By Nazka at 7:42pm on Thursday, the 31st of March, 2011.
I thought i could :S
By Nazka at 11:50pm on Monday, the 7th of March, 2011.
In one word... (and this took me some time to think of the right word) it would be that the past couple of days were Rough
I say that because while in my current state I am frazzled or stressed or disquiet or even in a state of anxiety. This is because of quite a lot of separate factors focussed in like a gank on an overextended lane (seriously, don't over extend your lanes, why would you push bot by yourself to the inner turret with 4 mia. when you die it's because of your failself D: -- referring to LoL).
In terms of Mischief Mages (saying this first cause rest of post is whiney ew disgusting), I've done a little work on the map, Pauls shown me what it'd look like in game, looks kind of cool but needs alot of work. He's also gotten the shader in (zomg, yes, thats amazing!) so now the models don't look like blobs and are now kind of cool :D
In terms of drawing... I drew a picture on paper the other day for a friend, I used colour pencils for the first time in years, so that was fun. For comics... Shift is the only atm that seems to be picking up cause its so easy to draw. My other ones are still in progress though :).
oh! and ryans laptop died. lololol, he sent it away to get fixed but he won't have it for lik 3 weeks.
That's all the important stuff so onto stupid part of blog, the rambling.
After my first week back at uni I was mostly fine and prepared to get back into the student life with work on the weekend.
But the last few days have been some of the most rough
I've had in recent memory. I guess skipping some... lead up drama (sad stupid... but surprisingly deep drama, lol) it's mainly this: I worked 10 hours on friday night, 9 hours on saturday night and 8 hours on sunday night (not unusual at all). I slept when I got home, but sleep was quite... broken. None more so than this morning.
crappy crappy graphs D:
With recent renovations done to our home. The weeks where the tilers came in and worked from the morning to the afternoon (the time where I would be asleep, some days I'd get home from work and they'd already started) were a little harsh, I wouldnt sleep as much as I'd like but whatever, I got some.
Except this morning was the day that the bathroom was getting ripped apart to be slapped back together with newer, BETTER parts and all that jazz.
Tiles had to be ripped off the walls and the ground, the whole shower cubicle ripped off and chucked out and the toilet gone as well, everything but the sink (this is true, because the new sink was already put in a week earlier).
The bathroom happens to be right next to my bedroom.
so when I got home this morning after working 3 consecutive days with not so much sleep or real food and nothing to do for the remainder of the day but sleep and relaxing and sorting my head... I had continually interrupted by power tools being used in the room over.
I guess the bright side is I got my bag delivered and my shiny new laptop will be in next week. Which brings me to my next point, I feel disgusted after saving all my money and then buying a shitload all at once. It didn't sit well with me having to transfer my monies... but I kind of need these things for uni and such. so... well, yay for me :D (real Yay, cause I have new stuff :D)
So this pretty much sums up my weekend, I spent a ridiculous ammount of money, got no sleep, didn't eat real food (work food isn't real food D:) it was rough
. I was so mentally-- just mental actually that I began to reevaluate some of my ideologies. After a while this would become a little entertaining arguing with myself (I went just a little crazy).
I have this whole rant now about 'nice guys' (faux nice guys actually) but I'll save that new crazy for later.
I had to redraw this cause of a blackout... not happy D:
I guess... I just didn't expect that I could get this... distraught so quickly over these last few days. I'm normally ready to lol at anything but these past days... just wore on me so hard (that's what she said!) that I feel about ready to snap. I know I need sleep, but I figure I can blog this while I can, cause what other opportunity will I have to blog about something as long. (that being said, my next few blogs will probs be veeeery short, cause of stuff to work on and mostly just updates). I'll probably have a few blogs on stuff I bought more in depth later.
I still have the rest of my birthday rum from my 18th (woooow... that was so long ago) sitting on my desk... and I'm not a big drinker but I've been so tempted to down it (and then die, cause that's what happens when I drink).
