Blog. It's been a while since I've posted up current happenings as opposed to stories or silly pictures. That's cos nothing's been happening that's worth writing about, oh yes My "other" blog (it's more a univeristy project with team members) the fantastic ENERGY DRINK commercial (link here) is being updated all the time, and despite what most of the post titles say I wrote most of them. the work's theirs though. Anyway, so there uis talk of me going to Japan to teach for a couple of years after finishing university. This is in talks and very unlikely to happen, but it would be cool if it could. The whole idea is for me to refine the language before I start looking for animation jobs, probably in the west, cos I'm not the best manga artist. I'll need to save several grand too cos I'll be going with some friends around Europe after the teaching for about 6 months. That too will be language based. This leads me to wonder that I shoudl put off the vain agent hunt for a while, cos even though I'm doing all this research now, it'll probably change in 5 years. It gives me time to make a damn good portfolio of stuff though, if I can keep the motivation up.
Almost ever day I buy a load of stuff I know I don't need or don't have to buy. This is usually something like a bottle of pepsi, or a snickers or something, occasionally it is a DVD that probably wasn't worth the money. It hasn't been anything huge like a car or small country yet, but I'm getting there. And sometimes I buy things which I think damn I'm pretty happy I got this, how were things before I got the item in question? and such examples of these is when I got Infernal Affairs or Battle Royale on DVD, or my art tablet (what the hell was I doing before I got that?) or when I figured wireless mice were the way of the future. After saying I will since I got my laptop, I finally got an external monitor, and I've only had it a short while and I only just figured out how to get separate wallpapers for each. However, now I realise how useful it actually is. I decided that large pictures were the way of the future, so I chucked up a massive canvas on photoshop, large brush and drew, with very good results. My drawings have never looked so smooth on computer. Hooray for technology,eh It will also do something that I've been trying to get done for ages; rewrite Last of the Heroes (the subject of the previous post) without painfully skip from window to window looking at bits of text, or going throug pages of printout to eventually lose them. Now one simple glance at the screen next to me shall save me time galore. .... Sent for a few information packs on publishing and agencies recently and am expecting them in the mail relatively soon. Checking out Neil Gaiman's American Gods Blog as it gives me a lot of detail on what happens from book being written to book being put on sale. Considerably more edits than I thought there would be, ages spent in airports and catching planes and such. It's a full-time job I suppose And now to leave the computer as I feel like my eyeballs have melted