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About a month ago I started college. Cool friends have been made after one week of the small world feels, and I'm doing alright so far. Well, that last part isn't exactly true.

I'll be honest, I thought I could do a lot of my own things while studying animation in college. Turns out that the opposite is true and that I have LESS time. I'm restricting myself to doing personal work on weekends, which is busy enough at home. The kid inside me is complaining about two things:
  1. I haven't escaped essay writing and
  2. 3D is a bitch to work with.
So yeah, college is a priority right now, and some of the things I promised to get done have been pushed aside. However, that doesn't mean I won't do these things. It'll just take time.

That being said, here's my progress on personal work that's vaguely worded:
  1. I'm redoing part of a team project, and I've only got a few weekends to work on it.
  2. I'm not sure if I can pump out a really good animation for an art trade, but then again, I'm doing it because I can't soft shade.
  3. There was a part that I wanted to do for one of my little animation series, but that will have to be cut out and instead I'll work on the next one, the one that matters more to me.
So that's it from me.
This is a collaboration with and by :iconemily071: (Emily071), where I did the line art and Emily coloured it in. Since she initiated the collab, it's on her dA.

Here it is:
emily071.deviantart.com/art/CO…
Prediction: F**k English, I may fail. General Maths, gonna perform well. IPT and Music, nyeh. Physics, I can up my game.

Why didn't I spend the three weeks in the holidays studying?
Why did I blow the chance to do better?
Why am I set up to believe in Murphy's Law: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong?
Why can't I appreciate the people who care for me no matter what happens?
Why can't I shake the feeling that things will go wrong, no matter what?
Why am I not confident?
Why am I worried that my dad and one of my older cousins will be disappointed in me?
Why tell us our ranks are important, if you tell us they don't?
Why bother telling us that our ranks don't matter too much, when you focus more on why they do?
Why give us this contradictory loop of thought?
Why am I even worried, even though I know I'm doing all this for myself?

Well, whatever I do in those exams, I'll do myself, whether I succeed, or fail. Whatever success means.
50 people. On a DeviantArt scale it's not much. But at my local level, it is.

If all 50 people came over for a party, all 50 would just have enough walking space inside and outside the house, twice as many as we had at one party at home.

At school, there are only 32 seats for all the students to sit in. We would need 2 classrooms to provide seats for you. But, we can all fit inside standing up.

50 people is a little more than a quarter the size of all of Year 12.

50 people is, in real life, a bit bigger than what I'm used to.
Sometimes I regret deleting Discord. Even though it's until exams are over (at the end of the month), I made some good friends there, and I can't talk to them until the month is over.

And speaking of exams, I've done nothing to study for it. I told myself I would, and I didn't deliver. Every time I pick up the pen, I can't handle it and just go off and do my own thing. I promised people I would, and I didn't. More importantly, I'm letting myself down. I don't know if it's too late. People are telling me my rank is important. Those same people tell me it's not. Who or what the fuck do I believe? Maybe it's not something I'll be worrying about later and then I can shelve this as cringe-worthy shit, but right now it's shaking me.

Also, it's cruel that a lot of art stuff that I genuinely want to do is done during this time. I really wanted to do Jazza's animation challenge. I really wanted to do Inktober. And I asked to be part of an art competition. I'm gonna have to drop it. Plus I have my own animation to worry about. This one is one that I really do want to get done as well. Then again, by the time I get to do these sorts of things, it's work all over again. Yes, it's animation, but I might not get time to fit in extra stuff I want to do.

And I also applied for a job. That means if I get said job, I get less time to talk to people. Less time to do the animation. Less time to do what I want to do. What's pissing me off is that people were excited about me applying for a job that I'm not passionate about. Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of applying for a part time job. I like the idea of stacking shelves in the daytime, at night, or working with food. But it is not my passion or desire to do this every single day for 40-50 years. Why is it that my passion for animation is being overlooked? Heck, even my annoying as fuck brother's baking is praised more than I am overall.

Reading something like this, one would say "Give up if you don't want this," or "Keep pushing through this, try your hardest", or "Do what you need to do," or "This is your life; live it the way you want to." And maybe I'd do one of these things later. Right now, after getting the attention that I don't want, they all suck.
:iconchesle:
is the person I stole this journal idea from. Man, it's like there's this long-lasting chain of thefts going on here.

Anyway, the rules are simple:
Comment on the journal if you want me to feature your artwork.
I sneak into your gallery and find four artworks I like.
I comment about them.
Then I'll kindly pass this journal onto you and you repeat steps 2 and 3 for my artworks.

Sound fair?

A bit of a note: I'm sorry if I start to talk about myself when I feature your art. It's hard to talk about artworks without using my own skills as a reference point.

Anyways, onto the featurings!

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CHESLE

:iconchesle:

Chesle Reference by Chesle A Summer Window by Chesle
Okay, right off the bat, your character is damn great! So far, my idea of "costuming" and fashion's only one recognisable outfit per person, and the designs are fairly simple. Looking at this, however, you've got a grasp on the sorts of clothes one would wear depending on the time of year. 
Also, the background on the second picture. I don't think I'd be able to draw environments very well.

[Ep. 1] The Siblings Diaries by Chesle
Not necessarily the artwork, but the idea that you are doing a comic, that's awesome!
If your comic is gonna be a comedy, don't worry if it's not your strong point right now. Not an expert in narrative writing or comedy, so you don't need to try this, but you could try collecting and making jokes before you continue, and see if it can apply to your characters.

