I've always wondered: At a tatoo parlor, do you ever meet young people who you know will regret getting it later?
Yes all the time.
And frankly it is my opinion if the tattoo isn't going to harm them career wise (idiot 18 year old asking for a facial gang tattoo) I don't care.
That said I have done 3 facial tattoos. One was a 'gang-ish' type one... the guy got the short form for the city we live in tattooed in old english under his eye... but his work prospects were almost 0 to begin with he already HAD other facial tattoos, I had a 21 year old get stars all over her face (google face stars and there is a chick with half her face covered in stars that tried to 'sue' the artist - said girl saw and liked them I made her sign an additional 2 waver forms) and another that wanted three little tattoos by the hairline.
If it's elsewhere on the body and not really showing (neck/knuckles) I don't really give a flying rip as long as it isn't racist.
... the older I get, though, the less I like them and the more inconvenient I find them. Oh help, I'm turning into a curmudgeon. :/
I started liking them again once I got to college. Might be because more of the work is homework anyway. (And... hmm. Might also have something to do with two our of my four lectures this quarter not being a very good use of time. One is the teacher reading slides about nothing, and the other is just a teaching style that really, really doesn't work for me.)
Hmmm...Snow days are not really my thing because I only have a few hours of class each day anyway, so when a snow day comes I can't use the school's library or talk to professors/classmates. :I
@tattoos: I suppose that in some types of work, facial tattoos are ok. ; ) And those star facial tattoos like kind of nice, but not really something you'd expect to encounter in the corporate world. I suspect that you'd get people wanting tattoos of their romantic partners?
Now I'm remembering when the guidance counselor at my high school had an intern with this v-shaped collar/chest area tattoo that was way too effective at leading the eye toward cleavage. It's the sort of thing that could be covered easily by a crew-cut shirt, but she always wore low shirts, and it was just... really unpleasantly distracting.
Also, this weekend is just... argh. Really want to draw, but right now is those last couple weeks before finals when all the due dates happen.
I just finished watching Madoka... Not really my thing. I didn't actually dislike it either, but it just didn't do anything for me. I think I'll go back to Mr Asimov before school cuts again my skill to read. Or maybe I should get something silly/happy to watch. Probably both...
Also, I'm proud of how much I was able to get done these last few days for the comic I'm working on. If I don't get another blackout (I lost half yesterday because of that...), I hope to get it done in time, and I even added a page !
I heard about Madoka as that Magical Girl show that subverts the Magical Girl tropes in dark and disturbing ways. I'm considering watching it, but I had most of my fill of cute characters + disturbing plot from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.
Is the comic you're working on your Divina Fortuna?
@dogs: Mind = trampled by cute dogs running over a rainbow.
I read in TVtropes that there are similarities between both shows, I think? I don't know. It's probably me, but more than actually "dark" it felt "pointlessly angsty" to me. But you know how that is, it's pretty subjective.
Nope :S . I'm not happy about being a negletcful webcomicker, but for now I'm having fun with the whole pokemon thing. It feels like a project I can actually finish and that I started knowing pretty clearly what I wanted, so it makes it easier to find motivation. That and actual deadlines imposed by someone other than myself. I'll be done with this thing tomorrow, though, and I'm looking forward to go back to Divi - I miss coloring stuff!. The next two pages (of Divina Fortuna) are mostly done... I'd love to finish the chapter before starting school, but that's not likely to happen. Still, that comic is my place to fall back to. It takes me forever to do and sometimes I let other things take precedence, but I wouldn't abandon it either. I've been considering making a self-indulgent worldbuilding tumblr for it, or something like that, too. Something easy to update to put the ton of sketches I do of those guys...
Hmm... wonder what would happen if there was a webcomics group/collective that had a weekly best strip contest. I've seen it argued that non-story comics do better with a mini-cliffhanger each page rather than each chapter, and a weekly contest format would probably encourage that. And it also gives you a deadline set by someone else. The members would have to be fairly evenly matched in skill level for it to be productive, though. And judging would be tricky to figure out. But maybe it could work?
One of my classes next quarter is basically "make a really big programming project that uses databases". I'm torn between making a productivity app of some sort, or making a content management system geared toward creative stuff. The latter would be something Wordpress-like, but designed around the sort of formats that comics etc. need (galleries, putting things in sequence), which hopefully would make it easier to use than comicpress and such. Which is... probably kind of a lot to be doing in a single quarter, but I wanted to try building my own story website sometime anyway...
trying to organise a group of webcomic artists into a group that does anything weekly is deserving of praise XD. that article is very right though, webcomics work best when each page *can* be appreciated self contained (ie- don't split a joke over two pages, it ruins the timing) but does have some kind of hook to keep you coming back for the next...
So much anime queued up for watching, including Madoka. :s Higurashi was pretty disturbing, but I think I preferred it over Umineko. At least Higurashi kind of had a whodunnit feel, whereas Umineko was just flat out "IT'S MAGIC".
And completely agree with Em on the organizing a group into a weekly anything. As I'm definitely one of those who would slack out week after week, haa.... OTL
Zombies and pizza. I just played 6 hours of L4D2 after I got home from working at a pizza place, and I am re-starting my comic I was working on about delivering pizzas in a zombie apocalypse. Oh, and there's a new Walking Dead episode tomorrow and you can bet your ass I'll be eating pizza during it.
I always found zombie stories (like The Walking Dead) slightly extremely depressing because I tend to pick ___ character who will probably die, and try not to get emotionally attached to them. Nowadays I appreciate its metaphor for the "human condition", and generally like a few of the Zombie stories, even though I still expect characters to die.
I... don't think I actually know very well any zombie apocalypse kind of story? I'm a horrible nerd. I don't know anything about superheroes or zombies or all that stuff...
I'm not sure I completely understood what you mean to do that but you always seem to be having... lots of huge projects, night! I admire how you manage to come up with them!
Oooh, I'll check that google sites thing. Is that what you used to make the site where you have the info about your characters, Clemon? I had a time where I wanted so badly to be able to make a wiki for my stories! Celtx was fun to organize stuff into beautifully detailed lists, but I gave up on it when I didn't find a satisfying way of exporting the info. I don't like to rely on such a specific program to read the stuff I write! But for the comic, I meant something simple, just to drop sketches and random info in internet, instead of having it lost in my notes/brain, that's why I thought about a tumblr. I'll see what I'll do about that. At least for now, the next page is almost ready.
I started watching Once Upon a Time, after my recently-married-friend insisted that I do. I'm liking it so far. I always kinda have a hard time watching series because the episodes are so damn long!