nenahomo

I need to draw more.

Things are complicated in my life right now. Long story short, it seems that I'm probably staying in Korea 3 extra weeks. It'll allow me some essential time to get ready to move to Japan.

Drawing is simple.  Here is a drawing.





Click to see bigger. As I was drawing, I was like, "That kinda looks like Bailey" so I added in the beauty marks to make it look more like her, for no particular reason.

In other news, I'd tried ArtRage before but it never really clicked with me. It did this time.  I think I will use it more.
nenahomo

I've forgotten how to blog..

HOW DO I SHOT WEB
I seriously don't really understand how to blog. Either I ramble on about the minutiae of my daily life, or I go seven months without posting at all.  What's wrong with me? Why can't I get it, when other people seem to get it? Siiigh.  Maybe I need some well-written advice? Any advice? I'm sure many people reading this are better at blogging than I am.

What do people want to read, anyway?
Anybody out there anymore? What do you even wanna see? Reminders about when I update? Personal stuff about my life? Sketches/brainstorming about art or comics? 

Life update.
Still living in South Korea. Yep. My last day of work is February 28th.. That means, as of right now, I have 30 more days of work.. and 7 weekends left in Korea. October to December.. that was a really rough time at work. Between Open House and a Christmas musical that we had to completely orchestrate, prepare, and work tons of unpaid overtime for... I really almost lost my mind for a while. I had some really low, low moments during those times.  Although I've found that I'm surprisingly good at working with children and teaching.. my current job is just not right for me. I'm pretty good at it, but it's really draining and tiring. Not exactly my calling in life, but it's good to be good at something!

RANT ABOUT MY JOB. SKIP IF YOU WANT.
It's pretty demoralizing. We're basically.. CONSTANTLY treated like less than human. Our needs (even on a basic physical level) aren't respected in the slightest. You can imagine how "unimportant" things like our personal life are.  I mean, my foot was crushed by a broken piece of sidewalk cement that fell off a speeding truck, and I STILL went to work the next day, despite being unable to walk or stand on that foot.  They tried to make me work when I was PROJECTIVE VOMITING. But the vomiting kinda prevented me from speaking English.

I've missed some extremely important events this year. My best friend's wedding, at which I was supposed to be the maid of honor, was one of the most painful for me.   (We don't get personal days, for any reason, ever, so of course I wasn't able to attend.) Being unable to be with my family after the sudden death of my uncle.. it's something that still hurts. 

Basically, I don't necessarily regret taking this job. I probably could have found a better job if I'd been more patient, but I could have gotten a much worse job with less luck.  This country hasn't been that great for me, but, I have had a lot of interesting experiences.. I guess you can't completely disregard that, even if a lot of the experiences aren't exactly positive.

ART.
I think this has been one of the least productive years for me. It's not surprising, considering the fact that I've been working my ass off at a job that completely drains me of my physical, emotional, and mental energy on a daily basis. I have been trying to do more sketching/doodling, but I don't have a scanner so those doodles are just gonna stay in my stinky boring sketchbook for some time. They're not that interesting, anyway.

It sucks that I haven't gotten any better at drawing.

Though, I have been doing comics for a magazine here in Korea (Work n' Play Magazine), so, that's a pretty sweet gig, I guess?

HEARD
Man, IT'S STILL NOT OVER, JESUS CHRIST.  It's not that I don't enjoy drawing it, but I find myself wanting to rush to the finish line. I want to move on to other projects.. but, of course, I will be SURE to finish Heard before trying something else. I won't leave anybody hanging.  Besides, I hate leaving things unfinished.  Hence the reason I'm still at my SHITTY SHITTY JOB.

Back.. to Japan! (ohgodwhatamidoing) .. probably?
Soo.. in early March, maybe the 3rd or 4th,  or whenever the ticket is cheapest, to be honest, I'm leaving Korea.. and moving back to Japan. With nothing but a suitcase full of hopes and a soul full of hobo-ness.  I'm going to be slumming it at bargain hotels, friends's floors, tents, whatever.  I'll also be looking for a job, perhaps unsuccessfully, but..  I think I'm still gonna do it.

