Monday, June 18, 2018

SuperListenMode: Getting Emotionally Ready for Social Situations

SuperListenMode: Getting Emotionally Ready for Social Situations

I have that deadpan tired quiet "I don't care anymore" face when I'm over the limits of my energy. Then I look forward to and embrace that wonderful recovery solitary time haha

Usually I argue that it's not worth going if it's just an hour - I need to stay longer to make the most of the whole thing and transport time or not go at all. On the other hand, I do need some morsels of social time or I risk feeling disconnected, excluded and not valuable to people in general. Bonding with loneliness as a friend for too long isn't great. I've been there countless times.

Definitely a balance of making sure I get naps, breaks, social time, the fact that I can leave and say no if I'm not feeling up to it and trust that kind people will understand. :')

Saturday, June 16, 2018

BurpStickers 2018: CatBlobs and more Collection! Reflecting on the journey

Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

It's been a while hey?

    Just some of the Sticker Designs I made for this project! 
    Well the ones I have left to give out anyway...the rest are below ;)

    Oh if you're keen on purchasing these BurpStickers & supporting my work, head over to my RedBubble!
    Though it's not much and I don't expect sales honestly.

    The Social Media Shenanigans [if you missed it]
    LiaSae & AussieBen cats
    MrChad's Aslan the cat
    kindofstrange's Harley the cat
    VerbVirus' Pnin the cat
    TinManNeil's cat
    Gaohmee & Emre's Tank the cat
    Kath's cats & BWHolland's cat
    Polycount, ohyoufox, Pepper cats
    Lucy's cat, Ryan's dog, Ben Bunny
    Scott's, Mel's and Liam's cats
    Scottish fold & Hamster
    Switch Cat, Mighty Games Cat, Hipster Whale Cat [tributes]
    Colours of the Rainbow Cats
    Pride Panda Cat & Love Cat
    Gift Cats for Liam, Kalonica, Kristy and Lauren
    BearCat Me?
    VectorBurpQuest through cats: the Refection!

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    SuperListenMode: Floating in Sadness

    SuperListenMode: Floating in Sadness

    Acknowledgement. Being understanding to oneself. There is no shame in being unhappy, lost, trapped, lonely, disappointed, confused, stuck and/or frustrated. 

    Focusing on the root of the problem rather than seeking escapism and distractions for too long. Then comes the process of healing in whichever healthy methods and support that help you...however long it needs with resilience, gratitude, support and love. 

    Of course it's easier said than done and there are no magical answers - you choose, act and forge your own meaning based on what drives you in your core. Hey personally I hope to manage all this, stay focused and become more at peace with the process of being who I am, with feelings.

    Staying kind and true to yourself as you learn and grow. <3

    Just rambling to myself :')

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    SuperListenMode: Improv Class Episode 5b

    SuperListenMode: Improv Class Episode 5b

    Going off on terrible stereotypes and misconceptions on neuroscience & medication - my apologies for those & my attempt at character improv! It does highlight to me how ignorant I am and how there's so much for me to learn. 

    And then my most embarrassing second role where I couldn't talk in that fake voice any longer and choked talked into a spit fountain in front of the class...

    The teacher reassured me and wiped the floor but gosh I was half stuck standing there and half in shame as the exercise ended there. 
    We pretended that nothing happened. :')

    Acting in voices is really hard. Improv is really hard when it gets deep into becoming people/things you're not, you have no prior knowledge on and you say the most ignorant, silly things which may end up being funny or weird. 

    Yes, it shouldn't matter. Improv is meant to be non judgemental if you're genuinely just being open minded and just doing the best with what you have. But I feel like I'm expressing more silly unhelpful things into the world :')

    I don't know if it's adrenaline, stress or my survival instincts helping me get through these lessons haha    

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018

    SuperListenMode: Improv Class Episode 5a

    SuperListenMode: Improv Class Episode 5a

    I was terrible at acting but it felt real in my imagination ;)

    Had NO idea what an arrogant barista is like when I know that they're just any other person :0 Had to actively stop being self conscious while other people were embracing it. Then there was making up accusations and responding to them...pretending things I'm not! D: 

    A lot of stopping myself from judging myself & overthinking as usual in this imaginary silly playground of Improv.

