(leavin' on a jetplane...)
Yep, I'm back from
Canada for a little bit. "A little bit" meaning until
tomorrow. Yeah, I've been home for a few days, but I've
been busy as hell and haven't exactly been in the most
sociable mood. -_-
Okay, four reasons for
PLEASE do not e-mail me while I am gone. If you do,
please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My evilemail account isn't REALLY full, but I've been
getting a HORRIBLE influx of spam lately. I went four
days without a computer while in Canada and received over
100 new e-mails, nearly all of which were spam. This
filled my inbox up over 90%.
Two: I met
Voltaire. Unfortunately, I did not know he was Voltaire.
This upsets me. Ah well. At least some good
was snuck in there. I am still smitten with
Three: I took
some damned good artsy pictures during senior week
activities and a few more with my digital camera. I am
proud of myself. Have some photos:
Probably my favorite, a
Another one of my favorites, the
A picture of the hall from my parent's room.
I screwed with the saturation on this one,
it made it look cooler.
This looks far too much like
a post card to
One of the coolest cloud-formations I've ever seen.
sea serpent attacking a
boat. See it?
Isn't it badass? :D
Under some bridge. It's
all washed out-y.
Screwing with my digital camera some more.
Also, I'd like to introduce the newest member of my
dragon sculpture family, Alva. I made him in art class.
He holds pens. One,
Try to ignore the ugliness that is... the carpet in
the guest room. (dundundun)
Four: I would
like to briefly discuss my displeasure with Harry Potter.
I'm going to do my best to not give away spoilers, but
it's best that people who haven't finished the book or
are planning on reading the book to not read the
following. Especially if you know me well.
One of my favorite
aspects of Rowling's writing is that it is very simple
and easy to follow. And the ending of Order of the
Phoenix, at least to me, seemed extremely sub-par.
Especially when it came to the "death scene." (I say
"death scene" because it was kinda ambiguous. I'm hoping
that Mr. <insert my favorite Harry Potter character
here> isn't dead. Call it denial. I call it
obsession.) It took a couple reads over to actually
understand what had happened. And plus, it was completely
pointless. If Mr. <insert my favorite Harry Potter
character here> had died for a cause rather than an
accident, it would have felt more worth while.
In any case, I cried in a fashion that can only be
rivaled to my "I'm a depressed angsty whiny little middle
school kid" -days.
Of all the Harry Potter books I've ever read, Order of
the Phoenix is the first one I've ever actually owned.
All others I've borrowed from Megan. Unfortunately,
unlike all the other books in the series, I don't think
that I'll ever be able to bring myself to reread
H'mmyep. Goodness am I
a big dork. Here, go entertain
I'll be back... I think
the 22nd of July or so. I'm not actually completely sure
of the date. >_o
(hectic. X_x )
Okay, that's IT. I
don't care how unfinished everything is, I'm giving you
people a sense of closure before I leave. Five new pages,
bizatch! Ignore the fact that two of them aren't colored
This has been the
hectic month of lack of comic-ness, hasn't it? Oy, many
apologies for that. I've been so unbelievably busy
between packing and preparing for going on two
out-of-country trips in a row, and getting the guest
strips ready for my mom to do some nice updates for you
people, and hanging out with two of the coolest people I
have ever met....
But I won't get ahead
First, I just want to
thank everyone who sent in guest strips for my absence.
You people ROCK. I love you all so very, very much. I got
about 20 strips, all of varied lengths. (Two people gave
3-page long comics. One of those people gave three, yes,
THREE comics total.) It is because of you people that the
masses will be entertained! Be proud!
Second, I wish to
acknowledge how completely smitten I am with
I met the both of them yesterday at MoCCA and I love them
both very, very much. I also met up with Becky,
who is also very very cool and is in need of a plug. Go
give her site some love, for she has quite badass
stylings. I gots me drawings. *glee* Also, met up with
who I met at I-Con last year. He sent me a guest strip--
sweet b'jezuz, does he have fantastic coloring
Erika said I was cuter
seriously, that guy's adorable. I suppose being short and
asian has its advantages.
Anywho, I must be off.
For all those of you wondering, I'm headed to the
Shakespeare Festival in Stradford, Canada for a week,
then to a tour of England, Scotland, and Wales until
somewhere around the 20th of July.
So I'll see you guys
then! Stay good! And enjoy the guest comics!
Okay, still no new
Fallen. I'm really sorry. I drew a page on Sunday, but it
was crap. Then I redrew it. It was less crappy but still
crap. I reworked the blocking and made it simpler for a
feebleminded person such as myself to be able to draw.
I'm working on it.
To fill the gap, I have
some tidbits of art...
I feel about
the graduation robes. My high school's graduation is
tomorrow evening. I'm feeling pretty apathetic about it,
considering that I'm never going to see most of these
people ever, ever again. Pyr isn't very helpful.
out mah honors tassel-y thingies. Who has a 3.7 average?
Oooh, I don't know, might it be... ME? Oh, why must I be
so impressive? *dancedance*)
Anywho. Number two.
Artsy playing around with Selal's
hair. Then I
did some photoshopping on the colors. She looks funky
without a mouth. Ah vell.
