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Firstly, a bit thank you to everyone who got on board with 2 rounds of chibi commissions! I had a lot of fun and you were all wonderful to work with. I think that might be it for a while, I must admit I'm burnt out and happy to focus on some non-chibi things for a while. One of which is scrambling to complete art for a possible art book. You saw a preview a while ago of a prototype, and I'm now looking for a printer to maybe do a small run of books. If anyone has experiences with this or can recommend a good company to deal with please pass it on. As it stands, I have 55 pieces of art to include and trying to get that number higher. No promises, it's probably yet another one of my diabolical plans that will ultimately fail when I give up!

Aside from bunkering down and doing art (I'm not uploading it all you see, many surprises!) there's not much else going on right now. Still working full time, still being Mum on nights and weekends... it's a wonder I find time to do anything I want haha. Speaking of which, the little fellow is nearly 8 months old now, how time flies. He's crawling like a legless zombie, and getting a first tooth to match. Oh my gosh SLEEP, he's sleeping like nearly an angel finally, now we just have to work on the rest.

Well, once again I'm sporting a horrid cold so I'm going to wrap up in a blanket and have a cup of tea. :shaketea: 

~gen8

Music Note Bullet (Light Blue) - F2U Music Note Bullet (Light Pink) - F2U Music Note Bullet (Light Purple) - F2U  LISTENING TO

:bulletblue: Save Rock and Roll - Fall Out Boy
:bulletblue: Dust Clears - Clean Bandit

:nescontroller: PLAYING

:bulletred: Garry's Mod (Prophunt, Murder modes)
:bulletred: Payday 2

Throw the TV WATCHING
:bulletgreen: Game of Thrones
:bulletgreen: Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)

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I've had people asking for literal years if I do commissions and I must apologize for politely saying I wasn't at that particular time. After many months of settling into the routine of motherhood and working, I've finally got sussed just how much time I have for myself, and how much time I have to get some art done. It's with much pleasure I open (for probably a very limited time, until I get scared of the attention) Chibi Commissions!
Here is a short FAQ and information on how to go about getting one if you're interested:

CHIBI COMMISSION INFO

:star: Why only chibi commissions Gen?!? :star:
As much as I would love to do full pieces of art, at the moment with limited time I think chibis are the most I can manage.

:star: Examples and Pricing :star:
Examples of chibis, either Sonic/Furry style or anime: $12 (USD)
ChibiExamples5 by gen8
Chibi Commissions #1 by gen8


:star: How can I get one? :star:
  • Note me, with a note titled "Commission", include an example or existing art of the character you want drawn (no description-only please). The examples can be chibi, non-chibi, and even something you've put together in the Chibi-Maker! Let me know if you want any changes, I'm happy to do these (change the hair colour, add a prop, pose etc.)
  • I'll reply to let you know a spot is open and provide payment details.
  • You'll get a sketch for approval, I'll go onto the final art and deliver it to you once it's done.
:star: Payment :star:
Because I live in good ol' Australia, I'd appreciate payment through Paypal only. No points please!

~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: Save Rock and Roll - Fall Out Boy
:bulletblue: Miss Jackson - Panic! At the Disco
:bulletblue: To the Stars - Braken

:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: Left for Dead 2
:bulletred: Garry's Mod (Prophunt, Murder modes)

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A Happy New year to all! I hope your Xmasses, holidays and celebrations were great, and the new year brings everyone luck and happiness =D

I haven't been here too much as is my usual opening line, it's only in the last couple of days I've had a chance to get back on my computer and art is go go go. I've been just about bed-bound to the sofa for the last month, as baby decided sleeping on Mum is the only way to sleep. We're working on that, and he's doing well sleeping in his own bed again. So my limbs are my own once again, and I'm using them for good not evil fiery evil laugh My Nexus tablet was pretty much the only thing keeping me sane, I got to do a lot of concepts on it and even learn how to adapt my colouring style to Sketchbook Pro (I can't sing the praises of this program enough. Gen endorses it). Most of the art you've seen over the last week have been cast aside for a long while.

Art aside, not much else going on right now. Baby is now 3 months old and growing every day. His new favourite noise is a purring, tongue rolling "ggwwwwrrr". Kritter is going to be a stay at home Dad when I return to work in 2 weeks so it'll be nice so long as his lack of sleeping gets better, at the moment most of the day is spent trying to get him to sleep!

