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Zanna
13 April 2012 @ 22:16



Some crap here is ~frands only~, some isn't. It's kind of erratic. Most of what isn't is fanart or fandom stuff in general (whenever I post more.) The friends only entries are mostly me babbling about school and junk though, so you're not missing much. Comment here or send a message if you want an add for whatever reason, lol.

I should also say, I'm not exactly new here. I had an old journal forever ago, but I completely forgot about it. Even if I did remember the thing, the email address it was registered to is defunct, so I may as well start anew.

Everything is best seen in Firefox, because Chrome likes to mess up the comments (tried everything that should fix it, but it won't).
 
 
Zanna
07 June 2012 @ 06:01
I've been really inactive on LJ oh wow. Anyway, I have two pictures of Envy that I drew, both quite a while ago, but I guess I wanted to show the community here. So here.

There's a wee bit of blood and some freaky eye business going on, just fyi. They're cartoony though but you never know.

Here they be:Collapse )
 
 
Feels: artisticartistic
Tunes: Kalevan Miekka ~Kotiteollisuus
 
 
Zanna
14 February 2012 @ 05:48
Free virtual gifts for the whoooooole frans list.
Because I am cheap.

Also, happy Valentine's Day.
 
 
Zanna
11 November 2011 @ 01:58
So, I already haven't been very active here except for occasionally commenting and lurking communities. But I just got back from the Skyrim midnight release, ahhh. I'm reminded of why I usually like going to these releases, they're actually fun. It's like a mini-convention. All the local Elder Scrolls fans were out and pretty much camping outside the Game Stop (seriously, there was a guy with a grill out there and people with chairs, lol). I guess there were supposed to be other releases today, but everyone was there for the same thing. We even had an Orc cosplayer.

They had food, and some game to knock over cans with rubber bands (they were doing some kind of raffle) and I got to talk to a few local friends I don't get to see often. c:
All is good.

Anyway, my pre-order copy came with this beautiful burlap-like map that has the most wonderful texture to it.

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Also, it's PC, so I'm waiting for the install. That's the only reason why I'm still puttering around online instead of actually playing at this point. lol

Brb someday.
 
 
Tunes: Sons of Skyrim ~Jeremy Soule
 
 
Zanna
04 October 2011 @ 13:02
Work Safe as usual.

I actually drew this on the third, but work on it went into the wee hours of the fourth. I was originally just going to tone the (originally pencil) lineart, but then this happened. I was also originally going to draw Ed and Al because I thought that would be more fitting, but I kept messing stuff up and got frustrated, so I drew my favourite character instead. Three guesses who.

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Tunes: Pandemonium ~Kotiteollisuus (Killing Joke cover)
 
 
 
Zanna
11 June 2011 @ 01:04
Whoa, I haven't updated in forever. I've been busy though, with school and that so yeah. Good news is I'm down to 5 classes now (out of the 10 I had) and I finished my one college class. :D I won't be graduated until sometime in July though.

Anyway, I just have some fandom rambling to do right now, mostly involving E3 and the glorious Skyrim.

E3 2011: Gameplay Walkthrough (Stream) HD
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim E3 Gameplay Demo

They're actually two different videos. They use roughly the same footage, but you get to see and hear different things in them.

Also, the music I'm listening to right now reminds me: we have had next to no actual previews of Skyrim music. Just the Dragon Born song in the first trailer. It's pretty awesome on its own, but I am really looking forward to hearing more, because (of course) Jeremy Soule is still composing the music for it.

If you go to the official website (might not work that well on Firefox for some reason though), you can also see some gorgeous screenshots and concept artwork. Seriously, this stuff is extremely pretty.

~Excite~
 
 
Tunes: Shed Your Travails ~Jeremy Soule
 
 
Zanna
06 April 2011 @ 05:02
Contribution to the fmabigbang

(I would have had this up sooner, but LJ refused to load for a few hours.)

The story I drew for was "Blood Ties" by jordannamorgan.

Here is Chapter 1: Encounter
More chapters are posted as links at the bottom of the entry.

I meant to do more than just character portraits, but time constraints were a huge pain for me; still are, actually. I meant to draw more for it, so I'll probably add to this a bit later.

So, without further ado:

Title: Blood Ties Character Portraits
Rating: G for all three; maybe PG for Envy due to his knife fixation
Spoilers: None, really, unless you count the first couple chapters.
Characters: Edward, Noa, Envy
Artist Notes: Just so ya know: No credit necessary for the texture BG; it's mine. The texture used on the frames came from CG Textures.

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Tunes: Greensleeves
 
 
Zanna
26 March 2011 @ 01:51

Also on DA


I'm pretty sure most people already know about these shimeji things (even though I only found out about two days ago, hurr). However, if you do not yet know of them, you can learn about them from this forum topic and also find links to MOAR shimeji.

So after downloading and lulzing about a bunch of these things, I made one of my favourite fanart topic.
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Tunes: Rosebud ~Kotiteollisuus
 
 
Zanna
06 February 2011 @ 22:42
Apparently the influence of fandomsecrets is great, since I tried to read Homestuck due to the billion or so secrets about it that get posted (though they've been dwindling recently). I am not sure what to make of this.

