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Dusty in here, isn't it? Hmm... I don't have too many connections here, but I know that the good majority of you are Pokemon fans, so I suppose it would be fun to share. I don't know if you know this about me, but... Sprites are my trade. I am a spriter. My name is Roger the spriter. I arrange, design, and sell sprites. ...Except for the sell part, it's really just a hobby. Movie references, you know how they are. I mostly just work with Pokemon sprites, though I've played around with some other stuff... 

Anyways. I figure I'll go ahead and post a big old sprite-type gallery, just the trainers edits, there's way too many Pokemon edits that are weird and crazy and random. Here I go with the cut thing.

Observe the Pixelated MadnessCollapse )

...So that was that. If any of you guys have any use for them, for the sake of parody images, trainer cards, game hacks or what not, go ahead and take 'em. Just don't pretend like you made them or anything, you know, all that. Comments and criticism are ok too, as long as you know what you're talking about at least...


And another thing...

So going back to that marriage thing. I used to understand the whole 'men make money - women raise kids' thing, back in history anyway. I used to think, at the very least, it was sufficient living arrangements; like:
 "Woman, I chop down trees all day, I build fires for you, you better cook me a damn sandwich on them."
And the other way around:
"I squeezed three people out of a small hole, I make you your damn grilled cheese every time you ask for one, I better get to spend the day sitting around eating bon-bons."

You know? It was fair! But now we've got people twisting this into one of two ways:
"Even though you work a full-time job, you're a woman so you better make me a damn sandwich and also clean everything all the time."
"I don't work and I don't want kids, but I'm a woman so I can sit around eating bon-bons all day and leeching my husband's money."

Now see, back in the old days, it didn't need to be a man and a woman to make it work. You could've had one guy making grilled cheese and one guy making the fire. It wasn't about being a man or a woman, but there were two sets of jobs to be done so you needed two people to do them. It's just that in those days, if you did it with two guys, people would set you on fire and stuff. Now people don't set you on fire for stuff like that so much, and yet we still aren't ok with guys making sandwiches.

And there's the women that won't work. Ok, if you can get a gig as a wife and mother, good for you. But if funds are tight, get a job. It's not that hard, Burger King will hire anyone. Seven times. Even if you're a woman! What a concept, right? It's not like people have been fighting for that for decades or anything.

Why is it still weird for women to make more money than their husbands? What's wrong with a guy making a sandwich for another guy? Or much less, a girl? Why can't we all just live in peace, harmony, and sandwich-making? I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine, and damn it, I will make you some grilled cheese if you'll make some for me.


Nerd meme!

Peer pressure has forced me to do this.

[x] You watch anime.
[x] You read manga.
[x] You buy/collect anime DVDs or manga volumes.
[x] You own some other form of anime/manga merchandise.
[x] You have referred to an anime character as 'hot' before.
[x] You have cosplayed.
[x] You have done so in public.
[x] You have been to an anime/manga convention.
[x] You have created/joined a fanclub for an anime/manga character.
[ ] You have created/joined a hateclub for an anime/manga character.
[ ] You have squealed when you found out somebody had the same name as an anime character you knew.
[x] You enjoy drawing anime.
[x] People you know know you as the 'anime' person.
[x] You know that it is pronounced 'mawnguh' and not 'manga' like it is spelled.


[x] You like art.
[ ] You actually consider yourself an artist.
[ ] When using art supplies, the brand of them matters to you.
[ ] You have a favorite brand.
[ ] You have asked for art supplies as a Christmas/birthday gift before.
[ ] You give people your drawings as gifts.
[ ] People actually ask for your drawings.
[ ] You are known as 'the art person' at your school.
[ ] Instead of just 'brown' or ' pink', you'd be specific; it's 'sienna brown' or 'blush pink'.
[ ] You have taken an art class outside of school.
[ ] You have considered a career as an artist.
[x] Your school papers are always covered in doodles.
[x] You have a favorite artist. (Oda, of course!)
[x] Your drawings have been framed.
[ ] You carry a sketchbook with you everywhere you go.


[x] You play a musical instrument.
[ ] You play more than one instrument.
[ ] You actually really enjoy playing your instrument.
[ ] You've given your instrument a name.
[x] You've participated in an extracurricular activity for your instrument.
[ ] You are known by what you play.
[ ] You listen to classical music.
[x] You are wondering whether that refers to the classical music genre or the classical music time period.
[ ] You have a favorite composer.
[ ] All of your friends are from your band/orchestra class.
[ ] You write music.
[x] You've had discussions with your friends about music; your favorite composers/instruments/musical time periods/key/etc...
[ ] You have considered a professional career with your instrument.
[x] You are never nervous playing for other people.

