- Five Words Meme
- February 19th, 2010
Reply to this meme by yelling... uh... let's say, "BY THE POWER OF GREYSKULL", and I will give you five words that remind me of you; then post them in your journal and explain what they mean to you. I doubt anyone will do it, though, as the one person I even remotely know well through Livejournal is the one that tagged me...
Ah, the life-simulation computer game that jump-started my internet addiction. Nostalgia. I've actually been thinking about reinstalling the original Creatures on my PC, but that might end up being the deathblow that my computer's been waiting for. But I miss telling norns to "push drink."
Considering I love anime and can sew, I'm frankly amazed I hadn't gotten into this back in high school. I like how it challenges my sewing skills and art & crafts skills. I've only been to one convention so far, but it was so fun to walk around in costume and see all the other folks in costume too... there's this kind of camraderie among fellow cosplayers, and it's a great feeling. I'm not the only obsessive anime freak out there!
Music is my life! Every family roadtrip as a kid was passed by the entire family singing our arsenal of songs, and I've spent most of my life in various choirs. I am rarely seen without my iPod anymore. Due to this, I almost constantly have at least one song stuck in my head. My only recourse to this was to memorize lyrics. I can only get songs out of my head if I am able to sing them all the way through.
My oft-neglected comic brainchild. It began percolating in my brain when I was 18, with the creation of my online persona, Tomecko. Since then, it has gathered backstory, main characters, villains, supporting cast... but a single page has yet to be drawn. I'm struggling with the taboos of Mary Sues and self-insertion, and my brain recoils avery time I think about the busty-anime-catgirl-who's-Japanese-despite-not-looking-it, but then I think "HELL YEAH THUNDERCATS" and everything goes back to normal for a while. I love this project too much to let it die. I will prevail!
Strange how lizards have become my signature animal, so to speak. I have no real fascination with them in real life (I lean more towards cats and dragonflies). But it stems from my screenname, Tomecko, which goes back to my first word, Creatures. Tomeckos were a strange little gecko/tomato plant hybrid that inhabited the Norngarden, an addon to the Creatures 3/Docking Station game. I thought they were cute, so it became my screenname when I joined online Creatures communities. 7 years later, it's still my handle! The logo for my freelance chalkart/graphic design business also incorporates a lizard, and I now own a fair amount of lizard jewelry and knick-knacks. I suppose it's grown on me.
Wow, this is my first post since September 5th. I've let this journal go way too long without updates. I need to do a life-update journal, and I also plan to put up some sketches sometime this weekend. I also still need to post my photos from Kumoricon, like I promised. Busy busy busy.
we swam in the fountains
beneath the moon and stars
we cried from the laughter
and died in each other's arms