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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Of Leaving LiveJournal...

Okay, so I've officially left LJ. Not like it matters to most people, since I rarely posted there to begin with. However, I would like to welcome all who arrived via the link I gave through my last LJ post. Sorry about the messiness and the constant changes around here - I'm still messing around with the layout to find what I like best.

But regardless - enjoy the insanity. I'll be around for a while...


Friday, April 13, 2007

Of Cameras and Friends

I'm deleting my last post. When I think about it, nobody really needs to know such things. My personal thoughts on the matter don't need to be recorded on the internet. It's his life, not mine, so I'll let him do as he wishes. If you're confused, don't worry - it's nothing you need to bother with.


I got a new digital camera. No, I'm not going to take myspace pics of myself. I've done that enough with my cell's camera when I got it. It's a nice Polaroid digital camera. Not sure on the model name, but it says i533 on it. Got it for $100. Used to be $20 more, but it went down in price. There was also a pink one that supports breast cancer, but I'd rather not support cancer (lol). And I'm kinda cheap.

While I was out with Chrissy tonight, we bumped into Tim and Renee. There's something to be said about friends who's minds are in the gutter on a regular basis and love making jokes about it. I dunno what should be said, but I'm sure something should be.

There's also something to be said about Fazoli's charging 10 cents a bread stick. I'm sorry, but it's just not worth that much. Maybe 5 cents. Maybe.

Well, enough of that post. I'll see if I can crank out another painting sometime soon-ish. I gotta post in an RP on Gaia soon anyways...

Friday, April 6, 2007

Of a Useless Feeling and the Fury of the Wind God

Two things today, loyal readers. Oh, wait, I don't have any readers. Nevermind.

First is the top image. Allow me to explain this one. My girlfriend, Chrissy, is grounded for her grades. Now, this isn't too unusual, except this semester (or rather trimester since that's how her school works), she's been working her ass off. Yet her parents don't seem to notice this. To make things short and without telling too much of my personal life, she wasn't in the best of moods. Something between anger and sadness. A weird and bad combination. I didn't know what I could do, if anything.

Second thing, not as depressing...

Inspired by a song that Chrissy put on a tape for me, I painted this. A very pissed off Fuujin (black hair version, instead of his normal green). I'll let your imagination take it from there.


Thursday, April 5, 2007

A painting of cold

(meant to post this yesterday)
I've been thinking about what I should do with this blog. A part of me wants to make it a painting blog sorta thing. Where I paint what I feel (on my computer) and then post it here instead of on Deviant Art... The more spontanious artwork that I've been doing lately

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

More painting

The sky is
something I've always tried to grasp in my art. I'm still failing, but maybe I'm getting closer. I'm not sure...


It's amusing how lines can confine a painting. I tried coloring this sketch without using lines to define it. That failed miseribly. So instead I painted over the sketch (in OpenCanvas), but didn't make any dark lines in it. It's kind of interesting to look at. Very basic look, really.

An OpenCanvas Painting of Tetsu

For some reason, I felt the need to do some arting. So I did. This is what came out. For someone who hasn't done much color work in the past few months, it's not bad.

EDIT 5:20
Whoa... I haven't been able to hear out of my right ear all day. Now it's starting to affect my head and making me dizzy. This isn't fun...

... Can't think of titles right now

Okey... Hmm... I should put more into this blog, shouldn't I? Alrighty, why not rant about some of my role-playing shenanigans. I wonder if I actually spelled that right...

I've been in several different D&D campaigns, but only 2 truly stand out in my memory (although sillyness from other campaigns still lurk in my head). These campaigns were run by my roommate (or former roommate since we both got kicked out of Purdue), James.

The first one that he ran that I was in was an evil campaign. At the beginning, I was a changling ninja and Dave played a half ghost elf, half Medusa warlock. Trust me, James managed to make that one work. For a little bit, it was just us two. This was because we hadn't met our other friends - Nick, Ben, and Nate. Nick played a human spellthief (he was one of the few non-evil characters in the group), Ben was a fiendish gray dwarven barbarian, and Nate (when he joined much later) was some weird race wizard Voldemort wannabe. It was amusing that the evil party was more-or-less forced to save to world.

It's easy enough to say we were a bunch of insane evil do'ers. The party was mostly chaotic evil. There was more backstabbing in the party than NPCs. After a while, I got bored with my ninja and switched for something far more destructive. A Chaotic Neutral (later evil) half-celestial druid who was the grand son of the god of destruction. There's something to be said about irony in this. I ended up getting a gauntlet that multiplied my damage by a d6. So, it was something along the lines of (1d4 + 7) x 1d6. I could either get shitty damage or massive damage. Everytime I got a major hit with that gauntlet, it reinforced the concept of 'don't fuck with the druid' to the rest of the party. I loved it. It was even funnier when I didn't cast many spells for the party. I just buff'd myself instead. I ended up reasoning that Sorata, my druid, was saving the world because he wanted to destroy it all personally.

Sadly, that campaign ended with the end of the year. The next year we moved onto a new campaign by James. This time we were good. Very good. It was kinda nice to move to a different purpose. I ended up playing a monk in that game. It always amused me in the fact that I was the first to charge into the fight, with little regard to my own safety. However, this campaign ended when both me and James were kicked out of Purdue. Tis a sad thing, since I enjoyed the game greatly.

Anywhos, I think this will do for now. Maybe I shall post more of my misadventures in D&D. Need to find a new campaign around here...


Tuesday, April 3, 2007

The First Post of the Anarchy Cross

It's been a while since I started a new blog. Before it was LiveJournal. I'm kinda glad I'm moving to better now. There's something about starting a new blog. Something... refreshing. I dunno. Oh, right. I forgot. Allow me to introduce myself:

I am Locke Alexander. Or so I shall call myself that here on this blog. Yes yes, I know it says "Yamazaki Yoshio" over there by the log-in thing-a-ma-jig. Who gives a damn. I am using the name of Locke Alexander for a few different reasons. The first is simple - there's a level of 'you don't know who I actually am' on the internets. I wanna keep that here. You don't need to know my real name. But I shall tell you story behind the name. Simply put, it is the name of one of my favorite role-playing characters, known commonly as Lightning Eye Tetsu. The more complex explaination may come later if I feel like it. Or somebody bugs me enough about it besides my girlfriend.

I am an artist. That avatar over there? I did that. I'll link to my dA later. Yeah, I post my artwork on Deviant Art. What can I say? It's the best place to put it besides a personal website, and I don't want to go through the trouble of coding one. Had to do that before anyways.

I love anime. This is an understatement. a binder filled with CDs of anime (which may be replaced with DVDs in the future if I'm not as lazy as I have been) plus another 20 gigs on my harddrive (and growing) should be plenty proof of my anime fandom.

I love role-playing. I play D&D. I play City of Heroes (/tell @Sorata). I RP on Gaia Online (I keep to a literate RP guild to retain my sanity). I draw my RP characters. I know, I'm pretty lame like that sometimes.

I rant. A lot. If anywhere will be my bitch box, it will be here. I'm leaving LJ in hopes that I'll use this more and that more people will see it. We shall see, won't we? And many times, I rape the English language like it was a damn whore.

I think that'll be enough for one night. I hope you enjoy this blog, or at least be mildly amused by it.

-Locke (aka Yamazaki)