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I'm gonna be in two places at once this next weekend: Sept 10,11,& 12! Or at least, my studio is. We're setting up two artist alley tables at two conventions on the same weekend.

+ INTERVENTION Fri, Sat, Sun. Sept 10, 11, & 12 at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville (1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, United States 20852-1699). WEBCOMICS SMALL PRESS SHOW!

+ SMALL PRESS EXPO Sat & Sun. Sept 11 & 12 at Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center (5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852). SMALL PRESS EXTRAVAGANZA!

What is it the Cat in the Hat says? "'Look at me! Look at me now!' said the cat. 'With a cup and a cake on top of my hat! I can hold up TWO books! I can hold up the fish! And a little toy ship! And some milk in a dish!'"

I'll let you know if we sink our toy ship, sink it deep in the cake, if we shake up our house, if we bend our new rake...

Or you can just come watch us flail around :D

NOW-- MEME. B/c I'm determined to talk to people around here, darnit.
Comment and I will:
1. Tell you something I'll learn about you by looking at your journal.
2. Tell you which color you remind me of.
3. Tell you my first memory of you.
4. Tell you what pokemon Tarot Card you remind me of.
5. Ask you something I've always wondered about you, and your answer has to be as vague as possible to keep the suspense.
6. Tell you my favorite thing about your OC (if you don't have one, I'll make one up for you and tell you all about it).
7. Give you a weird nickname.
8. Tell you what's on my shirt right now.
9. Challenge you to post this on your journal.
location: Home. WITH A/C OMG YAY!
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posted by [personal profile] kyabetsu at 01:53pm on 07/02/2010 under ,
snagged from [ profile] natsuko1978 & [personal profile] lindentreeisle


Reply to this post, and I'll tell you one reason why I love you. Then repost this and spread the love.

We've started up a community for convention artists to share their experiences: good, bad, & unusual. Members can post convention reviews, check out who else is going, and find new conventions. ANYONE AT ALL can post comments anonymously, under an Lj name, or with any Open ID. Post questions, post con-specific meetups, compare shows, or check out the convention calendar! Artist Alley Table-Rats UNITE!

There is an Lj Rss Feed & a Dreamwidth Rss Feed so that you can get pros_n_cons updates on the flist you check most.

EDIT: Typo in the original URL
While we're on the subject of things to help budding artists... I just heard about Comic Tutorials .Com, which is being put together to house hours of video tutorials. It looks like they're offering a whole community with access to standard tutorials, contests, web comics, animatated comics, brushes, textures, and photoshop
scripts. Very interesting. If that is your bag, check them out!

Now I'm gonna fuel up on lunch so I can shovel snow!
The Colony Magistrate Says : Kevin's playing Odin Sphere
Mood in the Settlement: 'cheerful' cheerful
location: Baltimore, MD under the snow.
kyabetsu: Pirate-squint kitty says, "Yar.  Gunna Boardja." (Default)
posted by [personal profile] kyabetsu at 12:05pm on 02/02/2010 under , ,

I owed Kevin this squid flasher.

I still owe Blue and Kittenfish. I'm also fairly certain that I owe SC something from somepoint, so I'll be drawing for her too. If you want me to owe you some art, you should join my animal crime wave.
Mood in the Settlement: 'satisfied' satisfied
location: Home with Kevin.
The Colony Magistrate Says : Kevin's rattling his art supplies.
kyabetsu: Cat in a dog house screams at Kids to 'Get Off My Lawn!' (Get Off My Lawn)
posted by [personal profile] kyabetsu at 02:46am on 01/02/2010 under ,
The logo thing I was meant to be putting together has officially kicked me in the teeth. I learned some neat photoshop stuff, but ultimately everything I did was crap. The flushing noise is the sound of several hours of wasted effort. (Minus the 15 minute sanity-break that brought you my last post about groceries and animal criminals.)

So, to celebrate the fact that I am exhausted with nothing to show for it, here's a weird "Famous People I Might or Might Not Resemble Collage." You will see this program has managed to find EVERY PAIR OF GLASSES LIKE MINE IN HOLLYWOOD. Including Larry King's )
location: Home. Going to bed.
Mood in the Settlement: 'cranky' cranky
The Colony Magistrate Says : The fridge is chirping.
kyabetsu: Big-eyed kitty pleads for cookie. (Cookie)
posted by [personal profile] kyabetsu at 11:17pm on 31/01/2010 under , , , , ,
First... Dr. Watson's Internal Monologue for all my Holmes Homies.

