goldengrimoire: (Bob Ross)
2012-06-16 03:09 am

30 day art challenge - day 1

All right, so in the interest of forcing myself to draw more, I've taken up a bit of a 30-day drawing challenge. The challenge is as follows:

1) Draw a new picture every day
2) Use a different original character or fanart for each one
3) Experiment with something! A different technique, perspective, composition, etc.
4) Try to make each picture look completely distinct from all the others

Here's my effort for day 1:

WARNING: Spider drawing behind the cut )
goldengrimoire: (Noriko)
2012-06-08 05:42 pm
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AO3 and general musings

Since there's a group of people going around getting fanfic removed from (warning: there's some pretty nasty screencaps of reviews left by these individuals on that page,) I've decided to mirror all of my fanfic over at Archive of Our Own (AO3.) My AO3 account is [ profile] goldengrimoire.

I've been thinking about easing back into writing fanfic for a while, so I may just do that as part of this process. I'm going to be revising at least some of the things I posted before and possibly continuing some of the unfinished ones. I do have a few ideas floating around in my head lately as well.

Funnily enough this impulse is coming even when I've been getting gradually more and more disenchanted with the Naruto manga over the years; I still enjoy most of my favorite characters and pairings, but I'm getting really tired of the retcons and the general plot and thematic direction. Maybe it's that dissatisfaction that's making me want to write fic again, since my fic is pretty much all AU after a certain point, or AU from the outset, and that lets me sort of 'rescue' the characters from the direction canon has taken.

I don't know, I haven't felt much of an impulse to write fic for another fandom. There are a lot of fandoms I like, but not many have engaged me on that particular level. Naruto had a great setting and great open-ended characters that both really grabbed me but had room to explore. Maybe I just need to shop around for some new fandoms and I might find The One again.
goldengrimoire: (Default)
2011-10-19 09:55 pm
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GG/Grim here. I've set up this Dreamwidth account to serve primarily as a backup for my Livejournal account. I'll be mirroring all my fic here.
goldengrimoire: (Bob Ross)
2010-12-06 05:45 pm
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Drawing time: Hinata!

Felt like sketching something today, so here's Hinata. Done in SAI using the Legacy Brush, which I quite like since it's very smooth to sketch with.

I think this is the first girl picture I've posted in a while; I actually used to only draw girls for a long time, it's only more recently that I've been drawing dudes.

Maybe I'll make an icon out of it later...

Full size at DeviantArt
goldengrimoire: (Bob Ross)
2010-11-07 04:38 pm
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New Picture!

Okay, so I kind of disappeared down the black hole that is RP for a while there (which I'll probably elaborate on further in another post,) but I'm still drawing and stuff. I recently picked up Illustrator CS5 for my birthday, and I've been puttering around with that a bit. It's quite a step up from the old version of Illustrator I had (8, which wouldn't install under Vista,) and a lot of the interface has changed so it's going to take me some time to learn all the features. I'm going to be picking up a book for this purpose shortly, but here's the initial fruits of my labor thus far:

Full-size version at DeviantArt.

Obviously, small Sasoris and giant donuts go well together. It's a strange idea that popped out of nowhere so don't ask me to explain it...
goldengrimoire: (Bob Ross)
2010-07-18 09:42 pm

More proof I need help.

My intial response to this was "Hentai ship. *pause* tentacles? 83c"

Which eventually resulted in the following after some percolation through plurk:

Cthulhu/Sasuke OTP. They're rosy-cheeked and enjoying some delicious hot cocoa after ice skating.

Edit: ffff now with the actual freakin Roleplay secret link.

goldengrimoire: (Sasori Lizard)
2010-07-18 06:01 pm
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/bows to peer pressure

I made a plurk. Now everyone will see what a mental spaz I really am.
goldengrimoire: (Sasori Flowers)
2010-05-02 02:31 am
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Yes, I live!

So yeah it's been forever since I've posted anything over here. Quick summary of recent events:

- To celebrate our wedding anniversary, I went to Italy with my husband at the beginning of April for a week, and it was amazing and lovely! I walked my feet off but I had an incredible time. Pics and a proper writeup about the trip will be forthcoming when I finish going through the pictures I took (and i took a lot!)

- My fic writing efforts aren't dead! I'm still working on Shogi, slowly...and when I have things a little more in hand I'll see about getting out a couple other almost-done oneshots I've had sitting around on my HD forever.