Online Friends! by Chesle
Again, it's not necessarily the artwork. It's nice trying to imagine what happens at the other end of the phone, based on each other's interests.
If I tried to do the same, well, I feel like I'm not close enough to many people online to imagine it. There are a few, though.

But overall, I like how you keep characters anatomically correct. It might sound a bit silly, but that's the real big one.

NOTE

This journal entry will change depending on when I am online or offline. Current and previous stream info will be left in this journal as well, just for archival purposes and will stop being updated if the journal becomes too long.

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[2017-12-20]



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That was an Olan Rogers reference.

Hey guys, or whoever will actually see this. There are certain people I hope will see this.

I graduated high school now! Well, the grade had a graduation ceremony. I still have final exams October 16-30 (which is why I deleted Discord for the time being) and I technically don't graduate until November 10, where I sign some forms, then I'm officially "cleared". Then there's the Year 12 Formal (Prom for any Americans) on November 15. Suit's all sorted out, though, no major spending, since I got a nice-looking blazer and shirt already.

Anyway, I've been studying for my final exams, or at least I've been trying to. It's hard not to get distracted by my brother playing Fallout 4 and pointing out mistakes he's making, even though I don't play it myself. I've also been applying for universities and colleges (passed the phone interview for one college, I will check more), and been applying for Casual Christmas jobs at Mum's request.

So I've been very quiet here in terms of uploads. I have done an unhealthy amount of favouriting and sorting them out into collections. I do say unhealthy because it's been a bit of a problem.

On one hand, I've been rasing the expectations of my drawings behind the scenes after seeing all the art that I actually like and favourite, and personally I feel like I can't reach that expectation. This is something that's normal for me and it can be seen as good. Right now, though, I'm not. On the other hand, I don't have the heart to get remove really good pieces off my feed without favouriting them. That's just in terms of illustrations though.

That won't stop my progress on the next animation I have in the works. Well, 3 animations, to be precise. For the past month, and for the next few, I have been and I will be working on a 3-part miniseries on a certain story of mine. It's a bit of a personal and slightly serious one, especially the 3rd part. I've been blitzing with it for the past month, and while I'm studying I've been chipping at it, bit by bit. I'll have more time after I'm finished with exams. I'm giving myself deadlines for when I want to release these parts, which are:

Part 1 - December 26/27 (US/Australia) (Not specifying the significance of this date)
Part 2 - Early February/March (I'll be starting college on one of these months)
Part 3 - Early June (By this time, I'll be in college, but this is not the main reason why)

So keep an eye out for these videos on my YouTube, and I'll post them here:
www.youtube.com/user/ItsJoeTim…

I've also been streaming on Picarto, mostly because liky Twitch and YouTube won't have me streaming songs by the pillows. After the exams I'll try to pick it up again, but keep an eye out here: picarto.tv/ItsJoeTime

If you want to keep in touch with me, I deleted Discord until October 30 (29 in US), so you can keep in touch with me on Twitter (_ItsJoeTime_), and I'm also on Messenger (Ijt Arts). Not sure about what my FB link is, though.

Now I'm gonna finish off this journal with an 8-bit cover that I worked on in a day. It's a cover of "Comic Sonic" by the pillows, well-known for FLCL. I'll post the track art soon, but for now, look through here:
soundcloud.com/itsjoetime/comi…

See you whenever that may be!

By the order of :iconotakuextra: I must:


1. Tell you something I learned about you by looking at your dA page for 20 seconds.
2. Tell you a color you remind me of.

3. Tell you what element I believe you belong to (e.g. water, fire, air, etc.).
4. Tell you what animal you remind me of. 
5. Ask you a question, and you must answer.
6. Tell you something I like about you or your art.

7. Give you a nickname.

8. Tell you what am I watching/listening to right now.

9. Tell you what food/ flavor/smell you remind me of.
10. Tell you to do this in your journal too, if you haven't already.

For some context, read this journal. (its-joe-time.deviantart.com/jo…)

But if you want to skip the details, here's a TL;DR of that journal, not in any order:
- I want to study animation
- People don't really want me to
- I need a high-numbered rank (ATAR)
- I need to do better in school
- I'm on social media a lot
- I draw a lot

I'm not making a TL;DR of this journal here, by the way. That can wait for the next related journal.

I'm lying in bed writing this. After tomorrow, I'll have done half the trial exams I need to do. I'm almost done with my senior year, and 2 months after these trial exams, I'll be doing my final exams, then I'm officially done with high school. And what'll happen next?

Anyway, I'll be writing this journal based on those points.

I want to study animation.
...and I still do. Not changing yet. Mum caught up with a family friend who studied animation, and she said that it's a demanding job. Animators generally have to get things done quick. And I still want to do it.

People don't really want me to.
Well, that's not the case anymore. I know Mum is supporting me, but while she's telling me Dad is kinda OK with it, I cannot believe it until he says it of his own will without me asking. OK, that IS a bit of a stretch.

I need a high-numbered rank (ATAR).
...and I still do for the best chance possible. But I do know of other ways to get in...

I need to do better in school.
...and I may have waited too late for that, because, if anything, I'm doing worse.

