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  • Listening to: Further Away - Evanescence
  • Reading: Ethics Essays
  • Drinking: Water
It's been a few months but I am back home again, although home is a now continent away from where it used to be.  I haven't forgotten any of my projects, I've just shifted focus. I have mostly been focusing on my physical training and have made the decision to prepare for my first MMA bout in a few months.  I am also taking college courses again and doing a full course load.  I am hoping to get back into my story projects and get back into my figure drawing so I can finish up some of my comic projects. I've been country hopping for work and have had the pleasure of seeing Malaysia; Indonesia; Singapore; Timor-Leste; Darwin, Sydney and Cairns, Australia; Busan and Chinhae, South Korea and Tokyo, Japan. I'm now in Kanagawa, Japan, so time zones are crazy. Here's hoping my next post will be sooner than 3 months. <3
  • Listening to: Deadly Women
  • Reading: Song of fire and Ice
  • Watching: Deadly Women
  • Playing: Dragon Age 2
  • Drinking: Water
Just a few uploads of some the things I've been up to. I miss doing most of my creative projects. I have been crazy busy with life, work, school and family. Things are only going to get busier but I will try to upload more pictures of the places that I go and the things that I do!
  • Listening to: &quot;Into the Future&quot; - Unicorn Table
  • Reading: &quot;Interview with the Vampire&quot; - Anne Rice
  • Playing: Final Fantasy VII
  • Eating: Hard Times Cafe's Chili Taters
  • Drinking: Pepsi Throwback
("Salient Ramblings" Blog Repost from "Moonhawk Studios Presents")

I'm back home after a busy weekend of crazy con goodness. When I get Photoshop installed again, I'm hoping to get a mini-strip up about my adventures on Guest Security. It was wonderful to see all of my con friends, of course, shadowing Yunmao Ayakawa I didn't really expect most of them to really notice me. But to be fair, it has been a couple of years since I've been to Katsucon and I wish I had gotten a chance to talk to the following people more but Yunmao fanboy protection obviously consumed my con free time but a quick shout out to the following people: Eirik Blackwolf of Chisuji (I miss talking to you!) ; Kara Dennison of Conscrew (I wish I had more time to talk to you, I still owe you a picture of Emmy!); Robert Aldrich author of the "Crossworld" novels (I totally only saw you ONCE the entire con); Steve Yun webmaster of (I'm sorry I didn't actually get to talk to you when you ran into me the 2nd time in the Green Room); and mecha artist, Newton Ewell (I was glad I finally got to catch up and chat with you in the Green Room!).  I still miss seeing, Steve Bennett at American conventions but he is rocking out with his lovely wife in Iwakuni, Japan with the MCCS. =)

Yunmao is a very awesome and sweet person to work with and I think of her as "my little sister wearing a short skirt" which definitely helped me in keeping extra vigilant on escorting her ALL OVER THE CONVENTION.  She was absolutely adorable in her maid uniform, her Mari Makinami plug suit and in her regular clothes. I kept thinking of things to say to her in what little Japanese I know and just decided to not embarrass myself and just say it in English. ^^; I know the guys here at MSP would be amused to know I almost got an official Nihon Maid Association certificate of participation in Yunmao's workshop which covered the basic level 3 maid etiquette with her seal of approval. I don't think I can put something like that on my resume alongside my Navy training, I can see it now in an eval brag sheet "Godwin, what's a Nihon Maid? And why are you certified and Maid etiquette?" Nooo thank you! But it was a great turn out.

I was really happy that I got to see the Masquerade and the concert (more specifically, Unicorn Table) for the first time in several years because I was with my beloved guest. =) I was only disappointed that I didn't sell more pieces but 4 of my 5 scratchboards sold and I decided to give that one to Yunmao. I felt like a complete fangirl but I wanted to give her something different for a Valentine and I didn't have anything else besides my 4 "H" pieces. I wouldn't have felt right giving her a picture of a topless girl so Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask it was! (<shameless plug>If someone wants to buy a framed print with the original inks you can e-mail me! </shameless plug>)

All and all it was a great convention weekend for me! I was working the entire time but I had a blast!
  • Listening to: Nick playing Dragon Age
  • Reading: Nothing. ;-;
  • Watching: Nick playing Dragon Age
So a year has come and gone and I have done so very little in the way of artwork or writing! It disappoints me since I consider both to be invaluable assets to my mental health. I have so many ideas on how to 'start' Caitlin down the dark and winding road in Salient Caligation but meanwhile, how to end the series in the 5th and final volume BUT I still have a clash of ideas with how I want to handle writing volume 3 while I wait on volume 1's artistic conclusion.

I am grateful to have wonderful friends and family to support me in my endeavors and I am looking forward to working with everyone again.

This means I need to budget more time for writing/art and roleplaying again. And I have started down that path as well as starting to plan on maintaining a regular exercise routine along with my daily work and family schedules. Here's hoping you stay tuned for the next bend!
  • Listening to: History Channel
  • Reading: BJM
  • Watching: The Uninvited
Hey folks! It's been a looooong boot camp experience due to some medical issues but all is right with the world again and I'm Fit for Full duty again. =D So I'm all done with boot camp and will be heading down to my technical job school for work this upcoming week. Once I get settled in, I should be able to get more net access and try to get things rolling again with Salient. Stay tuned! I have a lot of catching up to do.
  • Listening to: Background Noise... Vic's toys
  • Reading: Blood Lite
As of today, I have about 15 days until I leave for boot camp. So this means I will most obviously have all of my Salient Caligation filler pages uploaded to the appropriate servers while I am away.

SO any fanart work and such should be forwarded to :iconmaciapaladin: until sometime in March. I'm hoping to have Book 1's comic pages done by Summer of this year so there will still be a lot of filler until Book 1 is done and I have some pages of Book 2 to show.

Here's hoping we can keep this thing rolling!