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Monday - December 11, 2000
Ugh. What a weekend. Remember last week when I said that I had missed the deadline for the MJ-12 doujinshi project 'Love Spiral' (for the Winter Comike)? Well... Noritac-san gave tsubasa and I an extension - until December 12th. Honestly, it was both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, yay! I can get something done for comike! On the other hand... drat, i thought i got out of that. :)
The biggest problem I've had with 'snapshot', the short story that I started working on last month for the project was that I just couldn't get into it. I am a big time TLS freak, as you may have guessed... yet the story wasn't coming. It had a lot to do with everything that has been happening with Megatokyo recently (as you can imagine). Saturday, however, inspiration struck. Things fell together in the story, I simplified a few things, added a few others, and bingo! It was there!
Given the short amount of time I've really had to devote to this, this is really an introduction to the story - the first installment. That left doing the illustrations to accompany the story. I figured that the minimum i needed was 11 megatokyo-strip-quality drawings. I have to say, i was on a roll yesterday. I was able to complete the 11 drawings in less than 4 hours. I'm still astounded. And Youko-chan looks realllly good. ^_^
I figure that I will do 'snapshot' on an installment basis for MJ-12 over the next few months. So, if you are good little boys and girls, and I get Noritac's permission, I'll let all of you see it in due time. Don't forget that I have already received permission to post 'envelope' (the doujinshi project i did over the summer). With any luck, I'll have it posted by the end of the week.
The biggest part of the challenge I faced this weekend was that believe it or not - I did not spend most of the weekend working on Megatokyo and my doujinshi project. I spent most of it shopping. I was helping Sarah find a dress for the company Christmas party. I have to say - i don't mind shopping. I tend to take the time to observe clothing types and fashion ideas for characters. But even I can only deal with so much. Girls have this unbelievable ability to hunt thru clothing in a methodical nature that no man can match. By 8:30 pm, i couldn't remember if I was in Twelve Oaks Mall or Fairlane mall anymore, and brain cells were beginning to shut down. I bow to Sarah's amazing perseverance. I don't know how you do it. :)
Ah, and for those who ask, "What the heck is 'Napple Tale'??" - go check it out for yourselves. Here are a few reviews to check out, here and here :) I had a chance to play Napple Tale in all its glory over at Mike's place a few weeks ago. I have to say, its a great game. You find yourself saying 'what the hell am i doing playing this?'... yet you keep playing. :)