Friday, July 22, 2016

Squish

Hello.




Looks like I'm back. Sort of. I've gotten into 3D modeling lately, so here's the process of making the picture above. I apologize for the terrible lighting, they rendered differently than I thought. Also - I only started last week so my skills aren't top notch.

Basic colors and shapes.
Adding water.
Adding clouds, sun, and lighting.

Final render.
This was a short post, but better than a year-long hiatus, right? Oh, wait..

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Room Tour - Part One

Hello.

     It's so awesome to be back! Anywho, I recently gave my room a makeover, so I decided to post some pictures. Let me know what you think!


     I'm not so proud of my photography skills, and my old iPhone is a bit lackluster in the camera aspect. However, I did the best I could. Anyway, yes-- that is my handwriting on these photos. My handwriting is not actually as bad as portrayed on this blog post, it's just that I'm still getting used to my tablet. Haha. 
     
     So, I have a fishtank on the left and my desk on the right. I decided not to post any pictures of my bed, closet (not really a closet, I just call it that), and bookshelf because I'm still organizing. Forgive me! I'm making a lot of excuses today. ;p


     I have my Macbook Air on a lower shelf and my Windows on top (since I can't stuff it anywhere else.. obviously, haha). If anyone is wondering what the little black cage-thing is behind my monitor, it's where I keep my water bottles. However, it's being used temporarily as candy storage. ;p


     This little corner of my desk is where I keep my basic and most frequently used art supplies. I have a whole shelf full of my other art supplies, but that hot mess will be saved for Part Two. ;)

I drew a cute little face on my jade plant pot. :D

     Moving on to the fish tank. (Which is new, by the way. Yay!) The fish tank I have is called a Fluval Edge, which I got on sale at a local pet store. (Saving money, woohoo!) It holds 6 gallons, and comes in 3 different colors-- black, white, and grey. I currently have 3 neon tetras, 1 otocinclus catfish (above), and 2 red gold tuxedo fish. I used to have 4 neons, but one died.. hm.. (It wasn't my fault, I swear!)






Do you know how hard it is to photograph the red gold tuxedo fish? Since they're guppies, they're especially active.
     That's about it for Part One. I hope you enjoyed (and that I didn't bore you). Any comments? Questions? If anyone else is planning on remodeling their room, let me know! It's a super fun experience. Have a great day, everyone. :)
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Monday, August 17, 2015

Hi.

Hello.

     School just started (for me anyway) and I decided to post some pictures of my summer vacation. Yup. Not cliche at all.






Found an ancient fossil here, haha.
     So, what did you guys do over summer vacation? I know I haven't posted in a really long time. A lot has happened, and my energy is pretty much drained. Haha. Have a great day everyone.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Button Collection

Hello!

     Just thought I'd share some buttons I designed before I deleted them from my computer. Enjoy! [I've also linked the button to their blog's owner.]

Lexie's button was definitely fun to make! Click here to go directly to her Buttons page.

Lauryn's blog was deleted, so I can't link it. This wasn't one of my best buttons, but I tried!

Amelie's button is my favorite so far, I love her taste in colors!

Blogs By Kids

Blogs By Kids

Blogs By Kids

Blogs By Kids

Blogs By Kids

Blogs By Kids

Blogs By Kids

Blogs By Kids
All the Blogs By Kids buttons are super fun to have on any blog, and were some of my favorites to make. I plan on making more in the future.

     That's all for now, but thank you for viewing my button gallery! If you want me to make you one, check out my Custom Designs page here. Have a wonderful day. :)
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Clearing The Plate

Hello!

     You may be wondering why the title of this post is called "Clearing The Plate." Well, I feel kinda stressed nowadays- like there's "a lot on my plate." That's just a phrase. It might be popular, it might be uncommon. So if you don't know what it means, basically I just have a lot of stuff on my hands. [I hope that explaining a phrase with another phrase makes sense.]

     I'm going to be taking another break from Squishingly for now, similar to my previous "short" break. I have a long list of things to do and emails to respond to, so don't expect anything from any of my social media accounts.

     Anywho, I hope you all have a wonderful day! You can expect some improvements on Blogs By Kids, A Curious Pisces, Squisherwick, and [maybe] So Sophia in the far future. I say "far" future because it'll probably take some time. Even though Squishingly will be momentarily inactive, you are all still free to contact me about anything. Have a wonderful day [again].
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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Appleseed Alpha: A Squishingly Review

Hello!

