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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. I was way off the mark. I'm glad I asked.>o<
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  5. @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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. So so so good. Everyone's art here is amazing sauce. I can't even doodle stick ppl.
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  17. Well drawn and detailed, keep up the good work
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  18. I hope the writing process is going well!!! Stoked to see this published one day
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  19. I never thought it was going to be over in just a few months , not with the number of "community transmission" cases and the lack of effective testing early on. I was figuring closer to a year, though maybe with something of a lull during the warmer months. Usually it seems they get a vaccine for this year's variant of the flu in time for next year's flu season. That's kind of what I've been expecting for this one, but even that assumes it is a "well-behaved" virus that doesn't come up with any sneaky tricks. Especially for the high-risk groups this isn't going to really be over until they
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  20. That is crazy.... This is my first time hearing of such a thing. If you don't mind me asking, how is day to day life? How is it different to that of a normal person. And back to visual novels, yeah I really want to like them. I think they're something special and as you said they are their own unique medium. I do find it weird how JRPG also means visual novel. In Japan I think. Where we see JRPG as games like Final Fantasy. I guess you do play a role in a visual novel. So role-play. But every game lets you play a role. Hmmm.....
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  21. Most of the time, I think in concepts. I hear for other people with aphantasia, they can only think in concepts, but after talking about it with an expert, it seems like I have spacial awareness. I still can't visualize anything, but I have an understanding of what things are and how they look like. For the past few weeks, I've been trying mental exercises to help my "mind's eye", but it doesn't seem like it's going anywhere just yet.
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  22. I've been hearing about this so often in recent years and it still just blows my mind. Like... how do you just... not? It's crazy and ironically I can't imagine what that would be like.
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  23. Ah... Yes, visual novels are boring, but they're also the source of some of the most legendary anime we've seen. Steins;Gate uses the visual novel medium in a way to diverge timelines and let the audience pick when (or when not) to act. Fate/stay night uses the routes in a way to explore the nature of its main character. Clannad also came from a visual novel, but I haven't gotten around to reading that one yet. Argh, I'm so jealous. I can't read traditional books and light novels for this very reason: I have aphantasia. I can't visualize anything in my head, so imagery in books ar
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  24. GATE put to mind a short story by Harry Turtledove, "The Road Not Taken". Pretty sure it was in an issue of Analog on the 80's but all that era is in boxes in the garage so I'm not quite sure. Anyway, it was the same kind of scenario. The primitive but imperialistic invaders come to Earth in their wooden space ships held together with pitch and thinking themselves invincible with their kites and black-power clay bombs and flintlock muskets, and promptly get themselves blown away by tanks, fighter jets, and assault rifles. TRNT was similar in that it didn't follow through and have the Earth
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  25. oh, ive seen this meme going around on tumblr! i kind of want to do this too. im not a serious artist though, so maybe ill do it jokey some day in ms paint. as for characters, ummm, what about yukine? i bet hed be really fun to draw in his corrupted form, when he has wings and stuff. lots of cool angles to work with
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  26. I am not! That being said, I do not mind researching :3 Thank you! You shall be my first spot :3
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  27. I know the feeling. When I was in 2nd(?) grade my family lived for a while in Alabama. There was a drainage ditch that ran behind our house and every time it rained us kids could hardly wait to go out and see what the water had washed out or uncovered. I still have a box with a bunch of fossils, and other brick-a-brak, mostly from that time.
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  28. just in case you are curious about the age etc., you might try your local university's professors. from my experience those dealing with fossils are mellow people who are always interested in stuff like those.
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  29. Yes. We are a minority group within a minority group as far as careers go. Our office is actually one of the larger "Historical Sections" across DoD that isn't aligned with a training branch. Research material is fun and all - sometimes. Other times you realize you have a great big goose egg if you don't have the Rosetta Stone for it. In my particular lane, most of these materials are technical reports that include things like ballistics data, mathematical equations, firing tables and analysis, and technical data. That stuff can burn your hands - so to speak - too if you're not car
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  30. Thanks , i did the speech today , it wasn't so bad . But i think my was kinda bad comparing to some of the other student's speech in my class , one group's speech was so funny , they acted out a skit to represent their speech and they edited the video and everything , it was really good and funny
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  31. My friend like to watch those ,..... they also like to watch and listen to K- pop
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  32. @Anime loveer I like to read a few of the comics. I like the korean themed ones tbh
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  33. I use to watch webtoons , i have that app , but i don't use it anymore . But its good
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  34. @Anime loveer I loved the book thief. I haven't read the others though. I'll have to check them out. TBH, I haven't been reading a lot of manga...I started reading a lot of Webtoons though.
