Current and Future ProjectsIn case anyone is interested in the graphic novels that I'm working on, here's a list of all completed, in progress, and future works.
Category: Slice of life / fiction
Description: A little girl seeks the help of an artist in hopes of mending her breaking family. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/1000-W0RDS-126831037)
Publication: On sale at http://4de.com/product_details.php?pid=111
Category: Interactive narrative
Description: Walk in the shoes of a child forced to choose between mom or dad. (Play it here http://www.yuumei.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0#/d3k5k6d)
Category: Nonfiction / biography
Description: The true story of my friend and her plight to be reunited with her father. (Read it here http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Father-264884676)
Need for ToleranceFrom Reddit:Need for Tolerance2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(This is pretty obvious so I didn't think I need to point it out but it seems that some people need to hear it: No, I don't think all religious people are like this. Yes, I do know these are extreme cases. But the point is that these are all recent events and we shouldn't live in a world where this kind of intolerance still exists. I've lost count the number of times that I've been harassed by Christians so the next time you see someone picking on gay people, saying atheists should be killed, don't be a bystander and just let it happen. Speak up. Stop a crime before it happens.)
Coming OutIt's true, I am Chinese and I was born this way.Coming Out2 years ago in Personal More Like This
At a young age I began to notice this difference. I was attracted to neither boys nor girls. In middle school, I liked math, and in college, I did my homework all night long.
Being Chinese is not a choice, it is genetic. There are risks to being Chinese because society cannot accept the union between a human and a textbook. I have Chinese friends who didn't need sex because they could foreplay instruments and get screwed by O Chem instead. Now, they don't have a social life and are shunned by others.
But fear not, life will get better. I grew up as a Chinese and I am proud of it (just look at my tumblr user name Maid-en-China ). There is the LGBTC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Chinese) community to help you be comfortable with your Chinese orientation.
1,338,299,512 people came out as Chinese. You are not alone.
April fools!!! ... Oh wait...
Update: Yes, this is obviously a j
KONY 2012: Stop the slaughterBecause no child should live in fear of being kidnapped and forced to kill their own parents.KONY 2012: Stop the slaughter2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I assure you this video is worth every minute of your time.
"KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. Pledge your support at http://www.kony2012.com/ and continue to share this story.
GOAL: 500,000 shares"
Is Invisible Children Trustworthy?Since I posted the Kony 2012 video, a lot of people have been telling me that the organization is not to be trusted with donations and is under investigation (but raising awareness is still good). I don't know how much of it is true, but it's good to at least take it into consideration.Is Invisible Children Trustworthy?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's one of the many messages that people have been telling me. Please read carefully and judge for yourself:
" I do not doubt for a second that those involved in KONY 2012 have great intentions, nor do I doubt for a second that Joseph Kony is a very evil man. But despite this, I'm strongly opposed to the KONY 2012 campaign.
KONY 2012 is the product of a group called Invisible Children, a controversial activist group and not-for-profit. They've released 11 films, most with an accompanying bracelet colour (KONY 2012 is fittingly red), all of which focus on Joseph Kony. When we buy merch from them, when we link to their video, when we put up posters linking to their website, we support the organization.
The Roommate Adventures of ~THE SUNKEN SINK~While I was too busy stressing over the issues with the 1000 Words book and trying to fix the problems, I failed to mention some other, sillier, problems we've had since moving to a new apartment.The Roommate Adventures of ~THE SUNKEN SINK~2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It went something like this:
Roommate: Wenqing!!! The sink fell!!!
Me: ...What?! (in my mind: Silly roommy got her English all confused. She must have meant something fell into the sink)
After going to the bathroom
Me: Holy crap! The sink fell!!!
The sinking sink, the sunken sink, the sink sank? Thinking of sinking sinks lol
And then the other roommate came home and was (in her own words) " ┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`Д´)ﾉ︵ ┻━┻ "
But as the first roommate put it: "The good thing about not having a bathroom sink is that you can just reach through the counter where the sink should be to grab whatever is underneath."
Living on the bright side like a boss~
Derping on the Road
My friend ~Guavi and I were heading
Knite is now on Mangafox :DHey guys! I've been getting a billion messages from people telling me Knite is on Mangafox. No need to worry since I'm happy to have my story shared in multiple placesKnite is now on Mangafox :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know most of you have probably read Knite before, but if you have a Mangafox account, I would be grateful if you would rate it here http://www.mangafox.com/manga/knite/ Thanks!
