Hi everyone! This will be like my journal, I'll be posting any manga/anime I'm currently into, video games I'm playing, or random tidbits of my life. Hope you enjoy reading!

Help me out, please??

Yo guys, I'm making a oneshot manga for Yen Press's New Talent contest. I'm having a crapload of trouble developing the story into something at least somewhat different than everything that's out in the world now. I really need people's opinions on the stuff I've developed so far! So here we go:

Ayumu is a 17 year old high school student ostracised from her family and peers for one reason: She cannot differentiate between the world of her dreams and reality. Most days are fairly normal, with the occasional classmate appearing as a plant or harmless animal to her eyes. But the days when the dream eclipses her senses are the worst. The students that harass and bully her are Ayumu's demons. They are the murderers and vicious beasts of the dream, and she is constantly tormented by their likeness whether awake or asleep. Her friend Miharu is the one person who can bring Ayumu out of her dream-induced fits of anxiety. But will his presence be enough to keep Ayumu from slipping into complete madness?

Yeah, I fail at making this sound like a not-cliched manga...

Really need feedback, help a girl out, pretty please????


In despair right now....

To be perfectly honest, I struggle to type this right now, but I feel like I need to write about this. Just a few hours ago, my english bulldog and best buddy Nigel succumbed to heart failure. Our vet did all she could do, but to no avail. I have done nothing but cry and eat emotionally all day. I've seen so many pets die over the years, I thought I'd be used to it by now but I'm just not. I don't know what to do about this knot in my stomach and all the tears I know are coming. I guess I just need to be consoled, as my mother is a complete wreck and we're not much good to each other in our current states.

~A very sad and emotionally confused Lumi TT^TT

Absolutely amazing...

Just came back from the bookstore and picked up the sixth volume of With the Light. It's a manga that deals with autistic children and the struggles they encounter in everyday life. For those of you that know me personally, this is not a manga I would normally think to pick up. For me, this manga really hit home, mainly because I am autistic. If you don't know what autism is, I strongly urge you to look it up. Autistic people have a very hard, if not impossible, time coping with everyday situations. Autism manifests itself very differently in every person, so regular people don't know how to interact with us. We are subject to heartless, insensitive remarks and the consistent thought that we are lazy or improperly raised by the parents that try so desperately to understand us. Not only does With the Light give a proper perspective on what it like to be autistic, but it sheds light on the parents' personal struggle with their childrens' disability. It is an absolutely amazing manga, and I do wish that someone will complete it, as the mangaka died last year T^T.



I am now officially a college student! I got my letter of acceptance in the mail today and I start in the fall. Bachelor's degree in Game Art and Animation, here I come!! *does happy dance*

uh, rant I guess?

Hey all, just got back from Portcon a few days ago ans I think I'm finally out of my Pocky coma. I love that convention, it's super fun!
Now, onto (sort of) other things.....

That Soul Eater piccie I posted yesterday I actually entered into the Portcon art contest because my mom forced me to. I hate entering contests because when I don't win or see that people like my work, my self esteem and artistic pride get pile drived into the ground. That's what I hate about art, it's all based on others' personal preferences. So needless to say I did not win or even get so much as an honorable mention. So now my self esteem and will to pick up my pencil and sketchbook are sitting at the bottom of a 6 foot deep mental crater right now. I NEED CONSOLING!!!!

~Lumi TT^TT