Preview photographs from my interview with Harry Bundell…
Colden Common, 28/08/2014.
I’ve not put out any new images in the longest time. Here’s a picture of me with my new haircut, eating an ice-cream while visibly exhausted. I hope that’s an improvement. Well, probably isn’t…
It’s been an up-and-down few weeks. With my uni course starting now I’m a tad ill to go in; menthols on my smokes and such. Being ill has actually helped my focus over the weekend or so, as it sat my arse on the sofa giving me little else to do but work on content.
Moving into Bristol was time consuming and still isn’t complete. I am sadly missing a few things, but needs must. I am living with the best company I could hope for and that’s helping me cope with the post-move brain rot. Easing back into work, slowly and sporadically, as I weigh up the value of content I planned before and the worth of new ideas.
One thing on my mind a lot of late is professionalism. There are many things to address on this, as I create my way back into usefulness. The first would be to cease rambling posts such as this, to make my work streamlined and dynamic… There are questions that nobody asked that I feel like answering, so expect my usual article style with regard to topics such as the pros and cons of fan-service. And of course, exhibitions to put myself up for. Same old there really. The main thing is ambition and quality of output. Being no longer broke as ass will stop things coming up like laptop death, let me do more ambitious things, and being back in study will give me tasks and momentum.
The downside is of course an upped expectation to hold myself to. Not to bitch, that’s what I want. In practice, I’m having to be patient and a little forgiving to myself at present, which is unfortunate. Building back up to my projected output is taking longer than I thought. And projected output increases the longer I think on it. Keeping focus is the best goal I can give myself right now, t-shirts and badge making kits can wait.
As for this week’s work, I have an excess of photos for a more time consuming project. Look forward to awesome pictures of my friend Harry tonight or tomorrow.
Keep well everyone, and try not to let national politics get you down, as will I. Have an awesome evening. x
I… never thought about favourite software being a thing. o.o But if I had to pick… Right now, it’s Dreamweaver. I recently got promoted to HTML guru at my job since learning I apparently have great aptitude for coding, and my boss got Dreamweaver to let me do stuff more than just editing templates using our mass-mailer program Gammadyne, and I… I am in love with it. It’s like discovering a superpower I never knew I had. And the ways Dreamweaver lets you view code and edit things in a design view and insert functions and whatnot is such a great way to learn the…. I guess the VOCABULARY of a language I already feel I understand the grammar of. I’ve just started a video course on CSS, which I didn’t understand the nature of just by googling “wtf is CSS?” But having seen it done it makes the elegance of HTML language and architecture even more wonderful. I have all these concepts isn’t mind now that I get closer every day to knowing how to execute from scratch. It’s thrilling and actually also very therapeutic. I love losing myself in the code. I love taming it into a poem of visual structure.
Ven gives the best responses :)
One thing I did complete for this blog over summer was a statement on content issues, where I explain my take on NSFW content and trigger warnings. This can be found as a link at the bottom of the page and at this address:
I encourage everyone to please have a read and let me know if anything has been missed or needs clarifying. This is a difficult issue, especially for creative work, and I hope you understand my viewpoint.
Once again, let me know of anything I could go over or change.
All the best. x
Kaiba’s Picks for Androgynous/Femboy Hairstyles
1-3. The side cut. Many variations, goth and punk inspiration. Minimal effort.
4-5. The high fashion mullet. Yes, a mullet. Just a modern spin on a once horribly executed hairstyle. Anywhere from minimal to a lot of effort, this depends more on the hair of the person.
6-8. The side banger. (Don’t know what else to call it.) Emo, punk, anime inspiration. My personal favourite. Takes a lot of work.
9-10. The Naruto. Short, sweet, and to the point. Anime and punk inspiration, minimal effort, easy to bleach and have fun with. Popular in Japan.
I was actually looking for a haircut this week after 3 months of looking like shit. Much credit for my current look to image 9 and an excellent job at Headmasters in Bristol. Cheers very much to Kaiba Wolf for this post :3
Looking to avoid getting onto the Creative Cloud, for obvious reasons. I’d happily use a few softwares in place of this, but a bit stumped on choosing a replacement for Photoshop. I don’t use it for drawing from scratch, which reduces my needs. Can anyone recommend me a good photo-editing software for Mac, while avoiding GIMP?
Alright, been putting this one off for a while…
It’s been near a year (September 18th) working on this blog for career furtherment and showing my capabilities, and this is my 100th post. I’d expect to be doing something for either. I’m afraid some major things have come up in the time I’d expect to be preparing for such. Here is where I would take a leaf from the Cracked.com guideline of softening the blog of depressing subject with a cute dog .gif to not be too bleak. I’ve not had time to film my dog recently - so imagine an adorable chocolate coloured labrador/kelpie-cross, called Manny, napping on a ragged cream sofa.
There’s no easy way to say it, my mother has a brain tumour. The last three months have been spent down on the south coast, on her full time care. This involved helping her recovery from her initial stroke-like symptoms, a move into making sure household tasks and broader affairs were sorted as she became more mobile, and then setting up solid measures to have her regularly checked in upon and important regular tasks seen to, while moving back to Bristol. An unflinching deconstruction of this, and attitudes from all parties, could be useful for others in similar situations, but would be beyond the scope of what I can bring myself to discuss at the moment. Rest assured that if I wrote it up as a script, Lars Von Trier would buy it on the condition that I tweaked it to be somewhat less depressing.
Still, this blog is not intended as a personal pity-party. I do my best to create the things I feel worthwhile, and my upcoming uni course should indeed steer me right on that. Not to mention the accrued ideas that I have collected, hoping to accomplish at first opportunity. Circumstances have given me a lot to catch-up on, and I am intending to have a truly satisfying blog relaunch in October, with inclination to create great work in that time, uninterrupted as much as possible except for a proper moving out.
Thank you all for your patience with me. I am surprised to lose so few followers in my absence and I am very glad of all your support. The best I can ask is for that to continue for a short while, as I return to building my creative portfolio, making the work I feel I need to make.
Thank you, and see you all soon,
Life update: Things are interesting at present. The aforementioned problems are slowly working themselves out, though a smooth ride is not guaranteed. My housing for next year in Bristol is currently being sorted. I am down on the South Coast once again for family reasons, so plans are more recuperative than productive at present. Hopefully I can gear up plans toward a healthily creative year, starting in September as I embark on my first year of my Drawing and Print course. Rest assured that ideas are still in the pipeline, but the multitude of situational and technical difficulties suggest that some time for planning and assessment are in order. Will get to you soon with something small within the month I hope. In the meantime I hope you can excuse a short hiatus on my part, to allow me to get my work and circumstances in order.
All the best. x