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Hi guys! I know this account (as well as other artistic endeavors of mine) has been all crickets for some time now. Hopefully that will change, but in the mean time I thought the least I could do was bump a journal entry concerning a long gone April Fools event from my front page... with some exciting news!



My baby, my blood, sweat, tears, and artwork, is officially out on the market May 1st! This has been a few years of work for me, on and off, and it's finally seeing the light of day! While I can't take credit for the writing, if you enjoy my art (and I don't think I'm being too silly in making the assumption that your reading this means you do...) please check it out! According to my friends, it's already shipping on Amazon!
Guys, I appreciate your efforts, but giving me llama badges will NOT soothe the pain that is being Edward Cullen for a day.

Thanks very much,

ST.

ETA: Wait, my llama could have a CAPE? I guess that MIGHT make things a little better. u_u I will accept your animal offerings. Thank you for your kindness.
Antagonist is going well, knock on wood, updating in the on-time window! I stopped filling in for a girl at work and thus my hours are reduced by a whopping 10, but I got an art gig that will actually pay me monies which should be starting sometime next month! I suppose I should be productive with my extra 10 hours, so I'm making one of those fancy little to-do lists.

1)Antagonist pages, of course. WOULDN'T HURT TO BUILD A BUFFER ST. A buffer, what's that? YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. AND DON'T JUST MAKE IT AND THEN USE IT ALL UP RIGHT AWAY.
2)Converting old Antaognist pages into correct format for self-publication
3)Antagonist 5th anniversary art
4)Good Omens/ Discworld art? Maybe?
5)Other projects
6)Ask me to draw something specifically and you might just get it if I am so tickled. Seriously. Don't believe me? Ask :iconthe-jean-genie:
So guys I'm still watching :iconthereal-oct:, are you? Final round! Are you excited?! I am excited!

Also something to be excited about: Antagonist updated!!!!!!!1 The long awaited return is mostly without fanfare, but at this point it's more of a getting back to it than it is making it some big event. Anyway. You guys should check it out!
Welp, I'm out of :iconthereal-oct:! I was hoping to prove to myself that forfeits were not the only way I could go forward, but alas, :iconqueengwenevere: was victorious. D=

You should all go root for her now! While I'm sad I lost, I'm glad I lost to Gwen- I don't think I could have asked for a better opponent to beat me. She did alright by STeam, and now its time to back her going into the semi-finals!

I am already feeling the vacuum in my life that AatR left behind, but I'm going to work hard to fill it. I really hope to get back into Antagonist quickly-- K was so much fun and so easy to write for this tournament, I have to figure out how to reroute that inspiration back into his original medium. Ku, unfortunately will have to be missed for a while, I guess. It was good to have her around though- she's a subtle presence but I think I got to know her better.

Also on the docket is finding a job that pays more than 9 bucks an hour and offers more than 16 hours a week. Preferably an art-related one. If you guys have any tips or connections- I certainly won't refuse them.
EDIT: Progress: 7 Pages done, 4 Pages sketched out: Script currently estimates round coming to about 12 pages. 3 days left (THANK YOU JUDGES!)

I AM on a trip, but luckily my company is my wonderfully understanding and encouraging sister, who gets the dedication for this round. I'm drawing whenever and wherever I can- including in the car, on her laptop- so cross your fingers and let's hope these little bits of time add up!

Still in :iconthereal-oct:!

I am so sorry to have not updated and given :iconaczamudio: proper props while our round was going on. She joins the league of people that have been too paralyzed by my greatness to even submit an entry. :| JK, JK, I am so sorry she had to forfeit, and I know very well that had she not she would have more than likely kicked my ass. Anyway, you guys should go over and look at her stuff, she is already pretty awesome and she is still yet to be chiseled and refined by the brutal but inspiring sculptor, Art School. (SCAD no less!) Keep your eye on this kid!

On to round four, for which I am up against :iconqueengwenevere:, ANOTHER awesome artist who churns out pages by the billions! This time, I think I'm going to have to step it up and actually finish an entry on time. = / Luckily, I am at most two pages away from finishing the last of my Round 3 entry AND I have the day off tomorrow! So cross your fingers for productivity and hopefully I will be on the road a littler sooner this round!

