Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Belated Thanksgiving and a Long Post on Books

:waves: Hi everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. I know I did! :grins:

I actually decided to just take it easy the past few days. All my deadlines for this week were moved to next Wednesday, but of course, I was diligent and did all my work.

I CAN'T get behind.

Although today, I went back to work-mode. One of my assignments was regarding dialogue.

Basically, I had to spend at least an hour in a particular place and listen to people's conversation. If a dialogue caught my attention I needed to write it down. Now, I needed five of those, and well, we as human do have short attention span, so I found my own way of sustaining those dialogues. Tuzki Bunny Emoticon

It was interesting and I am considering on doing this again. As a writer (and this goes especially for those trying to become writers themselves), one NEEDS to pay close attention to the way people communicate with each other. Not everyone will speak the same, there are times when the environment determines the type of dialogue. 

For example:

If you are the type of person who hasn't stepped into an Arts and Crafts store, by all means, go. Walk around for at least 30 minutes and just listen and observe. For many, this might sound like if we are stalking...but seriously... we are not. This, my fellow writer, will prep you for what is to come. It is after all, research, and every writer does this. I'm not kidding. 

So make sure you do your research.

On A Side Note

Yesterday I received:

I haven't read DeathNote or PandoraHearts v.2 but I so DID read My Girlfriend's a Geek. 

Seriously my dearies! I recommend MGG if all you need is a good laugh. 

So...what's the story about?

Glad you asked. Basically PENTABU is a guy blogger who wrote about his relationship with a geek...well I should say, a Fujoshi geek. And even though it is hiarious, there are times when his girlfriend gets me upset. I mean, yay! he accepted your hobby, but give the guy a break :shakes head: 

Oh well, who am I to judge.

But for YOU to have a good laugh there are a few prerequisites:

  1. You are a fujoshi
  2. You know a fujoshi
  3. You know what fujoshi means
  4. You are/have dated a fujoshi
Do you meet any of them?

If you did... get the book!

If you didn't...yeah...don't bother... it won't make sense. But if you want to give it a try, by all means.

But I did warn you....

Now yesterday I was browsing around...searching for BN discount coupons and I found one my friends :'D. A 30% off coupon! 30%!!!!!!!


So what did I get... I got this!!

I did go on a book shopping spree didn't I? :sighs: oh well. As long as I have no regrets then its a-okay!

Till next time,


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Change of Plans?!

:Sighs: my story has just gone from a comic script to a might be movie script.


After writing that great logline I was proud of, I started to become doubtful of my thesis.

Was this the right idea?

Does it make sense?

Is my story interesting enough?

Are my characters interesting at all?

These were the types of thoughts going through my mind.

There was something about my idea I didn't like. I have to admit, this particular idea was one I had written as a light-novel a few years ago. This is the one idea that made me want to make a comic. I guess, this is why I've been stubborn about it.

But I just didn't know what to do.

I soon started to create proper bios for my characters, and after I finished writing them, I just stared at the computer---dissatisfied.

All I thought about at night was my characters and the story. It was bugging me!

Then today my instructor emailed me and she asked if this was a feature film idea. I'm like huh? what!?

:pulls hair out: Was I suppose to think of a future film? Did I misread something!


So I sat down again, stared at the screen again, went over some ideas again... till I finally called my instructor. Tuzki Bunny Emoticon

Present Time

I have decided to focus on this one script that can become a a movie for television. This is an idea I pulled out from another script I created in another class.

My protagonist is the same but different at the same time. Does it make sense?

Anyways,  I think I'm finally ready to start the research. :)

Now you might be wondering... Hey Eva, what about the comic idea?

Well in the similar words but not so similar words of one of my favorite manga characters, I shall answer, "I will write and read scripts for a living, but writing comics, is nothing but a hobby I enjoy and hope to make money out of it too."

Do you know where I got this from? Tuzki Bunny Emoticon

If you do please enlighten me in the most discreet way lol!

So I guess in other words....

:smiles: I will write a comic and my research will start in a few weeks... and believe me I AM determine about this, so please support me when that time comes to spread the word.

Well, that's all I have for tonight.

Have a good one everyone!

Till next time,


Monday, November 22, 2010

Just One of Those Days

So today I sent my professor the logline for thesis. It took me a few hours to work on it, but I finally wrote it down. It does look promising so :keeps finger cross:

Now, my problem is that as I was writing my character bios for this one story, I was thinking of another story I want to work on. Ya, it's a pain.


