croixsouillees: (Default)
It's... been a while, so I thought I should just post something here before the journal dies. *lol*

First of all firsts, I finished my schooling (yay!) which I might have talked about a while back but might have forgotten. But tensions were rising at home because 1) I was starting to bum around and 2) because me and my parents at any prolonged period of time together is just like... no. (lol) So with a lot of tears of frustration, boredom and headbanging on the walls due to sheer proximity (we love each other, we really, really do. it's just. arghhhh.)

SO

I have my first job. Which is like, awesome. It involves a lot of writing, more headdesking, but at least I'm not cooped up at home or sweltering in the summer heat. It does, however, kill my weekday life (which... is like, bumming.) It's difficult to tag (I've returned to [livejournal.com profile] soul_campaign) unless it's the weekend, since I just end up crashing at home. It takes around 9-12 hours per day. Drawing is generally limited until I get home or it's the weekend - but digital is kinda out.

I have, however, become more prolific at traditional art (found at my dA) but I've also branched out a little into doing song covers. It's frustratingly moe, but I'd like to think I might be okay at it. Meru's been supplying me with the artwork, though, in return for all the ear bleeding lulz recordings.

What else. Um. Recently, I've been watching Tiger & Bunny, Ao no Exorcist aaaand... Pokemon: Best Wishes (don't hurt me.) Lol. I think Tiger & Bunny is hilarious, Ao no Exorcist has really, really sexy music and animation and BW is interesting. It's surprisingly fun to watch, despite the inconsistencies, but mostly because OMG PRODUCTION VALUES. I think it's a nice break from the last two, three seasons filled with Panty and Stocking Madoka Star Driver uh.

Been playing Okamiden, though I'm taking FOREVER with it. But I really really think that it's cute, with rounded characters and stays true to the original. I wonder how the ending goes...

My laptop

Jan. 30th, 2011 09:07 pm
croixsouillees: ([Statement] Stop Global Whining)
is seriously awesome. It may be pink, it may be tiny and floral but it can handle multiple hi-res, print-ready documents in illustrator, photoshop and indesign at the same time while I'm playing music, looking at pdfs and have bajillion tabs open in google chrome, the memory-sapping tabs.

I'm never replacing you, Joshua. Never.

Aka It's a couple of weeks more until finals and graduation (if I'm lucky). Thesis exhibit starts tomorrow. I'm hoping to finish preparations and stuff by then. Hopefully. Wish me luck.

*goes to get buried again*
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from a three-day farming trip.

God, I'm such a city girl. Also, I cannot feel my limbs anymore. And I can't get up from my chair. FML.

Beijing

Dec. 17th, 2010 12:07 pm
croixsouillees: ([Aerith]feeling a little RAGE)
Travel agent forgot about our visa.

Our flight was at 7.




I AM SO PISSED I HAVE NO WORDS.
croixsouillees: (Default)
UP AME convention today. It was many levels of meh. Tired. Very tired. Too tired to sleep. Pictures are with Meru, the rest on my phone. Will put it up tomorrow, maybe. Also, need to contact Roch sometime. Sometime. Sometime. I missed her today.

Will need to pace myself for school stuffs, thesis and Karma. Two more chapters.

Also bought diapers for my dog. She's funny to look at, really.

Art stuffs: I repeat, all art and drawings will be posted on [livejournal.com profile] monomochi instead of here. Posting will begin again on Monday.

School will also begin on Monday. I will spend tomorrow sleeping when I'm not dragged off to do other stuffs. Will also be getting a new cellphone finally. It's hot pink. I can't wait. *w*

SO HAPPY

Oct. 23rd, 2010 11:32 pm
croixsouillees: ([Aerith]feeling a little RAGE)
GUESS WHAT I GOT IN THE MAIL

GUESS GUESS GUESS GUESS



SQUEEEEE.

*crawls under a rock to scream under it*
croixsouillees: ([Riku] facepalm)
I want to go out for karaoke and belt out cheesy cheesy songs. Problem is that I'm sick I don't know anyone who's willing to go with me for an hour or so of endless crack.