Number three. Some
might make a banner from that one of Void.
to Sender. I'm
hopefully-hopefully-hopefully going to meet Vera this
Sunday at a comic-y thing at the MoCCA
and will give her that little tidbit. If anyone is going
and might actually be looking for me, I'm... er. I'm
short and kinda asian. And I have really really long
hair. And glasses. Whoo, that was helpful. Okay, if
anyone's going and might be looking for me, just
respond, I swear.
Also, I would like to
mention the graduating class consists of, among other
things, a great deal of idiots. Some people snuck in pot
and alcohol for the senior trip. They just couldn't wait
another hour to get themselves plastered.... I'm
completely disgusted. Another reason that I don't really
care that tomorrow's my last day of high school
M'mm... yeah, that's
it. I have absolutely nothing else to say.
Potter... must read....)
Eep! Sorry about the
site being down for the past two days. It's back and all
healthy now! Really!
Oh, yes. And check me
out in the latest San
strip. I think that's my first guest appearance in a
comic, ever. E-hehe. I am SO hot.
(Cafepress is eebil.)
Two quick things.
First, I've closed my Cafepress account because of the
evil things they've been doing. Plus I never put anything
interesting up there anyway.
That's about it. Bio
final tomorrow morning. Yarr.
(Ah. There we are.)
Okay, I actually
completed the page. Fantastico. ^^
I wanted to mention
this before, but didn't remember to. It's been.. well, a
long, long time since I've received a chain letter. Some
were interesting, like the 'real warning labels from
around the world' one. But most were along the lines of
"Jane liked Mikey, and never told him and then he died.
So send this chain letter to 20 people or else you'll
never find happiness." Remember those? Yeah, I remember
when I got those all the time. Anywho, for some
unknown reason, I got one a few days ago from someone
whose e-mail address I didn't recognize. Just wanted to
share this bit of joy from the end of the
Now send this
to at least 5 people or you'll get bad luck for 7
0-4=Bad luck for 7
5-9=your crush will start to like you
10-14=your crush will ask you out
15-19=you and your crush will makeout all the
Ah, yes. I so totally
want to make out with my crush ALL THE TIME. Hehe, the
simple joys of adolescent shallowness.
Figure I'll plug
since I've become convinced that it's among the cutest
webcomics out there. I was watching over Shao's shoulder
when he was drawing this
bunny? o_0; ") He
never ceases to amuse me. I'm so glad we're going to
Tomorrow's my last day
of class. Ever. Hoooolla crap. I thought I'd look forward
to it... but... I really don't want to go. For all the
people I can't stand and all the teachers who wish me
dead, I have so many friends who I'm afraid I'll never
see anymore. And what about my freshmen? Who will give
them pocky?? ;_; They'll go through life completely
POCKYLESS!! You can't take away their pocky-giving
And to everyone who
thinks I can stay in a bad mood... I laugh at thee. Like
That's all I have to
(Bio final! *brandishes spear* )
Ugh. I don't know if
I'll be able to finish the page for tonight. I mean, I'll
post what I have, I just don't know if I'll be able to
finish prettying it up. Spent most of the afternoon
studying for the AP Biology final for Tuesday. (Not to be
mistaken with the AP test for Bio which I took some weeks
ago.) Fortunately, I have high enough grades in all the
rest of my classes to place out of having to do the
final. (It's good to be a senior. *happy
The people at the forum
have been bugging me to not redo the beginning grayscale
pictures of Fallen from two years ago. I'm not entirely
sure why it struck such a chord with me, but it
completely ruined my day. I'm in such a awfully sour mood
right now. Ugh. I think it's that I feel like they're
saying that my art's just as good now as it was two years
ago. It just feels completely insulting. So, I'm sorry,
guys. You're not changing my mind, though.
... and then there's
the fact that 60 minutes just had a whole interview with
these completely psycho Evangelists who believe that if
we give all of Israel back to the Jews, it will mark the
second coming of Christ and then everyone will convert to
Christianity. And that put me into an even worse
But on the bright side,
Hugh Jackman grew out his hair to his shoulders and it
looks freaking sexah. Long haired men with aussie accents
make Aido happy.
So, all is will in the
Off to color more
(Ah, blog. Yes.)
It's been a while since
I've done a non-weekly-Fallen-update blog. It's sad. I
must not abandon my blog so, for I have things to
Unimportant things, but
Originally, I wanted to
write something about plagiarism. In the past week, both
I and someone at the forum discovered that our art and
ideas were being victimized. (although by different
people.) For me, this is not the first time, nor is it
the first time that this particular person has ripped me
off. The last time I "spoke" with her, she feigned this
appearance of being a changed person. But after two years
of having to deal with her and her friends and a near
legal battle, I shouldn't have been so naive to believe
anything that she had to say. Ugh. The insincerity and
unscrupulousness of some people really pisses me off. I
really didn't want to write this much on this subject. I
suppose it still gets to me. *sigh*
I finally finished that
accursed pekkage to Jess.
(well, and Rai,
too.) I was supposed to get that out for Jess' birthday,
but nooooo. Now I have to start worrying about the
pekkage to Katie.
Anywho, I wanted to BS
a bit about my trip to New York, since it was highly
entertaining, but now I'm all out of inspiration to do
so. I'll just summarize it in the following: chinatown is
exceedingly entertaining i like fried mochi and sprite
remix woohoo the cute guy at trash and vaudeville was
hitting on me and i bought a pair of badass punk boots no
one makes sandman shirts in a size smaller than xxl and
that makes me sad.
