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I'm very much used to musing at other places, but I've decided to use that bit of musing here on dA instead as an attempt to get more involved with the community here. XD

So I've been reading Gary Faigin recently in order to start mastering my facial expression skills and stripping myself away from "anime-ishness". In the first few pages, he has described how consistently we have often focused on expressions in our art because it may make or break the entire mood of the painting. That's because, throughout our entire artistic history, regardless of the style of painting, artists have often strived to capture the "Movement of the Soul" — we honed our skills for thousands of years to be good at it, but we never seemed to reach perfection. And this quote by Leon Battista Alberti seems to perfectly encapsulate this phenomenon.

"Thus all the movements of the body should be closely observed by the painter. These he may well learn from nature, even though it is difficult to imitate the many movements of the soul. Who would ever believe who has not tried it how difficult it is to attempt to paint a laughing face only to have it elude you so that you make it more weeping than happy?"

It's fascinating to remember that the only reason artistic theories are so advanced today is because artists did not have a crutch initially. It took thousands of years to advance our drawing capabilities to its effectiveness, trying to achieve the near-impossible task of imitating the "movement of the soul", and the moment our technological advancement helped develop photography that does exactly what art has been striving for all along, art was starting to die... until folks like Picasso, Cezanne and Kandinsky came into the picture.

Imagine if we were smart enough to build a camera sometime in 200 AD, and by 400 AD everyone had smartphones.

Would we still have "The Martyrdom of St Lawrence"? Would we still have Michaelangelo?

Just some food for thought.

Even so, art hasn't died today. Perhaps because, as we've reached the digital age, all of the exploration that the giants of the past have made in every field can now be accessed at our fingertips. The various styles, ranging from Neo-Classicism to Romanticism to Cubism and Post-Modernism, can all now be blended in to produce the desired effect we need. This is something that Photography cannot do on its own, and instead takes inspiration from illustrators and artists themselves.

  • Listening to: Stealth Bastard OST
  • Reading: The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression
  • Drinking: Water
I'm sorry if I haven't been able to submit the next page of Polar Detective the past couple of weeks yet (After all, the suspicious Ambassador is up to something, isn't he?) due to severe work loads on my head these days, especially since my boss is on vacation and I have a crucial panting to finish (and to find a way to kickstart my art career). So just a head's up that it might take another week or so till I recover from my burn-out, and I'll be back in action!

Until then, I have something amazing planned out. ;) Do wait for it!

I know the comic series has just begun. But so far, what are your thoughts to it?
  • Listening to: E S Posthumus
  • Reading: Le Pere Goriot
  • Watching: Satyameva Jayate
  • Playing: With Pens
  • Eating: Rice
  • Drinking: Water
Before I get into this, a note to all Sherlockians: Go check out Andrew Lane's Young Sherlock Holmes book series if you haven't already! Thank you.

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I once compiled an essential list pertaining to systematic workings of Sherlock Holmes in personal journal, and :iconwindmaedchen: encouraged me to share it here; so here we are. 

