amredthelector: (Oh noes mudkip!)
Roommate: Amred, why are you making all those sad noises at your laptop?
Amred: Because Andrew Hussie is a dick and also a genius.

OH GOD, JOHN, I AM SO SORRY I JUST WANT TO HUG YOU FOREVER PLEASE DON'T BE SAD WHEN YOU SEE MOM AND DAD ADFJDKFADFA AND ROSE PLEASE STOP BEING SO WEIRD PLEASE JUST GO FROLIC WITH DAVE AND JOHN AND JADE

In other news, I'm going to go hang out with a bunch of nerds this Thursday as they play with lightsabres and talk about Arthurian lore. FUCK. YES.
amredthelector: (Oh noes mudkip!)
I think my roommate is worried I'm a serial killer now.

I was pointlessly yammering on about my fantroll, even though she doesn't read or care about HS. But I wanted some input about what weapon my troll should use. The conversation went a bit like this:

Me: So yeah, I still have a lot of stuff I need to come up with for my troll, like a weapon. I want the weapon to have something to do with geology, but I'm not sure what to go with.
Her: Well, what kind of tools do geologists use? Like hammers and stuff, right? And don't you use acid for something?
Me: Yeah, we use hydrochloric acid to identify calcite in rocks. But the only way I could think to weaponize that is as a gun, which I don't like the sound of. And someone in the comic already uses a hammer.
Her: Well, then don't go with geology stuff. What kind of things do you like?
Me: Hmm. Well, I do love power tools.
Her: Oooh, give the troll an electric drill as a weapon!
Me: No, wait, I've got it! A cordless electric sander! Drills have been done, why not a sander? That would be awesome, she could, like... sand people's faces off.
Her: 8|
Me: Oh. Oh, wow. That was, uh. That was pretty dark.
Her: ...we're sleeping with the lights on for the rest of the semester.

Still going with the sander, though. Still need to come up with her title and planet.

In other news, HOMESTUCK HOMESTUCK HOMESTUCK
amredthelector: (batman)
So much awesome happened this weekend aaaaaaaaah

I turned 20 yesterday, which is awesome. No longer a teen, whoo! 'Wicked' happened to be playing in the local performing arts center this month, and my mom was awesome and got me tickets! My sister came down and saw the show with me and holy crap. It was awesome. It deviates quite a bit from the book (which I only read half of, a long time ago, but I could still tell it kind of took an axe to the source...) but it was still really enjoyable. The first part of the first act was kind of meh, but it got awesome right before the act break and in the second act. The stage effects were amazing, the costumes were amazing, the music was amazing. I loved it.

Also got comics for my birthday! Some I bought myself (Batman Beyond 1 and 2) and some my roommates got me for my birthday (Justice League Europe #1 (from the 80s!) and some 90s X-men title). Haven't read the comics my friends got me yet, but I just finished Batman Beyond and fafdafadfkjkldsafd it was awesome.

Terry teaming up with the future Justice League will always make for awesomeness, because the future league is COOL. And I am going to continue to ship Batman/Aquagirl EVEN THOUGH THEY'VE SPOKEN LIKE TWICE NOW. I said in my review of Hush Beyond that I had some issues with how they write Terry and Bruce, and I think they are improving. Terry is back to cracking jokes and being a smartass, and I can hear his dialogue in my head as being spoken by the show's VA, so that's an improvement over the miniseries. Bruce still feels more like the comic Bats then Cartoon Bats, but it's not as extreme as it was in the miniseries. He just... back-seat superheroes a whole lot more in the comics then the cartoon. Also, Terry family and Dana are actually getting some active roles in the comic! The cartoon was pretty careful to keep them out of danger, and even when their lives were threatened by the Joker in the movie, we didn't see them in danger. I like that they give Terry a reason to be careful and that they themselves show signs of bravery. Having a family is the biggest difference between Terry and Bruce, and I'm glad the comic writers are taking advantage of that.

Ah damn, that got way too long. I came here to talk about my birthday, not Batman.
amredthelector: (Oh noes mudkip!)
HOLY SHIT, HOMESTUCK

FIRST WEBCOMIC TO MAKE ME CRY, I SWEAR

I NEED TO STOP SHOUTING 'GOD DAMN IT, HUSSIE' EVERY TIME I READ A NEW UPDATE
amredthelector: (batman)
I finally got my hands on the Batman Beyond miniseries comics! Well, sort of. I went to the comic store for the first time in months the other week, and they had issues 4-6, so I bought those. But they didn't have 1-3 and didn't think any store in town would. So I resorted to buying online... but couldn't find issue 1. BUT. I got 2-6, so I at least got to read them. Here's my thoughts on the miniseries, under the cut because of spoilers.

