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The Things I Love by rcxdirectrix The Things I Love by rcxdirectrix
Actually, i really wanted to do this last month, while i was still making that 3-page namco high comic thing, inspired by :iconsugarydragon413:'s…,
and as usual, i wanted to color it without lineart, but then i realized that it is not within my capabilities to do lineart-less coloring while still following my art style (and if i did, i would have to color realistically, like a pro.. which i can't most of the time haha. i tried and got frustrated.). so i abandoned this thing, until i saw :icondragoncat48: journal that she's having a contest.… so i got the motivation to finish this, but with crappy lineart (im very sorry, it is all i can do without getting frustrated and quitting on this again ^^;). and so, voila. 

this isn't really representation of fandoms im in.. but to be more accurate, all of these  are what I love/loved/still love (and some of them are from my childhood :love: i wanna go back to the past D:)
well, i couldn't include every single thing for obvious reasons such as space, lack of time and memory gap.. so.....

-  <object> : things i have
* <object> : things i wish i have ^^;

*Gunnerkrigg Court Symbol [poster?]- Gunnerkrigg Court. (this is one of my favorite Webcomics. i really love the story, and especially the art. you can see how his art has improved over the years. there's definitely a big difference between his current update, and his first several pages. )
*Homestuck Sburb logo poster; Vriska horns - Homestuck (i've already explained a couple of arts ago why i love homestuck :XD:)
*Aku-Aku mask - Crash Bandicoot (CHILDHOOD GAME :love: i only got to try the third installment, and the Crash Team Racing though. still awesome! :D)
*symbols of the four elements poster - Avatar (The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra) 
-Cousin drawing; long sleeve shirt, heart pin, white polo - Namco High (already explained)
*Survey corps logo sticker - Shingeki no Kyojin or Attack on Titan (huehuehue. was reluctant to watch at first, because it involved a lot blood and dying and yeah. but when i did... i just asked myself why i didn't watch this earlier. lol. lots of action, and cool stunts... and more feels-breaking)
-Bravoman drawing
*Bravoman comic book;AntiBravoman scarf  - Bravoman (Brightens up my day  when im feeling down. oh my god. i want to buy the comic book HHHHHH if only i had Paypal T_T)
-Robotboy drawing - Robotboy (childhood :love:. i have a thing for sentient robots with personality. :) )
*TARDIS mug; cybermat of the Tomb of the Cybermen variety - Doctor Who (a friend told me it was "The Ultimate Sci Fi". yes, that line made me fan :D)
-Mark IV Cyberhead; Cyberman book by David Banks - Doctor Who (i have an incomplete cyberhead sitting on top of my books :XD:. i can't finish it for many reasons :iconotlplz:. The Cyberman book was given to me by a great friend :love:)
*Stitch plushie - Lilo and Stitch (seriously, who wouldn't love Lilo and Stitch! one of the best cartoons i watched in elementary. :D also.. childhood :love:)
*Zacharie mask - OFF (it's a fanmade game by Mortis Ghost. a game with a weird plot, but the ending leaves you with broken feels, as you theorize on a lot of stuff too. lol)
*Prince figurine - Katamari Damacy, Katamari comic [Shiftylook] (seriously, the game is da best yo! :XD: hella addictive with a really nice Soundtrack. i could only play with an emulator though, and since im using a keyboard, i couldn't finish the game, and so i gave up haha. when i get a job maybe, i'll buy a second hand PS2 and the CD of the game. :D. the comic's nice though. i love the cute art style, and the funny moments. hell, there are even deep moments too. woah. yes i love the comic too hehe.)

books i didn't mention earlier that's (kinda) present in the drawing:

-I-Robot by Isaac Asimov (i also have a thing for classic Sci fi :). i just love the imagination of classic sci fi writers. )
- Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (i have all 5 :D, but have only read 2-3 so far.. T_T. hilarious and awesome! :D )
- StarCraft books (yep! i so loved the first game's storyline, that i started to collect the books too! i haven't read 3 or 4 of latest books though. and i haven't been collecting anymore, because they are so rare, and i don't have money for collecting stuff anymore ^^;)
-Doctor Who books (yep, i have 1-6 of the 50th anniversary special edition books, and the Tomb of the Cybermen Target book. :D)
-Trese comic books - Trese by Budgette Tan and Kajo Baldissimo (the first locally produced comics that made me want to collect them. supernatural investigation and Philippine mythology. AWE-SOME! 
check out their free 1-chapter previews on each comic:
- Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (I've collected all 8! I've said "awesome" waaaay too many times now :XD:)
-Series of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott (i dunno if this is better than the Percy Jackson series... but i haven't read the latter so... i have no right to judge :XD:. but i think the difference between the two is that this series spans different mythologies rather than just the Greek mythology. you have Norse, Greek of course, Egyptian, Indian,... yeah.)