Just some time without care when it came to technique or even hitting the right notes. Lunch out with friends on Friday if I'm well enough, but they're not the karaoke type of people. Which is a lie, since they're all rock band addicts. They take singing too seriously. B|

I also need more human contact. The lack of it is making me grouchy, grumpy and altogether not fit for human contact. Oh the irony and self-actualization loop.

Doujin cramming should have started yesterday. Should. Still not panicking.
croixsouillees: ([Neku]Huhwhat?)
Still sick. Hopefully, it's going away. Really. I promise, I didn't eat sweet things today. Officially on sem break now, holding my breath for the return of grades.

Anime/fandom rebound is still there:
Soukyuu no Fafner anime novel movie
Saiunkoku Monogatari anime novel
Yami no Matsuei anime manga
Gundam SEED anime
please please dvds remain lost PLEASE
DNAngel
I draw the line here
Harry Potter
I wonder if I can finally read book 6
Chronicles of Chrestomanci
Fu-

Also, Fushigi Yuugi op theme has been ringing in my head for a while. Not A Good Sign.

Also, screwed up a lot today. What to do....

Also, dropped out of [livejournal.com profile] soul_campaign. People there are so nice.

For serious, they should really improve on the PAG-ASA weather instruments. You'd think that with our unfortunate position on the, y'know, typhoon belt, for always, they'd prioritize funding that and research on infrastructure and development that will lower the casualty rate.

But of course, since we only remember this during the rainy season... which is no excuse, seeing as we only have two seasons. YOU PLUG THE HOLES IN YOUR ROOF WHEN IT'S SUNNY, NOT WHEN IT'S RAINING.
croixsouillees: ([RikuSora]Dies)
So I find that when it comes to fandoms, it's difficult for me to get into a new one. In fact, it works like a boomerang. It goes, and then it comes back. Hard.

I'm waiting for an old fandom to hit me hard. Again.

On a more serious note: exam week. Exam week. I have no words to start...

And another: fuck this, I caught a cold. Watery eyes, the urge to curl up in a corner, runny nose and thankfully, the cough hasn't progressed to I want to die let me die can't breathe.

Meanwhile: my phone's dead.

Upside: I'm starting to feel proud of my artwork. Surprise!
croixsouillees: ([oldspice] Hello ladies)
Life update, since... I rarely update about my life. Hohum~

School's finally started on this corner of the world, and overall, the situation this week alone is very, very bad. Morning classes are all fine and good, but the problem is the heat while you walk to your classes/have your classes. I've never sweated this much during school days, especially not when I don't have PE. While evenings are cool because of the rain, it only makes it harder during the day when you end up being extra-hot and taking a sweat bath. It takes all your energy just moving around in school, and when you get home to read homework and stuff, you just... pass out. Not fun at all.

Classes are good. Mine are pretty spread out though, which is pretty bad only because of the temperature. Otherwise, it's pretty good. My philosophy teacher's awesome and quirky enough to keep my attention even though 3-4:30 is like, a death sentence. Theology sounds pretty good too, except for the whole 35% two major papers, 35% individual student project and 30% final oral exam ratio. No quizzes, no attendance, no recitation to pull up any terrible grades. Um. 8< History's good too, though hearing about Americans neutrally after last semester's Arcilla worship of Spain is just so surreal. I've yet to meet my information architecture teacher, though. Not until Saturday, anyway. And... it seems like I've gotten rep for sitting in on a lot of classes. Which is... pretty true. *cough* Which reminds me: sit in on the Chinese painting class on Tuesday.


Thesis year. My advisor is Sir Or, which is just many levels of awesome and terror. (Well, better him than Parker. /shot) I've run my thesis idea through him last semester, though I'm not sure if he'll approve it now. I'll find out tomorrow night.



It's yet to sink in that I'm finally a senior. On the flipside: LOL FRESHMEN. I forgot that they kept walking around in their block sections (until around middle of first sem, anyway). Aaaaand they have the tendency to block walkways. Out of nowhere.


