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  • Listening to: masafumi takada
  • Reading: ..............sdr2 lp............
what the heck did deviantart just like delete my latest submissions what the Heck

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  • Listening to: regina spektor
  • Watching: revolutionary girl utena
if any of y'all have been all "oh man I really want to buy that chick's art, it is the best" then fear not, citizen! thanks to the magic of the internet I now have an online print shop on society6 where you may peruse some of my greatest hits and select the ones of your liking to purchase! ISN'T RETAIL FASCINATING

any and all money made from the sales will actually mostly go to the site but whatever doesn't shall go straight into the "making cori less broke" fund and isn't that what we all really want, deep down

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  • Listening to: air conditioning
  • Playing: Animal Crossing City Folk
the real question is can I get a free shot at posting art recs if I talk about how great my girlfriend is

I guess I could just say "wow guys look at my favorites. look at how great every single one of them is. wow I have such great taste."

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  • Listening to: Be Calm - fun.
ah ha ha I've gotten so many new followers today? hello guys! I just noticed because it's just followers and not really favorites and it struck me as strange

lmao I'm just going to assume someone bribed the lot of you

so anyway yeah I guess I haven't made a journal in forever what's up in this hizouse

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  • Listening to: ...homestuck music :V
  • Reading: Batman and Robin
I am going to take advantage of this free subscription thing!

:thumb169099892: :thumb214305819: :thumb270480947: :thumb198006623: Red Skull 3 by fatheadwilson can you hear this by strayheadache Back in Sector 07 by Cabycab SH: Blind Banker by evelmiina amvamp 5.15 by seangordonmurphy Winter by Asiulus :thumb264088362: The Burning Forest by milokey Fall by Cabycab

Homestuck recs:

Blaze by Asiulus liiiick pt 2 by charliere :thumb268647087:
  • Listening to: Owen Pallett
I really do read everything you guys say, it just takes me a while to get to answering them sometimes.

Sorry I suck so bad D:

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  • Reading: Young Justice
  • Watching: Batman: The Brave and the Bold
  • Eating: BLTs yum yum yum
Art as Interface seems like a cool class, my roommate is AngryGiraffes, and I have made my dorm into a cave of nerddom.

Fun times all around!!

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I have reached a very weird time in my life.

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 23, 2011, 10:20 PM
  • Reading: Young Justice
  • Watching: Batman: The Brave and the Bold
  • Eating: BLTs yum yum yum

Exciting times all around!

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 8, 2011, 8:37 PM
  • Reading: Young Justice
  • Watching: Batman: The Brave and the Bold
  • Eating: BLTs yum yum yum
  • Reading: Young Justice
  • Watching: Batman: The Brave and the Bold
  • Eating: BLTs yum yum yum
It seems like I've been doing things nonstop lately. First AP exams, then getting ready for prom, then doing Senior Week, then doing actual finals and now I'm finally out of school and getting ready to graduate on Friday. I have all this time now to work on art and my webcomic and shit like that but all I want to  do is sit around and read comics and watch cartoons.

Hope fully this'll wear off soon and boredom will set in and I'll actually get productive here soon. So to those of you who actually care, BFK will be returning shortly ha ha

...also, what's up with the journal-submission set up now? It's bothering me a lot for reasons I can't really place. :

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  • Listening to: We'll Never Leave Again - Straylight Run
  • Reading: Songs of Self Abuse - Renaissance Yoshida
  • Playing: .hack//INFECTION
I have such a love-hate relationship with webcomics, which I guess is kind of unsurprising since I've been writing one for like four years now. You've got your shitty comics, you've got your great comics, and you've got your comics that just leave you scratching your head as to whether or not you've just stumbled across a vein of gold or a poison gas pocket. You're probably thinking that this will turn into some rant about shitty comics or some permutation thereof, but I'm the kind of person who sees no reason to dwell on things like that, and I've found enough good webcomics to keep me sated. So no, I don't hate shitty webcomics.