Let's face it: I'm not a criminal investigator. Far from it! However, especially because I'm more of an artist, writer, literature lover and conceptionist, the philosophy of logic appeals to me as much as the philosophy of... well, everything! Compared to hard sciences or cold reasoning and analysis, an artist (much like Da Vinci himself) is not restricted by the means and tools at hand, and as such my own philosophy is a complex web of insights taken from the greatest minds and cultures of the world. The following commandments pertain to Sherlock Holmes -- a character imagined by the ingenious writer, physician and logician, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlockians! Y U NO LIKE PROF CHALLENGER?) -- and have been compiled by me, from the books, of certain axioms and theories to consider in contemplation and practice. These commandments also increase efficiency of rational thought process, however based on your trades, you are free to disregard some of them. 
  1. From what you see, observe. From what you observe, deduce.The little things are infinitely the most important, and everything in this world is relative.
  2. When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Balancing probabilities and choosing the most likely is the scientific use of the imagination.
  3. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. It biases the judgment. Never guess, as it is a shocking habit — destructive to the logical faculty.
  4. Consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
  5. It is of the highest importance in the art of detection to be able to recognize, out of a number of facts, which are incidental and which vital. Otherwise your energy and attention must be dissipated instead of being concentrated.
  6. When a fact appears to be opposed to a long train of deductions, it invariably proves to be capable of bearing some other interpretation.
  7. What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is, what can you make people believe that you have done? 
  8. In solving a problem, the grand thing is to be able to reason backward. There are fifty who can reason synthetically for one who can reason analytically.
  9. (When in abstract analysis) It is of the first importance not to allow your judgment to be biased by personal qualities. A client is a mere unit, a factor in a problem. The emotional qualities are antagonistic to clear reasoning.
  10. Never make exceptions. An exception disproves the rule.
  11. (Reinterpreted from William Winwood Reade) "As a single atom man is an enigma: as a whole he is a mathematical problem."  While the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty. You can, for example, never foretell what any one man will do, but you can say with precision what an average number will be up to. Individuals vary, but percentages remain constant. So says the statistician.
  12. Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable. There is nothing so unnatural as the commonplace.
  13. Singularity is almost invariably a clue. The more featureless and commonplace a crime is, the more difficult it is to bring it home.
  14. Circumstantial evidence is a very tricky thing. It may seem to point very straight to one thing, but if you shift your own point of view a little, you may find it pointing in an equally uncompromising manner to something entirely different.
  15. There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
  16. Look for consistency. Where there is a want of it we must suspect deception.
  17. As Cuvier could correctly describe a whole animal by the contemplation of a single bone, so the observer who has thoroughly understood one link in a series of incidents should be able to accurately state all the other ones, both before and after.
  18. Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
  19. Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.
  20. One should always look for a possible alternative, and provide against it.
  21. What one man can invent another can discover.
  22. When water is near and a weight is missing, it is not a very far-fetched supposition that something has been sunk in the water.
  23. I am not the law, but I represent justice so far as my feeble powers go.
  24. Education never ends. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last.

Now let us revise the commandments succinctly:
  1. Observe and deduce every little data.
  2. Everything in this world is relative.
  3. When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. 
  4. Never theorize before one has data.
  5. Recognize which info is incidental and which vital, otherwise dissipate your focus instead of concentrating. 
  6. A man's brain is like a little empty attic, so stock it with your chosen furniture.
  7. When a fact appears to be opposed to a long train of deductions, it invariably proves to be capable of bearing some other interpretation.
  8. The means are often more important than the results. 
  9. What can you make people believe that you have done in this world? 
  10. In solving a problem, the grand thing is to be able to reason backward.
  11. (When in abstract analysis) The emotional qualities are antagonistic to clear reasoning.
  12. Never make exceptions.
  13. As a single atom man is an enigma: as a whole he is a mathematical problem.
  14. Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. There is nothing so unnatural as the commonplace.
  15. Singularity is almost invariably a clue.
  16. Never rely solely on circumstantial evidence, and never fail to look from different points of view.
  17. There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
  18. Look for consistency. Where there is a want of it we must suspect deception.
  19. Thoroughly understanding one piece of the puzzle will give you insights on the links with the rest. 
  20. Violence begets a backlash.
  21. Any truth is better than indefinite doubt.
  22. Always look for a possible alternative, and provide against it.
  23. What one man can invent another can discover.
  24. Investigate vacancies, odds and discrepancies, because a missing clue is nearly as valuable as additional one. 
  25. Though insignificant, you represent justice.
  26. Never stop learning, because the fruit of labor is nigh. 


Of course, the Philosophy of Science and Logic are far greater subjects than what can be inferenced from Sherlock Holmes (who uses more of systematic deductive means than anything else), but those are something I'll muse with myself (or with anyone interested) later when I have sufficient time. Albeit, I do admit the concise habits and traits of Holmes mark for effective reasoning, and often I blend them with either my own ideas and disposition or those of other great thinkers. 
Urgent! Looking for Storyboard Artists (and possibly Animators) for web-animation series Polar Detective.

In my previous journal entry I mentioned about working on a web-animation and displayed a teaser trailer. Due to lack of realistic deadlines, the project now requires you to help bring its glory. Collaborators will be credited! A great time to boost your page-views too.

Polar Detective is a web-series, produced and animated by yours truly, along with other artists, writers and voice actors. The story is about this one Sherlock Holmes-esque character (as a baby polar bear) who turns a new leaf to atone for his crimes of stealing food and honey by solving baffling cases. In his adventures with his trusty sidekick (a stoned rabbit) he encounters gruesome villains, , evil capitalists, criminal masterminds, and probably even the devil. It's the kind of story every Sherlock Holmes / heist-genre / teddy bear lovers would love.

