< Piro >
Monday - September 4, 2000
I finally get a real, honest to goodness holiday for a real three day weekend... and I end up working instead. (sigh) No breaks, I guess. Heaven forbid i got like soft or anything. -_-;;
I did have a pretty good weekend, art-wise. For the first time since megatokyo started, I was able to finish a strip a good six hours before midnight. Woo. I keep this up, i might get a whole day ahead. Actually, I would have had two strips done Sunday night, but I took some time to sit and draw some other stuff instead. I wanted to draw a nice drawing of Sanae-chan for Rave, a fellow True Love Story fan and artist who sent me a really nice gift art a few weeks ago. It came out really nice, actually.
After that, i thought about what to draw next. There are so many characters and series to choose from.I'm not really sure why I end up choosing one character over another to draw at a particular time - I guess it has something to do with how much that character sticks in your head after watching the anime, or playing the game. I was going to draw Naru-chan from Love Hina, but for some reason I wasn't in the mood. While flipping thru NewType, I came across a Gatekeepers article... ah, Fei Feiring, there we go.
Gatekeepers is a odd show. I swore I wouldn't like it when Ifirst read about it. It was like Keiji Gotoh had gone trippin andwent nuts in his studio developing a plethora of cute girl characters. Goto is, of course, the character designer for Kidou Senkan Nadesico, and the brilliant genius who designed Ruri-chan. I figured that anything less than RuriRuri would be a waste of time.
Well, I was quite wrong it seems. The darn show has turned out to be one of my favorites this year... which grinds me, because it is SUPPOSED to be Love Hina. It's like it was some sorta subversive plot. The show is a little corny (the battle cry "open the GATE!" and the 'Aegis Salute' are enough to make you groan each and every time) but there is a lot of time spent with the characters. For example, I didn't really care much for Fen, until the episode where she helps out this old fella... It stuck in my mind, and so I felt like drawing her. I'm dying to find out how it ends now... (sigh)
Largo, you can clean up your own tar and feathered mess - and stop tracking that in here. It's your ownbig mouth that gets you into these problems, so keep that tar off of me.