Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Future Plans

I don't want to jinx myself and say it is a New Year's resolution. I am finally diving in and setting a goal to be independent. I have lived with my parents for so long. It has taken me quite a while to figure out what I truly want. I believe it is freedom. Freedom to be myself. If I am on my own, I think it would be easier. You can "tell off" a stranger, but it is impossible to argue with a relative. Part of my plans are to go to a convention. For a 3-day convention (just to participate) would be around (US) $600. I would think that someone would have a list of what one would need for a house. I think I would need to create a new list.

One of my problems has been income. I prefer to stay away from normal employment as this would take away my freedom. Steve Pavlina and Barbara Winter have some good articles about making making money without a job. I just need to decide what I will do. At this point any decision is better than none. I have also been thinking about my tendency to be a generalist. My main interest is computers, but I would like to explore other fields.

Furry fandom in the real world has been out of my reach. I know I can draw, sew, paint, but I feel censored in my own home. I would rather be able to choose to do something than be force to do something even if I liked it. Why do I think that my own house will give me freedom? I wouldn't have total freedom (as I would have to respect others), but I would have more freedom than here.

What can I do right now? Sell stuff I don't need, work on my businesses, find a job for spare cash, look for a house, create a budget, think of ways to make money, think about how I made money in the past, create goals of what I would do with the money.

I have been thinking of creating something unique for the fandom. Marionettes have fascinated for quite a while. If you have seen Team America, you know what marionettes can do. In the future I probably will draw more and create a fursuit.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

New stuff

I am rolling out some new stuff. For my logo I still want to add augmented reality goggles and a body. I wish I had more time for art so I can create some nice works.

Also, I have been trying to sign up for a different host, but I haven't had any emails. It is weird.

I am not sure about what I should use use my website for. Probably as a profile and hosting art.

Kinda hungry right now.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

new art

I have some art from a while ago that I will put on my site.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

media fandom

Despite the amount of fan created furry work on the internet, there are still some furry work in the media I like.

Squirrel Boy
Very nice. The creator had some practice with Duckman. Darlene (female squirrel) does has some appeal.

My Gym Partner's A Monkey
Despite having a monkey as a main character, main other furry fandom friendly animals (fox, wolf) can be seen.

Sonic the Hedgehog comic
Very nice and available at main locations. Bunnie and Sally are appealing female characters.

(will add links later)

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Watching Justin

Just what we need: more reality.



Setup: a mirror, stare into the mirror.

"Hmm. I wonder what he will do next. Shut up, he was talking. Crap, I missed what he said."

Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) DVD Set

Sonic is faster than ever. Shout Factory has released the whole (?) series with extras. First, the covers may look unusual. Shout Factory collected fan art of SatAM for the boxes and discs. How way past cool is that?

A sign that many companies many not be so bad. Wal-Mart probably won't listen to every customer, but other business get down to business.

Shout Factory has also release other sets, including Super Mario Bros. Super Show, Captain N, and Legend of Zelda.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

head ache

I have this massive head ache. I think it is from having too much caffeine. A few times energy drinks have given me bloody noses. Caffeine helps me sell at work, but I soon pay for it afterwards.

It has been bothering me that I feel that I am missing something. I am using in "having" mode. I don't have this or don't have that. Capitalism is ready for the person in "being" mode. If you need something, buy it. Another problem I have with the capitalism is the need to "have" friends. Without relationships with others a person cannot trade.

Geeky and nerdy people are notorious for being friendless. Many cannot sell either. I also try to avoid conflict. Differences do lead to conflict. For me to avoid conflict, I would have to eliminate differences between the world and me. I would conform and lose myself to the world. Through my readings I have met difference people that have ideas about how to fix the problem of being yourself. Richard Florida, Erich Fromm, and Paul Graham each have solutions, but Erich Fromm introduces a method that avoids controlling people.

some art

Created this for a friend of mine. I still think that pencil is a good medium for drawing. I haven't seen much detailed furry art created on computers. The shape of a pencil just gives me more control.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

I'll Be Back

Terminator 4: Wanky's Revenge....

