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Comic Scripting June 23, 2022



#caltonia

Just a few days ago I began to use a modified version of the Standard Comic Script format by Steenz for Caltonia's script, and it makes the process much better!

All I really need is the page number and the setting. I won't have to worry about an accurate panel number until I get around to thumbning pages, but I like to have an idea of what to expect.

I script my comics in Obsidian, which I've talked about before but it's a note taking program/app whose format is in markdown and your files are stored locally! I've enjoyed using it for the past few months and I hope I can for years to come!

Nature Walk + Caltonia! June 19, 2022



#life #site update

Yesterday I went on a 4 mile walk! I don't know exactly why, maybe I just needed to be outside? Either way, I had fun! Here's some photos I took of a river along with a mountain in the distance!

I also made some edits to Caltonia's comic site! Here's a snippet of the about page!

Oxu June 15, 2022



#cinnaverse #sketchbook #caltonia

Some new art from earlier today. This is a species of the Cinnaverse called an Oxu! Pronounced "Oh-shu".

The Oxu are actually a near extinct species that existed in the Ceros Galaxy before their planet's eventual demise during the start of 3510 UB. This was done because of their refusal to submit to Ivaaz Termina + Oxix Yuvaz's rule. A few thousand managed to escape and some only sent off their offspring before the planet was eradicated. Oxu's eradication along with planet Beetledeo's kickstarted the Universal War.

This character is named Kio! They/she/he is the offspring of the three sovereigns of planet Oxu, Boxi (boh-shee), Zwaxo (zwah-sho), and Dexo (deh-sho). I don't have a lot of into about Kio! Only that they're about 14 and still a kid! They become excited and curious about everyone around them. They're also a lil gremlin. As they get older they become more interested in the Oxu and their species history.

Redesigning Hanzo and Kotaro June 6, 2022



#cinnaverse #sketchbook

Got some new doodles for today, a redesign of some older characters, Hanzo (left) and Kotaro (right)!

I've been thinking about these two on and off recently. Mainly Hanzo, so let's start with them! Their story is basically the same as it was when I created them. They suffered a huge loss at a young age and only had their companion Azuna with them, before being adopted by Kotaro and their family.

They lived with Kotaro up until they were 18 or so, when they decided to leave the village and chose to be a nomad. Now they wander the different countries of planet Edon with Azuna, just going where ever the wind takes them. They do have a special sense that tells them when a disaster is about to happen. This could be saving anyone from a fall, saving anyone from a large object from falling on them, or arriving as a disaster is occuring. Anytime someone's life is in danger, they'll show up.

Hanzo keeps to themself, is generally quiet and peaceful, and it can be hard to get them to open up! They have a fear of fire and their favourite flower is the sunflower.

Time for Kotaro! I'm still reworking them but they're Hanzo's best friend, and is the complete opposite of Hanzo! They much more open, a funnyguy, and they can get along well with anyone and everyone. Even though the two are very far apart in distance, they still make time to sit together and catch up!

Here's Azuna.

They've been Hanzo's companion since they were a young child and is the only remaining member of their family, as their parents, siblings, and their companions perished in a fire that erupted in their village. They're inseperable and have a close connection to the point where they both know what the other is feeling.

Azuna comes off as threatening due to their size and eyes, but they're very friendly! They like cuddling, hugs, sweets, and basking in the sun. They can also shrink to a size where Hanzo can put them in their pocket or sit them on their shoulder.

And lastly, here's Hanzo and Kotaro's old designs from 2016!


Caltonia site WIP June 6, 2022



#wip

IT BEGINS.

With Caltonia's launch coming closer, I began working on the site I have planned for the comic!

idk what to name this May 24, 2022




#life #site update

SO. I STARTED USING NOTEPAD++ for coding my site a few days ago and??? It's the best honestly??? I've been using the default Neocities editor for months and omg I won't be going back anytime soon.

I also started playing Pokemon Platinum for the first time, here's my current team! I initially skipped out on Platinum when it came out in 2009, bc I already had DP. I'm really enjoying it so far and I'm glad I managed to snag a physical copy for a good price! better late than never!

And some new art!! Was suddenly motivated to create maps of the current Cinnaverse galaxies, here's the first three! All of these are up for view in the gallery! They'll be up on the Cinnaverse site very soon! I'm hoping to learn how image maps(?) work so the names are clickable. :3c

new bestie May 21, 2022



#other

I started Pokemon Platinum for the first time today

Back from Break May 19, 2022



#site update #life

Long time no see!! Hope you're well~ This month I've been on a hiatus and trying to take it a little easier so I don't burn myself out! I spent about 10 days out of town and I got back on Tuesday. It was nice getting out of the house and being on my own for a bit! One of these days I'll move out. >:0 I don't know when but I hope it'll be within the next few years!

