Thursday, March 31, 2011

Well, it's official.

Hey folks. I know a few of you were curious about how my computer was, so here's the damage report:

PSU is shot, motherboard is dead, ram's gone, a few fans are dead, and some wires melted... Basically the PSU died, and that led to everything else crashing along with it. My friends have made some decent computer builds, but for what I'm used to running for my editing, I can't just make a quick cheap one. All of their recommended builds cost around $400.

I was not able to get back in time to back up any recent sketches or my original .PSDs of all of my Vexing pages. Naturally, this has me a little sad.

Hopefully this money I can scrap up enough cash to build a computer so I don't lose too much time. Fortunately I'm participating in a new website that can pull in a steady income, and at any rate, a new project always cheers me up. More details about that later. For now any support I can get would be great.

See you later.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My Computer Died ;____;


You'll notice I've been gone for a while, and have produced no updates. Let's just say, I had another week from hell.

First, I get sick over the weekend. And then, finally when I'm healthy decide to draw, my computer suddenly disconnects from the internet. "Okay," I say, and just restart the computer like everyone advises.

Then suddenly everything begins to fall apart and long story short, my computer is dead. :c All of my sketches, story notes, etc are GOOOOONE! /cry

I can still write reviews on my crappy old laptop, but if I want to do any graphic design stuff, it'll have to wait. No drawing, no coloring, no new banners for a while. :c Nothing pretty until I get a new desktop.

What's worse is that because I don't have a job, the only money I have coming in is the little amount I make from this blog. So yeah, I'm very unhappy.

A depressed panda is me. Will update later.

PS Finally over my cold, so I can actually have the energy to post this week. Of course this would happen when I feel better.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Blog! And Music for Vexing!

Posting my Time Hollow review later today guys. So just bare with me while I make this quick post.

Okay, it's not really music for Vexing, but it's music that I listen to while drawing to get me in the mood. I'm actually listening to this playlist right now. There isn't a whole lot of upbeat tracks you'll notice. That's because while there are lighthearted moments, the series itself is not what I'd classify as a comedy. It deals with some very dark subjects. Some subjects are very close to my heart and are still very tender.

The inspiration for Vexing mostly comes from a dream I had when I was younger. I had a dream that I met a prince, who rescued from a school that had me trapped. Later I would learn what this dream really meant, but in the moment, all I knew was that my dream prince was my "destined person" and that the current situation I was in was on the outside perfect and sunshiny, but it scared me to death. It's hard to explain unless you've had a dream like that, but I'm sure everyone has. Haha, I guess that means it's not at all hard to explain. I know what you're thinking, "But you keep saying the main character is a lesbian!" Well, that is really me just over simplifying everything. Who's to say Cosette is ever going to have a homosexual encounter? ... Well, ME, but you'll just have to wait. Cosette has her own psychology I've developed, and I'll just have to see where it takes me. Don't get me wrong, I definitely know where I want this story to go, but sometimes when you go to set it in stone, it takes a sharp turn somewhere and goes off in a different direction, and that path is beautiful and wonderful.

Combine all that with murder mysteries, fairytales, and a ton of other things, and you've got Vexing. Enjoy the music, because it has certainly helped me with the writing/drawing process.


 OH YEAH. Also, I have a new blog! I keep getting questions about blogging, so I decided to just make a new blog to help people out with different things. Check it out!

Anyways, see you later today for the Time Hollow review.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Vexing, Page 6

jesus thats emo christian
Something doesn't sit right with me about Melody. Idk about you guys but I think there's something up with her.

Anywho. Vexing's back! I toyed around with a new inking style. But I may just keep to my same old same old.

Alright time to go to bed with me.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

I said to myself, "This week has been absolute hell. I'll take it easy and just draw something to calm myself."

Hours later I finish an incredibly bad sketch and realize I spent longer on this than a simple news post. Again, FML.

Anywho, actual game reviews are going to return, along with Vexing. Also I'm trying to set up a shop over at CafePress. I've always loved designing shirts an that kind of crap, so expect me to have a fun time doing that stuff. CafePress' prices aren't even that bad... okay enough of this before I venture into shameful plugging. Buy my shit. Goddammit.

See you later!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I made a bitchin new banner

This isn't really a post, more like a quick update.

I finally got around to drawing myself a banner. It's of me drawing a Tepig with the help of Comrade Black and Blob. Comrade Black is helping me sketch, and Blob is painting as usual. Comrade Black doesn't look too happy about the painting. Lol.

Anywho, I'll see you later tomorrow.

First Thoughts: Pokemon White

So, I caved, went into GameStop, and traded in a few games. Mostly stuff I had already played out for what they're worth: Fable 2, Fable 3, Assassin's Creed II, and a few other DS games (I lol'd at the fact that Time Hollow only got me 40 cents). I managed to get almost $100 in trades, so I grabbed De Blob 2 and Pokemon White. I'm absolutely thrilled with both of them so far, but I have a long rambling post about DB2 so I'll save that for a later time.

