So I got over $1800 for tax returns this year, I am more than ecstatic. Please enjoy an itemized list of what I’ll be doing with my bitching windfall…
Full Fund Botcon 2011 Iacon Package
$500 in savings account
Pay off Best Buy Card
2 New Tires
$$ towards Kohls Card
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Collector’s Edition
Fan’s Project Protector Set with Sidearm
$100 toward Trip to Cigar’s International
…there’s also one tentative, it wholly depends on the circumstances, and that’s a freezer order from SALEM PRIME CUTS. Basically, for $100 they fill your freezer. However, I’m not sure what that includes. I’m hoping it’s based on poundage and you get to pick and choose what you get. If it is, I’m all over that, if not, I’ll probably pass.
Regardless, I’m beyond stoked about what I’ll be able to do with the money. Today went from starting off on a REALLY BAD FOOT (yet another inexplicable dream about my ex) to being effing amazing! YEEAAAAAAAAAH
Started the next page to AVERY LIBRARY yesterday. This one should got at least a little bit quicker than the rest, why? Because there are no goddamn books! WHEEEEEEEEE!
Also, as much as I hate to nag. Please feel free to comment on these pages with any kind of comments. I’m hoping to get these looking as good as possible so any tips or critiques would be much appreciated.
Page 6 of AVERY LIBRARY is coming along rather nicely. It’s odd to look back on page one, which was done only a few months ago, and see the progress that has been made. Unfortunately I’m getting the urge to re-draw some of the pages in the future, which is not a prospect I am entirely pleased with, due to the fact that the character models have changed in some drastic ways since their original conception. We’ll see what the future brings, but right now I’m forcing that urge to remain suppressed in the back of my mind.
As I draw closer to Chapter 2 I realize I probably contact my editor and see if she’s still available to help me out on the scripts, if not I always have the one I used for my old AZA Halloween Special.
Speaking of AZA, I probably should update both the website as well as the Facebook Fan Page, if only to play the role of the Irish Policeman…
"Show’s over folks, nothing to see here…move along now."
…although I should probably put it more delicately than that. It’s been a long time coming but I think at this point AZA is officially dead, for a number of reasons.
Although it’s mostly because I’m not getting any ideas for scripts anymore and am having far too much fun with the more cartoony style to go back to my quasi-realism style, there’s another more personal reason.
I was a TOOL in college. The more I look back, the more evident this becomes. There are many things that happened in college that I’m not proud of, not to mention delicate details regarding past relationships that would be best not to be brought to light out of respect of both parties involved.
It was a good ride while it lasted but sadly, it’s time to move on to other things. I’m happy with AVERY LIBRARY in every way. I’m not bound by a schedule, I don’t have a enough of a reader-base to feel obligated to work, I’m having fun drawing, and it’s not an ongoing serial and I have the entire story planned and written (for the most part.) To all those who supported and read AZA in the past, thanks SO MUCH, and here’s hoping I’ll see you enjoying AVERY LIBRARY or one of my many planned projects for the future.
The Torment of Others by Val McDermid is the first Tony Hill novel since the first one to not suck, sadly it has some continuity that you need to know from the previous book so you might need to read them anyways
Jack-In-The-Box is delicious
I WANT TO TAKE THE EARS OFF!!!!!!!
I need to more thoroughly clean my kitchen.
My recycling pile is getting a bit out of hand
According to the internet the average Tax Refund is $2,800…I call bullshit on that, but at the same time secretly hopeful for my own refund this year
I go through more shoes than any other woman I know.
You can’t beat the DMV
I don’t know jack shit about Investment Banking
Whiskey isn’t nearly as objectionable as I had once though
Sometimes free CD downloads by unknown artists are quite amazing
I’m not too pleased with the fact that DCAU is using the BOONDOX animaters for everything in recent memory
Mickey Mouse isn’t real
Although XMEN: FIRST CLASS will without any doubt suck ass, that doesn’t stop the trailer from looking quite tolerable
In a MARVEL VS. DISNEY fighting game, my team-up would be Beast and Beast
Detroit’s airport is too effing big
I need to get my ass on a treadmill
The previous two points may be related in some way
I need to seriously bring up the idea of opening up a Cafe with my friend Laura (her cupcakes…oh my god guys, her cupcakes)
I can’t sleep or play video games on a plane, but by shit can I read like a madman
I WILL be purchasing Dragon Quest VI as soon as I finish Dragon Quest IX
Everyone these days is bitching about how Valentine’s Day is a holiday made up by heartless corporations in order to capitalize on the love of others to make money by selling wasteful, useless product. I disagree.
While I do believe this holiday is one massive conspiracy, it is not the corporations that is behind it. No, it is the women. That’s right…all of female kind got together and came up with the idea for Valentine’s Day, but not for the reason you think.
I’m not so petty as to suggest that Women came up with Valentine’s Day as a way to get free stuff. That would be both ignorant and vaguely shallow of myself. Instead, what I am suggesting is that Valentine’s Day is a collaborative effort to give their significant others (male or female) something to keep them on their toes.
Remembering Christmas is easy enough, Facebook makes it nigh impossible to miss a birthday, and as for Anniversaries, well thankfully the meta-data on the wedding photos will be more than happy to supply that date.
Now more than ever, Valentine’s Day is the most important date on the female calendar because we are almost always going to forget about it until the last minute. We’ll be browsing around Walmart or Target or something and BAM Valentine’s Day stuff, out of nowhere!
