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23 April 2008 @ 12:10 am
Continuation of yesterday....  
Let's start with today... This morning, I took Nessie to the vet to have her collar and stitches removed. She's now happy and slowly returning to normal, sans the crazy "I wanna bite you num num!!" vibe. Which is definitely a good thing!! =D She's a sweetie, I love her so much. =^-^= Right now, she's curled up next to me in between my butt and the arm of the computer chair. Sooo cute! It was a little bit annoying earlier though, since she insisted on sitting on my lap, right ON my tablet! I didn't get as much done as I'd like on my doujinshi in part due to her, but it's okay. I finished the cleanup!! So hopefully I can finish all of the important things tomorrow? (like the cover which I haven't started!! ^^;;;)

Speaking of which, today I got an email from the doujinshi company saying that they hadn't gotten my bank transfer in time so I couldn't get an ftp account to upload my doujinshi!!! GAAAH!! I don't freak out often, but it really threw me for a loop and I was really upset. Thankfully, Eda came to my rescue and worked it out with them for me... Thank you SOOOO much!! It was kind of the straw that was resting on the camel's back, you know.. So close to breaking. Really, it's because it's taking up ALL of my free time to work on it, and you can't really tell. And I don't like the art at all, it's not nearly as good as I can do. But I'm kind of stuck with this really bad-looking badly-scripted thing that I would never, EVER send in to a real publisher as a submission, you know? ^^;; But maybe it's good enough for a doujinshi... I can only wish, haha.... -_-;; I am disappointed in myself, because seriously, I can do so much better! I just.. didn't.

Well, there were two good things today, though!! The new issue of Comic Hai! came out, which runs my current two favorite comics, and I wait in anticipation for the 22nd of each month! It's like, I had to look all over to scrounge up the 550 yen to buy it, but I couldn't not!! Do you know that feeling? Like you've been doing so much for not-yourself, that you need this one thing? For me, it was Comic Hai! Of course, it didn't disappoint-- it had a Girl Friends cover!! ♥♥♥ I worship Morinaga Milk, it's like her comic could have been stolen from my mind~~ ^-^ And of course, the other comic is Kodomo no Jikan, and it was a GREAT chapter!! Pooooooor Aoki-sensei! What is he going to do? *eg*

In case you can't tell, I'm having a little bit of a hard time.. But the other good thing? My first article goes in to print tomorrow!! ^O^ So I will have it in a few days! I am quite proud of it-- hey, take what you can get, right? ^______^ One thing at a time for now, and then I will open up full-throttle soon!! :O

AWESOMEST THING EVER: Kanagawa may pass a smoking ban effective March 2009!! No smoking in bars, restaurants, amusement venues, schools, hospitals and department stores!! WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY, JAPAN!! Let's celebrate!!!!!! I know where I'll be going to eat!! Maybe I will move back down there! It would SO be worth it!!! ♥♥♥♥ I lived in Kanagawa when I first moved to Tokyo, and I can definitely go back!! (you can believe that I will if this happens and they don't do it in Tokyo too!!)
Current Music: The Dark Of The Bleeding Moon
chibichan03 on April 22nd, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
Good luck getting your doujin finished. I'm sure you will be able to make it before the deadline! Do your best!
D'awww, Nessie has grown into such a beautiful kitty. Her coloration is gorgeous. And yes, the plastic cones make any animal look pathetic. My Galpal needed one once and she acted soo pathetic when she wore it. But, I am happy that Nessie is healed and doing much better.
Sapphiresapphire_hime on April 22nd, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the potential smoking ban!
☆チャーリーちゃん☆charlie_chan on April 22nd, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)

aww no worries about the doujinshi. just remember, every little thing is an experiement and you learn from the past. so when you do your very own doujinshi/manga then you know what to expect and learn more ^-^

and awesomeness on that smoking ban news! hopefully it will pass and make its way all over! :D
win_a_goldfish on April 22nd, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
your kitty looks miserable with her collar on x.x

also also.. smoking is allowed in hospitals? What the hell, Japan ToT
Jubei: Loveless: Musical~jubeichan on April 22nd, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
that smoking ban thing is so awesome. I live with a heavy smoker (an exchange student from Spain) and their mentality is smoking = life. We've had so many fights over this I'm so tired of it. She always says "You should worry more about obesity than smoking! Smoking isn't bad for you!" I wonder when Spain will catch up too..
Vickytoldtojoinlj on April 22nd, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to say:
on your doujinshi, and congrats on your article.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on April 23rd, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
Awww, that is SO cute!! Thank you!! ^O^
(Your chibi from the contest is already drawn, but I want to finish them all before posting, so it should be some time next week~ ^^)
Vickytoldtojoinlj on April 23rd, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
You're welcome.
(Yay~! Looking forward to it.)
Melissa D. Johnson: Tokyo Girlmippa on April 22nd, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
I am so happy that Nessie is doing better (both physically and emotionally!). I totally hear you on the doujinshi situation. I mean, you saw how I was so stressed over things.

It'll all work out okay--I feel like making doujinshi must be like having a baby. It's stressful, painful as hell, but once you have it in your arms/hands, you forget about everything...
内出血死の蜂鳥crystalplumage on April 22nd, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
And also on the happy kitty.
And you know there is one small area of Tokyo that has been completely smoking free for a few years now .
Since maybe 2005 ?
I want to say its in, or near Ginza ?
But this is already in effect.

shy_hinatashy_hinata on April 23rd, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
Nessie! I'm glad her stitches are out now. She's such a cute kitty!

And OMG! A smoking ban in Japan (okay, just in Kanagawa, but still)?! That's great!! I really, really hope that goes through.

*hugs* Ganbatte! Things are tough, but I know you'll pull through. No one beats you at positive thinking!
(Anonymous) on April 23rd, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
Seems to me that all the great artists and writers have suffered from self doubt at one time or another and their creations, just like your doujinshi creations, turn out great!! I agree with your other lj posters, creating something from yourself is like giving birth. The end result is fantastic and worth all the time and effort it took. Life is all about experience and love and I'm so proud of you!
Nessie is a pretty cat and hopefully happier after her stitches heal up.
In my opinion, the best thing Washington state ever did was to ban smoking in public places!! Mom
ex_skribbl3 on April 23rd, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
Hey, hope you don't mind I've added you as a friend :)
katja_enigmatickatja_enigmatic on April 24th, 2008 08:20 am (UTC)
Nessie is adorable! I have two cats myself, and was in the process of sending them home before I move back to the states in July. It's hard! No one will easily ship two unaccompanied live animals. I should post pics. Dorian is a male Siamese and Aki is a female American Curl.

The vet I use is awesome!