    Oh...someone knew I used to be a sad teacher and gave someone else that role to perform. I knew you were put on the spot [I understand] but I know what you did! Hurts as it felt too real. Seeing how someone else would pretend to be an "awkward teacher". It's probably how my own students back then saw me...incompetent and incoherent :')

    Monday, June 4, 2018

    SuperListenMode: Improv Class Episode 4b

    SuperListenMode: Improv Class Episode 4b

    Taking care not to talk over my scene partner and making sure I take some improv responsibility too! Pretending I know something I don't and blabbing about it is the complete OPPOSITE of me! 

    Apparently I have a sealed and preserved 1930's tram track that caused the crash of 1976 ;P We have a problem hoho

    Both of us are learning to not overthink and just do it and we managed okay - teamwork!! :')

    I was brave enough to ask lots of questions for other people's scenes on possum mating, teleportation, snails and tornadoes. Feeling less inhibited now...warming up to the class generally as a whole a little bit more in that I'll just do my own thing. At least for this lesson. 

    And then there was a time where we all pretended to be fearful chickens.
    And another when I talked about how yoghurt is awesome.
    But that's something else ;)

    Friday, June 1, 2018

    Quick BurpDoodle: O____O at PokemonQuest

    BurpDoodle: O____O #PokemonQuest
    I don't know, I was told it seems like old Pokemon Rumble? Ah well if you enjoy it, have fun! I'm just someone who used to love Pokemon as a kid, I don't play them anymore :')
    Since I do a lot of voxel art for work, I just see where they're being sneaky with the art style ;P

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    SuperListenMode: Improv Class Episode 4a

    SuperListenMode: Improv Class Episode 4a

    Taking turns to proclaim things to everyone :0
    I think I got too real in class. Whoops. 

    Shoo my slightly watery eyes!

    Note I wasn't trying to get sympathy from the class, just a real thing that first came to mind! 

    Teacher consequently responded, "You *are* special".

    I just said "aww" back with a sad smile and looked at the ground.
    Oh, he's being kind :')

    I'm just a lonely little individual trying to do my best in this huge world.

    Monday, May 28, 2018

    SuperListenMode: 1st time learning Blues Dancing

    SuperListenMode: 1st time learning Blues Dancing

    Was trying out this workshop too - which is a contrast to solo dancing! 

    Slow, intimate partnered dancing. 

    People were generally friendly, talked to some fellow "follows" and talked a bit with "leads"/partners when we first met at the start but then I just went into focused learning mode ;P It helped me getting over the initial discomfort and nervousness though...as I was nervously going alone!  

    Interesting: there's fun playful improv collaborative elements depending on the connection you have with your partner, 
    a lot of working with your partner non verbally with movement [otherwise verbal works], 
    got comfortable not caring if I gave eye contact or not as it's a "you're in tune with your partner and the music" kind of thing 
    and it was a lot of the "lead" creating/inviting/closing space and the "follow" accepting or not accepting it. 

    Insightful how there's so many ways people like to dance - sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't work with a partner and that's completely fine. Most people seemed to be enjoying it a lot from people of many backgrounds!

    I made mistakes and usually I get the chance and get it right in subsequent attempts...but with every new partner change, it's challenging to figure out what the new person wants to do. Not that comfortable with lots of people breathing down on me and sometimes the height difference means I'm awkwardly hugging a shoulder or trying not to get my face slammed into their upper arm/shoulder - not comfortable. :<

    Appreciated partners who smiled with me and went with the flow in the present along with me than those who dominated and kept trying things without much clear anticipated non verbal warning. Consequently we bumped into knees and toes got stepped on as either they went for it or I didn't catch on with their cues...which is fine and normal - you just keep going with the rhythm. There's no "wrong" way to dance as long as both are respectful and having a good time with the music together. 