I'm on social media a lot.
...and I still am, but I'm making an effort to stay off here, Twitter and Tumblr for the time being, but I do go on occasionally. So for now I'll let my watch feed pile up. My issue is that it sucks me in like a void. Every time I try to keep away from it, I keep coming back for more.

I draw a lot.
Not right now, and this is what's tossing me right now. Picking it up again for a little bit, I felt a bit sloppy, but I felt like if I kept drawing I would have gotten even sloppier drawing the same characters and the same poses again and again, and there are some people who support that repetitiveness and some people who would rather draw something different every time, but I can't do either right now.

How can I call myself an artist if I don't feel like drawing? How can I call myself an artist if I can't find or make any time or motivation to do it? Is it right for me to want to draw, but not feel like it? I really want to, but I feel that if I've taken such a long time away from drawing, if I'm inconsistent with drawing, I'm not an artist.

Anyway, that's all I've got for now. Gotta rest up for an exam.
The last roughly 60 seconds of the video has new stuff. The rest you might have seen around my dA.

  • Listening to: Quatre Mains - Shiro Sagisu
  • Reading: Dot Con - James Veitch
  • Watching: Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo - khara

Rules:

  1. Who tagged you? (No one. I started it.)
  2. How old are you? (17.)
  3. That's how many different facts you're giving about yourself. 
    • Related facts are nested in bullet points like this, but don't count as a new fact.
    • If you've said facts about yourself before, try to say different ones.
  4. Tag 1-3 people on deviantART.
  5. Send this to 1-3 DIFFERENT people off deviantART (eg. Twitter, Tumblr, Discord, Facebook, etc.). This has to be publicly answered.
    • For Twitter, screenshot the rules and thread the facts underneath by replying to the previous one.
  6. If you got this from a different website, replace deviantART with the website you got it from.

Time for 17 facts!

  1. I've played the piano since I was in kindergarten.
    • That means that I've been playing piano almost as long as I've been in school.
    • I never have been and I don't want to be graded, because I don't really need it, and I feel that once I know my grade I'll start comparing myself to others.
  2. I need to use moisturiser because I'm drier than a desert.
  3. The beginning of my first and middle names match the beginning of my parents' names.
  4. I print the most out of everyone at home, but I hardly print anything.
  5. I have seven used sketchbooks, one scrapbook I used as a sketchbook and a vocabulary book that I used to write a terrible comic instead.
    • Only a few of them had all the pages filled.
  6. I have a wall with sketches on them. I only put them there if I won't or I'm done with scanning them.
    • I'm also hiding some "questionable" sketches there.
    • One time Mum saw it and said "More drawings? Why not Maths or Physics notes?"
  7. I am not good with handling horror or gore.
    • Funnily enough I can only handle limb loss. Not people stabbed by umbrellas, suffering extremely fatal and painful heart attacks, or crushed by elevators.
  8. I've never really used my art doll. I dunno, I just like it sitting there.
  9. I use up more money on earphones than on headphones.
    • I only ever have 1 set of earphones, and they usually last a month, but I've had 2 sets of headphones for years and they still work fine.
  10. I'm getting into retrosynth.
  11. I tried turning my Guitar Hero World Tour Drum Set into a MIDI controller.
  12. I'm not really a gamer.
    • I don't spend a crazy amount of money getting every console possible.
    • I certainly am not a PC gamer, because MacBook Airs are not gaming computers.
    • I don't have the money to buy, let alone build a PC.
    • I don't play MMOs.
    • A lot of my friends do the above.
    • Peer pressure is getting to me and now I want to do everything but the first one.
  13. I made my first high school friend at a school locker. A girl spent way too long and my to-be friend just complained about her to each other.
    • I still haven't gotten back my copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw from him.
  14. My most viewed video on YouTube is a fan animation of JasonIsKorean.
    • That is not counting the video rip of the Jugemu skit from Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood 4-koma Theatre.
  15. I've never gotten past the crush stage.
    • This year I talked to someone about a situation that was way too similar to my story.
  16. According to Dad, I've met only 10% of my family.
    • Well, if 10% filled an entire restaurant, then I've got a lot of people to meet.
  17. I graduate in a few months. Scary.

deviantART Tags:

Ushinawareta-Omoide 
silverinkstripe 
maricicishisu 

Off-deviantART Tags:

FluffiSushi (Twitter)
izobelleee (Twitter)
TheMadDoctorX (Twitter)
  • Listening to: 1989 - The Pillows
I broke a lot of rules doing this Ushinawareta-Omoide .

RULES

1.Answer the 13 questions made by the deviant who tagged you, then make your own 13 questions! BROKEN.

2.Tag 13 deviants (meeeh  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)  BROKEN. I'll end up tagging the same people again and again.

3.Don't say "You're tagged if you're reading this", let's be honest no one will read this unless they were tagged

4.It is forbidden not to tag anyone. (  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) BROKEN. Again, I'll end up tagging the same people again and again.

5. And finally, don't tag the deviant who tagged you!! BROKEN. It's proof that I did it.


My questions
1. Whaddya think about me?
        You nail the anime style well, ya cinnamon roll!

2. Hey, I'll be so busy start from August and will no longer able to submit drawings. Forgive me? //that's not a question
        Definitely not a question, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

3. Tips for studying?
        I'll need some tips as well.

4. Your speech habit?
        I repeat an "important point" at least 3 times - The first is to get the main idea across, the second is to make minor word changes, the third is to repeat the second. The                "important point" might be my opinion on an anime, a reminder, an urgent message, etc.

