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Hey everyone,

I'm planning on attending a convention this year (Anime Weekend Atlanta, to be exact) and I plan on wandering around aimlessly.

However, I'd like to have some small goodies to give away or sell.

I'm thinking: buttons/pins. Everyone likes those!

If anyone can recommend a good website/independent button-maker sorta thing, let me know!  

Thanks!
Can you believe I haven't updated my journal since late 2005?!

Wow.

Anyway.  I'm looking to start up a webcomic within the next few weeks, which will hopefully be a long-term project (which I would like to publish sometime.)

I'd like to get contacted by anybody interested in co-writing, art editing (text, tones, or other stuff like that), website maintaining, and other such things.  Mostly, a partner in crime.

Don't IM me with your full story about whatever. I wanna create something new-- not illustrate someone else's ideas.

Catch me on AIM if you're interested.
AIM name: BlinkyTheRed

PS:  I'm interested in making something shoujo-ai or shounen-ai, but NOT HET.  Also.. not furry, fantasy, or anything totally lame.  

Hit me up and let's chat!
I hate this time of the year.. it's officially Hell Week.  I have way more assignments due this week than I can handle.  I'm trying to keep juggling school and drawing, but school and crazy happenings in real life keep me from drawing much lately.

I don't expect that I'll be able to draw at all this week, but next week is Dead Week so I should hopefully get some sketches out for anybody that actually cares about my crap.  And finals week will actually be surprisingly easy for me-- very few finals to worry about, tons of free time.

Maybe next semester I'll do a better job with this balancing act, eh?

It's 8:30 am and I haven't slept yet. .. I think I'll get to it.

OMG free subscription!

Fri Jun 17, 2005, 1:30 PM
I'm so lucky!

I got a free week-long subscription to DeviantArt!  Cool!  It makes things all weird and complicated, though I LOVE having thumbnails for my +watch stuff...

I wish I could have a subscription for longer.. *Siigh*

I have so much stuff to update, but I'm SO LAZY.  I'll do it eventually. Sorry.

I have nothing to say to any of you people.
Hey everybodys.

Yeah, so I haven't updated in like a million years.  Last semester was terrible and I didn't draw at all over break, so I'm really rusty and I can't seem to get my groove back.  

But, I'm confident that inspiration will come all at once and I'll be back in action with loads of improvement.

This semester will be so much better in so many ways, I'm ready to totally change my style and start producing something worth looking at every day.

Thanks to anybody who reads this and cheers me on mentally. :)
Tomorrow is so definitely my birthday.  I'll be 18, whoaahh.. exciting!  Everybody should draw me pretty things.  Or give me a dollar.  Or candy. Or something.. yeah..

Or whatever. :D  But seriously, yay.

The new Tamagotchi Connections are fun..
ALRIGHT!  The next Tokyopop contest has started so that means I'm focusing all of my efforts on my entry.

Unfortnately, that means there won't be many updates from now until the end of the contest.  I'll try to update a few sketches and stuff to keep my site from completely dying, but I won't post any of the actual finished pages or anything.

At the very least, after the contest is over and I've lost, you'll have a new 15-20 page comic to look at.  :)  (With different characters though.. it's not a continuation or anything.)  Or, by the off chance that I win, you guys can pick up a shiny print copy!  But I'm not that cocky.. expect my comic to be posted here on deviantart after the contest.

Due to this contest-y things, I'm not taking any commissions for a while. :)  I gotta focus my efforts of course..

Well, thanks for reading.  Feel free to comment with nonsense if you wish!
Wow, somebody wants to commission me for a sort of big project.  I'm excited, it sounds reaallly fun so far.  More on that, as it develops.

I guess I hadn't made it very clear that YES, I AM ACCEPTING COMMISSIONS.  If I don't feel capable of what you ask of me I may turn down individual commissions but in general, yeah, I am!  There's more information here >>

www.blinkythered.com/commissio…

though my website is being uber slow, damn host.. I might just have to switch.  Even if you can't get to the page, I think my prices are pretty low and if what you want doesn't really fit any of the categories I've priced, I'm reasonable and we can come up with a price to agree on.

But yeah, just thought I'd make that clear.

