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  1. These all look amazing. PLEASE PLEASE keep working at it. Everyone starts somewhere and has the ability to improve our find their own style. I can tell you've been putting a lot of focus on understanding dimensions in face proportions, hair and are working at finding your style when drawing eyes. Keep at it and you'll find it will pay off in the long run ^^
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  2. @SoullessMarshmallow I obviously don't know this guy personally, but myself and most guys that I've know/been friends with over the years aren't really that complicated. If you really enjoy being with this guy I'd backtrack (when you're ready) and just simply apologize about not saying the truth including how you felt/why you did it. Though with this telling him how you felt/feel play down how you may be feeling if the thought was 'I f***ing love you!' or 'I feel incomplete without you!' because this may intimidate him if he doesn't quite feel the same way. 'I had no idea what I was saying. Bu
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  3. that's actually the reason i deemed myself the title of "lame artist" it's because, i felt unworthy, bad at what i did, and felt like i could never improve besides, i never studied anything in the art-field, (sure, i look at referrences, but i dont look up tutorials, i used too, but now a days i dont TuT anymore), almost all my life has been thrown on playing games, surfing the net, and as of the recent year, just studying -- but i did notice, i got better at drawing, comparing it to my old drawings (i did a 2 year-gap difference on my first OC), the style, the lines, it
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  4. Can't agree enough. They seem to run more like jrpgs. I feel like, if I'm in the mood for that form of storytelling, I would pick up a game like Fire Emblem. If I want to simply read a story, that's what books are for. I can understand why someone may like them, however. They do offer a different form of entertainment, which relies heavily on dialogue and art. Almost entirely, in fact. And that's probably why I don't care much for them. I like reading and visualising the details for myself. A VN leaves very little to the imagination. As an opinionated aside... The dialogue is cringe
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  5. I was way off the mark. I'm glad I asked.>o<
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  6. @0mega0_0 thank you for the lovely comment! No, not YouTube channel yet but I will need to start one when it gets closer to publishing time. I'm giving myself about a year to have my final draft done & ready to be reviewed by an editor before publishing. Working full time limits how much I am able to work on it but I try to spend at the very least half an hour a day either looking up technical aspects like tips on character design or plot structure, working on my outline, etc. I'm still working on the outline & getting the 1st chapter done.
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  7. Wow! Sir ur project sounds very cool , where do plan to publish this project of urs? I'd really like to read it soon. Also do u have a youtube channel irl?
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  8. Shikamaru is a close second favourite for me, I'm loving him and Choji's relationship in the Sasuke retrival arc.
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  9. I felt the same about Shikamaru's character purely being lazy on the surface. All that standing back and gaining insight and then his development into productivity and responsibilities. Viewing himself of little worth at the beginning, until he finds purpose. There's something endearing about taking it one step at a time instead of reaching for goals when you're not entirely in a place and mindset to do so. It's taught me that people really do create the majority of their own exhaustion and problems. Man, Naruto has amazing characters with deep, realistic adversities. It's a shame that
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  10. Awesome, I really like the premise. Let us know how it goes and when you finish your first chapter. It definitely sounds like something I would read.
