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  • Reading: PC monitor
  • Watching: Little Britain Comic Relief
This year was spent welcoming the new year while watching Little Britain LIVE with Steve. Not the most exciting way to do it but considering there's about 756 minutes worth of content that Steve was great enough to get me for Christmas it was hilarious enough. Actually watching their Comic Relief set as I type this.

Now that we're getting into 2009 I've begun to notice quite a lot of activity on my gallery in the form of faves and watches. Before I get too far into it thanks to those who have come to visit and have added some of my pieces to their own favorite collections. It has been quite the confidence booster to find fav and watch alerts.

So call me a silly goose but poking around my I came across the folder function and was happy to find out I could put my alerts into various folders. This gave me the perfect opportunity to organize my alerts by year to figure out how things have managed to grow since joining Deviantart.

______Watch __ Fav
2004-----7---------6
2005----15--------38
2006----27--------77
2007----16-------185
2008----55-------730
2009-----2--------18

All I have to say is WOW thanks to everyone who's contributed to that.
  • Listening to: Ayumi Hamasaki - Marionette
  • Reading: PC monitor
I know it was frigid all this weekend so I should be happy its not quite as bad but still... I want to take pictures of buttons but its awkward to hold a camera while bundled under a blanket.

May go cut fabric to try out a new pattern :iconeffycrush: tossed my way.
  • Listening to: Morning Musume - Sukiyaki
  • Reading: PC monitor
As much as I find learning a new program or technique to be exciting and interesting I do have to say I am currently hating two very specific things...

The first being Wordpress.

The second being CSS.

Working on my site once again and am getting to the actual design parts of it. The experience has gone from being somewhat interesting to mildly annoying to really fun to an experience much like teeth pulling.

My annoyance at the moment is about where I would want to toss my computer across the room. Only thing keeping me from doing so is reminding myself its a year old Macbook I still need to pay Steve for.
  • Listening to: Morning Musume - Sukiyaki
  • Reading: PC monitor
After the fall con season ended I was left with a what looked like a bomb went off in the livingroom (where I do most of my sewing/work). For the past 2 weeks off and on I've been working on getting it into some sort of order before working on things for Christmas and a couple commissions.

My thoughts on the whole thing can be summed up in a few bits.

- Holy crap fleece... why are do you eat space no matter where you end up, folded or not?

- I hate dust.

- Only good thing about going through oddball boxes is finding stuff you already bought replacements of. But more paint brushes and a paint is usually a good thing. The rest I'll figure out new homes for.

- I have WAYYYYY too many sketchbooks.

- God fleece why do you take up so much space?
  • Reading: PC monitor
  • Drinking: P.O.D. - Sleeping Awake
When you thought it was over...

So funny thing, last Monday a small handful of the staff from MangaNEXT decided to do a run to Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater, NJ before seeing Boston and Adam off back to Mass. While things are winding down and we're all getting ready to say our goodbyes it comes up that Carlo and Adam will be going to Nekocon later that week and asked if I was interested in going. Decide that if there are any openings in Artist Alley I might be able to not drop dead from too many cons. After calling :icondizziness: I find out that she could squeeze me in and there you have it.

The overall con was interesting, it was rather polarized between the amazing time I had hanging out with people and just the number of ridiculously horrible things that happened. Just a couple of these I'll list below:

1) We end up leaving a good 4 to 5 hours late and what I originally thought was a 4 hour trip was actually 7 hours.

2) When we get to the room at 4:30 Friday MORNING we find that the Days Inn is one of those motel type hotels with the doors that lead directly outside. Not a problem, but when I put my phone down on the nightstand then a little while later pick it up to plug it in I stick my fingers in something slick. Looking at the area under a different angle and I see there's a big smear of oil of some sorts. Stupid me then I have to do the sniff test and come to realize that its horribly cleaned up Lube. I make the little "EWWWWW!!!!" noise and go to wash my hands before grabbing a washcloth to wipe down the nightstand and rinse and wipe my phone off.

