Hello and welcome to Keba's Anime and Manga Place (KAAMP for short)! Here at KAAMP, I write about anime and manga that I have seen/read as well as my views on them. I'll also post about my original stories from time to time.

Just beware that some of my posts contain spoilers. I'll put them in spoiler tags just in case.

KAAMP's history: KAAMP was created in July 2002 by yours truly. It was a sloppy-looking website on Yahoo's now defunct Geocities. I posted my anime fan art on that site. Also, for a time, I posted my thoughts on the few anime series that I had seen. Now that I look back on it, my thoughts were rather ill-informed (is that even a word?) because I had only seen bits and pieces of anime dubs. Now that I've seen more series, I think that my commentary on various anime will be a little better than before.

So, come on in and stay awhile! KAAMP is now in session.

Feedback, Please

Hi everyone. As the title says, I'd like some feedback on some things.

I'm seriously thinking about opening a Society6 store. Does anyone have one? If so, how's business? What art do you put up there? What art should I put up there that you'd buy? Yeah, that's a lot of questions.

On a different subject, has anyone heard of Picarto? Is it any good? I'm thinking about joining, but the pages are full of typo-ridden text, which makes me hesitate.

Now, to go waaaay off topic, I'm taking a little break from the Sketch Marathon (not that you could tell, since I haven't posted anything yet). I figured that if I don't make it, I don't make it. It's not the end of the world. Still, I wanna draw stuff. I just don't know what. @_@

That Awkward Moment

Today I received a review of a fan fic I wrote. The story is 10 years old. How do people dig up this stuff?

UPDATE! Explanation of My Absence

Thanks for the supportive responses to my previous post. Sorry I didn't reply, but I have a very good reason for it. Namely, my hard drive failed me last Thursday and I couldn't use my computer for a few days.

Today, a computer guy came in, and we actually got the computer to work. The first order of business was to back up EVERYTHING. Then he ran some diagnostics which told him that my hard drive doesn't have long to live. He's coming back in a few days to replace the hard drive with a new one. Until then, my computer time might be sporadic. At least I haven't lost all my files.

I hope everybody had a happy V-Day. I was going to make an eCard to celebrate, but it's a little late for that now. Oh well. There's always next year.

UPDATE: I'm back! That is all.

Starting to Hate This

Maybe the title is an exaggeration, but I'm really stressing over the Sketch Marathon. I'm currently 20 days behind schedule (21 if I don't draw today... which I might not), and I despair of ever catching up.

On top of that I'm actually really tired of sketching random anime characters. I want to color. I want to draw different subjects. I want to do some digital work. Heck, I want to take a break from art now and then.

I know I'm the host of this event, and I feel like I've let everybody down. Even if I haven't let everybody down, I've let myself down. It's hard to move forward, but I feel just as bad for giving up. This is pretty much the story of my life. I can't win with me.

Sorry for the negative post. I've just had a lousy day.

Suspicions Confirmed

As many of you know, I'm waaaaaay behind on the Naruto Shippuden anime. While I haven't watched it in some time, I have been seeing pictures with summaries on sites like Crunchyroll. Instead of actually wrapping up the series ('cause, you know, the manga's over), they're doing yet another flashback filler arc.

The reason why I'm writing this isn't to complain. I'm actually quite intrigued about the material. It covers how Sakura and company all become chuunin. In the past my biggest question was, since the chuunin exams require teams of three at the beginning, how did Sakura pass the exam without her teammates? And then, what about Ino and Chouji? If Shikamaru was the only one on the team to pass the exams, thus leaving his teammates behind in rank, how did Ino and Chouji pass later on?

My reasoning was that Sakura teamed up with Ino and Chouji. In fact, I was planning to write this post some years ago, urging some good Naruto fan fiction writer to make a story out of this. But now, I don't have to. Why? Because this is how it's all panning out. Still, I wish I had written that post just so I could link to it for comparison's sake. It would've felt awesome to say, "I CALLED IT!!!!!!!!!!"