What I hate is the webcomics medium in and of itself. Nothing compares to the feel of holding a book in your hands, to be able to have tangible proof of art. To just curl up in a chair and spend an afternoon reading. To not have to wait days, weeks, and even sometimes months to know what happens next, even just a simple act, as opposed to getting to just turn the page. As weird as it sounds, I dislike being able to talk to the author about their work, instead of trying to divine their intentions through scrutiny. Webcomics can have wonderful stories, but in these aspects they will always be inherently inferior.

People keep saying that webcomics are the way of the future, and I know that they are a means for otherwise incapable people to make their mark on the art world. But I also know that I myself started writing a webcomic with the soul intent of learning how to comick so that one day I'd be able to get printed, yet here I've seen professional, printed artists revert to online means of distribution.

I guess this did turn into a rant, but I'm more sad than angry. I just hope print comics will continue to exist somewhere, at least as some form of niche market.

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  • Listening to: Dragon Roost Island - Koji Kondo
  • Playing: .hack//INFECTION
Found this on tumblr and decided what the heck I'm stuck in .hack anyway.

1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?

Actually had to use crutches instead of laugh at the people on them. And discovered just how terrible my balance is.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I did, but only until right at the end there. It was to keep up with my webcomic. :B (new updates start monday!) And I plan to carry that on into this year, though I'm attatching a "as long as I am able" clause just in case.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

No, but two of my cousins' wives got pregnant. Does that count?

4. Did anyone close to you die?


5. What countries did you visit?

America ha ha ha

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?

A decreased feeling of hysteria about what I'll be doing in 2011.

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

September 7th, the date Birth by Sleep came out, ha ha. And February 8th, the day I broke my ankle.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Getting over the major artblock I had on and off since I got out of the hospital.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Acquiring a major artblock after I got out of the hospital. :V

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

I broke the shit out of my ankle in Ferbruary. In case you missed that part. :V

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Hard to say. A couple of months ago I would've said my PSP or Birth by Sleep or something, but it all just seems so irrelevent to me right now. I guess I'll go with my black and orange plaid reversible hoodie with fake fur around the hood because I do love it so.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

My mother, for staying by my bedside the whole time I was in the hospital until she absolutely had to go home to get some rest. I love you so much, mom.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

My friend who relentlessly trolled another one of my classmates completely unprovoked. Seriously, not cool.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Video games. :V Though some good comics were bought, I must say.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Kindom Hearts Birth by Sleep, if I haven't mentioned it enough. It was largely the reason I broke my ankle, too. HELLO I AM A BROKEN RECORD

16. What song will always remind you of 2010?

I'll go with "42" by Coldplay. Not entirely sure why.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder? About the same, I guess. Maybe a bit happier, but only in the sense that I'm neutral.

ii. thinner or fatter? Lol I have no idea

iii. richer or poorer? Probably richer, I have more Christmas money this year ha ha

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

Thinking about my situation instead of drowning everything in video games. Not that playing them in and of itself is bad. ;)

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?

Wallow in self-pity, being an angsty teenager, etc

20. How will you be spending Christmas?

Well, I SPENT it in the Keys and it was cold and windy and I felt kind of cheated out of a sweet island vacation.

21. At any point in this past year did you do something that you consider to be completely out of your usual character?

Nah. This year was more about being stuck in a rut then being weird.

22. Did you fall in love in 2010?

With video games. Again. :V

23. How many one-night stands?

Didn't have time to, too busy leveling up.

24. What was your favourite TV program?

I finally got around to watching through all of .hack//SIGN and I loved it so augh. I also very much enjoyed Durarara!!, I must say.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

I guess myself a little bit, but more the way I acted then me as a whole.

26. What was the best book you read?

Oh damn what have I read in the past year... I really liked "Ceremony" but Leslie Marmon Silko, and I realy liked the comic "not simple" by Natsume Ono.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?