No, it's Wanky the Safety Cat.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Richard Florida in fur

I have been wondering what I have been attracted to the idea of a science fiction convention or to certain people. Many people at these conventions are creativity, therefore seek a place to avoid being bashed for their ideas. I have two opposing thoughts about what creativity people can do in order to have freedom.

2 the Ranting Gryphon repeatingly emphasizing courage in the fandom. If someone calls you a freak, you should not run. Not all people have enough confidence in themselves. This would lead many to be left behind.

Richard Florida of Rise of the Creative Class emphasizes tolerant places. Many fans have adopted Second Life as a tolerant place. Tolerant places seem to be the best solution, but many people try to stop advances. Why? Many working class people want security. Many creative people want freedom. Working class people are scared. The working class retreat to the three forms of escape from freedom, Authoritarianism, Destructiveness, and Automaton Conformity.

Maybe it would be best to increase the number of creative places and increase the frequency of their occurrence. Such as, have a convention multiple times a year.

The main group that I see having these problems is the furry fandom.

Monday, February 05, 2007

creativity as a way of life

I have been reading quite a bit about how people should change from just doing to being creativity. Obvious, Rise of the Creative Class has brought to light the importance of creative people, but I have found others emphasize creativity. Erich Fromm writing in Escape From Freedom that people should switch to a mode of being, instead of having, in which people are themselves, are spontaneous, and are creative. In the E-Myth series creativity is emphasized over merely doing. "Doing" should be thought of as doing something as a machine does something. It does what it is told. The process of trial and error is needed, because creative people often do what they are not told to do (this is different from doing what you are told not to do, which is restricting your behavior). As Steve Pavlina (stevepavlina.com) says, "Ready, Fire, Aim". Reading the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series gave me more ideas. Think of the creative class as entrepreneurs and the industrial class as employees. Creative class wants freedom, yet the industrial class wants security. That is an explanation for why the industrial class had jobs for years on end, yet the Creative class doesn't like working at jobs.

Because of the faster transfer of information, the economy is changing fast. Large corporations can't use the same, slow tools, like copyrights, as before to leverage themselves. The economy is becoming more modular where your job is less of a job and more like your own small business. Think of a job as a business where your customer (your employer) provides the tools. When I go to my customer as provide cashier services, I don't own my own cash register. The reduction in pay compared to if I had my own business is that I pay to rent the tools and for tax services, but my employer doesn't tell me that.

My other reason for investigating this topic is the furry fandom and what makes it significant. The furry fandom shows many signs of the creative class. The 'gay index' has been mentioned in David J. Rust's Sociology of the Furry Fandom. Some have said the ratio of sexual orientation is the same in almost all places, but that in certain areas many are more open about it. This probably deals with the socialization process. Most in the public who are different who are socialized are closed about themselves and wear masks (as Erich Fromm states) which reflect how others want them to be. They are not themselves.

To think more about what the Creative Class is, ask yourself: do you want Freedom or Security?
The freedom or security (also security as having a place in the afterlife) question is an on going battle in politics.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

favorite flash movies


I found a lot of cool furry animations and some games too. Even an Okami game.

I particularly like:

Link as a dog

16-Bit Park

Dendyn Dynasties

Merry F****** Christmas


raiders of the trash

Very well done. Would like to see more. I like how the human looks kind of scruffy.

re-animator (furry)

Check this out.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

YouTube on PSP

I have been wanting a more mobile way to get content. At first I bought a PSP for the games, but, now, I think it can do much more. With new RSS feed reader the device has jumped up a notch.

One problem about YouTube. The videos are in the latest version of Flash. The PSP browser has a flash player, but because it is custom and distributed by a different company, you can't upgrade it. The PSP can play MPEG4 video with AAC sound so any converter to that would do. vixy.net just lets you do that on the web. Enter a YouTube address and out pops a MPEG4 video. The video can also be created on demand. Integrating this with RSS and you get a on demand video feed of YouTube on your PSP.

Podcaster of furries on YouTube by vixy.net [RSS]