My Room. To be more specific, my livingroom


My place on a good day.

My place on a good day.

How does this space make me feel?

Before I begin, I have decided to write my essay on my living room as I have a room-mate, and I feel like the room we share does not really represent me in any way.

OK, so in my living room, the feeling I wanted to create for myself and guests was COMFORTABILITY. To be honest, I think I’ve achieved that goal as my house has that feeling as I and many of my friends feel relaxed when in my living room. Personally, my living room has everything that I want it to: Posters that represent me and my hobbies, action figures of popular comic book characters, (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles etc.).

It also feels “homey”, meaning that it feels like a home, not just a student apartment. I have a working fireplace, two leather (or “pleather”) couches that can seat five, Television with DSTV, carpet. And to not forget, my apartment is not a student res. It is an apartment for two, so there aren’t people constantly walking around. It makes the place feel more personal (for me at least).

So to sum up how my place makes me feel:

  • Comfortable
  • Peaceful

How my living room represents me.


My living room represents me in many different ways and through many different objects and/or items throughout.

I am going to name all these items/objects that represent me and why.

  1. Planet of the Apes (1968) Film Poster


So for the first item, the Planet of the Apes film poster represents me in a few ways:

  • I am a huge fan of comic books and POP culture. For me, I think this obsession started when I watched the original Planet of the Apes movie with my dad when I was around the age of ten or eleven. From there I have collected well over 100 plus comic books and graphic novels to date. When I saw this poster (which takes up the majority of my one wall I might add), I had to buy it. It is kind of the thing that made me who I am today, a fun-loving comic book fan. Whenever I see it, it brings back memories from when I was a kid.
  1. Framed Superman Unchained issue 1.


So yeah, this kind of pushes my “geekiness” over the top. I had my Superman Unchained issue 1 framed. Why? Well there are three main reasons why.

  • So first off, the reason I framed this specific comic book was because (A) I love comic books, specifically DC comic books.
  • (B)The artist, Jim Lee, is my absolute favourite artist of all time. He has worked for Marvel, Image (which he co-founded), and now DC. His most popular works include: Batman, W.I.L.D CATS, Justice League and X-men.
  • And (C) It is an issue one and it hasn’t been opened. I have recently bought the entire volume, meaning I have read it.

This item kind of indicates that I love comic books. Everyone who has seen it has asked that question: “Are you a fan of comics?” You know the answer.

  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures.


Right off the bat, I’m going to state that these figures do not help with girls. So there’s that.

My cousin recently went to the States and when she got back she gave me these TMNT figures. Now you may be wondering how these items represent me. Well, when I was growing up in the 90’s, the one cartoon show that every boy watched was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I also watched Power Rangers, but that’s beside the point. So for about 5 years I watched this show religiously, until it ended.

I still occasionally watch the new TMNT show on Nickelodeon, but it’s not really the same.

  1. The Joker drawing.

(as seen above)

For my 18th Birthday, my good friend, Kimberlee Viljoen, drew Alex Ross’s interpretation of The Joker. She is super talented and when I saw it I had a mini-panic attack. It was AMAZING. So amazing in fact, that I had it framed and put it up on my shelf in my living room.

As some of my close friends will know, I love Batman, especially in the comics. This meaning that I love The Joker just as much. He has to be my all-time favourite comic book villains. So having a one of a kind drawn picture of him, it’s just really awesome.

  1. Matric farewell photograph.

Even though I have a weird face in the photograph, this item means the most to me. It was taken late last year when my school had its Matric Farewell, I went with Kimberlee, remember her?

It was a pretty lousy farewell I might add, but Kimberlee and I had a good time, (and subsequently this lead to our families becoming really good friends). Her dad took the photo and Kim gave it to me for my 19th Birthday (I think it’s become a habit for her to give me pictures).

Since Kim and I are really close friends, this item means a lot to me and has a lot of sentimental value.

What else?

Other items lying around that represent me could be:


  • Various Magazines, (surfing, GQ etc.)
  • Various DVD’s, (All comedies, Family Guy as well as Dark Knight Trilogy)
  • Various CD’s, (Frank Sinatra, The Blues Brothers, A lot of Rock old and new)

Color choices.