(Well, I am a Musical Nerd... but not so much a Music Nerd. As in, I like Musicals more than I like big band music. Theatre nerd.)

[x] You play video games.
[x] You own more than 4 different video game systems.
[x] You've had debates over which system is the greatest. (Participate mostly as a neutral, "They're all mediocre" kind of thing, but I participate)
[x] You play video games every day.
[x] You have played a video game for over 10 hours.
[x] You have songs from your favorite video games on your MP3 player.
[x] You love to talk about video games.
[ ] You memorize the dates for when a new game is being released.
[ ] People know you as the 'gamer' person.
[x] You spend more time on video games than you do hanging out with friends.
[x] Your gaming system is in your room.
[x] You have preferences when it comes to what company your game came from.
[x] You've had debates over which company is the best.
[x] You keep playing a game until you beat it.
[ ] It makes you angry when you found out somebody looked up cheat codes on the internet to beat their game.


[x] You use the computer every day.
[x] You have an account/username on some sort of social website.
[ ] You go into random internet chatrooms.
[x] You spend at least 2 hours a day on the computer.
[ ] You use computer faces; : D xD xP D: ^_^ >.> and etc.
[x] It is hard to go a day without using the computer.
[x] You spend time in online forums.
[x] In the forum/chatroom you use, you are known there by everyone else.
[x] You have friends you have only met online.
[ ] You have/had a girlfriend/boyfriend you have only met online.
[x] You have actually met an online friend in person.
[ ] U cn ezly rd 'txttlk.'
[x] You have said 'lol' or 'omg' in speech that is not online.
[x] You can type really, really fast. (Though I'm sort of out of practice at speed-typing since I quit RPing...)


Mostly anime and video game nerd, of course, but... I like to think I'm pretty well-rounded in my nerdiness.


Singles Awareness Day

It's been a while, huh? I was just thinking back to the old days... you know, the ones where I could freely bash this whole concept as a celebration of our company's chocolate factories and rose gardens, criticize those heart-shaped decorations for looking nothing like a real heart, and cite that St. Valentine died a horrible, brutal death that had very little to do with romantic dates. I do still think that the general concept needs work - it's obviously dedicated to those that have someone. So why should there be a holiday about the emotion that you, hopefully, feel on a daily basis anyway? But all the same...

I guess I only wrote off the whole thing - Valentines, Romance, Love - because I never knew it could be like this.

An exchange of origami flowers (any idiot can go out and buy them, after all - takes a real man to make them) for one of those "Fun Size" 'Variety Pack" bags of candy that happens to be the only way to access heaven on earth (Milky Way Midnight~). I pity anyone who would spend $50 on fancy roses or $25 on a fancy box of chocolate. I spent four bucks on colored copy paper and three on white pipe cleaners. Those bags of chocolate probably cost around $7 as well. It took me hours to fold all of that freaking paper, and I got my absolute favorite variety of chocolate that isn't always easy to come by. So what means more? What's more romantic? Should be pretty obvious.

And the usual Valentine's day date... what would it be, candle-lit dinner? Cheesy chick flick at the movies? Or we could eat at Wendy's (we unanimously decided that we felt bad for Wendy's, since the KFC that just opened next to it was getting so much more attention) and watch a fantasy-action film adapted from a kid's book. Which ended up being really terrible. Poor Percy Jackson. It was such a good book, too... but that just made it all the more fun that we could discuss all of the problems the movie had, pick out plot holes, criticize effects, and complain about actors. That was probably more enjoyable than the movie itself... dear gods, whoever decided to completely remove Dionysus must have had too much to drink. He was the best character...

And this isn't even mentioning the part where we were killing time before the movie by discussing the video game selection at K-Mart. Sonic 2006 is already one of those discount games that they don't even keep in the case. That's what you get, Sega, for making people kiss dead Hedgehogs.

And then we hung around at my house and watched Higurashi. Yeah, that Higurashi. Nothing says "Happy Valentine's Day" like psychotic killer lolis.

Best date ever? I think so. My Life is better than Average.

Just for the lulz.

Y'know what? I haven't touched this thing in months. I'm gonna answer Koretetsu's meme questions, because I can and it's free. So here we go.

