So I got my wisdom teeth pulled out. It was funny. I won't be able to voice act for a full week so sorry to put anyone on hold further for those of you i owe lines. just like Tomamoto, don't hesitate to remind me. It's hard to do voices for lines with no due dates, so a good idea of when you need them helps.
I'll try and Cover
Anyway. It was hilarious when they were getting me ready for the operation. I was knocked out during the operation. but they strapped a tube over my nose to fill me with laughing gas first so i wont mind so much when they stab an IV into my arm. but i felt they put the tube over my nose for the 'laughing gas' kinda crooked. The plan was to fill me with laughing gas to that I wouldn't feel any pain or bother when they put in the IV. I didn't say anything, i feel intimidated by doctors, i mean, i just figure they know what they're doing and any mention of something could just make me look like an idiot.
So i started feeling a bit light headed, but not as light headed as i wished. You see when i was 9, i got operated and they missed my vein with the IV and i saw my arm get slightly inflated. I've been IV paranoid ever since. I watched the young doctor hold my arm with that big ass needle. "Oh, you have good veins" and she poked the needle right into my arm. It hurt. more than i thought. But at least the IV part was over. "Oops, where'd it go? Your vein just disappeared" she said. I didn't respond, but just wondered how in the world do veins vanish.
She poked again. And again. and again... i stopped looking at them poke after i saw some blood drops start to fill the holes the needle left behind. It was like they were voodoo torturing me but without the doll. i started laughing. cause i felt that tickling pain, the kind your body doesn't know how to react so it just laughs. "You starting to feel light headed, i see?" she asked, poking at my arm some more. "Honestly no, not at all." I wanted to respond. because I was only light headed like one would feel after one beer... which isn't much at all. My response to her comment was a little laugh.
"Okay, it's not working here. The Veins keep disappearing" she moved up to my wrist. I'd never seen anyone take the needly on the side of the wrist, like where the joint is. I heard my heart rate go up a little on that little beepity-boopity machine as she pushed the needle into the side of my wrist. I laughed a little harder than before. I couldn't believe putting the IV was so complicated. She told me to relax my wrist. As i did, I felt the needle raise my skin at the angle it was placed. Still laughing, I had to confess and said "That one kinda hurts". "It does? It's not supposed to... Well, you won't remember any of this anyway." Clearly I did... and it hurt... apparently they didn't have the 'laughing gas' up to the level necessary. lol.
So Tom made me an Art Portal Mod. I've never been a mod before, and we're all new to the Art portal, so I'm just gonna ask for people to give me a break at first. It'll take me a bit to adjust to this. especially with the wonderful pain pills i got for my missing wisdom teeth. Everything is nice and tipsy. But in good time I will be the most efficient mod ever. ;) Also, I'm incredibly excited about the Art portal. Congrats Staff dudes.
Congrats to Tomar, he just drove across the country with a friend of his and Arrived to LA, where he plans to live. He managed to make some time and visit the zany place that is San Francisco. It was the first time i met Josh in person. It was a strange feeling, i mean we chat it up on Skype a lot. like most people i meet in real life after already knowing on the internet. you feel like you know them, but not entirely. A lot of people are different in person than they are online. Not in Tomar's case though, he's an all around swell guy. For me, it was just breaking that first thin wall of awkward pseudo introduction. You don't know what to say cause he already knows you, but you got to start off somewhere. Anyways, It was me Tomar, Javier (an artist who has yet to submit to NG specifically but seems like he's got some great stuff up his sleeve), and Josh's friend who accompanied him through the vast voyage across the USofA. Meeting up with Tomar and his friends further increased my excitement for Comic con.
So, as far as I know. Tom Fulp let me go ahead and sell One Shot Comics at the NG/Behemoth booth at Comic Con, which i'm really excited for. I will be going to Comic Con with my Cousin from Mexico. Really cool kid, pretty active in the NG community, but as a user rather than artist. Awesome guy, non the less.
I'm are letting Nathaniel Milburn and a friend of his stay at our hotel room throughout the time. That will be fun. And some Dutch kid named "the stamp" or something. He hasn't fully contacted me and let me know more details and exactly all that info. so im not sure about him yet. If people are going to be at my hotel place they need to be efficient with all this info. I don't want to be responsible for any misunderstandings, especially if you're underaged and lost. i need to know this stuff crystal clear. Let that be a message for you my Dutch friend. and let this also be another message. 'I don't speak Dutch'.
So basically Comic Con is raping me violently in the financial asshole. I've been working my ass off painting bathrooms, gardening horrible back yards, and replacing old rotting wood porches. Trying to earn some money for the amount i'm loosing at comic con so I can actually have a decent amount to spend on good 'ol bloody expensive U.K..
I'm going to keep my word with saving all the money I make through the comics, strictly for the production of other comics. until i actually have an amount in that ODD Comics Bank Account to start using for external more personal uses. So it's not like the money i'll make selling comics at comic con is at all a boost for the London summer fling. I'm going to start going to the Academy of Arts in San Francisco starting September 3rd. I want to make sure I squeeze all the juice out of that lemon so I'll probably become more isolated to the Newgrounds activity, excluding moderating.
What this means is that I'll probably have a lot less time for NG submissions, but mainly... Probably very few, but most likely no NG meetups for me for 4 years. which depending on how these meet ups go... London Summer Fling might be my last meetup. Thats why I've got an idea for a music video/movie of the London Summer Fling. To add a sort of closure on my part. and thanks to Luis and everyone who's made these glorious events possible. so basically Luis...
Anyway, there's a good slate of projects that have been taking me a a lot more time to complete than necessary. Honestly. This past year, I've been loosing my mind and drive to work on the stuff i love. It's been a lonely, lost year (not to sound like a total pussy). But I'm hoping to get back on track mentally by going to the Academy of Arts and get my Film Directing Major. And make a nice closure to this horribly depressive year of mine with Comic Con and London Summer Fling.