Much as I like the start of the series, there is a direction the franchise could go in that I don't think we've seen before. I want to see a transformers series that takes place after the war is over, where we see them in the process of rebuilding, and where decepticons are not inherently evil and autobots are not inherently good, sort of like the case that we see in various incarnations of the X-men.
On a downer note, we recently found out that my grandfather is suffering from several health problems, including diabetic neuropathy, a minor cerebellar stroke, and apparently something has gone wrong between his first two thoracic vertebrae and if he doesn't have surgery, he may end up paralyzed. What we need to do is find a nursing home for him and my grandmother that's close enough to our place that we can visit them more easily, rather than having to drive to the neighboring state every weekend.
If anybody wants to talk, or has a drawing request, feel free to leave a comment. I could use the conversation.