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Hey everyone, man it's really been a while this time.  2014 has definitely been a roller coaster for me, with plenty of ups and downs.  Quite a lot to cover since March, but I'll mostly hit the highlights.

Employment
Back in March, I started working for a small startup in Michigan where I'm the Chief Technology Officer and a part owner.  It has been quite the wild ride, learning my ways around web design, mobile apps, client work and running a small business.  I have some great coworkers and with some really cool projects in the works.  Check us out at tucknologies.com

Indie game project
Around the same time I got my job, I started up an indie game project with several of my fellow MSU graduates.  We were hoping to just be a simple project we could knock out over the summer, but when everyone has day jobs and you're doing all the development out of pocket, time is usually the most flexible variable to stretch.  As of right now, we're just about to release a second playable build but we still have a long way to go.  Feel free to check out the project here: www.facebook.com/socialcritter…

New AMV
I made a new AMV back in August using Diebuster and The Killers.  Immediately after I heard Miss Atomic Bomb, I knew it was a perfect fit for Nono and Lalc!  Go check it out here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqKjRf…


Korra
This show definitely gets its own section.  After season two's lackluster follow up to a more or less good season one, Korra came back with a vengeance with season three. It's a fantastic follow up where the stakes are raised and the characters really come into their own.  Korra often faces off with some wonderfully crafted antagonists, each bringing a very compelling perspective with a dash of crazy to tip them to full villainy.  I affectionately refer to season three as Korra's Dark Knight where she is brought to the brink physically, emotionally and spiritually by a villain bent on anarchy.  By the end, our heroine is left in a very broken and vulnerable state which you just don't see in cartoons.

Not only did we get to see the amazing season three but we also got the final season later in the year.  Season four had some big shoes to follow after season three, but once again we had a very compelling villain step up to the plate whose biggest crime was going too far.  Korra spends nearly the first half still recovering from the events of season three, dealing with physical rehab and even PTSD.  Her journey back to her role as the Avatar is a grueling one, but it's incredibly fulfilling to watch her grow, and her relationship with (spoilers) Asami coming to full bloom was fantastic.  The finale itself is quite amazing with another great send off for the team we've come to love.

By the end, I was both joyous for the conclusion and sad to see it go.  It's rare that a show has affected so much.  I admit I felt a little empty knowing it was done.  I think it will be quite some time before we see a show as progressive, moral, wondrous and magical as the Avatar franchise. At this point, there's no word on a sequel series, but I'm fairly certain Korra's animated adventures are over.  I can only hope we get a few more stories in through comic for as we have with the excellent Aang ones.


Other
Here are some other shows/movies I saw that you should definitely check out include: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lego Movie, Edge of Tomorrow, Man with the Iron Fists, Arrow season 3, Flash season 1, Fate/Stay Unlimited Blade Works season 1, Gravity Falls.

There's plenty more I could talk about, but this one is definitely getting on the long side.  Hopefully I'll get around to updating it more frequently, but as they say: Time waits for no one.

Catch you later, space cowboys.  Have an amazing 2015!

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Current Projects:

Art

  • Comic Strip: Where I Come From
  • The Girl Who Would Fly

AMV

  • Gainax Tribute
  • Mary Suzumiya
  • Rocky Clannad
  • Pilots like Us (Evangelion)

Web Design

  • Eportfolio Redux
Game
  • Piggy Scramble - Indie team project
  • The Spire - Metroidvania Platformer
  • Share
  • Space Whale
  • ProtoRobo

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Also, here are some of my other websites
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WordPress: arcemise.wordpress.com/
YouTube:  www.youtube.com/user/Arcemise
Twitter: twitter.com/ArcemiseSGD
RedBubble: www.redbubble.com/people/Arcem…

  • Listening to: Here's To Us - Haelstorm
  • Reading: Level Up! - Scott Rogers
  • Watching: Korra, Arrow, Flash, Gravity Falls
  • Playing: Gundam Breaker 2
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Chocolate milk
Update time!  It’s more or less the opposite of my previous entry so here we go!

So, #1: I got a job as the Chief Technical Officer at Tucknologies!  It’s a small web app company started by one of my friends from my masters studies.  I did some freelance work for them over the winter, but one of their top spots opened up and they offered it to me.  It means I had to move back to Michigan, but it’s a pretty awesome opportunity.  Gonna have to do a lot of research and stay up to snuff on tech stuff, but it should be fun.

#2 I started up a game project with a couple of my MSU friends and we’re looking to release it in early June.  It means I’m diving headlong into running a small indie business, but I think I’ve got enough resources and mentors to help make it successful.  Looking to make some money on this project, but the most important thing to me is protecting my team from legal and financial troubles.  It should be a pretty interesting learning experience if nothing else.  I’m actually planning on chronicling the setting up of the company in case others have similar ambitions.

#3 I’m on track to test for my 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the beginning of June.  Martial arts have formed a major part of my life (started back in 1998.) and it was great to train at my old school while I was back home.  It’s a great honor for me to test for the next rank.

#4 My Youtube is finally in the clear after six months of being flagged for my Gurren Lagann AMV (if you haven’t seen it, check it out here cause it’s awesome)  But I also uploaded my newest Gundam Unicorn AMV, “White Unicorn”.  It’s a little different in that the song has a lot of nuance I tried to tap into.  Hope you all enjoy it.

#5 Finally beat Chrono Trigger!  Woot!

So yeah, crazy, busy, eventful time for me, but things are moving in a good direction.

Till next time Space Cowboys and girls!

 

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Current Projects:

Art

  • Comic Strip: Where I Come From
  • The Girl Who Would Fly
  • The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war: (hiatus)
  • Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt: (next blue moon)

Writing

  • Mancer
  • Epoch: The Outcast
  • Dreams of Destiny
  • Merc Wars

AMV

  • Gainax Tribute
  • Mary Suzumiya
  • Rocky Clannad
  • Pilots like Us (Evangelion)

Web Design

  • Eportfolio Redux (moving to correct path)
Game
  • Piggy Scramble - Indie team project
  • The Spire - Metroidvania Platformer
  • Share
  • Space Whale
  • ProtoRobo

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Also, here are some of my other websites

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YouTube:  www.youtube.com/user/Arcemise

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  • Listening to: Welcome to the Show - Britt Nicole
  • Reading: Calvin and Hobbes
  • Watching: Arrow, Galaxy Railways
  • Playing: XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Chrono Trigger
  • Eating: Mac & Cheese
  • Drinking: Chocolate milk
Hey folks, been a while again (also Happy Christmas and Merry New Year) but I’m stopping in to leave another update.

So big event that happened was the Global Game Jam.  It’s a worldwide event where teams put together a game in 48 hours.  This year, I helped organize the event at my undergrad college with my old game design student org.  It was great to not only to put together an event for the group, but it was also a blast to work with the very talented next generation of developers and friends.  You can check out our game here:  globalgamejam.org/2014/games/r…

Other news… still looking for a perma-job/career, but I’ve decided to keep working on projects in the meantime.  I have been edging my way closer to doing a new team project with some of my friends with the intent of getting an official release under my belt.  My biggest remaining hurdle would be determining the project.  If successful, I could see myself leaning towards doing more on an indie scene.  Hm… I should really get this moving.

Despite being out of college for eight months, I still feel like I’m in a transitional period (for better or worse).  It really has affected both my productivity and my limited social interactions.  I don’t like committing to something if I keep thinking I might have to pick up and move in the near future.  I really do miss having a space I can go and socialize with friends and strangers.  Really trying to get out of this funk and get stuff done.