A note for Antagonist readers: the comic is essentially on unofficial hiatus, because I just can't multitask like I want to. But the minute AatR bucks me off its back, I plan to turn my enhanced productivity toward that venue. 8( In the mean time, you have my permission to feed off of my strong guilt.
Well, the short of it is that my computer is back up and running again.

The long of it is that my hard drive had busted, but luckily I still had about a week left on the applecare I took out when I bought this thing three years ago! (Not a bad deal, kids- I don't remember what I spent on the policy, but I do know I saved $300 some here) Also, I was lucky enough to have a friend of a friend who works with computers and was crazy nice enough to take a look at it, and then deal with Apple for me. I was literally able to let go and let Cory, and work on my AatR entry on my Dad's computer instead. So even though I was not quite able to get as much done on this entry as I would have liked (and the script definitely suffered from scripting on the fly), what I was able to accomplish I owe a lot to my dad and this guy. I dedicate this round to them.

I won by default, which is to say :iconexiledchaos: had to forfeit. I completely understand, and hope she gets some time now to relax. For me, I find out who my next opponent is sometime today. As soon as I bring my tablet down and set it up, I'll be starting on the Epilogue to Round 2, which will hopefully clarify the ending and get things all set for Round 3. Wish me luck!
My computer crashed. Cross your fingers and pray to the computer gods that this gets resolved quickly!
Oooooooookay so apparently I have been ridiculously bad about keeping up this journal! Nearly two years since the last entry! Not that I've been incredibly active on DeviantArt in that span, but...

So here's the skinny. I auditioned for :iconthereal-oct:, got in, was matched up against the talented :iconuberzers:, and proceeded to dash the dreams of her fanbase by somehow winning what seemed like a very close match. Sorry guys- I wanted her to go on probably nearly as much as you guys did. I hope she enjoys her peace and quiet.

I am on to round 2, where I will be battling the characters of :iconexiledchaos:, which I am currently waaaay behind on and pretty nervous about.

<a href="antagonist.swimtrunkstudio.com>Antagonist, my webcomic, still exists though between AatR and some other projects I have had going, it hasn't really been feeling the love lately.

Which reminds me, I also graduated college this May ahhhhhhhhhhhh. If for some reason a professional art director is reading this unprofessional journal entry, my portfolio is here and feel free to hire me, hahahaha ha ha   ha    haaa.

Back to work.

The Priority in which I SHOULD be doing things:
1. Paid Work
2. Antagonist
3. AatR (currently sneaking into the above spot quite a lot)
4. Etc.


Friendish people-
:iconpageboy: :iconrentabby: :iconfyr3lyt3: :iconthe-jean-genie:
I know there hasn't been much art uploaded recently. The majority of my artistic efforts this summer were focused on my webcomic, Antagonist.

Speaking of which, I bought a domain and some hosting with the intention of making myself a somewhat less than professional portfolio/art site. That intention has not been realized yet, but some of the space has been put to good use. As of last Sunday, Antagonist moved from its humble comicgenesis home to its new SwimTrunkStudio subdomain!

Visit the new and improved location of Antagonist! (The Webcomic.)

And on to regular things.

Things to do/ hopefully being done:

1. Homework. Some of this stuff will be scanned in... eventually.
2. Comic stuff
3. Um. Retaining my sanity.
4. Anything else I want. (will most likely be accomplished first. I encourage bugging and hassling if you want anything above this done.)


Groups-
:iconninjas-vs-pirates: :iconpotteroriginals:
Friendish people-
:iconpageboy: :iconnumennu: :icontoastytook: :iconthemagentacricket: :iconfyr3lyt3: :iconshionshion: :iconthe-jean-genie: :iconwoefulinfinity: :iconlingliang:
I love how this journal builds up. Not much to report, I moved a few old things to scraps, added a few friends you kids should check out to my "Friendish People" section. You might see their versions of some of the illustration assignments I've been to lazy to scan and put up. I will start doing my own art again... eventually. But now, off to another antagonist page.

Notice:
If anyone who watches me has some original Harry Potter characters they want to throw around in a non-Hogwarts-esque setting- (I know you're original! I know you want to!), my friend is starting up a forum rpg- Loch Village RPG, that is.

