China trip post (photo heavy)Mm I don't know how to go about this in an organized manner, so this will just be a stream of photos with my intermittent narration.
Our trip was Shanghai > Hangzhou > Nanjing > Suzhou > Wuxi > back to Shanghai. Then we went to Hong Kong on our own.
Oh yeah, first, since I have no photos of these (for good reason): THE SQUAT TOILETS. They suck. They stink. You can always tell if there's a bathroom nearby by the smell in the air! Half the time the flush doesn't even work. All the used toilet paper is tossed in a bin, so the smell just lingers and lingers. For some reason, sometimes they sell food right outside the bathrooms. LIKE WHY?! I don't know how anybody can think about eating with that smell there.
I drank as little as possible. Between my sis and I, we also brought 5-6 rolls of toilet paper, so it was more than enough. (We left the extra rolls at Grandma's in HK afterwards haha.)
Anyhoo, onto pictures...
From our place to China was a 12 hour flight, 4 hour break at airport, then
leftovers sale + irrelevant things of interestHallooo, I've finally updated my sales page so feel free to look if you're interested in buying prints/buttons/other stuff that I sell at conventions. The url still says 2011 but please ignore it =w=;;;;leftovers sale + irrelevant things of interest1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The page >> http://www.parashi.info/printsale2011.html
Regarding larger posters:
I'm only selling letter-sized and smaller things at the moment because shipping from Canada costs an arm and a leg. BUT, I'll be in U.S. during December, so I can ship 11x17" posters from there.
Drop me a quick comment if interested so I know if I should take pre-orders or not, otherwise I can't print them in time. (you can see the available designs in the photo of my table in my previous Akicon journal :b )
I asked my awesome friend who works for [undisclosed-so-nobody-gets-into-trouble] printer company to print me a continuous print of using a long-format printer.
So this wonderful thing is now hanging in the perfectly-sized space over my window 8)!
(I was too lazy to take d
everyone look at this birdHeyoo! I just got back earlier today from China and HK :> still really loopy, jetlagged, and slightly sick at the moment. (sorry if I'm bringing any scary asian flus into the Americas lalala..)everyone look at this bird1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I got to experience pretty much everything you guys mentioned in the last journal xD though not to such extremes in some cases. Overall everything was ok. China was cool and HK of course is shopping heaven. I'll make a better post later after I sort out all these photos. Most of the pics I took are of weird things... =3=
But anyway before that!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I was in Shanghai, this little sparrow (?) flew over and landed near me, so I approached it like I always do when I spot birds, expecting it to fly off when I try to poke it..but it didn't 80! So I picked it up.
Sorry for the crappy photos, my dad took them and he never focuses on the right thing OTL
I carried it around with me for the rest of our time in that area, but then left it behind cause I c
Made a video again :P...another fake Parashi Opening: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGa8pPlOxuQMade a video again :P7 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's really choppy and suuuuuper scribbly because I took like 30 seconds to draw each frame. Please fill in the gaps and gloss over the art with your wonderful imagination! I made it in Windows Movie Maker which is an absolutely evil program =o=
I'll try to fix up the ugly pictures and maybe add some color when I have time, and reupload another version later :b (don't know when though.) For now feel free to watch this one and laugh at it huhuhu
(the song is Tenkuu no Canaria, from ToS *w*b)
what are some symbols for dreams and ambitions?i think of paper planes when i think of dreams and ambitions...though i wonder if that's an asian thing? what do you think of? ^^ (apart from skies and boundless landscapes as many people have already suggested. aha)what are some symbols for dreams and ambitions?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
ANIME NORTH RECAP! photo overload omgANIME NORTH RECAP AT LAST!!!!!ANIME NORTH RECAP! photo overload omg2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So anime north was last weekend, and I went as an artist and stayed at the artist alley for all 3 days ~u@ it was my first time artist alleying at anime north and omg. What the hell was that
The sales were CRAZY AKWUHAKUWHW and everyone was SO KIND omg what the
Thank you for everyone who stopped by ^3^ I was opening these "get yourself drawn as a chibi on spot" commissions .and I did over 150 of them. All my markers ran out and I got a fever after the weekend HAHAAHAHA it was lovely drawing and talking to all of the people who came by. Some people even came all 3 days to get themselves drawn everyday for their outfit that day. Some people brought their friends along, some people told me I was their favorite commissioner. I was so touched by everyone, really. Thank you. It was a wonderful experience.