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  35. I love books too , but right now ,im mostly interested in manga , but this is a list of my favorite books ( yea I dont have a lot The lost hero longing for home book thief out of my mind
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  36. It is a very pretty sight!
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  37. I used to read all the time as a child. My parents would take me & my sister to the library every week. And then all through college & my early working life I would read during my lunchbreaks. It’s a habit I’ve gotten away from for various reasons, but would like to get back into. Most of what I read is either fantasy or scifi since that is what interests me most. I’ve always been a physical media person as opposed to ebooks or audiobooks. On a related note, here are a couple anime with bibliophile MC’s you might want to check out
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  38. I was reading a book called Lost Connections by Johann Hari (Highly recommend for people who are dealing with depression and want another insight on how to cope beyond drugs...or I suppose understand more of the environmental causes of depression), and one chapter actually discusses peoples fears of doing what they dream of doing. (His example was a man who wanted to open a fishing business or something along those lines) WRITE THAT GOAL DAMNIT haha @The History Kid Have you been before at least? I was a sad kid too =-= I think my journal would be quite depressing to read hahah
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  39. I think we did this when I was in grade school, but I know I don't remember it - and I certainly don't have it anywhere. I was a sad kid - so it probably would have been really weird. That being said, these are great ideas - and I think that it should be a more widespread thing. Maybe I should write something to my future self for when I retire..."would you just go to the damn Hawaiian Islands already?"
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  40. Awe, I miss HS bwahah, so much freedom and excitement to really define yourself. Although, I also know so many people who didn't like HS, just viewed it as another step to get out into the "real" world. I think is awesome to stop and self reflect. I hope you realize your goal of being happy :] but, don't get to caught up on the small stuff - work on things that make you happy. Explore the things you're curious about. Not sure what you want to do in the future for education, job shadow, talk to people, find mentors. I like how you wrote "don't compare yourself to others". I think th
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  41. Hope you get to feeling better. I think the Castlevania series has pretty much ran it’s course for me. Snarky dialogue can be entertaining when it’s one or two characters, but when it seems to be a defining trait of every character it gets old fast. Also seems like they feel they have to remind you it’s an “adult cartoon” by making sure every sentence has at least one profanity. I don’t find it offensive, just tedious. I like Sypha & Trevor as a couple, but they didn’t seem to grow at all in season 3. And the whole subplot with Alucard & the twins seemed pointless other tha
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  42. Its a fair point - acknowledge and appreciate the people who are around you. However, also recognize if something goes wrong, to still cherish the good memories and not let them eat away at you and prevent you from building new relationships. A lot can happen with friends, gain as much as you can and build yourself in the process. this is a happy post though, I'm happy for you to have such awesome people in your life.
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  43. Keeping up with friends over the course of you life is hard. So you're so wise to recognize the need to always cherish them. Circumstances change and people change too so we cant always count on our friends being a part of our lives forever. As much as we wish for the familiarity and comfort of long term friendships our lives evolve like the seasons of this world. Time brings us forward into another day and nothing stays the same. Excuse the rambling. Im just really in my feelings rn.
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  44. Also known as Tranzor Z, one of the early ones that lead in the mecha genre in the 70s. For some reason MZ is forever linked in my mind with Gatchaman. I think they were back-to-back on TV back in the days when I was young and impressionable.
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  45. Mazinger Z ladies and gentlemen! I honestly never find people who even know of this anime but it is a wild f-ing ride peeps. The only way I can describe this anime is to say at some point a lady robot fires her boobies as a weapon and it became a thing to the point there is references to it in marvel vs capcom as one of Rolls specials
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  46. This happens to be one of the few movies I own on DVD. I will have to rewatch it to say mich more than I agree that the story was unique for its genre, offering some different elements than commonly seen among the samurai genre. I enjoyed it.
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  47. That's a great list of anime. I'm glad anime brought you and your friends closer.
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  48. Ok - This has been on my watch list for too long untouched. I think it’s time to kick it into high gear Thanks for blogging
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