Since this is not my house technically, I cannot paint it, but I have grown fond of the pale peach colour. The outside of my house is grey, which I really like. Neither of these colours really represents me, but I like them both. I will try to paint it very soon though. Here’s hoping that my land-lord is cool.

Anything I don’t like…?

Actually there is one thing that I’m not quite fond of. See, my house isn’t very big, meaning that my kitchen is part of my living room. So if there are dirty dishes, everyone can see them/smell them. And my kitchen is very, very small, so even a few plates make the place look dirty. But that’s the only thing about my place that I do not like.

Thanks for listening guys!


My Serial Killer. Sorry for the tardiness


The Doll-Maker


CAn we all agree, this woman is STUNNING.

Serial Killer Stats:

  • Name: Holly Summers
  • Age: 24 (born December 4th 1988)
  • Hair color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Marital status: Single
  • Sex: Female
  • Alias: The Doll Maker


  • Born and raised in Chicago, USA.
  • Grew up in good neighborhood.
  • Loving Family.
  • 1 sister: Claire Summers, age 17.
  • From a young age, Holly would hear “voices”. These voices weren’t bad and kept her company as Holly struggled to make any real friends. She found solace in these voices.
  • These “voices”, got her through both Middle School and High School as she was alone most of the time.
  • Her grades have always been good.
  • Holly grew up to be a very beautiful woman and is often hit on by the boys at university. -Her nickname was “doll-face”.
  • The “voices” WENT AWAY a year into college, when she made new friends to socialize with.
  • One night, she was walking home from a college bar that she often went to relax and shoot a few balls. On the way home, a man she often saw at the bar attacked her and raped her in a nearby ally way. She was scared and alone…the voices came back.
  • After the attack, Holly went to the hospital to get treatment. Whilst in there, the voices started telling her to do things…to find the man responsible.
  • So one night, she waited outside the bar until he came out. When he was near her position, she sprung out and tranquilized the man, dragging his unconscious body to the ally where she was raped.
  • She waited for him to awake before she “punished” him…

What she does to her victims:

  • Her victims are first tied up whilst asleep.
  • When they awake she begins the process.
  • 1st : She gouges out their eyes and replaces them with glass eyes found in porcelain dolls.
  • 2nd: She cuts the corners of their mouth until the blade gets to their temples.
  • 3rd: She then glues in fake teeth to give them a “beautiful” smile.
  • 4th: She now injects them with a lethal amount of chemicals.
  • Now dead, her victims are dressed up in various costumes.
  • Holly then drags their body and props it up against a Shop window for everyone to see the next morning.

Her M.O

  • She only kills MEN.
  • These men are often accused of rape/abuse towards women.
  • Ages are between 25-30.
  • She kills on Wednesdays, the day she was raped.
  • She cleans the bodies of all prints, that way the cops cannot find her.

-Her voices now talk to her non-stop.

Next Character: Detective

Frank Castle


  • Name: Frank Castle
  • Age: 37
  • Hair color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Sex: Male


  • Chicago P.D’s finest detective.
  • 15 years on the job.
  • Hot Headed.
  • Loves his wife dearly.
  • Has 2 kids: 2 girls.
  • Grew up in a rough neighborhood, studied hard and made a better life for himself.
  • Has solved over 100 cases to date.
  • Been through a few partners. None of them can keep up with his work ethic.
  • Latest partner, Sarah Clark, seems to be holding up.
  • His latest case on the “Doll-Maker”, has him stumped.

Next Character: Cop

Sarah Clark


  • Name: Sarah Louise Clark
  • Age: 29
  • Hair color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Marital Status: Engaged to be married
  • Sex: Female


  • Sarah grew up in a tough area, just like Frank. She too wanted a better life for herself. She studied/worked hard to get where she is today.
  • Loving Family.
  • Good grades throughout schooling.
  • Wants to be a detective one day.
  • Happy to be partnered up with Frank. She holds her own and doesn’t take any crap from him.
  • After college, she went straight to the academy. Top of her class.
  • Engaged to Matthew Roberts, Top chef in Chicago. He often worries about her well being.
  • Tough as nails.

 4 Victims

  1. Brad Thain
  2. Luke Owens
  3. Nick Roberts
  4. McLovin


1. Brad Thain


  • Name: Bradley Alan Thain.
  • Age: 28.
  • Hair color: Brown.
  • Eye Color: Blue.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Sex: Male.
  • Body found: In front of a J.C Penny store.


