It's a shame that good die young. She was the meekest feline companion one could possibly ask for but she had to be put to sleep. I should at least be able to give her a proper funeral.
Another Brattle Theater entryI have been neglecting this page for over a year. I have been neglecting a lot of things really. One of the few things I didn't neglect this year was the Brattle Theater competition and here is the link for my entry back in July. Received the runner-up prize. Written, animated, directed and voice recorded in less than two weeks.
Brattle Theater Competition Entry!Check it out. Starring a Cloud Strife look alike as WAR and a Sephiroth look alike as DEATH. Did you think they can be funny?
The first teaser for Manga Wars Episode 2Well, good or bad, here is the first teaser.
This movie will be longer, darker and have more characters and body count than the first one, as all sequels are supposed to. As such, the amount of work still needed for this movie is daunting. While I wish to finish this by May 2009 for the Anime Boston convention, we will see how it goes.
I will be leaving on my long deserved vacation at the end of this week. Hopefully it will be an opportunity to recharge and recover from all the stresses from works, finances (ouch) and other tribulations of life.
Also, I made a preliminary version of the website for the Boston Action Film Festival. Clearly needs more work but it's a start. . .
Boston Action Film Festival RecapI actually found myself quite impressed with this event, much better than my expectations or the poster suggested. Granted none of the films would win a short film oscar, but most of them had impressive action choreography and some of them actually had good production values. A few of them even had interesting stories and scripts.
An extra point to ponder:
Jeff, who organized the festival, said one of his motivations for organizing this event was the upcoming establishment of the Plymouth Rock Studios AKA Holywood East. The official website of the Studio: http://www.plymouthrockstudios.com/
An old Boston Globe article: http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/01/24/plymouth_to_beckon_film_illustrators_artists/ If you would like to learn more, just google Plymouth Rock Studios.
Once established, it will fundamentally change the film making landscape in New England, he implied. And organizing this film festival was a part of his efforts to be ready for this change. He wanted to bri
Boston Action Film FestivalMy action-packed parody anime "Manga Wars" will be shown at the ("First Ever!") Boston Action Film Festival this coming Sunday. While I don't know what to expect, it looks like a fun event filled with locally made B-movies, not to mention an opportunity to meet other filmmakers in the area. Here is the link:
Boston Action Film Festival:
Manga Wars Youtube link:
This will be my second opportunity to hold a little Q&A session. I had my first Q&A session about "Manga Wars" at the ConnectiCon on August. That event had about 15 people coming to my screening/panel. That number was not too bad for a panel held on Sunday morning, I suppose. It was a little intimidating but clearly interesting experience. I only wished I had more materials to present.
BTW, Manga Wars on youtube now has about 12000 hits. Not too bad I say. Also, check out the Boston Zine Fair http://www.papercutzinelibrary.or
Brattle Theater Trailer SmackdownThe Brattle Theater Trailer Smackdown has come and gone. Although my entry did not win the final prize, the event was still a blast. It was a celebration of the campy cinema mixed with our own homage to the said art form. I was happy to be a part of the event and would clearly like to participate again next year.
The official link to the event:
My own animated entry, done in just four (sleepless) days.
Please check out my Starwars Fanfilm Contest finalist if you haven't:
July ReflectionsI passed another birthday of mine. (Yes, I am a Cancerian) This time I would say I am reasonably happy with the way the first half of this year turned out. Can't stop the tide of time, but we can try to make each day count.
Manga Wars! Ambush at Beantooine (An animated short and a finalist for the official Starwars Fanfilm Contest 2008.) The award ceremony takes place on July 24th at the San Diego Comic Con.
The link to the official contest:http://www.atom.com/spotlights/starwars/challenge/
The first issue of Inbound, an Anthology from Boston Comics Roundtable. (Includes my 8 page short comic)
Brattle Theater Trailer Smackdown (July 17th at the Brattle Theater, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Featuring "fabulously horrible" fake-trailers made by the filmmakers around the Boston Area, including my own animated entry.)
A week with major releases!After over two and half months of hard work, Manga Wars! Episode 1 has been released. It's an action packed Starwars/Azumanga crossover fan anime that has been submitted to the official Starwars fanfilm contest. The movie is available from youtube now.
Also, the very first issue of Boston Comics Roundtable's antholgy series is in our hands. The first issue, 60 pages long, includes my own 8-page comic, and will be available for sale at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Festival in New York City (June 7th-8th). Following the festival, you will be able to buy them at comic shops around the Boston area. Kudos to everyone involved with the editing and publishing of our first issue.
