The Little Match BoyEvery year I write a little story for Christmas and the New Year holidays. Nothing groundbreaking and epic or wonderful, just a little story. This one is a few days late, something that couldn't be helped due to the unforeseen set of somewhat bothersome circumstances.The Little Match Boy in Personal More Like This
All the errors and typos and the assorted crimes against good grammar and spelling here were not my fault - it's all the evil doing of the mischievous bevy of Mexican beauties, all called Margarita Heaven and hell combined can't help a dyslexic, writing in a foreign tongue, while inebriated. This version here is a very condensed and abridged one, to keep the trouble reading it to a minimum. Anyway, enough rambling about - here it is, The Christmas story for the year 2012. (Almost forgot, a note about the title - familiar with Andersen? If you are, it may add a little something to the mix.)
"It says here to be paid on Christmas Day - on bloody Christm
"It's a c*** thing, zaichik ."Masha is a plain, blunt speaking lady hair-breadth away from her fiftieth birthday. That's why we get along so well - I don't have to pussyfoot around her and watch my language, and she can lay into me with all the four-lettered words she's learnt to say in English. And when Mashenka pays me a visit, there's a lot of objectionable language, to my infinite relief and mirth, and everybody else's slack-jawed consternation."It's a c*** thing, zaichik ." in Personal More Like This
Every so often I do a little order for Masha - sometimes it is a one-off personal commission, sometimes a flyer design for her class. Masha doesn't pay in hard currency - she diverts a fair amount of business to our studio instead.
The arrangement works like a dream . Mashenka is the world-class contact maker, she can stop to wash her hands in a loo at the Waterloo station, and five minutes later come out with a dozen new names and email addresses typed in her i
This Is Not A DrillI remember when my heart stopped - I was giving my usual managerial pap standing in the middle of the floor, impressing upon the the grumpy morning assembly the importance of chasing idiotic targets for the faceless multinational that couldn't be bothered to pay decent overtime for the small fry working their arses off so the shareholders could enjoy their yachts, Hugo Boss gear and Ferraris. I remember the silence and the look on everyone's face when I just slid to the floor while the blood drained from my face. There's was nothing - not a single beat, not a single breath, for 6-7 seconds, the heart finally waking up with a frenzied, warp 10 pulse just as I was about to lose consciousness. I remember the ghastly, visceral feeling of dread that didn't come from my head - my body itself was screaming inside with the terror no words can describe.This Is Not A Drill in Personal More Like This
I resigned a week later, walked out of the well-paid corporate whoredom, picked up piddling with art where I left off 20 year prior and inform
Oh, the Blatent WhoringSo, you're going to a convention, it's a casual day for you, but you would rather dress up like a Kardashian and hang yourself rather than show up without expressing your love for a certain fandom. Well how about a snazzy new shirt? Could Zack Fair help? http://society6.com/KKoji/Zack-Fair_T-shirt#11=50&4=84 or are you more gothic and need to show up everyone with Undertaker? http://society6.com/KKoji/Undertaker_T-shirt#11=50&4=75? Decisions, decisions. The geeks who aren't hating on you out of envy, will mercilessly hit on you after seeing you sport these fantastic togs! http://society6.com/KKoji/tshirts (you can customize your own colours too!)Oh, the Blatent Whoring in Personal More Like This
"But Koji" you say, "I have this elaborately lovely costume I'm wearing :[ ! A T-shirt over a green chocobo outfit would make me the laughing stock!".
Now now, dear heart. It will be ok. For perhaps you could carry all those freebies and flyers or hell, even your lunch in a fabulous Koji Tote bag? So MANY to choose fr
Blocking and Harassment on deviantARTOn January 12's Site Update, some people suggested a better blocking feature on deviantART. I've looked through our blocking feature and I'd like to hear people's feedback.Blocking and Harassment on deviantART in Deviant Events More Like This
How, if at all, do you think deviantART's blocking feature could be improved?
Note the following:
When you are blocking someone, they can still see your profile. If blocked members could no longer see your profile, they could simply logout or open an Incognito window. You cannot comment on a blocked member's journal, deviations, or profile.You cannot reply to comments of a member who has blocked you.
What other features or changes could deviantART implement to decrease the amount of harassment?
Many people suggested a "Report Deviant" button, which is definitely a great idea.Let's hear more!
Regular Show PLZ GuideLast Updated: 2/17/14Regular Show PLZ Guide in Personal More Like This
High Five Ghost
A few words ...I'm normally very quiet but since this are the last hours of 2013 I want to take the opportunity to say a few words to you, lovely people. It certainly hasn't been the best year, but not the worst either. Just different, I guess. I made some decisions and now I have to live with the consequences which is not always easy. And now comes the important part; I've met so many awesome people around here that have helped me more than they could possibly know. And not just the people who I talk to on a regular basis but also every comment, every fave, every watch, even every llama (XD) have brightened my day and I sincerely wanna thank you for that! I wish you all a happy New Year! May 2014 be so much better than 2013 for all of you.A few words ... in Personal More Like This
Special thanks to
:iconVinvalenwind: for being so nice and awesome. I really miss you around here
:iconmagicrat: and :iconsunstroke-art: for believing in me and giving countless support
George Carlin's List....Of things to do to keeping life interesting! And not just for yourself, but for others as well! So here is a list complied by the genious himself as to things you can do in order to keep people on their toes.George Carlin's List.... in Personal More Like This
1) Back up out of a drive in bank
2) Walk up to someone in the street and say, "Pardon me, I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY!" then turn and walk away.
3) If someone asks you what time it is, look at your watch and say, "Well, it's either 6:15 or Mickey has a hard on."
4) Go into a Gift Store and ask for your gift. Say "I saw your sign and I came in for my gift. Save you the trouble of looking all over for me." Doesn't impress them but it keeps them on their goddamned toes.
5) Run into a quiet little store on a Sunday morning and go in and say "ARE YOU OPEN ON THURSDAY?!" They say 'yes' and you say "THANK YOU!!!" And then run! Let them figure it out!
6) Stand in line at the bank, for a really lon