ALSO thank you to :iconakimiya: who was right beside me who helped me so much ;3; and everyone around me .too bad I had no time to go ou
CONTEST WINNERS!!AGAIN Thank you everyone for joining! ;U; Its been so much fun seeing all the diffrent enteries and diffrent ideas!CONTEST WINNERS!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Me and =MizAmy Have been talking and choosing our faves for a while now and discussed who to add to the prize list under! And those who know me knows I put up more prizes always xD.
OK SO HERE WE GO!
Winner of 3000
The Soft Lineless Work on this Piece is so lovely, the Eyes on Sauce are so glassy and big it givesher a Wonderful Expression. The detail in every Feather and Blade of Grass Make is Such a Warm Piece, The Bugs are so sweet and even the clouds make this a Fantastic Picture. Also the Huge Overlay of the picture is very nice as well.
;A; HNNG the colors <3 I love the contrasts between the soft and the solid shapes in this one! It is an amazing piece in everyway! ;U;
Winner of 1000
F.A.Q.You can also ask questions on my Formspring!F.A.Q.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been getting a lot of the same questions on dA and on Formspring lately, so I guess I'll just post some of the most frequently asked questions so I don't repeat myself ;v; If there's anything you want to ask, go ahead and comment! I'll constantly be updating this by deleting irrelevant questions or adding new questions that come up *v* Before you ask, check out some great advice: http://fox-orian.deviantart.com/gallery/9162487#/d3h8ecy and http://vest.deviantart.com/journal/7-Tips-To-Instantly-Become-A-Better-Artist-307577334
★ Art Related ★
What do you use for drawing?
I currently use a Vistablet Muse, Paint Tool SAI for my works, and GIMP for editing/effects! *w* As for traditional drawing, I just use a 0.7mm mechanical pencil or 0.5mm if I'm lucky enough to find one orz//
How long have you been drawing/when did you start drawing?
I've been draw
Atomic Lollipop convention recap w/ picsEHEHEHE it was my first time in this anime convention called Atomic Lollipop ( http://www.atomiclollipop.ca/ )Atomic Lollipop convention recap w/ pics1 year ago in Personal More Like This
omg wait before anything look what one of my best friends drew me omggg MY UNBLINKING BABIES
OK SO, even though it was a smaller convention, it was REALLY FUN. and i have lots of stories to tell of lovely people omgsh
so i had a booth, and i first want to thank everyone who came by to say hi or to buy something!
this naruto and sasuke cosplayer came by and saw my naruto fanart>
HAHHAHA they just did it for fun and i was like can i take a picture *A*!!! omg this was so cool LOL
speaking of naruto, there were.........snakes in teh convention that anyone could touch and put around their neck
i was so scared i almost peed myself. its skin was so warm and heavy and EW OHGOD EW HOW DO U GUYS EVEN BE COMFORTABLE WITH THIS THING OGM
there were like 6 of these guys.......and a lizard omg
and as for my spotlight chibi-fy yourself commissions
Free Key Giveaway - Charity editionAs most of you know, every Friday we here at Keyper's Cove give away a free key each week. So far, we've given away over $700 worth of free stuff to say thanks for all your wonderful support!Free Key Giveaway - Charity edition1 year ago in Personal More Like This
December is a month of giving, so for this month and this month only we decided to do something a little different: we will not be giving away a free key this week. Instead, we'd like to auction off a pendant and donate the money to kids in need!
Keyper's Cove is holding a Charity auction! In light of the Holiday season, we will be donating 100% of all profit made off this pendant to Kids Against Hunger http://www.kidsagainsthunger.org/index.shtml
Starting Bid: $1
We will ship all over the world!
You can bid on this item here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221163502000
So technically we're not giving away a free key this week Never fear! We'll still continue it
Happy Holidays everyone, we hope your days are filled with joy and laug
2012 Summer Contest: My Mask - My True FaceThe votes are in, and this year you selected "My Mask - My True Face" as the theme for my annual summer contest. Thanks so much for voting!2012 Summer Contest: My Mask - My True Face1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In this contest I'd like to find out how other deviants experience the concept of a mask. Is a mask something we hide behind, a pleasant exterior that hides perceived imperfections, or a frightening or tough outer shell that protects vulnerabilities inside? Or rather is the mask the reveal: the persona or animal we feel we are inside that the mask pulls forward to the outside for everyone to see?