... uh-oh.. i might not have followed some of the contest instructions ^^;. well that's ok. i really just wanted to do this, so it's ok if i win or not. :D
my first and last drawing for march because HELL MONTH!
*absconds because i still have a class*

Paint Tool Sai :D
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Willowbreez Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I love hitchhikers guide to the galaxy!!!
rcxdirectrix Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha hell yeah!! hilarious as heck! XD
(i haven't finished all five though. have a lot of books to read -.-)
Tradua Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm assuming you've read I, Mengsk?
(That's the only one that I remember the title of xD)
rcxdirectrix Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol YES!!! (but 2 years ago. i may have a blurry recollection right now on a lot of stuff i've read that time)
he was rather a very cold bastard (and the book was mostly about him). Valerian was different from his dad.

i haven't read all of the Starcraft 2 books i have yet. lol. i have a lot of unread books at the moment.
but for starcraft 1, my absolute faves are the Dark Templar saga and the Queen of Blades. :)
CreepyCheeseCookie Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Artist
so cute~
rcxdirectrix Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
jdafhkjghkjsdfg thank you!! :D
CreepyCheeseCookie Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Artist
asdfghjkl you're welcome v*
YoSop Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcannotevenplz:WhAT!? Is that Robot Boy, it's been too long! This is really cool, I also have to mention my brother is quite a fan of Artemis Fowl, and I Robot...:iconlachoirplz:
I love how it's just you and your fandoms. Who cares, of you missed some instructions :XD: it's the thought that counts. The fact that you really wanted to do this, screams Motivation!:iconohyeahplz: Doing something like this allows you to look back in the next few years and feel nostalgic. What makes the most out of this piece in my opinion is your smile. It gives a sense of appreciation and bliss.:iconblissplz: A job made well done. :iconthumbsupplz:
rcxdirectrix Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I KNOW RIGHT?? ROBOTBOY!! :iconcannotevenplz: it was brief though.. i don't even know how many episodes they aired.. but.. yeah, i enjoyed every one of them (those i got to watch anyway). my interest on robots also peaked at the time this was still airing hhhhnngg 

ah cool!! have you tried reading Artemis Fowl yourself? it's great! (i wish they made a tv series for this. the same goes for Series of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. or at least a movie that stays true to the books)

haha thanks!! sometimes i get this feeling that i might be judged by other people (conscious or unconscious) for what i love in which some of them are sometimes obscure/uncommon
and prolly it might be a  weird combination when all are taken into account.. 
but that statement of yours assured me that somewhere outside your mind, people still accept people for who they are. awright! :D and really well said! (It's the thought that counts :thumbsup:)

motivation indeed :)
nostalgia is a really nice feeling. i just wanted to let that out :D 
(even your arts give nostalgia.. "oh look at the time i drew this particular work...")

my smile? really? awww  that's nice to hear!
(for me though, giving that entire expression was a way to convey that happiness and glee i felt being nostalgic :) )
thanks a lot! :D
ta-vie-ma-vie Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Aw, it's been a while since I saw robot boy X3
rcxdirectrix Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, it's been a whole long while for me too.. more like.... 7 years i think?  it's one of the shows i loved from elementary though :D
Minoltian Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
It was an interesting theme for a picture.  Nice work!
rcxdirectrix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaaaah thank you! :D
Seer-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Yay Artemis Fowl!!! :33
I couldn't read them all, because they didn't translated all to my language and I don't have them in English, but I love that story and I will read them once :3

