Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 in Retrospect

2009.
It's been so long since so many things have happened in the same year.

I'll try to go in order here, but I might fail dramatically...



March: Interdimensional Transfer Student Erro, a crappy comic strip I essentially use to complain about school life, was created. I think it stinks, but my parents love it. Somehow, I'm actually still drawing it!



Late March: I purchase Haru, the Primopuel, off the internet site Rinkya. He has become a good friend and a companion I can count on whenever I need someone who will listen to me :)



April: The school musical of Urinetown sparked my imagination and made me a huge fan of its black comedy and satirical tone. I drew things related to it all year long, and made up an 'OVA' of it!



Late April/Early May: My hard drive that I have had for nearly my entire life completely broke down from age and strain. Almost everything I made on the computer through my life was destroyed. I never thought I'd be able to pull through after this, but the fact that I did made me much more confident in my ability to cope with loss.



May (June?): I attend Anime North for the first time!



August: Shorts, a new movie by Robert Rodriguez, is released. It occupies my consciousness and subconsciousness all summer long and spawns one of the best Moviemon seasons of all time.



September: Keroro Gunsou, my favourite anime of all time, is released by FUNimation in English as "Sgt. Frog". The dub isn't all that great, but the fact it's now available in North America sure is!



Late August: Nyktos, my best friend, sleeps over at my house in order to attend the Fan Expo convention with me. Two words: HELL YES! Only *barely* topped by...



October: ...my sixteenth birthday at Walt Disney World. Too many things happened here to list, but it was a magical moment of my life that I will never forget. It was truly one of the best experiences I have ever had.



Things that happened, but I don't remember when:



Possibly one of the most important things - I learned how to use Macromedia Flash and began to bridge the gap beetween what I imagined and what I could create.



I created the Twitter account "GlobalsoftPirka".



I met Ryu Moto, a mangaka, over the internet. The two of us have learned a lot from each other's culture and hope to learn more in the coming years!



I bought a custom plush of Hamish X.

My confidence in Western animation is rekindled with works such as Superjail!



Me and Nyk began to watch DVDs of entire series together.



I completed the first section of my (ridiculous) "epic" LOVE*101.



The year was full of depression and tradgedy as well: so many fights, so many times I wanted to run away from it all. In the end, those who I love have proven to me that they love me back, and this matters more than anything else in the world.



I pray for 2010 to be a wonderful year!


Yesterday sinks away
Down with the buildings and sky
But the horizon greets me
With possibility
Just gotta keep on climbing

Concrete
Traffic
Streetlights
They all fade away
As I approach the blue sky
Feathery clouds in my eyes
Already said my goodbyes

I know tomorrow shines brighter at the top of this hill
It always will

I know tomorrow shines brighter at the top of this hill...
...I know that it always will.

~Tomorrow Hill from Warioware: Smooth Moves


~ Pirka :') 

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Holidays and Live Shows

HAPPY XMAS HOLIDAYS!

Since I already posted all of the Infernex title cards, I have no clue what to post next. Ideas, anyone?

Unrelated: Lately, when I can, I've been watching the live shows of my friend RyuMoto-san (a very kind man who lives in Tokyo and is learning English - though I think he's pretty darn good at it!) on UStream.com. He's actually a career manga artist; he's probably most well-known for the Puchi Eva series spin-off of Evangelion. Did I mention that it's serialized in the same magazine as my favourite series ever, Keroro Gunsou?


If you go forward to 0:2:05 in this video, you hear RyuMoto-san greeting me! ^3^
"Pirka-san! Hi, how are you? How are you, Pirka?" hehehe...

Sorry for lack of posts. I've been sleeping. Because I finally CAN sleep!

~ Pirka

Monday, December 7, 2009

Infernex Eyecatch Wallpapers - Rose Vixen + Felix

Rose Vixen - Vixen has been infected by an Artifact Blossom, becoming a being known as a 'Florafaun'. The malevolent flower has taken deep root in all systems of her body and has full control over most of her doing. She can sprout vines through her skin and is constantly oozing toxic liquid from the two flowers that have bloomed on either side of her head.
Felix Flanken - An artificial life-form, designed to imitate all of the powers of animal demons, created on a remote tropical island. A master at mixing tonics and medications, he carries a vial of his 'super serum' around his neck at all times in case of emergencies. He has a scar of unknown origins on his head and a nervous temperament.
Two new characters debuting this year.
"Let's bloom forever...together!"
~ Pirka