CLASSIC BLOG: My Worst Client

CLASSIC POST: First posted 15th Jan, 2010

It’s been a strange year, and a lot has happened. I’ve had many clients, some of which disappeared off the face of the Earth before I could get any money off them for the design mockups I sent them. But those ones paled in comparison to one client I (nearly) had early on. Continue reading

Classic Blog: Brief interlude to make an announcement

CLASSIC POST: First posted 5th March, 2009

Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, you know this already. But, I think it will be good for me to announce this publicly, without anonymity.

A couple of years ago, I had some tests done because I had never had a period. I was 20 at the time and didn’t really care too much. I mean, no period? Yay! I never considered that a bad thing.

But, it was time to find out what was wrong with me. Having scoured the Internet for the past year, I had ruled out a lot of things, though there was one thing in particular I had not ruled out. And that was Swyer syndrome.

Well, after the tests, it turns out that I was right. It was Swyer syndrome. This is an intersex condition that is not detectable unless chromosomal tests are done or puberty is stunted, whichever comes first. In my case, it was not until February 2007 that my diagnosis was given.

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Classic Blog: What is up with Apple Snobs?

CLASSIC POST: First posted 27th Feb, 2009

mac-pc-guys
So, smart guys use PCs and slackers use Macs? That’s what it’s saying, right?

I don’t dislike Macintosh computers. iPods are alright (but overrated). As with iPhones… but I would never buy one.

But why does Apple have to have that egotistical, “holier than thou” fanbase? Oh, and I can’t exempt the company itself either, not after the “I’m a PC, I’m a Mac” advertisements.

You are not cooler if you own a Mac. You are not hip if you use an iPhone. You are no better or worse than any Windows user.

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Classic Blog: Ooh, Drama!

CLASSIC POST: Originally posted 29th December, 2008.

In my years online,  I’ve been in many arguments about various things. Over time I learned that it wasn’t worth getting worked up over. Instead, it’s more fun to point and laugh.

A few hours ago, I received an email from Livejournal, where I have an account that I use to post comments and message some friends that I don’t know anywhere else.

A couple of weeks ago, I added a comment to this Livejournal post, after searching for assistance on comic drawing (ultimately I came up with the advice “try harder” and “don’t be lazy”).

Bimbo 1It’s nippletastic.

So this post shows some very chauvenistic pages from a book on how to draw Superheroes. When they talked about women, it was almost exclusively through a “sex appeal” lens. Nevermind that a stick thin woman wouldn’t make any kind of super anything, especially when you compare it to the men on the pages. On that last link, anyone else find the “keep it real” box ironic?

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My New and Improved Website!

Welcome everyone!
Here’s my brand new site, with an improved interface. The previous design was brilliant (well, in terms of my own design capabilities it ended up looking better than I could have hoped at the time), so I kept the colour scheme, mostly, as well as the hieroglyphic owl motif which, incidentally, is also the tattoo I got at age 18.

But, my previous design was maybe a little too quirky and not user-friendly enough. So that’s why I’ve created this new design. I hope you like it.