Monday, December 29, 2008

Name Changing... Whoo Hoo!!!

I’ll write about X-mas in my next post (I know, this will be the second time I’ve said that but I want to put up pictures and just haven’t downloaded them to my computer yet.)

For now, I’m going to rant about something that’s been on my mind for a while now. For anybody that may not have read my mini-rant on twitter earlier, I’m finally changing my legal name to my married one. I will still go by Kat Rocha professionally, but legally I am now Kat Finney. Just in time for new years, huh.  Feels good to be doing this actually… ok, getting sappy here but I’m starting to cry just thinking about it.

Why didn’t I do this before… well, honestly, there were two main reasons why.

The first is most of my life I was told that changing your name was “oppressive” and “loosing your independence” etc. “If you take on your husband’s name, you are no longer an individual.” Ack. Bull shit I know (now at least) but that’s what I was taught. There was a lot of bull shit being taught to kids in the 90’s and I was dumb enough to believe a lot of it. Feminism was a great thing but modern day feminists got a LOT of things wrong and I’m going down that hard road of realizing just how much of it is bull.

“But Kat,” some would say, “you don’t have to change your name fully, just use a hyphen. Lots of women do that.” Well, I’d seen women hyphenate their names before (some I’m even related to) and that always seemed very wishy-washy. Hyphenating means that you can’t make up your mind to change or not. Look, either you change your name or you don’t. Doing both just looks stupid and makes you seem indecisive.

The second (which, in all honesty should be the first reason but for editorial reasons I’m listing it second) is too fucked up to voice online. I started to write about it, realized how horrible and monstrous it really was and decided it was best left between me and my therapist.  I will say that divorced parents left me with some really strange views on marriage… views I’m not proud of. And name changing is one of them.

Me, I only ever wanted to get married once. I was going to find the perfect man and get married and live happily ever after. And you know what, Josh is most definitely that perfect man  And Damn It! I’m Josh Finny’s wife! I’m proud of it, so why shouldn’t I take his name?! There is absolutely nothing wrong with it… and it honestly does feel good to call myself Mrs. Finny.

And, on a side note, I have felt more welcome with his family than I have ever with mine. I love my family… but they are “relatives.” where I actually feel like part of a… um… closest word I can find is “clan” with the Finnys, so it just feels right to legally take on the name.

Ok. I think I’m done with that rant now.

Next Time on Now Loading…
See the Pimp Nutcracker in all is bling and glory!
See the Tiki Gundam! :oooga chaka oooga chaka:
Gaze into the majesty that is Kat’s New Computer! “oooooooh, aaaaaaaah”And all the fun that was had on Christmas Eve at the in-laws house.

Will have that up by New Years. 


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Pimpage of friends

So it's been a while since I updated my blog. Sorry about that. I've been a busy elf making toys and things for people for xmas. No joke. I'll post pictures here in a day or two.

But for now I'd like to take the opportunity to pimp the projects of some of our friends who I seriously think deserve the attention.

1) Johnathan Sharp. Now for those of you who may not be familiar with the name Johnathan Sharp, he is a big deal in the Industrial Music scene. With projects like New Mind and Bio-Tek, JS has been at the forefront on this music movement. He is currently working for the BBC doing soundtrack work and has had his music appear in motion pictures (such as Bad Santa). He has also been kind enough offer his talents for an upcoming (hopefully) soundtrack for Titanium Rain.
I ask you, dear readers to take a moment of your time and check out one of Mr. Sharps latest music projects entitle Barking at Butterflies. You can find this project on iTunes as well as

2)Being so moved by the victory of President Elect: Barak Obama, Charlito of Indie Spinner Rack has gotten together with his brother and a friend of theirs to create Obama: The Card Game. If you like Obama (or even if you don't) I ask that you go check it out and give it a try. As you can see by the artwork below, they put a LOT of time and effort into it.

Happy Holidays!


Monday, December 8, 2008

I’m fucking hot!

Yep, I finally have some grown-up, womanly clothing. :) Josh took me cloths shopping for x-mas and I have a whole new wardrobe of goodies to show off “what my mother gave me.” For those who may not have met me in person, most of my clothing before consisted of t-shirts and normal, everyday pants. Now, I’ve got some nice shirts w/ “soda” neck lines (holy crap I have cleavage!) and some nice, tight jean that ride my hips instead of hug my waist.

For any females reading this, you may be saying to yourselves “this is new and exciting? I’ve been dressing that way since high school.” Well, for me it’s way new. I never thought I’d be thin enough to wear hip-hugging pants or attractive enough to warrant a nice top. But Josh put his foot down and said “my woman is going to dress like a woman, not a 10yr old boy god damn it!” And I LOVE IT!!! I should have done this a long time ago… just was too scared to. Like I wasn’t allowed to wear clothing like this… which is stupid.

Silly, I know. There are a lot of things that I’m starting to do that I was just too scared to do before. Creepy, enough, I’ve been spending time trying to find a hand bag for everyday use. It’s not a purse. I don’t like purses. It’s a hand bag. :P and I think I found the perfect one.

