Something New?

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HEEEYYYYYY!!!!

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So it has been like what, 9 months (wow, that’s like, a whole pregnancy) since i blogged? Well, I was busy with school work and some procrastination. Oh gosh, I do this too many times. It is very terrible, I am so sorry….

Well, I want to try something new with my blog posts. I really want to add more pictures to my blog posts, otherwise it looks like a bunch of words altogether. And, I also love drawing, so… I decided to draw pictures together with my blog posts. I will try to start that soon.


For the last 9 months, I have been obsessed with this talk show called THE REAL. Oh I love this talk show so much. It is so funny, the stuff they talk about is so interesting and the women on the show are so pretty. I watch the show all the time on YouTube (It does not air in my country, bummer….) I really recommend this talk show to everyone! This show has probably made me a better man listening to all those stories about them talking about their men.

I created a blog for my school work. My teacher requires us to create one so I hope you’ll visit it. Leave some feedback whatsoever and check it out if you want:

http://chesterchia.tumblr.com/

I also recently went to Japan for a week on vacation. It was my first visit there and boy was I excited. It was also my first time at Disneyland. I’ll write a post on it soon, hopefully.

Okay, this post is in a mess. I’ll stop now. See y’all soon!

My New Room

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It has been a very long time since I actually wrote anything on this blog. I think I said it many times already. Such a bad habit.:|

Usually I’m rather busy because the school work load is very VERY Time consuming. So, I don’t have time to write anything, or even continue my webtoon comics.

The reason I can write this post right now, is because term break/vacation has just started. So, weeeeeee, I have time to relax now. Well not really because of holiday homework and assignments. Still lots to do, haha.

OK, let’s start with the purpose of this post.

Well, I RECENTLY MOVED HOUSE!(Not really recently because I moved house like when the term started and now is like term end, so yah)
So, I have a new room and I wanted to show it to you guys. My mum hired an interior designer to design the room for me (like designed the whole house and my room is part of it), she made my room green, lime green.

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So here’s where I sleep. Very green huh? There’s more things that are green actually. I’ll show that later. The mattress, plush toys, and that stack of drawer was brought over from my old house.

The bedframe is new. My old bed frame doesn’t have any cushion for sitting up so at least now I would feel comfortable sitting up and using my phone or something.
The plush toys I have are: Happy and Plue from Fairy Tail (the blue cat and white snowman) which I bought from AFA SG 2012, Buddy the T-Rex from Dinosaur Train which was what I got from a visit to a local animation studio called SPARKY Animation and a Graduation Teddy from graduation from Primary School.
The roller chair was bought from IKEA. It is one of those self-assembly type of chair. It was very heavy to carry and to bring it to my room. I assembled it with my dad. It is very comfortable but the chair doesn’t roll unless you sit on it? Which I find it very stupid cuz that means you kinda have to lift the chair in order to tuck it into your desk.
Those drawers are where I keep my random stuff, and my TheSims and Archie comics collection.

Moving in to my desk.
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This desk is a built in one, yep, with lime green drawers. Drawer on my left is where I keep personal stuff while the drawer on my right is where I keep my school stuff. That shelf with the dictionaries are from my old room which I never use ever cuz Google is my friend. And that is my Sword Art Online Poster! It’s actually a folder I got from AFA SG 2014, but I decided to use it as a poster because I couldn’t find a poster there.
In front of the shelf of dictionaries are just some stack of books that I bring to school, like my notes and sketchbooks.
That corkboard is placed there for decoration. Without the corkboard, my desk area looks very empty. I suggested a shelf or something over the desk but my mum said no. So that corkboard is there so that I am not looking at a white wall. That white piece of paper on the board is just some extra I did for basic anatomy class.
The laptop is the one I bring to school. At the moment I took the picture, I was rendering images for my assignment. It took like eight hours but the whole animation looks great, so yeh. I was also drinking a cup of hot chocolate too, lol.
That standing pen thingy is the one that goes together with my wacom tablet which I keep in my drawer. My tablet is the Intuos Pro with the size small. I use it to draw into my computer because I do that.
On the right is my Kuroyukihime figurine. It was very expensive I bought it at AFA 2012 for $60. I didn’t expect it to be so expensive and my friends told me that the price is very normal. But still, Omg.
And the box thingy is actually an old shoe box that my mum decided to throw. I put an electrical extension box in it and put my phone and laptop charger in it, and the wires through the holes. So that my table looks neater than all the wires all over the place.
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This is the other side of the room. This wardrobe is a built in one. My mother said that she asked for this design so, I guess we can say that my mum designed it?

