Okie dokey. Well I spent most of the morning passed out. Why? I have no idea. I was just kinda tired. After that, I just went to cleaning my room on a whim. My brothers were cleaning the basement, my mom: the livig room. So I figured, why not join in and clean up my room. It's been been a mess for ages. I also got my dad to straighten up his room (he pretty much just sits around watching TV). So it was a triumph over dust today! X3
I've been doing some work on some manga pages, but nothing's ready for upload just yet. I have 3 inked pages of KiDa and two layouts dones for the same. I also did the layout for a FulCur page. All in all, I'd say that productiviy is up a bit. I find I can get a page drawn faster so long as I know what goes on it. Also, I'm rethinking how Chapter 6 of Kitty Days is going to go. While it's a ways off, it will affect how all of volume 2 will be organized... tabun... But everything in volume 1 is pretty much the same. I can worry more about future chapters later. Since I spent all day cleaning, I didn't get any more manga done. Bummer. But now I can work in a clean environment.
I also plan to do some entries for some challenges. One I should work on tomorrow since the deadline is close. I may not enter one of the ones that I was considering, though... it's debatable.
Speaking of deadlines, don't forget the deadline for the "What Makes You 'Squee?'" challenge is this Friday. There's still a little time left for you to enter! =^_^= I'll be announcing the winners here on Saturday by midnight, so be sure check back on Sunday to see if you won!
So good luck on that! I'll be getting some well-deserved rest now. =~w~=
I got it today! (Well, technically yesterday...) I passed without really any complication during the test. However... my picture looks like a mug shot! =TT_TT= A lot of people don't like their picture, but I'll tell you this... I didn't like the picture on my permit because it looked like I'd been smoking something... (which I hadn't, I don't smoke) This pic was WORSE. =O_O= I'd forgotten to take out my gum, so I was still unconsciously chewing it. I'm used to the people who tell you to smile before they take your pic, right? Well, I had noooo forewarning, just "CLICK" and then, "Huh...? =o.o=" And she didn't even offer a retake (which would've been done at the BMV I usually go to...). I was tired so my brain wasn't operating properly and I didn't think to ask for a retake... To make matters worse, my mom told me that the lady who took it was showing it to another lady there behind my back! At first she thought "Oh, she's just showing her how cute she is..." but when I showed it to her she was like, "Oh... geez... =O~O="
We're going to our normal BMV on Saturday to get it changed. We would've gone there for the test, but they don't do the driver's test there... *sigh* Could be worse, but it was really kind of a bummer after completing everything. =v.v= I wonder why some people might do that sort of thing, but if she was really being mean, it'll come back to her in time. I'm not gonna stir things up, at least not for this. I'll find out if it will really cost $5 to replace and if it's too much... I guess I'm stuck with a mug shot for 6 years... =TT_TT= I can't even look at it...
Alright, I'm done whining... There are people who are going thru worse than I am who could use comforting. Also, if you have any questions about the "Squee" challenge, you can leave a commet here or at the challenge or even send a pm. Until next post.
I spent the whole morning (well, maybe not the whole morning...) making some onigiri! I got the recipe from JustHungry.com, but I used the easier, no hands directions that's perfect for beginners.
They came out great! Here's a pic:
The ones on top are chicken-filled and the ones on the bottom have pickles in them. There were two more of the chicken-filled ones, but two of my brothers had already tried some. =^_^;= Lol They loved 'em! All three of my brothers loved them. I liked the chicken one better than the pickle one, mostly because I prefer my pickles juicier, so next time I'll see how juicy I can keep them without the onigir falling apart. Also, I'm contemplating more types of fillings, like boiled eggs and mustard (I love mustard). The directions say that the best fillings are the kind that are very dray and salty, so that they keep well. However, nothing ventured, nothing gained. I also want to try some sweet fillings, like jam or fruit with honey.
I'm really happy that my first rice balls turned out well. Next I'd like to try making dango, or rice-flour dumplings with a sweet-savory sauce. It'll be a bit more difficult to get ahold of the two different types of flour, tho. I got lucky when looking for the nori seaweed to wrap my onigiri because it was at Meijers. I may be able to get at least one type of flour from there, anyway.
I hope to be able to try making plenty of Japanese foods. Maybe I'll even be able to make a traditional obento (boxed lunch). Wish me luck, then! =^_^=
Sorry peepal, but for tonight there won't be an FTL update. I had things to take care of and was very tired. So instead I uploaded a card, tho it may not be viewable yet. Well, one way or another, I'll update tomorrow.
Also, I'm changing the name of this world from "KT's World" to "KD's World." One reason for this is because the latter is actually my intials. The other main reason is because there is already a "Kitsune Tsuki" on theotaku... I had not really thought that anyone else would come up with the name and had planned to use that as my pseudonym when I became a mangaka, but she chose the name for the same reason I did. =^_^= Ahaha we may be kindred spirits in that sense, but seeing as how she actually chose the name first, I have to conceed.
'Side's... I can always use my character's name as my pseudonym, since the English meaning is just as cool as Kitsune Tsuki (which would roughly mean "Fox Moon"). Ahaha might not fit since I use a cat as my alter ego. So I can always use "Tsuki Keri" (which I believe may mean "Moon warrior") since it sounds closr to an actual Japanese name that someone could have. It also sounds perfect for a mangaka. Unlike my real name... I could use it if push comes to shove, but I would feel better with a pseudonym. Y'know? =o.O= Also, "Keri" would be how my real name is pronounced in Japan, anyway, so I'm not technically lying, right? =^_^= lol
Oh, and I'll be taking the test to get my actual driver's license in about 2 weeks. It's finally come, huh? Guess I couldn't avoid it forever. =^_^= 'side's, if I get my license, there's no rule that says I have to use it, but I know I'm going to get sent to do errands once I do. I haven't drien without another person in the car before, so I'll get lonely... and also self-conscious. But, I have to get my license first... I'm nervous. I do fine enough, but to have someone judge you and that there's something riding on it makes it more nerve-racking. I'll do what I can...
Well, I posted more than I had originally intended. That's all then =^_^;= Ja mata ne.
Just a quick post to let everybody know I made it back to the states safely. =^_^= Back to business now... =^.^;= lol