  • Not much known on Bradley, only that he was a pre-med student on his way to becoming a great surgeon.
  • Has had a history of violence against women. He would hit his mom whilst living with her. His father was a heavy drinker and young Brad picked up the habit from him.
  • Carried on the “habit”, when he got to University.
  • Known to hit past girlfriends. Some ending up in the hospital.

2.Luke Owens


  • Name: Luke Owens.
  • Age: 30.
  • Hair Color: Brown.
  • Eye Color: Brown.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Sex: Male.
  • Body Found: In front of Peggaty’s Toy Store.


  • Grew up in a rich neighborhood.
  • Good Family.
  • Spoilt as a child.
  • Threw tantrums if he didn’t get his way.
  • Threw tantrums as an adult.
  • This led to him losing his temper with women that didn’t like him.
  • Often choked them.
  • A few stints in jail.

3.Nick Roberts


  • Name: Nicholas Lee Roberts.
  • Age: 26
  • Hair color: Red
  • Eye color: Blue
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Sex: Male
  • Body Found: Outside a Liquor Store on 4th street.


  • Not much is known as of yet about the victim.
  • Grew up in Chicago, middle class.
  • Had a few friends in University.
  • Studying towards becoming a civil engineer
  • Was accused of rape in 2009, case was dismissed for lack of evidence against Mr. Roberts
  • Had a problem with alcohol.



  • Name: McLovin
  • Age: 25
  • Hair color: Brown
  • Eye color: Green
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Sex: Male
  • Body found: In Chicago memorial park.


  • McLovin has been in University for the past 5 years. Records show that his grades just weren’t high enough to pass him.
  • Record of drunk and disorderly behavior/crimes.
  • Parents claim that they hadn’t heard from him in about a year.
  • Comes from a middle-class home.
  • History of lashing out to peers.
  • 1 case of Mr. Lovin attempting to drown fellow peer, Susan Louw.

Background Character

Harley Davidson…yeah, that’s the name I’m going with.


  • Name: Harley Davidson
  • Age: 23
  • Hair color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Sex: Female


  • Harley Davidson, former girlfriend of Nick Roberts (victim no.3), claims to have met “The Doll-Maker” When her case got re-opened. She claims that the doll-maker could make her problems with Nick “go-away”.
  • Further research shows that Harley didn’t recognize the killer as she was wearing a mask, concealing her face.
  • Sex of killer is now known to be female.
  • Harley will be placed under protection until case is closed.

Being a functioning asshole

So from the title, you all must be assuming: “Is Tristan an asshole?” Well yes and no. See, I like being a d@#$k to people, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with them, but that’s just how I am. But at the end of the day, they know I’m kidding and we are all buds.

Except some people think that I’m serious when I kid with people. To them, I’m the biggest ass in the whole world. One of my  OWN friends couldn’t handle the fact that a friend and I would grill each other on a daily. We stopped “being friends” for about 5 weeks, we didn’t speak, look at each other…nothing. Thing was, I had NO idea why they were pissed, only 4 weeks into their bitch-fit did I find out through the very friend who I would rip off daily as a running-joke. Needless to say, I apologized immediately and she was chilled with it and we are even stronger friends because of it, awwwwwwwwww. She still gets pissed off at me now and again, but we love each other so it’s all good, and she knows I’m a functioning asshole, so there’s that…

But there will always be those people, the haters, the nay-sayers. We just have to overcome them, be better. At the end we’re all the same, so if someone is giving you hate for something ridiculous, claims you’re an asshole, walk up to them and say “I’m…:


I’m out.

Colour schemes and injuries 

My paintings were terrible, that’s all you gotta know.


Getting to class on a Friday and being told that you are going to paint… Yes it’s exciting. No I’m not good at it. So we were supposed to paint a monochromatic, complementary and triadic colour scheme on separate sheets and there in identify a antagonist and protagonist. Unfortunately I only got as far as monochromatic after starting over twice, and i ended up with paint on my shirt.

The pink is mine and the green belongs to the one and only Paul Roux ( – go take a look). Is painting my forte ? Evidently not, so I’ll just attempt art in other forms 😀

Next in class, we were taught how to do our first bit of special effects make up.

