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.

Well Then

One month of the year has gone by and no finished art from me. I guess I'm not making my New Year's resolution quota. Oddly enough, I'm not that disappointed. I, at least, made some progress on two different pictures in the past 31 days. Hopefully I'll get something done this month.

You know, it's a little sad that this World has devolved from my opinions on anime to non-updates on my art. Oh well. It is what it is.

Incoming Livestream!

Would anyone be interested in seeing a livestream today? (Might delete this later if there is no interest.)

Update: AAAAAHHHH! I forgot about this! And now my streaming program wants to update. And it's taking forever. I am soooooooo sorry!

It's about 6:30 CST as I type this. Am I too late?

Update part deux: Finally working. Join me!

Planning for OC Polls

It looks as though people wanted to do the OC Polls/Countdown comic thing the most. Now comes the planning part.

Should I revamp Fiction Feedback Central to use as our HQ? I think that makes sense, but if anyone has any objections, I'll take them into consideration. I swear I won't delete anyone's posts. I don't even know if I can delete guest posts, but if I can, I won't.

Now, when should this start? I wanted to start at the beginning of the year, but that might be too sudden. When would you guys like it to start? I was thinking that sign ups would start at the beginning of the year, and the event would launch in March, but if you want it to start at a different month, let me know.

So far, there is only one requirement: you must have at least 5 original characters (fan characters count, too).

If you have any additional comments, well, comment! I'd love to hear from you.

Update: It's January. The only reason I haven't posted sign-ups is because I'd like a little more feedback on the questions above, and who would be interested in this event. I'll try to have the sign-ups open before the end of the week.

Update part deux: I'm going to use Fiction Feedback Central as our home base for this new event AND keep the option to post stories and the like within the revamped World. I'll move the intro to a post and link to it. Please Pardon My Dust.

Update the Third: I encountered a bug that's preventing me from working on the World. I have already reported it. My sincerest apologies.

Edit free-4-all: I realized the problem was on MY end and that adding the BREAK tag with brackets without adding a blank line above and below it resulted in the whole post not showing up. I'm going to work on that World now.

New Year's Resolutions or Not

I usually end my year with a post on theO about my art resolutions. Oddly enough, I don't have many this year. In fact, I can only think of three.

1. Draw one picture each month (for an end-of-year art meme)
2. Finish those drawings that are currently lying around half-finished
3. Draw and develop my OCs more

And now for something slightly off the subject: If you have anything to say about the OC Poll/Countdown, please read my previous post.

Is It Too Early...?

Is it too early to be thinking about next year? I just had some ideas for events and I want to jot them down before I forget.

Anime of the Month: This event will last as long as we want it to. Basically, we pick an anime each month and celebrate that anime for the entire month. We'd make Fan Works and World posts declaring our feelings for said anime. The only drawback I can see to this is that not everyone has seen every anime, and even if they have, not everyone LIKES the same anime.

OC Popularity Polls: Everyone makes a World post introducing their OC nominees. The OCs will make their cases (i.e. you write in-character) about why they should be voted for. Then, the other participants vote for (or rank) everyone else's OCs by sending PMs to the OCs' creators. At the very end, each person makes a fan comic ranking the top OCs as voted by everyone else. Yes, I know this one is kind of involved.

Valentine's Day/White Day: My basic understanding of how Japan celebrates these holidays are that girls give gifts to boys on Valentine's and the boys reciprocate on White Day. I could be totally wrong, though. In any case, this'll be kind of like a Secret Santa with a twist. The "girls" will be artists and the "boys" will be wallpaper makers. The "girls" draw fan art for the "boys" and the "boys" will incorporate the art into a wallpaper. The reason I put "girls" and "boys" in quotes is because you don't have to be a girl to make art or a boy to make wallpapers. This is an ambitious undertaking and I haven't figured out all the details. Still, I think we can make this work.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Giant gummy lizards? Let me know what you think.