Tuesday, December 19, 2006

I Came, I Saw, I Ate

What have I been doing with my winter break? Well, since you didn’t ask, I’ll tell you that I have been putting all my energy into eating my parents out of house and home. After a semester of dealing with awful college buffet food, I need to unshrink my stomach. I was home for about ten minutes before I was into the cupboards. As long as my mom continues to stock up on fruit snacks and Pringles, I’m all set. Eating pickles at 3 am in my underwear? Why not? Plus, my uncle gave me a package of jerky about the size of a baby (I just compared jerky to a baby, what are you gonna do about it?!) Between that and egg-drop ramen (cook up the package with a scrambled egg-it’s good!), I have about 5 times the normal amount of sodium in my body. If I don’t make it back for next semester, you’ll know what happened. I have no regrets! And on a somewhat related note, my darling friend Cat, who took me out for dinner (are you surprised?) helped me realize that I shouldn’t feel bad for my feelings. I’m a passionate person. That’s how I roll, bitches. Now where’s my jerky?

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Can I go back to School Yet?

I've been home a full day and I've had my fill. :( But school's been so full of drama and bullshit. *weighs options* hmm...At least I've finally figured out how to get online at my house! My comic's finally updated (only 16 hours after I usually do but it's still Saturday) and it's actually not too uncomfortable to work on a wobbly little end table. My grandma's 83 birthday is today and we are going out to dinner. Too bad my parents didn't decide to tell me until last night, after I had already made plans to visit my friends at Fredonia. I'm still going, just after dinner, but still, you think my mother would have told me during her numerous phone calls to me this last week. I think it's slightly more important that asking me if I wanted to get my hair cut, which she actually did. Here's hoping I have enough anime to last me until break's over!

Friday, December 01, 2006

I love NY

Ah where to begin...NYC in a nutshell, was fun, we got soaked during the parade and trampled at Macy's but I got some nice clothes and finally got to go to MOMA. The rest of break was alright, it was good to see some of my friends. I'm glad to be here for a couple more weeks though, although I have been working non stop and haven't got much sleep. I got 3 hours last night, 4 the night before, and 2 the night before that! Most of my projects are due next week and it's freaking me out a bit. However, the College Crier emailed with flattery and requests for more comics :D The comic that will be in this month's paper is also tomorrow's update.

Tomorrow is the craft show at our school. We went to Cheryl's house to make some cookies to sell. I'm also selling some jewelry and cards. Hopefully there will be a good turnout.

My Word It for December is up-The first one on page 2! Now I'm off to see if Photoshop will cooperate so I can do my Typography!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Have a Good Turkey Day!

Tomorrow I leave for home for my week long Thanksgiving break, and I have no idea if I'll be able to get internet there. So with that in mind, I posted this week's comic a day early. Yes, my dad actually says that. This week will probably prove to be quite busy, I have some friends to see, I'm going to my first Sabres Hockey game, and I'm heading to NYC for the parade on Wednesday. Hopefully I will get over this awful cold (Thanks, Alex ><) by then. Oh, and if anyone is getting PS3, can I come over?

Friday, November 10, 2006

I'm a Celibrity!

Haha, not really. However, My comic has been published in this month's College Crier! Otherwise, this week has been a blur of FFXII, Guitar Hero II, and getting hit in the face with a soccer ball. This week's comic features the return of the smoker guy from Fragile Productions #1! Be sure to check it out :)

Monday, November 06, 2006

Graffiti Penises

...is what we saw going into Brooklyn this morning. Didn't sleep last night because of the bus trip today. We left at 6 because it takes 5 hours to get there. It would have been a beautiful day to wander around Manhatten, but noooo, we had to get yaked at by Pratt Brooklyn staff all day. Since I don't plan on going there, it was pretty boring for me, and just assured me that there was no cartooning program for me. Oh, and they have cockroaches, and the room we saw was like a prison cell.
Going back in time, Halloween was fun at the gay bar, and I had a good weekend at home, got to see Cat and Angi and my family. The Impact Gallery reception was nice, though I didn't win it was still great that I even got in. I've been playing FFXII and so far it is the shit. I want to be playing it now, but I'm opting for bed (gasp! before midnight?!) so I can get some work done tomorrow. Good night!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Almost Halloween!