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  11. I don't think that, as a creator, staying completely away from the bad stuff is a good idea. If nothing else you're requiring someone else to decide for you what is "good" or "bad" so that you never have to bother with the latter. (If only it were that simple. ) I also believe it is very rare that something is entirely bad, with no redeeming features whatsoever. True there's the time issue. You simply can't evaluate everything personally. You certainly don't want to emulate the bad parts in your own material however, even inadvertently due to ignorance. Learning a lesson from other pe
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  12. There were so many times that Hobbyist was my general title. Even when I was doing commissioned metal work (lamps, tables, creative pieces). I did photography work for birthdays, Quinceañeras, and graduations. My biggest job was a wedding and I was under immense pressure because I didn't think I was qualified for such a project. The couple had gotten a hold of one of my business cards. I took it as a learning experience and mentioned to them that they would be my first wedding event. It turned out great but the stress of so much doubt actually had me pack up and exclusively take work from clos
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  13. Yes, I have felt imposter syndrome. Sometimes I look around at the people I work with and think, "damn.. how did I manage to get in with this crowd?!" People call on me for answers that I don't know. Often I get thrown in at the deep end and it is sink-or-swim time. I can identify with people like Jen and Sorata in S1 of "Pet Girl". There always seems to be another problem or deadline that people expect me to be able to deal with, and if the bosses think things are going too smooth they up the ante. (Seriously. The former chief boss at work - a guy who is fluent in half a dozen dif
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  14. oh jeez i didnt think anybody would actually read this stuff i want to believe that, but ive been seeing a lot of people being turned away from urgent care lately. i already have a thing called Care Credit which is supposed to help cover like, copays for smaller medical emergencies, but ive also needed to get oral surgery for a while now and my care credit isn't enough to help me cover the copay for that. i guess it depends on how good your credit is as to how much itll do for you. i had enough faith in my family also, that if they found me unresponsive or something, they'd take me to the
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  15. Depending on where you are, there's still plenty you can do. Especially to make things seem a lot less restrictive. Iowa currently has one of the tightest restrictions in the U.S. - it isn't stopping people from going out for walks, jogs, hikes, etc. Actually, I've been seeing a lot more of that lately. That was probably the greatest indication to me that things weren't quite as abnormal as I had previously thought. Interesting times, but they don't have to be as scary as government, news, and other people make you think they are. Don't even get me started on the people claiming "unp
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  16. I took a speech class in university mainly because I too HATE public speaking. Make sure to practice your speech, it will make you more comfortable. Before you do your speech, take a moment to help get rid of tension in your body (such as squeezing your hands into tight fist and releasing them). Try not to fidget or cross your arms during your speech too its hard to do, but that's what practice is for. When you write your speech try to make sure you bring up points at least three times to hear your speech's goal. A well written speech is memorable. Social media influences p
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  17. So so so good. Everyone's art here is amazing sauce. I can't even doodle stick ppl.
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  18. Well drawn and detailed, keep up the good work
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  19. We technically are philosophers - our Ph.D's are Doctorates of Philosophy.
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  20. I think I changed the categories now to where you just type it and it suggests genres. Over time listing all the categories on screen just took up too much space. I actually get your suggestion. It's like putting weights in which you want it to be considered more. I'll give it a shot. Hope I can do it though. haha @Seshi thanks a bunch for using the site. I really appreciate it. It's been awhile since I used the suggestion feature. I will use it a couple of times and see how to improve it.
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  21. There are certain animes that I can't watch - and it has something to do with how I perceive the sincerity of the series, I suppose. But I never attributed it to a character being "fake" I guess I'll look at this a little harder next time I'm watching a new series. I wonder if it's the same for me, but perhaps it puts me off more unconsciously.. I usually just attribute it to something like "this anime doesn't feel right" or, its not genuine... Does this come from the characters themselves? I guess it just might. I couldn't stand Sword Art Online, because it felt generic, and I didn't really
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  22. great idea! I gave it a few tries and thought it worked quite well. I think it could be even greater by tweaking it a bit though. One of the first things I noticed is that it is just a bunch of categories you can click on. I can't think of a better way, but there has to be one so you have a better overview. Maybe at least make something like 'sub categories' in the sense that all with the letter 'A' are in one group and then with 'B' and so on. Another thing that could be interesting is something like being able to apply what your major category is. Let's say you want something tha
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  23. Is it "HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" like or This is an important distinction and will affect my vote
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  24. I think this is a neat idea. A lot of people are gateway'd into anime through shows like My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan, so finding anime similar to what they enjoyed can slowly lead them into more anime. I'd imagine someone picking up Black Clover after My Hero Academia or Fairy Tail wouldn't be disappointed at all. (aside from Asta's screaming, of course) One thing that might need to be considered is that some themes are just not connectable. For instance, mecha is a very broad genre, and recommending Neon Genesis Evangelion or Code Geass after watching Darling in the Franxx just
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  25. This pretty much sums it all up. Good job @Wedgy But yeah it seems Reddit was just built differently. With it's upvote downvote system that reminds me of Stack Overflow and would seem to be more suited to Question and Answer websites. And forums seem so ancient now. But they're still the best place to make friends online. Even on social media like Facebook. It's hard to meet new people because you wouldn't add a stranger. You would just add people you already know in real life. It is interesting though how everyone here on Anime Forums is a nice person. At least from what
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  26. I also like this community and feel that many other forums are missing exactly that, a community. Great job breaking down these points, I really like that you take the time to share your perception with others in such detail. I do hope to see you around the weekly anime discussion threads we have quite a good time there.
