Hello and welcome to Keba's Anime and Manga Place (KAAMP for short)! Here at KAAMP, I write about anime and manga that I have seen/read as well as my views on them. I'll also post about my original stories from time to time.

Just beware that some of my posts contain spoilers. I'll put them in spoiler tags just in case.

KAAMP's history: KAAMP was created in July 2002 by yours truly. It was a sloppy-looking website on Yahoo's now defunct Geocities. I posted my anime fan art on that site. Also, for a time, I posted my thoughts on the few anime series that I had seen. Now that I look back on it, my thoughts were rather ill-informed (is that even a word?) because I had only seen bits and pieces of anime dubs. Now that I've seen more series, I think that my commentary on various anime will be a little better than before.

So, come on in and stay awhile! KAAMP is now in session.

I Caved

I said I wouldn't watch any fan subs, but I had to see this clip with my own eyes.

Hmm... I guess it wasn't just me that caved. LOL. Dorkiest commentary ever.

By the way, if theO ever has some kind of con meetup that I go to, I will greet every one of you in a similar manner. Be prepared for this:

You: ...
Me: ...
You: KEBA~!
Me: CAP'N~! ♪
*High fives.*
*Slaps around.*

Everybody watching would be like: O_o;;

Yeah.... OK, so maybe I wouldn't call you "cap'n". And I wouldn't be topless (much to your relief). And we wouldn't be in a prison. Would the building that we'd be in fall down? Probably not. PROBABLY not.

Have I lost my mind? You betcha! ♪

Over My Head

No, I'm not talking about that song by The Fray. *Shot.* I'm talking about gearing up for 2015.

To start off, I have to finish four more prizes and a Secret Santa pic before the year is done. Then I'm going to be sketching one character per day starting January 1. I hope I can keep up the pace-- especially since I'll likely be watching anime all the while to find more characters to sketch.

In addition to that, I'd like to do some more drawings. I bought this marker board type paper stuff and I've been dying to try it out. I might use it for some OC pictures.

Aside from otaku-related endeavors, I have to get my act together and play my guitar more. I keep procrastinating no matter what kind of incentive I give myself.

Other things I should do are open up an online store to sell my knitting or get a fourth job. I'd rather do the former unless I'm hired for some kind of dream job. Either way, with that and my other jobs, I don't know if I'm going to find the time for everything.

I know most of this is fun stuff that I WANT to do rather than HAVE to do, but still I feel stressed about it. If you haven't noticed, I'm a very ambitious person with very little drive. Stupid depression getting in the way of life.

Where was I going with this? I have no idea. It kind of turned into a vent post. At least it's better than going crazy in solitude.

Gimme Anime!

I have a bit of a problem. For those of you in the Sketch Marathon, you might know what it is. While sketching 365 characters isn't a problem (challenge, yes, but not a problem... yet), I have to figure out 365 characters that I want to sketch.

I've written down a list of series to sketch characters from, although I haven't figured out which ones to sketch from each series. Who do I include? Who do I exclude?

I'm going to draw more characters from the series that I really, really like as opposed to the ones that I only kinda like. Still, my list of series is kind of pitiful since some of those that I'm really into, I haven't finished. I'm trying to group these drawings by series, so I don't want to sketch characters from a series that I haven't finished, only to find, after the fact, that I wanted to draw that one character that they hadn't introduced yet.

And even if I do finish all those series, do I have enough characters to carry me through to the end of the year?

I never thought I'd say this anytime soon, but do you people have any anime you could recommend to me? I'd prefer short series (30 episodes or less) without anything... graphic. It's OK if you mention series that I already watch/watched/want to watch anyway-- there might be sequels and OVAs.

I leave you now with a final thought. ♪

Do you know the anime
Do you know your anime
Well gotta know the anime (oh-ey) ♬

Oops. Now that song is probably stuck in your head. Please select one of the following responses: (1) I'm sorry. (2) You're welcome.

Nominate a Friend

Attention Otakuites! Our beloved admin, ItachiSasuke, needs your help!

For the whole month of December Ita-san is featuring users on theO's official Facebook page. So far, Hifsa, Toya, and Nikkeh have all had their work featured. Since it's one member per day, there are 28 more people to be featured. That's where you come in.

Please PM ItachiSasuke with your nominations. Don't leave any comments about who you're nominating-- it's a surprise.

If you're wondering, I have nominated someone... then I nominated someone else... and then I nominated three more (I hope they'll all be featured soon). I'm guessing there must be some repeat nominees, so you can nominate more than one person. Just don't list 28 people; that might give Ita-san a hard time.

Something else that would be helpful is to include some Fan Works of your nominee(s). Maybe you could even say what you like about the nominee(s) or their work. Have fun with it. Spread the lo~ve. ♪

Help Request

Would anyone be willing to give me a one-on-one digital art lesson? I'm coloring the prizes that I'm constantly talking about, but the highlighting and shading look UGLY. I want these prizes to be worth the wait (it's been almost half a year) and I'd really appreciate some help on making them the best that they can be.

I guess we could arrange a time, I'd PM you a join.me link, and you'd just make comments about my work. If you have a better idea than that, I'd love to hear it.

Thank you very much!

Edit: I hate to be annoying, but I'm going to bump this post occasionally.

Edit Part Deux: After a YouTube video and some experimenting, I think I have a lot more clarity, and can proceed on the pictures. Thanks for your offers of support, everyone.