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Hey, so, school is out for the semester and I am now less dead than I was. And look, only a little over 300 messages to look through!

So how have you all been doing?

Unrelated, would anyone happen to have HQ tank scans of Hunter x Hunter vol 23 and by willing to send them to me?  If you do this, I promise to draw you hxh fanart =D…

Yah? So this is sort of exciting, as we've only been waiting ten+ years.

So those few of you who know how awesome this is, go spread the word, tell your friends, and we'll drum up some support for this sadly underappreciated work of awesome.

Now, I'm off to go bitch at Viz for not using the new and inexplicably hot kanzenban covers.

Hey, dA-- I haven't forgotten you guys! I've just been eaten by school. One day maybe I'll be back ;A;
stolen from AlexiusSana

What is the character you've drawn the most? (Can be original or fanart)

What colour do you often use?
Reds or oranges.

Any colour you are bad at using?
Purple. Blue, green, dark yellow. Cooler colors I don't like. I think a lot of people don't..?

When drawing people, where do you start?
Circle for the head, line for the shoulders and line for the spine. Once I get the basic directions down, I start filling in the shapes and anatomy of the torso to help where the hips and legs would fall, then add simple lines for those. It's sort of a balance between starting with an entire gesture (which for me, loses a lot of proportion) and starting with contour or detail, which can get very stiff.

What is a character only your eraser will love?
When I try to draw characters I don't have completeley planned out, I have to redraw them a lot.

Which of your works took the longest time?
I don't think I've spend enough time on any of them >_> I hate really finishing things, after I get the idea out, I almost get bored of it.

What techniques do you use when you want to improve in drawing?
Lots of sketches and observing other people art. I do a lot of studies, freehand copies, when I'm trying to get something specific down.

What art tools/media are you good with?
Photoshop. And I think I'm good with pencil, if I was still interested in super detailed or photorealism. And clay, I like clay.

Art tools/media you are bad at?
Anything dust based; charcoal, pastel, crayon... Although, I used to like conte crayon, but I never use it anymore. Watercolors, I'm pretty bad at, actually a lot of paint..

What do you think about your own art?
ha. aha.

Do you consult magazines for your drawings?
I do use a lot of reference, yes.

What do you like about your art?

What habits do you have while drawing?
I tend to make the same pose or expression. Or do Monk hands when I'm thinking about layout.

Are you good at drawing faces facing right?
I am extremely faceblind, so I really have no idea how well I draw faces at all. I'm starting to think I'm pretty bad, but I am working at it. As for approaching drawing someone facing a certain direction, I get sort of stuck in one or the other, like one day I'll only draw things facing left, and the next day it'll be the other way. But even then, I don't have a problem switching if I feel a certain drawing needs to be.

How frequently do you draw?
Everyday. This is my goal. Also, I only have two days without some sort of art class, and I usually do homework on those.

What do you do when you have artist's block?
I go watch cartoons :D

What must you have when you draw?
Tablet and computer, or pencil, eraser and pencil sharpener <-I'm sort of compulsive about that. I won't draw in pencil without a sharpener nearby.

Do you have a lot of stray lines (messy lineart)?
I like to keep lineart cleaner. But in sketching, I use as many lines as I need until it feels right, because I can always erase those.

What is drawing to you?
D:< It's a lot of frustration and embarrassment, but it doesn't feel right if I go too long without it.

Your goal from now on?
To suck less. I'd like to get more work finished so I can put together a decent portfolio.

Artists you've had influence from?
I can't keep track >o<

Artists you like?
Uhm, everyone. I have thousands of artwork saved to my computer, for inspiration and for fun. My walls at home are covered in Waterhouse, Bouguereau, Mucha, Franklin Booth, etc. I try to draw on art history as well as current styles.

Which is easier to draw, humans or animals?
Humans, I've had more practice and I can reference myself.

Please tell us the title(s) of your own comic(s)

Show us an old picture.
oh god why (from May 2004 o_o)

What is the first thing you would draw if we're talking about fantasy?
A bat-person. Or a castle, maybe.

Please draw your most beloved character… go five minute doodle, go!

