JOURNEY, Best game i had ever playedThis got to be the most amazing game i had ever played in my entire life. Been a gamer for almost 30 years, played all type of games, including hentai games, hhahahahha. But i was not satisfied at 100%, i mean final fantasy 7, zelda, shadow of the colosus, call of duty, pacman. All games were amazing, especially Shadow of the Colossus that almost gave me a 95% satisfaction.
And i asked myself, i had seen it all, i topped the gaming genre, i wont cry again for the beauty and sadness like Shadow of the Colossus anymore.
I WAS WRONG-
I bought the collectors edition, i highly recommend it.
There were times i just sight and enjoyed the view of the landscapes, hearing the wind sound, then i noticed the loneliness, and felt bad, so each time i saw a companion i was so happy to begin a journey with them. I felt sad when a monster eats my companions, you truly care about them.
At first i was like damn there is another player go away, leave me play alone, but the more you play, the more loneline
Doomsday....sorry, you missed it.Since the concept of the Leap Year was first implemented back in 45BC, there have been about 514 of them.Doomsday....sorry, you missed it. in Personal More Like This
Without the extra day every 4 years, we would be in 2013.
As the Mayan Calendar doesn't take leap years into account; 2012 has been and gone.
(Edit - no: I'm not smart enough to work that out myself. I read it!)
Chaaaaange?“Why don’t you launch a Kickstarter campaign?”Chaaaaange? in Personal More Like This
“Have you heard of Patreon?”
“Why doesn’t your site have a Donate button?”
Put simply, I have this (evidently archaic) opinion that; if you want to make money, you have to do the work first. I don’t like the idea of taking money off people unless they get something for it immediately, not [insert timeframe here] down the line. It feels like a scam. That’s why I produce all those cheap digital comics: to finance my larger projects (and which is why I get pissed off when I find them being distributed freely online, because it slows everything down).
Even for large projects, like video-games that only have a niche audience and which big publishers won’t ever assist: I don’t see crowd funding as a particularly good way to go about getting production capital. I prefer the early release approach, such as that Mojang took with Minecraft.
No complete product? Giv
I'm changing my name.That's right. I'm changing my DA name.I'm changing my name. in Personal More Like This
I've thought long and hard and have decided to change it toooooo.......
That's right; i'm one of the few artists here on DA that seems content with my name. That; and I think changing a "brand" simply because you can, after you've spent time and energy building up an audience is f**king stupid.
I've been here for years. I've operated on the internet under "jollyjack" for longer. If I changed that now it would be monumentally confusing to people that follow my work, which, in turn, would have an effect on revenue.
There are a ton of artists here whose work I keenly follow, and I think they're kinda shooting themselves in the foot by doing this.
Kinda reminds be of those little label-making things everyone's been given on at least one Christmas as a kid: you unwrap it, you find out what it does and you spend the rest of the day punching out new tags for everything. Even if they'
Change for the sake of change.Well…..that was immature drivel.Change for the sake of change. in Personal More Like This
I don’t know a huge amount about the “New 52” take on the DC universe (I stopped paying attention to DC’s output when they changed their logo to look like a half-unwrapped Acme magnet) but if the Justice League: War animation is any kind of summary, I’m glad I’ve not wasted my time.
Batman now seems to think it’s impolite if he doesn’t tell everyone who he is, Wonder Woman has taken to talking like a really, really bad Shakespearean actor and Superman is a dick.
Ignoring the animation’s terrible narrative, what struck me like a rancid kipper in the face was how god-awful the character designs were. In this instance; particularly Darkseid’s. Yeah, he wore a bucket on his head in the past, but it worked! It added to his menace as a laser-firing brick of doom. You took one look at him and you knew who he was.
Watch Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. THAT version of Darkseid is an ic
How Videogames Changed The World.A recent documentary aired in Fair Blighty, listing 25 games that had an influence on global culture, as selected by life-long gamer and professional grumpy-pants, Charlie Brooker.How Videogames Changed The World. in Personal More Like This
It's currently on Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWbr5z1Uu_U
There may be an issue watching it outside the UK, but if you've an interest in gaming culture I'm sure you can track it down elsewhere.
It's well worth a watch.
You'd be surprised at what holds the #1 spot!
Dead End TechnologyIt’s not often that hard to predict what will be the next big thing. Thanks to the internet, if you keep your ear to the ground, you’ll get a heads up of what’s around the corner. All you have to do is ask “how will that idea/concept impact my daily life?” and you’ll be able to work out if it has a future or not.Dead End Technology in Personal More Like This
Google bought Boston Dynamics a little while back. Their robotic technology has clear applications, both industrial and domestic (though they’ll want to make that stuff look a little less underwear-soilingly scary for the latter), so this is a good corporate move.
It’s been all over the news that Facebook has “pulled a Google” and purchased Oculus Rift, which, in contrast to the Boston Dynamics acquisition, has me scratching my head. We knew 20 years ago that this was dead end tech. The practical applications of wearing a bucket on your head are extremely limited. It’s right up there with motion control. If it w
'Legend of Korra' Series Review:...............................woah.'Legend of Korra' Series Review: in Personal More Like This
Well; that was rather good, wasn't it?
Splendid art, voice acting and a compelling narrative on par with any live-action, prime-time series.
The resolution at the end, though, felt a little rushed. While I'm glad there was one, it had an air of finality about it, as though it's uncertain a second season will ever transpire.
If there isn't one; it'll be a crime, given all the work that went into crafting Korra's world.
Iran has pressure cookers!I'm all for justice and people getting what they deserve and I believe, wholeheartedly, that the (surviving) little toe-rag responsible for the deaths and maiming of innocents should spend the rest of his natural life in some deep, dark Federal sh*thole, surrounded by people that like him as much as those outside….only they have records.Iran has pressure cookers! in Personal More Like This
However, I'm also in favour of accuracy. At least as far as claims made by the authorities are concerned, because if they're permitted to mislabel things during a period when emotions are, with good reason, high; they'll use that inaccuracy for their own ends at a later date.
A nuke is a weapon of mass destruction.
A warhead filled with chemical agents that cause people's faces to fall off in their hands is a weapon of mass destruction.
A can filled with explosives and shrapnel is a horrible device, but it is not a "weapon of mass destruction", nor should it have been suggested it was. It implies that most people have the materials required to build a
Grow some balls.I don't mind people voicing that they don't like my work or the content of my silly little cartoons. Most of the time I find it funny! But what really grates is when the individual doesn't have the spine to do so via their day-to-day DA profile.Grow some balls. in Personal More Like This
They set up a new one. One which they use to rattle off whatever flatulance they believe passes as worthwhile commentary in the real world, most likely in the wake of mummy and daddy slapping them on the wrist over something - angsty, juvenile pricks that they are.
And juvenile they must be, as anyone with a mite more experience would realise that any weight you hope your words might have is completely lost when someone visits your "slander" profile and reads the numbers "0 Deviations", "0 Favourites", "0 Watchers", "No Journal entries", etc.
It renders your words as vacuous as your gallery.
So if you're going to type stuff like "I feel like some of the smut you draw takes away from the credibility of your art as a whole." or
Quitely at work.The BBC takes a look at a day in the life of Glaswegian comic-book artist Vincent Deighan, better known as Frank Quitely.Quitely at work. in Personal More Like This
I'm sure a number of other artists here will be surprised (perhaps comforted) at the similarity you have in lifestyle: weird working hours and a workspace that looks like it's been hit by a bomb.
