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  1. I used to listen to The Byrds a lot growing up...and now I'm going back This song is so beautiful. It shows they can do more than just remake Dylan songs XD (Of course they could, even without David Crosby, whose music I really enjoy also.)
  2. OOOh wow! That's super cool! *o* Man, my dudefriend would maybe like that! I...may look into getting that for him for h is birthday :3 (I already got Christmas covered XD) Thanks for sharing that!
  3. I haven't been around much since I'm prepping to have my very first book at a convention! I'm super stoked, but...it's been pretty busy.

    I'm still puttering around here, and hope to be more active after the new year :D Just an FYI for anyone wondering :3

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    2. Blue Dragon

      Blue Dragon

      It's a manga-inspired comicbook I do. It's free online, but as a person who likes to hold things, I thought it'd be nice to sell. I also have a bunch of stickers and prints and such. I am so excited! I have been working on this comic since college, and finally got it to a point where it looks decent (not great, but decent XD). I'm actually waiting for the printers to get back to me about Act 2...I'm printing them off one act at a time :3

      If you're interested, you can check it out (please don't feel obligated, I realize people have lives and things to do.) It's free (just mind the annoying ads. Gotta have them there.)

      http://www.crystallotuschronicles.com/

       

       

    3. Illusion of Terra

      Illusion of Terra

      I'll check it out, don't worry, there are people who don't have lives 😂 

    4. Illusion of Terra

      Illusion of Terra

      Alright, two things.

      I thought you were a guy all this time 😂 Can't really say why, but only after checking out your youtube page I got it that I was wrong 😂 

      The other thing is, so far there are three completed acts and the other are coming after that conference right?