    Still one time I got lifted into a move because of the height difference, they were forcing it and I collided into them...laughed it off but it didn't feel great. :( Difficult to keep in tune with the music later on as I just kept focusing on figuring the next new person, not bumping into people and learning the next new harder move. 

    I super appreciated Blues Dancing and learned a lot about partnered dancing. I would prefer private classes with one partner and/or partnered with someone I know whom I don't mind close embrace with in the future. Then I can focus on getting in tune with my body's movements, on the one trusted partner and on the music rather than the chaos of group social dynamics. Not worry about learning and adapting everything again with each new person. 

    Or if they're going to force me to move how they move. Eep. :(

    Getting *that* physically intimately close with lots of partners who are strangers with different individual motives and rhythms [introvert overload!!], 
    and not feeling like I'm in control and stuck in following/mirroring mode [even when you shouldn't be!]. I wasn't really in tune with a lot of people there. 

    Let's say I felt mixed afterwards as there were good intimate fleeting moments and uncomfortable awkward or painful ones. Afterwards I didn't feel like I had fun [pretended I did when I was asked as I was still figuring out my thoughts], I didn't get to know anybody and so I felt more isolated and disconnected than ever. I realised that social Blues dancing isn't for me right now. :')

    Gosh afterwards I still felt the pressure on my back due to some partners being forceful, dominating and decisive with their direction, pushing/dragging me where they wanted me to go while I struggled to keep up...I won't miss that part! Or my feet starting to blister. :0

    But hey. Stressing I learned about and enjoyed the rare moments of just hugging someone you trust, dancing slowly with the sensual music and going with the flow without caring about technique accuracy or other people. It's a magical, special experience when you and your dance partner are on the *same* wavelength. <3

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    SuperListenMode: 1st time learning Solo Jazz/Charleston

    SuperListenMode: 1st time learning Solo Jazz/Charleston

    Was super nervous at my first dance class several months ago. Usually I was avoiding eye contact when we were doing partnered dancing as I was super focused on learning, remembering all the different new moves, trying out moves and getting my own rhythm instead. Sweet music to get lost into & enjoyed being able to do solo moves, do what I want and own my mistakes without affecting anyone else that much. 

    It was a super workout in the end when we finished at music with 200 beats a minute tempo whoa! :0 

    I learned to just enjoy dancing by myself, 
    dance along with someone else while we have our own respective moves, 
    switching partners all the time [it took away the social pressure], 
    the joys of wavy flailing arms, 
    expressing how I interpret the music 
    and letting go of being self conscious about what my body is doing or how silly I may look. :')

    Monday, May 21, 2018

    SuperListenMode: Improv Class Episode 3

    SuperListenMode: Improv Class Episode 3

    I felt better with newbie scenes...here's some of the silly things I said during class 3. I was really nervous and stumped on what I could say...eep! Was actually considering quitting leading up to it.

    Was a bit more expressive, silly and learning to not care too much.
    But I was still scared about volunteering too early and ended up not participating that much - oh inhibitions. And didn't really socialise that much during the break...but it wasn't as exhausting as the previous class!

    Noted that when you're doing this, you should embrace the mindset of having fun and let go of anxiety and dread. To think about other people you're engaging with instead, outside of your own mind. Also one should not do one liner jokes otherwise teammates get stranded in what to do next in a scene.

    Had to remind myself that I was doing this for self confidence, character building in terms of being able to pretend to be all sorts of things, to be silly, to converse/talk without judgement and overthinking...not sure if I'm there yet at the time :< But I didn't feel as terrible afterwards.

    And my glasses is the thing that people recognise me by...hm!!
    But they're not my glasses anymore ;D

    PS: Oh thank you so much for the encouraging support! It's pretty much me flailing at life and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. 
    Just note that these are comics documenting my experiences from 2-3 months ago :') I realised I'm not that passionate to keep going and investing intense classes on Monday nights.