Good news is that we can still manage board game days. It's either MWF or just W, but I honestly don't mind. <3 I missed my friends.


Meanwhile, update on my fandom life. I... haven't been drawing as much as I'd like to, which is disappointing, but what I do draw has largely been either RP or trends. It may also mean that I have a revised set of fandoms and changed around a little due to preference. Things I'm into/will draw for/might write for/will RP: KH, TWEWY, Evangelion, FF7. Things I do follow/watch on the side would be: 07-Ghost, Bakuman, Xiaolin Showdown, Saijou no Meii. Things I wouldn't mind watching/rewatching would be YGO, DRRR, Gurren Lagann and Pandora Hearts. Other things I would draw: Strade and La Partita. Been toying with the idea of playing around with my other originals, though. /random

That's it, I guess?
croixsouillees: ([Neku]Broke my brain)
Next time, I'll be getting the medium sized apple juice instead. Urgh... now it's all mixing with the buko shake. Eurgh.

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
Game cleared. A clear game, it almost was. Eng release date is on the 7th of September. Really hoping that it won't be too late, though. Looking forward to play this with friends!

Will also be doing a KH doujin (serious/gag/mixed bag). Tentative release date is November, but at least by then there's a grace period. No one will flame us for spoiling the game.

New internet provider. No longer will I suffer through disconnections and the endless battles with my father! Now we will argue about who sucks on the net. Lol. Well, they say they'll install it tomorrow or the day after, but any improvement = YAY.

Thesis year is coming up. I'm torn between excitement and nervousness, because after that is working. Also, thesis. All I know of it is that people don't get to sleep at all, so starting soon, I'll be sleeping at 12 and waking up at 10 am. And I will increase this time until class starts.
^what is this, some sort of daydream?
croixsouillees: ([Aerith]feeling a little RAGE)
Self, you will do a finished artwork every day starting today.
Oh, what a lie. Lolol.
-> Will probably do two artworks today to make up for it. Probably RikuxSora. I'm feeling the great need for it.


Today is cleaning-my-tables day! Gdmnit, I have way too many tables. And I can't reach my bookshelf of shit to return the stuff.
  • Cannot reach bookshelf of shit because we started to haul a lot of my grandpa's stuffs into the house and... blocked the path to my bookshelf of shit.
  • Those are a lot of paintings.
  • I... now have three? Two easels. One's "small", the other is "big" and give or take is around 24".
  • I now have a surplus of inks, paints, drawing paper (all yellowed, so for sketching?) and watercolor basins. Which means I have basins to mix paint in. I... think I might faint. Also, old brushes.
  • I now don't feel guilty that I fail at CG. Just... too many paints! D: Also, will have to learn how to use technical pens. D: The inks I have aren't for painting/calligraphy. ;A;
  • Gdmnit, grandpa, don't give away your technical pens. They're expensive! How on earth am I going to use your inks now?
  • My mom took my box of FG stuffs. Meru, our books/stuffs now take up a box. I have no idea what to do with it now that MY MOM TOOK OUR BOX. I wonder if I can put it in the cabinet upstairs...
  • I think I saw a lizard in the pile of shit on my table.
  • I have yet to fix the contents of my tables' drawers.
  • Dear mom, stop taking all of my, y'know, BOXES. Stop calling me in for disorganization when you disorganize the organized shit.
  • Got a call from the pc repairs people. The processor and motherboard is broken -again- and has to be replaced. Again. For the third time. Switching from ASUS to HP now. Gdmnit, ASUS. Also, we're starting an HP trend. Mom's laptop is HP, my laptop is HP.
  • Fuck you, final boss of Terra's story in BbS.
  • I need... more than boxes for my games now. I wonder if I can just take up a shelf in the living room. MOM STOP TAKING THE BOXES FOR MY PS2 GAMES. FFFF
  • I now have rp accounts for Mickey Mouse and 5 year old!Riku. I feel like a pedooooo.
croixsouillees: ([Merlin]Approved)
Strade reROUTE status: completed it as of yesterday, printed it today. Yay.