My friend, Deseri is going to take me shoe shopping soon too. I have absolutely no nice shoes. Just tennis shoes and combat boots. Absolutely nothing else.

Ok, so, that’s the end of my “girly” rant there. I just had to get that out. Promise I won’t do that too much… I was just really excited by how good I look in these clothes.

Looking forward to getting home today. Josh and I are hard at work making presents for his side of the family. I can’t say what they are here because I’ll give it away but I will be posting pictures soon. I’m also looking forward to getting back to work on other art projects. Feels good to finally be doing a good job and know it. I’ve been slacking off for so long I forgot what a good job feels like. That’s another bad habit I gotta break, slacking off. If I don’t I’ll never be a professional artist and be able to quit the day job.

Hopefully new artwork will be posted soon. Had to put things on hold.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Something funny...

...that was posted on the Comic Geek Speak board.
Happy Turkey Day!!


Monday, November 24, 2008

Spend your hard earned cash and receive absolutely nothing!!!

Ok, I just read a comment on a friend's LiveJournal and I see a button that says "click here to send a virtual gift." and I think "this isn't real.... is it?" and I click. Do you know what I found? You can send little pictures of things to people for real money. Yes, you pay real cash to send a picture of something to somebody. You can spend $.99 to send a picture of a flaming turd to somebody... why? Why? It's a picture. A picture! I can take a screen shot of it and email it for free. And hell, for a buck I could mail a real turd to somebody I didn't like. There is even a picture of pieces of candy corn that have bites in them... for $.99. WTF?! :shakes head: I just don't get it. I mean, being a gamer I could kinda understand why people were buying and selling items on eBay for MMORPS (though I thought that was kinda retarded too.) but this... this really take the cake in stupid.

And the sad thing is, it wouldn't be there if people didn't do it.

I'm in the wrong business, I swear.


This week's update.

I’m on Skype now!! Whoo hoo!!! I’m so happy about this. Broke down and got a upb microphone last week and had wayyyy to much fun talking with Chandra and Damian over the weekend. I love it!! I can talk to one person in FL, and another person in AU in real time with no perceivable delay!! This is soooo cooool!!! Wish I had done this sooner actually. But procrastination is one of those things I’m trying to fix…. But I always wind up putting it off. (boy, you didn’t see that coming a mile away, did ya?)

In news along the lines of my last post about my “wonderful” computer, I found that a decent web-cam for a decent price cannot be had because I’m on a Mac, not a PC. Sigh. I really wanted to get one because it was just too cool being able to talk to Chan and see her and I felt a little weird with her not being able to see me as well. Guess the web cam will have to wait till I get the new computer. (can you believe you can get a lap top with a 1TB hard drive?!! AMAZING!!)

And in other news, Josh and I got Saints Row 2 over the weekend and wasted wayyyyyyy too much time playing it. :evil grin: Ok, going to speak video game blasphemy here but I honestly don’t like playing the GTA games. I get bored really easily. There isn’t enough stuff to do given the amount of space you have. Sure, it’s cool to run around a virtual version of a real city… but when an entire barrio of NY only has three things you can actually do in it… is it really that cool? That and GTA4 really should have been a linear game, not an open world setting. It was too serious and too controlled of a plot… and it had no empire building which is the only reason for me to play those sorts of games.

SR2 is AMAZINGLY FUN!! There is something to do on almost every corner and more stuff opens up every time you complete a mission. I played for a good 4 hrs. and there was so much to do outside of the main story missions that I barely touched the main story. I highly recommend this game if you like raising hell. J


Sunday, November 16, 2008


Ok, I realise that most of the time I'm moved to write here because something is pissing me off. I'm really not that negative of a person. It's just that I have a bad tendency to hold things in and I've found that writing these rants helps a lot.

I will try to write more positive things in the future.


What's pissing Kat off today?

I'm sitting at my computer, listening to the Portal soundtrack (because it's soothing and calm) and cursing the day I decided to buy a Mac. I now, officially HATE Mac computers.

That's right I said it. I don't care if it's blasphemy I HATE MAC COMPUTERS!!!

It's bad enough that Mac OS X is so sickeningly cute I know Apple thinks I'm a total moron.
It's bad enough I can't defrag my hard drive properly until I have Apple update items on my computer.
It's bad enough that they have decided to stop upgrading the OS for free so soon I won't be able to run many of the programs that I rely on (like the web browser) efficiently unless I drop the $$ to get the latest version.
And finally it was bad enough when I upgraded the video card to something more modern and found that I had to COMPLETELY REPLACE my monitor because the plug for my Mac flat screen want compatible with the new jacks that Mac had switched to and a converter was the same price as a new monitor.

No, do you want to know what has made me decide to curse Mac Computers and never purchase one again. Do you want to know what it is?

