Hello all, out there. Tis May and the gateway toward summer is officially open. Nothing new on my end concerning jobs, it's still a waiting game I'm playing but no one wants to end it yet. Yada yada, the usual sob story. Those out their job hunting know the score. In any case, it's the beginning of Con (i.e convention) season and I'm looking forward to trying to catch as many as I can with Project A-Kon first on my list. (Dallas Comic Con is technically the first but I won't be able to make it). I plan on working there so I can get a badge and move around without restriction. Well that and I kinda like working behind the scenes, I went last year strictly as a guest and, while it was fun, I actually got bored after awhile. You can only do so much at a con if your just visiting and its pretty cool being one of the cogs that helps keep it running. Plus this year marks a new location too, so it's quite exciting seeing how things will play out. If anyone's going to head to A-Kon, I'll be the dude wearing the binder hat with random sayings on my head. Why? Because I'm to cheap (or poor) to make a costume. Sides its pretty much a tradition with me by this point.
I'm also sorry for those whom I owe a drawing to, it's just been so busy what with job hunting and helping my sister with her final days of school (Prom, Graduation, traveling, etc) that my work drive is in flux at the moment. I will get to work doing them however as I know a lot of you have been waiting patiently and even finished your trades as well, to which I really appreciate it. I'm not one of these people who requests a trade or gets paid and runs without upholding my end of the bargain. It's just life y'know, you get busy and some things take priority that you sometimes forget other commitments. But I promise I'll get with all of you as fast as I can.
That said here's some other things of interest.
May 3: Iron Man 3 U.S premiere!
May 4: Free Comic BooK Day, May The 4th Be With You (a.k.a Star Wars Day)
May 5: Cartoonist Day and Cinco De Mayo! (Also for fans of the series One Piece, Luffy's birthday!)
May 12: Mother's Day (Show you mom some appreciation!)
May 17-19: Dallas Comic Con
May 18: One Piece returns to Toonami and the U.S airwaves UNCUT
May 31-June 2: Project A-Kon 24 (Dallas, TX)
* Injustice: Gods Among Us
Oh wow, just wow. I never thought I see when a DC fighter would be done decently but this one managed to get it right across the board. Everyone's in character and a few even got their voices back from their respective TV series. It's a solid story (even if they tricked us into thinking it was an solo Elseworlds story. Shame shame WB) , it looks beautiful and the gameplay flows so smoothly. Especially love the clash system which can turn the tide of the fight and the multi-tiered and interactive stages. Some fighters could've been better handled though (Green Arrow and Flash come to mind) and I wish they had made more then one special move animation. The Star Lab missions are kinda meh, Oh and no TAG TEAM FEATURE (seriously NeatherRealms, what's up with that). But overall it's a great game and recommended for folks who love fighters, DC comics, superheroes or all three.
* Teen Titans Go
So this alternate and rather silly take on the original series finally dropped. And it's not bad, yeah it's weird seeing all the characters act so goofy (especially if your coming off of watching the '03 series) or acting like they've never met most of the bad guys before. The vivid colors are also rather distracting (seriously guys turn it down) and I'm not liking some of the designs for the civilian character, looks too Hanna-Barbara and really clashes with main character designs. But the animations are pretty smooth and I did like some of the jokes even if they've recycling some of the plots It's still in it's early phases so I can only hope it's gets better in the future. I say give it a chance at least.
* Iron Man 3
Awesome, and not a bad way to kick off the summer movie season either. It's loads better then then the second movie and does a good job of following up from The Avengers with post Alien-invasion story that does indeed seem to focus on a world really changed by supernatural events. Unlike the second film though, they do a better job of focusing on the villains plan and Tony's development with both himself and his friends and family. Though he's once again not in the suit for much of the film. Heck it's only near the finale he truly dons it (...er more or less). They might as well have called it "Tony Stark and the Suits" . And I agree with most reviewers, where's S.H.I.E.L.D during all of this? I know their presence in the first two films were to build up The Avengers but still they should've least been mentioned or something. That said though, the rest of the story is great, all the characters were used nicely. The twist in the middle I actually did like as it brought something new to the table and a very fantastic climax to boot (as well as a very humorous stinger). I don't know if Robert Downey Jr will be back to play the role again (least not as a stand alone movie) but I hope he does, you can't have Iron Man without him after all. So yeah go out and see this if you haven't, guaranteed you'll love it!
One of the Kriss Kross Members Died
[link] Aww I like their music back in the day and really hated to hear this. Especially if it involves drugs. That's never a good thing. May he rest in peace.
A long time family member of DA has left us, pass away after a long battle with cancer. I didn't know him personally though he goes way back when the popular forum, PPGWorld, was still running. Very vocal guy but also nice as well and we traded words now and then. Wish I had gotten to know him better but considering all the out-pouring people here are giving him, he was a great friend. Here's to you dude, may you rest in peace.
=== Contests ===
3000 Pts Giveaway
Wanna Win 3000 points (well not that much but a good amount from that number)? Then go here ( [link] ) and enter before May 20th! C'mon! It's free points! Where can you go wrong?
Win A Total Drama Island Plushie
No seriously, someone is holding a raffle to give away a free plushie of any Total Drama Island character of your choosing ( [link] ). Totally legit. You want in? All you gotta do is follow the simple instructions in the journal. Got until June 1st to do so, so get in while the getting's good!
May your summer vacations start smoothly guys. Stay cool (seriously )
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Commission InformationHey yo and welcome to my commission page. Here's the low-down.
Sketch: $2 or 3
Inked: $5 or 10 (12 for more then 4 characters)
Colored: $10 or 15 (25 for more then 4 characters)
Good deal no? Still nice and cheap.
- Will Not Draw:
* Gory pics (I'm not opposed to bloodied heads or mouths, even a little skewering but that's as far as I'll go)
* Yaoi or any hentai stuff. That's not really my cup of tea. Semi-naked people (like folks in lingerie, swimwear or covered by some object) I'll make an exception for though
* Overly gratuitous scenes.
- Will Draw
* Media Characters (i.e: TV, comics, movies, etc)
* Original Characters (Your own little slice of the media world. But make sure you have a reference or a description to give me)
* Comics (Yes you read right. Each page will be a dollar or 2 points extra however)
Other Things of Note:
* But please be detailed with what you want, I really don't want to turn in a drawing only to be told it wasn't wh
Current Commission: (Sorry for the delays dude, but don't worry it's coming)
Be warned though, if I finish first. You will be reminded of your end of the bargain and won't get my trade till you finish yours. Sorry, I've just been gypped so many times like this I have to take precautions now.
1) His character Julie ([link]
2) Dawn as a Goth (Black and Blue Colors)
3) Trent and Gwen watching a horror movie.
4) One of his characters (I'm going with this one then: [link]
5) Courtney x Scott
... But I may start up another sometime soon. Stay tuned.
1: (Pic of his dragon character)
2: (Pic of him and his brother)
3: (Rowdyrunk Boys)
4: (Nona Hendryx)