Well, I do like this room. Actually, I love it. The only problem I have with this is that. The room is a little too white. It feels very plain. I’d prefer the wardrobe to be wooden, and the walls a little bit less white. I wanted some light green paint, but she was like your room is too green. So she got some white shade that is supposed to look green.

I’m loving in this room comfortably and would rather spend time in this room than anywhere else.

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That is all for this post. It took a long time to write because I kept procrastinating? I started writing during term 3 break and now I’m halfway through term 4, lol. I’m pretty excited and look forward to the end of this year. But that means I have to choose my specialisation for animation. Either Assets Creation
(Modelling, Rigging etc.) or Character Animation itself. There is lighting specialisation, but I have no interest in that.

Talk to you guys next time. Hopefully soon?

Remember I do post webtoons at Nirvalius.blogspot.com so do check that out.

Bye!

Studying Animation

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Finally, I HAVE FREE TIME!!! 😱😱😱

It has been a very VERY long time since I posted anything. Mainly because I have school. AND SCHOOL WAS VERY BUSY. Now it’s the semester break for 1.5 months so I decided to take a good rest, and work at the same time.

Well, now I study animation in school. I have to say I’m I having quite a fun time despite all the deadlines and rushing of work. I want to show what I did for school and what I did to secretly hide “Nirvalius” in my works for school. I’ll go over module by module.

Graphic Design Principles
This module basically teaches us how to use two adobe softwares which are Photoshop and Illustrator and also encourages brain storming ideas under one topic. This was my favourite module. Comparing Photoshop with Illustrator, I think Illustrator is such a bitch. Maybe it’s because this was still new to me so the software will not cooperate with me?

So the first assignment was to generate 50 ideas for one topic. There was a series of topics to choose from and I chose the work “Clocks”. These were the 50 ideas I had to finish in one term, it was rather short time period.

This is the 50 ideas assignment. You can Zoom In to see the images.

This is the 50 ideas assignment. You can Zoom In to see the images.

After that, we had to design a movie poster based on the ideas.

This is the poster

This is the poster

Introduction to Computer Graphics

This module is actually introducing us the basics of this computer animation software called Autodesk MAYA. As usual as this is a software I never used before, it was a total bitch to use. I will try to get used to this. Below is a garage I modelled from an image for the first assignment.

4 Angles of Garage

4 Angles of Garage

Below is the second assignment I did which is a model of a bicycle from an image.

Bicycle at an angle

Bicycle at an angle

And then this bicycle is put into the garage.

Bicycle in the Garage At An Angle

Bicycle in the Garage At An Angle

Traditional Animation

In this module, we produce animation by drawing frame-by-frame drawing on animation paper. So, we learn about the 12 animation principles and lots more. But I have to say that I spend the most time of my life in this module. It is very VERY time-consuming. Below is the second assignment I submitted for examination. They are just a few seconds long but it took me more than two weeks to do, not all days of the week, but still took a very long time.

I'm so sorry that the animation looked very glitched. Because I just converted the video to a GIF

I’m so sorry that the animation looked very glitched. Because I just converted the video to a GIF

Drawing

We do drawing. Basically. Learn how to do perspective drawing, some inking techniques and some basic anatomy. This module I would have to say was my worse one. Because I wasn’t having any of it. The lecturer’s teaching and instructions were very incomplete and that’s why the final work comes out different from other classes.

The Drawing isn't that good. Whatever

The Drawing isn’t that good. Whatever

History Of Animation

This module requires us to know how to do a presentation and use more of the PowerPoint tools to execute a “Graphical” approach to telling a Story. We have to do our research on a person in the animation Industry or film and tell a story on it through the PowerPoint Slides. The most irritating part of this assignment is that you would take the longest time ever trying to add the citations which is very important but irritating.

Other Modules

We have two more modules like “General Education” and “Communication and Team Effectiveness” which are irrelevant to what I’m learning so I won’t talk about that.

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So that’s all. I really have great fun with this course. Very interesting. I’ll see you guys soon. Bye Guys.

Do check out nirvalius.blogspot.com I’ll update new comics soon.

My love for Mean Girls

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HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY MEAN GIRLS. MY FAVOURITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME!!

Funny thing was that I only watched Mean Girls 4 weeks ago. LOL. Okay, so one day I just had free time. Because I quit my job and school haven’t started. So, I just decided to watch Mean Girls. Anyway, the whole world is talking about it and usually all those YouTubers keep referencing Mean Girls. So I might as well watch Mean Girls.

