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The other day, I got strangely inspired to start A Life Like This up again. Idk why, but I got inspired to keep writing it. I've been into OFAV lately, but I always get frustrated with the OFAV cast because they're more like caricatures of people than people themselves. (It's comedy, so thing get exaggerated I guess.) A Life Like This is a little easier on me mentally because... I don't know, it feels less whacky somehow and more level headed as a story. (MAKES NO SENSE, BUT...) I do want to see the story all the way through, one day. :V And I've also been thinking that it'd be really cute if I put little sketches within the pages of text of things going on in the story... of course, I wouldn't be able to upload it to theO like that, but oh well. And anyway, I'm getting off topic.
The main problem with my continuance of A Life Like This is that it really really needs revising. Revising is my biggest problem with writing because I hate looking back at the mistakes I made. GAH. MAKES ME CRINGE! And because I don't revise often, I don't get more confident with my writing. ;u; AHEH. But anyway, I pretty much want to give the current chapters a face lift, and work for there. Hopefully after the writing feels like it flows better, I can get more organized with the direction I want to go with the story.
Another problem is Dare's aspect of the story. To be completely honest, I have almost no desire to write a "band story." Right now Dare's storyline is intended to follow the structure of band forms, band gets noticed, band gets famous, band travels places, some sort of conflicts within happen, some sort of resolution. It's very straightforward, kind of unrealistic, and different in feeling or tone or something than Rick and Tim's story. The unrealistic aspect isn't my biggest concern, but I worry about making it fit the tone of the rest of the storylines. Moreover, I have difficulty fitting in Rick and especially Loyal. I really hope I figure some things out with Dare's story... I'd hate for it to just go around in circles. BAH.
But anyway, I'm rambling. xD; The title of this post is "Things I Want To Do." So here's some things I guess:
- Continue and revise A Life Like This
- Revise I Was a Boy, Too
- Finish Cellphones and Surreptitiousness (only one page left for me to draw!)
- Draw/write some College Stef and College Noland
- Work on the alt. universe Stef and Gabe for that challenge-thing
By the way, now that I'm in college I feel compelled to think about and draw College Stefan. I-I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE I'M ENTERING THE AGE OF THE BEGINNING OF STEFAN'S STORY... GAaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahhah. ""orz This is a mix of crying (for I am older and will probably have a harder time relating to my high school characters) and laughing (because now I can relate somewhat better with college Stef and college Noland.)
Speaking of Noland, I've been really into drawing him lately!
even though he's never consistent So if you see him popping up a lot in Various Planning, don't be surprised. IT'S BECAUSE I'M IN COLLEGE, AND HE WAS IN COLLEGE, AND STEFAN WAS IN COLLEGE... COLLEGE! I've been thinking a lot about Stefan and Noland's relationship, and I think they would've made a nice couple. :V OH WELL, NOLAND'S FAULT! or mine, technically Idk what I'm even talking about anymore.
IN CONCLUSION, I need to sleep. -u-b If I have time, I'll upload those comic pages. My mom helped me figure out the printer. 8D As in, she did everything... But yeah. Good night, have a good week! :)
Mood: PRETTY DECE!
WHO'S THAT COLLEGE DORM NEIGHBOR?!
Yeah okay so. If you didn't already read Kasa's world post, she and I are neighbors on our floor at our college. I don't know how that happened. I don't... I didn't think that could even happen in the real world. xD PRETTY CRAY-ZAY, YO... But hey! I was totally fantasizing before I came to college, thinking "What if my roommate is someone from theO...?" And while that didn't quite happen exactly, it was pretty close. :V
BUT YEAH. TOTES COOL AND STUFF. 8D
Oh, I had my first day of classes today! c: Today I had Japanese 201 (which I have to audit. Baahh. :T), Intro to Geology, and 2-D Fundamentals in Art. I'm kind of worried about Japanese because I'm not sure how well my high school Japanese courses prepared me for college Japanese... and what seems like everyone in the class is at least a year older than me. xD;;;; BUT I'm hoping it'll be okay. I don't have any homework in Art yet, but the syllabus says I need 6 studio hours per week. Hope I can manage to do that when the homework and projects start up. .u.
On another note, I can't figure out my printer for the life of me. "orz S-SORRY... I'm going home this weekend for labor day, so I'll be able to scan those remaining comic pages then, I think. YEP!
And that's all. HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY!
it feels so weird to post in the middle of the week like this whaaaaat
Hey guys! I'm in college! I've moved into my dorm, and figured out the internet, so... yeah! Now I can finally tell you about college stuff. I'm still going to be pretty busy until like, Thursday, because freshman orientation is REALLY LONG WHAT THE HECK I HAD NO IDEA.