“Time waits for no one”  as they say
-Arcemise

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Current Projects:
-Art
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From
= The Girl Who Would Fly
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war: (hiatus)
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt: (next blue moon)

-Writing
= Mancer
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Merc Wars

-AMV
= Gainax Tribute
= The White Gundam Unicorn
= Mary Suzumiya
= Rocky Clannad

-Web Design
= Eportfolio Redux (moving to correct path)

-Game
= The Spire - Metroidvania Platformer
= Share
= Space Whale
= ProtoRobo
= Troll Runner - Masters Project
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Also, here are some of my other websites
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WordPress: arcemise.wordpress.com/
YouTube:  www.youtube.com/user/Arcemise
Twitter: twitter.com/ArcemiseSGD
RedBubble: www.redbubble.com/people/Arcem…
  • Listening to: Man on the Moon - REM
  • Reading: Sherlock Holmes
  • Watching: Arrow, SHIELD, and Let's Plays
  • Playing: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Eating: Hot dogs and pizza
  • Drinking: Chocolate milk
Obviously a lot has happened in the months since I posted last so here we go!

First, some bad news:
PS3 died and is beyond repair.  I'm thinking of getting a new on despite the PS4 being right around the corner.  I've never been much of an early adopter and I have a considerable backlog of games to play.  I miss backwards compatibility.

Unfortunately the Sony Music Entertainment Japan (in America) has decided that the footage of my latest AMV "Saint Simon's Fire" is a no-no and has filed a claim on it.  This is actually the first time I've had to deal with a formal copyright claim and my account now has a mark against it (along with the video being taken down).  It's a real shame since I liked how it turned out and only a handful of people got to see it.  As it's unlikely that I'll be posting it up on Youtube again, I've been looking at options to host it on my own site.  In the meantime, you can check it out here: Mediafire

And now the good news
Got a small job that'll keep me busy and give me some extra cash now that my loan payments are coming up over the horizon.  I'm doing some contract programming for a company back in Michigan with a classmate who started his own business.  Still working on getting into the games industry, but it's a nice job to have in the meantime.  And who knows, might even grow to something more.

New AMV is in the works and should be done in time to premiere at Daisho Con where :iconnickizumi: and I will also be hosting another Gundam panel!  It'll probably be a while before I throw it up on Youtube since my account is under extra scrutiny for another couple months (6 from time of incident) so come to Daisho and see it before everyone else!

On a similar note, :iconnickizumi: and I continued our reviews of Gundam Unicorn.  The review is up now on Blip and Youtube. Unicorn 6 Review

The MSU summer camps I mentioned last time were a blast (now that I've had time to relax a bit).  It was crazy busy while I was working there and this clip kept playing through our heads, but overall it was a fun experience.  Also got to see the amazing Pacific Rim!  (which by now has come out on home release and is waiting on my coffee table)

Obviously a lot more has happened, but I imagine this is getting too long for most people so lightning round of stuff:
  • Started reading Wonder Woman comics, Gail Simone's done my favorite arc so far
  • Really liked Young Justice and finally watched all of Justice League and JL: Unlimited
  • Digging SHIELD and Arrow so far
  • I haven't been too impressed with Korra this season
  • Starcraft 2 was pretty fun
  • Wrote an article on the game I took to Uganda for a medical journal
  • Still working on little game projects here and there
  • Got back into doing Tae Kwon Do at my old Do Jang and feel really out of practice

Hope to see some of you at DaishoCon.  Till next time space cowboys and girls!
-Arcemise

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Current Projects:
-Art
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From
= The Girl Who Would Fly
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war: (hiatus)
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt: (next blue moon)

-Writing
= Mancer
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Merc Wars

-AMV
= Gainax Tribute
= The White Gundam Unicorn
= Mary Suzumiya
= Rocky Clannad

-Web Design
= Eportfolio Redux (moving to correct path)

-Game
= The Spire - Metroidvania Platformer
= Share
= Space Whale
= ProtoRobo
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Real Life Friends
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Also, here are some of my other websites
HomePage: arcemise.com/  
WordPress: arcemise.wordpress.com/
YouTube:  www.youtube.com/user/Arcemise
Twitter: twitter.com/ArcemiseSGD
RedBubble: www.redbubble.com/people/Arcem…
  • Listening to: Everlong - Foo Fighters
  • Reading: Blackest Night - Green Lantern comic
  • Watching: Young Justice, Arrow, Justice League
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Same thing
  • Drinking: Water and Soda
Cause I always take forever to make these.  Well, first thing's first.

AMV – Saint Simon's Fire
As soon as I heard this song, I could see this video come together.  Took me several years, but I finally finished recording all the footage I needed and knocked out the video in just a couple of days (pretty easy when you obsess about it every time you hear the song).  I'm really happy with how this one came together.   So go check it out :D
www.youtube.com/watch?v=srGkl8…

Haruhi Season 2 Review
:iconnickizumi: and I continue our intrepid adventures reviewing the Haruhi franchise.  This time we tackle the second season and all of its… episodes.  And actually, the Endless Eight isn't the biggest problem we had with it.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=--qsLr…

Oh yeah, I graduated
I'm now a Master in Serious Game Design.  A pretty big deal I guess.  It's nice to be done with college and now I start the ever exciting job hunt.  I'm pretty optimistic for it, I feel like it's mostly a matter of time and getting in touch with the right people.

If you'd like to see the game project I worked on for my final, you can check it out (www.arcemise.com/drupalseven/d…).  Considering the hurdles we faced making it, I'm pretty happy with it.  I wish we could have done more, but sometimes you really have to keep it simple and focus on one thing (if only for your own sanity)

MSU Summer Camps
Of course I'm writing this update to coincide when I'll be even more silent then usual due to the Game Design Summer Camp I'm helping out with at Michigan State.  I'm likely to get pretty exhausted since it's three solid weeks of work, but I'm sure it'll be a good time.  It's all about games after all! 

In the meantime, I have been trying to focus more on game work rather than art work lately to help flesh out my portfolio (and maybe actually release something).  Basically, it means posting new art here is likely to still be a slow process.  I apologize in advance for everyone wanting to see the end of Where I Come From, but it looks like it'll still be a while longer.  Sorry

As a last note, I'll be going to Geekkon in August.  Catch you later space cowboys and gals

-Arcemise
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Current Projects:
-Art
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From
= The Girl Who Would Fly
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war: (hiatus)
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt: (next blue moon)

-Writing
= Mancer
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Merc Wars

-AMV
= Gainax Tribute
= The White Gundam Unicorn
= Mary Suzumiya
= Rocky Clannad

-Web Design
= Eportfolio Redux (moving to correct path)

-Game
= The Spire - Metroidvania Platformer
= Share
= Space Whale
= ProtoRobo
= Troll Runner - Masters Project
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Real Life Friends
:iconmc-sammer: = Brother
:iconjwinf843: :iconcecil-armandt: :iconcryptic-affliction: :iconcharrawr: :iconwarrening: :iconmilamber55555: :iconnonchalant-verses: :iconterminator-513: :iconballroom-skye: :iconvegeta-always-wins: :iconhotfuzzsaga: :iconpixelmagus: :iconkentoanime: :iconkatherinehawke: :iconthegoddessrain: :iconnickizumi: :iconthemajestickagu: :iconzerfiryn: :icondenimkatana88: :iconmissy-love: :iconshidobu-cloud: :icontappytoeclaws: :icondeadsid: :iconezekielwrath: :iconjadespider: :iconcapitocapito: :iconrenainnocenti: :iconreikoryce: :icongiantsizebrandon: :icondarkmag07: :iconifobs: :iconnovemberkris:

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Also, here are some of my other websites
HomePage: arcemise.com/  
WordPress: arcemise.wordpress.com/
YouTube:  www.youtube.com/user/Arcemise
Twitter: twitter.com/ArcemiseSGD
RedBubble: www.redbubble.com/people/Arcem…
  • Listening to: You're Going Down - Sick Puppies
  • Reading: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Watching: Star Trek: TNG
  • Playing: Assassin's Creed 3
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Water and soda
If it hasn't been obvious from my lack of arting, I have been very busy recently (so say we all).  Found some time to write up a journal update when I'm supposed to be working on other stuff.

I also just realized that I should preface this with a "Not April Fools" update.  I don't have the time to be that clever.

Uganda Trip
For those that didn't know, I got a chance to go to Uganda at the beginning of March.  I've been developing a set of games with a game lab at Michigan State as part of a rehabilitation initiative for children recovering from diseases that affect the brain (such as HIV and Malaria).  We took the games over there as a first field test, and I also got to do some touristing while I was at it.  There's way too much that happened over the course of two weeks to write up coherently, but I got to see some amazing sights and got some really good feedback for our project.  It was one of those journeys where you come back and you're not quite the same as you left.  I can't fully articulate it, but I do feel I learned a lot about how different people are based on their circumstances.