3) Friday we come to find the convention center for Nekocon is really nice. Only thing is there's a bit of a bug problem. You see someone on the building staff (non Nekostaff) left some food out in one of the main kitchens at some point and it attracted these weevil like bugs. Normally not a huge problem for a semi large convention center but everytime someone opened food or even any type of alcohol based markers (hello prismacolor and copics) they would swarm. At one point I was using my sketch pad to fan my food hard enough to blow the things away while I attempted to eat a chicken salad. Saturday it wasn't as big a problem but Sunday was somewhat bad too.

4) Once again another building problem. All of the tables in artist alley were these wooden Plywood tables that had table skirts and plastic sheets stapled to it. A somewhat common occurrence with convention centers. They're cheap and easy to apply/remove plus you can just rip them off and throw them away. Only difference between this place and other convention centers is decent ones either remove any hanging out staples leftover from the skirts being removed or attach them with a hammer to drive them in deeper. Needless to say I now have a 2 to 2.5 inch long scratch on my right hand running from the lower part of my ring finger to the palm of my hand. I also ended up having to verbally reprimand a security guard probably old enough to be my grandfather when I approached the security office looking for a first aid kit and trying to keep my hand from dripping blood all over. It should have been obvious I wasn't in the mood for his sarcasm.

So now that I'm done bawwing for the most part about the building and other oddball things about the weekend I really do have to say that overall it was a pretty good time. I made a fairly good amount in artist alley, hopefully enough to take care of classes for the most part. Also it was actually great to get to meet a bunch of new people and see a completely different crowd than I normally see at other conventions.

Thanks to everyone who came by to say hello or pick up some goodies from my table. I promise to next time actually have business cards to give out XD.

Post-MangaNEXT wanksting

Tue Nov 4, 2008, 11:11 AM
  • Listening to: Andain - Beautiful Things
  • Reading: PC monitor
  • Eating: Shrimp Tempura Onigiri
  • Drinking: Pepsi
Before I get into things, any replies or messages that I have recieved in the past week or so will be replied to over the next couple days.

So MangaNEXT happened this past weekend finally putting the past month and a half worth of work to an end (finall oh lord thank god). For those of you not aware I was the Art Director for MangaNEXT this year and did all of the layout work for the Program Guide. To be honest looking at it overall I am pleased with the finished piece but there are so many things in it I hate with the rage of a hungry PMSing Rhino. Other than insanity involving double staffing and running an artist alley table the con was freaking awesome and I got to meet a bunch of really good artists in my little corner. BTW Hi to :iconelmerc: anyone reading this better immediately click on that icon and check out his stuff.

Now I know my entry promised some wankst so here it is. STUPID FREAKING VISTA... Of course I mean the operating system and not everyone's favorite angry blackman from the Video Game Zombies (as seen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RThC73… ).

No, what I hate is FINALLY after months of tinkering with the computer in the Kitchen to get Illustrator and Photoshop on there and set up in a way where I'm %100 happy a new computer is bought and set up, this time with stupid FREAKING VISTA!!! Now none of the installs I have will work in here and its the computer I work on when I need to use a PC instead of a laptop. ARG the day an OS comes out that will accept older installs of major image programs will be the day I switch to it.

The World Ends With You Pins

Mon Sep 8, 2008, 11:27 AM
  • Listening to: Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name Of
  • Reading: Full Metal Alchemist
  • Drinking: Water
Earlier this summer while talking to :iconpaulioshi: it came up that he was starting to vector trace each of the pins from The World Ends With You. By that time I was looking into getting into making buttons as something extra to sell in Artist Alley so it then turned into a bit of a project to vector and make each of the 304 buttons found in the game.

TWEWY pins 47 by invader-gir
Pin count 67 of 304 => 237 left to go!

