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Stress and Neko Arrange’s Anniversary

The semester has been over for a week for me now, but I wasn’t really able to summon the force of will to post until now. College has been really stressful for me this past semester, and that stress has carried over to the break. I’m didn’t do particularly well in one of my required classes, and due to issues with the system I can’t register for classes until almost the beginning of the semester. There have been a lot of other problems as well, but this isn’t the place for me to rant about that. As a result, though, I’ve just been feeling horribly unmotivated and couldn’t find it in me to make even a token post. That is, until I realized I had missed Neko Arrange’s 1-year anniversary (only by a few hours, but the point still stands). I had really thought it fell after Christmas, but looks like I was wrong. I had also planned to make the 100th flash coincide with yesterday since there has been so much hiatus here recently, but it’s too late for that now as well. For tonight, all I can offer is a little bit of writing in celebration of this website, small as it is.

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Typography

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We actually got the lecture about Comic Sans last Wednesday, but I didn’t make a flash about it until now because I was busy and then wanted to make these last two flashes first. I’ve never really understood the hatred for fonts like Comic Sans and Papyrus. Apparently the fonts we’re supposed to use cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars and even then only come in a few specific sizes some of which can’t be italicized, bolded, or have their color changed. I’m not spending hundreds of dollars to buy a font, no matter how ‘professional’ it is.

Hair

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I really need to start writing scripts for these before I draw them so I don’t get so off track. I was thinking about how much the character’s have changed since I first started and then thought ‘I should make a flash about that!’ (I think that a lot) So I did. And it was more or less what I was hoping for at first but then I got sidetracked… And then I suddenly remembered about Marisa (I’d completely forgotten about her for a while) and I thought ‘I should add her in!’ and I thought I would make fun of the fact her character design had barely changed at all, but I thought the ‘who are you’ thing was funnier.

The bit after the end is meant to be a jab at the huge changes between Mystic Square and Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, by the way.

Blowing Stuff Up and Moving

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Yay for quick flash today! Boo for not being able to draw Touhou characters! Based on a comment by Mushyrulez on that Internal Combustion Engine flash, here’s Utsuho blowing stuff up and moving! And that’s pretty much it. It’s getting harder to draw these. Being careful with the art makes things take a lot longer so I really need to stop waiting until the last minute to get these done. Oh well.

Also, my videos post was almost identical to Walfas’s yesterday. Maybe I should just stick to old videos…

Internal Combustion Engines

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And here is that flash I didn’t finish yesterday! It is epic! Well, not really, but I tried to be really careful drawing it so it took a really long time. And I also re-redesigned most of the characters to make the better looking. And there’s the random teacher I just made for this flash, that too. Interesting fact: I just randomly drew around her head and that ended up becoming her hair completely on accident! Whoo! This is also the longest flash I’ve done so far, although it’s still only 31 frames…

Anyway, I’m proud of myself because I actually thought this one out before I drew it! And a little disappointed because I didn’t think out actual dialogue and it ended up not being as funny as I’d hoped. I’d also wanted to get Utsuho in somehow but I couldn’t come up with a way to include her (read I forgot about it). Oh well, maybe another time.

Fire Drills

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There was a fire drill in my dorm today. So I made this flash. This is pretty much an example of what happens when I go ‘oh, I’ll make a flash about that!’ without planning a joke out in advance. I thought about having Death by Yuyuko instead of fire randomly appearing, but I didn’t want to steal one of KirbyM’s gags.

Being Late

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A similar thing happened to me today. Except the bookstore wasn’t evil like it is in the flash. I ordered the book anyway, but the store’s out of the way so it’s kind of a pain.

Also, Reimu Burger drawn in a (very) rough approximation of Walfas style in the hopes the reference will be more obvious. But not so obvious that I don’t feel like I have to mention it here, I guess…

Procrastination

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Originally this flash was going to end at ‘I’ll finish this later’, but that felt like a cop out so I added another frame. I don’t know why that makes it feel like less of a cop out to me, but it does.

Anyway, I waited until today to find out that the school library doesn’t carry my history book, so I’m going to have to buy it after all. But the bookstore is closed until Monday so I don’t really have much I can do this weekend homework-wise.

Movies

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I went to see Zombieland with some friends of mine. REALLY wasn’t my kind of movie. But at least it gave me something to make a flash over today. Also, I’ve been getting a lot of spam comments recently. I almost feel like I’m running a real blog now! Thank god for Akismet.

Advertisements (on a bus!)

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Well, this ended up not turning out all that much better than yesterday, but at least it’s less obvious! And based on a true story. That happened today. The first thing I thought was ‘As if the buses didn’t have enough ads already.’