... y'know, sometimes
I'm really glad that no one reads this blog. At least...
about a quarter of the people who read Fallen read the
blog. And considering that I think that number of readers
Fallen has might be up to 1,000.... that's kinda a lot.
Being popular is weeeird. I'm glad I'm still in denial
and think that only my weird friends read what I have to
This past week was my
AP Bio's fetal pig dissection week. At first I loathed
it. Poking at the juicy innards of a preserved jaundice-y
pig is not my idea of fun at 9 in the morning. But after
a week, I started to become attached to the little
bugger. (Which I
named Zhu because I'm a fangirl.
Despite the fact that it was a
male.) Today we had
to toss our pigs out and I actually felt sorry the poor
little pig carcass. Oh yes, and I drew this
doodles of Dhio on the right.
I don't miss the
goggles, though. OH do I not miss the goggles.
I also bought a very
very nice trenchcoat-y thing last week. It's
Oh yes, and I made my
of Fate, of
The moral of the story:
Never, ever gargle
that's awful. Absolutely awful.
(Church for sale? I'll make into my
Quote above care of
Amanda. There is a church for sale in NYC. It is
Yep. I had a nice blurb
planned out in my head about going to New York and buying
boots and eating fried mochi and how I hate plagiarism...
but it will have to wait until a later date.
Instead, have some
the guest strips I need for Fallen. I even got a new
e-mail account for it... I can't believe that Hotmail had
Angry_Cherub open. XD I am pleased.
pleases me. MacHall
did a spoof of it a b'zillion years ago. That also
HOLY CRAP! Riley is
eyes! They burn!
Oh, and if anyone I
know happens to want to buy
me this, I'll
love you forever.
(M'nerrg? *snort* Zzzz... )
There were a few things
that I wanted to mention last week that I didn't get to.
So I'll mention them now.
importantly, I should go and plug Kagerou.
For the love of pete, give Fireball some money!! I
wish I had paypal or a membership at ebay... (or rather,
was allowed to have either... >_> )
Also, I would like to
mention that the current Mory's
storyline is adorable. I'd like to believe that it's my
fault that Jess decided to do the storyline... but I'm
sure that's not true. Alas. I owe her fanart.
I'm not entirely sure
why, but Kung
linking to Fallen for something like a week. It was quite
random. Like when Arcana
was randomly linking to me. I don't quite understand that
one, either. Maybe some day I'll be important enough to
have permanent links somewhere... >_>
Kurtz should go
into business with Apple. Because of the current iPod
storyline, two of my PC-loving friends are getting iPods
for themselves. What about the person who uses macs? Why
can't I get an iPod? ;_;
Mmmm, what else... Oh
yes. Someone linked to this
little bit of joy
at the forum.
It's a Honda commercial. But it's wonderful. It's like a
huge physics domino game. Just... just
Yep... I think that's
just about it. For my art contribution of the week, I was
wandering around the deviantart gallery of
infinitely more talented and not to mention much younger
than I and was inspired to work on my chaos dragon
designs some more. So here's the tablet
They're turning out to be quite badass
H'mm. That's about it.
I must be off to work on my galleries of
Also, I'd like to mention that I will be gone from the
end of June to the end of July. That's a month of no
comic! I have a horrid tendency of leaving for a couple
of months over the summer vacation, but this year I want
to do something to fill the giant gaping hole of comic
That's right, I'm asking for guest strips! I haven't made
anything official yet, and please don't send me anything
because my in-box is almost full AGAIN, but I'll keep you
Uuugh. Okay, I'll make
this quick. Art-art-art.
I've been considering
doing a side-comic with Dhio and Reáleigh. (The
Eastern jackal god and Northern mantis god,
respectively.) It probably won't make much sense, but
then again, nothing I've been doing lately has been
making much sense... >_> I can blame it all on
Reah. Sooo... have some costume
doodle of Reah.
Ahhh. She's so nutty. I love her. (Her costume's probably
inspired by all the Sandman I've been reading
Speaking of Sandman,
have some Death.
I'm sure it's illegal for me to be posting that, since it
contains confidential information from the AP Bio test...
odd inspired by
Sandman. I hate doing heavy shadow...
I feel going to
Christian drama productions. I only go because I love
Megan. And she'd hit me if I didn't come....
And now... I shall
complain about my comic.
I wanna finish this
section! *whine-whine* I set up so many artistic barriers
for myself that I'm never going to get this done! Without
borders and partitions in a page, there's zero flow and
it makes the pacing slow as hell. And Wynthrop's
hating all the layer effects I've been making on
everything... files so big... saving time so slow.... X_x
And on top of that I've been getting a'great many
complaints from confused fans.... bwaahh. I'm sorry guys.
If you're really lost, go to the forums.
I share information with the people there.
Faustus looks weird on
page 21. I dunt like it. The blanket on page 20 turned
out pretty nifty, though. I'm liking that.
(Happy Birthday, Kate! :D )
Ah. I'm really very
sorry about the lack of comic-update yesterday. I was up
until late hours with fellow AP Bio students studying
like mad, with a few discussions of quantum physics and
philosophy on the side. On the bright side, my AP tests
are ooovveerr! No more AP tests for me... ever!
