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2022-07-23 08:53 pm

I really hate to do this but...



So this journal isn't exactly friends only, but about 50% of the entries are. If you're here for art, most of that will be public~ But if you're still interested in friending, friend alway! Just comment, and you shall be added...though a few words on how you found me would be appreciated as well (not mandatory, but just something I'd personally like). ♥


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2022-06-28 04:53 pm
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I don't have much to say so let's do one of these things...

IP logging is off, anonymous posting is on. So hit me. Something you always wanted to say to me or ask me but were too afraid/polite to do so? Now is the time to do it.

EDIT: I'll leave this here for whoever comes across this journal, or whoever lurks around it. -_^

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2012-03-04 12:18 am
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Working on it.

Slowly working on my comic. My goal this time is to make a story that's easy to understand for once. I'm sure I'll get better with time, but a huge problem with my storytelling is that I live in my head too much. I don't realize that some things that are clear to me, are not clear to the reader, and it makes my stories hard to parse. Not to mention, a good deal of them are kind of complicated to begin with, so this becomes even more of a problem.

For my next story I'm trying to do something more simple, to try to break myself from these bad habits. I'm putting the summary here--any thoughts/things that are unclear? Be honest, I don't mind.

Story )

Pretty basic story. What do you think? Anything you think should be changed/cut out/etc?
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2011-03-12 12:37 pm

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I'm okay. I live far enough from the epicenter that all I felt was a slight shaking. Luckily, all my friends (even the person who was dangerously close to it all) have reported in as being ok. We really have to treasure each day.
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2011-01-11 11:44 pm

Looking around

After going through my friends list, I've realized that...quite a few of you have been going through hard times as of late. I just wanted to say, I'm hoping that things get better for all of you, and you're always in my thoughts. Honestly.

*hugs everyone*
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2010-10-16 08:52 am
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Watercolor practice





...just because I feel I haven't posted anything in a while. Sorry, I've mostly been on twitter (complaining) and facebook lately. Still very slowly working on my comic, but I feel a lot better about where things are going at the moment. Let's hope this feeling lasts!
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2010-09-23 12:22 pm

Chugging along

Haven't progressed much due to work-meltdown and other stuff, but...I feel like I'm getting closer to the end. I'm estimating (hoping) to end it in about 15 pages, but I might have to stretch that to 20 pages. I really want to work faster, and I think I just might considering I finally ironed out some story problems I had been struggling with for a while now...here's hoping!

I also added about 2 pages to go in the beginning, but I haven't scanned those yet.

Well, at least I'm closer to the end...? )

I feel like I should kinda...explain the plot more (for those who can't read Japanese/understand my shitty Japanese haha). Plot synopsis )

My last issue is...just how exactly Sayaka reclaims power over her own dream. I'm just not sure how I should have her do it. Any ideas?
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2010-08-07 03:20 am
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I really need new icons.

I've made a little progress. I'm around the middle of the story, at least? Goddamn I'm slow. Partially because of weird things with work at the moment, but even if I use that as an excuse I feel like I'm way to slow at this.

I think I might be being a bit too...thorough with my name? Everyone I've showed it to has shown some measure of surprise at how 'detailed' it is (which is a bad translation since it's not detailed at all, but I mean...detailed as compared to stick figures which a lot of names tend to be). It's really hard for me not to treat this as a rough--I guess I kinda don't trust myself enough to just draw the layout out and know what I'm doing when I'm actually doing the real roughs. That would be all well and good if I were just faster though...well, it's something to think about.

Need to work on angles. Which means I need to continue working on improving how I draw bodies. But...at least it's coming along?

Still sketchy, still slow )

I told myself that my next short comic would be something I haven't rushed and something I'm proud of. Can't let myself down.
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2010-06-24 12:21 am

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Ugh, I've only gotten 6 more pages roughed out. I've been really distracted lately. Not much of an excuse, but hey. I'm also having a harder time than usual deciding the layout of the pages...I redrew the last page like 3 times. :/

Still sketchy pages! )

I don't know why I've been feeling so exhausted lately...
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2010-06-02 09:55 pm
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I can has Nanomango?

So I decided to do nanomango. Because I really want to get this name (rough) done. LET'S DRAWING.

Also I'm not cool enough to already have 9 pages done so you can effectively think of the ninth page as my first page completed since starting nanomango.