I really want to leave off on a happy note... cause bleak is dusgusting, I'm sure that if i try to reread this I'll gag just looking at my words. Something like... oh, I get off probation for my job at the casino next week, that's fun. I'll get a payrise and everything :D
Aidan will start in like 2 weeks as well, he's still in training but from what he's been saying he's having fun (yey)
So in conclusion (lolololol, influence of school), it can be seen that this report shows that the main focus of this weekend was a little sad a few parts harsh and a couple parts lonely (who works their entire weekend anyway, pffft). In total... it was rough
Edit: I know what i can leave off with! This song :D I've been listening to it aaaaalll the time (as well as Bruno Mars - Grenade
, but people know that song (omg... so many tries to get that url to work wtf hahaha)
This is 'Start Again' by Sam Tsui
weeeee :D <3 this song ^__^ [YouTube
By Nazka at 10:50pm on Wednesday, the 2nd of March, 2011.
Took me 3 times to remember how to upload image D:
So I haven't blogged in a while. This won't be too epic of length either. Hopefully I'll be able to do a bi-weekly blog once I get back into the swing of uni. Hopefully I'll be able to start uploading some comics as well. Look forward to it (not too forward, you might get disappointed D:).
I haven't actually been able to work on MM as much as I'd like. And the stuff that I've been able to work on aren't available to view. So in the current build I've done a total of... maybe 0.5% of the work?
That's about all. I've been quite busy these last few weeks with work and unnecessary pool playing. I've actually been drawing more as well, which I like.
...That's about it really. Maybe upload a picture tomorrow or something.
By Nazka at 1:57am on Wednesday, the 19th of January, 2011.
I'll start off with an apology for not blogging and then a 'who gives a fuck' cause no one reads this.
I was supposed to post up some art but because of work and fixing up some stuff I couldn't exactly get to it.
So I've been getting a little bit back into magic, and got some new tricks which are cool. More importantly however is the fact that I need a camera, video or otherwise to record or snapshot stuff. I'll probably get one before uni starts up again. Speaking of which I have yet to apply for the upcoming semester D:
The title of this blog in fact, refers to the fact that I'm going to probably end up buying a crap load of stuff just cause I can and I want it.
In spite of the rain the past month and a half, this week's gotten quite hot and reminds me that hey, it's actually
summer, go figure.
In terms of drawings, you might have seen that concept map for Project Donphan, it's not much but it's something.
In terms of comics? I guess heres some concept stuff for the UnderTONES oneshot that I'm making atm.
First is the Idea i guess; It's about a guild in a game and they do stuff that is full of win and awesome.
Here is a concept of Zephyr.
He's the main character at the moment, he's mainly a dual weilder, but he's a swordsman of all kinds. He uses 'storm' magic with his swordsmanship for devastatingly destructive purposes. He is the vice-leader of the guild.
Zephyr - The Demon
Styled after Gen Kobayashi/Tetsuya Nomura (who drew them?) Kingdom Hearts
, but more specifically The World Ends With You
art, I drew this picture.
The 'game' world is supposed to be full of all types of 'tech' but prevailent in a sort of 'punk' style. With that in mind I drew skulls on him, gave him unsymertrical clothes and large zips, cause zips that are large are cooler.
His character is supposed to be one of those hardheaded dumbass guys, you see them all the time, being all fiery and emotional when their friends are hurt a little and then going badass mode to save them/teach baad guy a lesson.
Except Zephyr is only the dumbass part. Because it's a game you see, and a lot of people that play games are
selfish, he's going to be exactly like that. Sacrificing his teamates for his own self preservation and loot.
He's the kind of guy you don't want in charge because he's an idiot that'll get everyone killed, rage that it's not his fault and then take the best loot.
The next guy is Gleyran, name modelled after a character I've had recreated in all my MMO's as the ranged class (and more recently it's my summoner name in league of legends). His skills (and looks) however are modelled after the 'Gleyran' I had in Ragnarok Online; my sniper.
He's a 'cool' type character (read: doesn't say much cause he's a blaaaand bland character) personality wise, he's a bit of a smartass and a hothead/showoff when he gets into close combat.
Gleyran - The Mummy
Oh, and the guild is a 'halloween' themed guild, so each guild member will have a 'halloween' themed... title... thing.
One of the designs I had about the guild members were their competetive nature, especially between Zephyr and Gleyran. Both of which will attempt to outdo the other in ridiculosity of handicaps and styles.