(Note: It's on the BBC's iPlayer, so Johnny Foreigner might not be able to view it)
TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS...Someone just linked me to this image (even featured my artbook cover in it) this morning and I thought it spoke to what i've dealt with my entire career.TO YOU ASPIRING ARTISTS... in Personal More Like This
Try to embrace what makes you different, even if it makes others uncomfortable.
NICKELODEON AND DREAMWORKS ARE LOOKING FOR TALENT!NICKELODEON ANIMATION launched an Animated Comedy Shorts Program. They are looking for writers/animators/artists to contribute.NICKELODEON AND DREAMWORKS ARE LOOKING FOR TALENT! in Personal More Like This
APPLY TO NICKELODEON HERE:
DREAMWORKS ANIMATION LOOKING TO TRAIN STORY ARTISTS:
"The Story Initiative Program at DreamWorks Animation is a comprehensive immersion program for recent college graduates who wish to pursue artistic careers as story artists.
The objective of the program is to identify and train entry-level storytellers in the techniques and practices of storyboarding for feature-length animated films. Over the course of an initial three month curriculum, trainees are instructed by a DWA senior story artist in a training environment that replicates the production environment on actual projects. Trainees learn how to: evaluate and plan their storyboard sequences,
MORE KEY ANIMATION FROM SPACE DANDY!!Another collection of 2D key animation from my favorite animated TV series on American television right now, Studio Bones's Space Dandy on Adult Swim!MORE KEY ANIMATION FROM SPACE DANDY!! in Personal More Like This
Space Dandy groovy-ass track "Stardust Pipeline" by the amazing Junk Fujiyama. Featured in the memorable space surfing scene in Ep 6. "The War of Undies And Vests, Baby”
The Making of YOSHINARI'S LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIAFor all aspiring artists/ students who whish to work in 2D animation production, and those already in 2D animation who know little to nothing about actual 2D animation production, here is but a glimpse of what it's like. This is also a pretty brilliant program enacted by Japanese grants to nurture the talent pool for the new generation. Watch director Yoh Yoshinari (gurren Lagaan, Evangelion, FLCL) train 5 young animators at his newly founded animation company STUDIO TRIGGER (KIll LA KILL), as he guides them through the process of helping him create the first episode of the wildly popular Little Witch Academia OVA. Inspiring stuff and a true peek behind the curtain of what it's like for young artists/creatives/animators who work under a giant like Yoshinari.The Making of YOSHINARI'S LITTLE WITCH ACADEMIA in Personal More Like This
BREAKING INTO TV ANIMATION!!!" Are you an aspiring artist and/or student interested in pursuing a career in TV animation production? Curious to know some of the inner workings of some of your favorite animated TV shows? Then look no further than " Drawing The Line: Breaking into Tv Animation." This highly informative panel will feature discussions, tips and information on breaking into the industry as told by artists and directors from some of today's hottest animated TV shows. The panel features Emmy Award-winning Character Designer Phil Bourassa (' FlashPoint: Paradox/ Young Justice'), Storyboard Artist Chris Copeland ( 'Marvel's Avengers: Assemble' ), Director/storyboard artist Jay Oliva ( FlashPoint: Paradox/'Dark Knight Returns Pts1&2/ Man Of Steel') Creative Producer/Director LeSean Thomas ('Black Dynamite: The Animated Series/ The Boondocks') Director Alan Wan ( Nickelodeon's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'), Producer Tim Yoon (The Legend of Korra Books 1&2), moderated by Will Feng (Justice League: CBREAKING INTO TV ANIMATION!!! in Personal More Like This
STUDIO TRIGGER'S YOH YOSHINARI on DEVIANTART!STUDIO TRIGGER'S YOH YOSHINARI on DEVIANTART! in Personal More Like This
Yoh Yoshinari (Gurren Lagaan, Little Witch Academia), legendary animator and and director at red-hot animation house, STUDIO TRIGGER just joined Deviantart!
Stop by and say hello to him Here!! :-D
SPACE DANDY?Space Dandy is a new animated tv series By Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop/Samurai Champloo). It's a pretty ground-breaking show in that it's the first japanese animated TV series with a world-wide premiere (starting in America FIRST). It's personally my favorite, 2D animated tv series airing in the states right now.SPACE DANDY? in Personal More Like This
As a consumer of animated content on TV for decades, I (like many I'm sure) am quite used to getting quality stuff finished and packaged, so I can take things things like SD for granted. However, as a Tv animation series producer/director, I know how incredibly challenging & difficult it is to produce/direct a single episode from a hand-drawn, animated action or comedyTV series (be it 11 minutes format or 22 minutes). So watching what Watanabe and his crew are doing from a production/planning/execution standpoint is a lesson in humility for me. This is high-level stuff for a TV budget and it makes a me a little envious that the guys across the pond have i
WHEN JOBS IN THE ANIMATION INDUSTRY DISAPPEAR..."....Yes, when your dream seems far away, you might experience discouragement, overwhelm or even depression. I know what that's like.WHEN JOBS IN THE ANIMATION INDUSTRY DISAPPEAR... in Personal More Like This
However, "Will my dreams ever come true?" is not the most important question you can ask yourself right now.
The bigger question that bad news reveals is this:
" IF MY DREAM DIES, WHAT WILL I DO?"
It is wise to decide how you'll respond to failure and seemingly insurmountable obstacles before you face them" :
READ MORE HERE: http://chrisoatley.com/jobs-in-animation-industry/
STAY THE COURSE!!!
The BOONDOCKS OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILERMark your calendars.The BOONDOCKS OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILER in Personal More Like This
April 21st. only on Adult Swim
Another one, great work Deviant?? (CASE SOLVE)Follow Me on FacebookAnother one, great work Deviant?? (CASE SOLVE) in Personal More Like This
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Ok, I not gonna complain now for this action, DEVIANT ART delete the last piece I posted of Mikasa from Attack on Titan....same old, same old, she is a minor of age.....okay I gonna accept it this time that's not bother me at all, even if she was FULLY clothed, the administration did his job, BUT.
What realllyyy piss me OFF, is that this piece I just post it TODAY, I have seen PLENTY of nude and erotic pieces with Mikasa, I could easily make a feature randomly of that but not, I not....what pissed me off of this
Legend of Korra Book 3 Trailer and LeakFollow Me on FacebookLegend of Korra Book 3 Trailer and Leak in Personal More Like This
Boy....it's just me of the Internet EXPLODE this week....I mean......E3 Nintendo OWNED totally Sony and Microsoft, Smash Brothers new characters, New Zelda, Uncharted 4, Mortal Kombat X, Mirror Edge 2, Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain.....I mean DAMN I barely can open my Facebook without getting a new awesome news or trailer one after the other XD.....but what I wanted to talk is about something else that got my attention the most..........LEGEND OF KORRA BOOK 3.
Ok I think you guys know pretty much that I was not a fan of what Michae
My Best TV and Movies 2014Follow Me on FacebookMy Best TV and Movies 2014 in Personal More Like This
Hi Folks, 2015 is getting closer and closer, so I wanted to make something that I did last year and is make a list of my favorites movies of this year, but this time also add my favorites TV series of 2014 as well, I think this year have a lot of good stuffs that we all saw in theaters or in our comfy homes so, let's see what I think was awesome this year.