000 Players Pin
001 Ice Blow
002 Ice Risers
012 Happy Puppy
013 Natural Magnum     
014 Wonder Magnum
015 Beauty Launcher                 
022 Cutie Beam         
023 Lovely Beam      
024 Sexy Beam      
025 Superfine Beam     
027 Purity Beam      
028 Innocence Beam         
032 Pamper Me Tether         
034 Natural Puppy     
069 Blast Warning     
081 Masamune         
087 Ichimonji     
088 Nikkari         
089 Mikazuki         
090 Shiro         
105 Long Live The Ice         
118 Octo Squeeze      
119 Snail Squeeze     
120 Vacu Squeeze      
121 Gimme Dat Sheep      
123 Gimme Dat Hippo      
124 Crackle Pop Barrier      
125 Splish Splash Barrier     
126 Creepy Weepy Barrier     
127 Whirlygig Juggle     
128 Healing Bunny     
131 Croc Leisure      
135 Sparkle Charge     
170 Lolita Chopper         
171 Link Spider     
172 Web Spider      
173 Network Spider      
174 Lolita Mic      
177 Lolita Skull      
228 Red Skull
236 Tin Pin Thrift
237 Tin Pin Rocker     
243 Tin Pin Shiva
245 Tin Pin Bahamut
246 1 Yen      
247 5 Yen      
248 10 Yen      
249 50 Yen      
250 100 Yen      
251 500 Yen      
252 1000 Yen      
253 5000 Yen      
254 10000 Yen   
262 Rhyme
263 Lucky Star      
264 Lucky Panda     
266 Pyrokinesis
267 Shock Wave
268 Cure Drink      
269 Force Rounds
270 Psychokinesis     
271 Thuderbolt
272 The Eyes Have It
291 Sprog
299 Anguis
300 Pig

All underlined pins are by :iconpaulioshi:
All bolded pins are most recent finshed

All pins are 1.25" in size. If you are interested in purchasing any of these pins they are 1 for $2 or 3 for $5. Please include $1 for shipping for all orders within the US. To order or request a design not listed above feel free to note me.
  • Listening to: Skype
  • Reading: Full Metal Alchemist
  • Eating: Carrot sticks
  • Drinking: Water
Considering this might as well be the only way to get you to respond to anything.

Out of everyone who in the Pokemon hoodie project you are the ONLY who hasn't paid for their hoodie. Before I went to pick up supplies we agreed to the price of $30 for the whole thing (which didn't cover all of my supplies btw). Now I come to find that the tail has "fallen off" in transit back from Otakon. With the way that thing was sewn on it is impossible for it to fall off without punching a NOTICABLE hole in the back of it. Also there was some magical conversation where you told me about it happening. Well considering the only 2 conversations we've had since Otakon consisted of "there's a photoshoot coming up I'll let you know more when I find out more." And the conversation over Skype with Eric you are completely full of it. You should know as well as anyone else that nothing makes me rage harder than liars... especially ones who put words in my mouth.

Also you talked about a "meeting" to discuss more shoots in the future with AfterLifeUSEC and planned on calling me but when asked about it later you had no idea what I was talking about.

I'm really getting sick and tired of your lame bull, you're pulling the same garbage you were playing when you got all up on OT4 or whatever's coat tails where you're only keeping around your "old friends" to see what you can get out of them and pulling a "my friends not yours!"

BTW, if anyone from AfterLifeUSEC is reading this just watch your own asses because she's already started talking her convoluted bullshit. 5 bucks says there's going to be a whole lot of negative comments magically coming out of my mouth within the next couple hours.

That being said, you are NOT getting your Saix wig or Claymore until you pay me for not only the hoodie but shipping to get them up to you because there is no way I'm sending it on my own buck when I lost money on the hoodie to begin with.
  • Listening to: XM radio
  • Reading: Tsubasa: Reservior Chronicles
  • Eating: Carrot sticks
  • Drinking: Water
After 5 years of being a part of DeviantArt I am now close to reaching my 10,000th page view. Although I know for some that isn't much of an accomplishment, considering most of those views have come from the last 2 years of activity I am still happy with it.

That being said I'd like to do something for the person who screen caps my 10,000th hit or closest to it. The only question is what it would be.

