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06. in love and death + nevermind

After my older brother, there is one other person who I credit a lot of the development of my musical to. We became friends through the after-care program in elementary school; both of our parents being divorced we found ourselves having a lot to relate to. We maintained the friendship through middle school and it abruptly ended in high school for what I believe to be was just drifting apart.
But, in those four-five years of our friendship, my friend had introduced me to a lot of... angstier music than what I had originally known. A lot of Nirvana (her favorite band), The Used (another favorite), and Sublime (yet another favorite).
In the era of Limewire, we exchanged a lot of music (it was much more her giving me burned CDs or plugging my iPod into her computer to download pirated content) and I found a lot of solace in the angrier songs. Throw in some Slipknot and System of a Down and that was a good sum of what I listened to in middle school.

I don't know if this is still very popular for people to do in K-12, but my friend (the one mentioned above) and I used to be obssessed with making these little 3-D stars out of a long strip of paper. Back when we spent time after school together at my aunt's we'd just rip paper and make tens of them for the heck of it.
It only seemed to make sense to try and make type out of long strips of ripped paper!

I think that these sets of experiments were mostly boring, but i think that experiment A has some potential. I think that pleating could really take letterforms far perhaps with letter forms turning into other letterforms? It also creates a scaley look which would be interesting as a more general image-making technique.
experiment A. repeated pleats → Do the serifs come across?.
experiment B. experiment A stretched → I think that pleated folds have a lot of interesting properties as it allows for streching.
experiment C. infinite twisting → Making a thin sheet thinner makes for difficult wielding.
experiment D. simple folds → Arguably should have started with this as it is the simplest folding.
experiment E. even more simple folding → Taking from experiment D, trying to see how folding/overlaying works.
experiment F. curling → Another simple idea of tight curling.