This as well will be a art feature I choose some fan arts of different artist of the films or series I gonna talk about, I need to say, this are my picks, of the movies and series I saw this y
The Lego Movie ReviewCommission PricesThe Lego Movie Review in Personal More Like This
A LEGO MOVIE.......really?? I mean...how in blue hell somebody would think this idea could be consider something even close to watchable??.............AND YET.....everything in this film can be only describe with one single word............AWESOME
This film is simply fantastic, the animation, the Action, the cameos (oh the CAMEOOOSS), all the little reference and pop culture jokes, and the really creative and original story, breaking a lot of the traditional Hollywood Cliches....who in hell could think that all this could be in THIS??....THIS MOVIE???......A DAMN LEGO MOVIEE!! (sorry I'm still cannot believe it and I just saw it). Ok let's talk a little about this magnificent film.
End of an Era...No More NSFW(Explict porn) for MeFollow Me on FacebookEnd of an Era...No More NSFW(Explict porn) for Me in Personal More Like This
Hi folks, I wanted to talk about a decision I gonna take for my future commissions sessions starting with my next wave opening next week. I'm still behind with some commissions but I'm pretty sure they will be ready for this week.
Well let see how I put this in words, I have no idea how to put this lightly so.....short version, I'm stopping doing NSFW commissions, be Hentai, Porn or Adult commissions, so sadly at for my next commission list, I will don't gonna be accepting those commissions. Now JUST TO CLARIFY....I'm not s
Big Hero 6 (2014) ReviewFollow Me on FacebookBig Hero 6 (2014) Review in Personal More Like This
God I HATE when movies get this LATE to my country, specially Disney films, they always send it so late, ghaaahhhgg!!
Well Guys you know me, I fucking love Disney, and the last past 4 years, Disney is in a Rampage to return to the top, and they certain are not slowing down yet, this second Renaissance era is still rolling, cause this one....was FREAKING AWESOME. Still there is just a tiny element for me that drag it down a point in my score and is the only bad I can find in the film:
-Predictability: Not that the pl
Legend of Korra Book 4 Balance Review (Thanks you)Follow Me on FacebookLegend of Korra Book 4 Balance Review (Thanks you) in Personal More Like This
I'm not crying.....nope...not at....n.....not...at...................
Ok, I just comeback from watch The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies.....good film....but the only thing in my head the whole time was.....I need to talk about Korra, I need to talk about Korra, I need to talk about Korra, I need to talk about Korra......so yeah.....LET'S TALK ABOUT KORRA XD.
Guys, this have been a journey, and sadly all journeys have to eventually come to an end, but damn I glad it end in a high note, and W
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Hi Folks, I just end watching this awesome show and really, really need to talk about it, because... IT DESERVE IT.
It's been a while since I didn't find something to watch that make watch several episodes straight forward and doesn't wanted to stop, well this series did it, and it's a huge surprise for me, I have heard about this show before, but I never was interesting to see it....you see funny story, My childhood was the 80' and 90' (Yeah I'm Old I know) so by the time Cartoon Network start his golden era of
Edge of Tomorrow (2014) ReviewFollow Me on FacebookEdge of Tomorrow (2014) Review in Personal More Like This
This film is the fine example of GREAT FILM....and terrible marketing campaign.
Before I get into the review, I know this film is pretty much BOMB by now, but if you get the chance to go and see it in Theaters....JUST GO AND DO IT, faster review ever XD.
Ok....boy since I saw the trailer of this I was hype for this film, I love sci-fi I don't care how shitty the trailers look or how Generic, I love sci-fi films and for some reason I love any sci-fi with Tom Cruise involve. I heard all the criticism that the trailers of this movie get befor
The Tales of the Princess Kaguya (2013) ReviewFollow Me on FacebookThe Tales of the Princess Kaguya (2013) Review in Personal More Like This
My god....did somebody wanted to kill me WITH FEELINGS this week......this one nearly do it....damn first Korra end now I see this one, seriously, a heart can take so much before break....damnnnnnn!!!
Say that this movie is GORGEOUS.....it's just an understatement.......this film is freaking BEAUTIFUL, in every aspect of the word, damnnn......I not gonna lie, I love Ghibli studios but some of the later films have not capture me like they used to, Wind Rises although is a great film for sure, didn't do it for me, I almost sleep twice watching it.
Road of thornsErrors are part of the road embrace them, learn from them be stronger, dont skip them. To learn how to ride a bike learn to fall first. So you can land on your feet, then try hard and faster, with no more fear to fall.Road of thorns in Personal More Like This
I dont believe in mentors, not all mentors are qualified to teach, they can misguide you sometimes. If you have a mentor it can turn you into his clone, i had seen tons of great artists that their technique wasnt good but they were more unique and after having mentor, their style lose uniqueness. Because be honest, we copy what we like, and usually we ask for mentors of people that style will enjoy the most.
For example you go and learn to play guitar with Slash, you will master the guitar at rock, but you if you wanna learn country, Slash wont teach you that, your hands will have the skills but you will have to start country from zero, and country its your style.
Sooner or later the technique of the mentor will consume you. Because errors are the things that
Ego vs tirednessThe other day a friend told me that he meet an artist he liked in a con in san diego, and he said to me that he was a real douchebag. I replied to him, does he was all day signing to a lot of people at the both?, did he had pain in his back?, do you catch him running like crazy to the bathroom and you wanted to tell him the story of your life? Did you interrupt him talking to a friend he havent seen in 8 years? When you were talking to him the line was big so he interrupt you to give minutes to the person you didnt see at your back? Did he was sick and taking pills at the booth? Did he receive a call that he wont get paid and got mad? Did a close family member died recently and he just wants to be alone and shows no interest in your talking about Dragon Ball?Ego vs tiredness in Personal More Like This
Those are the questions people never make, they just say i talked to him, didnt got the reaction i was expecting, soooooo, he must be a douche.
Strange because i used to think the same w
Coolest video game everSweating like a cheerleader on her first date right now.Coolest video game ever in Personal More Like This
Art is BrainwashHhahahahha is as bad as it sounds. Im gonna ask you guys this because im not sure if im the only one with this issue.Art is Brainwash in Personal More Like This
Im constantly reading book, art books, topics, improving, learning anatomy muscles, then the next day learn something else. But few days later ive already forgot some important stuff, so i go back to re learn color, but then i forgot some part of anatomy, so i go back and study again that part of anatomy, but then i forgot about values, so i have to go and study that again, but then again forgot about colors so i have to go again and...............................................................Etc. Eternal spiral.
And the irony is that i know every single hidden item on metroid maps, i know were are all the rupies and hearts hidden at zelda, i know how much points i need to unlock next weapon on Bf4. But i forget somethign as easy as drawing a knee?
Are you f%%&%&%%&%& kidding me?????????????
I had read that people forget 80% of
Anime that s interesting to meHi people, new year, new season in anime. I wont call it anime reviews anymore, because im not a pro critic, and im always subjective, i just cant be objective. If new anime didnt made it to this list, its because its not bad, its because its not my taste. Anime its like food, you might be alergic to ones, and some of them you will eat it so fast because you love it. lets start this list shall we.Anime that s interesting to me in Personal More Like This
Mushishi Tokubetsu hen
Mushishi is back guys, not as a series but as ovas. This is a show that is so sad and beautiful at same time, ive always feels bad when they kill a weird creature, im always amazed aboutthe imagination and creativity of this creator, compared to this stories all new animes looks really bad, at least in writting to me. Its not an anime for all people, there is no action or mega boobs here, just clever writting. All emotions.