So since I'm getting dangerously close to burn out I figured I could leave that up to whoever notes me with it. In the meantime I'll sit back and enjoy the very mild ego stroking I get looking at my daily page view amounts.
  • Listening to: XM radio
  • Reading: Tsubasa: Reservior Chronicles
  • Eating: Carrot sticks
  • Drinking: Water
I've been kicking around the idea for a few months now to hold some sort of contest. After entering roughly 3 or 4 drawing ones in the past along with numerous cosplay contests and the Kid Robot custom contest I've had trouble deciding what kind to hold.

It finally struck me as I was working on one of the pieces for AnimeNEXT that I REALLY enjoy customizing munnys (the Kid Robot toy). The problem is I've been having trouble deciding what munny I'll do once Axel and the other 2 are finished. So why not hold a design me a munny contest.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated on the matter of whether I would get enough entries to make it worth it.
  • Listening to: XM radio
  • Reading: Tsubasa: Reservior Chronicles
  • Eating: Carrot sticks
  • Drinking: Water
Was cleaning up the desktop on the main computer and ended up going through Steve's main folder where he dumps most of his files he isnt actively using. Ended up finding a TON of images of old controllers I painted and just alot of sketches and artwork that ended up mixed in.

So went through a bit of it and decided I might as well start posting some of it over time. I apologise now for any spamming this may end up doing as I submit a bunch of pieces at once.
  • Listening to: BeatmaniaIIDX DJ Troopers soundtrack
  • Reading: Tsubasa: Reservior Chronicles
  • Drinking: Water
Since I'm feeling a bit like shit decided to start going through my gallery a bit and add some new pieces.

Its something I've been meaning to for some time now so glad to finally get some stuff up.

OH The Irony

Tue Nov 27, 2007, 2:08 PM
  • Listening to: Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl (on rockband)
  • Reading: Tsubasa: Reservior Chronicles
  • Drinking: Water
Alright this one is for those of you aware of things that happened at AnimeNEXT so only maybe a small handful of people will get it BUT check out who's listed as Treasurer in the link below:

profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?…

I find it horribly ironic seeing as how the person couldn't keep their money straight enough to pay someone (what they thought was $80) for a space in their room at a convention. I really hope the position is just a matter of title and she has no actual control over money. If she does, I'm sure Willy Wonka will end up in just his underwear and a silly Moogle hat.

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Current Cosplays
Ishida Uryuu - Sneaky Shinigami version - Bleach
Ishida Uryuu - Final Form version - Bleach
Pit - Super Smash Brother Brawl version - Kid Icarus
Minato Arisato - Persona 3

Current Commissions
Soul Eater - Kingdom Hearts
Marluxia's Scythe - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Way to Dawn keyblade - Kingdom Hearts 2

Cosplay sketches

Sat Nov 24, 2007, 3:06 AM
  • Listening to: Flyleaf - Fully Alive
  • Reading: Tsubasa: Reservior Chronicles
  • Drinking: Water
Alrighty,

So as some of you know and have seen, when I go to plan a costume and I'll sit down and do a quick breakdown of all the pieces I actually need to make. Usually I don't post them anywhere but I'm currently thinking it might be good to post them and show some of the first stages to any of my costumes when I question the details.

Expects a poll in the next day or so as to whether or not I should post the ones I've done in the past.

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Current Cosplays
Ishida Uryuu - Sneaky Shinigami version - Bleach
Ishida Uryuu - Final Form version - Bleach
Pit - Super Smash Brother Brawl version - Kid Icarus
Minato Arisato - Persona 3

Current Commissions
Soul Eater - Kingdom Hearts
Marluxia's Scythe - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Way to Dawn keyblade - Kingdom Hearts 2

KATSUCON

Fri Oct 12, 2007, 1:04 PM
  • Listening to: Kanako Hoshino - Gekkou ~Another Sense Edit~
  • Reading: Bleach
  • Drinking: Coca~cola
Alright!