I was looking forward to finishing it by October, but unfortunately with two academic eProjects down my throat I've been stretched too thin. With further responsibilities upon my shoulder in the near future, I've realized that I need to distribute some work. As such, I'm looking for a creative / imaginative eyes who can draw Storyboards for certain scenes for the web-series based on the script. Keyframe artists (whether on traditional or tablet artists) are also welcome! Optionally, if you can explain and come up with scene dynamics and aesthetically pleasing cinematography, even better! (Gurren Lagann style? You're my hero!) Any assistance on the art / planning side would help me finish the first episode in time. If you're an animator, though, at least currently (for episode 1) you're required to be knowledgeable in Synfig.

At the same time, I'm also looking for someone who can compose a short opening sequence for the animation, something like this one.

Any help is greatly appreciated!


On a different note: So, who's looking forward to Young Sherlock Holmes - Firestorm? :iconawwwplz:
  • Listening to: E S Posthumus
  • Reading: Young Sherlock Holmes
  • Watching: News
  • Playing: With perception
  • Eating: Rice
  • Drinking: Water
First of all, I plead pardon from my watchers for my constant absence. I do ensure, however, that it will all be worthwhile -- for you see, I'm working on an extremely interesting project currently that is bound to get your heart racing for more. For now, I leave you with this trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL-KXN…

Beyond that, I do have an announcement to make: A friend of mine has recently published a Fantasy-Adventure book, titled "The Vagrant's Tale", which is now on sale via Amazon: www.amazon.com/Vagrants-Tale-C…

"The nations of Skrande and Corsinthia clashed in a holy war for a century of conflict before the war ended. Not because their issues had ever been resolved, but because - after a century - both nations became financially bankrupt. Now charged with the care of Terus Kyreon, the son of a fallen friend, ex-soldier - Jysalef Soresh - hasn't been happy since the war drew to a standstill.

But when an important message sends him - against his desires - traipsing throughout the Corsinthian countryside, things become much more frustrating - and far more interesting - for the embittered vagrant swordsman."


I'm fairly confident about Clovis' skill in delivering an interesting narrative and story, and his writing has almost always won me. I implore, to all my friends and watchers, to buy the book and support the writer for his efforts in achieving something incredible, for I'm sure you wouldn't be disappointed.

The book can be purchased from Amazon for $14.95: www.amazon.com/Vagrants-Tale-C…

And thanks for reading! :iconarigatouplz:
  • Listening to: Kajiura Yuki
  • Reading: The Vagrant's Tale
  • Watching: News
  • Playing: With A Knife
  • Eating: Paneer
  • Drinking: Water
I'm thinking to prepare my DeviantArt gallery professionally, and will be cleaning up a bit (i.e., archiving the old, but leaving the best) since my skills have developed a lot since the old (big thanks to Lysa).

Please take a look at my gallery and suggest what you'd like me to keep, remove or redo (i.e., if you like some art but would prefer a newer, refined look, or somehow "fix it"): tushantin.deviantart.com/galle…

Thanks!
  • Listening to: Spanish Nights
  • Reading: Arsene Lupin
  • Watching: For Inspiration
  • Playing: With A Knife
  • Eating: Rice
  • Drinking: Water
It's been a while since I've posted anything decent, and I greatly miss traditional art medium. I write to let you guys know that I'm still alive and kicking. :D

Also, the reasons I've been away for such a long time are plenty, but most importantly is that I'm currently working on a major animation project. Check out the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL-KXN…

Unfortunately, my DeviantFilms application has been rejected, so the episodes will only be aired at Youtube. I will give you guys a heads up, so stay tuned! ;)
  • Listening to: Dreamscape
  • Reading: Young Sherlock Holmes - Black Ice
  • Watching: For Inspiration
  • Playing: With A Knife
  • Eating: Rice
  • Drinking: Water
I warn this generation with the brutal murder of my patience: Never EVER waste good money on Animation institutes! Especially not if they offer a mere certificate. It's not worth it. You'll be paying an arm and leg just to get in, and what you gain in return will be equivalent of what you could have known with just a bit of research on your own. Not all of them, but most institutes offer basic software training rather than actual concepts and techniques of animation, and they don't even have proper equipment to deal with things. This is especially the case in India, and I can easily see why the country sucks in Visual Media business.

