Apr. 12th, 2010

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(This entry is from a few days ago. I wrote it in Mac Journal and it didn't work - I still haven't mastered the program.)

So on Easter Sunday (Happy Easter everyone! I didn’t send SMSes this year because my phone is literally the shittest piece of technology that I have ever had the displeasure of owning. Turns out though, Apple is announcing iPhone v.4 tomorrow, so hopefully I won’t have to languish on the outskirts of the cool kids crowd for too much longer), I took some of my fish that were no longer working for me to Midland Pet and Aquarium centre. (best fish shop evar, though their website isn’t really that great) The only fish that I had in my 2ft tank which I kept were my beloved Yoyos (Botia almorhae).

For two Black Pearl Calvus ( Altolamprologus calvus), one female Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher), two Pictus catfish (Pimelodus pictus) and 4 or five of my grown up bristlenose babies (Ancistrus sp.), I got $90.00 of fish credit. Woo!

(If you want some money for the pictus, [livejournal.com profile] tattered_pinion , just let me know!)

So with that we (‘we’ being Gavin and I) picked up 6 Glowlight Chilli Barbs for his 6’ tank (I don’t know their scientific name so here’s a picture... pretty)... expensive little things at $10 each... Well. Expensive for shoaling fish.
Later on I’m going to use the rest of my fish monies to buy a school of Neon Tetras (Paracheirodon innesi)(6-10 I guess, my tank isn’t that big), and this fancy food that Midland was using to bring out the colours in their fish. Exciting!
I don’t know when I will next be bothered to drive all the way to Midland though. Eesh!

Then we went to Aquotix, my second most favourite fish shop in Perth, where Gavin found himself one of the elusive Dragon’s Blood Cichlids (Aulonocara Dragon Blood - it’s a line-bred colour morph, not a distinct species) that he’d been looking for for ages.

Aaand I brought a fantastic Half Moon Siamese Fighting fish. Just today I’ve decided to name him Anasterian Sunstrider. My last fighter was Kael’thas Sunstrider, you see. Kael’thas is a better name, but Anasterian will do for now. I was toying with calling him Kael’thas Sunstrider II, but that just seemed a bit lazy to me. So!
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ithika: Snarling wolf for angry times! (snarl)

I’m not sure whether this is motivation or procrastination, to be perfectly honest. I know for sure that Yahoo Answers is procrastination, but answering people’s fish questions is so fun.

Helvetica is a glorious font.

Anyway, I’ve been studying (and by studying, in this case I mean looking at photos) plant cells. They’re awesome! There are some amazing microscopic photos on flickr. Anyway, I’m going to use a tessellating plant cell pattern for the screening devices in my building. Or whatever. I was going to do coool patterns from grass shadows, but apparently that’s too literal or some bullshit. I think it’s just as abstract as using plant cell patterns, but just slightly less pretentious. But whatever. I obviously have to learn to be more pretentious to be a fancy architect. WHATEVS.

It’s pretty cool though. Plant cells are awesome!

In other news I want these shoes:

They’re on special at Red Stripe. I think I will go and buy them on Saturday. And maybe get my ear re-pierced up in the top bit. It’s officially cold enough that I’m not interested in swimming! And Redstripe is so rarely a reasonably priced place with things that are relevant to my interests. Maybe I’ll never buy those buckle up boots that I so badly wanted when I was 16, but I sure will buy these. According to the website they may only have my size. Joy!

I’ll post pictures of my wanky art screens once I’ve got a tessellating pattern that doesn’t suck ass I’m happy with. And maybe pictures of my wanky building. Actually I like the concept behind this one, it is totally mysterious. Have I mentioned that the more I study architecture, the more I start to feel that architecture isn’t meant to be for people who haven’t studied architecture? This isn’t something I agree with, it just seems to be what all my tutors (or more than half of them) think. Architectural concepts have to be so obscure and so vaguely referenced that somebody who hasn’t studied architecture for years would never, ever understand the meaning behind them. I think it’s sad, and silly. Architecture is for people. If someone who hasn’t studied a day in their life wants to understand their building, they should be able to without having to go and get a degree. There are plenty of awesome buildings that have obvious, blatant symbology, and awesome tactile, interactive parts. Like Casa de Musica in Porto, Portugal. But no! My building isn’t allowed to be so blatant. It has to be poetic. Phooie!

I suppose my name isn’t Rem Koolhaus, so I’ll never be that awesome.

(Seriously, this guy is a celebrity architect and his last name is Koolhaus. Pronounced Cool House. His name is REM COOL HOUSE FOR FUCK’S SAKE. HI I AM AN ARCHITECT MY NAME IS REM COOL HOUSE. Most awesome thing.)

Procrastination complete!

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