That being said, I might not have the time or stability of lifestyle to update for a while.. I guess we'll deal with that hurdle when we reach it, huh? Who knows what's gonna happen once I get there.. it's all up in the air!

I'm bored of this, bye!


nenahomo

End of the year meme.

Okay, so I decided to do a meme.. I've barely posted recently so I thought this was a good idea.. to sum up my year. O:  40 QUESTIONS AND SOME PICTURES!!

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I don't really have any recent pictures from the end of the year, cause I haven't taken too many.. I've mostly taken videos. Speaking of videos, I should post them soon.. O:

Anyway, yeah, I hope you enjoyed reading WAY TOO MUCH ABOUT ME. If you decide to fill this meme out, let me know. I stole this from my friend Ashley ( onmyownroad  ) -- you can see us together in the ridiculous AMERICAAAAHHHH picture.
nenahomo

365 project ; life

 So I'm working on an update at the moment, but, I figured I should post a little bit here.

365 project

This is a website and group project dedicated to taking one picture every day.  Since I suck pretty bad at taking pictures about my current life, even when I live somewhere interesting (like, say, South Korea)--- I decided to sign up. You can see my 365 project page HERE. It's a pretty neat idea, so, lemme know if you decide to sign up. O:  And if you wanna follow me or whatever on that, it's fine. I just wanted to share. (The jellyfish are from my first day of the project.)

Formspring
I've answered some interesting questions on my formspring lately, so you might want to check that out if you're actually interested in that kinda thing. Click HERE if you wanna read or ask me a question.  Remember, people, I'm not answering your perverted or creepy questions. Don't ask them again. I'm going to ignore them again.

It gets better project
I know a lot of young GLBT youth read my comic and may be reading this.  There's a project going on right now to encourage young lesbian/gay/bi/queer teens to stay hopeful and realize that life will get better after high school.  I thought that people might be interested to see stories of gays and lesbians who've endured harassment as teenagers but gone on to have great, happy lives.
IT GETS BETTER PROJECT!  Recommended for queer youth.  I might make a video too, but I'm camera shy, haha. :D 

If you're a young GLBT teen struggling with depression or hopelessness, please watch these videos and remember that there's light at the end of the tunnel.

Random K-pop

"Hurricane Venus" by BOA

USTREAM o'clock
Alright, now that I'm done posting lots of random stuff, I'm gonna start drawing the page. I'm gonna be USTREAMing it. SO if you wanna watch that, keep an eye on my twitter for the link.  The link is here, but I'm gonna take a few minutes to get all set up. Also, if you read this entry like 5 hours from now, I'm not gonna be streaming anymore, probly!!

See yas.
nenahomo

Update


Oh hey, a page.  Dun dun dun. You can CLICK HERE to read it on smackjeeves.

Sorry, I still feel like I have nothing to say.  Dunno what's wrong with me.
nenahomo

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Update
If you haven't noticed, I've updated several times recently. Maybe you wanna read them sexy comics?

Click the page to go to the most recent page. Or, CLICK HERE to read on Smackjeeves.

You might need to go back a few pages to catch up if you haven't been reading lately.

Uhm yep.  I need to draw some diary comics or something. SEE YA LATER SPACE COWBOYS.
nenahomo

meme day 2, favorite Movie.