Regardless of your location, buying courses for animation is a waste of time and money, and the financial gains are only a fraction of what you spend. I could easily teach someone the basics at just a fraction of the cost and let them soak up the rest on their own (it seriously isn't that hard), but these days anybody with access to Blender, Flash, Audacity and a decent video editor can make a good short. Maya is a different topic, but once you know Blender and/or Lightwave, you will know Maya well too.

The second thing that annoys me is that most institutes think they know what they're doing but manage to fuck things up, ending in students paying for their blunders. I am yet to know when my final exam is. This is a joke. They're just fucking with me.

If you really want to invest in higher education in Media, go to Film Colleges. They're the best. Sure, the teachers might be douchebags, but you get better equipment, proper training, good grasp at concepts and a massive space to visualize your dreams.

Once again, think ten times before you spend on higher education, and ponder about the consequences of your choices. Research, it does you good.
  • Listening to: Random
  • Reading: Book
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: Nyan Cat
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: Water
Just a note: I've taken almost two years in waiting and advertising for volunteers to join up my movie. Perhaps I'm responsible for not having a good intro to publicize, but I can't animate without actors either, nor am I going to spend time on intro when I already know I have no time left (intros aren't really a final product). I've asked around probably countless folks who've refused to join, and some who did sign in but aren't interested anymore (or have family problems, and other sort; can't blame them).

Regardless, I've waited for a little too long. I've decided that I'll wait till November 5 for the remaining voice actors to finish their recording; beyond that I'm going to finish the movie with those alone. If the recordings are insufficient then I'll make the movie without them. Of course, I won't let the voices go to waste; I'll animate special scenes along with those voices, with added effects and what have you.

jrobot has given me the entire recording for Ulfus (easily the most awesome recording so far). I'm waiting for Dapifer to record his versions of Anteus and Cedric so as to include him in the Special Editions.

So then, time is of the essence. Let's fly skywards, mates! :iconkaminaplz:
  • Listening to: Mythos
  • Reading: Scripts
  • Watching: Kuroshitsuji
  • Playing: Epic Combo
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: Water
Hah, who could forget mine right after Mahatma Gandhi's? :D Had been receiving tons of calls and wishes since morning and I'm in a pretty good mood. Bleh, no cash for party, but... I'm Chu! I can tear mountains with my bear hands, and I can sure PARTY without the need of cash! Oh, and did I mention that I'm now a full-fledged adult? Yeah, this means...

:iconblushingplz: ...yeah!

Anywhos, here's the news for most people anticipating my current movie. The animation's going well, and especially now I'm getting plenty of time to complete the scenes (at the cost of my job). I'm still lacking voice actors, so if anybody wants to build a good portfolio, or if anybody's just generous enough to kill some time, join in! And not just voice either: I'm looking for all the help I can get, ESPECIALLY those who know Blender!

Don't wanna say much about the "bad news" factor since it's my birthday, but my country's still as pathetic as ever. On the bright side, he cafe closeby which has been bribing the cops constantly and shut out business down has been raided. Hah, serves him right!

Another news being my netbook charger failed, meaning I won't be able to write my novel for a while. ;_; This sucks!

So hoping to finish my movie as soon as possible to make a demoreel portfolio. I really needz cash.

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:iconsaiyanplz: No, I'm not done yet. HEY, what's the hype of the month? SINTEL, that's what! You can watch the 15 minutes short-film right here. www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRsGyu…

Also, check out the kickass concept arts page here! www.sintel.org/concept-art/con…

Oh, and did I mention a "possibly habitable" planet has been found? Yeah, a second earth, several times bigger than ours. Imagine THAT! www.newscientist.com/article/d…

And just for kicks. icanhascheezburger.files.wordp…

See ya, folks! XD
  • Listening to: Random
  • Reading: Scripts
  • Watching: Babes
  • Playing: Pokemon Platinum... hey, it rocks!
  • Eating: PARTY!!
  • Drinking: PARTYY!!!!!!
UPDATE! Okay, I watched Karate Kid. Verdict: Again, AWESOME! Not the best movie around, of course, but still helluva fun to watch. Jaden Smith's character was pretty rad and adorable (couldn't expect less from the son of the great Will Smith), though his love affair was highly unrealistic and... cliche. Well that's the only thing I didn't like about a movie, besides the fact that it's called "Karate Kid" though it has nothing to do with Karate and is mostly about Kung Fu. But yeah, it introduces the audience to some Chinese culture often overlooked, such as the traditional medicinal practices of Fire Cupping.