I'll try and make time for another journal soon... for now how about I post 10 interesting / weird / not interesting facts about myself off the top of my head? Just for kicks?

1. Repetition makes me physically sick, noises and movement. Probably related to me getting motion sickness easy! (I once got it on a 3D kids ride)
2. I have something called "visual snow". My vision is covered with a layer of static like you get on a TV. It normally doesn't annoy me but in the dark nothing is black, the same way when you take a photo in low light it's all fuzzy.
3. I once tried to convince my year 4 class I was my own identical twin sister, I think this lasted a day?
4. My first artist name was Jaws because my Dad gave it to me as a nickname (I talked way too much). My second name was Kristy-Lu Echidna but I hated it and changed it to Gen a year later.
5. I sing when I'm comfortable around someone, and I sing nearly every song that comes on the playlist when at my computer. Kritter says it's nice =}
6. I am as you know, a complete utter introvert. I can't even make phonecalls to strangers without feeling a lump in my throat!
7. My favourite colour is red. It use to be blue but too many people liked it so I changed. I now truthfully love red over blue *dons a hipster hat*
8. I am not a girly girl. I never wear makeup and own 5 pairs of flat shoes. I have a ton of clothes and love shopping but I buy what fits not what is in fashion or trendy.
9. I find certain words beautiful, like masquerade.
10. I sniff my fingers an unhealthy amount, no matter the smell I know is on them ... (YUCK GEN, JUST YUCK).

~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: Save Rock and Roll - Fall Out Boy
:bulletblue: Miss Jackson - Panic! At the Disco

:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: Team Fortress 2
:bulletred: Borderlands 2

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Would you please welcome...

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 12, 2013, 12:34 AM
... baby Peter!
Wow what a whirlwind it's been these last few weeks (and even months). Finishing work for a while for maternity leave, and then eagerly awaiting his arrival, it felt like it went on forever. The due date came and went, co-incidentally is also Kritter's birthday, and STILL no baby. I thought he was eager to make an arrival but managed to prove us very wrong.

So the story goes something along the lines of this: Contractions begin one day after the due date, and go for about 5 days before we head to the hospital to get checked out. Expecting to come back home, I'm admitted and labour is induced that afternoon. Unfortunately through the night the induction didn't fully take and in the early hours of the morning I was taken for an emergency caesarean. At 4:50am on October the 7th (and here's something amusing, October 7th was a public holiday... LABOUR DAY) Peter is born, healthy and huge. He's a whopping 10lb 9oz!

I spent the next 4 days in hospital, and Kritter stayed with me every day until late. We're all home now and things aren't all roses. It's amazing in between sleeps just how little time you get to do things, and I feel like as soon as I've managed to eat food and sit down, it's back to the baby XD We're also both sick and after the sleepless week beforehand too we're exhausted, all we want is sleep and the little feller doesn't want to give us any ;_;

It'll get easier, I'm sure!

Thank you to everyone from the last journal offering names (and some via notes which of course I haven't been here to check ;_; ) and warm wishes. You'll understand if I'm not around much for a long while, and for this I apologize. I do have a TON of art to upload but I won't be doing any for many weeks to come... If I can upload some I will but this place may be barren for a while longer. Hopefully I can return soon.

~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: Save Rock and Roll - Fall Out Boy

:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: Team Fortress 2
:bulletred: Borderlands 2
:bulletred: Saints Row IV

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Life and stuff

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 13, 2013, 10:20 PM
Back for a very quick journal update!
Thank you as always to everyone for their patience and continued support, I know I'm never ever here or able to read notes, comments or reply to everything I should, but I appreciate all of it =) You may have noticed I've been kind of back into art lately, mainly because I can stomach to sit in front of my computer at night again. Although I've ended up with about 20x more sketches than finished art!