Some new art dropped!

This is a cover for my friend Peytonpartyhorn's webcomic, Molly's Future Mishaps! It's one of my favourite comics and it was an honor to create a cover for it! You can read the chapter here!

Comcis comics comics April 29, 2022



#caltonia #wip

Trying something something for Caltonia's chapter covers! I thought this would be a cool idea given the comic takes place in a pseudo 1994 haha

Transcribing Gibberish April 21, 2022



#other

Earlier today I learned that the lyrics to Welcome to the New World from Kirby and the Forgotten Land was sung in gibberish? So being the nerd I am, I spent an hour trying to transcribe it!

Here's what came of it!

Some phrases like "torereuraukainehauwa" (pretty sure this is two phrases) and "torerararue" at the end were a little confusing, but aside from those, I think I did pretty good!

April 18, 2022



#site update

Hey guys! Just another blog post~ I'm still new to HTML and CSS, but I'm so proud of how far I've gone with my site! When I signed up for Neocities back in November 2020, I had no idea how to code, had very limited knowledge of HTML, and figuring out CSS scared me. I dropped the site for nearly a whole year before picking it up again in October 2021, and I've been going on and off since.

This site originally started as an art archive to store my recent and past art, after becoming dissatisfied with deviantART, Tumblr, and especially Twitter, sites where I've posted my work in the past, and other smaller sites in between. I put all of my work on deviantART in storage except for the goodbye pic, and began to work on the site.

But as I was working on it, I realized that since this is my own site...I can basically turn it into anything I want. So I started making notes and layouts of how I wanted the site to look, haha! It helps a lot, I feel like I need a visual of how I want something to look before I start coding.

Anyway...updates! I decided to make the Cinnaverse a subsite of this site, and you can find the new homepage here! Nothing is linked yet, and it's not mobile friendly as well. I also gave the microblog a huge overhaul!

Right now I'm working on reorganizing the site and just making everything look consistent! I might even move dev to the site to Notepad++... there's a lot! But I'm also excited!


Microblog Overhaul April 18, 2022



#site update

Gave the microblog page a huge overhaul, heavily inspired by Snail's microblog layout! I definitely wanna add some kind of organization, maybe pagination...? I hope to update this more in the future!

April 10, 2022



#site update

Just a few updates to the site! First, I have a guestbook now, so you can leave little notes and such! Also, the gallery has a consistent design now, and all pages have been updated with that design! I plan to add in all of the art, but later! I think I wanna work on the design of the site for now haha.


Some new art! I've been working on redoing my portfolio so here's a couple of turnarounds!


Sonic Movie 2! April 8, 2022



#life

I saw the second Sonic movie tonight and I LOVED IT!! No spoilers here, but I loved it and it's very much worth the watch! I lovved the little references scattered throughout the movie! After the movie, I noticed there was a UFO catcher in the lobby. I didn't notice it at first since I was focused on getting my food and going to the room, but I decided to give it a go. And...




I caught Tails! I wasn't expecting to catch anything from it and almost stopped on the second try (It took me 3 tries), so this was a huge surprise!

Finished Kirby! March 29, 2022



#life

I FINISHED THE MAIN STORY OF KIRBY WOOOOO

It gets a 10/10 for me, for being in 3D and doing a very, very good job at it!! The game transitioned so well into 3D!

Also, I started playing with a new app/program called Obsidian! I've been using it to organize info about the Cinnaverse plus stuff for Caltonia and Star Quest. I spent a whole day setting it up, and tbh...it's one of the best apps out there!!

KIRBYYYY March 26, 2022



#life

Just yesterday I ran out and bought Kirby and the Forgotten Lands! There's so much love and detail put into the game, it's one of my favourites already!

March 23, 2022



#site update

Making some progress with the site's front page! I got the homepage to shrink to a smaller size, I just felt that the previous size was too large! Also, the headers on the front page updated! Very happy with the look of the homepage so far, and I'm honestly I'm looking forward to adding more huhuhuhu


Anyway, some new art!



March 23, 2022



#site update

Hey long time no see! Hope you're all well. I'm doing well! I've been making design edits to the site on and off during the weekend, as well as trying to make it more mobile friendly! I've managed to make the homepage mobile friendly, but not the other pages...yet. ;0


My WIP webcomic Caltonia is slowly coming together! I recently started flatting pages that have their inks done and I've finished one page so far with 3 other pages right behind it! I have a site here on Neocities to host it when it launches (alongside Tapas, Webtoons, and Comic Fury) and I can't wait to show it off!!