Read Antagonist! (The Webcomic.)

And on to regular things.

Things to do/ hopefully being done:

1. Homework. Some of this stuff will be scanned in... eventually.
2. Comic stuff
3. Um. Retaining my sanity.
4. Anything else I want. (will most likely be accomplished first. I encourage bugging and hassling if you want anything above this done.)


Groups-
:iconninjas-vs-pirates: :iconpotteroriginals:
Friendish people-
:iconpageboy: :iconrentabby: :iconnumennu: :icontoastytook: :iconthemagentacricket: :iconfyr3lyt3: :iconshionshion: :iconthe-jean-genie: :iconwoefulinfinity: :iconlingliang:
  • Listening to: Rachel Podger- Partita No. 1 in B minor
Apparently, nothing that happened this summer or this school year has been particularly relevant to my deviantart page. Sorry, kiddies!

I do have some news here. If anyone who watches me has some original Harry Potter characters they want to throw around in a non-Hogwarts-esque setting- (I know you're original! I know you want to!), my friend is starting up a forum rpg- Loch Village RPG, that is.


CHARACTER FAQ.--- Ask me anything about any character and get answers. EXCEPT maybe for Antagonist related things. Because, you know, I hope I'll get to the end some day. And then, then you'll know.

Read Antagonist! (The Webcomic.)

And on to regular things.

Things to do/ hopefully being done:

1. Certain letters.
2. Comic crud <_<   >_>
3. Past "Kiriban" *** BUG ME!!!
4. Anything else I want. (will most likely be accomplished first. I encourage bugging and hassling if you want anything above this done.)

Journal at:
swimmingtrunks.livejournal.com

Groups-
:iconninjas-vs-pirates: :iconpotteroriginals:
Friendish people-
:iconpageboy: :iconrentabby: :iconthemagentacricket: :iconfyr3lyt3: :iconshionshion: :iconthe-jean-genie: :iconwoefulinfinity: :iconlingliang:
Same entry, but there's this: I'm in another group. Actually, I'm admining another group. SO. Look at it. There's no art entries yet, but- the creator is one cool deviant, and I think it's a good idea. Read the rules, and think about it.

Hey guys! I'm back home, and doing art again. Also, Antagonist is back again for the summer. Got a fresh page up now, workin on another one. Watch it for updates!

CHARACTER FAQ.--- Ask me anything about any character and get answers. EXCEPT maybe for Antagonist related things. Because, you know, I hope I'll get to the end some day. And then, then you'll know.

Read Antagonist! (The Webcomic.)

And on to regular things.

Things to do/ hopefully being done:

1. Certain letters.
2. Comic crud <_<   >_>
3. Past "Kiriban" *** BUG ME!!!
4. Anything else I want. (will most likely be accomplished first. I encourage bugging and hassling if you want anything above this done.)

Journal at:
swimmingtrunks.livejournal.com

Groups-
:iconninjas-vs-pirates: :iconpotteroriginals:
Friendish people-
:iconpageboy: :iconrentabby: :iconthemagentacricket: :iconfyr3lyt3: :iconshionshion: :iconthe-jean-genie: :iconwoefulinfinity: :iconlingliang:
Yeah. I'm back out here, so scraps will probably be more numerous and finished deviations few and far between.

Since um, it gives me something to do while I'm on here, I'm taking a page from :icontabbyneko:'s journal and making this post a CHARACTER FAQ.--- Ask me anything about any character and get answers. EXCEPT maybe for Antagonist related things. Because, you know, I hope I'll get to the end some day. And then, then you'll know.

Read Antagonist! (The Webcomic.)

And on to regular things.

Things to do/ hopefully being done:

1. Certain letters.
2. Comic crud <_<   >_>
3. Past "Kiriban" *** BUG ME!!!
4. Anything else I want. (will most likely be accomplished first. I encourage bugging and hassling if you want anything above this done.)