When thinking of characters is it mostly female? male? or androgynous/no sex?
It's about evenly male/female. I think I only have one gender-neutral character. When designing characters, I like to decide gender early on, but I am willing to change it, if I feel they need it.

What did you draw yesterday?
Life drawing gestures.

What is the funnest part to draw?
Pfft, drawing isn't fun.

What part of other people's drawings do you notice first?
Composition, color, and key.

Regarding backgrounds, what is your method of making it easier to draw?
Don't think of it as background; I never draw a character and then try to place them. It's much easier to think of the layout first.

What colour coordinations do you like?

What character did you last draw?

Does your style change easily?
I have no style, therefore, yes.

What part of drawing do you pay most attention to?
It depends on what my focal point of the individual piece is.

How do you feel about drawing H pictures?

Do you like criticism from others?
I love. The meaner, the better. A good critique speeds up improvement so easily.

How many people do you normally draw per artwork?
One-two. I think it's too easy to get cluttered with more figures. Also, I am lazy, and like drawing characters more than drawing art.

When you were a kid did you think of become illustrator/comic artist/etc? If you did, do you still hold that dream now?
I did when I was really little. Now, I hate illustration, and while I would like to do some comics for myself, I would never want to do that for a living.

Ever got your artwork(s) stolen? If so, tell me your experience, how did you handle it?
No, not really. I don't know what I would do about it if I did; I'm not great at confronting people ._.

What do you least enjoy drawing?
I can hate almost anything if I'm forced to draw it over and over. Like, if a figure drawing class has only five minute drawings and the model does pretty much the same pose over and over, I might not make it thirty minutes, much less the full six hours.

Have you ever thought of giving up drawing?
I think about it a lot, yeah, but I really don't know what else I would be able to do. If I give up now, all that time and money will be wasted.

Have you ever been praised/admired for your drawing?
Maybe.. I can never tell if it's facetious or not. When people say nice things to me, I assume they are lying to be kind.
Because I'm the only one on the internet who didn't get tagged.  But wanted to ._.

10 things about frog art.  

1.I start my sketchbooks on the last page and work my way backward.  That way, when it's done the best work will be at the front, and the worst at the end.  Hopefully.

2.When I was little, I used to draw triangle people.  They were basically stick people, but with colored triangles for bodies, and three stick fingers and little 'L's for legs.  I used to fill huge construction paper pages of these guys.  I'm not sure why.

3.Drawing faces doesn't come naturally to me.  They're very hard for me to visualize, and so if I'm in a rush to finish something (esp sequential) it's the first thing I'll leave out (there are times when it's unintentional and I just didn't notice).  

4.I actually love drawing background and layout.  However, I don't think people are as interested in seeing them, so I don't draw them so much or post when I do.  

5.I have a very fragile ego.  In fourth grade, my teacher, without telling me, submitted a watercolor painting I'd done to some fancy competition thing where it got third place.  I was devastated and secretly swore never to draw again.  Man was I a drama queen.

6.I'm still really sensitive; whenever I get compliments on my art, I just assume the person is lying.  I know this can't the be the case all the time, but I can't get myself to believe otherwise.

7.Likewise, I love criticism.  No one of you can hate my art any worse than I do, so it's not like you can insult me.  And when I receive a really thought out critique, I think even if they don't like it, they at least care enough about me to spend their time and thoughts to help me suck less.  Ya know.  It's nice.

8.The best colors are red, brown and orange.

9.My dream is actually to be a linguist or a translator.  I don't know why I am an art major.

10.I hate everything I've ever drawn.  Everything.  I don't know how to stop doing this.  
So, there's this rumor that Viz bought the rights to Houshin Engi.  I have little to nil about this anywhere else on the interweb, and my raised hopes are wobbling a bit.

These are the scenarios I have formulated.  What do you all think?  

1. It was all a lie; if they weren't going to bring it stateside five years ago, why would they do it now?

2. It's sort of the truth, but they only bought the rights to sit on them forever and never translate and publish them.

3. They intended to release it, but plan on first mangling it beyond belief to match that godawful anime that somehow made it over here first, even though no one cares about that.  They are going to mutilate the translation and call it 'Soul Hunter' or something else horribly inappropriate.

