* I've collaborated with the talented
on a meme picture that should be appearing on dA very soon. The Maddie vector I did a while ago is going to be used as a stock image in it.
* I will begin working on my commissions soon! Please see my earlier journal entry
for list of commissioners. As for those that wish to commission me, you'll unfortunately have to wait a bit longer, possibly until August/September or even later. However, as I explained in the afore-mentioned journal entry, I will
be doing a lot more commissions than before during the next year-and-a-half.
* I've now dropped MLP:FIM
off my list of cartoons I follow. I've pretty much lost all interest in the show and I don't have much faith for its future. Reading up on some of the upcoming episodes, especially the S4 finale, basically affirmed my fears of Hasbro's meddling just getting worse and worse. I may check up on the episodes I've missed later on and most likely I'll be rewatching the earlier seasons in the future but right now, the show is pretty much dead for me. Nevertheless, it was a great ride for the first two seasons (and some parts of S3), and I'm very happy that I was eventually proven so wrong about the show. Trust me, as much as I like to judge things based on presumptions, I'm more than glad to find out I made a miscalculation.
* Kill La Kill
was an insanely fun rollercoaster ride right from the beginning to the sweet ending. There's still an OVA coming up on September 3rd, so it's not 100% over. This'll likely become one of those shows that I'll be marathoning every once in a while. It's so good I'm seriously considering to buy it on Blu-Ray. While technically not as good as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
due to its limited budget, KLK
certainly held up much better during its second half and they didn't go for a stupid Gainax Ending that, at least for me, pretty much ruined the afore-mentioned show for me. Let me put it this way: wrapping up TTGL
felt like I had consumed a very tasty banana split, one of the best one's I've ever had, only to taste pig shit after putting the final spoonful into my mouth. The god-awful aftertaste will be burned into your memory forever and you don't feel like wanting to eat the same banana split again because you know there's going to be excrement at the very bottom of the plate. And yes, I'm one of those types who don't feel like letting any food go to waste, which means I'd rather not watch a series at all than bail right before the end.
character rankings remain the same as in the previous 'Miscellaneous thoughts' journal post
, although Ryuko certainly got better again after ep. 19 and she's back to old-school God Tier Ryuko during the series' finale.
* Opie, Anthony and Jim Norton did a fantastic Unmasked with Ron Bennington
on Maundy Thursday to commemorate their 20th anniversary of doing radio together. Fantastic stuff, albeit most hardcore fans already knew almost all of it. Still, it's a damn good introduction to the guys as well as an interesting look behind the scenes of talk radio industry. In case you wondered, O&A
is what I usually listen to these days when I'm drawing.
* Rest in Piece, Otto Petersen
. You were magnificent – with
* I received my copy of Frozen
2-Disc Deluxe Edition soundtrack in mail earlier this week. The result? 'Let It Go' is now permanently stuck in my head on an endless loop. Not complaining, though.
* The DP
10th anniversary came and went rather quickly, as 10th anniversaries often tend to do. I didn't hear any additional news about a possible continuation for the series, though. Didn't Butch tease us with something like that at some point?
* Once again, a reminder: if you have any ideas for my webcam pic for May and/or later months, leave a comment with your suggestion! Additional instructions here