It’s that time again! No, I’m not trying to be a Yakko Warner with a Wheel of Morality scrolling up next to me. Stuff like that doesn’t happen in real life, but that would be neat to see! I wonder what the moral of today’s story might be… Right, that’s enough of Animaniacs for now. Thank you, Netflix, for bringing a bit of my 90s childhood back! Now I understand the appeal of binge watching when people talk about sitting down and breeze through an entire season (or series in certain cases) of a show. You have to really keep me intrigued enough to watch a show for a long period of time. I’ll take to movies any day of the week when it comes to Netflix.
And now onto the updates! At the beginning of April, I attended Furry Weekend Atlanta for the second time. It’s probably the only out-of-state furry con that I can make a 6-8 hour trip by car. There is Texas Furry Fiesta which would take me up to 12 hours to get there, but it all depends on when both that and FWA will take place. If anything, I would love to travel to Texas to see a few close friends of mine. Only time will tell. Anyway, I digress. The trip to Atlanta was hell with road construction, bad weather, and accidents. There was even a point I wanted to call it quits and just turn back around even though I did pay for my part of a room. Still, I pressed on in hopes that all that driving would be well worth it. And it was! I had a complete blast like I had before, and it was great seeing many people I met last year including a few new faces I came across via Twitter, FA, etc. With the announcement of next year’s theme being video games, I’m really looking forward to attending next year. Shoot, I would love to create a standee or two for the occasion! Now to get my inspiration up and running and get a few ideas on maybe selling prints and or sketch commissions while I’m there!
Remember last year I tackled the Grand Theft Auto trilogy on PS2 (GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas)? This year I have been focusing on the Yakuza series. For those that aren’t familiar with it, Yakuza is a Sega published and developed series that features an open-world setting with RPG elements and beat ‘em up gameplay. It’s starting to become one of my favorite series in video games and with good reason! Three years ago, I finished the first game on PS2 and never got around to playing the rest until around the beginning of January or February of this year. When I did start off Yakuza 2, I found myself hooked, and I knew what series I wanted to tackle for this year. I might even do a bit of a trend here after I finish the latest game being Yakuza 5. As of now, I’m on Yakuza 4, and this game allows you to control three other characters outside of the main protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu. The Yakuza series is definitely one I would recommend in a heartbeat for those that love well-rounded characters, continuing story, and rich locations. You can own the localized main games on PS2 and PS3. Be mindful that the first two might be hard to find. Also, here is a video that best describes the series as a whole.
I normally don’t share personal things about my life as I tend to talk to close friends from time-to-time on what I’m going through. Lately, work has been stressful now that summer is fast approaching. This has kind of caused me to reel back and not be as active as I usually am. Shoot, I haven’t picked up my pencil in a good while to draw anything! There are a couple of sketches I have done, but that’s really about it. It annoys me at times when I feel like I’m not all that productive… There are just so many ideas I want to get around to drawing that just refuse to be put on paper. Like I’ll pick up my pencil and have my sketchbook ready but just stare at it wondering what will be the first shape. When I do have something in mind, the next thing I know it’s either almost time for bed or the start of my work shift or the end of a break. Speaking of, I even tried reading, and it worked for a good while especially on breaks. These days books have become much more difficult to jump into, and I love to read! Yes, these are just small things, but I think there may be something deeper than that. Perhaps I just need a new change of pace with my work situation. The attraction I work at is good and all, but I think it’s time I look into another location with the same area. Once I have that squared away, I should try to focus my attention to some books I have that will hopefully help me understand how to develop a video game.
For now, I’ll be all right. This is just stuff that has been building up, and I need to vent it off somehow. It’s not everything that’s going on in my life, but this is a good portion of what’s been on my mind. I want to create many things and better myself in some areas, and it all comes down to me. I need to make that change in my life if I am to get anywhere.
This will be a good stopping point for now. There is this interesting little documentary I’m currently watching on algorithms on Netflix, and I’m halfway through it just as I’m finishing up with this journal.
Thank you all for reading! I hope everyone is doing well at this time. Tell me about what you guys are up to
Until next time!