4. They waited so long so they could use the reprints, with the amazingpretty covers, color inserts, large format and all.  And they're spending extra time and effort on the translation so that it is accurate and flows naturally, but still retains the feeling and style of the original.

5. What the hell is Houshin Engi?
I'm contractually obligated (by binding internet documents) to offer sketches to whomever wants.  It's supposed to be first five, but I'll probably do more .  I'll edit here when I'm over this, therefore, you're good until then.  

So, comment!  With a link or description for your own character(s), or chose a series I'm familiar with (or one I'm not, I can google), or you could just say anything to reserve a space and then note me.  That's also cool.

No more, thanks!  

1. Snitter
2. happyloveygirl
3. WendyChan

4. Cruzle
5. jetlace
6. MelonyChitwood
7. Kurapikalover
8. ShavingSheep

And if you like, offer the same thing in your journal, so that way it will never end.  
Somebody be my kingdom hearts friend?  I just played KHII and am about halfway through CoM, and it's sort of consumed my life.  And there has to be at least one person out there who is the same way.

So... yeah.  Come talk to me~~  *is lonely*
[edit]  I nicked the .css fix that's been floating around, and got the bars to go away (although they sometimes show up until the page completely loads. is annoying).  And now I'm getting the scrolling problems other people have mentioned, although I didn't have them before. XD  dA, you fail so hard, I don't even know how you managed this.  I mean, I have never seen another site mess up so amazingly.  *is off to find the .js fix*

I was mad before, now I just think it's funny.  *scrolls up to get down*


Re: v5

Dear dA…

No love,

reading: the moor's last sigh, the princess bride
listening: happy xmas - john lennon


Hi, summer school is over.  I will try to be less absent now.  (I am not sure anyone cares ._. )  There's about a month before regular school.. actually, I should really check if I will have internet at the apartment next semester...

So anyway.  Anything exciting going on with anyone?  Want comments on something I skipped during the last month and a half (or in general, for I am bad at communication) ?  Anything at all, I am here for you... you three people still here.  

*is lonely*
To clarify!  I turned 19 on 06/06/06 (it's been on the information on my page since forever) but most of the excitement was usurped by bad remakes of old movies and people blowing the whole satanic number thing out of proportion (it's an arbitrary calendar, for chrissake).  Otherwise, summer school is starting (ie. it should have already started and tomorrow is the last day to show up before getting dropped!  *must wake up*) so I'm missing my friends' trip to Alaska T_T  But today I got free fish!  When I bought five blood eye tetra, three buenos aires tetra for a total of 8 the cashier only rang up as 5 (I ran to my car believing once I started the engine, they couldn't make me pay for the rest) so that makes me a little happier.  

So how have you all been?
shh... my birthday is in a week!


koi, no mean words! >:(

On the off chance that anyone hasn't heard yet.

(I'm back in one.5 weeks!)

Okay, go to this site, click on the notebook, go to the TV in the right corner, and click on the remote, the power button and then the channel button.  You'll thank me later.

Oh wow, this has immediately rekindled my love of DN which all of a sudden disappated a long time ago during that one chapter if you've read it you know what I'm talking about ;_;
When I said March 19 what I really meant was in forty years when I retire.

School is sucking art juice out of me.  And I didn't have much to begin with.

Anyway, what's been going on with everyone here while I've been off?
Wow, I'm really behind on stuff.  So, um... see you March 19th?  

Sorry, when I don't have internet that message center piles up (because I watch too many people and don't check that thing enough) and the more there are the less inclined I am to fix it.  My apologies if I ignore you, it will be remedied.  One day.  Anyway.

Anyone want to be my lj buddy?  I'm there, but lonely, confused and afraid.  (all my random going-ons about movies and what-not will be there from now on.)

Now, because everything should leave on a happy note, I leave you to watch <a href=">this.  


It occurs to me that I never gave the link.

Do what you will with that.  (be warned, here, I sort of descend into a one person orgy of geekdom that even my close rl friends are spared.  I even feel the need to word my warning that way to further frighten off the normals.)
didn't want… on the front page
sounds: outside of a small circle of friends - ochs
words: the man who was thursday - chesterton

sorry I've been so out of it (if you really want to get in touch with me, I've been hanging out on aim and y!g</a> lately.)  But I'll get around to the last 100 or so messages hopefully soon.  

