Happy New Year theOtaku!!<33 I love you guys so much and I hope you all are having a fabulous time on this New Year's Day! I can't believe it's already 2012 haha, so much has happened in 2011 and now it's a new start once again! I can't help but feel excited each time the new year rolls around ^^
So resolutions from last year, let's see how I did!
- Continue to work on improving my art! During my hiatus, I finally came to the understanding of challenging myself to improve myself against myself only, and not compare to anyone else! I really want to go far and see what I can do!
-I haven't completely come into this state of mind yet, but I definitely understood the idea of challenging myself and I tried that a little for 2011 ^^
It's a start and I'm happy for that!
- Get into shape! At least..more into shape anyway xD
-Yes!~ Not at my goal yet, but on my way ^^
- Figure out the meaning of the word "appreciation". It seems that I still don't understand it yet according to my parents =/
-I think I understand it a LITTLE more now, but I've got a ways to go!
- Don't fail college xD
-I haven't so far!! All A's and an A- for my first semester and I'm happy! ^^
- MORE ART. 'nuff said xD
-More than 2010, at least! haha I think I need to work harder though xD
Resolutions for 2012!<3
- Focus on myself more! I need to learn to take care of myself and understand myself better little by little, both in art, health and life in general!
- Work harder on experimenting, backgrounds and a variety of poses! And post more art in general~!
- Perform at one Open Mic for Singer-Songwriter club at my university!
- Set little goals so I can achieve big ones on the way!
- EDIT: Create a picture worthy of 100+ votes! >.< I doubt I'm ever going to get that high of a number anytime soon, but hey it can't hurt to dream right? haha
- SHOW MY APPRECIATION TO YOU ALL MORE!<3 I feel like I've been taking some of the people I know for granted, and I have to work harder on being less selfish and lazy >.<
Things that happened to me in 2011:
-Got into my first issue with the DMV Office xD
-Went to Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park and the Grand Canyon for the first time!
-Flew on a plane by myself for the first time!(to Korea at that!)
-Learned to play piano more by ear
-Completed my first semester in college!
-Drew my first sketched lineart pic and first monochrome color pic!
-Got into Glee xD
-Crushed on a guy I totally did not expect to crush on xD
-Made many new friends and learned to appreciate the subtle things on theOtaku and DA much more!
-Beat Yiazmat on FFXII!
-Talked to and became friends with several of my favorite artists-->gained a whole new perspective on how to interact with people!
And a whole bunch of other stuff I believe but I'm going to be going for forever if I go down the whole list xD I also watched Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows yesterday and I saw New Year's Eve a while back(as well as Breaking Dawn part 1 LOL)!
Thank you everyone for a FANTASTIC 2011! I've got a picture coming up for you all soon, and after all gifts are submitted for the SS event I shall have the list posted as well of all participants/their pairings and respective gifts!
I'm VERY excited about this new year!<3 Don't hold back everyone, make it better than the last!
I love you all so so much!<3 Let's have another amazing year together! ^^ *Super hugs* Happy New Year and take care!
Gone back and read old posts and comments on your Worlds/myOtaku?
Especially the ones where your friends were there for you when you needed them the most?
I decided to go back and revisit some old posts to remind me of things I had begun to lose sight of, and I have got to say once again that I am so very lucky and grateful for the people I know. It truly is amazing how many wonderful people I have met and continue to meet on this site. Words can hurt someone forever, but they can also change someone's world in an incredibly positive way.
The year is coming to a close and I wanted to say thank you SO much to everyone before I post my New Year's resolutions on New Year's eve. ^^ Take care!<3
EDIT: I finally submitted my SS gift! xD I hope you like it, Chero-chan!<3
Hello everyone! ^^ I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas!!<3 I had a really nice one with my family and friends of my family(aka neighbors lol)~! There were actually quite a few gifts that I got and I was very surprised haha! I guess I'll list off what I received?
-Boots(Korrie/Grey/Rampage)! <3 My favorite gift out of all of them...because I really wanted them so bad when I saw them at the Black Friday sale(where I bought my first pair of boots ever) and I didn't want to ask for them then because I felt really bad about asking >.< I really would rather my family save money instead of spending it on me haha.