The best director of anime returns. Animation top as notch as samurai champloo like previous work. This anime its like if Red line
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ, changesTook me almost two weeks of hard work but i finally finished my webpage-IMPORTANT PLEASE READ, changes in Personal More Like This
-INTERACTIVITY( Wanted a place where people can interact and find cool places, not just a site of look at my art and thats it.)
-All accounts in one place(instagram, Grooveshark, Blog, Live Channel, Youtube, facebook, gloogleplus, pixiv and many more).
-Sketches and art not posted here.
-Cool videos, and art sharing feed back, like cool tutorials i had found, or cool references.
- Music Feed, people ask me all the time of the music i use on my livestreams, finally a section where you can easy play the music lists.
So as you can see, my journal links were clean up, because they were moved to my site, so like it, and share it with other people, my make updates more easier to be found. Specially for live stream, i wont be doing the announcements here on my journal anymore, it will be on my site or facebook and twitter feeeds. So please add me on your list.
Thank you for reading this, im really lucky
Korra surpasses Aang tv series(spoilers)Epic spoilers dont read.Korra surpasses Aang tv series(spoilers) in Personal More Like This
This is the season i wanted to see compared with past two, cool characters, epic fights, not cheap endings for cool villians like past two seasons that feel rushed. Now the series aint focussed in just Korra save us, feels like old Aang saga, were everyone has a role to play.
When i was watching korra fighting in avatar state i just was on my edge of my seat. When i saw Tenzen figthing like a bad ass, was the first time i saw a master airbender in beast mode, there were tons of epic moments on each chapter.
The tatoo ceremony was epic, i just couldnt stop my manly tears coming out from my eyes. Watching Korra a character i didnt liked for the past two seasons too much annoying and overpowered, watching her in that state in the end of episode 13, for the fisrt time i cared about her. Its the first time i see her as a normal young girl.
Did anyone noticed Aang theme, when they create a tornado, that moment was epic. Im thinking getting this season in
KING OF ANIME part 2Finalllyyyyyyyyyyyyyy finalllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy teaaaars offf joyyyyyyy, tearrsss offf yoyyyyyy, let ME play a song first. Ummmmm here it is.KING OF ANIME part 2 in Personal More Like This
Imagine the song "Ode to joy" and play it in your mind as you read.
After months and months of waiting an anime that could fill this hole in my chest arrives, finally a male character i can relate to, not because im strong or something, but about girl, man finally a main male character that doesnt looks like a yuri girl with pants. Whats the anime im talking about, well is this one
The story not average at al, saw the previews of this anime and i was like seems different, then finally it airs, i watch it and i was like wait a minute, this looks like Densha otoko, then the train happens and i was like hooolyyyy shirtttttt this looks like densha Otokoooooooo( densha otoko its the coolest thing i had watched)
Plot is super manly guy gets hot hick romance.
here is the trailer.
Spoilers talk, if you h
Two animes Jewels i missedI apologize, it seems i miss judged one anime, i thought it was going to be a terrorist moe crap, because saw first episode and all pointed to be a really lest make a terrorist pretty new moe genre but i was wrong. Im talking about, you know....Two animes Jewels i missed in Personal More Like This
Zankyou no Terror
Saw it on my list in netflix, and i was like what the hell, lets see episode two, because i saw it had 5 stars and i was like why? Need to see it, then in episode 2 they changed the focus, it was more about the police than the two cute guys. The police dude raminded me of the evil guy in cowboy bebop movie, i was like damn i love this style of realism. Story started to grow in me and then i saw this scene.
And literally blew my mind away, i was like wowww, music its great, the song reminded me of Akira, because of the bikes and the weird way drums type sounds, reminded me a lot of a akira but in a happier way, each time i see this clip i want to take a road trip to feel a
Why people think art should be cheapI mean some people even think that digital art should be cheaper than traditional, because there is no original.Why people think art should be cheap in Personal More Like This
Its funny when people ask tons of things in a drawing, like 30 characters fighting a 12 dragons, and they think they can get it cheaper than a pencil drawing, because in the computer there must be a secret brush that makes all of this in 2 hours.
Sadly, painted style in digital takes more time than traditional. Artists says its easier, because you have more control. But sadly textures are cooler in traditional, and easier.
I remember 4 or 5 years ago when started thinking bout digital, i said damn if i learn digital, i will skip drawings and paint directly, this will make my life easier, it will take me less time to finish a product, like i can even finish 3 drawings in just a day, yeahhh i should try that.
5 years later, i was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo wroonnngggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg.
So i used to think the same about speed, but not about price.
on my to draw lista hillbilly telling the predator : you got a purty mouth!on my to draw list in Personal More Like This
i bet about 20 of you are laughing your asses off right about now XD
a cool comic from a deviantartist on kickstarterhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1627457613/ghostblade-volume-1-by-wlopa cool comic from a deviantartist on kickstarter in Personal More Like This
i got pointed towards it and asked to share this...
looks damn good. give it a look !
ravine issue 2 is out in septembershould ave been august, but some unexpected problems popped out ...i hate unexpected problems....ravine issue 2 is out in september in Personal More Like This
cause..yknow..expected ones are just friggin awesome XD
anyhoo issue 1 will be reprinted too and available.
about the books themselves. each issue is a 160 page graphic novel. of that book 1 is 120 pages of comic, and 40 pages of bonus world material. sort of an encyclopaedic, not necessary, but tasty fluff,
book 2 is 135 pages of comic and 25 pages of fluffy side stuff
series itself will consist of 12 books. so by is end it will be about 1500 pages of one single fantasy tale
early previews for boo 2 are here, and soon the ones with final text and lettering will be shown, online so i will link those when they are up
books are available for preorder through amazon , and pretty much any comic book store or top cow.
my youtube channelfor those interested about my workflows i got m a bunch of videos there.my youtube channel in Personal More Like This
4 of them are tutorial videos , youwill have to excuse my allergy induced itch that resulted in me trying to scratch my troat.... which my microphone then decided to pick up and multiply to what sounds like me and my pet chiuaua trying to compete for the tutorial....i do not wons a pet chiuaua... i have a cat... he is a spoiled douche....
but that's a whole nother story
enjoy all you who haven't seen these yet as next month i will post a few shorter, more focused video tuts, some on photoshop techniques, some on general crap i figured out over time. till then
death vigil coming this july :)aaand finally the official image comics july solicits are out and alongside many great comics... my li'l pile of undead necromantic fun!death vigil coming this july :) in Personal More Like This
so if you wanted to get it, there it is, coming out in july, and i will keep you updated and well teased with upcoming issues material as by the time issue 1 hits...i'll be finishing issue 4 XD
and for those anxious about ravine issue 2 ron is wrapping ut his rewrite of it all finally and i am hoping that in a few days my next journall will be... F&/KYEAH WE SENT IT TO THE DAMN PRINT!
so stay tuned for that XD
comixology sale... so this is a thing this weekendhttps://www.comixology.com/Stjepan-Sejic-Sale/page/6306?ref=c2l0ZS9pbmRleC9kZXNrdG9wL2xhcmdlQ2Fyb3VzZWwcomixology sale... so this is a thing this weekend in Personal More Like This
for those who like their comics digitally, apparently there is a sale of the stuff i drew, and stuff i wrote and drew
aaand now i'm all like:
HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO MEDON'T PANIC!HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO ME in Personal More Like This
okay, so a slew of questions that i am pummelled with made me do this.
so here we go.