5. Last thing you eat?
        Prawn crackers.

6. Pick two best drawing in my gallery!
        This is the first one I faved.
         Pissed Off Yui by Ushinawareta-Omoide

        This one reminded me of Mike Inel's Draw with Me
         Love Marginal by Ushinawareta-Omoide

7. I'm so tired, you?
        Of school, yes. Of drawing, yes. Because of school, yes. Because I can't get off Discord, yes. Or Twitter, yes.

8. So I'll just continue like this, is it okay?
        Rest up! Or not. I probably wouldn't...

9. No. Your favorite vocaloids?
        By sound? AVANNA (Thanks Porter Robinson)

10. Hunter x Hunter comes back! Do you read it?
        No. Not really a manga person. I've only seen Episode 1.

11. Your biggest dream?
        To be an animator. Or something in media production. I'd probably be crazy to even think about being an anime-tor if I can't speak Japanese yet.

12. What your parents expect you to be?
        Anything but an animator. Doesn't mean they don't want me to be one.
        But on a serious note, they expect me to be happy with what I do and that I try and work hard.

13. Want to meet me?
        Of course! Who wouldn't?


*Bonus:
14. I soon will reach 100 watchers. If I hold an art raffle, do you want to join?
        Maybe. If I did, though, I'd probably end up making it an art trade.

This one here :iconushinawareta-omoide: decided to tag me in a 70 Questions journal.


Except the original 41-50 are missing? No worries! I renumbered them.


With that in mind, it’s time for 60 Questions with Joe!


01: Do you have a good relationship with your parents? 

Well, I guess so. We’re fine with most things, but they don’t seem too keen on me wanting to do animation.


02: Who did you last say “I love you” to?

Face to face? No idea.


03: Do you regret anything?

I regret not talking to the family members I haven’t seen before when I went to the Philippines recently. I’ve been there three times and even then I haven’t seen my whole family.


04: Are you insecure?  

If I weren’t, I wouldn’t be on the internet.


05: What is your relationship status?

Best Friend. Not single and not taken.

I’m in no romantic relationship, so I’m not taken. But a lot of people cannot be well and truly single, because that would mean there are no friends or family to talk to. That would make me lonely.


06: How do you want to die?

I want to die when all efforts to help me have failed, because I don’t want to die in hospital. I would spend my last days at home, surrounded by family.


07: What did you last eat?

A ham and cheese sandwich.


08: Played any sports?

When I was 5 until I was 14/15 I was swimming. I quit because I was well behind the level I was supposed to be.

When I was 8 and 9 I played soccer.

And there’s cycling.


09: Do you bite your nails?

No.


10: When was your last physical fight?

I don’t know.


11: Do you like someone?

There are none that I like in a romantic way.


12: Have you ever stayed up 48 hours?

I’ve had one all-nighter, but not two in a row.


13: Do you hate anyone at the moment?

Not personally, but there is Kyle MacDonald, the One Red Paperclip guy. Whilst I think his One Red Paperclip story is awesome, his Flat Earth beliefs are completely radical to the point that he bought a kid’s drawing of a globe, ONLY TO BURN IT! He burned art and I find it unacceptable!


14: Do you miss someone?

Well, there’s an online friend I miss. She gave me the best birthday ever this year and made me jealous by showing me a picture of her packet of Cool Ranch Doritos, which is NO LONGER IN STOCK IN AUSTRALIA!!!
And there are two of my cousins in the Philippines, who might visit after this Christmas. One used to study art and was told by the professors to give up, so she did. I want to do especially well in animation. And when I do well, I hope that she would be proud of me.


15: Have any pets?

Doesn’t necessarily mean I can take care of her well.


16: How exactly are you feeling at the moment?

“Empty.. but little bit happy.”

- Mita, when she was tagged.


17: Ever made out in the bathroom?

No. Haven’t even had a kiss on the lips.


18: Are you scared of spiders?

Even though I live in the part of Australia that has less spiders, I’m hella scared of them.


19: Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?

I’d be tempted to and I’d change they way I acted in primary school, but I wouldn’t take the chance because I don’t want to change my world.


20: Where was the last place you snogged someone?

Read the answer to 17.


21: What are your plans for this weekend?

My friend turned 18 today and is celebrating it on Saturday.


22: Do you want to have kids? How many?

Ah, this question. Well, I would to preserve the family, but if a childless marriage with a loving wife is the farthest I can go, then I’ll be content with that.


23: Do you have piercings? How many?

Nope.


24: What is/are/were your best subject(s) 

Okaaay, looking at my report…

My best is General Maths (so no calculus), followed by IPT (an analyst/manager’s take on system development) and Music. English and Physics are absolutely horrendous and Catholic Studies doesn’t count towards my final mark or rank.


25: Do you miss anyone from your past?

Primary school friends, someone who was my neighbour up until we were 8 (I did see him earlier this year in a Music workshop)


26: What are you craving right now?

Cravings. I have nothing to crave and I want something to crave.


27: Have you ever broken someone’s heart?

I think so. Not in terms of relationships. More like me probably taking out my insecurity on other people.


28: Have you ever been cheated on?

No girlfriend to do that.


29: Have you made a boyfriend/girlfriend cry?

