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22 April 2008 @ 02:27 am
Sakuras are over, spring is HERE!! =D  
I hope nobody's forgotten me!! ^_^; I feel really bad, I have been so absent from not only lj, but real life these last few weeks!! Getting a hold of me, unless you're working on a doujinshi with me (only one person) or live with me (two people and a cat), then getting a hold of me is probably like pulling teeth. ^^;; Well, okay probably nobody wants to get a hold of me that badly, right? *looks around*

Actually, truthfully, I've been working on a doujinshi and other projects, and as the due date for the printers is in two days (it's a LOT harder than I thought it would be!!), I've holed myself up ever since last Thursday (it's currently Monday night, or I guess Tuesday morning) trying to finish my pages. As I have found that my attention wanders super easily when I'm not drawing my own characters (is that telling?), it's hard. But I've tried to take a step away from modes of communication like email, phone, livejournal in order to concentrate on the goal! Of course, all that really means is that I've been watching a LOT more YouTube. ^^;; By the way... check out these videos!!Collapse )

Alright, that's enough.... I just watched most of those videos over again and looking in vain for funny parodies of Hannah Montana. Uh, there went two hours. ^^;; In any case, I've been meaning to post these pictures of the Sakura in my neighborhood and around Yokosuka military base (where we went a few weekends ago to enjoy the festival) for a while now, so here they are first!! Photos from the end of the sakura and a personality test...Collapse )

I think that it was pretty close, with a few little mistakes here and there.. It's weird how a test like that can judge what kind of personality you have..

Well, anyways... Sorry for not answering people quickly. I think it will be like that for a few days longer as I finish up my doujinshi and start work again.. But I want to start posting again! I've really missed it! By the way, Nessie came back the morning after she went to the vet and she's doing fine. ^^ She has a hilarious giant collar (for a week-- until tomorrow! XD) to keep her from licking her stitches, though of course she managed to pull one out already. ^^;; But she's been a sweet little kitty, and I really hope that she stays that way!! I plan to take her down in the morning and have them take it off and the stitches out. I hope that it doesn't cost anything, since I'm actually negative-dollars right now..

Just a little life-update--- I start work on Thursday after more than a month's break! Yay for the health (I don't feel sick at all ever since I quit the other job, yay!), bad for the pocketbook. Despite lack of funds, I am planning to go to Anime Expo in CA this summer, so I hope to be able to meet up with a lot of people there! ^O^ I haven't been there in years!! Hoepfully my money problems will work out by then. It's right now that's pretty painful.. Also, there is some GREAT news on my first column to be published-- more details on that soon! Also more details on my space at Comic City in 2 weeks! (please come see me!) I am doing well on being more healthy as well-- some setbacks (chocolate is my major vice!!), but I have started a running/jogging routine regularly, am eating quite healthily, and have a pretty positive outlook on this year! I've kind of put everything on hold to finish the doujinshi, but I really plan to resume it immediately-- and I want to work out every day for at least 30 minutes (does anyone have a japanese PS2 that they would give me? I have an American one but it's not modded, and I have DDR but for the Japanese PS2.. help??) so that I can get a hot body™ in time for Anime Expo cosplay. =D (More on that later too!)

Since it's 2:30 am, I will have to continue this in the morning. ^.^
Current Music: Hannah Montana - Best of Both Worlds
Linstarrbeam on April 22nd, 2008 11:07 am (UTC)
love the pictures darlin'!
Good luck with the comic etc...!! :D
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 22nd, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! ^o^ I hope that you can come and see me and Eda at Comic City? ^^
Linstarrbeam on April 22nd, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
when and where is it?
I can try to visit :D
shiro_majou on April 22nd, 2008 11:55 am (UTC)
Such gorgeous sakura! I never thought that they were as pretty. And you take such good pictures! :D
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 22nd, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ^O^
(Anonymous) on April 22nd, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
Hi Jamie,
I'm glad you are doing well! It's good to see you posting again. I've missed you!! Love you lots! Mom
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 22nd, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks Mom! ^__^
Brockyoullgoblind on April 22nd, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC)
Good luck finishing up! I guess I'll get my stitches out before your kitty does~ ...of course, I lost one shaving...oops >.>
We should meet up when you're finished, I have something for you~
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 22nd, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
Hehee, she beat you! She got them out today, lucky her!

Okay, definitely!! ^^ I don't know what my schedule is going to be like since I want to do extra art this wekeend, and I'm really low on money, but definitely after Comic City (the weekend after this coming one) I'll be able to hang out! ^^ I miss you!!! ToT No time to hang out recently at all. *sigh*

Wait, you are coming to Comic City, right??? =D

Edited at 2008-04-22 03:35 pm (UTC)
Brockyoullgoblind on April 23rd, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'll be there! You wouldn't be lucky enough to not have shady foreigners lurking by your table. ;)

Aww, kitty beat me. :( At least I get mine out tomorrow! Can't wait...
mei_sanmei_san on April 23rd, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
Hi! new here! the cherry blossom pics are so pretty! I find your posts very interesting to read. Hope you don't mind that I friend you!
Idyllkaidyllka on April 24th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
High IQ in this video killed me XD
I've seen kimi wa petto, I liked it too <3

Chiakichiaki777 on April 25th, 2008 10:29 am (UTC)
Pictures are so pretty *o*
green_typhoongreen_typhoon on April 17th, 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
You know, those photo's of the Sakura's really reminded me of the movie '5 centimeters per second' by Director Makoto Shinkai. The graphics in that was absolutely stunning.

On another note, I wanted to ask, do you have any advice for other people who want to also work in japan in a manga studio? Like what did you do to work upto working in a manga studio? I tried looking through your journals but I couldn't find anything related to it (but then again I didn't look at every single journal entry, there's just so many!). You're probably busy so I can wait.