So basically at the moment, I'm considering my thesis to be a comic. So if any of my LJ friends are reading this...I might send an email and hope for somewhat of an interview. Of course I will explain why in the email so don't worry :).

So once the logline was submitted and everything else was finish, I decided to create three character bios...yeah, I just finished the last bio :laughs: and so far they look okay.

I just hope my characters come to life and tell a story of their own.


This class is pure research. I still have to think of a place I want to go to and observe. Ya...I shall stalk a few people in a few days. All for information and dialogue :D.

I have no clue where to go though Tuzki Bunny Emoticon

And the research continues. that I look back, this seems rather a boring post... Sorry ^^;;;

Guess, research is boring even when blogging about it.


I hope to bring great stuff next time!

Till then,


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Is This Hyperventilation I'm feeling?

You know...I knew...I JUST knew it!

Knew what?

Well, that the deeper I get into the program, the more stress, the more sleep deprive I would get...

.....I was hesitant

But I did it anyways......

I logged on to the portal and looked.

Because of the Thanksgiving weekend, our first week's assignments are due till December 1st. I should celebrate, no?

:face palm: I have so much work to do! And, and...

I need to send my professor a LOGLINE!Tuzki Bunny Emoticon

You guys know how much I've come to hate loglines, but she wants to know what our "thesis" will be and since the interview is this month.  (I have no idea how the interview will be done...all I know is that it is through a video.)  I need to prepare.

Plus, I have to start on my research. You know...go here and there. Do this and that <----- I still don't know what it is I have to do :laughs:


This will be an interesting month my friends....and to top it all off, some of my fellow peers have started to drop. Yeah, this is hardcore...

But I will fight and continue! So wish me luck!Tuzki Bunny Emoticon

Till next time,


Saturday, November 20, 2010

From MTG to Literary Research

And the transition begins!

I finally submitted the rewrite to my comic scene earlier tonight. Meaning, my Multimedia Terms and Genres course has officially ended!!Tuzki Bunny Emoticon  

But that just means that...Literary Research is about to begin.... well, Monday that is. I'm excited since what I'm about to learn will help me create the foundation to a strong story. I already received an email from my next professor and even though I haven't read it thoroughly, I believe she wants us to tell her what it is we will focus for thesis. ALREADY!

:sighs: There is no rest... is there?

I received my books for this class though :D

I SHOULD read... 


I think I could wait for Monday or late Sunday to begin :laughs:

Well that's all I have for tonight everyone. I also want to thank everyone that has visited...once...twice...thrice...thank you! ^_^

Till next time,


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Who Would've Thought!

As I mentioned previously (last post actually lol) we were all placed in three different groups to critique each others work, but with the luck I tend to have at times, I got placed in a group that has not, and I mean NOT picked up a comic before.

How Did I Find Out?

After we read all the scenes sent to us by all the group members we had to post our thoughts, suggestions, etc, on the Discussion Board. Now, my group was made of four ladies, myself included, and two guys. One didn't send his scene, the other hasn't read a comic, THAT was a shocker! I mean, how many guys don't pick up a comic, at least once?

But what sort of hit was the reality that here in the U.S not many women read comics and if a woman writes a comic scene, guys will really somehow dislike it (well, not all guys). That's something to keep in mind :).

Moving on...

But the downfall was that since no one in my group has read comics, all suggestions, were good, but there was something missing...

The opinion of someone who has actually read a comic. That was disappointing.

Now the good news is that I have a few friends, who HAVE read comics and mangas, so I sent them my scene for feedback purposes instead.

I need to revise my scene before the weekend is over for submission.


The things you learn in the world of screenwriting Tuzki Bunny Emoticon

Till next time,


Monday, November 15, 2010

Slow Start Among Other Things

Believe it or not, today was an actual slow day...weird.

Did all my reading and I'm just waiting for the rest of my team to send me one of their scenes to get critique by me.

One of the Assignments

Basically our professor split us all into 3 groups. I'm in a class of 18 students :laughs: I SO didn't know this. Anyhoo...we all had to submit one of the scenes to get critique by each and everyone in your team.

Critique is good, remember that.