The Freelance Whales! Their music always feels like it's giving me a hug.

28. What did you want and get?

.hack//INFECTION. I've been into .hack for years, but I'm only just now getting around to playing the actual games ha ha. And BBS was pretty sweet, and dear shit was the fixed-up 70's roadster bike I got for my birthday amazing.

29. What did you want and not get?

Dissidia I guess. I really wanted it for a little while there, but now I think I just liked being excited about it.

30. What was your favourite film of this year?

Harry Potter. Talk about some scenery porn.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 18, and I had a couple of friends come over and I think we watched a movie or something. Lol I'm exciting.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Having passed my AP US History class and not having had to retake it online.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?

"Finally starting to develop. Probably needs to lay off Final Fantasy."

34. What kept you sane?

Who said anything about having remained sane?

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Probably Tetsuya Nomura. I do like the brain on that guy, though it's not like I wanted to bear his babies or anything.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?

Health care most likely, but I won't elaborate on that as that's a fast way to make enemies and I'd really rather not at this juncture.

37. Who did you miss?

My grandma who died back in '06. Not sure why, but she always seemed like she understood me better than anyone else.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

Okay let's see who did I meet.... I'm going to go with Arnon, who's a kid in my art class who talks in engrish and it's adorable.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010:

It doesn't matter how much you try to forgive yourself if you can't forgive anyone else.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

I can't sleep in the waiting room

I can't find the keys that open those doors
That let me on the stairs
And onto the roof
Where there's actually air
And room to swing my fists
And my ears stop ringing
I can hear everything

I can't stand on only one leg

-"Keys" by The Antlers (yeah it's the whole damn song but it's short so suck it)

Doing this meme made me realize just how much 2010 kind of sucked and revolved around Birth by Sleep and my broken ankle, but I learned some valuable lessons so I guess it's not a complete loss. Here's to 2011! May it be good and may I live to graduate high school!

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  • Reading: desperately trying to finish Song of Solomon
  • Watching: Digimon Adventure
  • Playing: The World Ends With You (Secret Reports! Augh!)
I'm going to the Keys tomorrow and I won't be back until like the day after Christmas. I'm not sure if I'll have internet then, sooo... early Merry Christmas now!

Here's hoping the water's not too cold and my brother doesn't get maimed by a crab again, ha ha

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  • Listening to: Molly Bawn - Alison Krauss
  • Reading: Shaman King - Hiroyuki Takei
As I said in my latest deviation that most of you will ignore because it's got them WORDS (not that I blame you; I'm not really known for my writing skills lol) I was looking through my files while I was supposed to be working on an essay and I found a bunch of writings I've done, mostly from over the summer. Aside from discovering that I really, really liked the word "gamboling" (a word I almost definitely picked up from Final Fantasy III, as cool as I am) I also discovered a huge wealth of self-loathing and just general angst. That I was able to convince anyone, let alone myself, that I wasn't depressed during that time is somewhere between hilarious and depressing in and of itself.

But looking back and realizing how messed up I was then, I'm realizing something now--I feel a lot better about the world now. "Now" of course begs the question "Since when?", and until now I wouldn't have been able to answer that. Now I realize that I'd been like that since that fateful afternoon in February when I busted the shit out of my ankle and was hospitalized for a few days. Of course, it's a bit more complex than that, but that's the general gist of it.

I don't claim to be completely "better" now, of course, but I feel like I've definitely taken a step in the right direction. By figuring out my problem, I feel like it'll work itself out soon enough, and that in and of itself makes the sun shine just a little  bit brighter. Or some equally inspirational and homosexual remark. And I guess that's why I'm writing this--I feel so much lighter now! I'm going to be okay! I want to shout it from a rooftop or something.

In order to end this on a less serious/gay note, I will also include that I got my blood drawn three times in the last two weeks and have since come to the conclusion that my doctors are vampires who yearn for my blood.