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    SuperListenMode: Improv Class Episode 2

    SuperListenMode: Improv Class Episode 2

    Where I realise it's getting harder. We actually have to make up lines, conversations and scenes and imaginary gifts!! Our brains melted from making up things :') I drank SO much water gosh! There were topics I noted like politics and sexually explicit things I was avoiding too :S

    The listed games are not in any order or rank - it's just games that came to mind ;P It was here where I just knew I don't want to be an actor...I'm too attached to reacting as Leonie, not as spontaneous character Number 345! I'm stumped on this! Not that I was learning this to act! 

    My comfort zone is definitely getting pushed haha 

    As much as I dreaded redoing a scene from the start, people were positive, understanding and supportive! We're all doing our best :')

    Afterthoughts: This is where aside from the intensity, I felt like I insulted people or felt uncomfortable with some topics :') I guess this is why I'm quiet or I ramble too much about things people don't care about ;P

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    SuperListenMode: My 1st Improv Class

    SuperListenMode: My 1st Improv Class 

    I started classes in February for several weeks because I wanted to meet more people & get out of my mind more,
    embrace social mistakes/failures, 
    not overthink about possibilities 
    and making things up on the spot. 

    Just get better at facing the fears rather than avoid it. 
    It's like Primary School but with Adults ;D
    Except there were a few things like eye contact and personal space I have inhibitions with...I did these comics right after the lessons actually :')

    Yes that's my fetal position pose that represents me for one of those "get to know you" icebreaker games. Most people made themselves bigger and awesome for their alliteration names so I just expressed how I felt inside...I felt small, embarrassed and out of my comfort zone :<

    But hey, everyone in the class had to do it too with me mwahaha

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    BurpDoodle// Super Mario Odyssey! Best Boi Luigi!

    Super Mario Odyssey BurpDoodle: Best Boi Luigi!
    With a fancy Bowtie! It's this guy's fault my younger brother calls me "Bro!"
    It's weird because he sees me as Mario, the more popular one. I don't think I am since I'm more of a meek tortoise when it comes to friendships compared to him. Plus he was the one who got me into video games in the first place when we were kids ;P

    Anyway if you're not a fan of Luigi then...oh. Shoo ;)
    Still haven't played it but watched it ;D
    He's such a sweet adorable dude <3

    PS: Steam Gardens' Theme is the grooviest
    ☆゚.*・。゚ ♫ ✿ ♪ ʕ๑・ε ・๑ʔ

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    SuperListenMode: Creating things anyway

    SuperListenMode: Creating things anyway

    Grateful. But not take encouragement and validation too much to heart.
    Especially negative unhelpful feedback.
    Feedback can be a mixed bag! I mean I judge myself the most already!
    Got to believe in yourself firstmost! <3
    Yes...I'm working on it ;)

    It really helps to ask for honest feedback from trusted friends who have your best interests at heart and who understands you. ^_^

    ...something I'm not always great at :')

    Monday, May 7, 2018

    SuperListenMode: Programmer Appreciation!

    SuperListenMode: Programmer Appreciation!

    The real Programmer Day is on the 13th September...but this is my comic.
    I work with programmers and have a tester brother and have suffered learning programming myself so I'm totally not biased ;P

    Just super appreciating all of you for being amazing at what you do! :D <3

    They're super intelligent problem solvers.

    Meanwhile I'm looking like this:  O.O;;;

    Friday, May 4, 2018

    BurpDoodles and Studies for NieR:Automata

    BurpDoodles for NieR:Automata: 2B
    "Roger that...N..."
    She's so fun to draw and my favourite character while sweet boy 9S is a close second. Emil is the best! All of the characters are great.
    This. Fanart. Cannot Continue. 
    But I hope to go back and draw her again <3

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    SuperListenMode: It's OK to not feel OK

    SuperListenMode: It's OK to not feel OK

    It's all part of learning to be a better human being. Growing pains. 
    Be kind to yourself and your feelings. <3
    Yes I'm reminding myself too; Queen of mushy talk ;)

    Love and Kindness in everything you do.

    Monday, April 30, 2018

    SuperListenMode: Feedback Loop!

    SuperListenMode: Feedback Loop!

