Friday, October 19, 2018

SuperListenMode: Bringing out the Headphones + BurpDoodle: Out of Stamina + MIGW attendance ramble

SuperListenMode: Bringing out the Headphones
Noise cancelling headphones was suggested for me to cope better with the open office environment at work and I finally researched and splurged on a set on my own. And I got two headphones stands. Gosh again I feel guilty for spending on myself...I always feel like I need to be more frugal on money but fasting with meals cuts some expenses down ;___;

But yes, I do find open office environment distracting when I need to focus, block out everything and do the work. Although they're more manageable for me, the internet and Slack are distracting already by themselves! There's no fort of solitude for me! I don't know how I would survive in complete solitude anyway...it'll require a complete life and career change.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Inktober BurpDoodles: Kizuna Ai fanart + on crunch & letting go from being a workaholic perfectionist

Inktober BurpDoodle: Kizuna Ai fanart
I watched some of her videos ages ago because I was fascinated; she's a funny & cool virtual YouTuber/Vlogger! I'm not sure if I'm the target audience but I appreciated her sweet appeal :D

Inktober BurpDoodle: Cute but deadly Kizuna Ai
Wanted to do another one ;D

Haven't watched a lot of her videos but from what I've seen, I like her sense of humour! :0 This is a blatantly manufactured online/virtual personality and it's such a clever way do it!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

SuperListenMode: Social Skills RPG + BurpDoodle: I got mixed feelings

SuperListenMode for Games Week: Social Skills RPG
"Yeah, I'm bad at socialising."
"You're fine, Leonie. Geez."
"If you say so..."
Then why do I feel so lonely, exhausted, sad and terrible at this :'(
I feel like I'm doing improv sometimes ;___;

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Melbourne Zoo Photo Adventures 2018 + BurpDoodle: Cat Toaster + Posting schedule & Online friendships

Melbourne Zoo Adventures & more photos below! 
These two are my favourite sketches: the Black Swan & the Royal Spoonbill (:

Monday, October 15, 2018

SuperListenMode: How are you Leonie?

Games Week SuperListenMode: How are you Leonie?
Speaking of deep conversations at social things...
Do you really want the answer to that? ;)

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Inktober BurpDoodle: "Heehee oh I like you"

Inktober BurpDoodle: "Heehee oh I like you"
This vibrant green highlighter is waxy ;D

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Friday, October 12, 2018

SuperListenMode: Small catch ups at #MelbourneGamesWeek

SuperListenMode: Small catch ups at #MelbourneGamesWeek
I know the whole idea is to connect with someone.
Not to meet every single person.

Last year I accepted the struggle to make meaningful conversations and defaulted to what I've seen & did recently. Too tired being there all day, all week around lots of people. Drawing a blank. Sensory overload from everything.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Inktober BurpDoodle: Hot waves

Inktober BurpDoodle: Hot waves
I'm using highlighters like an abnormal person ;P
Not ready to use the better quality markers :<
They're scary right now.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Birthday BurpDoodle for Lauren 2018

Birthday illustrated BurpDoodle for Lauren 2018
Combined Rilakkuma, Gudetama, durian, tea, colours, Lumi and herself all into a picture <3 

Yes I love durian too, it's wonderfully delicious to me ;P
If you think it stinks...well...I respect that.

Enjoy a wonderful special week and year ahead with your loved ones and friends Lauren!! ^o^ Thank you for being a shining inspiring light of generosity, kindness and love. And the occasional special, generous and sweet lunch catch ups!

Lots of love and hugs!! <3

I actually started and finished this during 27th/28th of May when I wasn't feeling well [gloomy and in pain] to keep myself distracted. 
So this was a gamble...I don't know if she'll look like this by October! It was hard as I didn't know what to illustrate for her, felt stuck and paralysed. 
After playing around, I stumbled onto making this. ;D

Hope she likes it ^o^'

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Inktober BurpDoodle: "Oh come on now! Got no time for this!"

Inktober BurpDoodle: "Oh come on now!
Got no time for this!"
Just having fun with it ;D 

I fell behind a bit but I'm just on track. Shaking off that rust continues.
I hope there will be a point where I keep going, learning and not tag it as inktober anymore. Experiment with things. Hopeful.