Well, I bought this particular computer because it was 1) supposed to be the best thing on the market at the time for graphics and 2) it was supposed to be built specifically for media production (3D, movie editing, etc.) You would think a multimedia computer like that WOULD HAVE A FUCKING MICROPHONE JACK BUILT INTO IT!!! WTF? No microphone jack, no internal microphone, no sound input whatsoever. They want to you to buy a fucking USB mic.

I hate this thing. All I wanted to do was go onto Skype and now I have to buy a special set up or something in order to do so.

I am so looking forward to the day when I can replace this thing and launch it on a trebuche or something because I hate this computer with a passion.



Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Don't know how to feel about this...

I just read on LITG that Birds of Prey is being canceled. Now, after Gail Simone left I stopped reading it because the guy they got to replace her was just writing soap operas for girls and I hate that crap... but I thought the title was still worth keeping around. I guess DC didn't agree. :shrug: Oh well. Yes, I'm kinda sad... but not as much as I would be if Gail was still on the title.

:shrug: Oh well.

On another note, the Art Adams fraud is both messed up and hilarious. Since I work with identity theft victims to keep a steady income, I am very familiar w/ the world of false impersonation and this... this is something else. Incredibly messed up in fact since not only is this person preying upon the good name of a good artist, but they are taking advantage of other artists.

It's hilarious because of how LITG did his investigation... not even covering up who he was or hiding what he was doing... and the dumb ass STILL fell for it. Serves the bastard right.
I hope that somebody finds out specifically who this person is and brings to them proper justice.


General Update

Well, it’s been over a week so I suppose I should post something. Don’t want to get into the political side of things too much… but let’s just say that I told myself I would only drink last Tuesday to numb the pain of a particular VP nominee getting elected… and I remained sober through the evening. Nothing against McCain. I like him actually. But I LOVE Obama and what he has to say… and Palen is evil. Biden Kicks Ass.

Ok, enough of that.

Went to the Gene Autry Museum weekend before last to see my sister-in-law in a play entitled Salvage. If you are in the LA area I highly recommend that you check it out. It’s the tragic story of a family living on an Indian reservation and what happens when they get caught in a “Rez War”. As well, you have a lot of internal conflict. Religion vs. Reality, The Old Ways vs. The New. Honestly, I was expecting some cheesy message about how we need to “go back to nature” and “be one w/ Mother Earth” but that wasn’t in it at all. Josh pointed out that it seemed to be about the author’s own struggle with her personal faith and her own doubts about religion. Again, excellent play.

Art News:
Finished the next piece in my “Joy of Sex 2150” Book and almost immediately launched into the next. I am having so much fun drawing these. I can’t wait to move on to the next and the next… Wishing I could work on it right this very moment.. but I can’t. Hopefully this evening… if I’m not working on “another” project. (wink)

And finally, the geek moment:
I bought my GLaDOS shirt last night from Valve. I am so excited. I can’t wait to get it!!! EEEEE!!! Yes, in case you haven’t noticed, I’m a bit obsessed with robots at the moment. During my lunch break at work I’ve been looking up pictures, reading books about them (got Philip K. Dick on my list of books to read next.) Looking at my Sorayama book at home, making a compilation of songs that I know of / have that predominately feature a synthesized voice and are about robots. I can’t get enough and it’s wonderful!!


Monday, November 3, 2008

Tick Tick Tick

Less than a day.. then it will all be over. Oh god I can't wait.


Friday, October 31, 2008

Expert is code for Bullshit Artist

Have you ever wished that you could take a big clown hammer to every person who’s stupid in the world. A big ridiculously huge one w/ the “bonk” sound effect and everything. Either that or a shotgun to the face… yeah, I think for this case I’m leaning more towards the shotgun to the face.

:sigh: I’ve just had my fill of stupid people. In particular anybody claiming to be an “Expert” in the field of science.

Kat’s Rules for Detecting Bullshit #3: If they are calling themselves a “Science Expert” and not a “Scientist” then they are full of shit. End of story. I don’t care what the subject is. Only those who couldn’t cut it as a real Scientist call themselves an “Expert.” It’s like the difference between a police detective and the rent-a-cop at the mall. Whose authority are you going to listen to?

Experts talk in sensational definites.
Scientists don’t.
Experts will always pick the most graphic and often apocalyptic scenario to talk about or way of explaining something.
Scientists don’t.

I wish more news organizations would talk to actual Scientists rather than Science Experts.
This anger is an old one but the rant is inspired by an incident this week on CNN. They brought on some hack who worked in a planetarium somewhere as an expert on asteroids. No, not a representative from Jet Propulsion Labs. No. He was a doof from the local planetarium calling himself an “expert.”

Not only was his information 6 months out of date on a particular NEO nicknamed Apophis but he put the most overblown, sensational, Hollywood spin on it. And I know, I go to JPL regularly. I actually KNOW that this guy’s information was inaccurate. I’M MORE UP TO DATE THAN HE IS!!! That’s just not right.