-Glee DVD(Season 1)<3 I haven't seen ANY of the Glee episodes from Season 1 even though I love the music from it, so I was happy about this ^^
-Fuzzy slippers<3 ('nuff said haha! They are REALLY warm, plus they are red with little black ribbons on the top!)
-Gator iPhone case(which I needed soo badly haha! I'm paranoid of breaking my phone xD)
-Jewelry Box<3 (which I also REALLY needed haha)
It was overall just a fabulous Christmas ^^ I didn't get as much as many people have, I'm sure, but I'm SO grateful for the stuff that I did get! And most of all, I got to spend Christmas with my dad at home! So I'm VERY happy ^^ plus the Christmas lunch we had over at my neighbor's house was delicious!<3 It really was an incredible Christmas. <3
Anyway, in the art realm, I'm STILL working on my SS gift my gosh...dsakhgsalkg I'm trying to make it look really nice because I REALLY like how it's looking, but my style/ability to color isn't developed enough and I just don't know how to achieve the look I want T__T (hence it's taking forever...)
In any case, I really hope my person likes my gift...>.< Here's to hoping! I should finish by tonight if all goes well! @__@
Other than that, I've LOVED seeing everyone else's gifts for the Secret Santa, and I couldn't be happier with the turnout and success of the event!<3 It's just so exciting and fun being in such a caring community of people ^^ This is really why I love theO~ it's much less overwhelming than DA any day haha. So many kind people! ^^
And I guess that's all for me! New Year's is coming up soon, so I guess I'd better prepare some resolutions soon! Take care everyone and I hope you all had the best Christmas ever!<3
And please do check out the LOVELY gift that MeepoSan made for me for the event!~ It really needs more love!<3
Ah fail 2011 art summary >.<
The year was all about experimentation for me... I went into this year with two things in mind: Experimenting and consistency.
Did I achieve either? Not really. xD
But I did try to experiment with a number of things, as you can probably tell from this. None of the drawings really look alike in terms of media and some minor details except maybe the pencil ones.
I can happily say that I'm pretty comfortable with my pencil style though, so now I have a base to work with for my pencil art. ^^
In the realm of color...no progress in the realm of how comfortable I am. T__T
I tried mixing pencil/CG this year for the first time, and I think I can say that my colored pencil skills have improved, but other than that, I can't say much. T___T
I will work harder for 2012! >.<
Oh and the year isn't over yet! I've still got a Secret Santa gift and hopefully another pic or two to post before the year ends! >.< Here goes! Take care everyone~!
Hello everyone! It's been quite a while hasn't it? Usually I can make about a post a week, but it's been SO crazy that I've never really had any time to make a full-on one >.< How have you all been? Ready for the holidays?
Last Friday, I just finished the last of my final exams and now I'm officially on winter break! However, it was the most hectic and stressful Friday that I've ever had in my life T__T I got into a car accident in the morning in the parking lot on the way to my exam because the other driver cut across several open parking spots and hit my car because she was confused about where she was(don't worry, neither of us drivers got hurt!), but that's not where the problem was...
So the officer needed to ask the drivers for their license's so he could keep a record, right? Well the other driver gave hers and her insurance papers/registration card, and I handed him mine.
Then he asked me, "Were you driving by yourself?". And I said yes, of course, but then he said the STRANGEST thing ever that totally floored me.
"You're not supposed to because you still have a Learner's License."
I laughed at first because I KNEW I took and passed the test for my Driver's License back in JUNE, and I got my driver's license, and have been driving for the past 6 months by myself- no accidents or anything. So I told him that must have been a mistake and that I'd hand him my actual license.
But then I got really confused...because when I looked at the one I just handed him, ALL of the info on the permit I just handed him had my Driver's License info and my Driver's License photo on it. The only thing different was that it said Learner's License.
Which made no sense because why would I take a DRIVER'S LICENSE EXAM for ANOTHER Learner's Permit??