In even less interesting news, I had a dream where I was a Jedi, and that was almost more fun than flying dreams (btw, my last flying dream?  The same technology that allowed me and my unicycle to fly also allowed me to levitate baskets full of puppies.  But only puppies.)  But anyway, I must have been the worst Jedi ever.  Seriously, if there wasn't that jungle civil war and many-headed dinosaur distraction going on, I'd so get sent to agricorps.  

Someone recommend more Westerns to me.  And if anyone's seen the Yakuza Papers?  I've heard it's like Godfather in Japan with confusion, huge cast and senseless bloodshed-- all of which sounds wonderful to me.  

Also!  I have finally seen Crash, and that's definitely movie of the year for me.  Like, better than Brokeback Mountain (this, coming from me of all people).  Of course, I still haven't seen Munich (or Syriana, but that's not nominated I guess).  But, how could anything ever be better than that??  Oh, I love Don Cheadle even more now, if that's possible.  

Copy paste for yourself!  Show off that you read.  Because you do read, right?

b - read
i - didn' finish

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien (I gave up half way through RotK ^^; )
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman (That's for the whole trilogy right?  I only read the first one, and maybe the second)
4. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. 1984, George Orwell (I've always meant to finish this someday...)
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis (and the other six books, too.  god knows why.)
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte (I don't think I own a copy of this and it's one of my favorite books ever ;_; )
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corellis Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling (I'm not proud of this!!)
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy (I read Jude, and it wasn't so great at the beginning, but then it ended amazingly surprising and now I want to read more by hardy!)
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving (second favorite book ever!)
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson (I read it, but so long ago it no longer counts)
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl <3
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett  
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Susskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo (i want to so much i love those movies!!)
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnights Children, Salman Rushdie (what a random list..)
101. Three Men In A Boat, Jerome K. Jerome (my copy was stolen my parents >_< )
102. Small Gods, Terry Pratchett (I do need to borrow a copy of this to finish)
103. The Beach, Alex Garland
104. Dracula, Bram Stoker
105. Point Blanc, Anthony Horowitz
106. The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens
107. Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz
108. The Wasp Factory, Iain Banks
109. The Day Of The Jackal, Frederick Forsyth
110. The Illustrated Mum, Jacqueline Wilson
111. Jude The Obscure, Thomas Hardy
112. The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 1/2, Sue Townsend
113. The Cruel Sea, Nicholas Monsarrat
114. Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
115. The Mayor Of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy
116. The Dare Game, Jacqueline Wilson
117. Bad Girls, Jacqueline Wilson
118. The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
119. Shogun, James Clavell (can't remember if I finished it or not.  Either way, I want those hours of my life back.)
120. The Day Of The Triffids, John Wyndham
121. Lola Rose, Jacqueline Wilson
122. Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackeray
123. The Forsyte Saga, John Galsworthy
124. House Of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski
125. The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver
126. Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett
127. Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging, Louise Rennison
128. The Hound Of The Baskervilles, Arthur Conan Doyle
129. Possession, A. S. Byatt
130. The Master And Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
131. The Handmaids Tale, Margaret Atwood
132. Danny The Champion Of The World, Roald Dahl
133. East Of Eden, John Steinbeck
134. Georges Marvellous Medicine, Roald Dahl
135. Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett
136. The Color Purple, Alice Walker
137. Hogfather, Terry Pratchett
138. The Thirty-Nine Steps, John Buchan
139. Girls In Tears, Jacqueline Wilson
140. Sleepovers, Jacqueline Wilson
141. All Quiet On The Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque
142. Behind The Scenes At The Museum, Kate Atkinson
143. High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
144. It, Stephen King
145. James And The Giant Peach, Roald Dahl
