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computer working (been for a while)
just so y'know
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Fats Waller
  • Reading: Grimm's Fairy Tales, Perrault, Wind in the Willows
  • Watching: Pokémon original series, Bonkers
  • Playing: Visual Pinball
  • Eating: cheese toast (from a baguette)
  • Drinking: root beer
Going to be absent for a bit while my computer is being fixed (on a library computer now)
ugh
  • Mood: Frustrated
  • Reading: Mickey newspaper strip, Grimm's Fairy Tales
  • Watching: Taz-Mania, Columbia cartoons, Addams Family
  • Playing: Pokémon TCG for GBC
  • Eating: food
  • Drinking: drink
Going off to family for bout a week
Don't do anything important til I come back, kay? d:
  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: iTunes Xmas on shuffle
  • Watching: Xmas specials
  • Eating: XMAS TREATS
  • Drinking: Trader Joe's gingerbread coffee
More audio!

  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: Dr. Demento Christmas 1987
  • Reading: Father Christmas Letters
  • Watching: The Santa Clause
  • Playing: Crystal Mines
  • Drinking: Trader Joe's gingerbread coffee
New voice acting video!
Happy Halloween.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: The video above
  • Reading: ghost stories
  • Watching: Horror movies on TCM
  • Eating: candy
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Real Girls in the Garage Land
  • Reading: Dracula
  • Watching: Top Cat, Fatty Arbuckle, Spirited Away
  • Playing: Pokémon TCG for Gameboy
  • Eating: nothin' (at the moment)
  • Drinking: water
This time of Mad Dog from TaleSpin: twitter.com/SkyPirateMadDog

He doesn't seem to be catching on as quick as Mortimer did (which was pretty slow in the first place). You'd think with the TaleSpin fandom being so rabid, more people would notice.
Maybe since Mortimer is in more recent memory?
  • Mood: Irritated
  • Listening to: The Beatles, Easy Rider soundtrack
  • Reading: Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Watching: Angry Beavers, Rocko, Rocky & Bullwinkle
  • Playing: Twitch Plays Pokémon Crystal
  • Eating: food
How do I change from "Hobbyist" to something else?
  • Mood: Irritated
  • Listening to: The Beatles, Easy Rider soundtrack
  • Reading: Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Watching: Angry Beavers, Rocko, Rocky & Bullwinkle
  • Playing: Twitch Plays Pokémon Crystal
  • Eating: food
For those you who are into character ask blogs, I've been artist and mod of Ask Mortimer for the past month or so: askmortimer.tumblr.com/
So if wanna tap into Mortimer's insider information, or just get some snarky reply, follow him and ask a question!

(We also write the associated Mortimer Twitter account, which has been going a couple years now- I haven't mentioned it because I was hoping that it would catch on by itself.)

~Criswell
  • Mood: Sociable
  • Listening to: The Beatles, Beatnix
  • Reading: Big Book of Black Mask Stories
  • Watching: Beatles cartoon, TaleSpin
  • Playing: iPad stuff
  • Eating: PB&J
  • Drinking: Apple peach passion fruit juice w/ lime sp. water
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This is why I've changed the license on Dafont to "free for personal use".
What is it about this font that appeals to game developers so much? Aside from the "Wario meets Yoshi" concept behind it.
  • Mood: Stumped
  • Reading: Calvin & Hobbes
  • Watching: Superman vs. Atom Man, Beatles- Cathode Ray Tube
  • Playing: Pokémon Quartz
  • Eating: Tacos
  • Drinking: Kiwi strawberry juice
I should like the "Browse More Like This" column next to our art to have significantly less smut, thanks.

Seriously, what the heck do scantily-clad pin-ups of superhero characters have to do with our stuff...?
  • Mood: Disgust
  • Listening to: Tommyknockers
  • Watching: WFRR commentary, Jack Benny
  • Eating: English muffins
  • Drinking: Coffee
We finally have a effing tablet!!!!!

Sort of.

It's been a godawful ordeal getting the darned thing. First of all, we have very few sources of income: there's chores we do for our Grandma when we visit, presents of cash from our relatives on Christmas and our birthday, and the rare occasion when somebody buys something we're selling on Amazon.

