Sunday, August 31, 2008

N.U.S. August 31, 2008

Sometimes I think this takes too long when I see the results. I don't dislike this page per say, but it shouldn't have taken as long as it did, considering how non-threatening it is artistically.

For those who haven't noticed, the forum is now up.

I'm going to bed. I'm tired and have to be up for work in 3 hours. *sigh* Ah well.

"Super Eddie Diezen!"

Saturday, August 16, 2008

N.U.S. August 16, 2008

Hello all,

Those who know me will attest that I do not often praise my own work. In fact, I think it has been some time since I said anything about my own stuff that wasn't disparaging. However, I will say this: I really like this page. The layout, the progression, everything...except one thing. But I'm not going to dwell on it.

Anyway, I still haven't quite gotten my school schedule back to a reasonable spot yet, but hopefully that will happen soon. When it does, hey, we might start seeing more consistant updates. We might anyway. Lord knows I'd like to see that.

Gonna take some time over the next few days and update the site. The forum should be going live this week which will probably mean the end of the tagboard...but we'll see.


Madden is finally out. Thank God. Our store is now 95% less cluttered with Brett Favre, it makes me smile. I have nothing against the man, mind you but I won't shed a tear when he dies in a tragic blimp accident. Madden curse you know.

Last but not least...Soul Calibur 4 is awesome. Still unbalanced as all hell, but fun. One of the best collectors editions I have purchased in some time. Actually, one of the ONLY collectors editions I have purchased. I usually don't waste the money but I like Schoolgirl uniforms.

That's all the news thats muck!


P.S. The RPG has started up again. Special thanks to Sparky, Lone, Tay, and Moero! You guys make me so happy!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

N.U.S. July 27, 2008


I don't have a lot of time, cause I have already stayed up WAY too late considering I have work in the morning, but I HAD to get this comic up. I didn't want everyone to think I was flaking out again.

Just a couple of quick housekeeping items, I am taking a web design class this semester, so who knows? the page might get decent here in a couple of weeks.

Also, I would like to extend thanks to everyone on the tagboard who offered to hurt certain individuals for me. Just so that everyone is up to date, someone from my school broke into my apartment and stole my Wii and my WACOM tablet. I don't know who, and I know that I won't be getting either back. I'm past it, so lets hear no more about it. I'm trying hard to maintain a positive attitude and it's working so far.

Moving so abruptly left me without internet for a couple days. Before that, I was on vacation. I wanted to have something to put up, but I kinda ran out of time. So sorry. My current housing situation might not be permanent either. Hopefully, this won't cause any interruptions in the comic, but I can't make any promises. For now, we continue on schedule.

Lastly, of course I saw The Dark Night. It was awesome. I still like Nicholsons' Joker better, but I am slightly biased. If you need a reason, it's because I miss the jokes. The gun with the flag, the acid flower, etc. Though I will say that Heath Ledger was AMAZING.

Anyway, enjoy the page. Sorry it took so long.

"Maybe you can find a handicap spot. After all, I'm technically disabled."
"And how's that exceeding cleverness working out for you?"

-Lovez, Ayame

Monday, June 16, 2008

N.U.S. June 16, 2008



Monday, June 09, 2008

N.U.S. June 9, 2008

Better late than never eh? Especially during finals. My animation teacher is out to kill me.

I like this page in some ways. It's a good layout (which I admit, I had a little help with) and it gets a lot done. On the other hand, the drawings aren't up to par with my usual.

Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is a lot of fun. Play it on any system you have, cause it's great. On the other hand, Grand Theft Auto 4...has left me very bored.

I might be being interviewed for The WebComic Review this week. Dunno. We'll see. Check it out either way.

I can't think of anything else to say.

"Always Glad to Help."
-Lovez, Ayame

Saturday, May 31, 2008

N.U.S. May 31, 2008

Heya folks,

Bet you're surprised that I updated again huh? I guess given my track record, I would be too. Sometimes I shock even myself.

Well, this was a fun page to draw. I wish I had more of the script mean, I wish that I I could have added another panel...or...nevermind. The layout came out alright.

Panel 3 especially. I do enjoy a good look of shock.

I guess there's not really much else to say about this one. I should probably look at some other people's rants and see what they talk about. Be right back.

Aaaannnd I'm back. Okay, it seems like most people don't use them anymore. Goodbye? Nah, I'll just go on as normal.

So this chapter. Gonna be fun! Nudity? Not gonna be so much after this, and truthfully, I am wondering whether it was such a good idea in the first place, especially considering I finally remembered the original opening page for this chapter. You'll still see it, but later.

Ah whatever. It's MY comic right?


I hate street dates. I hate them. If something is done, shipped, and in the stockroom of my store, I should be allowed to buy it. This also goes for games that I don't want, just so as to not be a hypocrite. In this case: Lego Indiana Jones The Original Adventures. If it's ANYTHING like Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga then I will be a happy Ayame.