It was seriously such a good movie. I was like “why didn’t I watch this earlier?” I remembered that I also watch Mean Girls 1 and 2 on alternate days for the rest of the week. But in total I have watched Mean Girls 7 times and Mean Girls 2 twice. The sequel wasn’t as funny as Mean Girls but was less trashy and a little unrealistic. It just felt like a Disney show or something. I don’t know

I love Mean Girls so much so that I can remember most of the quotes and still use them in conversations. I even got my class to wear pink. LOL

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(I’m in the centre, the boy)

1 more day

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Time flies really fast, doesn’t it? It has been quite a long time since I have ever posted anything on this blog. I took a really long break because, I just decided to draw, and work.

I recently participated to the freshmen orientation camp organised by the school. I have made new friends and rebonded with two old friends. One that has been in the same school with me for my life, and another who is really close friends with me in primary two, lost contact for 8 years.

The official orientation was ok. Really, there wasn’t really time to bond with our classmates. But we had like one day, just during flag day. Flag Day was like my polytechnic’s tradition. Bit they sent us somewhere where there are all the residential areas are, so not much luck with the raising of money.

Lessons officially starts tomorrow. I’m kind of scared but VERY VERY excited. It’s really something new from what I study in secondary school so I hope I don’t die.

As for my blog, I decided to TRY to post weekly. And daily posts would be on Dayre.me/xelfstorm. I’ll try posting starting tomorrow or today. As for nirvalius, I’m still going on at it. But since school is starting, I don’t know if I’ll have much time to do. But I’ll try. Now I have photoshop since it came in free when I’m a student at the polytechnic, I should be editing it faster.

So, I’ll post tomorrow! Wish me all the luck in polytechnic as an animation student! 😀

My The Sims Freeplay Rant

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Ok, so what happened was that FireMonkeys or EA decided to add natural aging and death to the game for players who are level 24 and above.

I am rather mad because I am level 35, playing the game for 2 years. This sims town I am having right now is actually one year old, the longest I ever played. I have perfected each family after a long long time.

Now, the geniuses behind the game decided “hey, let’s add natural aging and death, and make it cost lifestyle points to pause aging temporarily so that we can earn more money.” So, they did that. And they said “many of you guys asked for this”. SINCE WHEN. Really almost every comment in their Facebook page is complaining about this update.

This update changes the whole gameplay. Now SimTown is more like a cattle ranching farm. You kill your Sims to obtain their life orb, and then the life orb can be used to build the beach and the arcade. This is sick. Further more to keep your Sims alive, you have to spend lifestyle points. And with the recent updates, lifestyle points are harder to earn so they are trying to force us to spend real money. I can’t.

So, please EA and FireMonkeys, make death and natural aging optional for free.

Return & Update

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Wow, haven’t blogged in a very long time. I’m now seated in a food court waiting for my workplace to open their doors. What am I talking about? Well, let’s start from the end of my ‘O’ level exams…

I did mention that I won’t even touch blogging the slightest when the exams drew closer. I was really stressed because this might determine my future. So obviously I’d freak out. I struggled with Additional Mathematics (Duh!) and Chemistry exam. I am really afraid.

My exams were split into two parts: The written papers and the multiple-choice papers. There was a one week break between the two.

During that week, the was the annual Anime Festival Asia (AFA). And, it was stated that a fictional band called EGOIST was going to perform. I didn’t know what EGOIST is or what is it about. The rest of the acts didn’t gain my interest. Yes, May’n, LiSA and Aoi Eir are performing, but I only know like average 2 of their songs. So,.it wouldn’t be worth it to pay money to attend the concert until I know more of their music.

When I watched the official trailer for the concert. I was rather impressed. Music from EGOIST was so amazing. The song that wad playing was 名前のない怪物(Namae no Nai Kaibutsu i.e., Nameles Beast). It was so good. Since then, I have been listening to their/her music. Like, The Everlasting Guilty Crown, All Alone With You and elbadaernU(Unreadable). There was also this song called Traumerei by LiSA that was rather good. On my playlist.

When I got so engrossed with EGOIST, I decided that I would want to go to the concert, even though EGOIST will be performing with other acts. I’m OK with that. I asked my mum, and she said no, because concerts are expensive. Her disapproval was a blessing.

That’s because later it was announced that BABYMETAL will be having their first overseas concert in my country. It’s my favourite band anyways (I’m sixteen, it’s not creepy). For some strange reason, my mum agreed to let me go. But I must earn my own money to pay for the concert. Of course I wad happy.

