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Journal Entry: Fri Aug 8, 2014, 9:09 AM

I'm back!  Sorta.  Kinda.
Holy hell, my messages.  It might take me a while go to through them, and even so, my time's still a bit crunched. ^^;

Anyway. I joined dA almost 11 years ago (I think I'll hit that point next week), at the wee age of 15.  I was brought here by demonmako ...Sadly she's not around dA anymore as far as I know.

I didn't really get active until 2005-2006, when I was finishing up high school.

I don't have the things I posted first in 2003 anymore, but I still have my old, old post from '06:
You JUST don't do that by kabocha

Drawn during Physics class, of course. :D

Over the years, I met a lot of people through dA -- and found out some of my buddehs from elsewhere on the internet / IRL had dA accounts.

(By the way, here's some of the awesome people that I've come to enjoy over the years - in no particular order!)

:iconacidangels: :iconyuninaoki: :iconkinnohitsuji: :iconscreentones: :iconluciole:
:iconjazeki: :iconmysticalpchan: :iconloomcomics: :iconashikai: :iconperiwinkleimp:
:iconlyritwolf: :iconmamuemu: :iconrobokiss: :iconthatdarnkat: :iconfshounen:

And I drew a lot of things, mostly for other people.  (And made brushes.  2007 - 2008 was a very busy year for me, apparently...)  I prefer to focus on the art, so let's pick one "good" piece (that I like) for each year since 2006 (if there is one present).

Veled by kabochaB2S - Contest Entry by kabochaWinnie and Azrael by kabochaMagic Manami Page 3 by kabochaArina by kabochaBlair by kabochaLove, Annotated by kabocha70. 67% by kabocha

...I don't have a favorite for 2014 yet.  The year's not done.

It's kind of interesting how things have changed.  Way back when I started, I was completely opposed to using tools such as "Dodge"... Mostly because it looks tacky.  (I think I've figured out how to use it somewhat tastefully now, though, right?)  I've also moved on to traditional media, too, though I don't tend to upload most of those images.

So, um, yeah.

That's it.

I will probably upload things later, since I have been doing things...

  • Mood: Neutral

Taking a Break

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 10:13 AM

I contemplated posting a journal on this.  And then I slept on it, and decided it was a good idea.

I have a lot of things going on right now, so I'm taking a break.  I'll be back eventually.

I'll still be around on tumblr (as kabocha-chan).

Otherwise, I'll update whatever when I return. :D


Looking for a Project? We're looking for Artists!

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 26, 2014, 9:43 AM

Have you been looking for a project to put your name to?

Been searching for a way to improve your skills?

Want to work on a visual novel?  There may be some content not suitable for minors, so be aware!

Well, you're in luck!  Right now, Love Despite is looking for sprite artists!
Not good at coloring?  No problem!  You'd basically be doing lineart. :D

Love Despite is a story which follows a young man after a terrible accident.  He ends up transferring to a school for special-needs students, where he learns that there's more to life than his own problems.  High school shenanigans and romance may occur.

You can view the group's staff openings on the blog.

If you're interested in joining, consider hopping into our IRC channel for recruits (#ld-recruits on rizon) and saying hello!


Photoshop 7 Support

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 23, 2013, 9:41 AM

OK, so, it's been a while since I've said... anything.  (6 months, roughly...)

I'm sure some have noticed that my latest brush sets don't work in Photoshop 7 (And maybe even CS).

Why?  There's a lot of reasons, but the clearest way to say it is that I don't support Photoshop 7 any longer.

Image packs have been released through my website alongside brushes which are noted to have problems with older versions of Photoshop.  (If you have CS2 or newer, you will probably not encounter a problem.)

You can view those brushes here: Downloads @ Nagareboshi

(Image packs may also have materials not present in the original brush set -- so they're a good deal for downloading!)

  • Mood: Bemused

Thank you~!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 26, 2013, 6:34 AM

:heart: Thanks to everyone who made yesterday awesome.  :meow:
I had a great birthday!

I'm now going to stand out on my lawn and yell at some imaginary kids.
Wait, I don't have a lawn. ...Boo.

  • Mood: Tired

Feature Thingamabob (9/10 spots taken!)

