Akisa Web Theme #1

 
Recently, I've had the desire to create a Novella-centric website theme for a while. The problem was that I hadn't a clue what to do for it. Then, while browsing the AnimeNfo page, my muse struck.I really wish she was a little more consistent. She's prone to manic periods of activity followed by lengthy, mind-numbing absences. I had been working on site design ideas since June, and only now in October she has one that doesn't stink...The image currently only shows Akisa, but has been roughly spaced for...

Snowblind

 
It was some months ago that I had the fortune of watching Babylon 5 again. I hadn't watched the show in years, and it was exceedingly difficult to find it rebroadcast even on cable stations. I had absorbed the show, watching several episodes a day for weeks on end. It's unfortunate that the series is so easily overlooked in comparison to the behemoths of Star Trek and Star Wars.The writing is far, far superior to any other space opera I have had the fortune to watch. It was also a difficult...

Devoid

 
The sound of the nearby highway always comforted her.She could never explain why, of course. It was something about the sound of activity, of something moving or working that wasn't completely automated. The sound of the highway wafted into her apartment, falling onto the pale blue carpeted floor, a mix of stone and metallic. It was her personal reminder that she wasn't alone.Except for the fact she was alone. She had barely left the apartment all day. She hadn't even washed her clothes as...

Lost Keys/Old Projects

 
Thursday night I was chatting with a friend about artwork. She had expressed the desire to teach herself how to draw, eventually in hopes of starting a webcomic. I always love it when people show a desire to learn something new. People, in general, seem far too passive about creativity. We are, after all, a consumer culture. Creating new media can be a difficult role reversal.During the course of the conversation, we stumbled upon CG and animation. I had done a bit of animation years ago during the...

A cupful of fangirldom and a spinkle of authorship

 
Ayanami Rei is my favorite character from the series. Back when I was working on City of Light: InterLock, I decided to borrow her character design for my character of Tera Rogue. Bluish-grey hair and red eyes have evolved into an anime archetype. InterLock never got anywhere, of course. The story is still somewhere in my notes, but I haven't a clue what to do with it, if anything.For a while I was entertaining the idea of a large story involving Avatar://Create, a friend's idea for a story,

One month later...

 
"Novella and Mirror" by CallieIt's been a month since I released the last revision of the Novella outline. I promised that I'd write about the outline and analyse if I consider it a success or failure. I did write a bit about it before, but it was a much broader entry than I preferred.To put it bluntly, I'm disappointed in Revision 5. While some 10 pages of new material were added to the outline, many of them did not live up to their promise. I did not feel the revision progressed the story any further...

Guest Strip

 
Last Monday I decided to put together a filler strip for the TG webcomic "Closetspace" by Jenn Dolari. After chatting with her online about my idea for the comic, she suggested that I'd add an extra panel and a line of dialog. The result was a full-blown comic that was also a guest strip.I had drawn the strip in my style, rather than try to replicate the style of Ms. Dolari. I decided on this mostly because I don't have much experience in other styles, and I thought an different style would be nice...

The Melancholy of Noel Quinton

 
I came up with Novella's outcry sometime last friday. Although I haven't watched more than a few of the series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, I've watched enough to mock it's silliness. Half of the problem with my slow progress in watching the show is that I tend to watch the most anime when I'm flying somewhere for work purposes. I watch anime on my PSP for an hour or so before deciding to read or nap. This anime isn't exactly "plane safe". In case you're interested, I've watched Blood+, Noien, and...

Corruption via Assimilation

 
I ran across Gmail for Domains a while ago. Since I haven't had any luck setting up a email system for deninet, I decided to give it a try. But first, we need a logo: What, too...