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  1. Konata

    No More LOL

    I use lol a lot. In fact, I notice that in AIM/YIM/MSNM/any Messenger, I use lol at least in every other IM. But why do I use it? I dunno lol. lol whoops. o shi- But I think I have divided my ways of usage into these parts. When I use lol, either I: -don't care about what you just IMed me about, therefore I said lol as a filler -wasn't paying attention -thought it was funny, but mildly funny -actually lol'd irl, in which I'll say "lol I lol'd irl ='(" -just used a phrase that I always incorporate lol with. A.k.a. "omg lol", "lol i dunnoe", "lol wut?", etc. -was tired of spamming rofl, lmao, LOL, or something. Or, -felt like using an lol as the end of the sentence because I was sick or ending my IMs with emoticons or periods. When I use lol, as stated above, it's usually not funny. But what about roflcopter, lollerskates, and all of those fun stuff? How do they compare? For me, it usually goes like this. Aka what do I mean when I say the bolded lol. [b]lol or haha[/b] - Usually not funny. [b]lolololool[/b] - You're most likely acting stupid or speading rainbows of lulz all over my chatbox, so I'll try to do the same to you. [b]lulz[/b] - You referenced *chan. [b]rofl[/b] - Funny. [b]lmao[/b] - Wow, that was actually pretty awesome. [b]lmfao[/b] - Your joke was good. I like. [b]LOL[/b] - Incredible, you're so hilarious, I'm using caps lock. [b]ROFLMAO ZEDONG[/b] - Unless you referenced Academic Decathlon, then you probably made such a brilliant joke, I probably did roll on the floor laughing my a** off, while typing in caps lock.
  2. Konata

    Individualism

    As Wikipedia states, "Individualism is a term used to describe a moral, political, or social outlook that stresses human independence and the importance of individual self-reliance and liberty." Of course, it can be interpreted in several ways though. So, what is your take on it? What would you consider as individualism? Is there a difference between individualism and nonconformity? Is there a relationship between egoism and individualism? Do [i]you[/i] consider yourself to be an individualist? If so, what makes you one? Etc. I personally don't have an opinion on individualism really, and that's why I made this thread lol... But whenever I think of the topic, I always am reminded of Henry David Thoreau, and even Ralph Waldo Emerson. But mostly Thoreau, especially because of his actions. Spending a lot of his life experimenting and archiving his observations of nature (hence, Walden), spending a night in jail by refusing to pay taxes, etc.
  3. Konata

    Individualism

    This is just about individualism. Analysis of it, references to historical approaches, and other various talk about it. Just like how a topic of "Naruto vs. Bleach" is not the same as a topic of "Naruto" >_> Or a "Love vs. Hate" thread and a "Love Thread". If you want me to rephrase it to make it look less redundant, I need help on a writing project that deals with the topic of individualism. It's basically the same topic as "Individualism" though lol.
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    Anime Worst Anime

    [quote name='Panache']Bad and boring? How so? Everything Lupin I have seen is pretty good(not just for it's time either). So you don't like that dub? I though it was pretty good. The voices sounded good and the mouth movement and voice sync was good.[/QUOTE] No, I absolutely love the dubbing itself, except for maybe one voice. I just don't like how they changed almost all of the verbal jokes and stuff. And I know it wouldn't really connect or appeal to American audience if it wasn't done, but for me, I just see the US Shin-chan as a whole different character from the Japan Shin-chan.
  5. I accidentally went to the captioned version so I could understand everything that they were saying, haha. Even Carter's. I liked the movie, it's my favorite musical film now haha. Like DB pointed out, the blood looked absolutely brilliant, especially because of its contrast with the monochrome-like atmosphere. I also liked how even though a whole scene of Sweeney slitting everyone's throats could've been too redundant, Burton made it so that each new throat slit was a new experience. I bought the soundtrack too lol... I like "Epiphany", "A Little Priest(?)", and "Helena (the second version)".
  6. Konata

    Sign Up The Abyss (Sign-ups)

    I can't believe I'm doing this, but okay, you've persuaded me >_> I'll join lol... But don't expect much from me. I've never RPed
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    Anime Worst Anime

    [quote name='Panache'] Crayon shin chan And a bunch more.[/QUOTE] =( IMO, I think they butchered Crayon Shin-chan. I mean, it's a good show on AS, but I'm not used to it at all >_> Seeing as I'm used to the Japanese version. The jokes, humor, etc.
  8. Konata

    Anime Worst Anime

    Ohoho~ I love this thread. First on my list: [B]Kimi ga nozomu eien[/B] - Okay, maybe it wouldn't be the worst anime I have watched if I played the game before, or if I didn't watch the series so recently. But seeing as I think romance as rather pointless, the whole anime was pretty pointless. One of the reasons is because once Miss Suzumiya [spoiler]was a victim of a car crash and went into a coma, all of her friend's lives were screwed over.[/spoiler]. That main character guy got all depressed and didn't come to school, didn't graduate, etc, etc, and ended up getting stuck woking as a butler host guy at some cafe with two annoying girls. That Mitsuki girl on the other hand, obsessed with becoming a swimmer, also abandoned her dreams and became an assistant for a business. =/ Oh, and the fact that the characters waste the entire series by running around causing a bunch of drama that could've been avoided, (Ex. lololol I cheated on you because you're going out with the girl I purposely hooked up with you, and now I can't even do work properly because I'm so sad ='( !!) Now in no particular order: [B]One Piece[/B] - I've never really watched it much, but I don't like the animation. >_> [B]Lain[/B] - If I didn't watch it when I was really little, maybe I wouldn't hate it. But a lot of concepts of that show made me go "wtf?", and it was pretty boring in general. I just liked the artwork. [B]Inuyasha[/B] - Used to obsess over it. I admit, it was a pretty good anime in the US at the time, but now that I've seen a lot of other anime, it's not very good compared to them. Now, it just looks so corny and redundant. After all, I usually don't like shows that drag on to over 52 episodes, lol. I just don't have the patience to watch them. [B]Naruto[/B] - Okay, maybe I don't think it's the worst anime, and the fight scenes are actually pretty cool. Same with some characters. But what I really don't like is the American fanbase (speaking stereotypically so no offense. There are always cool Narutards out there too =P). Also, I don't think the anime itself is worth it, with 50% of it being fillers, and 90% of the show being rather pointless stuff >_> Ive actually tried to force myself to like Naruto, but I just can't get into it. The only thing I like is the fighting =P
  9. Claimed >_> Edit: lol... I am sooo late. [img]http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/2117/impcopype1.png[/img] I actually had the lineart done awhile ago, but then I ended up being really busy. Sorry for the delay. The huge delay. And as if it couldn't get worse, let me uh... draw my character so it can get claimed XD Because I'm so lazy lol... Side character lulz [URL=http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/2524/coroyalllleio2.png][IMG]http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/2524/coroyalllleio2.th.png[/IMG][/URL] Name: Sayuri Ito -A.k.a. The hikikomori, whose first attempt to socialize ends up in death Gender: Female Age: 16 Cosplay: Battle Royale participant (tan blazer, white-collared shirt, tan skirt, red tie) [u][url=http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/4375/jj2qyqik2.jpg]Click here for reference[/url][/u], but the white collared shirt should not have a rounded collar. Looks: Face is thin, long purple-tinted black hair that partially covers her face (seems a bit messy) Weapon: None Likes: Hitomi? copypasta Description: Sayuri Ito (Age 16). She is a hikikomori hence why she has that hair all in her face/looks like Sadako/Samara/The Grudge/every Japanese horror person. Because she was abused by her father (D.V.D! D.V.D!) often, she is very quiet and antisocial. Her classmates ostracisized her as well because of her distant personality and creepy looks. It was only a matter of time before she considered committing suicide. If it weren't for Hitomi, who kindly greeted and befriended her on the first day of high school, she might've ended her life after all. Sayuri looks up towards Hitomi as an incredible idol, almost like a goddess. She obeys whatever Hitomi asks for, and she believes that she's her savior. She later wins a contest for two to an anime convention's special event. Feeling that it is finally a chance to show herself out to the world, she invites Hitomi along. Unfortunately, this special event turns out to be "Cosplay Royale", and the participants would have to kill each other until one survives. She ends up feeling terribly guilty about dragging Hitomi along because well... now her idol is trapped along with her in this mess =( Of course, Hitomi thinks otherwise (read her description for more =P) and kills Sayuri k done Other information: [u][url=http://www.otakuboards.com/showpost.php?p=797895&postcount=195]Hitomi's Description[/url][/u]
  10. Konata

    Gaming Games You've Played for 100 Hours

    -Final Fantasy VII - I'm pretty sure I played this one for 100+ hours. I don't remember though because that was a long time ago. -Tales of Symphonia - I know this for sure. I think I played it around 4 times through, and I would always do a bunch of side quests and stuff. Fun stuff. -Fatal Frame II: The Crimson Butterfly - I'm not sure about this one either, but I have spent a lot of time on it. Getting horribly lost. And I think I've played it through once or twice. A lot of the time, I start a new file but never complete it though. If I count Fatal Frame series in general, I'm pretty sure that would be 100+ hours. -Melty Blood: Act Cadenza - Again, not sure. But again, I spent a loooooooong time on it. Just randomly fighting CPU, training, or going online and fighting other people. - Omg Pokeymanz ! - Enough said =P - MapleStory - I am not proud of this. But it is true ='(
  11. Konata

    2008!!!!

    \(^▽^*)Happy New Year, everybody~(*^▽^)/ I hope everyone is enjoying theirs! ∠☆PAN And I hope there is peace and harmony~ \(^∀^)メ(^∀^)ノ Yay! As for resolutions... Well, I was going to make a resolution stating that I would stop harassing people online, but I know I can't keep it. Seeing as if I did make such a resolution, it would have been broken a minute after midnight... As well as five minutes after..., and more _| ̄|○
  12. Konata

    To whom do I direct this to?

    No offense to anyone, but by making a topic like this and making a big deal out of it, it's only making the article seem more valid, lol. >_> Also, in any case, I wouldn't make such a big deal about it anyway. The article wasn't even that bad in my opinion, and at least your picture and information wasn't posted elsewhere. Of course, I'm just a newbie here so I wouldn't know much about it anyway =P
  13. Konata

    Meetups

    Let's see... Well, I have met two online people at an anime convention. Since this is [i]Otaku[/i]Boards, a recommended place would probably be an anime convention. It's very public and what not, and it could be pretty fun. I'm pretty active on other forums, so eventually, I met two other girls at an anime con of 2005 that were from one of them. And later, at this more recent anime con, one of them needed a place to stay, so I offered her my hotel room, haha. We also had dinner, met others, etc. It was all good game. So yeah, be cautious though. There's a lot of bad things on the Internet, and likewise, there are a lot of bad people on the Internet too. So meet ups might not be as good as they plan on being. That's why I take extra precautions =P
  14. I just heard of it recently, because I had some free time and there was an article about it in the school newspaper, lol. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't have known what Sweeney Todd was, because I don't watch TV, read many magazines, etc. But I heard there would be bloodshed, slitting, and cannibalism, so now I reeeeeally am interested.
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    Music What Are You Listening To?

    I don't know any American bands, lol... So J-music time =P [b][url=http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=XUmEgHOdYnc]Shimi - MAXIMUM THE HORMONE[/url][/b] One of my favorite rock bands, even though a lot of people don't like them (lol, no love =( for Death Note OP 2) [b][url=http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6Oc9EPlPXk]Houchou hasami Cutter Knife dosu kiri - MAXIMUM THE HORMONE[/url][/b] My favorite songs by them >_> I like it because of its fast beat, I guess. Another song I am currently listening to is: [b][url=http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=iD9rWoLv0L4]Amedama no uta - BUMP OF CHICKEN[/url][/b] Since it's from their newest album, Orbital Period =P And I like BUMP OF CHICKEN's style. But yeah, it focuses more on the vocals. And finally, [b][url=http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=BWbzZALKClM]Aisaika no choushoku - Shiina Ringo[/url][/b]. Old but I like it still. Shiina Ringo is always a very unique singer, so I usually like her songs. Especially the lyrics for this piece.
  16. Konata

    Your Views on Love & Hate

    To put it simply, I hate love (as in loving people). But then again, I'm the kind of person that puts education and money over family, friends, and love =P People loving people: I find it unnecessary, and from what I've seen, many people use it irresponsibly and end up doing things like lowering their grades, committing suicide, or just putting it at a priority that's just... extraneous. Some stop paying attention to what's outside of love, and then there can be excessive drama that occurs as well. One of the things that bothers me is all of the school love life stuff. Students get too obsessed with their "special someone", and sometimes it turns out he/she isn't that special someone anyways. It's like, "Wow, I just screwed my grades over, and now I'm depressed because my boyfriend dumped me." All of that could've been avoided in the beginning. I'm not saying there aren't people that love others "responsibly", but when a relationship becomes intimate, I always see more people being irresponsible. But maybe that's just me and my schools. People loving things: However, I do find that loving something you do is good. Finding a compassion in your job, etc. Because that, in my opinion, could help you more in your future (Of course, there's always people that take it too far =P). Oh, and by "People loving things", I'm not agreeing to people loving things sexually. ;D As for hate, I don't have much of an opinion on it because I'm not against it. But I don't really hate much anyways. Love, bad grades, and America's $1 stores.
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    Art Konata's Art...Dump Pile >_>

    Ha-ha, Endling =P He's one of my "DA idols", despite the fact that I keep forgetting to DeviantWatch him >_> His Ree character is beautiful, and coloring skills... so sexy =P But anyways... lol rant tiem nao Yeah, I know I'm way too conservative when it comes to drawing (Another person mentioned that before). I've been trying to break from that stiffness, but whenever I try, it comes out horribly wrong. So it's like, "That's because I need to practice". So I try and try, but I have this thing about quitting, which is really bad. If it looks horrible in general, I'll just quit. And plus, I'm really uncreative. Poses and stuff, I'm horrible at just thinking of what I want to draw. I have another main reason to why I'm so conservative, but I'll leave that classified =P And oh. One thing is that I hate how I draw anyways. Even the faces. And that's why I'm always spending most of my time changing styles. I really like how some artists put their feeling into things. (Example: [u][url=http://saskiag.deviantart.com/art/Mugen-39260419]This[/url][/u]) It makes the art feel more alive. But I'm rather emotionless when it comes to stuff like that. I'm usually not inspired, and I rarely have any feeling to put into the art, lol. There were times when I put some feeling into my crap, but then I lost them. Or I asked them to be thrown away, or I just tore them up, haha. But of course, I'll try to post more of those kinds of pictures.
  18. Yeah, I dunno. I'm in a rush, so I'm probably going to only submit a little right now, haha. [b]Practice[/b] Usually just copying other works of art, lol. [URL=http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/9282/fatestaynightch5.png][IMG]http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/9282/fatestaynightch5.th.png[/IMG][/URL] Manga Page Practice (a page in Fate/Stay Night manga) [URL=http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1747/heathermasoner1.jpg][IMG]http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1747/heathermasoner1.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Realistic practice (Heather Mason) [URL=http://img521.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kurosakiichigosketchbyynl8.png][IMG]http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/3877/kurosakiichigosketchbyynl8.th.png[/IMG][/URL] Ichigo Kurosaki Inking Practice [b]Digital Imaging Graphics Whatchamacallits[/b] I know nothing about Photoshop =( [URL=http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/1933/tsukihimenonameyk5.png][IMG]http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/1933/tsukihimenonameyk5.th.png[/IMG][/URL] Tsukihime Montage >_> [URL=http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/182/covernoam1.jpg][IMG]http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/182/covernoam1.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Cosplay Royale thing. (It's supposed to resemble the US Battle Royale cover. [b]The Drawings[/b] [URL=http://img69.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rukiaichigoredbookmarkpk4.png][IMG]http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3884/rukiaichigoredbookmarkpk4.th.png[/IMG][/URL] Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki Bookmark (Exactly a year old! Well, almost.) [URL=http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/8214/leonrevisedhr8.png][IMG]http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/8214/leonrevisedhr8.th.png[/IMG][/URL] Leon Magnus(?) in a Mikuru bunny suit. (Tales of Destiny) [b]Some Scraps[/b] [URL=http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7978/verymelonty0.jpg][IMG]http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7978/verymelonty0.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Fon Master Ion in a skirt (Tales of the Abyss) [URL=http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/4959/smackcl5.png][IMG]http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/4959/smackcl5.th.png[/IMG][/URL] [u]Spoilers involved![/u] My friend's and my letter to Bandai Entertainment. We participated and (horribly) lost during the Haruhi Dance competition at Anime Expo, lol. But at least they enjoyed our letter =3 (It's probably in the trash) I did the Haruhi, Yuki, Ryoko, and Mikuru. My friend did Tsuruya and the bordering. It's a bit off because I was in a rush, lol. (We did it the night before the due date) [URL=http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/4707/totahisyoungguardianbyydp7.png][IMG]http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/4707/totahisyoungguardianbyydp7.th.png[/IMG][/URL] Anise Tatlin and that one live stuffed animal thing. I dunno what this was about. I just remember ome guy wanted a loli girl or something, I dunno. [b]The Rest of the Junk[/b] (A.k.a. The ones that I did not complete because it looked too horrible, or works in progress) [URL=http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/9028/aonoprogressje5.jpg][IMG]http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/9028/aonoprogressje5.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Aono Morimiya (Dead art, lol...) [URL=http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/3301/curryandmagicalamberrrrwt1.jpg][IMG]http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/3301/curryandmagicalamberrrrwt1.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Some Tsukihime panel for some 4koma. I don't remember what it was about, but I didn't like it and therefore, it is dead art =P [URL=http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/2332/yukiwipjd8.jpg][IMG]http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/2332/yukiwipjd8.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Yuki Nagato again. I actually liked this a bit, which is surprising because I usually hate all of my drawings, lol. But I don't know where the file went. Thanks for viewing!
  19. Konata

    Anime Lucky Star

    Just bringing from 2ch lol... For those who are Baccano! and LS fans, some people made these: [u][url=http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=fAz3N5ABX4Q]Lucky Star in Baccano!'s OP, Guns & Roses[/url][/u]. [u][url=http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=_uo3QeGDi9A&feature=related]Baccano! characters doing LS dance[/url][/u] (Too bad it wasn't really well-made...) Also: [u][url=http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=5kyrUAp1gZ0]"Rona☆Star" - A Ronald McDonald Motteke! Sailor Fuku version[/url][/u]
  20. Konata

    School Life

    Well, I ended up getting straight As, lol... So now I can finally slack off for 100% of the day rather than 99% of the day =P I was a bit surprised though. I don't know how, but my grades shot up for some weird reason. My Chemistry teacher, before even grading my extra credit, said I got a 91% (Changed from an 89%). In AVID, my teacher gave me a 99/100 on my scholarship portfolio (Three scholarships, I had to apply for), and if a 30 point quiz can lower me from a 102% to a 90%, then hopefully a 99/100 can raise my grade from a 94% to a 98% or something. I hope she didn't realize the timestamps on all of the scholarships that I did though. >_> I started and finished my portfolio on the day it was due. English, I don't know what happened there. I had a 98% in that class, and the next time I checked, I had a 102%. I didn't even know that was possible, getting over a 100% in his class. It's a little creepy. Hmmm......... History, I'm a bit worried about. I think I might get an A-, since right now, I have a 94%. And I did a bit bad on a big test. In Precalculus, I got an A, but I know it was a low A (My college doesn't include minuses or pluses). Around 91%... I slacked off so badly in that class... Let's see... Oh, and TA period was easy. It's just pass or fail, and I passed (even though I came late to every single class, ;D). Lastly, AcaDec class..., I ended up getting a 99% because... I screwed up on a test D:
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    Art Konata's Art...Dump Pile >_>