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 12, 2012, 9:51 AM

Leave a comment, get a 3-work feature.


1.  :iconsabre-night:
Periwinkle Pony by Sabre-Night Momoconpics 3 Expert by Sabre-Night Emma Standy art by Sabre-Night

2.  :iconaisazia:
GA: Blood Raevyn by aisazia Issy Dragon Baby by aisazia Ziava Character Sheet by aisazia

3.  :iconloomcomics:
Vampire Hunter Jude - 22-23 by LOOMcomics :thumb209531677: :thumb133781936:

4. :iconacidangels:
Speckle by acidangels Water Shrine by acidangels Control by acidangels

5. :iconyuninaoki:
Halloween Windows 2011-All by YuniNaoki Prize: Lolita Lysette by YuniNaoki Prize: Aria by YuniNaoki

6. :iconashikai:
Old--Pendulum strike by Ashikai Arina from Kibou by Ashikai Watercolor Action Test by Ashikai

7. :iconmysticalpchan:
Happy Valentines by Mysticalpchan Collab: Anomie Preview by Mysticalpchan Tidal Fishes by Mysticalpchan

8. :iconkmccaigue:
Kiriban Ashenee by kmccaigue Tiger Lilies by kmccaigue LordVepar Contest Entry by kmccaigue

9. :iconerik-tan:
Goldfish Scooping by Erik-Tan 100 theme no.11 Memory by Erik-Tan +Tribute for a Fallen Friend+ by Erik-Tan




Journal Entry: Wed Dec 7, 2011, 6:26 PM


Oh, dA.  Let me embed youtube links, pl0x.


Here's a video of it in action.  It has no autonomy at present, so... it hits things.…

And there I am with it.

I'm going to work on another robot today.  ROBOT SOCCER.  (It's a final.)

It works!

Mostly.  The batteries are dead, and I still have work for tomorrow, but... AAAAAH.  I will have something demo-able.  This is awesome.

I can finally sleep some.

...Finals are next week, though.  :|  I don't know if I'mma pass one class, but I have to talk to the teacher to find out.  x_x;
(Never do 18 credits + work + major, semester-long project and expect any time but WORK AND SLEEP.  Just don't.)

(But seriously!

Java client, C++ peer, C++ server! :D :D :D
SOCKETS.  (I honestly didn't understand them before I had to use them practically.)

It'd be better if it took natural language, like I'd wanted initially, but hey...)

...also, it has a name, and it is Mercury.


My robot's all the way on the left.  :meow:

The faces are done with tape.

If you're curious about these robots, then you can check out...  The Smurv Robotics Platform!
The price of all those parts are mostly cheaper now than they were when this page was created. :D

You can get away with getting a cheaper version of the iRobot Create; and if you know what you're doing, you could potentially substitute the mini case on top for a netbook or something.  It depends on how much power you want to use...



Journal Entry: Thu Aug 18, 2011, 8:18 PM

About 10- days ago, I was asking for a little help with a rather special financial situation...

Thanks to several lovely, wonderful people, we did manage to raise the funds to get the new computer - and we're very glad for that!
Now, a certain someone* was kind enough to help out in making these lovely little foxies for fundraising efforts, and I did just get them...

They're $5/ea, with $1 shipping.

However, the money from these will be going to helping Jazeki with HER financial situation.

Please note me if you're interested in any of them.  I've only got 10 at present.  (I'm making more based on the pattern given, but I am slow with crochet... Inexperience!)

If you want any of the prints from my previous journal, let me know about that, too.

*If you want me to name you, tell me it's okay! :meow:


Features! :D

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 21, 2010, 9:50 AM

To those of you who commented on the last journal, thank you~ XD

:iconjacquelynfisher: jacquelynfisher
Coffee 'n Cookies Ads by jacquelynfisher  Exotic Painter by jacquelynfisher Element - Wind by jacquelynfisher
Jacquelyn is a pretty nice person, you see.  Her interests are pretty varied, too.  :D  So, it only goes to say that well...  Her gallery has some interesting things in it~.  (If you want to see some Desert snow, she has pictures of that, too!)