    Hey when teamwork is involved, you have to expect changes along the way! Always make sure we're all on the same page for the project. (: 
    Even if it means we start all over again...we get closer to what we need!

    Sometimes I expect to start over as I wait for feedback haha
    It does get exhausting though and it gets to a point where I really, really need a break before I can see things with fresh eyes again. Especially when you don't know what you're doing anymore.

    Ultimately it's not "my" project. But "our" project ;)

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    Quick BurpDoodle for Celeste: Madeline

    Quick #BurpDoodle for Celeste: Madeline
    I didn't play it because I'm terrible at games but I did watch it for the story (: 
    Really wholesome game in design, characters and music!

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    SuperListenMode: The other side of Super Listen Mode

    SuperListenMode: The other side of Super Listen Mode

    I don't mean to make anyone uncomfortable when I'm intense, quiet and listening :<

    I just don't have anything to say when this happens...it's okay. It's not your fault.
    I'm bad at keeping conversations going...
    I'm not thinking about the next thing to say during these times; I'm just listening to you, thinking over what you've said, in the present moment.

    I say this because it gets awkward when the other person looks at me & expects me to react or say something. I'm just listening though :') Sometimes I exaggerate my feelings and respond to make sure I acknowledge and appreciate them but sometimes I don't have the energy or natural inclination to.

    Yes I'm probably overthinking it and people don't actually care, the usual ;P

    Still. I know you're just standing there observing my terrible attempts to connect with you :') Thank you for accepting my weirdness.

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    SuperListenMode: Recreational guilt

    SuperListenMode: Recreational guilt

    I feel guilty at times that I'm relaxing and doing some self care away from art but I'm getting better at allowing myself to just enjoy the other parts of life. :D


    Sometimes I don't enjoy recreation & moments of much needed rest and recovery when I feel like I could be doing art :') The guilt! Oh noes!
    Consequently I just watch, read and learn about things instead!

    Other times, I just fall into an existential crisis. Why am I doing things? Why should I bother do anything? Just chill, zone out and think about things and my mixed feelings.

    Consequently recreational shenanigans is a welcome distraction for a while.
    Do art or non-art things I enjoy! ^o^

    Hey I'm making myself take a day off per week at least!

    ...How do you be a hoomin? :0
    How does one have a balanced life? Haha

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    BurpDoodle for NieR:Automata: 9S & 2B & Emil

    BurpDoodle for NieR:Automata: 9S & 2B & Emil

    I played and finished at least all 5 core endings earlier in the year, watched 2 different people play through the game too, read as much heavy spoilery canon lore as I could, read and listened to the post game concert readings, YoRHa stage play, short stories, the Heavy Spoiler Dinner Talk Show, refreshed myself on NieR [I have already watched a whole let's play before Automata came out], Drakengard 1 to 3 and consequently I feel a deep, complex sense of sadness and am left questioning on what it means to live, love, die, to be human and to have memories. Existentialism the game.

    I had to give in and played on easy mode late into my 1st playthrough or I would have completely killed my hands and arms playing. It's not perfect as a game as there were some unnecessarily frustrating bits and some tedious parts but overall the good definitely outweigh them. The complex multi levels of storytelling and incredible world building, how most of the game design that cleverly supports the storytelling, dark themes in the side quests too, and the melancholic, beautiful music and audio design was what made it memorable with a heavy weight of heartache and meaning. 9S is such a great character. Seeing everything with Emil again from NieR was bittersweet too.

    It wasn't a game that made me cry but I was definitely emotional.
    I am so glad I played this game. I played for the storytelling and got so, so much out of it. 
    I'm still thinking a lot about it months later.

    I've been watching all the videos and lore I could find.
    Gosh my heavy heart <3 


    PS If you plan to play NieR:Automata:
    I recommend MrClemps' NieR and Drakengard summary/analysis videos BEFORE playing NieR:Automata! For the full story experience. It made it more worth it for me. Oh of course don't watch his spoilery NieR: Automata videos in case you're watching from this above linked playlist. The youtube playlist includes it so watch out!