Last month of grad school
If the title wasn't obvious, I only have a month left until I graduate with my Masters.  I can't say it's been an easy semester either.  I've had a couple of projects that have really just been a slog to work on.  They each have their ups and downs, but I've had to work harder than I've ever had to before to keep people invested in our projects.  I can't tell if it's just senioritis kicking in, or coming down off the high that was last semester (which was seriously a great semester), or if it's just the soul-crushing nature of our current projects (excluding the Africa one mentioned above), but there's something different about this time around.  My friends here don't seem to be smiling as much as they used to, and I think it's starting to wear on me too.  So much work has to be done with so little time left.  I believe we'll get there, but it's going to be quite the crunch.  I find some time to play a couple games these days, or futz with my own projects, but the only real socializing I do is my Pathfinders group (which I need to start wrapping up).  It definitely feels like a chapter's coming to a close, just not sure if it'll be on a really high note yet.

The Future… with jetpacks and stuff
I would love to stick around the Midwest.  There's just something about random weather patterns that I just love.  I've been sending out my resume to a couple companies but I've only heard back from one.  I have a bad habit of putting all my eggs in one basket, but my first phone interview with Filament Games went pretty well and I'm waiting to hear back about a second.  It would be pretty awesome to work their both because it's in the great state of Wisconsin, but I've already got a buddy from back home working there too.  Also, they make really cool educational games, which I'd really love to do (didn't get that degree for nothing).  I'm still a bit uncertain about the future, but I think it's mostly because I'm managing 3 projects with very similar deadlines all at once.  Like I said the semester's been pretty crazy and I've had my nose to the grindstone for most of it so that things get done.  Still, I'm optimistic.  I've been very blessed so far in my life and I know I'll find ways to share those blessings with others.

Till next time.  Catch you later, space cowboys and girls

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Current Projects:
-Art
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From
= The Girl Who Would Fly
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war: (hiatus)
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt: (next blue moon)

-Writing
= Mancer
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Merc Wars

-AMV (demo of some www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z55s74… )
= Gainax Tribute
= St. Simon's Fire
= The White Gundam Unicorn
= Mary Suzumiya
= Rocky Clannad

-Web Design
= Eportfolio Redux (moving to correct path)

-Game
= The Spire - Metroidvania Platformer
= ProtoRobo
= Troll Runner - Masters Project
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  • Listening to: You're Going Down - Sick Puppies
  • Reading: The Once and Future King
  • Watching: Soul Eater
  • Playing: Mass Effect 3
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Water and soda
Hey folks, happy new year to all.  Some life updates first this time.

I'm starting up my last semester soon and it looks to be a doozy.  I only have 2 courses this time around, but they are definitely going to take a lot of effort.  It's probably high time I also start making more solid plans for the future.  I've got one position that I'm still waiting to see if it'll be around for after I graduate.  Not too worried though, serious games is pretty new, but that means a lot of companies will be looking to hire as well.

Over break, I got to catch up with a lot of my friends and family which is always a blast.  I was glad to see everyone's doing pretty well.  It's sad that life moves us further apart, but I wouldn't wish us all standing still letting the world pass us by.
Also, my trip to Uganda is confirmed.  At the beginning of March, I'll be heading over to Africa with a couple doctors to test out a game we made for children recovering from Malaria.  Very exciting.

On the downside, it doesn't look like I'll be making my regular rounds to anime conventions in the spring.  April is looking to be a crazy month with my final project defense and both Shuto Con and Nobrand Con happen then this year.  I'm more sad about the Nobrand one which usually was in May after I get done, but it was also one of the times I get to see my old anime friends.  C'est la vie, I'm sure I'll have more chances.

My Pathfinders group is still going strong.  It's seriously been the coolest thing to write out a story for lawful good characters and then have a bunch of chaotic, neutral and evil players run in and just run amok XD  The key is to remain flexible and let them direct the story as they want and just fill in the gaps as they go.  Seriously the story has evolved even beyond my own expectations of it and I'm still surprisingly on track (the players even gave me a better excuse for the next phase than I could ever scrounge together).  It's all coming together awesomely and there's plenty more fun to have.

Where I come from

Still planning on bringing in the strip back this semester.  My schedule should allow for more flexibility this time around.  I've got a bit more planning and sketching to do before I officially get back underway, but it will return in the very near future.

Sword Art Online

This was a fantastic show.  For those that don't know, the premise goes that 10,000 players get trapped in a brand new virtual reality MMORPG where they die for real if they die in the game.  Their only hope is to fight their way up to the 100th floor and win the game.  Our main hero is a beta tester who tries to help those that can't fight as well as fight to finish the game.
There are two main arcs to the story but I won't spoil it here (perhaps a full review later).  The first arc is definitely the stronger of the two but the second is still pretty fun to watch.  

In my own opinion, this is the show dotHack wanted to be and I highly recommend it as one of the best series to come out of 2012.  Check it out on Crunchyroll[dot]com!

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Current Projects:
-Art
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war: (hiatus)
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt: (next blue moon)

-Writing
= Mancer
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Merc Wars
= Full Circle

-AMV
= Gainax Tribute
= The Gundams of the World
= St. Simon's Fire
= Mary Suzumiya

-Web Design
= Eportfolio Redux (moving to correct path)

-Game
= ProtoRobo
= Masters Project
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Also, here are some of my other websites
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  • Listening to: Unity - Shinedown
  • Reading: Wise Man's Fear
  • Watching: Sword Art Online
  • Playing: Far Cry 3
  • Eating: My own cooking again XP
  • Drinking: Water and soda
First off, Merry Thanksgiving!
Once again, I've got a few updates to make.

Daisho Con
Simply put, Daisho Con was a blast.  Once again I got to catch up with many of my friends.  I planned a reunion with our old anime club members, but that was kind of a bust.  I did make the mistake of buying a couple of things I already own (Blood+ manga vol 5) but I mostly stuck around the artist alley this time around.  Unfortunately I didn't place in the AMV contest this year, mostly because the competition really stepped it up.  I also had marks against me for the poor video quality on my vid.  Oh well, still a blast with lots of great videos.  There were a lot of great panels I went to (several of which on gaming by an old professor of mine) but one that really stands out was the dramatic reading of Fate/Stay Night, the visual novel ;D  Very hilarious.

My AMV: When Mountains Divide www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2MOO4…

Clannad: After Story
I should preface this by saying that I don't care much for moe.  I've found much of it to be boring, dull and at times, offensive.  Clannad falls into this category for the most part, so why I did I bother to check it out?  One reason: Clannad - After Story.   The existence of a second season that continued beyond the first, promising a life beyond school piqued my interest.  It's surprising (and a little depressing) how novel of an idea it is to have life continue for characters after they graduate, and After Story is one of the few that decides to explore it.  And boy, is it fantastic.

The show picks up right where we left off in season 1, having our main guy (Tomoya) confess to our main girl (Nagisa).  Along with finishing up their senior year, the pair has to deal with the hardships of finding jobs, sickness, family issues and planning for the future.
One major thing the show avoided was tired tale of a new love interest showing up to challenge the relationship of our main leads.  It's such a tired storyline and unrealistic.  The show instead demonstrates that life itself has enough drama in it just trying to get by.  The second pitfall they avoid is showing the characters having sex.  Many shows (including season 1) like to take the time to ogle the female characters in provocative moments.  Instead, when the main characters (spoilers) get married they discuss having a child and over the course of a few months, Nagisa gets pregnant (it's pretty hilarious when she tells her parents).  The show also doesn't shirk from the very real moments: how pregnancy and parenthood affect work life, how Nagisa's health and pregnancy might affect each other (and discussing abortion to protect her), and how as we age, we become more like our parents.