I'm pretending I'm confident here ;P

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Monday, October 8, 2018

SuperListenMode: Introvert Versus Mega Games Industry Events

SuperListenMode: Introvert Versus Mega Games Industry Events
Since Melbourne Games Week is coming up later this month, I need recovery time! I prefer lovely small catch ups & deep conversations!

Away from things that revolve around drinking and noise.
Avoid most crowded, rowdy late night parties and rest up instead. 
Else I become a super sad, isolated, quiet zombie ;P

Saturday, October 6, 2018

BurpDoodle: Piffle launched globally yesterday! ^o^

BurpDoodle: Piffle launched globally yesterday! ^o^

Didn't work much on this game myself so consider this unofficial fanart in congratulations to the whole hardworking Mighty Piffle team [published by Hipster Whale!] I doodled this back in July for fun :D 

And kudos to the incredible Scott/cronobreak for creating the art and cute character designs! Again, I didn't make this ;P  

It's been described by cool peeps as Puzzle Bobble + Neko Astume!

Check it out, support them and have a play:

I don't think I want to actually wear a onsie. 
Maybe it is snug? Like a blanket? Is it flimsy or fluffy strong? I don't know.
Maybe it feels like becoming a life sized soft toy :0

Hopefully the team are getting some good rest and celebrations before continuing more hardwork on more Piffle updates! :D 

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Inktober BurpDoodle: Pikachu & Pichu Cutie Pies

Inktober BurpDoodle: Pikachu & Pichu Cutie Pies

I feel so rusty doing these but shaking off this creative rut is going to take small steps and however long it needs. Trying to not push myself hard since I'm still recovering from mental, creative and physical burnout :')

Anyhoo, please enjoy the weekend ahead <3

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Inktober BurpDoodle: Pandoria & Zeke of Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Inktober BurpDoodle: Pandoria & Zeke of Xenoblade Chronicles 2
They're Team Rocket to me together with Turters.

They're only remaining characters I like along with Morag and maybe a few others I can't recall ;P

Apparently the Torna DLC is much better than the main game. Still I feel pretty mixed to say the least about XC2 especially as a story, Nia, gacha system, the boring main lead Rex and its fanservice moments and character designs even now. Seeing Shulk and Fiora in this game as DLC is interesting/weird too. :S

I'm going to space out my Inktober BurpDoodles. Hope to push my comfort zone ;D

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

SuperListenMode: On being a fan and Parasocial Relationships

SuperListenMode: On being a fan and Parasocial Relationships

My definition of a Parasocial Relationship is when it's a one way bond with between someone's public persona and professional brand [or a fictional one] versus the consumer, audience and individual. It becomes complicated, harmful and nuanced when boundaries are not clear and established. 

Yes I'm fascinated with how we portray & express authenticity over social media :0 I'm trying to be more aware when I post things myself!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Inktober BurpDoodle: New Haircut!!

Inktober BurpDoodle: New Haircut!!
Now all my SLM comics are outdated with my old, longer hair. 
The classy, stylish Ariel [check out her workwas the only one who complimented my haircut disaster yesterday so thank you again; it means a lot! ^o^ <3

I hurt my finger a bit and ruined my jumper cutting my own hair though :<
This is the first time I've ever cut it this short since highschool and it's pretty refreshing to not worry as much about hair grooming and my head feels lighter!! :D 

Currently using ballpoint & highlighters as I'm too scared to use my more fancy, expensive stuff. I'm just doing Inktober in an attempt to recover from my creative burnout and push my comfort zone in little baby steps :'(

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Monday, October 1, 2018

SuperListenMode: Expressing warm fuzzy feelings with Lauren

SuperListenMode: Expressing warm fuzzy feelings with Lauren
When Lauren is being a wonderful friend in conversation all you can say is a little "yay" or "yee" in response like an awkward butt. :') 

She's super generous and kind!! I'm grateful - I'm always happy to pay for my food but when we manage to catch up, she's been generously treating me and genuinely chats with me during lunch ;____; <3 Thank youuu

She is one of the loveliest and sweetest company! ^o^

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