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.

The Summer Event Is Here

You can either visit my Portfolio or click here to view the event. Don't forget to sign up in the designated post!

In other news, it seems like none of my Manga Studio files transferred to my new computer. Fortunately, the hard drive of my old computer is still functioning, so I may have a chance of getting them back. Anyone know how to do that?

Don't worry about the paragraph I crossed out. I found a way, and they're now on my computer. I am relieved!

Officially Back

My new computer just came in yesterday. I couldn't be more thrilled. Well, I could, but who's keeping score? I'm still very happy.

I spent a good chunk of time reinstalling all my programs. I'm still not quite done. At least I can do digital art again. I've been working hard on a bunch of drawings, and I'll finally get to finish them. When they're all done, I want to do some art trades. I'm also thinking about starting a Wallpaper Challenge.

For those of you who want to know about my summer event, I'll reveal it on the 20th. I would have announced it earlier, but you know, it'd be hard to host without a functional computer.

I'm so glad to be back, you guys! Thank you all for your support-- I read every message you left on my previous post. *Hugs everyone.*

[Explitives Go Here] UPDATE

My computer diied. I typed a long message on my mom's iPad to that effect, but then the stupid thing froze up on me. It'll be some time before I come back for reall. In the meantime, I will lurk.

Sorry for the typos.. This mini keyboard is a pain in the rump.

in the meantime, anyone know of a good brand of PC for artists?

Update: The good news is that I got a new computer. The bad news is that it will be at least 10 days before it's delivered. Then I have to set it up and stuff. So it'll be some tme before I've fully returned. What I'm really miffed about is that my summer event won't be up and running at the time I wantt it to. Oh well. See you guys in June?

Update 2: My new computer will arrive on June 11. At least that's what they estimate. In the meantime I'm starting to g out of my mind. I WANT TO COMMENT ON STUFF SO BAD! I tried that commenting a littlle bit but this stupid keyboard is UGH! I guess now would be a good time to thank everyone, so thanks for all your messages of support, guys. I really do appreciate it.

Update 3: I broke the keyboard that came with the iPad's case. Now I'm typing on th built in keyboard, which is even more of a pain. Meanwhile there's a holdup with my new computer. It's still scheduled to come tomorrow. I hope it actually does. I feel so out of the loop.

Update 4: So, my computer didn't come yesterday like it was supposed to. Apparently, there was a holdup a few days ago. I don't know when it's coming in now. This has been so awful. I'm typing from my mom's computer now, just so you know.

ACen Wrap-Up

I had a blast at Anime Central. Here's a brief recap of what I did.

  • Stayed up late the night before working on my vest
  • Got very little sleep
  • Went grocery shopping IN FULL COSPLAY (So an alchemist and a homunculus walk into a Trader Joe's...)
  • Listened to the FMAB soundtrack waaaaay too much
  • Toured the exhibition hall
  • Participated in the weirdest FMA photoshoot ever
  • Ate overpriced food
  • Randomly burst into song
  • Took photos of impressive Pokemon cosplays
  • Went to a panel on improv and made a friend of mine thoroughly uncomfortable
  • Had to remove my boots midday Saturday because THEY FREAKIN' HURT (the floor was so cold, but I wasn't in as much pain)
  • Got lost getting to the parking garage
  • Got my picture taken a few times
  • Walked around with a sign advertising $1.00 hugs
  • Made $1.00 as a result of the sign
  • Hung out at the Crunchyroll livestream with a guy dressed as Michael Jackson
  • Participated in a contest and almost won
  • Went to a panel all about anime cats
  • Ran into my costume-less brother and his girlfriend a couple times
  • Spent too much money on both FMAB box sets (but I got 'em!)

As you can see, I did a lot, but there were a few things that I didn't get a chance to do such as take more photos, go to more panels (many of the ones I wanted to go to took place at the same time as the photoshoots I attended), and meet the Otakuites that I knew were coming to ACen. Still it was a fulfilling long weekend, and I am very tired.

Unwanted Hiatus OVER!

I'm typing this post from my mom's computer because my computer's screen went out two days ago. That's why I haven't been around. As you know, the timing couldn't have been much worse, with the Comment Slam up and running and ACen in two days. At least a repair person is coming tomorrow. Hopefully, he can fix things. Otherwise, I'll have to get a new computer, which will be a pain in the butt. I'll keep you guys posted when I can.

OK, so now my computer is working fine all of a sudden. I don't know what happened. All I know is that I should probably start shopping for a new one. This makes me kind of sad because I love my baby. *Cries.*