Working on a couple other pieces. Nothing big, cause finals have begun. For some reason, this quarter's finals seem worse than usual even though I have fewer classes. Perhaps it's because most of the classes I dislike. Natural Science was fun until the holier-than-thou students began to talk. I enjoy open discussion and differing points of view, but when you talk for 45 minutes, and then when someone has their own opinion you start talking again until they shut up...not cool. 2D animation...I don't want to be an animator. I LOVE 2D animation, but I suck at it. Though I have been pondering a short animation for Newscast based on this. Advanced Photoshop. God, just kill me now. It takes a lot for me not to want to play with Photoshop for 4 hours, but this class has managed to do it. A combination of incomprehensible instructions, the 8 am time slot, and a general lack of time -it being the same day as my animation class- make this practically the worst of the bunch. There's another class, but I like it so I'm not going to mention it.

If anyone has read my Deviant Art blog, then you know my feelings on my art in general at the moment. If you haven't read it, don't. I was in what my kindhearted boss refers to as 'Emo Mode" and therefore it should be ignored.

Updates for OOM coming this week! Look for new links, and content on the Cast page!

I am beginning to work on a side project. It'll probably go straight to Deviant Art, but if it ends up going well then I might load it here or on another account. Maybe at Taymation if it ever goes back up.

I know I said there'd be a quiz, but I haven't been able to see Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull again yet. So you have one more week to prepare. Don't waste it.



Sunday, May 25, 2008

N.U.S. May 25, 2008

Hey there.

Well, like I promised I've uploaded a new page. Whee! Chapter 3 begins at last, and what a beginning it is. I have to say, from an artistic standpoint I am very happy with this page because I have finally put my life-drawing skills to good use. I don't think it's perverse since it's for the sake of the story, but I guess if you take it that way, it's your perogative.

By the way, someone asked me if I was PG-13 before this. The answer is: "I have no idea." Some websites say I've already had nudity in my comic so I guess not.

Regardless, humor is on the way!

So I hope you guys are enjoying -OOM- so far. Yes, I realize that it's not much besides an excuse to update the look, but I consider it to be kind of like a re-launching for the comic. Kinda like when they transitioned from Sailor Moon to Sailor Moon S, or when they went from Love Hina to Love Hina Again. Consider this that transition, and hey, free archive. You guys have been wanting one for like, ever.

If anyone has any better ideas about the background, email me. I'm all for critisisim, but don't say: "I think you should change your background, but I don't know what you should change it to." Cause that doesn't help. I KNOW I need to change it.

-Gradients are not acceptable backgrounds. They look like CRAP!-


Why are you sitting there NOT watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? It's a fun movie! It's the worst of the four, but it could have been so much worse. I'm not going to name any movies specifically - STAR WARS EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE, STAR WARS EPISODE 2: ATTACK OF THE CLONES, STAR WARS EPISODE 3: REVENGE OF THE SITH, JURASSIC PARK 3, SPIDER-MAN 3, X-MEN 3, and there are probably others I'm not thinking of- but really, it's a good flick. See it twice. The second time is MUCH better.

I have replaced BioShock and (thanks to a generous co-worker) Mass Effect finally. After replaying BioShock, I've added it to my top 5 favorite games of all time. It never gets old for me. SHAME ON YOU, 2K FOR PUTTING IT ON PS3! YOU AND CAPCOM HAVE NO SCRUPLES! It's not that I MIND it being on PS3, but I hate them acting like disobedient children about it. I mean, they drop hints, then lie, they deny it, then finally it's like "Oh, okay. We were doing this all along." It annoys me.

I want this. BADLY!

I'm out of things to talk about. So I guess I'll be off again until next Saturday. Until then Newscast fans! And by the week, there's a test on Crystal Skull. be prepared.

"Three times it falls."
"What does he mean?"

"He means ONE...TWO...THRREEEEEEE!!!"

-Lovez, Ayame

Saturday, May 24, 2008

N.U.S. Match 24, 2008

Hey there,

Gonna be quick since I am gonna update this again tommorow when the comic goes live. Well, welcome to Newscast -OOM-. What is -OOM- you might ask? That's for me to know and YOU to...well, not know. Not now. Either way, it means many things to you, the reader. Here's a few of them.

#1. Updated page graphics
#2. self-contained pages
#3. many previously unfinished pages finished

But, it also means:

#1. The archive will soon be smaller cause chapter 0 is going bye-bye.

There's other stuff, but I'll go over it in-depth tommorow. For now, please enjoy Newscast -OOM- BETA!

"Put your hands down will you? You're embarassing us."

-Lovez, Ayame

Saturday, May 10, 2008

N.U.S. May 10, 2008

Greetings Newscastians!

It's summer time finally, and even though the only place I'll be seen anywhere NEAR a swimsuit is on this post, it does make me fell good.

Today marks the end of Chapter 2 at long last. Are we sad? Happy? Mad? Perhaps just gassy? I don't know. I for one am happy. The last panel I think turned out well. I also kinda like the layout. Not my best, but passable.

So what now? I guess only time will tell. If you come back next week will something new be up? Sources say yes. What will it be? I guess you'll have to come back and find out.