WHO IS YOUR DADDY AND WHAT DOES HE DO?
i am stjepan sejic, a comic and videogame artist designer 3d modeller illustrator, and a comic writer.
yeah... i have a few hobbies XD
in my career i have drawn the following comics
kade sun of perdition, my first comic book outing
darkness levels 1 issue
first born event 3 issues
witchblade.. 30 +issues
broken trinity 3 issues
angelus 6 issues angelus pilot season 1 issue
first born aftermath 1 issue
artifacts about 15ish issues
aphrodite 9 8 issues and going!
and a crapton of covers
dynamite entertainment , a crapton of covers
zenescope entertainment a crapton of covers
marvel a bunch of covers
comics i draw and write
ravine- epic fantasy 1 issue out, 2 about to be published
teen witchblade, adventure/comedy being finished, and issue 1 will be posted here
advice on some stuff to look up before tutorialsso im gonna be starting to make some tutorials soonadvice on some stuff to look up before tutorials in Personal More Like This
before that you should look up some informations
you probably noticed that in my work it is often hard to distinguish if im using a zbrush model or just painined it all in photoshop
reason for that is simple.
my realism rendering is greatly based on 3 d rendering processes.
by this i mean as i learned 3d i became aware of the stuff we usually visually take for granted.
qualities of material, importance of reflectivity, ambient occlusion, and subsurface scattering.
to any 3d artist these are everyday terms, while 2d artists usually paint them without often even being aware of wheat they are really doing
for instance , a 3d artist will at any given point use 2 types of shadows. cast shadows from a direct lightsource, and ambient occlusion shadows which naturally appear more intensively the closer planes of an object are together.
i can get into this and make it a long discussion , but easier w
my current comic workmy current comic work in Personal More Like This
okay so i keep getting questions on my current stuff , how and where to get them, so if you are one of the people who asked, this is my answer
my comicwokrk currently consists of 3 basic branches of work
writing and art done by me
art done by me
and covers done by me
before we get to the books themselves i would like to offer bit of an insight for anyone interested in getting their own stuff out there.
i am not covering crowdfunding as i personally stay clear of it.
this is a bunch of experiences i had, and since i got through this and am now doing fine, i thought some might find them useful
now, as i work predominantly for independent companies, my work can be a bit hard to get.
reason for this is a simple one. comic book stores buy their supplies from diamond. the main distributor.
they buy stuff they know will sell. comics aren't a huge profit business so they have to choose the winners on their own.
it is a ha
The World Needs More MuppetsI just watched Muppets Most Wanted recently and it reminded me why I love these little fuzzy weirdos so much. While binge-watching Muppet videos on YouTube this week, I noticed a lot of comments from people saying “Bring back the Muppet Show!” or words to that effect. And that got me thinking. Y’know, a new Muppet television show could be a great idea! If you want to stick with the variety format of The Muppet Show, it’s a fairly easy set-up to maintain: comedy sketches, musical numbers, celebrity guests, and the Muppets being their usual Muppety selves. The recent Muppet movies have restored Kermit and the gang back to the forefront of the public consciousness; what better way to keep them there than by bringing them back to television, the medium they were created for in the first place?The World Needs More Muppets in Personal More Like This
Well, there are some issues. Namely, the fact that Muppet Show revivals have been attempted twice before and fell flat on their faces both times. First was The Jim Henson Hour
This Is InfuriatingI'm going to take a break from promoting Nineteen-Ninety-Something for a minute to talk seriously about something that's been blowing up all over Tumblr this week, something that makes me sick the more I think about it.This Is Infuriating in Personal More Like This
So apparently, Steven Universe fans hate My Little Pony fans. One of the moderators on Equestria Daily announced recently that he was going to start a Steven Universe site in the same vein, a hub for news, fan art, and other assorted fun stuff. This made the SU fandom flip its collective shit, with an explosive outcry that basically amounted to "Fuck off, neckbeards, don't bring your pony porn into our fandom." Clearly, the brony reputation precedes them. It got so bad that the EQD mod in question immediately trashed his plans for the new site, not wanting to invoke any full-scale fandom wars.
I've talked before about how squicked out I am by the darker side of the MLP:FIM fandom, and how the elitist cloppers who whine about the show not pandering to them scream lo
The Top 10 Most Cromulent Simpsons Episodes: 10-6Ever since I first started watching The Simpsons almost a decade and a half ago, I've had a hard time pinning down my favorite episodes. How can I possibly choose my all-time favorites from 528 episodes, 185 of which are actually good? Well, after much consideration and re-watching of the series, I think I've got it down at last. Presenting the first half of a two-part list, detailing my absolute favorite episodes of what was once the greatest cartoon on television. (Seasons 10 through 24 need not apply.)The Top 10 Most Cromulent Simpsons Episodes: 10-6 in Personal More Like This
10. Last Exit to Springfield
What is there to say about this episode that hasn't been said already? Entertainment Weekly ranked it #1 on its list of the Greatest Simpsons Episodes of All Time, and surely, there can be no higher praise than that, right? It is an incredibly funny episode, barely even allowing you time to breathe between jokes. Case in point: the marvelous sequence where Mr. Burns gives Homer the grand tour of his palatial mansion, which contains the largest TV in
I Love the '90s With a VengeanceDear VH1,I Love the '90s With a Vengeance in Personal More Like This
Hey, way to go! You finally put together an "I Love the..." series for the 2000s that not only came out after the decade was over, but also highlights stuff people actually remember! I knew you could pull it off. (Definitely could use more Hal Sparks, though. And Michael Ian Black. And Mo Rocca, and Rachel Harris, and Godfrey... But I digress.)
Anyway, now that you're doing new "I Love the..."s again, wouldn't you agree it's high time you finally got around to making one last "I Love the '90s" miniseries? Even with the first one and "I Love the '90s: Part Deux", there's still about 200 or so events from the decade worthy of good-natured ribbing left to cover. Hell, "I Love the '80s" got three series, so why not this one?