Overall, the end of May turns out to be a milestone for my efforts to live a creative life. I just hope this is a beginning for greater things to come.
Azumanga Wars!After a month of work, I present the first trailer for "Azumanga Wars." a Starwars fan/parody animation with an Anime protagonist.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXm1aGKL7EM Youtube link
http://h1.ripway.com/arkadyrenko/azumangawarstrailer1.mov Alternate link with a better quality video
I am shooting for May 27th deadline of the official Starwars Fan Film contest. I suppose I am half way there.
I still need someone to play Chiyo the Protagonist. If you can sound like Chiyo, or Bubbles from Powerpuff Girls, and would like to help me finish this movie, please let me know.
The DERE TypesExplained Tsuki Style.
These are all the dere's I know
If there are more, please tell me and I'll add on :3
Bakaderederived from baka, idiot and dere, lovey dovey
- A bakadere as the name implies is a stupid idiot in love, clumsy with the way they're in love, but super in love :3
Bodere: They lash out when embarrassed, and prefer fists over words.
Byoukidere: Usually very sweet and kind, but suffer from some disease (usually a fatal one.) They are often frail and weak in nature.
Dandere derived from silent, is simply a silent type
- Dandere is someone who doesn't talk, is shy and antisocial until the right person comes along, at that point they will talk and become more confidant.
- Daruderes are those who are nonchalant to those who they love, but they do express emotions, just usually show no interest in those who like them
The Voice of AnimalsFor so many defenseless creatures, Hell is just on Earth
"Violence against human animals and violence against non-human animals are the two sides of the same horrible coin"
The content of these videos might upset your sensibility
What a shame for human beings! (editor's note)
(Behind the mask of civilization and progress it often lurks an abomination made of violence again
CLOSED - 2500 Watcher GiveawayLike I promised in a previous journal, I've wanted to hold another giveaway to celebrate that I have gotten over 2500 amazing watchers and now I finally have the money to hold it!
The rules are very simple, be a watcher of mine! New watchers are more than welcome!
Of course I appreciate it if you want to share this in a journal/poll/status update or whatever, but that's not a must
Also, I will NOT give the prize to another account! The account you've used to participate in my giveaway is the one that will get the prize!
Please don't watch me just to unwatch me after the giveaway is over, it's rude and I will block you from taking part in any of my future raffles and giveaways.
On Sunday the 13th of January I'll pull two winners by using the random number generator and these two will get to choose between a 3-month Core Membership or if the winners would rather have the prize paid in money or points (15 dollars/1200 points).
Please observe, if the winners wants the money in
Commission Info (open)Commission Info
I only do to the cartoon art commissions for everyone that requested me!
If you request me from weeks or month ago, i might not work on it so i will give refunds out to people that pays me.
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5.) Please read the list that I may draw or not
6.) I do accept PayPal money (USA money) and points
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What type of art: (pick)
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If you're using PayPal, i will give you my PayPal link to pay there if i pick your request.
I do draw
pixel commissions - open Terms of Service
update: this is the last update for 2018; my icon commissions will remain open but i'll only do pixel art, this account will probably remain as a commissions account.
Outline color (if wanted):
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limited time only but unlimited slots
these are on sale!
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>>open but selective<<
400 - $4,50 usd + 100 - $1,00 usd for giggle or sparks animation.
Variation 21. Introduction
40. 4:29 PM
41. Citric Acid
44. Two Roads
45. Two Guns
50. Breaking the Rules
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
61. Fairy Tale
63. Do Not Disturb
73. I. Can't.
79. FUCK [if this theme offends you you may do the alternate theme "Balk"]
81. Pen and Pap
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Update 2010/01/09: Commissions are on hold again until I finish the queue.
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I will draw: Pokémon, animals, anthros, humans, monsters, etc.I won't draw: NSFW, anything excessively dark-themed, etc.
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I really hate dealing with trolls like thisI really do. It may not seem like it, but I have to go out of my way to cut through a bunch of bullshit and a large amount of the time that really isn't needed. But... you know, sometimes, people want attention from me and they won't shut up about it. It'll just end up wasting more of my time if I don't nip this in the bud. Especially if they threaten to sue you. This is new. I mean, I've had trolls threaten to kill me, but never threaten to sue me.
"It has come to my attention that you are writing a webtoon using the name Growing Around. I am a member of my town's local band created 2 years ago, named due to the fact that the band has two 13 year olds, one 17 year old, one 21 year old, and one 28 year old. I must ask that you please change the name of your webtoon, and I must inform you that we will take legal action if you do not. Thank you for reading.
was the full comment of DeviantArt user http://growingaround.deviantart.com/ and later http://growinga