Just a Nerd (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/30/14 | Reply
Well, I have two more years, but knowing me I doubt I'll stop this comic completely - even after posting this I wondered if maybe I should just slow down production to 12 comics per chapter instead of 15, to give a bit more leg room for slow/busy weeks. I'll give it a week to feel my way around my workload for the upcoming semester and see if I can manage a few comics.
Senior Otaku++ | Posted 12/30/14 | Reply
GASP! Usagi, I live to read your updates! They're super cute and hilarious--and while I must admit I have an INTENSE NEED for an adventures of space cat pullover--and I just love the feeling of getting to see a Randomosity U update.
How many years do you have left in college? Do you think you can at least give us occasional updates until you graduate? I just don't wanna see this comic end so suddenly. I would be so sad :'(
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/22/14 | Reply
Not duck, turkey!
hadtoomucheggnogg (Senior Otaku) | Posted 11/07/14 | Reply
Are feeling like a George in armor waiting to be eaten alive by the exam? Dragons call humans George for some funny reason. (Look it up in fantasy lit when you have the spare time.) Remember school first then anime.
Otaku Legend | Posted 08/09/14 | Reply
This comic is so great!!! Keep up the good work!
Senior Otaku++ | Posted 07/30/14 | Reply
"Don't worry about a thing, / 'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."
-Bob Marley, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"
Just a Nerd (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 07/30/14 | Reply
No problem. ^^; Sorry if that came off weird at all.
Oh. Alright. Thanks!
To be totally honest, I just went down to the layer I had the bg color on, and just erased those areas where the text was.
Senior Otaku++ | Posted 07/29/14 | Reply
Okay, thanks. I'll have to play around with my techniques some more, since usually I use the turnip pen cranked up to 50 or more. Though I always start my comics out on an A4 size file and then shrink them in MS Paint to fit file constraints.
How did you get the white backing on comic 112? I see a lot of people with words on their art/comics that has that white backing (or even a colored one) and all I can ever do is stare in confused wonder.
Just a Nerd (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 07/28/14 | Reply
Depends on which comic/comics we're talking about.
For the latest comic, I used the G-Pen tool for the inking in Manga Studio 5, at about 9 or 10 pixels in size. I also cranked up the stabilizer just a bit, I think (but maybe I did that for one of the paintbrush tools, I can't remember).
For all other digitally-inked comics in this series, I use a basic hardline brush tool in Photoshop Elements 5 (if you have any version of the Wacom Bamboo tablet, it likely came with one version or other of Photoshop Elements in the software package) at about 5 pixels (sometimes 3).
And for the hand-drawn comics, I almost literally use any black ink pen I can find (but never ballpoint if I can help it), and shade with the 10-pack grayscale set of dual-brush pens from Tombo. Hand-colored comics are done mostly in Copic marker, with help from Prismacolor markers and pencils as needed.
Hope that helps! And sorry if it's too much info - I tried to break it up into different paragraphs to make it easier to read.
Senior Otaku++ | Posted 07/28/14 | Reply
Which tool do you use to do your inking? I like the look of it, and can never get my lineart to look just right for some reason...
Senior Otaku++ | Posted 07/19/14 | Reply
Ahah, aww, I've heard about how humidity can make people's hair go insane, but I've been fortunate enough to never really experience it myself. Maybe my hair is too thick? It's like a sponge when wet, to where I literally have to squeeze it out to get all the water out.
//awkward comment is awkward
hadtoomucheggnogg (Senior Otaku) | Posted 07/10/14 | Reply
Yes,it's too late. Unless someone changed the rules you still need to be in your teens when you become one.
Just a Nerd (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 05/17/14 | Reply
The sleeping woman, rather. ^^; That's my mom.
Otakuite+ | Posted 05/17/14 | Reply
[looking @ Comic 106] Who's the sleeping guy?
Otaku Legend | Posted 04/07/14 | Reply
Fancy! I go to USU. I always find it exciting when I figure out someone online lives in the same state as me. There's not many people from Utah online.
Just a Nerd (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 04/07/14 | Reply
Yep, at least during the school year I do since I go to BYU. :D
Wait....if you go to Anime Banzai does that mean you live in Utah? 'cause I live in Utah! I haven't been to con yet though... :T
Otakuite+ | Posted 03/19/14 | Reply
Omg!!! Mlp fans unite!!!
The episode where rose and the doctor get separated, I cried. Sooooo sad
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/07/14 | Reply
I don't think this is what Pres. Monson had in mind when he said this, but you never know.
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/03/14 | Reply
I really, REALLY wish to someday get to see a Zelgadis cosplayer so I can take a picture with him. One year at Banzai I saw a Lina and Amelia pair; they were very funny and we joked about how Zel had gone off to the dealer hall to look for his cure and Gourry was probably lost somewhere. Also saw a Xelloss and a Zangulus that year (the swordsman with the big hat that's always wanting to fight Gourry.)