No girlfriend to do that.


30: What’s irritating you right now?

The toilet. Occasionally the crap resurfaces. (What? You really did want to know, right?)


31: Does somebody love you?

My friends.


32: What is your favourite color? 

Some strain of dark blue. Not entirely sure which one.


33: Do you have trust issues? 

Not really.


34: Who/what was your last dream about?

I’m not too sure.


35: Who was the last person you cried in front of?

Dad. Question 3 is why.


36: Do you give out second chances too easily?

Yes.


37: Is it easier to forgive or forget?

Neither. No matter how hard I tried to forget, it always came back to me. And then forgiveness is something I can’t do because I feel too unworthy to even see someone.


38: Is this year the best year of your life?

Each year can only get better than the last.


39: How old were you when you had your first kiss?

I was 14. During a study lesson someone kissed me on the cheek. I mean that counts, right?


40: Have you ever walked outside completely naked?

I think on my first trip to the Philippines I was crying because I had to shower naked during a party. I was 4.


41: Favourite food?

Pork (Sorry if you’re Jewish), especially if it’s bacon, pork chops or in pork adobo.


42: Do you believe everything happens for a reason?

“Whilst I believe that to be true, that doesn’t mean it’s our mission to find that reason.”

- Domics (2015)


43: What is the last thing you did before you went to bed last night?

*closes incognito tabs* Uh, what?


44: Is cheating ever okay?

Hell no. Even and especially if someone is cheating on you. Don’t cheat back.


45: Are you mean?

I can be, then I become apologetic, usually.


46: How many people have you fist fought?

Fisting? Oh wait…

NO! NO! I haven’t gotten into a fistfight.

(I don’t even want to be fisted.)


47: Do you believe in true love?

No. The thing is, there are plenty of fish in the sea, but you’ll never know when you’ve caught the perfect one, because that is an illusion. Everyone is flawed, but are they good enough for you to stick with for life?


48: Favourite weather?

Spring. I think it’s normal to like the season opposite the one you were born in. (for me, it’s Autumn in April)


49: Do you like the snow?

Oh yes! Especially snowboarding! It was pretty cool when we went to the Snowy Mountains last August! Now if only I didn’t lose my glasses there…


50: Do you wanna get married?

Yeah, I do! But I might want to take my time.


51: Is it cute when a boy/girl calls you baby? 

No, that’s an insult, because they know I cry easily.


52: What makes you happy?

Compliments in general.


53: Would you change your name?

Hell no! I won’t even change the spelling of my name, cause it’s fun o call someone out for pronouncing my name as Jee-OH-sefffFFFFF-


54: Would it be hard to kiss the last person you kissed?

It won’t be hard to kiss someone who kissed me if no one did.


55: Your best friend of the opposite sex likes you, what do you do?

Maybe I’ll give it a shot. But if it’s too awkward, then we’ll break it off, give ourselves some time, and pick things up again as friends.


56: Do you have a friend of the opposite sex who you can act your complete self around?

Oh yeah, of course! Otherwise I wouldn’t have sent her that video of me and another friend making a cringe-inducing rap video about lab equipment.

 

57: Who was the last person of the opposite sex you talked to?

My science teacher.


58: Who’s the last person you had a deep conversation with? 

A friend of mine who’s stuck between Close Abuse and Rushing Threat - two different people who have reasons for him not to stick with the other.


59: Do you believe in soulmates?

People who were made for each other? No, because that would imply that they are exactly like me in every way, and there is no one exactly like me.


60: Is there anyone you would die for?

No, because my death would be in vain.


Alright, that’s the 60 Questions! Now, who will I tag…?


I don’t really have a lot of active mutual followers, so I’ll tag these mutuals:

And maybe these guys? Not sure if it's their thing.

This one here :iconushinawareta-omoide: decided to tag me in a 70 Questions journal.


Except the original 41-50 are missing? No worries! I renumbered them.


With that in mind, it’s time for 60 Questions with Joe!


01: Do you have a good relationship with your parents? 

Well, I guess so. We’re fine with most things, but they don’t seem too keen on me wanting to do animation.


02: Who did you last say “I love you” to?

Face to face? No idea.


03: Do you regret anything?

I regret not talking to the family members I haven’t seen before when I went to the Philippines recently. I’ve been there three times and even then I haven’t seen my whole family.


04: Are you insecure?  

If I weren’t, I wouldn’t be on the internet.


05: What is your relationship status?

Best Friend. Not single and not taken.

I’m in no romantic relationship, so I’m not taken. But a lot of people cannot be well and truly single, because that would mean there are no friends or family to talk to. That would make me lonely.


06: How do you want to die?

I want to die when all efforts to help me have failed, because I don’t want to die in hospital. I would spend my last days at home, surrounded by family.


07: What did you last eat?

A ham and cheese sandwich.


08: Played any sports?

When I was 5 until I was 14/15 I was swimming. I quit because I was well behind the level I was supposed to be.

When I was 8 and 9 I played soccer.

And there’s cycling.


09: Do you bite your nails?

No.


10: When was your last physical fight?

I don’t know.


11: Do you like someone?

There are none that I like in a romantic way.


12: Have you ever stayed up 48 hours?

I’ve had one all-nighter, but not two in a row.


13: Do you hate anyone at the moment?

