Mirth Alia
03 November 2011 @ 03:19 pm
I live! Kinda.  
So those [community profile] aather and [insanejournal.com profile] sabra_la_tau games that I mentioned I needed distraction from?

I kind of joined them.

SEE WHAT YOU DID, INTERNET.

So that's what I've been doing lately, along with reading Diana Wynne Jones' Enchanted Glass and tearing through all of Kimi ni Todoke in one weekend. I've been trying to push more art practice and writing progress out of me, but it's still really tough for reasons I have yet to figure out. I swear I didn't have this much trouble a few years back. Maybe it's because I'm tired all the time now?

I have made some progress in the character development for the Mahou Shounen thing, so that's encouraging. Research for the game idea, however, is at a standstill, partly because I keep checking out awesome books and then... don't get around to reading them for whatever reason. Stuff for [personal profile] after_nightfall has been progressing in bits and tiny pieces, and I need to keep telling myself that I don't have the time to try and join Dreamwidth's development team, much as I would love to and everyone on there is awesome. (I guess I'll have to keep throwing my money at them instead.)

I did head down to Geek Girl Con last month (which was amazing), and that on top of Halloween on top of friends leaving for Spain on top of concerts a few weeks before might have just been too much. I've been having trouble at work, too. November and December are looking to be much quieter, so we'll see if that changes things.

In other news, I've been hearing very mixed reviews about Wacom's new Inkling. Does anyone actually own one who'd be willing to give an opinion?
 
 
 
 
Mirth Alia
22 August 2011 @ 03:53 pm
Adventures in manga time! Cuvie's "Dorothea".  
I'm borrowing a page from Chira's book for this review, because I can't think of any other way to appropriately display my glee.

THE SERIES:

The cover of Dorothea vol. 1, by Cuvie. Features white-haired, red-eyed Dorothea dressed in chainmail and (very short) armour and wielding a sword in front of a background of flame.The cover of Dorothea vol. 3, by Cuvie. Dorothea looking horrified with one hand in front of her face and her sword held in front in a defensive position, in front of a background of church colonnades.



MY EXPECTATIONS:

Art of Pegasus from FATE/Stay Night done in purples and white on a black background, wearing a dress with a miniskirt and a pushup bodice, blindfolded, and whipping around a giant spiked chain. Also striking a stripper pose.


WHAT I GOT:

A promotional image from one of the performances of The Crucible, featuring an overhead shot of a bunch of fingers pointing accusingly at a woman dressed in conservative 1600s clothing, sitting in a chair, gripping the arm rests with all of her strength and looking beseechingly upwards.


MY REACTION:

An animated GIF of Barney from How I Met Your Mother raising his hand, with the caption 'I request the highest of fives'.



I have a more detailed summary that I'll hopefully have the chance to add later, but for now I just wanted to get this out there.

Click the manga covers to read the few chapters MangaFox has up!
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