It's been, like, what? Five years since we started saving up for the blasted thing? Various setbacks- mainly buying Christmas presents and clothes for ourselves- had kept us from buying anything. When at last we bought a Wacom tablet last year- which has an extra large screen that displays what's on our computer screen, so we can see what the heck we're drawing instead of looking up and down and hoping we did it right- we discovered one main thing: we couldn't get the stupid screen to display anything. We were still going blind, and had a huge chunky gizmo with a bunch of cords that only half worked.
We never did figure out what was wrong with it. So we sold it on eBay. Luckily, it sold fairly quickly, and we even made a profit.

So then we changed our goal a bit- we learned that we could use an iPad 2 in conjunction with a Adonit Jot Pro stylus and the Air Display app (which shares the screen with your iMac), and use THAT as an art tablet. So with the money we got for Christmas and selling the old tablet, we bought an iPad 2.

Guess what? It was stolen. The effing thing still had somebody's email and apps on it!!
So there's only one honest thing to do. We contact the owner with the email, and tell them that we have their iPad. These people lived hundreds of miles away, in the Midwest, and we live in California.
So we cooperate with the police in their hometown, and they discover that the seller has a bunch of stolen electronics. The problem is, neither Amazon nor Visa is willing to admit that there's a problem and refund us, 'cause the seller promised to take it back. But we can't trust the seller to give it back to the original owner- they're criminals, after all. We need to eliminate the middle man and send it directly back to the owners.
In the meantime, of course, we don't dare use the iPad for anything at all. FINALLY, the seller is actually ARRESTED, and Amazon finally concedes to give us a refund. We put a stop to an effing crime ring. We send the iPad back to the owners through the mail, and everything seems hunky-dory.

So with our refunded money (and a little extra), we buy the Jot Pro stylus and a refurbished iPad 2 from a reliable seller. Everything seems fine for about 24 hours...
AND THEN THE IPAD STOPS CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET. We can't buy the Air Display app we need to draw with it!!

So for about one agonizing week, UP UNTIL TODAY, we were helpless. Nobody seemed to have the answer for why it wasn't working. Mere hours ago, the crazy thing randomly decided it could connect to the internet again! So before it stops, we buy the app we so desperately need. Thankfully, the internet is still working as I write this...

So we FINALLY have the means to use the iPad as an art tablet. After YEARS of struggles and fateful setbacks. Now we can draw the way we want to... as soon as we can get a feel for the stylus and adjust the settings on Photoshop.

All I can say is PRAISE THE LORD, and that I'm emotionally exhausted.
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Howlin' Wolf
  • Reading: Popeye
  • Watching: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Playing: Pokémon SoulSilver
  • Eating: Turkey and ham sandwiches
  • Drinking: Cran-raspberry juice w/ sparkling water, coffee
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Yes, that is our very own font used in a professional mobile game. We got a message on Coroflot asking permission to use it, but we had no idea it would be something like this. If I'd known it'd be sold commercially, I would have asked for a small fee.
I can't help but wonder what Nintendo would think- it's based off of their logos after all.

Basically, I'm taking partial credit for making the game look the way it is.
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Cocktails in the Cantina (Star Wars lounge music)
  • Reading: Sherlock Holmes, Uncle Remus, Calvin & Hobbes
  • Watching: Muppet Show, Underdog, Fatty Arbuckle
  • Playing: Pokémon SoulSilver, Epic Mickey
  • Eating: Cheese bagels w/ spinach artichoke dip
  • Drinking: Cran-grape juice w/ sparkling water
Dunno how many of you guys have seen our website, but we've been working on adding new content, and I just finished on the first major one- a gallery/portfolio showcasing some of our best stuff. It's got a few pieces that aren't on dA yet (but will be eventually), so check it out if you're so inclined.

www.eyedelonproductions.com/

Next I'll be updating our Coroflot portfolio- it's got stuff not on here yet too. (www.coroflot.com/tymime)
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: The Beatles with Tony Sheridan; Decca Audition
  • Reading: Uncle Remus, Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Watching: Pee-wee's Playhouse, Charlie Chaplin
  • Playing: Pokémon SoulSilver, Pokémon Essentials
  • Eating: Irish cheese, chickin soop
  • Drinking: Apple juice
Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard
Rattata/Raticate
Sandshrew/Sandslash
Nidoran etc.
Abra/Kadabra/Alakazam
Eevee/Eeveelutions
Mewtwo
Cyndaquil/Quilava/Typhlosion
Mareep/Flaafy/Ampharos
Skarmory
Raikou, Entei
Lugia
Zigzagoon/Linoone
Aron/Lairon/Aggron
Tropius
Absol
Bidoof/Bibarel
Buizel/Floatzel
Riolu/Lucario
Snivy/Servine/Serperior

