I haven't posted in a while, so here's some random stuff that's been happening in my otaku life. There are things in this list that I would like some input on. This particular post contains a plug as well.
I haven't been super active art-wise, although on Saturday night, I thought I'd spend a little time on a digital project. That "little" amount of time turned into two hours. At least I found a cool, easy way to cell shade. I still have to finish up that art trade and those last four OC questions.
I haven't done a lot of writing either. Survival Instincts is still in the hands of my beta. She hasn't gotten back to me because she has a life (unlike me) and this is kind of low on her list of priorities. I don't blame her at all. I'm at the halfway point in the third chapter of The Rebels of Planet Aadau, but I've been there for months. I actually wrote a bit of Destination, which is something that I haven't done in seven years, so that's actually a big accomplishment. I've been kicking around a script in my head for that fan manga project, but I haven't written anything down. The reason is simple: I don't know the first thing about writing a manga script.
What I have been doing is watching anime. Ever since I heard the news about the rights to Inuyasha being lost, I've been watching it like mad. I've also been bitten by the nostalgia bug, so I'm watching Sailor Moon as well (it's fan-subbed-- shh...). In the meantime, I'm finding yet more series that I want to watch. Thank goodness for Anime-Planet.
Speaking of Anime-Planet, they are now streaming anime! Legally! So, not only can you keep track of the anime you watch, you can watch certain series through their site. Just another reason why that site is awesome. By the way, I'm KebaFox on that site if you want to be friends.
To change the subject totally and completely, I'm thinking about starting up another Challenge. I think the idea for this one is pretty interesting. It's currently top secret-- I'm not even telling whether it'll be for art, comics, wallpapers, or cards. If I don't create it by the 15th, throw a brick at me.
I'm also thinking about hosting another event this summer. It won't be 30 Days of Art, though, since only 3/7 of us actually completed it. I'm open to suggestions.
I know a lot of you have OCs, so I'm wondering if any of you are on Charahub. I was thinking about joining the site. Is it any good?
For the grand finale of this post, I'm going to give an update on Mission: Nothing Is Impossible. I have successfully secured a number of items for my cosplay. In fact, my neighbor just gave me a pair of boots today. The only thing I DON'T have is the actual outfit. The shirt and pants will be easy enough to buy, but the big question mark is The Fluffy Vest. I don't know how to ask for fabric at a fabric store without looking stupid. I don't have a pattern. I don't have measurements to give. Heck, I don't even know how to sew! And that's not the only hard piece of the costume. I've been trying to lose weight, and it's taken a mental toll on me. I also need to chop off my hair. I was thinking about donating it to make wigs for cancer patients. How ironic is that? I'm doing an act of charity for the sake of cosplaying as a character named Greed.
OK, so if that's the grand finale, this is the encore. I haven't actually registered for Anime Central. The deadline to register online is the end of April. I don't know why I'm holding back. I guess it's a bunch of silly fears that I have.
So, that's it for my random updates. This list turned out longer than I thought.
This concludes the broadcast of Gurren Livestream. Thanks to the three people who dropped by.
I was thinking about doing a livestream. There's just one problem. I don't know how they work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
So I go to upload my last two presents for voice meme participants, and realize the picture dimensions are waaaaay to big.
Anyone know how to resize a file in Manga Studio?
Other that that, I actually finished a drawing! I'm also working on an art trade and a Challenge entry. I want to upload a bunch of stuff at once.
I have my 100th submission planned, but I don't know what to do for my 98th and 99th. Maybe I'll open up some art trades in the future if I'm out of ideas.
Edit: I figured out how to resize the canvas. Now to modify the drawings to make them fit the new dimensions...
Thank you to the 13 participants in my "OC Fans" Challenge! With 15 entries, this was my most popular Challenge yet. This, of course, meant it was a challenge (LOL) to pick the winners because there were so many awesome entries. After much thought and some tough decisions, here are the winners:
I'd also like to give a shout out to Zuzu Uchiha for the most popular OC.
Thanks again for participating, everyone! I gave a hug and fave to every entry. I hope you enjoyed drawing as much as I enjoy looking at the pictures.