We're selling this at Lights Out Yaoi Convention tomorrow. After that, no more cons until... sometime. Lol. Probably not until Komikon. Will have to start planning out La Partita in full soon.

I'll have to study Joomla on Sunday for when I return to AIC on Monday. Kind of not looking forward to it, but what can we do. *laughs* I know I'll be grateful I learned it, when it's all done.

I really do hope I get to draw soon. I feel out of practice...

Also, I always end up playing DJ Max Technika whenever I'm with Meru. Ugh.
[POP] Sweet Shining Shooting Star - CLEAR, was not a fluke, apparently.
[POP] Coastal Tempo - CLEAR, first time
[TEC] Come to Me (First Step) - CLEAR, first time!!! Will need to work on the two hands bit.
[TEC] I Want You - FFFFF

Today...

Apr. 19th, 2010 07:50 pm
croixsouillees: ([Cloud]Tired)
DJ Max Technika
-- [POP] Coastal Tempo // FAILED: 1st attempt today. Will practice in some very discreet place until I get it.
-- [POP] STOP // CLEARED: 1st attempt today. Tried two times before I cleared it.
-- [POP] Son of Sun // CLEARED: ??th attempt today. Failed once before I cleared it. Not a fluke! I passed it twice. *glee*
-- [TEC] Honeymoon // FFFFF: Still can't do it. FFFFF.
As of right now, I have 62% points more to go before I rank up again. I'll have to work on a lot more songs I'm unfamiliar with.

Lights Out Yaoi Con
[Strade:REroute]
-- Name completed and passed on to Meru today
-- Will receive pencils tomorrow afternoon, start inking
-- Give inked+scanned+typesetted pages to Meru on Wednesday for toning
-- Receive files for layouting on Thursday.
-- Print on Friday

Starting compilation stuffs for La Partita and completion of main story base+script.

Also, today, watched Bad Ass with people. It should really have been called Hit-Girl. Pretty good, but not really all that amazing.

Hee hee

Mar. 21st, 2010 08:50 pm
croixsouillees: ([Alice]sleeping)
Went and watched Avenue Q with Meru, Patts and Nikka today. It was really awesome and really gay. XD Oh, and awesome. It's a must-see, so long as you don't bring your conservative parents...

A little worried, though, seeing as I have my final exam tomorrow. Aha... ha.

DJ Max Technika rank up! Trainee->Amateur! And ranking at 660/1258 international players.

Kinda tired right now, so I'll just post up stuff.

Here, have a Joshua drawing )

Also, here's my new gay laptop. )
croixsouillees: (Default)
Funny how I only post up stuff of things when I'm procrastinating for something else I know I'll end up posting the week after. /shot

I got my clearbook back from my illust teacher, and these are the plates I did for that class.

Warning: Image heavy.

Illustration class plates )

I think I get what my teacher says now. Wow. The mid-works are such crap. I think it's obvious at what point I got pissed at this class. lolol.

But... yeah. Much thanks to 'Ru, that I'm not so scared anymore. ^^ At least I now have a project for summer.

Huzzah. Time to do my art history take home exam and later study for history class.
croixsouillees: ([Aerith]feeling a little RAGE)
So. I finally gave up and asked my teacher why he keeps saying that he "expected more" from me. I asked him what "more" is.

My teacher told me that my lines were very fine and my work for the first two projects - the shoe exercise and the Arcimboldo exercise - were great. That they weren't inhibited by manga style and very... me. That a lot of what makes my work 'me' was lost in my later works, when I shifted back into manga style. He doesn't see much flexibility in that style and thought I was wasted in it.

He also read into my work that I showed a lot of promise, held a lot of natural talent but in the end held myself back because I was scared of myself. So I do really good stuff - like my final self-portrait, give up at the finishing touches and make it all sound like a joke.

