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Feature meme (2/10), works, readings

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 1, 2008, 8:10 AM
Feature meme

Some time ago, I participated to a feature meme. I wasn't subscribed at the time, so I didn't made one myself. Recently, I participated to two others (FeuSigil and Eru142), and I have no longer that excuse.

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So here it is:

  1. First 10 people to comment on this entry will have three deviations from their gallery featured here till next journal entry (I can accept more, but I will be happy to reach this number already!).
  2. If you are featured, please do the same for another 10 people in your own journal (but I just make this optional, as I don't like to tag people in general, and it is a bit pointless for non subscribers).

I will update this journal for each (batch of) answer(s)!
[EDIT] First batch of features! Don't hesitate to comment here to be featured!


:iconfeusigil: FeuSigil
Little Sigil-chan
Cute character, emblematic since she chose it to illustrate her journal.
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Bonnie and Clyde
Because the characters are amusing and well defined, and because there is a good effort on making a background.
haunted house
Because I am still a sucker for black & white illustrations, the character is nice and I love Halloween like atmosphere...

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Current works

Not much. I should update my Greasemonkey scripts, I made some small adjustments. Most of them are in UserScripts.org, but I hadn't updated the dA pages yet.
I plan to translate my comic pages to English.
I still owe to frozenpandaman a kiriban for 3,000 (talk about being late!), I made a preliminary sketch since a long time, I think it will become the final work... :P


I made my little (30s) film for Ani-Jam and sent it, I wait for the final result. It might be also my first film deviation, and I plan to do the planned animation (I made a simpler one to meet the deadline) where the ferns are growing. See Ferns - Static view by philho for details.


Still playing with Processing, that's a nice tool. Will draw mazes with it. If you look at my CSS experimentation playground, you can see beating hearts in the header. I made them with Processing: by fixing some parameters, I can make them in various styles and colors, etc. Perhaps I will do free avatars on demand with this! ;)


Not much planned on the drawing side, still must scan my comic with Prune.



My readings

Lately I read a lot of the public transports. I always did, but it was these free newspapers. Now I read books from my local library.


I recently read Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials (À la croisée des mondes in French) trilogy, after having seen the first movie which I liked.
I am enthusiast, it is one of the best books I ever read (along with the Harry Potters I would say...). It has a good, consistent universe, a solid, well woven story, and despite the apparent child (or, rather, teenager) target, it is deep and mystic and an adult can enjoy it a lot.
A must read if you are not afraid of big, profound books.


On a much lighter side, I have read two volumes of Don Dracula by Osamu Tezuka. This is a very funny parody of Dracula classical movies, which moved to modern Japan with his daughter.
They are confronted to modern problems, and Tezuka develops well the father-daughter relationship, while making the reader laughing out (usually I just smile at such stories).


Just before, I have read Lady Snowblood, the manga that inspired Tarantino for Kill Bill. Superbly drawn and interesting story with historical roots in Meiji period (some adult material).


And I have just read the first volume of Cross Game by Mitsuru Adachi. I am fan of this mangaka, I like his laid back humor, his style of drawing, his storytelling. I have most of his early works in Japanese manga, but not much yet of what have been translated in French. This first volume is excellent, moving, and I hope I will find the followings at the library.
That's the problem with libraries: you often cannot start to read a series because the first volumes are missing, and after the start you have to wait for the gaps to come back!


I was more lucky with Dance! Subaru as I found the 11 first volumes. I am at vol. 5. It is about a girl dreaming of dancing, fueled by the drama in her life. Nice dance images, and good work on psychology, even if likelihood isn't the strong point!


I just stop there, I fear you felt asleep by reading the above! :D




  • Listening to: Computer humming
  • Reading: Processing reference
  • Watching: My source code, the result
  • Playing: With code!
  • Eating: (Square) Roots
  • Drinking: Still water, and coffee
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:iconpurp0l:
purp0l Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
The "feature" thing is a good idea! I'll have to try that.
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Yuritsuki Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Oh, you're doing this too?

I wish I didn't delete mine when I cleaned out my journal.
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JurgenDoe Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Am I in :O_o:
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philho Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, cool! Largely. I must update this journal as soon as possible (^Damaged927 is waiting too...).
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JurgenDoe Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfuckyeahplz: I'm in ... I'm in

BTW don't forget to update your script .... Deviant watching you because I miss is on v6 :O
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philho Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Watching you? It works fine in v.6 already.
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JurgenDoe Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It doesn't shows it by me anymore :(
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philho Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just fixed an issue, but for v.5... Test it, just in case?
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JurgenDoe Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok I uninstalled it and after I reinstalled it ..... :w00t: it woooooooooooooooorks :slow:
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Damaged927 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would be interested in seeing which pieces of mine you chose to feature :D
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philho Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, that's one of the pleasures of these features: to see what the deviant choose!
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Shin-Senpuu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Whut! I'm featured? Thanks a lot! But my journals is for CSS practice only, so I hope you don't mind if I'm not doing the feature meme, and no one is reading my journal though..... ^^;
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philho Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, as you can see in my introduction about the tag...
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Shin-Senpuu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Thanks! :D
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Shin-Senpuu Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Woah! Thanks for the manga info! I'll hunt for Don Dracula and Lady Snowblood. (The mangascans, of course... ^^; )
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FeuSigil Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
;sing: I am heeere! =P
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:iconphilho:
philho Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! You don't even need to make it back... ;)

What do you think of my book reports? Interesting? Boring? Unlikely you will ever read them?
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FeuSigil Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
(TT^TT I just burnt my throat with soup...) Thanks :D and well I'd love to read this Lady Snowblood, Harry Potter indeed rox :D I haven't read rest, and those missing first volumes-indeed it always is a problem, for example I wanted badly to read famous series of Polish writer Sapkowski, called The Witcher, kinda fantasy I am not into too much, but heard it's awesome from many ppl that also never were enjoying fantasy (well I would lie If I would say I never liked Tolkien's Sillmarillion, Hobbit or LOTR) For now, after a long period of King's books, i am again coming back to Paulo Coelho, love this author, wise way of writing makes you think. .. Now I think it was a looong time since I read manga xD this Lady Snowblood sounds promising ...
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