Of course, I like lots of other Pokémon, but these are the ones that make me want to draw them and/or think "awesome!".
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Music for Hi-Fi Living
  • Reading: Edward Lear
  • Watching: Darkwing Duck, Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat
  • Playing: Epic Mickey, Pokémon SoulSilver
  • Eating: Lemon herb chicken, potato wedges
  • Drinking: Hot cocoa, pomegranate white tea
Mostly because I wanted to follow people. Probably won't post much.

*is still taking commissions*
  • Mood: Sociable
  • Listening to: Christmas Sleigh Ride
  • Reading: Goblins of Labyrinth
  • Watching: Darkwing Duck Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers
  • Playing: Pokémon SoulSilver
  • Eating: Bacon Philly cheesesteak burger
  • Drinking: Root beer
So we had a really awesome day yesterday.
I'm sure anybody who likes Spongebob has heard about the new Christmas special and album coming out (and many of you have probably already bought the DVD and mp3s), but what could be better than to hear the songs in concert?

Here in LA we have this fancy outdoor shopping mall called The Grove, and they held a free concert with the voice cast performing the songs from the album! Tom Kenny (Spongebob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton), and Jill Talley (Karen) were all there! For some reason Rodger Bumpass (Squidward) and Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs) weren't there, but I guess they're not really featured on the album.
The It's A Spongebob Christmas! album is an incredible collection of songs. (The website has/had free previews with only the endings missing.) I haven't mentioned it here before, but I'm absolutely in love with lush late '60s pop music, especially The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and Smile, songs like "Grocer Jack" and "Great Big World", and groups like The Turtles and The Lemon Pipers. That's why The Best Day Ever is one of our favorite albums, and the new album perfectly captures the spirit of that style, plus A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector and much more.
And it was such a special treat to see them performed live!

We also got to see the "world premiere" of the special (even though lots of people have probably watched the DVD already), but it was only the very beginning and end.
We would've gotten autographs (and we even had a drawing from a Spongebob storyboard artist they could've signed), but we were told that we needed to sign up for it and get wristbands, which nobody mentioned before. Seems unfair, if you ask us, but it was still an awesome evening.

Here's to Spongebob and their embracing of classic pop music!

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Also, the comic book is still available, and I'm still drawing that comic strip: tymime.deviantart.com/journal/…
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  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: Christmas music, what else?
  • Watching: Pee-Wee's Playhouse
  • Playing: Pokémon SoulSilver
  • Eating: Canter's Deli pastries, Twinkies, turkey bacon
  • Drinking: Milk
So yes, the "Loon in Spookhouse Manor" comic is now in print and for sale, including several other stories by other artists. We won't make a cent off of it, but if you buy it and spread the word about our work, we'd very much appreciate it!
Once again, you can find it here: ghoula.org/

UPDATE:
I'm drawing a comic strip! And I'm getting paid for it! It's for a recycling and "going green" website, run by an acquaintance of our Mom's. So far two strips are finished, and I'm working on a third one. They're about this race of bad guys who're always polluting and other environmental no-no's.

And just to keep you guys aware:
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  • Mood: Artistic
  • Reading: Irish Folk Tales
  • Watching: The Sword in the Stone
  • Eating: Chicken salad sandwich
  • Drinking: Cranberry raspberry juice
Finished, uncolored sketches are $10 USD.
Flat-color drawings are $15 USD.
Fully-shaded drawings are $25 USD.
Graphic design w/ art is $30 USD.

If you have a PayPal account, send us a PM of what you want us to draw, and we'll give you our email so you can send your money to us. Once you do, we'll whip up whatever you want us to do, and we'll send it to you privately before uploading it here.

