Lovely card above by the incredible Angel Zakuro!<3 Thank you!<3
Hiya everyone~ ^^ Welcome to my little world!
This is probably just a place where I'll put my posts and such~ otherwise, probably not much is going to happen here ^^;
And the rest, I'll leave to you guys!~ Enjoy~
Art trades: Closed(sorta)
Gifties: Open(but only at my discretion, naturally)
A bit of information about me:
Name: Sayura/Sayura-chan(so friends call me)
Birthday: October 14th
Hobbies: Drawing, golfing, archery, playing piano, singing(some) and some other things ^^
Likes in no particular order(manga/anime/movie/game-wise):
Howl's Moving Castle-Howl/Sophie
Final Fantasy Series-Cloud/Leon/Tidus/Yuna/Vaan/Rasler/Ashe/Serah
Kingdom Hearts Series-Cloud Strife/Riku/Roxas/Namine
Hana Kimi-Izumi Sano/Mizuki Ashiya
Code:Breaker- Ogami Rei/Sakura SakuraKouji/Hitomi/Toki/Hachiouji Rui
Tegami Bachi/Letter Bee- Gauche Suede/Lag/Jiggy Pepper/Aria /Zazie
Bleach- Kuchiki Rukia/Kuchiki Byakuya/Kurosaki Ichigo/Ishida Uryu/Toshirou Hitsugaya
Heart No Kuni No Alice-Blood Dupre/Julius Monrey/Alice Liddell
Gakuen Alice-Mikan Sakura/Natsume Hyuuga/Imai Subaru/Ruka Nogi/Tsubasa Ando
Rurouni Kenshin-Kenshin Himura/Sojiro Seta/Aoshi Shinomori
The Gentleman's Alliance Cross-Takanari Togu/Haine Otomiya
Alice 19th-Kyo Wakamiya/Alice Seno/Frey
Shugo Chara-Ikuto Tsukiyomi/Amu Hinamori
Yu Yu Hakusho-Kurama/Hiei/Yusuke
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle-Fai D. Flourite/Syaoran Li
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion-Lelouch Lamperouge
Gundam SEED-Athrun Zala/Cagalli Yula Atha
Watashi Ni XX Shinasai-Kitami Shigure
The list goes on to pretty much anything =P I've read many more manga so if you want to strike up a discussion about a mangaka/game/anime/movie creator on this list, don't be afraid to ask! I've looked at many works by each of the above authors/artists!
Something random you should know: I LOVE it when people draw the character's personality is intact(in other words, unchanged)~ it really gives the picture a better feel because they act the same as they were made to be.
About Kingdom Hearts that keeps bringing me back to it? xD
I don't know what it is...there's just so many wonderful things about it that keep me wanting to return to it again and again haha. It's had such an important impact on my life, and I can say that confidently even though it's just a videogame series to some people.
Is there a videogame series that means a lot to you?
I'd love to hear about some of the things that you all cherish that you feel that maybe a lot of people around you may not. I have a lot I could say about Kingdom Hearts, but I'll leave that for another day haha.
Now excuse me as I use this new-found inspiration to create some art =)
Year of the Dragon!<33 My grandfather's year =)
I hope you all are having a wonderful time with whatever it is you're doing. I've made several decisions about what to do with the rest of my time in college, and I'm feeling pretty confident about where I'm going(or at least, I'm trying to be). Of course, there will always be things one is unsure about, but the least one can do is do his/her best with whatever happens right?
I'm working on my art trade half with FUNimation right now, so here's to hoping it goes well >.< I'll be trying something I've never done before so I'll do my best!
Thank you to everyone who commented on my most recent pic above ^^ I really appreciate your kind words and the depth of you guys' comments! I'm REALLY busy this weekend actually, so it'll be hard for me to go around for comments, but I will try to get to them throughout the week! >.<
I guess on a final note, I've been considering doing a cover of a song and posting it up on Youtube for you all to see? I know the mp3 file for the voice meme last time was a bit of a hassle, so I want to apologize ^^; but I'm really considering doing a cover maybe(since I owe one to Hoshi-chan on DA anyway). I finally have some decent recording equipment that I'm actually kind of eager to use. What do you all think?
I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend so far! Best of luck to you all on your upcoming endeavors!<33 Take care!
I am ALREADY stressed.
Like overwhelmingly stressed.
Especially since I'm getting into the blunt of the journalism courses(in other words, getting a taste of what journalism really is about), I'm very concerned that I'm not meant to be in this field of study at all; but then again, this is only the beginning, so perhaps I shouldn't have any expectations or assumptions.
Problem being, I feel so out-of-rhythm with the rest of the people I'm taking my courses with, because every person I've heard introductions from and talked to personally has had experience in journalism whereas I know absolutely nothing about it. I mean, that's why I'm here to learn of course, but I'm just...well, I hate to admit it, but I'm really frightened.
I'm only 18 and I still have many more years to find out what I want to do for the rest of my life, but the stress brought on by questions such as "describe yourself in one paragraph and say what you would be able to offer to a broadcasting company" is overwhelming. I don't know how to answer any sort of questions about myself, and it's really frustrating. I don't know what kind of job I would even WANT in journalism, much less what job I want for myself at ALL.
And I think that's normal, to an extent. I'm sure a majority of students that have just entered the university like me probably don't know EXACTLY what they want to be just yet, or perhaps they THINK they do, when they don't. And I just keep thinking to myself, if I am aware of this, then why do I keep questioning my insecurity over the subject?
Well, I'd like to say that I'm only human, but really I have no idea.
I really have no idea about a lot of things. haha
I wonder, can any of you confidently describe yourself and your qualities to someone if asked? I have such a difficult time with saying anything with absolute confidence.
Sorry for all of the more "deep" posts as of late. I have a lot to think about >.< I AM enjoying my classes for the most part though, so that's something positive that has come out of this first week back in college.
But on another note, I'm very happy we were able to complete the Challenge Slam! I wasn't able to contribute to it, but because of it, there are many new challenges I wish to enter! Also, if you have not seen my latest pic, I'd love it if you could check it out. I have been really busy, so I'll get to replying to comments as soon as possible. Thank you guys for being patient with me, and take care!
Hello everyone! I have no idea what possessed me to write this post, but it seems that it's kind of become a habit of mine to do so when something is on my mind that I wish to share with you all or just vent out. This is nothing negative, at least not really anyway, but still >.<
I'm having one of those moments where I REALLY wish improvement could happen overnight haha. It's not the best feeling in the world when you want to do an art trade with/draw for someone, but feel like you're really not good enough(and/or you really aren't) to be able to do so. >.< It's kind of a kick in the head though- sort of like motivation for me to work harder I guess. I have no clue! But has this ever happened to one of you guys? It just makes me want to draw and draw and draw until I'm at that point of satisfaction enough to be on a similar level with that other artist.
I think it's kind of motivation/inspiration in a way! But I swear, since it's the new year I will work hard! >.< *air punches*
All the best in the new year everyone! I promise I will work hard, I truly promise! >.< Take care!
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!