Thanks for everyone’s responses to my question! Especially since some answers reminded me of animes that for some reason, I just didn’t think of…like Vampire Knight! *smacks head* Some definite characters I was going to be drawing regardless were Naruto, Sasuke, Kakashi, Link from Legend of Zelda, the cast from Ouran High School Host Club, Sora and Riku from Kingdom Hearts, and Inuyasha and Sesshoumaru. It was nice to get some reminders like Loveless characters! I started the chibi Naruto first since I already had drawn him once and pretty much just had to re-draw it and change the style a little. I’ve been reading a book on selling on eBay and how to make the best profit out of it and it’s extremely helpful!
I’m watching TV while typing this (I always multi-task) and a commercial for Wal-Mart just came on and it shows this family carrying in these really nice, handled Wal-Mart bags in from out of their car…psh! Wal-Mart just gives you plastic and really crappy plastic bags at that! If I ever get a hole in a bag it’s a Wal-Mart bag. That’s false…um…shopping bag advertising there!*shakes fist*
Anyhoo, getting off the subject, I was summoned for jury duty!O_o I was just going to do it and get it over with but then my parents got all concerned because my permanent address is still their house but I’m living elsewhere in a different county and there’s a murder trial that’s supposed to be starting up again in that county and they’re all worried that a prosecutor is going to start doing research on the jurors and because I’m living elsewhere that that will throw the case.*rolls eyes* Long story short, I called the court and they said it was fine as long as my permanent addy is still that county and after all that, I get a letter saying the trial was settled out of court so I’m relieved from jury duty for the next 6 years. Wohoo! I’ve never done jury duty and it seemed kinda fun since I enjoy Court TV and stuff but it would have sucked since it took away one of my days off work. Oh well, now I don’t have to worry about it! Hee!
Hello all my wonderful Otakus! How are all of we on this beautiful, sunny day?...well, if you live in my area, it’s in the single digits (brrrrrrr…) and cloudy.>_>
Anyhoo, I have a request from all of you that will greatly assist me! Could you please tell me your 2 all-time favorite anime characters and your 2 all-time favorite video game characters? I’m going to be starting work on a series of chibi drawings to end up making into keychains and bookmarks and stuff to sell on eBay (and to eventually sell at Cons as well) and just wanted to make a list of some faves. And if your character(s) are from a not-so-well known anime or game, could you please tell me the title of it? Even if you don’t “like anime” anymore, then who *used* to be your fave? All input would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for all your guy’s kind words in my last post! As you can probably tell, I’m in good moods again! YAY! My whole falling into depression thing has been going on for months. I’d say, since September is when it started and it was getting worse. Suicide was NEVER an option for me, so don’t concern yourselves with that since a couple of you seemed worried I was. I could never kill myself…that would be SO selfish to all my friends and family plus, life is worth living…even though you’re upset all the time.XD I’ve always been a believer that people make their own destinies and I needed to stop relying on others to make it better…I was just waiting for positives to fall into my lap without me, myself, being the one to help gain them and wallowing in the fact that it wasn’t. The book ‘The Secret’ is what motivated me…that’s really all I needed…was some motivation! Someone to kick me in the ass and say, “HOP TO IT, GIRL!” If you believe good things will happen to you, then they will. You’ll start noticing the goods and less on the bads. Life isn’t always perfect and you expect it to be, then you’ll just have a life time of disappointments.
I have to go to work tonight and then I’ll have 2 days off in a row!!! YAYZ!!!!!! And a new episode of ‘Ghost Hunters’ is on Wednesday! Double YAYZ! Plus, I have a new anime to watch that came from NetFlix…’Blood Brothers’…it’s about 2 vampire brothers! Triple YAYZ!!!
Another cosplay picture from the behindinfinity group, check them out on DA if you want to see more!
Greeting and salutations to all my lovely otaku’s! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and New Years! What was your #1 fave gift you received? Mine was a GPS…a surprise since when I asked for one, my parents pretty much said no because it was too expensive. I was very happy to get one! Especially the one they got me…they got me like, the cream of the crop in GPS’s…has a built in mp3 player and has a special feature to download and play audio books! Pretty sa-weet! The GPS will come in handy once again when I go down to NYC and visit Angie and Adam (I wish I could give Adam a bowl of my home-made chicken soup! Poor guy is sickly).
My New Years was nice…it was a little sad in that this was the first New Years that all my friends couldn’t be there because most have moved to Philadelphia. So, it was just me and Ty…which was fine since Ty is my best buddy (and will maybe become more in the near future…>_>). All we did was played Seinfeld Scene-It, stopped long enough to watch the ball drop and clink our Vanilla Cokes together, and then go back to playing Scene-It, and then finish the night by playing Mario Kart Wii on wifi and then Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He managed to beat me once! Grrrrrr….how dareth he beatith me while I’m Link and he’s Ike! HMPH!