Can't deny it when it sounds so true. Can't also refuse the A he gave me for that work even though it frustrates me to have that grade when technically, it's not good at all. He said that after thinking about it, that self-portrait was the best way to sum me up. He also says that he got so annoyed when I kept praising Sam's works and kept waving mine off. Jason pitched in and said that he felt bad about his works whenever I praised it. Same goes with Ceri, too, because they keep comparing my works to theirs. It really frustrates me when I'm being sincere about how good they are and it just comes off as weird to them.

Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

Realism sounds fun, but I don't know how to start drawing because I don't know how to start looking. I'll take up the painting class next semester. It's certainly different, but "natural talent" or not, I'm a newbie. I don't know how to look at it properly.

I don't think I'll be good at it either.


/tldr
ANYWAY. Went to watch Alice in Wonderland with my friends. Was pretty okay. Nice graphics, refreshing lightness, doesn't need a lot of braincells. Considering we ended up singing the Robot Unicorn song when we weren't talking about the movie/eating, it was the perfect movie for the group mood.

Cloudy with chance of meatballs is better, though. Need to learn the "Engaging... coffee break!" actions. lol.





ALSO, FINALLY GOT MY JLPT RESULTS IN. I PASSED. HUZZAH.
croixsouillees: ([oldspice] tickets are now diamonds)


I'll worry about the console later. *bricked. Many, many times.* I have this problem of getting games for consoles I don't have. lol.

DJ Max Technika rank up! Beginner->Trainee

OC information post updated here. Text information for Last Resort universe is mostly complete, art to come. Next update is for La Partita and Strade.

Gonna work on my hw first. Might as well get it over with.

I was wondering if anyone was interested in commissioning me, even just for pencil sketches, even group pics (of considerable number of people.) I still need the console for my new game, after all. *amusedamused*
croixsouillees: (Sabaw)
Finally done with illustration class (technically) as of last Saturday. I submitted my self-portrait and loved the way our teacher just looked upset at the quality. It's really not my fault, considering that he never actually taught us anything, much less realism. "I don't know what grade to give you. I can't give it a high grade when compared to the others' works... and I can't give it a low grade because of your explanation. I really don't know." He looked like he wanted me to suggest that I pass it today with the other stragglers but no, I passed it then.

There's something we call an average grade, idiot. I'm actually trying for that, and nothing higher.

Saturday was also my birthday, so when Meru texted me that she named a baby turtle after me, I was really happy. And dying of cute. Lol. After class, though, I went out with my friends. We ate, considered watching a movie but we were attracted more to DairyQueen so we skipped the movie, burned calories in TimeZone and gained more calories in DairyQueen. (Haha. We girls stung the pride of the poor teenaged boys at the mallet-hitting strength test. We all kinda topped them at an average of fifty... somethings. lol) After, though, I went out with some friends and my parents to dinner for Hot Pot and... I think I'm still feeling the heavy weight in my tummy.

Sunday, though, I was feeling pretty... meh, so I slept the morning and afternoon away, then went off to the mall with my parents. I got myself a present - Persona3 FES after a looong time of deliberation (thanks, [livejournal.com profile] ceriene, [livejournal.com profile] meru_neko, for helping me decide!) and replaced my lost retractable eraser.

Right now, I've got this huge headache from playing too much videogames (Ace Attorney: Miles Edgeworth since Saturday until last night, FF12 and P3FES this whole afternoon.) I should have taken a nap. Trying not to, though, since it's so late and I have to do research, but... ugh, my head.

I'll just take a shooort nap.
croixsouillees: (Sabaw)
List your characters. Then pick a trait from each one that the two of you share and explain it. If you don't share a trait with any of them, put N/A.

Because I can't muster the need to post a proper post when I should )

I tag... Ceri's out, since she's the one who tagged me. [livejournal.com profile] vibhava_tanha, [livejournal.com profile] numi_nami, [livejournal.com profile] rose_mina. I'm not exactly sure who else.

Anyway, reminder to self: finish rewriting notes for exam tonight, then cram the last plate after the exam, don't sleep and photocopy the self-portrait for tomorrow.

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