I've been using LiveJournal less and less lately, so I cleaned some things up, and removed everyone who doesn't post anymore or I just don't follow. I'm not "quitting" LJ; I'll still be posting every so often... I'm just focusing on a select few things.
For the most part, I'll only be watching pkmncollectors... because I've loved that comm since 2008, I still love it, and I find it very unique (I believe there is no better place for Pokémon collectors on the internet). I will also be watching digimoncollect / digicollectors, khcollectors, and my remaining friends' journals.
Many of you have moved on to tumblr and other places too, so you know how it goes :)
where you can find me:
[ I've been using FB daily now to keep in contact with friends and share photos.
I don't add random people, but if you know me on LJ I will add you.]
[ I don't use tumblr daily yet, but this is my personal blog where I'll post Pokémon and other nerdy stuff!
Also considering making an art blog here, so stay tuned... ]
[ I don't use DA very much as I don't like the community overall... but it's popular.
I'm always on the lookout for new artists to follow too, so let me know if you're there! ]
[ For gaming stuff! Can't use it for all games but oh well.
Will add anyone. ]
[ A message on skype is the quickest way to contact me.
I use this daily and will add anyone. ]
Please add me somewhere else if you haven't already, I miss you guys! <3
X-posting what I wrote on my facebook:
So, I had my final thesis presentation this morning. I got very mixed reviews and I'm not sure yet if I passed or not.
Regardless, thank you to all of you who supported me and sent words of encouragement. That sounds really cheesy, but I mean it - it helps. And I don't want to disappoint any of you. I'm doing my best. Even if I don't enjoy this profession as much as others do, I owe it to myself to still try my best, of course. I have a LOT of room for improvement, but that is motivating to me in itself. :)
Anyway, whatever happens with school, I'm still moving on with life. I have some awesome things planned ahead. And I'm gonna polish some of my schoolwork from the past few years for my website/blogs (though I honestly hate 90% of it)... and work on some personal projects~
I will still be significantly disappointed in myself if I fail. That said, it's important for me to stay motivated and keep moving forward.
I have concluded that I am NOT good at 3D art overall. Honestly, I first started 3D right after high school, which was in 2008, about 7 years ago. In that time, I have done very little compared to what I think I have the potential to do. I hate going into "shoulda, coulda, woulda"s, because I learned that is definitely NOT how life works (there will ALWAYS be a "you SHOULD have done this" moment). But still -- I learned that I do not have an extreme passion for this, and often dreaded the need to work on my projects, which significantly hurt my motivation and results.
I love art in general, but I am disappointed that I barely improved my drawing skills at all (3D does not involve a lot of hand-drawn illustrations), and more importantly, that I believe my creative spirit has actually been extremely stifled from my years of being there.
I know I saw this coming, since people warned me about it. When you are FORCED to do art -- when art is no longer an expressive vent, but instead it becomes WORK -- you greatly lose your passion for art. I used make art all the time for fun, and now, I turn more to video games, pets, and other hobbies. Because I already spend my whole working day doing art, I don't want to do MORE of it during my break time. And yes, I know, there are people out there who DO, who have an extreme passion for art, and THEY are the people who post their epic artwork online that they worked so hard to achieve. But simply, I am not one of those people. Don't get me wrong, I do love art, and probably always will. But to me it is simply one aspect of my life, out of many. I love my hobbies, I value my de-stressing "me time", and I would not trade my good times with friends for anything else in the world. The people in this industry who excell the most are the ones who dedicate their entire lives to their profession. I respect that I lot. And that is not me.
p.s. - leaving this post public so you stalkers can read it too :3
I am looking for a domain name to use on my professional website. Some people argue that I should use only my real name, because other names sound too immature. Others argue that using your real name is boring and doesn't draw in interest or stand out. I'm leaning toward using a combination of both (like Stefox or something but cooler ._.) Any suggestions?
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We are spirits and stardust.
But when I see the world from the other side, everything is interesting.
I want to channel that side, that world. Channel it through the guise of imagination, in the form of... art.
Our side of the world is stable and sensible. But surprising and incredible things do happen here, just like on the other side, where anything can happen.
Anything can happen. No law of science or religion can restrain the greatness of the universe and dreams.
I can't believe they are fucking making this
finally an anime series based off of the actual GAMES instead of the random bs that is the current anime!
in a way I am slightly sad because the games were always separate from the anime -- in that the games had no set story, it was your story and yours alone. But yeah screw that. It shouldn't take away from the original games at all. It'll only add a fresh new layer of awesomeness. Possibly draw in more fans too?! Tons of people loved only Gen 1, and the anime that came with it was made for 5-year-olds. Hopefully Origins will be more badass.
Too bad it looks like it's only going to be an OVA-type-thing. Maybe if it is successful enough there will be MORE! I would much prefer a series of short specials, instead of a long 500+ episode thing like the regular anime is, actually. That way there will be less filler and bs, and they can spend more time perfecting it.
what a wonderful time of year