I'll even save you some time. I've comprised a list of topics for your cadre of all-but-unknown comedians to discuss for each episode. Rest assured that I have thoroughly checked and double-checked both previous "I Love the '90s" series to ensure that none of
My Top 10 Most Influential Underwater Scenes: 10-6Ever since I started doing Off the Deep End, I suddenly seem to get asked one question more than any other: “What’s the deal with you and underwater scenes?” Well, I’ve always been endlessly fascinated by the contrast between land and water. If you think about it, water is like another dimension where everything is totally different to us, and we humans can’t breathe in it, stand up in it, or see clearly through it – yet it covers more than two-thirds of our home planet. I think it’s really interesting to see people try to carry on their everyday lives underwater, even though we have no business being there. I can see a lot of creative potential in that. Yes, it’s weird, but that weirdness is what draws me to it.My Top 10 Most Influential Underwater Scenes: 10-6 in Personal More Like This
And where did this fascination come from? Well, thinking back to my childhood, of which I spent the vast majority glued to a TV screen, I’ve narrowed down ten of the most noteworthy scenes that flashed before my impressiona
My Top 10 Most Influential Underwater Scenes: 5-1Part two! There's some pretty obscure stuff on this list, but once you take a look at it all, I think it becomes pretty apparent why I do what I do.My Top 10 Most Influential Underwater Scenes: 5-1 in Personal More Like This
5. We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story: Louie’s Breakfast-Making Escape Raft Capsizes
Steven Spielberg’s 1993 was going so well up until this point – he had Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, and “Animaniacs”, and then this happened. Terrible, terrible movie, folks, believe me. But at least one scene stuck with me, despite its extreme brevity. There’s two annoying precocious kids in this movie, and we’re introduced to one of them in the middle of the Hudson River. Louie is a preteen runaway who’s apparently crafty enough to build a raft equipped with a machine that makes his breakfast for him (what, did he borrow the blueprints from Pee-Wee Herman?). As he rafts down the tranquil river, jamming out to the music on his boombox, the dinosaurs come parachut
Are You Afraid of the Grimdark?After I started posting Animorphs fan art this past week, I got into a discussion with several Deviants about the way the original book series ended. My stance was, I didn’t like Animorphs’ gradual slide into bleak depressing hopelessness, where nothing works out for any of the main characters and it’s heavily implied that they all die. The whole thing felt like K.A. Applegate toying with the readers’ emotions for five years just to say “See? This is why war is bad, people!” Yeah, I get that. But I prefer stories where the good guys triumph, where they overcome insurmountable odds and achieve their goals. It’s hopeful, it’s inspiring, and it’s why I love to read stories.Are You Afraid of the Grimdark? in Personal More Like This
But entertainment at large is trending away from that, it seems. Just a few days after I had this discussion, the guys over at Cracked put out a podcast that coincidentally talked about the exact same thing: http://www.cracked.com/podcast/why-our-favorite-tv-shows-a
Interview With The MichelleSon-Void tagged me to do an interview meme with one of my OCs, and I chose Michelle for this prestigious honor. After all these years, she's still the one Nineteen-Ninety-Something character who I still feel like I need to develop more. This oughta take care of that...Interview With The Michelle in Personal More Like This
#1: What is your name?
Michelle Hsien! What's up?
#2: Do you know why you were named that?
Well, I assume my parents had something to do with it. Pretty sure they just thought it sounded pretty.
#3: Single or taken?
Oh my God, I'm dating the sweetest guy in the world! His name is Joel, and he totally gets me - he makes me happier than anything or anybody, ever!
#4: Do you have any special abilities or powers?
If you consider being fluent in DOS a power, then hell yeah. Also, I can stand on my head, if that's worth anything.
#5: Stop being a Mary-Sue!
What, you mean like Internet fanfiction? What's that got to do with anything?
#6: *ahem* Sorry about that.
Nineteen-Ninety-Something vs. Off the Deep EndOkay, folks, Nineteen-Ninety-Something has been running as a daily strip for about half a year now. I've produced about 200 strips so far, and it's pretty clear now what the series' world is like and who the characters are. Devoting all that time to this series has slashed the amount of time I have to spend on Off the Deep End, but you've also seen a pretty decent chunk of that too, and I just did those character profiles this week that offer a little more insight into who the main characters are.Nineteen-Ninety-Something vs. Off the Deep End in Personal More Like This
So, that being said...which series do you like better?
A lot of the feedback I've been getting on NNS seems to be the same: "Oh, this is unpleasant." "I was hoping for a happy ending to this story." "Man, I hate this character!" Whereas the feedback on the little glimpses I've been able to do of OTDE are more along the lines of "Aww, this is adorable!" "I remember always wanting to do this!" "This is some of your best stuff!" And that tells me that maybe I'm putting all my time and effort beh
Shameless Self-PromotionJust a reminder, my Tumblr is up and running smoothly now, and it's the current home to all my regular Nineteen-Ninety-Something updates. A new strip every day:Shameless Self-Promotion in Personal More Like This
I'm getting into the stuff that I've never posted in my DA gallery before, so if you want to see all-new adventures of Joel, Aaron, Katy, Ashleigh, and the others, it's definitely worth a look.
The Bomango Show (updated even more yet again!)Jordan Haro (aka DeadTom22) :iconBard71: and Sandra Espinoza are my shining stars. Love 'em. For awhile now, they've been bringing Bomango comics to life with sound and voice, and, yup, the collection continues below! Enjoy!The Bomango Show (updated even more yet again!) in Personal More Like This
(from and and and and and and )
see you later!
yo, pumpkin head!yo, pumpkin head! in Personal More Like This
It's that time of year again, so here are a couple Halloween re-postings courtesy of :iconBard71: and the Bomango gang to get you into the spirit of things. There's a boatload of new content ahead, but unfortunately that list didn't include fresh Halloween stuff this year (to my sincere lasting regret -.-). Just the same, please enjoy these classic clips, which will remind you to...
1) Pick a costume that grabs folks' attention:
2) Never underestimate the power of ghostly Hams:
3) And finally, don't mess with the stash:
be safe out there
A Rim PacificOh, what fun it is to watch mayhem...A Rim Pacific in Personal More Like This
As of this writing (typing), I've just gotten back from a late viewing (in the sense that it's late Sunday night/Monday morning and that I'm also late to the party) of "Pacific Rim" in 3D, and since I'm still pretty juiced on kaiju hijinks I've decided to yammer about it.
No point in delaying the inevitable: I loved the crap out of this movie. There were only a couple other folks in the theater with me (I went alone, thanks very much all you slacker "friends" who can't be bothered to follow me to giant robot glory!) but the enthusiasm was still present. There was clapping and vocalizing of the "Hell YES" variety, and that's half the fun of going to the movies; when you slam bolt upright in your seat, slap your knee and pump your fist, then realize you're not the only one doing it because on the screen a GIANT ROBOT IS USING AN OIL TANKER AS A BASEBALL BAT and that is the level of response such a sight demands. At LEAST.
Then you have your gorgeous
Slumlord Frigid AirAbout a year ago, I moved into a studio apartment on the east side of Sheboygan. It's an old brick building right across the street from the marina, with a nice view of Lake Michigan. The place is fairly old (built in the 1940s, I believe), but I like the look and feel of older buildings. And the rent was reasonably cheap, too, at about $350 per month. Since most of my paycheck gets eaten up by student loan payments, I wasn't really in the market for anything more expensive than that. A studio apartment is pretty small and cramped, but it's not like a single guy needs much space to run around, and I don't have much furniture anyway.Slumlord Frigid Air in Personal More Like This
For the most part, it's been a good ride. My closest neighbor, Mike, is a friend from work, and the other neighbors are either pleasant or keep to themselves (even when Mike and I are up til 3 am drinking beer and bitching about life. It happens quite a lot). Then, about 2 weeks ago, the gas company put a notice on the front door informing us the gas would
The Tweet of LifeI remember a time when this journal was my fountain of release, where I'd mutter all sorts of nonsense and ruminations for paragraphs at a time, people would comment, I'd comment back, and we'd all laugh on and on into the night while sipping brandy and nibbling on exotic cheeses while the band played on....and then Twitter came around, and all my idiot thoughts leaked out into an anonymous pool of hashtags and banality and my deviantART journal reservoir ran dry.The Tweet of Life in Personal More Like This
Because that's kind of what twitter is, you know? Holes in the aqueduct. All the thoughts and observations that might eventually pool into a more cogent set of ideas and expressiveness just trickle into short bites of text that impress no one. My journals and those of others are pretty shallow to begin with, but at least they have the illusion of being a more formal means of expression. Tweets are just more accessible, infinitely less significant yammering. And everyone can do it. A far smaller percentage of people are capabl
Righteous FuryI promise this journal will function as something of a movie/show review in time, but before I get to that...Righteous Fury in Personal More Like This
"Mad Max: Fury Road" beat me on the first try.
