mostdefinitelyollie, you ass! The last thing I need right now is a desire to buy dj equipment, and have the (very dangerous for a perfectionist like Jace) thoughts dancing around in my head of putting real speakers and lights in my costume!! *headdesk*
*come online this morning and see my Shreeve portrait got fave spammed last night on tumblr and my art galleries*
Thanks everybody, really. :)
I can only assume the sudden attention is due to the info released yesterday about Shriek’s upcoming appearance in the comics. Happy to see other people are as excited about it as I am. Whether the story turns out good or bad, it is the fact he is being acknowledged and included that is important to me. It means new art of him to look forward to… plus the appearance may give me more insight into his technology, which I’m super excited for!
One thing is for sure, seeing the comic cover was just the thing I needed to get me re-ignited on my costume. The last week had me a little down, but I’m back on the right wavelength now.
…so I wont be online too much the next couple of weeks, since I have to ride these inspiration waves hard while I have them.
#time to get covered in glue #and smell like burnt foam #wheres my coffee
There’s like 8 people on my watch list having a difficult time right now, so that anon ask I got this morning is kinda getting to me right now. Can’t help but wonder who it was, you know..? As far I know, it could be someone who is silent about their suffering.
Anon, you don’t ever have to tell me who you are, but I do really hope things pick up for you.
are you going to do again some digimon related fan arts? *^*
It has been a while hasn’t it?
I haven’t had enough inspiration to do any Digimon fanwork for myself in several years. How I mean that is, even though I still like Digimon, I can only focus on so much at one time, so I tend to go with which ever series/character is currently inspiring me the strongest. This way I can actually get any kind of fanwork for myself completed.
Commissions, trades, and such are different matter. I think the last Digimon- related drawing I made was a commission, if I recall correctly.
I have several 26 and 13 pocket accordion-style folders full of unfinished sketches from various series, as well as folders and folders of digital files. I never loose the love for my past inspirations, if that is a concern at all, and I do revisit them. It simply comes down to what I’m able to devote my extra time to, sadly.
may I ask you some advice? what do you think is the best way to stop letting what other people say bother you? either when they're trying to hurt your feelings or make you angry?
I’m not used to such serious non art related questions in my inbox. Had to think on this a while, and I will try my best to be coherent in the reply here… but if any of this doesn’t make sense, feel free ask for a further elaboration/explanation. Here we go…
My first inclination is try to figure out why they are trying to hurt me in the first place. (This is more so important if this offending person is someone you actually care about, but it does help in most cases.) I look at the situation and try to determine whether I did something wrong, or that could have been misunderstood (that maybe I wasn’t even aware of). If that doesn’t immediately pan out, then I think about other possibilities… Perhaps they are having a bad time and taking frustration out on others (they may or may not realize how hurtful they’ve been)? They may be jealous of some good fortune or ability? They could be insecure in many aspects? So insecure that if they don’t like your face, clothes, presentation, boyfriend/girlfriend/lack of one, hobby, favorite character, etc, they will go out of their way to let you know it just so they can feel even a bit better about what they do or do not have.
When the offender is someone I do not care about, it is much easier to let the insults go. When I do love/like the people who made me angry, it is more difficult to deal with, because often times, I have to wait until all parties can cool down and get in the right mentality so that an understanding can be made. It is the waiting period that is the most difficult of all. During this time I try to focus on activities I like to do that bolster me, that make proud me of myself (friends that bolster you are good to have around too, but I’m a major loner, so that doesn’t really apply to me ^^; If you have a pet, spend time with them). I may still be sad about the situation and the hurtful words may try to replay in my head, but if I can stay focused on what I believe are positive aspects about myself, it gives me a better defense.
I know this explanation got wordy, but that is what I think is the best course of action. 1. Assess the situation 2. Determine the validity of the offender 3. Remember that you are awesome
If you have to carry a list in your pocket of all the positive aspects about yourself then do it. After/during a tough situation, take it out and read it. And don’t try to go the “there’s nothing positive about me” route either! Dig deep, think hard, there is always something.
Now, since I’m a huge geek, I do have another suggestion, along the same lines, that I’ve done since I was a little guy… Think about a character you connect with that makes you feel strong and/or comforted. (And never feel bad if that character is a villain, ok!? Your admiration and feelings are valid.) When you get upset, think about the aspects you share with this character you admire. What would they tell you to do in this situation? What would they do themselves? Yeah, often the advice is not practical, but if the image of that character trying to deal with the situation, or even just being in your presence and talking with you, can make you smile and put you on a positive wavelength, then it helps. (When I’m feeling down, I often draw the characters I’m strengthened by. I usually don’t finish the piece, but just having their presence on my screen/paper improves my mood.)
I hope the advice helps you out, Anon. I’m still here and still doing what I enjoy doing, so I guess my suggestions can’t be too terrible.
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Tumblr's being an ass, and not letting me reblog things, but I wanted to chime in about the Shreeve/Shriek blog. The mere fact who've put so much forethought into it ensures a quality blog. I understand your fears about (irrationally) angry fans with your (highly plausible and insightful) characterization. But you are now a Beyond bro, and we are a belligerent, protective bunch, so I think you should go for it! ♥♥♥
Not sure what you mean by the last line there… makes you guys sound a bit frightening… but as long as I can enjoy good company and a shared love, then its all good.
Thank you for taking the time to give me your thoughts on my idea (in spite of tumblr’s objections.) I hope that it works out and that you and others will find it interesting, insightful… and entertaining~!
Why not write it like Shreeve’s blog or diary or something, like his own notes on his sound suit?
That is pretty much the idea. Catalog and present the research and results in the role of Walter Shreeve.
Being as true as I can to the science fact available now (including the theories and work regarding future advances/inventions) and the technology of Batman Beyond. Science Fiction with the true scientific basis, not Fantasy. All of this coming out through the thoughts of Shreeve with diagrams, and photos of my props, equipment and costume to give it realism. I also intend to blog real research articles and videos relating to sound, audio equipment and the sense of hearing. Bits of information that Shreeve would keep in his research/reference files. I’ve had the idea of this sort of rp blog dancing around in my head since I started collecting materials for my sound suit.
It wouldn’t be all engineering all the time, I would also include his feelings regarding the other characters, and the events that occur in the series… such as potential anxiety relating to his failing business, dealing with Derek Powers, finding a competent assistant… and of course the BIG one, how important his hearing was to him, trying to cope with the loss, and his efforts to regain it (which during this time would involve Biomedical Engineering/Biomedical Electronics/Bionics along side his usual research, as well as some articles/videos relating to lipreading and ASL).
Oh, and Francis insists that Ollie make appearances too. lol.
My 2D fan art would show up on there, when appropriate. Many of Shreeve’s experiences I want to illustrate, as I have a very specific image of him, and I think words alone can not do it justice.
My main concern is keeping a balance… the worry that viewers wouldn’t take all my efforts seriously or wouldn’t find a blog of this sort “fun enough” to care. Of course I want to do this for Walter Shreeve himself, since I am fascinated by the character, and I wouldn’t be making art/props/cosplay relating to him if the inspiration was not strong enough… it would just be reassuring to know that there are others who have a similar view of him and interest in his work.