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29 May 2013 @ 07:08 pm
Last marathon stretch!  
May was pretty crazy. I'm glad it's almost over. Work was crazy since the schools are finishing up their budgets. Home was crazy because art and cons and contracts. This was a rough month. Thankfully, after this last con this weekend, it's vacation time! I'm going to take some time to hang with friends and visit New York. Woot woot. I just finished packing my suitcase - starting tomorrow i'm going to be in the states for a week.

Despite the serious busy crazies, I took a day mostly off for my birthday. I was indulged by my boyfriend and got to see Epic. For anyone interested, Epic was pretty decent, probably Blue Sky's best up to date. Rich world. Kinda felt like a mix between Narnia and Ferngully. The characters are really fun, the forest world is gorgeous and this movie wins the prize for "best use of product placement in plot" (it's an iphone - keep your eyes peeled for it). The villains could have used more work. There's this weird trend lately in animated features where the villains are kinda weak-ish (they lack motivations and backstories). The best one I saw lately was the Wreck-it-Ralph one, who was pretty scary.

In other news, I drew a lot of fanart lately, to produce for cons. I did a few non-fanart things, mostly educative stuff. I really love doing prints or posters with lists, or diagrams, or maps. Sorta like "all the types of time travel" or "Types of swords." This time, I made one about Lolitas, as in the Japanese fashion trend.

It's a fashion trend I adore, because it's basically like small pockets of history, walking around, inspired by Rococo and Victorian fashion and design. I wanted to draw two posters, one showing the different types of Lolitas, and the other showing the proper layering required to achieve the Lolita look. So far, i've only done the "type" one, but it's a good start!

Technically, only 4 "types" are actual types, the others are more like themes. The main 4 types are classic, punk, gothic and sweet.

I posted this on tumblr and it got like 8000 notes, so this bodes well for con sales...

Welp, off I go! Time to zip up my bags and prepare for adventure. 

See you all later!

Posted to both Lj and Dreamwidth.
beamspam mcmuppetsnapdragon76 on May 30th, 2013 01:18 am (UTC)
Have a fun and safe trip!!

And I love the different styles of Lolita! I found it to be very intriguing myself. I never knew there were so many!
Sylwia (sill-vee-uh): feminismunnecessary_ on May 30th, 2013 04:19 am (UTC)
This is very, very cool!
Nathan: Bowservovat on May 30th, 2013 04:55 am (UTC)
I find it interesting that Lolita fashions have practically nothing to do with the book or movie Lolita.

I guess the villain in Wreck-It Ralph didn't have that much of a motivation, but he WAS creepy. Then again, if the characters die when their games are unplugged, that's sort of a motivation.
The Princess of Seyruun: Kannagi - Nagi star-eyesamelia_seyroon on May 30th, 2013 05:04 pm (UTC)
Lolitas! I absolutely adore your fanart! *_*

After reading a little of the plot synopsis, I get the feeling that Epic just won't live up to Wreck-It Ralph, which remains my current favorite animated film.

But I'm still gonna see Epic, regardless. Not gonna lie that I wanna hear Amanda Seyfried's voice performance.
Diane: alertichiban_victory on May 30th, 2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
You ought to know that Disney villains are among the best villains because they are complicated, and sometimes downright scary! Know why I hate Alice in Wonderland so much? Because the Queen of Hearts in Disney's animated version terrified me as a kid to the point I NEVER want to see the movie again! Got to appreciate that they're all very human, thus any of us could become as they are, which makes them all the more frightening.

Anyway, thanks for the mini review for Epic! I can't find anyone local interested in seeing it, so I might have to wait until it comes out on DVD. Sigh. Oh well. A coworker wants to see the Lone Ranger, who just so happens to be my favorite hero ever, so I won't completely miss out on movies this summer. ^_-

Have fun in New York! But not so much fun they boot you across the border.