I tried to read from the beginning, but it is boring. It's almost a chore to read the beginning of that, especially the tl;dr pesterlogs. However, I skipped ahead a few(hundred) pages and got to a part about trolls which was actually more interesting. The only problem now is that I have no idea what is going on because I didn't read it all from the start. Haha, I'm dumb.

But really, I can't get past the start where the kid's in his house on his birthday and such. I tried a couple of times but by the time he goes downstairs I usually end up switching tabs and then forgetting about it.

This thing, ughhh.
I will try again tomorrow and maybe this time without skipping to where Aradia appears, lol.

Anybody else read it? If so, what do you think of it?
 
 
Tunes: Sopivasti lihava ~Leevi and the Leavings
 
 
Zanna
26 January 2011 @ 01:24
Hoho, it seems I have been missing some rather awesome news lately from the frequent internet-breaks I've been taking.

I was reading through some bands' websites when I came across this: Kotiteollisuuden Uusi Albumi Valmis

Kotiteollisuus has a new album~ omgyay

And this here is a new single from that album: Soitellen sotaan


*edit: Also, Tuomas Holopainen is a guest musician on this album. Again.

Additionally, I have a bit of Elder Scrolls art I sketched while at the college today.
It's one of my Morrowind characters (Havalu), who only looks this way because of a few mods (lol).

To give credit where credit is due, the mods that helped create the character that this is based on are House Dagoth Bonemold Armor, Soti's Better Dreamers, and Westly's Master Headpack (hair).

Here lies the arting~Collapse )

Clearly, it's not exactly like the actual bonemold armour. I made it a bit more female-fitting on purpose, plus I didn't have a screenshot to reference from at the school. :P

It's kind of sketchy and unfinished though, but it's not the best thing ever anyway.

I thought it would be fun to play as a House Dagoth priestess, since all of my other MW characters have been good guys. I like Havalu very much though and I absolutely loooove Soti's dreamer mod. If you're a Morrowind player, I would recommend it, if you don't already have it.
 
 
Tunes: Soitellen sotaan ~Kotiteollisuus
 
 
 
Zanna
03 January 2011 @ 14:40
Heyo, me again, here to blab over fandom and school as per usual.

Some Fandom Things (FMA and TES, involves Homunculi, mods, and screenies)Collapse )

(lol, hey Admia you will need to update your beta version of this.)

Any suggestions or critiques would be good (and I already know Envy's hair isn't right, hurr. I fix later).

School (Short this time, promise)Collapse )

Oh well, enough whining.
 
 
Tunes: Abigail ~King Diamond
 
 
Zanna
03 December 2010 @ 16:47
Oh hi fandom, long time no see.

I drew Envy again.

'Tis SFW, it's just a shirtless dude. :V

Hei gaiz look what I drewCollapse )

Ridiculous tags ftw
 
 
Tunes: Nerevar Rising ~Jeremy Soule
 
 
Zanna
15 October 2010 @ 06:25
I mentioned previously that I had planned on watching The Human Centipede. I also said I would write about it once I saw it.

Well, I did watch it on Tuesday, when the video store was supposed to get it in. Funny thing happened there. My mother, sister, and I went in and an employee was handing out flyers and asked if we were looking for something. So we specified what we were there for and the employee told us "You don't want to see that!". I was actually surprised by this. I've had store employees say a movie was bad before, but never have they outright told me that I should not or do not want to watch a movie. Of course, this only fed my curiosity about this horrible, shocking, disturbing tale. Haha, oh wow.

So we rented it, after listening to the same employee talk about how horrible the movie was. My sister didn't watch it, but my mother and I did. In the end, neither of us thought it was as mind-scarring as everyone and their brother made it out to be. I kinda feel like a sicko for even saying that I didn't find the movie that disturbing, but I'd be lying if I said otherwise. Perhaps I've just been too desensitized. Or people just like to over-hype these things.

~Shocking edginess~ aside, the concept here was indeed original, if gross. It's an interesting twist on the "Mad Scientist" trope, to say the least.

The acting wasn't the best, the story lost momentum in the middle, the characters were kind of stupid sometimes, and there were some very illogical moments. All in all, I think it tries to rely on the shock-factor far too much so the plot suffers a bit because of it. It could have been better, but at the same time it probably could have been worse.

★★☆☆☆
 
 
Tunes: Isä, Poika Ja Paha Henki ~Kotiteollisuus
 
 
Zanna
03 July 2010 @ 06:16
Hurr, I drew something. That something is Envy. HUGE SURPRISE, omg.

I've been trying to draw something epic and serious for the past week and a half, but it never seems to work. Either the anatomy doesn't work out, the composition keeps ending up unpleasant, or it just looks bad. So I decided to scribble something instead. And then that came out half-way decent. ಠ_ಠ

So I inked it. Here's the result:

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Also available for viewing over on DA, Here.

I had no idea what to do with that hand, can you tell?
Eh. I figured the little face-transformy bit would look good, instead of cutting the left arm out of the picture. Looks more like a cop-out for sloppy arm placement, doesn't it?

Oh, and the title (Luomi) is Finnish for "mole". 8D

I still think it looks pretty good. At least for now. In a minute or two I'll start hating myself again and call it crap.

But anyway, enjoy.
 
 
Tunes: Have You Seen Me Lately? ~Counting Crows