Now the deadline to send the scene to everyone in your team was 11pm EST. Have I received all the scenes? Have I? Nope!
Yes, things happen but deadlines are deadlines and if you are going to work for the entertainment industry then YOU must be punctual my friend. UGH! some people.Tuzki Bunny Emoticon

Moving Along....

Have any of you read Understanding Comics? Whether you want to make your own comics or just want to understand comics because you appreciate them, this is a great book. I recommend it :). I'm reading this at the moment, when time permits, and believe you me(yes, I intentionally wrote it like that lol)... it makes you look at comics differently. The best part? The book is a comic of it's own, making it entertaining and informative at the same time. Best combination ever! I bought it at BN for around $17 or so, but I'm sure if you look around you might find it for less. Seriously. Check it out.


Okay, since I can't draw I am thinking of searching for either a freelance illustrator or an art student to work on a project with me. It's not a right away project, but a it-will-definitely-happen within the next few months; after I clean it up a bit of course. Pay? Hmm...I might be able, but it's like low budget because it will be very short and it's for a personal and portfolio reasons :). Other option is credit and IF and maybe IF possible and everything works out and I know its probable then hopefully working on it as a real project later on, but I can't make any promises.

I guess this would be one of those "Hey! this can work out for both of us in the future!" type of thing. So for now, if you are a student and are trying to get something under your belt or a freelancer who would like to try a project, then definitely keep checking back.

I am also thinking of checking artists in DA. Hey, I've seen some of those works. AMAZING!

Unfortunately at the moment I can't really get into detail, like I said, I'm still working on it, but it's going to be kind of dark?

Well...that's all I have for today.

Till next time,


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Comic Scene...check!

It took me the entire day to write six pages but I finally finished the scene :'). Now imagine, if it takes me a day to write six pages, how many days does it take a professional? Yeah, I started to wonder that earlier....

 :crosses fingers: Well, I hope I do okay, at least that!

Here is a glimpse of my scene :).

One thing is for sure...this was hard to do!

Well, I know it's short and probably bland...but that's all I had for tonight. Tuzki Bunny Emoticon.

Now before, I really, TRULLY, say bye...

Have any of you read Pandora's Heart v.1? 

I finally finished it. The reason I got it was because I've heard from quite a few that it's really good and you know what? It's just amazing! I can't wait to get v.2! ^_^

Now I will say...

Till next time,


Friday, November 12, 2010

I'm Alive!

Well....just barely... Now, as you might realize by now, I am a fan of emoticons since well, you can't see my expressions (or can you?)..... and at the moment, if an emoticons would have to say it all it would be:

Yup! I'm exhausted! I have no idea why. I'm brain dead among other things....And to top it all, I received my animation scene back.... 


I must admit, I was a bit disappointed but at the same time, I had to keep reminding myself how I'm not going to get everything perfect right away. This is a new media for me. I've never written anything in a script that's just something I have to keep in mind. I can't feel down or upset... okay, I'm CAN get me upset AND down....but all I can do is just keep on trying my very best and I WILL.

My comic scene is due this Sunday...and it took me two days--three tops to finish my backstories. I have no idea why it took so long, but they are finish. I'm proud of the character backstories. Now if you wanted to see it, well...I can't show it just now. I don't think any of you would be able to follow :laughs: Not that it's bad of course....

It's complicated?

Moving on.....

I can't draw.

So how am I suppose to visualize my scenes for each panel? Well, I tried using a blank piece of paper....didn't work. I also tried using Manga Studio Deluxe who was I kidding! Last resort...Flashcards!
:hugs flashcards: they are my friends. :'D .

I wrote five panels or less for each page in flashcards that I will transfer to a script tomorrow.

I also used  one of my mangas as a resource for two of my panels. I hope I do better this time around :crosses fingers:

Any of you read this before?
So yes, I suppose I have been busy...and will continue to do so :sighs: 

But what can I do?

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Till next time,


Monday, November 8, 2010

The Beginning...

Today my brain went into overload. EXTREME overload. There is just so much information regarding comics and video games, that it's just wow...

Writing for video games is highly unlikely for me, unless of course I had a background in game design, since to most, these two fit in the same category. I don't know game design, so getting a job is...well you get the point. I'm still considering editing though. I can do that :).

Since my scene is going to be on comics, I decided to print these:'s not much but believe me, there is a difference between DC script style and Marvel script style (the two styles giving as example in the book but not THE only ones...). I have to read through them and study them, so far, I think I'll be inclining towards DC for now.