But hey, this time it ain't a white guy being a hero, is it? XD Those who haven't watched it yet, WATCH IT NOW!

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First of all, I watched Prince of Persia and I have one word for it: AWESOME! Now I'm gonna watch Jackie Chan's Karate Kid. I kinda like Jaden Smith's character. XD

Second, look HERE! tushantin.deviantart.com/art/W…

I've been meaning to finish the animation this week, but unfortunately, as much as I love rain, monsoon has brought with itself some more problems: powercuts. I only get somewhere around one or two hours each day to work on my animation, but apparently the powercuts extend between 5 to 8 hours everyday which sucks. But I'm not the kinda person to stop there (because this gives me an excuse on NOT doing my class assignments. Woohoo!)

Lack of power doesn't mean sitting idly around. I have been neglecting traditional art ever since the start of the year, but now that I have time I'll do a painting for the first time this year. This also gives me more time to work on my novel (which unfortunately needs yet ANOTHER re-write).

But as soon as I get time I'm going to work on the Ulfus flashback scene, with the dialogues provided to me by jrobot.


Thirdly, gawk! Gawk at the awesomeness of these songs. Gawk, idiots, gawk! D=

Suitable for Nathaniel - Bartimaeus Trilogy www.youtube.com/watch?v=48TjEd…
Suitable for Artemis Fowl - Lost Colony www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7ZBJv…
Doctor Who vs the Celts? Marlin? Hahaha! www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi7_hi…
Awesome songs just for the heck of it. www.youtube.com/watch?v=CewyTG… www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpOoPQ… www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDRdab…
  • Listening to: Celtic music
  • Reading: My own manuscript
  • Watching: Karate Kid (of Kung Fu thingy)
  • Playing: Not right now
  • Eating: Chicken (Ooooh)
  • Drinking: Ice cream soda
As the title says, I won't be on for a little while more. My exams for the third semester is at 19th of this month, and Maya's starting in the 4th.

But good news is that I've long finished with Act 1 script of my movie *hears a huge applause* and waiting for people to voice act. *......silence....*

After 19th, I'll begin working on the animation of the film. Still searching for blokes and lasses to help me out with the BG/Environment paintings and anything else they can help with.

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And now for the recommendations! I'm not a Mecha fan, but these two anime are things that even mecha-haters ought to watch.

Code Geass www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5tgCg…
This anime is GODSENT above all other anime, and is worth watching for EVERYONE whether or not they like anime/mecha, and is a must for every one of you snobby intellectuals who love evil genii/masterminds. Think of it this way: Code Geass = Artemis Fowl + Deathnote + V for Vendetta + World Wars + Jesus (yeah, awesomeness Jesus) + Arthurian Knights + what have you! If I were to give this anime a category I'd place it in "EPIC". So those who haven't watched it, you're missing out. Watch it! Otherwise your lives would have been meaningless!

Gurren Lagann www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVb8nK…
I'd say this is the MANLIEST series ever to take place in anime-ness. Though this series doesn't have evil-genii it certainly has enough to get one fired up and think how little we try to break through the heavens, and how much we're really missing out. THIS anime is quite philosophical (light-hearted) and teaches people to have a positive mindset, whether they're brilliant or stupid, kick reason to the curb and do the impossible - because that's what humanity is BORN to do! It can make you laugh, it can make you cry, it can get you fired up hotter than the sun. So what'chya waitin for? WATCH IT, or Kamina's gonna be angry!
  • Listening to: Random stuff
  • Reading: Fleabane Scripts
  • Watching: Gurren Lagann
  • Playing: Not right now
  • Eating: Stuff
  • Drinking: Milk (it's a MAN'S drink!)
louten.deviantart.com/art/Simo…

And thus the Lord said, "Believe; not in the Kamina that believes in you, not in the you that believes in Kamina, but believe in yourself that believes in you." And it was goooooooood~

Greetings! I'm a man of actions, which is why I have a hard time keeping up with my journal. But this'll be short.

1) Moonlight Reckoning, as expected, has gotten increasingly slow (thanks to all the bozos that don't wanna help out), but this ain't gonna end here. I gave my word it's gonna be BIG, and I shall make it BIG! But I need, for now, voices for Gladus and Levant. And then would come Ulfus.

Act 1 of Moonlight Reckoning is almost set to stone save for one scene. Once I get the voice actors I'll also be able to make an Audio Drama pronto.