:iconzerorinas: ZeroRinas
Demon and FairyI sat around a campfire, eating mum's delicious homemade double chocolate apple cake in the woods when my dad began to tell me the story about a demon marrying a fairy.
"Are you daft, you old fart?" I said. "You mean a demon, the illegitimate offspring of Jerry Springer, and a fairy, the illegitimate offspring of Reese Witherspoon, can actually marry? Have you shacked yourself in France?" In his almost boring, monotone voice, he replied,
"It's a story I've heard…around these parts, lad. Will you just listen?
"A long time ago…it has been said that there was a demon resurrected by the gods after it was killed in a long war back in the Dark Ages…when it came back it was attacked by the Holy Seven, a group of warriors skilled in the magic and weapon arts, trained specifically to defeat it. It was a long, arduous battle, one that lasted almost a week…but the Holy Seven prevailed, leaving the demon to die in the rain.
"But…minutes after they left it, a beautiful huma
Roy Marboyd Sketch 2 by ZeroRinas Naito"Can you fight, Master Naito?" asked a robot to an old man lying in bed, the man's eyes driven but his face fading, weakening.
"…I…can…fight…" he said, voice weakening. "I…must…save…the Queen…"
"But Master," said a black haired young knight, "You can hardly move right now! If you try to fight again-" Naito grabbed his hand.
"Parnell…I…for…years…must…always…protect…Queen…" Naito's voice declined. Naito's hand rested on Parnell's hand.
"…Goodbye, Master…"
"Is it time?" asked the robot, holding a red orb. Parnell nodded. The robot placed the red orb near Naito's heart. It latched onto his body. Energy swirled around, changing Naito's body completely.
"Parnell!" yelled Naito, clad in blue armor, rising from bed and wielding a large blue, symbol embroidered sword, "We ride to the Castle!"
"Get out of our way!" yelled Naito, slashing his way through enemy soldiers. "Parnell, pick up the pace!"
"Yes, Mas

I actually had the pleasure of meeting Rinas in person, and he managed to psych me out pretty bad when I DID meet him.  I was all ...  "Heeeeeeeey!!!"  when I realized it was him.   That all aside, he's a pretty good writer, and he seems able to put up with temperamental writing partners. XD

:iconcyrusaiden: CyrusAiden

This guy is a dork who doesn't have anything in his gallery.  :P  He could totally put some of his writing there.  Also, he needs an icon!

:iconloomcomics: LOOMcomics
:thumb133175335: Vampire Fetish: Jude Daydream by LOOMcomics Rainshadow: Seria by LOOMcomics
Let's see.  Loomy.  I met Loomy through webcomics and Manga-Apps.  Turned out, she's pretty silly, AND pretty awesome.  So, naturally, I like talking to her.  I also like drawing certain men from Vampire Fetish in dresses.

:iconobsailorstar: OBSailorStar
Elazul FF6 Sprite Sheet by OBSailorStar Olbohn FF6 Sprite Sheet by OBSailorStar Pew Pew by OBSailorStar
She probably didn't think I'd ninja this in, but HAH.  :mwahaha:  She mainly does pixel work, but hasn't really done a lot in a while.  Hm.

  • Mood: Relief


Journal Entry: Wed Dec 15, 2010, 5:27 PM

Okay, so.  Yaaaaaay, finals might sorta be done (aka I have no clue what's going on tomorrow as far as things I might be obligated to see or do).

Also, my hand.  It is better. :D  Long story short, I think they found something that works, and as a result I'm not as sensitive to the cold, and things don't hurt so much.

...Did I ever mention that here?  I dunno.  Anyway.

Time to go take some relaxation time, because

:iconcyborgplz::iconsaysplz:BOOYAH!  School ain't got nothin' on me!

Oh, yeah.

First five commenters will have get a 3-work feature.


  • Mood: Relief

7 Years?!

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 15, 2010, 1:15 PM

Holy crap, that is a long time to have been here.

So... I've been on dA since I was... 15.  Wow.

My first watcher was demonmako, who I haven't seen in a while.
I don't believe I got active until about 2006...

Some time between then and now, I got into converting brushes for Axeraider70!  GASP!

As of this writing, my most recent watcher is MasterFudgePop!

I've also gotten involved in some really interesting things - like Manga-Apps, and gotten back into drawing my webcomic, (Kibou).