Getting sicker, lately, which sucks.  My throat is killing me.  I hope it's not strep.

Still planning my comic for the next Rising Stars of Manga contest.  I wonder if that one will be good..
Hey boys and girls!

I've been so busy lately, my classes are really taking their toll on me.  Add to that my extra activities and you've got a mountain of stuff.  I'm the president and founder of the anime/manga club, a Community Leader (sort of like a mini RA position), a Wing Representative for our student government association, the acting vice president of the gay/straight alliance on campus.. wheww.  I've got lots of work cut out for me this semester, all of my classes suck so much!

Before I go work on calc2 homework, I should write a bit.

Losing the Tokyopop Rising Stars of Manga contest was a little discouraging, since I spent a whole summer on a comic that I *knew* was really bad.  If I'd had more time, I would have redone so many of those pages..

That's why I'm going to start on it earlier this time.  Much earlier.  In fact, I'm already trying to think up an idea.  

This time, with a partner.  Granted we only have basic story ideas for now, no specifics, so there's no telling if we're REALLY going to stick together but I hope so.  We already came up with a lot of potentially good ideas.  The problem is that we need to find a way to work together on the actual art of the comic.  Hmm.

Well, I'm sure it'll be a lot less stressful to have somebody to work with at least.  And I'm sure we'll come up with a solution.  We may even end up with a 3-person team though THAT really seems like it wouldn't work in terms of who-does-what.  

Damn, I wish we weren't all bad at the same things, haha.  

So that's what's up with me lately.  I really would like to start a webcomic, and I may do that next semester, but this semester my focus is on a contest comic first since school takes up so much time.

I wish I magically had enough time to do both.

I wish I could freeze time, so I could just work on the comic for as long as I needed and still have time to do everything else.

And in order to continue whoring myself, out..

CHEAP COMMISSIONS!  
www.blinkythered.com/commissio…
PLEASE consider them, we're talking like 5 bucks.

Thanks for reading, if you did for whatever reason.
Just heard from home a few hours ago.
I lost the tokyopop contest.
At least they were nice enough to send a letter.
I know my submission was crap but you always kind of wish for a miracle to happen anyway.

I guess I'll be posting my craptastic submission within the next few days.
Hey everybody.

If you want information on how to commission me, go here blinkythered.com/commission.ht…

(I promise I am VERY cheap.  None of that like, 60 dollar crap.  I'm talking 5-10 dollars depending on the material you want me to use.. pretty awesome, huh?  ALSO!  A special deal!  One dollar for 3 doodles, of whatever you want!  And I'll plug your website to boot-- see more info on the commission page!)

School is going to eat up a lot of my time this semester. I am glad that I only have like 15-16 hours this semester.  But my classes suck.  I hope I still have time to draw.

Tokyopop hasn't contacted me yet about the last RSoM contest so I'm fairly sure I haven't won (No big surprise, heh).  Which means I'll be able to post the comic I submitted pretty soon!  Yay!

I should start working on my comic for next contest.. yes.. definitely, I learned what a rush job looks like.  (Hint: NOT GOOD).

So anyway, that's the update on my life so far.  I'm really tight on money so please consider buying a cheap commission.  I mean, for just ONE dollar, you can get THREE awesome doodles!  Complete with plugs for your website!  HOW COOL IS THAT?

-Blinky
I guess I should update this journal.  I swiped this from Yohtan -- go check out her stuff!  <3<3


