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Dec. 23rd, 2018 03:17 pm
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about 85% public, feel free to comment if you wanna be able to see the smattering of private posts I make (which are tbh mostly about work). I'll usually friend back if we have similar interests :D

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proper intro coming soon sorry
setsuntamew: (Bakura → covered in jewels)
Day 13 | In your own space, set some goals for the coming year. They can be fannish or not, public or private.

I've been doing daily and weekly goals so far this year (by...writing them on paper, because I'm an old person), but I do wanna take the time to make a proper list of goals for the entirety of 2019.

  • Write more: I joined [community profile] getyourwordsout and pledged to do 200k words, which sounds like a lot, but I'm pretty confident that I can do it. I do 50k+ during NaNoWriMo, so that's just....150k for the rest of the year... I have some specific goals for writing, too :D

    • Finish A Bit of Blackened Fate. This is my longest fanfic ever and I have th entire thing planned out, I just need to sit down and finish it. I've never finished a chaptered fic before!! I gotta do it!

    • Finish and edit what I wrote during NaNoWriMo 2018. I wrote a decent chunk of an original novel, and I'd like to see that finished. So I guess I gotta make it happen myself XD

    • Open up drabble/one shot requests again, either here or on...tumblr :T I love doing things for others, and some of my best Magi fics were written from prompts/requests.

  • Join more fandom spaces: I've felt a disconnect from fandom over the past year or so, partially because I pulled back from being on tumblr as much and partially because I've been busy with IRL stuff. I miss meeting new people and having fandom discussions! I miss the community of it!! So it's time to rejoin that world XD

  • Make graphics again: A huge part of my early fandom contributions was icons and graphics. Fanfiction was the other part and I've kept up with that, but I don't make icons the way I used to. I already set up a graphics community here on DW, and I plan on updating it at least once or twice a month.

  • Keep my living space cleaner: Can't write shit if there's nowhere to sit down!! Staying organized is an uphill battle for me, but I still want to try. I always feel better when the apartment is cleaner. I currently get most of my writing done at work because it's easier to focus there, and a lot of that stems from how clean it is there compared to at home.

setsuntamew: (Thiefshipping → pastel gays)
Day 12 | In your own space, create your own challenge.

So, this one is kind of a double success?? I originally just had plans to start up a 100 icon challenge (similar to [ profile] iconfiend100) but then my wife decided to run another Magi Big Bang...and of course I'm helping with that!! So here are the challenges I've decided to create/run/whatever:

[community profile] icon100

[community profile] magibigbang

They're in various stages of being set up, but I'm excited!!! I love events...they're stressful to run but also very satisfying, and I love watching everyone have a good time :D I definitely need to do a lot of work on the icon challenge on but like, I did it!! I'm workin!!!

setsuntamew: (Axel → porn!!!)
Doing some housekeeping/organization, which means updating my doujin collection spreadsheet, and I'm just like..............why am I like this. Why do I have so many???? I haven't finished updated the exact counts yet because I'm still working on things, but I'm definitely at the 400+ mark now...

There are just a lot of good Magi doujins okay.....

Related, Liz got me some KH doujins for my birthday, and after being delayed for ages, they have finally arrived!!!! :D

setsuntamew: (Sora & Riku → reach)
My Sora nendoroid is here!!! I actually picked him up from the post office last week, but then I promptly got sick :T

Sora nendoroid

He's actually my first ever nendo (somehow???) and it's been really cool to finally have my own to mess around with. However, I now see why people collect them...they're really high quality.......and instant cosplay for your favorite characters!

I guess it's good that I also preordered Riku, who should be coming later this month/early February :D And some of the Magi figures I have are around the same size. So that'll be fun too~
setsuntamew: (Riku → lights to the side)
Day 11 | In your own space, talk about your creative process(es) — anything from the initial inspiration to how you feel after something’s done. Do you struggle with motivation or is it a smooth process? Do you have any tricks up your sleeve to pull out when a fanwork isn’t cooperating? What is your level of planning to pantsing/winging it?

Full disclosure: I have ADHD that is completely unmedicated, so focus is a huge struggle for me. I've been putting off this entry because I hate talking about my failures, but I guess doing difficult things is part of the "challenge" part of this event :T

cut because it got long?? I didn't mean to write so much but then I...did.... )

Anyway, those are the Killian-tested methods of creating fanworks!! A lot of it is an uphill battle for me, but I have no plans of giving up!

setsuntamew: (Kairi → shiny)
Day 9 | Commit an Act of Kindness. In your own space, share or talk about what you’ve done.

