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So I've been working on a webcomic.

Right now, it's still in the concept/script/storyboard phase, but I'm optimistic!

I'm learning how to program webpages and considering various ways I might be able to make it profitable, so I can work on it full-time or something.

Wish me luck!


PS: once I've figured out this whole CSS thing, I should probably customize my journal.  That will be fun!
  • Listening to: Renard
  • Reading: My Little Pony fanfiction
  • Watching: Special Unit 2
  • Playing: Amnesia: The Dark Descent
  • Eating: Noodles
  • Drinking: Mexican hot chocolate
I'm going to try this time.  I'm really going to try.  T_T
  • Listening to: Rchtype
  • Reading: My Little Pony fanfiction
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica
  • Playing: Tetris
  • Eating: apples
I felt I ought to fix that.
  • Listening to: Renard
  • Reading: My Little Pony fanfiction
  • Watching: Battlestar Galactica
  • Playing: Tetris
  • Eating: Macaroni and cheese
  • Drinking: Milk
Last quarter I started off burnt out, and only got more so as the quarter went on.  It was my worst quarter to date.  As such, I decided to start this quarter off easy.  I'm only taking one college class (3D Animation), but I decided to also take some recreational art classes on the side via a local art museum.

I'm doing fine in my college classes, but I'm not so happy with how those recreational classes turned out.  For starters, there's a reason why I'm referring to them in past-tense; I got kicked out of them.

They notified my parents.  Not me.  I didn't receive any notification until my parents told me.  Apparently some of the other students complained about my behavior (they're nearly all middle-aged ladies).  Little things, like commenting on other peoples work and "looking bored."

No one actually approached me and talked to me to my face about my behavior.  Some women in their fifties went around tattling on me behind my back.  It's the sort of thing that would make me chuckle if it had happened to someone else.  It's just so...  Immature...  Almost surreal...

Purportedly, one person said "Why is a fourteen-year-old in this class?"  (Seriously?  Seriously??  I don't look that youthful, do I?  I'm tempted to say I'm flattered.)

I guess the upside is I'll have more time to work on my college class, and maybe do some art on the side, take some photos, produce some music...
  • Listening to: Owl City
  • Reading: Bittersweet Candy Bowl
  • Playing: Mariokart DS
  • Eating: Homemade Garlic Bread
  • Drinking: Milk
Perhaps you've noticed how I post photos in huge clumps...

Well, I've got another one prepared, but it's late, so I'm gonna wait 'til tomorrow after class to upload 'em.  =3
  • Listening to: C418 and SMN
  • Reading: Drawn to Life
  • Eating: Spaghetti with mushroom sauce
  • Drinking: Hot Chocolate
Stolen from griffsnuff

GRYFFINDOR:
[X]You've never done illegal drugs.
[ ]You have a lot of friends
[ ]You get along with everyone
[x]You haven't made fun of someone for at least two months
[ ]You love soccer
[ ]You love baseball
[X]You're into writing and art
[ ]Favourite music genre is pop rock
[x]You believe in "innocent until proven guilty" theory
[]One of your favourite colours is red or gold
[X]Good grades at school
[X]One of the worst things you can do is lie
[X]You plan on going to college/university

TOTAL: 6

HUFFLEPUFF:
[ ]You're content with mostly everything in your life right now.
[ ]You laugh a lot.
[ ]You like to follow trends.
[X]Politics suck.
[X]You love to swim
[ ]Water polo is awesome
[ ]Pink is one of your favorite colors
[ ]Black is morbid & depressing
[ ]You're an optimist.
[ ]You're completely straight edged.
[ ]You're very emotional
[ ]Rap, R&B, & hip-hop is your favorite music genre
[ ]You don't believe in going steady at a young age.
[ ]You've made fun of at least one person this week.

TOTAL: 2

RAVENCLAW:
[x]You're depressed to a certain extent.
[x]You love to read.
[X]You appreciate theatre & arts.
[x]Sports suck.
[ ]You're shy.
[ ]Loyalty is the MOST important thing in a relationship.
[x]Hate is completely unneeded.
[x]Indie is your favourite genre of music.  (it's up there.)
[X]Every once in awhile you have little anger outbursts.
[ ]Lying is sometimes okay
[X]Blue is one of your favorite colors.
[x]Serious is better than funny.  (sometimes, anyway)

TOTAL: 9

SLYTHERIN:
[ ]There's at least one person you hate.
[ ]Basketball is a good sport.
[ ]Football is amazing.
[X]Black is a cool color.
[ ]You've lied about something serious.
[X]You're a very deep person.
[ ]You have considered suicide.
[ ]Very loyal.
[ ]You like metal.
[x]They make school seem more important than it is.  (sometimes)
[x]You're scared to grow up.
[ ]You've done drugs in the past month
[ ]Anger is one of your primary feelings.
[X]You have trust issues.
[ ]Guilty until proven innocent.

TOTAL: 5
  • Listening to: Assemblage 23
  • Reading: The Design Basics Index
  • Eating: Ravioli
WARNING: this is deep shit.  Lolz.

I can revel in fiction, like a religion, only I know it's false.  I don't need to think it's real to love it.

I've noticed that art, literature and media often tend to pivot upon what one believes to be true, forgoing the freedom of mind and the thoughtfulness that grows from toying with a world that you know isn't real, and instead trying to force the suspension of disbelief upon its viewers, or even affect their view of reality with intent.  Isn't that foolish?  I certainly don't think that it would be feasible without some sort of religion (or something similar) telling people that things really are as simple as they're made out to be in stories and movies.

