I was trying re-install PS Elements to look for a particular "cut-out shape" that appears in the selections for the custom shape tool that I couldn't seem to find in PhotoShop CS6. However, it seems like I can't re-install PS Elements anymore. I usually wouldn't have issues installing the software before the major update I had to do (going from leopard to mountain lion). So it sounds like to me I'm having program vs OS X version compatibility issues as I couldn't re-download PhotoShop CS4 either when I heard about the "free" downloads that Adobe had for its customers who already purchased the program before.
At this rate, I'll have to purchase the license once it expires or not buy it and stick with free, open source image editing software programs and use Easy Paint Tool Sai on my Windows Toshiba laptop.
Wow...already? It's going to start next week, starting on Thursday as always (on the last Thursday of May). I probably won't be dressing up this year. Either way I'll be there for the entire weekend and be able to not worry so much about school work and projects anymore since I've already finished finals this week on Monday.
I'll probably check out some useful panels this year and meet up with a few of my friends. I'll also check out the featured films and shows like I usually do.
Also, I have this feeling that I'll be running into classmates or people I kind of know from San Jose State this year. After several years of attending Fanime, I've seen or heard of many SJSU students attending the con. This year I might run into people I sort of know (if I wander around in the right places). If likely, I'll be running into some of my digital media & web design classmates.
Also, it would be nice to find a really good Smexyroth. ROFLCOPTER
It was awesome. I can't wait to watch the second set of the series on DVD this weekend. I'll ask my mom to go grab it for me when she goes to the library again.
On another note, I tend to feel inspired when I look at good manga and Japanese animation films. It really encourages me to do my own work while I watch or after I watch a good series or film. I must say that this is what I should do if I feel bored on the computer and don't want to do Minecraft all day long. (Besides, I do want to aspire on doing at least a web comic for my one story. If I work hard on it and really try to reach the stars with it, I could get asked by a publishing company to sell some volumes under their publishing label.) Although I'm kind of pushing it by wishing that I could get it published right now. I still have to become better at drawing human anatomy and really know how to create good manga/story. Also, since I'm not into generic stuff I'd might as well hit the classics again before I try to do more of my own work.
[I.E.] I'd like to...maybe...read up on the entire Divine Comedy again and see if there is symbolism in it that I might want to use in my own work. For example, Rei's story/The IXth Sense is supposed to carry a good amount of supernatural themes but also contains real human issues (the effects of isolation, identity, human's perception, etc.) I'll most likely want to touch on several "mini-stories" throughout the entire series but also have a key story in focus (which will mostly involve Rei and Reika).
I watched this video last week in digital media & web design class and boy it was hilarious to hear the sounds of the first computer that came into existence. The Mother of All Demos I wasn't even born when this was first invented. :XD: I've only taken a short glimpse of the relatively early models of the Mac computers and mostly worked with Windows 1995 and above at home (as young as 6-8). As for internet, I hardly used the LAN cable unless I had to do some online research for a report/project for school.
It kind of reminds me of the sound that cheap hand held games (not Gameboy) make.
Well...I'm sort of worried, because I've created a main account (similar to this one on Xanga for writing entries about myself and my life), and I've created other accounts. To be more specific, I've created "role playing" accounts for individual original characters that I've designed. One is for Rei (Rei Kuromiya) who is a psychic girl; another is for Nara Drago, an illegitimate vampire princess; and finally, one is for Sanathiel. He's a quirky demon prince who fails to keep his family's social and political expectations.
Either way, if something happens to the site, I'll just go ahead and save all the entries that I've made for these characters and store them somewhere I can read later on.
With all this drama going on, I think I've made the right decision on not going out so much. I was hoping to go out for a bit to buy a Christmas present (which my mom encourages me to not feel so obligated about since I'm only a student with a limited allowance), but I'm getting a feeling that it won't happen this year. In that case I might end up sharing the Kiss My Face products I bought from the school bookstore as a present instead. (Although I'll have to find a Christmas card to write my name in along with it when I give my present(s) to her.)
As for other things that I need to do...I'll have to start drawing those Christmas gift commissions on deviantArt soon.
I'll get started on my art "projects" starting on Saturday. ...That is...after I do some warm up drawings! Can't just jump into projects without warming up first! I still have two spots left in my "free Christmas gift drawing commission" to anyone who's on deviantArt. I'll have to start placing offers for the free spaces by the 20th this month.
The Birthday Massacre's new album, Hide and Seek, is now out. I haven't checked iTunes in the last couple of weeks so I lost track of it. I'll think about downloading the entire album soon...
In the mean time, I better get some stuff done today for tomorrow (I've got school/uni). Luckily, I only need to attend school for only three days this week so I won't be going on campus much. Though I'll kind of have my hands full with preparing appetizers for Thanksgiving with family friends in Saratoga. I'm sort of eager to make my small cheese+smoked salmon bite sized appetizer for dinner. It's not supposed to be much in terms of quantity and its more for the taste buds that will go with a decent glass of red wine.
If I have some time today, I'll be doing some drawing as well...
I've abandoned this account for some time. Though I eventually came back to see what is going on, and to my unsurprising discovery, almost 90% of my Xanga friends either abandoned their accounts or deactivated.
It's kind of strange how this was my very first blog/journal account that I made many years ago (2005). I liked using Xanga because of customizing my page was quite easy. I was able to control what colors I wanted to have for my journal entries, set up a main background image and more... Right now, I don't have that much time for it anymore, but I try to visit this site whenever I can (though it seems like I've been coming here much more frequently...)
Even if it seems like nothing is going on here, I can tell that there is still a fair amount of activity going on--particularly with the subscription/group pages. I sometimes read blogs that I find interesting and comment on them if I can.
As for how I want to use this site in the future, I'm considering focusing on a small amount of topics. Maybe I'll talk more about the latest visual kei music I'm into, Japanese fashion, food, dreams, and the arts.
...Sort of. I wanted to grow up having this "cool" image. In other words someone who is calm and collected. While I didn't have a set age of when I wanted to become like this, I figured any time in the future would be okay with me. It was like having to mold my identity so that I'd become someone that I wanted to be and not someone that everyone else expects me to be. I feel like I've now reached my personal aspirations, but I still think I could use some more time to become...I guess more mature at my own pace.