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17 November 2006 @ 08:55 am
Doing everything at once  
I was drawing this to go with the manga that I'm working on, but I decided that I didn't like it, so I probably won't use it. I think that maybe later I'll add some details and use it for something personal. Maybe post it here.... there's a whole concept behind it, but I think that this time it didn't work right, the way that I drew it. It needs to be bigger and have more detail too.... *works on that*

I randomly picked up Hana Yori Dango volume 11 and this page caught my eye.

I couldn't stop laughing!!! Do any of you that live in a society that's not your native language feel like Makino does right at that moment? LOL I love how Kamio-sensei illustrated that.. "perapera" XDXD... I feel like her all the time. =D

Last night, I went to my new japanese class and had a fun time even if the level is too low for me. I really like some of the people in it this time, and the teachers too. (though I always like them, which is why I go once a week if I can make it) Then I stayed around Shinjuku and met up with A-chan to go to this meeting of people that are supposedly trying to start an acting troupe...... it was kind of weird and I'm not sure what we expected, but it wasn't quite it. But we met some REALLY great girls!! None of us want to go again really (it was all our first times), so we exchanged mails and things instead... Aaaaaaaah, I really like both of them! I think that we're going to have a lot of fun together, yay for new friends! ^^

Speaking of friends..... tonight meeting up with Anomay and her bf, Eda, and possibly other people. Lots of first meetings! o.o Dokidoki!! Then a high school friend I haven't seen in about 6 years, Matt, is going to be coming to stay the night (nothing suspicious, shhh!!) so I'm looking forward to seeing how he's changed! I bet that I won't recognize him!! Then on Sat going to help out Junko again and hang out, then later at night I hope to catch Greg though I'm not sure if it will happen, and then on Sunday meeting up with Hwen after about a year apart! Whoa, busy busy! When will I work on my manga?! Running at full steam!! I'm glad that I feel energetic now, because by Monday I'll be wishing for a vacation! Also, have to plan Thanksgiving dinner, eeps!
Elvy: Alphonse - Sexysoundsoft_elvy on November 17th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
I think the cover for your manga looks great! Very contemporary styled. Well...with the little bit that I can see of it. *huggles*
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 17th, 2006 05:31 am (UTC)
Thank you!! *huggles* I can't wait to get it finished and out of my hands and on to the publishers! I wonder if I'll do well... for once, I'm plagued with doubt, but I'm really excited at the same time (though I'm still quite a while away from finishing anything)
Elvy: Goddess - Beautysoundsoft_elvy on November 28th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
You can do it hun! Even if you get rejected the first time around just keep trying! *peace sign*

If nothing else, perhaps after the conference is over and all that jazz I can commission you (yes, I'll pay you upfront this time around) because I want to have artwork in the Above & Below story. I'd still like you to be my primary artist, so perhaps we can make a collab-publishing piece for you to give to others and stuff. I'm slating the rough draft to be finished at the end of '07, and hoping to edit and revise over '08, then maybe get it published in '09 if I'm lucky.
+babymoss on November 17th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
"Then a high school friend I haven't seen in about 6 years, Matt, is going to be coming to stay the night (nothing suspicious, shhh!!)"

LOL, I'll believe you, thousands wouldn't :P ♥
秋野 ふじこakinofujiko on November 17th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
Seems like you've got a lot of things happening. Sounds great! And that page of manga is really funny! "Pardon?"
Gin・ジン・仁・:)denkimouse on November 17th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
i will be at the hotel tonight, and is it okay if i bring seobon? he really wants to meet...well...you! because we are all OU staff. and he hasn't met anyone else yet...

last night he asked "can this hinoai to iu mangaka speak english?" and i had to explain you were an american...XD he was like... of course XD
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 17th, 2006 05:30 am (UTC)
LOL Of course he's welcome too! I'm sure that Anomay's bf (who shares my name so I will refer to him as 'bf' XD) will be glad not to be the only guy, too!! ^^ Remind Seobon that my japanese actually sucks, XD. Ahhhh now that I think of it, I'll probably be the worst of all the people tonight, eeps! I'm really not very good ;_;
Gin・ジン・仁・:)denkimouse on November 17th, 2006 05:34 am (UTC)
i have friends with japanese at all levels. the trick is to not be a jerk if you're a higher level and to have pride even if you're a lower level.