Some new art dropped! These will be in the 2022 gallery! 2022 Gallery


Jan 9, 2022



#site update

HAPPY NEW YEAR AAAAAA

I finally get some time and feel good enough to write a blog entry! I ended up sleeping through the new year and didn't do any celebrations, I had work that day and had work early the next day dfgldnf

It's been a little rough at work with people callin in sick so we're crazy understaffed, but...I'm getting through it. One day I'll find a non-retail or service job.

Some of my New Years resolutions are to launch Caltonia, stop working retail, and get into storyboarding!

SAD THINGS ASIDE, I made the microblog and you can view it right here!!!

Lastly, some new art!! These will be in the 2022 gallery when I set it up, here's a link! 2022 Gallery

Retales January 2, 2022



#life

I work a retail job currently and I wanna do this every time I step out onto the sales floor...

Customer: Hi do you work here? :)

Me, tucking away my nametag and running away: Nope

Microblog Start! December 27, 2021



#site update

Started a little microblog, let's seeeeee where this goes! Bought a new plant today along with a watering can, let's gooooo

Test December 27, 2021



#site update

testing testing wee weoooo

Dec 27, 2021



#site update

Hey guys! Hope you're well and had a good Christmas if you celebrate it! Christmas on my end was good, my only gripe was having to go back to work at 6am the next day hah aaaaaaaaaaa

The end of the year is upon us and that means...it's time for the yearly art summary!!!!! In the future I wanna add an art summary section in the gallery, for now, I'm gonna post the sumamry in the 2021 gallery!



I've also added to my improvement meme! Since 2013 or so I've had this tradition of updating it every 3 years. Last time was in 2018!



One last thing I wanna say, I'm also thinking about making a microblog of some sort? It'd really be like Twitter of some sort with little life tidbits, but also not because it'll be on my own site >]

Dec 18, 2021



#site update #caltonia

Some new updates! Actually a ton of updates! First, I started sketching the first few pages of my WIP webcomic Caltonia, and you can view the full page sketches if you're a member on my Ko-Fi page! Here's some cropped previews of the pages below!



I'm SO excited to launch Caltonia next year, I can't wait! My goal is to sketch the rest of Chapter 1 this year and start rendering next month! I don't know when these pages will be finished, but hopefully they'll be ready to go by August 2022, along with a huge update buffer! Caltonia doesn't have an official launch date yet, though I plan to launch in sometime in late summer/early fall of next year.

There's some new art in the 2020 gallery and the 2019 gallery! I've been slowly reuploading art from past years, one day it'll all be available to view...eyes emoji. I've also edited the layout of those pages!


Dec 8, 2021



#site update

New art in the gallery!




Dec 5, 2021



#site update

Some exciting updates! First, the layout of The Cinnaverse has updated and so has The Gallery! I added a ton of more art to the gallery, all from this year! I'm planning to add a section for sketches and doodles, but I'll do that later! Got a lot on my plate atm~

Here's some of the art I added along with the newest piece! Check the 2021 gallery to see all of the images!




Nov 28, 2021



#site update

OOOOOOOH OK OK NEW BLOG FORMAT!!! This site is really coming together and I'm really excited!! aaaa!!!!!

I decided to make use of my test HTML page, which I just use for testing new code instead of putting it directly on the page. It's so useful!

In the previous blog post, I mentioned that I left dA, so that site was no longer my art archive (this site was intended to be an art archive when I made it in 2020 so it all works out???). I've been in the process of adding in art I've completed throughout the year, and I plan to add art for the previous years too! Maybe I'll consider adding a Sketches and Doodles section too? Hmmm decisions decisions...

Anyway I added some new images to the 2021 gallery! Check the gallery to see more~




Nov 27, 2021


#site update

WE'RE GETTING SOMEWHERE WITH THE SITE and I'm sooo excited to see where it goes!! I've been reading the CSS and HTML tutorials on w3schools and they're SO helpful!

In other news... just yesterday on Nov 26, I decided to leave deviantART after 12 years of using the site. It's bittersweet! But tbh I wasn't active on the site after 2013 and it only lessened after 2017, including the whole Eclipse thing they did too. It really did feel like it was coming one way or another! I'm glad that I used dA when I did.
So yeah!!!! I'm gonna try to cross upload art here, now that dA is no longer my art archive.


Nov 16, 2021


#site update

Started poking at this site again! Attempted to add a blog section, but couldn't figure out how to customize it how I liked! I'll try again later. x>x HTML is a huge learning experience!!


Oct 4, 2021 + Oct 5, 2021



#site update

Been at this site all day... I spent the last week studying HTML and CSS, and I'm finally putting it to use! I've always wanted a site of my own like this!! Can't wait to see where it goes...