    Ideally do watch a let's play of NieR for the better experience beforehand but not a must. ^_^ It's long but I highly recommend you do. I personally watched the Best Friend's playthrough here.

    IF you have finished Ending E for NieR:Automata...and you want that full experience of the lore:
    See this NieR:Automata wiki for post game lore and go DEEP ;D
    There is A LOT to read. It took me a few weeks to a month to digest but it was worth it for me. <3

    There's also SuperBunnyHop and other content creators who've done NieR analysis videos - even Extra Credits had an episode! But don't watch them yet!
    Spoilers ;D

    BurpDoodle: Overcooked Kevin the Dog

    BurpDoodle: Overcooked Kevin the Dog
    This is what my brother looks like when I say something silly or something he doesn't care for ;P
    Finally played the first two levels for the first time recently and laughed so much at this dog; too bad I don't have friends to play with to get the full fun experience but I can see why it's so great (:

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    SuperListenMode: You gotta believe Pt 2

    SuperListenMode: You gotta believe Pt 2

    Reminding myself too. 

    I forget often :')

    You can do the thing! ^o^

    Monday, April 16, 2018

    SuperListenMode: When you see me sitting by myself...

    SuperListenMode: When you see me sitting by myself...

    I'm taking a break from the social crowd.

    Yes I'm one of those people who makes herself as small as possible when it gets socially overwhelming :') And it's rare for me to take initiative to talk to somebody...aye.  It takes a while for me to collect some courage and approach someone at times.

    It's super bad when it's too dark to draw...my last resort to cope .___.

    Perhaps I have an unapproachable death stare/zoned out tired face on D:

    But feel free to come over for a little chat (: 
    If we run out of things to say, that's fine too - something I'm learning to embrace myself!

    PS: Changed it a bit: SLM is going to update on Mondays and Thursdays!

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    SuperListenMode: How I met Kalonica

    How I met @Kalonica_

    This was 2015 I think? She is a lovely sweet buddy now! Aww (:

    When you're so used to people losing interest and walking off, I expect shallow connections...even today. Other times I lose interest and move on too - I get it. 

    Yes I have hurt feelings sometimes but I'm not being passive aggressive. That's how things are and/or the timing isn't right ;P  You can't be friends with everyone.

    So when someone is actually happy to be present with you on a mutual level it's a shock! It's a pleasant surprise! A wonderful heartwarming feeling <3

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    SuperListenMode: Three promises to my Mother

    First up I am super grateful to my mother for all she has done for me. We visited her grave a few weeks ago and each time I feel appreciative that I'm alive in spite of all the uncertainty ahead.
    To do things you believe in with kindness and love.
    Each day is full of possibilities!

    Here it was the last year of my mother's life at the time and yes I've broken two of these promises - I drank 3 ciders in my life [I don't like it anymore] & accidentally swore once or twice - one time because I was reading it aloud from a book without thinking whoops. 

    Silly guilt aside, I stuck to these promises to this day because I know in my heart that drinking, drugs/smoking and swearing are not for me. No judgement on anyone - I respect your life & decisions, as I would like you to respect mine. (:

    Plus I said "NO" in the face of a group of popular girls. 

    Stuff that peer pressure. They've got no power over me ;P

    Gosh what a stubborn naive butt I am! ;)

    Monday, April 9, 2018

    SuperListenMode: Summary of my GCAP feelings over the years

    I am not criticising anyone for GCAP! I'm just growing out of being an introverted hermit over the years as I throw myself into the deep end at crowded industry events. 

    Social Practice towards better Emotional Intelligence? 

    This comic is embarrassing because of my insecurities, low self esteem and silly feelings. But it's okay to feel out of place. I still do. I just focus on what I do have, accept my times of struggle and keep working at it. Who really does completely belong - we're all weird and wonderful :')

    These are summaries of my GCAP blog posts actually!