I hope to come up with my own style sometime soon :).

I must confess, writing whether for t.v, animation, comics, and video games, is becoming overwhelming... but in the long run, it will be worth it!

Now the funny thing was that after reading, reading, reading.... I had to take a break. I just had to! So what was I to do?

Well, I've been eyeing my Sailor Moon collection, so I watched the first episode...It's been ages :laughs: then I decided to watch the first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam :). Brings back memories....

...back to business....

After my very long break... I sat down and began to write one out of three backstories I am working on. I'm not turning them in, but I have come to see just how important it is to have backstories for all characters. I wanted to write Mira's backstory, but as I began to type, nothing came out. I'm just really, really sleepy.

:crosses fingers: let's hope tomorrow is better and I'll be able to finish those backstories. As long as I finish them all before Thursday I'll be good.

So now...if only I can be directed to where a thing call bed is....

Tuzki Bunny Emoticon

Till next time,


Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Hint of What is to Come

Today I felt that the day took longer to come to a close. Weird.... I actually had a relaxing day in the morning because I knew... I so knew I was going to be busy later on...and I was...

This week we will either choose to write a scene for comics or video games. I love both. I like to play RPG games mostly, especially because of the storyline.

A great storyline = A great game.

But the only problem is that I can't come up with games of my own. :sighs in disappointment: Isn't that sad? I figure if I ever do enter the world of games, then editing and assisting are the jobs for me!

So yup! You guessed it!

I will be making a comic scene. It will have to be no more than 6 pages, one page more than what I had for animation :D. Happy joy!

This brings me to what I did today....

I began to research names for my keep in mind, I've had this story circling around, tugging my sleeve for what seems forever! But for some reason, I have stalled...and stalled and stalled. Reason: No good name ever came.

What was I expecting? For them to POOF out of nowhere for me....seriously.


I now officially have names and last names, and I have to thank a friend for helping me out. She sort of helped me get on the right path, so thank-you :)

So am I excited about this week?

You bet!

Am I going to be sleep deprived?

I can't quite remember what sleep is to begin with :')

Oh....want to know the best part?

Do you....

.....Are you sure?

Okay, I'll tell you...

I just found out that next month I have to submit a video, pitching the two ideas I am going to consider for my thesis. In the end, out of the two, I will choose one.

Now as I read this so-called Important Note, I only had one reaction, and one reaction only.

Tuzki Bunny Emoticon

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.

Till next time,




This week was a whole new experience for me. I was introduced to writing scripts for animation and became aware of just how much details go to it. One thing is certain, writing for animation is not easy. As a writer, you have to call all the shots.

For example:

ANGLE ON<---- what do you want the illustrator to focus on, a specific expression or person.

FAVORING<----if there is a group and you want to focus a specific character for a shot, use this.

CLOSE-UP ON<--- like making the camera zoom in on someone or something

SFX<---Is there any sound effects you must state the type. 

But most importantly dialogue. Because in animation, voice actors also help bring to life your character (the voice providers), you need to add everything that involves a laugh, a snort, chuckle, etc as part of dialogue.

These terms aren't even half of what animation involves but believe me, the fact that as a writer you need to be able to include all actions and shots for the storyboard artist to see, it's stressful, and I admire all those that deal with this....

I don't think I ever thought of just how much work really goes into animation, and now I have a different perspective about it.

And because I do, I really want to learn the trait.

Now about my scene...

Today (or is it better to say yesterday?) afternoon, I reread and proofread my scene. And you know what? I now believe that this particular story would be better as a manga.

I would like to write one....

In fact, I'm actually considering on focusing my thesis on the graphic novel option, but :sighs: I'm still thinking about it.

It would be awesome and scary at the same time...I mean if I do focus on graphic novels, then I would need to hire someone that would be willing to be my illustrator since I truly would like to do that.... and since I can't draw...even if my life depending on it...well you get the point.

Now about tomorrow,  I start a new assignment and I am rather excited :)

Here is a sneak peek of what I worked on. I know I have a lot of work to do, if I ever want to become a professional, but I believe I'm getting there...

Oh and those loglines...yes, they are there...following me wherever I go. Frankly I don't think I'll ever get rid of them Tuzki Bunny Emoticon.

So there is only one thing to do....observe and practice!