So yeah. I have to follow a schedule until Tuesday or Wednesday, so I don't have a lot of free time to come on here to keep you updated. :T Sorry about that. I want to draw and stuff, but since I don't really have much down time, I can't do that... Oh, but I do have the next two pages of that one SteGabe comic sketched out, so if I can hook up my scanner I can probably post them tonight. (I hate doing late night posts, but what can you do... ""orz) There's only one page after the next two. I wanted to upload all three together, but I want to at least post something pretty soon. ;3; The last page can wait, I guess.
Anyway, college is pretty much weird. Right now it feels more like camp because I'm being toted around with a group of girls from my dorm from place to place. BUT WHATEVZ... I think once orientation is done I'll be able to settle in a little easier.
Ummmm.... what else was I going to say. OH. I have SAI on my laptop here, but I didn't copy the settings I had for the brushes and things from my desktop version of SAI. So I'm not quite as comfortable coloring digitally here as I was back at home. THEREFORE, I may be slow to update digitally. I brought my traditional supplies though, so yepppp.
Anyway, I'm probably going to go to bed soon. orz After I upload those pages. YAY! Actually, I can't figure out the printer so I'll do that later.
HAVE A NICE REST OF SUMMER, IF YOU'RE STILL ON BREAK!
HAPPY SCHOOL YEAR TO THE REST OF YOU!
AND HAPPY LIFE TO THOSE OF YOU WHO ALREADY GRADUATED/ETC! :V
I was rereading these old D.Gray-Man books, and I found this inside one of them:
What the heck?! xD; You probably won't find this as funny as I did. And if you can't tell, this is Stefan. I think this doodle is about 2 years old, and I remember being very embarrassed after I drew this because c'mon... shirtless Stefan. SCANDALOUS! Apparently I was so embarrassed that I hid this in a manga that no one else in my family read so no one would find it. (Instead of doing the logical thing of throwing it away...) There's also a message on the back:
"Because sometimes, I feel like drawing strange things."
Niceee, 10th grade Akioh.
I just found it funny that I had the audacity to doodle a half-naked Stefan in 10th grade... and then hide it in a manga. Stefan also looks completely different here... maybe it's the lack of
shirt sunglasses, and the fact that he's wearing what look like skinny jeans? Idk.
On a different note, I move into my college dorm on SATURDAY AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. I don't think it's really kicked in that I'm leaving for college yet. ""orz I'm used to going back to school in the first week of September, so this is weird. ;u;
I'LL TRY NOT TO IGNORE YOU ALL WHILST I AM COLLEGING... but if college gets to be too busy, I'll notify you guys of when I'm taking a break from theO. Hopefully that won't happen. ;3; And anyway, yep.
Oh, and KUCKET. I know you're reading this. Just wanted to say...
Currently working on: This pic of Dare from about a month ago...?
So, Otakon was a thing. :D Haha... Yeah. I went to Otakon this past weekend on Saturday and Sunday with my sisters and my sister's boyfriend. We dressed up and had a lot of fun! As I said in the previous post, I dressed up as Leorina from Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil for the PS2. Here's what my costume looked like:
(Idk if these'll show up, but hopefully it does. :V)
This was my first time making my costume instead of buying it, so I think it came out pretty decent...! xD; You can't see all of my horrendously uneven seams from far away. >3>;; I made the shirt, belt, ring, and crown, Takara helped me with the cape (I was busy cutting the pieces for her costume. xD), and Takara made the ascot for me because I was lazy. 8D I bought the boots, leggings, gloves, and wig.
I got recognized a couple times! 8D I wasn't really expecting to get recognized since not many people play the Klonoa games, but since my sisters and I made our costumes all from the same game I think it helped us be more recognizeable... So hooray! The only downside about this cosplay was that the boots were REALLY REALLY uncomfortable. My legs ached so bad when we came back on Saturday that I didn't wear the costume on Sunday. xD; But maybe I was just being dramatic. .u.
but no, it really hurt
Aaanyways, while I didn't participate in any of the events (for some reason, we rarely do), I bought some stuff! :D I got
- A Professor Layton print
- A Tiger and Bunny print from jinglestan (who I very awkwardly met up with)
- A Gumshoe button also from jingle
- A Cardcaptor Sakura print
- A Raven and Beast Boy T-shirt
- This weird cute little keychain of a dragon-thing that was hilarious looking
...and I think that's it? It's more than I usually buy from cons. xD I always want to buy lots of prints, but they're all too good and I CAN'T CHOOSE AAAAGH. There was also this hilarious Professor Layton posable figure that I totally would've bought if it wasn't $60. xD It was funny because he was wedged between these robot figures and superhero figures. TOTALLY FITTING IN, PROFESSOR...
I wanted to stick around for the masquerade on Saturday, but it was too late for us. :T We thought it started at 7, but it actually started at 8 while the seating started at 7. POOP! But oh well. I probably wouldn't have been able to handle the walk to the stage, anyways, since it was in a separate building. xD
my feet ohhhh
Anyways, that's that. The next convention I'm going to go to is probably Katsucon, which is usually in late winter. I'll probably be in the same costume, too. :V Woo hoo!
AGH, I CAN'T BELIEVE SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER.