The person that I knew?

So, on the way to the optometrist (still so very excited)

I was told about a person I once knew during my ironic pre-and-into blindness years.
It was a Saturday group, and the kids were dragged into it and they all became friends, usual Asian stuff, or so I’d assume.

I fell out of it pretty fast, fortunately.

However, the parents are still connected, even if the children aren’t.

What does this mean? Gossip!

So, one kid named Steven, I knew him up to a point where he was in Jr. high, and that was it. (more…)

How glasses can change a person.

Today, I finally, after years, ever since Jr. high….
I finally got to go to an optometrist and to top it off, I was allowed to get glasses.
Double on that, the glasses were going to cost a good hundred+, 129, but on the same day, we could get it for much less. Mother somehow had 65 bucks on hand, and then, I picked out frames.

My mom somehow kept mixing them up as display = purchase because they’re readily. That’s not how glasses work, I had to explain. It needed to be cut, because these are real honest to goodness, seeing eye glasses.

Now, none of that, important.
The biggest important part is, when he got temporary glasses for me to try on.

What I’ve seen was the attention to detail I miss, things I used to see as a child… (more…)

“Original” Characters.

Today’s minna de–
Forget about that for now. Today’s course will be….
it’s about OCs.
I mean, dear lord, people.

I’m very tired of seeing people use characters for their profile. I mean, sure, sometimes it’s not so bad, and sometimes people do it right, but most of the time, they don’t.
Isn’t that a surprise?!

Whenever I and/or we/he, we both do it to make ourselves feel better about our art sometimes. When we scroll through, half of it is related to OCs.

One was even an OC for Bleach where the kid’s wish fulfillment was to be a Hollow that fought Ichigo.

It’s annoying because these OCs leak into games and MMOs everywhere.
Imagine that, seeing people inserting their own name, and then taking their last name from the anime character (which I’m going to call ani charas from now on).

I’m going to be Lily Dragneel!
I’m not kidding, there are many players with Dragneel in their last name in Final Fantasy XIV. In fact, there are a lot of anime names. It’s sickening…..
Even worse… these kids somehow can afford a subscription. Imagine that.
Teenager naming themselves after anime characters, NOT EVEN GAME CHARACTERS, BUT ANIME, and they have a wallet to use.
Some people are bluntly in their 20’s, and by that, I mean the later ones.
Like, they’re gonna be 30+ year old human beings acting like that..

We both still are out of commission from FFXIV due to recent problems.

You know, a passing thought made me realize…

If we had more of a utopia, everyone literally could be a critic.

How exactly does that work? Well, if criticism is means of improvement, then we’d be helping each other improve at a constant. We’d live in a world were failing would be socially okay, and succeeding would get you praise rather than jealousy/inferiority complexes.

Isn’t it weird that everyone -can- be a critique?
It’s weird to think about that simple sayings in history can actually be something, if life were different.

How common.. “if life were different”.

Well, life isn’t different, but the ironic part is, many people still act as such.. so.. maybe we ought to change the saying to “almost everyone’s a critic”.

Minna de “Critique”! – Cooking & Recipes

Phew. It’s the morning, and while I should be sleepin’, I’m gonna continue at what I’ve planned, because the only way to be somethin’ is dedication. I don’t like half-assing things and leaving them incomplete, but I’m not a fast person by any means. I’m actually the slowest person there is around here.

Today’s みんなで”クリティーク” ~ minna de “critique” will be about the topic of food, for it is one of the fields I can feel really passionate about for absolutely no reason at all.
People eat food. What is food? Sustenance.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.
Food is life. If I give you a plate of food, I’m helping keeping you alive for another day.
There’s someone I recook and other-such for regularly. He deserves the best, and even had health problems that I helped remedy because of food. The Queen’s a neglectful bitch, and because of her, he had major problems, and had to deal with anemia.

*Anemia is a health problem that’s… as google says.. “a condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood, resulting in pallor and weariness.”
Combined with nosebleeds, you’ve got a terrible storm. The biggest issue was, he wasn’t even getting enough Vitamin C.

Anyways… we must separate food into many categories. We must also know the basics. Why? Well, whenever I looked at recipes, I’d see idiots who literally don’t know what a recipe is for. You usually get how they followed “all the directions” and almost none ever say how “this recipe is a great base” or anything. (more…)

Sure fire way to get better at art! Kinda, maybe. Not really?

I was bothered to type more. I mean I agree I should, but still. I’ve been so occupied.

This will also sound generic as all hell.
I suppose I’ll try to mix it up.

The most sure fire way to get better at art, is to simply keep drawing.

That would be a lie. If you kept drawing without knowing what you’re doing wrong, you’d just be repeating your mistakes. I’ve done it so much. The best thing I can do is state what I did to get better. I’m not qualified to say it, but at least I can say that I’ve gotten substantially better from the very beginning.

A year ALREADY?!

It’s about time four our first-ever anniversary of founding our stuff… I guess this week, it’ll be commemorating our own achievements. Alone.
Just the two of us. How.. sad.

I feel alright with it… I guess. I just wish we could somehow have a moderately sizable following, but hey, if even one person cares, then we’ve been doing right by others’ eyes. Our goal was personal, still is, and well… it’s been a year, huh?
We’ve really been going at it since then. It feels really good. I mean, really, really good. Never letting up. The only problem is, he hasn’t posted much, and I’ve been doing more posting than anything. That’s still a problem. From now on, that changes. He’s going to be posting more, even if it’s meaningless drivel.

Regardless…. I have plans to come up with. (more…)

The subject of Weebs and OCs + Fur.

What is a weaboo? Internet slang for… person that pretends to be Japanese.

I’m typing this up as a follow-up to the reddit rant, because it covers the user archetypes and stereotypes, complete with generalization of the very same types of people you can find commonly on the internet.

Aside informing the uninformed, if that’s even possible, it also covers several points in how to know who’s a weeb the very moment you see them.
The biggest giveaway is -almost- always an anime icon. (IE picture of character from an anime, or a scene from an anime). There is no place for manga with many weaboo

I don’t know all, but I can say I know a lot. Also, I’m studying actual japanese for fun, not pretending to understand it. I only understand what I understand, and apparently, it’s farther than most weebs can ever dream to reach. Fortunately.

I will also be covering Furries, I mean, if anyone needs writing reference for people that -do- exist in reality. I mean, they are pretty frightening. It’s pretty ridiculous.

Lettuce Begin! (more…)