Zephyr normally intends to fight the enemy with their style, tactics and skills and then beat them attheir own game, then rub in how much 'better he is'.
Gleyran would either snipe people from far off or if in a real fight, physically hinder his own movements and still attempt to beat his enemy up bare handed (read: using gauntlets/bracers etc)
meh, stuff is still taking time to work out. Characters still in development.
I might leave off with another 'Shift' comic. The 2nd one, yay :D
These comics will be random; some are sombre some will be funny.
And I actually lied. I'll leave off with this video, cause nothing says 'We can do this together' like running off by yourself.
By Nazka at 10:39pm on Wednesday, the 12th of January, 2011.
So I mean that as in, I'm still doing stuff that I've always been doing; not blogging, not drawing, sleeping in weird patterns and eating the same junk food. I guess the difference here is that I've got more money to spend now.
First things first I guess, Happy Birthday Ying (what's left of it)
Here is your card :)
Yup, That's Paul. Coincidentally he also wore a white shirt and black pants today.
This is also my first blog in a long time because My internets been down. Got it back two weeks ago. Optus apparently likes to fuck aorund though because we ordered a new deal on the 7th of november, put through on the 11th and scheduled to be installed on the 13th (about one week without internet). Because of complications of the previous deal+phone being cancelled, they delayed it for what they said would be about a week. 6 and a half weeks later I get my internet back.
What the hell guys. I'd understand maybe, if-- wait no, I still don't understand why it took almost 2 months to get some guy to do 30 minutes worth of work. They actually set the date to the 11th of January, which I managed to get changed to the earliest they said I could; the 10th. After more calls they finally got someone that seemed like they'd help and actually would send me updates on the progress of our situation and got someone in on the 29th of december.
I'd thank her more (and I told paul this) but considering that they shortened the time by 2 weeks for what should have happened over a month ago is like telling someone you're glad they only stabbed you 7 times, not 8.
I'd probably be more upset but for the time that I didn't have internet I was in full time training 8~10 hours a day, 5 days a week to be a croupier for the treasury casino. Woo, it's pretty awesome :D
I am Clive Owen
And once i finished training I worked quite a bit for the first two weeks as well. I did have to leech internets every now and then and I didnt have my fix for LoL as often as I'd like D: but finally I can play and I'm started to get back into it xD. so good.
First thing that I bought with my first pay? A TV.
47" Full HD LCD TV... which i still haven't gotten because of the christmas/new years rush and now its flooded. D:
and omg is it flooding.
I live in brisbane and (not toowoomba omg D:) thankfully a more unflooded part so I'm quite unaffected bar transport issues and shops being out of milk and bread.
It's freaking crazy, when I first heard about it flooding I just assumed it was raining (cause it's Australia... guess a little inappropriate for a joke D:)
Ryan's had to evacuate out of his home, He lives on the side of the river so some of the houses in his suburb might go under. If I recall, his house is pretty high but you never know.
Onto something a little brighter; Our new Years LAN was scheduled on the... 6th this year because everyone was working or whatnot, so I had people over during afternoon, and then we all went and ate Hakataya Ramen at sunnybank. They don't have too many options, and they specialise in (read: serve only) tonkotsu ramen (pork).
That said, the Char-siu men is the best I've ever had so I had to bring the gang there. Everyone got the char-siu men (0 influence... ;D) except Daniel who got the spicy miso. I nearly died when I ate the kimchi @__@ Spicy still does not bode well for my tastes D:
because the tables were either taken or didnt have enough seats, the store got us all to sit along the bench for woo authenticity. Throw in some peach tea (I got lemon cause peach is disgusting) and an entirely japanese staffed ramen shop and you've got yourself a legit japanese experience. To note; it helped that we were in Sunnybank (read: asian district) so it felt 'legit' just being around there.
After that we went and watched Tangled. Seven guys (and a girl I guess) sitting in on a movie where the characters regularly broke into song. The movie was good and quite entertaining (I liked the song;, the groans and facepalms elicited by Dan and Mike next to me however indicated that they did not feel the same)
Everyone agreed that the horse was a major badass
We then played halo for too long (trying to get the endure achievement in Reach, who's idea was that?) and we played quite a few of our Jombies custom game (The name has an interesting back story, but I wont go into it). Zombie has epic movement speed and a sword, the humans have shotguns. Last man standing instant kills a zombie he so much as looks at funny.