Additionally, thanks to Taures-15, I have a premium membership!  :D
Other kind people ( OBSailorStar, ZeroRinas, RingoStarr911, AdriDaHen, and Ninja-Productions ) donated to help me collect points to gain a 3 month subscription!

It's been an interesting ride.  ...One filled with brushes, doodles, and the occasional spyware deal. :P  (At least until I got AdBlock Plus.)

Here's to perhaps more time here...  And DEFINITELY more time over at… (MangaBullet)!  :heart:
(If you guys haven't been there, you really should take a look at the community!)

...And as a bonus, here's a shout-out to a few other people you might like to check out (in no particular order):



  • Mood: Content


Journal Entry: Thu Jul 29, 2010, 2:48 AM

Are you going?
I am.

You should see me in the Artist's Alley this weekend.  I'll be harassing picatrix, so we shouldn't be hard to miss! (Table F02)


  • Mood: Tired


Journal Entry: Wed Jul 21, 2010, 7:45 AM

Sooo, the mini-contest over at Manga-Apps has come to a close!  :O  Shocking, I know.

We had many, many good entries, and now it's time to award the features!
Sorry it's taken so long to get this up -- I've been a bit... uh...  Preoccupied.  Anyway...

I'm gonna leave the features in my journals for a month, at least...  So...  Wooh!  :D
Congratulations winners, and I hope everyone who participated in the contest enjoyed it!  I hope to see many fun entries in the BIG contest for Manga-Apps!

  • Mood: Joy

It's Very Busy!

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 4, 2010, 8:21 PM

SUPER EDIT: H-holy cats!  I just now noticed that someone (Taures-15) just bought me a premium membership!

(The email apparently got sent to my junk box, but... Wow!)

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!
I've started on an absolutely bare-bones skin, as you see...  So uh... Yay?

:bulletred: As... As for everyone that donated points...  What... would you have me do with them?  Since someone did this kind thing for me, would you prefer a refund, or would you rather me keep them and use them as I see fit?  (Most likely for the benefit of Manga-Apps or perhaps tacking on another 3 months -- in case you're curious.)


Okay, business outta the way, first:

:bulletwhite: Finish converting the missing brushes of Axeraider70
Now, you all might have noticed there's a set that's not going to be some brushes in my gallery.
Why?  Weeeell.  Look at this:… (PS7 Brush Pack)

Read the description~!  They've been converted, they're just not in my gallery.

:bulletblack: Been drawing, as you've all seen.  Some stuff is here, but if you wanna see other things...  Go check out my… (MangaBullet)!

:bulletred: Contests over at Manga-Apps
Current Mini-Contest (4-Koma Challenge)
Challenge: Draw a 4-koma that in some way includes at least one of our club mascots.
Deadline: July 13th, 2010!
Prizes: Art Requests, Features
More Information:… (Here!)

Big Contest
Challenge: Create a manga oneshot based upon the prompts posted in our blog.
Deadline: September 15th, 2010
Prizes: Art Supplies, Journal Features, etc.
More Information:… (Here~)

:bulletyellow:  Oh, if you're going to Otakon... Well, I'll be there.  So, who's going~?

:bulletblue:  You know, I'm really close to my points goal!  I still appreciate donations, however!  As usual, 100+ points gets you a sketch!  (That's only $1.25!!)
Remember that you can use llamatrade to get points!

:bulletpurple: On another note, I've also started updating my comic (Kibou) again!  It's only once a week for the time being, but hey!  Better'n nothing, right?

So that would be it for now. :meow:

Just noticed this spam I got somewhere, and I thought it was funny:

So everyone knows that it would seriously hurt if you did get shot right there but your not exactly going to have a serious chance of getting killed so it’s much more sensible to have a bullet proof vest rather than pants, plus you may have to put something pretty heavy there so it might way you down a bit :P

  • Mood: Astonished
Okay, okay, okay.

So, I have a to-do list here:

:bulletwhite: Convert the newest brushes by Axeraider70  (GASP!)
:bulletblack: Draw more
:bulletpurple: Maybe make another screentone brush set (Suggestions?)

...I'd do more bullets, but that's all I can really think of for the minute.

As for other things...

