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  1. I made these and now you have to suffer

    Awesome work, dude! Especially the 3D models, mad respect to those who can do 3D modeling programs, because I sure as hell couldn't.
  2. Real Life Pet Peeve Thread v2

    *rises from the grave, gasps for air* Peeve: When the yarn that I need for a blanket project is actually stuck in one of probably 13 boxes in the back warehouse and not on the floor like it's supposed to be. Not even kidding, almost threw out my back moving a box of yarn that must've been at least 30-40lbs in weight. Not a fun time. Not a Peeve: Getting back into my comics again! Gonna finish this damn comic I wanted to do last year but didn't due to my motivation being slaughtered earlier in the year. That, and there's a pretty high chance I might be promoted to full-time manager at my job. I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch, though. >>;; Interviews are this week, final decision will be next week.
  3. I'm gonna be a weeaboo/nerd here and recommend comics and manga to this thread that I enjoy. Hope that's okay. owo;;; 1. Monstress by Majorie Liu and Sana Takeda Set in a steampunk horror fantasy, the story follows a girl named Maika who's on a journey to not only escape the clutches of forces wanting to control a monster that hides beneath her skin, but also to find out about her past, namely her mother. As an illustrator, I love the comic style of this. So much detail and love went into this, and each page is almost like its own masterpiece. The story is breathtaking, as well as scary at times. Definitely a fast favorite of mine. 2. Blue Exorcist (Ao No Exorcist) by Kazue Kato This manga series follows a teenager named Rin Okumura, who finds out that both he and his twin brother are actually the sons of Satan himself. After their dear old dad kills their priest guardian, both Rin and Yukio enroll in an academy to become exorcists, Rin mostly joining to kick his dad's ass with the powers he inherited from him. I recommend the manga to Blue Exorcist over the anime simply because the anime slides away from the original story at one point. The story is interesting, the characters are fun and enjoyable, and it's overall a really good fantasy action manga that I can honestly recommend as even a start to reading manga as a whole. 3. Hellboy by Mike Mignola Summoned to Earth from Hell by (I'm not kidding) a Nazi occult, Hellboy is a demon boy discovered by Allied Forces that grows up to help combat against said Nazis, and works for an international organization to fight against them and other dark magic forces. It's dark, the art style is dark and beautiful, and the storytelling has a really good balance of both humor and horror. I got into this series thanks to one of my college friends, and I can't thank him enough for getting me into this. Those are some of my favorites. I have plenty more, but those are definitely recommended reads.
  4. Real Life Pet Peeve Thread v2

    Peeve: Can I just put holiday shopping in general? Because man it's been a hell of a time the past couple of weeks in terms of work. x____X Not a Peeve: My best friend of 15 years got engaged! ; w ;)~ And I'll be her Maid of Honor for the wedding! I AM SO EXCITE EVEN IF THE WEDDING ISN'T UNTIL 2020. AAAAAAAHHHHHH~
  5. What are you listening to?

    Behold, the song that has plagued my ears and back of my head this whole year and won't ever leave even if I wanted to. It's staying.
  6. Real Life Pet Peeve Thread v2

    That is true. I also just get warning via my RA when it rains as well - I know when rain's coming a day or two before by my joints acting up. Thankfully I have some really nice double-insulated knitted gloves that can go from fingerless gloves to mittens, they're a lifesaver in cold weather. Even better when I can get a thinner glove layered under them for extra warmth and prevent my hands from getting too stiff. I also have a pair of compression gloves I wear when the stiffness/inflammation is really bad. I should start using them more when I knit or do computer work, honestly. Might help lessen some of that I have from just the cold alone.
  7. Real Life Pet Peeve Thread v2

    Peeve: The cold weather. I'm usually a fan of the cold, but it's been colder than I like. Having rheumatoid arthritis in my joints doesn't make the cold more tolerable, however. Even when wearing my gloves my hands still stiffen up a bit. Blech. Not a Peeve: City trip was a success on Monday! One friend and his fiance gave me homemade cookies, and another friend gave me a chocolate orange. Not to mention seeing Murder on the Orient Express and getting hot pot and mochi afterwards was awesome.
  8. Real Life Pet Peeve Thread v2

