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Check out with 2 (or more) prints in your cart, and write the one you'd like free in the "note to seller" box. It's scaleable, too! So, if you buy 4 sets, you get 2 sets free. Buy 6 sets and get 3 free, et al!
Oh, and if you share this post and order something, mention that and I'll throw in a little something extra! ;)

Uh, so... this is what I've been up to. I wanted to make a big announcement, so thanks for being patient while I got everything ready! In a month or so, I'll add new prints to the store, maybe starting a trend or an empire. I really want to see everyone making cool gallery walls with my art! Ahhhh!

But right now, I need down time on digital drawing. I'll just be picking up new prints, and packaging and shipping them (oh my) this week. I chose a new local printer that I LOVE. But yeah.., I've been computering so much that I'm getting migraines. That means that I can get back to comicking, though. Somehow, comics don't hurt my eyes nearly as much.

Oh yeah, and play a bit of Pokemon, too. ;) And maybe do some fun stuff while I'm at it. Walking tours of Honolulu would be really cool, wouldn't they?

I'll check in again soon, and in the meantime--- order some prints! :D
Current Mood: accomplished
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)
01 July 2016 @ 11:03 am
Morning, minna! I'm on this kick right now where I'm trying to get back to who I used to be, but with improvements... Aka, bring back my old excitement about life but mix it with a much newer sense of wisdom and compassion. That sounds so deep! Anyways, I think that in my past I was more callous than I am now. Okay, I know that I was. Is that one of those "trappings of youth" things? That you're more self-obsessed the younger you are? Now I acknowledge it if I know that I've hurt someone, and make good on it. Then I go back to trying to spread sunshine and happiness. If only that could be my full time job, to make people happy. :3

Anyway! Part of this revolution was looking into what anime were coming out this summer. I used to do that religiously, but I haven't been watching much anime, and even with TV I've only been following a few series that rotate out over the course of the year. Right now, I'm watching Pretty Little Liars faithfully, of course (have been since the beginning), Reign, and America's Got Talent, umm... and I think that's it for what is currently on. Game of Thrones just ended another season, but they killed off one of my favorite characters (Margaery! *cries forever*), so I'm mad about that and let's not talk about it....

Follow to my blog to read more!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)
15 June 2016 @ 11:54 am
☆ To see all of the parts in this series, click here

Ah, the fangirl life!

Today, I had a TOTAL fangirl moment. ^^;;;;; I seriously thought that, 'hey, Tenimyu is in less than 2 weeks' and completely freaked. I mean, the exciting kind where I start dancing around alone! AAAAAAAH, Tenimyu!!! ♥ Tenimyu!! So gay!!!! ♥

That preeeeetty much sums up my life back then. I was living the fangirl life, and it was probably the best time of my life ::sings I had a dream so big and loud, I jumped so high I touched the clouds:: Wait, I need mood music for this post! Read more here on my blog!
Current Mood: optimistic
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)
15 June 2016 @ 09:46 am
Note: Apparently, this has been in  my queue for almost two years and it was never published! I'm so sorry! Enjoy :)

☆ To see all of the parts in this series, click here ☆

O hisashiburi desu ne! (It's been a while, hasn't it!) I realized that it's been a while since I've continued the story about my first crazy year in Japan. There's still quite a bit to say!

It wasn't long after I moved into my new apartment in Shinjuku before something else exciting happened to me. Do you remember how the father of one of the members of the NaB's (Kenn's band) approached my friends and I after a concert and started chatting with us? Well, it turns out that this was a friendship waiting to blossom.. or something like that. :)

The family (of member Karl, the guitarist) lived in Kamakura, which is a really famous sightseeing spot south of Tokyo, and one day, Mr. K invited my friends and I to come and see the area and spend the day with his family. A guided tour by a local family... and with one of the NaB's?! How could we refuse?!

So, on July 24th, Eda, Aloni, Ale, and I boarded the train for Kamakura! 