Which is to say, I had to walk out about 20 minutes into my first attempt on account of a health issue that's been dogging me for awhile. I won't bore you with the details, but the basic meat of it is that I'm an anxious person, have been for some time, and it's something that's snowballed with time. At its most basic, it means I generally avoid social situations or unfamiliar places. At its worst, it means pacing the house and freaking out over ridiculously mundane things, and going into a panic over life, death, money, age, disease, ambition, etc. Usually there's an explanable reason, followed by a comedown and general malaise. But this weekend, just a few minutes into a FANTASTIC movie (seriously, but more on that later), my heart rate peaked, my head panicked, and I couldn't come down. I've had minor heart palpitation issues be
Charlie and the Big Bad WorldAH yes...social injustice... a familiar bell ringing in my old hippie ear. Shall I wade in?? Well...I'll go in ankle deep here, OK.Charlie and the Big Bad World in Personal More Like This
This is no a problem that has a solution. It has only agreements to disagree.
I disagree profoundly with the KKK but I defend their right to free speech and, yes, even when it points it's boney finger of vitriol my direction because of some of the beliefs I hold dear.
I have an idea..."Hey, Muslims, if you don't like Charlie Hebdo cartoons, don't fuckin look at them" because there are MILLIONS of your brothers who are peace loving, free speech defending, and TRUTHFUL practitioners of your "faith". Matter of fact, a French police officer that these guys murdered was Muslim.
In a society, we have to have rules, laws, and boundaries. I could possibly drive 50KPH in a 25KPH zone but there are laws against that because at some point in time, lawmakers decided the risk to reward balance was too great to drive faster than 25. Even though I am (c
Everything is Beautiful...NOT!In the 1960s, Ray Stevens wrote a song titled "Everything Is Beautiful" and it won him a grammy. Perhaps it was the idealism of those times or maybe a personal philosophy that gave birth to this song. It starts out with children singing "Jesus Loves the Little Children", a song I remember singing in church when I was a child.Everything is Beautiful...NOT! in Personal More Like This
"Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Red and yellow, black and white
They are precious in His sight
Jesus loves the little children of the world"
Like Disney's "It's a Small World", this song has a worm like infectious tune that rolls around in your brain like a marble in a barrel. A child, once he has learned this song, will hum it, whistle it, and sing it until adult ears bleed. Not only is the tune contagious, the lyrics are ideal and Pollyanna to the point of near myopic blindness.
After one chorus of "Jesus Loves the Little Children", Mr. Stevens' song moves into his "Everything Is Beautiful, in It's Own Way" mantra.
The notion he pu
The Pelican is still around!!!!It took a couple of friends and me about 3 hours to delete all the images from my gallery. There are a few left, but no nudes.The Pelican is still around!!!! in Personal More Like This
I will keep an account here on DA and pop in occasionally to see what's going on but for the most part, I am moving on. It had become increasingly obvious to me that this is not the site I should be on. I have been looking at the front page of DA for 5 years now and wondering why I am here.
Anyway - I've blabbed enough about that topic. If you look at my last journal, you'll get the idea.
Here is where you can find me these days AND you can see ALL the nudes I had here on DA plus a bunch of new ones AND more coming. I just did another shoot with Scar last night, so there are some cool images from that shoot! I'll give you a hint "Fire chandelier!"
Also check me out on Google+
You'll find all the nudes I had here and MORE!!! You will have to send me a friend request. I like that because i
The Adventures of Squicken... Week OneMy name is Cameron Michael but all my friends call me "Squicken". It's a mixture of "Squid" (what Mommy calls my Dad) and "Chicken" (what Daddy calls my Mommy). I was born last Tuesday the 18th, and have learned SO MUCH that I asked Dad if I could write about it here in his journal.The Adventures of Squicken... Week One in Personal More Like This
Dad gave me permission so here goes my first attempt at writing. Don't judge me too harshly because I'm only a week old and I've got my hands full trying to learn stuff. For instance, eyes!!! Wow, eyes are tough to control! It's hard to focus them and move them all around. I can't really see all that well yet but I think I recognize Mom and Dad and I CERTAINLY recognize a fine nipple, which makes Dad proud. Of course, I don't have much experience with other nipples but, I have time to fix that.
I spent a few days in ICU (Mom, Dad, and I called it "jail") at the hospital because Mom ran a fever during birth and the docs said they found some indication of infection in the blood samples they took from me
Crossing the LineAlmost 99.9999% of the comments I get on DA are very nice and complimentary. For this I am grateful and appreciative. I also appreciate the occasional criticism that suggests I try a different crop, color, or lens choice. Even after 35 years I feel it is vital to listen to all the input I get because there are occasional jewels of ideas that come from learned professionals and beginning amateurs alike. Sometimes I even like it more when someone who is new to photography makes suggestions because they aren't stifled by the "rules" we all learn when we start out.Crossing the Line in Personal More Like This
Recently, I've had a few people say some interesting and absurd things. These comments are related to my having taken down my gallery of nudes. First of all, let me say, my motive for this action was simply time management. I run a business so I don't have time to respond to all the comments or even read them all.
The suggestion has been made that by me removing the nudes, by responding to horrid comments then hiding and blockin
Japan Journal....day one, 11/11/11Time is certainly displaced. We're not really suffering jet lag but it's obvious our bodies are weirded out by being here.Japan Journal....day one, 11/11/11 in Personal More Like This
My girlfriend and I traveled today to Atsugi, about an hour train ride from Tokyo. We had some business to take care of there. It was a bit frustrating because we couldn't get everything done we needed to, but the traveling to and from was delightful.
I was amazed, looking out the train window, there was not ONE piece of litter. I think we traveled 20 miles or more before I saw so much as a tissue paper beside the tracks. The Japanese, even in the less affluent areas, are incredibly tidy.
During the morning commute, the subway trains are packed so full there are literally uniformed individuals called "pushers" whose job it is to shove people into the cars as tightly as possible. As the doors slide shut they get very aggressive and carry out their job of sardine commuter packing very seriously and they do it with smiles and white gloves and a charm that everyo
Japan Trip... MinamisanrikuA little more on Minamisanriku before I move on. It is impossible to describe what I saw there. Standing in the middle of such mass destruction is overwhelming to the point you just go numb. More than anything, what I felt was confusion. My mind could not comprehend houses in this place, I couldn't hear children playing, smell food cooking, or touch the texture of a building it was all scraped clean down to nothing but concrete slabs.Japan Trip... Minamisanriku in Personal More Like This
We had hired a cab driver to take us around. It felt invasive so we asked the cabbie if it was OK. Not only was he OK with me taking photos, he knew all the best spots because he had shuffled many people from the press to various locations. He told us that his Father in law was in the hospital when the earthquake hit, so the nurses took him up to the third floor where they thought they'd be safe. The tsunami took them all.
As we drove into the center of where the town used to be, I just got out and started walking. My gf couldn't bring herself to ev
Today, I am HeartbrokenThis past week our nation witnessed one of the most horrific violations in history. A beast that I refuse to name, planned and then killed 12 people in a theatre in Colorado. I won't go into details of how, why, or who committed this atrocity.Today, I am Heartbroken in Personal More Like This
What I WILL address is the idea of our Constitutional "right to bear arms". The misconstrued perception of this "right", saddens and confuses me. The archaic belief that having a gun in our houses will enable us to "defend ourselves" is not only statistically improbable, it is metaphorically AND literally unsettling to those who live with us. A loaded gun in a house says,"I don't trust people", "I am afraid someone will break in and hurt us", and also "I am willing to shoot to kill another human being".