Second... Tuesday, I will go grocery shopping.

Third... Have a cat.

I have nothing else important to say. However, if you draw me a criminal animal, I will draw you its accomplice. If you have fun doing this, post it to your journal and see what kind of animal crime wave you get in your comments. They cannot be reasoned with! They are not human!
The Colony Magistrate Says : cats are meeping.
Mood in the Settlement: 'bouncy' bouncy
location: home. Waiting for Kevin.
kyabetsu: Big-eyed kitty pleads for cookie. (Cookie)
posted by [personal profile] kyabetsu at 03:55pm on 13/11/2009 under , ,
No way in hell will I get to this quickly... but it looked like such a cool meme. And I've got major Nano-envy. So...

Give me the title of a story I’ve never written, and feedback telling me what you liked best about it, and I will tell you some or all of: the first sentence, the last sentence, the thing that made me want to write it, the biggest problem I had while writing it, why it almost never got submitted to magazines, the scene that hit the cutting room floor but that I wish I’d been able to salvage, or something else that I want readers to know.

P.S. -- How do you politely ask your new neighbors do something with all their food trash that's piling up against the fence that separates your driveways? We're new. I THINK they're new. The trash is filling 3 trash cans to over-flow already and they just missed trash day on Thursday. There's three families living in the townhouse next door (I think)...

I don't wanna be THAT neighbor, but we're in a city, in a row-home, in an urban sprawl known for its rats and roaches. I'm presuming the answer is to wait a week and if they don't put their own trash out by next Wednesday night, knock and be polite or just move the trashcans myself.

P.P.S. -- GRAH! DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS I STAB YOU. The whole damn Democratic Party is officially PRO-CHOICE. What is this Stupak bullshit?! Can't you bastards ACCOMPLISH something before you devolve into party-splitting moral quagmires?!
The Colony Magistrate Says : Keith & Rachel are discussing the Stupak Amendment.
location: First Floor. Back room. Desk.
Mood in the Settlement: 'mellow' mellow
kyabetsu: Kitty with stoner-eyes licks the sofa, "Snozz: teh best berries." (SnozzBerries)
posted by [personal profile] kyabetsu at 02:08pm on 12/07/2009 under , , , ,
So this weekend has been a blessed respite from anything important. I need to become independently wealthy so I can live like this WHENEVER I WANT. Heh. Not all the time though, it's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live here.

What was accomplished?

1. Discovered THIS MEME on Vchan's journal: ALBUM COVER MADNESS!

My album cover from my Band: Jan Palach Square. "It Knocks Over A Chair" is Moroccan Techno-fusion, which stormed onto the discothèque scene in the south of France and knocked over some serious chairs in the late 1990s.

a - Go to "wikipedia." Hit "random"
or click
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

b - Go to "Random quotations"
or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

c - Go to flickr and click on "explore the last seven days"
or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

d - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together (an online program is )

2. Did a piece of fanart from start to finish to help make prize certificates for a few friends who are running a fan fiction competition. I'll post it under some filters so I don't wreck the big reveal at their awards ceremony.

3. Kept up with the ads over on project wonderful. They mostly run themselves, but there's a few tasks that need monitoring day-to-day.

4. Did some learning/research to expand a character's origin for a low-key round-robin thing that may never get off the ground but is fun to bullshit about. Posted doodles of native costumes/etc. Perhaps if/when the fic is ready for posting, i'll post the character notes i've amassed. I could write a (rambling) report on the Kuen Lun Mountain range to the south of Ho'Tein in Xinjiang, China now! :D

5. Finally gave up coordinating with the roomie and just watched Sita Sings the Blues on the YouTube. I highly recommend it. I will HAPPILY watch it again if the roomie and I can ever match schedules. If you watch it on the YouTube, be sure to push the "HD" button at the bottom of the frame every time you loop to a new video (there's 10 total).

6. Spent time alone. Lots of it. Most of Saturday. I love my fiance and I love my friends, but I've always loved the way an empty house feels. It feels like stretching out and completely filling your skin. Glorious space, quiet, and privacy.

