Cube Watermelon
I couldn’t bring myself to draw anything good last night, so I just painted over this sketch a bit ;0

I couldn’t bring myself to draw anything good last night, so I just painted over this sketch a bit ;0

Annie from Skullgirls, because her design is da best. It was seriously awesome to watch SG develop, especially as a big fan of Alex Ahad’s artwork. 
Drawn to Cheat Code for Happiness

Annie from Skullgirls, because her design is da best. It was seriously awesome to watch SG develop, especially as a big fan of Alex Ahad’s artwork.

Drawn to Cheat Code for Happiness

my new avatar at TOO HIGH RES
Like an enthusiastic whale emerging from the depths of animes

my new avatar at TOO HIGH RES

Like an enthusiastic whale emerging from the depths of animes

Click here for KB page 375!

Click here for KB page 375!

companion Streaming Heart piece~ gave myself exactly one hour for this one. Maybe I should make that some sort of ritual whenever I have time at the end of the night~
Drawn to the Nico Nico Chorus version.

companion Streaming Heart piece~ gave myself exactly one hour for this one. Maybe I should make that some sort of ritual whenever I have time at the end of the night~

Drawn to the Nico Nico Chorus version.

Some of ya newer followers seemed really surprised by that last digital speedpaint, so here’s a look back at some of my other attempts at digital painting :0 I’ve got a long way to go but I’m still pretty happy with some of these~

Especially that middle one, which was in the ECCC “Monsters and Dames” artbook. People kept coming up to my booth for a signature and refusing to believe I was the same artist.

Mary-Sensei, have you seen anything in japan you thought was really strange but everyone treated like the most normal thing in the world?

Snack Bars. It is the only kind of bar we have around here, and they’re EVERYWHERE. Basically, it’s a little bar with a few girls who pretend to be your buddy for the evening. The booze there is super overpriced, and sometimes the workers try to get you to buy them drinks. There’s also usually a karaoke machine that’ll run ya about 25 bucks for the night. They’re SO lonely and kinda depressing and expensive but it’s like the only place people go at night here unless they have a company party.

I once went to one out of curiosity and watched a waitress pull money out of a guy’s pocket to pay for his night, because he got so drunk he was passing out and didn’t even seem like he was having fun prior to that. BLEH.

I’d kill for a real bar the way we think of ‘em in America D;

Let’s Speak English #38!

On the flip side, I had a brief crush on a coworker that turned out to be in his mid 40s.

Lil’ late-night sketch turned speedpaint~~
The gal from Streaming Heart. Such a rockin’ song, and the animation gets crazy good in some parts~~

Lil’ late-night sketch turned speedpaint~~

The gal from Streaming Heart. Such a rockin’ song, and the animation gets crazy good in some parts~~

I found out Jet Set Radio was available for the Vita for only 10 bucks, so I’m finally playing this game! I still suck though XD
Mew is my favorite so far. I was bummed to find out they made her all Sexy for the sequel D;
Bless this 30 minute Sneakman (Toronto Mix) edit

I found out Jet Set Radio was available for the Vita for only 10 bucks, so I’m finally playing this game! I still suck though XD

Mew is my favorite so far. I was bummed to find out they made her all Sexy for the sequel D;

Bless this 30 minute Sneakman (Toronto Mix) edit

Click here for KB page 374!

Click here for KB page 374!

Cure Sunshine finally appeared! I loved that her whole initial arc was about not having to choose between being the tomboy or the girly girl. What a precious badass baby~~

Cure Sunshine finally appeared! I loved that her whole initial arc was about not having to choose between being the tomboy or the girly girl. What a precious badass baby~~

Can’t have one without the other!
I actually much prefer Cure Marine’s design when she’s in normal mode (same goes for Blossom, actually) but I needed a punch to go with them kicks ;0
And thanks to you guys, I now have Doremi. But that’s for LATER >:3

Can’t have one without the other!

I actually much prefer Cure Marine’s design when she’s in normal mode (same goes for Blossom, actually) but I needed a punch to go with them kicks ;0

And thanks to you guys, I now have Doremi. But that’s for LATER >:3

Morals education class? Why do they need to teach that? Are the Japanese really that mean that they need to force people to take a class on how to be nice?

Whoa whoa, cool your jets.

First off, Japanese schools take a much more active role in the kids’ upbringing than American schools do (at least in theory). Homeroom teachers are considered like a kind of third parent; They visit the homes of their students, and they’re often contacted when shit goes down. It’s considered partly their responsibility to make sure the kid grows up right.

Japanese culture tends to emphasize the community over the individual, more so than America. So they don’t necessarily just trust the parents to teach the kid everything they need to know the way we do. Luckily, religion and such doesn’t tend to be as much of an issue here as it would inevitably be if you tried to do this kind of thing in the US.

And seriously, considering how much I got bullied in middle school, I think some of the kids could have done with some extra reminders of good citizenship.

I was complaining about how much I hate Precure as a franchise on tumblr, but then people told me about Heartcatch Precure and it turns out it is the MOST PRECIOUS. I love the surprising amount of punchkicking that occurs in the name of FRIENDSHIP.
It makes me wanna watch Doremi, but I can’t find an active sub torrent of the first season for the life of me >;( wonk

I was complaining about how much I hate Precure as a franchise on tumblr, but then people told me about Heartcatch Precure and it turns out it is the MOST PRECIOUS. I love the surprising amount of punchkicking that occurs in the name of FRIENDSHIP.

It makes me wanna watch Doremi, but I can’t find an active sub torrent of the first season for the life of me >;( wonk