Read more by clicking through to my new blog!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)
18 January 2016 @ 04:49 pm

So, in the beginning of December when Thuy was caught up in the hype and excitement of the new Star Wars movie, she had what sounded like an insane idea to purchase a well-made lightsaber. I'm more of a Trekkie, and Star Wars is something that I also grew up watching, but it doesn't mean the same things to me. It didn't shape who I am in the way that Star Trek did. I wouldn't be the same person without it. Anyways, I digress. Savariben!

She ended up ordering two lightsabers from a company called Ultrasabers, and her brother ordered two as well (one for his girlfriend and one for himself. Thuy's were both for her, uh...).

Honestly? I thought that it was kind of dumb to pay three hundred dollars for a lightsaber, especially when you weren't a big fan or anything (Which she and I are not. Now, a Batleth on the other hand... I had been eyeing one for a while, but the price and the leather grip was keeping me from buying it. Why leather? I doubt that they even have cows on Klingon!). However, when the sabers came in a few weeks later, both me and Justin put in orders later that same night! I have an orange one for sparring now, and a purple one because, purple. I should have made the sparring one purple, but I didn't know that I would use it for anything but photos at the time.

Time passed, and near the end of the month, Thuy found out that a Parkour gym down by the waterfront was starting Lightsaber classes in January. Uhh.. lame or cool? I wasn't sure.

But, I mean, I'd sign up for Vulcan language lessons in a heartbeat, so why not? I signed up with Justin and Thuy. I hardly ever go along with the flow, but I am really glad that I did!

I am now a proud member of Hawaii Saber Academy.

And I am eating my words, and some of my dignity, but it is SO MUCH FUN THAT I DON'T CARE! Omg, I am letting my inner child out, and I could not be having more fun! I really wish that there was a Star Trek equivalent, but Trek is fundamentally about peace and acceptance, so that might not roll over so well.. I don't know. Hmm..

Yeah, anyways, I am eating my words. I love the class so freaking much that I just can't help but practice outside every night, and sometimes during the day. It's mostly just learning poses and sequences right now, but the theatrics? They are so beautiful, and that glowing-light aesthetic is right up my alley! <3 <3 <3

I only brought my phone with me, so the pictures that I took aren't as high-quality as I'd otherwise like, but I might try some long exposures another time. In the meantime, have this, and then look up to see if there are any classes in your area! Click here to read the rest on my blog!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)
14 January 2016 @ 12:01 am
On Sunday, I went out with my girlfriend, roommate, and a few other friends to Waimea Bay on the North Shore.

Why? To go bouldering!

The gym down my street from our apartment is a bouldering gym, and Justin (le roommate) is a huge fan so Thuy started going, and then I started going, and we made more friends who also go (including James, who was a friend of mine during college but just moved to Honolulu too!). So, a few of us decided that we needed a getaway and went to try out doing this whole climbing thing outside!

I mostly worked on my photography skills, because I'm not a very strong climber, but I had a great time anyways! It's winter, so it's warm but not hot, and the waves were so strong that swimming wasn't allowed! Not that that stopped a lot of people.

Want to see the photos that I took? Well, click here to read it on my blog: CLICK HERE!

** This is me trying to crosspost and see what works out best to engage everyone... Feel free to comment here or there, or wherever else! You can login with your lj username and password on there, or at least I think so.

Ahh, so complicated! Eep!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)
07 September 2015 @ 12:57 am
You know that comic that I've been working on FOREVER? Well, I'm finally taking the leap. I'm scared to death, but I'm going to make the leap without a safety net, really. Harness, pshhh, who needs it?

When things are hard, fall back on what you love. I found that although I'm lacking in sleep, I'm actually feeling a LOT better, if that makes any sense. Or, I could be delirious. I love drawing. Obviously, I need sleep. I'll go do that (and please order the book while I'm sleeping).

Please go order a copy RIGHT NOW!

There are three options for the comic. You'll be getting the same story, same content, but either ebook or physical copy (or both), plus little extras that I've been dying to make. Here are the options:

1) Ebook only
2) Ebook and physical copy (perfect bound)
3) Commemorative edition (physical book, ebook, signed original postcard, and collectible acrylic charm. The first 100 copies also get a special present!)