Now if you saw the segment I’m talking about you’ll say “But Kat, that was part of a comedic bit.” I say BULL SHIT. I don’t care what the circumstance is. They are a news channel. They have a responsibility to report things accurately and I don’t care that it was part of a comedy routine, the guy they brought on was speaking seriously… as an “expert” on this particular subject. Is it too much to ask that he have his damn facts correct?

He didn’t even get what Apophis meant correct (people getting ancient Egyptian facts wrong is another pet peeve of mine.) :sigh: why must people suck.

There was another “science expert” incident this week involving a theory not related to the above... I don't want to go into it here. To put it mildly, I want to break this guy’s nose very badly w/ my fist. Make him bleed. Make him cry.
The article he wrote was extremely sensationalistic.. and the paper he was citing as where he got his information from debunked his ENTIRE write up. All of it. Even the parts he got correct were so grossly exaggerated and misleading it might as well have been a fabrication. But, then you find that, hey, he has a book to sell. Well gee, no wonder he wrote it that way. You can’t sell books if you’re going to tell people the truth. Truth does not get you noticed. Big, impressive claims and apocalyptic predictions get your books sold. So what if it’s not true. At least you made a few bucks… and you get people who don’t know any better calling you an “Expert.”


Ok, changing the subject now.. to porn.
I started another piece for my “Joy of Sex: 2150” art book. That’s a working title but you get the idea. The “Techno-Love” piece is the first in the series. I plan on doing an entire book of these two cyborgs. At least 15-20 pieces... possibly more. Depends on how inspired I get… and creative. :evil grin: Toying with the idea of making an overarching story… but I think that might get in the way. We’ll see.

Oh, and I almost forgot, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The King is Dead.

In the realm of video games, my most favorite type of all is not FPSs or RTSs. Nope, it’s Spacial-Puzzle games, and for nearly a decade now Soul Reaver: Legacy of Kain was the king of them all. No mater what other games came out or how advanced the graphics were, Soul Reaver was always the superior and what I used to compare other games to.

I LOVED this game… still do. How you had to flip boxes to make pictures or had to know how to crawl, float, and "bampff" around in order to set off certain things. Things you had to time just right. Things you had to line up and angle just right. How you had to be clever and use your environment to your advantage. And how there were puzzles you didn't need to solve in order to beat the game. They were just there for extra fun (something I always appreciate).

Sure other games have come close. Most notably is Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones. But none have ever bumped Soul Reaver from the top spot… That is… until Portal came along… and oh man have I been bit hard by the obsession bug. This game is amazing!!! Especially because it’s all physics so if you have an understanding of physics you can do almost anything. How you have to throw yourself off of extreme heights in order to get the momentum to leap great distances. How the environments take on an almost Escher quality as you fall through a floor in order to pop out of the wall on a ledge somewhere else.

And when I say I’m obsessed w/ this game.. I mean obsessed. It’s only been two days now since I got the game but already I’ve got a paper Weighted Companion Cube sitting on my desk at work, I got the “Still Alive” song from YouTube.

And once I get my paycheck I’m buying the soundtrack. I’m even giving serious consideration to getting the “The Cake is a Lie” shirt from (and I very rarely get shirts that reference things like games.) Honestly, if they started marketing the GLaDOS eyeballs, I’d probably buy one… just to have it. It’d go nicely w/ my HAL 9000 Desktop.

EDIT 10/30: Screw the "The Cake is a Lie" shirt. On Valve's website they have this amazingly awesome GLaDOS shirt!!! AHHH!!! I want it now!! I hate being poor.
They also have their own cake shirt... which I'm considering but GLaDOS takes precedence over pastries.


Sunday, October 19, 2008


FINALLY! I finaly got this piece finished. Whoo Hoo!! This piece is to be used later in Titanium Rain... but I don't want to give it away for what (though it's probably not hard to guess.)
Though it is greatly scewed to make it work artistically, she is sitting on a sparrow missile. Really the front fins are more towards the middle, but that wouldn't have worked for the picture. Either she'd be sitting in front of them (so you wouldn't be able to see them) or on them... and amusing as that might be, that's not what I was going for. Initially I had had her sitting on a bomblet dispenser but as I mentioned before I had problems getting the hand right so I changed it to the sparrow. Like it alot better.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A little sad...

I did this cool design for a client the other day. I was really proud of how it came out... but they didn't want it. Said it wasn't what they were looking for. :( It really sucks because I think it's probably one of my best designs ever. :sigh: oh well, if they don't want it, then I'll just have to use it for something else and try again. :)

Hand Update: Well, the problem wasn't the hand... but the surface I was trying to have it rest on. Talked to Josh and his words of logical wisdom were (change the bomb) Well, duh... but I sometimes miss the obvious because I'm so focused on my little problem... so hopefully I'll have something to post here in a day or two.

