Recently I've been using Miitomo again after ignoring it for a long time, and I still love it so much. I could probably just spend my entire life making Miifotos feverishly in an attic, chuckling deeply to myself as I add a wine glass emoji to a picture of my Mii.
I still feel like I never get enough coins, but at least I can enjoy adding Talking Heads lyrics to my pictures. The truest art form there is.
I don't know what I was expecting when I decided to watch Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV - a short companion anime series to the Final Fantasy XV game proper, and a series which gives us a bit of backstory on our princely boyband protagonists. I certainly did not expect an emotional time with dogs, but that is exactly what I got and I loved every minute of it.
The series consists of five episodes - an opener and closer which tell a neat little story arc amongst the boys as they travel, and three episodes which weave in some very nicely written and touching flashbacks detailing the development of each boy's respective relationship with the prince.
It's a really neatly structured little series and each character really gets a chance to shine. All of them feel very real and genuine, and by the end of the last episode I felt fond of all of them (but mostly Prompto, because wow, my feelings).
Also, Noctis' dad is really cool, and did I mention dogs? Because seriously, dogs.
Brotherhood is funny, silly, pretty, and emotionally compelling in all the right places, and right now I have a strange desire to start a campfire and bake some kind of dessert.
Conclusion: consider watching this series if you're a fan of dogs and/or food.
I am here in pieces and strange movements (as always). It's about time for some more warped scans, I think. Recording some movements and light shifts is nice, a nice time to have with the scanner to expose the smoky goblin I truly am inside.
Scanners are such great cameras for bringing out the spookiness of our movements across time. It's interesting that a lot of things we consider spooky play with elements of time. Things moving too fast or too slow, light doing things it shouldn't, perceptions of impossibility. Stretching, warping, and glitching. We're scared of time.
But we are time.
Time is us.
It's been sunny and nice lately. Here are some mystery images to celebrate.
I'm collecting some scraps - pieces of drawings, paintings, and the occasional label deemed important enough to be kept. For collaging and trinket purposes (sometimes it's nice to collect something, even if it's just for a little while).
I'm feeling very nice because I have some new sunscreen and some recently purchased jumpers to wear and feel very comfy in. My new fleece is the best, and I just feel very comforted by all of my clothes at the moment. It's just very good and nice.
I've been drawing lots of tiny bunnies, and I also got a nice big cuddly bunny (from Morrisons). He is so soft and cute, and I love his big floppy ears and his ribbon.
I'm not sure what to name him.
Here are some miscellaneous journal pages. I had to do something a bit messy here, and it's always a nice start to something to just dive in and stick something down and make a thing.
It doesn't matter what a beginning looks like once you get to the end, so to begin with, here's some disjointed and mismatched pages full of paint and haphazardly stuck on elements. A nice mess, and as good a beginning as any.
I've been getting into watching LPs again lately (starting with HCBailly's let's play Final Fantasy XIII series) and I started watching a new k-drama too, which may the best yet (Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, the third k-drama I've started so far - after Pinocchio and Hwarang).
I've also been intermittently playing Cook, Serve, Delicious (because I guess I love to cook lobster) and I've been reading bits and pieces.
I've been working on some journal pages too, and actually these mark the last diary pages in my current diary, so I have to designate a new sketchbook for it, which is always a nice moment.
Maybe I'll change my style a little bit with the switch. We'll see.