- In RP land I was enabled heavily by my RP partner-in-crime, the lovely [ profile] oceanica , (among others,) and picked up Sasori over at [ profile] a_facility . I'm obviously completely nuts to take on three games at once.

- Semi-related to the above, I really, really need to draw some Sasori/Kankuro fanart because damn it there's like...none. This is vexing.
goldengrimoire: (Madara/Konan)
2010-04-01 02:40 am
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Deliciously sexy.

Edit: gdit LJ.
goldengrimoire: (I don't hate strong girls)
2010-03-05 11:53 am
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It's meme time again!

Stolen from [ profile] anat_astarte :

Comment with a pairing and I'll tell you:

1. When I started shipping them
2. What I think their challenge is
3. What makes me happy about them
4. What makes me sad about them
5. What moment I wish had never happened
6. Who I'd be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other
7. My happily ever after for them

If you comment with a pairing I DON'T like, I'll tell you why.
goldengrimoire: (Terrifying world)
2010-02-19 05:50 pm


Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei anime licensed for US release, fuck yeah!

Akiyuki Shinbo is a fucking genius. Evidence below:

Edit: *sob* The video appears to have been taken down, alas. Here's one of the other OPs though.

goldengrimoire: (SasoSaku Dolly)
2010-02-14 03:00 am
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goldengrimoire: (Bob Ross)
2010-02-10 05:09 pm
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[fanart] Sasori - AU Edition

Okay so it's been a while since I've posted any new pics, so here's a quickie of the version of Sasori I play over at [ profile] xi_rpg . Masks are for losers, goggles are what the hip kids wear to hide their identities.

Click to enlarge!

I'm so happy I'm getting the hang of his hair, finally. I think staring so long at all those manga scans that I've been iconifying helped.

In other news, I'm slowing way down on RP for the next few days to concentrate on fic and other things. I will get that second chapter of Shogi out soon, dang it.
goldengrimoire: (SasoDei Band)
2010-02-05 05:29 pm
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Just in case you forgot how freakin' old I am...

Stolen from [ profile] alienchrist :

What was the #1 song the day you were born? Google the date and #1 song and then post your #1 song on your LJ - preferably with a Youtube vid if you can find one!


goldengrimoire: (Shrubbery Deidara)
2010-02-03 08:29 am
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goldengrimoire: (Konan blue)
2010-01-22 03:29 am

More RP stuff...and Italy!

So I got into [ profile] scorched , and I'm loving it so far. It's really giving me the opportunity to indulge in Sasori's more bastardly side, and the Naruto cast is just lovely (even if most of them hate Sasori's guts.)

I also really, really need to catch up at [ profile] xi_rpg .

Also fellow RPers, do you listen to any particular music while RPing? I notice I tend to listen to music that seems to fit the mood of the setting depending on what game I'm tagging for, so I listen to more upbeat things (The Fratellis, The New Pornographers, Belle and Sebastian, etc) when tagging at XI and moodier stuff (Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Massive Attack) for Scorched.

On another note, I wonder if any of you flisters have ever been to Italy/have friends or family who've been there? I'm heading to Rome and Florence for a week with my hubby for our anniversary in a couple months, and would love to hear more ideas of great places to visit/great restaurants etc.
goldengrimoire: (Patlabor)
2010-01-07 05:07 pm
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(no subject)

I've been knocked flat by a cold for the past few days, but I'm finally recovering.

Even though I've dropped at  Kannagara, I'm still throwing myself into RP. I'm a crazy person and reserved both Sasori over at [ profile] scorched , and, on a complete whim, Nekozawa from Ouran over at [ profile] xi_rpg ; there is one more character for XI that I may app this time around too, if I have time to work on it.

Have I mentioned just how crazy I am about XI?

And to distract from my insanity, a meme. This one was stolen from [ profile] okroginator :

Put your music player on shuffle, and write down the first line of the first twenty-one songs. Post the poem that results. The first line of the twenty-second is the title.

Song lyric poetry meme behind the cut )
goldengrimoire: (Sasori Lizard)
2009-12-17 03:28 am
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RP news.

Heck yeah, my Sasori application got accepted over at [ profile] xi_rpg ! Now if I ever finish making icons for it, I can maybe start playing...

If you haven't checked out the game, it's an X-Men flavored game set in a parallel Marvel comics universe that boils down to high school...with mutants! It's quite active, lots of characters from many different fandoms, and the folks are friendly and fun.