Steve has just given me a piece of information which has decided what will be my costumes for Katsucon. Ironically its 2 costumes and both of them are from videogames.

The piece of information, Katsucon is actually going to be the week before the release of Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Yep that's right, Pit WILL be finished and worn that weekend.

Other than that I will have the other video game cosplay, a fair number of people already know what it is but I don't want to mention it here until I start posting inprogress pictures.

There "may" be another costume, I'd like to do Ven but it might be another costume I already finished or something for Patti's "grand" evilness she asked for help with and we all know I <3<3<3 the Patti.

*edit* scratch the may, there's also the Persona3 group that I've been tripping over myself wanting to do for the past month. If I can't get everything together for it by AUSA definetly going to be Katsu.

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Current Cosplays
Ishida Uryuu - Sneaky Shinigami version - Bleach
Ishida Uryuu - Final Form version - Bleach
Pit - Super Smash Brother Brawl version - Kid Icarus
Riku - Secret Version - Kingdom Hearts

Current Commissions
Soul Eater - Kingdom Hearts
Marluxia's Scythe - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Way to Dawn keyblade - Kingdom Hearts 2
Zexion's wig - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Riku(entire costume) - Kingdom Hearts - Deep Dive

DA meme time

Tue Sep 4, 2007, 12:16 AM
  • Listening to: Kanako Hoshino - Gekkou ~Another Sense Edit~
  • Reading: Bleach
  • Drinking: Coca~cola
I've been tagged by:
:iconjeic: who was tagged by :iconprettykitty:

Here's how it goes:

* Each person tagged must post 8 random facts about themselves
* Tags should write a journal/blog of these facts
* At the end of the post, 8 more persons are tagged and named
* Go to their pages and leave a comment telling them they're tagged

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1. My first costume outside of childhood was a rave version of the Care Bear cousin Braveheart Lion my junior year of highschool (that's right i've been at it for an insane amount of time).
2. I made my first actual cosplay on a sewing machine from the 1950's, was sat down in front of it while the woman who taught me sat on the computer in the other room after showing me how to thread the thing.
3. In highschool I was a vo-tard where I studied graphic and printing communications. I can change the ink in a 2 headed press in about 45 minutes.
4. I studied Judo for about 6 months to a year my senior year of highschool.
5. A love/hate relationship has developed between  myself and DDR. I love the game for the most part but I HATE some of the converted songs from IIDX and up until recently I hated the local Bemani community.
6. Its really hard to motivate myself to do any type of artwork but is insanely easy to sit down and start sewing something or working on a prop.
7. I would like to travel to Japan but as much as I'm interested in the place, I'm not too interest in living there long term.
8. The US version of The Office takes place in my hometown of Scranton, PA and I have random fangirl moments of picking up random little Scrantonian things the characters do or make reference of.
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I tag...
:icongoddessffx: :iconstardustshadow: :iconm-watts-art: :iconzippyc: :iconmikatalian: :iconbeeindreaming: :iconbunnychan: :iconbox-of-aiden:

...and anyone else who wants to jump in.

Yea and I'm far too lazy to go after people to do this... so if you do enjoy! if not... well fuck it XD

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Current Cosplays
Ishida Uryuu - Sneaky Shinigami version - Bleach
Ishida Uryuu - Final Form version - Bleach
Pit - Super Smash Brother Brawl version - Kid Icarus
Riku - Secret Version - Kingdom Hearts

Current Commissions
Soul Eater - Kingdom Hearts
Marluxia's Scythe - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Way to Dawn keyblade - Kingdom Hearts 2
Zexion's wig - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Riku(entire costume) - Kingdom Hearts - Deep Dive

ACK!

Tue Jun 26, 2007, 2:03 AM
  • Listening to: Kanako Hoshino - Gekkou ~Another Sense Edit~
  • Reading: Bleach
  • Drinking: Coca~cola
I really need to get going on at least posting more artwork in the future. Been itching to dump alot of my older stuff into the scraps section if not just get rid of it altogether and am refusing to because I don't really have enough artwork up to balance it between pictures from cosplays.