I don't want to spoil too much of this show because not knowing what's going to happen is one of the most powerful aspects of it.  The series has an unhealthy fascination with tragedy and it kept me on edge the whole way.  There are few shows where I've become this emotionally attached, enough to be driven to tears several times.  This show will tear your heart out, but if you can stick with it, you'll be rewarded in the end.  Easily one of the best slice of life shows out there.

Other things
Where I come from – on hiatus while I finish up this semester.  Simply too busy right now to keep up with it.

The Girl Who Would Fly – kind of an experimental series I started to really flex my creative and artistic skills with textless story telling.  Should be fun.

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Current Projects:
-Art
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war: (hiatus)
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt: (next blue moon)

-Writing
= Mancer
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Merc Wars
= Full Circle

-AMV
= Gainax Tribute
= The Gundams of the World
= St. Simon's Fire

-Web Design
= Eportfolio Redux (again)

-Game
= ProtoRobo
= Masters Project
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Real Life Friends
:iconmc-sammer: = Brother
:iconjwinf843: :iconcecil-armandt: :iconcryptic-affliction: :iconcharrawr: :iconwarrening: :iconmilamber55555: :iconnonchalant-verses: :iconterminator-513: :iconballroom-skye: :iconvegeta-always-wins: :iconhotfuzzsaga: :iconpixelmagus: :iconkentoanime: :iconkatherinehawke: :iconthegoddessrain: :iconnickizumi: :iconthemajestickagu: :iconzerfiryn: :icondenimkatana88: :iconmissy-love: :iconshidobu-cloud: :icontappytoeclaws: :icondeadsid: :iconezekielwrath: :iconjadespider: :iconcapitocapito: :iconrenainnocenti: :iconreikoryce: :icongiantsizebrandon: :icondarkmag07:

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Also, here are some of my other websites
HomePage: arcemise.com/  
WordPress: arcemise.wordpress.com/
YouTube:  www.youtube.com/user/Arcemise
Twitter: twitter.com/ArcemiseSGD
RedBubble: www.redbubble.com/people/Arcem…
  • Listening to: Rocky - Austin Roberts
  • Reading: Catching Fire
  • Watching: Clannad: After Story
  • Playing: Dust: An Elysian Tail
  • Eating: Not turkey
  • Drinking: Water and soda
So why am I writing this now?  Because I probably won't post a new one for quite some time.  Just some life and project updates today.

Where I come from
It's been great doing this strip again, but I think I might have to shift back to an every other week schedule.  I drew out most of these first strips a while back and I haven't had a chance to draw more new ones since.   I'll keep it going, but it'll probably take a sideline to other projects as they come up.

Review
Mr. :iconnickizumi: and I recently recorded part 1 of our Haruhi Suzumiya review (I'll update with a link as soon as it's up).  We're looking to do season 2 and the movie within the year (hopefully), but time will tell.  It's a pretty fun and exciting project and it's been a blast watching the show again (at least, season 1 is fun)

AMV
Slowly making progress on a new AMV.  Once again, it's been nearly a year since I did my last one so I'm a tad rusty.  It also doesn't help that my mind is filled with a lot of other AMV ideas (that I don't have the footage for) so it's tricky to get in the right groove.  Looking to debut at Daisho Con again and hopefully beat Mr. JamesBlond, my very favorite nemesis (seriously, he makes some great stuff).

Games
This is seriously where nearly all my time is going.  I've got several game projects I'm working on for both class and work and they're all different enough that I really have to shift gears when going from one to another.  This is definitely the semester to really flex my designer muscles and make some great artifacts, I just hope I manage to keep my sanity XD

Daisho Con
As I mentioned above, I'll be at Daisho Con again this year.  Not selling stuff or anything but mostly to hang out with friends and enjoy the con.  This year, my old anime club: the Kento Anime Society, will be doing a reunion at the con to see how everyone's doing.  There's a growing list of alumni now (I was the tail end of the first generation) and it'll be great seeing everyone.

Life News
It's a set deal now that I'll be going to Africa on Spring Break next year. Pretty excited about traveling since I've never left the United States.  It'll also be great to see how well our game performs with our intended audience.  I think I'm still in a surreal state about it (or I'm just exhausted) .  It's quite the opportunity that literally just landed in my lap.  I do feel that I've been truly blessed and I'll make sure that it's a blessing well spent.

It also turns out that I'm going to be an uncle :D  My older brother and his wife are expecting a baby, sometime in May-June of 2013.  Congratulations to them.  Now I just have to brush up on my Iroh-isms.

I admit, mapping out my calendar gave me a bit of vertigo as the amount of projects started to surpass physical time-space limitations, but I'll soldier on through it.  I always find a way (just not sure how yet)

Anywho, catch you later space cowboy.

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Current Projects:
-Art
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war: (hiatus)
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt: (next blue moon)

-Writing
= Mancer
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Merc Wars
= Full Circle

-AMV
= Gainax Tribute
= When Mountains Divide
= The Gundams of the World
= St. Simon's Fire

-Web Design
= Eportfolio Redux (again)

-Game
= ProtoRobo
= Masters Project
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Real Life Friends
:iconmc-sammer: = Brother
:iconjwinf843: :iconcecil-armandt: :iconcryptic-affliction: :iconcharrawr: :iconwarrening: :iconmilamber55555: :iconnonchalant-verses: :iconterminator-513: :iconballroom-skye: :iconvegeta-always-wins: :iconhotfuzzsaga: :iconpixelmagus: :iconkentoanime: :iconkatherinehawke: :iconthegoddessrain: :iconnickizumi: :iconthemajestickagu: :iconzerfiryn: :icondenimkatana88: :iconmissy-love: :iconshidobu-cloud: :icontappytoeclaws: :icondeadsid: :iconezekielwrath: :iconjadespider: :iconcapitocapito: :iconrenainnocenti: :iconreikoryce: :icongiantsizebrandon: :icondarkmag07:

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Also, here are some of my other websites
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WordPress: arcemise.wordpress.com/
YouTube:  www.youtube.com/user/Arcemise
Twitter: twitter.com/ArcemiseSGD
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  • Listening to: Die Hard - Guyz Nite
  • Reading: Game of Thrones
  • Watching: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  • Playing: Red Dead Redemption
  • Eating: Lots of fast food
  • Drinking: Water and soda
Hey team,
Once again it's been a while since I've posted an update here and I'm writing it far too late at night, but I regret nothing!   Let's get right to it.

Where I come from
The triumphant return of my webcomic is this Saturday!  Woot!  It's probably the most ambitious storyline I've proposed yet for our team.  I'm looking to do a weekly update but I'm not sure how many strips the whole story will be.  Depending on my schedule this semester I may have to take a break to resupply my backlog, but I'm hoping to keep it going all the way through.  Should be an interesting combo of life in the small town when moved to the big city… with robots and stuff :D

Master project
I'm starting up on my second and final year as a masters student pursuing serious game design.   My topic is the harassment of women in gaming and how we can make the community a friendlier place to share in our passions.  It's definitely been a hot topic this last year as the issue is brought to a broader audience and I'm looking to offer my contributions to help bring us to a solution.  I doubt I'll find the answer myself, but I'm hoping to inspire others to pick up the mantel and offer their suggestions.

Work
I've recently joined up with one of my professors whose looking to start a business in serious games.  I'm currently working on a project as a Unity -> Web programmer but might get moved to a design position if all goes well.  It's a really exciting opportunity since it could line me up for work after graduation.  My other job has kept me pretty busy as well and might expand to include some teaching assistant-esque responsibilities as well as a potential trip to travel to Africa for a month and see how the children there like the game we've been working on for them.  Very exciting and busy time.

Projects
I've had a couple other projects in the works for a while with a few of them slowly getting worked on.  I've been slowly upgrading my main website to look both more professional and showcase my latest projects (slow going, but I'll get to it eventually).  There are two AMVs I'm currently working on as well as studying the next anime to review with my buddy :iconnickizumi:
Speaking of, here's our review of Gundam Unicorn Episode 5 www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXMjiY…

Other
This summer has been one of the craziest ones I can remember in recent memory.  So much has happened over the course of three short months, including being bombarded with many opportunities.  It's made me a lot more confident in my future and what I'll be able to accomplish after graduation.  Still, I have to make it through a semester that looks just as crazy as the last.

