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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Kuragehime and McDonalds

So yesterday I heard from a friend that Mc Donalds has Hello Kitty toys. I went to pick up a happy meal, since I'm an avid Hello Kitty fan. I specifically order a 'girls' chicken nuggets kids meal, but it seems that the cashier didn't quit understand and when I got to open my meal- I had received a boys! =( I was only upset for a moment, when I realized the current boys toys are Transformers, fuck yeah.

I got Bumblebee. :3 Everything went better than expected!



I've been having a hell of a time drawing with my tablet.  I'm considering picking up a scanner and simply starting to make water colors again, which is more of my forte.... Anyway, I doodled this- it's some Kuragehime (Princess Jellyfish) fanart. =)

Life Chart

Being new to the blogging scene, I've decided to share a bit about myself! However,  I feel that reading is time consuming and tedious. Instead, I've prepared a visual depiction of my life via cartoon drawings and a handy-dandy chart. =) Enjoy!

I saved you SO much reading.... that you probably wouldn't sit through anyway. At any rate, some actual art might be posted tomorrow- I've been really busy lately. :<



Sunday, November 28, 2010

2011 Winter Anime Season - Hourou Musuko

Hey all!
I'm not sure how many of my readers like anime or keep up with anime, but I'm so STOKED for Hourou Musuko to come out in January.We've got two unsubbed teasers out, and the art alone is superb. I'm so happy they kept the watercolor just like the original manga. <3

To sum up the story in a few short words, it's centered around two elementary school children. One is a boy, Shūichi Nitori, who wishes to be a girl and a girl,  Yoshino Takatsuki who wants to be a boy. The story is fantastic, and the characters are a nice mix of likable and realistic.

Here's the long teaser that was just recently released

The main website for the show is here: http://www.houroumusuko.jp/  Just be aware it's all in Japanese. =)

The anime, produced by AIC Classic and Aniplex, will begin airing in Japan on January 14, 2011 on Fuji TV's Noitamina programming block. The director will be Ei Aoki and the screenplay was written by Mari Okada. Chief animator Ryūichi Makino based the character design used in the anime on Takako Shimura's original concept and the main animator is Michio Satō. The music was produced by Satoru Kosaki and Keiichi Okabe, both from Monaca, and the sound director is Jin Aketagawa.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I Feel SMART!

I stumbled upon the 100 book channel.... see how you rank up. =)

This list was from the following people:
http://notenoughwords.wordpress.com/
http://rezden.blogspot.com
http://jc-martin.com/fighterwriter/
http://adalessa.blogspot.com

The instructions are:
Have you read more than 6 of these books? The BBC believes most people will have read only 6 of the 100 books listed here.
Instructions:
• Copy this list.
• Bold those books you’ve read in their entirety.
• Italicize the ones you started but didn’t finish or read only an excerpt.
• Tag other book nerds.

   1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
   2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
   3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
   4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
   5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

   6. The Bible
   7. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
   8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

   9. His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
  10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
  11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
  12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
  13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
  14. Complete Works of Shakespeare
  15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
  16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
  17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulk
  18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
  19. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  20. Middlemarch – George Eliot
  21. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
  22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
  23. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
  24. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
  25. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
  26. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  27. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
  28. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
  29. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
  30. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  31. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
  32. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
  33. Emma -Jane Austen
  34. Persuasion – Jane Austen
  35. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – CS Lewis
  36. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
  37. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
  38. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
  39. Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne
  40. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  41. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  42. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  43. A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
  44. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
  45. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
  46. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
  47. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
  48. Lord of the Flies – William Golding
  49. Atonement – Ian McEwan
  50. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
  51. Dune – Frank Herbert
  52. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
  53. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  54. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
  55. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  56. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
  57. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  58. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
  59. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  60. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
  61. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
  62. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
  63. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
  64. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  65. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
  66. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
  67. Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
  68. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
  69. Moby Dick – Herman Melville
  70. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
  71. Dracula – Bram Stoker
  72. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  73. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
  74. Ulysses – James Joyce
  75. The Inferno – Dante
  76. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
  77. Germinal – Emile Zola
  78. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
  79. Possession – AS Byatt
  80. Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
  81. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
  82. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
  83. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
  84. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
  85. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
  86. Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
  87. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
  88. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  89. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
  90. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
  91. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  92. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
  93. Watership Down – Richard Adams
  94. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
  95. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
  96. Hamlet – William Shakespeare
  97. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
  98. The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
  99. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo
 100. ??? (For you observant types, yes the list does appear to be missing book no. 100)

I feel proud I have 18, haha.

How do you rank?

The Good and the Bad

Hey guys,

I wanted to share with you a music video of my friend's band. She recently left to pursue her music career, and I have a feeling she'll do just fine. =) Please give it a listen!

The band is Porcelain Smile, and the song is Broken Record.


I know my posts have been kind of short... to make up for it, I found this little gem on Youtube.