146. The Green Mile, Stephen King
147. Papillon, Henri Charriere
148. Men At Arms, Terry Pratchett
149. Master And Commander, Patrick OBrian
150. Skeleton Key, Anthony Horowitz
151. Soul Music, Terry Pratchett
152. Thief Of Time, Terry Pratchett
153. The Fifth Elephant, Terry Pratchett
154. Atonement, Ian McEwan
155. Secrets, Jacqueline Wilson
156. The Silver Sword, Ian Serraillier
157. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, Ken Kesey (well, I didn't really care for the movie)
158. Heart Of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
159. Kim, Rudyard Kipling
160. Cross Stitch, Diana Gabaldon
161. Moby Dick, Herman Melville
162. River God, Wilbur Smith
163. Sunset Song, Lewis Grassic Gibbon
164. The Shipping News, Annie Proulx
165. The World According To Garp, John Irving (another one of my favorite books!)
166. Lorna Doone, R. D. Blackmore
167. Girls Out Late, Jacqueline Wilson
168. The Far Pavilions, M. M. Kaye
169. The Witches, Roald Dahl
170. Charlottes Web, E. B. White
171. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley (second or third favorite book ever.  seriously.)
172. They Used To Play On Grass, Terry Venables and Gordon Williams
173. The Old Man And The Sea, Ernest Hemingway
174. The Name Of The Rose, Umberto Eco
175. Sophies World, Jostein Gaarder (this is so so random.  Sophie's more of a textbook, though; where's solitaire mystery?)
176. Dustbin Baby, Jacqueline Wilson
177. Fantastic Mr. Fox, Roald Dahl
178. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
179. Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, Richard Bach
180. The Little Prince, Antoine De Saint-Exupery (if it's the same book in English.  I don't read French)
181. The Suitcase Kid, Jacqueline Wilson
182. Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens
183. The Power Of One, Bryce Courtenay
184. Silas Marner, George Eliot
185. American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
186. The Diary Of A Nobody, George and Weedon Gross-mith
187. Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh (I didn't know that was a book i need to find it)
188. Goosebumps, R. L. Stine (quite a few way back when)
189. Heidi, Johanna Spyri
190. Sons And Lovers, D. H. Lawrence
191. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
192. Man And Boy, Tony Parsons
193. The Truth, Terry Pratchett
194. The War Of The Worlds, H. G. Wells
195. The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans
196. A Fine Balance, Rohinton Mistry
197. Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchett
198. The Once And Future King, T. H. White
199. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle omgyes!
200. Flowers In The Attic, Virginia Andrews
201. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien
202. The Eye of the World, Robert Jordan (ewewewew)
203. The Great Hunt, Robert Jordan
204. The Dragon Reborn, Robert Jordan
205. Fires of Heaven, Robert Jordan
206. Lord of Chaos, Robert Jordan
207. Winters Heart, Robert Jordan
208. A Crown of Swords, Robert Jordan
209. Crossroads of Twilight, Robert Jordan
210. A Path of Daggers, Robert Jordan
211. As Nature Made Him, John Colapinto
212. Microserfs, Douglas Coupland
213. The Married Man, Edmund White
214. Winters Tale, Mark Helprin
215. The History of Sexuality, Michel Foucault
216. Cry to Heaven, Anne Rice
217. Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe, John Boswell
218. Equus, Peter Shaffer
219. The Man Who Ate Everything, Jeffrey Steingarten
220. Letters To A Young Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke
221. Ella Minnow Pea, Mark Dunn
222. The Vampire Lestat, Anne Rice (that's the one I skipped! XD )
223. Anthem, Ayn Rand
224. The Bridge To Terabithia, Katherine Paterson
225. Tartuffe, Moliere
226. The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
227. The Crucible, Arthur Miller
228. The Trial, Franz Kafka
229. Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
230. Oedipus at Colonus, Sophocles
231. Death Be Not Proud, John Gunther
232. A Dolls House, Henrik Ibsen
233. Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen
234. Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton (sucked.)
235. A Raisin In The Sun, Lorraine Hansberry
236. ALIVE!, Piers Paul Read
237. Grapefruit, Yoko Ono (waitwhat?)
238. Trickster Makes This World, Lewis Hyde
240. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
241. Chronicles of Thomas Convenant, Unbeliever, Stephen Donaldson
242. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
242. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon
243. Summerland, Michael Chabon
244. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole (nigh on unreadable)
245. Candide, Voltaire
246. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, Roald Dahl
247. Ringworld, Larry Niven
248. The King Must Die, Mary Renault (oh i think this is the one I didn't-- I do love renault, though.)
249. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein
250. A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L’Engle
251. The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde (hahaha)
252. The House Of The Seven Gables, Nathaniel Hawthorne
253. The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne (omghate)
254. The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan
255. The Great Gilly Hopkins, Katherine Paterson
256. Chocolate Fever, Robert Kimmel Smith
257. Xanth: The Quest for Magic, Piers Anthony
258. The Lost Princess of Oz, L. Frank Baum
259. Wonder Boys, Michael Chabon
260. Lost In A Good Book, Jasper Fforde
261. Well Of Lost Plots, Jasper Fforde
261. Life Of Pi, Yann Martel
263. The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver
264. A Yellow Raft In Blue Water, Michael Dorris
265. Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder
267. Where The Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
268. Griffin & Sabine, Nick Bantock
269. Witch of Blackbird Pond, Joyce Friedland
270. Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of NIMH, Robert C. O’Brien
271. Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt
272. The Cay, Theodore Taylor
273. From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg
274. The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster (oh memories!)
275. The Westing Game, Ellen Raskin
276. The Kitchen Gods Wife, Amy Tan
277. The Bone Setters Daughter, Amy Tan
278. Relic, Duglas Preston & Lincolon Child
279. Wicked, Gregory Maguire
280. American Gods, Neil Gaiman
281. Misty of Chincoteague, Marguerite Henry
282. The Girl Next Door, Jack Ketchum
283. Haunted, Judith St. George
284. Singularity, William Sleator
285. A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson
286. Different Seasons, Stephen King
287. Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk (i read something else, lullaby I think. meh.)
288. About a Boy, Nick Hornby
289. The Bookmans Wake, John Dunning
290. The Church of Dead Girls, Stephen Dobyns
291. Illusions, Richard Bach
292. Magics Pawn, Mercedes Lackey (bwahahaha!)
293. Magics Promise, Mercedes Lackey
294. Magics Price, Mercedes Lackey
295. The Dancing Wu Li Masters, Gary Zukav
296. Spirits of Flux and Anchor, Jack L. Chalker
297. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
298. The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices, Brenda Love
299. Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace
300. The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison
301. The Cider House Rules, John Irving (this was not as good as I was led to believe it was going to be.)
302. Enders Game, Orson Scott Card (when I was nine I wanted to be Ender ^^)
303. Girlfriend in a Coma, Douglas Coupland
304. The Lions Game, Nelson Demille
305. The Sun, The Moon, and the Stars, Stephen Brust
306. Cyteen, C. J. Cherryh
307. Foucaults Pendulum, Umberto Eco
308. Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
309. Invisible Monsters, Chuck Palahniuk
310. Camber of Culdi, Kathryn Kurtz
311. The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
312. War and Rememberance, Herman Wouk
313. The Art of War, Sun Tzu
314. The Giver, Lois Lowry (half an hour waiting at a bookstore, got about half way through it and talk about unengaging.)
315. The Telling, Ursula Le Guin
316. Xenogenesis (or Liliths Brood), Octavia Butler
317. A Civil Campaign, Lois McMaster Bujold
318. The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold
319. The Aeneid, Publius Vergilius Maro (Vergil)
320. Hanta Yo, Ruth Beebe Hill
321. The Princess Bride, S. Morganstern (or William Goldman)
322. Beowulf, Anonymous (and in old english!  I had a crazy jr high eng teacher)
323. The Sparrow, Maria Doria Russell (man was that unreadable)
324. Deerskin, Robin McKinley
325. Dragonsong, Anne McCaffrey (meh.)
326. Passage, Connie Willis (omglove.  connie willis is genius and everything she writes is so wonderful <3)
327. Otherland, Tad Williams
328. Tigana, Guy Gavriel Kay
329. Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
330. Beloved, Toni Morrison
331. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christs Childhood Pal, Christopher Moore (I lent my (borrowed) copy out and now I don't know where it is!! ;_; no one ruin the ending XDDD )
332. The mysterious disappearance of Leon, I mean Noel, Ellen Raskin
333. Summer Sisters, Judy Blume
334. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Victor Hugo
335. The Island on Bird Street, URI Orlev
336. Midnight in the Dollhouse, Marjorie Filley Stover
337. The Miracle Worker, William Gibson
338. The Genesis Code, John Case
339. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevensen
340. Paradise Lost, John Milton (tried and failed0
341. Phantom, Susan Kay
342. The Mummy or Ramses the Damned, Anne Rice
343. Anno Dracula, Kim Newman
344: The Dresden Files: Grave Peril, Jim Butcher
345: Tokyo Suckerpunch, Issac Adamson
346: The Winter of Magics Return, Pamela Service