Monday, March 14, 2011

An Otaku's Apology to Japan

As more and more news rolls in about our friends in Japan, one has to be very grateful that the Japanese were well prepared. Yes, this is still a great tragedy, but imagine if Japan were a mere third world country with a poor infrastructure and absolutely no preparation on their part-- the already very high death toll would increase ten-fold, if not a hundred times. Even now,  Japan is still in danger; workers are scrambling to cool down the nuclear plants and there could still be an aftershock coming.

It's at times like these you can count on the selflessness of your fellow man, right?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Five Games I'd Play If I Weren't So Fucking Poor

omg a non comic post

WELL, being unemployed kinda sucks. Especially when you're a video game reviewer. It means you can't play new video games unless someone else buys them for you.

And right now, there's suddenly a large pouring in of good games. Augh life why do you do this to me?! Let's just start this list so I can continue bawing.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Vexing, Page 5

wtf there's already a naked man
worst lesbian comic evr imo
Edit: OH GOD i forgot to draw nipples on him
Augh, I can not get over how happy I am about panel four.

Anyways, some neat background info about Cosette is in here, and finally the real reason why she's going to a boarding school. And hey, two new characters!

Job hunt still sucks. But fortunately Vexing's new home will be up and running soon. c: So I'm at least happy about that. And then I can get affiliates! Oh yey.

Not much else is new, so I'll end it here. See you next post.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Vexing, Page 4

Lynn, why are you poking two fingers together for female masturbation?
You are completely off.
Yep, starting the week off with a classy note. At least it's diving a bit into the plot now, amirite?

Sadly the job search is still going poorly. But it's only been one week. I have enough to pay this month's bills, but next month, if I don't have a job, I'll be in trouble. I hate to be that person, but any support, be it love, sharing this blog/comic, or monetary would be VERY appreciated at this time. As much as I love being an artist, I don't think I want to venture into the "starving artist" stereotype very much, hahah.

Anywho. I'll see you later.

Friday, March 4, 2011



My friend is pretty good at coloring manga pages. So today I tossed her my first Vexing page.

Long story short I have a new colorist. <3 Thank you Courtney M!

Anyway I would love to write a post but my apostrophe key is not working. Meaning typing is very awkward because I can not use contractions. So maybe I will just post something later. Hopefully see you then.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Vexing, Page 3 (Cover Page for Chap 1)

NOTE: Septembre is the name of the volume. The title of the graphic novel itself is Vexing, still.

Just who is this mystery woman? You'll have to wait til next week to find out. Anyways, I was done early (again) so I thought I'd be nice and post it. But now I'm starting building a buffer, so I will -not- be posting them early from this point on.

Since this is the start of chapter 1, I drew a nice little sketch of one of the important players coming in soon. I like the idea of having as a sketch instead of a mouse-inked shot, because quite honestly this is one of the best drawings I've done in a while. There is a NSFW version as well, but I will wait to post that up when Vexing has its own website. You'll just have to wait for that as well. <3

The flower shown is an Arabian Jasmine. It's the national flower of the Philippines. It's used in many folk medicines, is used for Jasmine tea, and is used for hair adornments and leis. It's the symbol of devotion and eternal love.

Anywho, I'll see you guys tomorrow. Sorry for those waiting on more video game reviews-- there is a reason why I'm taking a while to review Time Hollow (hint: It's awful.)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Because Every Nerd Wants to Learn Japanese

I'm sure that every other person out there who loves anime, manga, and other various Japanese things wants to learn the native language of the art they love. I always have a good laugh when I hear some nerd saying things like, "I'm learning Japanese by watching anime! I'M STUDYING LOL!"

First off, most Japanese used in anime is very informal and is therefore rude to use in an everyday setting (unless you're going to be talking with very close friends). Second, this does nothing to teach you how to read Japanese, so if you're planning to go there, you'll end up being a very annoying tourist, asking everyone what a simple sign means. Third, if you're just learning on your own through anime, you are relying on your own inferring skills, so simply put, you're going to mess up someway somehow. There might be a grammatical rule that you don't understand, difficulties with pronunciation, amongst other issues.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Vexing, Page 2

Missed Page 1?

Cosette and her sister are close, aren't they?

I have no idea what her sister is reading. Anyways I was done early so I thought I'd let this be my daily post. I tried out a new inking style and think it worked out pretty well.

Don't really feel like typing up a long winded speech; I'm a little beat. Oddly enough I ended up quitting my job. They were going to fire me for having the gall to leave an hour early because I had a medical issue I needed to take care of. So I beat them to the punch. Of course, now I need a job, since Nerd Spiffy certainly isn't at the point where I can take care of things.

But yeah, I have bills to pay, so I'm going to be spending most of my free time looking for another day job. Luckily this is a tourist area so all the hourly places are hiring. Speaking of which, I need to go do that. See you tomorrow!