Hush Beyond spoilers )

Wooooow, TL;DR. Congrats to whoever read through all my nerdy ramblings. So, long story short: There are some problems with characterization and the villains, but I still really enjoyed the series. I look forward to the ongoing series, and hope the fandom will get more active. Oh, and expect some icons from the comic from me soon.
amredthelector: (batman)
NYCC ’10 | DC’s Batman Beyond moves from miniseries to ongoing

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW

Thanks to rengeek for sharing the news! *hug*
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OH GOD DAMN IT HOMESTRUCK IS KILLING MY EYES AND SCREWING MY MIND AND I CAN'T STOP READING IT

GOT THROUGH OVER 3000 (yes, three thousand) PAGES IN TWO DAYS. STILL SO MUCH MORE TO GO.

Actually, it kind of reminds me of Kid Radd a little, at least as far as the general format of one image at a time with occasional animation, instead of a page with panels.
amredthelector: (ozzy bucket)
I want to write a comic about a dog that lives on a balcony and a cat that lives on a window sill and how they fight crime.

Sometimes I really worry about what's going to happen to me once I have to go and be an adult in the real world.
amredthelector: (batman)
Went to the comic store today. They didn't have any of the Batman Beyond miniseries, and didn't think they would order it at any time. :< Sad Amred is sad. I'll probably buy it on Amazon or something, but I'm just a little bummed that I won't be giving my money to local businesses.
amredthelector: (elvis)
When I first heard the term 'drag race' I was about six or seven, and my first thought was "Wow, it's really mean to make a bunch of guys run around a track in dresses and high heels." I didn't realize that a drag race actually involved cars until I was almost out of middle school. I kind of prefer my version.

So I think I might be allergic to the handsoap that's put up in the dorm bathroom. My hands have been rather dry lately, and the past few days they've been really red and raw. I stopped using the soap in the bathroom in my dorm for a few days, and bought some of my own for my room, and my hands have been doing a lot better. Lotion has also helped. Still, I'm a bit concerned that soap is potentially making my hands just raw as hell.

Cybersix is fucking amazing. I didn't hear about this show until just a few hours ago, but I tracked it down and have watched a few episodes and oh my god. Awesome. There's only 13 episodes though, and I'm kind of scared of watching the whole thing because I know I'll get attached to it and just feel sad when it's over. I wonder if there are translations of the original Argentinian comics floating around somewhere?

Got done reading Blackest Night. Very awesome, and I really want to continue reading The Flash now. I'm a bit disappointed with the ending, but it was still very enjoyable. A good gateway comic, I think.

And lastly, meme snagged from [livejournal.com profile] umi_mikazuki under the cut:
Music meme )
amredthelector: (Oh noes mudkip!)
Guuuuys

This makes me wanna cry.

Or stab my eyes out with a spoon.

Not sure which.




FYI, that's a cover for an X-men Manga. Yeeeeah. Flip through the gallery some more - it's a doozy. And painful, seriously.

And what's this crap I'm reading under that image about the Xavier Institute being an all-boy's school? Ooooh, why did I have to be shown this? I finally got re-acquainted with the awesomeness that is X-men Evolution and now I just want to weep.
amredthelector: (ozzy bucket)


This is BALCONY DOG, the GREATEST SUPERHERO!

Basically, my friends X, Penguin, and myself where walking around downtown Denver on St. Patrick's day, and I spotted a dog on a balcony of a tall building. So I made up a story in which he is Balcony Dog, a superhero! And then X crushed my dreams by telling me Balcony Dog couldn't fly. :< X can be kind of a jerk.

That's X (on the left) and me (right) in that last panel - probably the worst drawing of us ever. I forgot to put Penguin in there, oops.
amredthelector: (Default)
I drew a freaking TON of art this month, so it's time for monthly art post, whoo!

Mostly aliens and superheroes )

In other news, it's been confirmed that the Batman Beyond comic mini-series comes out in June. Aaaaaugh, it cannot happen fast enough!
amredthelector: (Oh noes mudkip!)
Now that I'm trying to get into comics, I've decided I need a job.
amredthelector: (MomoTendou)
Whoot, Artemis Fowl graphic novel 2 is out! That was my favorite book in the series, and I love the design of the GN (especially Holly's design). Though, they did leave a preeeety big plot point in the first GN (well, small for book 1, important for book 2), so I'm not sure how they'll get around that. But, yeah, I may just order it off Amazon and have it shipped to me. Or wait until I go home for fall break and get it from an indie shop in Denver.

Though, my first thought when I found this out was 'Sweet, more icons for Holly's rp journal!'
amredthelector: (bet with yoda)
Exactly what the title says! I'm thinking of doing a sketch dump once a month from now on.