It made me feel.... bad inside. ;_;

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving/Black Friday

Hey guys,

So today has been a pretty good day for me. I did have to work Thanksgiving- but I got fed like a Queen and I enjoy my coworker's company- so it was all good. At work today, we were trying to come up with some funny GNOME ONLY guild names.... Here's a picture of what we came up with....

Simple, sweet, and conveys pain and loneliness it feels to be a gnome.

In other news! I just made my first (and most likely last) Black Friday purchase! I just spent ~650 dollars on a new computer! My boyfriend will be building it for me when the parts arrive, and I'm excited to see the difference... I've had my current computer for about 4 years now. Yeah... it's an old piece of junk. -_-

That's all for now, I'm going to go watch some anime- happy hunting!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Worms Reloaded

 
I've been playing Worms Reloaded a bit, I thought I'd post about it for people that weren't familiar with the game. =)


It's currently available on steam, and I highly recommend trying it out if it have a lot of friends or enjoy mindless explosions created in a variety of different ways!


Overview: Worms: Reloaded is an artillery game/turn based strategy game developed by Team17 and is part of the Worms series. Gameplay is turn-based and returns to its original 2D aspect for the first time on PC since Worms World Party in 2001. There are both Single player and Multiplayer modes available with up to four players online. Players take turns controlling their team of worms with the ultimate goal of taking out the opposing team(s). The player must act within a time limit before the turn ends.


The physics in this game are hilarious, and it's a game you can play without getting super serious about it. =)
Anyway, no new drawings yet- I'm watching too much anime and playing too many games.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lucky Star Wallpaper Dump


Here's some Lucky Star wallpapers for tonight. I spent the entire day out with my boyfriend and haven't had any time to work on drawing. Tomorrow I'll have some free time to try out Ada's suggestion. =)








Monday, November 22, 2010

My Head is THROBBING! (Insert sexual innuendo here)

This week at work has been a difficult one- I'm so glad it's my weekend. I've been getting headaches more often, and it's becoming very hard to stay friendly when your head is throbbing. :< I'm looking forward to work though, I'm making progress in my department and I feel like things are going in the right direction finally.

Plans for my weekend:
Visit boyfriend
Get World of Warcraft to install
Draw more and hopefully better...
Level up my Hunter
Purchase a new computer and scanner
Sleep :3

I've been doodling in Photoshop... here's what I came up with in an hour. x_x It isn't anything to write home about, but I thought I'd share.

I'm really hoping to improve using the tool. I feel confident in my hand to paper art- but it just doesn't translate the way I want via tablet.

If anyone has any tips with working in PS, please feel free to share in the comments! I'm open for suggestions.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Shocking....

Seriously.... I've been having issues with metal objects shocking me for weeks now. :< I decided to express my frustration via comic.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Engineer Cosplay

I'm incredibly tired tonight, but it seems I just can't get to sleep...
I share with you just a couple of pictures of my Engineer cosplay- it was fun, cheap, and definitely attracted the pedobears!

Well... that last part isn't true- he was quite upset when I informed him I was 19 at the time!

Poor pedobear... -_-










Mercedes (Glee) Fanart

I decided to try to do some stylized fanart... This is my interpretation of Mercedes from Glee. I swear I'll try harder next time.... It's been awhile since I've sat down with a templet.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Freerice.com

I'm unsure if many people know about it.... but I just wanted to share a website I personally love,
http://freerice.com/

FreeRice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Programme.

FreeRice has two goals:
  • Provide education to everyone for free.
  • Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
I recommend checking it out- all you need to do is answer synonyms questions. For every correct answer- 10 grains of rice is donated at a third world country. You'll be amazed how fast you get bowls upon bowls of rice!

Pokemon (You won't want to catch them all)

I have quite the interesting work life, and I just wanted to share a short narration with you before I head back to work today...

As background, I work in a 'call center' for a video game company; it's text based- not phone.


Me: My boyfriend found old Pokemon badges in his room last night.
Coworker: Wouldn't it be funny if he made you earn them through Pokemon battles?
Me: Actually... I was thinking you could turn that into a pretty interesting sex game........


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

About Me!

I'd like to make a formal introduction, since I'm new to the blogging scene. Below you'll find some information about me that you may or may not find interesting... I don't really care either way.

Name: Ashley
Online Alias: Omi
Age: 20
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite TV Show: Glee
Favorite Anime: Amagami SS
Favorite Artist: Gustav Klimt
Favorite Anime Artist: Satoshi Urushihara
Favorite Meme: Come at me Bro
Favorite Song: Animal by Neon Trees
Biggest Annoyance: Horrible drivers and spineless people


 I plan on trying to post once a day, if not every other day! I look forward to getting back into drawing every night!

Time to Start Making Somethin'!

First post ever, so lets start simple.

Have you ever opened up MS paint and actually tried to draw something beyond stick figures? I'll tell you, it's tough! It's like making a masterpiece out of crayons... not exactly a simple order.

Here's what I came up with...
It's not the best, but I'm quite proud of it! (That would be a glamorized picture of me and my boyfriend Jeremy)
Hopefully I'll come up with some more interesting post ideas soon.