Archive for November, 2010

decisions decisions

My friend started using tumblr again and at first glance, it was pretty attractive because it’s simple, to the point and very classy. It also links nicely to other sites and has some sort of a community. So after some consideration I made one and then waste a whole day making a nice layout for it. I’ve just been test driving it for the past few days to see if I like it and if I should move completely. But I still miss this blog ): I have more freedom here to do whatever I want, and best of all I have all the entries in my hands–well, servers. So I don’t know what I should do ):

So far the pros of staying here is:

  • Complete control over everything: layout, entries, plugins
  • Long-entry-friendly! While you can still post photos in text entries, actual photo-posts only allow 1 photo per post. Same for youtube videos
  • Comment-friendly. I could use disqus for tumblr but I can’t change the comment layout, and the comment count cannot be displayed on homepage. I like my comment page layout ):
  • I already blogged here for a few years, moving is a hassle
  • This blog is nicely integrated into my site, so it’s some sort of an incentive for visitors for my site to read the blog and vice versa.

The pros of tumblr is:

  • much easier for tumblr users to follow my blog. A standalone blog without a community only works well for very famous/popular people (eg I would use lj but aside from the huge userbase, lj sucks balls for what I want out of a blog)
  • different types of posts allow entry layouts to be stylized and look awesome
  • If I want to link entries to twitter, I don’t have to run to tinyurl to make a short url for it
  • STYLISH

I think what I want out of blogs is basically control, aesthetics and community… this blog has control and aesthetics, while tumblr has aesthetics and MAY have community. but I wouldn’t be surprised if I realize later that I made tumblr because I enjoy figuring out codes and making layouts LOL. I dunno we’ll see after a week or two of test use!

In the mean time MOAR MANGA
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I am SO INEFFICIENT AT THIS LOL FML

lamedance

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Something I struggled with for a few days during my free time! I wanted to draw Blackbird and Veloce fighting in such a way that it looks somewhat like choreography/dancing. I spent a lot of time on adjusting the pose guidelines, but when I finally decided I can draw in the characters, I wasn’t happy with the poses anymore so I abandoned it ): It has enough detail to sort of show what I was going for though; I’m going to start from scratch try again when I have time later.

Veloce is more of a dance person than a music person~

typical dream

I have really weird dreams… Just thought I would leave one here so I can laugh at myself in the future because it’s a confused mess of so many different subjects

I had a dream the other night that I was in Versailles with a cousin who I grew up with. He was playing some game on tv and I was playing silent hill in a room. Then we decided it was time to go to school (in versailles?) so we packed up, and I was supposed to drive us there. He started talking about Nidhoggur instance in RO and how there is a test version of the instance that had Cecil Damons in it (there isn’t one), and that in cRO (he is in china so maybe that’s why) there is a skill called “redirect FAS” (focused arrow strike/sharp shooting) or something where you can catch the FAS arrow, and throw it at someone else in your party. I was like “are you sure it’s not pneuma…” (even though pneuma doesn’t block FAS…) Then I mentioned how in iRO the most common method to kill Nidhoggur is to reflect him (which is not true) across a Victorian stairway (???????????????) Then as we exit in the back of the Versailles palace I saw this gorgeous landscape of mountains and woods and rivers, with identical Japanese palaces that continued to the horizon. I decided that walking down will take forever so I told him to hold on and that I was going to fly instead. A bunch of my elementary school classmates appeared as I was taking off and tried to hitch a ride and I had to try to avoid them. Then when we landed Won Sul and miss Hwang from Shin Angyo Onshi showed up, told me that they were heading for school too and asked me to take them with me…

Yeah I don’t know…

shopping pages?

I went shopping with Jenny yesterday at Pacific Mall. I was just going to buy a pencil case but ended up buying this $200 shawl, a(nother) messenger bag, a scarf, arm warmers? and of course the pencil case too. And now my arms are sore and Blackbird pages are incomplete because I was out all day… BUT THAT’S OK because I think this is like the second time I went shopping this year, after the post-otakon outlet mall shopping trip.

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This pencil case is SO CUTE AND FLUFFY but it’s going to get dirty so fast LOL…

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My old dakar bag was bought at the same stand and it’s so old, the black is gray now…

I took a picture of the shawl too, but it’s black so it turned out to be a black blob because of my shitty camera ): I bought it from these overpriced, Japanese fob fashion stores. For some reason they’re all pink-walled and decorated with fancy baroque furniture to go with their fob princess catalogue. They’re so expensive most of them are pretty much deserted. First store we went into I saw this very cute–or should I say, KAWAII–shirt that was supposed to be like $290. I asked if I could try it on and the lady was like no, and I was like um…… what. Then we asked about a few other items that we liked and she basically gave us the prices in this tone that’s like yeah this store is too good for you and basically hinting for us to leave. I guess we looked kinda young and we didn’t dress up so she identified us as the poor window shoppers… the next pink store we went into, in which I found the shawl, the lady was MUCH NICER and even took the shawl off the display model for me to try on. I ended up buying it even though it was like $200 and I could probably find it cheaper online or something. As I bought it I thought to myself, too bad for the first pink store I guess LOL. U DONT WANT BIZ U NO GOT BIZ

And here r sum super secret manga panels. I totally don’t get to draw stuff like this in Blackbird lmfao. Maybe one day Weirin will look like the woman, I don’t know she’s already getting pretty intense with her I-am-so-fucking-annoying-please-punch-me-in-the-face expressions
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fancy

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I was going to flat shade it like the priest pic because the amount of lines is atrocious, but the colours covered up all my hard work so I decided to post this instead and leave the colours for later ):