Random Thoughts: Having a hard time not getting lazy. It's not that I don't want to draw... but I'd gotten in the habbit of being lazy so when I want to do something... the lazy habbit kicks in and I fart around too much because, even though I enjoy it, a part of my brain says "this is work." that's retarded... but true. :sigh: I'll get over it, eventually.


Friday, October 10, 2008

I've decided...

...that I hate hands. Not the appendages themselves, but drawing them. I've got one in particular that is driving me up the wall. I spent......oh...... 3+hrs beating my head against the perverbial wall, trying everything I could think of and breaking out all my books to get this one hand to look right. And what did I accomplish? Well, now there is a blank spot where a hand should be while I work on the finishing touches of the rest of the piece until I'm able to approach it again. *sigh*. This sucks. I KNOW I can do this... it's just..... being.... difficult.

Don't you hate it when you KNOW you can do something... but the ability is eluding you all the same. ACK! It's driving me nuts. Well, I'm hoping that keeping away from that part will help me to approach it anew later today. I gotta get this piece done.

More random rants:
So, I finally got off my butt and I'm borrowing audio books from our public library to listen to while I work. Currently I'm listening to Isaac Asimov's I, Robot.

First... though I haven't seen much of the movie they made... it's painfully obvious the book and the movie have nothing to do with each other (as if you didn't already know that.)

Second... what happened with the way people view problems with technology? Now a-days the plot would have been very much like the stupid movie. "We screwed up! We never should have tried to make these things! Why didn't we listen?!" oh...a crappy Johnny 5 rip off message.... and all that other bull shit. I hate all that Luddite rhetoric.... but anyway, that's the mentality today. A robot goes bad... well, we shouldn't have built it in the first place. We created something evil. Or it's a weak ass attempt at a commentary on how we're all really the same and prejudice is bad.

But in Asimov's book, that is not the case at all. Even in a life or death situation there is NEVER a hint of "We shouldn't have meddled". Instead, they viewed it as a problem that needed to be solved... and they solved it. Pure and simple. The robots weren't evil... just different. GOD I MISS THAT MENTALITY. The view that we, as humans, can accomplish any goal and overcome any obstacle. That we are SUPPOSED to push past boundaries and continually strive to better ourselves and continue to grow in every way. We need that back.

This luddite crap we have now is really what is keeping us back. This view that we shouldn't be learning about and testing DNA and how our bodies work, that we shouldn't be researching fusion power plants, that we shouldn't be trying to learn about the universe and how it was created, that we shouldn't be trying to improve every aspect of life, that we should go back to living in caves, being hunter gatherers, being frightened by lightning and dying at the ripe old age of 22. I really want to punch people who say that crap.

ok... had to rant. Just, this book gets me excited for the future... then I turn around and see all the negative crap that is being spouted now. :( get's me depressed.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Miramar Air Show

Well, it's October once again and with October comes our annual trip to the Air Show . First, let me start by spazing hardcore over the following image. That is an F-22 Raptor, P-51 Mustang, and an F-16 Viper flying directly over my head! I gotta tell you, the other two planes are cool, but seeing the Raptor fly in person had to have been one of the coolest things I have ever seen in my life. I had heard the Raptor could practically turn on a dime in mid-air... but to actually SEE it... WHOA!!!

And, of course, there was the always awesome Harrier demonstration. This is a picture of it "lifting off" after hovering dead in the air for about a minute or so. Some other planes they demonstrated this year were an F4U Corsair, C130 Hercules (gotta love the rocket-assisted take off), a MiG-17 (which Josh and I unfortunately missed) and the Blue Angels in their F-18s. I hate to say it but... um... as cool as the Blue Angels are (and I have a lot of respect for those guys) the F-18 just can't hold a candle to the F-22 Raptor on the coolness factor.

The tarmac displays seemed kinda skimpy in comparison to previous years, but considering our current military situation, it's understandable. I was hoping to see the mock-up (or a real one) of the Joint Strike Fighter again but it was sadly absent. As well, they usually have an F117 but unless it was in the Consumer Show hanger, it wasn't there this year.

They did have an Osprey though, which was very cool because I had never seen one up close before. As well they had another Harrier, B-17, E3 Sentry, a bunch of Chinook helicopters, A6 Intruder, EA-6B Prowler, AH-64 Apache (always cool), AH-1W and AH-1Z Cobras (awesome seeing the two different versions), F4 Phantom, plently of F-18s, C-17, MH-53 Sea Stallion, A-7 Corsair II, and an MQ - 1 Predator with it's pilot. That was very cool getting to meet the pilot of a Pred. Nice guy. He seemed a little confused why we wanted to talk to him... but he let us take his picture and answered our questions.

I always get a kick out of seeing the Predator. It and it's sister plane, the Reaper will always have a special place in my heart because of my dad. :)

Tonight we tried to go to the Twilight show but unfortunately it started to rain so we left before the famous Wall performance could take place. One of these days I'm going to see that part of the show. Last time we got tickets we left early as well because we'd had a long day and were falling asleep in our chairs.


Friday, October 3, 2008

Puppet Rios for Pres.