Unfortunately this is, again, all in Japanese (and what's more, completely unchecked/corrected Japanese haha) since I have other purposes for this comic. In any case, it's not the most original story in the world, but I figured what the hey, I want to have fun doing this, so I just started working from an idea I had on a whim.

The general story is that there's a girl who isn't aware that she is currently in a dream that is quickly becoming a nightmare. Crazy dream protector guy is sent to stop this from happening! But who or what could be the cause?? Shock and suspense! Unfortunately I'm only at the part where she meets crazy dream guy and totally thinks he's a cosplay otaku going to an event lolz.

9 pages of sketchy sketchiness! )
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2010-04-16 05:14 pm
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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] sakusha

LiveJournal Username
Favorite Troupe?
Favorite 'sienne?
Do you like sparkles?
You're a(n)otokoyaku
Your starting troupe isSoragumi
After several years you're transfered toHoshigumi
You soon become a top-combi withohtori_tsuki
Your fanclub has the following number of people3,139
Your stalker fanclub president isruaki
Romantic scandal! You retire early with your loverjunemermaid
The amount Hankyu pays you to stay quiet:$411,145
This Fun Quiz created by Katelyn at BlogQuiz.Net
Scorpio Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz




Score! [livejournal.com profile] ohtori_tsuki gets to be my musumeyaku!

...I promise I'll update with something of relevance soon. Aside from the fact that one of the new teachers looks like Lupin the Third.
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2010-04-03 10:22 am

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No. 1: Updated Overland two times this week, one update being a quickly thought out April Fool's joke that probably worked because I've been updating so slowly lmao. Need to figure out that new grouping system so I can group all of the filler pages together and separate them from the comic pages. I also need to actually update the site--hopefully sometime this month.

No. 2: I've started watching Supernatural, God help me. But honestly, Jensen Ackles? Can somebody actually be that hot? Wooow.
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2010-03-01 04:55 pm

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THINK POSITIVE MEME



I'm wet, cold and hungry. :( Meme tiems pls?
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2010-02-24 12:17 am
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(no subject)

Updated Overland. Still working on getting the doujinshi up though.

Aaaaah, it's been a tiring day...
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2010-02-15 08:55 pm
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Because older Edel is hot.



Happy Belated Birthday/Valentines Day/Japan's National Foundation Day, [livejournal.com profile] charmwitch!

...this is the first picture I've done completely by tablet in months. Woah.
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2010-02-15 11:00 am
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Comitia!

SO glad I have the day off today. I was dying yesterday. ANYWAY. People asked me for a report of this weekend, which I shall do!

About Boy Bands and Comics )

Anyway, I will fanbarf about BIGBANG later. Now I will talk about Comitia, which is why you're all reading this I know.

About selling stuff at Comitia )

About the Publisher's Corner at Comitia )

So that was about it. Overall, it was a very good experience! I'll post my comic here later, though don't expect to be blown away. I was working on it until the day of the event, and it shows. Next time I'm giving myself enough time to finish the pages and send them to a printer so everything comes out the way I want it to come out. Uggghhh.

EDIT: Oh, speaking of which, I forgot to talk about the crazy last minute nightmares that happened right before the event!
About Murphy's Law in action )
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2010-01-17 10:56 pm
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Gasp!

Overland has been updated!

I know, a shocker. First comic since I've switched to doing things by hand...it's not perfect, but I'm going to work hard to get better at it! Updates will be kinda slow this month because I'm actually working on a mini Overland comic to sell at a comic event...wish me luck on that, I have a little less than a month to finish everything up!
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2010-01-14 12:10 am
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Toooones.


Lol Japanese.

I like it much better now that I've added tones to it. Not sure why. But doing tones by hand sure is fun. Started seriously working on the next Overland page, but...I think I may have to start over. I was doing it on the computer to save time, but I seriously enjoy doing things by hand now, so I might try to redo the page by hand. We'll see. Either way, Overland should be updating soon! If you cared to know, anyway.
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2010-01-12 08:24 pm
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More shit )

Kinda unfinished. Will try to finish it later, when I'm not feeling out of sorts. The dude in the middle is the third main character in Overland, btw.
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2010-01-11 06:28 pm

Progress Meme!

2003-2009 art progress meme )

Meh, the last 3 years or so haven't looked too great. I'm going to try my best this year to change that!

Uuugh don't want to go to work tomorrow...:/ Long weekends are a blessing and a curse, I tell ya.