Day 01 | Your favorite song
Day 02 | Your favorite movie

Day 03 | Your favorite television program
Day 04 | Your favorite book
Day 05 | Your favorite quote
Day 06 | Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 | A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 | A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 | A photo you took
Day 10 | A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 | A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 | Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 | A fictional book
Day 14 | A non-fictional book
Day 15 | A fanfic
Day 16 | A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 | An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 | Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 | A talent of yours
Day 20 | A hobby of yours
Day 21 | A recipe
Day 22 | A website
Day 23 | A YouTube video
Day 24 | Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 | Your day, in great detail
Day 26 | Your week, in great detail
Day 27 | This month, in great detail
Day 28 | This year, in great detail
Day 29 | Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 | Whatever tickles your fancy

Okay, well, this is another hard one.  I don't really watch many movies, actually. Here's a list of movies I adore:

-La Vita e bella (Life is beautiful)
-Los dos lados de la cama
-But I'm a cheerleader
-Life of Brian
-Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
-Spirited Away

Yep. Those are some great movies.
nenahomo

30 day meme: day 1

Okay, so, I never know what to post here, so.. I figured that I should go ahead and try doing a meme that makes me post stuff.  Hopefully this isn't too boring. Day one, favorite songs. Mah friend Jessie (theywerecones  ) inspired me to do this.

Day 01 | Your favorite song
Day 02 | Your favorite movie
Day 03 | Your favorite television program
Day 04 | Your favorite book
Day 05 | Your favorite quote
Day 06 | Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 | A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 | A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 | A photo you took
Day 10 | A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 | A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 | Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 | A fictional book
Day 14 | A non-fictional book
Day 15 | A fanfic
Day 16 | A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 | An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 | Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 | A talent of yours
Day 20 | A hobby of yours
Day 21 | A recipe
Day 22 | A website
Day 23 | A YouTube video
Day 24 | Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 | Your day, in great detail
Day 26 | Your week, in great detail
Day 27 | This month, in great detail
Day 28 | This year, in great detail
Day 29 | Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 | Whatever tickles your fancy

There's no way I can post just ONE favorite song, or even make a list of my top favorite songs, so I'm just going to list whatever I feel like.. mostly songs that I've loved recently.

Favorite K-pop song


Favorite recent happy dancey song


Favorite inspirational song to get me through tough days..

(some of the lyrics on the vid are wrong, which is annoying, but the important parts are alright.)

Awesome song that makes me hate people but still dance without mah pants on


The song that inspired me to start Heard


Okay, I guess that's it. I could post a billion more, but nobody wants to see that. Now I wanna go listen to the Faint over and over until I die~

Anyway, I still live in Korea. I went to Japan for my vacation. I hate my job. I'm pretty tired of living in Korea. I've been feeling really frustrated and unhappy, which is a big reason that I've been quiet on livejournal. Nobody wants to hear the complaining.
nenahomo

NEW LAPTOP IS HERE~~!

HOORAY! My new laptop is here!  I had to pay a lot of money (over a hundred dollars..) in taxes to get it delivered, but, it was still worth it.  It's weird, I can scroll down a website and it doesn't take five minutes! *GASP!*

 The biggest change is that the operating system is Windows 7, and my previous was Windows XP.  So far, I don't hate it? There have been some predictable irritations-- like 'Argh, where did they move that function to?!" and stuff.  I'll give more details about my experience if problems arise.

Anyway, I've started to uninstall the bloatware (extra garbage programs) on this baby, and I'm going to start installing the stuff I actually need. 

What FREE antivirus program do you guys use? I used to use AVG but I can't seem to find a download link for a free (NON-trial) version anymore. Help?

I better start installing ComicWorks, photoshop, and my tablet.. it's gonna take a while.

Off I go!!
nenahomo

Damnit, dad!

 My  new laptop arrived at my parents' house, and my mom sent me an email to let me know.

Unfortunately she also reassured me that my dad was "making sure it worked properly" before they sent it to me.

MY DAD IS THE RUINER OF COMPUTERS. EVERYTHING HE TOUCHES TURNS TO SHIT.

By the time I get it, he'll have clicked on approximately 52 spyware-installing advertisements and downloaded at least 3 "helpful" weather programs for me.  GODDAMNIT DAD WHY MUST YOU TRY TO BE HELPFUL IN A FIELD WHERE YOU ARE LITERALLY THE WORST CANDIDATE EVER.

Sigh. I really hope I get it in the same condition it was originally in, without any "daddy modifications" - ie, broken.