Yeah, I got the stuff sucks () ipod skin. It fucking rocks. Thank you so much, liz! it rocks! 😀
an amusing video from my good friend RL Peterson, who decided to start killing off people during a bad jam over at the Comic Genesis Forums. He killed me off in my alter persona for the forums: Thanks Ryan!
So yeah, school, whoo. Its been two weeks now, going into my third week, and I’m getting into the swing of things. Classes are pretty good, I’m taking my General Education (GE’s) right now, but I’m hoping to get enough of them out of the way so that I’m able to take some more fun classes. Fencing and Film making have interested me. As my webcomic review site, well, it’s kind of on hold as i still can’t figure out the name for it. My good friend Claude () keeps suggesting Codpiece, but I don’t want to have people thinking of fish every single time they read my site. So unless I get a flash of inspiration for a name, the site is on hold until I can figure out the name. Launch will be held back till… November? Yeah, that sounds plausible. Teammayhem.net is currently being renovated. I’m removing the forums and fixing the colors on the tagboard, as well as putting up other films on it a little better. We have films on Youtube and Google Video, so I just need to round them all up and get them linked to the site properly. Cornstalker work is getting to be a little hectic, as there have been some bugs with the site itself as well as the box the comics link to each other, the “Cornbox”. I’m happy to be in a place where I have so many friends and awesome comics to read it. If you didn’t know yet, Komiyan started a new version of The Lazy Grind, aptly named Lazy Grind 2.0. It’s awesome, simply put because Joshua Sortelli () is back with Elf Only Inn, and I’m psyched to see it return. If you haven’t read the comic, do so now. It’s a classic.
So yeah, big announcement. I’m leaving Korsil.net.
Well, I finally got a job, something I’ve been trying to get for the last… two months? Man, it really has been two months looking for a bloody job. I’m working at my old high school, as a computer technician. It’s an okay job, and it looks like I might get my own little office to work on computers, even though that room is overflowing with fruity iMacs and printers with no damn drivers (gotta find those soon…). I’m kinda worried about the job, because I’m not getting paid until the paperwork goes through. The people at the district said its gonna take two to three months. … So what, I’m networking printers for nothing? I might as well work at that hotel, at least i get some good benefits there (go to Comic Con next year with a cheap hotel room!). I need a car, badly, and if this job doesn’t pay, screw it. My boss, my former principal is off on vacation, so I guess I’ll wait until he gets back before I make a decision if I’m going to be working for the school. It looks like I’m putting off anything Team Mayhem related due to another one of my commitments will have a big ass unveiling come september 1, so i’ve been working like a madman trying to get it together for the unveiling. So yeah, September 1. I’ve dropped off hints with a couple of people, and a bunch of them are helping out with the projects to make sure they come through. Mentally, I’m not all there. It’s been kinda hard, considering I keep thinking about an old girlfriend, how damn crazy she was, and I miss talking to her. All those damn crushes I’ve had haven’t helped. Expecially the one that just treated me like complete shit, yet i was gaga for her. God, I feel stupid. I made the decision that I just don’t want to have someone by my side- its gonna get in the way of my career. I may get lonely, but at least i can focus on a life better than this. But its leveling out, and I’ve found a couple new friends that have helped me with my future goals in webcomics. Yeah, webcomics. The stuff I haven’t reviewed in the longest. Someone asked me why I review. Why I go through the pain of actually looking at a bad furry transgendered comic. Why I go through the critisms and the nasty emails (yeah, I’ve gotten nasty emails. I wish I could say who they were from, but that would be pretty damn petty of me). I kinda came to the realization only a couple of days ago. For the love. I love webcomics. How strange they can get, how people can bring about ideas that you really can’t see anywhere else. The love they put into their work. I think I came to the realization at the Blank Label Panel at Comic Con. Brad Guigar (creator of the fun Evil Inc.) commented on how his family calls the webcomics “his therapy.” He spoke with such… passion, such charisma about his work that I was in awe, and it totally got my mind off that horrible kiss David Willis had with that puppet earlier. Its when you see that love in their comics that I revere. I love reviewing comics, and getting a positive email. Or reply. Yeah, it happens rarely, but when I review a comic, and its worth reading, there’s nothing like getting an email from the creator saying thanks. On the topic, there will be a review coming, hopefully by friday. I don’t know if I can do it considering that my other projects are driving me completely and utterly nuts. But yeah, there’s a comic I’ve read about four times, and I might read it two more times before I start writing the review. The other projects make me completely nervous. Utterly and completely nervous. I don’t know if it’ll be the right way to go. I mean, I’ve done reviews for two years, and this might be a complete change for me. I don’t know if im gonna regret the projects im doing… and now everyone reading has no clue what im talking about. Heh, I guess I’m saving that for a good surprise. VERY good surprise. So yeah, secret projects by their codenames- “Kernel” “CS” “CC” “Revue” “RevueAudio” hrm yeah, its a lot of shit. what fun. I wonder if i should get back to work…
NOTE: This report was written during the convention. Certain parts were written retroactively. Thursday, July 20 I’m on the Amtrak train, dubbed “Surfliner South”, going down to San Diego. It feels really strange to me. This is the first big trip I’ve taken alone (before any of you assume anything, I’m only 18 years old. I’ve been a reviewer for two and a half years now.) and it feels like a brand new experience. I type this out on my old 1999 Visor Platinum, which I named Scar (after the antagonist in Lion King, but it also goes by the name “Scar-San” after a character in Full Metal Alchemist.), complete with a foldable keyboard. I have a headache already, which is pissing the living shit out of me. Might be a migraine, too. I already took some extra strength Tylenol, but it hasn’t helped much. I’ll stop by the snack bar and get some caffeine. My plans for the con are rather lacking, to tell the truth. I didn’t make a schedule beforehand, which I’m starting to regret. But I’ll be staying with a friend, Aaron “Laemkral” Freed, the artist and writer behind “I’m Always Right.” So I guess I’ll go along with his plans. I do want to meet different webcomic artists along the way, and I know there’s going to be a lot of them. Hopefully, I can spread my reputation a bit further by meeting some of these people face to face.
me so sleepy. and have a headache. will have a full report later today/tomorrow
yeah, i’m gonna be gone until Monday. going to comic con tomorrow. Catching the amtrak down there. everything’s packed. I’m just anxious among other feelings, considering this is the first trip I’m taking alone. I’ve had people tell me that you shouldn’t worry, but hell, I’m not. Just thinking about the con just has me getting excited as hell. I CANNOT WAIT. But the thing is…. I don’t know what I’m exactly going to do yet. Don’t know what panels I’m going to, other than the one with the Afro Samurai screening. I need to find all the webcomic panels and go to them. And yes, I will write a report. See ya!
Got this only minutes ago. If you can’t tell by my crappy camera, its a confirmation to go to Comic Con as a member of the press! fuck and yes. Hopefully, I won’t get a job by then, so I’m free to go! HELL YES! can’t wait…. plus, there’s some press only stuff I’m interested in….