I like a good blogging challenge and I’ve just finished one because it wasnt suitable for me or this blog but I’ve found one that looks quite fun. It only requires one post per month on the 15th with 5 photos based on a geeky theme. I found it here, the site is called ‘Scruffy little nerd herder’ and it’s full of really cute posts including everyday cosplay ideas. Check it out.
I’m kinda already three months behind on this challenge so I will be posting the two I missed at some point but I wanted to try and keep pace with anyone else that was taking part in the challenge so I’ll start it this month with the theme mutation.
My ability to blog consistently? That is something I definitely want to improve on. For me I know I can get hung up on the details sometimes. I’ve put off finishing several blog post because I couldn’t get the photos right or because I was missing a price point or sometimes because I felt like I was babbling about nothing. To be honest most of this blogging challenge has felt a bit like me babbling about nothing. I’ve attempted to use it more for the practice of writing, rather than the exercise of creating exciting new content. That in itself I think was a mistake, I should have been choosing a challenge that I felt I could relate to better and actually use to create some worth while content. this is a lesson learned and one I think I will always bear in mind when writing for the future. No matter how many times you read it oe people tell ‘write what you know’ it really is true. I’ve noticed that the blogs written for the challenge are a lot more lifeless than ones I’ve written sparadically.
Although I haven;t been as vigilant or promt with writing this chalenge out I think I’ve actually learned alot from it. I did find alot of the topics really personal and that was difficult to write for me so its helped me define what I prefer to write about. In a sense I think it has also helped to find a voice in my writing, it still early days with alot to build on but its a start.
With all that said, this particular challenge for me it done. Im not going to stop blogging challenges, as I think they are a good way for me to get a bit of inspiration when the muse wont strike but this one was far too personal for me and I would like to try something I feel relates more to where I want this blog to go.
Im proud of lots of things. Some more than other to be honest but Im not sure what I want write about. Because it solidifies that proudness of that deed. If that makes sense.
I know I made a graphic a while back that I was particualry pleased with.
Its a sonic print. Took me about four days to try and get it right. I had a really clear image in my head of what I wanted and it came out pretty close. Which is something I’ve been struggling with in my graphic world for a while. My muse seems to be taking a break.
I wanted to do a sort of pixelated nebula siluette. The ring was a something that hit me after I’d finished the sonic part and felt like it need something more. I remeber playing with the details inside the blue quite a bit to try and spread them evenly. Also if you see the little bits of ‘shine’ in side sonic they were mostly ‘hand drawn’ to try an add bit of depth.
The reason I think i’m proud of this is because its one of the first pieces I finihsed in a while that I am actually happy with. I mean really happy with.
I’ve not given up this mini blogging challenge. Onward to the next topic!
I’ve not really acquried many nicknames, people have been known to shorten my name and call me ‘Han’ or something similar but I Like my name so there we go it doesn’t happen much.
I have managed to get a couple of names online that, like most people, I came up with myself.
The first one I think I ever used ‘Avoiceofed’, which I know looks like a jumble of letters but actually means ‘A Voice Of Ed’. It was ‘inspired’ by the character Ed from Cowboy Bebop, featured below.
She was always in her own little world and Im pretty sure she heard voices. So the name was born.
For the longest time now though, I’ve been using Maladjusted, or Maladjusted86. Its a shortened form of Maladjusted-freak but that tends to be too long for most applications so I shortened it. originally Maldajusted-freak was a song lyric from a Pitchshifter song that I think I used in passing but it kinda stuck and morphed to Maladjusted, now everything I do or make is sign Maladjusted something. I love it.
Oh, one nick name that a friend used to call me Fizgig. It’s the growly, bitey fluffyball from Dark Crystal. I used to mock growl and nip so she called me Fizgig after. It didn’t really stick but every now and then she’d call me it.
And that’s my nicknames. I think. Pretty sure that’s it. Stay tuned for next week when tell more amazingly interesting stories about Maladjusted aka Hanna. Arent you excited?
Since I read Geshias of Gion, I have always wanted to go the Gion to see a real geisha in full regalia. To be fair, I’ve actually wanted to go to japan since I was a kid and Pokemon was a thing because Japan is where Pokemon and Anime come from! Yeah I know, every kid into anime wants to go to Japan. That’s so clique! Well whats your point? I still wanna go some day. And I will.
Japan, seems like it would be a weird mix of modern and ancient. With cutting edge tech next to old shrines. A mix of tradition with new thinking. I don’t know, maybe it’ll be nothing like that but if it was that would be cool and such fun to experience and try capture.
Then there’s the fashion, I just mean looking at the fashion not so much buying it. Its were Lolita come from right so there has to be Lolita version of Camden somewhere there, right? Fancy frills everywhere! That would be great.
Besides what I have seen on various anime and read in mostly fiction books I really know nothing about Japan. It just one of those places that I hear talked about with such reverence that I cant shake the idea of going. If I did go, I would have to plan a serious itinerary and do some crazy research.
Another place I want to go is the valley of the kings, this one again Ive wanted since I was a kid because I was mad about Egyptian mythology. I don’t have a favorite pharaoh or tomb but to see some of the stories on the walls of the pyramids would be a dream.