Also, I promised Katie
that I'd give her a little happy birthday note on her
birthday. And today is Monday the 12th for another 20
minutes or so. So Happy Birthday, Katie! I owe you
something cool and perhaps related to Fruits Basket or
pocky. (please note that this is my Katie friend in
Massachusetts, not one of my other assortment of friends
And I thought I'd
mention that I've recently become completely obsessed
with Sandman. Been having dreams about.... Er. Dream. I'm
looking forward to meeting Destruction. (either in dreams
or comic.) He seems like a really interesting
I have sketches,
doodles, some photos to show off... but I'm tired. And I
have early morning band tomorrow.
Yep, that's it.
Apologies for my mediocrity.
(poked to death by cherubs...)
Okay, two things.
First, the oekaki
board is being
redone. It doesn't work at the moment. If there's
something there that you like, go and save it. Because
odds are it's not going to be there in the near
devour my soul.
Picture's unfinished. Watercolor and ink.
Wait-wait-wait! One last thing that I must share. While
browsing Neil Gaiman's weblog,
I happened across this
little bit of joy. There has apparently been a caped
crusader going around somewhere in the UK, doing good
deeds. I bet Stefan'd enjoy that.
You can find the
browing his journal... hehe...
(AP Portfolio? Hah.... >_> )
Jeez... every time I
complain about something on the blog, I always get this
outpouring of support from so many people, whether I
deserve it or not. I'm really honored. I really don't
know what else to say. ^^;
I sent out my letter of
resignation from the lit mag last week.
(Muahaha... sent it
to the head of the English dept., the principal, and the
superintendent! Bite me, wimpy freshman English
teachers!) It was
really comforting. I'm really glad that I don't have to
deal with those people anymore. I mean, I really like
some of the underclass members... but they don't talk to
me anymore and probably hate me now anyway, so it doesn't
matter much... *sigh* So much for having a legacy of
underclassmen at the high school...
I saw the new X-Men
movie on Friday. OH MY. I wasn't so hot about the first
movie, but I LOOVE this one. There was actual
characterization of people, Cyclops wasn't in it much,
Colossus was badass, and there were oodles of
Nightcrawler. MWAAAH. *_* Sexiest uber-Catholic
guy... ever. He's my new background. I'm upset that they
didn't show a good shot of his feet... he's supposed to
be all badass and digigrade. *sigh* I drew fanart, but
it's not great. I'll draw more later. >_> I wanna
start watching more X-Men:Evolution now...
me out. I'm in
Many apologies about
kinda antisocial, isn't it? Be sure to take a screenshot
of your pictures BEFORE you send them!
got a new addy for Directions
of Destiny! And
he gave me my own personalized affiliate icon! It's so
(listen to aido complain. some more.)
I don't usually
consider myself a very vengeful or bitter person. In fact
I am possibly the most laid-back person I know. But...
I've made maybe one or two exceptions in my life to
decidedly dislike something with a passion. One was that
one girl who tried to pass herself off as me for two-plus
years and made my internet social life a living hell. And
really, that's all I can think of. Other than that, I've
never held and personal grudges against anyone.
Well, until now, I
suppose. I've talked before about my baby, my school's
literary magazine, the Phoenix. Three out of four years
that I've been on the staff, (excluding this year, number
five.) I've drawn the cover for it. I've been on the
staff since I was in eighth grade. And now I'm a
senior. And this year, finally, it was my year to be the
head editor-in-cheif and have the year's issue dedicated
Haha. The gods laugh at
Well, last year, the
adviser of the Phoenix retired and it was taken over by
two new, young English teachers. One teaches freshmen
English and the other teaches the "special ed" English
classes. Immediately they made it their "special little
project." And soon, all other upperclassmen members
smelled change in the air and fled. And the two teachers
replaced everyone with their own students-- all freshmen
and sophomores. So it's a roomful of freshmen and
sophomores who don't know the first thing about creating
a publication... and one very angry all-knowing
senior. Yep. Great. Graaaaaand.
The two teachers saw
the defiance in me and... well... pretty much feared me
for the first half of the year. Well, they feared me when
I came to meetings. Which happened whenever they told me
to come because they never made any kind of announcement
before a meeting.... and then the teachers realized...
that if they never told me about meetings... I'd never
come. So they never did, and I never did. And all their
students came to meetings because they saw their students
every day. And so it went.
Until some time before
vacation, where the two teachers took me aside and said
that I wasn't participating enough in the magazine and
that they didn't want me to have my position anymore. And
I said that was bullshit because it was my magazine and
has been for the past 5 years. Well, I said it in a very
nice and quiet way because I'm a pansy and can't defend
myself because I've been trained like that from a very
So, finally... one of
the teachers came up to me this past Monday and said that
if I did the layout, they'd give me credit for that, but
not all the work I had done earlier in the
And now... I
Because I know for a
fact that the literary magazine has no decent art
submissions. Zero. And I know for a fact that I am the
only person out of that group who knows how to do layout
or use PageMaker.
So... I quit. I resign.
I'm not in the Phoenix anymore. It's not my
My baby, I have to
leave you. You've been taken now. I have to kill you
Oh, my poor, poor
literary magazine. I'll miss her. And Adam will probably
never forgive me for abandoning her... but, oh, the
trouble I'll cause. Yes, my simple revenge.