    Pet Peeve: Figuring out all of the bases that need to be covered for a Terms of Service for future art commissions and typing said Terms of Service document until 4 in the morning. Not fun, don't try it, kids (the "work until 4 in the morning" part, at least). Not a Peeve: Redid a piece I did back in 2009 for an art college poster contest and gave it so much more justice. Also made it with a less gremlin-looking child. What the hell was I thinking 8 years ago with my art skills back then.
  9. Real Life Pet Peeve Thread v2

    I basically made my Aion characters the same characters that I play in D&D. >w>;; But for their names, it takes a while until I find a name that suits the character really well, whether it sounds cool or it means something that suits the character's personality or other trait about them. Normally it starts as the former, and then later on I find that the latter fits them as well. My main Dolanna is actually a gnome bard/barbarian/duskblade that uses a banjo as a weapon in D&D. Long story short, in her campaign she started off as a male gnome bard/barbarian as Dolan, and by gypsy shenanigans, she got turned into...well, Dolanna. I picked the name Dolan because it sounded nice in my head, and then later on I found that Dolan is Irish for "black-haired." Which...Dolanna's a redhead. >>;; But I found that in this one Gnomish dictionary I found online, the word "doliin" means "song." A little bit of a stretch, maybe, but it works for what I was going for.
  10. What are you listening to?

    Casually puts the last thing she listened to while driving home from work the night before since I strangely didn't listen to music today.
  11. Real Life Pet Peeve Thread v2

    I've been kind of in the same boat recently. My mom found out earlier this year that she has a half-sister in Serbia that she never knew about (long story short, her dad's side of the family were dicks), and we've gotten to talk to her and her two sons over Skype. They speak fluent Serbian, as well as my mom. I however know little to none. I know more Japanese than Serbian, and even that's only been learned from watching subbed anime over the years. I do want to learn in the rare off-chance that I could get a job in Serbia and live there, as well as know what the hell's going on in conversation. Then again, my best friend and I have been friends for almost 15 years and I still don't know much ASL, since both her parents are deaf. >>;; I should pick up on those... Not a peeve: I have two days off in a row! And I got next Monday off to go hang with friends in the city! I can smell the Korean hot pot already~
  12. Real Life Pet Peeve Thread v2

    I bought a few bags of discount candy earlier this week. I've been slowly picking at it, as well the rest of my family. Mostly stealing the Snickers and Crunch bars for myself, but someone took all of the 100 Grands and that makes me sad since 100 Grands are one of my favorites.
  13. Real Life Pet Peeve Thread v2

    I can't really say if it was too 80's or not because I was born in '91, so I never lived through the 80's to begin with. But hey, everyone has their own tastes, and that's fine by me. c: Another not-peeve: Kind of bittersweet, but I took down my Halloween desk decorations today. Kind of sad since I had a really cute light-up Halloween-themed trailer sitting on my desk. But now it's replaced with a pumpkin flower arrangement I did at work for a floral class. Matches my room quite well, too.
  14. Real Life Pet Peeve Thread v2

    I think a lot of the gain in popularity had to do with some of the actors getting awards at some point (checking it, they got MTV's Show of the Year and Best Actor awards, so that might've been the reason for it). Even then, it's definitely one of those series that does run a bit slower. Finishing it was worth it, though. I'm just hoping Season 2 is as good as the first, especially with some loose ends tied up in the finale.
  15. Real Life Pet Peeve Thread v2

    Adding another peeve I had recently: When work decides to change your schedule without telling you. Bonus point to work asking "How about we change that shift to this ridiculous shift despite you not knowing we changed your schedule in the first place!" Brilliant. Just peachy. Not a peeve: Finally got around to finishing the last 4 episodes of the first season of Stranger Things (finished up until then and then fell off due to work)! Now to watch the second season over the next week or so and have feels. Also not a peeve: Getting back to drawing again. Been stressing out a lot lately over a lot of things (since, let's be real, being an adult sucks sometimes) to where I haven't been drawing a lot like I used to. Slowly but surely I want to get back into drawing daily again like I was in college, maybe finally get around to finishing that comic I was doing earlier this year and maybe stop being a chicken and open commissions next year. >>;