This week, I have actually been sleeping.  Yes, that is strange for me. 

Rambling about sleeping schedules and Wacom tablets )

I'm still pressing for a December/January release of the comic... though a part of me is screaming that that's going to fly by sooner than I think.  We'll see, brain. We'll see.

Also, thank you to D for linking me this song. It is appropriate:


Mixed feelings have made it hard to know how to handle this situation. Part of you is ready to overlook the problem, and the rest of you thinks that you need to do something about it. It’s not clear what actually needs to happen, but it appears as if it’s one of those things that will resolve itself better if you stop trying to correct it. Some things work themselves out. This situation is not anything you can control. If the idea of doing something about it is more appealing to you, the best you can do is keep abreast of your own issues and make sure you’re on top of yourself.
~Cal Garrison

21 May 2010 @ 11:17 am


Today I present you with some April March: 

There is also an English version of this here. Both are awesome.

I have realized that writing with a partner is so much easier than solo.  At least, when you have the right partner.  While the rest of my work is cavorting in the corner, demanding various ransoms for their individual chapters, the RE fanfic that D and I have been working on is trucking along.  We're just about done with two chapters worth of final edits and it feels good.  Especially as I've accomplished little else this week.

Do you ever have a period where everything seems to go to pot?  That's where I am right now, so far as work is concerned.  Not my day job, thankfully, but my personal work.  I haven't been able to draw anything of merit all week.  My brain seems to creatively shut off at six with the office phone lines, and doesn't wake up again until I turn them back on at nine the next morning.  This will, perhaps, be fixed when Boss-Lady returns on Monday.  We shall see.

Ami's birthday is tomorrow and I haven't done a thing for it.  If anything creative happens between now and then, it needs to be directed at her. 

And to the ficchat group, sorry for flaking on you guys so much this week. D:

Current Mood: blank
22 March 2010 @ 12:03 pm
This morning's moment of funny:

For those who don't know, I work for a liquor wholesale company--restaurants call us to place their orders, we deliver, blah blah blah.  Considering the area (SE Texas), we get a lot of A) Mexican restaurants, and B) restaurant owners/employees that speak little to no English, or who have C) extremely garbled accents. As no one in our office speaks fluent Spanish, at current, this can lead to the occasional issue, but we usually manage to work around it.

First thing in the morning, I come in and check our voice mail to see who placed orders there over the weekend. There were only two messages, and one was not an order.  The one that was I listened to five times to get all the information.  Most of it made sense, except for the name of the restaurant:

Super Tardis ala Coco

After searching through quickbooks for awhile, I found the correct name: Super Tortas Acapulco. XD

In other news, I was mildly productive this weekend! :3 Just... not in the way I was supposed to be. D:  I got most of my room cleaned and re-organized--all that is left is the bedroom area, which doesn't really bother me so much.  I need to strip the bed and wash the linens, but I can do that tonight.  The business end of the room is nearly complete, however.

I moved furniture, dusted everything, and basically got myself set up with a much better work-space than I had before.  I really, really wish I had a place for my old art-desk, but that isn't going to happen--at least not until I get rid of some shit.  I wouldn't mind being able to take down the rickety make-shift "shelves" my cousin rigged up in there, but that is the sort of job that requires a weekends worth of full-time attention to, plus enlisting Jr.'s strength. (The structure is part aluminum siding, part concrete blocks stacked to the ceiling. It's dangerous, and not at all attached to the wall. x.x)

If I were to get rid of those, I could find a cheap desk/shelving unit at IKEA or something that would give me MUCH more organization and work space (hell, I already picked out two from their uncatalogued that would be awesome)... shit, now I want to do that. =.=  But I shouldn't.  Not, at least, until I know if I'll be moving soon or not.

All this uncertainty is ruining my nesting tendencies.

Another product of this weekend is that I'm thinking about getting into the Artist Alley con-life. I've thought about it before, but I now that I have friends who are doing it, and I'm not in school anymore, it seems like it could be fun.  Navigating the tax laws for it is difficult, but I think with a little bit of research that it's navigate-able.

The bigger issue is about things to sell, and if I even have a chance at it.  Original works are all well and good--and I would obviously be trying to produce some for con purposes--fanart sells better. I wouldn't (and don't) really expect conning to be lucrative, but I would hope to be able to at least make back my investment, after taxes and everything is concerned. The only real "issue" with this is that I don't have much to do with the current anime fads.