Now that it's July, Miss Gen has officially become Mrs Gen, yay! Kritter and I had our wedding 2 weeks ago and it was so stress free and fun. The ceremony was short, but we had all our family there and the sun came out on a winter's day for some great photos and lovely weather out in the gardens. The reception though was a blast, we went Ten Pin Bowling (in our wedding suit and dress!), lots of food and fun and music. We had an awesome cake and cupcakes to match, with tetris theme and custom made pixel cake toppers. Kritter wore a tie that lights up to music which was pretty fun to watch XD We even had a custom made guestbook, which was a puzzle you can write on, and we had custom made rings with d-pads engraved in them (etsy is amazing).
If I think of it i'll put some pictures together of all the cool nerdy things we had, it certainly was a day to remember.

It's nice to have had some good luck anyway, because in the weeks before the wedding we had our first lot of wedding rings stolen after being left on the porch by the delivery place. Then a week or so after that Kritter was in a car accident and we've lost the use of one of our cars ={ He's ok though so that was thankful!

Anyway back on to good news, mini-Gen/Kritter is growing like anything. Only 3 months to go, how time flies! We've found out it's a boy, so we're both very happy with that ^^ The "nursery" is getting cleared up and decked out slowly with all sorts of cool things, but for every one thing we get I feel like we're not getting very far at all. Still, I'm sure we'll work it out, it's very scary but exciting too. Now all he needs is a NAMEEEEEE. I can name characters just fine but a baby, ugh it's impossible! If you can think of any feel free to shoot some my way in the comments *nervous laugh*.

Quick journal update became long journal update, sorry!

~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: Save Rock and Roll - Fall Out Boy

:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: Team Fortress 2
:bulletred: Borderlands 2
:bulletred: Newer Super Mario Bros

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Gen, slightly back from the dead?

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 19, 2013, 5:38 PM
I only say slightly because for 3 long months I haven't even BEEN to DeviantArt. Also, I don't know if I am technically back or just popping in for a visit before flitting off again into the unknown!

The chibi maker popularity continues to astound me, I can't believe how many kind comments I've received from people and how much fun everyone is having. I can't go far on the internet without bumping into someone using it as an avatar, icon, or just posting up a gallery full of chibis made with it. It's exciting, humbling, and a bit scary! The poll has had a good response too, about whether or not to turn the chibi maker or perhaps even a future dress-up project into an app. I can't say anything has been done about that since, I'm lacking the knowledge but finally not the technology (now the proud owner of a Nexus 7 tablet, go android!).

Why I haven't been here in months is another story all-together. I wish I could tell you I've been locked in a basement making a new doll-maker, or working on TONS of awesome art, or... building a submarine. But while I haven't been on DA, I haven't even picked up a wacom stylus. Not a single scrap of art for 3 months (and normally this is a good thing, I find when I have a lonnngggg break my art gets better!). For once, life has gotten in the way.

*sits for about 5 minutes staring at the screen, wondering what best to say* I suppose here goes! Kritter and I are having a baby! YAY! I found out the day before my birthday, and it's due on Kritter's birthday on the 1st of October XD I don't know if it's a boy or girl yet, I'll be finding that out in 4 weeks but it's completely exciting. Unfortunately for the last 3 months I've had killer nausea 24/7, so I wake up sick and go to bed sick too. It's like having a flu and just about as fun =(

Oh and to top off the stress we have 2.5 months to plan a wedding in July... :cake:

I think on that note I'll leave it at that. Despite life happenings, I am sorry I haven't been here as always to read or respond to notes and comments. I'm sure you'll understand if I can't for a while yet. Hopefully I can come back soon with an update on SOMETHING!


~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: Save Rock and Roll - Fall Out Boy


:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: Path of Exile
:bulletred: Borderlands 2
:bulletred: Guild Wars 2

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DD, Chibi Maker 1.1 and Thanks all round!

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 12, 2013, 9:30 PM
2 Journals in 2 weeks, what is the world coming to!

I'll start from the top, and shout my immense thanks for my first ever Daily Deviation =D I never expected in the 1 week that the Chibi Maker was up that it would gain so much love and interest from the DA community. So my special thanks, it has motivated me to keep on Flash'un! (The Adobe kind, not the pants kind)

Secondly to LorrianneRose whom I don't think I've met, thank you so much for the subscription!