:bulletpink: Contest over at Manga-Apps
Challenge: Create a manga oneshot based upon the prompts posted in our blog.
Deadline: September 15th, 2010
Prizes: Art Supplies, Journal Features, etc.

:bulletred: A special PSA of sorts : TAKE CARE OF YOUR HANDS!

:bulletorange: Speaking of hands, mine is doing better. :D  For those who weren't in the know, I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel back in October/November, and there was also a bit of ulnar nerve entrapment going on.  The nerve entrapment has been mostly resolved, and I can finally USE MY PINKY AGAIN! :heart: :heart: :heart:
You never know how important silly little fingers are until you've lost feeling in them. ;)  Now, to see how long this lasts for...

:bulletyellow: On another note, I'm starting up a donation pool to help me get a 3-month sub.  Anyone willing to help out?  :O  (636 points necessary!)
Anyone who donates 100 or more points will get a sketch~! :D
ZeroRinas ~ One Fear
OBSailorStar ~  :meow:?

:bulletgreen:  ...Also, does anyone else have issue with the way that dA does their sales pages?  Instead of showing the "free" stuff as having nothing, how about compare the features, and show people what they have AND what they might be missing out on?

:bulletblue: Yes, I did totally abuse the bullets just to have all the colors shush.
  • Mood: Glad
Okay, here goes!

Club Stuff:

:bulletred: Manga-Apps is having a contest!

Challenge: Create a manga oneshot based upon the prompts posted in our blog.
Deadline: September 15th, 2010
Prizes: Art Supplies, Journal Features, etc.

Check this blog for more details.

:bulletorange: Please help, if you don't mind!

Manga-Apps is trying to become a Super Group!  As you're probably aware, this is expensive.

So, LOOMcomics has a pool going so that we can collect points and reach our goal!
If you don't mind sparing a few points, every bit helps!

If you don't want to spend your money and still help, PLEASE check out the Llama Trading Game!  Get points for giving Llama badges!  Simple, free, and ANYTHING you would be willing to spare with this would be greatly appreciated!

More Info


:bulletyellow: If you're not already checking out Original-Manga-Art, you might want to!  :D

Other Stuff:

...No, there's not much that I can think of...
  • Mood: Content
I've been neglecting my DA page for a while now.
Oh well.

Unfortunately, I'm feeling a little too lazy to go through comments and reply to everyone (especially as far as image using brushes go) -- So uh... I'm going to look, but please don't be offended if I don't comment or reply to your comment.

I'm just being lazy.

Now back to work.
  • Mood: Lazy
Yeah, stating the obvious.  Good going, me.



Been so very busy most of the past week - this Magic Manami comic has taken a LOT of time!  :<  It makes me sad.

But you know what, it's been rewarding.
Too bad the poster is due tomorrow and I can't finish up two more pages. X_X;

Um, so yeah.  I might do them on my time, but for now I am going to create the poster using the three I've done and post a bit about manga to boot... Heh.

If anyone is interested in prints of them, well... I suppose you could "request" the print on DA, or ask me directly or something.
(There's a few print shops around here and the like ;) I can go to.)
...So yeah.  Depending on interest, I'll do a small print run or something.

...And now it is almost time to panic since I have to actually START WRITING THE TEXT for the poster!

...Tomorrow there's a presentation, too, for other things...  Ughhh, I am gonna die.

...On a more pleasant note on the whole...
Kibou is really srsly updating regularly.
Please go read if you like seeing mah stuff.  Or something.
  • Mood: Distressed
So, I feel kind of selfish and stupid mentioning it, but I'm going to anyway, since the selfish wins:
My birthday is comin' up! :D
March 25, babeh~ :3

So, what am I treating myself to, this year?

For one, I'm going to go visit a friend who I've been dying to see for a while now...~
And... I am finally getting somewhere with my webcomic.
I've been working my ass off and will be increasing the update schedule for Kibou to twice a week, starting March 24! :D

(Now one must wonder why I am doing something for other people as a treat to myself? Bah, who cares... xD)

So yeah~ :D
While I'm in the mood for doing nice things and lots of drawings... I think I'll put an offer out!

I'm allowing 5 sketch requests, so ask when you comment on this entry, and ye shall receive!

