January 11th, 2013 Firday 16.16
I apologize for the title, for I was looking of something witty and... well, ain't that a joke we've heard a lot lately? xP
These last months have probably taught me that I'm no good at keeping journals, but this is a new year, so probably I'll be able to write more entries. Entries about something interesting, hopefully.
I hope you guys had a good Christmas and New Year's holiday! Mine was okay; I got "Beat The Beat: Rhythm Paradise" witch is a very addicting rhythm game and loved it to bits. I have medals in almost every minigame!
came visiting these last days after a long time (I've always stayed to his place lately), and my parents were really happy to see him again.
We both went to Cavacon with my friends, and even if there wasn't much to see we had fun regardless.
We also went to our annual FurryMania meeting in November; I'm so glad there are so many occasion to see him every month, I just can't wait to definitely move to hos place as soon as I finish tattoo school.
And talking about the tattoo school... the lessons started: we're a small class and each of us has a different age, I'm one of the youngest but there's also a 17 years old kid and there are also adults like some women in their 30s who already work as hair styler or make up artists and want to expand their knowledges. I've been doing theory and drawing practice on paper lately, nothing really special, but going to school again gave me a new spark of energy and hope I've lost time ago when I left the art academy. I hope this will be a benefit also to my "art" in general.
I've been in a conflictual state with my drawings lately; when something concerns a commission I do roll up my sleeves and finish a piece, no matter the challenges, because I know someone is expecting something from me and handling money is a responsability of some sort. When it comes to persona projects, though, I see no purpose in it, and a lot of ideas end up scrapped or unfinished. :/ I have no ideas why this happens.
Maybe it's the fact that, in my subconscious, I don't like my characters anymore, or they don't fit my tastes now, or that I still don't have a well-shaped and canon universe built around them, that would eventually help me for illustrations and more complicated things: I've seen a lot of characters without an official comic book like story that do have an interesting universe built around them. Meh. I have to think about this a lot: maybe I need help from someone that knows how to write but understand the genre of wacky and dysfunctional universe I'm trying to achieve. Maybe I should try build a new set of characters, who knows! But my current cast means so much to me now...
On a happier note: I went to see Alice Cooper last year with Lock, this year instead we got tickets for a Green Day concert! I can't express my joy. 8D Green Day is the first band that got me into rock music in general when I was very young and from them I've extended my musical tastes to lotsa more rock and metal subgenres. We're hopefully going to see them in May. Again, I can't promise I'll bring pics and vids, but I'll be sure to write a report here.
Music and games related news, I haven't performed with my band for a while now: our guitarist and friend Josh has gone studying literature in Santiago, Spain (she left in October), and we're in a bit of a hiatus lately, with me and the others being busy with school and work. Last time we played together was few days before Christmas, she came home for the holidays so we took the occasion to have a jam session and a beer together, but now she's in Spain again, and she told me she's going to have exams in August there soo... we'll be on hiatus for some time. ._.
I've been using Tumblr a bit more lately and I've understood the mechanics much more: I've since then opened a gaming blog on my personal collection and preferences, but it turned out to be a more personal thing than anything, and now I keep it pretty private. Maybe, when there will be much more stuff in it, I'll probably make it more public, but for now, I like to keep it as it is, with only me seeing it, like a personal diary. Yeah it's stupid, but I like it. xD
Well, let's hope to start this year in a proper way and to end it decently. Let's also hope these journal entries will be more and more fequent as well!
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for my commissions status (which is currently closed as soon as I get the payment from a customer and finish his batch of commishes) aaaannndd dunno, probably I'm going to get Skype soon, so I'll make a journal about that later on.
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ULTIMA NOTIZIA PER TUTTI I FURRY (E QUALUNQUE APPASSIONATO DI FUMETTI, ARTE E VIDEOGIOCHI) ITALIANI: abbiamo da tempo riaperto FurryMania [link]
con nuova grafica, nuovo staff (me compresa, yey :V) e quindi se cercate posti dove chiacchierare e magari fare qualcosina in piu' (siamo sempre aperti per progetti di gruppo e altre cosine) avere nuovi iscritti non fa che piacere! Vi aspettiamo tutti numerosi :3