Mood: study butts.
I want to make a new icon for myself, but idk what to make it of! >:M I've been using this Stefan one that king-sama made for me for quite a while... which I still like, but I THINK IT'S TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW. *-*
Idk what to make it of, though. Most likely one of my characters, but idk which on.
Speaking of characters, I made a list of my currently "active" characters, the other day. :m (Active meaning I think about them and their story.) ...I guess I'll just post the list here, 'cause WHY NOT. This is my world.
Character list (by story)
* = fairly active
# of girls: 2
# of boys: 5
# of other: 1
=My Dear Princess=
=Teach Me Something Good + the college timeline=
-Amelia (Stefan's girlfiend)
# of girls: 4
# of boys: 1
=Nerdy and Jock=
-Brodney's Girlfriend (no name yet)
# of girls: 3
# of boys: 4
=TWEWY (not all related story-wise)=
-Jun Oomiya (O. J's real name/normal self)
# of boys: 13
# of girls: 12
# of other: 1
Yeah. So if you've been subscribed to me for a while, you might've noticed that the A Life Like This and Rock Band characters are missing. I've basically given up on those two stories, because I can't find them particularly interesting, anymore... Dare might stick around, but I can't really think of any sort of story that I want to invest in regarding him. So I left him off the list, too. :c
I also didn't include the Dreams characters here, either, because as much as I would like to work on that story, fantasy stories just require too much of my time. orz ONE DAY, I'LL FIGURE SOMETHING OUT FOR LULI, ALCOTT, MS. MARIGOLD, AND THAT WHOLE LOT...
So yep. There might be a couple characters you don't recognize in this list, but shmeh. I'll talk about them some other time. Or you can ask in the comments and I'll blab about my characters to you! 8D Hahaha.
I also included a male-to-female ratio here because idk, I was just interested in seeing how many girl characters I have. I'm actually surprised that it's this even. :U It's mostly Teach Me Something Good that's keeping it balanced, because Noland is like the only male character. (WHICH BOTHERS ME A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE IT CAN SEEM LIKE A HAREM STORY AT FIRST GLANCE, OR SOMETHING...!!!) There's actually one other male character (Chrystal's art teacher), but he doesn't have a design yet. I imagine him as this crusty old man who's in love with his cat. (??? this probably doesn't make any sense.)
...Anyway, I'm not really talking about anything anymore. GOTTA GO STUDY! Have a swell week, my friends.
Mood: In need of sleep
Heyooooo. :V Just wanted to let you guys know that I started scanning the last 5 pages of Good Morning, Good Morning, so I should have those up sometime this week. ;o Maybe even tomorrow, who knows! WHO KNOWS!!
Just thought I'd put up a little update for no particular reason. :^D LET'S HAVE A GREAT WEEK, Y'ALL.
ALRIGHT. WISHLIST TIME! This is for this year's Fan Art Secret Santa. :^D Exciting!
Anyway, here's the stuff I want, in order of interest. (Note: probably... a lot of boys love... S-SORRY IF YOU'RE NOT INTO THAT;;;)
1) Art of my characters! My favorite characters individually are:
BUT! If you choose to draw a couple (WHICH I WOULD LOVE SO MUCH♥♥♥), my favorite couple is Stefan and Gabe, who I linked to above. You can browse art of them together here, if you want to get an idea of how they interact. :V
Other couple-y stuff of my characters that I'm interested in getting art of are Noland (linked above) with Prue (though they're more of a close friendship than an actual couple); and Ned and Jack (who have a sort of comic series here that you can read to acquaint yourself with them).
Also, if you want to design your own outfit for them, that's TOTALLY COOL WITH ME! *u*b
2) Kotetsu and Barnaby from Tiger and Bunny! (idk I'm having trouble finding normal ref images, aha;;;)
If you draw one of them individually, I'd probably prefer to see Barnaby. ;o But I'd love if you drew both of them together!! *u* And it doesn't even have to be romantic, I really love seeing art of the two of them just being buddies. :,D (I do ship them, though, so if you want to go the romance route, then go for it. Haha.)
3) Kanji Tatsumi from Persona 4! I love tough punk guys who are actually really cute babies. If you were to draw a cute blushing Kanji, that would be great. I mean it. I MEAN IT.
4) Spock, Kirk, and McCoy from Star Trek! I would love seeing all three of them together, but since I know that's pretty tough, you can draw any of them individually. (Also, I'm more used to the TOS actors than the reboot actors, so if you choose to draw any of them, I'd like it if you went off of the original actors as reference! *u*)
5) And lastly, the obligatory Marth and Roy option. (I-i just can't bear to take them off the list, after all these years... ;u;) If you choose to draw both of them or one of them, I'd love to see them in cute winter fashion! *u* With earmuffs and scarves and stuff. You don't have to do that, but it would be fantastic if you did. xD
Hope this isn't too much to choose from! ;u; Sorry for the lack of girl options, I tend to like guy characters more than girl characters;;; Anyway, thank you in advance, Secret Santa!! :D ♥
This feels like it should be in my Various Planning world, but TOO BAD.
I made a character over the summer named Charlotte Han, as part of the Nerdy and Jock cast. I used the name because I didn't think I had a character with the name Charlotte, yet...
BUT ACTUALLY, I DID...!!!