Last but not least, the Chibi Maker has it's first update. Version 1.1 has lots of changes and items added, and probably the most exciting thing I would say is the random button. You have no idea how many minutes I can click that thing and be surprised by what appears. Here's a full list of what's been happening -

Chibi Maker 1.1
New Features
- Added a Random button to randomise a Chibi from scratch
- Chibi will now start on a preset male or female face

Hair
- Added 45 more hair styles
- Replaced a couple of old hair styles
- Added an eyebrow tab to hair, with 15 new eyebrows

Eyes
- Added the ability to change both eye colours independently
- Added 5 new eyes

Accessories
- Added 5 new head accessories
- Added 5 new hand accessories

Body
- Separated expressions from eyebrows. Added 3 new expressions

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As you can see, some things have changed, lots has been added. Thank you to everyone who has left comments or ideas, I've tried to fit a lot of them in but unfortunately it's impossible to add everything! But they may make it into a future update so keep 'em coming. For now please continue to enjoy!

As a quick aside, after a bit of thinking I've started a poll to see if there would be any interest in perhaps developing the Chibi Maker (and possible future games) into an App? If you have time please vote or leave a comment on the poll, it will help me decide if there's enough interest to go ahead with it =D (Or procrastinate on it a bit more as I often do!)


~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: Machinae Supremacy


:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: WoW
:bulletred: Borderlands 2
:bulletred: Planetside 2

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Wow, what a busy few weeks it's been! With Xmas been and gone, the week and a half holiday just didn't end up being long enough. Unfortunately I don't get paid for holidays so normally it's the only week off I get per year, I have to use it wisely. And wisely it was used, as you may have noticed a last minute hard slog on the Chibi Maker saw it uploaded on the 1st of January, and since then it has just exploded! I honestly could never have imagined the response to it in such a short time, it's really made the whole thing worthwhile.

So on that note, thank you so much to everyone who has supported it since release. Only a few days on but I can tell it's being enjoyed and used a lot. I haven't had time to reply to many comments (sorry, I'm back at work again) but Kritter has been reading and passing on any ideas and suggestions that you have been making. I can gladly say they are all being considered, and an update is already in the works! In the next couple of weeks I'm hoping to add in a few new accessories, create a page just for eyebrows, and HAIR, oh my the hair! Keep the ideas coming, and if I can't fit them into this update I will try and add them in the future.

A short journal this time, so I will leave it at that and get back to work. Thanks again everyone, and I'll be back soon!


~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: Machinae Supremacy


:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: WoW
:bulletred: Borderlands 2
:bulletred: Planetside 2

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Once again, I've been absent so long it looks like I haven't been here at all ={ Which is kind of true, I pop in, upload one piece of art a month and then away I go! Still, anyone that knows me knows that it is my style to be fleeting and not have any sort of presence on Deviant Art. That's how I roll.

It's been nearly a year since the last journal entry, and I can't say I've missed sharing much in that time. Apart from general work and life and stuff, Kritter and I are now engaged, which is possibly the best thing EVER =D Now there is a lot of planning to do, and being the nerds we are, trying to think of something cool or interesting to do for it all. At the moment there isn't much of a rush but trying to get one step ahead.

I'm having a bit of a break from most art at the moment. I went really hard at the Chibi Maker for months, and it's very close to being finished but I can't bring myself to give it that final push. For now it is just sitting there, waiting to be finished. I have to apologise for that, it feels like I've been talking about it for at least a year or so. Hopefully it's not long and I'm back in the mood to work on it, but in the meantime I'll be messing around with scribbles, other sorts of art and other Flash games that have been merely ideas in my head.

On a completely other topic, watching a lot of Anime lately! A good way through FMA Brotherhood, trying to get into Fairy Tail, and keeping up with Naruto, Sword Art Online and Little Busters as they are released via Crunchy Roll =D I have a whole list of things I'd like to watch next too.

I hope to be back soon with some updates, maybe some art, maybe some Flash game might get finished in the next few months. So much to dooooooo ~


~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: Paradise - Cold Play
:bulletblue: Exile Vilify - The National
:bulletblue: Arrietty Soundtrack


:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: Band Hero
:bulletred: Borderlands
:bulletred: Guild Wars 2

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I can't believe how many months have passed and I haven't been back for a new journal, shame on me once again!