1. If you could turn back the hands of time to correct one wrongdoing, what event would you choose and why?

It's kind of a motto of mine... "Don't do anything I'll regret, and don't regret anything I did". So even if I do something I /would/ regret, I'll just consciously decide not to regret it but to never do it again. There's one thing, though, that I just can't help feeling stupid over... watching a friend suffer and not doing anything about it. For however long that depression lasted, I just kind of... passively accepted it because I didn't want to make things worse. I didn't want to get myself involved in drama like that. Stupid. If I could go back, I would at least have just... been there.

2. Are you one for tradition? If so, what traditions do you strongly believe in? If not, what makes tradition hypocritical?

Depends on the tradition. Family traditions are fun. Driving down to Maryland for "Thanksmas", House Rules Apples to Apples, playing King of the Hill on Good Friday... that kind of stuff is great. I've got a sentimental side, I'll admit it. But like... historical and religious tradition? Screw it. Of course, I'm saying that mostly in regards to traditional gender roles, which disgust me... leading into the next question.

3. You were taking part in an event and you had to crossplay, who would you crossplay as and why?

I'm a female-to-male transgender. What is crossplay? If we're going under the assumption that my female biology makes male costumes crossplay, I rather enjoy dressing as Usopp. I wanna get a Sogeking mask and evolve the cosplay, though. That would be cool. But see, I always wear guy's clothes, so I'm not even sure that counts. If we're going to say that my male mentality means I should wear girl's clothes to crossplay... Haruhi Fujioka. Shiek. Kino. Wriggle. Naoto. Yeah.

4. If you only had one day left to live, how would you spend your last day? Would you be tempted to live fatally if you knew you were to die the next day, and if so, what extreme measures would you take?

It might be fun to auction off all my stuff. If I make a decent amount selling it all off, I should be able to afford a decent funeral, right? Nah... I'd be too lazy. I would probably spend the whole day browsing TV Tropes. Playing video games, watching anime, maybe... if I can get away from TV Tropes. Ideally, I would be... with that one... doing nerdy things together as usual... if that's the case I can't complain.

5. What are your top five sinful materialistic items, ones you'd expect from others including those closest to you? Why are each in the position they are in?

1. Final Fantasy X

No, seriously... I don't know how to answer this one. What really counts as Sinful? It's sad but true that these days, we need money to live. Is living a sin? I play video games to have fun. Is having fun a sin? It's not like I'm hurting anyone, outside of the compliation of pixels that dares to oppose me. Altough I guess I'm hurting Nintendo's business with that R4~

That means I'm opting to dodge this question with logic like the AP English student I am.



 Guess I haven't posted here for nearly two months. Heh heh... two months... and many more, I hope.

B-but that's something different. So Mondays... have this thing, where something ridiculous has to happen every time. Now, usually that's something ridiculously bi-polar high school drama related, but not this time. We managed to avoid that by failing to write a research paper and reading through the entire Pokemon Wild Mass Guessing Page on TV Tropes instead... eh heh... but no unecessary drama for once. Yet April 27th still managed to be pretty ridiculous.

So it's like 10:30, I'm hanging out in my room, wearing down Samui's batteries, pretending I don't have a math quiz the next day (it ended up being postponed anyway, thank God), aaand my cat decides she's going to have kittens! Under my bed. Except that that isn't a good place for kittens, so I crawl under there, try to coax her out before she actually has any of the kittens, and manage to carry her into an abandoned laundry basket downstairs. And so I chill there with Mimo until like 1 AM while she has her kittens. Four in all - the one girl, Gladys, is all black like her mother. Then the three boys, Drake, Josh, and Stan (don't ask) all look like Sir Studley. Studley's a stray that we've seen lurking around the shed for a while, so it's a pretty safe bet who the father is...

They're gonna be a week old tomorrow, and so far, they're a pretty rowdy bunch for kittens that haven't even opened their eyes yet. Especially that Gladys. She's... definitely Still Alive.

Anyway... the reason I made a journal-thing about this is because I need somewhere to post pictures! Taken with a Cell phone so they're pretty terrible, but I'm gonna post 'em anyway.

So here's a group shot,  Josh, Stan, and Gladys. Couldn't really get one of Drake, and he looks exactly like Josh anyway... but there they are. The kittens.

Snow Day!