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  27. Well said. I’m definitely going to have to give OPM another look. I appreciate the time you took to write all this up. I like character interaction and depth I love that you recognized the comparison to Japanese working conditions in the anime. That’s intriguing all on its own but it seems there are even more reasons to love OPM. Thanks again for the write up. Im going to have to think a bit more about my fav characters in MHA and give you some feedback there though. I feel like there’s got to be something I see in these characters relationships that is worthy of being considered.
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  28. sends chills down my spine everytime
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  29. Hey there! Nice to meet you! You can call me Rye if you like Welcome to the forums btw! It's nice having you introduce yourself in a blog entry. Is this your first one? Waaaaah, I should have thought about this. lels. Anyways, I'm a lil bit older than you so maybe you can call me Nee-san or something. I'm not much of a loner but I'm not a socialist either so maybe I can reach out to you. I love Fairytail and tbh it was the main reason why I started reading mangas cause I just can't wait to see what would happen next I like black too tbh. I'm the oldest child in the family and I have
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  30. @Mars Terra, @Roxeg, you all are so sweet! Thank you for the support, it means a lot. Thankfully I'm not beating myself up over it, that time was just even more emotionally draining than usual, and it triggered some PTSD from my childhood. Lately, while she has had some pretty serious attacks we've been able to calm them down with her emergency meds, so no recent ER trips! Also, regarding my own health, we're trying to get me into a local pulmonologist to help with all my breathing treatments, so I'm praying that will help! I have an asthma specialist, but he's four hours away, so
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  31. Lol, @SleepyLeoulf, I don't think that's too cheesy! My sisters and I call it the same thing. I'm a rather sentimental person so I like to express my love for those around me frequently. Sucks to hear about your nightmares! My sister has them frequently and it's really hard on her, she's not been able to sleep with the light off for about a year and a half. She keeps her room lit with Christmas lights at night and also puts a movie on, which helps her. But it's still not easy. Especially because her medical conditions are so scary, so sometimes she'll have a nightmare about going into anaph
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  32. @Mars Terra @Rudilla Maybe you both have some sleeping problems like Insomnia. I have it myself and before I always thought it was just normal to wake up at those times sometimes or couldn't fall back asleep. Maybe check it out with a doctor if it gets worse, just a thought is all. You don't have to listen to me or take my advice, just trying to help is all. I take medication for my sleeping issues plus for other reasons since I suffer from chronic nightmares but a lot of the time the medication does not always work for myself and I find myself waking up around 4 or 5 AM. Sometimes even being
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  33. I'm sorry to hear you've been sick and you've been having trouble sleeping as a result. I personally have trouble sleeping, often waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to return to sleep or do much of anything since I'm so tired. It's not fun, to say the least, so I can somewhat understand your pain there. But anyways, please enjoy your return. ^^
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  34. Kind of funny how this kind of relates to what I notice among my peers and elders. where I live, people keep saying that reading the content you mention is bad because it desensitizes people and/or would make you want to seek out more because you enjoy it, but I agree people need to be exposed to this stuff because mature content can be presented in a mature fashion, and books are the one of the few ways that we can understand what others are dealing with, in addition to teaching us valuable lessons.