So I FREAKED OUT because he had to issue me a ticket/citation for having "driven illegally by myself without an actual driver's license", which would mean I'd have to take an online course/pay $154/go to court to have 3 points put on my license.
So I sat and thought it over in the parking lot as my car was getting towed, and I realized two things:
1) There's no way in askghlasdhg that I could have missed something as big as it being a Learner's License...I've had it for 6 months!!
Until I put it back into the section of my wallet where I had it before.
The entire top part that said "Florida Learner's License Class E" in small print was covered up by the framing of my wallet, which is the reason why I never noticed.
2)The DMVs office made a HUGE mistake that got me this ticket: They had issued me the wrong one without telling me.
So at this point, I was completely angry at the DMVs office, and frazzled by the incident. I had an exam that was supposed to take place from 10am-12pm.
It was already 10:50am.
So my mom decided to drop me off to take the exam at the university, and I was really stunned by the fact that my professor said the people re-taking the exam really only had an hour, not two hours, to finish the exam.
However, he was really kind and understanding of my situation and said he'd stay another hour to let me finish since that was the allotted time for the exam formally. So I took the exam, frazzled and all.
After the exam, my mom, my sister and I decided to go to the DMVs office so we could challenge the ticket/citation in court later with a record/evidence from the DMVs office admitting its mistake. We really thought it'd be no big deal: They keep records and know I passed the exam, so all the people at the DMVs office had to do was say sorry, print out a note/record on their behalf that we could show in court and be on their merry way.
I had NO idea how much of a (excuse my language) douche the manager of the DMVs office was going to be.
I SWEAR I have NEVER met ANYONE that was as much of a jerk as she was. If I could curse, I would, to explain to you guys the extent to which this lady was so ridiculous. I decided that if I wanted evidence for the court about our being at the DMVs office, I'd secretly record the convo via my phone, so I did. But MAN, I had NO idea omg...
So we explained our situation to the guy at the desk first, who tried to help us, but then he came across a question he couldn't answer and decided to call his manager.
Then all hell broke loose. I'm not even kidding.
The manager at the DMVs office came up with SO much crap.... the entire thing was just ridiculous. She made it sound like we were trying to scam the DMVs office into giving us a new license? AND she kept making excuses about how they have ABSOLUTELY NO PRINTERS TO PRINT ANY SORT OF PAPER/NOTE/RECORDS which makes NO sense because they use papers all the time at the office to give driving exams. PLUS she made up things like saying that my learner's license was broken which is why they issued me a no fee duplicate? Why would I take a DRIVER'S LICENSE EXAM if I was there for ANOTHER learner's permit that was BROKEN(which it wasn't)?? She wasn't even there! AND she went on to blame my MOM, yes, my MOM who wasn't even AT the driver's license exam for "giving her daughter permission to drive around a deadly weapon illegally". Like WHAT. THE. AKSDGHLASHDG.
I could go on and on and ONNNN about this, but basically she is the most ANNOYING, RIDICULOUS, CRAZY woman I've ever met in my life. And I swear it will go back to get her one day. She just didn't want to admit the office's mistake in printing me the wrong license. I admit my mistake in not noticing it earlier, but it's THEIR responsibility to admit that they DID in fact, print me the wrong one despite my having passed the exam, and THAT'S what got me the ticket/citation, not illegal driving.
I've gotta be careful what I say online, so I will probably delete this later, but you guys have NO idea how much this situation has been bothering me. I WILL challenge this. I should not get penalized for a mistake that THEY made. It's ridiculous. If the people at the DMVs office's responsibility is to serve the people, well that lady was CERTAINLY NOT the prime example of that. She said MUCH more outside of what I mentioned, but basically she was the crappiest person I've ever met in my life. I've never cursed so many times at home in one day.
It's going to be a long winter break. But basically, this will be the majority of it.
I'm going to try to finish my SS gifts in time...but with about a week left to go, we'll see if I can finish both of my gifts in time. >.<
Sorry for the unpleasant way to return to DA/theOtaku haha, but really it's been a terrible past couple of days besides New Year's Eve, which I watched with my sister yesterday(and loved!).
I hope you all are having a fabulous holiday break! Take care of yourselves~