While halo 3 Jombie version could call for some interesting plays with the Alpha Zombie, the Reach version was more team coordinated and I think as a whole, more fun. try eeeet :D
Again, like most of our LANs dan didn't sleep and played throughout the night (forza instead of runescape... why must you play these games... I think he bores everyone into passing out) Oh, we played some Blur (mostly Ryan and Paul) and at one time early into the morning Ryan, Mike and I went to 7/11 for icecreams. (maxibons :3)
I'd say it was pretty successful if only for a lack of snacks other than chocolate (someone convinced me to not get the pizza pockets), and the other girls bailed (only Steph came, cause she's the man of the... non-men).
I should have taken photos, But I didn't have a camera, which means I'll need to buy one soon cause Kathy took hers back :(
There was another movie/gaming thing that Mike hosted just the other day as well; mostly Reach... well, only reach. But we taught Andrew how to solve a rubix cube and watched the Expendables (AA12 ftw) and the Sorcerors Apprentice (One Republic - Secrets ftw).
Dan. Fell. Asleep.
omg. I couldn't believe it.
Maybe cause he didn't want to play outside (there was an x-box setup outside while the projector for the inside one was playing movies) or maybe cause he was sick or it was raining... I don't know, but the stars aligned and Dan actually nodded off.
That's actually unprecedented in all of the years of LANs or anything, he has not ONCE gone to sleep. marathons, sickness or work be damned. It's even one of our running jokes, "Everyone is passed out but Dan" Paul even said that yesterday.
Well, I think that's enough for one blog post, I'll post again tomorrow with some pictures. Then maybe next week about computer parts (working the weekend, zomg 8~10 hour shifts, but still awesome)
:D oh... and finally watch this;
By Nazka at 12:23am on Saturday, the 23rd of October, 2010.
So yeah, 2 assignments and a job in a day.
Just got a call back today. Wow casino is fast. Like wow fast.
Anyway, here's my motion graphics animation.
So I'm kinda tired. But I also wanna play LoL, but I also got work at 7:30 in the morning... D:
Meh, blog later mayhaps. More animation to do tomorrow.
By Nazka at 1:19am on Wednesday, the 20th of October, 2010.
So League of legends is still down. maintainance from what was it... Scheduled from like 1:30 - 7 PST, which should have ended half an hour ago and now I'm pretty ansty. Imagine ants all up in your business, a paper business, and these ants aren't just normal ants, no. These ants are white ants. They've eaten away at your building and product and now they're thirsting for blood. Human blood. Your blood.
I've lost my metaphor, but I think I was getting at something along the lines of being impatient.
I don't want to wait D:
So I'm waiting for Lux, the new champion to come out because she should be fun. She can no longer invis, which sucks major balls turd bitch faggot pineapple ass dog. Her ult however looks five thirds awesome and equal parts hilarious. I'm so glad they changed her image from that shitty anime crap they tried to post. and even more when they changed it from that weird slutty looking one.
Also, I hope she's 3150. Because I can't afford 6300. I've been telling nayone that says she'll be 6300 that they're wrong, only in hopes that I'm right and she isn't.
First time trying to embed... So I'll see if that works.
On another potentially awesome note. Had a job interview yesterday (2 days ago really). At the casino :D.
It went well (read: didn't do terrible).
...So we'll see how that goes.
On another note, I've had 2 weeks to do something and I've only done 500 words of BS for my 3 assignments that are due in 2 days.
I actualyl tried to find a 'I'm an idiot' thing, but then found this.
What's really awesome though is that I've been watching The Office(US version for people who're annoyingly prying).
The show is amazing. So damn funny.
so good xD
So... augh, still offline... Damnit.
I got a haircut as well, (for interview, no moar emo-ish style). was a little scared tbh, cause the hair dresser who cuts my hair has cut my hair for the past lots of years, and she keeps telling me to get my hair cut sooner/take care of hair or w/e. And cause of uni, I haven't gotten my hair cut for a while, and was kinda long for what I'd normally like. She yelled at me a bit (not at long hair) but for being indecisive at what cut I wanted, cause I'd always say 'I dunno'.