I can destroy things
with my usefulness. Hah.
Yes. That is all. Aido
is done. Her sanity went to bed a good hour
I do beg your
forgiveness. I'm usually not this... crazy... I
suppose. I'm just angry. Very, very angry. It doesn't
happen very often, I do promise. Maybe once every year or
(alas, lack of pretty music-y men...)
Unfortunately, I didn't
get to meet Voltaire. *sigh* But, I have a nice 3-page
update for you people. So go take a peek. It's...
Oh, and the
Board is up!
I'll put a link from the gallery area once I don't have
parents breathing down my neck. Go visit. And be
(Mmm, pretty music-y men...)
Ahh. My birthday was
fantastic. I have some of the best friends ever.
Anywho... main reason
for blogyness... my great love for Voltaire.
Fantastic musician. Has a great sense of humor. Plus...
he's a fsking ANIMATOR. He's a stop-motion animation
teacher in New York. He's made commercials for Cartoon
Network. He's published comic books. And he's apparently
a friend of my boyfriend's sister. And he's
He's going to be at the
tomorrow. Which is about a half hour away from my house.
I just found this out... oh, say, 15 minutes
I MUST MEET
My brain is slowly
going to go draw something.
Soo... if you're going
to be in the area... Aido's doing her damnedest to be in
Edison on Saturday, April 26th.
Oh, and by the way. The
oekaki board is nearly done. I need an 'ok' from my host,
then it'll be made public. Also, I've been working
feverishly on my galleries. Let me say now, I HATE
Loser? Me? Why
*dancey-dancey* Oh MAN
is it SO my birthday. *dancedance* I can SO go out RIGHT
NOW and buy porn... well... if it wasn't 3:00 in the
I can't believe that
some people remembered. I got me some of the coolest pics
EVER. No, I'm serious. You people are indeedily the
coolest people in the world, all linked together by one
common website. At least that's what I think.
Soo... lemme show off
what I got so far...
First, what is perhaps
the best piece of fanart I've ever gotten... a
Fallen/Homestar Runner crossover
serious.) It has Faustus in his underwear. Go look. (I
know I've said this countless times before, but that
kicks ass, Katie. Now go start your own
And I just found
in my e-mail.
seems to be redoing his site (again) but he still has
comic to go and
Hmm. Okay, that's all I have in the order of pictures. I
love getting stuff. *_*
Speaking of stuff, I do
have a picture of that MEN'S sign in the back of my car,
since some people seemed really intent on seeing it...
but my digital camera is elsewhere and I don't feel like
I have pictures to
There's about a page
and a half of explanation for these two pictures, mostly
involving the Pants
Satan, and how much I hate cherubs. If you're really
interested in reading, go check out the forum.
one. No, I did
not make the two cherubs look like Sam and Frodo on
purpose. But it makes everything that much sillier,
two. I didn't
feel like coloring Erros. Specifically, I didn't feel
like looking up the coloration of a black shouldered kite
again. >_o And yes, Megan will indeed kill me once she
sees this picture.
And then came a random
picture which I
am currently inking and a really stupid doodle-comic.
Seems there's going to
attempt on my
life. *sigh* Some people seem to think that I have a
knack at drawing sexy men. Nay, I say!
And then came
Going through old
Caelith e-mails creates much wasted time. Like
Tarot Cards and
reading about redneck
... and this is
possible the worst thing to ever descend on our planet.
Shield your eyes and hide the children...
has a website.
Yep, that's it. I'm
going to bed now... and tomorrow, I'm eatin' sushi and
O-kay, it's not quite
Monday anymore, but there's two new pages of Fallen
anyway. I'm loving spring vacation. *content sigh*
I know I've complained about this on the forums, but
drawing the inside of a snake's mouth is a pain in the
ass. Plus there's no pictures out there of the inside of
a constrictor's mouth, everyone's all interested in
poisonous snakes, yeesh. Give some love to the
boas and pythons for goodness sake. So many apologies for
the biological incorrectness of the inside of Amadeus'
Oh yes, and
of Fate has
been wonderful lately. I can't believe that Jen's auction
has gone up to $50. *sigh* I gotta get myself an e-bay
account because *certain* people won't help me....
And I finally got my
copies of Mostly Acquisitions. And a personal note from
Okay, forum's back up.
I am in the process of building a shrine to Ashley in my
Also, I might as well
share some joy... a doodle of Riley
the sex-god. From Nine
officially not suitable for children under the age of 13!
to Sender is
fiiinally back up, after being on infinite hiatus. So
many kudos to Vera.
And I would just like
to reaffirm the fact that I love Slimu.
Waitwaitwait, one last thing I would like to share with
the world before I sign off tonight. I want to subscribe
like nobody's business. Peering through the free samples,
I happened to take a close look at the new page of L'il
Mell and Sergio. That one page is littered with badass
comic artists drawn as kindergarteners. Jen, Bill, Erika,
Dylan, Kevin, there's others I'm sure... (Yes. In my
mind, I am on a first-name basis with all of them.)
That's one fine piece of work. And I can only think to
myself, "One day... yes, one day, I will have
friends." And then I laugh maniacally to
Oh yes, and Inferno:Prayer is freaking beauuutiful.
(out of service...)