Aliens, Steampunk, fan art, and one very angry cat under the cut )

In other news, I finally finished the Zot! Black and White Collection by Scott McCloud. It had some problems, but I really liked it. The conflicting ideologies of strict science and loose imagination where interesting, without be contrived or a bit science versus magic/religion/whatever plot. I also really loved the focus on the mundane - I've always dug looking at normal people doing normal things in a epic setting, because it helps me relate to the characters. Sure, I wanted to know what Zot was up to, but I could relate to Jenny's yearning to be in the perfect alternate earth and trying to deal with an idealist in a world that doesn't live up to their standards. The art could be better, and sometimes the story is a bit scattered, but it's definitely a good read.
amredthelector: (Default)
So, tomorrow I drive down to NM, and on Wednesday, I move into my dorm. I'm pretty excited. :3

'Course, this means I'm gonna be gone for a few days while I unpack and get used to everything. I probably won't be doing anything artsy for a while, or at least posting it. Though I am bringing my scanner and tablet. So, before I go, here's one more pokemon comic.



I finally bought some new technical pens, because both my cheap Microns and my super expensive really great Staedlers were dying on me. So I got replacements for those, and a few more pens, because I always get carried away at the art supply store. So I used this little comic to experiment a bit. It was inked with a Micron brush pen (which turned out really nice), a small felt-tipped Micron marker, and a chisel-tip Staedler pen. I think the results are actually pretty good.
amredthelector: (Spoink hat)
Most of my stuff is packed and read to be put in my car. I leave for college next Tuesday. Classes start the Monday after that. I'm pretty stoked. :D

I've got some art again today! See, I recently re-started my game of Pokemon Ruby. It was mainly because I'd migrated most of my pokemon from my previous game over to Diamond, and wanted to restart so I could get the two other starters, but I wound up noticing some stuff that I wanted to make short little comics about. There's three of 'em, and they're under the cut.
Pokemon comics )

My favorite is the third, because I think it has the best joke, but... I dunno, I may the only person who finds these funny. Also, not my best art, but then again, I just did these for fun.

Also, I shout-out/thank you to my buddy Pip, who does the webcomic Sins Venials, for making me this art of my pirate character Billy!
amredthelector: (Default)
In nerdly news, Darths and Droids has ended the first part of its campaign. Gotta say, it was excellent. Nearly every page made me actually laugh, which few webcomics do. I'm happy to see it'll be continuing on with Episode II! I really hope they do all six movies. I really, reeeeally want them to play the original trilogy. How epic would that be, huh?

Speaking of the original Star Wars, I watched Return of the Jedi on some cable channel last night. Love the movie, but this was the first time I saw the 'remastered' version, or whatever. Is it just me, or does it feel like putting Hayden Christensen in as the Anakin ghost thing feel like Lucas was pissing on his original franchise? 'Cause that just... angered me.

Also, as I watched, I noticed how well Luke (or rather, Mark Hamill) can pull off the 'all black with some leather' look, but Anakin just... can't. What's up with that, Star Wars fans? Or that puppet Yoda worked a lot better then CGI Yoda?
amredthelector: (Default)
So I've been rereading Watchmen in anticipation of the movie. The first time I read it was about a year and a half ago. I'd started reading it, and got about... 80% through it, then set it aside for a few months, and eventually went back and finished the last part in one sitting. Now, reading it then, it was great.

Rereading it now that I know what will happen in the end? All I have to say is Alan Moore is the fucking master of foreshadowing. Also, this time, I'm paying attention to all the little background details in the panels. akldfjkd GOD I WISH I WAS THIS GOOD.

And I'm noticing the images and lines from the trailers for the movie, and how they correspond to the panels in the book. Man, this movie is going to rock out loud. Even if it doesn't get everything perfect? It'll still be a lot better then the V for Vendetta movie. (Seriously, the book is about the Thatcher administration in Britain. Why did the movie writers have to make it about the Bush administration in the States? Whyyyyy?)

Also, I've been reading Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens. Normally, I think that Gaiman is a pretentious novelist. His comics, while not as awesome as Moore's, are good. His books... not so much. Overrated, if you ask me. (Secret: I enjoyed the movie version of Stardust and the comic version of Neverwhere - neither of which he had a large part in making - better then the novels) However, something about Pratchet's part in the writing makes the book awesome. It is fucking hilarious. And... I really, really, reeeeaaaally want the two of them to meet up with Christopher Moore (no relation to Alan Moore, mind you) and do a novel about Aziraphale, Crowley, Chase, and Raziel. THAT would be my religious parody novel dream come true.

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