2) Big thanks to Megan and Karen for helping out with some characters from my novel; now he's so damn perfect he's quite lovable.

3) Even so, thanks to FaustWolf, I've had some insights on the Market of novels and novella, and it seems my chances of being published are low. I've decided to go for a novella (with illustrations) first, and if that succeeds I'll move in to my series. If that doesn't work out, I'll have to plan out a Graphic Novel instead.

I've also contacted a few publishing houses (even beyond my city). Haven't received a single response yet.

4) To Marianne: YOU SUCK!! If you think something as ridiculous as THAT is gonna earn you a birthday present, think again. XD

That's it for now. Adios, dA village, I'm goin up to the surface!
  • Listening to: Random stuff
  • Reading: Fleabane Scripts
  • Watching: Gurren Lagann
  • Playing: Not right now
  • Eating: Stuff
  • Drinking: Milk (it's a MAN'S drink!)
I've been working on the cinematic of my movie, starting with the backgrounds, but you know how time consuming it is, and especially when classes, work and life happening, I can't find enough time to focus on my animation frames.

I need help from volunteers who can paint/speed-paint backgrounds for the animation based on the concepts provided so I can have enough time to work on the animation frames, vectors, sound, yadda yadda. Most likely someone who could use GIMP or any opensource tool (no proprietary). At least until a short decent demo of the animation is ready.

I'm also looking for someone who knows Blender well, but that isn't as urgent as a BG painter at the moment. Although, feel free to note/comment.

For more info on the movie, check these links.
synfig.org/en/news/latest/79-f…
www.chronocompendium.com/Forum…
  • Listening to: Random stuff
  • Reading: Fleabane Scripts
  • Watching: Soul Eater
  • Playing: Not right now
  • Eating: Rice and Curry
  • Drinking: Water
Those who know about it, good. Those who have been living under a rock, EDUCATE YOURSELVES, LADS!
www.humantrafficking.org/
www.notforsalecampaign.org/
humantrafficking.change.org/
www.stopthetraffik.org/
Slavery = injustice. NOBODY should be kept for sale, not even if decorated with cute hats and ribbons. SPREAD THE WORD, PEOPLE!
  • Listening to: 30 seconds to Mars
  • Reading: Fleabane Scripts
  • Watching: Gurren Lagan
  • Playing: Not right now
  • Eating: Starving
  • Drinking: Water
Belthasar: All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu.
Maybe because when people are near death, they scream, "NUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!" Hahaha, kidding. Because today is the new day of the year and perhaps the beginning of the end of the first decade after two thousand years of Jesus's birth, let's discover... Nu's new scratch point!

www.theseize.com/wp-content/th…

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Hahaha obviously I'm not the only one writing a journal about New Year ON New Year, even so I write for each word I write would be of the essence for the entire year until the end of the decade. And this would be the end of one life I've lived, and thus emerge as something new in the next decade that is to come. All depends solely on this year.

Firstly, I bid you ALL a Happy New Year and I hope everyone's made their resolutions and enact them with great spirits in your breath and strong will into your minds! I know a lot of good things and bad things happened the last year, but you can now go into the bathroom and let it all go finally, and get outside, try not to hit a truck, and look at the spacious new future awaiting (no, not the 2012, but something MUCH more important). But if there was one GOOD thing this year, it was James Cameron's Avatar. Goes without saying, he's GOD!

And I met my Godmother after 10 long years who gave me an awesome notepad and pen as a present. A really awesome lookin notepad with inspiring words. It made me realize how great my dreams are, and how they're worth living for.

This new year brings new revelation, new technology, new blessings, new stories, new destiny, new talent, new life and NEW MOVIES! So LET'S GET FIRED UP, PEOPLE!!

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Things to look forward to (for me, that is).

1) Get six pack abs (LMFAO, or at least TRY to get to that level)

2) Personal makeover: The old Chu might go from the outside, but might also improve from within. New Ear opens for new ideas, try to sharpen my intellect, buy new clothes and make myself look awesome.

3) TRY to finish my novel sooner: The reason I seem to be procrastinating on this one is not because I'm lazy, but rather because I'm busy with things that will help me survive (I needz moneh). But I might buy a netbook this year, which means FULL SPEED AHEAD! But I still wish I had a Mac.

4) Find out ways to go BEYOND simple recycling and helping the environment. "All energy is borrowed; do not abuse it by betraying nature".