Masks can give or hide identity - what is the mask for you?
1. All visual media are accepted, including photography, digital and traditional art as well as objects such as sculptures, jewelry, books or textile art. I am sorry to exclude written art. It is just too hard to judge the merits of a poem or story against a drawing.
2. The contest is open as of today, June 12th and will run until September 30st - this should give everyone int
Japanese 101 Part 2Konnichiwa Minna! Ima nani o shiteru~n desu ka? (★^O^★)Japanese 101 Part 21 year ago in Personal More Like This
Okay so now that we have learned how to speak japanese! (To people who haven't seen it yet, go here) Today I'm gonna teach you how to use chopsticks! Ohhh that sounds so very Japanese? Are you excited desu ka?
Hold your hand out, as if you're ready to shake hands with senpai. (//^ω^//)
Place one chopstick in the crook of ur thumb desu (⌒▽⌒)
Place the 2nd one on top and hold it with ur thumb and index finger and then tuck ur ring finger and pinkie underneath.
(For girls, make sure your nails are pretty to impress senpai (｡♥‿♥｡))
Now you are ready to eat that thing! \（´▽｀\）
Skewer that thing. (｀n´)
The Mess that was Akicon 2012(Very long journal warning)The Mess that was Akicon 20121 year ago in Personal More Like This
Wooow, this is probably the worst-run convention ever.
Let me start with the good stuff first, since the bad things will be a far longer list :<
As usual, the people are WONDERFUL T-T!!
It's always great to see familiar people from previous years/other cons (though I suck at remembering names, sorrrry) and meet/talk to new people. Some people kept coming back and buying a little more each time, it was really nice ;-;
Also a random girl hugged me and some guys asked to take photos together (which was a little awkward lolll).
:iconno-wei: gave me a GORGEOUS drawing of Katsura & Eli reading Parashi comics!! It's soo sweeetttt I kept taking it out and looking at it every hour or so, all weekend T_T I LOVE IT SO MUCH, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
All in all everyone was super nice and I got so many compliments >o
I like ducks :vShowing off my adorable duck collection instead of sleeping! 8D 8D I've posted pics of my duckies and my room in the past, but since then the ducks have totally multiplied so here they are again 8)! You can hunt up the old journals to see other pics.I like ducks :v1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now then! Meet my mass of duckies :3
Plus a couple that live on my bed. (Okita mask 8D)
Also on my bed. That one there is a duck suit for dogs. I don't have a dog but I do have a stuffed monkey :0
(see Husbanana's fat belly there 0:!)
LOL at eye level they're a little creepy 8D;;
I see you there Big Bird you imposter D:
Look at it smiiiiile @▽@<3
Lalalala~ Those are sticky note page-holder thingies, not that I'll ever peel them 8I
I think this pen is ridiculously cute D: D:
And a couple more ducks in my bathroom too, but I've already showed them before.
Ahaaa that's it. Repost in a few months when the collection grows again 8) Hope I didn't scare anyone :b
//pointless journal is pointless.
It's the Music Talking ::AmericaxReader::"Alfred, are you a fan of like Lady Gaga and Kesha or something?" You stared at Alfred in shock and confusion mashed together because of the music he was listening to. "I'm not gonna judge you or anything, but seriously? Your music just sort of Sucks."It's the Music Talking ::AmericaxReader::2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"That's judging me, [Name]!" Alfred laughed and turned up the music louder, causing you to groan and open your window more so you didn't have to hear the music as much as the wind. In all honesty, Alfred listening to people like Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga is totally shocking. You'd expect him to listen to music like Train or Usher or something like that, not lady music. You had to admit though, knowing this was sort of a good thing because now you could listen to that music around him without him complaining.
"Why don't you listen to Bruno Mars or something?" You turned to look at him a bit, knowing he wouldn't glance at you since he's driving to God knows where.
"Bruno Mars is for girly girls like you, [Name]! I don't listen to
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.......