Is the Internet Hanging by a Thread?

Probably, you know the next thing about this post.

You're right. It's the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act, where IP is "Intellectual Property") issue.

As a Computer Studies student and an enthusiastic internet user, this controversy is a big thing to me. I only knew about the issue yesterday, since it became such a trending topic on Facebook. Most of the pages I liked were posting about SOPA, so I decided to take a peek at it. God, that was the best thing to do, since I became aware of some fishy stuff going on around, which was threatening to put the whole Internet into a probable catastrophic condition. I've watched a few videos about SOPA, mostly contradicting the bill, and it was somewhat enough to convince me to take the side of opposition. However, I haven't fully researched about it, and haven't heard what the pro-SOPA people has to say. But with the uproar of many people, from ordinary to popular ones, it seems as if I do not need to hear what the other party has to state. I'm not saying I won't listen to their side, but as anyone knows, much of their "dirt" are already revealed around the internet.

Some More Blabbing!

Just updated the site haha... XD I finally designed the official logo of Fantasy Evolution LOL... :D *ish happy and scared of getting caught by my mom... it's like... 12:48 a.m. here and I'm still not sleeping* Big trouble for the sickly... haha...

Still, the banner is temporary since I'm not yet drawing a concept art featuring my real Fantasy Evolution mascot XDD For now, Aoki Lapis of Vocaloid 3 shall take her place.

Fantasy Evolution site banner.
Copyright of artwork and design belongs to Kairin Touzen (me)

Five Years Ago, I Used to Fear...

Five years ago... year 2007, to be exact, I used to fear...


Oh yes, I used to fear them. Not that they're scary or such, but it was because I totally fail at drawing them, to the maximum level. LOL. Before, whenever someone asked me to draw girls I quickly turned their requests down. I also tore apart my artworks with totally fail-looking girls XD. The proof of those failures could be seen in my antique manga.. XD (But I am lazy to take a picture of it. Haha)

Truly, I despised drawing girls before, though in the contrary, they were the protagonists in my story haha. I grew up sketching guys most of the time, since they are easier to draw. Male characters could be given some random face, even ugly ones, and their body is just plain straight (for an average joe). It was not too difficult to experiment poses with them.

Temporary Change in Banner

I've uploaded a new banner since I was very excited by this work of mine XDD It's really temporary because I'm already working on the actual banner of this site. I'm also testing the layout and where I should adjust things. Anyway, please do enjoy seeing my badly blended colors on the banner XDDD

Aoki Lapis illustrated by Kairin Touzen (me)
Also available at my DeviantART

Anyone can share this image, just try to give me credit as much as possible haha.

I worked on the image for two days, after finding out how doomed I was if I applied base colors using Paint Tool SAI rather than Photoshop. XD This is, so far, my fifth artwork using my pen tablet. I might actually be able to count how many artworks will I do with the pen tablet haha. The image is inspired by Aoki Lapis' Daydream Flight.

Well anyway, right now, I'm listening to a popular O2Jam song, Bride in Dream. I have never played O2Jam, and the alternative I took was BandMaster. I could say both games have good songs, based on my research on O2Jam's songs. If I were a player of O2Jam, I must've been addicted to that song. XD

So much for some random, unnecessary post. I haven't prepared for my report in Art Appreciation tomorrow. Yes, forever a good student.

A Dream Came True, Early in 2012

Finally! After months of waiting (three months to be exact), I now have a pen tablet!!! This is a dream that came true!

My desktop, and my Genius MousePen i608x

I'm so thankful now that I've got this pen tablet, since I think I could work better with digital arts. It sort of needs some practice to get used with, but that'd probably happen in no time. I bought the pen tablet for 2,890 pesos (sorry, don't know how to convert it in other currencies XD), and I hope it'll all be worth it.I want this pen tablet, together with my care, to last for a long time (something like more than five years haha). I didn't want to spend a fortune on a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch since it's for the professionals and it's so expensive... My allowance, no matter what method of saving I do, will not reach its price, so I chose an alternative brand. XD I'm a hobbyist, and I just wanted to have a pen tablet which is sturdy and useful enough for my manga projects and other artworks.