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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?

More opening chat under here!Collapse )
moodswing is currently in...: chipperchipper
ear candy...: Saviour - Lights
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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
JanuaryCollapse )


Year-wide stuffCollapse )
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!
List under the cut!Collapse )
moodswing is currently in...: accomplishedaccomplished
ear candy...: Renovation - XeoN
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Hiro and Baymax (small)
...guess which movie I'm so hyped up for.

So yeah, I would like a plush toy of both of these guys. Especially Baymax, the robot on the right. Can you imagine a pillow/beanbag of that size? But yeah, along with Boxtrolls (Laika's animated feature also coming out this year), do support this film when it comes out! I most definitely will :D
moodswing is currently in...: accomplishedaccomplished
ear candy...: Neighborhood '09 (Slum Dogz Remix) - Zed Bias ft. MC Rumpus and Nicky Price
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04 July 2014 @ 11:27 am
What's this? I'm actually still going to push through with this? Well, it's still there, and I did pledge to see this (and a thousand other things) through the end, so why not finish it? And I've just come back from a conference on design and art (that's for another entry entirely; there's just too much about it I could say that warrants its own entity) and I've got much to say about art and writing in general.
In which there's a lot of talk about how starting stuff's always difficultCollapse )
moodswing is currently in...: blahblah
ear candy...: Zed and Two Naughts - The Mars Volta
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Anyone catching up with news of Sims 4? So far what I'm hearing isn't quite good (no pools, toddlers, and adults, young adults, and teens are of equal height). Then again, I haven't even played the third game, so I'm a little curious as to how this is going to work out for those who played the third game.

But yeah, I think I might stick with the second game for now. Or if I'm inclined, I'll seek out the third game. I don't know. What do you guys think?
moodswing is currently in...: amusedamused
ear candy...: Peacock - Acti
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...And I promise I will not blip out of it. Again.

Rambling about art, work, and writing under here!Collapse )

Speaking of art, I may as well post this here because it's finished! And I've done this sort of thing before; it's just something to keep track of myself as years pass.
Basically I redrew another one of my older pieces again. Kind of makes it obvious that I had no new ideas at the time, but this sort of thing's fun to do, anyways.

Safe to say the job at the studio coloring backgrounds really helped me, and that's something I'm really thankful for. Regardless of whatever project comes our way, I don't mind as long as I'm pressing onwards with my craft. So yeah, here's to 2015 and beyond!

(oh, and the bigger version of the newer piece is here; some small details might be lost in the picture above)
moodswing is currently in...: excitedexcited
ear candy...: Lucky Ones (Demo) - Lana Del Rey
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22 June 2014 @ 08:15 am
Hey everyone! Yeah, it's me; I didn't disappear into another dimension somewhere in a galaxy far, far away. No, I actually would enjoy that, given that it's not a hostile dimension. But that's besides the point. Because I wanna show you guys what has been keeping me busy.
That's right, it's work-related, and it has to do with this. You will probably cast your stones at me right now, talking about Dora.  I don't know how many of you actually like watching it, but with this one? Well, I have a reason to watch it. See the studio I'm working in is currently helping out in the production stage of this show, so I got to see what the show's like and how it is.
Do you see the LJ cut? Right, here it is!Collapse )
moodswing is currently in...: amusedamused
ear candy...: some song from that show now in my head thanks Dora
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LJ got quite a scary facelift. I don't know how to feel about this.

(on a side note, I've been getting steady work from the studio and it feels so damn good but I'm hoping to still have a good balance between work and idle time. so yeah, that's life for me right now. so hey, how's everyone doing?
moodswing is currently in...: chipperchipper
ear candy...: National Anthem - Lana Del Rey
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...You find yourself needing to sort through them and have to sift through hundreds of bookmarks to sort them all out.

Yeah, I've not sorted through them for a long while now. For now, this is where I am right now:

The folders are there, but only a few of the bookmarks have actually been sorted. Oh, did I mention I need a few more additional folders as well? Ho-hum.

I don't know, am I the only one this disorganized with bookmarks? Or if you don't use Firefox, whatever's the equivalent to that.
moodswing is currently in...: determineddetermined
ear candy...: Rushin' - Sc@r
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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
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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
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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.
Two more under the cut!Collapse )
moodswing is currently in...: accomplishedaccomplished
ear candy...: 女王騎士 - 猫叉Master
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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).
Four more under the cut--and don't break eye contact just yet.Collapse )

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
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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.