>.<

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Current Cosplays
Ishida Uryuu - Sneaky Shinigami version - Bleach
Ishida Uryuu - Final Form version - Bleach
Pit - Super Smash Brother Brawl version - Kid Icarus
Riku - Secret Version - Kingdom Hearts

Current Commissions
Soul Eater - Kingdom Hearts
Marluxia's Scythe - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Way to Dawn keyblade - Kingdom Hearts 2
Saya's Sword - Blood+
Soi Fong's Suzumebachi - Bleach
Yuffie's Ninja Star - Final Fantasy 7

Sales Post

Mon May 28, 2007, 11:37 PM
  • Listening to: Tsuji Nozomi - Koko Ni Iruze!
  • Reading: Bleach
  • Drinking: Coca~cola
To help alleviate some of my expenses for cosplays this year and art supplies I've put together some products I originally just planned on selling at the couple cons I'm going to this summer. Considering how much it would help with things I've decided to do some extra runs and make them also availible online orders.

Please click the images below or visit sukunai-kitsune.livejournal.co… for more information.

For Sale: Org Wallet Chains by invader-gir For Sale: Org Accessories by invader-gir For Sale: KH themed shirts by invader-gir

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Current Cosplays
Ishida Uryuu - Sneaky Shinigami version - Bleach
Pit - Super Smash Brother Brawl version - Kid Icarus
Riku - Secret Version - Kingdom Hearts

Current Commissions
Soul Eater - Kingdom Hearts
Marluxia's Scythe - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Way to Dawn keyblade - Kingdom Hearts 2
Saya's Sword - Blood+
Rukia's Sword - Bleach
Soi Fong's Suzumebachi - Bleach
Yuffie's Ninja Star - Final Fantasy 7

Updates

Mon May 28, 2007, 1:11 AM
  • Listening to: PotC - Jack Sparrow - Jar of Dirt ~Remix~
  • Reading: Bleach
Updates to come in the next few days along with hopefully a sales journal post.

In the meantime feel free to check out my livejournal here: sukunai-sukunai_kitsune.livejournal.co… for updates.

Current Cosplays
Ishida Uryuu - Sneaky Shinigami version - Bleach
Pit - Super Smash Brother Brawl version - Kid Icarus
Riku - Secret Version - Kingdom Hearts

Current Commissions
Soul Eater - Kingdom Hearts
Marluxia's Scythe - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Way to Dawn keyblade - Kingdom Hearts 2
Saya's Sword - Blood+
Rukia's Sword - Bleach
Soi Fong's Suzumebachi - Bleach
Yuffie's Ninja Star - Final Fantasy 7

Devious Journal Entry

Fri Sep 1, 2006, 4:30 PM
I am beyond annoyed with certain things going on in my life.

One of these being the pure lack of control I have over my sleep pattern. I try getting up early only to feel like a zombie with no energy all day and end up not being able to fall asleep the next night. I force my self to fall asleep with the help of some allergy meds and next thing I know I wake at least half a dozen times and only manage to get maybe a couple hours of actual sleep during it.

In all of these cases the end result is I'm so fucking tired that when Steve goes to wake me I tell him to give me 5 minutes to get up and next thing I know an hour passed or I feel like I'm going to be sick or have a headache. To make things worse all I seem to end up with is a finger shoved in my face because I don't do this I'm lying because I said I was going to get up and not the slightest bit of caring about my side of things.

To be honest I really don't know what to do but I wish I could tell Steve to go fuck himself.

Current Projects - :iconbemanifanproject:
Project Leader - :iconvistah:
Fellow Artists - :icondjseragaki: :iconchihiro923: :iconnokame: :iconcarbondog: :iconfluorek3: :iconanjidadistroyer: :iconadrianmartinezp: :icondj-tsugaru: :iconnavfn2000:
  • Listening to: BeForU - Freedom
  • Reading: Trinity Blood