As this blog is supposed to be for fun I've tried very hard to keep my political views to myself and not spew them upon those who may happen to be reading this. BUT, a new development has arisen in the run for office that I cannot stay silent on.

This new candidate has really stolen my heart. He stance on the important issues (like George Perez) are the same as my own and I encourage all of you to show your support. Vote for Puppet Rios in '08 and show your support by purchasing a button Here. -Kat

Monday, September 22, 2008

Words of wisdom from father to son.

Been thinking about the future a lot lately. Where do I want to be in 2yrs, 5yrs, 10 years. What things do I want to acheve in my life. What goals do I want to reach.

Never thought about it seriously before.. but since I recently had a birthday and our career in comics is taking off... I realised that it's time I took my life seriously and, well grow up.

Leave it to the Muppets to help bring some inspiration to my thoughts about the future.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Overhaul and Dr. Horrible

Decided I should do something custom for this blog... so the look will probably be changing alot over the next few days.

Also, just recently saw Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. If you haven't seen this yet, I strongly urge you to take the time to do so.

To help with that, here it is..



Friday, September 12, 2008


Finally finished the sketch I'd been working on for a few days now.... shouldn't have taken this long but life gets in the way sometimes...

Anyway, I must say that this piece was extremely influenced and inspired by (in fact the scene and pose is exactly the same as) a piece my husband did in his own style. The piece was so...... well, hot and erotic that I had to do it too using my own style..

So here it is...

If the "Warning, Adult Content" pop up at the beginning of this blog didn't warn you before, it's your own fault.

As I've said in the past... I like'm big! :evil grin:

Also worked on a new way to sign my name for this one. I've always really liked the Japanese "chops" for signing pieces but couldn't figure out how to do one that included my name.... the ones I've made in the past were just these weird technical abstracts that looked cool but gave no indication it was me... this one has my initials in it. :)


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

One of those days when you wake up and ask yourself “Where did I put my gun?”

Please people… for the love of god or Hostess Cupcakes, PLEASE STOP THE FEARMONGERING!!! OMG I wanna punch somebody I seriously do. If ½ the people who were claiming that we are going to be sucked into a black hole because of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland would just shut up and read the science behind it the world would be happier place.

Fact 1: Nature slams particles into each other IN OUR ATMOSPHERE much faster than this thing can and we are still here. No black holes. This has been Emperically proven. Wanna know how. Look around you. We’re still here. Look at space. It’s still there. Nature has done this time and time again, a million time over millions of years and everything is still here.

Fact 2: The chances of any black hole being created is next to Zero. These people are good scientists. They don’t know what’s going to happen so they can’t say w/ 100% certainty… but they’ve got some pretty good ideas about what won’t happen… see Fact 1.

Fact 3: In the small, minute, tiny, microscopic chance that a black hole is created, it will be a micro black hole. What does that mean.. well, a black hole typically is the size of and has the force of the thing that collapsed to create it. The black holes we are familiar with are caused by collapsing stars. The super colider is smashing together Protons. Things that require a very expensive microscope to see. Much much much smaller than a star. These protons are going to smash into each other with the force of two mosquitoes. So, if a micro black hole is created it will be the size of a proton and have the suction force of a mosquito… which means it won’t have any suction force at all and will dissipate almost as soon as it is created.

Don’t believe me. Read it yourself on the LHC website It’s all there.

:sigh: people suck sometimes…. Ok. That’s it. I’ve said me piece.


Monday, September 8, 2008

Need another day.

I need another day for the weekend. I miss working only 4 days a week. Even though Fridays are 1/2 days for me, I miss having the full day.

I flubbed a drawing this weekend. Sucks. I have the bad habit of doing a great drawing but for ONE little detail that causes eschers in the drawing and then I wind up spending massive amounts of time and effort trying to make the mistake work... and not realizing that that's the problem.

So a full day of drawing down the tube... normally it might bother me a little but I'd try to shrug it off and move on... but unfortunately my hormones are psychotic right now. I'm serious. That's not an exaggeration. I wound up freaking out, attacked a tree with multiple makeshift bats (two of which I broke) and drawing something that I didn't really care to be drawing in the first place.

Thank god Josh is the level-headed one and he calmed me down and got me to draw what I've really been wanting to draw for a while now.... and I'm very happy with the results. The piece is inspired by a picture that Josh did a few weeks ago of two anatomically correct robots "enjoying" each other. It's an incredibly sweet and sexy picture and I wanted to do a version myself... so I spent last night drawing a big, powerful robot cock with a hot robot man to go with it. :evil grin: Tonight I’ll be working on the hot robot lady to go with him.

I’ll try to post the picture here once it’s done, but I’m warning you now, it’s not for little eyes to see. J

Other than freaking out I had a nice weekend. Went out for pancakes early Sat. morning… something we haven’t done in a loooooong time. Went to Balboa Park, went to the LCS where I picked up the latest MPD Psycho book, finished Boogiepop a Dawn, and booted lots of head with Josh playing Castle Crashers. Basically took it as easy as possible.