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  • Listening to: yoko shimomura :x
  • Reading: Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison
  • Playing: Kingdom Hearts

this bullshit best stop soon or imma smack a bitch

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  • Playing: Final Fantasy XII
  • Eating: Raisin Bran Crunch!
I'm going to be an adult the day after tomorrow. When did this happen???

Also, every time I go to check my stats on here it says I have one forum post--WHAT IS THIS MYSTERY FORUM POST? WHEN DID I MAKE IT? FOR WHAT PURPOSE? The mind boggles!

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  • Listening to: FF7 Mark of the Beatsmith OC ReMix - Hy Bound
  • Reading: Ceremony - Leslie Silko
  • Playing: Final Fantasy VIII
This was going to be a Tumblr post, but then it turned into a novel soooo....

I think I want to put BFK on hold for a while so I can do more one-shots and experiment more, but then I'm worried that I'd have just wasted the last...what, 3, 4 years of my life? But then, I know I should try more things while I still have the chance and aren't tied specifically to one project or another. That and my creativity has completely stagnated recently, and I'm starting to realize that it's because I've already figured out exactly how BFK is going to go. I have the whole story planned out now from start to finish, and I've made sure to keep it concise enough to actually be able to tell it, and now I have nothing to think about. I can't even distract myself by expanding other stories of mine, because they all just seem irrelevant to me when I feel I should be thinking about BFK.

This is making it sound like I'm hating on it, but the truth is I love BFK to bits and pieces, and the main plus to having it reach its capacity for expansion is that it's now exactly how I want it to be, and I love all of the characters and how they fit in with one another and the world and how they all grow with eachother and learn about things. And I don't hate the style I'm using for it, either, as that's also something I've been working on since its conception, but... I dunno.

I guess if I ever did stop on it for a while, I still have all of my scripts and outlines and sketches to pick it back up/reboot it.

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  • Listening to: me singing to myself
  • Reading: Ceremony - Leslie Silko
  • Playing: Final Fantasy VIII

Now that it's successfully 2:20 in the morning, I would like to announce to all of you that I got a tumblr! It will be filled with all kinds of shit. Come on down and have a visit/give me your own so I can stalk you. Fun, yes?

now sleep must happen
  • Listening to: Andrew Bird. SO MUCH ANDREW BIRD.
  • Reading: Ceremony - Leslie Silko
  • Playing: Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (Aqua again)
So, I'm going to the beach for the weekend + tomorrow, I guess. Who goes to the beach in October? "It's the gulf coast," they say. "We'll bring jackets," they say. Ffff I just want to stay home and sleep

MAN am I bitchy today or what. Sorry about that, I guess frustration just makes me want to write. On a less infantile (but not really) subject, it's come time in my life to decide what the fuck I'm going to do once they kick me out of highschool, but as I'm the kind of person who has trouble planning even a few hours in advance this is proving incredibly hard for me. I think I want to go to an art school, but I also really lik language and history and I don't really want to miss out on that, though so far I've been fairly confident in my ability to learn on my own. And then even if I do just accept that and go to a specialized school, there's the question of which one I'd go to. Everything is so expensive! And then there's the question of whether or not the sequential art major I've so coveted would even be worth it, and if illustration would suffice. This then begs the question of whether any form of formal education on the matter would be worth it, but I try not to think about that.

The school I've been looking at most latlely is Ringling College of Art and Design, but then I don't know. It feels wrong somehow to want to go there, even though I can't see anything specific that's wrong with it and the school itself was very wonderful to me when I paid a visit a couple of weeks ago. Maybe I'm just paranoid. Ugh. Can I be all graduated and putting my BFA on my wall now?
dementedsped: I've been wanting to qrite crewastice
dementedsped: wirte
dementedsped: write
dementedsped: creativelty
dementedsped: I forgot how to type just then
Zorrin: what the fuck just happened to that sentence