I then asked my friends to help me purchase the concert tickets first since they are first sold at AFA and they are going. Being such good fiends, they did help me purchase the tickets in the first hour. (I got the second ticket ever sold for the general admission >w

After my ‘O’ levels, my mum initially agreed to get me a new phone which was the Sony Xperia Z1 (loyal Sony fan). However after realizing how expensive the phone is, she said I have to buy it myself.(sigh)

So, I went job hunting with my friends after the very last paper. That day was very tiring and stressful. We filled up application forms for a bakery, bookstore, supermarket etc.

Many days later, I got the call from the bookstore. So, the interview was long but very detailed and it was mainly the interviewer talking. I got the job. It was working for the stationary department of the bookstore, not very difficult work. Just arranging stuff and doing customer service. Seriously, customer service is the BEST, should do a whole post on that.

Right now I’m on my 5th day of work. Half-way there to reaching the total price of the Xperia Z1 (Seriously, why is it so expensive). More importantly, I hope my boss pays on time. I really really want that phone.

Anyways, see y’all soon. BYEEE!

*** OMG, finally started drawing for Nirvalius. Should be released on 23 December.

*** Started a vlogging channel: http://www.YouTube.com/user/xElfhood

*** Probably won’t be able to blog next week. I will be overseas and it would be rare to have an internet connection.

Taking A Break from Daily Blogging

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Hey guys,

I’m letting y’all know that I’ll be taking a break from xElfStorm Daily category. I have to type a post every single day and I take away ten minutes of my studying time.

So, I’ll still be posting on xElfStorm Daily. But, it won’t be daily. I’ll just post whenever I have time.Sorry!

I’ll return to daily blogging at 29 October or 13 November when I’ll be finishing my National Exams.

Wish Me Luck!

Rants #1

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Rants of the week. In no particular order. It’s the opinions I have about people I saw.

#1: You’re Not Hot.
Ok, I saw this guy about my age on the train. Really one thing that attracted my attention was that he was wearing his school uniform, but it was unbuttoned.

It’s very rare to see this in my country, especially coming from my country. I mean, what the hell. Purpose? It wasn’t hot, freaking air-conditioned.

And he had a silver bling around his neck and expensive headphones. I’ll talk about expensive headphones later. A Bling? Really? I basically tried to break every single national school rules.

#2 It’s Almost Sex In Public
I saw this couple on the bus. They should be around my age if not older than me by one year. It’s actually quite rare people my age are dating in my country because education is too stressful.

The main point is:
Firstly, they were busy making out. It was very intimate.
Secondly, the guy was basically trying to lick her vagina, but she was fully clothed.

Please act appropriately in public. Or get a room.

#3 Girl Gossip
There’s nothing wrong with gossiping. Related to #2, two girls that should be younger than me had many things to say about that couple.

It was very obvious. Hand gestures, pointing at them, looking at them and then whispering. I mean, at least do it secretly.

Do that often, mess with the wrong people, you might get slashed.

#4 Expensive Headphones
There’s nothing wrong with using headphones even if they are expensive because maybe you are very rich or you have a strong passion for music. I use $16 earpieces.

However, I really don’t like it when they use expensive headphones. It’s like throwing in my face :”I’m damn rich and you’re poor”. Because I see a lot of youngsters having put music on, even when with their friends or parents. Talk to them?

One thing: there is this guy in my school, about 13, always have Sony headphones around his neck in the morning, but not plugged in. It’s extremely funny because he even have them on even when playing badminton with his friends. It’s funny when my friends point it out and say that very loudly for him to hear.

#5 Jackets does not make you cooler.

Gosh, this guy in my school, always have a jacket on. My country is very hot. The thing is, I feel that he does not have any male friends because he would always join a group of girls.

Guy thinks he hot.

Quick Announcements!

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Ok, I have nothing to post today, because I studied the whole day. So, just some quick announcements:

* Created a Tumblr Blog: http://xelfstorm.tumblr.com . It’s just a personal space. Nothing important. WordPress is still my main blog!

*Wattpad story: http://www.wattpad.com/story/6877526-the-evabond-chronicles-apocalypse is currently on halt because I have no time. It will resume soon.

* Side Project:http://Nirvalius.WordPress.com . The back story is almost done! Will publish soon! I’m excited to share my imaginations!

* Twitter: @xElfStorm . Almost 200 followers!

Thanks! Have an amazing day!