Finally got my new DVD burner. I haven't had much time to test it, but I can tell you it looks like ass. I have an eMachine and anyone who has ever seen one knows that they make the case as incompatable with non eMachine hardware as you can imagine. So my DVD burner is now mounted INSET in my machine. I have to reach inside to use it. *sigh* At least it was cheap. And if it works, I could care less.

Been playing Lord of the Rings online a bit lately. kinda fun. I miss CoH. I hope I can afford to play again someday.For those of you wondering, my LoTR account was a gift from someone, so it's not just a matter of paying for CoH instead. 'Sides, I DO like LoTR.

Sometimes, I am proven wrong. NOT OFTEN MIND YOU, but sometimes it happens. One of my friends from Salt Lake actually flew all the way down here just to go see Iron Man with me. Yes, he flies for free, but it was still so nice to finally see a friendly face again. Unfortunately, I lost all self control around him and spent a lot of money. There goes the ol tax return. *shrug* It was still a great day and a much needed reminder that I do still have friends.

"Oh see, Stan Kulter worked on it. He's always a weak point in any film."
"Are you just saying random things to the credits?"
"Yes. Yes I am."

-Lovez, Ayame Ex

Saturday, April 26, 2008

N.U.S. (cont.) Saturday

Wii Friend Code:


Brawl Code:


"edumacation. Learn me a book!"


N.U.S. (sort of) April 26,2008


I don't really know what to say. Comic is up. Yay. Um....yeah. I'm excited about the new Indiana Jones movie. I hope you are as well. That would be


that movie if you're not sure. Um...been playing Orange Box a lot. That's fun, also Endless Ocean on the Wii. Also cool. Soon I'll be playing Mario Kart I guess.


Other than should be looking at a new Newscast next week.

Sorry this post is so messed up, my brain is not quite functioning at the moment. As soon as it's better, I'll write something....better.

"You're a teacher?"
"Part time."


Saturday, February 09, 2008

N.U.S. Feb 9, 2008

Hey there.

I bet you're surprised that I updated eh? Well, me too. I just started working on it and well, after my 463rd try to log into ComicGenesis I was able to gain access and the rest is history.

I like this page. I incorperated some of what I am learning in school and I think the benefit is clear. Of course, it could be just because I dislike the previous page so much. Yeah, I bet that's it.

Otherwise, I suppose the story keeps going. We're almost to the end of Chapter 2 now, which means a new story arc is on the way, and (God willing) it will be even better than this one. Perhaps even...enjoyable.

I am going to attempt to get back Katie Azbill who was so kind as to do the cover art for the first two Newscast books to come back with a third for us. She's rediculously talented, and I can't imagine anyone else doing the covers. So cross your fingers Newscastians (and maybe send her a note telling her how awesome she is).

I also have uploaded another pic this time. I liked the Mass Effect one a lot. Maybe this will become a trend (don't worry, I do them after the comic is done and they take about a minute with my tablet).

As you may have inferred from said pic, I will soon be moving once again. Long story short, Rock Band and the French got me and my roommates evicted from our apartment. All is not lost, however, we are moving to another apartment nearby which is larger. This, however, does impact you because we are moving next Friday and Saturday which means -you guessed it- no update unless I manage to get REALLY lucky. I'll try and get something up though...I have no idea WHAT, but I'll see what I can manage.

Of course, all this hinges on the fact that my roommates WANT me to move with them, which is something I have been unable to clarify thusfar. Stay tuned.


My game playing is pretty much done until Smash Bros Brawl comes out. I will be posting my friend code on here and I encourage anyone who is getting the game to send their friend code to me so we can play head-to-head. Which reminds me, if you have Guitar Hero 3 on the Wii, send me your friend code also.

Huh. Well I guess that about wraps this up. Until next time, remember to keep your TiVo tuned to Newscast.

"He kept LIVING when he was supposed to die...I had to kill
him like SIX times. In fact, he SUCKED at dying!"


Saturday, January 19, 2008

N.U.S. January 19, 2008

Hey all.

So I know what you're thinkin. "Oh my God...Newscast has updated." Yes, I know. Go ahead and end the hunger strike now.
Before I go any further, please accept my apologies for the possible suckiness of the colors on today's installment. I dunno what my monitor is doing right now, aside from telling me that I'm not seeing what I think I am seeing. And instead of the long process of installing new drivers, I figured I'd update and hope for the best.

Assuming of course that the color IS correct and it just looks funky to me, then all I can say is that I hate this page. Maybe because it's been taunting me for damn near three months now, but it could also be that it just plain sucks. Ah, but you can't win em all.
Otherwise, it's good to have updated again.
Not really a lot else to talk about. There's a new Newscast poster in the works which should soon make it's appearance on the Gallery page. School and work continue to blow varying degrees of chunk and...I'm desperately lonely now that I've beaten Mass Effect.
Did you know that Las Vegas has absolutely NO running water that is fit for human consumption? I mean, outside the strip that is.
I'm very tired, but if you want to know more about what's going on, I think my Deviant Art blog is somewhat up to date.
I'll post again if I think of anything relevant. I was gonna make this all epic and whatnot, then I decided to draw that little picture of me as Shepard instead.
"C'mon, lets go grope that Eskimo!"