Ranma vs Gen13 in a 5 page smackdown match!  

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2/26/2005 5:54 pm

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Ranma vs Gen13 in a 5 page smackdown match!

Can you believe that I have to read comic books for a school assignment? The assignment is to compare and contrast (in a 5 page essay) the different styles of drawing/plot/color between a Japanese Manga and an American Comic book. So, I'm using a Ranma 1/2 book and comparing it with a Gen13 book.

Yeah, I know. This is Greek to most adults. But, school is school.

Today I visited some of the Open Studios in the Phoenix valley. One of the studios down in south Scottsdale was amazing! (Joan Barron Studio) 4 kilns, a man doing a demonstration of his tower forms, some crystaline glaze examples, and a LOT of handbuilt pieces. I was really impressed. I wish I could have stayed longer but I had to go to the bathroom so bad I thought I would burst...and I didn't think it was polite to use their restroom. It is their private home (and one of the most beautifuly decorated - the spiral above their kitchen counter was a great touch).

The other studio was not quite as impressive. The thrown bowls looked great..until I picked one up. The woman seriously needs to learn better trimming skills. The pieces weighed a ton, with all the weight being unnecessary clay at the bottom where it was poorly trimmed. I quietly left without saying anything though - its not as if I'm a great thrower.

Tomorrow I'm going to take a small break from school and work and visit the Arizona Ren Faire. Its been such a long time since I've been to a Faire and I miss it. Gonna dig out my grungy costume, pull out my ribbon net, and go chase cute little kids as they giggle and run away.

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