Not personally, but there is Kyle MacDonald, the One Red Paperclip guy. Whilst I think his One Red Paperclip story is awesome, his Flat Earth beliefs are completely radical to the point that he bought a kid’s drawing of a globe, ONLY TO BURN IT! He burned art and I find it unacceptable!


14: Do you miss someone?

Well, there’s an online friend I miss. She gave me the best birthday ever this year and made me jealous by showing me a picture of her packet of Cool Ranch Doritos, which is NO LONGER IN STOCK IN AUSTRALIA!!!
And there are two of my cousins in the Philippines, who might visit after this Christmas. One used to study art and was told by the professors to give up, so she did. I want to do especially well in animation. And when I do well, I hope that she would be proud of me.


15: Have any pets?

Doesn’t necessarily mean I can take care of her well.


16: How exactly are you feeling at the moment?

“Empty.. but little bit happy.”

- Mita, when she was tagged.


17: Ever made out in the bathroom?

No. Haven’t even had a kiss on the lips.


18: Are you scared of spiders?

Even though I live in the part of Australia that has less spiders, I’m hella scared of them.


19: Would you go back in time if you were given the chance?

I’d be tempted to and I’d change they way I acted in primary school, but I wouldn’t take the chance because I don’t want to change my world.


20: Where was the last place you snogged someone?

Read the answer to 17.


21: What are your plans for this weekend?

My friend turned 18 today and is celebrating it on Saturday.


22: Do you want to have kids? How many?

Ah, this question. Well, I would to preserve the family, but if a childless marriage with a loving wife is the farthest I can go, then I’ll be content with that.


23: Do you have piercings? How many?

Nope.


24: What is/are/were your best subject(s) 

Okaaay, looking at my report…

My best is General Maths (so no calculus), followed by IPT (an analyst/manager’s take on system development) and Music. English and Physics are absolutely horrendous and Catholic Studies doesn’t count towards my final mark or rank.


25: Do you miss anyone from your past?

Primary school friends, someone who was my neighbour up until we were 8 (I did see him earlier this year in a Music workshop)


26: What are you craving right now?

Cravings. I have nothing to crave and I want something to crave.


27: Have you ever broken someone’s heart?

I think so. Not in terms of relationships. More like me probably taking out my insecurity on other people.


28: Have you ever been cheated on?

No girlfriend to do that.


29: Have you made a boyfriend/girlfriend cry?

No girlfriend to do that.


30: What’s irritating you right now?

The toilet. Occasionally the crap resurfaces. (What? You really did want to know, right?)


31: Does somebody love you?

My friends.


32: What is your favourite color? 

Some strain of dark blue. Not entirely sure which one.


33: Do you have trust issues? 

Not really.


34: Who/what was your last dream about?

I’m not too sure.


35: Who was the last person you cried in front of?

Dad. Question 3 is why.


36: Do you give out second chances too easily?

Yes.


37: Is it easier to forgive or forget?

Neither. No matter how hard I tried to forget, it always came back to me. And then forgiveness is something I can’t do because I feel too unworthy to even see someone.


38: Is this year the best year of your life?

Each year can only get better than the last.


39: How old were you when you had your first kiss?

I was 14. During a study lesson someone kissed me on the cheek. I mean that counts, right?


40: Have you ever walked outside completely naked?

I think on my first trip to the Philippines I was crying because I had to shower naked during a party. I was 4.


41: Favourite food?

Pork (Sorry if you’re Jewish), especially if it’s bacon, pork chops or in pork adobo.


42: Do you believe everything happens for a reason?

“Whilst I believe that to be true, that doesn’t mean it’s our mission to find that reason.”

- Domics (2015)


43: What is the last thing you did before you went to bed last night?

*closes incognito tabs* Uh, what?


44: Is cheating ever okay?

Hell no. Even and especially if someone is cheating on you. Don’t cheat back.


45: Are you mean?

I can be, then I become apologetic, usually.


46: How many people have you fist fought?

Fisting? Oh wait…

NO! NO! I haven’t gotten into a fistfight.

(I don’t even want to be fisted.)


47: Do you believe in true love?

No. The thing is, there are plenty of fish in the sea, but you’ll never know when you’ve caught the perfect one, because that is an illusion. Everyone is flawed, but are they good enough for you to stick with for life?


48: Favourite weather?

Spring. I think it’s normal to like the season opposite the one you were born in. (for me, it’s Autumn in April)


49: Do you like the snow?

Oh yes! Especially snowboarding! It was pretty cool when we went to the Snowy Mountains last August! Now if only I didn’t lose my glasses there…


50: Do you wanna get married?

Yeah, I do! But I might want to take my time.


51: Is it cute when a boy/girl calls you baby? 

No, that’s an insult, because they know I cry easily.


52: What makes you happy?

Compliments in general.


53: Would you change your name?

Hell no! I won’t even change the spelling of my name, cause it’s fun o call someone out for pronouncing my name as Jee-OH-sefffFFFFF-


54: Would it be hard to kiss the last person you kissed?

It won’t be hard to kiss someone who kissed me if no one did.


55: Your best friend of the opposite sex likes you, what do you do?

Maybe I’ll give it a shot. But if it’s too awkward, then we’ll break it off, give ourselves some time, and pick things up again as friends.


56: Do you have a friend of the opposite sex who you can act your complete self around?