Honestly, the only thing I'm a little bummed about is that I'm still single.  I tried my hand a little this summer but didn't have much success (just weren't connecting on that level).  I'm an optimist, which means I'll keep trying cause it's bound to happen one day, but it doesn't stop me from getting a little depressed about it.  A big part of it is being in a field with a traditionally low number of women in it and no time or idea of where to socialize outside of class.  Oh well, the world keeps turning and we all keep learning.
As a last note:  Rest in peace Neil Armstrong.  May the path you forged lead us all to the stars and beyond.  We'll catch you later Space Cowboy.

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Current Projects:
-Art
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war: (hiatus)
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt: (next blue moon)

-Writing
= Mancer
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Merc Wars
= Full Circle

-AMV
= Gainax Tribute
= When Mountains Divide
= The Gundams of the World

-Web Design
= Eportfolio Redux (again)

-Game
= ProtoRobo
= Masters Project
__________________________________________________
Real Life Friends
:iconmc-sammer: = Brother
:iconjwinf843: :iconcecil-armandt: :iconcryptic-affliction: :iconcharrawr: :iconwarrening: :iconmilamber55555: :iconnonchalant-verses: :iconterminator-513: :iconballroom-skye: :iconvegeta-always-wins: :iconhotfuzzsaga: :iconpixelmagus: :iconkentoanime: :iconkatherinehawke: :iconthegoddessrain: :iconnickizumi: :iconthemajestickagu: :iconzerfiryn: :icondenimkatana88: :iconmissy-love: :iconshidobu-cloud: :icontappytoeclaws: :icondeadsid: :iconezekielwrath: :iconjadespider: :iconcapitocapito: :iconrenainnocenti: :iconreikoryce: :icongiantsizebrandon: :icondarkmag07:

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Online (Fake Life?) Friends
:iconshadow-inferno: :iconmegas-sf: :iconmagicswordz: :iconproiteus: :iconatomicbadger: :iconadrian-malseraph: :iconepicuniverse: :iconhozzaah: :iconmookyvet: :iconvictortky: :iconmadderance: :iconfxevo: :iconbongaboi: :iconhellboy4000: :icontyrantwache: :iconzhugeliangtrg: :iconoscarcelestini: :icongraphite-dream: :iconatomic-teddy: :iconscruffyronin: :iconmangagothic: :iconzaku0909: :iconpanzerfire: :icontatehemlock: :iconnotrace: :iconab-origine: :iconshaunjoyce: :iconkaruma9: :iconjaydedpixie: :iconthemasterofgore: :iconr1fl3: :iconblackzig: :iconfalluvaud: :iconzagierski: :iconnitrogencity: :iconservarian: :iconr-chie: :icondoomymouse:

Also, here are some of my other websites
HomePage: arcemise.com/  ;
WordPress: arcemise.wordpress.com/
YouTube:  www.youtube.com/user/Arcemise
Twitter: twitter.com/ArcemiseSGD
RedBubble: www.redbubble.com/people/Arcem…
  • Listening to: Pumped up Kicks - Foster the People
  • Reading: Game of Thrones
  • Watching: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  • Playing: ...?
  • Eating: Leftovers
  • Drinking: Water and soda
Well, it's finally happened, I'm getting a new laptop.  My current one's been good to me (mostly) but when the only way to login is by starting in Safe Mode, it's time to move on.  It's a little disappointing since I really haven't owned it that long so hopefully my new one lasts a bit longer.

These last couple weeks I've been an overnight staffer for a summer media camp at MSU.  It was a long, fun and hard two weeks.  Played a lot of games (introduce many to Mafia, Munchkins and DnD), met a lot of cool high school kids and had some wacky adventures (see: Going to pool in life presever).  Unfortunately, a couple of my campers had to get sent home, which is never fun.  One guy I feel particularly bad about cause his dad was an ex-marine and wasn't too happy about picking him up late at night.  Unfortunate, but they brought it on themselves.  Though I don't think I got as much out of it as I would actually helping with the lessons (was offered, but they needed more staff on the night shift) it was still a great experience none the less.  It was in the last week that my computer failed, which was a major bummer (and hole in my pocket).

Taking a couple of days to regroup from all that now.  The camp took up much of my July time, so I have to start scrambling to get some projects done.  I've got research to do on my Masters project, a personal game demo to put together, a show to watch and AMV to assemble, a portfolio/resume to rebuild, and some comics to ink (oh yeah, it's coming back :D )

Till then, see you later space cowboy

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Current Projects:
-Art
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war: (hiatus)
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt: (next blue moon)

-Writing
= Mancer
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Merc Wars
= Full Circle

-AMV
= Gainax Tribute
= Haruhi the Mary Sue

-Web Design
= Eportfolio Redux (again)

-Game
= ProtoRobo
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  • Listening to: Faster - Within Temptation
  • Reading: Game of Thrones
  • Watching: Random movies
  • Playing: FF8, Deus Ex Human Revolution
  • Eating: Leftovers
  • Drinking: Probably too much soda
I'm surprised that I haven't posted anything here since I've had a lot of extra free time lately, but here it goes.

Nobrand Con
Yeah, this happened like a month ago now, but I wanted to say that I had a blast.  Got to see so many of my very good friends and made a lot more great memories.  The story includes the following characters:
:iconnickizumi: :iconrenainnocenti: :icondeadsid: :iconkentoanime: :iconcapitocapito: and Mr. Scott

The Serial Razor Chucker
This story isn't as scary as it sounds, but still a mite unsettling.  When my friend Mr Scott and I first perused the vendor hall we happened to find 4 straight razors (the little square ones) lying on the ground.  We immediately turned them over to a nearby vendor but found another a short ways away.  After turning that one over as well, we became instantly suspicious that this was a deliberate act by someone.  Throughout the rest of the con, we kept and eye to the ground.  To our great horror, we found that the serial razor chucker's m.o. evolved to include things like stickers, pieces of paper, con badges, ice cubes and finally, the handle of a screw driver.  We had a few leads including some kids that were throwing the ice cubes and one gentlemen who dropped a knife from his pocket.  Upon returning it to him, we heard the chilling exclamation from his lady friend next to him: "You would have lost another one!"  O_O  Know that the Serial Razor Chucker is still at large.

Munchikins!
I'd never played the game before but I'd been meaning to try out something in the gaming room.  Because I made a mission of it, I ran around and grabbed a half dozen of my friends and we all sat down to play the game.  Only 3 of us had played before so I asked one of my old DnD buddies to teach us the basics (Jessie is an awesome guy who I wish I'd gotten to know better).  We all caught on pretty fast and by the end we had an awesome stack to beat (2 of us tried to beat something close to 50 levels).  Needless to say, it was a blast and it was so much fun to hang out with everyone for a couple hours.

I got shot!
By an airsoft gun.  Now, I need to preface this story with another story.  Deadsid was borrowing a pistol from Kentoanime for his Resident Evil cosplay.  When he first brandished at my friend Scott (in good fun) we told him he really shouldn't point it at people, you know, like a real gun.  He laughed it off and said: "Don't worry, it's Roger's.  Nothing of his ever does what it's supposed to"  To which I respond "Wait, so if it says that the safety's on…"

…Several hours later…

Myself, Nickizumi, Renainnocenti, and my buddy Scott were working on putting together model kits while Deadsid was futzing around with his gun again.  All the sudden: *Pfft*  *thunk*
"Ow…" says I.
"Ow…" says Mr. Scott

"Did I just shoot you?" - Deadsid
"Yeah dude!  You shot us!" - Me
"Oh my god!" - Deadsid
"I told you!  'Safe' is 'Unsafe'!  I told you!  I told you but 'Nah, it's just a harmless little bunny in'it?" - Me
"Oh my god!  Bryan, is the Gouf okay!?" – Nickizumi
"… Yes Nick, the Gouf is okay." – Me

Other fun stories include taking second in the AMV contest (www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBTKX6…), found that Erberts and Gerberts make awesome cold subs, made my first official appearance at Nickizumi's Gundam panel, Mr Capito is a trivia machine, my buddy Gary cosplayed as a trap (he was a very pretty girl), someone recognized my sad excuse for a Shirou Emiya cosplay, just chilling with friends is the best thing in the world, and of course Beth Kinderman and the Player Characters!  Certainly an awesome and memorable convention.