If you have a gun in your house and it is NOT loaded, the statistical probability of you being able to get to it, load it, and confront a home invader AND for the outcome of that confrontation to be positive in ANY way, is insignificantly small.
JosephI was looking back at the comments and image I did way back and I thought some more about Joseph (Patriarch Jacob's son)...Joseph in Personal More Like This
Joseph wasn't just a pretty face. He had such a sight beyond sight, seeing things the way God did. How else could he sustain his sanity for about 40 years in an EGYPTIAN prison and before that, getting sexually harassed for YEARS by his boss' wife, and BEFORE that being sold into slavery by his own brothers. Not only that but he didn't live life on the defensive and grow bitter but made use of his time and resources wherever he was. Of course he must have had many moments of despair and anger. He was far away from his land and family (back when that was all you had) but it didn't control him at the end. He always did his best and exercised his gifts diligently. He saw things as opportunities no matter how small and mundane they were. His life story means a whole lot more to me now that I'm older. I have to figh
Happy 4th Everyone!I'm currently boiling some potatoes and carrots for a nice side dish for the mini-BBQ at a friend's. In the mean time I just wanted to wish you all a wonderful Independence Day!Happy 4th Everyone! in Personal More Like This
Hoping for America to stay freer than ever before and always remember who we are.
My 4th of July Prayer:
Thank you that we have a place to try and come and pursue righteousness and our dreams in the doing of good to others and the exercising of our gifts. Thank you for the sacrifices that people have paid on our behalf and we honor that and all our veterans who sacrifice their bodies for us. Please provide for them and give them the honor they deserve and the mental/physical healing they need along with their families.
YHWH, deliver us from dead-end work, greed, and corporate cruelty. I rebuke Mammon, the worship of money, in the name of Jesus Christ our High Priest. Loose our finances so that we can have an inheritance for our children. Cause us to start our own businesses that functio
UpdateI just want to say thanks to everyone regarding my last journal for your encouragement and kind words. Merry blessed Christmas when it comes! It's still tough but I feel I am finding ways to turn it into something productive. It has driven me to pray more so that's a good thing.Update in Personal More Like This
I will be updating my commission information for the new year so you'll see some changes posted. Until then, be blessed and enjoy your holiday. And to my bros. and sisters, let's lift up Christ our redeemer as we celebrate and commemorate his birthday this year Don't bend a knee to $Mammon and material things but remember the true reason for this time. You can't serve both God and money, put others before yourself.
Creator ThoughtsIn response to what a user posted on why people believe God exists when there's no evidence:Creator Thoughts in Personal More Like This
I dunno... look out the window? Watch National Geographic? Keep some pets? Do some gardening? Listen to some life stories? Read some history/sciences and expose yourself to reality? Check out the words of those near death which can be the most honest words a human will ever utter.
This verse is a nice reminder too:
... what is known about God is plain to them, since God has made it plain to them. For ever since the creation of the universe his invisible qualities — both his eternal power and his divine nature — have been clearly seen, because they can be understood from what he has made. Therefore, they have no excuse (Romans 1:19-20)
Even less excuse today with our advancement in knowledge and technology.
The Bible doesn't charge the believer to convince a person of God's existence, only to invite a fellow human to know him personally through Jesus Messiah. A per
Does God need us?A precious brother brought an interesting point of what was YHWH God's mindset when he decided to make us. Was he bored? Lonely?Does God need us? in Personal More Like This
Here Paul addresses the Greeks when he came across their altar to "THE UNKNOWN GOD" (the Greeks worked so hard to please all their deities and they made an extra blank altar in case they were missing anyone).
"'The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. (Acts 17:24-25)"
So he doesn't need us, book of Job throws it in our face just how tiny and insignificant this speck-of-dust planet is in such a huge universe. However, for some reason, YHWH still wants us and even broods over us like a hen over her chicks (John 3:16, Luke 19:41-42). He didn't make us because he was lonely, he had the Son and Holy Spirit as family. He was so
Study ThoughtsWhen studying the scriptures, I was told do what the FBI does. They train their agents to be able to recognize counterfeit money on sight. They do not train by looking and fake bills and comparing to real bills. They train by studying the real bills so hard that they know them inside-out intimately That way a fake is instantly recognizable. That's how it is with the Bible. Mine that book like a gold mine for every speck of treasure in it and it will make every fake thing look so cheap and a total loss compared to it. 1st John chapter 4 also talks about how to test the spirits. It's been 11 years for me and I am still encountering new dimensions in the Bible through my walk (especially in my current difficulties).Study Thoughts in Personal More Like This
It's also like eating, the things we take in with our senses is another form of eating. The Bible is spiritual bread and milk that we feel our souls on, it even gives life to our mortal bodies.
Be critical of mind and childlike of heart ("wi
Trust Pattern"Trusting is being confident of what we hope for, convinced about things we do not see. ."-Hebrews 11:1Trust Pattern in Personal More Like This
Faith simply means trust and your trust is only as valid as the object of that trust. God has given me many reasons to trust him. Having already experienced past reward for my trust, I KNOW that any future trust will also be honored according to this established pattern. He's got good cred with me and I can vouch or his goodness and character
It's like I KNOW most people will stop when the light turns red because it has proven true in the past. Only God is way more reliable than a stop light.
That first step in trust is always the most challenging but what made it more palatable for me to step in this direction, even before I knew anything about God and the Bible, was that insane degree of love I sensed from Jesus Christ and his purity. Two things I did not have and hungered for. It was like a massive reservoir of it
NephilimI was continuing a little research today for whenever I would start that Noah comic (for which I have working character designs)...Nephilim in Personal More Like This
I was specifically reading about Nephilim since the nature of these creatures always puzzled me. So to get down to it, I found some sources, this one being the best and most logical one so far. http://www.letusreason.org/Doct11.htm It brings some pretty good points from scripture and even gets down to the word etymologies.
Nephilim - "Fallen Ones, and the Marvelous Ones"
Who or what are Nephilim? What was so serious that prompted God to unleash a global, catastrophic judgement on the Earth unlike any other? (a global disaster to that degree has never happened in our recorded history since this event and most every culture has something recorded about a great flood. A massive upheaval and burial also account
I'm back, sort of.I don't really have much to report aside form just existing and working. I still don't know if I'll be working on my projects any time soon. I'm just not in a good environment for it. Constant stress and insecurity is not exactly conducive to creativity. It wears me out. It is what it is.I'm back, sort of. in Personal More Like This
Supreme CourtA couple people have asked about my reaction to the Supreme Court Rulings so I though I'd make a post about it. I'm not going to be getting into any debates or arguments becuase I simply don't have the time. This is just my two cents.Supreme Court in Personal More Like This
For some reason, I don't feel terribly worried about the fate of Christians. For me it's an opportunity to stand firm because the Bible says count it on joy when we encounter challenges like these. God is going to use it mature, unify and purify the church. He is going to separate real believers from false ones too like separating oil from water.
I'm very clear on Facebook about my position but my pro-gay friends still talk to me sooo, seems they respect my position. I've known some of them for years and I doubt politics would easily get in the way.
I however, still mentally prepare myself for the loss of friends and family through disagreement. It's just a reality we deal with living in this world and standing firm for Jesus our High Priest. Jesus