     I'm back from my long break, so I'm ready to dive back into the blogging world with a splash. My splash today is called Appleseed Alpha.


The Basics:


Title: Appleseed Alpha
Genre: Action/Science Fiction
Main Characters: Deunan Knute and Briareos Hecatonchires
Release Date: July 22, 2014
Rating: PG-13
Summary: From the creator of Ghost in the Shell and the director of Appleseed comes the intense post-apocalyptic prequel, Appleseed: Alpha. Left to survive in a post-World War society, two mercenary soldiers - Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos – are sent on a mission on the outskirts of their war-torn city. During the operation, they run into Iris and Olson, two citizens from the utopian city of Olympus, who might have a way to save the world. Unfortunately, the ruthless Talos and the scheming warlord Two Horns have their own plans. It’s up to Deunan and Briareos to safeguard their newfound contacts and help save humanity’s last hope.


Warning: Spoilers ahead!

The Characters:

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     Appleseed Alpha had interesting, understandable characters. The main characters Deunan and "Bri" are both strong and competent, who have no trouble kicking butt. What ties them together is their past, which means that understanding this gives any viewer a good perspective on their strong bond.

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     The characters in Appleseed Alpha grow and change in different ways, but the change that appealed most to me was how Iris opened up to Deunan and Briarieos after previously clamming up. Iris was adorable, and although her death wasn't that powerful, it still warmed my heart.

     Overall, the characters in this movie are effective and very powerful when it comes to changing the storyline. If their personalities had been any different, the plot would be completely divergent. The characters' attitudes and relationships also vary greatly, which adds variety to the movie. This part of the movie gets a 5/5.

The Story:


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     The story was a little dull, and a bit rushed. At some points it was difficult to understand what was going on, but I loved the suspense of not knowing who Olsen and Iris were. In my opinion, I feel that Two Horns switched sides too quickly, which lead me to believe he still wanted vengeance on Deunan and Briareos. The best part of the story was Iris' death, which was a truly heartbreaking moment. The story drops the rating down to 4/5.

The Design:

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     The design and rendering of the movie was extremely realistic. There were a few flaws, such as the "bounce" of the characters which made all the characters seem like all humans (and cyborgs) were more agile than they would be in real life. Overall, the design of the movie was great- Appleseed Alpha is the best movie in the series so far. This section gets a 5/5.

Conclusion:

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     Even though the characters and design were virtually flawless, the story is the biggest part of the movie- which drops the rating to 4 out of 5. Watching Appleseed Alpha was time well spent, but it could have been better.

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     Hello, readers. It's been a while- what do you think of my review? I could've done better, probably because most of you have never seen this movie. Oh well, I had a chance to introduce to you something new. Have a wonderful day, everyone. I'll be back. :)
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

One Lovely Blog Tag

Hello!

   I've been tagged for the One Lovely Blog Award by Noor from My Amazing Life Being 10. Thanks a bunch, girl! :)


Rules-

+ Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog. 
+ List the rules and display the award. (Check) 
+ Add 7 facts about yourself.
+ Nominate 15 other bloggers. 
+ Follow on Blogger the person who nominated you.




7 Facts-

1. I'm easily jealous.

2. My favorite word is "create" [I stole the idea for this fact from Noor. :)]

3. I have an addiction to video games.

4. I have relatively low self-esteem in some areas and relatively high self-esteem in others.

5. I check my email every 5 minutes, though I'm usually too lazy to respond to them [I actually used to respond lightning-fast, but then I entered middle school. ;P]

6. My favorite movies/shows/forms of media/etc. are [in no specific order]-

I. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith [PG-13]

II. Lord of the Rings: Return of the King [PG-13]

III. After Earth [PG-13]

IV. Lucy [R]

V. Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan [R]

VI. A whole bunch of other movies I'm too lazy to find the names of..

7. I really like mocha frappuccinos. I wouldn't say I'm addicted, though.


Who I Tag-

+ Kim » Kim's Corner
+ Jubilee » Hello Strawberrie
+ Em » Lynde Avenue
+ Eve » Eve of Womanhood

Okay, I'm too tired to tag 15 people. Plus, most bloggers have already been tagged, so whatever. [I know, I'm awful. Haha.] So, have a wonderful day everyone!
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Updates, Introductions, and Explanations

Hello!

   My, my. It sure has been a while since I last updated my blog (how unfortunate!). I've been super lazy, and somewhat busy. Sure, school's been a burden. The main reason for my absence was my lack of motivation.. The past month I've been too tired to do anything productive besides my homework, but I'm back at it now.