I'll base the printing quantity on how many orders I get. Whether I continue the comic will also depend on how many orders I get, so please help me spread the word! I promise you won't be disappointed! For more details, read the link (and don't forget to order right now!).

I'm really exhausted, because I've been up for nearly two days straight with only three hours sleep, I will be updating regularly on my progress, so buy copies, share this post, and stay tuned!!

Again, PLEASE order and keep this dream alive! http://jamieism.storenvy.com/products/13801038-denkiki-issue-1-preorder
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)


Well, it's up in any case!!!


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So, I can't believe that I'm finally here. I can't say what this book means to me. I can't say how much work, sweat, blood (yes!), and tears has gone into making this book. It's a combination of support from everyone, huge gobs of work for me, and way, way less sleep than is healthy!

Please share this post, go buy a book, and get everyone you know to buy one, too! I'm counting on you! =^___^=

Buying one supports me, supports my art, supports my future plans of beginning a manga magazine some day, and means that you either think that what I wrote is cool, or love me.

Feel free to buy more than one!

If I somehow hit my goal of 1,000 copies, then I will find a way to publish my manga, Denkiki, online, for FREE. Gratis! There are several models that I'm looking at, but the basics are that if you don't want to, you don't have to pay. You can read, or preview, or anything that you want!

(Plus, if I sell enough preorders quickly enough, I can get out of here and into a new place where I can work in peace. If you don't know what's been happening, check out my other blog.)

I can't express what this means to me that I not only have been able to get this book (almost-- it's in it's final edit and design stage now) out, but that I have had so many of you guys express interest and stand by me. I had no idea how much work it was going to be. None at all!

Here's the final stretch, and I need your preorders!

▶ This is a limited-time preorder. Book release will be June 15, 2014, although preorders may ship earlier.
▶ Deluxe softcover book
▶ 5.25 x 8"
▶ ~250 pages
▶ full color cover, b&w interior
▶ illustrations, photos, and mini comics included!
▶ Free postcard with original art
▶ Each book will be signed with a short personalized message (if desired)
▶ E-book included (delivery on release day)


I'm waiting for your orders, comments, and questions!!
And just to let you know, I will return on Monday for daily blog posts-- until then, I will be monitoring orders and comments, but taking a little bit of a breather! I can't say how much I need it! I haven't taken a day off since the beginning of the year! See you in my comment box and mailbox! ^O^

Current Mood: accomplished
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)
19 September 2011 @ 08:38 pm
My blog has now moved to: http://www.jamieism.com/

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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)
05 September 2011 @ 02:43 pm

A few days ago, my internet went out! Awful timing, since I had to leave in the morning to see Tokyo Girls Collection up in Saitama! (for work) I live REALLY far from the arena (about 2 hours by train), so I stayed over at a friend's house who lives much closer. It was my first time staying with her (usually the other way around! LOL, or it used to be!), and the first time I've stayed over at a friend's in ages! Fun!! I think my immune system may have finally taken a hit, though, because my throat is hurting a little bit today. It makes sense, since there were 30,000 girls at that event! Surely at least one of them had a cold! O.O!

So...... anyways, I just wanted to update everyone. I picked the winner of the drawing and notified him/her! =^-^= Thank you so much to everyone that donated, whether a lot or a little! I'm still a ways away from what I need, so I'm considering what I can do... a lot of people mentioned commissions, and I thought that I'd never do them... but I think I will have to.... So, I'll take some time during this week to get that ready, I guess!! Unless I find a safe and legal way to sell my body, lol. =3 (j/k)

I know a lot of people aren't going to be reading this far without pictures, so I'll bold so that it stands out :)

I need your suggestions for post topics for my new blog!

□ Right now, I'm aiming to start my new blog on September 15th, the seventh anniversary of me leaving for Japan! Can you believe that it's been 7 years?! (I can't!)
□ Your suggestions here are amazing!! I am adding all of them into the to-do list for the new picture-filled blog!

Any more...? Please let me know what you want to see!! =^-^=