i know a lot of people who are jerks, unfortunately... its hard to study when someones always over your shoulder sneering "you couldn't even read THAT kanji??? wow... you stink at this, don't you?"

besides...you probably read kanji better than seobon does...^^;;;; yes, he is japanese.... ;;;;
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 17th, 2006 05:38 am (UTC)
LOL I highly doubt that since I can't read more than a hundred or so, probably.. ^^;;; I've never studied kanji very hard, languages are hard enough to pick up for me and I consider speaking to be more important so I've concentrated on that. But I'm still a bit far away from even being able to pass 3-kyuu (not including kanji), that's how low I am. I only know 2/3 of the vocabulary, I think... x.x
Gin・ジン・仁・:)denkimouse on November 17th, 2006 05:44 am (UTC)
you're the opposite of me then, i focused on reading more than speaking this past year because the hardest aspects of my test (TOMORROW ;_____________;) are written/kanji related... so i can read, but i bumble around sentances sometimes. i feel pathetic that i am taking an entrance examination to a college but i feel terrified of opening my mouth.

i have a TON of GREAT kanji/etc books that i studied without writing in, if you ever want to borrow books for free let me know.

its okay about the art.... phone pictures are fine for me!! ヽ(*⌒∇^)ノヤッホーイ♪
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 17th, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
Yeah, since I've never had the money to be able to study japanese in a school, my main motivation was to be able to speak to my friends here. But it's slow, since I've learned 99% on my own and I forget 95% right after reading it. ^^;;; But little by little, I'm hoping to make an improvement! ^-^ Eventually it will all fall in place and I'll be fluent.... eventually. ^^;;

I'm really trying to save up enough to go to school. It really hurt when I saw recently a friend that was at the same level as me 6 months ago, but because he goes to school fulltime here with intense japanese classes, he's getting ready for 2-kyuu now. He's more than quintupled in his japanese in just 6 months! Gah, 6 months of intense classes and I could do it too, I just wish that I could afford it, it's really not fair. ;__; You lucky lucky people!
Gin・ジン・仁・:)denkimouse on November 17th, 2006 06:09 am (UTC)
well, keep in mind, we're in a similar boat.. if i'd been able to afford japanese classes last year i wouldnt be worried right now.. but i also had to self study... so lets support self study!! yay self study!!! whooooo!

the JLPT levels arent that important... they are just a symbol really... they rarely mean anything in japanese society. so don't feel too bad about your friend... eventually you'll get there, and to 1kyuu and beyond, but it won't matter what level because you'll have confidence anyway!! and you should have confidence now!
Gin・ジン・仁・:)denkimouse on November 17th, 2006 05:34 am (UTC)
by the way, bring some artwork if it's not too much trouble... i know there's at least two people here in asaka who really wanna look at it...!!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 17th, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
Gomen ne, I can't really lug artwork around.. but there are pics on my cell phone at least. ^^
C L O V E Ridyllica on November 17th, 2006 01:15 pm (UTC)
♥ I hope you have fun! :D I need to plan for thanksgiving dinner. Woo!
アナベル: happy dancehikaru_yui on November 17th, 2006 01:35 pm (UTC)
waaaa the cover looks great!!! as always your works are amazing... ^^ I want a draw!!! when you start publising your manga I want to buy it as fast as I can!


BUSY!!! ^__^ yay~! Take care~

More hugs:)

Yuviyuvi on November 17th, 2006 01:46 pm (UTC)
What you drew is actually very pretty! I love it!

Is very simple (although you did say it needs more things), yet it does draw a reaction just by seeing it.
Hachikoinfiltrating on November 17th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
Hey, I just recently added you on inject and have now moved here. Add me back? :D
Chazagichazagi on November 17th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
I actually didn't have that kind of situation in Amerika. Maybe few times but not as badly as that one :D It would be another thing if the language wasn't Finnish, English or Swedish though ^^''

What would I give to be able to be with my friends right now. I really want to have fun after these crappy days. And unfortunately they will just keep on going as I have my driving test and school's test week coming up >.<

Have a good time!