  4. I prefer a paperback or hardback to a tablet or computer (I don't read novels on the desktop or laptop...I just can't get comfortable!) I liked the idea of the tablet, but 1) had problems downloading books, 2) got headaches from trying to read them (even with light adjustments, 3) get annoyed with the touch pad. I also like to write notes in some of my books. If it's particularly engaging, or something I want to look for and reference later, I might underline a sentence or write notes in the margins. Not every book, but certain ones make me do that XD I know that drives some people nuts, but I just got into this habit in school and college. I think a lot of it has to do with how I learn...I like to write things out so I can remember it :3 I also like the feel of books...and sometimes the smell. But I have had the issue of little space, so we've been taking a lot of our books in (that I haven't scrawled over) and trading them in for cash...gotta downsize.
  5. ^^This! Did you know it was based off I think one chapter of a much larger work? I really want to read the book
  6. Okay thanks for letting me know! You should share them so we can see once they get done. :3 It'll be cool to see what they come up with
  7. I second what the others are saying :3 I love black and white comics! And it's not just manga :3 The cool thing about black and white is you could combine your contrast with screentones, or you could rely solely/predominately on ink. Like...the artist who did Blame and Noise use only ink techniques. Or like Junji Ito, he uses mad crazy ink skills! Charles Addams, Edward Gorey, David Small, and many other western artists use grey scale, too Gorey's more into the ink techniques, while Addams & Small used a lot of washes.
  8. ....I don't think this is it, but was there any video taping involved? Like I was thinking Millennium Actress.... Or maybe In This Corner of the World? Does this look familiar? *side note, was it too long ago to check your browser history? Or did you already think of that?
  9. Take aaaaaaaallll of this with a grain of salt, because it may not be accurate. I was just trying to get a basic idea of pay in Japan. I am not certain how accurate these are, but if anyone else has legit sources, please correct me! I'm certainly not an authority on this. Cost of living in Japan: 17.99% higher than the US (this varies, they're using averages for both countries.) https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=Japan I couldn't find what a reasonable amount for weekly food expenses would be. US to Yen conversion: $300 is approx. 32,763.40/month https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?From=USD&To=JPY Typical salary (again, this is I guess an average.) According this website the average salary is 684,471/month http://www.salaryexplorer.com/salary-survey.php?loc=107&loctype=1 684,487-32,763= 651,724 That's a pretty wide gap, if these numbers are accurate.
  10. I like it all :3 As long as the dubbing isn't terrible. If it's bad...it can still be okay if it's so bad it's funny XD I lost some hearing when I was a kid...and probably even more from going to concerts, but I always have the subtitles on even if it's dubbed or a just a show in English. Sometimes I like the voice actors in one better than the other, so I guess it just depends
  11. I couldn't really put in my full answers for some of them, so I guess I'll go into more detail here. (I wanted to chose several genres XD) 1) If I had to choose, Cowboy Bebop. I can (and have) watched this over and over. Full Metal Alchemist is another, but it's longer, and there's two series, so I decided not to pick that one 2) Fluid animation; fantastic character development and design; phenomenal sound track; good combo of comedy, drama, and action; solid story and world building. 3) Action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, magic, supernatural, horror, mystery, psychological, & sci-fi. 4) I actually watch less than a day. Even when I was heavy into anime, I watch it in spurts Like several in a day, then weeks without it XD 5) I've learned a lot about framing, a little bit about historical events in some animes, pacing, and I've picked up a few words and phrases from anime. Also it's taught me about various different stylistic choices (I'm looking at it more from...learning about the technical stuff XD) I'm sure there's other stuff that I've actually learned, like fact-wise, but I tend to take all fiction with a grain of salt :3
  12. Noise. I think it's a prequel to BLAME, but I've never read that series. It's a one shot, though, so there's not much to read. The art's amazing, though. It's all done in ink, with no screentoning. It's a bit violent...but I figure that's not going to be an issue? Here's a link with more info: https://myanimelist.net/manga/465/NOiSE Akira (since, it's present in my mind due to another thread XD.) It's pretty long... Clover was good. It's CLAMP...and I'm usually pleased with CLAMP XD Maybe X? It's sci-fi and magic...I'm not sure if has an official ending, though. I'm not sure what happened, but the story went on hiatus. I still think it's worth a read, if you like the artist team.
  13. Not sure if you're still around the forum, but I wondering if you were looking to commission someone for pay or not?
  14. Luna Lovegood~11 Cho Chang~11 Penelope Clearwater~9 Marcus Belby~10 Professor Trelawney~10 Professor Flitwick~10 Gilderoy Lockheart~10 Helena Ravenclaw~9 Hope I did this right XD (stalling on work XD)
  15. I'm a little late the party, but welcome! I paint balled a couple times when I was younger... I was not very good XD But it was fun to try :3
  16. My paternal grandma was from the Philippines! That's about as close as I get X'D Anyway, welcome! Good luck with your classes!
  17. @Serge hearltess That's an interesting video! I've watched some of Yuta's Japanese courses, and I think he explains things very well (though I haven't had time to actually practice.) I appreciate you sharing it. I do want to clarify that I am referring to if the film is moved to the New York (as the setting) and is targeting a U.S. audience. I don't see the point in changing characters with names like Kaneda, Kei, and Akira to...Causaian actors. But that said, at the end of the day, I am looking for a film that is good. If they end up changing the character's background, but make a good movie, I'll be less annoyed than if we get another Dragon Ball Evolution. I wasted money to see it in theaters, and I'm still pissed (I need to get over it XD) Ugh! And yes...the flesh monster...you know they would just CGI it up...it could look horrible if they're not careful (which...let's face it, Hollywood quite often ISN'T careful about these things...) But..maybe that's partly they had the dude who did Blade on the project for a while (anyone remember the large vampire who couldn't go anywhere?) I think he left or got booted off? I watched the video the other day...I think he was canned...Lots of people have come and gone, apparently o_O I got a little confused on who was in charge of what from the video! Is DiCaprio supposed to be the director or the producer? Then they kept talking about Waititi? I don't understand if he was supposed to be a writer, director? So many people involved! My comment about diversity (which I didn't make clear, my apologies!) was related to my first comment about them potentially moving the setting the New York. If they keep the setting in Japan, which would be my personal preference, then the characters should reflect a post-apocalyptic Japan. I totally agree with you there!
  18. I'm a little nervous...I mean, it's cool they plan to maybe use elements from the comic-and the concept of parts of New York being owned by another country is...probably where the future's going (without sounding too pessimistic or jaded...) I like that they may use parts of the comic: it was a pretty big series, and there's lots to pull from. If they do it right, it could be interesting. I just hope they make a good film. And it would be nice to give the lead parts, you know, to some Asian-American actors. I think Hollywood needs to stop insulting our intelligence: people will watch this, even if the leads aren't white. The fans don't WANT to see white people playing the lead (I don't, anyway.) I would prefer a film that actually reflects the diversity of the US...we're not stupid, and I think Hollywood's insulting people by catering to an outdated philosophy. Anime nerds (me) are the ones who will be seeing this film and supporting it: I can't speak for everyone, but I don't care about having a massive Hollywood star--I want to see actors who will carry the story, and are as diverse as a city like New York. I don't think comedy is going to lend itself very well to this story, though...I think Waititi was talking something about that in the video. I liked Thor Ragnarok, and I think he's a great director, but I think that kind of comedy will be jarring for this story. I guess we'll have to wait and see...
  19. The library! And Netflix (my dudefriend has Amazon flicks...but we don't check them out often...except Rifftrax XD)
  20. I love the sound of rain, too! My dude friend puts on the sound of rain so we can sleep It's been cold here. Not freezing yet, but we finally gave in and put the heat on 68 (gotta try to keep the bill down...)
  21. Material for table cloths (uh...for a convention in December.) And animal cracker cookie packets for Halloween... ... We had no one knocking on the door...now we have to eat the animal crackers XD BOO-hoo (not serious, I love animal crackers XD)
  22. Man, we're getting so close to the next season! I can't wait :3 Also, can you believe it's already November!? o_O Edit: I think I'd actually like to get a copy of the sound track. I was able to find the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack years ago, and it was a staple on my play list for YEARS XD I like the care they put into the songs for a TV show :3 You can tell they really care about the quality and listenablility (that's not even a word XD)
  23. I just caught up with season 1 the other night. I am super excited for Season 2! I'm also glad it isn't just one season, because as much as I enjoyed it, I think ending it here would be a little anti-climactic XD Regarding the competitors...can I just say I loved the Mermaid Sisters (or whatever their name was) song! I thought it was hilarious (the lyrics) and sounded awesome. But...I like old music XD I agree most of the competitor's songs were just...okay. I think it's hard to write good songs for a future that doesn't exist, but I would have liked to see a bit more variety in the winners To be honest, the old dudes were another personal favorite XD Whoop whoop! December will be here before you know it!

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