I also share the HS and Asimov and Avatar fandoms :3
rcxdirectrix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay for common fandoms!! :love:!
YES! Artemis Fowl! i really loved that series! i've collected all the books (the latest books are getting rarer, good thing i got a copy ^^;), but i haven't read the last 2 yet because i don't want it to end D: (also because i lack time ^^;)
every book never fails to amaze or surprise me! the plans Artemis Fowl puts into place... :jawdrop: :)

are the books rare where you live? ;A; 
because i'd really recommend them to anyone. it's one of the best i've read :)
Seer-Cat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Rare? Well the good books are rare, yes. I probably could order the series through internet from somewhere, but I try to save the money for some bigger things, and I rarely buy books.
I got the forth AF book though not so long ago. It seems they continue to translate the series. It's a good looking edition. I hope they will print them all :3 :la:
Oh, and I know the feeling. When I read the first book I read it very slowly, because I just didn't know what else will I read after I finished it - I didn't know that it's a series back then.
rcxdirectrix Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, just that particular series. maybe from bookstores' experience here. they had quite a surplus on the earlier books of Artemis Fowl, and i think later on they decided to order fewer (hence it became rarer).
but yeah, i agree. some good books are hard to find these days (aside from the overrated/popular ones).
i've stopped collecting book series though... because it's hard keeping-up with them books, and they're costly.  D:. i might try again.. i just dunno what series to pick. i don't have plans as of the moment though.
alright. it pays to budget money wisely, depending on the situation.

i like the fourth book :3.. i think it's the one where the main antagonist was primarily Opal Koboi and her world domination antics. (can't remember much sadly. it was two to three years ago since i last read most of my books).
yes, i do hope so. it's one of the best series i've read, and im still patiently waiting for a movie/series to come out of it.
we are the opposite then. i have a lot of books to read here (but it's not the common, overrated ones, and im rarely fond of romance.), and im simply too slow at reading. it feels like when i try to read fast, i miss some points. so i try going back again.
sugaryDragon413 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMIGOSH, THIS LOOKS AWESOME! :happybounce: I'm really glad that I inspired you to make this, it looks really wonderful! :D (Big Grin) I squeed when I saw the Aku Aku hanging on the wall, the OFF mask on the shelf, the Recon Corps symbol, the Katamari stuff, everything about this really looks great! Love I give you two thumbs up! Great job! Clap 
rcxdirectrix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, yes you did :love:
then i did my job: bringing up the nostalgia. :squee: 
i just dunno for the other stuff in there. i did have some interests others wouldn't relate.. (but i really wouldn't know completely ^^;)
sugaryDragon413 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, I feel happy now~! Love And you're very welcome! :D (Big Grin) 

Yes, let all the nostalgia flood back and we will reminisce in it! :happybounce: At least we all know what other interests you have now! ^ ^
DragoCatt Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my glob i love it!  :la: So many reminders of my own childhood as well! Aku Aku, stich, robot boy. I can't belive i forgot about robotboy! I saw the picture and emediatly i was like "I KNOW THAT ROBOT!" I barely remember it though. (And thays not whats being judged anyways! :P) I love how you incorperated some of your fandoms into the room even though it didn't really follow the rules, i think thats really cteative. And overall i think that this is just great! :icondummywooplz:
rcxdirectrix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaaaaah THANK YOU!!  :boogie:
i only realized i didn't follow most of the rules while i was uploading the work here in DA ^^;
i guess i got too carried away hehe.. but i was already making this before you brought up the contest, sooo.. yeah, this work was already bound to be crammed with more stuff (I think your rule says to have only 1-3 little things on the side? :XD:, and some other rules which i honestly found a bit vague before, so i misinterpreted ^^;)

aaaaa great to know i brought up a little childhood nostalgia in you :la:. (it is one of the purpose i drew stitch, crash bandicoot, and robotboy. robotboy's actually the last i added in the drawing, because he just came up in my mind all of a sudden, and i do remember loving robotboy way back :love:, i cannot not include him :XD:. also, badass third robotic form :meow:. who doesn't think it's cool?)
robotboy was short-lived though D:. not surprising it would slowly be forgotten. but i always remember my favorite childhood cartoons :D
i definitely wont forget, especially that i drew him too a lot of times way back :D
DragoCatt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thay did say that but i'm not going to be super strict about it. I just don't roll like that XD not too sure if thats good or bad.