This weekend was fun-We saw Little Miss Sunshine for a dollar on Friday and it was amazing, then watched Final Destination 3 and Pulse (which I slept through). Saturday we went shopping and watched scary movies on tv, like Ghost Ship, while getting ready for our school dance. I dressed up as Souseiseki again. The dance was kinda lame (with no food!) so we changed and went to the gay club. We had a blast and plan to go back for the Tim Burton themed dance Tuesday.

I got a profile at Cosplay.com!

My entry for this month's Word It is up (it's near the bottom)

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Keep Away From Me!

It's not that I don't love you, I just have the stomach flu :( I was fine this morning, ready to start my long day (drawing 9-4, english 6-9). Close to lunch time I started feeling sick, and I threw up in the bathroom. I left class to go back to the dorms and hopefully sleep it off. It didn't help, instead I was waking up every half hour to run the bathroom and throw up some bile. Yeah, It was pretty gross. Cheryl got back and took me to the nurse, where I was able to get some drugs. Then I found out english was cancelled. Lucky me, because I hadn't done my poems and was in no shape to do anything anyway. Now I've managed to keep down some soup, and hopefully I'll be able to get to Visual Communications. Talking to Cat made me feel better too.

So the other night I pulled what was my first all nighter in a long time, going to denny's with alex and cheryl for Alex's 21st birthday and writing my entire art history report. Needless to say, we were quite loopy for the next day :D

That's all for today, now I'm off to vector some shit.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Rain, Rain, go the F away

Today I discovered that you cannot expect to be able to wear the same shoes you jumped in puddles with the night before the next morning. Actually, I was thrown in a puddle by Alex, but at least afterward I got to run around sopping wet and yell "hug me!" It's a miracle that I'm not sick yet.

Last Sunday was when my mom, sister and aunt left for home. It was a fun weekend, and I got to go to a casino for the first time! The one here is huge, with an attached hotel and shopping center. Cheryl and I blew my aunt's $20 free play card in...20 minutes :D

And hooray for Jeffery winning Project Runway!

Other News:

Happy House of Hentai put my gift art up !

Splitreason put my t-shirt design up-Please go vote for it, I really need the money!

That's all for today, I have to go work on tomorrow's comic update. I hope to be on a monday-wednesday-friday by december, but we'll see what happens.

Friday, October 13, 2006

SITACon collage!

Made from blurry pics my roommate took at the Masquerade.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

SITACon 2006 Report

This may be overdue, but I have a little time now that I would like to use to talk about last weekend's con. Firstly, I want to say that I had a great time and learned a great bit about the wonderfulness that is podcasting. Secondly, this was probably the smallest con that I will ever go to. Seriously, there couldn't have been more that 200 people attending, there was about 2 people in the artist alley and only 4 dealers in the dealers room. The breakdown:

Friday: The con didn't start until 7 pm, so we didn't get picked up by Waz (the only one of us that goes to Suny IT, where it was held) until then. I was surprised that my friend Jerin from home was up for the weekend and was with him when he got to our dorms. Then we got about halfway there and I realized that I had forgotten the sheet that was the only proof that I had paid for the six of us. Finally we get there and stand in line for a while, signed some waivers, and then had to wait because my roomate Cheryl's sister was underage and they wanted her mom's signature. Turned out that Cheryl could sign for her, but then by the time we got our (very nice) id tags the opening ceremonies had already started. So then we wandered a bit, we got to see the dorms there and ate some pizza. We left fairly early to go back to the dorms and so Alex and I could finish our costumes (he was going as Jack Sparrow). Stayed up till four.

Saturday: Got to the con about 1ish, wandered and talked to people. I found out that no one knows the anime Rozen Maiden, so my trials in making the costume look as true to the show as possible meant little. Hung out in Waz's room for a bit and then went to do my first ever Cosplay Contest. I had alot of fun with the other cosplayers backstage, especially the two twelve year olds dressed up as Kairi and Namine from KH2. They were so cute, they did a skit about Namine drawing a shirtless Roxas. A-freakin-dorable. They won the "Young fan" award. I quoted from the show, which was, once again, moot, but I must've done something to impress the jugdes, because I won "Most Unique". Hooray free swag!!! After that was done, we watched Entertainment System, a very awesome video game rock band, and then the Video Game Pianist, most famous for his playing of the Mario theme blindedfolded on Ebaums world. Then we took the underage one home and got back just in time for Happy House of Hentai's panel on...Hentai!!! My friends learned what futanari was (Go ahead, type it into Google images XD) and we all learned about tentacle rape. Then was a panel called "Your Favorite Anime Sucks" where the con chair, along with the guys from Geek Nights, took names of animes and said why they sucked. It was extremly funny, even with the Virgin Guy being generally annoying (this guy fought, even after they told him to shut up, for the right to tell us all that he was a virgin). Then we went home and passed out.