In other news, I returned to Michigan to start up my game design job.  It's been pretty fun so far but the road construction makes getting to work interesting every day.  I recently beat the Witcher 2 and will probably do a full review of it on my wordpress.  My Pathfinder's campaign is going strong and getting many interested in DnD (mission accomplished)  Hopefully I can meet more people that share my interests in anime and such.  I love talking about stuff, but I have no one to talk to in MI.

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Current Projects:
-Art
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war: (hiatus)
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt: (next blue moon)

-Writing
= Mancer
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Merc Wars
= Full Circle

-AMV
= Gainax Tribute
= Haruhi the Mary Sue

-Web Design
= Eportfolio Redux (again)

-Game
= ProtoRobo
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  • Listening to: Heaven's Divide
  • Reading: Game of Thrones
  • Watching: The Tudors
  • Playing: Witcher 2, MGS Peacewalker
  • Eating: Leftovers
  • Drinking: Too much soda
Hey everyone.

Once again, it's been a while since I posted an update (or art for that matter) but that's just how things are.  If you want to check out something cool, skip past this next bit and go check out Mistbane.

I recently accepted a job with some fellow grad students to complete a gamification website for them.  It looks to be a fun project and it'll only go till the end of the semester.  It's giving me a project to actually learn Drupal and should give me some good exp to put towards my own site which is in desperate need of a facelift.  Of course, a week after I accept this job…

Remember how I mentioned back in the fall that I got a job at a web design place.  They'd been going through a dry spell, so no work had come my way.  Until now.  I got an email from my job that they have some work for me to start on and when I can start (fun story, they had actually changed buildings since the last time I had been there).  Of course, this means that free time has dropped to pretty much non-existent, but I regret nothing!

I really need to talk to Murphy about amending that law of his…

In other news, it looks like I probably won't be landing an internship with Bioware, but I have a couple opportunities nearby which means I won't have to move.  As to future career prospects, I'm still blindly confident that I can do whatever I want.  It's just a matter of deciding whether I'm in a AAA company or start up a small business with a couple friends (which is looking very promising).  Seriously, the Indie market is getting really big and it's not a bad spot to be in.

Mistbane
On my last group project, I got set up with a stellar team.  So I put them to work :D  The result is one of my favorite game projects I've ever worked on.  Words fail to describe how much I loved this project.  Staying up to 4am to finish up a level wasn't a chore, it was a blast.  Everyone was onboard and brought a level of passion I had yet to see in a team.  A lot of sweat, blood, tears, hair and love went into this game.  Check it out: class.cas.msu.edu/TC455/projec…

Pathfinders
I've also started up a small Pathfinders group (an off shoot of DnD) because I wanted to get back into it cause it's an awesome game system and a great design experience.  Our group has already had some pretty exciting moments and I can't wait to get them into the thick of the campaign I have planned.  Hoping I can put together some art stuff for it as well that can then get put up here.  If nothing else, it should be fun to watch.

Till next time space cowboy
-Arcemise

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Current Projects:
-Art
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war: (hiatus)
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt: (next blue moon)

-Writing
= Mancer
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Merc Wars
= Full Circle

-AMV
= Gainax Tribute
=

-Flash
= Eportfolio Redux (again)

-Game
= Untitled Unity Project
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  • Listening to: Room of the Angels - Mary McGlynn
  • Reading: Books on game design
  • Watching: Bakemonogatari
  • Playing: Kingdom Hearts - slowly
  • Eating: Chinese take out
  • Drinking: Too much soda
It seems like I always start out my journals with "It's high time I…"  Simply put, grad school keeps you really busy.  I just finished my third week of class and it already feels like I've been back for months.  I have two project oriented classes this semester (and a third regular class where I don't know what's going on).  They'll definitely get me some good artifacts for my portfolio, but they're eating up all of my free time as well.  All this game dev stuff really makes me want to start up a D&D group again, or maybe some kind of casual fantasy table top role play (but again, that's a huge time sink!).

For those that are interesting here's the game project I worked on last semester: Lumino class.cas.msu.edu/tc445/level4…

Things of note:

Dragon Age 2 is way better than I thought it was going to be.  Some of the best, I repeat, the BEST writing I've seen in games.  I'm writing up a full review right now, just know that a lot of the negative feedback comes from it being more action oriented than the first game.

Carnival Phantasm is not only adorable but also freaking hilarious.  If you're a Typemoon fan at all, you need to see this series.  Other people might not get all the jokes, but it's just a joy to watch.

Fate/Zero wrapped up its first season.  I think it was overall pretty good.  Having read the first three volumes of the light novel, they almost did everything word for word (I'm kind of mixed about that cause I like to see new things, meh)  Animation is beautiful and the characters are pretty fun, but there is a pretty high bar of entry.  Also, this is more of a talking show than a fighting show.  They even finish the season on the eve of the biggest fight so far (that urked me a little).

And for those wondering, no I won't be getting the $400 blu-ray set of season one.  I did it for Kara No Kyoukai, but that's because that was a movie set.  This isn't even the full series and I don't want to support Aniplex's delusions that this marketing scheme works.

:iconnickizumi: and I finished up our review of Gundam SEED Destiny.  It was a long road, but we made it through and I think are better for it.  We've seen some great discussions from our viewers and received some very nice compliments.  Thanks for watching everyone :D  www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

Haven't heard back yet from Bioware Austin if they'd have me as an intern, so I'm gonna start looking around again.  I love Bioware's work, but I shouldn't put all my eggs in one basket.

To conclude

2011 was a year of revolution.  Simple as that.  All throughout the year, people raised their voices against tyranny and proved that we can accomplish great things when we stand together.
2012, everyone thinks you're gonna blow up the freaking planet.  While I doubt that, we've got some rough waters ahead but as Kamina once said "Bring em on!"

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Current Projects:
-Art
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war:
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt:

-Writing
= Mancer
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Merc Wars
= Full Circle

-AMV
= Gainax Tribute

-Flash
= KittenTower (working title)
= Eportfolio Redux (again)

-Game
= Untitled Unity Project
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  • Listening to: This is War - 30 Seconds to Mars
  • Reading: Books on game design
  • Watching: MST3K, Farscape
  • Playing: Dragon Age 2
  • Eating: Chinese take out
  • Drinking: Milk before it goes bad
Daisho Con

I don't think I realized how much I really needed that little vacation.  Daisho con was simply awesome.  The unfortunate hotel swap at the last minute could definitely be felt, but I will say the new venue had some great advantages.  For instance: an indoor water park!    I got to see nearly all of my old undergrad friends which was absolutely awesome.  I miss them all so much and it was so great to visit with them.  I did feel a little sad that I didn't really get a chance to meet new people, but it was totally worth catching up with everyone.  I also want to point out that the artist alley had a great setup with plenty of room for people to navigate and still on the main stretch.  Matt Hill (Ed – Ed, Edd, and Eddy; Kira Yamato – Gundam SEED) was a really cool guy.  It was interesting that he shares a lot of the same views as Kira, but unlike Kira, he doesn't go around forcing people to see his views (I used the analogy that Matt doesn't go around slashing tires to get people to jog more)

As I said earlier, I don't think I realized how much I needed a break and to see my friends.  Daisho was really a Godsend for me.  Thanks for another great year!

The train ride went pretty well except for the last leg of the ride.  My train from the Dells to Chicago had been delayed by 3 hours which meant I missed the second train to take me back to Michigan.  Since I already purchased a ticket, they had arranged for a bus/van to take us (10 people) the rest of the trip.  We spent an hour waiting for the papers to get going and left the tempers of most of the passengers pretty thin (especially the loud and obnoxious ones).  It was really interesting how rude people can be to each other, especially since we arrived at our destinations at pretty much the time we would have if the train had arrived.  I think I got to see the good and the bad sides of train travel, and it really wasn't that bad.