Oh yeah, of course! Otherwise I wouldn’t have sent her that video of me and another friend making a cringe-inducing rap video about lab equipment.

 

57: Who was the last person of the opposite sex you talked to?

My science teacher.


58: Who’s the last person you had a deep conversation with? 

A friend of mine who’s stuck between Close Abuse and Rushing Threat - two different people who have reasons for him not to stick with the other.


59: Do you believe in soulmates?

People who were made for each other? No, because that would imply that they are exactly like me in every way, and there is no one exactly like me.


60: Is there anyone you would die for?

No, because my death would be in vain.


Alright, that’s the 60 Questions! Now, who will I tag…?


I don’t really have a lot of active mutual followers, so I’ll tag these mutuals:

And maybe these guys? Not sure if it's their thing.

So it's not that accurate, it's how I remember it, but anyway, the story!

It's the 19th of April - over a month ago. At this point I already uploaded a video about how terrible my jokes are, but that wasn't a big conversation piece, if it ever was one.

I'm out on a trip to the city with my cousin and his friends, and all up we were 3 Filipinos (me, my cousin, and his Filo friend), 1 Indian and 3 Whites, but the story is more about these guys:

Chris - my cousin
Leo - his filo friend
Peter - the Indian

Let me say that I never thought that guys could be more into fashion than girls. Nike, Adidas, factorie., Culture King, and a lot of other ones that I don't particularly remember well. I was not, and I am not, cut out for that stuff, and even later my cousin said it wasn't for him. But, and it's totally like me, the only thing I remember very well is lunch.

We were all walking around, finding places to eat, and we walk to this cinema. It's got a few restaurants there and we all decide to eat there. Unsurprisingly, Chris, Leo, Peter and I went to get hot pot and the other guys ate Hungry Jack's (which is Burger King rebranded for some legal reason)! I'll never forget when my cousin told them the whole time "We came here to feast like kings and you go and eat Hungry Jack's!"

Anyway, so we order our hot pots. Except Leo. He just got noodles. Chris and I got the mildest hot pot and Peter got something slightly hotter. But he also got a bowl of rice. Which was separate from the hot pot. And we were all given only chopsticks to eat. So the next 5-15 minutes was just Chris and Leo laughing while they taught Peter how to eat with chopsticks! I just sat there and laughed, partly because I knew I couldn't use it properly and I wanted to hide it. It got to the point where a worker noticed and went to give him a fork! Which only made us laugh harder! But we all had our last laughs.

In comes the hot pots and noodles and Chris and I try our really mild hotpot. Which is apparently a euphemism for very spicy. But what struck me first was that it was HOTTER than it was spicy! Chris and I were sweating bullets! Looking at Peter, though, yeah, he was struggling a bit, using the chopsticks and he wasn't even breaking one! And it was hotter! I don't think Chris and I finished our hotpots. I'm sure that I had the most left over.

Anyway, we cooled off at Hungry Jack's with some ice cream and off we were to more clothes shops. Did I mention I'm not a fan of clothes shopping?
 Thanks :iconwizzywoflie: wizzywoflie for tagging me in this 13 questions thing.

Alright then. Here's the rules:

  1. Write the rules. (Or copy and paste them, whichever you prefer.)
  2. Write 13 things about yourself. 
  3. Answer 13 questions made by the person who tagged you, and make your own 13 questions.
  4. Tag 13 deviants. 
  5. Make sure they know that they are tagged.
  6. Don't say "You're tagged if you read this".
  7. It is forbidden not to tag anyone.
  8. Tag backs are allowed. (Except when you want to tag back me, because I won't do it again)
  9. If you don't make this tag in a week, you need to obey a wish of the person who tags you. (There's no need for that here.)
Got it? Good. Now, time for...

13 Facts about Its-Joe-Time: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
(And I DO mean the Bad and The Ugly as well.)
  1. I'm from Australia, but I sound American, but I've never even been to America. I talk about it a bit in this video: Accents - ItsJoeTime 
  2. Maybe that's because I'm Filipino.
  3. On that note, I have a YouTube channel. Hope you don't mind shameless plugging.
  4. I'm introverted. So in class I either talk little or talk a lot to mask my insecurity.
  5. I've always been a whiny b*tch, but know that I can also care about others.
  6. I take criticisms and negative opinions hard and seriously.
  7. Tall buildings make me dizzy, but rollercoasters, VR gaming and 3D films and games don't, although 3D stuff can hurt my eyes.
  8. I don't do Visual Art classes. But I do Music.
  9. Still, I carry around a visual art diary which I use as a sketchbook. Probably why people think I do Art.
  10. I play the piano and I have been playing since I was 5.
  11. Despite the temptation, I don't want to be graded in playing the piano, because there are others who play the piano in my grade who know their grade in piano. If I learned my grade I would compare myself to them more and I don't want that to happen, knowing me.
  12. I don't really draw fanart because when I do, I feel that I'm not doing the original creator justice. However, I'm open to making Evangelion title card parodies.
  13. I have a foam Keyblade that looks like, but isn't intricate enough to be, the Oblivion.
That's 13 things about me. Now, time for:

13 Questions From Wizzywoflie
  1. First of all, how are you today? I'm feeling dandy, thank you very much!
  2. Do you like cinnamon rolls?(If you do I LUV U!!) Sorry to disappoint, but I haven't even tried one. But considering I've had cinnamon donuts, I'm sure they'll taste nice! 
  3. What country do want to go one day? Well I've already been to the Philippines, twice, and Singapore once. This year I'm going to the Philippines again and then to Hong Kong. BUT! If I could go anywhere else, USA, Canada and Japan.
  4. Favorite animes? Oh, be ready... ERASED, Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia, Neon Genesis Evangelion, ME!ME!ME!, GIRL, Detective Conan, Seitokai Yakuindomo, Shimoneta, orange, Mirai Nikki, Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou and Kimi no na wa. I'm not entirely sure if Shelter counts, because it's a music video for Porter Robinson's/Madeon's single.
  5. If you were born an animal, what would it be? Harambe. 
  6. Your favorite quote? "OBJECTION!" ~Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney (2001)
  7. Wattpad or books? Manga. Because then you get ANIME!!!
  8. What is your favorite song? (Weeb instincts kick in) "A Cruel Angel's Thesis" by Yoko Takahashi. So jazzy!
  9. Hot or cold drinks? Why not both?
  10. Who inspired you to draw? Well, there was a kid in my class in primary school named Aurelius who was so friggin' amazing at drawing and loved manga a lot, and I hope he still does! He's why I became interested in manga and drawing: he was my art idol!
  11. Do you have a pet? Bubbles the Maltese poodle that yaps a fair bit.
  12. What do you like about your art style the most? Drawing the faces. I have terrible fashion sense and, in general, terrible material design sense.
  13. What do you want your job to be? I want to be an animator, and even if that doesn't work out so well I don't ever want to stray from media production.
So those are the 13 questions answered!

NOW! It's time for...

13 Questions from Its-Joe-Time
(when you copy the questions, delete any italicised words in brackets like this set)
  1. How are you feeling in one word?
  2. What are the first five things you see aside from the computer/phone/tablet/whatever that you're using to read this?
  3. What countries have you been to? Which countries do you want to go to?
  4. What's the length, style and colour of your hair? (Use one or two words each. For example, "short crew-cut black hair", "long braided brunette hair", etc.)
  5. Why DeviantArt?
  6. Favourite shows and movies in general? (Yes that includes Japanese and other non-English ones)
  7. Who's your most favourite OC (original character) and what's their story? (If you don't have an OC, pick your favourite character in general.)
  8. What part of your art style do you want to improve on the most?
  9. Can you talk about your dream/current job without actually mentioning the job or the verb related to it? (For example, describe 'painter' without saying 'painting, painter, or paint.')
  10. Looking forward to any games? Which ones if any?
  11. Who's your closest friend?
  12. How would you describe me based on what you know about me? (The less you know, the more interesting it is.)
  13. Thank you, and remember: "Every puzzle has an answer." Can you please bid me farewell and impart some words of knowledge? (Or say goodbye and give a quote)
And that's 13 questions from me!
Now, to decide who to tag...
Only problem is...
Aha! I know!

buneary23 
SabineDraws
Carsote 
ImoutoArt 
WhiterStar 
VicksLee 
britta204 
Pandahero88 
magsapprentice 
GabrielsGalaxy 
lightingpeace 
Kithu-Blaze 
Derpeh-Ninjah 
It isn't complete based on the unused content, but as it stands it looks complete. I can't put the video up here, but I will link it here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4Jd-s…

Whenever I do an animation, I'll put it in a journal!
I'd like to preface it by saying that it's kinda disorganised and some references to people are vague.

Now I'm starting my senior year of high school in a few days and after that I want to study for 2D animation. To do that I need to do well at school and get some practice. And I've been drawing for a while now, though a lot of it is just decent (gotta start somewhere) and I also thought I could use the two week break to do a bit of animation while I can. But there's been something I've had problems with. The thing is, ever since I was introduced to Gmail I've started using social media, to the point that I can't go a day without checking Twitter, Instagram, Deviantart, Discord and YouTube every few minutes or hours. It's a bad habit and it stopped me from doing well in school. Any attempts I've made didn't last too long.

Then there's animating. I started animation when I was 12, after seeing some Eddsworld videos. I tried it once and afterwards I didn't touch on it until I was 14. It was a class assessment and a certain girl I didn't expect to compliment it did compliment it. That gave me the push to try animating more. But at that point I only had a reason to animate for her. I wanted her and others to like it. But the reason I animated for myself was because, before, all I could ever draw were Eddsworld-like cartoons and anime-style sketches, so they weren't really good in comparison to other things I've seen. So I wanted to do something a bit more with those drawings. And animation was the way to go.

But now I'm being told by some people to stop animation, drawing and social media to do better at school. I know where they're coming from, because the number that is the ATAR is what gets me into the best universities, but if I focus on school I might forget how to animate and animating is one of the things I want to forget the least. So I've been drawing. But then I'm afraid that I'll lose interest in animation if I draw more than animate. But I don't want to lose interest. All that motivated and triggered me to do animation would have gone to waste. In fact, the most influential, meaningful and fullest motivational things said to me were those from that girl and rest of that class when I showed them my animation that was drawn with a mouse with no lip sync.

I'm stressed about school, for sure, even though honestly I could care less about some subjects. But I'm even more stressed about not balancing everything, mostly because it's not possible. There's always an imbalance and it could throw things off entirely.

It's probably irrational to think like rhis and I've written enough for now.
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