I should probably actually try to add something here once in a while, even if I don't have anything to "journal" about. Although, given the absurdity of my life over the last month, it shouldn't be that hard to write a legitimate journal... My God, I found myself in a Love Triangle. A Robot Love Triangle, no less. So there's a reference to Xenoglossia... I could reference Sam & Max, too, in that it's also an Alien Love Triangle. Of course, I prefer to include the comic relief fourth corner and say It's A Trapezoid anyway.

So anyway, little bit about me. I'm asexual. Not a huggy-touchy-feely type of person. I've never had any interest in dating or marriage or romance and was quite proud of my achievement: "Put off dating until after high school" (which I ended up losing four months before I actually achieved it anyway). I once had a debate with a friend who said that she wanted to see me date someone, just once, for the expereince; I managed to win the argument on the grounds that I had no interest and it would be a complete waste of time. So how, in the name of all that's holy, am I now...? And quite content to be so, too...

In other news, it snowed! A lot! Nearly (9) inches. That, like... never happens here. And even when it does, we don't get off of school for it... but this time we did! Two snow days in a row. Take that, HSPAs! So yeah, I love snow. I love the idea that a bunch of tiny little drops of semi-frozen water can cause so much trouble for so many people. It's fairly ordinary precipitation. Although becoming less and less common in New Jersey, snow is nothing new. So why is it still such a problem, in terms of transportation and temperature? It proves that humans still haven't outsmarted nature. I tend to like that idea. God Knows what he's doing after all.

And also I'm seventeen but I act and look like I'm seven. I have yet to meet a seven-year-old that doesn't love everything about the snow. So I guess it makes sense that I'm Yuki in the SOS-Brigade...

That Rabbit's Dynamite!

So it only took me a week, but I finally noticed that I can change the layout of this place! And then I saw the "Jolly Snowman" design and it was all down hill from there... Is it weird that the first thing I noticed was the flying rabbit? Top left corner. Not only is it huge in proportion to the trees, but that thing can fly. By virtue of the Flying Rabbit alone I don't think I can ever change from this look, even in the middle of August when people are dying of heat stroke and all the deer have gone extinct due to the massive influx of tourists running them down. I will have my own little Reverse Tropical Oasis with snow and cold and Flying Rabbits.

And at the time of writing, the Superbowl is less than seven hours away... Who's excited to see the Steelers win? Yeah, if you're reading this, I didn't think so. Me neither. I'm in it for the commercials... is what I would say if I hadn't started reading xkcd, which has bestowed me with an absolutely brilliant idea. Why didn't I think of this before?

Also, I think Football is ridiculous, but National Holidays are not. And so I applaud the efforts of the geniuses behind Super Bowl Monday and hope that someday I will get out of school on the grounds that a bunch of sweaty men did a really great job of running in circles and tackling each other in order to obtain a "ball" that's really shaped more like a demonic lemon. If Christopher Columbus gets a holiday for socially accepted violence, so should the Football players!

...Except that it probably won't happen before I finish school, what with me being a high school senior and all... yeah, I think I'll just go have a mental break down now.

"Kerrek says he has enough friends already. And he doesn't like your short, short pants."

What the-- Um, "Buy Kerrek a..." ok, I'll stop referencing Homestar Runner now.

Yeah, so I'm only writing this for the sake of writing anything at all. I'm really terrible at this, in case the starting off with a quote from a freaking Strong Bad e-mail didn't make that obvious. I dunno, I've never felt the need to keep anything resembling a journal (especially one that's living... it's kinda creepy) because I have a memory like a steel trap and an emotional spectrum like a... um... ok, so I don't have any clever similie for that, but it's not much. Like, I've never particularly needed to "vent" about anything. So is that like a steel trap, too?

Eh... K-Deb did encourage everyone in Stagecraft class to go home and write a journal about what they were doing and how they felt when a certain bit of history was made last Tuesday, but... I was in Ecology class, making a PowerPoint about the Red-tailed Hawk and its role in the Pine Barrens ecosystem. Yeah. That was kind of boring. Red-tailed Hawks are pretty cool though. And so is history in the making. I wish many years of Not-Being-Assassinated to America's first Hawaiian President.

And while I'm trying to come up with something else to do with this place, since actually keeping any type of "journal" is completely impossible, I'm going to casually pretend that I am not right now considering what type of powers a Superhero called "The Steel Trap" might have.

In other news, I can't believe that "quixotic" is a valid mood on this website... or that I know what it means. But it's kind of the coolest word in the English language (untl I get my way and "nakama" becomes acceptible outside of Japan), so it can just... hang out there.


Silver/Parker/Yuki/Supreme Ruler of the Universe

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