I love the feeling of nostalgia. It makes me so happy. I usually remember all the shows i'v watched they just get buried deep in my memory XD
Robotboy was short-lived. A lot like a lot of other shows i'v watched. So sad...
rcxdirectrix Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^; then that's good for my entry? :XD:. but yeah, you could be loose with rules once in a while, as long as maybe the contest piece is true to what the contest is all about... :D

indeed. sad. that's the thing about nostalgia. brings up memories of things long gone. well, some shows may not be permanently gone (depending on popularity), but everything's different in the past compared to the present :XD:, and that's what makes them unique and worth remembering ^^

like how bravoman is also going to be short-lived.. (we're just waiting for the last 3 pages of the comic.)…
sorry for the bad news. i just had to inform you. the entire of shiftylook is shutting down, and that means all the comics too (and namco high. we already know that).. all the comics are wrapping up. i haven't even started reading the others yet! D:
and i bet the Prince rounding up all his cousins on katamari's update last week (heck even Ace for once was ok with the Prince) ... they're all probably gathering up for a final goodbye.
this revelation just shot me down through the heart. Waaaah! i can't believe it! i really can't :( but it's happening! they didn't have to end it so quickly... D:
DragoCatt Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thats fine

I saw that on tumblr. I KNOW and from what i heard the reason why their shutting down is because they teached their goal of making old games popular again, which makes no sense. I really hate to see all these comics go. :iconsobplz:
rcxdirectrix Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im back!! wohooo! but only today T_T because im gonna die from acads again. yes. well, thing's aren't really going well for me right now, especially school, and bravoman (it ended yesterday and i'm sad D:. i can't even make a proper farewell fanart this month. maybe next month.. i'll have to postpone the bravocorps fanart i guess)

wew. im a bit late on the news haha ^^;
but yeah, they did say that on the shiftylook website i think.
it's just sad. i mean, they could have extended the project to a couple more years... that'd really give  more of their *dead* classic games
more publicity, not just the current ones ending in shuftylook right now. it was too brief... too quick to end.. im afraid all will be forgotten in a span of months.. wow. they should have calculated the impact of shiftylook's closure. big gap in my everyday living.. heh.
but i guess, all good things end too :crying:

yeah. i'd hate to see them all go... (will you be buying the vol 1 of bravoman? i'd really love to buy.. so i won't forget.  haha. namco high though. i have a lot of doodles, so i really wouldn't forget haha)
DragoCatt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
shiftylook ending it sad. but some of us on tumblr have come together and are going to try and draw our own comics and keep it alive. some of the Bravo asks have already started a head cannon on how it starts up again. and one of them are pretty close to drawing dee-g's style so i know it's going to be good. i'll probably help with the Katamari one because i have a katamari ask blog. first i've got see if the other cousins are willing to do it, and if they are i'm sure Cousin will be added. so we're still keeping it alive.

i do hate to see them go too though. but at least we have a plan to keep it alive. (i really hope i can buy it but i'll probably have to wait till my birthday...that is if they're still selling it ;-; )

((sorry i'm late with this i've been pretty busy too with the new tri starting in school and crap.))  
rcxdirectrix Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's really nice! it makes me tear up that there are loyal fans out there trying to keep it all alive :') 
(too bad im not active in tumblr anymore, but sure, i'll be so glad to check them all out if it means keeping our spirits and fandoms alive hehe)
links to all/some of the ask blogs pls? (also, the bravo ask blog too)
i think there was one who had a Cousin ask blog..
nice nice!! 
(one time, while i was going through a lot during my hell weeks, i thought of keeping namco high alive by deciding to draw comics of the antibravo arc.. i've only started visualizing the panels and doodling them in a cute little square blank notebook. but i dunno if i'll push this for reals.. because.. wow it is hard to draw comics :O. but i promised that i would.. when i am better at art and comics. lols)
i dunno how i'll keep bravoman alive though, besides fanarts. hehe
im really afraid the book would run out before im able to buy it (i haven't asked any of my friends yet... im too shy to ask them a favor? OTL.. also, im not close friends with them really.)
 when is your birthday though? i hope udon entertainment doesn't put the book out of print D: FANS NEED THE BOOK if shiftylook's gonna shut down everything in september D:
oh don't worry. i've been going through a lot too. oh gawd it was painful this sem. haha.
trimester? uhh.. your school is starting a trimester? (wow, that's really haggard.)
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