Thus proceeds a desperate panic to get the traditional items of either a card, chocolates, flowers, or all three. But wait…what if she want’s jewelry?? Oh god, what was that really popular one that just came out? Damn…it’s on the tip of my tongue. Oh well, the jeweler will know. Wait…isn’t she allergic to like, fake gold or something? What’s her ring-size again? GOD I SHOULD KNOW THIS!!! Does she even where ear-rings?????
…and so on.
Whether or not we realize it, this little panic is a carefully calculated power-play. The fear of disappointment, or worse, sleeping on the couch, makes us realize the REAL meaning of this holiday…our ass belongs to her.
Seeing as I haven’t really given that much of a sh*t to actively pursue dating…and I’ll be up to my neck in work until Saturday…it is likely I will have no date for Valentine’s Day this year.
However preparations for such an ocassion have been made for my own kind of celebration…
A romantic dinner for two has been repaced by a giant frigging Porterhouse steak with a baked potato…all…for…me.
Wine has been replaced by a pint of Wilco Tango Foxtrot (a high alchohol content micro brew beer.)
The movie, well, is still a movie but instead of something sappy shall be instead the immortal classic KISS KISS BANG BANG. Hey, it even has “kiss” in the title. Ain’t it funny how things work out like that sometimes?
I’ve heard a lot of bashing on the broadway Spiderman musical and figured, it couldn’t be nearly as bad as people say it is. So, I decided to do some reading up on it, pics of costumes, reviews, play synopsis, etc.
To sum up what I’ve found and the verdict on whether or not it is indeed as bad as they say, I give you this…
At one point, there is an ongoing joke where they confuse the philosophical issues of free will with the plot of Free Willy.
Just the idea that there are heavy philisophical conversations (this example only being one of many apparently in the play) in a F*CKING SUPER HERO MUSICAL makes me want to watch Spider-man 3 and be glad it’s not NEARLY as pretentious and is only 75% as bad as what I hear from this abomination.
If that wasn’t enough to get my blood boiling, I did some reading on the new spiderman movie that apparently has mechanical web-shooters now. The article author was quoted in saying…
These are more likely a detail to help distinguish it from the Sam Raimi movies as opposed to being “more authentic” or “actually making a lick of sense.”
Really buddy? If you’re willing to suspend belief that a bite from a mutated spider mutates Peter enough to give him psychic powers, YOU try explaining Spider-Sense in any other way, but NOT an organic web-shooter mutation?
Now, I’m not saying I’m mad about the web-shooters. Personally it’s an insignificant detail that I could care less about. Yes…you heard me…I’m a fan who DOESN’T care about minute details about film adaptations. It’s unheard of I know, but it does happen…just don’t expect it often, especially with the Transformers movies. But then again, those movies are a god awful mess as is, and most fans will be happy if the next film doesn’t suck farts out a 600 lbs shut-in.
I’m just hoping that this reboot doesn’t fall into the same fate as the Raimi films. In all honesty, I want it to be a collassal failure (same with the new X-Men movie.) The dream is that both movies will suck so bad Sony and Fox drop the movie rights so MARVEL STUDIOS can snatch them up and do things right. But frankly I don’t see that happening. People will see shitty movies, and love them for god knows why reasons.
I guess I need to resign myself to the fact that if I want good Spider-man adaptations I will have to stick to the Spectacular Spider-Man and of course the 1990’s Spider-Man cartoons.
…Since then nearly all my spare time has been spent on Dragon Quest IX.
Alchemizing everything in sight…
Side-Questing like a fiend…
Exploring each and every vocation possible (Armametalists being the exception…I’ve only seen ONE metal slime and they want me to kill THREE??)…
Yeah…perhaps there’s more JRPGs like this that I need to explore?
Because Japan decided they weren't insane enouf...
Apparently the internet is demanding another anime on me…something by the name of PANTY/STOCKING feat GARTERBELT. I’m inclined to ignore it for the following reasons…
1. The last anime by this particular studio, also an anime demanded upon me by the internet, proved to be very uninteresting (i.e. Gurran Lagann)
2. In spite of my gender, I find the level of tna in anime to be losing it’s charm…FAST, and with an anime called PANTY/STOCKING, I’m pretty sure of what I can expect
3. I’ve rarely had luck with things demanded upon me through the public, and insanely devote fan bases bug me (i.e. the rapid decline of interest in Invader Zim after college, not to mention ICP and their related groups)
So I still don’t have my car back, and my only ride to work is not budging with the ice on the roads. So, out of boredom, I decided to google search what I would be doing with myself today and THIS is what I saw…
In case your wondering, that phrase was “sitting on my fat ass in front of the TV.” So…yeah, I think this illustrates the day fairly well.
Recently a lot of people who know me personally have all seemed to ask the same question, well…same two questions really but “are you seeing anyone” doesn’t seem at all relevant to this conversation…
"Are you doing anything with your art?"
That question is tough to hear sometimes, and possibly worse, entirely too easy to answer. At least if it was something I had to think about, that would mean I have SOMETHING going on aside from, “drawing pretty pictures for my own personal enjoyment.”
Although there certainly isn’t anything wrong with that…I’d like to have something to say about my art career other than “I’ve been posting a lot on my Deviant Art page.”
What sucks even more is that I know it’s half my fault. Sure, the art industry is tough to break into and things are crappy as-is, but my sloth and apathy doesn’t help things. I don’t do contests because I know I won’t win, as opposed to entering just to get noticed…I don’t do much fanart because I hate whoring myself out just for more pageviews…and I don’t bother making a website for AVERY LIBRARY because it would take a lot of time just to get it up and running, let alone going through the whole webcomic list websites again…