I must leave updates so far apart because not much happens in my life, I need a ton of stuff to talk about all in one go =P Yeah, lets say that's the reason I'm so lazy and never here. Truth be told I haven't been on DA for very long stints if at all, and I am sure this is showing in my art. It's not that I'm not drawing very much these days, I am drawing every few days. It's more that I am drawing a lot but never finishing anything, and nothing ever makes it into my gallery. I can't count how many pictures I have on the go, just to be cast aside when I get a new idea or I'm not happy with the result. I want to say I have an art block but it's more of a "not-finishing-any-art" block.

I think I find so little time TO draw, when I do it's just to scribble and not to get anything done in particular. Kind of sad in my eyes... On the upside I'm still working on the Chibi Maker in Flash on-and-off!

Enough of that, plenty has happened in the many months I have been away! Most recently Kritter became the proud owner of an arcade cabinet shell, destined to be converted into a MAME machine of death! The ex-Golden Tee Fore cabinet is in pretty good condition, and mainly needs all the wiring and awesomeness added to it. A big task, but I'll be able to share photos when it is complete!

Also, thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday for the end of January! I did have a lovely one, and got some good presents and had a BBQ for tea =} Now I just need some inspiration to make a parody comic about Sonic Generations and my name (I got the game for my birthday yippee!).

Argh I got distracted and forgot what else I had to write, so I shall leave it at that XD Until next millenia!


~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: Paradise - Cold Play
:bulletblue: Exile Vilify - The National
:bulletblue: Arrietty Soundtrack


:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: Rayman Origins
:bulletred: Sonic Generations
:bulletred: Rift (Lite)

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Indeed where HAS the time gone? It feels like only last month I was writing up a new journal and apologising for a long absense. Once again I'm back for a long-needed update =D

Hope everyone is doing well and the year is treating you good. Sorry I haven't been around to read comments and reply to what I can, I actually haven't had internet for nearly a month. It was pure torture! There is a reason for that though; Kritter and I moved into our own house! It's been pretty amazing, and it feels like something that we always never thought would happen. Luckily being in a stable job for the first time in my life has helped. Strangely though we've both kind of drifted into house-owner roles, even though it was daunting it's all been pretty natural and relaxing.

So in the last month waiting for a phone and internet to be connected, we've had to go cave-man entertainment and play lots of offline games. We co-oped our way through Quake 2, both finished Portal 2 single and co-op, and dabbled in TF2 offline, Magicka, and Serious Sam 2. Also because of being disconnected from the world, I've taken up playing keyboard again and am happily learning to play some new songs. Gosh I'd love to have lessons, I wonder what that would be like?

Other new things... I got a new car huzzah! The little banger has been retired to the emergency car (after blowing up the engine and getting it fixed for more than the car was worth...) Bit the bullet and now have a lovely reliable Getz, the car of my once-dreams.

Also as being offline will do, I had time to tie up some loose art. Didn't, and being me, decided to start completely new works ^^; About to pop a couple in the gallery, and can only hope I get time to do some more in the coming weeks. I'm anticipating a lot of it will be fan art, because for the first time in a long time, we're watching full seasons of anime. Have several years worth to catch up on, and after a lot of reviews and suggestions around the place, managed to collect a fair amount to watch.
So far it's been a blast. We've watched (and thoroughly enjoyed) Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, Haibane Renmei, Clannad, Clannad After Story, and Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni. Currently watching Angel Beats! Pandora Hearts, Supernatural: The Animation. We've got a list of nearly 20 series still to watch, a lot sure has happened in the last few years in anime-land!

I had better go upload this art I've been waffling on about, back probably before/after Xmas lol.


~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: I'm with you - Red Hot Chili Peppers
:bulletblue: Exile Vilify - The National
:bulletblue: Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5


:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: Quake 2
:bulletred: Sonic Colours
:bulletred: Team Fortress 2

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:iconkritter5x::icongen8:
Once again, a long absence between journals. I think it's just plain because I don't have much to say XD

Hope everyone had a good Easter and such, for once I was able to get away and have a short holiday so it was great to take advantage of having a long weekend!

Can't say too much has happened for a while, nothing exciting anyway. A fair few awesome events coming up in the next couple of months though, including AvCon, the Toy Fair (where we hope to increase our retro console collection) and maybe even a huge LAN we're thinking about trying for the first time. That would be a laugh! Does anyone go to these, are they good?
Speaking of console collection, we've added a PSP to the collection with a few games, and also about 30 PSX games. Not growing by much but hoping the Toy Fair will fix that in a month or so!

