I'm kind of having an artist/writer's block. I know I need to tune up that chapter of Survival Instincts, but I feel like I might be rusty. I guess that goes for all of my stories. Heck, it goes for DRAWING my OCs, too.
I want to do one of those character studies where you draw a character with different poses and expressions. It's kind of like those character model sheets that are revealed as teasers for anime premiers. I just don't know how to go about doing those. And yes, I'm probably making this more complicated than it has to be. Any thoughts/tips?
I'd also like some tips on getting back into writing my stories. It's been a looooooong time since I touched any of them. My fear is that I've lost the "feel" of each one. I know where The Rebels of Planet Aadau is going because I wrote out most of it roughly 15 years ago (I can't believe it's been that long! O_O). I also know exactly what to do with Destination, but it's getting very hard to capture the essence of it. Survival Instincts kind of turns into a mess around the 9th chapter and the 10th is kind of a cliffhanger. I have no idea what to do with it after that.
I created Fiction Feedback Central to generate excitement about my stories, and for others to do the same. I guess it hasn't been going as well as I had hoped.
So yeah. Lots of blocks.
And now for something slightly off the subject.
My CD Collection World is nearly at 300 views even though I have NO REVIEWS WHATSOEVER. I really have no idea which one to do first. I don't even feel like I have enough information to write a well-rounded review for most of my albums. Anyone know of any sites that give information on music? I'd do research on my own, but usually I find a lot of biased junk that makes my blood pressure skyrocket.
Again, review requests are open. Mostly because I'm so indecisive.
I have also added 22 more albums to my collection. I should go add them... sometime.
Speaking of stuff to add, I should totally rework my intro for this very World. Anyone want to read one of those "about me"/likes/dislikes things?
There is a spammer/thief lurking about theO. And some of you are subscribed to her. Please don't feed her fire. Because I don't want to break theO's rules, I can't say her usernames (she has two active accounts and 40+ frozen ones), but I can describe her mannerisms and "her art". She sticks out like a sore thumb, so you'll be able to recognize her.
The pictures that she posts are usually stolen from DevaintART users. She tends to resize those pictures and puke on them with MS Paint. Then she pours a bucket load of digital glitter on them. Sometimes, she adds a loop of text which, when legible, makes no sense.
She likes to make cards for upcoming holidays. As of this post, she's spamming the eCards section with Halloween junk.
The comments she makes on her cards are usually, "Thanks [username]" or "Comission 4 [username]". Lately, she's been obsessed with the word "commission" and the non-word "colabission". Other times, she tells users what "your" a fan of, whether it's true or not.
Her favorite subject matter:
- Children's TV shows
- Sega games (Sonic, Klonoa, and the like)
- Shoujo anime
- Chii from Chobits
- Characters that she paints over to look like Chii from Chobits
- Characters sticking their feet out
- Characters tied up and getting their feet tickled
- Characters sucking on each other's feet
- Characters sucking on each other's feet while naked (poorly censored with pictures of pajamas, of course)
- Furby toys
Usually, her cards start of more-less innocent, but escalate to the fetishist junk as time goes on.
Over the years (yes, years), I've PMed Adam several times about her behavior. It eventually got to a point where I asked him to block her IP address. He did so, but he also warned me that there are ways around the block. And guess what? The spammer came back the very next day.
It seems that there's no way to get rid of her. The only thing left I can think of is to ignore her and hope she goes away. That means unsubscribing, removing her spam from your favorites, and not commenting on anything that she posts. I know you're only trying to be polite when you give her attention, but it's only encouraging her bad behavior.
If you want a list of all her usernames that she's gone under, you can PM me.
Thank you for your time.
BIG UPDATE: She made ANOTHER account. Some of you guys are actually subscribed to it. Please, please don't feed the trolls. I know how warm and kind theO is, but don't sub unconditionally. Do some research. Her avatar usually involves feet and/or Chii, so that's a pretty big giveaway.
I thought I'd bring up a relevant topic while we're in the midst of the Olympics. Turns out that a gymnast representing Japan got inspiration from a manga about gymnastics. It also helped that his parents ran a gymnasium. Watch this video to learn more.
Here's some artwork of my OCs that other people drew. I just wanted to show my appreciation to the artists.
Conus vs. Pikachu by kita mikichi
Naomi and Marshall by IaymiNaHamusutaa
Fiery Spirit Keba by elricbrothersfan
Keba (amongst others) by MangaKid
Marshall by kita mikichi
Naomi (amongst others) by 15385bic
Survival Instincts main cast by Zuzu Uchiha
Naomi and bishie Dice by yummy suika
Lots of my OCs by Valerie014
Conus by MangaKid
Keba sketch by clueless101
Jon and Keba by FUNimation
Naomi (amongst others) by MangaKid
Naomi (again, amongst others) by kita mikichi
Keba with Judai's OC, Felicia by Judai Winchester
Keba smiling by nikkeh09 (Sketch version here.)
A beautiful pic of Keba by 21isagoodnumber
An amazing pic of Naomi by kita mikichi
Dice lookin' all cute 'n' stuff by nikkeh09
Dice (with others) by toyotami kun
Keba on a windy day by WildGirl1977
Fashionable Naomi (World post) by moonlit dream
Marshall (amongst others) by moonlit dream
Hi everyone. In a few days, my online presence will vanish for approximately 48 hours. In short, I'm moving to a new apartment. I'll do my best to catch up with you guys when I'm all settled in.
Just so you know, I'd like to thank everyone for the comments/votes/favorites on the art that I posted. I finally got a #1 spot on the leaderboards, which is something I aspired to do since I first joined.. Thanks for all the support. I mean it.
Having said that, it may be some time before I post anything else. I have a few things in the works, but not much. Then again, I'm not sure what the future will hold, so I might churn out a bunch of drawings at once. Who knows?
Update: I'm in my new place now. I still have to unpack my art supplies. ^^;