(1) What is your name? Elena D. Smith-Martinez
(2) Are you happy with it? Yes.
(3) Are you named after anyone? Only my middle name.
(4) Your nicknames: Nena by family, Blinky online.
(5) Your screen name: See my information at the top of the page.
(6) Would you name a child of yours after you? I like my name, but probably not.  
(7) Then what would you name your children? Carmen, Pilar, Diego, Luis..
(8) If you were born a member of the opposite sex, what would you have been called? They didn't really think it out that much.  They just saw me and knew my name was right.
(9) If you could switch names with a friend, who would that be? I love my name.  I wouldn't.
(10) Are there any mispronunciations/typos that people do with your Name? Nobody in america can pronounce my name.  It is usually mispronounced "uh-lay-nuh" and I won't go into the rest of my name..
(11) Would you drop your last name if you became famous? No.  I like my last nameS.
(12) Your gender? Pretty much a girl.
(13) Straight/gay/bi? Eh.
(14) Single? Indeed I am.
(15) do you want to be? Works for me juust fine!
(16) Your birth date: Dec 16, '86
(17) Your age: 17
(18) Age you act: 82
(19) Age you wish you were: I like 17.  I guess 18 would be more convenient though.
(20) Your height: 5'4" (i know! i'm so tall!!)
(21) The color of your eyes: light brown/honey
(22) Happy with it? Yesh.
23) The color of your hair: brown with a bleached chunk always.
(24) Happy with it? I need to get a haircut but the color is fine.
(25) Left/right/ambidextrous? Righty.
(26) Your living arrangement? Right now I'm at home.  Usually in a very messy dorm (won the award for messiest room last year).
(27) Your family: mother and father, older brother and younger sister.
(28) Have any pets? Nope.
(29) What's your job: Student.
(30) Piercing? One in each ear.. though I think they may have closed.
(31) Tattoos? No.
(32) Obsessions? Manga, drawing, all that good stuff.
(33) Addictions? See above, and also caffeine and oxygen.
34) Do you collect anything? CORPSES.
(35) Do you speak another language? Spanish.  And horrible choppy japanese, but not very well.
(36) Have a favorite quote? A lot.
(37) Do you have a web page? Yep.  www.blinkythered.com
(38) Do you live in the moment? ... sure?
(39) Do you consider yourself tolerant of others? If they're not sucky.
(40) Do you have any secrets? None that I can tell you.
(41) Do you hate yourself? Not really.
(42) Do you like your handwriting? It's okay.
(43) Do you have any bad habits? Everybody does, I'm no exception.
(44) What is the compliment you get most from people? "I like your glasses" ... yeep.
(45) If a movie was made about your life, what would it be called? BOOM CHICKA BOOM
(46) What's your biggest fear? Being stuck in a career I hate forever.
(47) Can you sing? I used to.
(48) Do you ever pretend to be someone else just to look cool? What?
(49) Are you a loner? Nah.
(50) What are your no. 1 priorities in life? school, family, drawing, friends, all of those things
(51) If you were another person, would you be friends with you? Of course, I'm awesome!
(52) Are you a daredevil? Not really, but sometimes I do shockingly stupid things.
(53) Is there anything you fear or hate about yourself? That's kinda deep for a little survey like this.
(54) Are you passive or aggressive? Usually aggressive.
(55) Have you got a journal? Yes.  A LJ and xanga.
(56) What is your greatest strength and weakness? strength-drawing and dancing all night long, weakness- CANDY I MUST HAVE MORE CANDY
(57) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? stop being so damn lazy and exercise!
(60) Do you think you are emotionally strong? So I've been told.
(61) Is there anything you regret doing? Haha.. oh yeah.
(62) Do you think life has been good so far? Overall, yeah.
(63) What is the most important lesson you've learned from life? Live it up!
(64) What do you like the most about your body? Uhm.  My hampster-like cheeks.  Or my relatively small waist.
(65) and the least? My thighs.  Egh.
(67) Are you confident? I try.
(68) What is the fictional character you're most like? Uh.  R2D2
(69) Do people know how you feel? I let them know if I want them to.
(70) Are you perceived wrongly? People think I'm angrier than I am.

DO YOU?
(71) Smoke? No
(72) Do drugs? no
(73) Read the newspaper? only online
(74) Pray? no
(75) Go to church? no
(76) Talk to strangers who IM you? Unless they're spammers, sure.
(77) Sleep with stuffed animals? I need my fat bear Tofi to sleep.
(78) Take walks in the rain? Frequently.
(79) Talk to people even though you hate them? Only if I must. Or to tell them that I hate them.
(80) Drive? Yep
(81) Like to drive fast? Eh, not really.
(82) Like your voice? Not particularly.
(83) Hurt yourself? Pain sucks, no.