I haven't had a lot of time to do art lately with work and all, but i'm gradually getting back into the swing of things and enjoying polishing off a few projects. Got a Flash dress-up that is nearing completion, just a few bugs and bits to iron out and I can finally upload this year-long project. Then maybe I can work on something bigger and cross my fingers it doesn't take a year to complete! I am that terrible =P

I'm pretty much rambling and being boring so for now, Gen out!


~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: The Ballad of Mona Lisa - Panic! At the Disco
:bulletblue: Cemeteries of London - Coldplay
:bulletblue: Sonic Colours soundtrack


:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: Minecraft
:bulletred: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
:bulletred: Rift

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:iconkritter5x::icongen8:
Wasn't sure of the best title for this journal, i'm overly late to wish everyone a Happy New Year. It's also Australia Day today, so happy that day, too! :D

It's been a busy few weeks for me, which is why I haven't been around much. I've started a new contract job doing admin work which I'm thrilled about. That's only 2 days old but very excited to see what happens. Also might be illustrating another book series, depending how the dummy goes. All in all, plenty on my plate for the beginning of this year already. 2011 is looking up.

In amongst all of this I'm hoping to have time to keep on doing art. I have a couple of things I need to start with deadlines, but otherwise I really hope I can pump out some stuff in my spare time (will I get spare time anymore???) I suppose sorry in advance if I don't manage to live up to this promise!

My mind has gone blank so I'll leave it at that XD Until next time!

~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: Crush - Pendulum
:bulletblue: We are Born - Sia
:bulletblue: Sonic Colours Soundtrack


:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: Enslaved
:bulletred: Uncharted 2
:bulletred: Serious Sam 2

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:iconkritter5x::icongen8:
Hey, I'm back finally after months of ... not being here ^^;

First off pertaining to the title of my journal; It's finally hit December and I'm getting in the festive mood. I have a bit of time this month and I'd like to do a Secret Santa on DA =D So I know how they work, but, can anyone kindly tell me a group/page/person who is organizing one that is still available to join? Preferably a "Sonicy" one because I do love to draw other people's characters, but don't mind if it's an open one for all sorts of styles. I'd appreciate it!

Just remembered we use to call Secret Santa Kris Kringle at school, and also had an Indonesian term for it which I forgot but was hoping I'd remember so I could share it ;_;

That aside, currently I'm waiting on a security clearance to check out so that I can start a new position in early January, more on that when I know what on earth is going on!

CATACLYSM in just under a week, hooooo I'm excited and am going to have no life for a few weeks, can't hardly wait /nerd

edit: One last thing I'm excited about, aside from work and xmas and Cataclysm etc, bought tickets for Adelaide Symphony Orchestra plays Queen for next year in May. First ever orchestra experience, it's going to be so good.


~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: Lying - Amy Meredith
:bulletblue: Misery - Maroon 5
:bulletblue: Sonic CD soundtrack


:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: Enslaved
:bulletred: Sly 2
:bulletred: World of Warcraft

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:iconkritter5x::icongen8:
Hey all, just a quick update journal!

Thought I'd just say that the Anime Face Maker 2 is going really well, I'm close to getting excited about finishing it! Should be all polished off in the next couple of weeks and then I can upload onto DA. At the moment the hardest thing with it is telling myself to STOP. I'm getting carried away and having about 10 new ideas per day of things to add, but I really have to hold back and I've decided to just get it working as is and deal with more content in a future update. I've even a couple of times seen something that makes me want to re-re-overhaul the entire thing and start again, but that's crazy talk XD

At the moment that's about the only project worth mentioning! Apart from scribbles, some 30-second music samples, and a nearly-finished abomination of Super Sculpey zombie cat, I haven't been working on much more than Flash solidly for the last month.

So excited! I shall give more news as the release gets closer =D

(Oh btw, would anybody happen to know how to translate to Japanese? I'm looking to have the logo done as such, but I'm afraid my translation is incorrect ^^; I would appreciate if anyone can help on this!)