I helped my best friend, [personal profile] arahith, set up his DW! I resized and edited some pictures of his art and cosplay for him to use as icons, linked him to some icon posts of fandoms he likes, set up an account for him at my personal image host, and taught him some of the basic HTML he'll need for general day to day use. I'm also gonna make him a custom layout once he finishes the art he wants to use for it.

A couple years ago, his tumblr randomly got deleted - thanks for nothing as always, tumblr!! - and so he's been lurking on and off in fandom spaces since. Dreamwidth is the first place he's wanted to really set up since then, but he was very nervous about starting a new blog. Back in high school I tried to introduce him to LiveJournal, but it never really worked out for him. So now that we're almost 30, he's trying LJ-style blogging again XD Hopefully with more success!!!

Day 10 | Create a fanwork.

I'd originally planned on working on some fanfiction for this challenge, but instead I made a bunch of icons XD I'm trying to get back into the habit of making icons/graphics/etc more regularly, so this was a good start! They're all of Line stickers - so not fandom, per se - and they're incredibly cute :D

Check them out here!

setsuntamew: (Juhaku → gay babies)
Day 8 | In your own space, post self-recs for at least three fanworks that you created.

I'm gonna switch it up juuuust a little and do fanfics I've written and some other fanworks I've created in different mediums. I've...done a lot of stuff over the years...

Also, writing about why I'm recommending stuff of my own is hard >< But I'm trying!

click for recs! )

setsuntamew: (Hakuryuu → overlooking things)
Day 7 | Stretch yourself a little and try something new. Go play in a new fandom or with a new pairing. Try working in a new medium. Or check out some fanworks that are new to you.

So, this one has been the most difficult for me so far. I have a lot of trouble going out and reading new things (especially in Magi, since I have read literally every fic for my OTP already...) so I decided that I would try a new medium: drawing.

I mean yeah, I've tried drawing some on and off, but I've never really been successful. So I borrowed my wife's iPad and spent a chunk of time playing around in Procreate. I'm not exactly happy of anything I made, but I'm proud of myself for trying!! And maybe someday I'll be at a point where I feel comfortable sharing what I've done.

But for now, I'm gonna keep it in the depths of their iPad XD

setsuntamew: (Yami Malik → crazed orange)
Why is it so damn hard to get a simple image host installed??? I got tired of using photobucket after their first big dumb decision a couple years ago, so I've been using my own domain & hosting since. However, I pretty quickly got tired of having to manually type out the URLs of images, so last year I decided to install an image hosting script to make it easier.

Long story short: it's not easier :T

I'm currently using chevereto,, I guess. I definitely think it would be better suited as a photo hosting site (similar to flickr) as opposed to "where Killian hosts pictures of their OCs and shit for fandom sites" but I've still been using it. It's pretty convenient.

However, I am now having a major issue with it. The most recent update refused to install - I tried a few times and it kept timing out - so I just ignored it. Apparently that was the wrongest answer, because it decided to kick itself into maintenance mode to update.

A few minutes, my ass. It's been stuck like that for at least 24 hours now, since I only discovered it yesterday when I went to upload pics for my last entry. So now I'm long as it been stuck like this.......?????

So whatever, I was slammed at work and stressed the fuck out, so I went to Waffle House afterwards and then bed. I hoped it would somehow fix itself overnight, but no luck. I was like fine, I'll go submit a support ticket.

NOPE! The "open a support ticket" link just takes you the public support forums. That's not...the same thing...thankfully Liz is the best wife ever and is making a post for me, but that's just too stressful? I hate posting things in public????

Anyway, fingers crossed I can get this resolved ;w; I went poking around for other image hosting scripts, but they're all basically the same as what I have now. Is it really so hard to just have a simple page that displays the thumbnails with the direct link under them??? That's all I fucking want. I hate having to click on every individual image to get the code but apparently that's all there is out there >
setsuntamew: (Sora → bright and smiling)
Happy 29th birthday to me!!!

I'm at work today, but I've had a good one so far!! I went out for Korean BBQ with friends last Thursday to celebrate two of our birthdays - Zippy's is on the 11th - so that was really nice. I'm probably gonna do something with Liz and Pat this coming Thursday, too :D

Yesterday was my day off though, and I just laid around the house eating leftover thai food and playing kingdom hearts :D I got all the special portals in Dream Drop Distance, which was mostly just needlessly time consuming. Liz worked in the morning, then came home and made us dinner ♥ And then Pat came over for more kingdom hearts and dessert (aka he ate handfuls of cookie dough out of the fridge).

pictures under here!! )

All in all, a good birthday celebration so far!! Though I will say, I went from having a fine day at work to a really shitty one, so that's not so great :T Pat's meeting up with me and Liz for Waffle House afterwards though, which should help. I love me some Waffle House :D