Alas, the forum seems
to've been a bit too popular and completely filled up my
host's space. 0_o It'll be back as soon as
I'm hoping to get
another update in tomorrow. See if I can get through this
part of the plot...
I have discovered a
Japanese snack food tastier than men's pocky. It's these
little chocolate mushroom things with crushed macadamia
nuts in it. I only have three left... need to find
That is all.
(diva wannabes are silly.)
First, let me express
the joy of my car getting cooler. You see, a few days
ago, I went to the local Marshalls with my mom. (what a
great store...) The store has been getting a face-lift
for the past few weeks, so while trying on a sweater, I
noticed that the signs had been changed for the men's and
women's dressing rooms. Upon leaving the dressing rooms,
I noticed that there was a perfectly good Marshall's
"MEN'S" sign sitting in the trash. I promptly swiped
So now, my car not only has dragon seat-covers and a Kuro
Neko Sama and Totoro in the back window, but it has a
relatively large MEN'S sign in the back window as well.
I'm so happy....
Continuing on with more
I owe Slimu
a good thousand or so plugs. Since being in the TokyoPop
manga contest and being the number three frigging
of Destiny has
been noticed by some VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE. Well,
specifically, really cool people who I like a lot. More
specifically, the people of Pseudome
since those are the two I know about.
And has anyone seen the
other finalists? My ego
And then came the nifty
Becky (yes! I have more than one friend!) sent me over to
day I might just have to buy one on principle. XD Also,
Jerint from the forums posted this
tasty tidbit a
bit ago. (Literally. Well, almost literally if you want
to be nit-picky about the real definition of the word...)
Everyone should go watch the musical adventures of
Kikkoman. It will give you a new appreciation of
soysauce. (For anyone confused about the shape of his
head, the mini-soysauce containers that come with bento
are usually in the shape of fish. I used to collect them
when I went to Japan, but they've all
And then came the
After watching the newest
Bad e-mail and
having everyone at the forums say that Void would be
scary if she acted cute, this
It's all that Kikkoman.
Also, I went to pick up my dad from the airport with my
mom today. While waiting for the plane to arrive,
by. Too much mascara, oversized lips, bleached hair, and
wearing that exact outfit. Fake snakeskin flares and all.
She wasn't talking on a cellphone, but I can imagine her
being that kind of person. Just... ditzy and generally
annoying. She was also somewhere in her late 30's. Which
makes it even weirder.
The comic page from
Sunday is still not fully colored. Am going to do that
now. Will have it done for tomorrow.
By the way... the forum
now has 212 members. As Jess
said... "it exploded."
Words cannot describe
how much I love you people. The forum
now has 44 members. The discussions have been civil and
Fallen has the coolest
(FORUM! :D )
Yesss!! Check it out!
Forum for me! *dance-dance*
(comic will come later
(fish smell funny. i think it's because they don't
Big things are coming!
I'm working with Ashley, the person who's hosting me
(actually, I'm more or less helplessly prodding her than
working...), to get up a forum for Fallen. I'm going to
really try to get it up this weekend. Also, there is a
potential oekaki board in there somewhere.
First, I was pointed
place by a
friend from school. It's insane. Absa-freaking insane.
The art... it's so cute and innocent... but so
homicidal... And the English "Home English Home" flash
movies are just weird.
Also, I want one of
"For every occasion... except bungee jumping."
But enough of
Crappy art for all to
because she is cool. Fanart
because she was stressed out.
Strange photos for all
to behold. (Aido loves her digicam.) It really started
out with the snow on Monday which led to the creation of
architectural achievement of our
time. I mean,
at it. Isn't is great? It wound up half-melting and
apart by the
end of the night, though. (I swear, that's how in
This insanity led to the further insanity of taking
pictures around my house. Starting with the
window of my
car. My Kuro Neko Sama keeps on falling over because his
head is too heavy. Poor guy. And then I took a picture of
wind chime on
the japanese maple in the front because I was feeling
Also, Jen (not SoF-Jen,
but just as cool) sent me thhhheeeeeesssee.
The picture isn't of all of them since some got put on my
backpack and some stolen by my mom, but they're still so
very pretty and shiny... I love them as though they were
my own children.
And now... comes the
long, long story of what happened to me today.
Starting with what happened to me yesterday. And a quick
It's not a big secret
that my least favorite vertebrate is the squirrel.
Specifically, the common Grey Squirrel that lives around
my house in swarms and, while he was living, used to
steal all of my dog's food. They are the most common
roadkill to be found around this particular area of New
Jersey, probably more than all the deer and raccoons and
small birds that fly into windshields massed together,
simply because of their sheer numbers and incredible
stupidity. It is for these and other reasons that I gave
Reijt, the fallen god of Altae and overall asshole, the
beast-form of a squirrel.
(actually, I think it was the day before yesterday, but
that's irrelevant), I was driving to Megan's house for
one reason or another and, out of no where, a squirrel
started darting across the road about 10 feet in front of
me. I was going about 30 mph at the time and there was
little else to do but to hope that it would go between
Yep, I gave my first
major contribution to the great circle of running things
over to make the crows happy.
Really, I have nothing
against roadkill. As unnatural and cruel it is at times,
nature always makes sure that nothing is wasted. I happen
to have a great appreciation and like of the local crows
and vultures, and a high tolerance for the lot of
assorted flies, maggots, and bacteria.