7. Partied over some Magic decks with Andy & Ellen on Friday night! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN ANDY!

8. Posted around a few forums and places about nothing in particular.

9. SLEPT IN. Oh god, I slept and slept. Big Win.

10. Discovered that the powers that be are closing Geoshities! I cut my (still woefully underdeveloped) html-teeth on those basic pages. Many an RPG was supported with quick and dirty hub-pages on Geocities: Character bios, fan art, maps of locations, dated listings of all chat logs with summaries for players that missed an evening or two... Memories!

But yeah, if you know anyone who owns an old school page, they've got until October to back-up their shit or lose it forever. :( I've got everything from there... I think... I may have to double-check through the file manager.

In a few hours, I'll have to ink trigger star and check in with my Studio Co-Workers. I should start some laundry and get a shower. Maybe I'll take a few minutes and post some of those song-meme drabbles to some of my fiction communities. Or not.
location: Upstairs.
Mood in the Settlement: 'calm' calm
The Colony Magistrate Says : Heart - "Magic Man"
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posted by [personal profile] kyabetsu at 04:30pm on 29/06/2009 under , ,
1. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
2. Turn your music player on and turn it on random/shuffle.
3. Write a drabblet/ficlet related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame of the song to finish the drabble; you start when the song starts, and stop when it's over. No lingering afterward! No matter how whacked out your drabble is. :)
4. Do ten of these, then post them.

If y'all don't know about me and TMNT fandom, you haven't been paying attention.

Sting – Shape of My Heart )

Akira Soundtrack– Winds Over Neo-Tokyo )

Akira Soundtrack – Battle against Clown )

Count Basie – Little Man (You’ve Had a Busy Day) )

Billy Idol – White Wedding )

Some Lady & Some Kids’ Choir – Inch Worm. )

Bob Dylan – You Belong to Me )

Moxy Fruvous – Making Fun of Shania )

Kinks – Lola )

Beastie Boys – Girls )
The Colony Magistrate Says : Linda Ronstadt -- Los Laureles
location: Home. Upstairs.
Mood in the Settlement: 'amused' amused
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posted by [personal profile] kyabetsu at 12:13pm on 15/01/2008 under , ,
My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Milady the Most Honourable Kya the Liminal of London by the Bow
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

I've never been to London by the Bow. (Or if I have, I did not know it). However, the idea of being Kya the Liminal amuses me to no end. (Get it? NO END? ha ha. oh. dictionary-humor).

okay a few things:

+Everyone within a 10 mile radius of my house has some kind of flu, stomach bug, or pneumonia. I feel as though I'm living in a plague-zone.

+I have NOT forgotten to ask Dee 5 questions.

+This Friday is my first class of the Spring semester. Today, I'm going to figure out what exactly that is.

+The list dwindles, but is putting up quiet a struggle. Expect a re-vamped,partially-vanquished list in the near future.
Mood in the Settlement: 'energetic' energetic
location: home, but soon to be 'out and about'
The Colony Magistrate Says : "Boogers" --Asylum Street Spankers
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posted by [personal profile] kyabetsu at 07:47pm on 07/10/2007 under , , ,
I built a house on "Terrapin Way"

It's a personality test and a 'make a house' and a 'click my link to build a house on my street' thing. It's terribly cute. I'm not sure about its accuracy. But here... Add your house to my street, TERRAPIN WAY

Mine looks like this:
I call it 'Holds-A-Lot'
I called it "Holds-A-Lot"... of books, of cats, of art, of tmnt collectibles, of comics, of stuff, of LURVE!!

and says the following about me...
You are sensitive and indecisive at times. You are a freedom lover and a strong person. You will avoid being alone and seek the company of others whenever possible. You love excitement and create it wherever you go. You are very tidy person. There's nothing wrong with that because you're pretty popular among friends. Your life is always full of changes. You have a strong personality and you like to command, influence and control people.

You added a flower into your drawing. The flower signifies that you long for love. It also safe to say that others don't see you as a flirt. You don't think much about yourself.
location: home.
Mood in the Settlement: 'cheerful' cheerful
The Colony Magistrate Says : sound of things getting scratched off that list on the post before this one

Foreign Marvels


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