Sunday: We went apple picking! No seriously, Cheryl, her sister Karri, Kathleen, and I crammed into her truck illegally because we got ditched by the other four people (not cool guys, that is just not cool!). We picked a whole bunch of apples and I ate alot. Got back to the con, not dressed up but with scissors in tow :) We went to the dealers room, bought everything we wanted which for me was a con shirt, a present for Missy and a print of my costume, taken by Caffeinated Lifestyle. Then we went to another "Your Favorite Anime Sucks", went back to the dealers room, and left.

All in all, a very fun weekend (I'll put up more pics soon), but I'm behind in my homework now! I want to attend the Syracuse Heros Con on the 22nd next! And this weekend my mom, aunt and sister come to visit. So busy busy busy, but I will still have Saturday's update, even if it means not studying for my Art History test.

EDIT: I thought that I put this in but the awesome people from Caffeinated Lifestyle who took our pictures (very professionally) have tons of pics up from the con, so go check that out!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Crashes, Hair Cuts and Giant Scissors

Tuesday always feels like a weekend. No class all day until illustration at 6:30. Cindy liked my self portrait idea-myself as "The Fool" card from Tarot. The Fool symbolizes journey, and I like the image of myself happily walzting off of a cliff ^^ It was also my first time drawing my new short hair cut! Cheryl took me Saturday to her hairdresser's. The longest part of my hair now is to my chin. I really like it. I haven't told my mom yet, I'm going to surprise her on Parent's Weekend. Afterwards, we went to Cheryl's house for her sister's bday party (and we head there this weekend for her other sister Karrie's party!) and then we went to the demo, where it rained on us :( it was fun tho, but Cheryl is now sick.

I cut out my giant cardboard scissors for the con today. They're as tall as I am (which doesn't say too much). Tomorrow I hope to paint them and put the detail on. I also have to go talk to the girl sewing my costume and give her the pattern I got for the pants. The picture here is who I'm dressing as. I can't wait! :)

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Wakey Wakey Eggs and Bakey

Got Art History at 9 am today woo. I'm tired, but only because we watched Elfin Lied till late last night. The subtitles are so bad but the series is so good. Couldn't fall asleep after. I've been having dreams again, more dreams than I can ever remember having. It's almost daily now. They're not dreams that I can get inspiration for my comics from, and they're not boring ones like the ones I have most often, they're just bad dreams and I wake up feeling sick.

Anywoo, I've started to think on my font for Typography. I want to do like a thick blocky font, like one of those German types, blackface gothic or something like that. I'm calling it Stockholm Syndrome. Ultimately I want to use it in my comic of the same name. Cindy (my teacher) says that if its good enough we can submit it for publishing! I actually like that class. I like all of them. Drawing is a little hard because of the huge amount of homework we get, and I am one of 2 Communications Design majors in the whole class, but I needed the practice. Today after lunch is Design Procedures, which is so easy. We had to design a poster, and he gave us like 4 weeks to finish it. I was done the first week. I'm excited for the new project because its making business cards, and I've always wanted some of my own. I used to collect business cards. I put them in baseball card holders in a binder. Teehee.

I'm gonna go find some foods. mmkay? mmkay.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Hmm..a blog...

I never really thought that I'd be one to get a blog of my own. The most I did with my old lg was put quizzes in it. But I do enjoy reading other people's blogs (as stalkerish as that sounds) and I figured that I should get a blog to go with my website http://www.fragile-productions.com.

My little webcomic has been up for 3 weeks now. Last night I had a dream that 14 people belong to my forum. I would be happy with that hehe. But it's still just me and my roomate ^^;; Guess I have to wait for internet fame. I've been a little blocked for comics anyway. The only things I can seem to do now is my little main page comics. I'm having problems working on the long ones, especially Stockholm Syndrome. I think it's because I lost my muse a week before school started. It's also partially because it feels like I have so much homework this year (and I'm here spending time on the internet :P)

Right now I'm getting excited for SITACon! http://www.sitacon.com I hope it's fun and I get to meet some new people. I'm dressing up as souseiseki from rozen maiden :) look here for pics!

That's all for now! If any of my friends from Bflo are reading i love you and miss you! if any of my friends here are reading-get out of my room! just kidding!