February 1st 2015 Sunday 16.36
It's the year 2015! Gimmie the hoverboards! And the self-tie shoes! And the obnoxiously decorated pseudo-nostalgic pubs and clothes! Well, those already exist. But yeah, here's a new year, and January has already passed so swiftly. So many things to write about! But let's start from where I left last journal...
So it finally happened: my new compy has arrived. It took me a day or so to transfer my files and install my usual programs, and by Sunday it was all good to go. I still haven't trashed nor formatted my laptop as I might have forgot something from there, but until now I'm all good on this one x3 And yep, I got used pretty well to the new operating system! I did delete all those useless apps from the start menu though. >.> I'm so used to having little to no icons on the screen, so such a startup menu filled with icons of stuff I'd never click just gave me the nerves.
By the way, PSP9 works! .o. The pictures you're seeing posted are still being rendered with my good ol' favourite program; although now that I have more power, I could try installing new spiffy stuff and experiment with more programs... we'll see. I did have to update my TVPaint version for example, as 9 wasn't compatible with Win8.
Steam works just fine as well (although I've lost all my unlocks in Poker Night 2 but I really don't mind playing with Ash again to get my upgrades back <3); Lock has gifted me the whole Sam and Max Telltale collection this Christmas, as the Steam Sales were giving it away for peanuts, literally. We even got around to play some episode together, and so far my favourite is Chariot Of The Dogs; though overall the humor on all eps is fantastic xD Maybe I'm kinda disappointed by the looks/models of some minor characters as I fell they're way too deformed and cartoony, but I guess it fits the whole whimsical and absurdist atmosphere of the game. Also, I've tried enabling the italian subtitles and the translation is so terrible it looks like they hired Google Translater to do the job ._. Luckily, I'm way better off without them and the audio dialogues are so well performed even the most absurd accents are simple to understand.
Despite that, I'm taking my time to finish the episodes: both because I've been spending most of my time on commission work and because I really haven't been much at home lately.
Lock's birthday has been on January 27th and the whole month has been a rush just to get ready to go stay at his place for a week. Between his stay here during New Year's and my visit, we'be been seeing eachother twice this month! It's been expensive, but waaay worth it <3
I got him a 2DS with Alpha Sapphire. I must say, now that I had the chance to play with it, the 2DS isn't that bad as a console... I don't mind not having 3D options as I never really cared about them, and in actuality it doesn't look as big and blocky as I imagined from advertisings. Plus, it fits with Lock's big hands, so it's all good :V The cuddling Pokèmon minigme is the sweetest thing ever, by the way. Lock's favourite mon to take care of is his Magikarp, Fishe xD It soon evolved to Gyarados, and it was funny seeing this big monster eating puffs and smiling xD
I think we'll spend this year's Valentine's day alone, though: I really have to stop and save more bucks for now, but I guess by March we'd be fine to travel again. It's a good thing I never cared much for Feb 14th in any case! xP
I've been thinking long for new year's resolutions, but I really haven't come up with a lot of them. I would really like to draw more personal digital illustrations, and I'll try to split my working time between commissions and personal art (so it won't end up like last year in which I haven't drawn for myself in months). I'd also really love to spend more time working with acrylics, and try doing actual paintings; I still have a couple of spare wooden tablets that would look really swell as a painting composition. I'm just still thinking about the overall theme; I wanted to draw something natural and tribal looking, but still bearing vibrant colours and decorations; I'm also thinking about doing something more symbolic, abstract or feral instead of having furries on it (because honestly it'd look silly once mounted on a wall). Aaannndd... well, I'd like to finally move in with Lock by this summer, but that doesn't depent on me only; we're really working for it though, and I couln't be more satisfied.
Oh and I'm also looking to further expand my GameBoy collection. :V Last game I got was in October! That ain't good >:C
I should really get back to work now. xP Let's hope this year will bring me more nice stuff to write about on here!