347: The Oddkins, Dean R. Koontz
348. My Name is Asher Lev, Chaim Potok
349. The Last Goodbye, Raymond Chandler
350. At Swim, Two Boys, Jaime ONeill (it's on my to-read list!)
351. Othello, by William Shakespeare
352. The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas (i don't know the publication, but I've read most of his poems...)
353. The Collected Poems of William Butler Yeats (again, dunno the book, but i'm familiar with yeats)
354. Sati, Christopher Pike
355. The Inferno, Dante
356. The Apology, Plato
357. The Small Rain, Madeline L’Engle
358. The Man Who Tasted Shapes, Richard E Cytowick
359. 5 Novels, Daniel Pinkwater
360. The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Juliet Marillier
361. Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
362. To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf
363. Our Town, Thorton Wilder
364. Green Grass Running Water, Thomas King
335. The Interpreter, Suzanne Glass
336. The Moors Last Sigh, Salman Rushdie (reading!)
337. The Mother Tongue, Bill Bryson
338. A Passage to India, E.M. Forster loved
339. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
340. The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux
341. Pages for You, Sylvia Brownrigg
342. The Changeover, Margaret Mahy
343. Howls Moving Castle, Diana Wynne Jones
344. Angels and Demons, Dan Brown
345. Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo
346. Shosha, Isaac Bashevis Singer
347. Travels With Charley, John Steinbeck
348. The Diving-bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
349. The Lunatic at Large by J. Storer Clouston
350. Time for Bed by David Baddiel
351. Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold
352. Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre
353. The Bloody Sun by Marion Zimmer Bradley
354. Sewer, Gas, and Eletric by Matt Ruff
355. Jhereg by Steven Brust
356. So You Want To Be A Wizard by Diane Duane
357. Perdido Street Station, China Mieville
358. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Anne Bronte
359. Road-side Dog, Czeslaw Milosz
360. The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
361. Neuromancer, William Gibson
362. The Epistemology of the Closet, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
363. A Canticle for Liebowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr
364. The Mask of Apollo, Mary Renault <3
365. The Gunslinger, Stephen King
366. Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare (I have read remarkably little shakespeare.)
367. Childhoods End, Arthur C. Clarke
368. A Season of Mists, Neil Gaiman
369. Ivanhoe, Walter Scott
370. The God Boy, Ian Cross
371. The Beekeepers Apprentice, Laurie R. King
372. Finn Family Moomintroll, Tove Jansson
373. Misery, Stephen King
374. Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters
375. Hood, Emma Donoghue
376. The Land of Spices, Kate O’Brien
377. The Diary of Anne Frank (historically significant does not equal good reading.)
378. Regeneration, Pat Barker
379. Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
380. Dreaming in Cuban, Cristina Garcia
381. A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
382. The View from Saturday, E.L. Konigsburg
383. Dealing with Dragons, Patricia Wrede
384. Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss
385. A Severed Wasp - Madeleine LEngle
386. Here Be Dragons - Sharon Kay Penman
387. The Mabinogion (Ancient Welsh Tales) - translated by Lady Charlotte E. Guest
388. The DaVinci Code - Dan Brown
389. Desire of the Everlasting Hills - Thomas Cahill
390. The Cloister Walk - Kathleen Norris
391. The Things We Carried, Tim O’Brien
392. I Know This Much Is True, Wally Lamb
393. Choke, Chuck Palahniuk
394. Enders Shadow, Orson Scott Card
395. The Memory of Earth, Orson Scott Card (I can't actually remember what this is, it sounds like homecoming saga, but whatever, if it's card, i've probably read it.)
396. The Iron Tower, Dennis L. McKiernen
397. Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
398. A Ring of Endless Light, Madeline L’Engle
399. Lords of Discipline, Pat Conroy
400. Hyperion, Dan Simmons
401. If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, Jon McGregor
402. The Bridge, Iain Banks
403. How to Be Good, Nick Hornby
404. The Stone Diaries, Carol Shields
405. A Map of the World, Jane Hamilton
406. Eragon, Christopher Paolini
407. A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket
408. I'm a Stranger Here Myself, Bill Bryson
409. The Neverending Story, Michael Ende
410. The Shining, Stephen King
411. The Alien Chronicles, Deborah Chester
412. Redwall, Brian Jacques
413. Mossflower, Brian Jacques
414. The Iliad, Homer
415. Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes
416. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
417. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
418. The Odyessy, Homer
sounds: picture book - kinks
words: more smut fanfics lordgetmeawayfromtheinternet

