Relax, It's Just Me Who Isn't Going
I just can't afford it, guys. I can't afford to make cosplay costumes, I REALLY can't afford the hotel and the ticket to get into the con. I was excited to meet up with Jagarnot and some other people, but I won't be able to make it to the con this time 'round, and I figured I'd better announce it somewhere so nobody makes plans and ends up disappointed. I guess that means I have no cons lined up 'til about this time next year, when I may make it to Sakura-Con or Emerald City Comic Con. Who knows? Maybe I'll have a different job and plenty of money by then. It can't hurt to be optimistic, right?
Since I can't go to the con, I figure I will hang out with my siblings and see the new Godzilla movie instead. It comes out just when all of those days off requests for the con happen, so...I'm going to make a weekend of it and relax for awhile without worrying about work. Yay! Since half of the days off fall on days I already would've had off, technically I'm only taking two unpaid days off from my normal schedule, so...my payday will hopefully still cover my bills. Maybe. x_x
Ze Artpad, Eet Ees Eending!
So, yeah, even though the vast majority of it is random sketches of faces and OCs, my current artpad is just about filled up. I have something like seven pages to go. I will be buying the future Artpad #73 tomorrow when I go to work. I feel like I have a better idea how to draw some of the Avengers characters now, so I can finally get past basic concept pics and draw them in some poses. Which brings me to...
OMPC For Avengers, Continued
Gads, I shouldn't have put my "main" character to a vote. Loki's not my favorite by any means, and it's making it hard to get into drawing pairings for him. I'm sure I'll manage anyway, but next "main" character is up to me--I'll let the pairings by the poll.
Got Minecraft For PS3!
Well, actually my boyfriend did, but we can play splitscreen together! Last time my sister Couy-Chan was over, we started a splitscreen world together. It was fun. Minecraft is very relaxing compared to many of the shooter-type games the PS3 offers, so I like it. Also, that music is so soothing.
Work Hours Holding Steady...
So far the increased work hours are staying in my newer-scheduled weeks. Unfortunately, my bills are such that I still will be spending everything I make. The only solution I can see is working more than 40 hours per week or getting my roommate/boyfriend a job (and he's already trying to get one, so...not sure how to do any more, there.) Or switching jobs Maybe a different job would pay me more for my time, I dunno. My parents put out feelers for me when they were in town recently, and said a couple of the cell phone service places here were hiring. When Mom and Dad described me, they said to send me right in. I'm tempted.
Saw Some of Avengers Assemble
That's the series that replaced Earth's Mightiest Heroes. Ugh--bring EMH back! The dub voices are bad, the animation's weird, I hate how they draw Cap's mask with big eyeholes but don't add any eyebrows, and everybody acts too dense and childish. Oh, and by episode 17 Cap and Tony still act like they just met. EMH had some character development! ...So, yeah, that's frustrating.
Found A New Anime
I haven't watched a series that held my interest this well in years. It's called Sword Art Online. It's surprisingly serious and dramatic in some places. It's on Netflix, and they are making a second season this July. Give it a try, my boyfriend and I are enjoying watching through the whole thing together.
Joining Camp NaNoWriMo!
Ending this Journal on a positive creative note, I am participating in this year's April Camp NaNoWriMo. Yaaay! It's only a couple days away and I'm not sure which story I'm working on, but that happened last year, too! Yaaay!
Off I Go, Then!
I hope everybody's doing well out there in DA Land! It seems a lot of my friends both online and off are going through a tough time right now, so hang in there--things will get better! Remember, it's always the darkest right before the dawn.