But yes, no alcohol for the first time this New Years…just a week prior, I got a REALLY bad stomach flu which took me about 4 days to recover fully from (my parents almost think it could have been food poisoning too…not really sure, all I know is that it was AWFUL!). I’ve been trying to avoid alcoholic beverages in general though…it’s no longer fun to get drunk with friends…I dunno, it used to be fun but now I don’t like how it makes me feel. *shrug* I guess I’m just maturing at an alarmingly fast rate. *takes a sip out of her Disney Princess’s mug*
So, onto some semi-serious things, I was in a pretty deep depression for quite some time. I’ve never been like that before…I mean, I was upset ALL the time. I was moody, I didn’t want to do anything but sit around and watch TV. I even stayed away from my beloved Otaku because I knew it was something I enjoyed and I just didn’t want to do it. My artworks have been ignored and neglected. I stopped eating and I’ve officially dropped 10 pounds and a pants size (a big deal for me since I’ve been the same pants size since high school). I’ve just been…bleh. So, on New Years I decided I’m sick of moping around and being self-loathing and needed to do something about it. I wanted to avoid the cost and crap of going to a doctor just for him to put me on some pills that will either make me better or make it worse.
So, I did a little research and ended up getting a self-help book (well, audio book to listen to in the car) called, ‘The Secret.’ Most of you may have heard of it…it’s quite famous. That book changed me! It sounds so corny but it did! It guided me to how to look at things differently. When things look at their worst I needed to ask myself, ‘why is this upsetting me?’ and most importantly, ‘am I the cause of this?’ The hardest thing for most people to do is to admit that something they, themselves, are doing is what’s making them upset. Once I got past my own stubbornness, I realized that yes, I am the cause of my own problems. ‘The Secret’ helps you to fix the problems and move on. It also guides you and motivated you to make your life better. Since I’ve listened to this book, I’ve finally started seriously getting underway of selling my artworks and creating a small anime store as well on eBay. Hopefully, within the next couple months, I’ll be starting the listing of my artworks (I’m going to be making characters in chibi form, making them into keychains, and selling those…an idea that I saw another anime artist doing at NYAF…such a simple idea, yet so brilliant!).
So yes, I’m finally starting to feel happy again and my artworks are slowly coming out of their coma and going to be brought to life again…and I, myself, am being brought back to life too.
I’m sure many of you have seen this famous cosplayer found on DA, beyondinfinity…a group of super, awesome people who are down-right amazing in their cosplaying:
Thanks for all the birthday well wishes! Special thanks to Innocent Heart for the adorable fan art! I had a nice birthday…my parents took me out to dinner and my brother was there too. I got a really pretty fairy necklace, a heated blanket, custom floor mats for my new car, and my bro got me Animal Crossing: City Folk for the Wii (that game is mad addicting). After that, I hung out with my friend Ty and he had gotten me the game, Seinfeld Scene-It…which I had REALLY wanted as soon as I had seen a commercial for it since I’m a HUGE Seinfeld fanatic. So we played that and then we watched some bad movies to watch-instantly via NetFlix.
Whelp, my main reason for updating was to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas…or a happy Honakuh or nice Kwanzaa or whatever it is you celebrate…either way, I hope it’s Merry!...oh my gawd, I just saw the sun come out…haven’t seen the sun around here in weeks!!! And I promise to get to everyone’s sites who commented on mine the other day…I just didn’t have the time to. Now, I’m off to my parent'ss house to open some presents and see FuzzButt.
Anyhoo, have a good one!
And if you live in frigid cold weather like I do…I wouldn’t recommend what the ladies are wearing in this picture:
We got another big snowstorm Friday and I got a call from work telling me not to come in for my night shift because they were closing down. Wohoo! It was good in the fact that at least this time, I didn’t have to drive all the way there risking my neck to get there only to be told we were shutting down in a few hours.
I got my new car back from the shop yesterday as well and it looks as good as new. Can’t even tell a deer committed suicide into it.
I had slipped and fallen in the parking lot going into work last week and landed hard on my right knee. Bruised it up and I was limping on it for a few days. I go to my chiropractor this week for my neck and shoulder problems and she tells me my left hip is out of alignment and she had to pop that back into place. She said it was because of my fall. Ergh.
And funny, I read my monthly horoscope and it was telling me that I was going to have major issues this month and I was going to have an “emotional crash” on the 5th…well, I had hit the deer on the 4th and had all the issues with the rental place on the 5th and I’d say that is when I had an emotional break-down. Creepy. But then it said that things would get better and I’d be happy again by the 25th…well, duh, it’s Christmas and of course, presents equals happy.
We’re having our secret Santa exchange at work tonight which will be fun. I already know who my secret Santa is and know what she got me…it’s some special edition Twilight book filled with lots of pictures and facts about the book and movie. I’m happy with that gift.
My birthday is tomorrow (yes, the winter solstice, the coldest, shortest day of the year, lucky me) and my parents are taking me out to dinner…my brother is also home from his year of having to drill sergeant the army reserves which is good. After that, I’ll probably just hang out with my friend, Ty and play some Super Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart, and watch some bad horror movies.