   Anywho, I'd like to introduce you all to the newest Squishingly mascot- Yuki!


   I've made Yuki an official part of Squishingly, if you can't tell by the new-and-improved header. Also, some of you who follow me on- or have at least looked at -my Instagram account might recognize Yuki from an earlier drawing of him. Now for some other random news I'd like to announce-

1. I'm going to be designing Sophia and June's blogs soon! Woo. :)
2. I got a new graphic tablet! (How else would I make Yuki? :P)
3. I went to my local Comic-Con! Yay.
4. Other stuff I did, but am too tired at the moment to remember.

   If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Another thing, I made a DeviantArt account to display my okay-ish masterpieces! Click here to visit my profile.

   On a completely unrelated note, I have a long list of things I need to do and haven't started. [That sucks, doesn't it?]

   Thanks for being so patient, everyone! The blogging world is like a current, and it's really hard to catch up if you lag behind! I hope I'll be more active from here on out, so have a wonderful day everyone. :)
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

GIF Quest

Hello!

 I know I'm late, I'm sorry! Yesterday was hectic, so I didn't have an opportunity to start my birthday bash. So without further ado, I present to you..


 Basically, it's a blog tag. With a twist. Here are the rules and guidelines-

RULES
+ Wish me happy birthday! (optional)
+ Include my tag image (above)
+ Tag 2 or more people when you're finished
+ Try not to use GIFs that other people have already used. If you do, it's still okay!
+ Come up with your OWN, UNIQUE 10 scenarios
+ Scenarios must be consecutive or relate to each other in some way


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 It's a little confusing to understand at first, but here's how it works-

1. Get tagged

2. Person who tagged you will include 10 scenarios (e.g. you find an awesome pair of shoes, you get grounded, you lose your favorite pen, etc.)

3. Find a GIF online to represent what you would do or how you would react in that scenario (e.g. you buy the shoes, you sneak out of the house anyway, you find a new pen, etc.)

4. Come up with your own 10 scenarios

5. Tag others

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My (not-so-creative) 10 Scenarios:

1. Your best friend says something hilarious

2. You laugh so hard, milk shoots out of your nose

3. Someone attractive walks by

4. Your arch-enemy walks by

5. You discover that your best friend has a bad taste in music

6. You think you see ____. (for this one, you can fill in whatever you want)

7. Your teacher gives you a packet of homework over the weekend

8. Just as you grab the last ___, someone else takes it

9. Looking down at your phone, you notice that your blog got a negative comment

10. You get an F in your best subject


My (not-so-creative) Reactions:

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8. 

9.

10.

Who I Tag:

Noor » My Amazing Life Being 10

June » A Curious Pisces

June » The Journeys of my Beating Heart

Chloe » A Little Birdy Blog

Amelia » Amelia Grace

Eve » Eve of Womanhood

Em » Lynde Avenue

Juju » Hello Strawberrie

Jollygirl » Reflections of a Jollygirl

Rose » Truly. Madly. Deeply.

Morning » The Ups and Downs of My Not-So-Average Life

Radiance » A Life Full of Radiance


Format (feel free to change):



 Thanks for tagging me, ____! Here are the rules-

RULES
+ Wish me happy birthday! (optional)
+ Include my tag image (above)
+ Tag 2 or more people when you're finished
+ Try not to use GIFs that other people have already used. If you do, it's still okay!
+ Come up with your OWNUNIQUE 10 scenarios
+ Scenarios must be consecutive or relate to each other in some way

Scenario Reactions:

1. Your best friend says something hilarious
[insert GIF]

2. You laugh so hard, milk shoots out of your nose
[insert GIF]

3. Someone attractive walks by
[insert GIF]

4. Your arch-enemy walks by
[insert GIF]

5. You discover that your best friend has a bad taste in music
[insert GIF]

6. You think you see ____. (for this one, you can fill in whatever you want)
[insert GIF]

7. Your teacher gives you a packet of homework over the weekend
[insert GIF]

8. Just as you grab the last ___, someone else takes it
[insert GIF]

9. Looking down at your phone, you notice that your blog got a negative comment
[insert GIF]

10. You get an F in your best subject
[insert GIF]


My 10 Scenarios:

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.


Who I Tag:

1.
2.

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 This took me A LONG TIME to type up. Oh well, haha. Have a wonderful day, everyone.
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