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13 August 2012 @ 11:20 am
Hi there! By chance you stumbled upon my journal (may it be through friending memes, common comms, or by chance, perhaps?), and I'm glad that you did. Regardless of how, here's hoping that we'd get along and form a friendship that pierces the heavens. Or something to that extent. (Kamina made the phrase awesome, so why not?)

So, about me, you say?

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moodswing is currently in...: chipperchipper
ear candy...: Saviour - Lights
crystallizing galaxies~
31 December 2014 @ 02:09 pm
Call this a bit of a resolution list for 2014. I've listed books I'm going to finish, TV shows I'm going to watch, movies I'm going to see, and other stuff. So this will build up as the months pass, but for now, this is what I have planned for the year ahead.

2014: The List
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moodswing is currently in...: mellowmellow
ear candy...: My Future - Pink Pong
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31 December 2014 @ 01:45 pm
So this is for future reference, an index post for the meme I will be doing. I haven't quite figured out how I'm going to do the posting (three/four characters in one week, something like that?), but I have made a list of a hundred characters as you'll see.

The stuff in parentheses indicate the characters' respective 'verses. And I tend to rearrange the order of the characters; I'm indecisive like that. Links to these entries/characters will be posted as the entries come. Watch this space!
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moodswing is currently in...: accomplishedaccomplished
ear candy...: Renovation - XeoN
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Now that the episodes have aired, I might as well share these.

These are from the show Rick and Morty. These are from a later episode--in a scene where I helped with background coloring in my internship. The context here is that the human's telling the Plutonians that their planet (Pluto) isn't a planet. It makes sense in context, I swear.

I'm so, so honored to be able to work on the show; the backgrounds are amazing, especially the extraterrestrial settings. And now that season one of the show's wrapped up, here's hoping that the studio I work in gets a hand at season two. I know I'll jump headfirst into the opportunity. :D
moodswing is currently in...: amusedamused
ear candy...: Fly With Me - DJ Fade
crystallizing galaxies~
16 April 2014 @ 07:58 pm
A few friends invited me to watch Divergent with them yesterday, and since there was nothing better to do this week than to go places, I went with them. Now I hadn't read the books or had any prior knowledge about the series beforehand, so no expectations at all. Now if it were something like How to Train Your Dragon 2... ;)
(that last part's another story for a few months later)

All in all, I think it's good. Not exactly memorable for me, but I like it. I have a thing for post-apocalyptic settings, just not in the young adult area. What tainted the movie for me was the romance angle that could've been easily written out--it's probably not a bad thing for others, but I'm just not feeling it. Everything else was okay.

Anyone else who's read/watched the books/movie have any thoughts on this? I'd like to hear from people who read the books and what they thought of it.
moodswing is currently in...: relaxedrelaxed
ear candy...: Hell's Kitchen streaming in the background
crystallizing galaxies~
28 March 2014 @ 04:44 pm
...or, this is a "What are You Listening To" post.

At present, my four-year-old 120GB iPod Classic's still going strong, and the space is practically mostly used up--there's only eight gigabytes left, last check. I attribute this to how like a sponge I am with music (and a lot of other things, actually)--whatever genre/art/band's out there that snags even a tiny smidge of my interest, I look into it all in.

And thus, posts like these are very necessary. These are the last three songs that played prior to this post.

Confession: I've only known of Lana Del Rey's work very recently--like what, a month or two ago? But I'm hooked. This, particularly, is a good example of why--the cinematic feel to her music really gets me; it puts you in a mood about a few decades old.
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moodswing is currently in...: accomplishedaccomplished
ear candy...: 女王騎士 - 猫叉Master
crystallizing galaxies~
25 March 2014 @ 11:39 pm
I've been learning how to do glitch art as of late! It's been fun turning into gifs, and coming up with the glitches themselves is half the fun.

So I went and did this thing. If you recognize where I took inspiration for this, you get e-cookies and glitches (of the artsy kind, that is).
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This is what I've been up to lately. No new handouts at work, though I've finished a good number of backgrounds already. So more downtime to do more things such as these.
moodswing is currently in...: exhaustedexhausted
ear candy...: Hell's Kitchen playing in the background
crystallizing galaxies~
23 March 2014 @ 07:28 am
First of all, hello to everyone from the friending meme! So glad to have met all of you on that post, you guys are awesome. I have an intro post that desperately needs updating, now that I think about it. And my layout could use a little shakeup as well; I might switch to a cooler green or blue. I've been all over those two colors as of late. What colors do you all end up using a lot, regardless of where it's being used? I might find some interesting combinations from here.

Also, it just occurred to me how normal it is for me now to wake up either six or seven in the morning. A week ago it's be two or three hours later than that; kinda understandable, considering the studio work hasn't poured in in that time and I'd been sleeping rather late. Possible sign that my sleep cycle's shifted again? I don't know, but if it were that easy to affect the cycle, I'd like to sleep earlier, thank you very much.

But I do see where they come from when they say you're at your most creative when it's late at night--well, most of the time.

Lastly, I had just found out there's a new season of Hell's Kitchen (yep, I watch for the food as well--and then the freakouts; Gordon Ramsay's struggle is just so real sometimes you have to feel for him). All I can think of is BRING ON THE CARNAGE.
moodswing is currently in...: ecstaticecstatic
ear candy...: Fall from the Stars - Dougal and Gammer ft. Stefan B.
crystallizing galaxies~
21 March 2014 @ 09:12 am
Active User Friending Meme
My thread's linked in the pic. C'mon guys, let's all get back into the swing of things! I know I will.