Mrs E demonstrating how to do a bruised eye.

Mrs E’s cut.

Again, Mrs E’s bruised eye, all done with water paints.

Safe to say my first…

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To Effectively Affect

Another lazy “reblog”, interesting read though…

a bit about it all

The first lectures of CMS explained that a focus will be made on the following areas of research:

  • Costume Design
  • Make -up Design
  • Styling Design

The aim of CMS is to “research, identify and implement effective designs that affect a target film audience”  (Mr Ivy, CMS lecturer)

I’m sure that I’m not the only one that has been writing about the EFFECT something has on me, and simultaneously saying it is EFFECTIVE. I find myself noticing just how often I use the word EFFECT. Learning is a wonderful thing as it teaches you to check yourself and what you say and think. I have to pause momentarily when choosing between effect and affect. I know that with practice comes understanding and soon it will be second nature to me.

What is important as a designer is to be able to communicate effectively…


On the one hand there is communication…

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[WARNING: CONTENT MAY OFFEND SENSITIVE READERS!] The creation of a fictional character: The Heels and Heart Killer

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a bit about it all

We have been assigned a project in CMS where we have to create a fictional serial killer. I have never had too much interest in serial killers except a fleeting fascination with Charles Manson’s murders, as him and his followers (The Manson Family) has the most stylised murder scenes.

Furthermore, The Station Strangler has also been an interest because in my childhood years he was a figure as threatening as the Boogie Man. Unfortunately, it was much to my relief at seven years old when I realised all his victims were little boys and not girls. This is not said with any offence to victims or their families. However, it never took away the possibility of him catching me as his first little girl victim. Being a kid in the Cape Flats in the nineties was having The Station Strangler as much in your memory as was the 1994 World Cup victory…

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Fucking up your face…with makeup!

So we got this project right, where we gotta fuck faces up. (read that sentence in a brooklyn/jersey accent). Ok back to the article, we were given the task in which we have to create “crime-scenes” using the victims of our fictional serial killer, (remember that post, yeah). In order to do this, we had to do some research on tutorials on how to achieve realistic cuts, gashes and scars, (Depending on how gruesome our victims look).

I found a few videos that actually helped quite a bit. Check ’em out.

Or try this one.

I’m taking the photo’s this weekend, here’s hoping it all goes smoothy.

I’m out.

Cara Delevingne Doesn’t Like Superhero Movies But Says ‘Suicide Squad’ Is ‘F*cking Insane

I created a page recently with the same title and info, if you’ve seen it, sorry 🙂
And now to begin.
Ever since we heard about a movie adaption of DC Comics infamous “Task force X” popularly known as…SUICIDE SQUAD, we were intrigued. Who was in it? What would it be about? IS OPRAH IN IT?! Luckily since then, we have had tons of material to read and gaze upon: Set photos, videos, interviews, OH MY! But then something happened…we saw Jared Leto’s Joker and the world had one big NERD RAGE. Me, I liked it. It was edgy and far from Nolan’s interpretation. But still, doubt was in the air and nobody knew what to expect…then I read this article.
If this doesn’t get you pumped in some way, there is something seriously wrong with you.

Last October, rumors of supermodel Cara Delevingne’s involvement in David Ayer’s then-developing Suicide Squad film swirled. This whispered casting remained largely unconfirmed until the official announcement. Then Ayer tweeted out the first photo of (most of) the cast in makeup. Delevingne was dressed in lots of greens, browns, and other muddied earthy tones as the Enchantress.

Now the supermodel-turned-actress is talking about the film, and according to Entertainment Weekly, she’s really excited about it. How excited?

“It’s f–king insane,” she says excitedly.

This, despite Delevingne not being that much of a superhero movie fan:

“I’m not the biggest fan of superhero films. There are so f–king many. I love the Batman’s but some of them I’m not that keen on. I’ve never been so excited to see a film and I’m actually in it. I wish I could tell you about it at all. The movie is going to be the best thing in the world. The camaraderie on set is insane.”

So maybe the overabundance of superhero films has discouraged her initial participation. But now that somebody’s making a movie about villains, she’s [EXPLETIVE] on board. That’s cool.

BY 05.26.15

Via Entertainment Weekly)

Check out an early interview here!