5) Pieretta Dawn's book, Mermaid's Apprentices. She stole the spotlight I've been meaning to achieve when I was 11. >.>

6) Bartimaeus Trilogy / Artemis Fowl movie adaptations.

7) Me finishing my animations academy and getting a better job and also entering an Open University. WOOHOO!

8) Progressing heavily with sprites for RDFZ.

9) Most importantly, finishing my Fleabane Trilogy.

10) Officially announcing the development of Benevolence Productions, a complete Open Source animation production house via Internet Media; when I have enough money I'll make it real-time too.

11) Lastly, once I become a successful entrepreneur, I will acquire licenses and lands for agriculture and education for the homeless, free from political clutches. I'm not a charity guy nor a politician, but I do care for the people.

12) Acquire few but essential knowledge from the Bible, Holy Quran, Kabbalah/Torah/Sefer Yestsira, and Satanism. I'm a very curious fellow.

13) Work on my poetry skills.

14) Sherlock Holmes.... what? He's stereotypically awesome!

15) And also what I do best: Dreaming~

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STILL searching volunteering voice actors for my trilogy based as an OVA to Crimson Echoes. Those who are fans of Bartimaeus Trilogy and Chrono Trigger might really like the movies (even though the movie has nothing to do with Bartimaeus Trilogy).

If anyone of you are interested, please note me!
  • Listening to: 30 seconds to Mars
  • Reading: Fleabane Scripts
  • Watching: Avatar
  • Playing: Not right now
  • Eating: Carrot Halva
  • Drinking: Water
I had a dream of making my very own production house for animation, not only for original creation but also fan-fiction (of course we won't claim copyright of fan-fiction, nor are we going to put it to commercial use). This would be my first step.

I've been working on script lately and it's 90% complete as of now. The purpose of this movie is to make a quality ground-breaking fan-fiction animation that hasn't been done before. I had three choices (Bartimaeus Trilogy, Artemis Fowl, and Chrono series) and I received much support for the Chrono series. Regardless, when this movie pulls through not only can I see my skills to a new level but also be having a good demo reel resource for my career in animation field.

Despite it being a fan movie, 95% of the characters are original, while only character belongs to Crimson Echoes, which was a fan game based on Chrono Trigger. Some of the story elements, such as Guardia's rule and conquest have inspired this movie.

For all those who are curious to read the synopsis and/or participate in the auditions, please visit this link.
www.chronocompendium.com/Forum…
And all those who are unable to access this link, do contact me.

Can't wait to here you guys. :D I'd appreciate the help very much. Thank you!

~Chu
  • Listening to: Chrono Symphony + Thieves of Fate
  • Reading: Fleabane Scripts
  • Watching: Dreams
  • Playing: Not right now
  • Eating: Hmmmmm
  • Drinking: Green tea
Hardly any time left, so I'll be quick.

Haven't been on much. You guys know why. Gotta make a presentation by 2nd December. It's a race against time! And I fear I don't have time to write anymore.... :cry:

Regardless, I've gotta work hard to make a stable career if I'm to survive in this world. Currently making a short animated film, either a part of Chronicle or Trilogy; that depends. The script is finally finished!!


My movie project is being backed by a few artistic critiques and a group who'd help me review the script (hopefully which is short enough for me to finish on my own). Slots for voice actors are open, so do comment and let me know if you'd like to apply. Note: THIS IS A FAN PROJECT, not an original one (although 90% of the characters and stories are still original).

Currently available for voice actors:
1) Goddess
2) Demoness
3) Protagonists wife
3) Delegate
4) 2 or 3 slots for random male/female voices
4) Protagonist
5) Antagonist
6) A few for Elders
7) A monk/King bloke

Those who wish to help with things OTHER than voice acting, feel free to apply. XD I'm in a need for a special effects artist, although I've been planning to do it myself.

Updates later. For now, Aur Revoir!

P.S.: Can't wait for her book!
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  • Listening to: Chrono Symphony + Thieves of Fate
  • Reading: Scripts
  • Watching: Tarak Mehta
  • Playing: Nothin right now
  • Eating: Hmmmmm
  • Drinking: Water (hey, it's part of livin!)
D= And my life just began! And I'm writing this stupid journal 3 days AFTER my birthday; I must be mad! LOL

It's been 20 years since I was born. Man, time sure flies! It was like yesterday when I was in first grade, playing with my lil bro and shooting pranks at everyone I saw. XDDD My uncle used to hate me for it, my friends used to laugh along, my half my aunts stared at me but the other half held me dear. THEN slowly I became attached to art, poetry, science and creative writing. And in each I scored greatly, especially maths. My parents, teachers, and other guardians often held pride in me, with an expectancy to see me achieve greatness. It was for some limelight that I often worked hard for.