Otakuite+ | Posted 01/17/14 | Reply
I like Doraemon's derp face. ^^
Senior Otaku++ | Posted 11/02/13 | Reply
"I know I probably shouldn't, but..."
*groundskeeper jumps out from leaf pile*
*dies of laughter*
That one was really funny! *wipes tear from eye*
Just a Nerd (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 10/12/13 | Reply
Wha? It did? @A@ I haven't seen that episode yet!
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 10/12/13 | Reply
This whole face-plant-to-the-sketchpad-charcoal-on-face did happen in 'Hidamari Sketch'.
Just a Nerd (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 08/20/13 | Reply
Well yeah, this particular example was exaggerated quite a bit. ^^;
Senior Otaku++ | Posted 08/20/13 | Reply
Comic 74: I do that all the time (except not to the degree of "all hail the glow cloud" + zombified look), and my parents keep freaking out on me. And every time, I say, "It's a [...] thing, I'm not crazy!"
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 07/01/13 | Reply
I think they consider them as small, sharp weapons. Last time I checked anyway; the airlines should have on their website what they allow and what they don't. It was kinda funny last time I flew; it was Southwest and a parachute is considered by them to be acceptable as a carry-on. Y'know, in case you change your mind mid-flight or something.
Just a Nerd (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 06/29/13 | Reply
Wait, you can't bring nail clippers? o.O; Or is that just in your carry-on?
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 06/29/13 | Reply
Yeah, I've actually 'smuggled' nail clippers and stuff through security. Though last time I flew, I couldn't take the 20 oz. soda I'd just bought from a terminal vending machine through; I had to get out of line and drink it all before I could pass.
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 06/10/13 | Reply
Having worked for AT&T when they were handling Apple products, I think I heard stuff like this. Oh yeah. The Apple tech guys would transfer people over to us FOR TECH SUPPORT.
The Hero of Time (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 05/19/13 | Reply
This is perfect!
when I was younger and still owned a bike, I pretended I was playing Quidditch XD
and yeah, they are tough to draw 0_0
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 04/20/13 | Reply
I talk to my stuffed animals too when I sew them up, then we share a cookie or something.
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/30/13 | Reply
Ah, yes, newbies; worst are the newbies who feel they know and can judge everything.
Just a Nerd (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/29/13 | Reply
You would think so, but then this person was also fairly new-ish to anime in general, so that could have been why besides the age difference.
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/29/13 | Reply
People should know about Sailor Moon since the manga's being re-released and the anime's being rebooted.
Just a Nerd (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/05/13 | Reply
XD I know, right?
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/05/13 | Reply
What a time for the Dragon Slave Spell to be fictional.
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 01/18/13 | Reply
Yeah, some days it really doesn't seem worth it to get up in the cold and snow.
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 10/13/12 | Reply
Hey, when your foot falls asleep, you gotta do something; otherwise you'll start twitching from the tingling and that'll look really weird!
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 10/01/12 | Reply
I've done blanket cloaks before, mostly when I was up in Rexburg where it's freezing the majority of the time.
Just a Nerd (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 09/24/12 | Reply
o.o ... Yeah, that is decidedly worse. This story was from a friend of mine who works in a call center, though, so this particular strip doesn't really relate an experience of my own.
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 09/24/12 | Reply
You can hear worse background noises as a call-center worker, I'll tell you that right now. Like when a furious father suddenly starts cussing out his angry teenage daughter and suddenly the call is cut off.
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 09/14/12 | Reply
I used to sing 'A Maiden's Prayer' from Slayers NEXT when I worked the Ricks cafeteria sometimes.
The Hero of Time (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 07/13/12 | Reply
Lol! Nice reaction :P
Just a Nerd (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 06/19/12 | Reply
Yeah, Megatokyo's pretty much one of the only reasons I can understand it.
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 06/19/12 | Reply
Mine has improved by reading Megatokyo. But I don't speak it much.
Just a Nerd (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 06/18/12 | Reply
XD (I'm fluent in understanding for the most part, just not in speaking/typing it.)
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 06/18/12 | Reply
PH33R T3H CR4Y0NZ! PH33R TH3M W/7H MUCH PH33R! (Um, how are your leet-comprehension skills?)
Senior Otaku+ | Posted 04/12/12 | Reply
aw the umbreon isnt shiny i'm a random one to when i'm hyper and i'm good at rpuing as umbral and my normal realife fursonna is an umbreon and my non eeveelution is a Lucario
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/29/12 | Reply
Ha, I hate those moments when you say hi to someone and talk to them because you know them from SOMEWHERE, but where?
Traditional Artist (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 03/03/12 | Reply
Didnt i commented on this yet..? Aww i'm so sorry if i didnt..See i favourited it..Well this is a very awesome drawing..Nice big blue eyes..Wait that sounds familiar..MMMM
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