Had prom tonight. Muchos hijinks ensued.
First off, I never have dates, I've never had a girlfriend, I've never danced with anyone, so there was no inherent reason for going to prom in the first place. However, I go to dances by principle to force myself to be social, and I usually end up having a lot of fun. As it turned out, a few of my best bros were there, which made it worthwhile. Plus, I love dressing up in suits-- I feel like such a boss.
This year, prom was at this fancy hotel in the fancy part of town. The room's decoration was quite minimalistic, which in the end made it more practical for hanging around. The first thing we noticed when we got there were all the seniors... my friends Connor, Akshay and I were the only non-seniors there... it was a relief when everyone else arrived. In any case, there was a lot of soda and fruit, which was mega legit.
The music sucked as always; I can't stand club music from an analytical perspective, though it was fun to dance to. I don't know how to dance and resent the dumbass dance moves that define the contemporary music scene, so I made my dancing a combination of grooving and hip moving and intense headbanging. Why not incorporate headbanging into dancing? Those extra brain cells lost only add to the fun.
Through most of the night's duration, I just rocked out in various areas with various people. People either didn't get my erratic "dancing," or thought it was awesome and wanted to learn from me. I would take breaks every now and then to catch my breath and talk to friends. It was cool seeing all the eccentric/nerdy kids dress up in proper suits/dresses (though one kid still wore a kilt). There were a LOT of girls wearing teal-colored dresses that all looked more or less the same; don't know what that was all about.
About halfway through the event there was a dance-off, and I decided I was going to make a retard of myself for the lulz. Turns out my super-intense dancing won me the competition, and I ended up being the "prince" of the prom, earning me a nifty plush crown. Well, that escalated quickly.
Nothing notable happened otherwise. The prom "princess," "king" and "queen" were crowned, and what ensued was an awkward dance with the prom "princess," a perky, extroverted junior whom I felt quite intimidated by. That was the first time I ever danced with a girl, and, while flattering, it was very awkward.
That aside, yesterday was the school's movie night, a casual film- showing for anyone who wants to pay five bucks. Only about ten of us showed up, and we were all lowerclassmen. It was pretty fun; we watched Napoleon Dynamite, which is a long-time favorite of mine. The highlight of movie night, though, was when we found a Maxim magazine lying around (don't ask) and hid it in a teacher's desk. We'll see what Monday brings.
In my free time, I've been practicing my traditional art, and I must say the majority of my works with pencil, pen or Prismacolor markers are much, much, much better than anything I've ever done digitally. As I said before, I imagine I'll just put together a compilation like Kupo's "Sketchbook." I've actually made some great EBF fanart; I just need to get off my lazy ass and scan it.
Also, in the meantime, I've been listening to a lot of music; trying to expand my variety. As for album recommendations: "Incesticide" by Nirvana, "Stadium Arcadium" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Drunken Lullabies" by Flogging Molly and "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots" by the Flaming Lips. Excuse my strange tastes in music.
Band's over, track's over, the school musical production I played for is over-- it means finals are afoot. This upcoming week is going to be for reviewing/studying, and guess what-- I started off this tangent by quite literally failing the big math unit test. I am so awesome that I will be spending this weekend hiding from my parents, lest they find out about it.
I've been so busy these last few months I still haven't beat EBF4-- it's like 24 hours over the course of three months. I haven't even touched the game in the last two-three weeks... and I haven't animated anything... and I haven't been able to start my ska band with my friend, even though we have everyone needed to form one... I've now distanced myself so much from some of my "friends" via work, resentment (long story) or general awkwardness that my number of friends has been effectively chopped in half... I'm starting to slip in my schoolwork, which is pisses me off since I was finally starting to be happy again... you know what, I'm too negative.
Everything is good, actually. There's been a lot of sun and I've found some cool music and my grades are overall better than they've been all year and my aunt's wedding is in a week and my art is improving greatly and I'm slowly learning how to play both the piano and the guitar and I've had more free time to spend with my friends and my crush keeps wearing progressively cuter outfits to school and my self-confidence is on the steady rise so THERE BYE NOW.