But that doesn't mean
it wasn't on my conscience. As much as I despise
squirrels, I would never wish it upon anything to
die. I mean, I'm the oddball person who plays with
spiders and picks up earthworms off of the pavement and
puts them in the grass after it rains so they won't get
stepped on. I just can't stand the idea of having the
death of anything weighing down my karma.
And then came
It was raining all this
afternoon. Driving home from school, I happened to spot a
bit of movement at the side of the road. A wounded
squirrel was sitting right outside the lane, it looked
like it was licking its tail. Immediately seeing the
chance to repair my damaged karma, I sped home and
retrieved a large shoe box, an old rag, and a pair of
gardening gloves. (This really annoyed my mom. She wanted
me to leave it as owl-food. She was probably right.) I've
never actually seen a squirrel up close before. And
certainly not a bloody injured one. It was so small, and
squishy and warm and fragile. Her (it was a she) muzzle
was covered in blood, and she couldn't move her hind
legs. Since it has been raining all day, she was wet, her
fur matted and covered in gravel. I picked her up with
the gloves and put her in the shoe box with the rag. She
just lay there and breathed.
As soon as I got home,
I dropped the shoe box in the garage and ran to get the
phonebook. Clueless, I called Megan. She yelled at me for
my stupidity, then gave me the number of her dogs' vet,
saying that he took in injured deer occasionally-- but as
it turned out, no squirrels. The office was nice enough
to give me the number of a wild animal hospital, though.
So I called that number.
... and got a florist
"Er. Hi, I'm looking
for Brookview Wildlife..."
"Well, although I do admit we're wild--" (direct
quote, I swear.) " but we only have flowers. No
"Is this <insert phone number here>"
"Yes, it is."
"Ookay.... sorry to bother you, then..."
Just in case I screwed
up royally, I called the number again. Same man. (He
thought all this was terribly humorous.) So I looked up
the place on the internet. Same number. So I went back to
the phone book to look up vets who specialized in
rodents. Finding a local one, I called.
"Hi, I was wondering if
you took in wild animals.... it's kinda a long story, but
I have a squirrel here that was hit by a car. Would it be
possible if I could bring it in to be put to sleep or
"Sure, I suppose. But you'll have to pay for it."
"Er, sure. Could you give me a figure then?"
"Yeah, I'll ask the doctor when he's out. It'll be about
So I gave her my
number. 20 minutes later, no call. She probably thought I
was either joking or just an idiot kid.
Finally, I got on
mapquest and found the directions to the Brookview
Wildlife place (which turned out to be about 10 minutes
away from my house) and had my mom drive the squirrel and
Brookview Wildlife is
in the middle of a residential area in the middle of no
where. Actually, it's a shed-like building about the size
of a walk-in closet in the back of this lady's house. It
Well, first, I got
chastised for not calling before I came. (She probably
thought I was either nuts or just dyslexic after
explaining the predicament to her...) And then I walked
into the actual clinic. It was lined with cages
containing possums, chipmunks, moles, voles... but mostly
squirrels. It was perfect.
So I filled out a quick
information sheet, got a brochure on diseases spread by
wild animals, and gave a donation of everything I had in
my wallet (which wasn't very much), and went back
And then I ate chinese
takeout, went to the talent show at the school, and am
about to go to bed. And that.... was my day.
Now that my karma-tank
is refilled, I can go on with my life hating
And I have a great
(you people kick ass.)
Jeez, I didn't think
I'd get a response from my griping. Thanks so much for
the nice e-mails. ^^ I got a really sweet one from
which I haven't responded to because I want to send her a
prezzy with my reply.
By the way, Fallen is
going to get weird for a section or so. Dream sequence is
starting. Many happinesses of drawing gerbils.
Onto more interesting
up! I like this one much more than the previous two. Very
cool, very badass style. It looks like an animated screen
toned manga and the main character reminds me so much of
Spike from Cowboy Bebop. I'm so happy...
I'm working on for my portfolio. Going to be in
watercolor. It's a spoof on the story of Romulus and
Remus with the she-wolf. I don't like drawing
Hall. I hate
having to explain that my work isn't deep. I just draw it
to look nifty. It's
just that I'm a shallow person. *snigger*
<_<...... >_>...... *plug!*
(I be home.)
Yep. The RIT open house
was full of ice-stormy goodness. Ice, fog, and slush
frigging everywhere. I really do hate the weather in
upstate New York. Why didn't I want to go to college in
Anywho, onto the real
reason I'm posting. Pictures and movie links. Because
that's the only reason you people come around here
anyway, isn't it?
asked for a picture of Faustus ala mode. (I've been asked
for stranger things.) This
is what came of two minutes scribbling on my tablet. Ah,
yes. Quality up the wazzoo.
And on the subject of Jess and her
starting a campaign to get Guyth and Lily together. I
mean, just look at how
cute they are
together! (that's a really horrid scan of some fanart I
sent to Jess for xmas, by the way.) Yes, I will be
asked a bunch of his friends to draw birthday presents
for Zephan, the main character of Directions
(Zephan's birthday was apparently yesterday.) Here was
It was actually one of the nicer of the lot. Most people
just drew the poor guy in drag.