There are rumors about new Futurama movies.  This brings me honest to goodness glee.  

Clone Wars season two won the annie for best television animation (over Foster's and Avatar), and this also makes me very happy.  (and it helps me deal with that RotS will most likely lose oscars to some atrocities like King Kong or Goblet of Fire >_< )  

They keep taking Arrested Development away from me, but this time it's forever for sure?  ;_;  These are the same people who cancelled my <a href=">Wonderfalls, aren't they.  Why do they not know what good TV is?

Oh, on the subject of what isn't good TV, House has become nigh on unwatchable (except that I still love Wilson, and that whole dynamic) and Monk is just... argh.  I think it should switch and be about those new detectives and the illterate bounty hunter.  They make me happy.  As does the Office, which everyone should be watching.  
sounds: walter - kinks
words: sin city - frank miller

This is what happens when I don't have cable:

Jumping Jack Flash -- Whoopi goldberg is just funny, and that's all there is to it.  The creepy, disembodied hand is the new 'in' joke.  

Amadeus -- unnecessarily long (should have gotten the one with twenty minutes cut out).  But still enjoyable.  I love those hats so bad.  And I finally admitted I have a bl problem when I realised I was getting a mozart / salieri vibe.  

Godfather -- Greatest movie ever.  But does nothing to assuage my fear of opera.

Purple Rose of Cairo -- fun to analyse, annoying to sit through.  And woody allen wasn't even starring, and it was still grating.  We're watching Shadows and Fog next week.  I get this feeling that'll be painful.

Pirates of the Carribean -- Crossdressing zombie pirates.  There's no part of that I don't love.  (and the previews for the sequel?  Johnny Depp was so doing the Harrison Ford trying to blow out the cooking fire thing.)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly -- speaking of harrison ford, that second or so scene was very much stolen by lucas for the cantina shoot-out.  But anyway, this was a very, very sexy movie.  And I was reading through the pamphlet thing that came with the dvd and Ebert is such a pompous jerk!  I know he only likes movies with young naked women but still.  

The Killing -- very good for a movie with not really any sympathetic characters.  The heist and the bit at the end were so so wonderful.

Revenge of the Sith -- Yeah well...  Otherwise, I go into cheesy-dialogue withdrawel.

and on that subject, I really want this, but I can't think of who I could play it with, besides my brother.  Sibling belligerence aside, he's the only one with whom I can start a conversation saying "so why is ki adi mundi's head such a strange shape?"  

So anyway, what's your favorite movie?  

(I'm actually considering getting an lj account just so I have another outlet for spam and don't have to bother you good people all the time.)
sounds: cello song - nick drake
words: sin city - miller

nabbed from our

(a lot of these seemed very repetitive or I didn't care to know so I took them out.)

1. Why do you watch me? (if you're just too lazy to unwatch, that's also fine.)
2. If you don't comment, why not?
3. What do you like about my artwork?  What do you not like?
4. What style of mine do you like most?
5. What do you want me to draw more of?
6. Who's your favorite creation o' mine? (if you know any at all I unconditionally love you)
7. Which character or series do you want to see more of?

(I talk a lot, so, uh, just go by numbers instead of trying to unmangle that thing?)


to anyone else obsessively watching for updates like me, awsdjk;dfj chuuousama and that wonderful staple coat and it's all white and beautiful and guh.  *paws ineffectively at the screen*  That's the best thing I've ever seen in my whole life and all the other ones look ten times better irl than they do on that site and I can't wait until 2/3.  *w*