Incoherent Thoughts

~意識の流れ~

7/8/09 01:25 pm

Google Chrome OS? Wowza. Should've been expecting that I guess, with all the rumors floating about. But I didn't, not after Android. And here we are, with a Google OS on the horizon. Awesome: :O
It looks like the best option by far for laptops and netbooks. I mean, when would you normally use those things..on the go. And there's really no need for a heavy-duty OS with all the relics of a by-gone era bundled in with it (desktop calendars, document and picture editing, music and video playing software, etc) when all you really need is the web. Chrome OS deals away with the middle-man (the OS interface with all its extra software) and goes straight to the point (the web). Go, go, Google. That's a bold new path they're forging there. =D Combine Chrome OS with Google Wave, and there's some really exciting things coming from Google.

..if you're not familiar with Google Wave (it's not yet released), it's basically this web platform that combines email, different chat softwares, social networking sites, wikis, collaborative documents, video, music, etc. Everything that you can imagine getting some use out of working on it together or enjoying the experience together and then some, it's all in Wave. You can't really describe it well, you have to see it for yourself to see how innovative it actually is. It's truly the next generation of web interaction, and a shining example of what can be done when you break out of the old ways of doing things.

I've been looking around for a good world map of Final Fantasy I, but haven't had any luck with it. So I finally got fed up with it and decided to draw my own. Got the continent boundaries and places of different terrains and the places of dungeons and cities from a conveniently big scanned map that I found, and am well on my way to prettifying it. Got the basic map down, just need to add some details. And wait for Kitty to come up with all map icons since she promised to try. Sorry for putting the hardest part off on you, Kitty. xD;
It looks promising so far. Depending on the result, I might have to repeat the process for most other early FF games at least. It's something I've been planning on doing for a while. Mashups of the in-game graphics (NES, SNES times) in huge size are nice and all, but they're not really much to look at. Especially if you scanned it from a decades-old paper-map you got with the game and the map was all worn out by the time you scanned it, leaving white lines all over it in the places you'd folded it in...
The things I do for waff, really. *shakes head*

5/8/08 09:21 pm

O. M. G.
I'd forgotten why I fell in love with D.Gray-Man so quickly.
I'd forgotten it's not all senseless filler and drawn-out fights.
I'd forgotten there's more to it than just waiting for those always-late fansubs.
I fell in love again. *____*

Decided to catch up finally (22 episodes worth of anime right there), and I'm really glad that I did. On episode 70 now (started from 61), and I already had to stop once to draw a piece of fanart (Tyki!! <3) since I got a vision that wouldn't leave me alone, and for a second time to add detail to it. I'll finish it once I've finished squeeing here, watched the rest of the episodes and caught up with the manga.

What's this anyway? All of a sudden I'm bursting with creativity, like I haven't in years and years. All day yesterday I kept fighting off little undeveloped plot bunnies while trying to study and read, and now watching D.Gray-Man is spawning more of them, not to mention the visions I now get that are clearly meant to become fanart.
..how did I ever live with this back then!? There's no time to do it all and it's driving me crazy!

5/3/08 01:30 pm

Heh. Was awake almost 24 hours yesterday. As a result, I woke up quite properly a bit before noon today. =D;

I've noticed that deviantArt is actually dangerously addictive. I keep going back there to look around. Not very good, I have quite enough to do otherwise, too. Like still sporadically working on that picture I started a couple days ago...I think I worked on it a bit too long the first time, since I seem to have lost interest in finishing it. It'll come back eventually, but it's annoying as I was planning on getting that up rather soon. For now, it's about 80% finished.

It's still quite warm in here. Another annoying thing about it being warm is that I drink rather slowly. I can take two or three hours to down one single can of Battery. That's more than enough time for it to get warm enough to be undrinkable. Warm Battery...does not taste very good.

I ordered The World Ends With You. =D Kitty's been talking of it a lot recently, and in the end I couldn't resist anymore. Should be interesting. (hopefully Sigma Harmonics will turn out as well as TWEWY. People are praising TWEWY something amazing, and I'm personally more attached to the storyline and characters of Sigma. ..And talking of Sigma, its official Japanese site opened properly yesterday. Still looking really good!)

5/1/08 06:25 am

Happy Beltane? =D

Was surprised to notice that the book meme (I did it a couple days ago too) ended up being featured in the LibraryThing blog. That's the good thing about these small-ish sites, they keep up with how and where they're mentioned. =D
(as you may know, I'm at LT. Amazing site, I can never remember what books/manga I already have so the mobile interface especially is very useful when out buying stuff. Plus there's something about browsing your library electronically and obsessing over all the details...)

I ended up drawing yesterday. As a result, was awake for way too long and now my sleeping is all over the place again. Woke up around 5 AM... Ah well. Anyway, drew and inked the picture yesterday, working on coloring it now. It's looking rather passable, especially compared to my recent sketches. It makes a whole world of difference to take the drawing seriously instead of with the attitude 'I'll just draw something'.

Lately, I've really tried to keep my Battery consumption down. I suspect that's at least part of the reason why my sleeping has been sporadic at best this past week. I've managed to keep it down to roughly one every other day now, as compared to drinking one every day as I did previously. And every single day I have this terrible desire to have more...it's not very pleasant, and I can't really concentrate like this.
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