Well, I do hope you found writing for animation somewhat interested....and if you didn't then I'm sorry...I guess, I didn't do a good job describing it. 

Till next time,



Teaser, Fade in, Fade out, End teaser are involve in animation...I just wanted to included in this post :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Darn Those Terms!

UGH! Loglines, how much more am I to take!

Tuzki Bunny Emoticon

So I've been thinking....(not sure if this is a good or bad thing.....) if I should post once a week or once a day...but I think I'll try posting every night before going to sleep--at least try!-- and write about what I did that day. Only if it was interesting....

No....I'm not talking about,  " Dear all, today I met so and so, and we had a blast! I then had lunch with A :D."

More along the lines of just describing anything that happened relating to my writing adventure that day and even post pics. And what better way then try storytelling it..since that's what I want to do right? errr...learn to do :laughs:

So moving along.....

Today after finally getting up from bed and drinking TONS and TONS of coffee.... Nah, after drinking two cups and doing my daily routine of chores and getting ready for the day, I sat on my desk and went over terminology. I'll be frank, learning new terms takes time and patience. It's just like everything else.


As I went over the terms, I was writing notes on what to look over when rereading my script later that day, while going over my flashcard information.
**I write during the night, since it's less busy and everyone goes to sleep. Perfect time to focus on writing without interruptions!

Believe me, I am trying, TRYING to be a good student. This class didn't start off so well for me. Well it's not bad either..I'm just trying to keep a very good GPA is all... but I am determine! I want to get writing for animation.

So I finished a little earlier today, since writing was flowing like water for me yesterday, and I was able to finish my scene.

What I Did Today:

  • Go over my scene
  • Switch a few actions around 
  • Checked format
Now, my strategy is to not open my scene file at all tomorrow. Why you might ask? Well, by leaving it alone, I'll be able to have a fresh perspective on Saturday, when I proofread and see whether to add or delete additional stuff. But this doesn't mean, I have a free day tomorrow. Nope. No siree. I have a GLORIOUS date with loglines :D....and a few other analytical questions based on the animated show Home Movies. Any of you seen it before?

If you haven't you should....weird....<----wasn't a fan until now... Link

And to conclude....
......Ta Da!

The lovely notes from earlier today


Well, I leave you all with the link and picture from above.

Till next time,


Who Would Have Thought...

that writing a 5 page long scene was going to be harder then I had expected. To tell you all the truth, the 7 page script I turned in last month for my other class was easier.

Well not that easier...

...back to business.

One of the factors involved in writing for animation is that there are shots involved. Shots needs to be drawn, meaning I have to write who is facing where and what. One thing is for sure, writing for animation requires lots of details :orz:

One of the downfalls I have (well I suppose for now...) is that I can't draw, so writing for this genre will bring a challenge, but I guess I'm willing to try. Not the drawing part though :laughs: I'm just bad at it to begin with.

It's Thursday early morning and I finally finished writing my scene. But i'm not done yet...

Things To Do:

Check for style
Check for format

**Before dealing with the to do list I first have to reread terms and make sure I understand them and had them placed correctly Tuzki Bunny Emoticon.

But first, I need some sleep... so till next time.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Indeed an Interesting Week

So this week's assignments are finally available for viewing, and boy is it interesting :grins:
well....for me at least...

This week is all about animation and television and I not only need to watch an episode of X-Men Revolution, I'm reading the script for that specific episode. I'm rather delighted since I used to watched it in KidsWB :reminiscing: Oh, memories....

But what I am looking forward to the most is that I'll be able to choose between writing a small script for either animation or television and guess what I'm choosing :).

 I know I'll probably be brain dead by the end of the week (something that is happening lately -.-) but it's all worth it. Not only am I writing, but I'm writing for what I enjoy, and to me, that's a big deal.

I hope to learn from this week and hopefully be able to start using it for my own story, since I need to start figuring out what exactly my thesis will concentrate on...oh boy....

Productive Today?

You bet! :).  I wrote my characters' backstories and believe me, I not only answer a questionnaire for all my characters (which is helpful!), I try to figure the month, the blood type, favorite color, etc for each and every one of them. Yeah, it is time consuming but it helps me understand them all.

I also read the script to Beauty and the Beast. One of my favorite movies :).

Well that's all I have for today, so hope you all have a wonderful week!
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