And... I... I think I
have a problem. I've been playing too much pokemon. It's
probably bad for me. And my
really can't say much more than that. Watch the muffin
tree. It's fan-tabulous. Kinda like this.
should watch this.
It seems to be a movie about what happens when Karl Marx
is juxtaposed into a funkadelic Yellow Submarine world.
At least that's what Stefan called it. I really have
never been able to watch Yellow Submarine all the way
through, so I honestly wouldn't know.
Okay, that's it for
interesting things. Onto short rant.
Looking at things
people did for april fool's day, like the nutty comic
switches between Kagerou
brings out so much respect and jealousy in me. Respect
because these people have badass comics and planned ahead
of time. Jealousy because I really don't have any friends
online who have comics. (well, other than Jess.) Screw
it, I have something like 3 total online friends who I'll
actually chat with occasionally. (once again, mostly
Jess.) I suppose it's that I isolate myself so much from
my readers and make myself so unavailable. Or maybe it's
just that no one likes me and my drawing skills suck.
I just really want to want to doodle on a oekaki board
with some other artist some time. Or have an art-war. Or
do something else only a complete art geek could
I'm not entirely sure why, but I find this
appealing. Done by a guy who does to the SoF
No one younger than I am should ever read anything from
that website. Ever.
I'm heading out in
about a half hour to venture into the wilderness of
northern New York... basically, I'm going to the RIT open
house for accepted students. Yay, I get to miss a day of
So that's where I'll be
at for the next two days. In case anyone's going to be
attending. I'm the half-asian looking one in the torn up
jeans with the glasses and perpetually messy
Gotta go finish
(young'ins should not be reading my blog. now
I'm being forced to
write an apology here. I'm sorry, based on my one midwest
experience, I was always under the impression that people
from the midwest all called carbonated beverages 'pop.'
It seems that I was wrong.
So... I apologize,
everyone west of New York and east of California! I have
misjudged you all! A valuable lesson has been learned
(I'm sorry, I'm really a man.)
Okay, if you didn't see
yesterday, the page of Fallen got colored completely.
Woohoo for me.
Also, since I haven't
shown off any art in the recent days, here's a scan of a
I did today last minute
for art. I'm so bad with my art homework. It's really
sad. No one understood the subtle irony of having a
dragon-princess. *sigh* I guess I'm just smarter than
Oh, the woes of being
as perfect as I.
By the way, my
apologies for being so weird in this post. I'm completely
doped up on excessive amounts of caffeine. I chugged two
sodas and a frappichino at Megan's house while *cough*
studying for the Bio test tomorrow. I'm twitching all
over the place. That might be a bad thing...
consumes your soul and replaces it with rainbows and egg
yolks. I'm serious.
Soda. Haha. I live on
the east coast. Pop is for Midwesterners. Pop.
Er. And Happy April
Fool's day....? I'm still female, by the way.
Would've had today's
update completely shaded if my brother hadn't called and
insisted on verbally berating me about... well,
(What is that? Is that candy?)
I would've liked to
update when I had something interesting to show off. Ah
well. I have a few things to say.
strip was up on Sunday. Direct link here.
I don't like it. Idea was good, execution was bad.
Second, everyone who
likes 1.) Skeletor or 2.) Chinese
(at least I think
it's in chinese...)
people singing Village People songs, should watch
Third, everyone who
likes 1.) That old Dungeons and Dragons sound clip of
what REALLY happens in D&D (which is generally true,
by the way...) or 2.) Those flash movies that are popping
up everywhere with the original FF1 sprites, should watch
.... thus I
condemn thee! Go forth!
Uncolored page. *sigh*
Health project of slackerdom, Taiwanese guests, and
pokémon sapphire take over my weekend.
(gas masks for ALL!)
Two things. First thing
first, I've accidentally deleted most of the e-mails I
received this week in a raging get- cheap- life-
insurance- and- a- free- digital- camera- for- your-
naturally- enlarged- penis-ing fury. Someone sold my
e-mail address to a slew of spammers and I'm PISSED OFF.
I'm very sorry, but I am now blocking anyone with a
e-mail address that contains 'kaido' in desperation to
keep my in-box somewhat clean. (not as though there are
many people out there with kaido in the e-mail addresses
except for me...)
Second thing second...
my mom cut an interesting article out of the newspaper
today... apparently, about a year ago, someone left a
shipment of 120,000 Russian-made gas masks at a storage
warehouse... and never came to pick them up. The
warehouse, naturally, legally came into possession of
these 120,000 Russian-made gas masks after a certain
time. The government refused to take these masks because
they were Russian, or something along those lines... so
the warehouse was stuck... with 120,000 Russian-made gas
Recently, with the whole duct-tape-and-plastic thing
going around, someone had an idea. Sell the gas masks to
the public. Super-cheap. (I think the article said that
this model usually sells for something like $30 or $40.)
Sooo... for barely more than it takes to pay for shipping
and handling... you can have as many gas masks as you
want for less than $10.00 each. (As long as you live in
the continental US.)
In conclusion, go to
and get yourself a gas mask. Not because they are better
at removing pathogens from the air than duct tape and
plastic, but because they're damned nifty.
Me? I'm getting one,
naturally. Things like that come in handy when using
spray paint. ^^
That... is all! The
Aido hath spoken. *bow*
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