But for almost my entire life, I've bided my time merely daydreaming and thinking. Thinking what? Everything. About life, about universe, morals, ethics, behaviours of mankind,... everything...

Today, I'm seeking to establish a career and following my dreams. Not in the field of science, not mathematics, not anything of that sort. In fact, I wish to combine all that into one grander dream. I just can't imagine what that COULD be. xDDD

Why am I here? What is my purpose? I have found the meaning of life, the secrets unravelled, but what am I to do with it?

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Let's cut to the chase: 3rd October was my birthday and today I'm exactly 20. Meaning I might be busier than ever. XD My third semester might be halfway, and after my fourth I might join a college, perhaps for physics, perhaps for creative writing. Don't really know. Maybe just arts.

Didn't exactly celebrate much this birthday though but I've been pretty happy coz of many greetings. Hell, it's been fun. Momo party! LOL

Either way, I have a LOT of things to do currently. A lot in my plate, but I wish to finish em all.

For one thing, people should be on a lookout for a movie I'm making. It has something to do with the Chrono series, and YET has some Bartimaeus Trilogy like themes, so both lovers could enjoy it, including those who have never even heard of either ones.

Secondly, I require spriters and artists, concept or background, for a certain other project that is underway. If you're interested, note me.

Thirdly, my novel is once again on hiatus. LOL

Fourthly, I've found some interesting things on mythological and real life black magic.

Fifthly, I had some really intellectual conversations about morality and ethics of mankind somewhere. It got me thinking even more, as there are pretty smart people there, and I'm glad I could place some of my knowledge to use.

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But now I feel HORRIBLY OLDDDD even though it's still a young age. For some reason I feel terrified leaving the teens. Even so I have a whole life ahead of me, a whole dream to conquer and lots chicks to feast my eyes upon LOL!

Anyone know of nice instrumentals, new age and Celtic music? XD I'm also a fan of Yasunori Mitsuda. Oh ya, and how do I learn a violin the quick way?
  • Listening to: Secret Garden
  • Reading: Scripts
  • Watching: Hannibal Rising
  • Playing: Nothin right now
  • Eating: Momo
  • Drinking: Water (hey, it's part of livin!)
Sorry guys, been FREE AS A BIRD these days! XDDD ..... Not really. I've been heck busy. Lack of inspiration for drawing too, but mostly busy. Forgive me for no updates lately, but when I do come back you guys are in for a surprise! =D

Anywhos, I at least owe my watchers explanation (sheesh, I wish there was an Explain Nation!) so here's what I'm busy with.

1) I'll be going to Calcutta (yes, my birth place) to visit some people I haven't seen for ages! Whoa!

2) Learning Violin (damn, ripoffs!)

3) My book. (Which, for your information, is kickass!)

4) Working on some animated Micro-Series (which is the first thing I'll show everyone on dA, but it may take some time to finish)

5) Watching Code Geass (which rocks as hell!)

6) Reading Sherlock Holmes and some mythology stuff, and also the final bits of the Bible (I know I'm not Christian, but even so).

7) Working on a hobby (SECRET!!)

8) Daydreaming. (Hey, I'm nothin without it!)

9) Researching. I've found such interesting things you all oughta be envious of me! LOL! XD Stuff about older myths and legends though. And some scientific stuff. And some Alchemical.

10) Spending my time at work, because otherwise I get no salary.

11) Making Ice Cream. And I have mastered it! @_@

12) Babysitting twin babies. XDDD They're so adorable!

13) And finally, concentrating at my academy, especially since my exam will be coming soon.

And so, with all due respect, I take my leave for a bit. I'll still try dropping by to say hi, though. Make sure to eat bananas, mates. Bananas are good! Excellent source of potassium!

^^ Until then, take care, mates!

And holy cow, I'm gonna be 20 in a few months! O_O
  • Listening to: Random music
  • Reading: Sherlock Holmes / Legends
  • Watching: Code Geass
  • Playing: Nothin right now
  • Eating: Bananas. Bananas are good!
  • Drinking: Water (hey, it's part of livin!)