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Obsession, please

I miss the days when I was a crazy fangirl, Googling every shred of media and information I could find, building fansites, browsing and creating my own fanart, stalking forums, digging up sheet music, hoarding official artwork…etc.

To the best of my memory, I made a list of my obsessions over the years. These might not cover everything, but if I don’t remember it, I guess I wasn’t that obsessed.

  • Grade 7-8: Digimon, Sailormoon
    I made fansites for these. The BSSM one never got anywhere, but my shrine to pretty-boy Ishida Yamato actually grew to mediocre success. No, I will never show you either of these. Of course, Sailormoon spawned fanart like no tomorrow. Just look at the artbooks! Bee-yoo-ti-ful…
  • Grade 9-10: Final Fantasy (VIII in particular)
    Still love this series, and have a metric ton of graphics/official artwork…etc on my computer.
  • Grade 11-12: Lord of the Rings (Legolas in particular)
    I drew some fanart, but I think the greatest feat was actually getting through all 3 books, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion.

  • First year: These guys, Fly to the Sky
    I loved being able to obsess over them with Lily – we each got a ‘guy’. We literally Youtubed every single performance/video we could find of them. And then made some wallpapers.

    • Minor obsessions: Collectives (you know, those uber-girly ’boutique’ domains with insanely-difficult-to-find navigation. Many are dead with the arrival of Web 2.0, but here are some pretty examples), fanlistings, Jay Chou
  • Second year: Kingdom Hearts
    Yyyyyep, more fanart :D

So you can pretty much conclude I was a typical nerd/geek. I find it sad that I don’t have anything to fangirl about these days. I haven’t played any video games of epic proportions recently, and I stopped watching anime a few years back.

Completely appropriate shounen-ai

I do not endorse pedophilia.

I do not endorse pedophilia.

This is somewhat random, but here’s a drawing I completed a while back. It’s Edward Elric and Roy Mustang from FMA. Edward’s pretty fun to draw, but I can’t say the same for Roy. His simple character design is actually quite misleading. It took me a long time to perfect the symmetry of his face. But damn, I love his eyes. Done in pencil and darkened in Photoshop, and I have added it to my gallery.

I have no idea how this idea popped into my head. I don’t read fanfics, nor am I a fan of shounen-ai/Roy x Ed. I guess I just wanted an excuse to draw them. So basically, Roy totally knows what he’s doing, and Ed is somewhat annoyed by the outward display, but clearly is not resisting. Also, yes, that is Winry and Hawkeye in the background, bawling their eyes out. Sorry girls :P