Journal at:
swimmingtrunks.livejournal.com

Groups-
:iconninjas-vs-pirates:
Friendish people-
:iconpageboy: :iconrentabby: :iconthemagentacricket: :iconfyr3lyt3: :iconshionshion: :iconthe-jean-genie: :iconwoefulinfinity: :iconlingliang:
If you don't know otherwise, I've been back for a few weeks now, and am going back in... about a week. Yeah. I know. Ummmmmm... This journal update was mostly to clean out things, and to distract me from the fact that I am having my wisdom teeth pulled tomorrow. ARRRG. There was a lot of stuff I would have liked to get done, and then there's a lot of stuff I'd still like to do, but I'm not sure how well its going to go. I've finished the first chapter of Antagonist and am going to try and start the second-- but I will make no promises.

Oh, and if anyone wants to know. College went well. 4.0. One down, at least seven to go.

Read Antagonist! (The Webcomic.)

And on to regular things.

Things to do/ hopefully being done:

1. Certain letters.
2. Comic crud <_<   >_>
3. Past "Kiriban" *** BUG ME!!!
4. Anything else I want. (will most likely be accomplished first. I encourage bugging and hassling if you want anything above this done.)


Journal at:
swimmingtrunks.livejournal.com

Groups-
:iconninjas-vs-pirates:
Friendish people-
:iconpageboy: :icontabbyneko: :iconthemagentacricket: :iconfyr3lyt3: :iconshionshion: :iconthe-jean-genie: :iconwoefulinfinity: :iconlingliang: :iconorangechica:

Um. I had favorite artists, but I'm not good at keeping it up; and, I'm mostly indecisive about who I like anyway. Plus, two out of three up here before are like... dead. SO. My tastes will remain a mystery to you all. Check out my favs if you're curious.
Sketches galore! By the 3/4ths of a dozen! Um, I'm at college now, and have limited access to anything that could possibly help me do computer-aided artwork. Soooooooooo... I sketch. And I uploaded a bunch today, when I finally summed up the courage to SCAN! So... if you don't have checked to notify you when my scraps are posted, these are going to be a few very sorry months for you, my friend.

Read Antagonist!

And on to regular things.

Things to do/ hopefully being done:

1. Certain letters.
2. Comic crud <_<   >_>
3. Past "Kiriban" *** BUG ME!!!
4. Anything else I want. (will most likely be accomplished first. I encourage bugging and hassling if you want anything above this done.)


Journals at:
www.xanga.com/swimmingtrunks
swimmingtrunks.livejournal.com
swimmingtrunks.caleida.com

Groups-
:iconninjas-vs-pirates:
Friendish people-
:iconpageboy: :iconantidesigner: :iconlingliang: :iconthemagentacricket: :iconorangechica: :iconfyr3lyt3: :iconwoefulinfinity::iconreirei::icontabbyneko: :iconshionshion: :iconthe-jean-genie:

Working on editing My "Fan Of" section, as my watches need a good cleaning out. Can give you one or two off the top of my head that are absolutely amazing and inspiring.
:iconmakani: :iconaiwa: :iconvert-is-ninja:
YEahhhhh... I know I haven't written much, But um. A few new things, you might see... Antagonist is going strong, and I have been very very very lazy this summer about doing like, anything else at all. So today we have some Antagonist uploads, one of which is a repeat picture, which I will fix as soon as I can FREAKING GET ACCESS TO IT!!!! XO *fumes*

The delay of it being put up in my gallery kind of ticks me off sometimes.

Read Antagonist!

And on to regular things.

Things to do/ hopefully being done:

1. Certain letters.
2. Comic crud <_<   >_>
3. Past "Kiriban" *** BUG ME!!!
4. Anything else I want. (will most likely be accomplished first. I encourage bugging and hassling if you want anything above this done.)


Journals at:
www.xanga.com/swimmingtrunks
swimmingtrunks.livejournal.com
swimmingtrunks.caleida.com

Groups-
:iconninjas-vs-pirates:
Friendish people-
:iconpageboy: :iconantidesigner: :iconlingliang: :iconthemagentacricket: :iconorangechica: :iconfyr3lyt3: :iconwoefulinfinity::iconreirei::icontabbyneko: :iconshionshion: :iconthe-jean-genie:

Working on editing My "Fan Of" section, as my watches need a good cleaning out. Can give you one or two off the top of my head that are absolutely amazing and inspiring.
:iconmakani: :iconaiwa: :iconvert-is-ninja:
Edited.