I'm going to be going to the Anime Matsuri con two weeks from now--for Saturday, at least, and maaaybe Sunday--and doing some market "research" there.  What people are offering, the major characters...but more importantly, what characters are missing.  I have a strong feeling that doing buttons or the like of characters who are lesser known might have a bit of a market.  For instance, Sailor Moon is still VERY popular, but I rarely see any buttons/chibis/etc of the Amazon Quartet, even though they have a fanbase. Or the Shitennou for that matter.  Most of what gets made are the Senshi and/or Tux Max.  

Granted, this might not be true at all cons, but I don't remember seeing anything of the like at the few I've been to, or posted to places like dA, where button designs are often displayed with a "will be at X con" note.

If anyone has suggestions of lesser-noted characters from like... Naruto, Death Note, Soul Eater, Kingdom Hearts, etc... pls to be mentioning it.  XD

Right now I'm looking at getting a table at the Delta H con in august as a test run.  Mostly because it's a tiny, second year con with cheap tables.  So if I hate it, I haven't wasted that much money.  I'll also (probably) be dragging Ami with me, who is uber excited.  She was supposed to go to Matsuri with me, too, but that is, sadly, not working out. D:

Which reminds me, if anyone is going to be at Matsuri on Sat, and you wanna get together, SAY SOMETHING. :D I would love to have company!  I know I need to mention it to you, Natalie, since you asked a few weeks ago, but there are a few other Texans on my f-list....

Hmmm, what else.

V, you need to help me beat Keanu into shape or something if you want that chapter.  Though Nick has been making noise that his chapter might come first.  If you're wondering what is taking so freaking long, it's the fact that I ended up writing 6k words of useless material for Keanu because I started the chapter "too soon."  (I seriously had to cut it, or else the chapter would go massively slow and be about fifty pages long--aka, the problem with MIN.)

Also, I cannot breathe.  GD I LOVE ALLERGY SEASON. /slits wrist/

16 December 2009 @ 03:24 pm
Ok, This might be me having a durp durp moment, but... let's start at the beginning. Alice in Wonderland. It has been been becoming a huge thing here lately--started to catch cult level attention at around '00 and has just been growing ever since. Now we have Disney's newest version, for which has just been released their official summary.

"From Walt Disney Pictures and visionary director Tim Burton comes an epic 3D fantasy adventure ALICE IN WONDERLAND, a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time. JOHNNY DEPP stars as the Mad Hatter and MIA WASIKOWSKA as 19-year-old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter. Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to find her true destiny and end the Red Queen's reign of terror. The all-star cast also includes ANNE HATHAWAY, HELENA BONHAM CARTER and CRISPIN GLOVER."

Seems nice and all, except that there's something in it which bothers me, and it's something that EVERY SINGLE REINTERPRETATION OF ALICE SEEMS TO DO:

reuniting with her childhood friends

What? ... WHAT? No, seriously. Have they read the source material? I am really beginning to wonder how many people out there have ACTUALLY read Alice in Wonderland. Because at this point, they either haven't, or they have a really fucked-up idea of what friendship is. In the original book, Alice didn't make friends, and certainly not with any of the persons listed above. The closest person to a friend of hers, in the book, would be Dinah, followed by (possibly) the white knight and the white king & queen. Everyone else, Every. Single. Character. was a fucking lunatic that either tried to kill her, fuck with her head, or just did not give two shits about her or anyone else.

People seem to forget that the original Alice is not the (relatively dark, actually) version that Disney put out in the 90s. The original is SO FAR from that, that they might as well be on different planets. Alice in Wonderland is an acid trip. It's the literary equivalent of being on more drugs than you could safely pump into your body and then trapped inside an asylum where the doctors and patients are one and the same.

Why the HELL is everyone dead-set bent on making it out to have been some grand and happy time for Alice? I'm not saying "don't like it," or reinterpret it, or whatever... but for the love of god, at least make an attempt to understand the source material first.

((Especially as, in this particular case, it's meant to be a sequel to the original book.))
17 November 2009 @ 10:38 am
We are all having WAY too much fun with this Meme--but damn is it awesome. XD <333

Once again, I will ask you five (more) questions, but this time you have to say "What do you think I am, the morning bus?"

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27 October 2009 @ 09:41 am
OK "Words" meme. I got this from [livejournal.com profile] strainconductor . In essence it is this: Reply to this comment with "WORDS!" and I will give you five words that remind me of you. Keep in mind, if I don't know you very well they may not be very fitting... obviously. :/ Once I give you your words, make a post in your journal detailing what those words mean to you and offer the same challenge. <333

My Words... )

XDDD who wants a turn?
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