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.</p>
So here it is:
- 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!).
- 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!
Cute character, emblematic since she chose it to illustrate her journal.
Because the characters are amusing and well defined, and because there is a good effort on making a background.
Because I am still a sucker for black & white illustrations, the character is nice and I love Halloween like atmosphere...
NevConS' - Opening HistoryYear: 2995. Amamiya Ryu, a 20 year-old Japanese guy created a mini chip, which ran a super program, called Amamiya Tech (AT). AT was a completely new concept of artificial intelligence, which enabled computers, and robots acting like human beings with a multiply ability and speed. An artificial intelligence in AT could finish an assignment 10 times faster than an expert with the possibility of error was NONE. Not to mention that AT was able to work 24 hours non-stop in doing a job.
Nobody knows about Amamiya, what is his background story, family, education, where did he get the funds for his research, etc, but thanks to his invention, he became famous in no time.
After his AT became famous, many giant industries from the countries and government all over the world, including Japan, where he is originated, trying to offer funds and cooperation for manufacturing his product. But strangely enough, he always reject the offers from Japan, while he accept from others. That makes the J
It is less a story than a sketch of a possible future world. I made a similar timeline for one of my stories, so I appreciate this kind of work, trying to define a consistent history where to place a story.
A cute and expressive dog!
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...
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 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.
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!
- Listening to: Computer humming
- Reading: Processing reference
- Watching: My source code, the result
- Playing: With code!
- Eating: (Square) Roots
- Drinking: Still water, and coffee
I wish I didn't delete mine when I cleaned out my journal.
What do you think of my book reports? Interesting? Boring? Unlikely you will ever read them?