For those who can't wait for ch4 to be completely finished, there are currently 64 beta pages of ch4 posted at :iconknites:
I will be editing and redrawing pages of 1000 Words for the next week or so in preparation for book printing so new Knite beta pages will be put on hold (again, I'm sorry ;_; )
And don't forget, :iconteam4d: is hosting a Year of the Dragon contest with Knite products as prizes. Check it out if you haven't http://team4d.deviantart.com/journal/Chinese-New-Year-Art-Contest-276238645
P.S. Super late Happy New Year to everyone!
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.Respect Yourself11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
College LifeI don't really talk too much about my daily life on dA since I didn't want to spam everyone with constant horror stories of my time in the kitchen (which is why I do that on fb https://www.facebook.com/FisheyePlacebo/photos_stream instead) but today, I would like to share some of the extra "special" moments during my college life (even though I graduated already).College Life10 months ago in Personal More Like This
When upstairs neighbors are being very loud, the most effective method is to leave an angry coconut at their door
When life gives you pears, cut them into ducks and bake them into pizza~
When the Occupy movement swept through campus, make sure the fridge participates.
When assigned to go to a museum for Art History, take detailed notes of the kinky nipple biting eagles.
When roommate cooks something that cannot be described with words...
When the new apartment sink rage quits...
When I got the bright idea to create an aquaponics system in my bedroom... which later flooded the carpet... (Trust me, I'm an
This is Madness! (and Sparta)Hello Eveyone!This is Madness! (and Sparta)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Life has been pretty crazy lately. I just moved to a new apartment and we won't get our internet until a week later so I just want announce a few things while I still have the chance (using my friend's wifi atm).
1. Fanime was amazing! Thank you all who dropped by my table, and sorry that I lost my voice on the 4th day too much talking lol... It was great making new friends, hanging out with old friends, and just seeing other deviants in real life! I'm sorry a lot of the prints sold out on the first day, but I will try to open online sales for certain prints once I get my internet back. And I will definitely print more for future conventions
My deepest apologies for not having 1000 Words for Fanime. The printers at Active Media Publishing http://www.activemediapublishing.com/ promised over and over that they would have it ready, but they didn't, and when we called them about it, they hung up on us. As a matter of fact, we still don't have the book
In case you didn't know...I was really happy to see people discussing and helping each other understand SOPA and PIPA in the journal comments yesterday. I noticed some comments that asked the same things so here's some quick information:In case you didn't know...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you don't know what SOPA does, dA has actually provided a great journal explaining the bill and the consequences http://hq.deviantart.com/journal/Join-a-SOPA-and-PIPA-debate-280023798?utm_source=deviantart&utm_medium=header&utm_campaignebateSOPA_011712 and this website has a lot of information on how to protest against it http://americancensorship.org/ The fight is not over yet!
No, my journal and icon wasn't really censored. It's to show what would happen if the bill became law.
This one is a bit annoying. Quite a few people were saying "People, stop jumping on bandwagons to be cool!" Or "Why is everyone talking about it now instead of when it first came out? You only care because it's a trend now? I new about it way back in 2011." Um, excuse me, but please don't live in
Year of the DragonYear of the Dragon2 years ago in Personal More Like This
2012 is fast upon us and it is going to be the year of the dragon! In celebration, my publisher at 4th Dimension Entertainment :iconteam4d: is hosting a Chinese New Year contest! There are hundreds of dollars worth of prices in Knite and other 4DE comic merchandise My publisher was so happy with all the Halloween contest entries that he gave out extra prizes to everybody so you never know if he'll be extra generous again
For contest rules and details, please go to http://team4d.deviantart.com/journal/Chinese-New-Year-Art-Contest-276238645 The contest ends on February 6th, 2012, on the last day of the Lunar calender's celebration~
Love to hear your opinion!The art of storytelling is as boundless and diverse as the stories themselves. With the rise of the digital age and instant communication, story creators can now receive immediate feedback from the audiences. Sometimes, the audience will give critiques and demand changes to the story. Those of you in the gaming community will be familiar with the outrage over Mass Effect 3's ending, and those who love TMNT will know about the dissatisfaction over changing turtles to aliens. If so many people dislike something, should the creators reflect on the audience's critiques and make the necessary changes to please them, or stick to their original vision?Love to hear your opinion!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a very complicated question that's the topic of :icontechgnotic:'s latest journal. He has provided quotes from a very diverse group of people ranging from famous professionals in the movie and comic industry to emerging artists on dA. At the bottom of the journal is a list of questions on what do you guys think about the issu
Kony 2012I've gotten a lot of requests to talk about this, which coincidentally happened right along side my two political cartoons taking off like wild fire. Dunno if it was an accident or bad timing, but right now it seems like everyone wants me to talk about Kony... which I honestly don't know why because I'm not a journalist and everyone else is making such a big deal about it I don't know what else I could offer to the discussion other than "yup, this is going on, check out the links."Kony 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now keep in mind this next bit will be very scarce in details because I still haven't been able to muster up enough facts and everyone else seems to already know so much, so I apologize if it's a bit condensed.
Who is Kony?
The LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) is a religious militant group which operates in several countries including Uganda, Sudan, and the Central African Republic. Formed in 1987 they gained prominence and attention for their extremist atrocities committed against civilians and ch
My book is out and I'm doing other stuff too!Helloooooo, DA~~ >oMy book is out and I'm doing other stuff too!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh whyJust now I picked up a sharpie and drew on my Cintiq screen.Oh why2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pffff luckily it came off with water OTL
I mean, I've almost done this many times before, picked up pens or pencils thinking they're my stylus, but this is the first time it actually happened =3=
And Friday the 13th was supposed to be over u_u
Anyway that's my mini heart attack of the day 8(
Completely unrelated but equally interesting (not sure if interesting is the right word here), I got the strangest letter in the mail the other day.
What on earth???
I opened it and it was trying to persuade me to pre-purchase a cremation for myself. Thanks a lot. I'm 23. That's only a little ominous 8(
It's addressed to me personally too. Nobody else in my family got one OTL I don't even know who they are or how they got my address.......
Sorry that everything's been a messI've finally graduated and have all the free time in the world to manage dA now, but during the last semester of my college education, I've pretty much not checked any notes/e-mails etc. I'm slowly working through the messages that have piled up and feeling the guilt of not replying on time. I'm so sorry if you thought I was ignoring you.Sorry that everything's been a mess2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of people have asked for interviews for school papers and projects, and I didn't know about those until way passed their due dates. There's also all the wonderful fan work that people made. I haven't been faving or commenting on all of them yet. I closed sales on the Augen Auf Cards but people kept sending in money which I didn't realize until now... I feel like an unintentional thief.
I've been dividing my time between drawing and replying to everything, which means it will still take some time before I can get through them all. I'm so sorry if you have something urgent that needs to get across. If it's absolutely necessary, you can get a faste
I think it's really sad when...Please note, I DO NOT condone any kind of vengeful, ill-advised actions to be taken here.I think it's really sad when...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
IT'S JUST AN INTERESTING READ!!!! NOTHING MORE NEEDS TO BE REPLIED TO OR ADDED TO. OOK???
IF YOU FEEL A NEED TO COMMENT OR SAY SOMETHING, ONLY DO SO HERE IN THIS JOURNAL!!!
PLEASE!! DRAMA IS CHILDISH AND BAD.
I AM POSTING THIS FOR ANALYTICAL AND INFORMATIVE PURPOSES PERTAINING TO OUR COMMUNITY AT LARGE.
THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A SPECIFIC PERSON, BUT A PROBLEM IN GENERAL!!!
Anyway, I think it's really sad when the business of art and the art of business are unable to coexist.
I think that is an interesting read, and demonstrates IN. MY. OWN. OPINION... a lot of the intolerance that exists between artists, illustrators, clients, and businesses; A general unwillingness to compromise or take a walk in the shoes of others, and frankly, a lot of jealousy ignorantly disguised as ethical concern for "integrity." It's such a bas
Supercharge Your Profile Like the MastersSupercharge Your Profile Like the Masters1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
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Wed Sep 26, 2012 by $techgnotic
ast week we published the video of Josh Wattles, $makepictures Fan Art Law panel from Comic-Con. An educative, passionate and very enlightening conversation soon followed in the comments section. You can participate in that conversation here.
This week the superstars of deviantART panel will provide unique insight and advice for artists on the rise in the deviantART community.
Being a member of the deviantART community might be the most important support system a young artists could ever hope to have. That being said, there is also the problem of finding a way to stand out when surrounde