AMV

My new AMV took second this year with my rival JamesBlond taking first (well deserved too).  The contest itself was kind of a flop with few participants, technical problems with the speakers, most of the judges bailed on the event, and I almost didn't have an entry (once again, my video wasn't downloaded so I had to bring a flash drive).  It is kinda sad that the AMV contest is an afterthought in most peoples' minds (it's like the 2nd event of the con when no one's around).  It seemed like there was a whole event planned for it, but it fell apart at the finish line.  I think it would be really awesome if they presented the winner(s) during the halftime show of the cosplay contest.  I mean, that's how I got into AMVs and I imagine it would interest more people if they were at least exposed to it.
Anywho, I got a little rambly there.  Here's my AMV

What it Means to be Archer - www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBTKX6…
  • Listening to: What it means to be young - Fire Inc
  • Reading: Books on game design
  • Watching: Farscape, Gundam UC
  • Playing: Bastion, Persona 4
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Milk before it goes bad
First up: Daisho Con!

I will be returning for this weekend to partake in the wonderful anime convention out of Stevens Point (this year it's in the Dells)  I won't be doing artist alley, but I do have an entry in the AMV contest (you can catch the promo here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7VHFj… )  I'm really excited for the event and hope to see a lot of my friends there.


Veterans Day

It probably would have been more relevant if I posted this a week ago, but I finished an AMV as a tribute to all veterans out there.  Band of Gundams (www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpCTky…)  A heartfelt thank you goes out to all those who serve in the armed forces.  I pray for your safe return.


Game Design

If it wasn't obvious by my lack of activity on dA, I've been extremely busy with my grad classes.  Two of my current projects are turning out to be really cool.  One is a board game about bullying designed for 4th graders and the other is a digital game where you play as an avatar of light and vanquish darkness.  My third project is very reading/writing heavy and is decidedly less fun than the others.  I've gotten to work with some great people and made a few new friends and that's always a plus.  One of them also landed me a web contractor job so I can make some money :D

I'll be submitting an application soon for the summer internship program with EA.  I'm hoping to land a spot at Bioware Austin.  Seriously, they have made some of the best games in the last two decades and I'd love to be a part of that team.

I've completed a view Unity games as part of my assignments.  Check them out
- Assignment 1: Island - class.cas.msu.edu/tc445/level2…
- Assignment 2: 2d Side Scroller - class.cas.msu.edu/tc445/level3…

Gaming

As I've said before, I'm really busy so I haven't had a lot of time to play much.  I've found myself drawn more and more to older games and ones from the last couple years.  I got Resident Evil 5 cause I wanted a random action game (PS3).  I've really had a hankering to play Mass Effect from the beginning again, but alas I have no Xbox now.  I've also been playing through Super Metroid (emulated), Megaman X (emulated) and Bastion (Steam).  I highly recommend Bastion, it's pretty awesome.  It sounds like a lot of games when I list them out like that, but I only devote maybe 10 hours a week to any one of them.

Also, I will finish Persona 4 by the end of the year if it kills me (seriously, I have like 2 bosses left)


Other random things

Finally saw The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya and it's re-sparked the potential for the series (if they get any funding to keep doing it after scaring off everyone with the 2nd season)

Did a follow up to my Blood C review - arcemise.wordpress.com/2011/10…

I found a review series for video game sequels by Egoraptor that's pretty informative and entertaining - www.youtube.com/show?p=SdReQMG…

Got as far as I can in Ecole Du Ciel (was released by Tokyopop) and really enjoyed it.  It did break out of the Gunbuster mold the beginning seemed to replicate.

I've really been enjoying Fate/Zero.  It's received some harsh critiques, but I still like it.  It's definitely a show made for fans and chooses to spend its time on dialog rather than action scenes.

Carnival Phantasm just finished its second season.  I love the show and it reminds me of how much I love Typemoon characters.  Despite the crazy shenanigans that happen, everyone still acts in character.  They all had their quirks in their original series, this one's just turned up to 11.

I started watching Clannad on a whim and have enjoyed the series for the most part.  There are some definite heartfelt moments, but it's starting to get a little too formulaic (seems like everyone has a super-tragic past)  It's a very cutesy show.


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Current Projects:
-Art
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war:
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt:

-Writing
= Mancer
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Merc Wars
= Full Circle

-AMV
= Gainax Tribute

-Flash
= KittenTower (working title)
= Eportfolio Redux (again)

-Game
= Untitled Unity Project
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  • Listening to: What it means to be young - Fire Inc
  • Reading: Books on game design
  • Watching: Sgt Frog, Clannad
  • Playing: Persona 4, Bastion
  • Eating: Edible stuff
  • Drinking: Milk before it goes bad
Hello again everyone, high time for an update

If it wasn't obvious by my lack of new art stuffs, I've started my first semester of graduate school.  Three classes might not seem like a lot, but the work load that comes with definitely eats up my free time.

Most likely I'll be posting concept art for my game projects as they come up.  I haven't had much chance to work on much else.  I am planning to bring back "Where I come from" once I find some time.  Some of my other projects are going on indefinite hiatus though.  I'll keep doing sketches for The Kawaii Wars, but I don't know if I'll revisit the comic side of it (very time consuming)  Maybe I'll just write up the rest of the story I had planned.  

AMVs
I'm going to make a bull rush attempt to record and edit two AMVs come November.  They've been sitting on my to-do list for a while now and I figured out a method to get them done.  I have around 20 hours of footage left to record and then I edit them into good AMVs.  Ones more ambitious than the other, so I'll probably start with the simple one first.  I admit this might be my last run at full-blown AMVs.  Much like my comics, they are very demanding on my time and attention.  I have a few mini ideas I'd like to see through (and one or two simple full ones I might pull off)  I'll do what I can with what I've got.

For my game projects, I'm going to be switching gears to Unity.  It's a free 3d game engine and pretty handy to use.  It's the program of choice for my graduate school.

Other things I got done:

Played Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Had a few mix-ups on what it wanted to accomplish but otherwise a very fun game

Read Dracula (original) – Pretty interesting style and story.  Van Helsing sure knows how to put together a slapdash team of vampire hunters

Read The Hunger Games – pretty good novel (written mostly for younger girls which was an interesting perspective to find myself)

New Reviews are up:

Evangelion 2.22: You can (not) advance
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW-yCh…

Gundam SEED Destiny Movie 3 (Part 1)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMjiff…

Blood C (ep 1 – 5)
arcemise.wordpress.com/2011/08…
(A follow up review should be coming soon about the rest of the series)

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Current Projects:
-Art
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war:
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt:

-Writing
= Mancer
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Merc Wars
= Full Circle

-AMV
= Gainax Tribute
= 08th MS Team

-Flash
= KittenTower (working title)
= Eportfolio Redux (again)

-Game
= Untitled Unity Project
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  • Listening to: Open Your Eyes - Snow Patrol
  • Reading: Books on game design
  • Watching: Supernatural, 08th team
  • Playing: Persona 4, Bastion
  • Eating: Edible stuff
  • Drinking: Milk before it goes bad
Once again, it's been a long time since I updated this so lots to go through.

The speedrun of my most recent events involves graduating with a BA, heard that I'm getting an apartment near campus for grad school, working on three work-projects for the summer (ie, none of my own projects XP ), finished a couple more anime reviews with :iconnick-izumi: (see below), played a lot of games (downloaded more PSone classics on PSN), started reading Dracula (picked it up and thought "This should be an interesting interpretation of the character" XD ), and still haven't gotten around to most of my own projects.

Where I come from Season 5

If it wasn't apparent, "Where I come from" is going to have a new season filled with adventure and discovery.  Will the team be able to cure Mike of his muteness?  Will they be able to track down the person who knows how?  Or will they realize that he causes less trouble when he can't talk?

I've completed a few more reviews with :iconnickizumi:  Though I'm going to be moving away, we'll still see about connecting online to do more.

