Magpie's Gold

I was tagged by saolson for a quiz thinger! So I shall do it. =D

Rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Ten anime you’ve seen that will always stick with you. List the first ten you can recall in no more than 10 minutes. Tag 10 friends.

In no particular order:

  1. Vision of Escaflowne
  2. Gundam Wing
  3. Princess Mononoke
  4. Astro Boy (the 1980’s one)
  5. RahXephon
  6. The Jungle Book (no really, there was an anime series)
  7. Ghost in the Shell
  8. Patlabor
  9. Planetes
  10. Iria: Zeriam the Animation

There are definitely more. XD Princess Mononoke is basically standing in for absolutely anything by Hayao Miyazaki. And I know as soon as I post this I’m going to facepalm because I’ll have thought of more. These are the big ones that either fueled my interests, really spoke to me on some level, or influenced my sense of aesthetics.

If I could put games on here, Final Fantasy 7 was a hugenormous influence on me as well. Just to put that out there. But really, it belongs on the sidelines in this specific topic.

Okay! Tagging. Tagging. UM. This is going to take me longer to think about than the quiz itself…..

All right. I talk to most of you, but some of you are just mutual follow buddies (and anime might not even really be your thing?). No pressure if you don’t feel like doing this one. My Canadian politeness takes over and I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable, after all. ^^;

So I’ll tag… zoegears hojolove kaldannan jn-squire timmcosplay katimus kingofbeartraps midii asundevoured stitchedmoon 

There! Enjoy!

Warm-up sketch before I get to work on next week’s comic. Balta being a lunatic.(Maybe he’s only like… two feet off the ground?)(Probably not.)

Warm-up sketch before I get to work on next week’s comic. Balta being a lunatic.

(Maybe he’s only like… two feet off the ground?)

(Probably not.)

Another batch of slightly more recent doodles. Scruffy dudes and a skaarj a la Unreal 1. I loved that game to pieces when I was a kidlet, and it’s still a boatload of fun now that I got it installed again (hooray for Crossover!). I’ve never played anything after the Return to Na Pali mission pack, though, and oddly, it was entirely because of the skaarj. » When they beefed them up in Unreal 2, I just went eeeehhhn. I like my alien adversaries to be more agile and fierce and less with the hulk smash. They’re fast and they dodge everything that’s what always scared me most.It’s a thing.

Another batch of slightly more recent doodles. Scruffy dudes and a skaarj a la Unreal 1. I loved that game to pieces when I was a kidlet, and it’s still a boatload of fun now that I got it installed again (hooray for Crossover!). I’ve never played anything after the Return to Na Pali mission pack, though, and oddly, it was entirely because of the skaarj. » When they beefed them up in Unreal 2, I just went eeeehhhn. I like my alien adversaries to be more agile and fierce and less with the hulk smash. They’re fast and they dodge everything that’s what always scared me most.

It’s a thing.

Tikedi in spaaaaaaaace.Just some goofy doodles from the last couple of weeks. None of these took more than a few minutes. I squeeze in what I can. =PTop right: sleeping! Microgravity makes all your limbs float when you sleep. Not pictured: the sleeping bag she’d actually have if this was for reals and for serious. I was having too much fun with limbs. =PBottom right: EVA tikedi! I can only imagine the Tieke and Harangin having an okay time in a spacesuit. I can’t imagine Tarsin would be super comfortable tucking their ears into that helmet. O_< Heck, tikedi in general would probably have a different configuration going on because of their ears alone, but 1. I’m not well versed enough in engineering to conclusively say how that would be and 2. I’m just having fun here. Left: Cartoony Vostok rocket. BECAUSE.

Tikedi in spaaaaaaaace.

Just some goofy doodles from the last couple of weeks. None of these took more than a few minutes. I squeeze in what I can. =P

Top right: sleeping! Microgravity makes all your limbs float when you sleep. Not pictured: the sleeping bag she’d actually have if this was for reals and for serious. I was having too much fun with limbs. =P

Bottom right: EVA tikedi! I can only imagine the Tieke and Harangin having an okay time in a spacesuit. I can’t imagine Tarsin would be super comfortable tucking their ears into that helmet. O_< Heck, tikedi in general would probably have a different configuration going on because of their ears alone, but 1. I’m not well versed enough in engineering to conclusively say how that would be and 2. I’m just having fun here. 

Left: Cartoony Vostok rocket. BECAUSE.

Quick (20-ish min) scribble of Cally. :)

Quick (20-ish min) scribble of Cally. :)

In more personal news, I’m almost caught up and back on schedule! For the next month and a half or so I should have a manageable workload once again. I’ve also gained some energy back that I didn’t realize I’d lost. I finally got my official diagnosis for why I was whistling like a tea kettle, and it’s now on the record that I have asthma. Now that I’m on a good medication for it, I can breathe a lot easier and better and does that ever make a difference. I’m aliiiiive again! :)

More art! Soon! SOON.