    [quote name='Deus ex Machina'][COLOR="DarkOrange"]Wow!!! I'm amazed, I expected poor things from what you said in the angst post, but therse are all really good! I want to break down each individually. The Fate/Stay Night one is spot on. I hadn't read the note on it and thought you were doing a doujin XD couldn't read some of it because the text is small, but very well done (though I guess that seems like I'm praising the original artist lol.) I'm not a fan of realism, so I can't say if the silent hill one is 'good' or 'bad' because realistic stuff alwas just looks 'creepy' to me XD[/quote] I was planning on inking the Fate one, and I started on it several months ago, but I sorta lost it, lol. That's why I usually tear up my drawings, since after a week, 99% of my drawings disappear into some pile of stuff, never to be found again. lol... Yeah, the Silent Hill is one of my first realistic drawings I've done, and the first in like, three years, haha. I've had no practice pretty much, so it's going to look creepy, haha. [quote]The Tsukihime montage is pretty cool, though the weird red light under knifegirl is pretty distracting. It looks like they were meant to be the life-lines but I can't really tell =_= otherwise I like pics you used. Cosplay Royal is awesome XD Is.... is that shadow Yuki?![/quote] Knifegirl? If it's the blue-haired girl with the swords, the red light under her is Akiha's (the red haired girl) uh... firey claw thing. I dunno. Shadow Yuki? It's an OC, lol. [quote]You really got Bleach's style captured with the bookmark, but I want to hurry alongto my personal faorite, Leon Magnus (whom I don't actually know of) in a bunny suit. Put simply, color me turned on :animeblus[/quote] You know Leon is a man, right? [quote]Fon Master Ion looks great all except for the enormous hand, lol. Her face is adorable :catgirl:[/quote] You know Ion is a man, right? XD But he sounds and looks like a girl, lol... [quote]I'm not sure what it is you don't like about that Aono pic! It looks amazing, one of the best works up there - the coloring is really great and it really captures the feel of her character (from the little Sola that I did watch).[/QUOTE] Arms were too weird, same with the coloring. The only thing I liked was the background, haha. Or at least, the detail I put into some things. And if I colored the origami papers, maybe I'd like that too. The problem is that I usually quit right when I see a few things look weird. Thanks for all the comments though. Since I am officially on break, I can update =P Edit: @GTK: For things like Ichigo/Rukia bookmark, I used Photoshop. For other things (like Aono picture), I use an expired version of OpenCanvas, lol. The program still works, but I can't save the same file more than once, can't resize the image, can't copypasta, etc. And while I would like Photoshop, my slow computer is sloooooooooooooow. Sometimes it takes 30 minutes to save an image. One time, it took five minutes for my computer to process one brush stroke. What's even worse is that because of a defect in the computer itself, it won't process some commands, and it will sometimes process one command... too much. If I press CTRL, sometimes it will think I am holding CTRL. This ends up being a problem when I use the pen tool >_> Thanks for pointing that Ichigo thing out!=3 I didn't realize that. Yeah, I did the two characters separately, on different .psd files, I think. I'm really careless when it comes to that stuff. And as for Leon, I phail at hands =P and that 3-dimensionality whatsit, haha. I'll work on them, since I have time now =D Thanks again!
  22. [quote name='phantom phan28']I'm in the process of creating my own manga myself. A really good book series to read is the [I]Manga Mania[/I] series by Chris Hart. It's [B]really[/B] useful. Give it a shot and good luck![/QUOTE] I personally prefer "how to draw" manga books by the Japanese, lol... Nothing racist, but none of the American-made books look like they have traditional manga style to me. A lot of it seems like the stereotype of it. I'd recommend those "How-to-Draw-Manga" books.... The ones that are Japanese (lol wow I'm redundant). But if you don't want to use your $500+ for 20 books or something, then... I'd recommend "Draw Your Own Manga: All the Basics" by Haruno Nagatomo, recommended by Tokyo Animation College. Or any of the other books in that series. Not only do they teach you the basics and more, they also have interviews in every(?) volume from famous manga-ka. For example, "All the Basics" has interviews with Takao Yaguchi (Tsuri Kichi Sanpei) and Touru Fujisawa (Great Teacher Onizuka).
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    Would you help someone out?

    Well, I would help someone out on various minor occasions, but I'm pretty selfish when it comes to it. All of those scenarios above, I would just walk past these kinds of people. The sad part is if I saw a kid crying in the store lost, I would probably think "Oh, he was probably scolded or something." If I saw someone stuck with a flat tire,... Well, I can't do much about it because I lost my notes on how to change a tire =P And if I saw someone drunk trying to get into the car, I would stay away from him/her, because... he/she's drunk >_> And overall, I usually only do things if it benefits me in a way I want. So, I'll really only help people that I know I will meet another time (If I do them a favor, they're burdened with doing a favor for me =P Or they have a better impression of me). The only exception is academics. If I have time, I'll help people with homework, studying, etc [strike]so it helps my reputation[/strike].
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    L being used?!

    That font is relatively easy to get a hold of. Old London or something. So I wouldn't make a big deal out of it, lol.
  25. Konata

    Art Artistic Angst

    Or maybe he's a perfectionist =P I have the same problem, lol. Except when people look in my sketchbook, they usually return without a comment. Or they're like, Sketchbook Viewer: "Jane (cliche pseudonym for another artist, not me), is this yours?" Jane: "Oh, that's Konata's." Sketchbook Viewer: "Oh, I was about to say 'Jane, are you getting worse at drawing?', haha" While I'm standing there, lol. Anyways, just keep practicing. And maybe have some people give constructive criticism =P You should show some of your work here, if you haven't already =3
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