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Update time!

And I am going to inaugurate this new journal with my brand new...picture?

Alyssa magical girl sketch by Thy-Robocop

Yes, you've seen that right. Thy-Robocop has taken up drawing sketches of his characters now!

*LE GASP!*

Yeah, I know, I'm kind of half-shocked myself about my sudden desire to draw stuff. I mean, last time I've drawn anything in my life was, like, 8 years ago. And that was Technical Drawing, the kind of stuff that architects usually do. And the last time I did any actual Creative drawing was probably during Elementary School. Usually, my marks in both subjects weren't terribly good, and criticism wasn't too good either, and it may be that I convinced myself that I could never really live up to the impossibly high standards that the teachers demanded for marking the artwork. In any case, ever since I have stopped drawing, I always said that I would not attempt any drawing because it would suck.

So how come only a week ago I changed my mind and decided it a go?

Well, I'd say that I've had this desire to draw scenes and characters from my story since I learned about light novels1 and started writing magical girl stories. I particularly liked how the images present in light novels would enhance the reading by providing a visual image to the scene, which I find helps me immerse myself into the story more. So I thought that adding pictures for my stories would be a really good idea as well. Particularly because I like writing magical girl stories, and magical girls are well known for their ridiculously flamboyant magical outfits that defy many things, including words2. Having pictures in my story would aid me quite a lot to reduce descriptions to a reasonable size that does not interrupt the flow of the story. And as a bonus, pictures of my characters do help improve my morale and drive to get stuff finished, as much as stories where my characters are present3.

Now, having said that I (believed I) sucked at drawing, you can see the catch-22 dilemma that presents itself: my drawings suck, so I'd have to ask an artist to draw the pictures for me, which would require me to describe in words what I want. But what I want often defies words, and only a drawing can really capture what I immagine. And I suck at drawing, so... You can see where this is going, right?

And then, a few weeks ago, I start reading the In Which I Watch Sailor Moon thread, where a guy called Shadowjack writes very hilarious Abridge Scripts/review of Sailor Moon episodes, which often diverge into a continuity on their own4. But the thing that captured my interest was the illustrated recaps and comics Shadowjack would often draw. Here's a few examples of it (scroll down to see some of them) forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?5… forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?4… forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?4…

Now, as you may see, the drawings are pretty much sketches. Most other drawings I see here on DA would easily trump his drawings in a contest. And yet I find that somehow, it works, and it's still awesome. I can easily identify the characters as Sailor Moon, Mars, Mercury, Tuxedo Kamen, etc. and i can easily immagine the characters in the situations he shows. In short, the comics he does are awesome, and add to the awesomeness of his reviews. And if Shadowjack can do that with sketches, then, I though, why can't I?

Cue me buying a pencil and a rubber, and drawing Alyssa Gillespine in her magical girl outfit, as shown above.

I'll put drawing specific comments in the picture itself. Suffice to say, considering I haven't been drawing for 8 years or so, I think I did pretty well there. And I find that I really enjoyed drawing her, and definitely want to sketch again in the near future. So yeah, there's definetely going to be more sketches coming soon. Perhaps even a comic or two, to accompany the stories I write who knows?

And speaking of snippets... They're still coming, don't worry about it. It's just university assignments and my part time job hare really been taking up a lot of my spare time lately5. Fortunately, I've finished lectures and he more urgent assignments today, so I'll definetely have the time to write stuff in the next few weeks. Keep an eye out for that!

That's all for now. Catch you later!


1: Light novels en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_no… are a type of short novel inter spaced with drawings that's quite popular in Japan (anime such as Haruhi Suzumiya en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haruhi_S… and Spice and Wolf en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spice_an… originally come from light novels, for example). A western example of this would be the Leviathan series en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leviatha… by Scott Westerfeld, who you may know more for the Uglies series. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_We…

2:Seriously, some of the clothes do require a large amount of purple prose to describe tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…, and some of the words needed to describe them, such as mullet dress, didn't even exist until a few years ago!

3:Which is why I like OCT tournaments and collaborative projects, even though I can't seem to find the time to join the former, and doing the latter is proving to be quite a laborious task to get everyone organised.

4:As with magical girl costumes, words cannot really describe the awesomeness that his recaps provide. If you loved the Sailor Moon anime, then I'd advise you to go and check his stuff out yourself tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php… . And while I'm at it, if you are a fan of My Little Pony and the latest Friendship is Magic reboot, I also recommend Sun Tzu's Where I Watch My Little Pony series, which is equally awesome and hilarious docs.google.com/document/d/1k6…. He's even present on DA, under :iconourimaler:, if you want to say hello.

5: Seems like my constant referencing stuff in my assignments has led me to use footnotes now. Should I worry?

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:iconjameyofthemegacosmos:
Hey there! Episode 6 of my project is out! Feel free to look!
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Calates Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves and watch mate!
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Thy-Robocop Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure!
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JameyoftheMegacosmos Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Hello again!

Seeing your activity, I'm guessing you're starting to read my scripts. Regardless how long it takes you, have fun! And don't forget to reply what you think afterwards! As well as sharing it with others! I appreciate all the support I can get!
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:iconjameyofthemegacosmos:
Thanks for visiting my group! If it was on purpose.
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Thy-Robocop Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Pleasure! 

Yes, I did visit it on purpose... I just haven't really gotten round to enact that purpose in full, yet. XD I found a link for your group in a thread on the TV Tropes forums about magical girl written stories and where to find them, and seeing that I have my own plans for writing magical girl stories as well, I decided to check the link out. When I have some free time available, I'll have a proper look through the stories, and I'll let you know what I think of them.

By the way, have you been showing your story elsewhere other than DeviantArt? Because I may have seen something similar on SpaceBattles forums, or some other place I can't recall at the moment...
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:iconjameyofthemegacosmos:
Yeah, I have been sharing the project on other places like TV tropes and Space Battles. But Deviantart is where all of my current progress is.

Happy to hear that you're into magical girls! I really fall in love with them!
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Thy-Robocop Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aha! I though I saw it on SpaceBattles before. XD

Yeah, me too! I just wish I had the time to actually work on the stories I have in mind. Unfortunately I'm busy at final year at university, with a part-time job in catering, which really eats up all my available free time. Can't wait to finish my degree.

Say... if you do have an account on SpaceBattles, have you by any chance checked out this thread? forums.spacebattles.com/thread…  It's a thread I started to discuss "Unlikely situations to be found in magical girl anime", and we've been coming up with some pretty cool ideas so far! You might want to come and have a look in there, if you haven't already done so!
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TheStorageGnome Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
:iconthanksforthefavplz:
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Thy-Robocop Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Pleasure!
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JinShiranai Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks for the :+fav:s on the TY4LM shorts! :heart:
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Thy-Robocop Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Pleasure!
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TheStorageGnome Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :iconballoonplz:
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Thy-Robocop Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Many thanks! 

My, it's been a while since I last heard from you. How's things going?
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TheStorageGnome Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Mostly good! I haven't been on here a ton due to being tired all the time from a combination of meds and work and general busyness. But I've written some new stuff and I'm editing some old stuff. :eager: How have you been?
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Thy-Robocop Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's been good here too, though I've also been very busy with final year at university shenanigans, and working a part time job. Haven't done much writing lately, but I did post a new picture I've drawn on here. Have you seen it?
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zelka94 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy birthday!!!!!>w<
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Thy-Robocop Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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EmmyIsAZebra Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you loads for the fav on "The Deal Maker"
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Thy-Robocop Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Pleasure!
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