Okay, so if you're interested in seeing a (hopefully) super-cool comic about a villain who strives to be more than your average "evil" character while dealing with transitions into the mundane life of villain retirement, PLEASE look into my webcomic. The site is finally up, to an extent, and I couldn't be more excited about it.

There are only three pages up so far, all of the art you've probably seen before if you've been around my gallery for more than a week or so. But, um, if you feel like its going somewhere, and like what you see, I'd love it if you plugged the thing. Anywhere, everywhere. I'm not in this for fame, but I'd love to share this story with people. So if you do head to the site, which I'll link to here, and is also linked to on the front page as my website, there are a few banners around that you can use as directed.

Antagonist is here!

PS: Does anyone know of a good free guestbook service you'd recommend?

KIRIBAN/ PAGEVIEW PICTURE EXPLINATION HERE!!!</em>

And on to regular things.

Things to do/ hopefully being done:

1. AP Studio Concentration section
2. Comic crud <_<   >_>
3. Past "Kiriban" *** BUG ME!!!
4. Anything else I want. (will most likely be accomplished first. I encourage bugging and hassling if you want anything above this done.)


Journals at:
www.xanga.com/swimmingtrunks
swimmingtrunks.livejournal.com
swimmingtrunks.caleida.com

Groups-
:iconninjas-vs-pirates:
Friendish people-
:iconpageboy: :iconantidesigner: :iconlingliang: :iconthemagentacricket: :iconorangechica: :iconfyr3lyt3: :iconwoefulinfinity::iconreirei::icontabbyneko: :iconshionshion: :iconthe-jean-genie:

Working on editing My "Fan Of" section, as my watches need a good cleaning out. Can give you one or two off the top of my head that are absolutely amazing and inspiring.
:iconmakani: :iconaiwa: :iconvert-is-ninja:
FINALS FINISHED! Which means storyboard is mostly done, which means time for other projects, as well as a mass upload of storyboard pictures I must apologize for. I get peeved when other people upload in bulk, and I know you're less likely to look at them, but I just couldn't do it day by day. Sorry! ^^;;


KIRIBAN/ PAGEVIEW PICTURE EXPLINATION HERE!!!</em>

And on to regular things.

Things to do/ hopefully being done:

1. Independent Study Storyboards
2. Comic crud <_<   >_>
3. Past "Kiriban" *** BUG ME!!!
4. Anything else I want. (will most likely be accomplished first. I encourage bugging and hassling if you want anything above this done.)


Journals at:
www.xanga.com/swimmingtrunks
swimmingtrunks.livejournal.com
swimmingtrunks.caleida.com

Groups-
:iconninjas-vs-pirates:
Friendish people-
:iconpageboy: :iconantidesigner: :iconlingliang: :iconthemagentacricket: :iconorangechica: :iconfyr3lyt3: :iconwoefulinfinity::iconreirei::icontabbyneko: :iconshionshion: :iconthe-jean-genie:

Working on editing My "Fan Of" section, as my watches need a good cleaning out. Can give you one or two off the top of my head that are absolutely amazing and inspiring.
:iconmakani: :iconaiwa: :iconvert-is-ninja:
and here comes the waiting period. o@. Finals before anything kiddos, sorry.

KIRIBAN/ PAGEVIEW PICTURE EXPLINATION HERE!!!</em>

And on to regular things.

Things to do/ hopefully being done:

1. Independent Study Storyboards
2. Comic crud <_<   >_>
3. Past "Kiriban" *** BUG ME!!!
4. Anything else I want. (will most likely be accomplished first. I encourage bugging and hassling if you want anything above this done.)


Journals at:
www.xanga.com/swimmingtrunks
swimmingtrunks.livejournal.com
swimmingtrunks.caleida.com

Groups-
:iconninjas-vs-pirates:
Friendish people-
:iconpageboy: :iconantidesigner: :iconlingliang: :iconthemagentacricket: :iconorangechica: :iconfyr3lyt3: :iconwoefulinfinity::iconreirei::icontabbyneko: :iconshionshion: :iconthe-jean-genie:

Working on editing My "Fan Of" section, as my watches need a good cleaning out. Can give you one or two off the top of my head that are absolutely amazing and inspiring.
:iconmakani: :iconaiwa: :iconvert-is-ninja: