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Now using this blog for spam-type posts: links, random phrases, etc. Protractive posting now done over at my Livejournal.

Berserkley, Freakmont, Bitchmond, Unpleasanton

--posted at 11:58 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2007

This American Life - Poultry Slam '99 - opera libretto in Italian... "became bigger than [a box of puppets]"... artifical distance that's strangely more inviting? In English, too easily grasped.

--posted at 11:41 p.m., Wednesday, October 4, 2006

Lenticular & other strange clouds

--posted at 03:56 a.m., Saturday, September 23, 2006

I wish there was a word for the kind of fan art that doesn't include image manipulation/collage and definitely not tracing/eyeballing official art. Emulating style seems okay to me, assuming the fan artist brings his/her own innovations to the style. But it's not tolerable past the point where the fan artist is borrows whole poses, compositions or panels or whatnot. It's plagiaristic enough for the fan artist to rip off other people's works, but even worse to poach upon the work of his/her admired artist. (Assistants, animators, licensed artists are a different matter, of course. They not only have permission, but there are professional expectactions to draw on model. >_>)

--posted at 01:47 a.m., Saturday, September 23, 2006

Tengu Party Illustrated - Unique art style. Thick and brushy -- nearly all of it done by the same kind of brush, probably. In the lulls between story peaks/reversals, I find myself wishing the art were prettier, but at the very least I can recognize the major characters (can't distinguish a few of the minors). I thought it'd enlighten me about tengu a bit, but I can't separate what's traditionally believed about tengu from the story's innovations. In this manga, tengu can eject their birdlike selves from their human bodies via the mouth and go feed (often on garbage). They can be killed in bird form. If they lose their human bodies, which they leave behind as corpse-like shells, they're stuck in bird form, I think. They can fly in their human bodies but don't sprout wings to do so.

Story: Shinobu is a tengu-in-training. Her master is haughty and despises humans, insults other tengu who try to blend in with humans but take advantage of whatever resources they have. He whisked Shinobu off to become a tengu on her first day of school, leaving a mud doll to live in her place so she's never missed. Despite never being educated, Shinobu's pretty sharp. Yes, she does briefly obsess over a dollhouse, but when she splits off from the Tengu Party (who're all fumbling around trying to find Mr. Z, the god of all tengu) to find out what became of her mud doll replacement, that's when the plot starts to engage me.

--posted at 02:41 p.m., Tuesday, September 19, 2006

If I had a Nintendo DS, I'd totally play these games:
- Trauma Center
- Cooking Mama
- Brain Age

--posted at 03:09 p.m., Wednesday, September 13, 2006

My car is troublesome.

--posted at 09:42 p.m., Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Notes to self: Get a smog check, and eat the unagi in the fridge.

--posted at 11:19 p.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Mitch Hedberg: "I like dizzy chicken"

--posted at 02:40 a.m., Friday, August 4, 2006

I must be vain, staring at a pic I just finished even though I was looking at it plenty during the making. -_-;

--posted at 12:29 p.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Crawdads, garlic fries, garlic bread, garlic ice cream (choco, pistachio, toasted almond), garlic Hawaiian ice, fried artichoke, garlic stuffed mushrooms, garlic marinated mushrooms.

--posted at 11:03 a.m., Monday, July 31, 2006

Colonel Tigh: "I know a still when I smell one." XD XD XD XD XD XD

--posted at 10:48 p.m., Tuesday, July 25, 2006

I remember a cartoon that I watched on either Nickelodeon or Sesame street... There was a snowman who made friends with a little kid. The little kid gave the snowman ice cubes to eat. The memory of that moment came to me as if from nowhere. Hella cute, but it also feels sad for some reason.

--posted at 12:23 a.m., Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Marathoned all of Karin. Strange experience, watching an anime where so many (like 95%) of the principal characters are voiced by seiyuu I couldn't even identify two years ago. For future ref, Ren's flashback ep is 18; his roommate is played by FukuJun. Fanservice shot of him and Usui is ep 12.

--posted at 11:02 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Return of Captain Invincible - Watch it for the clip of Christopher Lee singing about boozes. :D :D :D

--posted at 04:18 p.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I made risotto today. Tomorrow, I'm planning on banana bread. 75 overripe bananas => 30 loaves?!?

--posted at 09:19 p.m., Sunday, July 9, 2006

Neat T-shirts. Wouldn't want to be a D&D poser and wear some of them, tho'. ^^;

--posted at 01:31 p.m., Saturday, July 1, 2006

Getting too hot these days to run my computer. Too much data I haven't backed up, and I'd hate to fry all my work. >_>;

--posted at 12:17 a.m., Thursday, June 22, 2006

"No monetary compensation" - Dude... >_>

--posted at 01:44 a.m., Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Finally updated Firefox. It's got some nifty features, but it's such a memory hog now. >:(

--posted at 02:27 p.m., Tuesday, June 13, 2006

goals for this coming week:
- get ready for LV trip
- WoW commission: lineart refinement/finalizing
- Job-hunting
- take pics and upload artworks made for class, upload to relevant gallery sites
- check out (or buy maybe?) GAG pricing guidelines handbook

--posted at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 27, 2006

Ah, Falcoon~ <3 Your work is so full of fabulous hip-thrusting. >D

--posted at 11:51 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2006

argh, damned headache keeping me from painting =_=

--posted at 03:35 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2006

I feel like a bottomless pit of munchie-craving. ._.;

--posted at 07:35 p.m., Thursday, May 18, 2006

3 pics to draw in one day. Colored pencil and maybe crayon if I can dig some up. @_@ 3 more (2 CG, 1 18x24") by next week.