And this post is to officiate that I had only gotten into Doctor Who last year, and I must say that the Ninth Doctor had such a brief stint but so far he's becoming my favorite (Tenth and Eleventh considered; I know I'm going to be shot for that now). But yeah, that's my new fandom now. Fantastic.
moodswing is currently in...: ditzyditzy
crystallizing galaxies~
17 March 2014 @ 12:30 am
I Don't Get It (small)
Let me talk to you briefly about Mr. Peabody and Sherman because it is adorable and Sherman is such a cutie and I couldn't resist making art of the movie.

Basically, the puns are strong with this movie, and Dreamworks really does it well, loading you up with so much emotion towards the cast right from the start. Bravo. And as someone who loves history and alternate history, this movie gave me so much life in those regards.

If this movie does well and they consider making it into a TV series, you know I'll be all over that.

In conclusion? If you haven't seen it yet, DO ITTTTTTTT~
moodswing is currently in...: accomplishedaccomplished
ear candy...: National Anthem - Lana Del Rey
crystallizing galaxies~
So I realize I've been rather quiet on here again. Things have been moving in full swing for me after graduation. Finding another job, pressing on with the background coloring job, finishing some stuff in college (officially an alumni now!), among many things.

As of now, my biggest project is that nonexistent portfolio that I'm going to build up on. I've really got nothing else to show other than my thesis and some school stuff. And see all these stories I have, well, they've been meaning to have some art set to them. I've some free time on the side, so I'll manage that.

See now, I really do miss this place. At the moment I've just been lurking around, not really making an effort to blog some more or catch up with others. I don't know how many times I've said this, but I'm still going to try and make that effort to be more active on here.
moodswing is currently in...: goodgood
crystallizing galaxies~
23 February 2014 @ 05:15 pm
First things first--I'm an official graduate!
(I really wish I could've worn this viking hat I bought in a toy store to graduation--ah well, in another lifetime.)

But yeah, after four years with all sorts of experiences and wonderful people, it's finally here. Things happen fast, really; I still have the finals I did for the first term of the first year. And then thesis rolls by.

I sound as if this all happened decades ago, don't I? But it's just striking how everything seems like a compressed amount of time in hindsight.

So what happens now after college? Well, that's the other thing--I'm looking for a second job now. Freelance or otherwise, I'm going for it. Two jobs will be an adventure, and I'm all up for it. At the same time, there's a portfolio waiting to be built, so the jobs will help on that, I'm sure.

Everything else that might happen after this month--well, we'll see! But I'm just glad that I'm finally here--though it's not easy, job hunting, you can never tell what'll happen next.
moodswing is currently in...: jubilantjubilant
ear candy...: my laptop marathoning Hell's Kitchen
crystallizing galaxies~
01 February 2014 @ 11:15 pm
....Well. Didn't mean to go so long without updating this journal, sorry everyone.

But I've found a bit of a muse in the show Rick and Morty. If you guys haven't watched it yet, you might need to. Think of it as Back to the Future meets Futurama on lots of alcohol. Lots.

I've been making so much fanart of it as of late, as you can see. Now, though, I've found a bit of a balance between fandom and my own stuff, and I will finish that 100 Characters Challenge one way or another.

So I've set a schedule--I'll be posting stuff related to that meme every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. And since I sometimes post more than one character, I guess I'm all set. As for the rest of the week, I've got to sort that out, too.

But yeah, it's already February, and it's time to get things into full swing. I hit a bit of a rut a few weeks back, but pulling myself out would be the best course of action.
moodswing is currently in...: blankblank
ear candy...: Trust (Reprise) - Sixpence None the Richer
crystallizing galaxies~
20 January 2014 @ 07:42 pm
...I think it's been long overdue, but I'll be opening up art commissions soon. I've been planning this thing for years now (three, actually), and while I already have a job, I can't see the harm in doing commissions.

Herein the problem lies of putting a price tag on art. It's still a prevalent mindset for me that no one would pay X amount of money for my work--so I settle with the mediocre, or worse, subpar prices. It stems back to an even worse mindset that says I'm not ready for this sort of thing. No contacts, no skills, not ready at all. That, dear friends, is the limbo I'm stuck in at the moment.

To anyone who's doing art commissions/freelance work out there, what do you think? As much as the temptation of diving right in presents itself as quite appealing, all these preconceptions/mindsets aren't exactly healthy. How do you deal with these things?
moodswing is currently in...: anxiousanxious
ear candy...: Big House - Audio Adrenaline
crystallizing galaxies~
So, I sort of let the whole 100 Characters thing go stagnant. Okay, I've let it go for a bit, but rest assured I'm still working on it. I've hit a bit of what I'd like to call an "uphill phase" with some characters. That is, I'm developing a backstory/some general info about them at a slow-and-steady pace. But I would like to finish this challenge. Heck, I promised myself that if I can get past 25, I'll add in one or two (or more!) characters. Yep, those 100 characters? They aren't all of the characters I've written thus far.

That I'll resume a little later. Now, for my reading list. New Year's eve, I promised myself I'd make an effort to finish more books. There's an unhealthy imbalance in me buying more books while I finish, what, eight or ten books in one year? (That's not the actual number, though I figure it might be around those lines). So this is the year I make an effort to read more.

And I'd just finished a novel. Well, technically started it last month and finished it this week. Take a guess what it is before you click that cut?
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Lastly, just to give myself some motivation to blog more, I'm going to try out something called freeblogging. Basically free writing, but in blog form. Let's see how things pan out from here, but I foresee a lot of nonsensical silliness in the future. I hope that doesn't irk you at all. ;P
moodswing is currently in...: enthralledenthralled
ear candy...: The Robot (Cube::Hard Remix) - Hattrixx Mertype