Will start working on TR#3 again this week. Looking forward to that. It’ll be good to get that under way and finished.

Friday, September 5, 2008

I like 'em BIG...

And if you don't like it, deal with it. Big breasts are wonderful. I like my women with muscles, I like my women with big boobs. And if you think these are "unnaturally huge" you should see the model that inspired this picture. :evil grin:

From Kat's Blog

In other news, it's Friday (which rocks), it's a 1/2 day for me at the day job (double rock) there's a kick ass convention I really wish I was at going on right now (this sucks), and it's been hot an humid enough to warrant that I go nocturnal in order to get work done. When I was a kid I loved going nocturnal... now I hate it. I miss the sun and I always feel like I didn't get enough done "durring the day". Maybe I can return to a semi-normal scedual over the weekend :crosses fingers:.

Not much else to report. If I can think of something, I'll post it. :)


Thursday, September 4, 2008


Ok, normally I wouldn't post movies or things on my blog but THIS demanded sharing. I LOVE Gremlins 2 so when I saw this link on the Geek Speak board for a DVD "glitch" cut for the movie I had to check it out.

And now you can enjoy it too.

Sacha Feiner is a genius!!!


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Three Day Weekend

Did a new sketch over the weekend. This is the first time that I've tried doing a "frame" around my picture. I'm going to have to try doing this more. I think I'm going to try to experiment more with backgrounds too. Not sure yet... just rambling here...

Didn't do much else this weekend. Saw my grandmother which was needed. Saw the in-laws and had dinner. Relaxed a bit with Josh. Watched classic Muppet Show. Overall, had a pretty good weekend.


Friday, August 22, 2008

Finally posting my sketch.

Finally posting the sketch I did last weekend. I am so happy with how this came out. It's been several months since I've been able to sit down with paper and pencil and do some real drawing other than little doodles. I think my skills have improved since the last time I did this. I am so happy. Going to try to make time to do this at least once a month... aiming for once a week but no garentees.

In other news, check out the Kryptographics podcast in the near future. Josh and I recorded a Kick Ass interview with them last night. Damian and Brian are awesome!!!


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Results are In..

My car is back from the shop….*sigh*….. three days and $150 later to find that my car’s on board computer, in effect, blue screened and it just needed to… well, basically be restarted.

Oh that is so retarded. Luckily my garage has good people working there and they didn’t charge me anything extra besides the initial price of checking it out but still… *growl*. That was the WORST time for my car to decide to do that. The WORST. I know car problems never happen when it's convenient but last week was the worst possible time as far a stress levels and general life go.

I'm so glad that's over... at least for now.


Monday, August 18, 2008

Back in the shop

Back in the shop with my car. They hadn't been able to find the problem last week and today was the soonest I could give it up due to errands and things. I'm going to be so mad if they can't find anything. I'm still certain that it's one of the sensors.... which is really annoying because it's going to need to be replaced. *sigh* I'm bitching... I know... just annoyed.

On the bright side I've been able to get some work done for my portfolio this week. It was DESPERATELY in need of being updated. I only had two pieces in it that were worth sharing. All my old stuff is way out of date and definitely not worth showing. Later today I'll post the one I finished last night. It's of an Asian Dom holding a fan. I LOVE how it came out.


Friday, August 15, 2008

I've been manga'd

Hannah on the CGS forums posted this place where you can get a manga avatar of yourself made... so, what the hell. I did it. :) Kinda cool. :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Car Trouble

I don't know what other people's experience might be with their cars but I've come to the conclusion that my next car is going to be a Honda or a Toyota. My Saturn is fair when it's at it's best and really anoying when it's at it's worst. I should rename it "Murphy" because it works absolutely fine till you go to look for problems... and then it's just about to fall apart.

I take my car in for an oil change on Sunday. I hate taking my car in for oil changes because every time I do I find that something else is either going to fall off or break or whatever. First my radiator is corroding... again, then I find that the battery I put in about a year ago is not holding a charge properly (luckly I have a 6yr warrenty on it). And now, just two days after the oil change my car is back in the shop because the engine light went on. They tell me it could be the sensor to the crank shaft, the crank shaft itself, or the onboard computer. My car has blown sensors before as well as fuzed the lightbulbs in my fog lamps to their sockets. My bet is on the sensor dying. Not happy about this.

The really anoying part is I don't touch the radiator. I know where it is and what to do if need be but I typically don't touch it. The dealership I usually take my car to is supposed to top off all my fluids including the coolant every time I take it in for an oil change. I suspect that they have been topping it off with tap water instead of a water and coolant solution and that is why there was almost no coolant left in the radiator and why it was starting to corrode again.

I want a new car. I want a hybrid. Man this sucks.


Little something

Little something I did last week. Felt a little down that day. Really happy with how it came out. Copic markers and a little touch up in photoshop.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

SDCC 08 Wrap Up w/ Pictures

Another SDCC come and gone. As always there was a ton to see and lots of people to meet.

