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22 June 2014 @ 08:15 am
She's in the city now, eh?  
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.
One word? WHOA. The first time I did a background for this show (I'm in the background department), I sobbed and had an aneurysm because they're just SO DAMN DETAILED. It's like it's stylized but there's a small sense of realism to it. And I had to learn how to get to grips with the style in a month or two before production actually started.
(Of course, the people who designed the entire look of the show made it somewhat easy for us background people by giving us elements such as trees, bushes, clouds, and what not to reuse for the backgrounds. And trust me, WE NEEDED IT.)

And honestly? Working on this has made me like Dora for what it is. Sure, I'm not in its demographic, but little kids are going to really like this. And yes, it doesn't matter how she looks or what age she is. Dora's still Dora; some things do never change.

I will say this--whoever they put in charge to make the songs for this show should be paid higher than what they're getting. Their songs are getting even CATCHIER, if that's more possible. I can probably recall a few songs from certain episodes, and they're now in my head as I type this. And I don't mind. Not really.

So yeah, that's what happened to me over the past few months--and why I haven't been around. I know that I'm missing out the Summer Challenge on runaway_tales and I'm so upset about that. But I have something to show for my writing and my art, and that's another entry altogether.

(and yes, this is a thinly-veiled plug for me to beg you to at least, maybe, watch one episode of this when it comes out? idk if it's anyone's thing but for me I really liked it so yeah)
moodswing is currently in...: amusedamused
ear candy...: some song from that show now in my head thanks Dora
Mistress Katkat_lair on June 22nd, 2014 07:38 am (UTC)
I have a 6-year-old god daughter who adores the show, though I don't which version of the many she's actually watching in Finland :D

Being busy with work you love is often frustrating even if it is awesome!
aw jeez, rick: [Courage] Frustrated blogger ;P13066301 on June 23rd, 2014 11:39 am (UTC)
See, I wasn't actually aware of other versions of Dora before working on the show XD

Yes, I can definitely vouch for the frustrating but fulfilling thing; learning how to pull off the art style's quite tiring but all worth it in the end.
Casey: excitedniee87 on June 22nd, 2014 01:47 pm (UTC)
That's really cool!! Good for you :D
aw jeez, rick: [Rise of the Guardians] Sandman13066301 on June 23rd, 2014 11:39 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Julie: Original ★ beautiful moonragnarok_08 on June 22nd, 2014 05:30 pm (UTC)
That is just so fantastic to hear :D

It really looks wonderful :DDD
aw jeez, rick: [My Neigbor Totoro] <3 <3 <313066301 on June 23rd, 2014 11:50 am (UTC)
Thanks! And I do prefer Dora's new look to be honest.
Shaynashayna611 on June 22nd, 2014 09:29 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! We've watched a LOT of Dora here, though now my kids are mostly too old for it.
aw jeez, rick: [Recess] Gus writing13066301 on June 23rd, 2014 12:32 pm (UTC)
Dora's quite big here, too; it's rather amazing how you can never avoid her (that is, merchandise of her's everywhere).
Meena: she's being silly (seohyun)evathereal on June 23rd, 2014 03:26 am (UTC)
This is really cool! I've watched Dora mostly while working with kids :) I would totally watch it when it airs!
aw jeez, rick: [DTMG] - Billy Joe Cobra13066301 on June 26th, 2014 01:36 pm (UTC)
I've only watched so little of Dora way back when; didn't think I'd be so invested in it at present, actually! Ah well, that's what happens when you work on something for long periods.