This lady, from 2009:
I TOTALLY FORGOT HER NAME WAS CHARLOTTE! I knew she was a character of mine because I occasionally remember the characters from her story (Isaac, Falorin, Hrafn...) but HER NAME! HER NAME IS CHARLOTTE! HOW COULD I HAVE FORGOTTEN...!
Part of the reason I forgot her name was Charlotte is because at the time I made her, I had a friend named Charlotte. It's weird for me to think that I named a character the same name as one of my friends... although, I did sort of name Tim after someone I sort of knew. Except he wasn't really my friend, just an acquaintance.
Anyway, if I ever keep up with the My Dear Princess story (which I probably won't, because I have trouble with fantasy stories), I'll probably change Older Charlotte's name.
Also, I drew a picture of Nerdy and Jock Charlotte, today! >:V
These kinds of outfits are ridiculous, but extremely fun. I tried sketching with the brush tool this time, and I really like the outcome. I might do sketches like this more often! :V
Yeah. I'm really behind on posting pictures to theO from my tumblr, but I'll get around to it soon. -u-b HAVE A NICE EVENING, Y'ALL!
I'm supposed to be working, but I can't focus. -u-b
Anyway, if you've known me for some time, you probably know that I generally don't listen to Japanese music. BUT, I've recently gotten into some of the music of this Japanese artist, so I GUESS I'LL SHARE IT WITH THEOTAKU. Because this is otaku-y, right? Yeah.
So anyway, I've been listening to music by this music producer/composer/idk called Sasakure.UK for about a week. I think he's primarily known for working with Vocaloid (Vocaloid wiki tells me his most prominent work is the series "Do Vocaloids Dream of Doomsday Birds?"), but I've mostly been listening to stuff off of his album The Fantastic Reality of Aesop. Here's a couple of my favorite songs from the album, and elsewhere!
Lost and Found ft. Hatsune Miku: This one's my favorite of Sasakure.UK's songs. I just think it's SO COOL... I don't usually care for Vocaloid music, but he somehow gave Miku's voice such an interesting quality in this song... Like, if you listen to the "k" and "t" sounds in the versus, you can hear a "pop from the microphone" as if Miku were actually singing into a microphone. Or something. IDK! I also appreciate the experimentation with tempo changes and syncopation. :V Yeah. I just think the song has some really interesting qualities.
One thing that Sasakure.UK does a lot with his songs is that he uses masculine speech patterns for a lot of his lyrics, but usually has female singers or vocaloids provide the vocals. Just an interesting bonus if you understand some Japanese. -u-b
A Soliloquy of the Boy who Cried Wolf ft. Cana: I didn't like this song that much at first, but learning the lyrics gave me a new appreciation for the song. :V The lyrics are actually fairly dark, compared to the light atmosphere in the song. I also came to like Cana's vocals in this song, a lot... I like the way she says "desu." xD (It's generally pronounced similar to "dess," but she says something similar to "dyeahs" or something and I JUST THINK IT'S SILLY BUT NICE AT THE SAME TIME.)
To Asteroid B-612 ft. Lasah: This song's in English! Amazing. I was actually surprised by the decent English pronunciation in this song, and it turns out Lasah is a fluent English speaker or something (or so the internet tells me). I don't really like the chorus all that much, but the song overall has a peaceful but kind of mysterious atmosphere. It's also about The Little Prince, which makes listening to this song fun if you've read The Little Prince. -u-b
I really liked Lasah's voice, and I found out Sasakure.UK and Lasah did another song together:
2 HAL 9000 ft. Lasah: This song's about 2001: A Space Odessey! Sasakure.UK does a lot of music about fiction and stuff, I guess. Anyway, I really like the rhythms in this song, too. Sasakure.UK just makes some really neat rhythms in his songs...!
Tiger Rampage ft. Rin Kagamine: I think this one is probably one of his more popular songs. I think it's definitely the catchiest. I love the interesting rhythms in this song! >:V /I keep repeating myself, sorry;;;
I actually found Sasakure.UK when I was looking up covers for the Vocaloid song Two-Faced Lovers, when I came across a cover of the song done by his side project/band/thing UK Rampage.
UK Rampage is really neat, too! I could only find a little bit of the stuff they did, though, and it's mostly vocaloid covers. My favorite cover they did is the cover of Kagerou Daze, but they also did a cover of Tiger Rampage which was really neat, too.
The only original song of theirs that I could find is The 5 Minute Hypothesis, and I'm still not 100% sure if it's an original song. Pretty sure it is. REGARDLESS, it's such a cool song, in my opinion. *u*b
What I really like about UK Rampage is how everything seems so clean cut and precise, but really complex at the same time...! I was watching some drum, bass, and guitar covers of The Five Minute Hypothesis, and the instrumentation is INSANELY COMPLEX... I like the vocals a lot, too. I think the vocalist is called Marina (?? idk, that's all I can find), and I think her clean voice really suites the band, as well. :V
So yeah. That's some stuff I've been into, lately.
Sorry I linked to so many songs, but maybe take a listen to some of them? ;o Obviously, it's totally up to you. Just thought I'd share some stuff with y'all! *u*; AND UH.. HAVE A NICE DAY!
Gonna get back to work now, bro. >:M