    Just my own personal struggles and growth with industry events, 
    drinking culture,
    late night parties, 
    feeling like a lonely alien nobody, 
    learning from speakers, 
    making sure I get some breaks away from people, 
    making sure I eat something, 
    accept that people come and go at these things and you might never actually talk or catch up because everyone's exhausted, 
    breakfast/lunch catch ups are the best, 
    trying to follow up with people and sometimes it doesn't work out,
    saying no to almost all night parties, 
    being okay if people ignore you or are too busy 
    and trying to not take it seriously. 


    As I said in my MIGW17 blog post, 2017 was the first time I felt better about all this in taking all these passing feelings in stride. I'm getting more comfortable saying hello to people too sometimes...while my self confidence goes up and down! 

    Gosh! Super appreciated the friendly hugs too <3 It's probably just luck though so again I'm not going to expect anything this year...I just want to learn and say hi to people when I feel able ;P

    Maybe I'll see you around this year's Games Week. Maybe! Games Week tends to be super crowded and it's the bane of my existence if I don't take care of my energy levels. :') You could be too busy to talk to me anyhow :')

    I'm actually planning to be around PAXAus for just one day instead depending on commitments. I've gone every year for all 3 days since it started and going all 3 days is not for me anymore.
    I'm so done and tired by that level of commitment now. 
    I'm done...1 day is enough for me.
    I got better things to do! ;D

    PS: Hey I'm posting full length SuperListenMode comics here!

    Starting to post SuperListenMode comics individually here so:

    • peeps can comment here below without being tied to a social media platform ;D 
    • I can finally tag and organise the comics here 
    • Twitter doesn't allow me to post these personal essays that come along with these sometimes haha
    • I don't want my comics get lost into the social media void whenever I want to link to them directly - this will help tremendously

    Leaving Instagram with my semi mega long posts because links are prohibited there. But even instagram has its character limits!

    Here will be where the full post shall be from now on!

    I hope this change is okay with you <3

    Friday, April 6, 2018

    [FEB&MAR2018] Being Yourself versus Defining who you are // MeowBurpDoodles Collection + Okami Lunar New Year + Mighty Ladies Portraits

    Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

    Disqus comments are back after many years! In the past it's usually 1 or 2 friends who comment and it became saddening.

    I mean I've always blogged to myself and talked to myself. Go deeper than social media posts and rambled away all I liked here.

    But hey anyone alive and reading? 
    I've brought back comments on my blog posts again to leave the option open for people to comment here at length. I'll probably check here the most. (:

    Be anonymous if you like...I think you can? Just wanted to see if there's anyone out there. Let me know in the comments way, way, way below ;) I'll read them all at the least!

    Expecting tumbleweeds every time because people are busy with their own lives as am I so...
    Repetitive thank yous if you read this <3  

      Let's go! Journal Time.

      Adriel & Rami: their dedicated Wedding icon! 
      The lovely power couple (: I actually forgot Rami's beard because I was so out of it and sleep deprived during the first pass :')

      Adriel & Rami's Wedding Icons
      Y5M2&3 Leonie Yue's Social Media Recap & Sketchbook:
      VectorBurpQuest attempts
      Some Commissions
      Mighty Games Ladies Portraits
      #nonoFomo WiDGET SuperListenMode comics

      Friday, February 2, 2018

      Two Year Mighty Games Anniversary & Four Years of BurpBlogging - Reflecting on 2017 & Melbourne Global Game Jam 2018 // Curling into an Art Posting Ghost on Social Media 2018 [NOV&DEC2017+JAN2018]

      Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

      Finally back to blogging!
      Bunched it all up! It's 2018 but I'm recapping the end of 2017 too :D 

      Super long and rambly and personal so...go away ;)

      Decided to make it every two months instead of monthly.
      Super super long from now on.
      I don't care how long it is now...plus it usually scares people off ;)
      Most people don't want to read things. Especially not long ones.
      Think of it as 2 chapters of my book of my life within a blog post!

      I actually cut out some topics too for next time ;)

      A lot of personal stuff below as I unwind and reflect about everything. 
      Gosh! Avert your eyes!

      And the Melbourne Global Game Jam of course!

        Let's go! Journal Time.

        The Yodeling Pickle Family
        Melbourne Global Game Jam Art Shenanigans :0

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