By planting a fictional lexicon at the very root of one's view of reality, I imagine that one forms a bridge between fiction and reality — two things which are bound to conflict — and in some cases even touts the fiction as a higher priority that which one perceives as reality (call this "faith," if you will).

This makes people highly critical of fiction and media in a way that I dislike; by instilling in people a belief that some fiction is in some sense "true," or "right," you also enforce the belief that other fiction is "false" or "wrong."  This could mean anything from a protagonist who acts in a manner that you consider to be morally despicable, to a lexicon in which there is clearly revealed to be no deity, or more than one of them.  It could also easily refer to the visual quality of something, and I think this is the source of many people's obsessions with realism and visual accuracy.
  • Listening to: Wisp
  • Reading: The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear
  • Watching: The Lord of the Rings
  • Playing: Minecraft
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Hot Chocolate
I need a purpose.

Every morning, I wake up thinking "what am I gonna do today? What do I even want to do today?"

Does anyone else feel this way? Does anyone have any ideas?
  • Listening to: Autechre
  • Reading: The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear
  • Watching: Digimon
  • Playing: Tetris
  • Eating: Penne with Marinara
  • Drinking: Milk
I went on an adventure today.

For the last few weeks, I've been waking every morning with nothing I want to do.  I just sit there in bed 'til about noon, wishing I were somewhere else.  I'm just sick of waking up in my own bed.  Have you ever felt that way?

Well, my mother confronted me about it.  She asked me if there was anything I'd like to do.  I decided to show her a cool vantage point I'd found nearby when I had recently been aimlessly wandering around the neighborhood, and while I was there, take some pictures of it.  So I got my camera, my mum revved up the car (I don't have my driver's license yet, but after this, I'm motivated to), and we set off.

We found the place.  I took pictures.  But then we got back in the car and kept going.  And going.  And going.  (I reckon she was feeling pretty bored herself.)  When we got to an intersection, she'd let me choose which way to go.  I didn't even try to keep track of where we were.  I just wanted to get as far from home as possible.  (We had a GPS system, so we figured getting back would be no problem.)

We ended up driving through farm country, vineyards, little towns in the middle of nowhere with names like "Fidddle-Town," where people had political-signs in their yards saying things like "Mr. So-And-So for Town Sheriff!"  It was a blast.

We would get out of the car sometimes to wander around, or to take pictures.  I was amazed by just how quiet it was sometimes.  (I live in the suburbs, so I'm accustomed to [and totally sick of] traffic noise.)

We stopped at a vineyard.  My mum did some wine-tasting (she didn't get drunk, no).  We got dinner at a tiny Mexican restaurant that stood in the middle of a huge field of golden-brown grass that, aside from the restaurant, had nothing in it except for a road running through it.  (There was a town pretty close by, but still...)

I got a lot of great pictures, which I hope to upload here soon.  I also got a lot of inspiration.

I felt truly happier today than I have in a long while.

EDIT: oh, yeah, and I watched an extremely ambitious cat stalking a llama...
  • Listening to: Brian Eno: Music for Airports
  • Eating: left-over enchilada tomorrow
  • Drinking: hot chocolate
...  I finally finished eating lunch!  :D


So here's how things stand: I've been busy.  Way too busy.

HOWEVER, I'm planning on taking a quarter off from college, and I hope to get some real art-ing done in that time.

I've got an idea for a possible web-comic, which I may be posting in the near future, and I've got an animated short in the works which may be finished in, say, another quarter year — luck providing.



See you all then!

      ~KitXie
  • Listening to: The humming of my computer
  • Reading: Emails
  • Watching: nothing...
  • Playing: Tetris
  • Eating: invisible cupcakes
  • Drinking: hot chocolate (soon)
...  At some point.  Not yet, tho'.  My family and I are going out for lunch.  Get back to you after that.
  • Listening to: My dad playing the piano
  • Playing: Earth Eternal
  • Eating: Humus
  • Drinking: Orange Juice
So here's what's up: I'm in college! Well, animation-school, to be exact. That's why I've been missing in action for the past half-year. I've got a lot of drawings from school to upload now!

Me and my friend Inari are going to be producing an album over winter break. We've yet to discuss how this album will be distributed. I can't upload music here on dA, but I'm going to be producing paintings to represent each track, and I'll probably upload those. I'll tell you all more about that once there's more to tell.

I'll also be taking a trip to Yosemite over winter break, and I might be doing some plein air paintings there, which I'll also probably upload.

I also might be producing a very short furry-themed comic over winter break too, but that project isn't my highest priority, so I might not get around to it.

           ~Sincerest regard, KitXune.

[EDIT]: Oh, yeah, and I'll probably be updating my avatar soon. This one's far too old. =/
  • Listening to: Bibio
  • Reading: The Alchemaster's Apprentice (I just finished it)
  • Playing: Earth Eternal
  • Eating: Cereal
  • Drinking: Milk
This account shall be resurrected.  Tomorrow.  Maybe.

I'll give you a full update tomorrow (and it'll take awhile, 'cause there's a lot to mention).  I'm too tired/lazy to write it now.
  • Listening to: My mom
  • Reading: The Alchemaster's Apprentice (I just finished it)
  • Playing: Earth Eternal
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Milk