HAVE YOU EVER?
(84) Been out of the country? yep.
(85) Eaten something that made other people sick? Haha yeah.
(87) Been unfaithful? no
(88) Been in love? I dunno.
(89) Done drugs? Caffeine is a drug.
(90) Gone skinny dipping? when I was younger.
(91) Had a medical emergency? yes
(92) Had a surgery? nope
(93) Ran away from home? no
(95) Gotten beaten up? no
(96) Beaten someone up? Usually it only took a good kick to make them leave me alone.
(97) Been picked on? Eh, slightly when I was younger.
(98) Been on stage: yes
(99) Been so drunk that you know you're supposed to go out on a date with someone, but you can't remember with who or when and that you faint when you look at yourself in the mirror in the morning, not to mention your breath? WTF?
(100) Slept outdoors? Yep. on the beach. (I woke up feeling like crap)
(101) Thought about suicide? Not really.
(102) Pulled an all-nighter? yes
(103) If yes, what is your record? I dunno.  40 hours maybe?
(104) Gone one day without food? I dunno.  Probly not.
(105) Talked on the phone all night? Not ALL night.
(106) Slept together with the opposite sex without actually having sex? No
(107) Slept all day? Yes
(108) Killed someone? Not yet...
(109) Made out with a stranger? No
(110) Had sex with a stranger? no
(111) Thought you're going crazy? haha yeah
(112) Kissed the same sex? bitches love me cuz they know that I can ROCK
(113) Done anything sexual with the same sex? no
(114) Been betrayed? yes
(115) Had a dream that came true? yes
(116) Broken the law? yes
(117) Met a famous person? Yeah
(118) Have you ever killed an animal by accident? no
(119) On purpose? no.
(120) Told a secret you swore you wouldn't tell? I don't think so, but probably when I was younger.
(121) Stolen anything? yes
(122) Been on radio/TV? only on the news like, in the background and stuff.
(123) Been in a mosh-pit? no
(124) Had a nervous breakdown? somewhat.
(125) Bungee jumped? nope
(126) Had a dream that kept coming back? Yeah.

CLOTHES and other fashion shit
(127) What do you wear? Clothes.
(128) Brand of clothing? Don't care.
(129) Cologne/perfume? None.
(130) What are you normally wearing to school/work? Jeans, t-shirt.
(131) How about parties? jeans, t-shirt.
(132) Wear hats? No, bandanas sometimes.
(134) Wear make-up? When I feel like it.
(135) Favorite place to shop? uh.  I don't really like shopping.
(136) Favorite article of clothing? my trusty black Old Navy flip-flops
(137) Are you trendy?  Not really.
(138) Would you rather wear a uniform to school? I did for most of my life.  Didn't bother me.  I dont' need to try to be different by dressing like a moron.  school is for learning.

If I were a month I would be......October
If I were a day of the week I would be.....thursday
If I were a time of day I would be........ 4 am
If I were a planet I would be....... neptune
If I were a direction I would be........ north
If I were a historical figure I would be........ ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
If I were a liquid I would be....... urine.
If I were a tree I would be ........a spooky dead one
If I were a flower/plant I would be a.......  weed
If I were a kind of weather I would be a........ warm and overcast with a cool breeze
If I were a musical instrument I would be a....... keyboard
If I were an animal I would be an....... a panda
If I were a colour I would be ......... RED
If I were a fruit I would be .......... muscat grapes
If I were a sound I would be........ BOOM
If I were an element I would be...... fire
If I were a song I would be ......... Under Pressure by Queen
If I were a book I would be ........ DA LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD
If I were a food I would be ......... lentils
If I were a place I would be a ....... a wet basement floor
If I were a scent I would be ....... the smell of candies
If I were a word I would be ....... YO.
If I were an object I would be a ......... bra :X hehehehehe
If I were a body part I would be a........ NIPPLE, no doubt.
If I were a facial expression I would be a....... grimace of absolute horror
If I were a cartoon character I would be...... Samejima Mamimi from FLCL I guess.


WOW THAT WAS LONG.  I needed a distraction.  Now back to work!
DeviantArt sucks.  I'm mostly making this to post on my friends' drawings.  I'll try to upload new art here as I draw it, but I'm not too motivated since I have my own website. Which reminds me-- go to it.  www.blinkythered.com