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  #1951  
Old 26th September 2014, 14:20
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Thanks! I'm really scared, but sort of excited too, just spending the time trying to get into a really positive mood and doing relaxation things ect.
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Old 26th September 2014, 16:29
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I'm happy I'm able to do some things alone, like order at a restaurant or go to the town. I'm still nervous while doing these things but the fact that I succeed in doing something makes me feel like I have some sort of control and freedom.
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Old 26th September 2014, 17:24
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Did photography today, which is a part of the illustration course and I liked it.

Not so sure about the "rule of thirds" though. I think when you follow "rules" like that, it can easily become myopic and restricting.
Well its not that you absolutely have to follow the 'rule of thirds' in photography and I remember my photography society at uni having a saying of 'rules were meant to be broken' when it came to some rules in photography.

But tbh, I don't really see it as a 'rule' as such (like you say, calling it a rule does seem a little myopic and restricting), more a principle for any photographer. Though I still think its one of the most important principles for anyone interested in photographic composition to remember and I always make sure I keep it in mind when out and about or on holiday as it very often just simply looks better if I've placed the object using the 'rule of thirds', rather than just sticking it in the centre. And a quick google says that it 'stems from the theory that the human eye naturally gravitates to intersection points that occur when an image is split into thirds.'
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Old 26th September 2014, 21:15
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^ Yeah, he did say that rules can be broken to be fair. I guess it's just a guide, or a tool that you can use for your own purpose.

We also learned about shutter speeds, which I knew nothing about. A lot of photos makes much more sense to me now. I know how you get that blurred effect now.
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Old 26th September 2014, 21:24
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^ Yeah I love taking motion blur shots, especially of waterfalls or those traffic trails you get in some nighttime shots, it can be a beautiful effect. Just a shame the slowest shutter speed my relatively basic camera can do is 8 seconds Some of the high-end DSLRs (I nearly typed ASMR there ) can do minutes, if not even longer to get star trail photos and things like that.
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Old 26th September 2014, 21:29
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^ Someone was saying that you can even get 10 minutes (you'd probably be able to get much longer as well). I just want to experiment with them now and see what they look like.
I also tried to take a photo with it on 1/8000 but it was just black.

We were given DSLRs and they were great, but honestly, they're nothing compared to the high-end ASMRs you get nowadays
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Old 26th September 2014, 21:34
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^ The high-end ASMRs are my favourites

But yeah, I'm not sure what the slowest shutter speed possible is, but I know to take star trail photos you need at least 10 minutes to get even a half-decent effect, I think I've heard of a 45 minute shutter speed before.
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Old 26th September 2014, 22:53
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^ The star trail photos look amazing. If I tried to do it here though I'd just get a light pollution trail.

I chose to do photography (you get to choose 3 8 week courses to do on Fridays) because of its obvious emphasis on composition, which is also obviously very important in illustration. I've found that I'm looking at things differently even now. I'm looking forward to learning more about it.
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Old 28th September 2014, 13:15
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Ran the local 5K in 29 minutes, 51st out of about 130.
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Old 28th September 2014, 15:38
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^ That's great, CC, bet you're tired! Well done
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Old 4th October 2014, 22:52
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I survived my first week of week, met around 20 - 30 new people and had to chat properly with maybe 10 - 15 of them. Felt like a lot of acting and was all very exhausting, this weekend I've been feeling quite blue perhaps because of it, but I did it.
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Old 12th October 2014, 18:00
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this seems so minor I wasn't even sure if I should put this here but whatever, a small win is a win.

absently dropped my can of energy drink in Euston station and it flew about five foot across the floor, spilling everywhere.
luckily nobody got wet but there were over 200 people there and most of them must had seen me drop it.
however I do not feel bad or stupid and I don't care if they did see me, nor what they thought about it. shit happens is my way of thinking here
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Old 18th October 2014, 19:20
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Just replaced the jockey wheels on the rear mech of my bike myself, everything seems ok at the moment, hopefully will hold up on tomorrows ride.

This is only a small victory though as I should really have contacted the bike shop who allegedly fixed the bike earlier this week.
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Old 28th October 2014, 00:25
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Went to a self help Social Anxiety group for my first time.
That's great, well done I feel group therapy is such an ideal way to help with SA.
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Old 29th October 2014, 14:07
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I made one of the phone calls I was avoiding and now I have an interview tomorrow with a supply agency
YAY
Well done Zippie
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Old 1st November 2014, 17:45
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Awesome, Zippie! :thumbpur

I filled out a job application form, very intimidating stuff, and I don't know if anything will come of it, but I'm happy with myself nonetheless.

It's not for the most glamorous job either, but any change from my job is a good change.
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Old 3rd November 2014, 21:33
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^ Applying for jobs is fecking tough - leaves you feeling so vulnerable! Well done, Mister - hope you get it.

Today I taught my 12 year old son the basics of IPA as a way of helping him get to grips with French pronunciation. He loves codes and whatnot, so we had much fun writing messages back and forth that other people wouldn't be able to read. Happy days.
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Old 4th November 2014, 23:58
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Had a productive conversation about my S.A and feeling much lighter now that I coherently got my point across.
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Old 5th November 2014, 19:00
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Pissed myself
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Old 6th November 2014, 16:47
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Finally went to the GP and got referred to psychotherapy.

Called the local gym and set up an induction for next Wednesday. Pumped!

Mastered the F chord...now onto B.
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Old 6th November 2014, 18:00
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I had an interview, I got to the door and then bailed - was far too stressful. So then I went into W H Smiths and some fit girl that works there started chatting to me, like in a flirty way (I think haha). I wasn't brave enough to ask for her number but we had a nice chat
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Old 13th November 2014, 23:51
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Just had a Skype voice chat with a few other SAUK members. You guys have such nice voices
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Old 14th November 2014, 10:24
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yesterday I tidied up the loft put some boards down up there to moved things away from the opening as it was pilling up an was worried the ceiling was going to fall through put some junk in the car
which was good as no one was out there
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Old 14th November 2014, 17:55
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I had my gym induction today...after cancelling it two days ago in a blind panic. It went well although after learning about the equipment, I opted to go instead of staying for a work out session.

The guy said it was normally always quite between 12-4 which is perfect for me, so I've planned another visit for Monday.
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Old 17th November 2014, 09:03
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^internal turn ups on smart work trousers are my nemesis, i'm always putting my sodding feet through them xD
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Old 17th November 2014, 12:18
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Did some plastering at the top of the stairs so when it dries I can continue with the wallpapering an finally finish something yay me
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Old 20th November 2014, 09:45
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Monday i went to my aunts house and saw my cousin, i spent four hours there chatting coherently, drinking coffee and even played a little guitar. good times.
Nice one stoop It's really nice to see you getting out and about a bit more. Bet it feels good as well
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Old 20th November 2014, 17:39
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Sorted out my own place today.It's really nice too..pick up the keys tomorrow. :-)
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Old 29th November 2014, 22:22
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Diagnosed with Diabetes2 last week so upped the walking and bought a guitar!!
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Old 29th November 2014, 22:56
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Well done Stoop

I made a phone call this morning without loads of mumbling and stuttering.
Also agreed to go to my (almost) daughter in law's hen night, it's not a wild one though so should be ok and there are only 8 of us.
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