1. WrentheFaceless - Shinsui :star:
2. OBSailorStar - Sarah :star:
3. Iris-Angel - Emmy and Aaron
4. ryuseiu - ???

---To those waiting for their sketches, it'll be a day or two before I can do them. :<  Lots of homework after spring break... Suuuucks~
  • Mood: Cheerful
Hey, people.  Relax about the viruses.

As common as the scares are, if you're smart about how you go around the internet, you're not as likely to be infected and affected. :)

(And if more computer savvy folks are readin' this, feel free to add suggestions and ideas of your own...

Or just skip down to the original entry.)

There's a nice little hoax going around that goes like so:
If someone by the name of Alfred Hundana (dragon_heart620) wants to add you to their list, don't accept it. It's a virus. Tell everyone on your list because if somebody on your list adds them you will get it, too. It is a hard drive killer and a very horrible virus. Please pass this on to everyone on your list. We need to find out who is using this account. Sorry for the inconvenience. Right click on your group name of your buddy list and click Send Message to all plz.

Few things I'd like to point out here:
:bulletred:You can't get virii from people adding you to their friends list.
That's almost like saying... You can get sick from someone adding their phone number to their address book.
    :bulletgreen:You can't get a virus from them sending you a note, either. ;)  However, if they send you a link to an external website, or tell you to download something, you could get a virus from that.

:bulletred:An account in and of itself cannot be a virus. :XD:

:bulletred:The only "virus" here is the fact that this is being propagated across deviantArt by unknowing users.

Knowing this, however...
You can still get a virus through a multitude of methods - online or offline.


A lot of virii acquired from browsing the internet often come through various exploitable points in a browser.  If your computer can support it, upgrade or change your browser.
Try to avoid using IE 6 (the default browser with Windows XP) as it is an easy target for malware.
If you must stick with Microsoft, go for IE7.
Otherwise, Firefox is recommended, though there are others like Opera, Safari, and Google Chrome to try out.

Don't run an executable unless you are sure you know what it is!
Especially avoid files that you get over IM -- if someone says they are sending you a picture, and you get a compressed file with an .exe inside -- DO NOT RUN IT.

Have a virus scanner ready -- If you can't afford something commercial, AVG is not bad - and it's free!  Avira is another one that's been suggested to me, but I haven't given it a shot myself. ;)


The best "cure" is prevention, of course, but there comes a time when even the most safe users get infected with some sort of malware - be it virus or otherwise.

First -- Back up your files.  Now, while a full computer backup is fun to do, it's not always the best option!
If you're stuck for space or doing it by burning CDs - pick the files or directories that you feel are most important to you.
When your computer is 'clean,' do not open any of these files -- just insert the media (CD, USB drives, etc) into your computer and SCAN IT.  There is always a chance that something got infected.

Next -- Run a virus scan.  Srsly.  Break out the software.
If your computer is stable enough to go on the internet and you don't have anything, Trend Micro's House Call has never been too terrible to use in the past.

If you are running Windows and can actually restart your computer:
Restart in Safe Mode.  Srsly.  Do it.  (Usually it's done by hitting "F8" before the Windows logo appears during startup.  Google if you're not sure how to do it.)
Run that virus scan there -- If you got something else, that'll help enable the malware removal software remove it.

If your computer is back  to "normal" after this, that's good.  If you're running XP or (bleugh) Vista, you may want to run a System Restore.

Worst case scenario:  Your computer is toast.
Not so bad scenario:  You have to reinstall your OS.  Backups are good for both scenarios!
Good Scenario:  Things are usable and functional.

Unfortunately, I'm not a computer repair specialist -- this is just the most basic of information for keeping things 'safe.'
I will not diagnose or repair your computer. DO NOT ASK.

Now let's stop with the hoax stuff, plzkthx.

---Original Entry---

Okay, so, I'm almost at the 33,333 mark!

I actually hadn't noticed that I hit 30k pageviews until today, which might be just a little sad, but... eh!  Who cares!

So, I'll put this forward~
The first person to get a screenshot of the 33,333 pageview on my userpage and send it to me in a note here will get a single-character request~ :D

Ooh, I also forgot to mention:
31,337.  catch it and get a sketch. :D
:bulletyellow: Caught by OBSailorStar  :P Sneaky, sneaky~
  • Mood: Bemused