~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: Lying - Amy Meredith
:bulletblue: Misery - Maroon 5
:bulletblue: Sonic CD soundtrack


:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: VVVVVV
:bulletred: Team Fortress 2
:bulletred: Super Mario Galaxy 2

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:iconkritter5x::icongen8:
  • Mood: Eager
I've been gone for way too long! Done a fair amount of art but keep neglecting my journal D= Whoops. So I'm back to declare I'm still in the world of the living.

Personally, not all that much to say more than updating what I've been upto for the last couple of months. Ended up working a bit longer than I thought, finished last week and now I have a short break before I find something else/see if they need me back next month. Not sure what to do, but I'm always indecisive so it's nothing new ^^; Aside from that the other big thing is that Kritter and I moved house! Not too far away from where we were before, but it's a big change and feeling so much more independent now. Can't wait to get a place of our own one day ;_;

Delving into a few projects too which is always fun. I've been picking away at a few things but now I have a bit of time to polish a few off. Unfortunately for all the things I have on the go is another handful of things I want to start - most exciting is that I have a block of Super Sculpey waiting to be sculpted! Any tips on how to work with it would be appreciated =D I've also been learning how to use Fruity Loops, so we'll see if I get anything out of that. Lastly, trying to finish a few Flash games that have been left unloved for a few months (I'm really into finishing the Anime Face Maker 2!) Busy busy!

Keep an eye on the horizon for anything that eventuates of these escapades =D I'll give a preview or more info especially on Flash projects as I get closer to having them ready to upload. Which may be weeks yet anyway ;_; I'm so bad.

Oh and Kritty and I got a fish. Un-named but we'll think of something nerdy, he's a red siamese fighting fishy :)


~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: Lying - Amy Meredith
:bulletblue: Misery - Maroon 5
:bulletblue: Sonic CD soundtrack


:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: World of Warcraft
:bulletred: Team Fortress 2
:bulletred: Borderlands

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:iconkritter5x::icongen8:
  • Mood: Zest

5 minutes later...

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 8, 2010, 2:43 AM


And still no title for this journal! D=

Ah well, sorry I haven't been around to reply or do anything at all, even my art has dropped off a bit. It's been a good couple of months since I made my last journal, too, so I thought I'd better update =}

Beginning of May I scored myself a temporary full time job!! Finally after so long, I'm working again and enjoying it very much. The only shame is that on June 30 it will all be over, and I'll be back to trying to find another job ={ For now though, it's good and I'm getting some great experience and meeting a lot of people. So I don't get stalked I'll just say it's at a Government agency doing customer service ;)

This coming weekend is the annual Toy Fair at the showgrounds too, so really excited for that. Always a great place to pick up some retro games/consoles and sometimes some really bad random toys. We'll have to see I suppose, if it's as small as last year might not be anything worth the time ><

Wow it really has been a boring couple of months *sips coffee and thinks* Nope, I think that's all of it!

~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: What do you want from me - Adam Lambert
:bulletblue: Lots and lots of OC Remixes
:bulletblue: You've Changed - Sia


:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: World of Warcraft
:bulletred: Team Fortress 2
:bulletred: Modnation Racers

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:iconkritter5x::icongen8:

  • Mood: Approval
I'm back once again!

The crazy 4-day weekend of doom is over now, and it was worse than I could have imagined ={ Well ok, it was a TON of fun and excitement, but my days never seemed to start or end well! Oh and if I didn't specify what I meant, this crazy 4 days was me, working at the Clipsal 500 as a supervisor in the ticket booth. As I was saying, didn't start or end well. I swear, I spent $90 on parking and fines over the four days. Gen is no longer a squeaky-clean law-abiding citizen =O *sigh*

I was about to go into details but someone... >.> is shaking my desk and I can't think now!

Also, on a small whim, got a new phone! After 4 or 5 years of flip and slide Nokia's, my thumb has finally begun to complain about how awkward it is to sms (I hate sms, I'm such an old slow fogey). Now the proud owner of a LG Renoir! *Hugs Ebay* I think I'm going to be playing around and customizing it for days to come. OMYGOSH it supports .swf files, so I put my chao maker on it XD

Enough about me. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote in the poll I put up. It has really helped me get a great idea of how much interest there would be in Chibi Commissions. I'm hoping that soon when I get a couple of free weeks, I can open some slots up =D

That's all for this journal, I'll be around hopefully!