Gundam Unicorn Episode 3 Review
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o9EUL…

Gundam SEED Destiny Movie 2 Review
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjngPJ…

For those that might not know, I'll be moving to Michigan in the beginning of August to get settled in for Grad school.  In the midst of actually getting registered for classes, I'm also looking for some employment opportunities while I'm there.  This of course, means I have to update my portfolio again so it has the most up-to-date stuff (it really turns into a full time gig XP )  Hopefully I can land a job on the campus (in the department would be even better).

Time waits for no one.  Take heart and be brave!

-Arcemise

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Current Projects:
-Art
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war:
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt:

-Writing
= Untitled Mage Story
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Merc Wars
= Full Circle

-AMV
= Gainax Tribute
= 08th MS Team

-Flash
= KittenTower (working title)
= Eportfolio Redux (again)

-Game
= Untitled Unreal 3 Project
= Epoch II: The Unsung
= Untitled Space Marine game
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  • Listening to: Bye Bye Symphony - Foxy Shazam
  • Reading: Dracula
  • Watching: Durarara, One Piece
  • Playing: Beyond Good and Evil, FFVI
  • Eating: Real food
  • Drinking: Fluids
I know I've been absent for quite some time and probably still won't be back in to full swing until the end of May.

Nobrand
Our car was made of win once again.  I went with three people: the guy who won both the Pokemon and the Street Fighter tourney, the guy that won the Super Mario speedrun and my other roommate stayed dancing for the entire rave.  A bunch of my friends ( including the infamous :iconnickizumi: ) took home the Best in Show award for the cosplay contest.  Glad to see that they were able to still be successful without my celebrity (in joke from Nobrand 2010).  Also, my AMV (www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGR__j…) took first!
I also had some great finds including several manga series, a Haruhiko Mikimoto arbook (for $10!  Nick and I bought both of them).  The vendor hall was literally a treasure trove and set up a lot better than past years.  Also, Beth Kinderman was awesome.
The biggest downside personally was that fewer of my friends decided to come.  I had traditionally done Nobrand with the Kento Anime Society who opted to not come this year.  It was unfortunate that I couldn't enjoy it with them, but on the flip side, I got to meet some new people that I otherwise wouldn't.
Unfortunately, I can't go into great detail on how awesome this con was due to time constraints, but know that they really stepped it up this year and it was a pretty awesome con.

Grad School
I got accepted to Michigan State for their Serious Game Design masters program.  I'm gonna make games, for serious. :D  Actually, for those that might also be interested in game design, or the current state of the industry in general, I recommend checking out the Extra Credit videos at The Escapist (www.escapistmagazine.com/video…)  A lot of great content on the potential of games.

In closing
As I stated before, 2011 wants to be remembered as the year where everything went down.  Fighting against censorship in Japan (Jan), revolution in Egypt (Feb), renewed union movements in Wisconsin (Feb), a deadly tsunami in Japan (Mar), snow throughout April (April, I may have inadvertently caused this or at least the thunder-snowstorm – depends how many people believe I'm Haruhi XD ) and we start out May with the death of Osama Bin Laden (with some disturbing reactions).  2011 definitely wants to be remembered.

Now, back to work.
Cheers
-Arcemise  


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Current Projects:
-Art
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war:
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt:
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From

-Writing
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Untitled Mage Story
= Merc Wars
= Full Circle

-AMV
= Gainax Tribute
= 08th MS Team

-Flash
= KittenTower (working title)
= Eportfolio Redux (again)

-Game
= Untitled Unreal 3 Project
= Epoch II: The Unsung
= Untitled GameOps game
= Untitled Space Marine game
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  • Listening to: Yield - Beth Kinderman
  • Reading: Welcome to the NHK
  • Watching: Durarara
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Origins
  • Eating: Nothing but fast food
  • Drinking: Soda
(Update at bottom)

If it wasn’t obvious already, it’s been a tumultuous time in the world.  Between revolutions, natural disasters, and political turmoil, it’s been difficult to keep up with things I want to get done.

I just finished my application to graduate school at Michigan State University, aiming for a Masters degree in Serious Game Design (feel free to laugh at the title, I do XD ).  It’s all part of my dream to bring mature and thoughtful experiences to the world of games and replace all the hyper-violence with a thing called “plot”.  It’ll be a couple weeks before I hear back from them, but I’m an optimist so I’m not too worried.

Back in February I bought the big Kara No Kyoukai set (8 blu-ray discs + artbook) and just recently got around to watching it with several friends.  I must say that I loved the series.  Ever since Fate/Stay Night, I’ve been a huge Typemoon fan both with the world created by Kinoko Nasu and the artwork by Takashi Takeuchi.  Kara No Kyoukai takes place in the same universe as Fate/Stay and Tsukihime which I always find infinitely fascinating (the world almost ends like 3 different times in 1998).  It’s just really cool imagining all potential of the world he created where it’s entirely possible for these characters to meet each other.

But I digress, back to Kara No Kyoukai.

To start off, these movies are absolutely gorgeous.  It helps that I was watching in HD off a PS3, but the animation is simply beautiful.  The color palette shifts flawlessly from the drab browns and grays of alleyways and offices to brilliant reds, blues, greens, and violets during climatic scenes.  Yuki Kajiura (of .hack fame) lends her amazing talents and provides a brilliant musical score with many songs by Kalafina.

We get a fairly small cast to follow around but they’re all very complex.  It’s also fun knowing how some of them relate to other Nasu-verse characters (Shiki Ryougi possessing the same powers as Tsukihime’s main character, Touko Aozaki being the sister of another Tsukihime character).  The show revolves around these characters going out and solving paranormal mysteries all the while discovering more about themselves.  In this regard, it feels a lot like a grittier version of Witch Hunter Robin.  I won’t spoil much of the show, but it has a complicated plot that can provoke some very interesting emotions about the different layers of what makes us human.

The series is a very complex beast.  It requires its audience to have an existing knowledge of the Nasu-verse (one of my friends understood it a lot more once I told him it was in the same universe as Fate/Stay), a strong stomach (there are some very graphic mutilation scenes and one graphic rape scene), and patience.  The movies are told out of order (ala Pulp Fiction) and one of the episodes is a fairly confusing sprint through a déjà-vu escapade.  If you can make it through the entire series, it will be a very rewarding experience but don’t expect it to be too easy.

I tentatively recommend it to those who feel they can fulfill the above requirements.  It's definitely not a series for everyone, but if you’re a fan of shows like Fate/Stay Night or Witch Hunter Robin, you’ll probably enjoy this series.

I’ve actually been really inspired by this series and I’m currently working on a short story of my own involving a modern day mage world.  I’m having a lot of fun working through the story and I’m excited at the potential it has.  I’m thinking of presenting it much like a light novel where I supplement the story with small sketches.

With that, stay safe everyone.  The world is definitely becoming a much different place for good or bad.  It's times like these when a new generation must carve their own path and reach their own destiny.

To the future - Cheers

UPDATE:  I got to see Evangelion 2.0 with our Eva viewing group the other night and our minds are utterly blown.  Words fail to describe how great of an experience this was (though Nickizumi and I are gonna give it our best shot)  I'll keep you posted once the official review is up.  I'm also super-psyched for the Eden of the East movie.  It's actually been a pretty awesome year for anime movies/ova's hopefully the trend keeps going.

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Current Projects:
-Art
= The Kawaii War :iconkawaii-war:
= Webcomic: FarStar  with :iconcecil-armandt:
= Comic Strip: Where I Come From

-Writing
= Epoch: The Outcast
= Dreams of Destiny
= Untitled Mage Story
= Merc Wars
= Full Circle

-AMV
= Gainax Tribute
= 08th MS Team

-Flash
= KittenTower (working title)
= Eportfolio Redux (again)

-Game
= Untitled Unreal 3 Project
= Epoch II: The Unsung
= Untitled GameOps game
= Untitled Space Marine game
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  • Listening to: Blood on Fire - AAA
  • Reading: Tsukihime
  • Watching: Evangelion, Captain Harlock
  • Playing: Gundam Senki Record U.C. 0081
  • Eating: Too much Fast food
  • Drinking: Liquids