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  35. I agree with you completely. I am so sick of everything being sugarcoated and everything being such bullshit all the time. So many people have such a lack of reality of the real shit that goes on in the world. They want everything to seem like a perfect wonderland but that is not the case at all. Rape, murder, pedophiles, war - all this shit exists in the world and sugarcoating wont change anything. I think that books or tv shows or movies should not be shunned down on because of violence or rape and things like that. Its just ignorant to say. Needless to say I dont think rape or murder or th
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  36. You've clearly picked an extremely daunting character trait, and I deeply appreciate the amount of research you put into making sure their reactions and mentality are up to par. I fully agree with all the points you're making. It's really upsetting that people choose to cover up such illnesses and crimes just for the sole purpose that it's not "happy", unfortunately, it's hard to change the minds of those who choose to believe that what they're doing is right.
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  37. I am currently working on a writer project that revolves around four characters, two of which suffer from major mental illnesses and one of which struggles with anxiety due to his past. These three are fairly easy for me to portray and write out since I myself suffer with some of, if not most, of the same problems these characters have. However, the fourth character is much harder for me to write out since I don't want to make any mistakes with how he is shown to the viewers ... The fourth character is a young child who was assaulted at a very young age, along with losing his family during t
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  38. Ah, I see. Well, I still do appreciate your perspective on the matter ^^
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  39. As a guy I feel have to speak up, at least on the boob issue/stereotype, because it kind of annoys me too and I know it is a mental issue for some women. Realize now that I'm speaking only for myself and maybe a circle of 10 or so guys whose preferences I know well enough, but of that sample not one (0) of us really puts much emphasis on "big" boobs. I'm not sure where this "guys think bigger is better" stereotype comes from, but it isn't very accurate in my experience.. certainly not for all guys, and certainly not when taken to extremes. Yeah, having some is better than none, but pretty q
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  40. Feeling a little down. Had to put down two of my animals this week luckily i have anime and friends.
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  41. @Nectar thank you! I would love to hear about your insights too though @SleepyLeoulf arigatou sleepy wolfy san! Your entries are much more brilliant though
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  43. I hate those nights! For me, they are usually caused by anxiety or health complications. I remember one time I had a sleepless night due to pain (I had a torn tendon) and anxiety about the doctor appointment I had the upcoming morning. I did not sleep at all. What made it worse was that the doctor appointment I was having anxiety about? It was just as bad as I had been worried about. I was miserable so afterwards I just got a doughnut from my favorite local place. Though the pain didn't stop there. I was told to take Aleeve. Which I did, and it ended up causing me to have gallbladder attacks f
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  44. I'm happy to hear you've not been feeling as down lately! I have depression, so I can empathize on how hard it is to deal with those emotions or lack of any emotions. It can be hard to get motivated some days, but you can do it! Please keep us updated!
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  45. Hmm.. I think its pretty good and cute to me to be honest in my opinion. I tried making them myself before, but was never good at them so I don't now more. Also true practice makes perfect, heh. But not sure If I can afford software for that to make them, but over all I like what you have here.
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  46. Nice post, Rye. I am not really depressed, though I do have times when I feel down, but I too am tired of this mentality that positive outlooks will fix anything, so I do not go for that. There is a blogger I found over on Tumblr who has suffered from depression and talks about it and one of the posts he made said that the phrase “you will not always feel the way you do now” has helped some people with their depression.
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  47. @Anime loveer Yes! It was meant to be a Sphinx haha I drew it with pencil in my sketch book. Here's the wip.
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  48. Can't Pick only one. Gotta go with these.
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  49. I am maybe a bit too sensitive to pedophilia, as a whole discussion basis I think. I can't really handle any jokes, novels or movies about the said subject matter. I wouldn't condemn anyone that chooses to write about it. That's their business and opinion. Like Stephen King deals with the theme a lot in his books and film adaptions. I don't like what he puts in there, on the other hand he is a genius in writing. He puts a new spin on the taboo and lets you see it in a different light entirely. Hence, why he will always be a "master" to me.
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