Warioware: Get It Together! / Eye of newt, Ashley casts a hex on you! Happy Spooky Halloween! 🎃
Little timelapse with アシュリー / Ashley for ワリオカンパニー / ワリオの会社 / メイド イン ワリオ (WarioWare Inc / Made in Wario)
Yay I actually edited in an end card this time without audio! Wow I put a bit more effort! :’)
Not all youtube videos will have it but hopefully by next year I will add this consistently for every video.
I’m trying to keep it low effort because I don’t want to spend too much time editing videos.
And I want to focus on making and learning art! :0
“But I think you’re nice, and maybe we could be friends. And if you say no, you’re toast.” 💀🔥 – Ashley
I sketched this when the game was out and I was playing it. Only now I got around to making and finishing the piece!
Yep this is the usual pattern, I’m slow doing things at my own pace because I’m juggling :’)
I relate with Ashley in some ways – having few friends, lonely, solitary, deadpan/inexpressive face, grumpy, struggles to make more friends, enjoying and is picky with food, doing her own thing with making potions ;D
She probably wants to get rid of the detestable cute candy by dumping it on her best friend Red (who loves candy).
I’m conflicted with twitter as there’s not much other mainstream platforms
I’m not leaving twitter, at least not now since generally I post, hope that people see it and hide away with social media. I don’t really actively *engage* with social media anymore for the sake of my mental health and well being anyway.
It depends on whether there’s a better place to go to because unfortunately twitter is still a place to market yourself as an artist, creator or business. I don’t know if twitter as a platform itself will change too much. And how drastic? More frustrating crypto /nft/subscriptions too? Who knows :<
Twitter is a scary, chaotic, toxic mess (has been for a long time) and we’ll just have to wait and see.
I don’t even know if I should have come back to instagram after quitting it for over a year – I changed my mind because of fomo as an artist and mainly because of the fact I can post via desktop. Since I refuse to engage full time with how they want me to, Instagram doesn’t really have much of a community for me either. No/few comments nor engagement since I don’t really do stories or reels there.
I’m done with my umpteenth attempt with posting at Tumblr and shall be letting it go. I’ve always struggled with that platform and it hasn’t been working – I’ve been posting/reaching 1 person all this time. Whelp! So much for some artists insisting that it still works for them. It never really did go far for me given how I use social media.
Artfol I can’t post via desktop so that’s on hold and both Reddit and Youtube have their own approach to things. Both and all my other social media places are up to chance, involve a lot of ups and downs and plateauing :S
It’s too early to say with Cohost because there’s also many other new social media platforms that didn’t do too well or survive :S It feels like a mini blog plus I don’t know who’s also on cohost! I have 2 followers there haha
I’m just treating all of these platforms as a tool and a way to reach people while I continue to post and ramble here at my blog. So if things aren’t working nor reaching people I will stop posting at a given platform.
Like with tumblr, mastodon, behance and maybe dillyhub. And some others I don’t remember.
This is also why Monday mornings are especially busy for me since I have to scramble and post at a bunch of places :’)
Trying not to check notifications too much since I don’t want to fall back into being obsessive, frustrated, insecure, disheartened, hopeless and gloomy over metrics. I don’t like measuring my work like this. At least it is a way to see if anyone is even acknowledging the art and work I do :’)
Thank you if you’re here and reading my rambles to the void.
Reflecting on why I don’t like the pomodoro method, external rewards or timesheets for productivity
For context this video is really good and I found myself nodding a lot! I feel validated for not liking the pomodoro method!!
I’m more of an intrinsically motivated person so timing myself can both kick my butt to get going and stress me out into focusing on the wrong things, rather than doing it well and properly.
Even this whole blog is about me reflecting about the journey and my feelings rather than the results/destination/end goal/rewards because this is how I find pleasure in creating, learning and living itself.
External rewards can undoubtedly help but they don’t work for me on their own for making art.
Sharing art and the journey on the internet is a big motivator for me, sure! But if art is only about the end result, I’ll grow to hate the activity/process and become less productive and will procrastinate more :’)
I wouldn’t even be here if I was only aiming for results and metrics. Nor doing this blog. Especially when I hear mixed opinions on whether blogs are pointless or not. And I wouldn’t be posting on social media anymore, given how slow and stuck my metrics are after over a decade here. In that light I’m a failure in terms of “fame, prestige, money and influence” ;P
I digress! I’m more of a “let’s time myself how long I do a thing” and see how far I go before I need to pause or stop because I’m losing focus and out of energy. So the pomodoro method is stressful for me! I don’t do well planning timeslots and forcing myself to work within those strict constraints. I’ve wasted too much of my life trying to do that and as a result I always disappoint and resent myself. I don’t like hourly planners because they fall apart and don’t really stick.
I want to focus on getting things done well without unnecessary, arbitrary time constraints dragging me down.
I won’t deny that deadlines definitely kick my butt to get it done though! So realistically I tend to give myself loose plans and deadlines if I can help it. Or give myself early deadlines than the hard deadline so I somewhat account for things taking longer than optimistically planned. If I can afford to, I do let myself get carried away doing the thing too :0
Anyhoo I have watched National Treasure for the first time, had a stressful end of week and weekend, reminding myself that I need to be more frugal, I need to do some house/computer cleaning really soon, food has been meh and I am lacking sleep because I was trying to get this art and post done! Aaaaah!!
Hello Monday :’)
May you have a good week ahead! Have a spooky time!