We can do...
*Disney
*Looney Tunes
*Hanna-Barbera
*Other classic cartoons (MGM, Universal, Fleischer, etc.)
*Obscure cartoon characters of all kinds
*Super Mario Bros.
*Pokémon
*Hamtaro
*Cats and big cats
*Mustelids, such as weasels, ferrets, and otters
*Rodents, such as rats, squirrels and beavers
*Raccoons and coatis
*Foxes, wolves, and coyotes
*Bats
*Etc. (skunks, hedgehogs, anteaters, what have you)
*Fantasy creatures
*Highly detailed details

We're also quite willing to learn to draw something new, as long as we don't object to the subject.

We won't do:
*Most anime
*Most superheroes (depends)
*Most Sonic fan characters (there's enough of them out there already)
*John Kricfalusi
*Mechas/robots (can't draw 'em!)
*Adult material (sexual situations above PG-13, fetishes, gore, anything homosexual)
*Weird shipping (unless done humorously)

To give you an idea of the sort of things we take inspiration from, check out this journal: tymime.deviantart.com/journal/…

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  • Mood: Artistic
Tag'd by :iconpsychoangel51402:

RULES:
1. You must post these rules
2. Each person must post 11 things about themselves in their journal.
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create eleven new questions for the people you tag to answer.
4. You have to choose 8 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
5. Go to their page and tell them you have tagged him/her.
6. No tag backs.
7. No stuff in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you are reading this." You legitimately have to tag 8 people.

1. One day our family plans to have a Route 66 road trip, stopping by Memphis to visit Elvis-related locations along the way.
2. I hope to have a pet raccoon one day.
3. I can't stand sad endings and/or depressing stories. They're one of the most colossal wastes of anyone's time, and fail to make the world any better.
4. One of our many interests is vintage rock 'n' roll from other countries, such as Germany and the Soviet Union.
5. I have some anger issues, and have to relieve them now and then, like taking it out on a pillow.
6. I think Tolkien style elves are severely overrated and boring.
7. Unlike other artists, I don't learn forms or styles by rote or close scrutiny- I learn almost everything by osmosis.
8. I believe that animals have souls and join us in heaven. What kind of sucky paradise deprives you of the things you love most?
9. I believe that every style of music is valid, because within every person lies the emotion the music evokes, and we have yet to express every single one.
10. I think humor falls flat (or becomes very confusing and/or disturbing) when the person making the humor doesn't know why it's funny.
11. If I could laugh in the face of my enemies when I become successful in art, I would.

Questions I was asked:
1. If your personality determined your nationality, which country would you be from?
Possibly German, Dutch, or Swedish. I like the cold, I like meat and potatoes, I like American cartoons better than the average American, and I have a slightly dark sense of humor.
2. What is your favorite Disney movie and why?
Pinocchio. There is without a doubt no other animated film that can bring tears to my eyes and fill me with awe and hope as that one does. That, and I love the backgrounds and animation.
Equally inspiring is Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. It inspires just about everything we do.
3. You won the chance to spend the entire day with your favorite "fictional" character! Who do you choose and what do the two of you do together?
Although I can't pick one favorite, I'd say Mickey. Not only does he represent everything Walt believed, he has cool adventures. (If we could get Mortimer in there too, that'd be neat.)
4. What words or phrases do you hate the most? Which are your favorite to say?
I abhor just about every time a word or phrase is misused as something hateful. As for favorites, I guess I mainly like using very colorful ones, like in Lewis Carroll or Shakespeare.
5. You fell into a vat of radioactive waste and survived! What are your new superpowers?
Fatal hilarity: Super-strength and transformation; Criswell: Telepathy, to say things to people that need to be said without getting into trouble.
6. Zombies or unicorns?
Unicorns. Zombies are boring.
7. What would you do if you won a huge sum of money?
Buy a big fancy house and all the gadgetry we need for making art.
8. How long would you survive the Hunger Games?
Probably not at all, since I know next to nothing about it.
9. What kind of movie would you want to star in?
Cartoons or camp horror.
10. The aliens are invading, and your only ally is the last person you spoke to in person! How screwed are you?
My brother, so we're good.
11. What kind of movie would you want to star in?
Derp!

Aaaaaannnd... we still don't know eight people. I don't think there's much point in making new questions 'cause of that.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Stuff people posted on my Facebook page
  • Watching: Bonzo Dog Doo-dah Band: Talking Pictures
  • Playing: MAME
  • Drinking: Vanilla nut coffee