~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: You've Changed - Sia
:bulletblue: Electro Rock - Sworn
:bulletblue: Undisclosed Desires - Muse


:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade
:bulletred: Team Fortress 2
:bulletred: Bioshock 2

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:iconkritter5x::icongen8:
  • Mood: Eager
Goodness, sometimes I disappear for months on end! No new journal since the end of December, so it's about time I put one up!

I feel like a very busy person at the moment, but not sure why ... most days I'm just doing "stuff". I think I'm absorbed in a lot of projects and ideas and art right now. I have been working very hard on Anime Face Maker 2 but eh =/ I've come to a standstill. Spending hours and hours on it only to feel like I'm not getting anywhere! There is just so much to do with it, and silly me, I'm tempted to start it again with a better quality face >< But that can't happen because I've already spent months on it. AIIIEEEEEE! I'll get back to it oneday, but for now, I am so over it.

From one project and onto another! I've had this brilliant idea after learning today how to actually draw good chibi's. I've started something I've dubbed the Gen Chibi Alphabet. ... You're right, that's a terrible name. But for now, that's the general idea! I'm picking one of my characters for every letter of the alphabet, and drawing them as adorable chibi sized goodness. I'm upto H ;_;

Apart from art, the last couple of months have been chocca's with doing small shifts with a ticket company. I started with them this time last year, but it's not until December/January this year that I've been getting a couple of nights a week work with them. It's an awesome fun job, I just wish I could be there more often XD I have a crazy week next week though, 4 day's at the Clipsal 500 (the beginning of the V8 season) with early morning starts and the task of supervising. *cry* Gen is not the supervisory type, so this will be scary!

:) << This is me right now, despite all the sad faces punctuating my journal. Except I'm not yellow, and have hair, and a nose.


~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: Electro Rock - Sworn
:bulletblue: Fireflies - Owl City
:bulletblue: Undisclosed Desires - Muse


:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade
:bulletred: Team Fortress 2
:bulletred: Bioshock 2

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  • Mood: Satisfied
3 journals in 2 weeks, what a bonus XD

No really, the last one was just too darn long and stretching my main page like a bad spam.

Xmas has ended, and now it's time to clean up and find nooks to put all of the stuff =P We've run out of places to put the new videogames, which included Okami Wii, Guitar Hero Decades DS, Guitar Hero 5, Infamous and Mario & Luigi 3. Even after all that I still got sucked into buying a handful of great priced games over Steam! I ended up with Assassins Creed, Abe's Oddysey and Exoddus, nearly every Unreal game every, and the i.d. pack which had about 20 classic games like Wolfenstein 3D and even Commander Keen XD I have a LOT to keep me busy.

Aside from games, lots of chocolate and home-made delights (most of which are gone already) "The girl who leapt through time" on DVD, Owl City CD, and an awesome model car kit like the one's my dad has been making ever since I remember. So I'll glue that together and paint it for something crafty ^__^ Brooom!

Apart from Xmas goodness, I've been in a very creative mood lately too, which is great. Unfortunately after such a dormant creative state, the ideas are flooding out and my crazy "THIS WOULD BE AN AWESOME IDEA!" notions are flying all over the place. I swear I started 2 new Flash projects in one go, and have the want to finish an animation AND now I'm inspired to try create a platform game in Flash too. I think I should learn to use the program better than just drag and drop games, wouldn't that be great?

So in amongst all this stuff I'm trying/wanting to do, I still have a million games to finish, more achievements to unlock in TF2 (or any for that matter) and on the hunt for a guild in WoW...

Hope you all had an equally great holiday and got some things you've been after all year =D Back soon again with project updates, and maybe even teasers to encourage myself to finish something XD


~gen8

:music: LISTENING TO :music:

:bulletblue: Alpha Dog - Fall Out Boy
:bulletblue: Fireflies - Owl City
:bulletblue: Life in Technicolor II - Coldplay


:halfliquid: PLAYING :halfliquid:

:bulletred: Guitar Hero Decades DS
:bulletred: Team Fortress 2
:bulletred: Secret of Monkey Island : SE

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  • Mood: Overwhelmed