I can't believe I haven't updated since October...actually I can xD. As I've said before, I don't like to update unless I actually have something to write about.
Real Life Update
Is it just me, or is Christmas basically here? Actually it's been here since about August, at least it has been here :'). I was going to post an update after Halloween but didn't because I actually got a job...and then I left after a week I know right? Such a loser. It was actually for health reasons which I won't bore you with, but the job was only temporary anyway, and so the managers and I came to an agreement that it might just be better if I left, rather than trying to tweak the position for my health problems. I will always put my health first so I don't regret it, you have to try these things, even if they don't always work out . I'm not too worried because I feel like something has to come along eventually, and a few things HAVE, they've just not been right for various reasons, and so the search continues!
I've started my Christmas shopping...which for me, is very strange O.o. I know a lot of people start in like...July, just so that they have plenty of time, and they spread the cost out more evenly, but I don't ever have that many people to buy for, so usually I give myself a day in December and do all my Christmas shopping then, and anything I can't get then I'll order online xD. It's really fun, I'll get hot chocolate and walk around and pretend that all of the shopping bags are for me, but I don't have the guilt because I know that actually, all of the things are for other people . That's probably strange. I don't know ='). It's a tradition I've had for a few years now...that I've broken D':. I feel like a lot more people are shopping earlier this year, and I know that stores get a lot of things in, but I know last year even at the beginning of December I was having trouble getting certain things so...I'm kind of buying things as I see them xD. Random Christmas update!
I haven't been doing a LOT of art, because I've still been really busy with things, but I have been working on the Kingdom Hearts genderbends again xD. I've just been wanting to draw fun stuff, I'm not really in a good position right now to be working hard to improve my work or anything, and honestly I don't have the drive to at the moment xD, I go in and out of phases where I work really hard to improve things and then I go through periods like I am not where I just need to draw for me again, and draw what I'll enjoy working on the most . Maybe that's kind of selfish, but sometimes you have to please yourself , art for me is a hobby, first and foremost, so having fun is important!
I still have to draw the Kingdom Hearts 1 Riku genderbend...then I'm not sure what I'll do next, I'll see how I feel .
I'm also working on a present for which isn't a drawing, but I'm crafting something . I have some clay and things that I've been wanting to try out forever, and so far it's...going okay . When it's finished I'll most likely post pictures ...if it looks okay. I'll at least tell you what it is . I don't want to spoil the surprise until then!
The past...maybe nine months or so, I've really been getting into making vlogs and videos as well, I really love filming and editing, even if I haven't got great equipment and I'm not very good at it myself x'D. I've been making videos for a friend to cheer us both up for a while now, and I've been thinking of maybe making some public ones as well. I don't know yet . I'm really nervous about the idea of people knowing what I look and sound like x'D, as some of you who have been watching me for a bit longer might now, I recorded some Vocaloid covers (not very good ones x'D) in 2010, and I ended up removing them because...well for one thing they were terrible, but also because I was kind of freaked out about it xD. So I need to give it some more thought, but I'm really enjoying making them, and I'd love to be able to share them with other people and maybe make someone smile if they're having a bad day . I'm not sure that there would be any specific theme to these videos xD. They...would probably not be art related though, because I have trouble setting up my camera to film things like me drawing, and honestly when I have tried it, I didn't really enjoy it . Maybe if I do some digital art I'll film that, but it takes a lot of the fun out of traditional art for me . So far I've made some kind of vlog-videos that I try to make light hearted and as comedic as I can, without it being really forced and corny . I've also done a bad fanfiction reading, where I read a poorly written fanfic and humiliate myself by attempting to do voices for the characters and generally make a fool of myself. I've also been filming myself making this present for which...I think will be funny more than informative, but I could always give some tutorials a go if anyone wanted that. Some other things I'd be interested in filming would be game play-throughs, reviews of books/games/mangas, talking about a specific topic...this is getting really long x'D. I have a lot of ideas in mind, and I've tried a few things out, so I might look into it because I do find it stress relieving and fun but I don't know yet x'D.
I recently bought myself a Playstation 3 with some birthday money I'd saved...which was bad of me really because I'm meant to be saving but I REALLY needed a pick-me-up . Plus the games are super cheap now because the PS4 has recently come out . So I've bought a few games which I'll probably talk about individually at some point. The one I REALLY want to talk about this week is The Last of Us. I THINK it's exclusive to Playstation, but it's amazing . It's a game set in a post-apocalyptic future in which the world as we know it has basically been overrun by what I suppose is considered a type of zombie, but they're not referred to as zombies in the game, just as 'infected', and they're definitely not generic zombies :'). Personally, I don't find zombies scary, and I'm kind of sick of all the zombie stuff that's been around over recent years, but this is honestly such an interesting take on an overdone idea. The game follows the story of a fourteen year old girl, Ellie, who turns out to be immune to this infection, and a middle-aged man, Joel, as they travel across the US to get Ellie to a group of people who are working to find a cure for the infection and save mankind. It sounds pretty generic, I know, but what makes this game so, so amazing is the characters! The character development in this game is just amazing. I watched the entire game last year on Youtube and loved it then, but replaying it...I have never been so emotionally invested in a game, it's honestly like watching an incredibly well written TV series . There are so many twists and turns, and you watch as the characters learn and grow, and can really see how each experience in the game affects their personality and behaviour. I'm probably not selling it very well...but I'll put it this way, it is THE BEST game I have ever played. Ever. EVER. It had me sobbing in a way that no video game ever has before, and in a way that very few movies have been able to. So...before I ramble any more, if you have a PS3 or PS4 and have been on the fence about this game...GET IT. Or if you're interested, watch it on Youtube . It does have violence, swearing, gore and that sort of thing, it's definitely not for kids, but if you're into this sort of thing, I would highly recommend it
This journal has been sooooo long x'D I'm sorry! This is why I don't update for weeks...so that I have lots to talk about when I do update! .
I hope everyone is well and enjoying the run up to Christmas ...or if you don't celebrate Christmas, I hope you're enjoying the autumnal/wintery weather and the nice cosy things that accompany it .