Was funnier at the time.
Have I mentioned LoL is still down? goddomit fronk.
Oh, I hear 'Code Monkey'
which reminds me, Vitamin Strings Quartet or whatever, awesome well... strings quartet =/. Aidan linked me to a jungling vid and these guys were the BGM. What's awesome is that they do covers of normal songs but in strings... And I'm a huge strings nerd so they're awesome.
I've also been a bit addicted to live streams or uploads of LoL vids (and SC2 as well, but only Husky) And... I should not be playing and watching this much so close to assessment... So bad...
And it's still down.
I've also got ff14 which I want to try once holidays hit. As well as halo reach to finish. I also got a closed beta key for gPotatos Iris, looks pretty cool. and Erique almost got me to play Dragons Nest which looks like it could be so fun, but again... 3 assignments.
I'm also finally getting alright sleeping habits again. Last week I slept mostly during the day and twice I pulled all nighters. I bought a four-pack of V to help me through this weekend as well. Cause I'll need it.
Hopefully this is enough to blog for now. I'm gonna watch another ep of Office, check LoL and eat some.
also, Ryans making something about robots, it's gonna be gay and mines better. But at the same time it's a secret, cause liam (tutor) pretty much told us to try and avoid doing this, but I can't not :S.
By Nazka at 4:03am on Saturday, the 2nd of October, 2010.
Hey, 1/4 the way through the alotted time limit. Paul's been experimenting with stuff and I've just been procrastinating heaps. Ryans actually done some work and is currently working on some horrible characters. (they seriously look sooo baaad).
I really like how the backgrounds turned out so far. Things are going pretty well. Lots of polishing needs to be done later...
'Our Game :D' by Nazka12 Hours in and this is our game :D
...loooots of polishing.
I'm actually getting quite tired. The temperatures pretty annoying too. It's cool outside, but annoyingly warm inside.
Ying's badgering me about the background so I'mma get back to work.
By Nazka at 9:13pm on Friday, the 1st of October, 2010.
Hey, so we're 6 hours in and got a whole lot of nothing. My computer crashed and lost some stuff, but it'll be fine. Design took something like two and a half hours but we've got a pretty solid game plan. No sploilers just yet, Maybe something at the 12 hour mark.
This is our group atm.
Team Atramentarious Woo
Yeah, we're doing ok, a little haphazard working conditions, some little inconsistencies, but we'll work em out.
Oh, and pretty funny; Team Mudkips Do It Better only had one guy show up when keywords were called. Go Neo Nox (don't even know how its spelt)... but yeah, he seemed a little freaked with 15 minutes till time started.
a picture of pure 'i got this' mentality
So yeah, gonna do some more work now. Maybe get a quick demo out in an hour.
By Nazka at 11:31pm on Sunday, the 26th of September, 2010.
So it's been ages since I've blogged properly. Something like 2 weeks with barely anything, so I'mma try and rant up something fierce.
First of all, Uni; omg woo so much shit is done and over and clear. Mainly motion graphics assignment 2. Heres a link to the blog btw http://kib105nathan.blogspot.com/
dont click it, only cause most is lame. I'm kind of proud of this video though; pumped it out on the day in maybe just over 2 hours.
I dunno, I thought it was kinda cool for the emmount of non-effort that put into it.
Also, considering that we're on a one week holiday, bordering on the end of the month and I've been wrapped up in assignments. I'm gonna try and go on an anime spree. weeeeeeee. Strike Witches or something. High School of the Dead too, havent caught up with recent ones. Oh, and stargate... not an anime, but yeah.
48 Hour game challenge is also coming up, so look forward to it. Still yet to make custom stuff, got some templates but nothing to print em on, gonna see what people would rather prefer tomorrow at the lan and then decide.
Our team is gonna be awesome, or should be. But seriously; I will slap people if they go off on their own shit, not even joking, I don't want to deal with non-team players. >=(
Lan tomorrow as well, woooooo. Michaels actually going to attend, so any invisible sniper matches should be remeniscent of high school days.
I'll leave with this pic that I found[read:didnt make] that I thought was kinda funny.