Tuesday: Josh and I kicked it off early with a dinner with the CGS guys in Old Town. Bryan knew of this great little mexican restaurant that had excellent food really cheep.

Wed: We picked up Charlito and Mr. Phil from the airport and took them to a local teriyaki and sushi restaurant. Took them around town for a bit of sight-seeing and then we met back up with some of the CGS guys at their hotel. Hung out for a bit and then we all headed down to the Convention Center. Previews night is always crazyness. I swear it gets more busy and hectic each year. There were so many people on the convention floor that it felt more like a Friday than Wed. We knew this was going to be the best time to check out the con and see all the cool displays and movie stuff, and we took the opportunity to do so. We saw the Owl air ship for The Watchmen and the Bat Cycle from the old Adam West show. As well, I got to meet Nicole de Bore from DS9. She is one of my favorite actors. I’ve loved her since before she was on Star Trek, when she was on The Outer Limits and Forever Knight... so I geeked out on her and got really tongue tied. She was very nice and didn't seem to mind. Later that evening we had dinner with the ISR guys and called it a night.

Thursday: Was a blur. We met all of our fellow ASP creators at the booth and hung out for a while talking to people and getting the word out about Titanium Rain. Then at 5 we headed upstairs for the pod-casting panel. This is the first panel Josh and I have been to in years. Lots of joking and fun ensued as they all discussed the future of the medium and comics. Then we all headed down to the Tilted Kilt for dinner. I wasn't expecting much but their burgers were amazing! Definitely a place to check out if you are ever in town.

Friday: Much like Thursday. A blur of crowds and comics and geeks. That night though brought THE con story for us for this year. Josh's chair was stolen by Stan Lee.We went to a party at the Hard Rock Hotel with the ASP crew. It seemed to be mostly filled with Hollywood types and business people so us comic guys all kinda gathered in a corner by the bar and hung out. Then this bouncer-looking guy came over and told us that the table had been reserved and we had to move. There was no "reserved" sign that we could see but we all moved anyway. In walks Stan Lee himself. He comes over to the table we had just been sitting at and sits down right where Josh had been sitting. It was so surreal.

Saturday: Titanium Rain Issue #1 came in! It looked so good. We stayed at the booth almost the whole day. Josh and I were very happy with the response Titanium Rain got from the crowds. As well we had a few returning fans from Utopiates come find us including Super Fan Mike.We also met Jennifer Q and Emil from The Bond of Saint Marcel. I've been wanting to read this book since I found out about it a year ago and I was so excited to not only read it but talk to the writer herself. That night we had dinner with Jennifer Q, her husband and Emil at the Joe's Crab Shack behind the convention center. Josh and Jennifer talked shop most of the evening as well as what all Emil has been up to and working on.

Sunday: Last day of con. Worked the booth and left a bit early. The previous 4 days had finally caught up with us. We said goodbye to everybody and finished up any business we had.

Monday: Last day to hang out with our friends from the east coast. Went out to dinner with Charlito, Phil, MobilHome from the forums, Peter Rios, and Fred Chao of Johnny Hiro. Then we spent a wonderful evening back at their hotel, just hanging out and having fun.Great Con! Great Friends! Met some awesome people. Overall, this was a good year.


Loot and Swag: Motoko figure from Ghost in the Shell: SAC Second Gig, original piece from Matthias Wade, original piece from Chandra Free, all three issues of Primordia

Shout Outs (in no particular order): Everybody at the ASP booth, the CGS guys, Charlito and Mr. Phil from ISR, Jimmy from CNI, Bob and John from CBP, Super Fan Mike, Michael (Crazy Mary) Colbert, Jennifer Q and Emil from Bond of Saint Marcel, Evil Twin comics, Bushi Tales, Matthias (Jetta) Wade, Torchsong, Jimmy Trout, and everybody from the Comic Forums who stopped by to say “Hi”.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

So now I'm blogging too.

Ok. So I decided I needed my own blog. Had been using MySpace but I really don't like them anymore and The Hanger is really more for updates on Titanium Rain and stuff like that. So now I have my own personal blog to share all my weird thoughts and random rants and things. Whoopty doo! :)

Well, I suppose I should start by saying how AWESOME SDCC was this year. Saw so many people I hadn't seen in a long time. It seems like all of my friends (real friends) are living on the east coast so conventions are really the only way that I get to see them in person. Charlito, Phil, the CGS guys, I got to see all of them!! Though the con itself was tiring, I think all the social time was really my favorite memories of the con. As well, we picked up this killer figure of Motoko from Ghost in the Shell: SAC Second Gig that I've been drooling over for the past year and half. It's absolutely beautiful. I also picked up an original art piece from Matthias Wade of Jetta to study his technique and how he shade/crosshatches. This is something I really need to work on.

More information on the con will be posted in The Hanger, but I just had to get this out.

Ok, that's all for now.