--posted at 11:02 p.m., Monday, May 15, 2006

On one hand, I've drawn pics of R making out with D and having Passionate Male Friendship moments, and on the other hand, R and D's sister J have this amazing relationship (a great deal of affection between them, many intersecting interests and sensibilities, great compatibility, and in one AU (that I don't really intend to read as AU-ish), actual romance). I think I'd like to have them do little song challenges with each other. Like switching iPods and selecting a song for the other to sing along to. They've even got an abstruse scoring system between them. ...Flash adaptation of this game? R and J standing side by side. Songs on R's iPod would be sung by J and vice versa. All a capella, and the player would have to guess the song/artist/whatever. The recording of such a project would kick ass.

--posted at 02:22 a.m., Sunday, May 14, 2006


--posted at 07:18 p.m., Sunday, May 7, 2006

What I don't get about Jyuuohsei is how do women protect themselves from the men who might try to use them as baby machines? Maybe a lot of the men are willing to kill a rapist (or one or more who're planning to), but wouldn't they quickly find themselves in a minority if enough of them have been rejected by a woman? Discontent breeds really fast, after all.

--posted at 08:59 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, 2006

In other news, I've found hentai (straight, that is) with Ishida Akira voicing in it.

--posted at 06:18 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2006

I don't mind doing chores. I fucking enjoy being helpful. I just hate the faggotry that goes along being askedtold to do something.

--posted at 05:59 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2006

1 more game chara to do to complete the commission. Guess I'll deliver the printed sheets and a floppy with hi-res versions of each file.

In Jojo news, I think I've run out of translated part 5 chapters to read. ^^;

--posted at 02:10 a.m., Saturday, April 29, 2006

How does 3/4 of a pitcher of cold water disappear in less than an hour when *I'm* not the one drinking from it? T_T

--posted at 07:50 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 2006


--posted at 02:50 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2006


--posted at 02:39 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I'm totally trying this

--posted at 01:21 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2006

After reading the first few chapters of Jojo part 5... My impression of Giorno: "Super-hot, WTF! @_@" Jotaro's insistence on having him investigated, his Dio and Joestar qualities, the uncertainty I felt when he hustled Kohichi-kyun were the major contributing factors, . Once Giorno joined up with the mafia and Kohichi recognized his virtue, I can view him as a proper Joestar. >D; ...Gotta draw him sometime soon on the Joekaki board. >D >D

--posted at 05:31 p.m., Sunday, April 16, 2006

Bwaha, I'd heard there were macho men in fundoshi in Inukami ep2, but I wasn't expecting the Nausicaa parody as well. >DDD

--posted at 04:14 p.m., Saturday, April 15, 2006

1 commish down, 3 more to go. @_@; Homework..? Bwahahaaha..... >_>;

--posted at 02:23 a.m., Friday, April 14, 2006

Finished part 4, w00t!

--posted at 01:36 p.m., Thursday, April 13, 2006

Argh, it's Sunday already. -_-;

--posted at 11:19 p.m., Sunday, April 9, 2006

Masami Obari

--posted at 02:09 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2006


--posted at 12:18 a.m., Thursday, April 6, 2006


I can do everything right for weeks, but it only takes a second of annoyance over some stupid shit, all of a sudden, my status drops drastically all over again.

As for the other, she's never in a place where anybody can reach her. The only way to reach her is through her cellphone.

--posted at 11:59 p.m., Sunday, April 2, 2006

Part 3 of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. Now that they're at sea and headed towards Egypt, I'm getting whiffs of the Odyssey. Except Egypt isn't "home" to anyone except perhaps Kakyoin Noriaki.

--posted at 03:43 p.m., Thursday, March 23, 2006

According to chapter 6 of Jojo, Jonathan went to Hugh Hudson Academy... This Hugh Hudson? >D;

--posted at 05:23 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Why can't we talk about certain things without hostility? It's important, yet it wears me out. I'd rather avoid it altogether until they can find a way of being serious without letting all their stress on me.

--posted at 08:55 p.m., Thursday, March 16, 2006


--posted at 02:33 p.m., Thursday, March 16, 2006

Hours and hours after waking up, I finally remember that last night I had a Jayne/Simon dream. I don't recall any details, only that I *did* dream it. =P

--posted at 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2006

I envy all those artists who have the support of their families while trying to break into the professional world. I'm know I'm not going to be that kind of artist.

--posted at 07:58 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2006

There's only one piece of JoJo fanart in y!hosting. That should be changed, I think. D:

Oh yeah, and it turns out the subscription ran out *last* night, actually. Damn... At least my auction house transactions were all squared away. ^^;;;;

--posted at 11:20 a.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2006